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Did Michelle Obama Convince Anyone on the Grand Goodness of Government?

By GOPUSA Staff

From the analysis Tuesday night, even from Fox News, most thought that Michelle Obama's speech was excellently delivered. Some even called it "brilliant." But where Ann Romney extolled the virtues of hard work, Michelle Obama praised government and government programs. Did she make the sale?

As reported in The Daily Caller, Fox News contributer Charles Krauthammer isn't buying a word of it.

No matter how brilliantly the speech was delivered, the fact remains that it was not only a pro Obama speech, but it was a pro government speech.

We have seen what happens over these decades when reliance is placed on government rather than the individual. We create a nation of dependency, and a nation of debt. Add to that the fact that Obama is not the man portrayed by Michelle Obama, and the speech simply comes down to being good theater.

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  1. nickster99Comment by nickster99
    September 5, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Not I!

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    • notwamComment by notw
      September 5, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:16 am

      Personally, I think Michele Obama strongly wants her husband to stay in office for one reason. She has gotten used to living the high life, and taking lavish vacations on our tax dollars. She loves the limelight and being “worshiped”.

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  2. AZ ChickComment by AZ Chick
    September 5, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    How can Ann Romney extoll the virtues of hard work when she never, I mean never, worked one minute outside the home in her entire life? Yes, I know that motherhood is hard work and she contracted MS at age 49 when the kids were almost all out of the house, but with the exception of the very early years of their marriage, Mitt was making good money & I’m sure she had some help; hell my upper middle class housewife mother had a cleaning lady come in 1X per week. They moved into their Belmont mega mansion in 1989 when she was only 40; I have a feeling that she probably truly retired from any “hard” work at that time.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      September 5, 2012 @ 10:09 am

      Is ‘Hard Work’ for ‘free’ or ‘charity’ any less work?

      Growing up in Michigan, Mrs. Romney pitched in at her father’s company, Jered Industries in Troy, as she has recalled on the campaign trail in February. The firm manufactured heavy machinery for the maritime industry.

      As an adult, Mrs. Romney turned her talents as a chef into something of a small business in Massachusetts. She and a friend held cooking classes for local foodies, according to her son Josh, who described the sessions in a 2007 interview with The New York Times.

      Beyond that, Mrs. Romney has held a number of posts with Boston-area charities and advocacy groups. She was, for example, a director at Best Friends, an organization focused on inner-city girls, and a volunteer instructor at the Mother Caroline Academy, a multicultural middle school in Boston.

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    • thinkerComment by thinker
      September 5, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      and Michelle is pi**ing in the wind millions of my and your dollars every week…
      ….
      I bet she did google “larry sinclair” to get real facts about her husband

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 5, 2012 @ 10:50 am

      Let’s let Ann Debate Michelle and we will soon see which person and which team has carried the water and who carried who on their backs. Who paid their own way and who got a free ride on the government education freedom bus with help from Obama’s Hawaiian banker grandma who covered that which the feigned foreign exchange student grants and scholarships obtained on his false applications of Indonesian citizenship that citizen Barry Soetoro claimed, that should have gone to real foreign exchange students. You wonder why he hides his college records and has spent tens of millions to keep locked in the safe, held more closely than the 2 years of IRS Tax returns Romney has released. Let the truth be known that the pretender scholarship grabbing false exchange student lied to the colleges to get their money, just like the pretender President lied to us on his Hopeless Change to get OUR money.

      Give me the guy who gives me a job to enable me to buy my own pants and private property, over the smiling “feel good” guy who just wants to disable my brain and enable him to get into my knickers where I keep my wallet and my private parts,,,,,every time. When it comes to private parts and private property this Progressive President has boldly gone where no man or TSA agent has gone before.

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    • melaniegb1Comment by melaniegb1
      September 5, 2012 @ 11:05 am

      You are obviously a Nobama supporter. You may also be one of the bitter “I would loved to have stayed home with my kids but I counld not or most probably would not” females. If Ms. Nobama is so great, ask her why she and her hudband gave up their law licences and why neither one of them will divulge their college or law school transcripts. Want to see Romneys tax returns, ask for the Nobamas Non payment of school loans papers. Oh yeah, Nobama can’t and won’t produce any papersof any kind that are original and legitimate!

