Michelle Obama Claims the White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’… But There’s One HUGE Problem

by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

Michelle Obama gave the commencement address to graduates of City College in New York. While she was trying to inspire the students, Obama could not refrain from injecting race into it, as she always seems to do:

“It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, black young women – head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the President of the United States…

While I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day… you are the fruits of their labor. Their legacy is very much your legacy.”

There’s just one big problem with her statement, which has also been echoed by her husband: it’s not entirely true. But don’t expect the media to tell you why.

First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves.

Most of the labor force consisted of local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia) and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.

As the project neared completion — the lime-based whitewashing that gives the building its iconic appearance…slaves were indeed added to the mix.

But once again, facts get in the way of the Obama’s preachy race-baiting.

That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House.

One slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day ($31 per day in 2016 dollars). Is it technically “slave labor” — if you are paid?

Virginia Kruta of IJR adds these important points:

This is in addition to the fact that Mrs. Obama is herself a multi-millionaire, along with her Presidential husband, a graduate of Harvard University who is herself a walking symbol of the success that can come to anyone who is willing to work hard and apply one’s talent in America.

In other words, even as Michelle Obama herself rebukes the nation’s history of racism, she is a living example that America has done much to overcome it.

Kruta also refutes the offensive comment of Mrs. Obama that The Founders could “never imagine” a black person in The White House, when many specifically wanted to eliminate racial differences:

“The Deleted Passage in The Declaration of Independence” written by Thomas Jefferson is but one example, though later removed to win the signatures of southern colonies:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where Men should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he has obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed against the Liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.

The infamous three-fifths clause of The Constitution, although often ignorantly condemned as dehumanizing of slaves, was a strategic measure to erode the power of the southern states in The Congress, and ultimately lead to the slaves’ emancipation.

A separate clause in The Constitution sought to eliminate the slave trade to American shores in twenty years’ time.

Once again, the Obama’s never let historical facts get in the way of their race-baiting disses of America.

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  • Just my opinion

    She always seems to try to get the race baiting going. Tired of her.

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      As usual talking out of her big, wide butt! Like her moronic husband, she either doesn’t research things before opening her big pie-hole, or believes those sitting and listening to her nonsense are too damned dumb to know any better. And in most cases they are!

      • vicki grant

        You need to think before you open your big fat pie-hole Trump lover.

        • Mark Wurz

          Trump or not Mr Matthes is correct

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          • Dave 406

            what is really sad is that 24 other people agree with you. Can’t you fools read, are you so blind by hate and bigotry. You feel you can change facts. Pathetic.

        • Softball dad

          Typical kool aid drinker response. Offer no real arguments and then a personal attack.

        • Chris

          CONGRATULATIONS Viki! You are one of the dumb ones who believes all the Obitches lies and rhetoric! Clearly you’ll be voting for Billary, another liar with the most immoral old man ever! What old lady Obama said was not the truth!! Plain and simple FACT!! Idiots like you have a problem with reality! Go back to watching Real Housewives of Florida or whatever other reality show you find to be true Stupid Douche!

          • vicki grant

            You have been believing in all the white presidents one black president come alone you all went crazy. for the last 8 yrs how sad you waste your time hating one man. If he cured cancer you wouldn’t give him credit for it. F you loser.

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            I don’t live the white half of BHO either. You’re such a dumb a$$.

          • The fact of the matter is he didn’t cure cancer. Most cancer treatments come from white researchers in white countries. When are blacks going to do their fair share?

          • vicki grant

            Who said he did you better hope cancer doesn’t get into your hateful body. If it did you wouldn’t care what color of the Doctor.

          • DrVinny

            I was waiting for that comment Vicki. You have been spouting your racist hate all over this board and now you are wishing that people who you don’t agree with get cancer. Whenever a person with a small mind speaks the truth comes out. Keep posting your hateful rhetoric about whitey. He doesn’t hate you, he wants you to be self sufficient and happy. You’ll never be either one of those with all the hate you have.

          • Shantiluv

            She never said she hopes anyone gets cancer stop spinning stuff to suit your ignorance.self sufficient? Are you paying her bills or housing her? Are you referring to black people in this country? How about we recieve all the interest on that 7 acres and a mule we were promised – which is nothing in comparison to what was stolen from black people and is still being stolen by pompous arrogant uneducated self entitled people who believe the world was built for only THEIR success. People are angry and rightfully so. Look past your inconvenience and you’ll find the TRUTH! This country WAS BUILT BY SLAVES AND THEY’re be no White House to build or America had it not been 1st stolen from the Natives, and fueled by free labor for HUNDREDS OF YEARS!

          • Dave Fedack

            Vicki, Klub Marcus is a virus.

          • Bayo Hakeem

            Dr.Sebi has cured cancer

          • John E. Jones

            OH REALY?

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            Exactly. A BLACK MAN has already cured cancer.. But who talking about that? Nobody.

          • Richard

            Wow, I wish that he would share his discovery with my sister-in-law who has only weeks to live. She suffering from lung cancer.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            Can you please expand on your statement about black people doing their “share”? Because African Americans built this country. I’m pretty much positive that a lot of things that you use on a daily basis was indeed invented by a black person. It MAY be patented by a white person..but how is that surprising? White people been stealing shit since forever.. Land, lives, inventions, etc. So the question you should’ve asked is when whites are going to give up their act?

          • Mike Johnson

            Are you on crack?

          • Black Griff

            When you racist stop dicriminating

          • Snake

            I hated Clinton and Carter too so I guess you are FOS, like most Liberals. BTW, I hate the Billary and Sanders too! There goes your argument!

          • vicki grant

            Who cares who you hate so what. You hate yourself.

          • Golden_Earring

            Lost…. Lost in plain sight you are.

          • Snake

            And now I can add your LibRat ass to the hated list:)

          • vicki grant

            Thank you Snake

          • Golden_Earring

            OMG Go AWAY! Clearly you’re are one of the hopeless Ovomit worshipers who are ignorant without a clue….

          • Chris

            You are just a pathetic little Skank with a pea sized brain! You cannot reason anything! You are clearly a racist! You TRY to think but you can’t! Because someone calls someone an idiot because they are, you immediately bring in skin color! You are a racist and that is fact!! You are nothing but a cum collector, now get back to your corner Skank, your Pimp is going to be upset!

          • thomas iverson

            I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I was prepared to vote for Colin Powell, Condi Rice had they ran but we got one of the biggest black racist since Malcom X.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            If you think that Malcolm X was a racist…. You’re ignorant. As soon as a black person wants to stand up against all the systematic oppression of their people we’re racist. Right? But what about the same white people who hate us just for the color of our skin? As soon as it’s time for us to fight back.. It’s an issue.. Cool

          • kixtart

            Why is it when a person of color speaks about their race/culture it’s pride. But when a white person does the same it’s racist?

          • Bobsbride2

            It’s public knowledge. His momma was white. That makes him HALF black and HALF white. Get your facts straight before insulting others.

          • Shantiluv

            And in America that means black

          • tekwrite

            WHY do liberals always trot out the H word? We dont hate the idiot, we disagree with how he wants to transform America into a third world country. To atone for our “imperial sins”. Got news for you. Americans are liberators not occupiers. Just look at the thousands of white crosses on the Normandy shore.

          • Ron McKeehen

            problem is he won’t let us forget he’s black!!

          • Scott

            Hi Vicki, I guess you would be wrong about that as well cause I was not “so keen” about Bill or let me see Jimmy, and aahhh here’s the gotcha you might miss, “they was white”! Imagine that, it is about the ideas of a party that makes all off those mentioned (and the one you think we don’t like because he is black) failed presidents. Imagine this also one of the continued points we as non-racists make, is that the party that has spawned these poor leaders have failed the black community (and the rest of us) at every turn. So all in all not a good day for you but cheer up, Hillary (another white person) Donald will be elected soon and things will get better, even for you perhaps!

          • StealyDan

            The only thing Obama has ever MADE is a turd. Oh thats right ” You never Made that someone made it for You” So who made his turd!

          • Loren Jones

            Obama has made more than turds you silly man.

            He made the majority of the electorate vote him into office. That feat alone is more than you have ever done, and more than your progeny will ever do. 🙂

            And, I’m sure that is what really makes you angry.

          • StealyDan

            All I have done is invent things and employ 20 people . I did this with no help from Obama . I guess i am a Silly because I put forth the effort and did not latch on to the Government Tit like so many.

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          • Richard Munchel

            https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

            Michelle is factually correct. The ignoramous right wingers are incorrect, as usual.

          • Get all the facts

            When you are going to say she is factually correct.. Please also point out how her racist self left out the white local workers and immigrants from several countries (printed in your above link if you read the article) also put their blood sweat and tears into building that house. And while you are fact checking.. the White House burnt down.. please show me the link that states only slaves rebuilt it.. because she doesn’t FACTUALLY live in the original White House that burnt down. I’ll be waiting for your response.

          • Bobsbride2

            That’s right!! Do we hear crickets while we await the answer to this question. Most liberals who continue to defend this ridiculous excuse for “leadership” have no idea that the original White House burned. Liberals are too lazy to actually fact check truthful sources; it’s easier for them to repeat what their fellow liberals tell them. Makes it easier on the few brain cells they use to think with. And they can’t be honest and just admit the laziness. And as “Vicki” continues to prove, liberals are far more proficient at name calling instead of answering real questions. And they wonder why so many find them so uneducated.

          • Miss Jenni

            Facts get in the way for that idiot

          • Yvonne Morales

            You’re absolutely right, Michelle Obama is correct, the slaves were not paid, their masters were.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            You actually should’ve congratulated her on going beyond race and looking up fact. You have an issue with her statement? Which was fact? Or you have a problem with a black woman speaking on the many symbols of America’s true identity on race?

          • Martin Kennedy

            ‘Most immoral man ever’. (The rest of your comment is BS too, but this intrigues me). You recognize that Trump cheated on all three of his wives, right? That he bragged about his infidelities? That, aside from screwing around on his wives, he screwed hundreds of employees, contractors, stockholders over the past 30 years, right? And that’s he planning to screw YOU (yes, you personally, Chris! Because in guessing you aren’t making $100k a year. And he’s planning tax cuts for 1%….that ain’t you! And that means you need to stock up on the petroleum jelly).
            But even if you still think that somehow, despite his despicable past, he’s somehow superior to Bill Clinton….how does that have anything to do with Hillary Clinton? Clearly morally superior to both of them….how do you peg her with crimes of her husband?

            Anyway….pull your head out of your ass before Trump gets elected….he’ll need the space.

          • Mike Johnson

            Whats really fantastic is hillary has been screwing you and the US for years and you still support her. Watch the documentary Clinton Cash she has committed treason. Her record of crimes is a mile long like michael browns

          • Loren Jones

            I’m no Hillary fan, but it is interesting that just like Mike Brown, she HAS NO CRIMINAL record, but right wing racist’s insist that she does.

            Interesting.

          • PawneeBill47

            Oh please stfu, Mike Brown went for the cops gun and the lil’ thug ass mofo got his shit shot up.

        • William Matthes

          Who the hell do you think you are? There’s STILL a little thing called freedom of speech and I’ll say ANYTHING I damn well please, Obama ass-kisser!

          • vicki grant

            same here red neck/KKK/skinhead America ISIS. Kiss my black Ass

          • William Matthes

            Piss on you! You aren’t anybody. I’m a Navy vet and have always worked for a living. What are you? I mean other than another black that lives off others, listening to rap-crap all day, smoking crack, and blaming the white man for all the troubles you’ve brought on yourself.

          • ATXPatfan

            Easy there old feller…don’t get your Depends in a bunch.

          • William Matthes

            You have no idea how old I am so don’t pretend you do. Like most liberal lunatics, I see you don’t want anyone knowing anything about you and are too ashamed to even give your name. Back to your “safe-space” punk!

          • ATXPatfan

            I’m not liberal. I’m registered as an Independent and if anything, lean more Conservative. However, when I read / hear comments made by people like those on this site, I’m really embarrassed to even say that. Also, it’s super easy to poke holes in all these dumb arguments.

            Obama was not our best President, but the level of opposition in Congress that he’s dealt with is unprecedented. Frankly, he never really had a chance.

            I can understand not liking someones politics but my god, the intense, irrational hatred for him (and Michelle) is insane. The comments here clearly show that for many, it’s about the color of his skin. If people were really being honest they’d just say that.

          • William Matthes

            I don’t care what color a person is, but an ungrateful loudmouth is just that. And that is what Michelle Obama is. As for her husband (who IS half white if you remember correctly), it’s not about his skin-tone, it’s about an incompetent liar that CONSTANTLY tries shoving his agenda down our throats! Your attempt at using the race-card has failed. I am also an Independent by the way.

          • Kathryn Lippincott

            I would like to point out that Obama has absolutely refused to work with this Congress and stopped every bit of legislation they passed. The Obama’s would do themselves well to stop preaching.

          • Bobsbride2

            Opposition in Congres??? What, like that invisible opposition that has prevented him from making countless unconstitutional executive orders with his “pen and phone”?? Please, don’t call yourself conservative leaning.

          • Whereare wegoing

            At least check your facts. Dems controlled both houses when Obama took office.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            Exactly.

          • Golden_Earring

            Go away…

          • Bobsbride2

            Hey, Mr. Matthes served this country, and if you live in the US he defended your sorry backside to allow you to say idiotic and ungracious comments. Think about that, if you care.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            Lol and there it is! The side that always comes out of white people. The stereotypes. You think because you a navy vet you can think that black people don’t work? You didn’t have people in the navy who were also black? All blacks smoke crack? And we can start this debate about black people bringing our own troubles on ourselves. I heard it all. White people take us from our homes. Enslave us. Place us in ghettos, with terrible schools. No land grants, no money.. Like they gave white people. Then they released crack into those neighborhoods. If you don’t believe me? Research it.. How convenient was it the Nixon won his campaign with the “war on drugs” deal.. And then crack goes rampant. Right.. So you do all this to a group of people then say… “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps” “It’s equal opportunity” “My God just do something” “It’s your fault” when in fact.. White people fucked us. You want us to excel with minimal education, terrible environments, no jobs, policing, all those odds.. But still make it. Some people make it out.. But black people indeed have to work 3x as hard to get only a fourth of what white people have. But you’ll never understand that because white privilege allows you to stay in that box. You’ll deny, you’ll pull stats out.. Everything. But the fact of the matter is we are not equal.. By creation we are. But by Y’ALL laws.. We not

          • Golden_Earring

            I’m sure it’s big enough that we couldn’t miss if we tried….

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            You are ignorant. Clearly. You can’t even leave a comment that can slightly be debated with because of the level of stupidity. But anywho.. I think you meant. #BlackLivesMatter

        • unclealfie

          up yours, liberal ahole!

          • vicki grant

            Kiss where the sun don’t shine sucker

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            Vicki Grant, you are such a troll.

          • vicki grant

            You’re a doofus

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            doofus? that’s the best you got. you’re pathetic troll.

          • If you’re a darkie type black, then he’ll have trouble finding where to kiss because you’l look like butthole all over. Besides, everyone knows that light-skinned black women are more attractive.

          • vicki grant

            Now you got jokes you can’t make me mad go ask your mother for bus fare so you can get in line for your food stamps tomorrow.

          • #LoudBlackGirl

            So no one is going to call this guy a troll? To inform you a little. The more melanin a person has… Makes them darker. So being dark skinned is actually a blessing. That’s why black people glow, that’s why we don’t look 45 at the age of 21. Our melanin allows us to go in the sun and it not damage us. You saying darkie but your girlfriend, or your mother, or your sister TAN. You think white people tan to look more like white people ooorrrrrrr? Everything y’all do is a direct reflection of the admiration you really have for black people. Tanning, “curly” hair, fashion, music, lips, hips, butt, curves. Your “culture” of beauty originates from black people. White people have no culture. So before you insult a “blackie” think about all the things white people do to achieve our look.

          • Heather G.

            Actually, you’re wrong on many accounts. First off, you’re completely over generalizing when you state that “all white people have no culture, steal yours, and want your looks”. Don’t fall into the bs with racists and then turn into one yourself. I’m pretty sure the majority of your experiences with white people are Americans, and that hardly represents them all. Black people have created and invented many things, but so have whites, asians, indians, and hispanics. Beauty is present among all races, not every woman needs to possess curly hair or large lips to be beautiful. Hips and breast are present in ALL races of women, and being black doesn’t mean you will have a big booty. As a matter of fact, many African women vary greatly in that area, some tribes have very thin and tall women and some have stockier fuller figured women… again I think you compare African American women to all black women, as you are white, and it’s just very small minded. Fashion, music, beauty, art and culture is NOT all from Africa, and it’s very corny to even state that assumption. Whites have plenty of culture and plenty of history, Africans have longer history and therefore, more of it. Makes sense, right? So basically, you are just as delusional as the white racists on here and you are racist yourself.
            Fyi, there is not a cure for cancer. Dr. Serbi is from Honduras, went to Mexico to learn his “cure”. Wake up

          • Shantiluv

            Fuck u

        • Hey vicki grant, are you related to Triggly Puff? Ha Ha!

          • vicki grant

            No I’m related to your daddy he loves to spend money on my big black ass. Lmaooooooooo

          • Is that the best you can do Triggly Puff? You’re too dumb to come up with anything better! Thanks for confirming that you’re a member of the “world’s oldest profession”. You must be pushing for an increase in minimum wage in order to make more per hour!

          • William Matthes

            Notice how she always mentions her big black ass? Like it’s something to be proud of? Ha, ha, ha!

          • ATXPatfan

            Vicki owns so much real estate in your mind.

          • Bobsbride2

            Another empty liberal response which adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.

        • timberssuck

          you mean America lover! will you be deported?

        • Golden_Earring

          Piss off…

        • Dennis Finan Jr

          Typical tool. Like to change history. Like these other morons saying American was built by slaves. What was built during that time? What was even around during that time? There was less than 39000 slaves in this country at its-height.

        • tekwrite

          Why is it when liberals cannot debate intelligently they resort to calling names? Huh? Huh?

      • Richard Munchel

        https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

        Michelle Obama is factually correct. Far right conservative ignoramuses are wrong, again.

        • William Matthes

          Were you there? No! Then you can’t say for certain, can you? Far left liberal lunatics are destroying this country, like your boy Obama bin Lyin!

          • C. D. Carney

            The fire of 1814, the Roosevelt Rennovation, the Truman Reconstruction, and the Kennedy Restoration. No part of the White House she sleeps in was built by slaves.

          • Black and Blue
          • chukrob

            Idiot the original construction of the WH. Wing-nuts are such poorly educated dimwitted racists makes me sick.

          • Barry Munkton

            They are morons and allergic to facts.

          • C. D. Carney

            You’re right, I just puked a little reading your comment. Racist.

          • David Swanner

            Philip Reid was a slave that worked on the Lady Liberty statue and that and other work was finished in 1861. Are you sure that there was no slave labor after the War of 1812?

            Regardless of the incarnations, the White House *was* built by slaves. You’re using semantics to say she’s wrong. Just say you don’t like her and be done with it.

          • dmaginity1

            “Built”? Hardly. Someone 225 years ago was forced to carry bricks under threat of being whipped. Congratulations! I worked as a mule on a construction crew also! Did slaves plan out the engineering schematics, and draft the architecture plans? Would white liberal donkeys quit crying and feel better if chinamen had been shipped in like with the railroads? Would that have stopped First Lady chewbacca from boo hooing about living in White House? 😀😂😁🇺🇸 So I admit, I don’t like her or her constant depressing victimhood liberal centuries old race hustling moronic brain. Better?

          • cg

            The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France and is not a product of the US. So how can it be built by slaves. The White House was built when George Washington was President. If people are are paid for services, it’s not slave labor. So it was not built by slaves.

          • David Swanner

            Lady Liberty, the statue on top of the Capital building, not the Statue of Liberty. Their owners were paid by the government, because the government did not own slaves. They were most definitely slaves.

          • cg

            Slaves were not in this country until about 1850’s when their own people sold them into slavery. The Irish and Chinese were in this country as indentured servants way before then. So no slavery. Also The Statue of Liberty is also know as Lady Liberty.

          • David Swanner

            The civil war was in 1865. Yes, we had slaves since the 1600’s. Yes, Lady Liberty is a nickname for the Statue of Liberty. No one is talking about that. We’re talking about the statue on top of the rotunda on the Capital building. Go read a history book.

          • C. D. Carney

            If she doesn’t like living in a house built by slaves she can move out. Surely she should have stayed in Africa when she took that 80 million dollar trip on our dime.

          • HurtfulTruth

            IGNORANT, RACIST A$$HOLE – Learn your own country’s history, then PLEASE STFU!!

            “Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings”.

            https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

          • Iwasonemore

            that’s the “new version” – look at the copyright. the historical societies throughout have histories not affiliated with Michelle on each structure – records and all. They don’t match Michell’es.

          • Raceless

            You should include the last lines of that article you referred to. Especially since you refer to yourself as the truth. Everyone who helped build the White House were paid, including those still inslaved. Also slaves were only responsible for making bricks, and the whitewash on the building. Idiot. WHITE artisans and Europeans constructed the building. Freed blacks came from everywhere to earn money building in DC and the inslaved relished the opportunity to work for money. So sounds like an opportunity was actually given to these people that were slaves before they came here. Hmm

          • Drake

            Enslaved people don’t keep their wages… ever. They didn’t own their labor. Their wages were collected by their slave owners. Does this change your opinion at all? It should

          • Maxine Gothia Gore

            You got fact to back that up Drake

          • Jenkem Jones

            You couldn’t be more incorrect. This is America, not Saudi Arabia. In Arab nations almost 100% of male slaves were castrated and were never allowed to earn their own wages. In America is was common for slaves to earn their own freedom and many were allowed by their masters to have jobs and earn an outside income which was commonly selling vegetables they grew in their garden and doing ‘cottage’ work.

