Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Selective Bashing?

Dem. canidate, Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, has been getting a lot of shit over the last few days because of this quote:

What we have 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 am 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. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.

People (Tv, radio, co-workers, etc.) can’t believe that she’d say something like that and they question whether or not she’s EVER been proud of her country. Not even ending the Cold War without firing a shot? Not even spreading democarcy throughout the world? Not even, not even…and of course, the true, blue Americans out there are stepping up, taking the reins, declaring that they are proud Americans and always have been. Rep. canidate John McCain’s wife, Cindy, responded with: I just wanted to make the statement that I have and always will be proud of my country.

So, according to Cindy McCain's statement that she has ALWAYS been proud of the country means that she is proud of slavery, oppression of women, the Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis in African-American males, the raping, murdering and pillaging of American Indians, ect. So does that make her a racist? A bigot? An idiot? Maybe...

1 spokes:

hannah said...

hear, hear!

not that i won't always be proud of obesity, susan powter, the grind, and nucular.