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Obama Book Author Calls Michelle ‘The Politician’

January 10, 2012 by  

Obama Book Author Calls Michelle ‘The Politician’

The author of the new book The Obamas, New York Times Washington correspondent Jodi Kantor, said in a recent interview that First Lady Michelle Obama was the real politician.

“Michelle Obama is the real politician in the family in the sense she is more effusive, better at connecting instantly with people,” Kantor said. “A good source of mine once said to me, ‘Here’s what you have to remember: She is Bill Clinton, and he is Hillary.’”

Kantor’s book, which is to be published Jan. 10, is described as a “penetrating, gossipy page-turner of a biography” about the Obamas’ time in the White House.

In an interview with Chicago Magazine Kantor described the occupants of the White House as Washington introverts who did not have a clear idea of what the Presidency would be like when Obama was elected.

The author conducted interviews with White House staffers, the President and the First Lady in the writing of the biography.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Randy131

    The Obamas are an abomination on America, which if they persist, the USA probably will not survive as the great nation it has been before the Obamas came on the political scene. Never has the USA declined as a nation as it has under the Presidency of Barack Obama, even during the times of the Great Depression, which historians will say Obama created the second, if you discount the welfare system, food stamps, unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which facts would prove if the economic figures and calculatons were not falsified and misrepresented by the Obama administration. History will not be kind to the Obamas and the shame is that he is the first black president, which will make it hard to ever have a second.

    • eddie47d

      Since the previous administration pushed the American economy over the cliff and with little regret I think you are the misinformed one.Your “facts” is what has been falsified and with no shame. That’s another propaganda trait from the dishonest right.

    • wandamurline

      He will also go down in history as the person who got into the White House that was completly ineligible to be the POTUS. He is not a “natural born” citizen even if he can absolutely prove he was born in Hawaii (which is doubtful), he was not the child of two American citizens as his father was a citizen of Britian. He and the Democrats have pulled off the best scheme in the history of America….too bad, because sooner or later, this will be proven. What a disgrace for the first black president….the black people have been had….they deserved better.

      • James

        Wandammurline, You are mistaken. The 14th Amendment reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Expecting Mexican females have been stepping across our border and giving birth to new citizens almost daily. There is no requirement that new citizens of the U.S. must be parented by citizens of the U.S. If what you say were true, no slaves could have been made citizens, which is what the 14th Amendment accomplished.

      • Bellagram

        And you have a law degree from where? You see the residency requirement of which you speak (jus sanguinus – right of blood) regarding the Presidents parents only applies to those who are born outside the United States. If that is the case, the child cannot be a natural born citizen unless both parents are US citizens. However, in the President’s case, the legal principle applied is jus soli, which says any person born on US soil is considered a birthright citizen regardless of the citizenship of their parents.

  • Barbara

    Definitely, Obummer will shed suspicion of ever again electing a Black, not because he is black, but because those racial voters (and all Democrats) lack any ideals about selection or execution of responsibility. Then, during his dismal performance, he is forgiven by the media, wearing blinders. We must all join Tebow and seek God’s help for the mess we have made.
    Just out of curiosity, please notice how so-called journalists are next to the bottom of the heap regarding IQ, but only a few points above Communication majors. These two majors are for those college student who have trouble with “thinking” skills.

  • slapjack

    You gotta be kidding me!!!!!Mooschelly is as exciting as watching a cow take a dump in the pasture. This racist HAG is so full of hatred she makes ice melt in the cooler. Last case in point, nobody ellaborated on her flag comment at the 911 10 anniversary ceremony. When the FDNY presented the flag in a dignified solemn manner, Mooschelly mouthed all this for a (offensive word removed) flag to the big Dick-tatter. Dick-Tatter just shook his head in acknowledgement. ANYBODY BUT OBUMMER IN 2012.

    • eddie47d

      slapstick is taking more unflattering shots at Michelle so who is the real douche? Michelle never said (offensive word removed) so you lost right out of the gate. Maybe you are the one prostituting yourself for the Republican cause! I say let them have you!

      • dfinch

        Eddie—That’s a not a cheap shot and she did say it….

  • Gringo Infidel

    The Obamas are fools and act shamefully. They are a great embarrassment to the U.S.A.

    The only bigger fools are those who swallowed their slick public relation lies. Those of you who did: you disliked G.W. Bush so much that you voted in the incompetent America hater.

    May he and his wife go away and fade into the background quickly and quietly – just so long as they go away.

    • Jack

      Obviously haven’t been overseas lately have ya? Obama is loved and appreciated the world over. America has a leader who is not an arrogant, protectionist, warmongering fool, and other countries welcome that, big time.

      The problem with you people is you think that by repeating outlandish lies over and over and over, the general public will eventually start to believe you. It didn’t work in 2008 and won’t work this time. You had two years from 06 to 08 to blanket the media with crap, Fox News worked overtime to disparage and scare people about Obama, yet he won by a land slide.

      Why don’t you try this, try doing something that will help the american people, the working class, the poor, the elderly, women, help kids get to college, clean up the air, the water, respect other countries, and stop sending our young off to die in trumped up wars. Don’t you think that’s a more noble stand than to spend your entire campaign going after a guy cuz he’s black, stirring up uneducated whites to think they’re going to loose something cuz a black guy is in the white house. C’mon folks.

      • libertytrain

        I’ve been overseas “lately” and I didn’t notice any affection for him…

        • Bellagram

          I have been overseas as well (Europe) and found many people who admire the US for electing a president such as Obama, who they also admire. Guess it depends on who you talk to or where you travel?

          • libertytrain

            Yes, it does, just like here. I think it’s an error to say everyone anywhere likes someone or doesn’t is quite an exaggeration.

