Michelle Obama: Ashamed of America?

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“Hope is making a comeback and, let me tell you, for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change.”

That was Michelle Obama mired in bombast, during a rally in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That was what she said but was that what she meant to say? It’s possible that that was exactly what she meant.

“Hope,” she said, “is making a comeback” and “people are hungry for change.” That is, of course, pure rhetorical nonsense! Every man and woman in America has hope for the future. Some bury that hope in the despair of the moment because they are afraid of hope just as a child is afraid of rejection, but that hope is always there as is their hunger for change.

So, nonsense rhetoric aside, is Michelle Obama ashamed of America? There are many people in the United States who are ashamed to be American; she may have just admitted that she is one of them.

This unthinking minority is ashamed because our standard of living is so high — even the poorest of our poor have more disposable income than do the vast majority of people in some countries. They ignore the billions of dollars in food and products the United States gives each year to clothe and feed the most desperate around the globe — including our own.

They see people in this country getting rich from their ideas and from their initiatives and hard work and they feel that the rich have an obligation to feed, clothe and support those who aren’t rich. They ignore the fact that these rich people contribute millions to charity and pay the majority of the taxes used to run the government. So lets tax them more they say — they can afford it.

They see inequities everywhere they look and feel that the Federal government’s role is to correct those inequities by taking from the rich and giving to the poor — who was that who thought that to be a great strategy: wasn’t it Karl Marx, the “father of communism?”

That is the direction Michelle, Barack and the rest of the confused minority want us to move in! Don’t believe me? Just pay close attention to their words and promises and plans between now and November and it will be crystal clear!

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