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    • IrishComment by Irish
      September 5, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

      AZ Chick,

      I’ve been working in a large plant for years. What I’ve seen of the women being hired, they are lazy, do the minimum to get by, but want the promotions. Some are single parents, and would rather be at work than at home with their family. They admit that they can get more rest at work.

      It is harder work raising a family than being at an outside job. It is easier to put up with the stress at work than at home. Raising five boys couldn’t have been a cake walk.

      By the way, how many children have you raised??

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 5, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

      Irish,

      I agree with you that raising kids is also a tough job.
      Not just a 40 hr a week job that you can leave at the end of the work day.
      I don’t agree with AZ Chick’s comments about Ann Romney at all.

      On the other hand, I don’t agree with the general statement that women are lazy. I have worked with some terrific female colleages and with some lazy male colleages too.

      Just wanted to make that point, and as you might have heard, Mitt Romney also has worked together with some terrific females! :)

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    • Mort_fComment by Mort_f
      September 5, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

      I wondered if others, in addition to illuminato, noticed that in Moochelles Oscar Award performance, that she referred to Student payments, and how difficult they were. Especially since Obama’s only verified student fees were as a foreign student scholarship. Not a word about Columbia or harvard, where those records are sealed from public view.

      And then, her references to their financial difficulties when first married. Obama was receiving over $60K a year from University of Chicago, that is only what is known, not what he was possibly receiving at the time.

      It was a narvelous Hollywood script, starting with an imitation of Nuremberg. Very well orchestrated, and fully deserving of an Oscar nomination. But in the end, it exemplified the ‘birds of a feather’, two liars that deserve each other.

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    • wathenComment by wathen
      September 5, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

      I’m just happy that Ann Romney had access to health insurance although with a rich husband that probably won’t have been an issue. Many folks don’t have that luxury. I’m also glad that Mitt had a hard working wealthy father to help him with his schooling so he won’t have to worry about how to get through school if Mitt and his VP get rid of Pell grants to help pay for schooling.

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    • mutrockComment by mutrock
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

      To AZ Chick: Are you saying that hard work is not valuable and Ann Romney’s opinion is wrong? Or (at risk of totally alienating you) are you just envious of her wealth?

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    • gpd106Comment by gpd106
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

      @ wathen

      They are not planning to get rid of Pell grants. The actual plan was to reduce to amount of increase in individual grants not to eliminate the grants entirely. You cannot spend money you don’t have. It would be nice for all of us to be able to sit around and collect a check from the government but some of us actually have to work to pay for it. Maybe we should focus on reigning in the exorbitant costs of higher education so that it doesn’t cost so much to send our kids to college rather than trying to get the government to spend more and more of our tax dollars to send them there. Not to mention that a great deal of these colleges and univeristies are state funded and the costs are still skyrocketing out of control. Where is the accounability?

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    • jayleighComment by jayleigh
      September 5, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

      You insulted my mother and millions of women down through American history who worked at home to provide a shelter for their families. My father got up with us at night when we had nightmares because he was fully aware of how hard my mother worked all day long taking care of her family. She cooked our meals, sewed our clothing, soothed our hurts and tended to our physical wounds. She laughed with us, read to us, disciplined us and kept the house in immaculate condition. My dad did the dishes with her during the school year when we had homework to do, but we were expected to keep our rooms tidy, and pick up after ourselves. My dad hung up his clothes, tidied the bathroom after using it, and insisted that my brothers and i do the same. You think being a stay-at-home mom is a piece of cake eaten in front of the TV all day? i was a stay-at-home mom until i became a single parent, and i can tell you, i was busy managing the household finances, the daily chores, and managing the children. Don’t smirk at Ann just because she had money. What a sorry case of jealousy you have. You’re ust jealous of the money and seem to think that because she could hire help, she didn’t do any work! Have you ever managed a staff of household help who may or may not do the job hired to do? It’s the same as running any business. She was their employer, but she also had the responsibility of supervising them. DUH! But, Ann did put in her time being useful in charitable agencies and you think that’s not work? Since i am now retired, i volunteer at a charitable organization 20 hours a week, and i’m exhausted when i get home. i’m not sitting at some desk all day twiddling my thumbs, i am actually spending time listening the pain and agony people in poverty are experiencing and doing my best to help them through it. i’ve been a domestic violence counselor for nearly 40 years, and most of that has been unpaid – you think that’s not work???? You go volunteer for some charitable agency or a crisis counseling agency and see just how much work that really is. Don’t give me the cry-baby stuff about how Ann has more money than you do so she can “afford” to donate time to charities. You need a real lesson in how things in the real world work. i started volunteering while i was a single parent – and know what, i still kept my house in order, spent time with my children, and got them through college without either of them being in jail, on drugs or drunk. My daughter graduated top of her class in high school and in nursing school. My son works for a major corporation on the western seaboard. His wife gets to stay home with their children, but i’ll tell you, she works very hard every day and manages the household like a CEO of any major corporation. Comments such as the ones you made me wonder what you use for common sense!

