Monday, May 19, 2008

The Obamas Need to Learn to Take the Heat

Barack and Michelle Obama apparently don't like it that the Tennessee Republican Party has continued to take Michelle Obama to task for her infamous remark "for the first time in my adult life I am really proud of my country." Apparently, they think we ought to lay off Ms. Michelle:

"The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me,
my track record," Obama said. "If they think that they're going to try to make
Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find
unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family."

There is one problem with Mr. Barack's analysis, and it is that his wife volunteered to go out and campaign for her husband, and it is in the context of a campaign appearance that she made the remarks in question. If Michelle Obama is going to campaign for her husband, she has to be prepared to take the heat for any remarks that she might make on the campaign trail-that is part of politics. If Michelle Obama didn't campaign for her husband, then Barack Obama would be correct-she would not be fair game. She is a part of this race, however-she's chosen to join the national discussion, and so she and her words are very much available for political fodder.

Mr. Obama, you are a candidate for President of the United States, and this is a part of political reality. If your wife is going to campaign for you, both you and she must be prepared to take the political heat. If you can't do that, perhaps you aren't capable of the pressures inherent in the presidency.

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At Monday, May 19, 2008 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Obama your wife chose to make herself an issue when she opened her big mouth. And contrary to what you think there is a vetting for first ladies as well.

Both Barack and his wife are as un-american as they come and need to take their Black Liberation SHIT somewhere else.


At Monday, May 19, 2008 2:01:00 PM, Blogger GJG said...

More and more, I am coming to the conclusion, that the democrats are self destructing as a party. all this hassle over delegate counts, two major states voting results thrown out, and super delegates who can vote for whoever pays them the wanted price----tsk, tsk

At Monday, May 19, 2008 3:52:00 PM, Blogger Sean Braisted said...

Michelle said she expected this kind of thing and is prepared to deal with it. Barack Obama is defensive over his wife, as most spouses would be.

At Monday, May 19, 2008 6:25:00 PM, Blogger Fabian's straight talk said...

No he is using this as a political shield. He knows he is vulnerable on many fronts and Michelle is one of them.

At Monday, May 19, 2008 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Let us not forget that Cindy McCain STOLE DRUGS FROM CHARITIES.
She was addicted to opiates, and STOLE the drugs from the needy.

Also, last week she just divested 2 million from Darfur. What took her so long? Why did she support genocide so long? It's not like she didn't know.

She's a thief.

That all being said, I don't like bringing the spouses into this, but if you're going to do this to Michelle, she'll kick Cindy McCain's ass on all levels...especially on honesty and integirty.
Again, Cindy McCain Is a THIEF.
Perhaps y'all may not want to go there and stick to the issues.

At Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:36:00 AM, Blogger Fabian's straight talk said...

Sharon I usually see you as level headed but on this you are wrong and right wrong in the aspect of Cindy right about Michelle "kicking ass" because she is a rude, manner deficient woman who has no class and no need to be first lady. As far as Cindy I am no big fan but at least she has demonstrated class through this process and expects the vetting to take place.


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