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The Obamas Deny Elitist Charge

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RUSH: Here's Michelle Obama yesterday at a rally in Pennsylvania talking about elitism.

MICHELLE OBAMA: There's a lot of people talking about elitism and all of that. But let me tell you who me and Barack are so that you are not confused. Yeah, I went to Princeton and Harvard. But the lens through which I see the world is the lens that I grew up with. I am the product of a working-class upbringing. I grew up on the south side of Chicago in a working-class community. I want people to know when they look at me, to be clear that they see what an investment in public education can look like.

RUSH: Oh, come on, give me a break, Michelle (My Belle). For crying out loud, you're out there encouraging people not to do what you did! She's out there, she's talking to poor women in Ohio and in Pennsylvania telling them, like Reverend Wright tells them, to avoid middle-classness. And now she's out there trying to portray herself as the middle class. She's not elite, no. She's public education: Harvard, Princeton, wherever she went, $300,000 working at a hospital after her husband gets a gig in the Senate. These people are so phony, pure elitists. Does she sound a little angry there, by the way? I think she sounded a little angry. These Democrats, they're either fully enraged or they're just on the precipice of it. "But I want people to know when they look at me to be clear that they see what an investment in public education can look like." Is Princeton public education? It's not. She had student loans, of course, because they've been complaining about how long it took to pay them off. Anyway, this, again, a confusing message from a nearly angry Michelle (My Belle) Obama, saying look at me and see what an investment in public education can do, I'm just middle class, while she's telling everybody else not to do what she has done.

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RUSH: About the last caller, the last caller from Pocatello, Idaho, basically said that he and his family go to church to be uplifted, which is the case for most people. I mean, some people are just putting in time and making an appearance, but most people go to be uplifted. At the beginning of the next hour, I'm going to replay The Battle Hymn of the Republic sung by the US Army Chorus today at the White House welcoming ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI. I guarantee you're going to be uplifted when you hear this. People go to church and people seek God to be uplifted. Barack Obama, however, thinks these people go to church because they're clinging and their lives are in such rotten shape and they're so horrible. But maybe Obama was speaking from personal experience when talking about these small town people, because, after all, what kind of uplifting do you think happens in Obama's church? You know, Obama's friends and Obama's family, they're already bitter. They're already angry, and they go to church, and they listen to Reverend Wright, and they walk out of there feeling even worse.

They go in these churches and Reverend Wright speaks and they walk out of there and they're depressed as they can be and they're mad and they're loaded for bear, and what Obama did was just project his own experience. You go to Obama's church, I guarantee you you're going to walk out of there being ticked off like you haven't been ticked off before. You're going to go to hear Jeremiah Wright's sermon, and you're going to walk out of it, "Damn it, I knew it, I thought we were making progress, but I just found out we're getting screwed again. We're getting screwed in ways we don't even know it. We're getting screwed where we can't even feel it. We're getting screwed every which way. We're moving backwards, this is horrible," blah, blah, blah. They walk out of there mad as hell. Maybe Obama does, too. So maybe Obama is just projecting that when all people go to church, they come out of there ticked off. Obama is trying to battle this notion that he's an elitist, and so is his lovely and gracious wife Michelle (My Belle). Obama in Washington, Pennsylvania, yesterday, at a town hall meeting with veterans.

OBAMA: I am amused about this notion of elitist, given that, you know, when you're raised by a single mom, or you're on food stamps for a while when you were growing up, you went to school on scholarship, that's when you know we're in political silly season. Hopefully will come to an end fairly soon.

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