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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

American Pride

Michelle Obama’s been taking heat from the right wing media & radio nutties for saying that in this campaign she’s felt proud of America for the first time in her life.

"What?" the super patriots howl, "Nothing in her lifetime? Typical liberal anti-Americanism !"

The candidate’s spinners have been frantically trying to mend the perceived gaffe — "She really meant that she’s proud of her hubby," some have whimpered.

Wrong answer.

I completely agree with Ms. Obama.

She was born two months after JFK’s assassination. Apart from the passage of the Civil Rights Act when she was about 2 years old, the moon landing when she was 5, and the U.S. victory over the USSR in hockey when she was 16, what has she experienced to make her proud of her country.

Let’s see: She’s lived through the following tragedies:
Race riots (Watts, Detroit, etc.)

1968 (MLK, RFK, Chicago, etc.)
The Iran Hostage Crisis
the Reagan years ("Greed is good")
Serbian genocide
Bush 41
African genocide
The Savings & Loan Scandal
Bush 43
Hilton, Spears & Lohan
the Home Mortgage debacle.

Makes ya proud, huh?

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