          • Lacey

            It was NOT “common” for slaves to earn their freedom. Read a history book.

          • Joe Vigue Sr.

            Ya, but WHICH History book? Depending on who the author was the stories are exact opposites!

          • ICBM904

            No, untrue. There are history books written by recognized historians, reviewed by their peers, and then there are Kool-Aid publications peddling someone’s agenda.

          • lordlindley

            Exactly.

          • ICBM904

            Bullchit. It wasn’t common for African American slaves to earn their freedom. In fact, it almost never happened. You’re confusing chattel slavery with indentured servitude.

          • Tony DeLuca

            hahahahahah…idiot..commonplace….right

          • Tony DeLuca

            yes in america, our slaves lived such a posh, upper class lifestyle…..fucking idiot

          • And yet the were all killed if it was found out they knew how to READ. Sit down.

          • If you’re owned by another person, you’re still a slave. If you make bricks for a building, just because you didn’t draw up the plans or physically place them doesn’t mean you didn’t help build that building. Your argument is so thin, I can barely even see the straws you’re reaching for.

          • mksharma62

            It is like saying any person who touches me has f….d me! you idiot how people who have just brought or lifted some loads and who just whitewashed a building can be said to have built the building? At the most one may say they also aided in the construction of the building. In any construction the designing and the overall construction supervision and the main part of construction from laying the foundations to raising the walls and laying the roof-slabs etc. are the important part as also the general art work which beautifies it. Apart from that any cosmetic work additions cannot be said to have built the building. If you are particular furnish details as to the total number of architects, designers, engineers and workers including the supervisors and managers employed and out of them the proportion of the blacks employed and in that also the proportion of slaves employed. Then you yourself will get clarity.

          • Lauren Haas

            You seem to be missing the point. Slaves (even if they were paid for this one job, THEY WERE OWNED BY A FELLOW HUMAN) contributed to the building of this nation’s white house. That is the point Michelle Obama was trying to make. By saying “they didn’t contribute enough to be considered a part of the building process”, you are implying the opposite of what she is saying, which is that people of color deserve the same treatment as white people – because they contributed to our country’s growth.

          • dmaginity1

            Lauren it was the 18th century and 19th century – a time of slavery and conquest. Check out what was happening in Africa and Europe and Asia back then…. 200 years ago. Any equality of men happening in Africa then? Hell, today? Iinability to view history in perspective is the most glaring evidence of the slow mindedness required for modern liberalism to succeed. Move on. Quit living in your miserable past using today’s measure for crying and complaining.

          • Guest’s the Name

            “it was the 18th century and 19th century – a time of slavery and conquest.”

            Cool, another person here acknowledges that slaves did indeed build the white house. Thx.

          • bluenoser

            Guest.. only an imaginative mind could take dmaginity saying there were slaves in the 18th and 19th century into “Slaves built the White House..Dems and Leftists sure like to Stretch lies into truth…kinda like when BO says Killary is the most qualified person he knows to be POTUS, lol, same with saying that someone who helped make bricks built the white house, they weren’t carpenters, or plumbers, or architects they supplied bricks for crying out loud, was it labor/ Yes. Was it building the White House? No.

          • suzy

            I doubt if Moochie with the big fat ass even knows her history except for the history they re-write. Now all of a sudden she is in love with America. She sure wasn’t before they lived in the WH and mooched off the taxpayers on the lavish vacations 4-5 times a year.

          • D gray

            …..and those fellow human beings who owned slaves were Democrats., yes DEMOCRATS.

          • John D. Fiat

            You seem to be missing the point! Whites did all of the actual construction work, and most of the overall work, but Obama is trying to make it sound like blacks did it all (something that they weren’t even capable of doing, if even they wanted to)

          • Ryan

            Please, if whites done anything, it was learn how to get free cheap labor, terrorize other races and take their land and claim they found it, erase another races culture and his rotary and brainwash people to believe their “truths” (aka lies)

            But as I said. When you come from the blood of an oppressor you wouldn’t know how it feels to be of the oppressed. Your ancestors stole everything and made other races to be the bad guys. As my ancestors were belittled and treated like animals. So please. Keep believing your white history (lies) because when the truth comes to light you and others will be hurt, mentally

          • John D. Fiat

            Wow, you rode the short bus, didn’t you? Labor isn’t necessarily skilled labor, dummy. And they had to train the slaves just to help with the exterior of the White House’s limestone. So, as Slave master Obama would say, “You didn’t build that!” In fact, few blacks are capable of building anything, especially you spoiled American brats. Show me any building that is exclusively made by blacks, that isn’t made of mud, straw, or animal waste, that is still standing! (or has any kind of structural integrity). All of the nice structures in South Africa were built by whites!
            You are obviously just jealous of Anglo intellect and creativity. Besides, if it wasn’t for African slavery, which Africans started anyway, you would’ve never even been born. So….

            P.S. So called “white privilege” is merely a Marxist attempt to help explain away Anglo and Anglo-American achievements which far surpass those of any other race

          • eueneed

            I don’t think No One Missed The Point.the point were slaves built the White House. Most of the labor force consisted of local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia) and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations. One slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day .
            if you work by the hour a man or a woman you are a slave.Talk about slave I pulled a 9-foot cotton sack for $3 a day.you can bet your ass Michelle Obama never pull
            a cotton sack to buy school clothes.I work hard to make a living I’m not a millionaire like a Michelle Obama I living on Social Security.

          • vickie

            what about the Irish slaves ? it was terrible worst in history.. or is her story the only one to teach history about?

          • Tony DeLuca

            yep. they did nothing, just made all the material to do it…fucking fool

          • dmaginity1

            So that’s it? Saves didn’t draft the architectural design schematics or engineering plans did they? Any dumb donkey can work on construction crew. Grow up quit crying about 200 years ago. Big baby.

          • Tony DeLuca

            oh….so wait…..since the WHOLE ARGUMENT is based on past events…we shouldnt bring up the past? fucking idiots…. all of them

          • lordlindley

            The black slaves can’t have built the Whitehouse, they were too dumb. They may have helped with simple things to aid their white builders? Not much changes eh?

          • Guest’s the Name

            It’s that kind of grotesque levels of racism and hatred that are going to get Hillary Clinton elected. The bozos who nominated Donald “tiny-hands” Trump guaranteed America its first woman president.

            The second week of November, you racists can all go commit a mass exodus back to wherever you think you came from.

          • searchtruthnow

            Are you the pot calling the kettle black?Just a question.
            Hilary she plans to send all those raging black slaves back to the dark annals of whence they came because she says the gov is tired of paying for all those welfare frauds. She calls them small minded inconsequential useful idiots.. I don’t think she should have gone that far but that;s what she wants to do.

          • Guest’s the Name

            No pots, no kettles, just your racist delusions that need to stop ruining the U.S.

            Get your passport ready, you’ve got a permanent trip to make in November.

          • searchtruthnow

            It’s ignorant hostiles like you who think the world owes them a living that are ruining the Us. It’s people like the obamas that instigate the black communities to be angry. It’s the black people with chips on their shoulders that can never make any progress or themselves that ruin their own lives, their neighborhoods and whole communities.

            If Hilary was to become president all black people will be sent to the Projects because that is what the democrats in government positions want,

          • bluenoser

            Guess you haven’t read any of the Wikileaks e-mails from the Democratic Party… how convenient … ignorance is bliss I guess when your Party are the real racists..

          • searchtruthnow

            If you don’t pay your taxes what happens? Right you go to jail…We are all owned by the gov. we are all slaves. What’s the point about arguing about slaves when we are ALL Slaves working & building

            . The Owners of this country decide how to spend the tax dollars and make laws that we are forced to follow.

            The gov tells us to shut and and sit down. why? because we are SLAVES !

          • Guest’s the Name

            Good, one more person acknowledging that slaves did indeed build the white house, and Mrs. Obama was correct in saying that she lives in a house built by slaves.

            It’s crazy to see anyone trying to deny this fact.

          • searchtruthnow

            And remember YOU will ALWAYS BE A SLAVE. YOU YOU YOU. Those that drink from the obamas cups are the biggest slaves of all. OH by the way slaves at the time got to sweep the garbage off the grounds and that was their contribution.

          • Guest’s the Name

            “slaves at the time got to sweep the garbage off the grounds and that was their contribution”
            …Yeah… not according to reality, “sorry”.

            Give it up – you’re harping on something that you’re completely on the wrong side of. Everyone sees it but you. This means you’re the dumb one in this equation.

          • searchtruthnow

            uh looks like you like your slavery..your upper lip is showing. In this equation you are the zero.

          • Guest’s the Name

            Is your upper lip NOT showing? Or did you bite that off a long time ago in electroshock therapy?

            Because bad news, bro, it didn’t work. You’re still desperately trying to rearrange history for some bizarre racist satisfaction you apparently really need.

          • searchtruthnow

            Sounds like your rascist anger is spilling over and hard to contain. Well I guess If the obamas keep irritating the black community, and rascists like Al Shapton, Jesse Jackson and leaders of the BLM, keep pouring some make believe salt in a make believe wound there is not much more to expect. But I expect that many like you need some anger as cohesion,otherwise what else would you have to talk about.

          • okflowerchild

            The slaves were used for cutting the rock, too. The hardest of the labor. It’s hard to get most of the story–because slaves were not “people” and so their stories were not preserved.

          • bluenoser

            Slaves weren’t carpenters.. so they didn’t build the White House.. did they put in labor to make bricks etc, yes

          • Baman

            Some slaves were carpenters

          • vickie

            she stated they built it.. that is where people are mislead and more so all it does is cause more division that we are trying to repair..sort of like in a relationship you are trying to repair, you do not bring up things over and over that happened years ago, you work on here and now..PLUS did she mention the WORST and most brutal slavery was the Irish, it was long and terrible.. many slaves brought here ended up with wonderful lives, many took them in as their own family, that never happened to the Irish, raped and killed often. Where is that in the history books? now that is being a racist only bringing up one culture. your own

          • El Dee

            Sounds like you should take a play from your own playbook and include the portion of the article which states that slave wages were paid to the slave owners. “The payroll to slave owners shows that the government did not own slaves, but that it did hire them from their masters. Slave carpenters Ben, Daniel, and Peter were noted as owned by James Hoban.
            National Archives and Records Administration” Since when do carpenters work in quarries. Maryland and Virginia are the South and were big slave-holding states so it makes sense that slaves from the surrounding areas were recruited to construct the city. Please stop trying to deny, downplay, and manipulate American history. It makes you look ignorant and truly serves no purpose.

          • Barry Munkton

            Oh, they were only responsible for making bricks? I’m sure you’re right, making bricks probably doesn’t count. YOU FUCKING IDIOT.

          • ElCor
          • Do you even know what you just acknowledged? You just acknowledged that slaves did indeed build the White House. You added a bunch of other words, but not one of those other words alters the verifiable FACT that SLAVES built the white house.

            My son is an Aries; my daughter is a Taurus. They both made us an anniversary cake. I can say “An Aries made this cake”, even though a Taurus helped make it too. So quit ignorantly claiming that slaves didn’t build the White House when you keep finishi8ng your sentences with “and people other than slaves built the White House too”… because you keep just confirming what Mrs. Obama said.

          • Wasn’t prepared for the pivot into astrology.

          • Well, when dealing with intentionally obtuse history-deniers, you have to plumb some base territories.

          • bluenoser

            No Raceless didn’t acknowledge that slaves built the White House, they helped supply materials for the White House and painted it…hardly building anything… if I work for Home Depot and deliver supplies to a building hardly constitutes me building anything… if they never had a hammer in their hand they built nothing…

          • Yes, in fact he did acknowledge it in his own words, despite trying very hard to downplay it (like you did with your Home Depot attempt).

            Slaves weren’t 100% responsible, and the First Lady never claimed such. She spent the last 7+ years living in a residence that slaves participated in building. No amount of UNfancy footwork from history deniers will ever diminish this fact.

            Slaves existed, and slaves created the basis upon which many nations have undeniably benefited from. Get over it.

          • bluenoser

            Sorry but Michelle said “I live in a house built by slaves” unquote..she NEVER said I live in a house that slaves helped with the making of bricks and painting the exterior…

          • Guest’s the Name

            lol so you just once again state the very criticism held against you but you act as though it absolves you from being wrong?

          • Tony DeLuca

            right they just had casters. mortar. molds. wheelbarrows, and every ounce of the actual hard labor tacked on. you’re a fucking idiot

          • bluenoser

            Tony.. so the steelmakers in Pittsburg that poured hard work and sweat into making steel girders built the Empire State building…lol… and see if you can answer with another word other than “fucking”

          • Tony DeLuca

            what the fucking hell does that have to do with the whitehouse. the point is, they did work labor, it happened. and they did it as slaves. are you missing something? just a little slow on the uptake i guess

          • bluenoser

            Tony I’ll type this slowly so you can follow along… Michelle O said “I live in a house that slaves built”.. slaves didn’t build the White House any more than the Pittsburg steel makers built the Empire State building, helping with the supplies(bricks) hardly equates to putting up walls and nailing down floors…

          • Tony DeLuca

            oh right, just making all the material had nothing to do with it. makes sense, you cant fix stupid, see your likes ? see mine? kk. people know that if you are dumb enough to think making the materials for a building, has nothing to do with its construction. shit happens bud, just go see a doctor. maybe they can counsel you through it.

          • african american

            Slaves were carpenters,brick makers and masons, these were skills taught by the master to keep his property up and to make money from his/her slaves labor.slaves also did the carpentry and brick work along side free men forbuilding the capitol and the white house.you may have an American slave hiding in your family tree. Ever wonder where that big @$$$ on your sister you used to screw come from?hum?

          • okflowerchild

            Where are you getting the idea that slaves were not used for hard labor in building the White House? The cut the stones, for heaven’s sake.

          • Lauren Haas

            If you pay a slave for their work, then return them to their slave owners…aren’t they still slaves…?

          • Lauren Haas

            Whether the government paid them for their jobs or not, they were still enslaved at the time….they are not momentarily not slaves while being paid for this one job. Check out the link in the article to Politifact.com, which states the government paid slave owners for “the rental of slaves”. It also states that they were involved in much more than what you state.
            http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jan/19/nancy-pelosi/legend-slaves-building-capitol-correct/

          • searchtruthnow

            If you don’t pay your taxes what happens? Right you go to jail…We are all owned by the gov. we are all slaves. What’s the point about arguing about slaves when we are ALL Slaves working & building

            . The Owners of this country decide how to spend the tax dollars and make laws that we are forced to follow.

            The gov tells us to shut and and sit down. why? because we are SLAVES !

          • ICBM904

            Uh, no. That’s not what is says. Try reading. The slave owners were paid for the use of their slaves.

          • rider71

            You’re just plain wrong and attempting to distort history – not to mention the truth. The manual labor used to build the White House was mostly slave labor. Slaves and immigrants. There were some freed slaves that were paid, however the records show that slave owners were paid, not the slaves themselves.

            http://www.snopes.com/was-the-white-house-built-by-slaves/

          • MelwithTruth

            INCORRECT their slave masters were paid not them! Let me repeat the slaves were not paid their masters were paid. Where is the evidence that slaves got a dime from their slave masters? Only one man is documented as receiving payment as a slave ONE MAN. Because he was favoured by the President and has particular skills needed.

          • IBisOK

            They were slaves. They were forced labor. Period. End of sentence.

          • Baman

            She was saying that America is great because even though slaves built the white house her little girls now live in the white house. The article is racebaiting. Smh

          • Handy Jay

            Actually it was the OWNERS of the slaves who were paid/compensated for their use, but there wasn’t a lot of slave labor used in building the White House. Cotton pickers didn’t have the know how to construct such buildings.

          • chukrob

            Thank you.

          • Maxine Gothia Gore

            You forgot the Irish were also involved in the Building of the white house Hurtful you need to read a little bit more not just the stuff you think benefits what your talking about…….might I suggest you did a little bit truth….cant say much as them being slaves since they got paid for doing the job

          • 1Clara2

            Another little tidbit to remember: Wasn’t it BHO who told Americans, when speaking about the building of their businesses, that they didn’t build that business? So, it stands to reason that blacks did not build the White House or the Capital Building…the government did.

          • Well the government did, with slave labour!

          • Roger Sterling

            And that’s exactly why we encouraged the British to burn it down 22 years later in 1814.

          • lordlindley

            You sure are one uppity ****** ?

          • Bill Matthes

            I am not ignorant, a racist, nor am I an as*hole! You DO qualify now however by virtue of YOUR post. NOWHERE did I even mention her race. As for the as*hole and ignorant part, I’m sorry but you liberal-lunatics have a strangle-hold on that as well as a huge void of any common-sense, because you obviously looked it up and STILL got it wrong! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

          • Guest’s the Name

            That was a lot of hysteria. Just to see if you’re sane at all, you DO comprehend that slaves did build the White House, right?
            If you don’t comprehend that then don’t bother responding. I deal with enough delusional homeless types on my daily trek from my parking spot to my office door as it is.

          • phnxgrl

            That building in 1792 does not exist! It was burned to the ground in the war of 1812 by the British. She does not live in that building!

          • Bill Matthes

            There were very few slaves and they DID get paid for their work, you ignorant, empty-headed, AS*HOLE! I KNOW MY HISTORY A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN YOU, DIC*HEAD!

          • Martin Kennedy

            How? White guy here – admire the hell out of her, simply because, as she says, the lower you go, they higher they stand. 13 million ‘Mericuns with health care today, 2400 Isis obliterated, 5% unemployment rate. Quite ly done – which kills the Chuck Norris lovin’ red necks out there. It’s called dignity. You’ll recognize it when you compare it to ignorant, pathetic, lying, rich bastard Trump, who’s dying for you to give him the opportunity to screw you even more. Here’s hoping US is smart enough to avoid the abyss.

          • Bigfoot Steve

            I agree. Let’s hope the U.S. is smart enough to avoid electing Hillary Clinton.

          • Black and Blue

            Greatest national debt in history, declining workforce participation, rising crime (reversing a decades decline). Rapidly rising healthcare costs… something to admire..

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            Crime is NOT rising.

          • Black and Blue
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          • Spawn_of_Santa

            OHH, fuck you, you gullible sheep. The BJS reports crime statistics in the Uniform Crime Report and National Crime Victimization Survey every year. CRIME, in general, and Violent crime specifically is DROPPING and has been 1980 when violent crime – particularly murder peaked at 10.2:100,000 – TODAY it’s HALF THAT.

            FYI… Gary Johnson is who I voted for in 2012 – So you can take that Obamunist BS and shove it up you coward, LYING ass.

          • Black and Blue

            Did you come up with that eloquent reply all by yourself? Do you use profanity to make up for your lack of intellectual ability? Your lack of gainful employment? Or other shortcomings in life? I suspect all three.. Please get a sober adult to help you with your comprehension of my three posted links. Gary Johnson? A lot of stoners liked him for President, when you recover from your drug fueled rage and you get an adult to help, we can continue conversation. Oh BTW I think your Mommy is calling down to the basement for you to come up for dinner…

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            You are STILL a fucking sheep… BJS statistics belie the bullshit news articles you post… Lame Stream Media HOGWASH design to scare cowardly little girls incapable of complex thought like you.

            Go cower in your closet.

          • Black and Blue

            BJS statistics are only through 2014, however the surveys are current. Your lack of knowledge and your continued use of profanity, reinforces the point of your small mind and other small things in your life. Now hurry upstairs,Mommy has your afternoon snack ready.

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            blah blah blah…typical … I don’t want to believe the facts as they are so I’m going to make up excuses not to do so.

            BTW… Studies show that people who use vulgarities are generally more intelligent than those who are too chickenshit to use them. So fuck off with your ignorant self and go cower in your closet.

          • Black and Blue

            Yup keep on telling yourself that (a lot of losers point to the one “study” in 2015) but look at your life, you are a loser….a complete joke of a human being, living in you cesspool of an existence… now go upstairs Mommy will make you your nite…nite snack.

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            You apparently have real mommy issues. Keep mentioning snacks…really? That’s pathetic. Learn how to think, moron. Quit being a Right Wing Drone.

          • Black and Blue

            Keep on clinging to the words of your dear leader loser… you don’t want to lose your EBT card…Why don’t you get a job? or do you tell yourself you like living in your mother’s basement?

          • Black and Blue

            and loser boy… I posted facts you just can’t admit you are wrong, But reality never matter much to those like you, making up for your shortcomings in life…

          • okflowerchild

            Corporations are responsible for each thing you listed.

          • Black and Blue

            How so? Please be specific.

          • okflowerchild

            Debt: Mega corporations are hiding money off-shore to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Jobs: they are employing millions for pennies a day (not enough to live on) outside our borders (and as a bomus, they get to pollute the waters and air there, too, AND workers get no safety/chemical exposure protections). Heath costs: big pharma sells us drugs at 100s of times the cost they sell them to people in other countries, while our tax dollars help to support their research.

          • Black and Blue

            I asked for specifics, not left-wing talking (more likely ranting) points. According to your understanding, what “mega-corporations” are “hiding” money offshore to avoid paying taxes (please be specific)? Specifically where are they hiding it (what foreign jurisdiction)? How much is involved specifically? If you have knowledge of wrongdoing why have you not informed the authorities?

          • okflowerchild
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          • Black and Blue

            You stated they “are hiding money” offshore but your provided links talks about subsidiaries earning that are in foreign jurisdictions and the data come ” 2014 financial reports from 50 of the biggest companies in the U.S”. Please tell me specifically how they are “hiding” money in publicly available (and audited) reports filed with the SEC. As for “not paying their fair share” from your link: “the tax on money made overseas is only due when it’s brought back to the U.S”. So how is it not paying their “fair share” when it is in full accordance with US law. As for overseas earning of subsidiaries, the US is one of the few countries (none of the other G8 countries) that tax the overseas earning of subsidiaries, and the US has the highest corporate tax in the world as well as double taxation of dividends. So it appears your point #1 is proven erroneous, would you like to move to point #2?

