"Michelle Antoinette's" Campaign Blather
(BlogNote: We're only gonna do this once [hopefully!], so enjoy it!)
Taxpayer-paid Campaign Event
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place,
[....] I want to thank all of you for taking the time to be here with us today. And I know that there’s a reason why you all took the time out to be here today. You’re here because you know that next November, we are going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come -- I cannot say that enough. And I know that you’re here because you know that choice won’t just affect all of us; as Nicole said, it's going to affect our children and our grandchildren, and it's going to impact the world we leave behind for them long after we’re gone. And that’s why I’m here today as well. That's why I am going to be out there on the campaign trail like nobody has ever seen. As First Lady, I have had the privilege of traveling all across this great country, and I get to meet folks from all different backgrounds and I get to hear what’s going on in their daily lives. And let me tell you, every day, I hear about people's challenges and struggles, what they're doing to try to keep it together -- the bills they’re trying to pay, the businesses they’re trying to keep afloat, the home they love but are struggling to afford. But no matter what they’re going through, no matter what the challenges they face, they keep working and sacrificing because they desperately want something better for their kids. That's what people in America do: They believe in that fundamental vision for our economy that we all share -- the idea, as your President says, that hard work should pay off, that responsibility should be rewarded, and more importantly, that everyone should get a fair shot, and do their fair share, and play by the same rules.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: As THE domineering member of the first family, I'm the one whose primary responsibility is to choose the destination of our monthly vacations. I also co-ordinate the various fundraisers at these locales, making campaign stops and fundraisers along-the-way: AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE!! Dam' cleaver, huh?!?
One of the most disturbing things I hear from these wealthy folks I speak with: Their service help as well as their employees are feeling the pinch of this disasterous economy; of my husband's stupid choices!! Rather than paying their employees a fair rate-of-pay, they have their own definition of 'fair' which actually parallels Barry's: 'fairness' as a race warfare-card; 'fairness' as a economic warfare-card!!
Barry is having a difficult time equalizing 'fairness' with the relationship of "the WelfareRAT" as he or she applies to those American TAXPAYERS who actually drag-their-asses out of bed every morning to contribute to the economy rather than being a drag on it!! See, Barry--and rightfully so--supports the socio-fascist way of sucking all control, all desire, all initiative, all liberty, all sense of responsibility out of the American individual and having the government provide everything from diapers to death-panels!!
[....] Let's start with all those tax cuts my husband passed for middle-class families. See, those cuts are about whether people can heat their homes, right; it's about whether people can send their kids to college, maybe retire with some dignity, a little security. That's what that's about. It's about putting more money in the people’s pockets, which means more money in our entire economy, which means more jobs. That's what that's about. And those kind of cuts for working-class people are about making sure that everyone pays their fair share. That's why my husband proposed the Buffett Rule, to close the tax loopholes so that millionaires and billionaires aren't paying lower tax rates than firefighters and teachers. But that’s what’s at stake in this election. That’s what we’re fighting for.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: Aw, come-ON, folks!?! There's absolutely no way I can make this bullshit even-a-little-bit believable!! owe-bama tax cut...?!? Come-ON, people!! Barry wouldn't know 'a tax cut' if it bit'em in the ass!! Barry hadn't done crap about any tax cuts; he wouldn't if given the choice, that dam' George Soros puts him up to this crap!! Like he knows how to rule a country!?! I can tell you right now, Barry Soetoro.... er.... the "Clown Prince...." would no sooner initiate a tax cut than "The-Man-In-The-Moon!!?!!"
Barry did absolutely nothing more than continue those tax-cuts signed into law by that evil President George W. Bush!!! And now he's expecting me to go out and 'lie-through-my-teeth' about them!! Luckily, Barry was able continue President Bush's break for HIS subjects when he actually wants the government--HIS government--to control everything.... and I mean EVERYTHING!! And how about everything my husband has done to create jobs in this economy? Think back to when all those folks in Washington were telling Barack to let the auto industry go under, with more than a million jobs on the line. Remember that? But you’ll also remember that Barack had the backs of American workers. He put his faith in the American people, and today, as a result of that persistence, the auto industry is back on its feet. And as a result, people are back at work, providing for their families. That’s something we can never forget.
