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Michelle Obama Strikes Key Chords in Keynote Speech

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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Family values? Check. Revelatory personal stories? Check. Kudos to Hillary Clinton? Check and check. Michelle Obama delivered on all the important subjects she had to hit (but not too hard) in her keynote address Monday night at the Democratic National Convention—and she had a little help on tugging some heartstrings at the end.

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By RightWing, August 28, 2008 at 2:54 am Link to this comment

So ,Cyrena you marched with MLK and Cindy the Impaler? Are you the older black woman standing on Cindy’s right?

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By moineau, August 27, 2008 at 10:07 pm Link to this comment

“Where was Mrs. Obama when the demonstrators camped out at President Bush’s ranch? Safely at home in Chicago.” (posted twice)

well ain’t that the flow of life, everyone somewhere doin’ something. think about it…

not everyone can be everywhere at the same time. some people do one thing, some do another, everyone does what he/she can do or what circumstances necessitate.

cindy sheehan was at camp casey. she’d lost her son and demanded to talk to george bush.

mrs. obama was “comfortably” at home, taking care of two little girls? but how do you KNOW that she was comfortable in her home? perhaps she was having seizures or migraines that summer.

perhaps she wasn’t home at all. perhaps she was assisting at a children’s summer camp attended by her daughters.

were you at camp casey? did you leave your job and/or family and make the long trek down to crawford?

exactly where were you that long hot summer?

i didn’t see you at the post office on friday afternoons in astoria, oregon, meeting down the flag wavers and the red necks who swerved and swore at us in their trucks.

were you marching in the gay pride parade in moscow that year and taking the blows of the homophobes who gathered to attack us and make sure they never saw another parade like that again while the cops stood by like statues?

perhaps you were on the line between syria and iraq, helping to register the hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming away from fear and death. or was that jordan?

were you packing goodie boxes for the national guard stationed abroad or helping in the food pantries visited by their families? times got tight that summer for many a forgotten soldier’s wife.

no, maybe you were working in the grocery store or bike shop in order to make a buck and stay alive. maybe you were a member of your community garden.

and i won’t fault you for wherever you were. you were where you were for your own good damn reason.

please don’t fault michele obama hers.

xoxoxoxo ~laura t.

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By PEACECRAFT, August 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment
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I am rather surprised at the ego centric bashing I am reading on this thing! That is partially the reason even those sympathetic to the cause keeps two arms length from the lefties…If you are trying to spread peace why are you so hateful in your approach. Like you wouldn’t do the same for your husband…people relax it is American politics it has never changed!!! There are other ways to get things done, though it is unfortunate we are forced to vote for the better of two evils though don’t act like politics were ever clean or truthful… it’s a game but one we can work around…

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By sns, August 27, 2008 at 7:43 am Link to this comment
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I am stunned that the sheeple are so affected by Obama’s wife’s speech.

It was the most disingenuous and condescending infomercial of a pitch i’d ever seen. i’m voting for Biden, but it’ll be tough to stomach that woman, assuming they win.

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By cyrena, August 27, 2008 at 4:19 am Link to this comment

By dihey, August 26 at 3:40 pm

•  “It is a stinking scandal that Cindy Sheehan, the MLK of our anti-war movement, does not get to speak at the Democratic Convention. Instead we get the Michelle sap. Where was Mrs. Obama when the demonstrators camped out at President Bush’s ranch? Safely at home in Chicago. “

Perhaps you’re being a bit hyperbolic here dihey. You said ‘instead’ we get the Michelle sap? While it would certainly have been inspirational to hear from Cindy Sheehan as well, I think the ‘instead’ is a bit naïve. I think you might go just a tad bit far in the MLK of our anti-war movement comparison as well. Cindy Sheehan isn’t MLK, and as the saying goes, “We don’t need another MLK…” because he was for that time, and place, and space, and now we need to fine tune that movement these 40 years later, with updates. No doubt Cindy Sheehan can (and has) contributed to that, and most of us hope that she will continue to, with some unified support.

At the same time, yours (and others’ like you) have an either or mentality that threatens to throw the baby out with the bath water, at the risk of undoing, (instead of refining) all that has been accomplished in this effort before. At least that’s how I see it from the perspective of one who demonstrated with Dr. King, as well as with Ms. Sheehan.

And by the way…I was there at Crawford, saw Michelle there too. Wonder how you missed her, since she’s pretty tall. Oh, you must have been looking for her in Chicago.

Hyperbole, hyperbole. It’s generally not helpful.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, August 27, 2008 at 4:18 am Link to this comment

There are a ton of things people just have to “get over.”  Hillary supporters have to “get over” her loss.  Libs have to “get over” the last eight years, the economy, the war, and a congress that doesn’t listen to liberals and lobbyists and Bush killing the constitution and “get over” Cheney and Rummy and Condi and Rove and, Gawd!, a conservative SCOUS and Evangelicals, just about everything political.

So that, in Nov., they can begin the process of getting over President McCain. 

I wonder what the health risks of being liberal are?

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By cyrena, August 27, 2008 at 4:10 am Link to this comment

Outraged,

Great comment. I liked her just fine before she was ‘dealt with’ as well. smile But, she hasn’t lost that.

