'A sad, empty, narcissistic, ungrateful, unthinking lot'

That's Michelle Malkin describing the audience who listened and did nothing when Michelle Obama opined that there has never been a time in her adult life that she has been proud of America.

The spin merchants on the Democratic side have been busy trying to parse what Mrs. Obama said, assuring us she didn't really mean exactly what came out of her mouth. Others are taking the right to task for even highlighting her statement - it's much ado about nothing, or "ginned up" outrage," or "typical of the right wing attack machine."

I suppose that looking at the larger picture, Obama's words amount to nothing more than typical liberal boilerplate about America. Liberals get ashamed about America at the drop of a hat and usually have precious little good to say about the country of their birth. But that is their right - a right fought for by every generation of Americans whether Mrs. Obama is proud of them or not.

Her husband took a stab at defending her:


"Statements like this are made and people try to take it out of context and make a great big deal out of it, and that isn't at all what she meant," Obama said. "What she meant was, this is the first time that she's been proud of the politics of America," he said.

"Because she's pretty cynical about the political process, and with good reason, and she's not alone. But she has seen large numbers of people get involved in the process, and she's encouraged."

In Milwaukee on Monday, Michelle Obama said: "Let me tell you, for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change."
That's not even close to what she said, of course. But in the Orwellian world of liberals, the words that actually come out of your mouth can be defined any way that is advantageous to you and disadvantageous to your opponents.

It's as if we will need a piece of paper with a set of instructions whenever we hear Mrs. Obama speak from now on just so we can interpret what she really means when she talks. God help us if we try and take what she says at face value.

Michelle Malkin has taken what Mrs. Obama said literally and her response is instructive as to why the Agent of Change and his wife cannot be allowed anywhere near the White House:

I’m just seven years younger than Mrs. Obama. We’ve grown up and lived in the same era. And yet, her self-absorbed attitude is completely foreign to me. What planet is she living on? Since when was now the only time the American people have ever been “hungry for change?” Michelle, ma belle, Barack is not the center of the universe. Newsflash: The Obamas did not invent “change” any more than Hillary invented “leadership” or John McCain invented “straight talk.”
We were both adults when the Berlin Wall fell, Michelle. That was earth-shattering change.

We’ve lived through two decades’ worth of peaceful, if contentious election cycles under the rule of law that have brought about “change” and upheaval both good and bad.

We were adults through several launches of the Space Shuttle, in case you were snoozing. And as adults, we’ve witnessed and benefited from dizzyingly rapid advances in technology, communications, science, and medicine pioneered by American entrepreneurs who yearned and succeeded to change the world. You want “change?” Go ask the patients whose lives have been improved and extended by American pharmaceutical companies who have flourished under the best economic system in the world.

If the fall of communism, American ingenuity, and a robust constitutional republic don’t do it for you, hon, then how about American heroism and sacrifice?
For all her superior education, Michelle Obama has a lot to learn about the country of her birth.
That's Michelle Malkin describing the audience who listened and did nothing when Michelle Obama opined that there has never been a time in her adult life that she has been proud of America.

The spin merchants on the Democratic side have been busy trying to parse what Mrs. Obama said, assuring us she didn't really mean exactly what came out of her mouth. Others are taking the right to task for even highlighting her statement - it's much ado about nothing, or "ginned up" outrage," or "typical of the right wing attack machine."

I suppose that looking at the larger picture, Obama's words amount to nothing more than typical liberal boilerplate about America. Liberals get ashamed about America at the drop of a hat and usually have precious little good to say about the country of their birth. But that is their right - a right fought for by every generation of Americans whether Mrs. Obama is proud of them or not.

Her husband took a stab at defending her:


"Statements like this are made and people try to take it out of context and make a great big deal out of it, and that isn't at all what she meant," Obama said. "What she meant was, this is the first time that she's been proud of the politics of America," he said.

"Because she's pretty cynical about the political process, and with good reason, and she's not alone. But she has seen large numbers of people get involved in the process, and she's encouraged."

In Milwaukee on Monday, Michelle Obama said: "Let me tell you, for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change."
That's not even close to what she said, of course. But in the Orwellian world of liberals, the words that actually come out of your mouth can be defined any way that is advantageous to you and disadvantageous to your opponents.

It's as if we will need a piece of paper with a set of instructions whenever we hear Mrs. Obama speak from now on just so we can interpret what she really means when she talks. God help us if we try and take what she says at face value.

Michelle Malkin has taken what Mrs. Obama said literally and her response is instructive as to why the Agent of Change and his wife cannot be allowed anywhere near the White House:

I’m just seven years younger than Mrs. Obama. We’ve grown up and lived in the same era. And yet, her self-absorbed attitude is completely foreign to me. What planet is she living on? Since when was now the only time the American people have ever been “hungry for change?” Michelle, ma belle, Barack is not the center of the universe. Newsflash: The Obamas did not invent “change” any more than Hillary invented “leadership” or John McCain invented “straight talk.”
We were both adults when the Berlin Wall fell, Michelle. That was earth-shattering change.

We’ve lived through two decades’ worth of peaceful, if contentious election cycles under the rule of law that have brought about “change” and upheaval both good and bad.

We were adults through several launches of the Space Shuttle, in case you were snoozing. And as adults, we’ve witnessed and benefited from dizzyingly rapid advances in technology, communications, science, and medicine pioneered by American entrepreneurs who yearned and succeeded to change the world. You want “change?” Go ask the patients whose lives have been improved and extended by American pharmaceutical companies who have flourished under the best economic system in the world.

If the fall of communism, American ingenuity, and a robust constitutional republic don’t do it for you, hon, then how about American heroism and sacrifice?
For all her superior education, Michelle Obama has a lot to learn about the country of her birth.