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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:53 PM
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Author: Barack and Michelle Almost Split
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 07:44 PM by Louisiana1976
(CBS) Michelle and Barack Obama's marriage was so shaky at one point that they almost separated, according to a new book that gives what it says is a behind-the-scenes look at the Obamas' life together.

In "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of An American Marriage," author Christopher Andersen also says the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving when they wanted to start a family, Michelle gave a thumbs-down on Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate for Barack, and persuaded him to go with the campaign slogan "Yes we can!" which he considered corny.

Andersen writes that Barack's overriding political ambition caused a wedge between the two so serious that they almost split up. "I think she could have walked at one point. She felt abandoned."

"The strains in their marriage, they've been very open about," Andersen told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith. "During the period when he was in the senate, the State Senate, in Illinois, he said it was a dark time in their marriage. It was angry all the time."

But a terrible scare brought them back together when Sasha was diagnosed with spinal meningitis in 2001.

more...
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/22/earlyshow/lei...
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:55 PM
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1. Oh my God. What're the chances?
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:56 PM
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2. Practically everyone I know "almost" split. I really did. Big deal.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:59 PM
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8. part of what makes for strong marriages is working through the hard stuff, IMO.
I do think Obama goes out of his way to make time for his family.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:01 PM
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12. I agree. eom
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:36 AM
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65. Agreed. In other words, they're normal. nt.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:57 PM
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3. Was wondering when people would get around to spreading personal dirt on them. Good job, OP.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:13 PM
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24. Michelle has spoken of this - they did have some difficult things to work through
who hasn't?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:16 PM
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25. I'm sure they did - everyone does.
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:21 PM
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37. Everyone does. So?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:57 PM
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4. This is the only part that's catching the news, natch. The most personal part. nt
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:58 PM
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5. High stress careers caused problems in real life? Snore. I mean, I'm shocked! Shocked!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:01 PM
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10. Oh, they're not cookie cutout perfect
dolls?!!!! :wtf:

If it's true..Anderson would have to jind out from people who knew the Obamas very well back then.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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15. Nom de Dieu!!!!!
Two Type As run hot and cold.

It tells me that they fight on even ground.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:58 PM
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6. Yeah, if it's true..anyway, everyone has ups and downs..
it's not what happens but how you handle it.

President Obama had a calling and I'm glad everything worked out for them so they could be where they are today.

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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:00 PM
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9. Well said!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:05 PM
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17. Eleanor R wrote friends at the '32 Dem convention that the minute FDR was elected...
she was going to run off with her boyfriend.

It's tough being in the glare.

This news shows me that they fight on even ground. Good for BO and MO.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:46 PM
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41. Also, she did NOT want him to run for
a third term, AT ALL. She was not at all happy that he did, even though she did enjoy being able to make such a difference in the lives of Americans, particularly in the case of minorities and women, especially considering that segregation and lynching were still quite legal and had many defenders in Congress. She eventually came around (his mother had a lot to do with that, as much as the old bat drove her crazy), but it was a real rough patch for them. When it came to his running for the fourth term, WWII was in full swing and she knew he needed to finish the job, the republican candidates all wanted to end the war by "appeasing" Germany and coming to an agreement with the Nazis, instead of defeating them.

They had a lot of rough patches, including his serious affair with Lucy Mercer in 1919 when he would have left Eleanor for her but for the intervention and threats of his mother, who held the purse strings, but 1940 was especially bad. But they always worked through the rough patches and it made them stronger in the end. Why can't people realize that there is NO such thing as a "perfect", conflict-free marriage, no matter how happy and well-matched a couple is, and that there is NO shame in having problems and rough patches. Couples who are able to successfully handle and work through the problems have a much better relationship than people who try to make things "perfect" by sweeping problems under the rug and pretending they're not there.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:46 PM
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46. A nice summary. Gary Wills had an interesting take on the marriage...
he said, "things began to go right only after everything had gone wrong."