          • dman001948

            Stuff it up your cracker butt!

          • Lc Goodfellow

            Never argue with an idiot. They’ll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

          • Brett Burgundy

            Pay roll to a slave owner but no slated built it 🤔 Lies

          • iworkandvote

            I guess you never heard of historians. Exactly why we have someone running like Trump because we have idiots saying that only witnesses can speak of history. Dumb and getting dumber

          • Bill Matthes

            Yes, you liberals certainly are. Dumb and getting dumber every day. Check YOUR history-book before spitting out your ignorance!

          • MelwithTruth

            Trump the man who has commited treason! He should be indicted.

          • phnxgrl

            Did you ever hear of the War of 1812? If not look it up and the Executive Mansion then get back to me on that Slavery thing!

          • Handy Jay

            Trump commitTed treason??? Are you basing your delusional fallacy on ignorance, or lies?

          • chukrob

            How is it race baiting when it’s fact? http://history1800s.about.com/b/2008/12/10/slaves-who-built-the-white-house.htm
            Why is it that republicans think that because their is a black POTUS that there is no racism or that somehow racism no-longer exists. The fact is that race is a problem and Fox news with it’s agenda of spreading hatred towards this president is a root cause of the racist campaign currently being ran by Trump I quote “see my african american” This notion that protesting is hate? BLM is protest for the equal justice for all not just a few and with the unjustified deaths of several black men by police, Eric Gardner died from an applied illegal choke and it was caught on video !! where is the justice? Castille shot in his car legally permitted to carry !! shot not once but four times !!! wheres the justice? these are a couple of deaths with no results for justice just forgotten that’s the problem.

          • NTBRNYESTRDA

            I was going to stay out of this little war of words, until you brought up Fox news. Are you kidding me? Really? You can say that with a straight face when I know, you know, Republicans know, and most certainly Democrats know that almost ever major news media is owned or controlled by Democrats who pander, censor, lie, omit embellish, and anything else they need to without exception to further the democratic party and their agendas. They far outnumber the scant few news media outlets of the republican party. One is just as guilty as the other. Are you kidding me?

          • Michael Davis

            If Obama is so bad wtf does that say about the Republican party? Better known as the party of hate that he beat them twice? Once he loses Donald Trump will be richer and will leave yall behind looking like chickens with your heads cut off.

          • Barry Munkton

            I wasn’t there for WW2 but I’m pretty sure I understand what happened.

        • Bobsbride2

          And of course, your ad hominem response, which contains zero factual date to back it up, proves it, right?

          • tekwrite

            “I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves,” she said.

            FALSE. Michelle Obama Claims the White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’… But There’s One HUGE Problem

            Michelle Obama gave the commencement address to graduates of City College in New York. While she was trying to inspire the students, Obama could not refrain from injecting race into it, as she always seems to do:

            “It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, black young women – head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the President of the United States…

            While I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day… you are the fruits of their labor. Their legacy is very much your legacy.”

            There’s just one big problem with her statement, which has also been echoed by her husband: it’s not entirely true. But don’t expect the media to tell you why.

            First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves.

            Most of the labor force consisted of local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia) and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.

            As the project neared completion — the lime-based whitewashing that gives the building its iconic appearance…slaves were indeed added to the mix.

            But once again, facts get in the way of the Obama’s preachy race-baiting.

            That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House.

            One slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day ($31 per day in 2016 dollars). Is it technically “slave labor” — if you are paid?

            http://toprightnews.com/michelle-obama-complains-of-living-in-white-house-built-by-slaves-but-theres-one-huge-problem/

            Also wasn’t this the “lady” who claimed that for the first time she was proud of America? She will say ANYTHING like America is already great! LOL Liberals are such sheeples…

        • Iwasonemore

          they changed that. and have paid lots(!) of publications to write backup copies verifying the made up history. There are some humdingers in there; it’s not “far right” – I’m not – just so disrespectful of these nasty people to come into and use their position to change the country’s history to give them an edge over “how terrible everyone is.”

        • Watch it

          Quoted from your link: “The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.” No where in your link does it say the WH was built by slaves (solely), so Michelle is factually wrong. Far left ignoramuses are wrong, again.

          • Bruce_Are

            She never said it was “solely” built by slaves. But slaves built a bulk of it , according to the White House Historical Association. Why is that hard to accept? Why are conservatives unwilling to apply reason?

          • Watch it

            What she said was a lie. The way she stated that the WH was built by slaves implies the conclusion that it was all slave built. The Historical Society does NOT support your take on it. The slaves were used primarily on the other government buildings. Go back and reread the article with comprehension in mind.

            “Why is that hard to accept? Why are conservatives unwilling to apply reason?” . . . . It seems that YOU are having a hard time accepting the truth and the facts, typical leftist, liberal reaction, and as far as applying reason, you are so far from it that you can’t see the light.

        • Carlos6970

          @@richardmunchel:disqus ,

          You’re a wannabe, which is why you create fiction.

        • Black and Blue

          The task force acknowledged it was not able to tell the full story. “No one will ever know how many slaves helped to build the United States Capitol Building — or the White House,” says the 2005 task force report, entitled History of Slave Laborers in the Construction of the United States Capitol. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jan/19/nancy-pelosi/legend-slaves-building-capitol-correct/

          • Black and Blue

            So it is accepted that slaves were involved but to what extent it cannot be precisely determined. So actually both parties appear to be correct.

        • dman001948

          WRONG!!!!! Check your facts again and not the ones SHE use’s….
          Slaves were use but in a very small roll…and they DID NOT BUILD the WHITE HOUSE Idiot!

          • Gedeon Maheux

            Sorry, she’s factually correct. They did in fact, help build the White House.

        • Crook Hillary Mother ISIS&BLM

          Actually you don’t know what you are talking about, very few blacks worked on the white house and those who did were paid.

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            “That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House.”

            The ONLY time a slave was paid directly was for working on SUNDAY…the other six days of the week, they paid the slave OWNERS for use of the property.

            And only ONE slave, in the entire history of the District of Columbia, a SINGLE slave – Philip Reid – was ever paid directly. He was owned by a Clark Mills and worked 33 Sundays. One the statue that is mounted on the top of the CAPITAL, not the White House.

            But those pesky facts…right?

          • Crook Hillary Mother ISIS&BLM

            More flies on your Democratic Horsesh!!!!!t does nothing but confirm your racist crap, very few blacks worked on the white house as they were obviously unskilled, so rap on with your revisionist history. I realize you love the narrative more than you love the facts.

          • Loren Jones

            THAT is your racism talking. You’re convinced that Africans were enslaved and never learned, nor had an innate ability for, anything other than menial labor. History and historical record says otherwise, but if it helps you sleep better at night enjoy it. lol

          • Crook Hillary Mother ISIS&BLM

            Actually these are fact’s but you continue to live in your fantasy world of political correctness. Blacks were not allowed to learn how to or to run jobs. By the way I am black so start your uncle tom crap in 3 2 1

          • Spawn_of_Santa

            Uh….what? You need to find some better crack.

          • Gedeon Maheux

            Nope, they were not paid. Their MASTERS were paid. No evidence they were. So yeah, its you that doesn’t understand what you’re talking about. Nice try.

        • jay67

          actually the article is right but you really just want to protect him ooops her, don’t you ?

        • JCLincoln

          Yes, we need to have more communists in government. And more abortion. And more homosexuals and LGBTQ using little girls’ bathrooms and more illegal terrorists in America to become diversified.

          We need Hitler-y to finish the job of destroying America that Obama started.

        • Barry Munkton

          Thank you!

        • Betty Sines

          Many immigrants helped build the White House… All were paid. Probably not well… NOT arguing that slaves the helped in the quarries in Va cutting the stones most likely were not paid well, but paid. In the 1700’s there were already freed slaves…who worked and were paid… not made to work, hired to work.

        • CatinTx

          The arrogantly ignorant care not for facts.

        • Jenkem Jones

          No, you are the one that has trouble with facts.

        • searchtruthnow

          1-I am sure intelligent white men drew up the architectural drawings.
          2- I am sure white people paid for all that was involved in the building of it.
          3- It didn’t get built all at one time. It was expanded over time. Like Michelles les and large mouth.
          :
          4- Why is she so upset over supposed dead people who built it while she lives there with all her many servants?

          And last but not least: 5 – Who gives a rat’s ass?

        • John Huber

          Ok. I am not a history teacher but I need to teach an idiot about history. The ORIGINAL white house may or may not have been built by slaves but the white house that Bitchelle Obama lives in is NOT that house! In fact the white house has been destroyed and rebuilt it has also be deconstructed and rebuilt many times! So Bitchelle Obama is in fact WRONG! Wrong wrong wrong! Give up the racism ghost bitch!

        • lordlindley

          Probably written by a negro with a chip on his shoulder and a BLM T-Shirt on?

        • The government owned no slave but according to the article you provided they did hire 3 of another person’s slaves so I guess you are technically right. Three is a low number but I will agree it was wrong and we all know slavery was wrong. Most of us do not care about history that much but are more concerned with today and the constant large percentage crime by a small segment of society. The Democrat party thinks minorities cannot take care of themselves or compete with us for college positions and jobs but we don’t think that Richard, Republicans believe in hard work and success for all.

        • phnxgrl

          She does not live in the First Executive Mansion! Learn some history!

        • David Taylor

          I read the link that you have, and it supports the article above. The White House was not built primarily by slaves.

      • Okiloki

        Slaves did build the White House because it was cheaper than importing Europeans to come over and do the job. The slaves were not paid, their owners were paid for the work they did to compensate for them not working on the owners’ land. You people need to learn about this country if you want to live in it.

        • William Matthes

          Even if they did use some slaves, we’re talking about over 200 years ago! My ancestors were not in this country here yet, and I’m betting yours weren’t either. Why the hell then should I feel bad for a person like Michelle Obama who spends every night in a mansion, is waited on hand and foot, and flies all over the world on vacation courtesy of U.S. tax-payer’s money? OUR MONEY! She’s always race-baiting and pissing and moaning about something, this is just the latest.

          • Bobsbride2

            That’s right! And my ancestors weren’t here yet either. They all got off boats about 150 years ago and worked very hard to help the American dream. In fact, being of Irish ancestry, my people were also sold as slaves and were discriminated against–even in the US! My people were held as slaves and abused by England for over 800 years! Should I cry to England that it owes me reparations?? No! Do I sit and cry about something that has no affect on life today? What a useless, dishonest waste that would be. Race baiters need to get off their duffs and move on! No one can change the past, so why is it being used to destroy the present and ruin the future?

      • #LoudBlackGirl

        You are nothing more than someone able to spew insults. Pick up a book, know facts, then speak.

      • Dislikehaters

        You are a discussing ignorant and hater. The white house has been build by slaves and Ireland immigrants. You need to read American history ass hole!

      • Dave 406

        Trying to rewrite history in your own idiotic view. Pathetic

      • iworkandvote

        # FactsMatter Try some research independently rather than relying on lying rags

      • Barry Munkton

        Oh yes, Melania’s speech was so much better. At least, the parts that FLOTUS wrote were…

      • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders
      • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

        the obama kids go to private school

        private schools costing American taxpayers nearly $300,000.00 annually.

      • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

        Michelle Obama Lavish Expenses Cost American Taxpayers Big –

        Aug 25, 2015 – We all know the rules are a little different for the political class. But Michelle Obama’s recent trips overseas hardly qualify as official business.

        Michelle Obama’s extended vacation Hits American Taxpayers
        Jul 21, 2015 – Judicial Watch just obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s 2014 trip to China cost …

        Michelle Obama SUED for Extravagant Tax-Payer Funded Vacations

        They’re going to find out just how much Michelle’s extravagant vacation to Spain cost, where she may have shopped with her taxpayer-funded credit card.

        Report:
        Price of Michelle’s vacation over budget more than $70 million so far, and counting …Dec 17, 2015 – The ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, for first lady Michelle Obama in February. … That brings the overall cost of secret service personnel for personal travel to …

      • Gene Moser

        And opinions are like —- : everybody has one. Guess where your opinion came from.

      • Ryan

        Sounds like you are describing yourself.

      • Sally Stewart

        Like you said William, just your opinion not the facts.

    • vicki grant

      I’m tired of racism when will that go away?

      • fitter

        It will go away when every person puts America first. not African American it is American African. Any flag shoved into the faces of Americans that is not the stars and stripes is racism against Americans. It is not only color where racism occurs, if you want equality it must start as all Americans with a heritage from where ever..

        • Kim35

          It’s not even African at all, there is nothing African about American blacks beyond their distant relatives.

          By that logic none of us are Americans, except native people. Why are white people not referred to as Irish or Russian American?

          Well because unless we have actual ties to Russia we’re America.

          Unless you’re from Africa you’re not African American.

          And white people are born and raised in Africa too. Blacks don’t own it.

        • vicki grant

          You sound so stupid you really mean white Americans that’s all you care about your race will be gone soon. Lmaooooooooo go pray to your white Jesus

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            Troll.

          • Technically, Jesus was jewish. He wasn’t black. If he was black, he’d be shrinking heads and reading chicken bones in order to predict the future.

          • ATXPatfan

            Pictures. If you don’t have a picture of Jesus than I say he was black.

          • Thomas Cox

            What do you mean by “white america?” You clearly don’t realize the huge differences even within white cultures…German, Irish, French, Dutch…a majority of whose ancestors were never involved in slavery, unless they were the enslaved themselves. Calling people “white” is like stereotyping Asians. Rich cultures that live throughout Asia that are in some ways similar, but in others vastly different! Racism will die when white supremacists and people like you fade into the past.

          • tick tock

            If Africa is so great why don’t the blacks from America move to Africa?

      • Racism went up during the obumbo years because barack hussein supports black criminals!

        • vicki grant

          Yes he’s they’re coming out of prison everyday Thank God hallelujah. They will be able to vote lmaooooooooo.

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            Troll

          • If they’re as stupid as you with English, “…yes he’s they’re coming…”, as they are with crime, then they’ll be back in jail or Trayvonated before the election!

      • Gerry from TEXAS

        Vicki, I can not believe you just wrote that. You have been throwing that race card around rather well in your posts. I also believe you are a two faced hypocrite.

      • Christopher Baroni

        Racism will stop when labeling people ends. Unfortunately I don’t think this will happen in my lifetime. If we all lived in a world where we were just known by our names and not the color of our skin, or by our gender, racism, sexism and other ism’s would be gone. A perfect world I guess.

      • tick tock

        Racism will go away when you blacks get a clue, Trigglypuff.

        • ATXPatfan

          Yeah…black people started racism! Slaves were so racist towards their masters! I mean really…

      • Lance

        When you stop creating opportunities to point out that race is the issue, which is very rarely the reason in any case. That’s the biggest issue with this administration. I voted for Obama in 2008 and immediately regretted that decision when after he said in his campaigning that he would create a bipartisan government, but instead decided to berate every person who was not a Democrat for the entirety of his Inaugural Speech. It was ridiculous, callous, and childish. It was no wonder no Repubs wanted to deal with the guy when he was such an ass that he pointed every issue in our country at them, instead of trying to unify the parties to get something done.

    • Peggi Watkins

      The obomas are desperate, they’re running out of time to ‘change’ America so they’re pulling out all the stops. She is a bafoon.

      • Gorgeous G

        Please learn how to spell before you criticize anyone.

      • ATXPatfan

        *Obamas *buffoon

        Oh the irony

    • vicki grant

      We’re tired of you you think Trump’s going to save you. Trump’s a joke and so are you.

      • Well then, vote for Trump and prove us wrong!

      • tick tock

        We’re tired of you think Obama’s going to save you. He hasn’t yet. Obama’s a joke and so are you.

        Say, ask him if he will spread his wealth among all blacks, or, let all of you take turns living in his five million dollar mansion in an all White neighborhood.

    • Snake

      I do not dislike people because of their race. I despise people, regardless of race, because of their actions. The BIC and the Liar in Chief has done more harm to race relations than anyone in 50 years!
      My motto is: If you are not an A$$hole to me, I won’t be an A$$hole to you.

    • vicki grant

      White’s started the race baiting and it still goes on today you hypocrite look in the mirror lynching KKK skinhead. Look at young Roof he went into a church and killed 9 people cops didn’t kill him they took him to Burger King. The families forgave Roof.

    • ItAintYouItsMe

      Facts! Read it for yourself quit letting some website tell you the truth. Oh it’s only race baiting when a black person gives you facts. I guess America never had slavery 😮😏

    • iworkandvote

      Unless you are black, which you appear not to be not, you have no clue as to the persistent and ongoing venom directed at these people solely because they are black skinned. Learn something. Walk in someone else’s shoes for a minute and you might open your heart and mind. Nah–likely it is closed shut. Please just for a moment consider the hatred directed at her innocent daughters for 8 years–because some disagree with their father’s policies and their father’s skin color. I suppose no one ever questioned your children’s heritage in the press?

    • CatinTx

      Sending pity your way for being tired of listening to a Black woman. I am sick of listening to bitter old white women like you complaining about everything. Get a job.

    • Must be nice to have been white your whole life and never have had to deal with any real issues regarding race.

    • MelwithTruth

      So you call the truth race baiting? What about her statement is incorrect?

    • Baman

      She was saying that America is great because even though slaves built the white house her little girls now live in the white house. The article is racebaiting.

  • Anja J

    She is a hateful race baiter. I can’t help but feel, with the blacks absorbing the show “Roots” once again, that those who lived in the slave days, who eventually fot for their freedom, would be SO disappointed in what blacks have accomplished today. The whining, the excuse making, the drugs, the gangs, the welfare families, the school drop outs, that hatred of this country. 150 years after freedom, all todays blacks do is still look back with hatred, rather than moving forward with freedom given to them by their ancestors, who would have DIED to have the opportunities to them that today’s blacks have today, and many reject.

    • vicki grant

      You sound like a damn fool you hater you so jealous of the Obama’s you been hating for 8 yrs lmaooooooooo you fool

      • ruthlesinski

        Could you grow up, please? you sound like a Second Grader.

        • Peggi Watkins

          Ignore it, it’ll go away . . .

          • vicki grant

            Racism will never go away why don’t you racist kill it like they killed that gorilla.

          • The gorilla shooting was a demonstration of how to stop black on black crime. The thuggish gorilla was killed because it kidnapped and almost drowned a poor innocent black child. The solution to the problem, as usual, was to Trayvonate the thug.

          • The black child is alive because men with guns Trayvonated the thuggish gorilla.

        • vicki grant

          Trump sound like a second grader. He’s so petty so are you.

          • Actually Trump graduated from Wharton Business. It’s a very tough and elite program. Trump is actually Ivy League with high marks! Every time he opened his mouth on The Apprentice, millions of dollars in payroll was met.

          • ATXPatfan

            Trump was born on 3rd base and he acts as if he hit a Home Run.

        • Peggi Watkins

          That is 1 sick deranged hate-filled racist bitch

          • Gorgeous G

            No, Peggi, honestly that is you. May God help you. You are simply hating the Obama’s because of their skin color, period. You’re sad.

      • unclealfie

        You sound ignorant enough to be from Florida!

      • Why should we be jealous of barack hussein? During his tenure, young black male unemployment went up to 58 percent and gun sales went through the roof. Ha Ha!

    • Peggi Watkins

      Preach!

    • Wiggle D

      They and MLK Jr would both would be ashamed if they were still alive. It’s almost like they would like to be back in the safety of those chains.

      • Peggi Watkins

        Ha! Good one!

      • Gorgeous G

        How would you know how Martin Luther King would feel? You wouldn’t. I hope you recall he was assassinated because of his skin color, and his beliefs. FYI, the King family won a civil suit, alleged against the government that they were a contributing factor in his assassination.

        • Kim35

          I’m sure the govt was involved, those were ugly times.

          Based on his speeches though I can’t imagine he’d be happy with the state of the black community.

        • Ameripat

          Anything for money, especially government (taxpayer) money.

        • Wiggle D

          “I have a dream”!

      • ATXPatfan

        Wow…the “safety” of those chains, huh? Yes…slavery is often described as being very “safe.” You should ask some black people how’d they like to go back to the “safety” of slavery.

        Clearly you are an accomplished scholar of some renown.

        • Wiggle D

          It’s metaphoric, dipshit. It means by not having any control of their lives they have no responsibility for their fuck ups.

          • ATXPatfan

            You’re the Plato of racism.

          • Wiggle D

            There is a difference between ‘Racism’ and ‘Negative Stereotyping’. Are there people of African descent who take responsibility for themselves, earn a living and are overall respectable people? Yes. However, more choose to shift blame, do drugs, rob people, shoot each other, leech of the welfare systems and overall, be a nuisance. If it really is an issue with them, they need to change and stop it with this sociopathic, crustacean-like, pity party of theirs’.

    • vicki grant

      It’s more poor white people on welfare more white’s on drugs more whites have killed cops. It’s no meth labs on my street are user. Wake up I hope you got your pen so you want OD. Skin head,KKK, teabagger. You going to church today hater God’s watching you. Karma is on it’s way sucker.

      • Ameripat

        Vicki, I feel sorry for you, you have such hate in your heart which will never heal as long as you feel you are, and will always be, a victim. Why don’t you use your energy to help the unfortunate, or the elderly, or take in some foster children, etc.

    • Gorgeous G

      Wow, what ignorance….