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    • bsa492Comment by bsa492
      September 5, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

      Just curious, isn’t working for your father in his factory, or even his office, working for at least a few minutes? I understand that she didn’t get paid an hourly wage for her participation in the business, but don’t you think that experience gives her a perspective on hard work? Certainly she would have at least observed someone else “working”.

      And Ann does hold a BA from BYU, right? Does BYU just hand those out? I suspect she worked hard on earning that degree.

      And she certainly observed Mitt working hard to make his businesses go. Unless he discovered some secret to making a company work without his own contribution of work, I’m sure that he was a fine example of hard work and reaping a reward. I suspect that she participated in many discussions with Mitt on how to do things.

      Don’t you think your comment is a little “small”? You seem to have class-envy there, honey. Time to grow up!

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    • Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
      September 5, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

      So what is your point? The Romney’,are honorable folks.
      My mother worked her *** off raising six kids. Then went to work full time to boot. Don’t criticize one who is devoted to family first. It IS what helped build this country and what builds strong families. Maybe it’s you that doesn’t understand the virtue of that sacrifice. And by-the-way, those that do it, do not see it as a sacrifice. They see it as life.
      JUST MAYBE(?)

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:01 am

      Good grief. Nitpicking at it’s best. My mother never worked a day of her life outside the home either. She stayed home and took care of us kids, the house, did all the other things that a good wife does, but she could sure extol the efforts of hard work by watching my father. He started a bakery in 1923, went through the depression, was able to keep the bakery going during that time, often times not even coming home from that place, he would sleep in his office for a few hours and then get right back to baking. He had a partner who turned out to be a crook, took the profits and ran with them. Dad still managed through extremely long hours and hard work to keep the bakery going.

      That bakery stayed in business until 1992 long after my dad retired and my brother took over, working 16 hours a day.

      So don’t say that Ann Romney can’t extol the virtues of hard work after watching her husband build his business, just because she didn’t have an hourly job someplace.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:14 am

      jayleigh…Wonderful post and I’m sure that there are millions more who could tell the same story. If wife that stayed home and didn’t work outside the home got paid by the hour for what they do to raise their families, we could not afford them.

      Proverbs 31:10-31
      Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
      [11] The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
      [12] She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
      [13] She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
      [14] She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
      [15] She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
      [16] She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
      [17] She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
      [18] She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
      [19] She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
      [20] She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
      [21] She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
      [22] She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
      [23] Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
      [24] She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
      [25] Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. [26] She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue
      is the law of kindness.
      [27] She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
      [28] Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
      [29] Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
      [30] Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
      [31] Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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    • camzComment by camz
      September 6, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

      AZ Chick is obviously not a mother nor has she ever been one . She is a “Chick” after all. Nuff said.

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    • chirodoc81Comment by chirodoc81
      September 7, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

      AZ Chick others have made the comment that you are not a stay at home mom, nor have you been a mother. Someone once wrote an artical on the worth of a Mother. If was paid for the jobs she did everyday her salary would be about $90,000 per year.

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      September 11, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

      How can you degrade a person just because they grew up in a monied family? She still keeps her own house, raised her 5 children without a nanny, home schooled her children, was and is totally devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. I think she is a very special sort of person and Michelle could never even fill her footprints, much less her shoes. On top of all that she suffered illnesses and kept her faith and family together.
      Could you do that? I doubt it. That takes guts, devotion, love and a special stamina that few women have. It has nothing to do with money.
      The Obama’s did not even begin to act presidential until it came time to campaign for reelection. Suddenly we have the hint of a real president. He is still extremely weak in foreign affairs and our economy, but at least he acted better when he went to the 9/11 events. His voice was harsh, but he did read the speech someone wrote for him correctly.

