Michelle Obama, 2011:
“I want to embrace the country that I love. The country that I know is positive and fair and there’s so much of that out there, that’s it very easy to kind of push the other stuff aside and not take it in. It’s easier than you’d imagine,” Michelle Obama said.
No wonder she wants us all to lose weight — she’s trying to embrace us, and that’s not an easy task if we’re all the size of a mini-van.
Contrast that with Michelle Obama in 2008:
And here’s something from earlier in 2008. Before Michelle O. was proud of America for the first time, she wasn’t proud at all:
Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: weâ€™re a divided country, weâ€™re a country that is â€œjust downright mean,â€ we are â€œguided by fear,â€ weâ€™re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. â€œWe have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,â€ she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. â€œFolks are just jammed up, and itâ€™s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, Iâ€™m young. Forty-four!â€
Pardon my skepticism about anything this woman says or does.
However, if her recent call for America to do more for military families means more support for military families will come in, I support it — regardless of the motivation behind it. We should do all we can to support the men and women in the military whose pride in America isn’t based only on which guy happens to be sitting in the Oval Office.