First Lady Michelle Obama Compared Herself to Murdered Hadiya Pendleton … the 15 Year Old Girl Who was Murdered in Chicago After Attending Obama’s Second Inauguration
First Michelle Obama compared herself to a single mother, now the first lady is comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year old school girl that was murdered in Chicago shortly after she had attended President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. The first lady was speaking, urging action to combat violence among young people in her hometown of Chicago and going so far as to suggest that she could have lost her life in urban violence. Huh? This was part of Michelle’s pitch for hubby’s gun grabbing and anti-Second Amendment gun legislation. Michelle Obama went on to say, “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her”.
The lesser reported quote that Michelle made yesterday was … “We Need a Vote”. Hmm, using a child’s death for a gun legislation when the gun used in this child’s death was illegal.
“Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” said the first lady.
“Thousands of children in this city live in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk,” Michelle Obama told the Chicago crowd, according to a transcript provided by the White House.
“Those are the odds that so many young people are facing in this city –- young people like Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral I attended back in February. And we all know Hadiya’s story. She was 15 years old, an honor student at King College Prep. And she came from a good family -– two devoted parents, plenty of cousins, solid godparents and grandparents, an adoring little brother. The Pendletons are hardworking people. They’re churchgoing folks. And Hadiya’s mother did everything she could for her daughter. She enrolled her in every activity you could imagine -– cheerleading, majorettes, the praise dance ministry -– anything to keep her off the streets and keep her busy.
What is terrible is that any death of a young person is a bad thing, whether it be due to a gun, knife, bat or by hand. The problem is that inner city violence is a far different issue than the issue of background checks and ban on assault-style weapons. Inner city crime is far more than a gun issue and both Barack and Michelle Obama know it. The guns used in Chicago, where the city has the strictest gun laws in the US, are not legal ones. No law that Obama and Democrats are proposing will change anything in Chicago. It is a shame that Barack and Michelle cannot just be honest about this.