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Obama reminds daughters their life 'not the norm'

President Obama laments the celeb-focused culture children are growing up in today.

By Associated_Press Jul 31, 2013 7:57PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and the first lady are constantly reminding their daughters of the "slightly unreal environment" they're growing up in the White House.

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In an interview published online Wednesday by Amazon's Kindle Singles, Obama lamented a shift in culture toward consumption and the focus on celebrity lifestyles.

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Obama says when he was growing up, "Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success."

Obama says his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have other family members in the middle class and even poor, so they see that others struggle and that their life is "not the norm."

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Photo: President Obama & family (Rex Features)

 

317Comments
Jan 19, 2014 7:35PM
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WHO CARES????????????????????????
Jul 31, 2013 11:28PM
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Well then let him! Or help change policies.
Jul 31, 2013 11:27PM
Jul 31, 2013 11:25PM
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Why are so many people worried about color. So archaic. Who cares. Melting pot is good. Keeps America from becoming inbred. Racist attitudes make you sound ignorant. 
Jul 31, 2013 11:25PM
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It's not normal. When he leaves office he'll be super rich. Then, the party will start. He'll be able to collect on all the favors he's done for his "friends".  The girls will each have their own private jet and secret service protection. Think that they're going to wait in line for something? How about they just shut down the place for them and their friends.
Jul 31, 2013 11:22PM
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for USA/no party.dont really care for the nut.but you all cant be that stupid to blame your problems on him.he cant do s**** with-out the senate and house.so you should take all your energy out on them.thks 2012
Jul 31, 2013 11:18PM
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Lots of animosity out there. Its more productive to clean your own mess.
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