    • Daniel Zellers

      They are afraid that when they give up the past they are also giving up all rights to ( we deserve everything free attitude. ) This attitude is also the attitude Bernie is trying to spread and justify, his reason for being in existence. The same style attitude Muslims use to spread thier existance. Try to get the rtrust and. respect want from an age group that doesn’t even relate to a subject they are trying to spread thier belief to. ( How ever a way of getting thier attention and vote. ( I can in return for your vote give you candy and other FREE STUFF, again not knowing the real reason for the existence of the person or group they they are trading thier soul to. !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Smith

    Since when did TRUTH pass the lips of left-wingers? Like compulsive liars Hillary Clinton and her vile husband, the truth only gets told when all else fails to be believed. (“I did NOT have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky!”, Bengazi, etc. ad infinitum)

    • ATXPatfan

      Nixon

      • Rick Smith

        LOL! Nixon was right up there with Carter and Obama as one of America’s WORST presidents.
        He created the most powerful enemy America will ever have to fight, and we WILL have to fight the Chicoms eventually. You aren’t going to get any arguments out of me on THAT rat bastard.

        • ATXPatfan

          Was George W a good president?

          • Rick Smith

            You mean coke-head, “New World Order” JR? America hasn’t had a “good” president for over a century.

  • ED/PHX

    She makes things up as she goes along, presents them to people who take her as “Gospel”, never bothering to check her facts. If she doesn’t like waking up there,, why not try “Motel 6″….they’ll leave the light on for her, as obviously she needs as there’s NO ONE HOME !

    • vicki grant

      Every time Trump open his mouth lies come out his ignorant mouth

      • Mark Wurz

        This thread is about that lying bitch Obama. You are not bright enough to see or understand that

        • vicki grant

          You can’t see because your racism blocks your thinkings you can’t reason with a fool.

          • Chris

            You are so fvcking dumb!! Good thing your useless body breathes on its own or you would have died along time ago when your acorn sized brain did!! Idiots like you and the Obitches make everything about race! Old lady Obitch makes up a story and Dumb Fvcks like you swallow up the whole load! You are racist just like the Obitches!!

          • vicki grant

            You’re a sad piece of hillbilly trash you red neck. Go suck your daddy’s penis you’re so ignorant and full of hate you hypocrite.

          • tick tock

            And there it is. No argument or facts, so must resort to name calling.

          • Chris

            LOL!! Hey brainless Skank, the shit I dropped out of my ass last night was both smarter and better looking than you! Classic redneck comeback line from a racist Nitwit! You like to make everything about race because you are racist! Go on now Skank cym collector, your Pimp is still looking for you!

          • Black women are more likely to have STD’s according to the CDC. That includes statistics from the barack hussein years. Ha Ha! Sounds like black women are their own worst problem, eh?

          • vicki grant

            You’re so ignorant why are you talking about STD you doofus

          • I’m smart because I was able to point an ignoramus like you toward statistics. Moochelle “The Wookie” Hussein is black and we think she’s a woman. You claim to be black and you list your username as “vicki”. So citing data that shows black women to have higher rates of STD’s makes total sense. I know that your low IQ might have trouble making the connection, just try harder next time.

          • ATXPatfan

            Klub – What was that interracial porn site you were telling me about? Is this a bad time…you can tell me later if you’re busy?

          • nicacat56

            LOL! You, on the other hand, are a fucking racist AND misogyinist
            ASSHOLE!!!

          • Get all the facts

            After reading your hatred comments.. Please take a long look in the mirror.. and make a mental note to yourself.. You my friend are a RACIST. Slavery ended a long time ago. Were you a slave? Probably not ( you would have to be very very old). Christ my parents are in their 70’s and never owned a slave.. nor did my grandparents. Problem is people have nothing more to go on. Hate was preached to you growing up .. but I wasn’t there so I don’t know that for sure. Either way. I grew up with black friends, my father fought side by side with black service men. If you can’t get past the color of skin.. don’t expect anyone else to either. The road to better starts with you.

          • Heather G.

            You honestly think you’re any better? You are one of the most ignorant and racist trolls on here.

      • unclealfie

        This thread is not about our next president, so STFU, Hater!.

        • vicki grant

          You STFU red neck it’s all about your hate you racist bigot

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            Vicki, BHO is half black and half white. Just an FYI, I hate the white half too. lmaoooooooo

        • ATXPatfan

          Yes…as Jesus said in 1st Corinthians “STFU Hater!”

      • tick tock

        Every time Obama opens his mouth lies come out his ignorant mouth.

    • NWDC

      Did anyone read the article? Even the author seems to (painfully) admit she is correct. She was 100% accurate.

      • Ameripat

        Have you ever wondered…

        Did slaves build the White House? Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.

        Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government’s quarry at Aquia, Virginia. Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the President’s House. The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.

    • ATXPatfan

      Are you talking about the woman who wrote this article? If so, yes…I agree.

  • Cindy Cron Baker

    They are both race baiters and sneaky antagonist. Smh

    • vicki grant

      Trump is the race baiter and a hypocrite smh lol

      • mrbadhabit

        you REALLY Need to shut your pie hole and Learn some FACTS and Truth before you go blaming things on trump or Falsely claiming Trump is race baiting anyone.. its been moochelle obama that made the race baiting remarks, and who along with her husband have Praised lifelong race baiting hustlers and crooks like al sharpton, jesse jackson, etc.. Trump isnt the one LYING to make a Racial DISS on the United States, .. Moochelle Obama is (as the Article points out).. Get a Life ya Brain dead koolaid drunk Lying loser

        • vicki grant

          I got a life Renew your membership with the KKK. Did you get your Food Stamps this month. Did you pass your drug test for a Job? If not ISIS want you hater. you want have to hide under your hood.

          • mrbadhabit

            More proof that you are as inept and uneducated as you make yourself out to be, .. the kkk was Founded as the militant wing of the DEMOCRAT Party for the Purpose of suppressing Blacks and Republicans. to this day, and even in THIS Election cycle the kkk is supporting the DEMOCRAT canidates ($20,000 to hillary’s campaign) I have never been on food stamps in my life.. i WORK and EARN what i have, .. its seems to me that the ONLY one here with Hatred in their heart is YOU.. since Hate filled ranting seems to be all that youre capable of aside from making a monumental Jackass out of yourself by proving beyond Any doubt just how Ignorant, foolish, uneducated, and Bigoted you actually are (as Evidenced by your own brain dead posts).. so Yes.. you DO need to Get a Life, along with Growing Up, and pulling your head out of whatever orifice you currently have it shoved up.

          • Gorgeous G

            This is the most incorrect comment I’ve yet to read, where did you get your knowledge and education? LOL! It was the Dixicrats (conservative party) where the KKK originated. And it was that same conservative party that opposed blacks.

          • mrbadhabit

            sorry but evidently you are just as delusioned and inept on history as vicki is, .. it was the Republican party that fought the democrats of the south, .. it wasnt the Republican party platform that changed, its still mostly the same as it was when Lincoln was President.. Nice try at Revisionist history though, .. it was the Republicans that voted in Majority to pass the Civil rights act, and voting rights act, Against Democrat Filibuster from Robert Byrd, and Al Gore Sr and Several Others (oh wait.. they were Old school democrats, Segregationists and (with Byrd, KKK LEADERSHIP) so when did they ever become Republican? oh thats Right.. they Never did. try learning some Factual history instead of this spoon fed BS Myth that all of a sudden the 2 major political parties Switched around on each other.. it was the Democrats that enacted and pushed for “jim crow” laws, as well as damn near every other Segregationist law thats been on the books. and it was Republicans that worked together, formed a majority with some of the democrats and Passed the CRA and VRA, while the Majority of democrats in Both cases voted AGAINST both Acts.. no BS Excuses of “switching parties” needed.. the Vote Counts Are CLEAR as are the Minutes from the Senate and House on Who voted for, who voted Against, and who Filibustered.. the Facts are the Facts.. not conjecture or Theory.. sorry.. Try Again

          • ATXPatfan

            What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul

          • Kim35

            Honey all you have to do is 5 minutes of research to see that the Democrats of that time are all republicans now.

            The south fought for slavery, and how do all the southern states now vote?

            Heavily republican.

            Geez, there are reasons argue that Obama hasn’t been the best president but it’s hard to believe so many right wingers can’t understand this basic historical fact.

          • Actually, 5 seconds of research shows you that one of Hitlery KKKlinton’s mentors was a ranking KKK member. They are both democRats.

          • ATXPatfan

            Next time, spend 10 seconds and you’ll get the actual story:

            It’s also true that Robert Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and helped establish the hate group’s chapter in Sophia, West Virginia. However, in 1952 Byrd avowed that “After about a year, I became disinterested [in the KKK], quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization,” and throughout his long political career (he served for 57 years in the United States Congress) he repeatedly apologized for his involvement with the KKK:

            “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.”

            In 2010, even the NAACP released a statement honoring Senator Byrd and mourning his passing:

            The NAACP is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Robert Byrd. Byrd, the longest serving member of congress was first elected to the U.S. House from [West Virginia] in 1952 and was elected Senator in 1958. Byrd passed away this morning at the age of 92.

            “Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “Senator Byrd went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and many other pieces of seminal legislation that advanced the civil rights and liberties of our country.

            “Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, the historic health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. “Senator Byrd was a master of the Senate Rules, and helped strategize passage of legislation that helped millions of Americans. He will be sorely missed.”

          • Gerry from TEXAS

            Kim, the Civil War was fought over economics. The separation from the USA was because there was more votes in the house and senate in DC because there were more states in the north. The north out voted the south and passed a tax which was only increased on the south. The north also over priced the processing of the raw textiles(cotton) which the south grew. Southern farmers started to export the raw textiles to the Dutch and other countries in Europe to be processed and save money. That was the deciding factor to tax the exports as well. Slavery didn’t come into play until 18-19 months into the war and it was only brought up so it would take the labor away from the southern farms and force the southern soldiers to go home and run/work their farms. Lincoln was quoted onetime as saying if he could win the war by freeing the slaves he would, but if he could win the war by not freeing the slaves then he would not. If Vicki would do some research she would find that there a great number of slaves in the north as well as the south.

          • Ameripat

            Kim35, hate to break it to you but you have it all backwards. Most Republicans in office today are Democrats, thus the name RINO’s. That is why we need Mr. Trump, who is not bought and paid for by the likes of George Soros, Koch brothers, China, etc. like Hillary. Not sure about Bernie but we know Socialism does NOT work (Venezuela).

          • vicki grant

            You need to take your head out of trump’s Colon and give the hate up. I know you don’t have any friends you still living in mom’s basement. You’re on SSI your life is dead man walking and talking saying nothing. Poor thing. Jesus loves you cause you don’t love yourself.

          • tick tock

            The first slave owner in America was a free Black man who owned Black slaves. Even way back then Black people screwed over their own kind when they could benefit from it, just like today.

          • ATXPatfan
          • Ameripat

            Vicki, will you please go away and take your ignorance with you? Thank you!

          • Gorgeous G

            Vicki, LOL!!! GOOD ONE.

          • Kim35

            That’s trumps core constituency. People who threaten and insult.

            That’s happens when you have no independent thoughts.

          • The KKK was the night shift of the democRat party. The democRat party fought the Union in a failed attempt to keep and spread slavery. Anti-gun laws were passed by democRats to keep colored people unarmed and vulnerable to the KKK.

          • vicki grant

            They all were white men a snake is a snake a black men couldn’t vote still today they try to stop blacks from voting. KKK still around

          • Oh look at how Triggly Puff changes her tune when faced with facts! I brought up the political angle and she resorts back to racism because she is too ignorant of actual black history regarding black oppression by democRats. The Union military and the GOP were, by a vast majorty, white. President Lincoln, the great Emancipator, was white. Sounds like blacks should thank whites for their freedom here in the USA and abroad.

          • ATXPatfan

            “blacks should thank whites for their freedom here in the USA.” Wow….just wow.

            Or maybe they would just prefer to have been left in Africa in the first place? You know…where they already had freedom?

          • Heather G.

            I think you forgot a very important fact about African slavery. most of the Africans sold to America were already slaves, and sold by Africans.

          • tick tock

            No facts yet again. Oh yeah, your ideaology only uses emotion because the people who spew your ideaology have low IQs. That is why you are a useful idiot.

          • ATXPatfan

            One way ticket to Loony Town…population You!

          • tick tock

            Bless your little red heart

        • ATXPatfan

          Yeah…do some book learnin and get some facts and trufth! Trump isn’t trying to “make a racial DISS on America!”

        • Dave Fedack

          Ok mrbadhabit, say that to me Bro. I’ve got vicki’s back, what you call her, brother you’re calling me.

      • Mark Wurz

        When has Trump said one thing tht would make him a racist. Please quote it. You are the same dizzy c*&t that threw charges of racism at the Tea Party when they had black members at their rallies. Please die

        • Peggi Watkins

          Don’t bother Mark. This wacko is off her medicine. No reasoning with it.

          • ATXPatfan

            Peggi – as a woman, I can certainly see why you’d support Trump:

            In a New York magazine profile published in November 1992, a year after Trump divorced his first wife, Ivana, Trump was quoted dispensing his wisdom about how to handle the fairer sex.

            “You have to treat ’em like shit,” Trump said in the article to friend Philip Johnson, who responded, “You’d make a good mafioso.”

            Trump’s response: “One of the greatest.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “Rosie O’Donnell’s disgusting. I mean, both inside and out. You take a look at her, she’s a slob.”

            “Rosie’s a person that’s very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend,” Trump continued. “Why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?”

          • ATXPatfan

            “Now grotesque @BetteMidler is into the Trump act — trying to become relevant again.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’”

          • ATXPatfan

            “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

            (that one is just super creepy)

          • ATXPatfan

            “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “You’re disgusting.”

            Donald Trump said this to the opposing lawyer during a court case when she asked for a medical break to pump breast milk for her three-month-old daughter.

        • ATXPatfan

          Seriously? Name just one thing he said that would make him a racist? Ok, get your popcorn ready skippy!

          • ATXPatfan

            “I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”

          • ATXPatfan

            “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

          • ATXPatfan

            On exporting goods to China: “Listen you m—–f——, we’re going to tax you 25 percent!”

          • ATXPatfan

            “The U.S. will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a U.S. citizen because our “leaders” can’t say no!”

          • ATXPatfan

            “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of muslims were cheering.” (claim debunked)

          • ATXPatfan

            With the country rattled by the San Bernardino shooting in which a Muslim husband and wife massacred 14 and wounded 21 others, Trump’s came out on Monday with a doozy of a statement, calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

          • ATXPatfan

            Trump addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition on Dec. 3, calling himself “a negotiator like you folks,” one of many Jewish stereotypes the Manhattan real-estate mogul dropped throughout his speech.

            “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals?” he joked. “Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”

          • ATXPatfan

            Speaking to Time magazine for a profile published in January 1989, Trump was asked to give an estimate of his total wealth. “Who the f knows? I mean, really, who knows how much the Japs will pay for Manhattan property these days?” he asked in response, using a racial slur for the Japanese.

          • ATXPatfan

            I know you only asked for 1 Mark…do you want more? Amazingly, there are more.

      • Gerry from TEXAS

        just an FYI, Trump isn’t running against BHO. He/BHO is a lame duck.

        • vicki grant

          Who said he was?

    • ATXPatfan

      SMH? OMG LOL!

    • ATXPatfan

      They have mastered race baiting. I’d go so far as to say they are master baiters.

  • theoutsider

    to them American tax payers who paid for the white house “ARE” slaves

    • ATXPatfan

      Yes, because we were ripped from our families just as our children have been ripped from us…we’ve been beaten, whipped, raped and killed and treated like nothing more than animals….and that was all before lunch!

      And look at Obama in his white suit, sitting in his rocking chair drinking those damn mint juleps…

      • Ameripat

        What?

        • ATXPatfan

          Sarcasm

  • Gary Bell

    Her kids are not black they have a half white father. Remember Obama is half white.

    • vicki grant

      So what hater you racist bigot his kids are black

      • Tim Horn

        Oh Wow Did your Mom have any kid that lived?

        • vicki grant

          I’m living fool.

          • mrbadhabit

            thats the First truth youve said in this Entire situation.. you ARE a Living Fool

          • vicki grant

            You’re a living brainwashed fool you can’t read

      • tick tock

        So what hater you racist bigot his kids are one quarter White.

        You need to know the definition of words before trying to sound intelligent

    • ATXPatfan

      Seriously dude? That’s what you take from all this?

  • AirFrank

    I’ll be glad when this POS doesn’t occupy the WH anymore

    • vicki grant

      Who do you want Racist Trump?

      • mrbadhabit

        Obviously youre too inept and unintelligent to understand what the term “racist” even means.. Otherwise you wouldnt be making such FALSE accusations as you keep doing over and over and over.. youre like a Brain dead version of a Broken Record

        • vicki grant

          You need to get out of your racist thinking box give the hate up. What’s False?

          • tick tock

            You need to get out of your racist thinking box give the hate up. What’s false?

            You.

      • Trump is not a racist. He does million dollar deals across the globe with many nationalities and ethnicities. He put the first female construction manager on his jobsite in NYC. He has hired and promoted different races in his company and on The Apprentice.

      • AirFrank

        If my choice is Trump or Hillary, I’ll take Trump.

  • Tim Horn

    Well they Did but She need’s to say a little more in that statement There is a lot more to it then that… Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.

    Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government’s quarry at Aquia, Virginia. Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the President’s House. The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.

    • ATXPatfan

      “The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.”

      I’m sure the slaves were like “hey fellas, what can we do to help! We’re super-excited about this project!”

      Something tells me that the “local white laborers and artisans” were utilized in more of a “managerial” role.

  • Mark Wurz

    She is of the same lying cloth as her demmorat sister Hillary, they lie whenthe truth is better.

  • Franny66

    The racist bitch needs to shut her oversized mouth and go back to hell where her and her racist husband the devil himself belong.

    • ATXPatfan

      Have you tried decaf?

      • Franny66

        Not sure why that was said because of my one comment? You have been running your mouth on this thread non stop, maybe you need to lay off the crack pipe!

        • ATXPatfan

          Yeah good one…I love crack…can’t get enough crack

  • dog31743t
  • jt

    If you don’t like our house wookie, get out!

  • Gorgeous G

    It is really sad when people take the words of another person out of context, telling outright lies as to what was the expressed meaning behind her brilliant speech. If only the messager of this article could have gave credence to the entire speech. But, they didn’t, and this demonstrates a determination to place Mrs. Obama within the negative regardless the message and despite the fact it was very uplifting and positive. She gave credit to people of all diversed races who made this country what it is today, as well as adding an uplifting contribution of applause to various alumni who graduated from City College. And she gave further credit to this country, stating this is a nation that stands together. So, I ask the person who authored this article, what part of her speech was as you described? I would say you must have listened to another speech, but if your only agenda was to descredit this great woman, then I suppose you would come with an ignorant bias narrative.

    Furthermore, Mr. and Mrs. Obama worked hard for the success they have accomplished, no one willing to tell the truth can say different. However, we who are aware of what’s going on within this country, those of us with a different hue of color, black skin, and other races, realize there are few and far between people of color who reach this status of success. So, let’s not send a message that infers blacks do not have a work ethic, we work just as hard anyone else. For God sakes, please stop generalizing and stereotyping the black race as if we are somehow inferior and other races are so perfect that they are superior, that is a rather bogus lie. Proof, God created all mankind sinful.

  • Mike Brown the dumb nigga that

    Yeah right, like niqqers are smart enough to do construction. You actually have to be intelligent to build homes. Not everyone can do it even if they were forced to do it at gun point. I know she’s lying about slaves building the white house. The white house was built by white irish people.

    • ATXPatfan

      You sound intelligent…you must be in construction?

  • Dandydanderoo

    Perhaps her success in climbing the educational ladder is a result of White Privilege??

  • S P

    “That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House. ONE slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day ($31 per day in 2016 dollars). Is it technically “slave labor” — if you are paid?”

    Lol! What an ignorant ass statement. Hell…this entire piece is ignorant. Out of that entire Politifact link that you posted, that was the ONLY thing you could pull from it?! And then you have the f’in nerve to defend that $1.25 as payment when they worked from sun up to sundown? See…that’s why people like you have a screwed up version of “history” because it’s people like you who try to whitewash history and then present it to everyone as if it’s fact, which then creates Trump followers. I mean, did you even freakin’ READ the entire Politifact link that YOU referenced the above info from?! Obviously not. That article debunks almost all of this BS you wasted your time writing!!! Here…let me repost the link so that you can learn from it: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jan/19/nancy-pelosi/legend-slaves-building-capitol-correct/.

    We who know the truth and are now aware of the bs we were fed in textbooks are not phased by your tears and rants of “race-baiting”, “i’m-not-a-racists-b/c-i-have-a-black-friend” blah, blah, blah bs. Put down your whitewashed history books and learn the truth. You sound ignorant as hell.

    • Kim35

      I think the issue is that while slaves were definitely involved, the phrase “slaves built the white house” is an inaccurate statement.

      Many people of different colors and backgrounds helped to build it.

    • The article you cite is about construction of the U.S. CAPITOL, NOT the White House. The above article is accurate.

      • ATXPatfan

        It actually is not accurate at all. You should check out this thing called Google…super useful.

  • Michael M

    This is to be expected. When she manipulated her way through college, she didn’t do a normal thesis like any other “equal” student but chose to do a thesis on why it is hard to be in a university that doesn’t cater to people of color. She always has race on her mind. Sadly the real idiots are those that allowed/agreed to letting her do her self serving idiotic topic rather than one that was of standing of other students. Yep, she is one “angry black woman” who just loves to abuse her position.

  • Herma Hudek

    Michelle if you love those beautiful daughters then teach them Jesus so they will inherit heaven. God hates a proud look and a lying tongue….

    • ATXPatfan

      God “hates?” 🙁

  • Bryon Scheer

    Dumb black racist bitch…..

    • ATXPatfan

      That is certainly an ironic comment

  • Tim Wilson

    Wasn’t the original “White House” gray in color? Wasn’t it in Baltimore? Wasn’t it burned to the ground by the confederate army, then rebuilt in Washington D.C. after the civil war by paid tradesmen?

