Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Milchelle Obama's Pillow Talk

Michelle Obama gave her version of the spousal speech to humanize her husband.

Reaction from the “mainstream media” was hardly muted.

History changing. . . passionate . . . impassioned . . . she connected with the audience . . . she owned the audience . . . she captured her audience . . . .

She opened with her account of life before her husband became The One.

Our life before moving to Washington was filled with simple joys...Saturdays at soccer games, Sundays at grandma's house...and a date night for Barack and me was either dinner or a movie, because as an exhausted mom, I couldn't stay awake for both.

And the truth is, I loved the life we had built for our girls...I deeply loved the man I had built that life with...and I didn't want that to change if he became President.

I loved Barack just the way he was.”

Then she made her entry into what Britt Hume at FOX called the “deprivation derby”--all these wealthy political elites like the Romneys and the Obamas sharing how they were once like us.

You see, even though back then Barack was a Senator and a presidential 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.”

She summed up his first term:

He's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work.

That's why he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work.

That's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet.

That's how he brought our economy from the brink of collapse to creating jobs again – jobs you can raise a family on, good jobs right here in the United States of America.

When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president.

He didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically – that's not how he was raised – he cared that it was the right thing to do.

He did it because he believes that here in America, our grandparents should be able to afford their medicine...our kids should be able to see a doctor when they're sick...and no one in this country should ever go broke because of an accident or illness.

And he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care...that's what my husband stands for.

When it comes to giving our kids the education they deserve, Barack knows that like me and like so many of you, he never could've attended college without financial”

And of course, one more dip into deprivation:

And believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage.”

I am not sure that is something to brag about. Living beyond our means is exactly what politicians of both parties have been doing for a couple of decades now. That is why we are in such a mess.

Barack Obama, however, does not realize the mess we are in. For he is still the same man she married:

So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions, and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago”

She concluded with her aspirations for the future of her nation and its children, at least the ones that made it out of the womb:

Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters...if we want to give all our children a foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise...if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility – that belief that here in America, there is always something better out there if you're willing to work for it...then we must work like never before...and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country husband, our President, President Barack Obama.”


History changing. . . passionate . . . impassioned . . . she connected with the audience . . . she owned the audience . . . she captured her audience . . . .


CW said...

>>”...the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward...”

Did we move forward and nobody told me?

RightDetour said...

Yes, CW, we moved forward.

Unfortunately, it is on a decline rather than an incline.