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  3. TomPFComment by TomPF
    September 5, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    So AZ Chick, a guy makes a living good enough to allow his wife to stay home to raise their five sons and move up in society, all the while giving HUGE amounts to charity and philanthropic causes and you’re mad at Ann Rommey for singing the praises of her husband and the work he’s done for her and the boys?! What kind of whacked sense of values do YOU have?

    Michelle can praise the value of government sponsored life and government programs because she AND her husband know nothing else. Even now, they golf and travel and live a lavish lifestyle on OUR DIME, not on a red cent of their own making!

    Your comment shows that the Democrats have done well over the years by convincing people that their OWN work and efforts are wrong, and the government is always right and good. Welcome to the Animal Farm!

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

      Well said ! This is what the election is about.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:20 am

      Bingo, TomPF…Well said. She can’t extol the virtues of hard work because she hasn’t seen any.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      September 6, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Nailed it. Ten stars.

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  4. billwvComment by billwv
    September 5, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Mrs. Ozero:
    Let me be the first to congratulate you on the defeat of Mr. Ozero in the November 2012 election. So glad to see you on your way back to Chi-cago and may the White House door not hit you in the —- on your way out.
    Sincerely, Billwv

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    • thinkerComment by thinker
      September 5, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      the door hit might help those buckteeth…

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      September 6, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

      Old Democratic presidents never seem to fade away, like the ever-ready bunny they just keep on ticking and their followers adoringly worshiping at their rhetoric of blame, envy, hate,sloth, greed and policies of subsidized lust. Of course they don’t like references to God, because some minister might eventually tumble to what they are offering is an agenda based on what were once described as the “Seven Deadly Sins”.

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  5. Louis KrampComment by Louis Kramp
    September 5, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    American Citizen:
    I have no intention to offend my friends; but, I am frightened with the direction which our President is taking America. Whether Democrat or Republican, I would feel the same way and be extremely concerned. There is a very important point that we are missing; President Obama provided the context: the President said that Romney was a good man, but that HE AND I HAVE A DIFFERENT “VISION” FOR THE COUNTRY. That remark was a “fast ball” right down the middle; that should have been hit out of the park. Most comments give you the impression that the President is incompetent, inexperienced, and has lacked leadership; in my opinion he has been extremely successful and if we do not wake up to that fact, he will have another four years. He has succeeded, in three and a half years, to increase a “government dependent support base” almost exponentially (not only individually but corporately) and “hoodwinked” 500 congress people to give him 800 billon dollars to expand government to take care of all those people and companies…. plus a “government health care program” that would control 1/6 of the nations economy.
    The issue is not a question of the President being a bad person – although he may have deliberately misled the nation during his first election – the issue is that his policies are leading the nation to a larger and more intrusive government. Dependency does not and will never work; America was not born with that in mind. Our present path does not reveal compassion, but indifference. Many know this, but President Obama is accomplishing this reform purposely; NOT BECAUSE HE IS A POOR LEADER, BUT BECAUSE HE IS A PERILOUS LEADER FOR AMERICA. He said, “Romney and I have two different visions for America”; that point should not be “skirted”, but be hit straight on….what does that mean for America? If you UNDERSTAND where our President is seeking to lead the nation – and you AGREE – then give him another four years. But, if you don’t, you should work with all your might to prevent his and the Vice President another four years.
    Louis Kramp
    PS…for those interested, this issue changes the debate…

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

      That VISION, together with the blindness of some 50 % of our voting population, is indeed the main problem.

      Please get the vote out in November, and make sure that this arrogant mis-leader gets voted out of that White House!

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    • TomPFComment by TomPF
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

      RIGHT ON Louis! Well articulated and spot-on!

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    • jayleighComment by jayleigh
      September 5, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

      Perilous Leader – Yep – you nailed it! Excellent parsing of his plan for America!

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    • Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
      September 5, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

      You are exactly right. His ‘vision’ does not lead to a path of independence and prosperity. It does lead down the hole of government dependance and an inequality of a despicable kind.
      Of, by and for the government does NOT America make!
      Romney/Ryan = 2012. It’s not just a bumper sticker!

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:25 am

      Good post Louis Kramp. When he said during the ’08 campaign that he wanted to “fundamentally change America” we should have picked up on that because that is exactly what he wants to do. change it from a country of hard working successful Americans, to a country of people who want to sit on their behinds and let the government take care of them.

      and those who want that fail to realize that the Government has no money to take care of them unless it first takes it from someone else.

