So Michelle Obama Has Never Been Proud of America Before? Just What We Need For a First Lady


Can liberals just not help themselves?

What would possess any one from stating Michelle_Obamathat they have never been proud of their country before when their husband is running for President? Talk about a truly revealing comment. If Obama’s campaign does not think that this comment is not going to come back and bite them in the butt, they better think again. I hardly think this is what we need as a First Lady. Michelle Obama … insert foot … tell us what you really think of America?

So Barack Obama’s wife has never been proud of America during her life time? That is what Michelle Obama said and no spinning from paid political campaign strategists are going to change those comments. Coming soon to your TV, a John McCain political ad if Barack Obama wins the nomination for the Democratic party.

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change,” she said. “I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.”

Watch the comments yourself … Michelle Obama in her words.

Some one needs to ask Barack Obama if he feels the same. I was proud when Ronald Reagan was elected. I was proud when the US Hockey team beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. I was proud of our troops during Desert Storm. I was proud of Americans as we came together after 9–11. I was proud of hero’s of 9–11. I an proud of our troops that are in harms way protecting our way of life.

The RNC is already putting this commercial together, John McCain in his military uniform standing near our brave soldiers who protect our liberties, then a split screen of Michelle Obama and her comments. The response from the all but certain Republican camp of John McCain from his wife, Cindy McCain.

“I am proud of my country,” John McCain’s wife, Cindy, said at a campaign stop in Brookfield, Wis., Tuesday. “I don’t know if you heard those words earlier … but I am very proud of my country.”

The pathetic attempt at spin and damage control has already begun from the Obama camp. Please do not insult our intelligence and spin it that she was “only underscore the meaning behind her husband’s campaign.” Michelle Obama specifically stated that her comments were not … “just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change,”

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the candidate’s wife wasn’t trying to knock her country, only underscore the meaning behind her husband’s campaign.

“The point is that of course Michelle is proud of her country, which is why she and Barack talk constantly about how their story wouldn’t be possible in any other nation on Earth,” she said. “What she meant is that she’s really proud at this moment because for the first time in a long time, thousands of Americans who’ve never participated in politics before are coming out in record numbers to build a grassroots movement for change.”

Weekly Standard – Michelle’s America: Mrs. Obama talks about herself and her country.

Do these comments provide a glimpse of her general political worldview–one that is surprisingly critical of America for the wife of a presidential candidate? Or do they suggest a certain narcissism about the Obamas and their view of themselves? Or both?

Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama in patriotism flap … Cindy McCain is the hands down winner.

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    44 Responses to “So Michelle Obama Has Never Been Proud of America Before? Just What We Need For a First Lady”

    1. Richard on February 19th, 2008 9:20 pm

      Given that Wisconsin has been called for Obama, it looks more and more as though he and McCain will be the two chief contenders.

      If this comes to pass, the chief question is … who will be their veep candidates?

      One wonders if aggrieved women’s groups will decline to support Obama.

    2. A New Girl on February 19th, 2008 10:13 pm

      McCain….not a true Republican….very liberal and not what I would call a conservative.

      It appears as though a Democrat will be our next Commander In Chief.

      Our nation is ready for a change, so this will be interesting. The first African-American in the US for President, or the first female ever elected…..Hmnnnnnnnn…..

      And, yes, #1, Richard—I have been thinking about your question of Veep candidates for awhile now….How about a OBAMA/CLINTON ticket? Wouldn’t that be something? Would never happen, though.

    3. Scared Monkeys on February 19th, 2008 10:19 pm

      From John McCain’s speach … and yes Barrack, this is directly pointed to you.

      I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change that promises no more than a holiday from history and a return to the false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people. Our purpose is to keep this blessed country free, safe, prosperous and proud. And the changes we offer to the institutions and policies of government will reflect and rely upon the strength, industry, aspirations and decency of the people we serve.


    4. Scared Monkeys on February 19th, 2008 10:31 pm

      #2 … Exactly what change does Obama bring to the table? Communism … Socialism? That will be great for the economy of the United States.

      Honestly, I never agree with Hillary Clinton, but I do on one fact. Obama is a mouthpiece joke of a candidate where naive American fall for the BS.