    • ATXPatfan

      Huh?!? There were various houses occupied by Washington during his presidency, in New York and PA – never in Baltimore. “The White House” was built in Washington D.C. and the first President to occupy it was Adams. It was burned by British troops in 1814 during the War of 1812. Reconstruction began on the same spot almost immediately.

  • Gstephens

    When historical facts begin to ruin a good story, simply rewrite it. Truth can be such a nuisance at times.

  • Orion

    Truth be told, but not by the s

  • Ronald Sliter

    And what would you expect from self serving idiots? The sooner they are out the White House the better. What is it with these people does everything have to be a lie?

  • Trip

    Thomas Jefferson might not be the best person to use as a “Founding father” condemning slavery….he wrote bueatifull words and lived a different life with his own slaves….if he really condemned the notion of slavery, he would have lived a life reflecting that….it is called cognitive dissonance.

    • ATXPatfan

      Did you know his mistress, Sally Hemmings, was his dead wife’s 1/2 sister?

  • David

    Gee, these comments take me back to grammar school. lol

    • ATXPatfan

      Really? Did you go to grammar school in Nazi Germany? I’m sorry David.

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  • Janice Archer Weaver

    Why do the Obama’s and the Clinton’s always think a lie will do better than the truth???

    • tick tock

      They are communists, that is why.

      • ATXPatfan

        Um…are you familiar with the tenets of communism?

  • Whereare wegoing

    Michelle Obama, like all politicians, believes they are above the common people and that whatever issues from their mouth is the truth. They will say or do whatever it take to further their agenda.
    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men (or women) are almost always bad men (or women).”

    • ATXPatfan

      Right…we need a down to earth President who’s in touch with the common man…someone who knows the “real” America…someone like…um…well….there’s…uh….

      • Whereare wegoing

        Who do you suggest?

  • Bayo Hakeem

    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house. “The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.”

    • ATXPatfan

      Right…but it wasn’t ALL of the workers right? I’m sure a couple of the managers and supervisors were white right? Someone had to hold the whips. And don’t forget…one slave got paid $31!

  • Alex Vandiver

    I agree with most of the article, but the part about the founding fathers wanting racial equality is false. The founding fathers most certainly did not believe that black people should have the same protections and freedoms under the Constitution or Bill of Rights. I guess you could interpret the 3/5 compromise as being a way to further the agenda of emancipation, except that the overwhelming majority of Northerners were against the abolition of slavery in the South in the 1780’s, and every state except Massachusetts still had slaves in 1787. Most free states (less than 10% of population enslaved) had a program for ‘gradual emancipation.’ The North did indeed want to gain a political advantage, but not because they had a goal of abolishing slavery in 1787. Yes, many of our founding fathers were against slavery and realized that the race-based slavery in America was abnormal and perverse. No, they did not think that the races were equal. Neither did Abraham Lincoln, 80 years later in the 1860’s, who was labeled an ‘extremist’ by some southerners and northerners, because of his stance on the abolition of slavery. General ideologies varied throughout this time period, from abolition to protection of state’s rights to choose whether or not to allow slavery or even just letting slavery continue on under the assumption that it would eventually become financially detrimental and/or socially unpopular. Furthermore, why would the North want the South to abolish slavery when most of the government’s tax revenue came from the slave states?

  • P S

    Yes..They have set back race relations 40 years in this country. Obama has actually encouraged lawlessness. Counting the days until we ca get a Law & Order President back in the White House.

    • ATXPatfan

      Law & Order President = white male….am I right Adolf?

      • P S

        You liberals just cannot even speak without calling people names. Yet you guys whine to the high heavens if someone calls you names..Since the ONLY Law & Order person running happens to be a White Male yes…

        • ATXPatfan

          I can speak without calling people names you dope. Hmm…let me try again…I don’t always need to call people names you moron.

          Ok…at least I can admit when I’m wrong you dingbat.

          • P S

            LOL..Typical..That why we will win this year..

          • ATXPatfan

            It’s typical? Is it really “typical?” Because I made a joke, Trump will ride a wave to victory?

            ps – I’m not a “liberal”

          • Franny66

            You act like one, I picture one big jack ass!

  • Gail Van der Linden

    Pretty snarky ~ if what she said was not totally accurate, just state that. But no…had to use the following language “But once again, facts get in the way of the Obama’s preachy race-baiting.” and “Once again, the Obama’s never let historical facts get in the way of their race-baiting disses of America.” It is VERY clear the author of this “article” is an Obama hater and a GOP enthusiast. Very poor. The best part is at the end, you are invited to share in a poll about being glad the current POTUS will be out of the White House in January. Classless and clueless. Be careful what you wish for…

  • ATXPatfan

    Sorry all, but to argue that the White House wasn’t “primarily” built by slaves is really “white-washing” history (pun intended) and frankly, also pretty lame. Slaves were absolutely used to build the White House, US Capital and other US Government buildings. In fact, some quick research will show they were used more extensively than this blog suggest.

    • ATXPatfan

      Furthermore, suggesting the Government paid the slaves is simply outlandish. What the heck would “slaves” do with the money? Eat it?!? It was the slave OWNERS who were paid (again – easy to find this info). Then there’s the claim that one single slave WAS paid (again, utter nonsense) and the amazingly offensive question “is it slave labor if you’re paid?” I’d ask the writer of this blog how she’d like to be ripped from her family and have her children ripped from her, shackled and chained, whipped and beaten, raped, treated as subhuman…as nothing more than a beast of burden….for $31 per day? You’d be cool with that, right? The stupidity is simply breath-taking. Stuff like this makes me embarrassed to be white.

      • ATXPatfan

        As far as Jefferson and the founding fathers wanting to eliminate “racial differences” – there’s a complete lack of understanding of the time. Jefferson did struggle with the question of slavery but at the same time, he owned 100’s of slaves and was in no hurry to free them. The best you can probably say was that the founding fathers were smart enough to realize that “OWNING PEOPLE” against their will was wrong…but at the same time…hey, work is pretty hard, right guys? Even almost 100 years later, Lincoln likely wouldn’t have freed the slaves if he felt he could have won the Civil War without doing so. So let’s just say the founding fathers were products of their times and subsequently they did some good stuff and also some not good stuff.

  • Trishs

    What a dopey site! Did any of you graduate from high school? Or even grade school?Only people who feel inferior to the rest of us have to make such insulting comments. I suspect you all blame others for your unhappy lives, and that if you didn’t have black people you’d find another group to look down your not-so-elegant noses at!. People did, you know. Like Micks, Dagos, dps, kikes, or protestants, Catholics, whatever – recognize yourselves, anyone?

    • ATXPatfan

      The comments are amazing. A woman theorized that black people miss the “safety” of their chains. Another said black people should “thank” white people for their freedom.

      These people are out there…on the streets.

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  • Richard Munchel

    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

    Slaves did indeed build the White House. This revisionist history from right wingers thatare not happy about reality, will continue to be pointed out as the racist, conservative garbage that it is, by more and more people, until the garbage dissappears from our society.

  • Kara

    Michelle Obama is a white-hating racist and a narcissist, like her husband. They sat for years, every Sunday, in that United Church of Christ in Chicago and listened to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright damn white people and damn the United States. The American people should have sent these two monsters packing the minute that story was aired back in 2008. January 2017 cannot come soon enough.

  • jp everyman

    It literally says : the D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city
    under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the
    United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.

  • IdahoBOB

    This constant screeching about racism, whether it’s FLOTUS, Black Lives Matter or other minority groups that the leftist media complex loves to talk about, doesn’t move us toward equality. They don’t want equality, they want superiority. FLOTUS has shown exactly that for the last 8 years as she flaunts her entourage of dozens of white servants everywhere she goes and lives the high life taking vacation after vacation on the tax payers dime.

  • vicki grant

    This is for all Trump lovers/voters your boy racist Trump is unhinged he’s going to get worse. FYI he will not be your next President.

  • Klaus Krauthammer

    I can’t stand this buck toothed life long parasite liar. Just think, her husband never had a job doing anything but bumming cigarettes and joints. What a pathetic nation we have become. Our RINO REPUBS led by PAUL RINO don’t have the balls to confront this lying bitch. The RINO’s collectively don’t have the balls of one male moth.

  • John E. Jones

    I`ve posted this article on my timeline& said everyone should read it but I`ll bet my life most people won`t do that. They have this mind set&nobody is going to convince them of anything different. They`ll call you names instead.

  • Mitchell Townley

    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

    It is true that the entire work force was not African Americans, however the source THAT THIS ARTICLE PROVIDED, states clearly that;

    “However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.”

    Also, notice she does not say, “…built ONLY by slaves under the duress of the evil white man!” and I don’t think that is the intent either. Reading the entire quote, the point is to highlight that times have greatly changed for the better, and that folks who would once be slaves are now getting an education.

    • get the facts

      The first White House (in this article) burned down 1814 .. Wheres the facts that the house she actually lives in was built by slaves. Also she is a Racist for only bringing up the slaves.. and for her and her husband for only using his White mother when it benefited them. Her husband and daughters have the white mans dna in them. Whatever will they do if one of their daughters gives birth to a white baby since they seem to have forgotten that part of his background unless is will benefit him.

  • tl-jcdoo@cox.net

    Understand first who she and the Kenyon are, both are anarchists and socialist/communists and followers of the Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayres plan to radicalize the nation. One of the ways is to divide and conquer using race baiting as well as other things, if you like their tactics you will love the Hilldabeast because she makes them look like rank amateurs……………………………………….

  • John Sally Sullivan

    This fact will not be reported in the mainstream press.

  • Dennis

    Whether we like it or not, slavery is an ugly blot on the history of the United States. We can make the case that we’ve come a long way but we shouldn’t try to pretend that it was anything less than a very barbaric part of our history. I believe in the future we will look upon abortion as a similar barbaric treatment of human beings as slavery was. I would hope no one would justify the murder of human beings by saying “many babies were born during that time” or “we aborted babies in order to make money from their stem cells and cure diseases” or “How can you criticize the institution of abortion? You’re alive and proof that we’ve come a long way since we thought abortion was moral.” I deliberately use those lines of argument because those are the very weak lines of argument this article uses to justify slavery.

  • whitewings2003

    There were a lot of Irish indentured servants, is that what sh was talking about?

  • Okiloki
  • TPM

    How do the Obamas think we whites feel? Every day that we see them televised living in our White House, I have flashbacks to the movie … “Planet of the Apes.”

    In spite of what the race baiting Obamas say … the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves. Most of the labor force consisted of local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia) and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations. Some of the Irish may have been slaves. Our country had many Irish slaves. Something blacks never acknowledge.

  • Pfalman

    Just to summarize the above article:
    “First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves.” = the White House WAS built by slaves – and free men as well. This does not negate Ms. Obama’s statement.

    “One slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly” = all of the other slaves were not paid. In fact the evidence that slaves were used are the records of payments to the _slave owners_. Also – that singular slave who was paid (Philip Reid) was actually paid to cast the Statue of Freedom that sits on top of the capital dome, not for any work on the White House. This does not negate Ms. Obama’s statement.

    “In other words, even as Michelle Obama herself rebukes the nation’s history of racism, she is a living example that America has done much to overcome it.” = Ms. Obama’s current wealth and status have nothing to do with who built the white house. This is a logic fallacy called an _ad hominem_ attack, and is a tool used to fool people into discounting and argument without proving it to be wrong.

    Summary: there is no evidence that Ms. Obama is wrong, and the authors of this article tacitly admit that she is correct. Slaves built the White House.

    For more reading, here is a page from the White House Historical Association:
    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

    And here is the politifact page describing how Philip Reid was paid to cast the Statue of Freedom on the capitol – not to build the white house:
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jan/19/nancy-pelosi/legend-slaves-building-capitol-correct/

  • C. D. Carney

    Here’s something more important than all the above facts- the White House her a$$ sleeps in wasn’t built by slaves or painted by slaves. The White House was burned down during the War of 1812 and then remodeled several times over 200 years. So no part of the people’s house was touched by slaves or the sons of slaves or the grandsons of slaves. She should feel much better now. I know I do!

  • Mangle

    I worked for a black owned construction company, and even they knew you can’t trust a negro to take on complicated and important construction projects. When it comes to constructing shanties out of cardboard boxes then sure, nobody can do it better than negros. But if you need a bridge or a high rise, a government building or a nuclear bunker you can never rely on negros.

  • mark
  • Psilly

    So how much cotton did you pick Michael(le)?

  • #LoudBlackGirl

    Why is talking about race baiting? Why is it an issue when black people want to talk about the issues we have in America? Both presently and historically? If slaves help build the white house they just did.. Don’t try to say they were paid $1.25 so you can’t really call it slavery, because even when they left this “project” they were still indeed slaves. It’s all about perspective. It’s not about race but you guys make it race baiting when it’s black, or anything else that’s not white.

  • NASCARDaddy

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” So explain to me again how ” our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day” when the believed at least in the idea of equality for all mankind?

  • jc_denver

    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/questions/did-slaves-build-the-white-house

    The article is incorrect. Slaves quarried and cut the stone. Also, the article states that slaves were paid. That is also incorrect their owners were paid. And to answer the question about being slaves if they were paid — if you are owned by someone that makes you a slave not if you receive a paycheck. Some slaves were paid a little, but weren’t free.

  • Tim

    They paid the slaves, but did they get their freedom after their job was done? No, I don’t think so. I bet you they went back to being slaves.

  • Richard

    Please think about this before you attack me. Where would African-Americans be if there had not been slavery in the U.S.? Still in Africa, perhaps? So, as horrible as slavery was, look at the opportunities that it has presented to the decendants of slaves.

  • Black Griff

    Did the slaves get paid like the other groups? Lol This website is shit.

  • Shantiluv

    Let me clear a few things up for you racist inbred Devils who will pick over any and everything you can to find fault with the classiest most successful most hard working educated first family this country has ever had- who happen to be black.
    This land was STOLEN. The success of this country is based on 400 years of free labor. The industrial revolution WAS the success of this nation. All those slaves and all that cotton enabled wealth and money to circulate. There would be no White House to build, this country would have ENDED had it not been for slavery. Why else go Alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the way to AFRICA to abscond human beings and create laws to justify enslaving them. And even their descents generations later don’t have the sense to be ASHAMED, greatful, reverent to all that was gained by them because of this CRIME.
    Earlier this year history books in America referred to African slaves as immigrants. I don’t trust this article or anything that any of you racist bigoted animals have to say about that beautiful educated woman. They killed Jesus Christ, that’s how I know he was black! We are always persecuted and then told we’re crazy. And you’ll latest trick is throwing out the phrase race baiting. Is it race baiting when you let police kill black people AN get off Scott free, or just when we acknowledge and protest it?

  • babyjanehudson

    You do know people can google, right? The payments made to the slaveowners for the work done by their slaves are on the White House website.

  • ItAintYouItsMe

    Bullshit! Slaves did the hard labor. It was 1792 slaves weren’t freed until 1865. Virginia was a slave owning state. You’re giving too much credit to the white people. Benjamin Banneker designed most of Washington DC. The only race baiting is you people who don’t study history.

    • 1st Cav A/229th AHB

      “…Slaves did the hard labor.” That’s what people with low IQ do. Have a WHITE Nephew that is a laborer for a cement crew, I suspect he has a IQ, as published fact states, about the same as a avg black person 80-85%. Don’t make him a bad person, but limited. He does a good days work and is honest is the day is long. A good man, as MOST blacks are also, just never going to be a “Rhodes Scholar”. Even my Nephew would know a Island would not “tip” over, as some token Congressmen think. All men should be treated with “MUTUAL” reciprocal respect. At 80-85% IQ, some times the word “reciprocal” is too big a word to understand, and work values never instilled. “Free Stuff”, is simple to understand though, if you have no self respect.

  • David

    Hard to understand that being Jefferson’s view. He employed over 100 slaves on his estate Monticello that he inherited from his father where he built the famous mansion. And that mansion contains devices meant to allow slaves to serve him in ways that he does not even have to see them, where they would be behind the wall and pass items in through a rotating wall section with a shelf. He considered slaves an “entanglement” that he wanted to be rid of (and rid of them) but he did need them to run his household and plantation.

  • David

    Note that the slaves were not trusted for anything structural, just the final paint job that was easily inspected.

    • 1st Cav A/229th AHB

      Not to be demeaning, but with a avg IQ of 80-85% would you suggest most of the blacks on WH project should have been the structural engineer?

      I praise those who have struggled and overcome their social and mental limitations, IE: Allen West, Herman Cain even Colon Powell, in spite of the fact Powell is a lib, I still value his accomplishments and effort as a black man. At least they work hard to follow their beliefs. And would vote for Col. West, Herman Cain or Dr. Ben Carson for Prez. It’s not a black or white thing, it’s a education thing.

  • David

    Is your argument really that someone can’t be a slave if they are paid? Really? Really? Did you honestly just make that assertion? Seriously? So, if I lock someone in my basement and give them 10 dollars, that doesn’t make them a slave. Really?

    If someone is a slave and they do work for you and you pay them, they are not just technically slaves, they are literally slaves. Slavery has nothing to do with the exchange of money, but the freedom of the person. By your logic, women sold into sexual slavery are not actually slaves because they are getting paid for the work they do. Congratulations, you just sided with the mafia and the scumlords who run the sex trade.

    Unfrickinbelievable.

    • John Kennedy

      Are you off your meds?

    • 1st Cav A/229th AHB

      Paying someone “locked up in your basement” does not make them a slave. However :The fact you locked them up in the basement would, if you had them work for nothing. Otherwise you would just be a kidnaper.

  • mjazzguitar

    $1.25 a day was worth a lot more than $31 today.
    Back in the 1930s or 40s, ten bucks was a month’s pay.

  • Iwasonemore

    Not completely true. :The slaves were Irish, not Black. But the Architect who found/used the men, had them commissioned/set free from the shipyards (Washington knew/helped him) to come work on the WH. An Irish Architect (documented completely in a book from mid 80s re the struggle of the Irish merchants/ slaves at onset – many more Irish and other European slaves than there were black – the “Irish” slaves had been being killed by doing cargo boat unhauling – getting crushed and suffocated in South Carolina… they did not use Black Slaves for this specific work, as they had paid lots for them from the African slave traders – transportation costs and the cost of buying them from the warring tribes and Muslim slave traders in ports. They were expensive. so they used the Irish slaves for the dangerous jobs – as they were most commonly those who had thought they were helping/catching ships over from GB – to find they had become prisoner slaves.

    Anyway, the Irish Architect first arrived in Pennsylvania – then went to South Carolina. Washington had heard about him and asked for him to come to DC to do plans for the WH. He did. And was awarded the job. Because of the hardship of the Irish slaves (met), he asked and was permitted to use them (housed them too) and paid them; they did most the manual work – and became craftsman. Architect (James Hoban) became very active in helping the workers – set up a community and they all become self-sufficient. They were paid. Others: were Scots and Dutch mainly – mostly from Maryland – contracted too. The only part of the WH that any AfAms were involved in building was the stone work. For which records show approx $1.25 per day for their labor. That was 30 cents less than the other workers – but those African Americans that were working on the WH were ex-military/fought with us against the British and had monies from their commisions and various boarding houses (not slave owners!) to live in. The reason why their “wages” were listed and signed for by someone other than them, was because they were illiterate and could not sign for the pay they recieved.

    Get those two out of there – they’ve re-written half the history of the United States so they can feign anger at the country.

    Idiots.

  • Brett Burgundy

    You white peoples are hilarious there are receipts. And proof. But you think because your white your right SOWWWEEE your dead ass wrong 😂😂😂😂

  • maggoting

    Well America, you realise now that electing a black President would have been good for the storybook, but as you all realise now that it became a huge mistake. Let’s not fall for the same error by voting in a female first time President.

  • Khira Kaiser

    I don’t think blank people know exactly what happened during those slave years at all. Their dear dems are the ones who wanted to keep slaves and republicans did not, now she’s picking apart history of the place her family spent more money than anyone who was ever there. Thanks, Obamas.

  • Daniel Olson

    Hmmm I’m not finding sources that agree with the statements that the white house was built primarily by “white folks”. Certainly, artisans and skilled laborers were used for much of the architectural details, but slaves/blacks dug the foundations. Slaves/blacks finished the whitewashing. So… while it wasn’t built completely by slaves, to dismiss their involvement as less than secondary is inaccurate. And it seems that even the black laborers who WERE paid, were paid what in today’s $$$ would be $31 a day. There’s a reason why they call it “slave wages”.

    • John Kennedy

      Dan if a person does a job and is paid is he a slave?

      • Daniel Olson

        No I guess not. I mean, they received compensation, right. But by that logic, even if you only give them food and water… I suppose that is kind of like payment as well. So they aren’t really slaves if they receive any form of compensation, even if its not enough for them to meet basic daily needs and therefore remain completely dependent on the person who provides the work.
        Congrats….You have just demonstrated slave owner mentality.

        • John Kennedy

          Danny Boy you are a jerk. I lived in a Commune, Black Bear Ranch in N. CA. I received food a home and good company. I worked six or more hours a day for no monitory consideration. Was I a slave?

          • Daniel Olson

            No… you weren’t… you were a volunteer. Working side by side with like people for a common cause. And unless the place was a cult…. you were respected and you were all considered equal. I think such an life experience is awesome, but you know neither of us would trade an experience like that for say… working in a sweatshop for NIKE in Malaysia. Only you can evaluate the experience you had, but I think that’s an apples and oranges comparison. I don’t doubt that many blacks (like today’s sweatshops) were thrilled to make a 1/5th days wages, but you and i know it was not, and is not, fair by any means.

  • John Kennedy

    The White House was not built by slaves. GOOGLE it.

  • Watch it

    She is delusional. The WH she sleeps in was rebuilt by white people. When it was originally built, it was built mostly by local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia), and imported
    European labor, but when it was not enough, freed PAID “slaves” were added to the labor pool. Additionally, a few slaves were provided by their masters for payment as the job neared completion – when the white wash was applied..

