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Michelle Obama - We have to fix our souls - our souls are broken [AUDIO & TRANSCRIPT]
Hugh Hewitt Show & Michelle Obama at UCLA ^ | Friday, February 15, 2008 | Michelle Obama & Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 02/17/2008 7:45:14 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee

Hugh Hewitt: Fred and Mort next hour, got Larry Kudlow next hour, but I want to start with presidential politics - actually first lady politics - to get you in the mood for this.

You know, Michelle Obama is really kinduva remarkable woman. She's very, very forceful on the stump. She is a, ah, extraordinarily charismatic bundle of energy and intellect.

And, ah, she says interesting things.

Things that make you say, "Huh?"

She talks a lot about change.

But there's a lotta change agents of the twentieth century, like, ya know, Che, Mao, Fidel, Pol Pot - ya know, all sorts of change you don't want.

So where is she on the "change" spectrum - from the people who just want to, ya know, change your shirt to those who want to change natural law?

Well we got a speech from Michelle, ah, Barack from two weeks ago at UCLA - I've been waiting for a time to deconstruct it with you.

And, ah, Michelle Obama - did I say Michelle Barack? - Michelle Obama, and, ah, let's just take a few listens here.

Cut Number One, Michelle from two weeks ago:


In 2008, we are still a nation that is too divided. We live in isolation, and because of that isolation, we fear one another.

We don't know our neighbors. We don't talk. We believe that our pain is our own - we don't realize that the struggles and challenges of all of us are the same.

We are too isolated. And we are still a nation that is still too cynical.

We look at it as them and they as opposed to us - we don't engage because we are still too cynical.

Hugh Hewitt: This is the two Americas stuff. Look, I know my neighbors, and I like 'em.

And, and, ah, there've been times when they've needed help, and, ya know, we don't socialize, but they give a call, or we give a call to them - I know my neighbors.

I have a big church community of which I'm a part. I went out with some great church friends last night - people who have known my wife, the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, for 40 years. We went to, ah, down to, Orange County, to the, ah, performing arts center, to hear a great Broadway singer, Faith - I can't remember her last name now - she was great - from Guys and Dolls. We had a great time. Ya know, I know my neighbors, we have community. I don't know what she's talking about.

It gets worse - you know, this whole divided, us/them, two countries, marxist stuff.

Here's Cut Number Two.


Don't get sick in this country - not here. Americans are in debt not because they live frivolously but because someone got sick. And even with insurance, the deductibles and premiums are so high that people are still putting medication [and ?] treatments on credit cards.

And they can't get out from under.

I could go on and on and on, but his is how we're living, people, in 2008.

And things have gotten progressively worse throughout my lifetime - through Democratic and Republican administrations - it hasn't gotten better for regular folks.

Hugh Hewitt: You know - things have gotten progressively worse, during the greatest economic expansion in history, during the greatest explosion in the availability of technology and education.

What is she talking about? I mean, this is radical stuff.

And it gets worse - Cut Number Three.


We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another - that we cannot measure our greatness in the society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these.

That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done - that is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that.

That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls - our souls are broken in this nation.

Hugh Hewitt: Lemme tell ya', whenever someone from the government comes to you and says, "We have to fix your soul," be VERY afraid.

Governments cannot fix souls.

In my world view, Christ fixed souls. Other people have different world views, I understand, but no one believes - outside of the hardcore left - that government can fix your soul.

I mean, a higher power, I guess - if you want to be non-denominational about this - might fix your soul. The Father of the universe might fix your soul.

But not government.

Not Barack Obama. Not Michelle Obama. None of it.

Not George Bush, not John McCain, not Mitt Romney - no one can fix your soul.

That's scary stuff.

And it gets worse - Cut Number Four.


If we can't see ourselves in one another, we will never make those sacrifices.

So I am here right now because I am married to the only person in this race who has a chance at healing this nation.

Hugh Hewitt: Wow. The only person in this race who can heal the nation.

I am - I, I'm a little bit stunned.

Modesty is not, ah, not in, ah, large supply over at Team Obama.

Cut Number Five.


The first major decision he had to make in his life, after college - "Do I go to Wall Street and make money, or do I work for the people?" - Barack worked as a community organizer in some of the toughest neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.

Helping young mothers find their voice and their power - folks who had a reason to be cynical because government had forgotten them long ago.

There is no one else in this race who can claim that kind of commitment to people on the ground. No one.