And think back to when Barack first took office, what he came into. We were losing in this economy an average of 750,000 jobs a month. That’s what he walked into; that’s what he inherited. But for the past 25 straight months, we’ve actually been gaining private sector jobs -– a total of more than 4 million jobs in two years. That’s the math. Those are the facts. So yes, while we have a long way to go, we have more work to do to rebuild our economy -- yes, we are not finished, but today, millions of folks are collecting a paycheck again. That’s what’s happening. That is what’s at stake. That’s the choice we face. And what about all that has been done for small businesses -– the companies that create two-thirds of all new jobs each year -- small businesses? I’m talking about the mother who opens up a drycleaner to provide for her kids. That’s who we’re talking about. Or the family that’s been running that neighborhood diner for generations. See, for these folks, the small business tax cuts this administration has passed, that means the difference between hiring new employees or handing out pink slips; the difference between keeping their doors open or perhaps closing shop for good. So that’s the choice we face. And how about the very first bill my husband signed into law? The very first thing he did as President -- the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work. That’s the first thing your President did. He did this because he knows what it means when women aren’t treated fairly in the workplace. He watched his own grandmother -– a woman with a high school education –- work her way up to become a vice president at a little-bitty community bank. She worked hard. She was good at her job. But she watched as she hit that glass ceiling, and watched men no more qualified than she was climb that corporate ladder -- men she had actually trained move ahead of her. So believe me, for Barack, this issue is not an abstraction. This isn’t a hypothetical for him. He signed this bill because he knows that closing that pay gap, that can mean the difference between women losing $50, $100, $500 from every paycheck, or having that money in their pockets to buy gas and groceries and school clothes for their kids. He did it because when so many women are now breadwinners or co-breadwinners for their families, women’s success in this economy is the key to families’ success in this economy. Your President knows that. And he did it because, as he put it, he believes that here in America there should be no second-class citizens in our workplaces. That’s what’s at stake.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: First, let's take this 'owe-bama Motors' thing: What bullshit I'm expected to read from HIS teleprompter!! That whole deal went down just as planned! Screw the taxpayer out of hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars; give most of the bailout money to friends, supporters and donors; give one of Barry's largest contingents of supporters--the auto and the service unions--ONE-FIFTH of the stock in the new 'Government Motors;' save both 'Government Motors' as well as Chrysler for Barry's friends so they would profit handsomely when one or both were sold to foreign entities!!
Speaking to 'jobs and unemployment' is nearly as dismal as speaking to Barry's screw-up in all the PORKulus bailouts!! There's not even a modicum of truth in any statement on jobs, employment, unemployment, labor-participation numbers, et al, when they come from Barry's mouth!! He uses the "Slick-Willie" Clinton method of communication-with-the-taxpayer: "Just keep lyin'.... eventually they'll believe it!!" I keep getting questions I hesitate to answer, the most frequent one:
"How is it possible to have LESS PEOPLE WORKING, increased unemployment claims and yet the unemployment rate falls?!?
I find this, one of the hardest to answer.... and make the answer believable!
All the statistics the teleprompter programmers had me to quote: There's absolutely no factual verification for any of it!!
Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform -- something that no one had been able to do before. And because we passed this law, insurance companies now have to cover basic preventative care -- things like mammograms, prenatal care -- at no extra cost. And insurance companies can now no longer deny our children coverage because they have preexisting conditions -- things like asthma, diabetes, right? Kids can now stay on their parents' insurance until they’re 26 years old. That’s what we accomplished. So that when they graduate from college, our young people are just starting out, they don’t have to worry about whether they’ll get health care while they’re trying to look for a job or build a career, build a family. And that’s how 2.5 million of our young people in this country are getting their coverage. And since we passed this law, millions of our senior citizens have saved an average of more than $600 a year on their prescription drugs. So the question has to be: Are we going to take all those savings away from our parents and our grandparents? Are we going to allow insurance companies to refuse to cover our children? Or will we say that here in America, no one should ever have to choose between going bankrupt or watching their child suffer because they can’t afford a doctor? But that is the choice we face.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: What a 'kerfuffle' that owe-bamaKare fiasco turned out to be!! Not a truthful sentence in the entire 2,700+-page law!! Barry, George Soros and their minions worked on it incessantly; double-counting dollar amounts--among many other things--just to make it APPEAR financially feasible.
