Michelle Obama Speaks for Me

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I have to say it. In response to the lovely and talented Taylor Marsh’s “Michelle Obama Does Not Speak for Me“:

Michelle Obama speaks for me…

For the first time in my adult life, I’m overflowing with pride in my country because of Senator Barack Obama’s run for the White House. Oh I’ve been been brimming with pride in my country (post 9/11 unity) during my adult life. But never overflowing with pride. Just look at it ladies and gentlemen:

A person of color has a legitimate chance to be POTUS. And the entire rainbow of colors are supporting him. For a black man such as myself, what’s not to overflow about? History in the making. Don’t care if he gets the nod or not, Senator Barack Obama has already made tremendous positive impact on America and how the world sees us.

What’s that? No. You’re lying! Let me check… Well I’ll be…

For the first time in my adult life, I’m exploding with pride in my country. A black man and a white woman have a legitimate chance to be POTUS. Look at how far we have come!

Dearest Michelle, you speak for me a thousand times over.

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Author: T-STEEL, Site Administrator

I'm not complex. Don't have time for all that. And all that complex stuff bad for the stomach. Just color me simple and plain with a twist.

  • pacatrue

    Why do you hate America?

  • http://www.whyweworry.com ChrisWWW

    T-Steel,
    I commend you for taking the high road on this one. Taylor Marsh's article seems like it was written by a Clinton campaign staffer. I was waiting for her to say “The love I have for this country does not require voting for someone who won't be ready on Day One.”

  • cosmoetica

    I like Michelle even more than Obama, and not just cuz she's a babe.

  • DLS

    We've been inclusive and dispatched with what is now almost myth for years, but yep, there's nothing like vaulting that last, big hurdle. That's understood.

  • http://www.luoamerican.com/baldilocks baldilocks

    LOL at the first comment. You knew, T, that someone would jerk their knee first and read second.

  • pacatrue

    Failed humor on my part, huh, baldilocks?

  • JSpencer

    Pacatrue, I knew it was humor the first time I read it. ;-) And I echo T-Steel's comments – I feel the same way. I have to say though, I was kind of hoping someone would take the low road… so I'd have an opportunity to refer to them as a nattering nabob of negatism! Oh well…

  • StockBoySF

    Michelle rocks and will make a great First Lady! Go O! (Both of them.)

    Here's a NY Times piece on Michelle:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/us/politics/1

  • GeorgeSorwell

    For the first time in my adult life, I’m exploding with pride in my country. A black man and a white woman have a legitimate chance to be POTUS. Look at how far we have come!

    I completely agree!

  • andrewwang

    Speaking of First Lady Michelle Obama:

    Michelle Obama is a racial-minority individual, and in her heart and mind she inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
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    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.