      Talk is cheap! Obama has accomplished nothing but make good speaches. Wow, there’s a person the US needs as Preisident.

      The MSM has given Obama a free pass. When they confronted him on plagerism and his wife’s comments … the excuses were pathetic.

      The last thing that the US needs is a nice, touchy, feely candidate in the mold of Bill Clinton and pre-911 philosophy.

      So what change does Obama offer? To quote a great man … its never supposed to be about the color of one’s skin … it better be about a lot more than that.

      “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”. (MLK)


    5. Sherry on February 19th, 2008 10:33 pm

      Well..personally I think Obama could win 1000 to 1 against Hillary but she will be the next Democratic presidential nominee…those clintons just seem to always find a way…legal or not. Personally I like McCain..he may not be the MOST conservative but he is MORE conservative then the 2 others for sure.

    6. Scared Monkeys on February 19th, 2008 10:58 pm

      #5 Agreed.

      OH and TX will be interesting. If Clinton wins there … the Democrats will implode.

      There are far too much emotion is this campaign for either camp or their followers to react rationally if the other loses and support the winner.

    7. Richard on February 19th, 2008 11:21 pm

      Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic Party, was making noises about an Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama joint ticket. That to me seems about as likely, and as desirable, as Laurel and Hardy, or Frankenstein and Dracula.

      My suggestion: an Obama- Klaasend ticket.
      SM: ha ha ha ha :) After moderating this front page and forum I probably do have the temperment for the position but no desire.. :) (klaasend)

    8. Richard on February 19th, 2008 11:34 pm

      Readers, you may think that my nomination of Ms. Klaasend as Obama’s vice president is made with tongue in cheek. Such is indeed the case.

      But if we consider the impact of the mighty U.S. government on the Natalee Holloway case (nothing whatsoever, and apparently no desire to speak up on behalf of an American citizen missing abroad, or the family of that American citizen fighting the cover-up by a foreign government) …

      and if you contrast that inaction with the impact that this blog and others have had (Nelson Oduber recently said on Dutch TV that Aruba has “already” lost tens of millions of dollars in tourist revenue because of Natalee’s case … all this after Aruba for years denied that there was ANY impact) by promoting the boycott ….

      what inference can be drawn about the relative competences involved? If you balance the U.S. government against Ms. Klaasen, who has done more?
      Who has achieved more? Who do you trust more?

      I rest my case.

    9. Richard on February 19th, 2008 11:36 pm

      Of course, the rejoinder to my post above is …

      Any jackass can get into politics. Many do, as is all too obvious. But we need talented and dedicated people for this blog. So on reflection, let’s urge Ms. Klaasend to stay here.

    10. Norski on February 20th, 2008 12:45 am

      That “for the first time” remark shouldn’t be a surprise. The idea that America is an imperialistic/polluting/oppressive/whatever country seems to be standard-issue attitude for people in the (self-described) better circles of this country.

      I like this country: And, as for being proud of the place, well: what other country could get used to treating Micks like ordinary citizens, and (eventually) making “Irish need not apply” signs a thing of the past”

    11. Mr. G. on February 20th, 2008 1:19 am

      My Question here is why does Obama never say the pledge of aliegence and why does he not hold his hand over his heart when the national anthem is playing? I for one am not very happy with that, its like it means nothing to him.

    12. Susan on February 20th, 2008 4:13 am

      Michelle Obama should be ashamed of herself and run out of the US of A! The only pride she has is self pride. Merle Haggard sang it best, “If you don’t love it, leave it, let this song that I’m singing be a warning”…

      God bless the USA :-)

    13. bob on February 20th, 2008 4:17 am

      Obama is a communist. He is a communist agent for change or “change agent”- a Marxist term. His “church” once gave an award to Louis Farrakhan.

    14. brenda on February 20th, 2008 7:38 am

      I remember a while bake when Obama was elected to his current position. He gave about a 5 minutes speech, then his wife took over the mic and walked around the stage pontificating for about 20 minutes! I was soooo UNimpressed and thought, what an egotist.

      Just the fact Obama also made the statement “he would not have run had his WIFE not given him permission” told me he is spineless.

      Either democratic candidate would destroy America as we know it. At least with McCain in office the military men and women would not be leaving in droves when their time is up rather than reenlisting.

