Tuesday, February 19, 2008

And I'm Proud To Be An American, Finally

So, Michelle Obama is proud to be an American for the first time in her adult life? It's a stupid statement to make, but my question is why are people so surprised she said it? These two are Socialists. They hate America the way it is and want to "Change" it. It's the central theme of Obama's campaign. They want America to be more like Europe.

10 comments:

John K said...

I wasn’t shocked by the statement; it’s pretty standard “progressive” thinking. But it’s interesting to note that the person who said it is a graduate of Harvard Law School who has held many prestigious and highly paid professional positions, and has benefited enormously from living in a country of which she has never been proud.

Jim said...

You can love your country without being 'proud' of it. Surely during slavery some people weren't proud of our country. The same can be expected when our country authorizes and practices torture, and eliminates rights previously guaranteed by the constitution.

I found Mrs. McCains response disturbing. 'I'll always be proud of my country'. If she lived in Germany she'd be proud of Hitler?

Maybe I have a stricter definition of proud. If my son robbed an old lady, I don't think I would say 'I'm proud of him.' I'd still love him though.

GregW said...

Spoken like a true lib Jim. I bet you're proud of our troops but against the war, too. And way to take what Ms. McCain said entirely out of context. She said she has always been proud of AMERICA, not Germany. Why do libs always turn to Hitler for their failed comparisons? In any event, her "pride" is transparent - Obama's doing well, so she's proud. If Obama loses to Hillary or McCain, you can be sure her pride would end there. And finally my deluded lefty, Ms. Obama never said she loved her country, only that she was finally proud of it (not a bad little jab at the Clinton years, either).

So go back to your textbook Jim, and let me know when you want to bring up your next red herring, straw man, or any other device you'd like to use to avoid the real issue.

Jim said...

I guess if you label me a liberal, I'll label you a neo-con/new world order type.

My favorite candidate is Ron Paul. He cares about the constitution too. Does that make him a liberal in your book?

Ben Franklin said 'Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety' I was brought up believing those kind of values. So when my country abandons the constitution in the face of terrorism, I'm not proud of that. Does that mean me and Ben are left-wing nut jobs?

Indian Chris said...

Ron Paul? What a shock. Do you hate blacks and Jews like Paul?

Jim said...

No, I don't. Do you have evidence that Ron Paul hates blacks and jews?

jim said...

In an interview with Blitzer, Paul asserted that racism is incompatible with his beliefs and that he sees people as individuals—not as part of collectives. He also dismissed the attack as an attempt to accuse him of racism by proxy, stating that he has collected more money among African-Americans than any other Republican candidate.[124] Nelson Linder, president of the Austin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), defended Paul, saying that he has known him for 20 years, saw him as a "free thinker", "very intelligent and very informed", talking about "real issues" that "invite attacks on him", who was "correct in what he's saying", and that knowing his intent, he believes Paul has been misconstrued and taken out of context.

Indian Chris said...

I'm sure Summer's Eve had nothing do with the newsletter.
http://tinyurl.com/34w62z

Plus, you don't get the support of the KKK, Stormfront or the National Alliance Party by being a friend to the "coloreds".

deoduce said...

Jim,

I too think Ron Paul is awesome. I can't wait for the aliens to come abduct us and do anal probes!!! Where's your foil hat, I've got mine on!!! Weeee!!!

I heard in India you can also marry a copy of the constitution and make love to it!!!! I bought a first class ticket!! YAAAAY

I also want to look at vaginas for a living!!!!

The KKK is awesome!!!

NOT.

Love,

deoduce

Jim said...

I can see why the KKK would support a candidate that wants to restore the constitution. One thing I initially thought was good about the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act was that they finally gave the government a chance to go after the KKK (domestic terrorists). As far as I can tell though, that isn't happening.

The racist comments being attributed to Ron Paul were actually made by one of his staffers. Was Rush Limbaugh one of his staffers? Sounds like something he would say. Ron Paul didn't support the comments.

Back to the original subject, Michelle Obama clarified her remarks, and it seems like what she was saying was this is the first time in her adult life that she's proud of the way citizens are finally getting involved in the politcal process. I can agree with that because when it comes to voting, Americans have been extremely apathetic for the last 3 decades. Now people are turning out to vote in record numbers which is something to be proud of.