Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”
From these bleak generalities, Obama moves into specific complaints. Used to be, she will say, that you could count on a decent education in the neighborhood. But now there are all these charter schools and magnet schools that you have to “finagle” to get into. Health care is out of reach, pensions are disappearing, college is too expensive, and even if you can figure out a way to go to college you won’t be able to recoup the cost of the degree in many of the professions for which you needed it in the first place.
“The life that I’m talking about that most people are living has gotten progressively worse since I was a little girl. . . . So if you want to pretend like there was some point over the last couple of decades when your lives were easy, I want to meet you!”
This kind of crap coming from a lady who DID go to a magnet school, is making over 300 grand at her job (not even counting her husband making a couple million), and proved to herself and the country that being black doesn’t bring you down anymore in this country.
But still the downcast attitude of our country. We’re a bunch of sloths which will get better when the government takes care of you from cradle to grave you see…..
The hypocrisy and mindnumbing pessimism is unbecoming. Even worse then unbecoming she has proven herself to be a nasty angry woman from her college days to now.
Hell, that few million plus isn’t even enough for her:
“You’re looking at a young couple that’s just a few years out of debt,” Obama said. “See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!”
What a vile woman. Now she is supposedly OWED more?
This is the difference between conservatives and liberals. Reagan ran on talking up this country, telling us all it was a great country with too much government. Obama and his wife talk about how bad this country is, how we’re a bunch of sloths and going downhill quickly….
But if her husband is elected you can bet your ass her tone will change.