I listened to to the address again, just to be sure she hadn’t ‘lost’ that. It may not have been as ‘on display’ this time, but it’s all academic.

And no, you’re not ‘required’ to like her whether or not you vote for her husband, and you can still like her, even if you don’t! smile

How’s that for accommodation?

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By Outraged, August 27, 2008 at 12:41 am Link to this comment

Maybe it’s just me… and I admit it could be…in all seriousness.  But personally, I liked Michelle Obama better BEFORE she became “proper”.  Maybe it means nothing….

On the other hand, is anyone else getting the “PROPER” vibe….?  Now Biden is a card and I think a bullshitter, although you have to admit… he’s an entertaining bullshitter at times.  LOL.

It seems to me that since the time she was on “The View”, that incredible monolith of wisdom, I might add… that she was being “vetted”, apparently Barbara WaWa (as my sisters liked to call her) said she was Oke-Doke.

Just one more thought, well…actually a question, Am I required to “like” Michelle Obama if I do or do not vote for Obama?

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By Fadel Abdallah, August 26, 2008 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment

By RightWing, August 26 at 3:33 pm #

Fadel I will agree with you about the cancer of politics.  “lobbyists”. Fadel I also replied to you on a few other post, letting you know that my question about what you had written was not a loaded question. I wanted to hear how you would respond, rather well I might add. Seeing as to the no reply, I can only assume that, because I look at things differently than you, I must not be worthy of your acknowledgement. Not a big deal for me , But I was taught common courtesy.
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Thank you WrightWing for your concurrence with some of my comments!
Because I comment on many threads here, sometimes I don’t get the time to follow up on all responses to mine or to others. However, now that I managed to read your response to my last reply to the issue of whether I am not an “apostate,” I stand in acknowledgment of yours and I appreciate what you said in response. I, too, was taught common courtesies and I believe they are that outside manifestation of humanity and civilization. Rest assured that, in the future, if I become aware of any comment of yours addressed to me, I will oblige to acknowledge and respond.
Thanks for understanding!

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By dihey, August 26, 2008 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment

It is a stinking scandal that Cindy Sheehan, the MLK of our anti-war movement, does not get to speak at the Democratic Convention. Instead we get the Michelle sap. Where was Mrs. Obama when the demonstrators camped out at President Bush’s ranch? Safely at home in Chicago.

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By RightWing, August 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment

Fadel I will agree with you about the cancer of politics.  “lobbyists”. Fadel I also replied to you on a few other post, letting you know that my question about what you had written was not a loaded question. I wanted to hear how you would respond, rather well I might add. Seeing as to the no reply, I can only assume that, because I look at things differently than you, I must not be worthy of your acknowledgement. Not a big deal for me , But I was taught common courtesy.

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By RightWing, August 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm Link to this comment

But people , with the help of the gop will remind us of what she really thinks, mean country, first time really proud, nothing but a HollyWood makeover, your party has no unity calling each other names(uncle Tom),. the sniper thing ,,,much ado about nothing, unless he was a trained sniper a 750 yard kill shot, close to impossible at that altitude your party is killing the dreams of the left party…

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By cyrena, August 26, 2008 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment

Michelle has made us proud again. Yep…awesome speech, even for the naysayers.

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By WARIS SHERE, August 26, 2008 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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Michelle Obama delivered a very emotional and moving address to the Democratic convention. She gave a rousing speech as the keynote speaker, and she cast herself and Brack Obama as people guided by bedrock American values and a desire to improve the world for their own daughters and all children. In her keynote address she touched on all the important sujects at the Democratic National convention. “Barack Obama dosen’t care where you’re from, or what your background is, or what party - if any - you belong to. That’s not how he sees the world. He knows that thread that connects us - our belief in America’s promise, our commitment to our children’s future - is strong enough to hold us together as one nation even when we disagree.”, so said Michelle Obama. She and her husband were raised with the values shared by many Americans: “That you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.”, concluded Michelle Obama. By all standards she delivered a powerful speech which will be remembered for a very long time.

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By Pacrat, August 26, 2008 at 10:51 am Link to this comment
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Great talk yesterday - said right things in right ways and seeing her with her daughters talking with daddy set a great tone.

It will be lovely having a real family in the White House.

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By Fadel Abdallah, August 26, 2008 at 9:32 am Link to this comment

Yes she did, and I was so impressed that through her I am going to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt and most likely vote for him. I am not going to forget the pandering Obama did to the Zionist AIPAC, however, Michelle was genuine, articulate and as human as the best humans can be, and I am glad that she didn’t find it necessary to do more pandering to any particular lobbying group. I say so because I strongly believe that lobbying is the hidden cancer of democracy.

Instead of lobbying, I believe in voluntary advocacy for big human causes that does not include political advocacy. Political lobbying along with big money from big capitalist will eventually destroy democracy and lead to dictatorship!

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By News, August 26, 2008 at 4:45 am Link to this comment
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DENVER (CBS4/AP) ― CBS4 has learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.
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http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php/possible-assassination-attempt-obama-plotters-517285.html
Possible assassination attempt on Obama, plotters linked with ‘White Supremacist organizations’</a>

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