I tried in vain to watch Michelle Obama's speech, but since I live in EU-Land, I would have had to wait until my husband got up to go to work in order to see it live. So, I have had to do the next best thing, dissect the transcript. Thanks to cable news and the Internet, I will still have plenty of fodder and news clips for my diatribe. If you listen to the MSM (who does that anymore???), you will hear how "authentic" and "genuine" Mrs. Obama's speech was. I beg to differ. Here is my analysis of "One Nation" (notice the lack of "Under God"):
"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them."
Work hard??? According to the Democrat platform and BHO's "community organizing", the only people who work hard are those whose tax dollars pay for welfare so that the lazy can stay lazy and the hard-working work harder and pay more taxes. Your word is your bond??? I think the only ones who believe in integrity are the ones who are calling the Obamas to the carpet for all of their lies and obfuscations. Dignity and respect??? Tell that to the all of the unborn babies who were slaughtered in the name of "choice". Tell that to the nurse who watched helplessly as that newborn baby died in her arms. BHO did not know that baby nor did he agree that that baby had a right to live, but defended its murder on the floor of the Illinois State Senate.
"And as our friendship grew, and I learned more about Barack, he introduced me to the work he'd done when he first moved to Chicago after college. You see instead of going to Wall Street, Barack had gone to work in neighborhoods devastated when steel plants shut down, and jobs dried up. And he'd been invited back to speak to people from those neighborhoods about how to rebuild their community."
He helped "rebuild" their community by becoming a part of the corrupt Chicago political machine and helping slumlords build shoddy public housing instead of standing up and saying that what they were doing was wrong.
"And Barack stood up that day, and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about "The world as it is" and "The world as it should be." And he said that all too often, we accept the distance between the two, and we settle for the world as it is -- even when it doesn't reflect our values and aspirations. But he reminded us that we also know what our world should look like. He said we know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And he urged us to believe in ourselves -- to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn't that the great American story?"
And BHO reflects that "middle" by choosing Joe Biden as his running mate.
"It is because of their will and determination that this week, we celebrate two anniversaries: the 88th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and the 45th anniversary of that hot summer day when Dr. King lifted our sights and our hearts with his dream for our nation."
Two anniversaries??? Try three -- BHO's acceptance speech falls on the anniversary of JFK's accepting the Democratic nomination for president in 1962. Coincidence??? I think not.
"The military families who say grace each night with an empty seat at the table. The servicemen and women who love this country so much, they leave those they love most to defend it."
Quit trying to pander to us military families. Until you are sitting at that table with an empty seat (sorry, absences from campaigning don't count) you have no idea what it is like, so quit pretending.
"People like Hillary Clinton, who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, so that our daughters -- and our sons -- can dream a little bigger and aim a little higher."
Nice shout-out to Hillary. Michelle is pandering to Hillary's base and I don't think that will win BHO too many points, but we shall see. Our sons have a glass ceiling too??? I thought Feminists and Democrats see only women as having a glass ceiling. Inserting political correctness totally destroyed her point -- as usual. One could also argue that Feminism has created barriers for boys, but I seriously doubt that that was what MO was trying to say, after all, she is a Liberal.
"People like Joe Biden, who's never forgotten where he came from, and never stopped fighting for folks who work long hours and face long odds and need someone on their side again."
People like Joe Biden strive to maintain the status quo. He blows the "Change" mantra right out of the water.
"All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do -- that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.
And that is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack's journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope.
That is why I love this country."
The world should not be the way BHO wants it to be -- Socialism, crippling taxes, unlimited abortion, buying into Global Warming hysteria, redistribution of wealth, maintaining our dependence on foreign oil, pandering to terrorists, the list goes on. What is this "improbable journey"??? That is the third time she mentioned an "improbable journey". She is almost as bad as her husband. So that explains why for the first time in her adult life MO loves this country. Why didn't she say that the first time???
"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us -- no matter what our age or background or walk of life -- each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.
It's a belief Barack shares -- a belief at the heart of his life's work."
Is it really that much of a sacrifice to trade one 6-figure paying job for another???
"It's what he did in the Illinois Senate, moving people from welfare to jobs, passing tax cuts for hard-working families, and making sure women get equal pay for equal work."
And defending the murder of newborn babies who survived an abortion attempt.
"It's what he's done in the United States Senate, fighting to ensure that the men and women who serve this country are welcomed home not just with medals and parades, but with good jobs and benefits and health care -- including mental health care."
By voting present more times than he actually took a stand on the issues and spending most of his Senate term running for President.
"See that's why he's running -- to end the war in Iraq responsibly, to build an economy that lifts every family, to make sure health care is available for every American, and to make sure every child in this nation has a world class education all the way from preschool to college. That's what Barack Obama will do as president of the United States of America."
To make socialism the new form of government in the United States -- The Divided Socialist States of America.
"He'll achieve these goals the same way he always has -- by bringing us together and reminding us how much we share and how alike we really are. You see, Barack doesn't care where you're from, or what your background is, or what party -- if any -- you belong to. That's not how he sees the world. He knows that thread that connects us -- our belief in America's promise, our commitment to our children's future. He knows that that thread is strong enough to hold us together as one nation even when we disagree."
He only cares about what fellow Latte Liberals care about -- the price of arugula and how to undermine the Sovereignty of America and help usher in the New World Order.
"It was strong enough to bring hope to the mother he met worried about her child in Iraq; hope to the man who's unemployed, but can't afford gas to find a job; hope to the student working nights to pay for her sister's health care, sleeping just a few hours a day."
Hope for a handout, maybe. That seems to be the only hope BHO can give.
"Millions of Americans who know that Barack understands their dreams; Millions of Americans who know that Barack will fight for people like them; and that Barack will finally bring the change we need."
Are there really that many Moonbats out there who believe that??? I hope to God not.
"And in the end, And in the end after all that's happened these past 19 months, the Barack Obama I know today is the same man I fell in love with 19 years ago. He's the same man who drove me and our new baby daughter home from the hospital ten years ago this summer, inching along at a snail's pace, peering anxiously at us in the rear view mirror, feeling the whole weight of her future in his hands, determined to give her everything he'd struggled so hard for himself, determined to give her something he never had: the affirming embrace of a father's love."
And he should think about that every time he ponders about abortion -- about how many babies have been denied the right to life and denied the right to be loved by parents who carry the weight of that child's future on their backs. Who was there for that baby who died in the abortionist's clinic??? BHO certainly wasn't. The only one who cared was the nurse in whose arms that precious baby died. If BHO was poor when his daughter was conceived, would he had told Michelle to abort her?? Did he tell her during her first ultrasound that the baby inside her was not alive yet?? Did he dismiss his daughter's first heartbeat?? Guess what??? If it ain't a baby, you ain't pregnant.
"So tonight, in honor of my father's memory and my daughters' future -- out of gratitude for those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment -- let us devote ourselves to finishing their work; let us work together to fulfill their hopes; and let us stand together to elect Barack Obama president of the United States of America."
In the immortal words of my father, "Let us not and say we didn't."
"Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America."
I hope she meant that.