      As for Hillary stealing the nomination, I can see that. I can see her swindling the super delegates to her side with dirty promises of this or that.

      As for Hillary having “experience” to do the job…WHAT experience??? Here’s my view on that. My husband is a general contractor. Has been for almost 25 years. I have been on the job with him many times and helped him right by his side on both of the homes we built as well as on many other projects. Saying that, how about the next contract he wins that I DO THE BUILDING!? Doesn’t being near him qualify me to do the job? Yeah, how many takers out there????

    15. brenda on February 20th, 2008 7:39 am

      Uh…I remember a while BACK…not bake. One day I’ll learn to proof-read before posting :>)

    16. super dave on February 20th, 2008 8:59 am

      do you really want a president whose adviser and minister is Louis Farrahkan ? think about this when you vote. NEVER TRUST ANYONE WHO WON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

    17. Carrie on February 20th, 2008 9:11 am

      Nice way to take her comment out of context….she is proud because our citizens are finally taking an interest in who we elect…our young people are involved…and yes that makes me proud too considering past elections people barely knew or cared who was running for office.

    18. Rusty Bridges on February 20th, 2008 9:27 am

      Change? Am I hearing correctly that most people think that the change that this country needs is simply a black man or a woman in office? That alone is the change they are talking about not what they bring to the table? Oh, JC are we in trouble! People are voting just for that reason alone? People get your brains off the couch! Take the time to listen to what these candidates are saying. Obamas ideas sound like a beauty queens response to the question on how they would change the world. He has no clue! Hillary is a better choice, she at least knows the game a lot better than Barack. Unfortunatly they both want government control over everything, the purest form of socialism! News break-Socialism Fails! Communism does not work! It was in all the papers. Capitolism has been working here for over 200 years. You want to change it now? Please, educate yourselves before you vote. McCain is obviously the best candidate for President at this point. He has the ability to make the current system work. Ain’t no Democrat gonna make the changes they are promising without totally sinking the country at this point. The days of conservitism are over for now and McCain can get the job done in this environment. He is whats best for the country and not just one party. So if you are going to vote, vote for whats good for the country and not to “make history”. Make history by electing somebody that can keep this country great.

    19. brenda on February 20th, 2008 10:07 am


      Your post is only meant as a monstrous and evil joke…right? How DARE you imply the millions who have voted in the 200+ years we have been a nation were not “serious” about who they voted for. SHAME on you for that blazing INSULT not only to the men and women (some being MY ancestors) who gave their lives in the Revolution…but the military men and women of today having to cast their ballots absent-tee from OVER SEAS fighting for your right to do so. Think they don’t care? Ridiculous!!

      How about the many women and blacks who fought valiently for the right to cast their votes. Are you truly so CLOSED minded and self absorbed to think they did not “care” about their vote?

      Everyone…Carrie is the PERFECT example of what type of hollow-minded person will vote for Obama and his egotistical/ruler (wife).

    20. katablog on February 20th, 2008 10:14 am

      Don’t want to post the long URL here and blow out the page, but John Derbyshire has an interesting article at the NationalReview called “The Man on the White Stallion”. To paraphrase, he first makes the case that neither Obama or Hillary have any experience as a leader to being with. Hillary has been a senator for 7 years, Obama for 3. Other than that, Hillary has been a wife and a part-time corrupt lawyer. Obama has some legal experience too. That’s about it. He then compares these resumes to McCain, 20 some years in the senate, 20 years in the Navy and points out that the Democrats really have to lame candidates.

      What’s interesting is that Derbyshire ends his article suggesting there’s a real possibility that on the second ballot, the DNC will bring in the Goracle on his white stallion to save the party and end the fighting. He seems quite sure this is inevitable.

    21. brenda on February 20th, 2008 10:20 am

      Hey Kat, if they bring in Gore on a white stallion (probably gelded :>) wonder if he’ll wear a red cape and tights?

