Friday, March 07, 2008

Michelle Obama vs America

Michelle Obama has officially bought into the idea that things are terrible in this nation and that The Man is keeping her down.

This is from a profile of Michelle Obama from the far-left, New Yorker Magazine. Apparently, this is the way she sees us.

"Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.

“We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews.

Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

From these bleak generalities, Obama moves into specific complaints. Used to be, she will say, that you could count on a decent education in the neighborhood. But now there are all these charter schools and magnet schools that you have to “finagle” to get into. (Obama herself attended a magnet school, but never mind.) Health care is out of reach (“Let me tell you, don’t get sick in America”), pensions are disappearing, college is too expensive, and even if you can figure out a way to go to college you won’t be able to recoup the cost of the degree in many of the professions for which you needed it in the first place.

“You’re looking at a young couple that’s just a few years out of debt,” Obama said.

“See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!”

In Cheraw, Obama belittled the idea that the Clinton years were ones of opportunity and prosperity:

“The life that I’m talking about that most people are living has gotten progressively worse since I was a little girl. . . . So if you want to pretend like there was some point over the last couple of decades when your lives were easy, I want to meet you!”

When she said that she had never been proud of America until recently, Mrs. Obama wasn't talking about her pride in young people coming out and voting. That was the damage control excuse that her husband's campaign used. This woman REALLY doesn't like the country that her husband is asking the voters to put him in charge of.

This type of thinking. This idea that the government and the powers that be are keeping people down and that getting ahead in the world is simply too difficult for the average American, is common in some of our nation's poorest, most Democratic areas, but it doesn't jibe with American reality over the last 25 years.

Barack Obama transcends racial lines. This fact has lead many to mistakenly conclude that he would automatically transcend party lines as well. It appears that his wife's beliefs lean more towards those of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney and others who use perpetual victimhood in order to justify their political exsistance and rally others behind them.

Her husband uses optimistic uplifting rhetoric such as "yes we can" and repeats the word "hope" ad-nauseum.

The gloomy Mrs. Obama tells me that I'm "mean".

Mrs. Obama is her husband’s closest adviser. Perhaps his proclivity to listen to her is partially responsible for his recent primary losses.

If elected, Mrs. Obama automatically becomes one of America's top diplomats to the world and while the French are going to love how awful she thinks America is, it's not exactly the type of representation that we want from a First Lady.

In order to avoid another Theresa Heinz Kerry situation, Mr. Obama would be wise to secrete his wife away for the remainder of the campaign. Being annoying is one thing, delusional pessimism and overstated class warfare concerning ones own country is a horse of a different color.

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Anonymous said...

Gee, do you think that when Mrs. Obama mentions "just downright mean" and "guided by fear" she might be refering to something/someone like this?

King suggests terrorists will celebrate Obama victory

Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:57 AM
By O.Kay Henderson

Western Iowa Congressman Steve King says al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists around the globe will be "dancing in the streets" if Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is elected president.

"I don't want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name,
whatever the religion of their father might have been. I'll just say this, that when
you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected president of the United States, I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does this look like to the world of Islam?" King said Friday during an interview in KICD studios in Spencer. "And I will tell you that if he is elected president, then the radical islamists, the al Qaida and the radical Islamists and their supporters Will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th."

King, a Republican from Kiron, endorsed GOP candidate Fred Thompson before the Iowa Caucuses. He now supports the party's presumptive nominee, John McCain. A spokesman for Obama's campaign During the interview in Spencer, King attacked Obama's promise to pull American troops out of Iraq and questioned the impact Obama's heritage might have on the rest of the world. Obama's father was Kenyan and Obama's middle name is Hussein.

"It does matter. His middle name does matter. It matters because they read meaning into that and the rest of the world, it has special meaning to them. They'll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name. They'll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was and because of his posture that says pull out of the Middle East and pull out of this conflict. So there are implications that have to do with who he is and the positions that he has taken.

"If he were strong on national defense and said, 'I'm going to go over there and
we're going to fight and we're going to win. We'll come home with a victory,' that's different, but that's not what he's said.

"There will be dancing in the streets if he's elected president and that has a chilling effect on how difficult it will be to ever win this global war on terror," King said.

A spokesman for Obama has called upon McCain to denounce King's remarks. Nearly two years ago King himself called long-time White House reporter Helen Thomas and offered her his personal apology for a joke he told at the 2006 Republican Party of Iowa state convention about the recent death of a top al Qaeda operative.

"He's probably the most evil terrorist on the planet. He killed women and babies. He stopped buses and sorted out Sunnis and Shiites and Kurds and saved the Sunnis and executed the Shiites and the Kurds. He would use family menbers as human bombs after he killed them to put explosives inside them and when the families came to recover (the body) he would detonate that. This man is full of hatred and he was always looking for another way to go to a deeper depth and so I'll contend that's where he is today," King said, to applause from the Republican delegates. "And what occured to me that morning is something that I imagine a lot of you have thought about and he's probably figured it out by now. There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he's at and if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas."

Mrs. Obama nailed it. It is frightening and depressing for Americans of all races, nationalities and religions to think about how many mean-spirited, fearmongering bigots like Steve King are running around out there.

But then, conservatives without conscience aren't capable of getting it. That would require critical thinking (and challenging/questioning) skills which they simply never developed.

Anonymity is fertilizer to the cowardice of racism.

Anonymous said...

I don't have time to create an account but I think people can think that Obama and his wife are not patriotism enough. They may be American haters and even the Manchurian candidate.
God help us if so.

Anonymous said...

It's not a matter of them being patriotic enough. It's the fact that Michelle Obama is a racist...and if they lose the nomination by be it..

Anonymous said...

Standard class warefare language from Michelle combined with a heavy dose of race-baiting.

The Obama campaign (which Michelle is an intrinsic part of) wants to have it both ways: Bash "bad, oppressive, racist" America in front of the wide-eyed, drooling, chanting Believers at the SuperRallies, then deny everything when the comments trickle out into the mainstream media with stuff like "Here's what she meant to say, Dear Independent Voters."

Anonymous said...

The Obamas are vastly better off financially than most of America. And she has the nerve to talk about living paycheck to paycheck? Give me a break.

Shannonymous said...

more bullshit from the anonymous! yay! ;)