Skip to comments.Michelle Obama to speak on gun violence, which could mean a more activist role
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:25:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
CHICAGO When she returns home here Wednesday to deliver a speech on gun violence, first lady Michelle Obama will be making a rare foray into the politics of the day that could presage a more activist role during her husbands second term.
Obama is taking what aides described as an intentional step outside her narrow focus on military families and childhood nutrition to confront the dark reality of young people being gunned down on the streets of Americas cities. The remarks come amid a contentious debate on Capitol Hill over stricter gun laws advocated by President Obama.
White House officials say that the first lady will speak from the perspective of a mother, not as a gun-control booster. And unlike the president, aides said, she will not call on Congress to do anything.
But by speaking out now, Michelle Obama risks being seen as leveraging her widespread popularity to advance her husbands legislative agenda. That would be an unusual move for any first lady, but particularly so for Obama, who has appeared careful to preserve her broad, nonpartisan appeal.
The speech is deeply personal, said Valerie Jarrett....
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Well, they’ve gotta do something.....unless Zero can abdicate the Constitution, he loses his job in 2017. Gotta keep livin’ large.
That's why she and so many others like her fully believe America will be safer for her and her kind if lawabiding, innocent white folks who own guns are disarmed ~
That's a good one. Next they'll tell us she looks good in those designer dresses she wears.
Yes, and yes.
The Obamamites don’t want this nightmare to end.
I’ve been saying for a long time that, when Obama is out of office, he will be gifted with enough money that, when included with his lifetime pension, Michelle will not run out of money.
Sure, let FLOTUS speak about “gun violence,” as if an inanimate object acts on its own to create chaos. The media will lap up and repeat her lies.
Hmmmm? She's going to Chicago, eh.
Like apples Michelle?
How about these apples?
Good thing Chicago has "STRICT" gun control laws or it might be dangerous to visit there.
“Her widespread popularity”
Who is she appealing to?
That small group of guys that like a fat ass woman?
ten bucks says she finds a way to turn on the waterworks
and thats what everyone will be talking about instead of
explaining what changes are being made. puke.
Personally, one of the (many) ways in which the office of the president needs to be reformed is the designation of the presidential spouse as excluded from holding any office or responsibility outside of a listed number of political and ceremonial duties.
They do have an official staff, but that staff as well should be prohibited from involvement in the government outside of these areas.
I like BBWs, but she lacks the second “B” in spades.
This sub-woman should stick to what she knows...stealing and spending other persons’ money. Oh, bu the wya...shouldn’t she be in prison?
She uses a spade and a tater fork as her eating utensils.
the dems did it for the idiot bloomie in N.Y. City and for Lautenberg in N.J. so what makes you think any law can’t be abridged by these socialist buttheads?
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