    If someone is paid for their labor, they are not slaves.

    Edited for clarification

    • saveourplanet22

      The Europeans were not willing to come. So labor was pulled from both free and slaves. PolitiFact rates her comments as true.

      • Watch it

        Wrong. There are records showing that local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia) and a number of immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations were the major labor pool that built the WH.

        Politifact is left favoring. Anything they can figure to be a true point makes it true. If 1% of the labor was slaves, this makes Michelle’s comments true? Absolutely NOT.

        History – at least that which hasn’t been rewritten by the left, says Politifact and you, are wrong.

      • Watch it

        Politifact, that left loving organization that takes a 2% truth and decides the entire thing is true. LMAO!

        Wrong again. Europeans did come even though some were unwilling. Historical records show that the WH was built mostly by local White laborers and artisans (from Maryland and Virginia), and imported European labor, but when it was not enough, freed PAID “slaves” were added to the labor pool. Since they were paid – it wasn’t slave labor. A few slaves were provided by their masters for payment as the job neared completion. Why are you having so much trouble comprehending facts? You must be afflicted with Leftistitis or Liberalitis. Michelle’s blanket statement is not true by what it implies.

        In 1948, it was found that the White House was unsafe to the point of falling down. There was talk of complete demolition and rebuilding. Instead, extensive renovation and restoration was begun. The only thing that remained was the outside walls. Michelle Obama lives in a house mostly reconstructed in the 1950’s, long after slavery was dead and gone. Wow. This 1950-s reconstruction by – not slaves – makes Michelles statement basically false. The following article has a photo of the gutted White House showing only the outside walls.

        http://twistedsifter.com/2013/02/trumans-white-house-renovation/

  • Linda

    The whole point of her saying that was to highlight herself as a living example of how far America has come! She was making the counterpoint that we do not want to “Make America Great Again,” which implies a history where some were marginalized. Her point is that America IS great NOW.

    • Dave

      Depends on what you call great. Currently America is definitely not the industrial nation it became after WWII. That’s the greatness that needs to be restored. Vote TRUMP!

  • KJQ

    The current white house (i.e. the one Michelle Obama lives in) was not built by a single slave. It was gutted to less than a shell and completely rebuilt in the early 1950’s during Truman’s presidency. The previous white house, rebuilt after it was burned to the ground in the war of 1812 was also NOT built using slaves. Even the original white house was built with a small percentage of slaves – and even then they were paid for their work. Her constant mentioning of this in all her speeches is just cheap race baiting.

  • Michelle killerbee

    Reach too much and you will hurt yourself. Did you even hear the rest of the speech or did you hear “built by slaves” and ran to your computer? She talked about America being the greatest country on earth, and the opportunities possible here.. I wonder why you missed that part? Maybe because it doesn’t fot your narrative. It even state in your article that slave labor was used. Why don’t you know the different between a free person or a slave? If you give a man a dollar, but he os owned by another person, is he really a slave? You tried it and failed to make a point….not one valid point

  • C Alan McMillon Sr.

    I would expect nothing less coming from the racist POS in the whitehouse. January 2017 will go down in infamy as the greatest time in the history of the whitehouse when this family of race baiters leave and President Trump takes the keys to the front door and hopefully locks it to keep these POS from ever entering again…..

  • Watch it

    More of Michelle;s dog whistling and race baiting.

  • Michael Davis

    You idiot’s ever heard of a sentence structure?? Michelle Obama never said that the white house was built only by slaves did she? Just as she never said that she wrote the speech that Melina Trump plagiarized.

    • Dave

      Yes, she did. She said “built by slaves” and that was the end of her remark so one has to assume it was built only by slaves. So what sentence structure are you talking about. It could be a just lack of comprehension.

      • Bill Benson

        Wearying, as well as petty. Sad, really.

  • bird

    Barack Hussein Obama will end slavery all across the world. he will make the crops grow and his wife will make sure we never forget the 8 hard years she had to endure in the white house living the hard life while her husband saved America from oblivion.

  • MARIO

    REALLY!!!! LOL THATS ALL YOU GOT!!! LMBO

  • John Lane

    It’s not true, the press should have their panties in a wad……..yeah right.

  • iworkandvote

    Michelle Obama is absolutely correct–for those morons that are questioning whether slaves actually did build the White House, please use google, if you can, go to the White House Historical Association, and look at actual facts. Remember what they are? They did teach you what facts are in school right? #FactsMatter

  • wilbur

    The problem is even the so called “educated” can not discern shukin ana jiving from the truff.

  • Crook Hillary Mother ISIS&BLM

    So it was no different from Today, will the Democrat’s make Mexican laborers into the new slaves because unskilled labor gets less pay. Trump will win this race because we are tired of this foolish politically correct horses!!!!!T.

    • Bill Benson

      Perhaps, perhaps not, but I am willing to bet that the son or daughter of a Mexican immigrant – be their parent here legally or otherwise – has probably gone on to be an ER physician who saves someone’s life, some when (if it has not already been the case). Would it be a surprise, if we happen to survive the hatred spouted by Trump and the “Right”, if such a man or woman one day quotes to anyone who will listen “I feel so happy and proud to have been here to save the life of a person in times when, before which, my family might have been deported before I achieved the education to do so.” Yeah, it’s a hypothetical, but I would not be surprised. Open your heard a little more and your mouth a little less and you might have less to give account for one day that you will wish you had not.

      • Crook Hillary Mother ISIS&BLM

        Hillary Trolls abound I guess they already realize the Convention is going to be a colossal flop. Come home to Trump Bernie Voters. TPP Hillary will turn her back on you the first time she gets a chance,

        • Bill Benson

          Oh, I totally agree with that (and I am not a Hillary Troll although you just proved something asymmetrical about yourself with your comment). I dislike Hillary very much, I just do not happen to agree M.O. is racist. I think that is ludicrous.

  • grisbot

    If you are in prison but getting paid to do a job, are you still in prison??

  • ‘I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves’

    That’s a re-tread. She’s used the line before. And it’s so obviously insincere

    This woman’s whole life is middle class to upper middle class.

    She knows nothing of slavery, or even, for that matter, hard physical work.

    And, what is perhaps most pertinent, the statement is simply not true. Most of the construction was by paid skilled workmen, stone masons, carpenters, and plasterers.

    Slaves who had those kinds of skills were not at all common, and when they were “rented out” for a special job, they were typically paid a wage the same as any other skilled person.

    The final whitewashing of the stone, ironically, was done by slaves.

    • grisbot

      Keep telling yourself that.

    • Bill Benson

      Every politician uses “re-treads” as you call them. This is her heartfelt emotion, why does it need a new language with every speech. And whatever makes her feel good about the USA and how far we have come since older, eviler times, I am glad to have a First Lady who loves (and in her other historical “gaff” people keep pointing at, is “finally proud”) of this Country. Better in my opinion than that loser (well winner, but you know what I mean) former Miss Alabama who couldn’t find it in her heart to feel sorry about 6 police officers in Texas getting shot, and called the deranged shooter a “martyr.” We sure don’t need people like that other lady in any positions representing our nation’s movers and shakers.

      • Dave

        What we have come to is newer, eviler times.

  • chrislawson

    I think her point was that she is a black woman living in a house, home to the Commander and Chief of this nation, built by any enslaved black people. Not that only slaves built the house.

    • grisbot

      Reasonable is not going to get you very far here. 🙂

      • chrislawson

        I try…

        • Bill Benson

          And please keep doing so Chris

  • dman001948

    She’s a racist and always has been and is raising her children to be racist…POS!

    • chrislawson

      I’m not sure that word “racist” means what you think it means.

      • Bill Benson

        Totally back you up on that one. She is not racist, if she were she would have only black friends and she has one huge ton of white, latino, and every other kind of friend.

        • chrislawson

          Well yeah, and the dictionary definition is thinking your race is superior to another. Maybe folks are saying she’s divisive (which she’s not), but I don’t think “racist” really works there.

          • chrislawson

            I’m making lots of friends this morning. I like that..

    • chrislawson

      But you seem like a nice enough guy, dman001948, and I hope you have a great day!

  • Bill Benson

    She is 100% entitled to speak what is on her heart. Why rip into her over it?

  • Dave

    Pure racism.

  • Bill Benson

    My forefathers were slaves who built the stinkin’ pyramids… not to mention they were slaves 4 times longer than any ancestor M.O. can claim. It’s no big deal, she is just impressed by progress, and acknowledging her gratitude for it, not saying we all bear responsibility for former injustice.

    • Iwasonemore

      you are correct – in fact, there is not another culture/race/country in the whole world who has not been enslaved at some point. The part (she) misses is; all others instead of living in the past/never going forward were able to pick themselves up and forge ahead to be free.

      And – there were more European slaves – people who worked to build America without pay – than there were African slaves. And more European slaves entered into the 20th Century still being used as slaves – there was no proclamation to “free them” when the Southern black slaves were set free. That same act did not free the 100s of thousands of children in workhouses and others in other parts of the country -those were usually governed by the counties -not the Feds. That part didn’t stop until the next century. As well, Poor Houses, where they were housed for working – didn’t go away completely until the 50s. Started dissipating in 1935 – when SSS Act was implemented.

  • Shawn S. Twogood!

    She is an Idiot just like her husband! She only has a few more months and then she does not have to wake up there anymore! Poor girl!

  • Spawn_of_Santa

    Slaves DID build the White House, along with free black people and white construction workers. THAT is a historical fact.

    The original plan was to use immigrant workers from Europe, but when they couldn’t recruit enough people, they turned to African Americans, both enslaved and free, to provide most of the labour.

    Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government’s quarry at Aquia, Virginia.

    “That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House.”

    The ONLY time a slave was paid directly was for working on SUNDAY…the other six days of the week, they paid the slave OWNERS for use of the property.

    And only ONE slave, in the entire history of the District of Columbia, a SINGLE slave – Philip Reid – was ever paid directly. He was owned by a Clark Mills and worked 33 Sundays. One the statue that is mounted on the top of the CAPITAL, not the White House.

    But those pesky facts…right?

  • Laurie Adams (Lea0808)
  • LEA0808

    I’m sure majority of you that don’t believe slaves helped build the White House, paid or otherwise, are also the uneducated Trump supporters with no college educations in little closet towns. You all do make up the majority of his supporters, so since you have no educational background and are not historians what you have to say is null and no one cares.

  • David Weller

    wow. What a big crock of denial. Slaves participated in the building of the White House. Your argument is that she’s exaggerating their level of participation?

    My argument is: They were slaves.

    Get over the nit picking.

    Your argument is that some of the slaves were paid for working on the White House that you say they didn’t build?

    My argument is: They were slaves. Anything they were pressed to do is slave labor. Handing them a little cash does not change the fact that they are owned by another person.

    Your argument is that some deleted paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence criticized the king of England for the slave trade?

    My argument is that the author of that Declaration continued to increase the number of humans he owned throughout the long span of his life. Apologists for Jefferson like to describe him as a complex personality. I think that’s a nice phrase for ‘hypocrite’.

    You seem mainly to take great offense that a black person would continue to discuss the legacy of slavery in the US. My question is Why shouldn’t she? The legacy of slavery and a century and a half of systemic oppression after slavery still exists and affects how people live today. She is right to use her bully pulpit to push for it’s end and for the success of new generations of African Americans after her. If not her, who else should raise that mantle? Or do you just think all black people should be silent and content with the status quo? Let the redlining continue, keep them all in their neighborhoods, away from the rest of us?

    Finally, you seem to use her success as an example that great things are possible in America for people of talent who apply themselves. This argument is baffling to me because you are just repeating what she keeps saying. I don’t disagree with it, but it is no argument against anything she has ever said.

    Let them continue to work to even the playing field. The deck has been stacked against them for so long.

  • David Weller
  • Drake

    To the writer Brooke Bosca:
    You say: “But once again, facts get in the way of the Obama’s preachy race-baiting. That’s because the U.S. government actually paid the slaves who worked on the White House.”
    This statement of yours is beyond dishonest.

    First, for the record:
    These payroll records show that the government did not own slaves, but that it did hire them. Slave carpenters Ben, Daniel, and Peter were noted as being owned by James Hoban. (National Archives and Records Administration/White House Historical Association).

    These “paid” slaves as you say were indeed paid wages; wages that were collected by their owner James Hoban. The slaves got to retain nothing. As they were enslaved by a slave master… who owned them and the rights to their labor. Because they were slaves.

    You ignore the dehumanizing practice of owning a human and if someone put dollars in their hands at the end of the day (dollars then to be turned over to their owner) then they were simply a worker. A worker like any other. This type of moral relativism is deplorable. You are not honest. You have no heart. If you think are a Christian, I am telling you that you are lost and need to find Jesus. Get help-

  • GregB

    Saying the White House was built by slaves is deceptive. It sounds like slaves did all the work. They HELPED build the white House. But to be honest you shouldn’t really call them slaves either, since they were PAID for their work! Again deceptive!
    That seems to be the MO of the demonrats, proven by the most recent e-mails shown to the public.

  • jj

    I like how this article links to a Politifact page that directly says most of it’s claims are utter bullshit. The “slaves” weren’t paid; ONE SLAVE was paid as a reward for doing something special (casting the Statue of Freedom). Maybe you guys should try reading the pages you link to, eh? The Politifact page (again that YOU LINKED TO) also says that slaves were involved in every stage of the construction, not just brought in towards the end.

  • Chemist

    I can’t wait until “Mike” is a distant memory.

  • StillBetter&Better

    She’s 100% correct. It was built by slaves, as well as free men. Nowhere did she say “solely” by slaves.

  • tom2

    To survive, these leftists need able bodied adults to be dependent on them so they howl every day that America is bad for them. They constantly caterwaul about the inequities and lack of opportunity. But at the end of the day, the happily count their millions.

    • StillBetter&Better

      This does not state that America is bad for anyone (though, it was for slaves). This is about the fact that slaves helped build the White House, a simple, known fact.

    • iworkandvote

      I only heard from republicans last week how bad America is. I heard how great it was last night from our remarkable and well -spoken first lady.

      • tom2

        Too bad you missed the article about which you just commented. The point was she lied in order to express her hatred for your country. Sigh.

        • iworkandvote

          Please go to the White House Historical Association for some truth, rather than this rag–which indicates that Michelle was absolutely correct. I think it was little Donnie that was saying how awful America is– Michelle did quite the opposite. But then you would have had to listen, wouldn’t you. God Bless our great nation and please stop the hatred.

          • tom2

            We noticed the immense pride she felt for our nation.

          • iworkandvote

            The people she was descended from were enslaved because they had black skin. How many years ago were her people required to perform forced labor, including the building of the White House. Whether a part or the entirety–whether for 2 weeks or 2 years they were required to provide forced labor.

            And look at how far we have come. Michelle Obama was celebrating progress made from our days when we enslaved people. Isn’t that something to talk about and celebrate. I think so. That is what makes our Nation great–never resentment over the success of others. Michelle Obama was inspirational last night–only those that have dehumanized her and her family from the day of the President’s inauguration cannot see her positive message hoping for the best life for all our children.

          • tom2

            Your reference to “her people” fell flat for me because after 1865, we were supposed to bind up our wounds and be of one. However, everyone now knows it didn’t work any better for her than it did for the white bigots in this nation. Sorry this topic upsets you. I didn’t know you were so emotionally connected and moved by her words. Perhaps we should stop here.

  • Dottie WhiteTrashGal

    Not to rain on your racist attack on a woman who actually knows what it’s like to live in America as a black citizen, but some slaves were ALLOWED by their MASTERS to work for wages…which they then had to SHARE with their OWNERS.

    Gosh, you people are unbelievable. You act like slavery was a favor to kidnapped, chained, beaten, raped, murdered, AND ENSLAVED HUMAN BEINGS.

  • StillBetter&Better

    Paying a slave means you have a paid slave, not a free man. Good grief folks, how hard will you stretch facts and fight over semantics when you’re phukking wrong?

  • Loren Jones

    Are you serious? You can’t even be honest about what the links say that you provided!

    “…the most compelling evidence were records of payments from the commissioners for the District of Columbia — the three men appointed by George Washington to oversee the construction of the Capitol and the rest of the city of Washington — to slave owners for the rental of slaves to work on the Capitol. The records reflect 385 payments between 1795 and 1801 for “Negro hire,” a euphemism for the yearly rental of slaves.”

    The link also disproves your claim that enslaved labor only did the white washing of the stone. Oh’ and the Philip Reid you mentioned as being paid was a Black artisan that you said didn’t exist .

    The cognitive dissonance is so great that even when the sources you provide contradict what you say, you brazenly lie about it anyway.

    Have you no decency, at long last?

  • Kalusa

    Mooshelle speaks at the democrat convention and tells how she wakes up in a building partly built by slaves owned by democrats, who later created the KKK to kill blacks and Republicans. She is a proud member of the democrat party that fought to preserve their slave ownership rights, a democrat party that fought civil rights legislation, a democrat party that finally created a new democrat plantation, one where taxpayers pick up the tab to keep democrat voting slaves on the democrat plantation.

    • iworkandvote

      Please go back to school and learn something. It is called history and facts –like the Southern strategy, for example. #FactsMatter

      • Kalusa

        Yeah, sure. Everything I said is true. For you to deny and deflect proves that you’re just a typical liberal lying liar. Tell us the liberal democrat version of the “Dixiecrats” and how supposedly all the racist democrats became Republicans. A liberal democrat fantasy that never happened. Your idiotic and dishonest claims are BS. Obviously, for you, facts don’t matter.

        • iworkandvote

          Yeah like Donnie boy is not pandering to racists either.

          • Kalusa

            Thanks for the idiotic non sequitur. You remind me of the type of moron who argues that it’s spelled “looser”, and not loser. Convinced he’s right but totally clueless.

      • Iwasonemore

        his words may have been “testy,” but he is correct. “Then,” Johnson and the nail in the coffin… as it progressed into what it is today. Had that not happened, the race Michelle uses to anger everyone would not have been sitting on welfare today – nor killing themselves (en masse) and then blaming their own behavior on everyone else.

        As far as college – and allowing people (paid for by taxpayers) in because of race without the grades – then(!) you either get what we see now; a bunch of not really smart/but certificated people “sticking it to the rest” because they still feel inadequate – breeds further problems.

        There was an article written awhile ago about a woman who graduated top of her class in high school; science was her best subject. She was accepted at her home state’s college – think Maryland; and/but also was considered for MIT… that school under a scholarship program. Anyway – she opted for the “better school.” There during graduate work, only the top 10 percent get to partake in any of the work; only the top one percent get any credit for. She never was allowed any “credit.”

        But, had she gone to her own state’s school, she definitely would have been in the top 10 percent – perhaps, even, the top one percent/top student. And she would have endured a lot less stress; done better – showed better – and her career could have been world-known. As it was – she ended up working in a cubicle… never soared.

        Big Fish Little Pond? or Little Fish Big Pond? (the name of the book, something like that.)

        Early on, Trump made a humongous statement that I don’t think many even understood. He said, “not everyone is meant to be wealthy.” And that is true. What we are watching in the “global economy” currently are a bunch of “privileged” graduates who would have been better off as a mid-level manager in an accounting firm or a branch manger at a bank – or something like that attempt to maneuver the world’s finances. Same thing in medicine, same thing in education, same thing in almost all fields from sciences to art. Because:

        Privilege and “marketing” not talent became the outcome of the affirmative action/”privilege because I’m…” educational system in our country – now ongoing. While really smart kids are suffering from debt – and no privilege, and a “system” that teaches the lowest common denominator to include everyone – so nobody is actually educated superbly.

        I know phDs in Engineering and other sciences – many graduated #1 in their classes from great schools: Stanford, Vanderbilt, CalTechPoly, etc. – none of which know how to fix a toaster; but they are great at what they do. They all graduated before “this education fairness” crap really settled in/was just cementing. Had they been in school now – none of them would have made it as far as they did; they would have been denied the opportunity to truly soar because others with privilege get first sitting at these tables anymore. You see it with government “stars,” like that Baltimore Mayor. She’s only smart when it comes to politics – to hide that she really is not very smart otherwise – how did she ever get that position? She would probably screw up an order of eggs and toast at a Denny’s. Another – Elizabeth Warren? That woman is dumber than a doorknob, or more crooked than can imagine. Both of those are examples of people who should never have graduated from college; let alone been accepted into law school etc. But because of privilege (Warren’s made up) they were promoted into positions that are way over their heads; and they’ve screwed lots up for everyone because of. Same with the economists and bankers/investors/Zuckerberg is another example –
        and when most people are in over their heads, their natural tendency is to hide their errors. Unfortunately, it would have been easier/could have corrected everything had they just fessed up.

        Anyway, his comment was correct. It was a bad (political) effort on Johnson’s part that started this mess. That doesn’t mean those who went through the system and tried are wrong or anyone’s angry with them, it means – you need to face the truth of an issue before you can fix it.

        This is a huge problem; left alone unfixed – it will take our country down.

  • gladys whipple hurtis

    So let me get this straight … the Whitehouse was whitewashed for slaves at a cost less than minimum labor. LOL Nice stretch of the facts Michelle. Close enough is not good enough. We need truth.

  • Linda Smith

    Every great man-made great building in the distant past was built by some type of enslaved peoples. The building of the White House is hardly comparable to the Great Pyramids or Roman Coliseum…. The fact remains that it hasn’t happened in our modern society in many generations and I’m tired of paying for it and it being used as a source of bigotry when it it is “convenient”. My family was discriminated in the early 1900’s for being Polish. I grew up with Polish jokes and having to get over it…. Let’s all just get over it and stop with the “Race Card Bullshit” Mrs Obama, when you and your daughters have no concept what it’s like to be “black”!!