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  6. rustypatComment by rustypat
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Watching Michelle last night it donned on me … that Obama might be a BRILLIANT STRATEGIST.

    Think about this …

    The DNC appeal is to the downtrodden or those who feel as though they have been trodden upon or otherwise dealt with unfairly. He has spent the last 3 1/2 years putting more Americans into a feeling of being downtrodden. Logic, objectivity and root cause analysis clearly say that it is time for him to go.

    However, now he has MORE Americans that are feeling downtrodden than he had when he was elected the first time. Logic would say that he was the reason for it. BUT, emotion trumps logic for 90% of people … and he is going to appeal to the emotion of their hope rather than the logic of the cause. Michelle painted him as “one of them” and much of the masses will again be swayed by such kindred emotive.

    There is another poignant element. People don’t take action against a problem when the problem isn’t bothering them enough to do so. BUT, people also don’t take action against a problem when they have FORGOTTEN how much the problem has bothered them.

    Obama now has a LARGER base of “downtrodden” people … all he has to do is get them to “forget” that HE was the cause of it (for a few moments in November) and that base of even more downtrodden people will not take action against him.

    THIS IS SCARY … he has CREATED a larger base of people for him to “save the day” for over the last 3 1/2 years. Yes, there are those of us who have the logic and rationale to understand all that he has done to take us in a wrong direction … but there are so many who will vote from their emotion of looking for someone to “side with them” and “help them” from being “downtrodden” … despite the fact that they have forgotten that HE was the one that put them deeper into that realm.

    This is going to be a VERY SCARY election. My vote and support are clearly for MITT/RYAN … but they need to be very wary of this element of how Obama is going to play this out.

    If anyone can get this insight to Mitt/Ryan … I would earnestly appeal to you to do so, lest they let the “Pied Piper” lead the masses astray.

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    • therealhawkmanComment by therealhawkman
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

      A friend and I were talking Sunday and that very same discussion came up. Glad someone else sees the horrendous possibilities of these continued and prolonged attacks on those that earn a living by working and actually making enough to pay taxes so others can benefit. Well said rustypat.

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    • melaniegb1Comment by melaniegb1
      September 5, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

      Many Dumocrats will not vote this time around because many of them have found out that voting puts them in the “Pool” for jury duty. The one things slugs don’t like to do is give back!Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!

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    • bsa492Comment by bsa492
      September 5, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

      therealhawkman: I KNOW you are not alone in this thought. In fact, Hannity talked about that very subject several months ago. I think it was right after that clip with the lady who was going to get her Obama-dollars. She was asked where Obama gets the money from and she stopped to think about it for a few seconds, then she responded that he gets it from “his stash”. …very scary!

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  7. colt1911Comment by colt1911
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    I’m thinking we might have a president before January 2017. The O-boy campaign now appears to be upside down and on fire. They are really grasping at straws and it isn’t working. Even CNN admits that their Socialist Poster Boy might be in trouble.

    Praise God!

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  8. anangrygrammaComment by anangrygramma
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I did not hear every word of her speech last night. When she started talking about values…honesty, integrity, I thought I might throw up!

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      September 6, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

      I’ve DVRd all 3 nights of both conventions – couldn’t stay to watch them live, as my tour at work starts at 11pm – and I plan to watch them back-to-back, ie day 1 RNC then day 1 DNC, etc so I can compare the coverage and commentary of each one. see how the media treated both sides. I made sure to record from the same channels, so I’d get the same commentators for both. course it’ll be really tough to sit thru the DNC speeches without wanting to throw something at my TV…

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  9. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I’ve been keeping count, and I thought this time The Mooch would say it was the ‘third’ time she has been proud of her country.

    Oh, well …

    Now, I’m looking forward to the occasion when she says, “This is the last time I will be proud of my country … goodbye.”

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    • therealhawkmanComment by therealhawkman
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

      Agree.

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 5, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

      AMEN and I pray that happens in January 2013. Four years is a long time for a super power to last without a commander-in-chief.

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  10. agent007Comment by agent007
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I remind you once again of what our founding fathers warned about all those years ago. It comes down to the fact that if voters can vote themselves more money, it will be the end of our democracy.
    More entitlement receivers (downtroddens as you call them) means more voters for Obama.
    We are frighteningly close to the 50 % limit on that aspect!
    The real problem is that eventually there will be no more entitlement money to hand out. That will happen sooner rather than later, unless we change leadership.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

      This post obviously was meant in response to RustyPat :)

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  11. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    I would like Mrs. Oblamer to explain why it was that she was ready to divorce his holiness right before he decided to go for the presidency…hmmm???

