“What we’ve learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback, and let me tell you something, for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.”
Pride in America Speeches
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Oops! She Did It Again!…
It was no accident.
Michelle Obama thought through her remarks on how she felt about her country.
She even had her speech written down.
And… She gave the same speech twice:
Clips were played on The O’Reilly Factor last night.
NOTE: In the first speech she said, “For the first time I am really proud of my country.” And, in the second speech she said, “For the first time I am proud of my country.”
It’s lovely that this Harvard graduate finally feels a bit of gratitude to the country today where she enjoys such a privileged life.
It’s too bad that it took so long for her to feel any pride.
And, it’s too bad that she has overlooked so much goodness in America.
Hopefully, she treats her family, friends and her husband better than her country.
So what country is Michelle Obama proud of?
Michelle Malkin has a great piece on The Two America’s – The grateful Americans versus the self-absorbed, spoiled elitists who see America as a cause for shame and not good.
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UPDATE: Michelle Malkin hears from an Obama supporter.
UPDATE 2: Obama defends wife’s comments.
(And, MSM shows photo of Cindy McCain with the story?)
UPDATE 3: Reader Mike Moseley sends this…
Proud to be an American Sometimes
In Milwaukee this week , with her husband’s Democratic presidential campaign, Mrs. Obama remarked, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” These words come from a beautiful, well educated Harvard graduate, a women that is intelligent. Her words have great meaning, spoken like a true first lady of the Democratic party. Myself, I have been proud of America at times and have wept with pain from the actions of America .
In my eyes, I see an America of great, great beauty from east coast to west coast. I see a people that have much, and are willing to share all they have with the less fortunate. The United States of America gives to the world the things that the world can not achieve itself. I’m proud that Americans have given freedom on every continent in the world. This country’s men and women have sacrificed all so others can live. Our men and women are half a world away teaching Iraqi’s how to be FREE. Our country has rescued entire nations from murderous dictators and worst. We have volunteered to go to devastated areas in Southeast Asia to rescued Tsunami victims. We have rescued millions of people from the communist in the Soviet Union when the Berlin wall fell. We have seen how first responders attacked the twin towers only thinking of saving lives that weren’t their own. We have seen the birth of our new “greatest generation” take hold in the form of America’s soldiers on the battlefield. Men and women volunteer every single day, to defeat those that want Americans dead. I am proud to see citizens line the streets, airports and celebrate the American soldiers return from the battlefield. Daily, I see greatness in a people born in freedom and that makes me proud.
I have also seen a side of America that is ugly from coast to coast. I have wept for my country as I have seen my nation being attacked from inside and out. I have seen political correctness take hold and morals decline. I’ve seen an attack on family values that have had a devastating effect on our society. I have seen minorities held hostage by the urban school failure when every child deserves more. I have seen a political party attempt to legislate defeat on the battlefield while our troops are fighting. When I see political leaders turn on America and attack our soldiers calling them “cold blooded killers” on national television my blood boils with anger. When they call our soldiers “Soviet gulag guards”,and “Pol Pot’s finest” my heart weeps for those families.
When Americans were held hostage by radicals during President Carter presidency that was ugly. I was not proud when President Clinton’s administration gave China supercomputers that were capable of design of nuclear weapons. I was not proud of America when President Clinton allowed commercial satellites to be launched in China, despite evidence that China was exporting nuclear and missile technology to Pakistan and Iran. No one could be proud of this country when Clinton approved the export of radiation hardened chip sets to China that are critical for atomic warfare and nuclear tipped missiles. No American is proud when that technology has gone from China to North Korea to Pakistan to Iran. How could a citizen be proud that President Clinton has literally armed the enemies of America for generations to come? Everyday, I see self defeat against the American Nation.
Mrs. Obama is a highly intelligent woman that may be the first lady. Clearly, she has spoken her mind. I like many will take her at her word. Evidently, Mrs Obama lives in a world that has no good. She has not seen a patriot or common decency all of her adult life. I would expect her husband is of similar mind. If Sen Obama can’t inspire his wife, how could a nation follow such a man? The world I live in has both good and bad. I am blessed to be live in the United States of America and proud of half of it.
UPDATE 4: In honor of Michelle Obama I have changed the byline on Gateway Pundit from “Observations of the World from the heart of Jesusland” to “The Blog where hope made a comeback.”
I hope you like this news byline.