You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still “mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama, DNC Speech 2012
Mom-in-chief? NANNY-in-Chief is more like it, or possibly Secretary of Busy Bodies, Director of Meddling or Commander-in-Boob Belts.
But I digress already… sigh.
Let me start out by saying I did not watch it live. I refused to waste my time last night when reading to my kids and catching up on sleep were the better options. I caught parts of it and read the transcript this morning. Her speech summed up in a word: MEH. It was too long, her sincerity was laughable – the inflections sounding just like any other stump speech she has given. It was trite and packed with the most gag inducing lies. The best part of it was her dress, for once.
I think her speech was intended to make us feel like we can related to the Obama’s. They’re just like us, right? We’re somehow supposed to believe they struggled just like Americans are struggling today. If that indeed was the intent of the speech, which it seems to be, it failed. Big time.
Here’s a taste of the First Hamburglar’s speech:
You see, even though back then Barack was a Senator and a presidential candidate…to me, he was still the guy who’d picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door…he was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he’d found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small.
But when Barack started telling me about his family – that’s when I knew I had found a kindred spirit, someone whose values and upbringing were so much like mine.
You see, Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions but who had given us something far more valuable – their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice, and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves.
Like so many American families, our families weren’t asking for much.
They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did…in fact, they admired it.
They simply believed in that fundamental American promise that, even if you don’t start out with much, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids.
That’s how they raised us…that’s what we learned from their example.
Kindred spirits, eh? His family reminded her of her own? You mean an absentee anti-colonialist dad and a communism loving mom who dragged him overseas to be indoctrinated in a 3rd world country? Didn’t begrudge success and brought you up not to begrudge it either? She and her husband work class warfare into their schedules almost daily! What a load of crap. I concur with Charles Krauthammer, “I don’t buy a line of it.”
Having Michelle Obama give a speech like this one was insulting given her “2nd term agenda” is to tell us how to grocery shop. Remember how this woman thinks, “we just can’t leave it up to parents to decide.” In fact, for the last three and a half years, the woman has done little else besides lecture us and tell us what to eat and not eat. Less is more, except for the Obama’s. When that didn’t work, she strong-armed food distributors and restaurants, cutting our choices as paying customers and diminishing our roles as parents. The remaining time she had, she used on lavish vacations to Spain, Africa, Aspen and Hawaii – on our dime.
To illustrate the matter, check out SooperMexican’s Word Cloud of Michelle Obama’s speech contrasted with Ann Romney’s.
Remember the Charlotte motto: “We Make This Possible.”