      • Beverly Teboe

        Yes I agree with your list, however it is not the federal gov’t job to do these things. The responsibility belongs to the states. The Federal govt is so far out of control that I shudder to think what will happen next. Personally I don’t give a rats patootie what the rest of the world thinks about the US. Obama and his wife need to resign and let this nation begin to heal.

      • eddie47d

        They said the same thing about Bush/Cheney resigning or being impeached. It’s going to take alot more than “getting rid of Obama” to heal this nation. We haven’t cured politicians of their war=patriotism problem.We haven’t cured this nation of the Insider Hedge Fund problem. We haven’t cured them of the pork barrel problem.We haven’t cured them of the Lobbyist problem. We haven’t cured politicians of trench mouth or is that foot in mouth disease.Heck we/they can’t even get it straight on Campaign Reform let alone Financial reform. There’s less sin in Las Vegas than in Washington or Wall Street.

      • s c

        j, how much do you get paid to slaughter the English language and act like a robotic parrot? With your mindset, you should have been a kid in WWII Germany. You would have LOVED the Fuhrer.
        By the way, when you say ‘the world over,’ does that include America?

  • Jack

    Nancy Reagan was the real president, Ronald just thought he was making a movie about being president.

    • libertytrain

      It seems to me his “movie” was far more successful than some of the buffoons who followed him and couldn’t even “act” as being a respectable president. Clinton always comes to mind first followed by the current fellow.

    • dfinch

      The comment made tonight was Valarie Jarrett and David Axelrod runs the US which is the reason Obama has such a tremendous turn over. This may be true.

  • Bob Marshall

    Let us call her was she is, a racist of the highest order. Her comments alone convict her.In Obama’s book, Dream From My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.” Remember when Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her life she was proud to call herself an American.

    • Bellagram

      I do remember that. I also remember feeling the same way, first about my State, when he won the primary here, and then again when he won the election. I really had not had a lot to be proud of before – certainly not the draft and Vietnam, nor Kent State, nor the 68 Democratic Convention, nor the way my country treated blacks for years and years – and I could go on and on. I appreciated being born here and the opportunities that gave me. All that being said, I have never hated America any more that Mrs. Obama did. Not sure how one jumps from one statement to the hate thing, especially when both she and the President have repeatedly said that their stories could only have happened in this country.

  • Bob Marshall

    what she is opps! my bad!


    If Maobama and her dipwad sweetie cannot control their OPM spending habits she and he had better write a obituary and plan on retiring in the Gray Bar Hotel, courtesy of the US government.

  • Buck

    She HAS to be the politician , her husband is an incompetent moron .

  • chuckb

    moochella would make a good african queen, something like winnie mandela, do you observe the resemblance.

  • healthnut

    The “unknown” black face and darker heart is a traitor to our country…What kind of person is he? Who is she? The hate, envy, and revenge in their dark sides show exactly who they are…After receiving millions of dollars for their education through Affirmative Action…it seems that it was not enough for HIS Emperor and his foolish Excellency…They Hate the rich and the successful…BUT…they hang around with them and have surrounded themselves with the “Big, Bad Bankers” that they despise so…What kind of president destroys the economy of the country he was entrusted with his leadership? Both are guilty in creating a divisive country as they continue with their race card and class warfare…Impeach the “unknown” and throw them both out…before they achieve our destruction completely…They are both guilty of Treason…Hugo must be pleased and proud…Obama must have read his book in addition to the Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. Ozero and Moo must NOT win again…Kenya must be proud…of one of their “son”.

    • Bellagram

      Since when are student loans (which were paid off in part by the sale of the books he wrote) and scholarships considered affirmative action? Goodness sakes, the man was President of the Harvard Law Review, and that is awarded only on merit. You should really do some fact checking before spreading hate and lies.

      • dfinch

        That may be true but he also didn’t publish anything while he was President of The Law Review. That’s almost a requirement. I guess that’s another pass he got.

        • s c

          dfinch, the Obamas did America a favor when they SURRENDERED their law licenses. Apparently, living in Shecawger is better if you’re a community organizer (too many shysters?). Some folks just can’t get the hang of ‘loving the law.’
          Some people can’t get the hang of being a poser ‘leader,’ either. It sure makes me wonder how much effort Obummer had to put into getting a law degree. He seems to have had everything handed to him without having to earn it.

          • Bellagram

            Well they did not exactly “surrender their law licenses”, Michelle’s is listed as voluntarily inactive and the President’s is listed as voluntarily retired. There was some email hoax going around awhile back that they had to give up their licenses for some nefarious activity, which was a lie. They can and will get them reinstated when they re-enter private life.

            Why do you think that a man who was raised by a single mom and his grandparents. Who worked, took out student loans, and got scholarships did not earn his degrees?

        • Bellagram

          It is my understanding that the president of the Harvard Law Review has the sole responsibility to compile those decisions, opinions, etc that are to be included in the Law Review. I think you are right that there was nothing published that was attributed to Obama, but apparently there was one found, at least according to this article

      • chuckb

        do you have any proof he was ever in harvard?

  • s c

    It helps to have a cast iron stomach to look at Bubba Clinton and Billary for any length of time. Looking at the Obamas isn’t any easier.
    I hope Jodi Cantor has lots of friends. We have a prez who isn’t above 1) putting citizens on an enemies list and 2) seeing Obama’s wife as Bubba Clinton and Obama as Billary says volumes about personalities and whatever else is between four certain sets of ears.
    Because of what’s at stake, it wouldn’t be right to rule out the idea that Obama’s wife is the REAL politician in the family. Either way, America
    is in deep stuff by having such supreme arrogance in politics and in the White House.


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