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Michelle Obama's Fearful Vision
Town Hall ^ | 10/7/2008 | Mona Charen

Posted on 10/07/2008 1:26:16 AM PDT by markomalley

I had an experience wearing a headscarf last week that was culturally and politically interesting. More on that in a minute. It made me think of Michelle Obama.

Last year, Mrs. Obama introduced her husband at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Like so many of Mrs. Obama's speeches, this one reflected a jaundiced view of her country. She began by telling the crowd that her husband was "special." Nothing very unusual there. But then she offered a glimpse (she said) into their private discussions prior to his run for the White House: We talked about it and asked people what they were concerned about and it was fear. They were afraid. "It was fear raising its ugly head. Fear in one of the most important decisions we would make. It was fear of everything. Fear that we might lose. Fear that he might get hurt. Fear that this would be ugly. Fear that it would hurt our family. Fear."

Now it isn't crazy for a wife to fear for her husband's safety when he runs for political office. Rumor has it that Alma Powell discouraged Colin Powell from running for president out of similar concerns. But Michelle Obama was not talking just about the crazed gunman who might be lurking in a crowd somewhere.

"But you know the reason I said yes?" she continued. "I am tired of living in a country where every decision we've made over the last 10 years wasn't for something -- but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who look different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us. I am so tired of fear and I don't want my girls to live

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fear; michelleobama; monacharen

1 posted on 10/07/2008 1:26:16 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
"I am tired of living in a country where every decision we've made over the last 10 years wasn't for something -- but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who look different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us. I am so tired of fear and I don't want my girls to live..."

Ah, shut up.

My God, but she's a bore.

2 posted on 10/07/2008 1:30:09 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sen. McCain: Attack, attack, attack.)
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To: markomalley
[Article, quoting Michelle O.] "I am tired of living in a country where every decision we've made over the last 10 years wasn't for something -- but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who look different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us......

Yeah, that'll go over like wet cement. Telling that to decent people in Iowa who never hurt a fly.

Urban paranoia won't play in Peoria.

3 posted on 10/07/2008 1:34:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: markomalley

What the heck is she fearful of? She’s led, by most standards, a coddled existence, Ivy League education and employment that most of us would consider sinecures. And yet all she does is bitch and moan. It must get awful tiresome carrying that humungous chip around all the time.


4 posted on 10/07/2008 1:41:56 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: markomalley
"Im tired of these fish eyed fools tellin us we has to fear something. You get your butt back in here Barry, I aint trough with you...."


5 posted on 10/07/2008 1:45:35 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Darkwolf377

“every decision we’ve made over the last 10 years...”

She’s including Clinton in her timeline.


6 posted on 10/07/2008 1:53:17 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I think she really meant to say “Every decision we’ve made over the last 232 years.”


7 posted on 10/07/2008 1:56:11 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sen. McCain: Attack, attack, attack.)
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To: Darkwolf377

She’s speaking code that we should be more “tolerant” of terrorists, because we only “fear” them because they “look different”. See, it’s we who are to blame, not the terrorists. Plus she’s trying to induce sub-conscious guilt in people for being careful-she would say “paranoid”-over the groups from whom the terrorists have largely come. Just some more groundwork for the Muslim/black/Marxist liberation theology. Whichever, they all want to destroy America.


8 posted on 10/07/2008 2:00:00 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: markomalley
"I am tired of living in a country where every decision we've made over the last 10 years wasn't for something -- but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who look different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us. I am so tired of fear and I don't want my girls to live...

Then do us all a favor, Michelle and go live somewhere else.

9 posted on 10/07/2008 2:03:57 AM PDT by Allegra ( Go Sarah!)
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To: Snurple

Love aunt Esther.


10 posted on 10/07/2008 2:05:43 AM PDT by Silly (www.PalinLove.com)
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To: mrsmel
It's a lot of Oprah New Age Speak.

People who don't want to work hard, who want to graduate from school and go right into a job at the top of any business, who FEEL their way through life instead of thinking, really, really FEEEEEL that this is all the truth--if we could just get rid of our silly preconceptions, we could all just sit down, have some good Starbucks coffee, and TALK all our troubles away. The terrorists love their children too, ya know, and really, they don't hate US, they hate Bush and Cheney. And if the women of the world could just sit on comfy chairs and dish, by the end of the day we'd all be accepting of each other, and no one would ever die, ever, from a handgun or a terrorist attack.

That's the mindset that Michelle Obama is trying to appeal to.

