Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Michelle Obama-- what is this about?

What do you make of Michelle Obama's comment that for the first time in her adult life she feels proud of the United States.  What?!?

I always feels proud of the United States-- some aspect of it at least.  Aren't you?  (those of you readers who are Americans, that is)I think it was a bizarre thing for an American to say, especially an American who is married to a Presidential candidate.  Who wants a First Lady with so little national pride?  Sounds like an attitude problem to me....or it came out wrong and should apologize and clarify.


Barb, sfo said...

I missed the story. What did our country do over the weekend that made her so proud? Did something amazing happen when the rest of us were not looking?

I firmly believe that anyone who wants a role in our national government should be proud (and in awe) of our country EVERY day.

Michelle said...

Apparently, Mr. Obama doesn't put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and isn't very proud of the American flag either. If you think his wife is bad, well, what kind of a President would HE make?

Mimi said...

It doesn't bother me at all. But, then, I not overly patriotic and feel that many times decisions by my country are wrong and I do not support them.

However, I cherish very much the ability to vote and influence my represenatives by calls and emails.

Mary said...

I'm with you Rose!

Where is Mike dancing?

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to say why all of a sudden she is proud of our country...I have a pretty good idea, but I won't go there. There are certainly some things to not be proud of...but very little compared to all of the many things we should be very happy about. One thing is for sure..
a woman who cannot help her man to understand how wrong abortion is, is someone I'm not real proud of...not that its all her responsibility how he thinks or anything, but you know what I mean.
Hope you're doing well, Rosemary..I don't get by too often these days!
God bless, Suzanne from the old

catholicandgop said...

I can think of lots of things to be proud of in this country in her lifetime (as well as before obviously). I think their true colors are starting to emerge.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Barb, you said it exactly.
Michelle, I don't know. It concerns me.
Mimi, thanks for representing the other side. There are things I disagree with in my country too. But never feeling proud of your country as as an adult? Never? Not even proud of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
Mary, Mike will be in Columbus. How is this week going?
Suzanne! I couldn't agree more. So good to hear from you!
Catholicandgop, I think so too.

Mimi said...

Ok, so I thought I replied to this, but either it went into cyberspace, or I commented on another blog, blush.

Anyway, she said REALLY proud, which I take to mean that she is proud of a lot of things, but hasn't been *as* proud as she is now. Anyway, as I said though, I do believe that there are a lot of good things about our country, but there are also a lot of things that can be changed.

But I also said that I try to not talk politics in Blogoslavia, as I can only offend half of my friends whatever I say. And, I do very much apologize for overstepping, please forgive me.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Mimi, you weren't overstepping. I'm glad to have differences of opinion on my blog and you haven't offended me. Please feel free to say whatever you think. Your point about her use of the word "really" is a good one, I think. It does qualify the statement somewhat.