    22. Carrie on February 20th, 2008 8:35 pm

      Dearest Brenda, since his wife is in her 40s, and she was speaking of her adult life, I don’t think she was referring to your ancestors; in the last few elections (that is not 200 years ago Brenda) one of the complaints has been the lack of interest, apathy of voters…Reps and Dems have had exciting primaries, record voting, and yes, that does make me proud too…this is what our ancestors wanted…….do calm down dear…..I thank your ancestors (mine too sweetie) for their dedication to freedom and for my right to express an opinion even if you wish to ignore what I meant.

    23. Carrie on February 20th, 2008 8:38 pm

      #20….I can actually see this happen…

    24. katablog on February 20th, 2008 10:58 pm

      Carrie: did you ever think that the political parties and politicians themselves cause that apathy? I mean look at the choice we have this year.

      A guy who has exactly 3 years of experience in government, talks a good game but doesn’t bother to mention the actual rules or how he could possibly do what he claims he will.

      A woman whose husband already embarrassed America with his inability to keep up his zipper. The woman claims 35 years of experience but all but about 10 of those years was being the wife of someone who held political office. They are both liars and thieves.

      A man with tons of government experience and military experience but called his own party base names and swore at them when they successfully stopped him from passing a bill to give 20 million people who illegally entered this country amnesty. He’s running in the wrong party but we’re told we are stuck with him so just hold our noses and vote for the lesser of 3 evils.

      Wow, that excites me!

    25. brenda on February 21st, 2008 8:07 am


      First, Obama’s wife and I are the same age, only weeks apart. Secondly, I am not your dear, so don’t patronize me. Thirdly, I you clearly stated that (and I am cut/pasting here):

      “and yes that makes me proud too considering past elections people barely knew or cared who was running for office.”

      Which past elections? Since you were so unclear, it casts the blanket over all of them.

      Fourth thing…I am totally calm and only making a strong point of my opinion. You seem extremely egotistical and void of anything outside of your own thoughts and quite presumptuous.

    26. Diana on February 25th, 2008 6:07 am

      I have been raised a Democrat and am voting for the first time. I am truly discouraged though. My eighteen year old self at The Ohio State University sees too many liberal young students who research their candidate about a fourth of what they would research for a two page psych 100 research paper. And most of them are going for Obama.

      When I looked at the Democratic party when I was growing up, I saw people who loved their country and had hope for great things. Obama has taken this message and skewed it so awfully. I hear Michelle speak about how people can’t afford to go to college…yada yada yada. I see people from all economic backgrounds at my school. Luckily, I don’t have to work as hard as some people, although I do work hard and take out loans, because I come from a upper-middle class family. Some of my friends have their parents pay for everything and don’t have to take out a single loan and have designer purses and nice cars. But some of my friends work 50 hours a week and take out many loans. Thats life. My mother and father were raised in poverty in Puerto Rico. My mother had my sister her sophomore year of college, and had me her last semester. My mom ended up getting her masters in CSE at Ohio State after both her and my father got their B.S. despite these odds.

      Thats life though, some people have it easy, some have it hard, but people can go to college. That is just one example of how I hate how Michelle paints this awful picture of our country. Its not about hope, but its about fear. She makes it sound like that without Obama, this country will be this awful place she paints it to be. Politics of fear is what I hated about Republicans the most (fear of gays, Muslims, etc.) growing up.

      I am a proud democrat and I am casting my first vote for Hillary Clinton. I love my country and thank God that I was born with citizenship in Puerto Rico instead of elsewhere in this world. But if Obama happens to be the nominee, I will vote for McCain.

      Geraldine Feraldo has it right when she states in the New York Times:

      “It’s fitting that the alternative to Obama will be John McCain. He makes no grand claim to fix our souls. He doesn’t think he’s the one everyone has been waiting for. He’s more proud of his country than of himself. And his patriotism has consisted of deeds more challenging than “speaking out on issues.””

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      OH HELLO NO!!!

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      I AGREE WITH YOU 100%

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    36. jack on June 6th, 2008 8:59 am

      You may want to read that quote a bit more carefully.

      “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country – not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change, …”

      Note the key word *really*. She may have been proud on occasion before, but this makes her *really* proud.

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      How ‘strangely accidental’(?)that the rightwing critics have omitted the modifying element “really” in Mrs. Obama statement. The term, “really” represents a magnitude of order, to any honest and intelligent mind, yet it is left out to misconstrue that she was saying what they ‘wanted’ to hear.

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