11 posted on 10/07/2008 2:12:32 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sen. McCain: Attack, attack, attack.)
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To: markomalley

“I am tired of living in a country where every decision we’ve made over the last 10 years wasn’t for something — but it was because people told us we had to fear something.”

She is accurately describing how the Democrats go about their shennanegins. The Dems talk about fear every day and try to scare every day people into voting for them. Hey Michelle, you are talking about your own people.


12 posted on 10/07/2008 2:31:22 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: caver

You know, this could really be true: she really could be terrified or life. Think about it: she’s been fed that radical hatred all her life. She may actually believe it.
She certainly looks like someone who lives in angst. That poor woman.


13 posted on 10/07/2008 2:45:35 AM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: markomalley

Well, my Fearful Vision is that 0bama and his wife will sit in the WhiteHouse as potus and first lady.


14 posted on 10/07/2008 2:47:28 AM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: markomalley

They have sure buried the hag over the past few weeks, haven’t they? Mona Charen is referring to her remarks in 2007! It is truly unfortunate she’s not out on the stump campaigning for her husband because they would be crushed by the landslide.

And my deepest and darkest (heh, heh!) fear is that this couple will inhabit the White House.


15 posted on 10/07/2008 3:01:59 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: markomalley
"We had to fear people who look different from us, fear people who believed in things that were different from us."

Not fear them you worthless idiot, show them forcibly that they can't murder 3000 American people because we believe in different things and look different than they do.
16 posted on 10/07/2008 3:04:28 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: Wife of D28Man

“Think about it: she’s been fed that radical hatred all her life. She may actually believe it.”

Oh, I believe it. Every time you see the woman, you can tell she is just seething with hatred. You can see it in her face.


17 posted on 10/07/2008 3:04:32 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: markomalley

Michelle needs Jesus Christ.


18 posted on 10/07/2008 3:08:43 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: caver
...you can tell she is just seething with hatred.

Reverend Wright's kind... the Bill Ayers/Bernadette Dohrn kind... a hatred that demands the collapse of our nation.

19 posted on 10/07/2008 3:27:13 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: markomalley

Since she’s tired of living in a country where little or nothing pleases her, doesn’t she leave? Maybe Kenya or Cuba would suit her better. Oh, wait, if Obama wins, he’ll fix things so we’ll be just like Kenya and Cuba in no time. And with his youth squads marching around, chanting adoration to the Great One, it’ll be Nazi Germany redux before you know it.


20 posted on 10/07/2008 3:35:36 AM PDT by hershey
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To: SkyPilot
Michelle needs Jesus Christ.

How DARE you say that???

She already has Jesus. She got Jesus from Rev. Wright!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, the Jesus she got was Jesus Barabbas

Matt 27:15-18
27:15 κατὰ δὲ ἑορτὴν εἰώθει ὁ ἡγεμὼν ἀπολύειν ἕνα τῷ ὄχλῳ δέσμιον ὃν ἤθελον 16 εἶχον δὲ τότε δέσμιον ἐπίσημον λεγόμενον Ἰησοῦν Βαραββᾶν 17 συνηγμένων οὖν αὐτῶν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Πιλᾶτος τίνα θέλετε ἀπολύσω ὑμῖν Ἰησοῦν τὸν Βαραββᾶν ἢ Ἰησοῦν τὸν λεγόμενον Χριστόν 18 ᾔδει γὰρ ὅτι διὰ φθόνον παρέδωκαν αὐτόν

21 posted on 10/07/2008 3:35:49 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Rummyfan

In her eyes, the USA sucks.


22 posted on 10/07/2008 3:51:54 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: caver

Someone ought to remind her about Jesse Jackson’s fear.

The fear of hearing footsteps behind him and being relieved when he turned and saw it was a group of white people.

There is fear but it’s not the kind of which Omarosa speaks.

It’s the constant undercurrent of charges of racism and rioting if O loses.

It’s ugly and it’s coming from the left you wicked woman.


23 posted on 10/07/2008 4:01:10 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: markomalley

Michelle Obama's Fearful Vision

24 posted on 10/07/2008 4:01:22 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: markomalley
from Ayn Rand: "Yours was the code of life. What, then, is theirs?"

I have known such people. They hate life and living because they are afraid and know in their hearts that they are not measuring up to what they could be. They are fearful and envious, and thus want to bring down everyone else.

25 posted on 10/07/2008 4:41:06 AM PDT by ikka
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To: markomalley

Whatever happened to ‘’We have nothing to fear but fear itself’’ ???


26 posted on 10/07/2008 7:52:30 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Sarah runs a state, Obama runs his mouth)
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