This is not a Daily Currant Parody!

"Look at all the little people!"

“Look at all the little people!”


Michellie the Moocher, via The Weakly Standard:

And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders — like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a university, and eventually built the largest coffeehouse company in the world.

And then there’s this other guy I know who was raised by a single mother who sometimes struggled to afford food for their family. But like me, this guy got scholarships and loans to attend universities. He became a lawyer and a professor, and then he was a state senator and then a national senator. And then, he became President of the United States. This guy I’m talking about is my husband, Barack Obama. (Applause.)

These stories are the stories of so many Americans, and of America itself. Because in America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money your parents have, or what race or religion or ethnicity you are, if you work hard and believe in yourself, then you should have a chance to succeed. We also believe that everyone is equal, and that we all have the right to say what we think and worship as we choose, even when others don’t like what we say or don’t always agree with what we believe.

[…]

“Now of course, living up to these ideals isn’t always easy. And there have been times in our history where we have fallen short. Many decades ago, there were actually laws in America that allowed discrimination against black people like me, who are a minority in the United States. But over time, ordinary citizens decided that those laws were unfair. So they held peaceful protests and marches. They called on government officials to change those laws, and they voted to elect new officials who shared their views,” she said.

“And slowly but surely, America changed. We got rid of those unjust laws. And today, just 50 years later, my husband and I are President and First Lady of the United States. And that is really the story of America –- how over the course of our short history, through so many trials and struggles, we have become more equal, more inclusive, and more free.”


That must have been a lovely speech that she read off a teleprompter to those Chinese kids. The story of America is truly inspiring and amazing. But the story of the Obamas bears as much resemblance to the classical American success story as I do to Brad Pitt.

The classical American success story is one of hard work and talent, mixed in with a dollop of luck. It is not a story of political connections and non-accomplishment.

Michelle and Barack Obama are the perversion of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.


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26 Responses to This is not a Daily Currant Parody!

  1. lyn says:

    The Obamas are America’s fairy-tale couple.

  2. The Klown says:

    h/t to Helen for this post.

  3. Erica says:

    IIRC, Michelle Obama did not grow up in a “struggling” family. They were solidly middle class, two parents, her father very active in the local political machinery, and her way somewhat paved by family connections. As the kid of a single mother who worked very hard her whole life to provide, to educate, and to set a shining example to her kids (mom went to college to earn a Master’s at 60, despite the fact she didn’t have a bachelor’s degree–and that’s a great story but not for this comment)–it makes me mad how they both plagiarize stories that aren’t theirs. For goodness sake, he went to the swankest private school in Hawaii! His grandmother was a bank manager! If I ever meet him in person, I swear it will every fiber of reserve in my body not to say “Get real, Mr. President!!”

  4. The Klown says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      I like the Dancing Birth Control Blister Pack too, she’s everywhere on the media, even Fox, groan… 🙂 The media are such idiots, they cover the sparkly protesters who are getting paid to protest making the loudest noises and center ring circus acts, and they cut out the calm, volunteers for the Pro-life side who seem to be arguing their side, maybe more boring, but honestly. Facts are Crap. We’re dooooomed 😉

      • 49erDweet says:

        Maybe there’s a mental equivalent of castration carried by infectious earrings that creates these zombies? Sad. At least it no longer has a brain to waste.

  5. The Klown says:
    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve spent a good part of the day chatting with women who shop regularly at Hobby Lobby. They have mixed views about whether a company should be able to refuse to include birth control in their health insurance coverage. But they all understand what the consequences will be if the Supreme Court rules against Hobby Lobby. The best case scenario is that Hobby Lobby stops offering health insurance to its employees and pays the fine instead. The worst case is that Hobby Lobby shuts down operation all together, and all of the employees lose their jobs. None of them believes a store that is willing to lose business to other stores by not opening on Sunday, probably one of the biggest shopping days of the week for crafters, will just cave and offer birth control. Either way the employees lose their employer sponsored health insurance. The people who want to force their beliefs on Hobby Lobby may win, but for the Hobby Lobby employees it will be a Pyrrhic victory.

      • 49erDweet says:

        My honey, a dynamite crafter and west coaster who discovered HL a decade ago on a trip to Texas, and now drives an hour each way for the sheer shopping pleasure they afford, is pushing for them to “shut ‘er down” if the supremes go wonky. Under the current rules I am not permitted to have an opinion, of course.

  6. The Klown says:
  7. threewickets says:

    What happened to all the prog blogs. They’re like ghost towns these days compared to when Bronco was first running.

  8. helenk3 says:

    Report: Secret Service agents in President Obama’s detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking – @washingtonpost
    read more on washingtonpost.com

    thought they would have learned the last time this happened

    • 49erDweet says:

      You heard it here first! Part of my reply on March 21, 2014, at 3:54 pm to Lulu’s earlier comment on the Secret Service:

      “…… SS has evolved downhill, IMO. Worked with them several times; each progressively worse. Some agents use travel assignments as personal party time between shifts, and aren’t always at their best.”

      It’s nice to know over the years some things remain the same.

  9. mcnorman says:

    Oh oh, they are beginning to talk about what it is really like to serve Moo and it isn’t pretty.

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117086/inside-east-wing-who-shrank-michelle-obama

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