Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Mrs. Obama -- Proud of her country for the first time in her adult life

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mrs. Obama -- Proud of her country for the first time in her adult life

    Yep, she really said it.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/html/49244.html

    Some people disagree.

    Mrs. Obama is in her mid-forties. That means her adult life has spanned from about 1985 to the present. She's found nothing in all that time to make her proud of her country? Not the fact that it won the Cold War and liberated tens of millions from totalitarian rule? What about sending billions to ease the plight of millions of AIDS sufferers in Africa? What about the nation's selflessness in stopping genocide in the Balkans when it had no immediate security interest in the region? What about our ability to produce hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who will risk life and limb to liberate two countries from despotic regimes right out of the Dark Ages? Doesn't the Herculean Tsunami Relief effort generate a flicker of national pride?

    Of course, the list of things to make the ordinary person proud of this country is interminable. But,then, the Obamas are not ordinary. Clearly, they're extraordinary .
    NRO
    "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

    "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

  • #2
    I'll make sure I don't vote for her.
    Official Sponsor of the National League Three-Peat.

    Comment


    • #3
      I'm always proud of my country...even if I am sometimes not proud of our leaders.
      Go Cards ...12 in 13.


      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by CSD View Post
        I'll make sure I don't vote for her.
        ++

        I hate election cycles...

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by 007 View Post
          ++

          I hate election cycles...
          Seems like they never end anymore.
          Go Cards ...12 in 13.


          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by TTB View Post
            I'm always proud of my country...even if I am sometimes not proud of our leaders.
            yeah really, i mean when you see the good stories of people across this country, how can you not be proud at least once?

            Comment


            • #7
              Maybe it's that we finally have a non white male making serious strides towards the white house? I know for me, it's a rallying point. We've had over two hundred and thrity years of whit male dominance at 1600 Pa. Ave. Now we have a black male and a female as the leading candidates for one of the parties. It's about damn time the rest of us get a fair chance.
              Make America Great For Once.

              Comment


              • #8
                FAR must be petrified by Obama.
                I like cheese.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by TTB View Post
                  I'm always proud of my country...even if I am sometimes not proud of our leaders.
                  Perhaps a bad choice of words, but the fact that she, as a black woman, sees the debate for the democratic nominee down to a woman and a black man - a first for both - I can see where she's coming from.
                  Official sponsor of: Pepsi Zero Sugar and Jordan Almonds.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FAR52 View Post
                    Yep, she really said it.

                    http://www.breitbart.tv/html/49244.html

                    Some people disagree.



                    NRO
                    Misquoting people again, FAR.

                    This is the first time she's been really proud of her country. Which means that she could have been proud of her country many times before, but now she's more proud.

                    See how easy that is?

                    Moon

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Yeah, not really what she meant, but it's fun to discuss.

                      I wonder if her comments had to do with 8 years of Bush, 8 years of Clinton, 4 more Bush, and 8 of Reagan. Or, 43 straight white guys. Or, the youth really really getting on board.

                      Nah, that's not it.
                      Official Lounge Sponsor of Candy.


                      "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
                      -Barry Goldwater

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                        Maybe it's that we finally have a non white male making serious strides towards the white house? I know for me, it's a rallying point. We've had over two hundred and thrity years of whit male dominance at 1600 Pa. Ave. Now we have a black male and a female as the leading candidates for one of the parties. It's about damn time the rest of us get a fair chance.
                        Wait, since you got this post in first, does this mean I've plagerized your idea?
                        Official sponsor of: Pepsi Zero Sugar and Jordan Almonds.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MsFunkay View Post
                          yeah really, i mean when you see the good stories of people across this country, how can you not be proud at least once?
                          I suspect she probably meant it more the way I said it.

                          I think most of us love our country...just not some of its policies.
                          Go Cards ...12 in 13.


                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post
                            Yeah, not really what she meant, but it's fun to discuss.

                            I wonder if her comments had to do with 8 years of Bush, 8 years of Clinton, 4 more Bush, and 8 of Reagan. Or, 43 straight white guys. Or, the youth really really getting on board.

                            Nah, that's not it.
                            Hijack: how was Wilco?

                            "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                            -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by triggercut1 View Post
                              FAR must be petrified by Obama.
                              Actually, I think he's more beatable than Hillary. He hasn't been vetted.

                              I like Victor Davis Hanson's take:

                              Kept Hope Alive? [Victor Davis Hanson]


                              Re: "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback." — Michelle Obama I wrote not long ago that Michelle Obama is a loose cannon, and I fear that her latest is not her last. I would have thought that two Ivy-League degrees, a joint income of about a million dollars, exclusive private schools for the kids, and a nice home in the suburbs were not so bad and might suggest that hope had made a comeback well before Barack's presidential run.

                              Were Democrats fleeing the self-absorption of the Billary power couple of two Yale-educated lawyers — only to embrace the self-absorption of a power-couple of two Harvard-educated lawyers? Or was it a Yale versus Harvard Law School intramural thing all along?
                              "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                              Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                              "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X