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  12. cxComment by genesal
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    There could ever be one President worse than Obama, that’s Biden. Please don’t let Biden come back to the White House!

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  13. gnafuComment by gnafu
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    If I didn’t know better about Obama’s past senatorial and presidetial performances, I would have thought Michelle’s presntation was good. But, knowing that Obama failed miserably as a senator and president and not knowing if he is an AMERICAN with all of his communist/marxist Muslim connections, I have to give Michelle’s comments a D-. The American Public is not blind to what we have just been through over the past four years and have been through since 2007-2011 when Democrats controlled Congress. Those on the “take” of course will see Obama as magnificent but those without jobs and the economy sinking lower and lower, debt climing higher and higher, know better. If you are one to sit back on your haunches, receive welfare and food stamps, this president may not seem bad after all. 49 million on food stamps. That’s quite an achievement, wouldn’t you say? That’s tax payer’s money feeding those who either can’t find a job or more likely, those who wouldn’t work if the government will take care of them; and, ObamaCare that is costing American Tax Payers about nine billion dollars Right Now. Get a grip Michelle. Real Americans aren’t buying your bs.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      September 5, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

      Well said, gnafu! :)

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    • jayleighComment by jayleigh
      September 5, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

      But so much of her “bio” info on her dear hubby was fabricated. He never drove a rusted out car and wore shoes too small! He lived in the lap of luxury. It’s his brother in Africa who lives in squalid conditions – never Barry Soetoro!

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  14. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Chewbacca did not say a thing that would persuade anyone with any brains what so ever to vote for her husband who wants nothing better than to have 4 more years to complete the destruction of this country. Of course she wants 4 more years to continue with all the fabulous family vacations she has enjoyed the last 4 years on the taxpayer’s backs. To sit and watch those morons there crying knowing damn well they are destroying this country is unbelievable. They put in their plugs for all the freak show causes that they support and such, but other than that, what did she do but preach to the masses of morons gathered in front of her? She never had it tough and has nothing in common with the common working man and woman in this country. More smoke and mirrors to take your vision away from the real problems in this country. GOP needs to keep the hammer down on them. So who is the guest speaker for them. Another Castro (Fidel)Hugo, President of NAMBLA or some other socialist party homosexual hero? Have Jimmy Carter and Biden sit side by side and debate who was the worst President, Carter or Obozo.

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    • TomPFComment by TomPF
      September 6, 2012 @ 9:35 am

      Dying laughing over “Chewbacca”! LOL!

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  15. mcoryComment by mcory
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    There are enough losers out there who will believe any story about Obama and how wonderful it is for government to manage our lives. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that they are the majority and Obama will win. I really hope that I am wrong, but there are enough people out there who want socialism and destroy this country.

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 6, 2012 @ 9:48 am

      AMEN Hopefully most of these clabberheads are too lazy to vote

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      September 6, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      The really amazing thing about those who want a life managed by a central government, is that if they were in the military they hated being told what to do and how to do it. Sadly, we need voters smart enough to think through the cloud of rhetoric and we don’t have that ability with almost half the population who seemingly don’t realize massive spending results in inflation and they, if they are poor, will be those most hurt by rising prices.

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  16. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    September 5, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Michelle and her Marxist husband are experts at spin. They have both conned America during the past 4 years and have fooled voters with their promises of ‘hope and change’. Our economy is in terrible shape, our national defense has been weakened, religion freedoms have been attacked,small businesses now burdened with excessive regulations, class warfare has divided our country while the government has grown enormously.

    Obama, Holder, Reid, Pelosi, ACLU, Freedom From Religion, EPA and the Marxist czars all must go.

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

      Fire everyone in Washington that has a law degree. (With the exception of Judges) That would be a good start. Ban the ACLU, NAACP, EPA, BATF, Black Panthers and KKK for step 2. Leave the U.N. for step 3.

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  17. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    September 5, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    NO!

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 5, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

      No or Oh No?