And I would think in a nation like ours, -

Hugh Hewitt: Stop, stop, stop. I'm sorry.

John McCain spent six years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. That's commitment.

Tough neighborhood in [the] south side of Chicago? I'm sure it was. It's not as tough as the Hanoi Hilton.

Mitt Romney spent two and a half years, in France, going door-to-door for his religion. That, that is a tough series of neighborhoods, to go to France, and knock on doors, and say, "I'm a Mormon, I'd like to talk to you." In 1968. Lovely place to be in France.

Don't give me - you know, you go to [the] south side of Chicago and you're a community organizer because you intend to go into politics. And you're building a resume.

Don't give me this stuff. I'm, I mean, this's starting to - time to strip the bark off of this rhetoric.

Cut Number Six.


Barack, as Oprah said, is one of the most brilliant men you will meet in our lifetime.

Barack is more than ready. He'll be ready today, he'll be ready on day one, he'll be ready in a year from now, five years from now - he is ready.

That is not the question. The question is: What are we ready for?

Wait, wait, wait - because we say we're ready for change, we say we're ready for change, butcha see, change is HARD.

Change will always be hard, and it doesn't happen from the top down.

We do not get universal health care, we don't get better schools because somebody else is in the White House. We get change because folks from the grass roots up decide they are sick and tired of other people telling them how their lives will be - when they decide to roll up their sleeves and work.

And Barack Obama will require you to work.

He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourselves to be better, and that you engage.

Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - uninvolved, uninformed...

Hugh Hewitt: Wow!

As, as Dwayne just said, it's beginning to sound like General Zod, ya know, "Bow down before Barack."

One more cut - Cut Number Seven.


We have young kids all over the world who are looking to this nation, and they are trying to figure out who we are, and what we wanna become.

We have a chance, not just to make history, but we can change the world.

We can change the world - yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can...

Hugh Hewitt: Wow, wow, wow.

So that was your first, ah, taste, of, ah, Michelle Obama rhetoric.

You probably haven't heard that, have you? You probably haven't seen that, did you? You probably didn't know that, could you?

Because the Media hasn't been tellin' ya.

What an all-encompassing, government-expanding, pervasive and soul-changing theory of people.


Coming right back, don't go anywhere...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; chebama; dncfalseprophets; falseprophets; gooniegoogoo; marxism; nobama; obama
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To: the invisib1e hand

psycho babble

121 posted on 02/18/2008 5:36:26 AM PST by reefdiver (The sheriff of Nottingham collected taxes on behalf of the common good)
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To: NewLand
Did you check out the latest Freeper survey. McCain over Obama if it comes to that. I will have to now say I will vote for McCain if that is what it takes to keep Obama or Hillabeast out.
122 posted on 02/18/2008 5:57:35 AM PST by angcat (NY Yankees Spring is in the air!)
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To: John Robie

Dang. You got the impression that because the Obama’s are evil, I’d support Judas McCain? No way on God’s green earth.

123 posted on 02/18/2008 6:00:55 AM PST by EternalVigilance (In America, the people are sovereign. McCain, Obama as ministers? Has the king lost his mind?)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls - our souls are broken in this nation.

You know, the last thing I want is for government to try and fix my soul. A recipe for chaos.

124 posted on 02/18/2008 6:02:56 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

one wonders if each repair of the soul comes with a set of shiny marching boots.

125 posted on 02/18/2008 6:06:45 AM PST by ripley
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Sheesh. I don’t know if she’s been listening to too much Oprah or too much Tom Cruise.

126 posted on 02/18/2008 6:09:22 AM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

“That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls - our souls are broken in this nation.”

Even Karl Marx recognized that human nature had to be changed prior to the emergence of communism. The new man had to be without selfishnish, willing to work for other men and not himself. This was the objective of socialism, to birth that new man.

Now we Mrs. Obama calling for the very changes that were proposed by Karl Marx.

127 posted on 02/18/2008 6:15:15 AM PST by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to prevent a democrat in the White House.)
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To: zipper

What do you mean she did “just that”?

the whole letter was about opposing the ban.

A key sentence...

The fact remains, with no provision to protect the health of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned.

So..she is saying the ban is unconstitutional.
She is describing this as a medical procedure.
It isn’t.
It is a procedure designed by abortionists specifically to skirt around already present laws.

There is no medical condition that exists where it is necessary to turn a baby into breech position, deliver the 3/4 of the body, stick a hole in the neck and vacuum out the brain.

