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First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Weekly WH Address on Tragic Kidnapping In Nigeria
RealClearPolitics ^ | 5/10/2014 | Michelle Obama

Posted on 05/11/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT by mojito

TRANSCRIPT: Hello everyone, I’m Michelle Obama, and on this Mother’s Day weekend, I want to take a moment to honor all the mothers out there and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.

I also want to speak to you about an issue of great significance to me as a First Lady, and more importantly, as the mother of two young daughters.

Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.

This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.

And I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home.

In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams – and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.

Many of them may have been hesitant to send their daughters off to school, fearing that harm might come their way.

But they took that risk because they believed in their daughters’ promise and wanted to give them every opportunity to succeed.

The girls themselves also knew full well the dangers they might encounter.

Their school had recently been closed due to terrorist threats…but these girls still insisted on returning to take their exams.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; michelleobama; nigeria; obama
Come on, Michelle, you can say it: "Islamic terrorists."

Now wasn't that easy?

1 posted on 05/11/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

It would have been better if they had been killed in the womb....Right Michelle??


2 posted on 05/11/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mojito

Why not blame the kidnappings on a YouTube video? That seems to work.

Susan Rice can be deployed to all the Sunday morning talk shows to blame it on a YouTube video, Star Trek DVD, or anything you like.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:14:30 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: mojito

I wish they would say out loud that we are seeing Islamic terrorism.

This goes far beyonf some unnamed “grown men” depriving “young girls” of an education. Listening to this, you would swear that some generic group of men, who don’t believe in women’s lib, decided to kidnap girls.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mojito

I don’t recall her ever being elected.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 12:18:28 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: mojito

Shepard Smith would say it either ,even the guest he had could not say it ,LOL


6 posted on 05/11/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mojito

Trade mooch for the girls!


7 posted on 05/11/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mojito

Funny how Zero won’t give this address. We know where he stands.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames

Couldn’t the mooch just shut her pie hole? Maybe she’s stressed and needs another multimillion dollar vacay paid for by the taxpayers. What an affirmative-action oaf.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I don’t recall her ever being elected.

I felt the same when when Laura Bush gave the Saturday radio weekly address after 9/11. The ladies need to stick with cutting ribbon and leave the work to the men elected.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 12:39:44 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: mojito

She didn’t say ‘Islamic’ terrorists, so it turns out that Barack could’ve done this radio address afterall. Oh wait, he can’t even bring himself to say ‘terrorist’, only ‘act of terror’ because the latter doesn’t imply Islam.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 12:44:13 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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In her mind they are not Islamic terrorists they are brothers.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 12:57:47 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Exactly, I noticed that too, the way she words it minimises just what is happening here. It’s as if she compared it to the phony “war on women” they accuse conservatives of waging.

Just wait until they realise that a majority of the girls are Christians, we’ll never hear another word.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 1:08:26 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mojito
"In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. . . "

It is still and always all about her.

14 posted on 05/11/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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I bet she came on and swore her hub didn't have a clue what she was going to say and then blamed it all on the Tea Baggers.
15 posted on 05/11/2014 1:25:07 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

We live in a terrible world-

And it is a lot sicker with:
O’bummer- and his wife
Hitlary and her loser impeached husband-

ALL 4 sought to EXONERATE these muslims!!

ALL 4 Refused to call them terrorists!!

No real help is going to Nigeria to get these
Evil men- just a twitter account—
Maybe this is to capture- phone numbers and
personal info for the upcoming election?


16 posted on 05/11/2014 1:27:43 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: Dilbert San Diego

-— you would swear that some generic group of men, who don’t believe in women’s lib, decided to kidnap girls -—

Their intention is to promote this idea.

They may well believe it. As practical atheists, they can’t comprehend religious motivation.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 1:29:47 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: mojito

I think these idiots in Washington believe terrorists give a rat’s ass what they believe or do.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 1:37:19 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: mojito

Notable for the glaring omission of the words “Islam” “jihad”, “Boko Haram” and especially what the words “Boko Haram” mean.

If the KKK had committed the act, she would not hesitate the name of the group.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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The person who wrote the headline is in trouble. It’s supposed to be The First Lady, the LOVELY Michelle Obama. The name “Michelle” cannot be written unless “Lovely” is in front of it.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 2:13:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/05/90-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-are-christians-jihadists-released-muslim-girls


21 posted on 05/11/2014 2:14:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mojito

The Obamas doing a Rope-A-Dope.

She whines and cries about the kidnapped girls.

He make concerned sounding statements about the kidnappings.

But both of them know he will do nothing to help the girls because the kidnappers are black and muslim.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 3:33:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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“And that’s true right here in the U.S. as well…so I hope the story of these Nigerian girls will serve as an inspiration for every girl – and boy – in this country.

I hope that any young people in America who take school for granted – any young people who are slacking off or thinking of dropping out – I hope they will learn the story of these girls and recommit themselves to their education.”

She could not help take a swipe at America.

Wasn’t it her pal in Bush years who said Madrassas were a good example of community education investment?


23 posted on 05/11/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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“Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night. This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”

After having this transvestite and his wife Barack ignore America’s predominantly white middle class for more than five years, it is very easy to see this story as completely irrelevant to my people. Now that white women see themselves losing the privileges of affirmative action, I assume they couldn’t care less about this either. We can’t even deal with Islam within our own borders; don’t expect Americans to be up in arms about it thousands of miles away.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 2:37:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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