Michelle is getting some much deserved flack for her “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback,” comment.
She was born in 1964, making her an adult for 26 years…and all this time she’s felt that there was no hope for our country?
What happens if Barry loses? Are we back to being ashamed?
I wrote not long ago that Michelle Obama is a loose cannon, and I fear that her latest is not her last. I would have thought that two Ivy-League degrees, a joint income of about a million dollars, exclusive private schools for the kids, and a nice home in the suburbs were not so bad and might suggest that hope had made a comeback well before Barack’s presidential run.
So what’s all this got to do with abortion, you ask? Nothing, really. But it led me to look into this “loose cannon”, Michelle Obama, (I mean where does this woman get off)?! And I discovered this fundraising letter for the 2004 Obama Senatorial campaign about the “so called” partial birth abortion ban:
We have all been concerned lately with the rise of conservatism in this country, (heh!) especially as it relates to women. You’ve read the alarming news about the Justice Department’s request for hospitals to turn over the private medical records of dozens of patients. This cynical ploy is designed to intimidate a group of physicians and force them to drop their lawsuit seeking to have the so-called partial birth abortion ban ruled unconstitutional.
(It should be mentioned here, that the “so called” partial birth abortion ban would have made sucking the brains out of half delivered babies illegal, and there is no health exception of the mother’s that could possibly justify this barbaric practice. – ed.)
The fact remains, with no provision to protect the health of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned. Attorney General Ashcroft and President Bush believe so zealously in their cause that the privacy rights of patients are under assault. They believe we have no federal right to privacy when it concerns our medical histories.
On March 16th, we have a chance to nominate a candidate who will be tireless in the fight to protect women. It isn’t simply about the right to choose, or privacy rights. It is about pay equity, about ending domestic violence, promoting health care around the world, and letting doctors decide treatment options, not federal judges.
It goes without saying that we must win back the U.S. Senate and hold our ground as a check against the right-wing executive branch. Illinois will be a key battleground and your vote is critical.
My husband has stood up for women time and again*, and I am proud of his record. He understands that casting a vote on the floor of the Senate takes greater courage than issuing a position paper. Oftentimes, a well intentioned law is in fact a flawed law. That’s why it is critical we nominate someone who has faced these tough choices. That’s why nominating an experienced legislator is so important in this race. It takes courage to cast a vote.
Who among the Democrats running has a proven record? Who among the candidates running for the Senate in Illinois has stood up to the right wing politicians and voted against their agenda? Who can we count on to keep the Bush/Ashcroft team from appointing the Supreme Court Justice that will vote against Roe v. Wade?
Please join me in sending a message of unity and strength by attending the Women for Obama Luncheon on February 23rd at the Hyatt Regency. Lunch costs $150 and includes remarks from our friends the Reverend Willie Barrow and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. To reserve your seat please call the campaign office headquarters at 312-427-6400 or log on to the Obama for Illinois Website.
I urge you to stand with me and support my husband at this event. You know the stakes have never been higher and we can’t depend on untested amateurs and administrators in this fight. Barack is a fighter and he will be a champion we can be proud of.
Thanks you so much for all of your support.
Signature: Michelle Obama
*Obama has stood up for very liberal and quite possibly insane women who believe that victims of botched abortions, (infants who have somehow survived the abortion procedure) should not receive life saving medical intervention. The accursed child’s last minutes, (hours?) on earth should thus be spent in agony, unheld, unsoothed, and unloved on a cold operating room table until he draws his last unwanted breath.
Even freakin’ NARAL was neutral on that one.
The Born Alive Infants Protection Act passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on July 18, 2002.
Yes, I know I’ve blogged about Obama’s profoundly pro-abortion voting record, before…and I will again and again all the way until November.