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Michelle: Obama Works Hard, So Pony Up!

The Obama campaign has come up with a novel new reason for people to donate – President Obama works hard.

In an email sent to supporters today, the campaign offers up Michelle as a witness to Obama’s dedication to his job.

Every night in the White House, I see Barack up late poring over briefings, reading your letters, and writing notes to people he’s met.

He’s doing that for you — working hard every day to make sure we can finish what we all started together.

This week, I need you to have his back.

Will you donate $3 or more to support Barack before Saturday’s critical fundraising deadline?

Thank you.


The message also provides a link taking recipients to a page where they can reward the president for his diligence.

Michelle has frequently noted to audiences how hard she thinks Obama works.

59 Responses to Michelle: Obama Works Hard, So Pony Up!

  1. It’s like when in the early days people kept insisting that Oprah is smart.

    If a person is smart or a hard worker it reveals itself in their actions and words.

    Michele seems very impressed with the idea that working hard is something unusual and special. That’s because she has never worked hard in her life and I doubt that she’s the one to judge how hard The One Is working.

  2. She doesn’t have the faintist idea what real hard work entails. She’s more concerned with vacation time. Just send us more money! I would guess that the WH has never been this debase …really disgusts me.

    • Ah, Republicans (sigh)…the hypocrisy and double standards never cease to amaze me. So, Michelle goes on a vacation and suddenly the Obama family is wasting the U.S. taxpayers’ money? Okay, well then let’s take a gander at a few other vacations/PTO days that the U.S. taxpayers also footed the bill for:

      Former Pres. George W. Bush – 1,020 days on vacation. And yes, those were actual vacation days–not work related. First Lady Laura Bush also joined him. Feel free to check it out if you doubt me.

      Gov. Mitt Romney – Back in 2008, during the last year of his term as Gov. of Mass., Romney spent 212 of those 365 days out of the state on his personal 2008 White House campaign. The big problem with that? He did it on the dime of the taxpayers in Mass. He kept his title of governor…AND the paycheck. He just didn’t show up for the job 212 of those days!

      In stark contrast, records show that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have spent all, or part of, 26 days of his first year in office on vacation. This was less than all three previous Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. (

      Now, to address your ill-informed assessment of Michelle Obama’s work ethics. According to, Michelle Obama’s accomplishments and work:
      “Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981-1985, bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor degree in African-American Studies. She worked with both the Third World Center and belonged to the Organization of Black Unity, an African-American student group. She graduated cum laude.
      Harvard Law School, Juris doctor degree, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985-1988.
      Work history:
      Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development, in the office of the Mayor of Chicago, (1992-1993).
      Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago, (1993-1996)
      Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, (1996-2002), Michelle Obama worked during her pregnancy and after the birth of her two daughters.
      Executive Director for community affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals (2002-2005) and Executive Vice President for community and external affairs (2005-2008)”

      Gosh, I would have to say that she probably does have the “faintist idea what real hard work entails.” Just my opinion…based on FACTS and credible sources. Out of curiosity, what sources led you to form your opinion? FOX News?

  3. “This week, I need you to have his back”

    And, what kind of stupid talk is this? We don’t live in a war zone. There aren’t marauders outside the gate requiring us to get back to back and protect each other as we go through life. And certainly 1%ters such as The One and The Wife do not have “need you to have his back” situations in life. Always trying to pretend they are jes’ folk.

    We’ve become such a drama queen culture.

  4. I bet she has spent some time in her previous life standing on freeway off ramps with a cup in her hand. She has the ghetto lingo down pat – “I need you to have his back, Bro’!! Buddy, can you spare a dime?

    We’re going to finish what they started alright….by uncermoniously throwing them out on their royal posteriors in Nov.! What a shameless pair of con artists!

  5. Michelle wouldn’t recognize hard work if it slapped her in the face. I guess compared to what Obama used to do in the senate then maybe he’s working hard. Or what he used to do as a community organizer. Maybe trying to look like he knows anything is hard work to her?

    They must have a lot of very high dollar contributors they need to cover if these stupid $3 beggings keep coming out. Maybe they can raffle off some of Michelle’s shoes.

