Michelle Obama: Barack’s led us out of the darkness and into the light

posted at 7:46 pm on April 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “‘Light’ apparently now a synonym for 8.2 percent unemployment.”

Is Team Hopenchange seriously going to push a “messiah” message this time around? Even a little bit? Note to Axelrod and Plouffe: When your Senate candidates are suppressing clips of them praising The One and your own base is churning out videos like this, it might be time to update the 2008 “Obama as savior of mankind” chapter in the ol’ playbook.

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of donors in Nashville today, framing her husband’s re-election campaign as a fight for “our sons and daughters, our grandsons and granddaughters.”…

Donors paid at least $500 each for their tickets…

Obama closed by asking the audience three times, “Are you in?”

“Because I am so in,” she said over the applause. “We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

If you want to know what “darkness into light” looks like in graph form, click right here.

That ridiculous quote is what’s getting headlines but this part of her speech is more noteworthy:

“We cannot forget the impact the Court’s decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose,” she said in a ringing defense of the president’s record. Asked about similar statements in the past, the White House has denied that they reflect any newfound White House support for gay marriage. Kristina Schake, the First Lady’s communications director, said Tuesday that it “refers to the importance of the Supreme Court for deciding many issues.”

“The President and First Lady firmly believe that gay and lesbian Americans and their families deserve legal protections and the ability to thrive just like any other family,” she said.

Smart of her to push the Court as a key issue to liberals with ObamaCare in constitutional limbo, but I’m interested in that part about loving whomever we choose. Is that an early signal that gay marriage might play a bigger role on the trail — or in O’s second term — than people think? Is she suggesting she (and O) would approve if the Court declared a right to same-sex marriage under the Equal Protection Clause, as David Boies and Ted Olson are hoping to get it to do? More details, please.

Speaking of a second term, go read Jeffrey Toobin’s short piece in the New Yorker wondering what, exactly, Hopenchange v2.0 would mean for America. For a guy who likes to talk about finishing the work he’s begun, The One is awfully vague on what that work might look like going forward. Raising taxes on the rich is a given, but Democrats actually don’t need him to get reelected to do that. All they need is to hold onto their Senate majority and block any GOP attempts to extend the Bush tax cuts. He could maybe possibly conceivably get serious about entitlement reform — David Brooks thinks he’s “a pragmatic liberal who cares about fiscal sustainability,” don’tcha know — but I’m not sure that a lame-duck Democrat could get the support he needs from his caucus in the Senate to beat a liberal filibuster, especially if Republicans are dictating most of the terms of the reforms. His best bet to do something significant, I think, is immigration, especially if the Latino vote ends up being decisive in reelecting him in November. The GOP will be so demoralized by that that it’ll shake loose enough electorally-minded Republican moderates in the Senate to get something through. The big question mark is the House. If Republicans hold onto it, will they block a reform bill or acquiesce in the interest of becoming more competitive with Latinos?

Via Mediaite, here’s Lawrence O’Donnell with one more idea for an Obama second term. Hmmmmm.

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“Because I am so in,” she said over the applause. “We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

Cult of personality. Plain and simple.

Paul-Cincy on April 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM

pure insanity.

GhoulAid on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

If thats light, can I have my darkness back, please?

Valkyriepundit on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Vomit…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

“I am so in,” Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks. “I am going to be working so hard…”

There is a first time for everything.

jrgdds on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

That’s not a light, It’s a Train!

portlandon on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Michellivita does have a flair for the dramatic:

“So I tell people, ‘DON’T CRY FOR ME.’”

- Michelle Obama, Zanesville, Ohio, February 2008

**eyeroll**

Don’t Cry For Us, America!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Seppuku ain’t looking so bad anymore.

arnold ziffel on April 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

What makes her an expert? She hasn’t worked in a long time.

Wagthatdog on April 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

So bad to worse = Darkness to light?

ThePrez on April 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Is Team Hopenchange seriously going to push a “messiah” message this time around?

If they do, it’s an admission that they are in big doo-doo, are completely lost, and are without direction.

Weight of Glory on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

So this is what it feels like to be saved?

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

He’s led you on vacation and your figure causes us to pay for an extra plane.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

What is it with these people? Unbelievable

whbates on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

O_o

Yeahhhhhh…this is getting a little Kim Il-Sung’ish for me.

But angryed liked it.

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Oh, shut up, b**ch.

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mo,what a pompous doofus.

tim c on April 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Won’t be any trolls on this thread.

Bmore on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

He also lowers the sea level–when he beckons her out of the ocean.

SouthernGent on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Praise be unto the eternal glory of $4+ gasoline!

Jeddite on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Darkness to light? Racist?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

He’s led you on vacation and your figure causes us to pay for an extra plane.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Hey now! I was scolded for saying something similar. Unreal.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

That’s not light, that’s merely your brain shutting down!

OldEnglish on April 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Light? I guess the sun shines up Shit Creek sometimes, too. Anybody got a paddle?

trubble on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Man, this is going to be one angry-at-America woman if her husband loses in November…

jon1979 on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I don’t really think I can handle another 4 years of daily assaults by this administration!

Into the Light……..omg what utter rubbish!

CoffeeLover on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

When is the next vacay..?

d1carter on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

“Let’s not forget how my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices,” Michelle Obama said, referring to Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

If ever you wanted to energize conservatives to vote for Mitt, reminding them of the loons that PBHO would appoint to the SCOTUS would be the way to do it.

