Obama Frets Over His Kids Being Bombarded by Media Depictions of Celebrity and Wealth

Posted by on Aug 01, 2013 at 6:54 pm

It must suck for the Obama kids to have to read about their parents living to excess in the media every day.

President Obama said that extended family members who are struggling to get by help keep his girls grounded, even while living in the nation’s most famous mansion.

“We are constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they’re in, and that that’s not the norm and they shouldn’t expect to be the norm,” Obama said in an interview with Amazon Kindle Singles conducted abroad Air Force One on Tuesday as he traveled to the retailer’s warehouse in Tennessee.

The president said he’s worried that his children are bombarded by media depictions of celebrity and wealth, and worried that the American dream of stability and homeownership has been replaced with unrealistic expectations.

This as they prepare for their vacation at a $7.6 million Martha’s Vineyard mansion. But hey, they’re grounded or something knowing that their father’s too cheap to throw a few bucks to his hut-dwelling relatives.

But he said that for his daughters, “one of the advantages we have” is family members “who are poor” and can illustrate the how those not enjoying the perks of the executive mansion live.

“Malia and Sasha have cousins who know what it’s like to struggle and know what it’s like to have to scrape by,” he said. “They know that those kids are just as worthy as they are, they just haven’t had as much luck.”

He’s actually trying to turn his lack of helping his relatives into a positive for himself. Amazing.

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8 Responses to “Obama Frets Over His Kids Being Bombarded by Media Depictions of Celebrity and Wealth”

  1. Redwine on 2/02/13 at 5:36 am

    I sincerely hope that this abusive, ungrateful and undeservedly entitled couple will fall into dire straits and, if they are so lucky as to evade long prison sentences for their many crimes, suffer the consequences of their actions.

  2. Tuerqas on 2/02/13 at 11:34 am

    Right on, ketchup. What do you think the doubling of food stamp production and all the other goodies for non-working slackers was, but a chance to help his kin struggling under the racist white yoke of Republican repression and torturous cruelty?

    Feed them as cousin Obama, and you have fed them for a day. Feed them through the Gov’t and you have a Democrat for life.

  3. Stewed Hamm on 2/02/13 at 12:31 pm

    With the economy in the crapper, my whole family’s broke now… I hope my kids know just how lucky they are.

  4. Michel on 3/03/13 at 12:31 am

    As he goes to spend a few days at a 7 million dollar home in Martha’s Vineyard. What a moron.