Obama says criticisms of his wife were “completely out of bounds”
Obama likes to view himself as transcending political polarities. Yet he gave himself away:
“I do believe there is a Republican or right-wing media outlet, or set of media outlets, that went after my wife for a while in a way that I thought was just completely out of bounds,” Obama told CBS’ Katie Couric in an interview that aired Monday morning.
He identified critical media as “right-wing.” A transcendent, unifying figure would have said that any media (not right-wing or left-wing) has a right to go after his wife. But he characterizes this media as belonging to one end of the political spectrum.
And, I’m sure, Katie the great journalist did not ask him to provide a single example of this “completely out of bounds” attack on his wife. The actual “out of bounds” media behavior he was referring to consisted of TV news shows playing videos of Michelle’s remarks about the inherent unfairness of America, her endlessly repeated whine about the way the “bar keeps getting raised” on people in America, particularly her husband, “no matter how hard they try,” her comment about her lack of any feelings of appreciation for this country until her husband became a successful candidate for the Democratic nomination, and her remark to an interviewer that America is “just plain mean.” She was a political person, speaking on behalf of her husband, and in that role she said these offensive things month after month with her husband’s knowledge and approval. Yet he thought that she should be treated as a private person and not be criticized for the things she said.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 04, 2008 07:41 AM | Send
People foolishly think Obama is a nice person. That he sent his wife out making these negative and inappropriate statements about America month after month in the capacity of the spouse and spokeswoman of a presidential candidate, and now calls it unfair and right-wing and completely out of bounds because people naturally criticized her for them, shows his bad will and his fundamentally immoral or amoral nature. He has a pleasing, mild manner, but he’s an anti-American leftist within.
For newer readers, it was remarks that Michelle made to New Hampshire voters last January that first showed me not only her bad nature, but her husband’s.
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And, by the way, I can see Obama collapsing in the presidency the way Jimmy Carter did. Making the transition from talker to person having actual responsibilities may reveal his lack of substance and crush him under the burdens. He’s aged visibly in the last year. If this keeps up, in an another couple of years he may look broken down, his aura of youthful cool and his messianic bloom gone.