Linswritings

The nasty 2012 political comments are starting

Posted on: October 28, 2011

I’m sure you’ve heard Joe Biden, V.P comments in regard to Congress not passing the President’s Jobs Bill. He said that rape and murder will go up. But if you think this type of nasty rhetoric is just coming from Biden, you are wrong. This week, the First Lady, Michelle Obama,speaking at a fundraiser at a private residence in Tampa, FL, told the audience that a Republican victory in 2012 presidential election would result in curbs on freedom and speech and religion.

But she was just warming up. She claims that the power of the president to appoint members of the Supreme Court would cause these problems. Huh?

This is what she said: Let’s not forget about what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices — (applause) — and for the first time in history, our daughters — and our sons — watched three women take their seats on our nation’s highest court. (Applause.) But more importantly, let’s not forget the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose. That is what’s at stake here. (Applause.)

Mrs. Obama’s contention that Republican justices would curtail people’s abilities to “love whomever we choose” appears to suggest Republicans would go beyond opposition to gay marriage and move to limit gay relationships. President Obama himself claims he opposes gay marriage, so her suggestion that Republican-selected justices would jeopardize the ability to “love whomever we choose” cannot possibly refer to gay marriage.

As she has previously, Michelle also posits racism on the part of Republicans, indicating their policies would lead to discrimination against children based on “what they look like.” Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top? Who are we? Or will we give every child a chance to succeed no matter where they’re from, or what they look like or how their money parents are — have. Who are we?

Oh yes folks, the nastiness is starting with this 2012 presidential election. But then, Michelle Obama for the first time in her life is proud of her country. Marie Antoinette couldn’t say it any better.

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