The Senate--so proud of their accomplishment--finally passed the owe-bamaKare bill on Christmas Eve, 2009, when their opposition was at home with family!! A show of hands: when was the last time the United States Senate voted on ANYTHING on CHRISTMAS EVE?!?
That auspicious occasion was in 1895, when the Senate met to consider including former Confederate officers in the United States Army!!
owe-bamaKare--in it's continuing "S & M" activities--includes such things as allowing children up to the age of 26 to continue on their parents' health insurance. The "S & M" aspect here is: while Barry brags about this, it's a benefit that goes largely unneeded. Young men and women in this demographic rarely get ill or injured; hence will have no negative affect on the bill's ongoing statistics.
And think, for a moment, about all that we’re doing to give our kids a good education. Think about the investments this President has made to raise standards and reform our public schools. Think about how my husband has been fighting for the DREAM Act, so that talented, hardworking young people young people who were brought to this country through no fault of their own, so they can have a chance to earn their citizenship. This is about responsible young men and women who want to go to college. They want to defend our country. They want to contribute to our economy. And it is time that we gave them a chance. It’s time. And think about how my husband took billions of dollars in taxpayer money that used to go to middleman banks and lenders and sent it where it belongs -- to help millions of young people go to college. That’s what he did. But we have to remember that these kind of investments won’t just determine our children’s success, they will determine nothing less than the success of our entire economy. They will determine whether we’re prepared to make the discoveries and to build the industries that will allow us to compete with any country, anywhere in the world. But that’s what’s at stake.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: If I were to be truthful--and that's a huge IF--the DREAM Act has little to nothing to do with education or citizenship. It's nothing more than a thinly disguised plan to ingratiate incoming illegal aliens with the owe-bamacRATic party; to enlarge the owe-bamacRATic voter base with said illegal aliens.
The reduction in financing choices will benefit the student?!?
In what world?!?
These funds that are supposed to 'help millions of young people go to college' never make it to their intended destination. The funds serve as a financial source to by syphoned off for what ever is Barry's "pet-project-of-the-moment!" The reduction in choices is a reduction in competition. Competition is a mainstay of the free-market system; necessary to keep prices inline with value received. Under the owe-bama takeover of the student-loan industry has had quite the opposite affect: increased prices with the commensurate reduction in value received!! Continuing to take over various aspects of the economy will serve to destroy said free-market economy just as Barry demands.
And let’s not forget how my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices. Let’s not forget how, for the first time in history, our daughters and our sons watched three women take their seat on our nation’s highest courts. And we cannot forget the impact the Court’s 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. But that’s what’s at stake. Those are the choices that we are facing in this election. And finally, let us not forget all this administration has done to keep our country safe and restore our standing in the world. Thanks to our brave men and women in uniform, we finally brought to justice the man behind the 9/11 attacks and so many other horrific acts of terror. My husband kept his promise -- he ended the war in Iraq. He brought our troops home for the holidays. And we are working hard to give them and their families the benefits they’ve earned. And finally, because my husband ended “don’t ask, don’t tell,” our troops will never again have to lie about who they are to serve the country they love. I could go on and on and on. But that’s what’s at stake. So make no mistake about it, whether it’s health care, our economy, whether it’s education or foreign policy, the choice we make will determine nothing less than who we are as a country, but more importantly, it will determine who we want to be. Who do we want to be for our kids? Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just a few at the top? Is that who we are? Or will we be a place where if you work hard, you can get ahead, no matter who you are, no matter how you started out? Who are we? Who do we want to be? Will we tell folks who’ve done everything right, but are still struggling a little bit, are we going to tell them, “tough luck, you’re on your own”? Who are we? Or will we honor that fundamental American belief that we are all in this together, and we are strongest when we’re all better off? Will we continue all the change we’ve begun? All the progress we’ve made? Are we going to allow everything we’ve fought for to just slip away?