    • iworkandvote

      “you and your daughters have no concept what it’s like to be “black– I think you forget the comment section of Fox news had to be shut down when news of Malia’s acceptance into Harvard–because of the racist comments against a beautiful innocent young woman- but yeah they have no concept of what it is to be black. Racism doesn’t exist in the US. Go back under your rock. You win the Internet for most stupid comment of the day.

      • Linda Smith

        Well, I had no opportunity to even think of going to Harvard or any Ivy league university…. I worked for every penny and beg for student loans to struggle to go to a state college. I grew up in the welfare system and pulled myself out of it. I’m sure her acceptance wasn’t a even a slight worry to her. She may not even appreciate it for all I know. What I’m saying is, I don’t think they ever experienced any inner city struggles or the worries of a black family. They have always been privileged.

        • iworkandvote

          Good for you. That is not what was said– and if you think that these young women were not affected when their father was called a Kenyan Muslim, who birth was repeatedly questioned every day by every news outlet , who has been subject to horrifying memes comparing him to a monkey and worse, then I feel for yours. Yes they didn’t grow up in the inner city– but you can still easily say that whole lot of black children that didn’t grow up in poverty still feel racial discrimination, every single day of their lives. try stepping in someone else’s shoes..

  • Barry Munkton

    Oh right, so the whole article is about how FLOTUS lied about slaves building the White House and then it goes on to say that slaves WERE part of building the White House. Make your minds up, idiots.

    • USAops

      She said clearly, that slaves built the White House.
      They helped paint it, or whitewash it.
      She is wrong to suggest that slaves, and only slaves, built the house.

  • Historia

    ….so they just did the white washing on the building.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

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    ………..
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    …..
    Clinton dealing in uranium acquired in BLM land grabs

    wait til the entire country learns what is really happening
    .
    .
    .
    …………
    ………..

    this BLM group which includes harry reid and clinton have come up with a very complex scam.

    it uses the fbi and nevada city council and county commissioners
    who racketeer together in order to take land from people to sell to foreign investors by making it look like the ranch owners have broken the law
    when they have not.
    harry reid has a land grab partner named richard bryan who was a Nevada senator. richard bryan ran a lawfirm in nevada called lionel sawyer collins.
    richard bryan sold bundy’s land to the chinese.
    bryan took millions of dollars from Chinese solar clients who
    secretly purchased bundy’s land before the land grab attempt.
    reid and bryan sold the land because the Chinese needed it for minerals to make solar panels .
    BUT….the land grab backfired .. it did not go as reid and bryan planned.
    ..
    reid and bryan had local county commissioners de-value bundy’s land at only $3.4 million when bundy ranch is worth around $50 million .

    so…… through reid orchestrated federal mumbo jumbo and his internal govt agency trickery.
    reid tried to take the bundy land after reid and bryan pocketed the Chinese
    money.

    but blm was not abe to evict bundy…….

    …………….

    because reid and bryan were unable to deliver on the bundy land sold to chinese.
    reid/bryan filed bankruptcy at lionel sawyer collins to prevent having to give the chinese back their millions in bundy land purchase money….
    .
    cover up .
    bryan allowed the Lionel sawyer Collins law firm to file for bankruptcy
    and ruchard bryan relocated quietly to another lawfirm
    …………
    eventually the oregon land grab will reveal reid and bryan handle mineral deals for hilary clinton’s daughter’s husband……………
    ..
    chelsea’s husband who has Russian clients who deal in buying BLM acquired land plentiful in earth minerals.

    recap
    BLM’s bundy ranch land grab
    was attempted because reid and senator richard bryan failed to acquire bundy land for chinese solar investors .
    after richard bryan’s law firm went bankrupt because they could not pay
    back the retainer to the Chinese solar clients who did not get bundy land .
    .
    the bundy land grab scam organized by reid and his mormons
    has not even been fully exposed yet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkWTOxPbxqc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbJ0HPL0o2A

    ……………………………………………

    selling the presidential election on a grand scale.
    while making it appear as though nevada is hosting the democrat and republican conventions or debates
    .
    in reality simply selling/rigging the election out the back door. to highest bidders
    .
    would harry reid be part of a scam. ?
    harry reid could run this out of a payday loan business’ in nevada to launder money.
    a hard to trace bribe scam,
    rawle’s pay day loan business
    is where harry reid laundered his previous million dollar bribe through.
    who would ever find out ?

    ………..
    emails surface exposing reid accepting bribes.
    .
    reid bribe was initially $2 million dollars.
    .
    .
    Swallow wanted $2 million to enlist Harry Reid’s help to block online gaming investigation .
    .copies of emails show Swallow worked to arrange meetings between Johnson and top Utah officeholders.
    Then, with the FTC investigation continuing, Johnson said Swallow
    suggested Harry Reid could make all the problems with regulators go away — for a
    price.
    “I said, ‘OK, what do I need to do?’
    He’s like,………. ‘OK, it costs money,’
    ” Johnson said, Swallow was adamant he make a deal.
    “he told me, he has a connection with Harry Reid,’ ” Johnson said.
    He said Swallow wanted $2 million to enlist Reid’s help.
    But he did not have the money, Johnson
    said, so they eventually agreed on $300,000 upfront and $300,000 later.
    Swallow put Johnson in contact with Rawle, whose company has
    operations in Nevada. Rawle had given generously to Swallow’s failed
    congressional bids and hired Swallow as Check City’s lobbyist and
    in-house legal counsel, a position Swallow held until he became chief
    deputy attorney general in December 2009.
    Rawle, died of cancer before federal investigators could question him
    On Sept. 29, 2010, Swallow sent an email to Johnson with the subject line “Mtg. with Harry Reid’s .”
    ” Traveling to LV tomorrow and will be able to meet with Reid’s contact,
    who he has a very good relationship with. He needs a
    brief narrative of what is going on and what you want to happen….I don’t know the cost, but it probably won’t be cheap.”…

    eric holder blocked the american people from learning harry reid took a million bribe.FBI
    agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging
    bribery corruption investigation have uncovered wrongdoing by two
    of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent Mormon figures — Majority Leader
    Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but Eric Holder and the Justice
    Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal
    investigation.

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,
    shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for,
    and
    Conviction of,
    Treason,..
    Bribery,..
    or other high Crimes
    and
    Misdemeanors.
    Article II, Section 4
    ……………………………..
    who got the biggest kickback ?
    Harry Reid personally bypassed DHS terrorism laws on behalf of son’s casino project
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid took an intense interest in
    pushing through visas for dozens of shady Asian investors for a Las
    Vegas casino represented by his son, Rory Reid, documents and reports
    show.
    The investors, who were flagged under terrorists guidelines for “suspicious financial
    activity,” had initially been denied visas by the Department of Homeland
    Security in a process that does not allow for appeals.
    In a Dec. 5, 2012 email to officials at the Department of Homeland
    Security obtained by The Washington Times, U.S. Citizenship and
    Immigration Services (USCIS) Legislative Affairs official Miguel
    Rodriguez wrote, “This one is going to be a major headache for us
    all because Sen. Reid’s office/staff is pushing hard and I just had a
    long yelling match on the phone.”
    The investors were renovating the SLS Hotel — which was
    once the Sahara. SLS is represented by Sen. Reid’s son, Rory Reid, who
    works
    at the law firm Lionel, Sawyer & Collins. In their 2012 “Year in
    Review,” the Nevada firm hyped “Lionel Sawyer & Collins” benefits
    from working with Harry Reid .
    “Rory Reid’s previous experience as chairman of the Clark County
    Commission is put to good use assisting with general legal advice for
    the law firm and helps circumvent the maze of regulations
    required to access economic incentives offered on the state and local
    levels,” the article, called “Redeveloping a Classic Strip Property,” continued.
    When
    questioned on Sen. Reid’s intervention on behalf of SLS investors, Sen.
    Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman told Ralston Reports —
    where Rory’s connection was first reported — that “The SLS project
    is none of your business”
    “That is the calculus in Sen. Reid’s support of the project,” Orthman continued.
    “We have a long-standing office policy that strictly bars any member of
    the staff’s family or the Senator’s family from lobbying our office on
    behalf of their clients. That policy applies in this case.”
    Initial attempts by Sen. Reid’s office to expedite the visa requests
    were denied on Dec. 17, 2012, prompting the majority leader to
    personally call Obama who contacted USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas.
    “Within a few short weeks of Mr. Reid’s personal DHS intervention, the
    decision not to issue the visas was reversed, allowing the hotel to
    secure
    major funding from JP Morgan Chase,” the Times reports.Sen. Reid “has
    supported Lionel Sawyer & Collins a spokeswoman for the senator told
    the media
    ……………………………………

    October , 2010
    Reid terrorist ties cover up
    “An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted
    false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover
    up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the
    subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.”
    what is odd is that no criminal terrorist charges are brought against
    rory for his SLS clients or the long history of the lionel sawyer
    collins lawfirm facing the same terrorist charges.

    for some convenient reason LAST MONTH the law firm was allowed to skate
    around the feds and quietly just vanish out of sight and relocate to
    Arizona
    while harry reid (taxpayers stuck funding it ) handled the DHS terrorist
    scandal fall out & cover up here in nevada.
    ………………………………
    October , 2010
    Reid terrorist ties cover up
    “An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted
    false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover
    up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the
    subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.”

    ………………………………..

    eventually the public will learn harry reid used the FBI to block investigations into his well organized multi billion dollar corruption schemes which took place within the country known as deseret.
    harry reid used his ties to the blm as well as his long time friend and previous nevada senator richard bryan who both have now gone into the business of selling land they do not own to Chinese corporations who need raw materials to build solar and electric car batteries.
    harry reid and richard bryan don’t realize the public is not as dumb as they think.
    and the tax exempt corporation known as the mormons who operate the legal system within deseret will also be exposed .
    .
    .
    your govt reminds you……..when you see something say something..

    …………………….

    ……………..,…………………/……..

  • Alex Filacchione

    The article asks, if you are paid, are you a slave? Are you kidding me? Even if you are paid, you do not have the freedom to walk away. You are still treated as property, not as a human. You are still forced into labor.

    Being paid does not change the fact that you have no freedom or liberty, are FORCED into labor, and are treated as nothing more than property, IF you are lucky. Yeah, if you are paid you can still be a slave. Unbelievable… SMDH

    Furthermore the article states:
    “First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves.”

    Well, geniuses, she never said that. So you are arguing to a point that she never made. An entire article that is nothing but a straw man…

    • USAops

      Oh please.
      Her comment alone, suggests exactly that!
      That the White House was built by slaves, and ONLY by slaves. How can you not see that suggestion when she made zero reference to who actually built it, or when the slaves came into the last stages of “lime based whitewashing”.
      Her comment would make some sense if she stated that she wakes up every day in a house that had some slave labor involved in the painting, or whitewashing, of the White House.
      No……she clearly stated the house was built by slaves…..period.
      Being just another liberal doorstop, you will always come to the defense of the indefensible liberal agenda.
      Can you tell that the real citizens of America have finally become sick and tired of your disgusting, perverted and anti-American disease called ‘liberalism’?

      • Alex Filacchione

        You are actually putting words into her mouth that she did not say, in order to support your weak argument.

        You call me “another liberal doorstop” – excuse me, but you’re venturing into name-calling and ad hominem attacks. A sure sign that you have no other argument.

        I’m not a liberal. I don’t support Hillary, nor do I support Bernie, and I didn’t vote for Obama either time either. In fact, I have NEVER voted for a Democrat in a presidential race. But sure, go ahead and call me a liberal and continue to mouth off on things that you have NO CLUE about. SMH.

        I am interested in the truth, and not distorting the facts, and not putting words into anyone’s mouth.

        Just this morning Fox News (of all places) stated that in his press conference today Donald Trump “suggested that Russia hack Hillary Clinton’s email account” – I listened to the news conference in it’s entirety. He said nothing of the sort. They too are distorting the facts and putting words in his mouth. If the facts are going to be distorted, I’ll run to his defense as well as hers.

        I’m not on the side of liberals or conservatives, I’m on the side of truth and honesty. I’m sorry if that doesn’t fit your own bias. But you go ahead and let your own confirmation bias distort what you hear and how you think and interpret the facts. I suppose if it fits your narrative, facts be damned, it helps you sleep at night.

  • Jeanette Rawls

    I wil not feel guilty for times past. I will not feel guilty for something I was never a part of. Stop the blame game. I will not feel guilty for being white. If you have a problem with that then that is your personal decision. We are Americans, we need to stop fighting with each other and go for the real enemies that will destroy this country if allowed to take over. I for one want this country to remain free. If you do not like this country please feel free to leave.

    • iworkandvote

      No one is asking you to feel guilty for the past or for being white–as am I–it is the current racial injustice that needs to be worked on. False articles like this, whereas the White House Historical Association clearly states that slaves worked on building the White House that keep promoting hatred between the races. If you think blacks are treated well in this country, then perhaps you wouldn’t mind walking in their shoes for a day to really see.

      • Jeanette Rawls

        Who is President of the United States get real

  • ElCor
  • CatinTx

    You are idiots.

  • mksharma62

    That way if say only some 100 black workers are involved in the construction of Twin Towers in which a total of 1000 workers were employed [hypothetical figures], then Michel can proudly claim that Twin Towers and for that matter any and all buildings in the US are built by the Blacks and if some of them are slaves, then by slaves!

  • Stacy Dale Barendse

    Oh, its so bad here. I will buy her a ticket back to Africa.

  • Gentle Robot

    I’m not sure why you linked to an article that conflicts with the vast majority of your story.
    It says one slave was paid… to work on the Capitol, not the White House. It says two slaveowners were paid for their slaves’ labor.. on the Capitol.
    It says slaves were involved in every aspect of construction, from the beginnings at the quarry, not just at the end. OF THE CAPITOL. The article is not about the White House. Try reading the title.

  • hoser4

    Conservatwits…… ain’t they rediculous?

  • isabel Kilian

    Speech has become excrement.

  • This article CONFIRMS it was indeed built by slaves. How on Earth can anyone read this article and skim over that very fact, the very FACT that even brought them to this article in the first place???

    Yes, “artisans” and “Irish people” worked on it as well, but once again, there is NO GETTING AROUND THE FACT THAT SLAVES BUILT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    Oh, the SLAVES got paid the equivalent of $31 per day? Let’s review that sentence, shall we? Fill in the blank: The _____ who built the White House got paid $31 per day. Did you say “slaves”? CORRECT — S-L-A-V-E-S built the White House… *just like this article effing confirms*.

    Sh!t, I hate the 0bamas too, but I didn’t let that turn me into a fricking moron.

    • Watchman74

      The original White House was destroyed during the war of 1812, so its not the same WH she currently occupies.

  • tom721

    Evidently Michelle has no problem falling asleep in such an odious place.

  • Maxine Gothia Gore

    Well just like the Clintons half truths always seem to be their style

  • Vinnie S

    As disciples of Alinsky and his Rules For Radicals, it’s what they do. Demonize your opponent. They do it well as it takes the focus off their lack of accomplishments and total failed polices.

  • Jenkem Jones

    The southern colonies part is a myth. There was slavery in every single colony including Canada.

  • Mr. Greg

    Which Party was in office when the white house was built by “slaves”? Democrats or Republicans?

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    .
    nearly $3 million in taxpayer dollars to renovate the white house to build 1 transgender bathroom.
    Latest White House feature: Transgender Restroom –
    Apr 8, 2015 – “The White House allows staff and guests to use the new restroom … Obama also used the word “transgender” in this year’s State of the Union address, …

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    .

    Bill Ayers wrote an Autobiography book for the obama’s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dzy8q3WHtc

  • Roger Sterling

    And that’s exactly why we encouraged the British to burn it down in 1814.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate was $64 million dollar Obamacare
    Website no-bid contract recipient.

    yet Costs to build the obamacare website
    quickly skyrocketed to over $900 million dollars………..

    and the website still
    is in need of repair .

    Toni Townes-Whitley and Michelle Obama are both
    members of the Association of Blacks Only Princeton Alumni.

    …………………………………….

    Obamacare Website Costs Quickly Exceed $2 Billion, Study Finds – Bloomberg

    Sep 24, 2014 – Spending for healthcare.gov and related programs, including at the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, exceeds cost estimates provided by the Obama administration, the analysis found. … Healthcare.gov and its associated programs are the main portal for millions of …

    Over $5 Billion and Counting for Obamacare Website Debacle …….

    ……………………..

    May 13, 2014 – A handful of state-run exchange websites—which cost nearly half a billion dollars … Related: Millions Wasted on Broken Obamacare Websites ….. and make something of themselves, has skyrocketed to ridiculous proportions.

    Obamacare’s True Costs Are Finally Coming To Light
    …………………………………………
    Forbes

    Jun 29, 2015 – Obamacare has caused premiums to spike across the country. And thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week, the law’s …

  • Bill

    This article is missing most of the facts and has no references or sources

  • Coach1960

    Well, let’s see…she didn’t say it was solely built by slaves and she mentioned nothing about the slaves who did help build it being paid or not.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    White House Refuses To Disclose Cost Of Michelle Obama’s Tax-payer funded vacations.

    Mar 18, 2014 – Michelle Obama has come under fire for taking expensive, tax-payer funded vacations. Major vacation included her denying the American taxpayers any transparency of those costly expenses.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    Obama Told White house Aides He’s ‘Really Good At Killing Americans,’ in Obama’s New Book …

    The Huffington Post
    Nov 3, 2013 – “Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” Obama said quietly, … .

    Four Americans citizens killed by Obama drone strikes, …

    Mar 19, 2014 – On May 22, 2013, the Obama administration “formally acknowledged that it had killed four American citizens ….

    The U.S. keeps killing Americans in drone strikes, …
    Apr 23, 2015 – Americans have been killed by U.S. drones … And Obama himself has acknowledged that he gave the order .

    Confirmed: Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. Citizens.
    World Can’t WaitIn late January, I wrote about the Obama administration’s “presidential … American citizens for this type of extra-judicial killings …

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  • Boogur T. Wang

    When she speaks, she is unhindered by truth.

  • desertspeaks

    No one alive today was a SLAVE. No one alive today, owned a slave. Anthony Johnson A BLACK MAN and the first legal slave owner in America and he owned white slaves. ! Approximately 374k white men died freeing the slaves in the civil war.
    ENOUGH OF THIS SLAVE CRAP ALREADY!

  • Carrol Laird

    Best go back to history class. Those artisans were black too. The majority of the white house was built by slaves. Rewrite history much?

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  • Cesar Contreras

    to bad,,,i bet her father dint work on it…and less barak hussein obama father….what a big shit bag this woman is,,,,ass hole

  • Ginger

    Oh SHUT UP, michelle OBUMER!! No one cares about you anymore! So glad U R on your way out the door!

  • J T

    This is nothing more than more right-wing sour grapes– the FACT (verified by many OBJECTIVE sources) is that the White House WAS built PRIMARILY by SLAVES– SOME work was done by low-level paid laborers and others– but the overwhelming MAJORITY of the work was done by slaves. Nice try, though.

  • Mapate P

    first off, the part about the four fathers never imagining the promotion of races other than whites is true. jefferson saw slavery as “a necessary evil”. they knew it was bad to dehumanize people, but didn’t see a way to have a functioning U.S. without it. what this “article” needs is some perspective of how how different things in history impact us as a country today, instead of reading what they want to hear and making their own story out of it.

  • Batman

    The current White House was built in the 1900s

  • Armando Ortiz

    It’s too bad this article is itself a complete sham, as is the author and the actual site itself.

    I’ll put this right here, but I know most of you are too dumb to let facts get in the way of your stupidity…

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jul/25/michelle-obama/michelle-obama-correct-white-house-was-built-slave/

    • John_33

      Politifact ignores the Truman Reconstruction entirely, which is an important fact. The entire interior is new. It’s essentially a different building.

      • IBisOK

        Is that your premise?
        Slave labor was used to build it, but later someone came along and did other work… so you gotta ignore and forget the slaves who were forced to do the original work?
        Remind me to never hire you as my lawyer or debate coach.
        Next.

        • John_33

          First, nobody is forgetting any slave work. Second, the premise that we are discussing is the First Lady’s words. Pay attention to her words:

          “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” ~ Michelle Obama

          The house she wakes up in is not the same house as the one in the 1790s. It’s essentially a different house. Largely, it was not built by slaves but rather by workmen from 1949-1952. Her statement is not accurate, and it’s important to point that out.

          • Edward MacGuire

            “…What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

          • John_33

            I am referring to the Truman Reconstruction which gutted the building to replace the wooden frame with steel beams. The only thing remaining from the original is the exterior.

          • Robert Dekko

            “Okay, a simple ‘wrong’ would’ve done just fine.”

          • Edward MacGuire

            The quote reflects the way I felt while reading his almost nonsensical post.

            Here is one from Wolfgang Pauli … “What you said was so confused that one could not tell whether it was nonsense or not”.
            But, though it was confused, it was still recognizable as nonsense.

          • Robert Dekko

            I know 🙂 I was just saying what Billy Madison said in response.

            He’s not right… he’s not even wrong..?

  • joegoldstein

    Both she and her husband were radicalized under the cleric Jeremiah Wright.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders
  • P.S.W

    Just because, according to this article that slaves were paid, doesn’t mean their owners didn’t claim the money as payment for them letting the government use their slaves.

  • D. Siegel
  • CarlT
    • John_33

      That ignores the 1949 Truman Reconstruction, which gutted the White House. It’s essentially another building today and makes Michelle’s claim inaccurate.

      • IBisOK

        Weak.
        That’s like saying the building was later painted blue. Let’s completely discount and forget the fact that it was originally painted white… by slaves.
        Weak.weak.weak…

        • John_33

          No, we’re not talking about the color. We’re talking about the work that was done. You do realize that the building was gutted and redone, right? The entire inside was stripped and the wooden frame was replaced with steel beams. Take a look:
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a00a173b108f641b9aa3dad3c35757077e28656315ecfac685bffa11ed0e7482.png

          • IBisOK

            I’m from San Diego. The Hotel del Coronado is located in a neighboring city. Thomas Alva Edison helped design the electrical system personally. He is still recognized for this even though (I hope) the original wiring has been replaced with newer stuff. Under your premise, Edisons name should never be mentioned in a historical context because someone else came along later and replaced the original.
            Does historical context get erased because an event occurs later?

