Further proof that Obama is not serious
The Obama campaign has still not muzzled Mrs. Obama. She is still giving her amazingly bitter and unpleasant “they keep raising the bar on us” speech, in which she casts life in America as one long experience of frustration, cynicism, fear, and isolation, all brought on by people’s unwillingness to support her husband. The fact that Obama himself has not seen that his wife’s message is deeply offensive as well as undermining of the rational of his campaign—that he’s a bringing of hope and unity, not bitterness and suspicion—is further proof that he’s not a serious candidate.
Remember Michael Dukakis’s clueless boast that he was a card carrying member of the ACLU—by which he showed that he had no grasp of how that statement would be perceived outside his own left-liberal circles of Brookline, Massachuseets? Well, expand that remark, or rather the psychology behind that remark, to an entire campaign, and you have Obama’s candidacy.
Adela G. writes:
Ugh. What an unpleasant experience—hearing Michelle’s whiny grievance-mongering first thing in the morning. I confess that I couldn’t bring myself to listen to all of it. But then again, I didn’t need to. We’re all familiar with the drill by now.Sebastian writes:
Everything this woman says is objectionable, but the one theme she mentions again and again that lets me know the depths of her entitlement is this lamentation about student loans. The notion that a Princeton/Harvard Law education should be free, and that working people in the Ohio and Indiana should feel sorry for this leftist power couple because they still had student loans outstanding in their forties, reveals the mindset of a petulant and delusional child. I have known attorneys who passed up offers from Duke, Columbia and Fordham law schools so they could focus on their families and pursue less lucrative, more satisfying careers. I know two lawyers from working-class backgrounds who served in the Air Force Reserves to raise money for law school. Others like me chose heavy debt for the opportunity to have a Wall Street career, debts I expect to carry and manage into my early forties. But to go on and on about student loans well into your forties in light of a spectacularly successful and well-paid career is a sign of genuine immaturity and, more importantly, sheer greed. I am forever grateful I had the opportunity to borrow this money that opened so many doors. Given her educational background, student loans are a choice she and Barack made. Their inability to live with the consequences bespeaks a deep and dangerous resentment and complete misunderstanding of the trade-offs involved in adult decisions.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 29, 2008 02:03 AM | Send