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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Michelle Obama: Get a script and stick to it or zip it. This was not your best day, and for the record, you owe your country an apology.

Michelle Obama to a Milwaukee audience yesterday while stumping for Obama said: "And let me tell you something -- for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."

We will be exposed to this statement by Michelle Obama as much as we were to Kerry's "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."

I have been hoping Obama would not screw up; I never thought it would be his wife who would make a big mistake.

Will it rise to the level of Kerry's statement at the Grand Canyon where, in this one appearance, he uttered words that may have cost him the presidency? Here you recall Kerry said that, in hindsight, he still would have voted to authorize the war in Iraq, even if he had known then that the U.S. and allied forces would not find weapons of mass destruction.

I don't think so, but it was a major mistake, and she needs to apologize to her country or otherwise clarify what in the world she could have meant and get it behind her.

2 Comments:

Anonymous MahoganyShotgun said...

Michelle Obama – Proud to Be An American

It IS change.

It IS progress.

It IS a proud moment for this country, when a descendent of slaves of this country can say she is proud of it. She is proud of being an American as opposed to “enduring” the fact that she is -- a feeling known all too well by African-Americans and taken for “entitled” granted by European-Americans.

There are people in this country who can feel and be appreciative of being able to “pursue happiness” in this country, yet not feel and be appreciative of the overwhelming gender bias and racism and other hegemonic practices they have to fight on a dayly basis in their “pursuit of happiness.”

Michelle Obama’s courage to confess how she feels and “admit” that feeling of change and progress desired by the American people speaks volumes.

America is robbed of its taunt about the “proud” accomplishments made by American influence in other countries, when the world community is a witness of America’s crimes against humanity of its own people based on race.

P.S.: Michelle Obama was applauded for her “open disclosure,” there are people who get it. It is an awakening moment for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream and a proud healing moment for this country.

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Blogger kkhm said...

Obama made a few mistakes 1st by attending a church that clearly is racist and 2nd his wife made the mistake about her feelings toward this country. More than 75% of the Clinton supporters will not vote for Obama after the way he and his wife have treated her. This vote goes to McCain! At least he cares about the safety of our country. The (Obama supporters) are foolish to think we should do nothing to protect ourselves. How many people have to die before you understand we live in a world full of terrorists who want us dead if we don't submit to their ideologies. Get a grip people! Wake up! I want my kid and grandkids to have a future, don't you. I wish Clinton would make it because at least Clinton and McCain care about this country.

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