So, this news about the 'Bams is okay with me. It shows one is not dominating the other. This isn't GWB and Laura, or Nixon and Pat, etc.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:43 AM
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66. Actually, I thought it was to be with Lorena Hickok.
Not that her sexual preference matters, I'm just a stickler for accurate info.

:hi:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:14 AM
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74. Actually, no. The dispondency that Hickock picked up on was...
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 11:14 AM by Captain Hilts
from ER's knowledge of the shallow mill of tasks that awaited her in the White House from watching her aunt go through the drill and the separation from Miller. Throughout her life, Eleanor just wanted to be loved. It's that simple.

On top of this, FDR yanked Eleanor's boyfriend out of the family nest. As early as spring '32 Eleanor had talked of running off with her bodyguard. Here's an April '32 photograph of the three of them:



Because of all the rumors about them, Miller, by his own admission, realized he 'had' to get married. The marriage lasted less than a year. Oddly enough, FDR had actually encouraged Miller to have an affair with his - FDR's secretary/girlfriend that even confused the Roosevelt kids. Later, in the 1930s, FDR tried to give Miller a go at Lucy Mercer. Miller thought this was totally weird - and manipulative, which it was.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:59 PM
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7. gosh
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:01 PM
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11. I heard somebody say that Christopher Anderson is a sadistic, sodomitic necrophile....
but that'd be beating a dead horse.

who's got the top secret chicken salad recipe?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:05 PM
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19. Friends of mine have had run ins with his scandal mongering. nt
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:02 PM
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47. Shepard Wong
So good it'll make ya plotz.

My snake, my snake; what have you done to my snake?
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:49 PM
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75. har! you number one to the FUN!
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 04:53 PM by Gabi Hayes
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:02 PM
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13. Marriages have there ups and downs (nt)
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:02 PM
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14. Sounds like they have a perfectly normal marriage. nt
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:04 PM
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16. I'm shocked! Shocked, I tells ya! I admire your one-track mind, Loozie. nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:05 PM
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18. Next thing you know someone will say they're black people
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:10 PM
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21. Say WHAT??!!???11
I thought I heard him mention something about being black on Letterman, but wasn't that just a joke??!!??1
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positrac Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:06 PM
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20. Fighting now and then is normal. Geez. How is this even worth reporting?
argh
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:10 PM
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22. Big deal. A long term marriage has many shaky periods.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:48 PM
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42. Ahhh, but only republican marriages are allowed to have
shaky, rough periods. Democratic marriages must be perfect, or else. Oh, sorry, for a moment there I was channeling the MSM and republicans.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:12 PM
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23. It's hard to believe he's so power-driven.
I usually think of power as something sought after by people who have no heart, but that's not really true is it?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:23 PM
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29. President Obama has used and is using his
"power" to help people.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:33 PM
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31. Yep - I just wish he'd have a firmer hand, you know?
Whip the Dems into shape. Crush the Repubs.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:00 PM
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45. It's takes time and strategy..there is all
this Force of Greed against it but at least we have someone in power now who with his Team are working in that direction. :)
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:47 AM
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67. Are you serious?
Anyone who runs for president is seeking power.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:25 PM
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85. Yeah well maybe but he doesn't come across that way
He comes across as a sweetiepie.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:39 PM
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87. I guess it depends on which side of the street you are.
I never thought of him saw as sweet.

:shrug:
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jeffrey_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:17 PM
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26. "I think...."
Nobody cares what you think.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:18 PM
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27. They are human?
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:20 PM
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28. ...
:boring:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:26 PM
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30. Put Obama's name or face on anything and it sells
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:35 PM
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32. Sounds like
a pretty normal marriage to me.

