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How Real Is Barack Obama’s ‘Real World’?

President Barack Obama, who has spent almost all of his career and adult life in academia, law firms, and government, begins his criticism of Mitt Romney by declaring, “those of us who have spent time in the real world . . .”

It would probably be rude of me to think about Michelle Obama’s work, where her salary jumped from $121,910 to $316,962 per year after her husband became a U.S. senator, a job that was strangely left unfilled after she stepped down to focus on her husband’s campaign.

Such positions are quite challenging to find in the . . . real world.

UPDATE: Of course, Obama uses the phrase while speaking to donors at a $40,000-per-couple fundraiser.

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