Recently, Michelle Obama took her two daughters on vacation to Aspen. It was something like her 16th or 17th vacation since her husband took Office 3 years ago. Me, I’ve taken one vacation in the last 2.5 years. But, I’m a tax payer so I don’t get to go on many vacations. I digress. You would think that with the American economy in the state it’s in, the Obama’s would hold off on rubbing their holidays in America’s face. Whilst Michelle vacations, her husband is hard at work – hard at work raising campaign funds from his 1% friends for his smear re-election campaign later in the year. Yes, make no mistake, this is a hard working couple America has in the White House. Not content on splashing her latest holiday all over the news, the First Lady decided to preach to the little people when she got back home – or rather to those who could afford to listen to her to the tune of $300 – $10 000 a ticket. She apparently wants the rich to spread their wealth around. Hypocrisy much Michelle? She wonders just how the heck well-off families can feel good when others are struggling? To Socialists like the Obama’s, their definitions of well-off people is anyone who can afford to pay for their lifestyle themselves. Those ‘struggling’ are people who mooch off the welfare teat and expect more and more free everything. Well, seeing as I’m one of those who fund their own lifestyle – so by their definition, well-off – how do I feel? Well, I feel really good when I sleep in the bed I paid for, eat the food I paid for, switch on the electricity I pay for, drive the car I pay for, live in the house I pay for etc. I really don’t think of those ‘struggling’ seeing as I don’t have the time to worry about them. I have my own worries, you know, like working to pay my own bills, working to pay my taxes used to fund the ‘struggling’, and raising kids. I really don’t have time to look at what my neighbour has and covet it – like all the good little Socialists do out there. This really needs to stop. This continuous class warfare and wealth envy may work for Obama at the next campaign to get the brain-dead votes, but it’s getting a tad tiring for those who work and don’t feel particularly well-off. The only time I will respect what Socialists preach is when I see them giving their own wealth away to those ‘struggling’ – without a camera there to capture the action. According to Michelle, America is strongest when ‘we are all better off’. Really? And just when will that be Mrs Obama? When we are all equally poor perhaps? Yeah, thanks, that makes real sense. Your husband has my vote……..not.
|Mrs Obama showing the struggling people how to vacation on the well-off’s dime
First lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband’s bandwagon to hit the rich and spread the wealth, questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.
To about 300 supporters wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady said, “If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families’ good fortune.”
She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. “Who do we want to be?” Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”
Fundraising in Cincinnati, Ohio as her husband raised cash in Florida, she also said that the change President Obama offered in 2008 “does not come easy.” And she added, “change is slow, but we will get there,” according to a pool report of the event.
Below is the full report:
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a vigorous defense of her husband’s administration to about 300 supporters at a fundraising at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Thursday afternoon, saying President Obama’s work “is not done.”
“If any family in this country is struggling, we can not be satisfied with our own families’ good fortune,” said the First Lady, who spoke before an audience at the Westin Hotel who had paid anywhere from $250 to $10,000 for the mid-day event.
Mrs. Obama spoke for nearly half an hour to the people in the ballroom. Before that, she appeared at a private reception with big donors where attendees had an opportunity to have their picture taken with the First Lady.
Mr. Obama, dressed in a sleeveless black dress, was introduced by Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, who called her “a woman of poise, a woman of elegance, a woman of grace, and, I would say, a woman of intelligence.”
Her speech was largely devoted to reciting the accomplishments of the Obama administration and telling the crowd that her husband – raised by a single parent, with the help of his grandmother – understands the problems of struggling families “because he has lived them.”
“Who do we want to be?,’’ Mrs. Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to a few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”
Her husband came to office three years ago, she said, to bring about change; and said change “does not come easy.”
“Change is slow, but we will get there,’’ Mrs. Obama said. “We are fighting for our sons and our daughters, our grandchildren, and what kind of future they will have.”
She praised the passage of health care reform legislation that she said has already “saved millions of seniors in this country an average of $600 a year for prescription drugs.”
“Now, there are some folks talking about repealing that reform,’’ Mrs. Obama said. “Are we going to let that happen? Are we going to allow children to be denied health care coverage who have cancer or other serious diseases? We can’t do that.”
She also praised President Obama for getting rid of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy toward gays in the military.
“Never again will our young people have to lie about who they are,’’ Mrs. Obama said.
She exhorted the supporters in the crowd to go to work for the re-election campaign.
“Will be let everything we worked for just slip away?,’’ she asked.
It was Mrs. Obama’s first visit to Cincinnati since Sept. 2008, when her husband was running for president. Then, she spoke at a National Baptist Convention at the Duke Energy Center.