  6. Come on everybody, you know the Donna Summer song, so sing along…

    He works hard for the money. So hard for it honey.
    He works hard for the money. So you better treat him right.

    Obama’s working hard every day, and he wonders where he is.
    It seems to him, and he know, some people have everything.
    9 pm on the hour hand and he’s waiting for the bail.
    And he’s speaking real pretty. He’s waiting for his clientele.

    He works hard for the money. So hard for it honey.
    He works hard for the money. So you better treat him right.

    • Love it JD !
      the ol tune by tennessee ernie ford just came to mind…(sixteen tons) :
      he loads sixty mil’
      and what do you get
      barry gets richer but we ‘re deeper in debt
      St. Peter please call me I don’t wanna be here,
      we owe our souls to the chinese premiere….

      • If we keep this up, I think we could come up with a whole album of songs.
        K-tel presents Obama’s Greatest Hit’s!
        For just 3 dollas ya gets hits like “Sixteen Mils”, “Bro, can ya let me hold a dime”, “He’s working hard for the Money” and much, much more.
        So Order Now!

    • How about “9 to 5”?

      Workin’ 9 to 5*
      What a way to make a livin’
      Barely gettin’ by
      It’s all takin’
      And no givin’
      They just use your mind
      And they never give you credit
      It’s enough to drive you
      Crazy if you let it

      * Actual hours vary, but rarely begin by 9.

  7. Poring over briefings–I just bet. Reading our pathetic lilttle calls for help–reading selected praise of his fine self is more like it… What claptrap.

  8. What’s with the $3 all the time must be their lucky number. It would be a really
    foolish person to donate to the Michelle Obama Sleeveless Dress Fund. I’m
    surprised they aren’t saying she saves money by not paying extra for sleeves:)

    • Wow that’s unbelievable. NYC is nuts. Scary we are rapidly becoming
      a third world country and our kids will get an indoctrination not an eduction.

      • Not to worry. Us folks out here in fly-over country teach our kids the facts of life and to expect disappointment so they don’t become crybabies. The city folk are suffering from a lack of fresh air and that’s why they act and talk goofy. Poor things.

        • Amen to that we folks are the backbone of the country. Not a big
          bunch of crybabies who have been hermetically sealed in a life of
          no work or responsibility. I thought when that Fluke woman was testifying if I had done that well my Mother would have made free pills the very least of my worries!

  9. What are all you people talking about? Of course he works hard. Seeking new and creative ways to violate the Constitution is very hard work.

  10. He’s sure been working hard at community organizing and whipping up his base. That is about all he knows how to do. Why is he laying low for the next two days? Is he afraid someone will ask him about his good buddy Spike Lee terrorizing an elderly couple after he retweeted their address as belonging to George Zimmerman? They had to leave their home because his buddy and campaign donor put their lives in danger. How about the New Black Panthers posting a bounty on Mr. Zimmerman’s head? That should be a felony on its own merit. Where is the justice for all the innocent people who have been harmed by your words you coward? Obama’s silence after stoking the fires of racism speaks volumes.

  11. oh no–we’ve disappointed our president again! here he is, working SO hard for us ungrateful wretches, and all he asks is a lousy $3 apiece from us. heck, that’s not even enough to buy a gallon of gas anymore (thanks in no small part to Obama). we just don’t appreciate how wonderful he is!

    seriously…has there ever been a First Couple as self-absorbed as the Obamas?

  12. I guess I’ll ask…what ‘critical fundraising deadline’ is Mrs.O referring to? (Please excuse my grammar)
    Did I lose 7 months somewhere? Is the election this Sunday?

  13. 1. Every night…when he is not picking up the dog poop or attending another Lobster slaughering fundraiser.
    2. Reading our letters…like stop funding dopey stuff like Solyndra, get going on Keystone, or pass a budget?
    3. What we all started together…But it is hard to drive the bus from the backseat.
    4. I need you to have his back…that’s what the Secret Service and those Seals teams are for. And besides it would appear in Seoul that your husband doesn’t have our back.

  14. I’m going to puke. Michelle Obama doesn’t care one bit about the military. What was her stand on the miltray before Barry took office? This is all electioneering.

    We will see the real Michelle Obama after she and her POS husband are out of the Whitre House… working on socialist causes.