It would place much less stress on the mother’s health to induce normal delivery or perform a c-section.

This letter only confirms what we already know about Michelle Obama.

128 posted on 02/18/2008 7:16:17 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Chgogal

“America’s version of Evita Peron. Hey, Mrs. Obama/Peron, don’t cry for me....”

Umm, more correctly, another version of Hillary Clinton.

Picture this scenario:
1. Obama wins, holds the White House for 8 years.
2. Towards the end of his presidency, Michelle runs for the Senate in Illinois (heh, do you think she would win?)
3. After B. Hussein leaves office, the junior senator from Illinois makes HER claim to the office....

- John

129 posted on 02/18/2008 7:51:54 AM PST by Fishrrman
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To: Caravaggio
He’s no better than Hitler in my eyes. He’s mesmerized the masses the same way Hitler did, while promoting policies to rid the world of those he doesn’t deem worthy to live (the unborn) - the same way Hitler did with the Jews.

I mentioned almost the exact same things to some friends a few days ago, and they looked at me like I was crazy!

Barack Hussein Obama is rising to power much the same way that Hitler did!

130 posted on 02/18/2008 7:57:57 AM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: TigersEye

Pet rocks, lmao!.

131 posted on 02/18/2008 8:24:18 AM PST by pandoraou812 (Out, damned spot......OUT)
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To: Scotswife

“just that” as in published a letter trying to raise funds for the pro-abortionists.

132 posted on 02/18/2008 8:58:46 AM PST by zipper ( Suicide voting is the quickest way to send the whole country to Hell.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Bob Dylan-Everything Is Broken

Broken lines, broken strings,
Broken threads, broken springs,
Broken idols, broken heads,
People sleeping in broken beds.
Ain’t no use jiving
Ain’t no use joking
Everything is broken.

Broken bottles, broken plates,
Broken switches, broken gates,
Broken dishes, broken parts,
Streets are filled with broken hearts.
Broken words never meant to be spoken,
Everything is broken.

Bridge: Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground

Broken cutters, broken saws,
Broken buckles, broken laws,
Broken bodies, broken bones,
Broken voices on broken phones.
Take a deep breath, feel like you’re chokin’,
Everything is broken.

Bridge: Every time you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face

Broken hands on broken ploughs,
Broken treaties, broken vows,
Broken pipes, broken tools,
People bending broken rules.
Hound dog howling, bull frog croaking,
Everything is broken.

133 posted on 02/18/2008 9:04:34 AM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: cgbg

Well,very true about affirmative action.It causes the distinct uneasiness that whenever you meet a minority professional,in the back of your mind you wonder”how did he GET that job?”
The corollary to ending affirmative action is to also eliminate mindless discrimination in hiring in FAVOR of whites,a practice that went on for many years in this country.
And while I know Obama and crew are big advovates for affirmative action,the whole policy really got going in 1969 under Republican Richard Nixon and contimued unabated in the Reagan years.

134 posted on 02/18/2008 9:29:31 AM PST by Riverman94610
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To: pandoraou812
That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls - our souls are broken in this nation.

Yes, socialism is destroying the soul of this nation. Until that is fixed by utterly rejecting it those who encourage it will continue to divide this nation until it collapses entirely. Right on, Michelle!

135 posted on 02/18/2008 11:15:49 AM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Riverman94610
The corollary to ending affirmative action is to also eliminate mindless discrimination in hiring in FAVOR of whites,a practice that went on for many years in this country.

The solution to that is free market capitalism. Simple isn't it?

136 posted on 02/18/2008 11:17:31 AM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: jennyjenny

Your soul will be fixed when you completely renounce conservativism in any form and completely submit yourself to Obama. Thats when they will decide you are fit to live. They are going to change the world. No doubt they have a plan to do just that but we won’t like the result. God help us all.

137 posted on 02/18/2008 11:32:59 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: EternalVigilance

But a lot of so called conservatives have stated they will vote for him because of McCains CFR stance. The country has gone crazy!

138 posted on 02/18/2008 11:35:32 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

The emperor went to the tailor and said “please repair my trousers sir, I think they are torn”

After a pause to gather his thoughts the tailor replied “ but sir you have no trousers. Perhaps you forgot to put them on”

139 posted on 02/18/2008 11:36:01 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
We have to fix our souls - our souls are broken

What's this "WE" bullsh*t?

140 posted on 02/18/2008 11:37:24 AM PST by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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