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In the Wisconsin Primary, candidate Obama, repeated the phrase, "we cannot wait" several times, and one of the items he cited was "we cannot wait to end Global warming;" does that give you a clue who this candidate is and what he is about? he is an exceptional orator, who knows, or whose campaign knows, what catch phrases to use to get the crowd into the act...."Yes we can" sound like Dr. Martin Luther? Yes it does! Are you ready for change? Yes we are; because if you are ready for change, then we can go ahead and do something about it; are you ready for change? if you are, and you believe in a health care system that will give health care to everyone during the 1st term of my Presidency, then you are ready for change.....Yes we can!.....We're going to roll back the Bush tax cuts that went to all the wealthy people....."that's the change we want".....lots of promise, lots of talk.....little background, limited ability to carry the every child plan out he talks about....we're going to invest in every child....what does that mean....by giving them higher salaries, by giving them more support.....wow! yes we can!.....if you're ready for change.........you know what? sounds like chump change to me..... :roll:

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"We cannot wait to end Global Warming, because they're catching on to us"

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Srsly, Obama won't talk about issues. He can't. He'll lose.
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From Mrs. Obama

Michelle Obama's America -- And Mine
By Michelle Malkin
February 20, 2008

Like Michelle Obama, I am a "woman of color." Like Michelle Obama, I am a working mother of two young children. Like Michelle Obama, I am a member of the 13th generation of Americans born since the founding of our great nation.

Unlike Michelle Obama, I can't keep track of the number of times I've been proud -- really proud -- of my country since I was born and privileged to live in it.

At a speech in Milwaukee this week on behalf of 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."

Mrs. Obama's statement was met with warm applause from other Barack supporters who have apparently also been devoid of pride in their country for their adult lifetimes. Or maybe it was just a Pavlovian response to the word "change." What a sad, empty, narcissistic, ungrateful, unthinking lot.

I'm just seven years younger than Mrs. Obama. We've grown up and lived in the same era. And yet, her self-absorbed attitude is completely foreign to me. What planet is she living on? Since when was now the only time the American people have ever been "hungry for change"? Michelle, ma belle, Barack is not the center of the universe. Newsflash: The Obamas did not invent "change" any more than Hillary invented "leadership" or John McCain invented "straight talk."

We were both adults when the Berlin Wall fell, Michelle. That was earth-shattering change.

We've lived through two decades' worth of peaceful, if contentious election cycles under the rule of law, which have brought about "change" and upheaval, both good and bad.

We were adults through several launches of the space shuttle, in case you were snoozing. And as adults, we've witnessed and benefited from dizzyingly rapid advances in technology, communications, science and medicine pioneered by American entrepreneurs who yearned to change the world and succeeded. You want "change"? Go ask the patients whose lives have been improved and extended by American pharmaceutical companies that have flourished under the best economic system in the world.

If American ingenuity, a robust constitutional republic and the fall of communism don't do it for you, hon, then how about American heroism and sacrifice?

How about every Memorial Day? Every Veterans Day? Every Independence Day? Every Medal of Honor ceremony? Has she never attended a welcome home ceremony for the troops?

For me, there's the thrill of the Blue Angels roaring over cloudless skies. And the somber awe felt amid the hallowed waters that surround the sunken U.S.S. Arizona at the Pearl Harbor memorial.

Every naturalization ceremony I've attended, where hundreds of new Americans raised their hands to swear an oath of allegiance to this land of liberty, has been a moment of pride for me. So have the awesome displays of American compassion at home and around the world. When millions of Americans rallied to help victims of the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia -- including members of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group that sped from Hong Kong to assist survivors -- my heart filled with pride. It did again when the citizens of Houston opened their arms to Hurricane Katrina victims and folks across the country rushed to their churches, and Salvation Army and Red Cross offices to volunteer.
How about American resilience? Does that not make you proud? Only a heart of stone could be unmoved by the strength, valor and determination displayed in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001.

I believe it was Michael Kinsley who quipped that a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. In this case, it's what happens when an elite Democratic politician's wife says what a significant portion of the party's base really believes to be the truth: America is more a source of shame than pride.

Michelle Obama has achieved enormous professional success, political influence and personal acclaim in America. Ivy League-educated, she's been lauded by Essence magazine as one of the 25 World's Most Inspiring Women; by Vanity Fair as one of the 10 World's Best-Dressed Women; and named one of "The Harvard 100" most influential alumni. She has had an amazingly blessed life. But you wouldn't know it from her campaign rhetoric and her griping about her and her husband's student loans.

For years, we've heard liberals get offended at any challenge to their patriotism. And so they are again aggrieved and rising to explain away Mrs. Obama's remarks.

Like Lady Macbeth, Lady Michelle and her defenders protest too much.

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Don't you just love Michelle Malkin! :D
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"Yes we Can" is from the 1986 Angels...

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ChoppedLiver wrote:"Yes we Can" is from the 1986 Angels...
Maybe the Clinton's are right. Obama is a Plagiarizer :lol:

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Are you ready for change? There's something original. Heck yes, we're all ready for somethign to change. I'm ready to see someone other than Monkey jr. in the white house. I was ready last election, but had to choose between the lesser of two goofuses (Goofi?). I'm ready for change, but Mr. Obama, no, you can't, and no, you won't realistically make a dent in Washington. Great aspirations and campaign rhetoric can only take you so far. Anyone remember a guy named Jimmy Carter? He's accomplished more since he's left office than he ever accomplished in 4 years as President. We were ready for change then too, that's how he got elected. Obama, if elected (whoa, i just felt a chill down my spine) will either be so despised by the legisslature that he'll be nothing more than a lame duck, or he'll end up a puppet for the dems in congress (that's where my money goes) and we'll be floundering for the four years he's in office.
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Anyone remember a guy named Jimmy Carter?
yep............he made change..............high interest rates. Then there was the US Embassy being sieged in Tehran. That created change to.......Tehran sponsered terrorism today #-o
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Sandcock wrote:
Anyone remember a guy named Jimmy Carter?
yep............he made change..............high interest rates. Then there was the US Embassy being sieged in Tehran. That created change to.......Tehran sponsered terrorism today #-o
You forgot that inflation hit a high of 13.7% during his tenure. That really sucked. Almost had to take out a loan from the bank to buy dinner.
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I was in the Navy then and thank goodness that I was on a bird farm (USS Independence) that ran the the mess decks 23-7 or I would have been taking out a loan for dinner too. It wern't cheap back then was it washr :?:
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Post by f-BOB »

Yep, my pop was in the automotive assembly business back then and laid off more than working. That sure was a fun time around the old house!

I see the same kind of things happening if Obama were to win. And let's not even get started with what he will do on the enviro front!
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