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  18. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    September 5, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    A word about investment and innovation. It is an old adage about ‘invention’, it requires 1% of inspiration and 99% of perspiration. But without that 1%, all the perspiration, and financing, will result in nothing. And if the 1% is flawed, all the work and money thrown at it will be a total waste.

    I am a retired engineer. In my college courses, the dropout rate was over 90%. Compare it to artists, you either have the talent or you do not. And no amount of ‘education’ will change that. Government contracts exacerbated the problem, for many contracts placed a requirement to have X number of engineers on the contract. Cannon fodder if you may. Of course contractors were more than willing to comply, for those costs would create larger fees and profits. Daamn the expense of inefficiency, all compeitors had similar requirements.

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  19. sunnybluesComment by sunnyblues
    September 5, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Brilliance, by definition, seems to have dropped to an all time low.

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 5, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

      Yes…quite dumbed down as of late

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  20. lkaneComment by lkane
    September 5, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Michelle Obama’s speech was quite eloquent and she made a reasonable plea for another term. However, I expect our leaders to be truthful. Her comments about Barack coming from a hardworking, supportive set of parents could be debated. His father deserted his mother when he was an infant, and he never divorced his previous wife before marrying Obama’s mother. Then when she married the second time and moved her family to Indonesia, shortly afterward while Barack was in elementary school she sent him back to Hawaii to be raised by her parents. Her father was a self-admitted member of the Communist party. So our president was raised with Muslim (stepfather) and Communist (grandfather) influence. His wife’s eloquent speech failed to address the truth. Additionally her comments about getting an education thanks to social programs rather than working her way through like many in my generation is just a testimony to entitlement. Don’t we need to send the message that it’s time that people quit standing around with their hand out expecting our fledging government to finance their failure to save money or work hard?

    It’s interesting to me that the Democrats are taking shots at Romney and Ryan who both grew up in modest households and worked hard to EARN money rather than expecting to be handed an education, a home, healthcare, and other social programs. Let’s look at the promises that were made and the results – they speak for themselves. I just hope that the American public doesn’t fail to measure results and manage their choices with facts.

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  21. colt1911Comment by colt1911
    September 5, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Her handlers have done a good job over the last 4 years. She almost looks feminine. At one time she always had that tooth sucking scowl but they have taught her to smile. I do hope we’ll let these people go in January but at least they’re having one last touchy/feely Lib fest before the **** hits the fan.

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  22. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    September 5, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    For any that are enamored with Pell Grants, take a hard look at the bill. Pell Grants are a sliding scale, a family of four, with 35K, gets near zero. But that much ballyhooed bill is loaded with grants to minority colleges, defined as 80% minority enrollment.Forget poor whites, they get nada, it is Affirmative Action on steroids.

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  23. CirbuckComment by Cirbuck
    September 5, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Sure she did! We must face the fact that there has been a paradigm shift in America as to what is important in life anymore. Those of us old enough to know or remember the elders that lived through the greatest age of Americanism and truly understand the sacrifice and hard work that accompanies the pursuit of liberty, freedom, and life know right readily that there is no “free lunch”. But there is a large contingent of voters out there that place more value on getting something for nothing, have no large aspirations of achieving any excellence in life, and can’t even conceive of the original American dream of working for yourself and being successful at meeting all your family’s wants as well as needs. Many hear the words “equal opportunity” and it doesn’t mean that the playing field is level to allow each one to dream, work hard to materialize that dream, and own a “real” small business. It means to have the same toys, drive the same cars, and live in the same kinds of housing that others who work their way into deservance have. They haven’t been given the tools through public education anymore to aspire to anything more than just making it through this life with as low a margin of misery as they can and that equates to a “more equal distribution of the wealth”. Not all, but many no longer understand words like honor, duty, responsibility, and “earning” your rewards. Sure she sold it to many that sit out there with “itching ears” to hear, “what is in it for me today”.

    What I would love to see is at the first debate, if Mitt Romney could get past his wonderful humility, have him declare like he did as Governor of Massachusetts that he is a true servant of the people and a “real” civil servant; not take a salary as he did not with being the governor, the Olympic committee, and even Bain where he only took $1.00 a year at the end. Throw that hand grenade over to Obama and see what he does with it. LOL Like he said at the convention, he isn’t going to make promises to save the world, but he is going to help Americans and their families every way he can. I believe him based on his history because he works hard for those that he represents to make them successful.

