Ah, so this is the defense:
Barack Obama’s vision as president is shaped by the fact that he knows what “it’s like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said last week.
Donovan seemed to be suggesting that the president had once lived in what First Lady Michelle Obama now refers to as a “food desert”–a place without a nearby supermarket. The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places.
And why take a subway to get an apple or a banana when there’s a tasty schnauzer right there on the corner?
You can see, by the way, that the meme of Barack as Common Man is being trial-ballooned. Obama tried it himself yesterday, telling a crowd how he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
At the risk of seeming like I’m attacking his precious Michelle, is it OK yet to point out that she held a totally expendable $300,000 job at a hospital competing for graft from Senator Obama — a job that was eliminated as unnecessary after she left? Or how she lectured a group of women in near poverty about how tough it was to spend $10,000 a year on piano and dance lessons as she fingered her triple strand of pearls?
I mean, as long as we’re talking about their hard-scrabble, fresh-fruitless, silver spoon-less, dog-eating lives of poverty.
Finally, to paraphrase iowahawk on Twitter: what’s more important? That Romney made millions of his own money? Or that Obama has spent $5 trillion of ours?