I think she meant to say he is a bum, but whatever. In an appearance on something called The Real (the real what?) Michelle Obama didn’t speak too highly of her lazy husband. While discussing Barack’s high school and collegiate academic career she said in no uncertain terms that he was a bum.
The anonymous forgettable hosts of The Real asked Michelle who got better grades in school; her or Barack.
“I mean, he will say it, it’s not even close. Barack fooled around in high school. He’s said it, he didn’t take school seriously in high school, he barely got his work done – he was a bum,” said Michelle.
I can see why she was attracted to him. Who wouldn’t want an unmotivated loser who never had a real job in his life?
“And it took him a second because, you know, he had to grow up a little bit. Now, he went to college, he went away right away but it wasn’t until his second year, he transferred from Occidental to Columbia College and he was like, ‘I gotta make something of my life. I gotta get it together’” she said.
Now I don’t doubt that Barack was a bum, but this statement from his wife brings up some interesting questions concerning the mystery of Obama’s life. If he was a shitty student in high school, how did he get into college? More importantly, how did he pay for college? By his own admission, he was poor and unemployed and a sub-par academic record doesn’t get you a college scholarship no matter how much of a minority you are.
Even more perplexing is how did terrible student Obama transfer from Occidental to Columbia? Michelle said that in addition to sucking at high school, Obama also didn’t do well at Occidental. Columbia is no slacker school and they don’t take crappy students. And again, how did he pay for this prestigious education.
What we are left with is that Obama, despite being below average academically, was accepted to two very good schools (3 if you count Harvard Law) and got a free ride to boot. And somehow he managed to pay for books, food, and housing even though he never spent one day with a job. That’s a pretty amazing feat. He should write a book on how to skate through life underachieving and mooching off of others. It would be very inspiring to his underachieving mooching supporters.
“It is never too late. The president of the United States screwed around in high school and he still got his act together. He did okay,” finished Michelle.
I think it is debatable that Obama “got his act together” or that he has done okay. In fact, his weak leadership and general disinterest in the job proves that he’s still just a bum that would rather screw around than be president.