          • John_33

            It’s one thing to invent something & another to put labor into it. Edison’s inventions (& Tesla’s) live on in our homes, but labor is different.

            To correctly apply your example of Hotel del Coronado, we would need to compare the workmen that installed the old wires with the workmen who installed the new wires. If the old wires were installed by Chinese Americans and the new wires by African Americans, it would be incorrect to ascribe the current wires to Chinese Americans. In the same way, it would be equally incorrect to argue that the house today was built by slaves when most of it is built by non-enslaved American workers from the 1940s. What you see today is essentially a different building.

            This also doesn’t even address the fact that slaves in the 1790s may have gotten compensated for their work. If this is the case, then it would be important to distinguish that it wasn’t slave labor, but I digress.

            Of course I’m not suggesting we erase the historical context. Quite the opposite, I’m suggesting that Michelle Obama’s statement is leaving out historical context. We need to ensure that all history is included. I understand that this is a highly charged subject, but I believe the facts alone help make it clear.

          • IBisOK

            Mrs. Obama’s statement surely does take it to it’s historical context, as she discusses it’s origins. You on the other hand wish to dismiss the historical context to discuss only the most recent edition.
            You want to dismiss the origins and only discuss the current edition… discounting the work and worth of the originators.

          • John_33

            This is where I must reiterate what I have already said. The First Lady’s words speak of the current house, not the original:

            “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.”

            Does she wake up every morning in a house built by slaves? That’s the issue.

          • IBisOK

            She most certainly does. They laid the brick of the White House. They painted the walls. That is indisputable. That is history. That is fact. That is ingrained in the story.
            Did others come along and remove a brick? Did others come along and paint a wall? Yes.
            Did any of that cause the White House cease to be the White House? When you look at the White House today, is it the work of Hoban or do you see the work of a random 1950’s laborer?
            When you see the detail of Washington D.C., do you honor L’Enfant, or do you recognize the city employee who most recently laid asphalt on Avenue D?

          • John_33

            But now you’re arguing the physical vs. the abstract, and this is exactly my point. We should stick with the physical because that’s what the First Lady is talking about.

            Most don’t know this, but most (if not all) works and buildings that are old have gone through extensive work. For example, Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper is essentially a different painting compared to when he originally drew it. The eyes of the figures were scratched out by French soldiers. The building in which it was stored was damaged by bombs during the Second World War. Extensive efforts to “restore” the painting actually damaged it further.

            It’s not just true for The Last Supper or the White House. This is true for any work that has undergone any work to restore or remodel it. You have a part of every era in it in which it was restored.

            Now as for the White House, slaves didn’t design it. They worked on it, but much of the work done in the 1790s was removed, altered, or destroyed. As the picture above shows, it was gutted and revamped on the inside. Much of the work we see today is from the 1950s. It’s important that we recognize that. It doesn’t mean we disparage the past. It just means much of the building today is from the 1950s. It carries 1950s technology, structural knowledge, and the frame. This is just a fact of the building.

            This is just about historical context. It’s important to recognize all periods in which the building was affected, but it’s also important to recognize the current state the White House is in. That is all.

          • IBisOK

            So we understand each other… When I quote the Sermon on the Mount, I must attribute the passage to King James and not Jesus of Nazareth. Got it.

          • John_33

            No, a translation is not the same as a physical object. A translation simply changes the language while keeping the content the same. Remodelling actually replaces the original work with new material.

            On an entirely different level, though, we do give attribution to different translations. KJV, NIV, NASB, ESV, NLT, etc., but that’s an entirely separate issue.

            I think the issue you’re having difficulty with is the concept of the idea versus the labor. Someone’s invention is an idea. For example, you can point to Ford Motor Company and say Henry Ford built that. It doesn’t mean that he put the steel together or constructed the warehouses, but it means he created the idea. But it would be inaccurate to point to Ford today and say that the laborers from the 1900s built what we see today. They certainly did in when they were working, but they didn’t build the modern warehouses and machinery that we see today.

            I’m willing to entertain the abstract in certain cases, but in Mrs. Obama’s case, the physical interpretation is implied.

          • IBisOK

            I appreciate and understand your point. Laborers toil to create the work of the visionary.
            Mrs. Obama in her speech, however spoke of the builders and not the visionaries. She spoke of the originators and not re-modelers.
            She said “I live in a house built of slaves”… Not “I live in a house planned by Hoban”, or “I live in a house built by slaves, but remodeled by workers from Local 574 of IUBAC. It was a speech; not a laundry list of all who ever performed a service on the property.
            Your argument is noted, though weak, if not specious.
            I’ve enjoyed the discussion.

      • CarlT

        It doesn’t matter if it was torn down and built back from scratch . The ORIGINAL White House still would be the product of (some) slaves

        • John_33

          But it does matter because Michelle’s words speak of the current house, not the original:

          “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.”

          Does she wake up every morning in a house built by slaves? That’s the issue.

  • NASCARDaddy

    So the question of whether Mrs. Obama is correct in saying that she lives in a house built by slaves is a tricky one. Yes, there is no doubt that slaves were employed in building the White House. So were free blacks and Europeans of every stripe. However, saying you wake up every morning in a house built by slaves implies that it was built by slave labor and that’s where the question gets murky. See the government at the time mandated that slaves who worked on the project get paid the same wages as free men and that the money be paid directly to the slaves.So it’s difficult to say that it was built by slave labor. Now it certainly doesn’t fit the technical definition of slave labor. However I can see people making an argument that a person who is a slave is never able to freely give his or her services and thus any labor they perform is coerced and slave labor. And truth be told I see validity in that argument and it’s one the deserves deeper exploration. The problem is that we build up myths, the myth that slavery wasn’t as bad as portrayed or that slavery is America’s original sin, and we never take the time to challenge the validity of our mythology. We don’t want to face the complexity of an issue like slavery. One side never wants to move past the image of happy slaves singing in the fields while their masters took care of them and the other side never wants to admit that slavery wasn’t as pervasive as it’s made out to be. One side doesn’t want to admit that slaves were viewed more as investments than people and the other side refuses to admit that slaves were owned by people of all races including free blacks and American Indians. But until we face the complexities of the issue and come to terms with it we will never stop having this fight.

    • IBisOK

      Were they free? Did they take employment of their own accord? Did their masters allow them to keep the ‘wages’ the government paid?

      • NASCARDaddy

        The fact that were listed in the government records as SLAVES would indicate that they were in fact not free. That’s pretty much a no brainer. They may have been allowed to keep their wages and enter into the contract of their own accord or they may not have. Or it may have been both situations. That is not clear from the records available. Even if it was the former they were still in fact SLAVES. The complex question is was their labor slave labor. I understand the desire for a simple answer but there just isn’t one and in history there rarely are simple answers.

        • IBisOK

          There actually is an easy answer…. Were they free?

          • NASCARDaddy

            No, they were not free or they would not be listed as slaves. The failure to understand a no brainer like that proves that you indeed have no brain.

  • Joe Vigue Sr.

    No way after 7 1/2 years of obummer that MLK isn’t rolling over in his grave!

  • M. Hinson

    This article confirms slaves built the White House. Okay, so they weren’t the only labor employed. They were still slaves. Slaves who built the White House. They were paid? That’s great. But were they still slaves after the project was done? How long did the practice of slavery continue thereafter?

    Mrs. Obama, who has been an excellent First Lady, did not lie. It’s dismaying to see this sort of parsing of her words while a neofascist is continues to move toward the very same White House, buoyed by folks who despise progress, equality, fairness.

    I read these hate- and anger-filled comments and wonder how we’ve come to this. Can we no longer disagree civilly?

  • Joe Vigue Sr.

    The main problem with fat-asses spewings is that she makes it sound like slaves built the whole damned thing and THAT is just plain BULLSHIT!!!!!!! They had a very SMALL piece of the pie!! They helped a little, they were PAID and this is really a non-story!

    • IBisOK

      Were they free?

      • Watch it

        Most of them were.

        • IBisOK

          The slaves (note the word slave). Were they free?

          • Watch it

            Reread my comments, in this entire board. Most who were referred to as slaves were in fact freed, and were paid.

  • Chica Morgan

    The link shared to “politifact” states only one man was paid directly. It specifically states that slaves were rented. Their owners were paid for renting out their slaves. Did the author not care to read the links posted in this blog? Or did he just assume his readers would not take the time to research it?

  • IBisOK

    “Is it technically “slave labor” — if you are paid?”

    If you have a master? If you are not a freeman? Then, yes. It is slave labor.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    obama says he visited 57 states so far while campaigning & only has 3 states left yet to visit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

    • Not exactly a timely message.

      Do you know that Disqus rules prohibit posting off-topic discussions? Their terms of use require all Disqus members to “flag as inappropriate” all posts which do not directly relate to the article.

      Look, I hate 0bama too, but I never let that turn me into a moron.

    • Watch it

      It further states that Michelle license is “on court ordered inactive status.”

      The statement has many bloggers wondering why a court would issue an order to stop Michelle Obama from practicing law, and some have even suggested the first lady may have been facing allegations of misconduct.

      http://www.wnd.com/2009/08/105998/

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    .
    .
    Black pastors want Eric Holder impeached – WND.com
    http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/black-pastors-want-eric-holder-impeached/
    WorldNetDaily
    Feb 25, 2014 – Numerous Black pastors want Eric Holder impeached … Holder and President Obama …………….

    • Numerous white pastors wanted Bush impeached.

      Did they get their wish? Nope.

  • David Swanner

    Jeepers, I was just at the White House Visitor’s Center last week and it said that slaves and freemen built the White House. Yes, there were local artisans, but there were also slaves involved. Their owners were paid. They were not. Philip Reid was an artist that was born into slavery in South Carolina and created Lady Liberty the crowning piece on the Capital. Slaves also built the Capital building (which was told to us on a tour of the Capital in May).

    You mention clauses in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that would provide for equality. However, those were taken out to appease the Southern States as noted. We don’t get credit for things we never actually did. There was still slavery until the Civil War.

    So basically, she was 100% accurate and she was praising how far the country had come and not slamming anyone.

    • Watch it

      . . . clauses that provided for equality that were taken out to appease Southern Democrats.

  • Kim Woods

    What she says is true!!!! No, I’m not an Obama supporter. Do your research!! A majority of the labor WAS by slaves. Ms. Bosch, your statement of “…the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves” is NOT what she said. There were many races used in slavery at that time: Native Americans, Irish, African, etc. PEOPLE!! Use logic and reason, RESEARCH, before jumping on a bandwagon. PLEASE!! The lack of open-mindedness and empathy by our citizens, unethical reporting by media, and peoples’ laziness to research and become properly informed are part of the reason our country is in such turmoil.

  • Loupdegarre

    The Freemasons who built the White House were a thrifty bunch and at $5 for for a slave as compared to $3 dollars for an indenture servants (mostly apprentice masons) from Scotland and Ireland they chose indentured servants. Officially there were 3 known Slaves that worked as carpenters but were paid directly. There were so called Slave Masters that were paid to provide slaves but that also could’ve included indentured servants and were probably employed as teamsters. Most of the Slaves building the White House is from research done by a Washington reporter in 2005.

  • cg

    they think that they are better than everyone else. but how can barrack say anything about racism , when infact, he is half white.

  • honeydew3219

    did she say the white house was “exclusively” built by slaves. NO. She said it was “built by slaves.” Stop spinning shit trying to cause divisiveness

  • Debbie Wilson

    The slaves themselves were not paid, but their owners. This caption under the record of payment says this, “james hoban slave payroll – The payroll to slave owners shows that the government did not own slaves, but that it did hire them from their masters. Slave carpenters Ben, Daniel, and Peter were noted as owned by James Hoban.” Also, slaves and freed slaves were used for the labor. The freed slaves were probably paid directly, since they had no master. Also, many other groups worked alongside slaves to build the Capitol and all the other monuments in Washington D.C. We also must take into account that a lot of Washington D.C. was built after slavery.

  • Yeah they brought them in to do the lime based whitewashing because it’s extremely TOXIC! So don’t let the white people do that get the slaves/blacks to do it.

    And why not? After all black lives matter much less than white lives.

  • Gene Moser

    There are so many errors in this. Taking from the bottom, the 3/5ths rule INCREASED slave state power because the north wanted slaves to count as 0, which the south wanted them counted as 1/1. Yes, the southern states represenatives wanted the anti-slave paragraph removed from the Declaration of Independence. The 20 year portion again was a compromise. Show me that Phillip Reid was a slave. If he was paid directly, he was a free man. The “wages” of the slaves was paid directly to the master, not the slave. Find a reference that shows that slaves came only late. The clue is the nonesense about the “whitewashing” which did not occur while the White House was built, but during the repairs after the burning of DC by the British when the White House was painted to cover up the flame marks and smoke stains.

  • Hank G.

    “One slave — Philip Reid — was paid directly, a sum of $1.25 per day ($31
    per day in 2016 dollars). Is it technically “slave labor” — if you are paid?”

    Yes, it is still slave labor. Furthermore, in the page you sited, Philip Reid was the only slave mentioned that received any direct payment. All other payments mentioned were to the slaves’ owners. Do you honestly believe that a free man with Reid’s skills would have only been paid $1.25 a day? The excess value of his labor was paid to his owner.

  • MC

    I think the argument is that Mrs. Obama stated “It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves”. Mrs.Obama should have stated that she wakes up in a house that slaves helped build. Not to mention that the White House burned down in 1814 and then re-built. The White House was also remodeled in 1902. The third floor was added in 1927 and in 1949-52 Truman completely gutted and re-built the White House. During the rebuild and remodeling between 1902 and 1952 there were no slaves. I’m not denying that slaves were a part of the construction of the White House, they alone did not build it.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    Slaves Built Michelle Obama’s Princeton university.

    so why not go complain there.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/collegesigningday_potusandflotus.jpeg

    • Guest’s the Name

      She wasn’t “complaining”, you dolt. She was sharing an incredibly important moment on an incredibly important night.

      YOU are the only one complaining.

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders
  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    .
    .
    Slaves Built Michelle Obama’s Princeton university.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/collegesigningday_potusandflotus.jpeg

    • Guest’s the Name

      Do you get paid to spam this site, or are you just on crack?

      I’m genuinely concerned.

  • Breitbart InOhio

    THey didn’t pay the slaves they paid the masters..re-read the citation “Perhaps the most compelling evidence were records of payments from the commissioners for the District of Columbia — the three men appointed by George Washington to oversee the construction of the Capitol and the rest of the city of Washington — to slave owners for the rental of slaves to work on the Capitol. The records reflect 385 payments between 1795 and 1801 for “Negro hire,” a euphemism for the yearly rental of slaves.” THere is only one mention of a slave being paid for services to commission and mold cast for a figure used in the CAPITAL.
    This article cited was by politico of all things, was referencing a Pelosi claim about the CAPITAL BUILDING..NOT THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • Donnie Ray Howell

    I believe the politically correct term would be tax payers…………………………………

  • maryanne_gburg

    No one remembers that the Irish were sold into slavery in the US. Perhaps the White House was built by my early ancestors.

  • MelwithTruth

    Here’s the problem never ever did Obama state that whites didn’t build the Whitehouse.Please, please find the part in her speech stating that only Black slaves built the Whitehouse!! One man who was a slave got paid, there is zero, none, nil proof that othe slaves got paid as well. It was extremely rare a slave got paid at all, he was favoured due to his relationship with the President and skills needed. The rest were utilised in building the foundations, which means the hard labor work. But nowhere did she suggest it was only built by slaves!! This article is sad because it cites NO peer reviewed sources AND is basically acedotal and on the defensive.

  • compguy83

    The very website you’re using to supposedly back your argument disagrees with you.

    From “whitehousehistory.org” (which your article uses as a citation):

    “Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.

    Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government’s quarry at Aquia, Virginia. Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the President’s House. The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.

    *The payroll to slaveowners shows that the government did not own slaves, but that it did hire them from their masters. Slave carpenters Ben, Daniel, and Peter were noted as owned by James Hoban.*”

    Oh, so they WERE the bulk, and they were “hired” from THEIR MASTERS, and promptly sent right back afterwards.

    Do conservatives ever accidentally get something right every once in a while? I’m genuinely curious.

  • Cheryl Hall

    So in other words, slaves DID build The White House. Knowing whites in those days they did most if not all of the work. She never said only. She never said solely. She meant it as a positive statement of fact that she feels when she looks out the window and sees her kids playing. I can imagine the feeling. But all this hate. Because the First Lady is telling HER story about HER family. And our history. Wow.

  • Trish Schaefer

    The irony is that the fact this article is trying to disprove actually sources sites that proves it’s true. If you click on the blue hyperlinks “built solely” and “paid the slaves” those articles say, “soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings,” and one title is, “The legend of slaves building Capitol is correct.”

    Another article from the SAME SOURCE your friends at TRN’s cited.

    http://www.politifact.com/…/some-readers-unconvinced…/

    Here’s another, not cited here: http://www.snopes.com/was-the-white-house-built-by-slaves/

    Another important point:

    When her sentiment is taken out of context, sure, it seems divisive. But Michelle gave this speech to unite the DNC behind Hillary. If you watch her entire speech, wether or not you like her or Hillary, you will understand that this part of her speech is to show exactly what Virginia Kruta thinks is a novel observation, “Michelle Obama herself rebukes the nation’s history of racism [and] she is a living example that America has done much to overcome it.” That is exactly what that part of her speech was saying!

  • Unbelievably bad grammar gaffe — “As the project neared completion — the lime-based whitewashing that gives the building its iconic appearance…slaves were indeed added to the mix.”

  • Aria Suber

    People please learn something and the person who wrote this please learn something. I’m not taking up for her and you’re talking something you seem to not know. She said it was built by slaves, slaves come in all backgrounds and every race you spoke of that help built the White House were either slaves or poor enough to be treated like a slaves. A slave is a over worked person, under paid person who is pushed around and forced to do things they wouldnt pick to do if they had a different opportunity in life. I’m a black woman but yet I know that being a slave doesn’t mean everyone was black! This is what’s wrong with America now, to many none knowledgable, unGodly people speaking up and ruling the world.

    Aria Suber🌺

  • Bond Summers

    USA national minimum wage in 1938 was 25 cents/hour, $2.00/day/8hrs.

  • barthomew

    “…and ultimately led to….”

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  • Thorshammer1

    The author omits one key fact. The “wages” were NOT paid to the slaves, they were paid to the slave owners. The slaves owners categorically DID NOT pay the slaves. But that’s just me – stuck in the reality based world. In the world of climate deniers, birthers and 9/11 false flag nut cases OF COURSE slavery didn’t exist, neither did the Holocaust, native Americans welcomed their christian liberators and Donald Trump is the world’s best president. Carry on ignorant scum….carry on.

  • phnxgrl

    The problem is the building she occupies with her Mother tax free was never built by slaves. The Executive mansion was utterly destroyed by Fire by the British in the War of 1812! The rebuilt Mansion dubbed the White House was done by Federal Troops!

  • Ryan

    It’s sad that majority of European Americans, who themselves are immigrants, feel so entitled and reject the fact that their ancestors created the worse slavery known to man. But when you reap all of the benefits of your slave master ancestors who raped pillaged and plundered not only Africans, but Native Indians, Mexicans, the people of tasmania…the list goes on. But as soon as people of the oppressed speak up on it they get all defensive and try to actually defend and make right out of something wrong. They will say things like, my great grandfather was an Irish immigrant which came here and worked hard for what he has. Like bro, my great great great grandfather was stolen from.his country brought here against his will and worked for free and lived like an animal. No one cares about your people who can come and go freely and can work and make ends meet. Sure they worked hard. But as hard as a black slave????? Writers like this uneducated misguided filth bag need a real wake up call. How dare you disrespect the BEST 1ST lady this country has ever seen. A REAL woman. And she BLACK. That’s what white America fears. Strong Black educated people. Lol. I sit back and laugh at how afraid the Europeans are of us. It’s amazing that being black has so much power that you want to make us feel powerless. But you keep it up. Your ignorance is showing more and more.

  • RDB

    Michele, telling inaccuracies again. What a dilemma having to live in a house but by salves ( not really a this article proves)! She obviously can’t see the simple solution to her dilemma – MOVE! Move back to Chicago were crime is rampant.

  • phil box

    twist history enough, repeat it enough times and stupid people will believe it. i think she is America’s 2nd biggest racist, pot stirrer and uncle tom is drag.

  • lil deze

    Not true a black man by the name of Benjamin Banneker designed the White House in the White House was built buy black people as well as the first treasury building and other things was also put in place by Benjamin Banneker as in the first piece bill. Do your research before you put false allegations on the internet. What’s wrong with the South y’all try to erase history and covered it up now the light shines on the truth and the truth comes out now by time the truth comes out.

  • Jackie Griffin

    The White House Historical Association reports that the government tried to bring cheap labor from Europe, however, their efforts fell short. Many of the iconic buildings in Washington D.C. were in fact mostly built by slave labor. Though slaves were not paid, their owners were. Reference the Smithsonian and the results from the 2005 Congressional study done to shed light on this issue. Like it or not, you can’t wish it away or rationalize it away. It’s a part of your history and mine.

  • vickie

    If anyone calls Obama black, well they are only half right, we create our own division by labeling

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  • Shadyrose

    Are you retarded? The source you link to back up your assertions says the exact opposite. They only found record of a single slave who was paid. The rest weren’t paid, their owners were. I guess you know that the republitards who follow you won’t bother to check your sources.

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