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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:46 PM
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33. Hope this helps
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:57 PM
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34. We live in an "anything to make a buck" society, I swear!!!
Moral majority and moral compasses and "fair and balanced" and "news/views",...all tossed neatly into one pile: the one that is labeled "money & materialism" IN COMPARISON TO THE FIELD OF HUMANITY, called "productive, compassionate, intelligent, generous, thoughtful, respectful, humble and humane".
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A Brand New World Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:11 PM
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35. This is really nothing that hasn't been out. Obama discussed it
himself in one of his books - I think "Audacity of Hope". Maybe not in as much detail, but he mentioned that they went through a really rough patch. Most long term marriages go through their ups & downs and you learn from the downs. I've been married almost 35 years and I can attest to this.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:50 PM
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44. I'm actually suspicious of long-term marriages that DON'T
have rough patches. My experience has been that that means they've just swept problems under the rug and not dealt with them.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:19 AM
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54. Couples without children (who don't want children) often skip the 'rough patches'
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:49 AM
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68. That may be true for some, but certainly not
others. I've known several child-free couples who've had rough patches and overcame them. I'm sure there are many who haven't, though, since children can (as much as I love my son!) really be a source of conflict.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:35 AM
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64. Or that one partner is dominating the other. I agree. It's healthy to have the rough spots. nt
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:19 PM
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36. Some people work through the rough patches in their relationships....
...and others, well...

They leave their devoted, crippled spouse behind to marry a beer heiress

:yoiks:
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:29 PM
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38. Best come-back so far.
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:39 PM
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40. ......
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:48 AM
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60. good one n/t
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:51 AM
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71. Hmmmm, now I wonder who
that could be? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? :evilgrin: :rofl:
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:36 PM
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39. Truly, that book is a joke.....
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 08:38 PM by Jackeens
I read extracts from it on the publisher's website tonight and almost all of it is stuff lifted from other books - including the President's two books - and twisted in to something.... :boring: ....juicy.

My favourite bit was when he quoted - literally - a conversation between the Obamas when Sasha woke crying one night, one that showed the President to be snappy and mean. Hey, he might well be that.....but unless Barack, Michelle or Sasha (um, a few months old at the time) told him, word for word, what was said, I'm struggling to work out how he could quote the conversation.

:eyes:

PS The **sensational** part of the book was lifted from right-wing hate sites - I'm not kidding. I read all that stuff at the time, FR nearly wet their pants in glee. In fact, FR was probably the author's source.
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:48 PM
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43. He said they had tough times during those years in his book...nothing new
or different from any other couple....including my own.

:shrug:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:20 PM
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48. Is Christopher Andersen married?
Perhaps someone should write a book on the state of his marriage and all the things he may have said when stressed or under pressure in the relationship. I'm sure he'll come out smelling of roses -after all he must be perfect since he wants to engage in such salacious gossip-style judgment of the Obamas
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:57 PM
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49. No Recs? Wow what a surprise.
Not.

Got to make sure the truth is swept under the carpet. :eyes:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:13 AM
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50. What "truth" would that be, earthmom?
You seem to be inferring that you know "the truth" here - so let's hear it. No doubt months of research and insider information have led to your statement - please share. We're all dyin' to hear your take on "the truth".
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:20 AM
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55. The "truth" that Alex Jones spreads.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:19 AM
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63. It's a secret.
Secret truthes are often swept under the rug. Only those with uncanny insight know these secrets. If you really need to know, go to your local tea bag reader.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:17 AM
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52. Gossip is being kept off the Greatest page! The Truth is being suppressed!11
For fuck's sake already.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:50 AM
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69. Would you just get over it already?
Damn, Skippy.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:07 AM
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73. You obviously wouldn't know the truth if
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 11:07 AM by JTFrog
it came up and bit you in the ass.

You're just all over a negative Obama thread like Rush is all over a bottle of Oxy. :eyes:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:16 PM
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77. Maybe he should have cheated on his cancer-stricken wife.
Wait, that was your guy.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:21 PM
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79. UNrec. And guess what? If you post in the thread, it STILL gets
kicked to the top of the pile.

Yay for the TRUTH! Whatever the hell that means for some tabloid-type marital dirty laundry.

:eyes:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:15 AM
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51. I've heard that if you drink a lot of pickle juice you can pass a piss test!

