Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I Agree With Cindy McCain

I’ve ALWAYS been proud of America...without question, the GREATEST nation on earth, primarily because of Capitalism (economic Liberty/freedom) and the political freedoms (freedom FROM government intervention) enshrined in our Constitution.

Apparently not so much for Michelle Obama, who yesterday said, "Let me tell you, for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change."

Why am I NOT surprised?

That statment is as vapid as claiming "We need new leadership for us to enter a new century," (Barack Obama, Houston, TX. 2/19/08) when we've ALREADY entered a new century with our "old leadership." Same with this vapid call for "change."

With some 84% of us polling that we are "satisfied with our own lives," where's the call for change coming from? More aptly, where is the will that would sustain such a desire for "change," among a populace that is overwhelmingly satisfied with their own lives?


WomanHonorThyself said...

What Ms obama said is vile ..what an ingrate...and her darling sidekick who wont even cover his heart while hearing out Pledge!...madness I tell u!

JMK said...

I think the coming election's going to be a very close one.

Hillary's negatives make it almost impossible for her to crack the 50% mark, making a close election almost a certainty.

While the closer people look at Obama and the more they see, that his call for "change" is nothing short of a call to re-make America over in his own socialist/redistributionist way, the less Messianic he'll look.

I think the flaws in ALL three of the candidates left almost guarantees a very close election.

That's why I urge Conservatives to be PRACTICAL and not "throw this one away," because there's far too much at stake to sit home and do that!

Rachel said...

I don't think what Mrs. O said was vile, but thankless. Obviously she has not heard of how it is to be poor in India, China, even France (there are pictures of tents of homeless among the famous Tuileries Gardens).
Not like people here care anyway. While there are A LOT of people with true problems, such as in Michigan and Ohio, most of us (including myself who currently lives with relatives) know we got it pretty good. I just laugh on how Michelle and Barak and whine about this country, yet W is called the fearmonger.

JMK said...

I agree Rachel and I don't think her statement has any racial overtones (at least I hope they don't and would give her the benefit of the doubt there).

It was a statement of deep and abiding ingratitude, born of an innate sense of "entitlement."

And while it is certainly true that she's NOT THE ONLY ONE guilty of that, that doesn't make this "rage of a privileged class" any less repulsive in many people's eyes.

Michelle Obama's ancestors were mistreated, so were the Jews, Italians, the Irish (many of those were thrust into the Civil War, only to return to places like Boston & NY to be greeted by signs saying "Irish and dogs need not apply.").

But Michelle Obama was NOT mistreated, in fact, she grew up in privilege - went to Harvard, and, in fact, benefitted from government mandated preferences that were not extended to other abused groups (not that those kinds of things are generally helpful), but Michelle Obama grew up in a nation that ended chattel slavery 150 years ago, while much of Asia, Africa and the Mideast STILL have chattel slavery to this day.

She grew up in a nation that extended preferences to her group (for past abuses)....in a nation that fought a costly, alomst devastating Second World War to defeat the ideology of racial purity and racial supremacy.

So her statement, "For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country..." comes off incredibly ungrateful, especially, coming as it does, from one of the more privileged members of this society.

We have not been a perfect nation, but none has ever existed on earth. We have struggled with ethnic and racial identification, but those struggles exist and more violently elsewhere throughout the world.

The sad thing is that Michelle Obama's comments give a real window into the kind of "politics of victimization" (politics that did so much harm during the 1960s) that she and Barack Obama seem to believe in.

That, to me, is what's troubling.

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