Michelle Obama "I feel like a single Mom"

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
April 16, 2013 9:08am CST
How many single Moms do you know? I know several and most are making ends meet but now Michelle Obama is putting herself in that category. It is interesting that this "single Mom" has a staff budget of over $13 Million to run her staff and care for herself and children. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304548/Michelle-Obama-calls-single-mother-interview-day-husband-calls-woman-attractive.html While I understand that being First Lady is a difficult position please don't insult us by comparing yourself to a "single Mom". Most Single Moms don't have a gardener, dog walkers, hairdressers, makeup people, numerous secretaries and personal attendants all paid for by the tax payers not to mention private concerts for a select few friends (which they criticize the rich for the same things they have except the rich are paying for their life style). She is a wealthy woman who tries to convince people that she is one of the common people. Even worse is she is a member of the ruling class that makes the rules for us to live by but they don't have to follow the rules they make for us.
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• Canada
16 Apr 13
There are more than one way to be single. The richest woman in the world can FEEL single, if she doesn't have enough time with her husband, and I imagine as First Lady, their relationship could use a boost. It would be the same if she was President and he was First Man. Not all single mothers are poor people trying to make ends meet.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
17 Apr 13
How would the press have treated Laura Bush if she had made those comments?
@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Regardless of what the press would have said, if Laura Bush had said the same thing I would think she is a single mother as well. As this poster said, there is more than one way to be a 'single' mom. Seriously are you that misinformed? If the other partner works most of the time, it is very easy for a mother to feel like a single mother in the grand scheme of things.
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@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Wow. I would say I am surprised at all the misinformed statements but I'm not. Seriously, if one partner is working most of the time or even out for business, it is very easy for the woman to feel like a single mom. You obviously aren't a woman and I am going to assume if you were/are married and your wife had to stay home while you were out working all day, you assume she never had those feelings but seriously get over yourself. It doesn't matter that she said it or if Bush's wife said it or heck I wouldn't care if Ann Romney said it. I am a mother and the fact of the matter is, I feel like a single mom. I could have all the darn money in the flipping world and if my husband is always gone for work and I don't spend as much time with him, I would still feel like a single mom. I am the one taking my kids to appointments, talking with teachers, transporting, taking them places and so on while my husband has to work. Are you that ignorant on the subject? Are you saying my husband shouldn't work so that way I don't feel like a single mom? Are you saying every family in America from the poor to those who are rich should have non-working parents so that both parents are there for EVERYTHING and one doesn't feel like a single parent? Of course, you are a man based on your picture and so you very well might feel like a woman shouldn't feel like a single mom in her situation. They also make money on their own. Unless you have proof of the taxpayers literally paying for everything they do and nothing from lobbyists, left supporting people and corporations, and so on and I mean as in the receipts or even the financial statement analysis of where the taxpayer money is going from a non-biased close source... you are only assuming that the taxpayers are paying. So the woman feels like a single mom because her husband is busy. Or do you people on the right believe that the man shouldn't work while the woman is at home with the kids or whatever your ideal of family is? This is why I don't subscribe to either side. Both sides are so flipping stupid at times.
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@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
17 Apr 13
What a well reasoned argument. I'm beginning to like you
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
16 Apr 13
She whines way too much. She has not a clue as to what it is really like being a single mom and having to work & provide on a limited salary as well as to keep up with all the household chores, kid's activities etc.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
17 Apr 13
How many people do you know that get a job that pays 6 figures and then get 2x raise when her husband is elected to congress and when he is elected president and you have to leave your job they eliminate the job. What were they paying her for?
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Not many at all and certainly no single moms. And "real" single moms don't have a ton of time to stand around whining about the situation as they are way too busy just keeping up with everything. She has not the slightest little clue as to what it is like to do it all on your own. It goes way beyond just the financial aspect of it. I do know some single moms who are financially all set but they are just as tired as the ones who are not. I don't know any of them who have gardners,maids, someone to run their kids to events, see that the homework is done, make sure the bills are paid on time etc etc. Oh and they actually WORK for their money.
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
17 Apr 13
Ah come one! Give the beautiful lady a break. Your post would appear to show hatred. So sad.