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:18 AM
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53. And so what if they did?
Almost every married couple I know has gone through a "shaky" time. Big deal.

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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:23 AM
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56. You mean
they're *gasp* HUMAN?!!! *Wilhelm Scream* :sarcasm:
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:23 AM
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57. Raise your hand if you *haven't* almost split at least once.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:25 AM by SemiCharmedQuark
The first year of my marriage was a nightmare. I had just turned 19 (we got married the day after my birthday) and he was 22. I was under stress from school, work, being on my own, living with someone new, etc. etc. etc. He was under the stress of having moved from England to the U.S., trying to sort out immigration, missing his family, etc. And we were both struggling to make ends meet. It was awful!

I distinctly remember being so angry at one point, I grabbed the marriage certificate off the mantle and shattered it as hard as I could on the floor.

But...we made it through...somehow. And we're going on 7 years October 31st. But, geez...that first year was really bad.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:53 AM
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61. The entire first year of marriage sucks
We also "almost split", too. We went to counseling.

Our marriage isn't perfect, but we still love each other, and we're willing to work on the problems instead of walking away. We also spent some time a couple of months ago listening to one of our buddies, who was seriously considering walking away from a fifteen-year marriage, too. They're in counseling.

Yeah, I'm with you -- those who haven't "almost split" are in the minority.
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:34 AM
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58. If they did split, how long do you think I should have to wait
to ask Michelle out on a date?

I have always had a thing for intelligent, tall brunette females.

In fact, I married one already....so...nevermind.


:+
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:44 AM
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59. No hookers, no diapers, no live teenage boys or dead girls, no bathroom stalls...
no known addictions to gambling, prescription drugs or pr0n, no madams with his personal numbers, no second, third or fourth marriage, etc.... By Republican standards, the Obamas are complete freaks.

I'll be surprised if someone (Boner or Oxyrush) don't try to make hay on this.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:54 AM
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62. Wow, no wonder Obama is a Democrat.
He doesn't measure up to the sleaze factor of the Republicans.

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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:51 AM
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70. All marriages have their ups and downs.
It's how they deal with the difficulties that arise in daily life what will make or break any marriage.

:shrug:
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:04 AM
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72. Well, marriages go through this
My wife and I went through a very rough patch when we had to adopt a 5 week old baby (one of my wife's family members who suddenly died). There was a very traumatic time of raising this new born through the first couple of years. It came awfully close to ending for both of us, but things finally settled down a bit.

Stuff happens. I have never seen a marriage not go through its problems. This is a non-issue.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:55 PM
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76. EVERY marriage has its "moments"
no surprise there :)
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:17 PM
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78. And yet they stayed married. Learn a lesson, "values" Repubs! eom
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:23 PM
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80. Buuuuuuut...they didn't, did they? n/t
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:38 PM
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81. LOL!
Too funny for a book to read or buy. Big deal.

I wonder if there's a book like this on former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrder (Nope, there isn't.) Mind you, he was only married four times. RUN! RUN! It's the Anti-Everything-We-Believe-In!
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:09 PM
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82. BO-O-O-O-ORING!
The people demand something more entertaining, like Larry SInclair stories!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:10 PM
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83. cbs = tmz
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:16 PM
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84. This asshole writes tell-alls for a living....
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gleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:26 PM
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86. Oh My God!
They had strains in their marriage? They are like most of us who are married? Can't be. They disagreed on a campaign slogan? Infamy, I say.

It's a shame they aren't like the Republicans who sing the virtues of marriage while cheating with women, men, young or underage boys and girls, and perhaps even farm animals. Now those are folks with values!

I wonder what they will try and tell us next? That Michelle doesn't make Obama a hot breakfast every morning? Now that would be sinful.

What do you want us to do with your little nuggets OP? Light up and spit shoestrings?
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:49 PM
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88. Obama Never Went To Argentina
which proves that he's not a real leader. A real leader would sneak away for an Argentina booty call.

:sarcasm:
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