Monday, July 21, 2008

Dumbfounded

I am so tired of reading the standard and usually anonymous or obviously conservative response to why it IS ok for the right, namely neo-cons, to go after Michelle Obama. So today I can no longer hold my peace, I have to give my response as to WHY these claims are ASININE!

The most popular is, well if he doesn’t want her attacked then she shouldn’t be in the spot light.

My response to this is that is CRAZY thing I have ever heard, what other support gets attacked for supporting their candidate, but the wives of democratic candidates? Cindy McCain has campaigned for her husband and even if the Bush women thought there time better spent baking cookies and raising kids or whatever they did, truth be told these women also campaigned for there husbands. So did Elizabeth Dole. Now maybe they weren’t profiled as much because they weren’t campaigning to a constituency that media wanted to cover, or maybe it was the fact that the words they had to share were so vapid or empty no one cared. Or maybe its because the morally degenerate left, as right wing neo-cons like to paint them, believe in a higher moral ground than attacking a woman for supporting her husband while running for office. The point is these Republican wives campaigned for their husbands. These women were not smeared or disrespected by their opponents base while doing so.

The difference is for whatever reasons, if you ask me decency and they don't want to discuss the issues but practice bait and switch politics, those to the left of center and the center (if you count the Clintons and Obamas too-AB4AD) think that discussing (attacking) what a wife has to say has nothing to do with the candidate and what he will or will not do in office. And really I am inclined to believe them.
Hell, from what I have seen of Laura Bush, I don’t think she and her husband agree completely on everything he does politically, and they don’t have to. Hell I like to believe from what I see that Laura and the girls have a lot of liberal in them and their allegiance to the party comes more from family loyalty, plus WHO knows what lever they pull in the voting booth. Does anyone else see how the twins, especially Barbara, are MIA? Not campaigning or supporting anyone hell you barely saw them supporting there dad for term two. I have my own twisted liberal theories about that. Anyway.

The issues with saying well if a candidate’s wife campaigns for him (or husband in the case of HRC) is that part of being a spouse is about support. So when the wife of candidate is supporting her husband by actively campaigning (which I assume is at the request of their husband) she is sharing as a supporter why she supports her husband and why you should. I mean really how does it go again? One sec…

Do you promise to love, comfort, honor and keep him. For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. And forsaking all others, be faithful only to him so long as you both shall live?"

Or if you aren’t religious maybe you said

I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband. Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for you as long as we both shall live. I take you, with all of your faults and strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.

Wow, help you when you need help. I don’t know about you, but I’d say B-Rock needs all the help he can get. We KNOW he needed it during his run for the Democratic nomination. Which is funny the Right was even attacking Michelle back then.

As we know there is a fine line between supporting and actually running almost running on the ticket with your mate. We saw the Clinton’s flirt with that several times, even with HRC claiming Bill’s experience to make her more qualified candidate for president.

However, Michelle has not overstepped those boundaries and the fact that she may have not always been proud as an American has nothing to do with her husband’s pride. I mean really, when did the views of a candidate’s wife matter? I mean there is not secret mind meld that I know of that takes place when you and your husband get married. Sure there are things where wives speak for husbands and vice versa, but can anyone tell me why Michelle's personal reflections on her life have to do with Barack being the President.

I 'm just so tired of people saying well she's in the spotlight she's game. Well can someone please tell me why no other supporters in this spotlight are being attacked by the machine. I mean unless you are an advisor to the campaign or of its employ I don't see any reason your support should be in the mouths of your opponent. I mean really come on.

Last time I checked Michelle was not employed by the campaign and from what I can tell, if elected it seems she plans on being a first lady, not a co-president.

I am just tired of that old party line well she should not be involved. Wow so she should not be a wife and support and help her husband fulfill his dream to be POTUS. That is a total load of crap if I ever heard one.

I am just so disappointed in America especially all this right wingers who claim to beleive in family values and God co-signing on the attacking of a man's helpmate. These same Americans who say America has lost our morals, are contributing to the moral decline when they scream about it being WHINEY when a man stands up and protects his wife. Wow, I thought that is what a husband is supposed to do. What does the Bible say? Oh yeah

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2: 18 (KJV)

Protect his wife. You know honor and valor. Wives are supposed to respect their husbands and husbands are supposed their wives as Christ loved the church. Last time I read Jesus died for his love of the church and the rest of crazy heathens to boot! For God so loved the world... Glamazons read the Bible too! I guess JC should have just faded to black and let the Pharisees and Sadducees run the church into the ground?


I am just completely dumbfounded that Americans who claim that the left is responsible for morale decline are cheering on ripping a wife to shreds because she has chosen to support her husband and share his views and show us he is great leader in her household. Wow...where's that Bible?

I can't believe that this American are either so blinded by hate ( hate of race, hate of political party, hate of women) that they cannot see they argument makes NO SENSE. I mean lets take Al Gore, they went after Tipper, but never Karenna. Children are off limits even grown ones. The truth is that the right hasn't found a way to tastefully do it and they also use their kids and young Hispanic nephews for schlepping around for boats too.

That's it, I'm tired of the pure insanity of some people and I will stop trying to make sense of the ravings of those who don't make any logical sense. I do know that Rove politics are about emotion and bait in switch. Divert attention from the real issues create fear and pandemonium and with the help of a few hanging chads or some irregular votes in Ohio you too can win an election with no real plan, other than GET THAT MONEY.
Oh well I'm not here to argue with the illogical just to vent my disbelief at the situation. Oh Well!

Be EZ,
OG

4 comments:

Keith said...

Points well taken O.G. Don't expect these people to be decent..They never were. I'm not surprised by a tthing they do. I am really surprised that they aren't attacking him more vigorously. The closer we get to November, the more they will..just watch and see...but I worry about
Michelle "South Side Shelly" Robinson -Obama..She's a tough girl.. She can handle herself. She'll be just fine.

Keith said...

I meant to write- "I wouldn't worry
about Michelle Obama. I've had a tough day...and we are going through a heatwave here in Philly and I can barely hold my head up to write.

Sister Girl said...

You go on, my sista !..Say what the frickin' heck you said to all those mofos that wish the HELL they can shut us & break our spirit.

Like I've always said..."Those that speak the loudest, say the least". And what's worse is that we haven't seen the haters FINEST moments because we all "know" that it's coming !

T.

Monica Roberts said...

That's OK...I'm already prepared to fire back at that homewrecking Botox Barbie (Cindy McCaid) if they GOP haters don't stop messin' with Michelle.