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: Each of Barry's Supreme Court appointees are as socio-fascist as the-day-is-long; with Barry's aim of destroying America as the citizen knows it!! As for Justice Kagan: That dumb-ass is setting the regime up to have the Court's owe-bamaKare decision overturned if it doesn't come in on the side of logic; on the side of unconstitutionality!! If Barry is re-immaculated; "Katy, bar-the-door!" Confronted with the retirement of some of the foggies on the Court, socio-fascists will reign supreme for decades to come. You--the conservative; the majority; the American taxpayer--can kiss any remaining liberties good-bye!!
But those are the choices we face. Those are the stakes. And believe me, Barack knows this. He understands these issues because he’s lived them. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school, pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped up -- his grandmother, waking up every morning before dawn to take that bus to that job at the bank. And even though she was passed over again and again for all those promotions, she never complained. How many people do we know like that in our lives? Never complained; she just kept showing up, just kept doing her best. So believe me, your President knows what it means when a family struggles. This is not a hypothetical. He knows what it means when someone doesn’t have a chance to fulfill their potential, how painful that is. Because those are the experiences that have made him the man, and more importantly, the President he is today. And we are blessed to have him. We are so blessed.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: That paragraph was good listening (in our case, good reading), right?!? Complete bullshit!! Barry has never wanted for anything in his life!! He's been given everything he ever wanted or needed, either by his grandparents or the avowed communist, Frank Marshall Davis!! Most of his socio-fascist ideology came from either said Mr Davis or Saul Alinsky, the Chicago Street Agitator.
And what I share with everyone is that that is what I hear in my husband’s voice when he comes home after a long day traveling the country, and he tells me about the people that he meets. And that’s what I see in those quiet moments late at night, after the girls have gone to bed, and he’s up late at night going over the letters people have sent him. The letter from the woman dying of cancer whose insurance company won’t cover her care. The letter from the father struggling to pay his family’s bills. The letters from far too many young people with so much promise, but so few opportunities. And I hear the passion and the determination in his voice. And he says, "Michelle, you won’t believe what people in this country are still going through." That’s what he tells me. He says, "Michelle, this is not right. This is not who we are. We’ve got to fix this. We have so much more work to do."
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: There's no truthful way to rebutt the previous paragraph!!
See, when it comes to the people Barack meets, he has a memory like a steel trap. He might not remember your name, but if he’s had a few minutes and a decent conversation with you, he will never forget your story. It becomes imprinted in his heart. And that is what he carries with him every single day –- our collection of struggles, our hopes and our dreams. That is where Barack Obama gets his passion. That is where he gets his toughness and his fight. And that’s why even in the hardest moments -- and there have been hard moments over the last few years -- when it seems like all is lost, your President never loses sight of the end goal -- never. He never lets himself get distracted by that chatter and that noise, right? You all can see him -- he’s calm. See, because he just keeps moving forward, just like his grandmother -- just keeps moving forward. That is the kind of President this country deserves. But I have said this before, and I will say it again: He cannot do this alone. That was never the promise. He needs your help, all of you here. He needs you to get out there and make those calls. He needs you to register those voters. He needs you to take those “I’m In” cards, right, and sign them. Get your friends and your neighbors and your colleagues -- sign them up. Convince them to join in giving just a little part of themselves each week to this campaign because we all know that this not just about one extraordinary man, even though I think my husband is awesome. I’m a little biased. But this has always been about us, all of us. Regardless of party or race or background, it’s about all of us coming together for the values we all believe in and the country we want to be. Now, I’m not going to kid you. This next phase of our journey, it is going to be long, and it is going to be hard, and there will be plenty of twists and turns along the way. But the truth is -- and you have to remember, because I have to remind myself every day -- that is how change always happens in this country. It always does. The reality is that real change does take time, and it never happens all at once -- never does. But if we keep showing up, which we always do, if we keep fighting the good fight, fighting for the values we believe in, then we always get there. We always do. We have never gone backwards, not in this country. Maybe not in our lifetimes. It may not happen right now, but maybe in our children’s lifetimes. Maybe in our grandchildren’s lifetimes.
"Michelle-Antoinette" as a truthful spokesperson: The values 'Family owe-bama' believes in are not the values of the conservative American MAJORITY!!