I wish I was saying that because it was so compelling, but the truth is the fact that Michelle Obama was giving the speech gave no credibility to the words. She started out great focusing on her family which was very good and her father sounds like he was a great man. I’m trying to figure out how she fell so far from the tree since she holds him in such high regard.
Some of the nuggets from the speech include: “The American dream endures”, “You work hard for what you want in life”, “Teach children to work hard for dreams”, and “America is where you can make it if you try”. So where exactly do those statements fit on the liberal platform and Barack Obama’s platform? After months of hearing sob story after sob story (and there are more to come here at the convention in full living color as these down-on-their-luckers tell their stories in person) I find it hard to believe that the Obamas believe those words. The liberals believe in letting others work hard so they can take more from them to give to those who just are having a hard time of it. More taxes for the rich will not solve the problem that a welfare system has created. More taxes will not be able to keep up with the outrageous plans Barack has for this country. There is no hard work in living off the government. There is no such thing as affordable healthcare for everyone. We will all pay dearly one way or the other with universal healthcare whether it means not being able to get care or our healthcare system spirally downward like those in socialistic countries. There is no such thing as a dream that endures in a country that took Michelle Obama 43 years to finally be proud of. This woman – as I have documented on my blog – wants to take from your piece of pie to give more to someone who has less. They want charity by force.
And speaking of charity, Michelle said that “I’ve tried to give back as much as I’ve been given”. Let me try to get this straightened out in my brain. Is she talking about the year the Obamas gave back 1% to charity or was that the 6% or most probably she was talking about the 7% they gave back? I know it’s hard to do when your family only makes a half million dollars a year. Or perhaps she was referring to Barack’s half-brother who lives in a hut on $12 a year. Didn’t someone once say, “Charity begins at home?”
And then, of course, she had to throw in the old, “I love this country.” She says it so much now I’m not sure if she is trying to just convince us or herself. I remain unconvinced.
This was an historic night. I have to admit that it was wonderful to see a black woman giving an important speech because her husband could be the next president. It says alot about our country. Unfortunately, the speech would have been so much more if it would have come from someone else. Someone whom we could actually believe and trust. Someone who is genuine and doesn’t have to change who they are to fit a mold. It actually was more damaging in my eyes to see that Michelle has thrown away her core beliefs to be more palatable. Although I could never agree with her, I could respect her for being true to herself. Now I don’t think she even knows who see is anymore and that could prove to be disasterous in the future.