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    • jayleighComment by jayleigh
      September 5, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

      i, too, am a product of the “Greatest Generation” that Obama despises! My parents worked hard for everything they had, including college educations. i worked all through my college years to pay my tuition and fees. i did not own a car during my college years because i couldn’t afford it. i walked everywhere i went. My daughter had scholarships (not loans or Pell grants) that got her through most of her college years, but she worked to pay what the scholarships didn’t. i was a single mom, and i worked hard for my money, but my kids were never in jail, did not do drugs, were never drunk and disorderly or spent time in jail. They are both productive citizens. LBJ let the SS funds be put into the general budget for anyone to raid who wanted to add another entitlement, so i have a paltry return for all the years i worked – often two jobs to support myself and my children – and i have had twice to use my retirement funds to pay medical bills for catastrophic illnesses that the insurance companies wouldn’t cover. What we wanted fixed in the health care industry is that kind of fraud by the insurance industry. It was also LBJ who allowed the insurance industry lobby to insist that they could be profit-making entities instead of non-profit. That’s when they began denying claims and denying coverage for “pre-existing” conditions. The Dems have done nothing to help the working people; they’ve provided a cheap substitute in Medicaid that still determines what treatments are valid and covered and what they will not. Guess what Medicare-Medicaid doesn’t cover – audiology – even when done by a Medical facility specializing in ear, nose and throat diseases; they won’t pay for hearing aids (old people don’t need to hear, do they?); or dental work! Old folk don’t need teeth, or fillings or routine dental care. Yet many other physical problems can stem from dental problems, and certainly the inability to hear is a hazard for the elderly. Hearing loss, even in the elderly is not necessarily age related – there can be acoustic neuromae that cause that, certain brain tumors, and other conditions. But, the old don’t need to hear, do they? huh! Our congress-folk have no such restrictions to their lifetime health insurance policies!

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  24. CirbuckComment by Cirbuck
    September 5, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    I am sick of a government version of “making” everyone equal. All my life as I have followed the course of the American Way everytime the government has forced some new plan to raise losers up, it has affected me and many folks like me in a completely adverse way. Once had a small business developing electronics for NASA and had built it up to employing 15 wonderful people from all backgrounds and ethnicities only to suddenly have all ability to bid on work I had been doing for several years cut off completely; thanks to the government deciding that all that kind of work needed to be “set aside” for “small disadvantaged or minority owned businesses”. Just like that, to be cut off from 60% of our monthly revenues with no warning or any recompense from the government. I would appreciate it if they would just back off and let free market take care of itself. Then maybe 23 Million folks would have places to find good well paying jobs where they can excell and be proud of self-sufficiency. But too many had just as soon get a menial government check these days as long as they can eat and have a big screen TV. Geeeeez.

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    • jayleighComment by jayleigh
      September 5, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

      We are all equal in value – that doesn’t mean everyone should be level in the financial arena. That’s the fallacy of the Democrats-Communist-Marxist platform. The funny thing is, that when the Marxist-Socialists made their pitch in Europe that they would make everyone equal, they didn’t. THEY were the elite! They stole the mansions, jewelry, artwork, automobiles, vacation homes from the rich, and then the party bosses became the elite enjoying all those sumptuous things while the peoplestarved and ended up with nothing or died in death camps for resisting or belonging to the wrong ethnic group . There is no such thing as a classless society where everyone is on an equal plane. You can rename the citizens, “Comrade”, but they really are NOT the “comrades” of the ruling class–they are the slaves of that class. Hasn’t America learned anything from the 1930s and 1940s European takeover by the Nazi-Russian Marxist Socialist Communists – whatever you want to call them, they are what the American Wild West folk would have called “claim jumpers!”

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  25. James HooverComment by James Hoover
    September 6, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    it seems to me that mitt is running against 2 potus one good past pres. and one that not so good i hope the people remember if dems.win in nov.it wont be the good one that get swarn in

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      September 6, 2012 @ 9:44 am

      You are saying Clinton was a good President ? Amazing…

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    • Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
      September 6, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

      The only reason Clinton became a “seemingly” good pres, as you suggest, is because Republicans like Newt Gingrich held his nose the the grind stone and forced his hand. Had it not been for Newt, we would see all this mess 20 years earlier though still not as bad as it is getting with our “COOL ON THE OUTSIDE” pRESIDENT.

      The good that was extracted from Clinton was due to Republican intervention to stop his ruination.

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