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I don’t think Michelle is going to be much of an asset on the campaign trail.

Rational Thought on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Ok fat thighs, you mean led out of the frying pan and into the fire.

msupertas on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The vile lies spew from the venomous maw of this ugly creature reminds one of the book 1984. I want to know what service she provided to University of Chicago Hospital that was worth over $300 k yearly. I will be happy when her and the alien she married stand trial for crimes against America.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

+ 100..Amen..:)

Dire Straits on April 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Darkness to light?….Does Mooch have a 60 watt colon?
Her intestines must be glowing!
Where her head is at…it has to be the only logical explanation!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Someone needs to ask Michelle if she really believes this crap or if she’s just trying to troll us. The look on her face would be priceless.

alchemist19 on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

When is the next vacay..?

d1carter on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena. We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future.”

- Barack Obama

Near future.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Good thing we have a bunch of folks here at HA to tell how bad Romney will be as POTUS.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

“First lady Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of donors in Nashville today…”

Who paid for the campaign trip…?

… The plane, Secret Service, Staff, vehicles, entourage, local law enforcement, fire, ambulance, and hospitals on stand-by, road closures, the hall, lighting, food and beverages for all, etc., etc.

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

When CBS News has to concede that the national debt’s gone up more under Obama (38 months to be exact) than in W’s eight years, that has to hurt….

Sir Rants-A-Lot on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Was she talking about Barry’s scandals stumbling out from dark recesses of his adminsitration into the light? But those still weren’t his doing, Mooche.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I don’t think Michelle is going to be much of an asset on the campaign trail.

Rational Thought on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I agree.Let her keep talking..:)

Dire Straits on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light

As in “don’t go into the light?” Or as in “sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a train bearing down on you?”

the importance of the Supreme Court for deciding many issues

Like the constitutionality of Obamacare? Yeah, Barry’s been a real SCOTUS cheerleader.

malclave on April 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The Obama campaign is using the same calculus for Latino voters as it is for the gays: promise something now, count on a weakened Republican opposition to push more legislation and executive orders through.

RedRedRice on April 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

You got it bass-ackward, Moochie.

indyvet on April 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Vomit…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Double-vomit! I can’t click on Larry’s video, the guy is just pure poison to listen to.

Rovin on April 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I don’t think Barka every kept the light on with that one, I sure couldn’t.

uncommon sense on April 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

He’s led you on vacation and your figure causes us to pay for an extra plane.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Hey now! I was scolded for saying something similar. Unreal.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Hey, the common folk have to pay for a second seat when they have that figure, she gets an entire plane.
And, you don’t go by the name beaver.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

He’s led you on vacation and your figure causes us to pay for an extra plane.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Love your comment, but sakes alive, whats up with your user name. Not too subtle, unless I’m on the wrong track.

msupertas on April 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Gonna be fun watching these two go down in November.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Man, this is going to be one angry-at-America woman if her husband loses in November…

jon1979 on April 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

The day before they leave the White House will be a “this is the last time in my adult life I’ve been proud of my country” moment for her.

Paul-Cincy on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

PBHO then took a few fishes and some bread loaves, ripped them into tiny hunks, passed them out to the hungry crowd, and miraculously filled everyone’s belly to contentment.

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

It’s not a light, it’s a giant bug zapper!

uncommon sense on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

We cannot forget the impact the Court’s decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose,”

Which current or proposed law prohibits anyone from deciding whom to love?

aunursa on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

just more bullshit

losarkos on April 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Hey, the common folk have to pay for a second seat when they have that figure, she gets an entire plane.
And, you don’t go by the name beaver.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

No. “Ward, you were a little rough on the beaver last night”.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Considering a pit of fire produces quite a bit of light, she is correct.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

“Because I am so in,” she said over the applause. “We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

This is just…wow. The sort of thing you’d expect to hear in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea…next week, they’ll be chiseling his mug onto Mount Rushmore.

And as far as what she meant by her other remarks, I’d be willing to bet he embraces gay marriage before the election. He needs to change the focus of the election from the economy…if they’re willing to use some phantom war on women to that end, why wouldn’t he evolve his stance on the issue just in time for the November election? Sure, it’ll look like pandering, but the Obamedia won’t call him on it.

changer1701 on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Is it the bright light that supposedly appears just before death?

Don’t go towards the light.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Shouldn’t we use the real unemployment numbers here? 11.8% if we use the same measure Bush was measured by.

BobScuba on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I don’t think Michelle is going to be much of an asset on the campaign trail.

Rational Thought on April 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

…I usually don’t like to think your real thoughts…RationalThought

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

“We have an amazing story to tell.

Sorry, you’ve had almost 3-1/2 years to tell your story and from what I’ve heard so far is that you won’t be making the New York Times bestseller list anytime soon.

JPeterman on April 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Are you in?

I bet Moochelle says that alot.

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Introducing King and Queen Narcissism…they really do believe their farts smell like an FTD delivery van…

hillsoftx on April 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

“This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

.
I heard the opening bars of “Thus Spake Zarathustra” when I read this…

ExpressoBold on April 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Anything I would say would bring on the ban hammer.

Dingbat63 on April 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Ain’t but one DUDE brought me out of the darkness and into the light…

and it ain’t this DUDE!

sandlin71 on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

For a guy who likes to talk about finishing the work he’s begun, The One is awfully vague on what that work might look like going forward

Lots and lots of golf (the most in presidential history), lots and lots of vacations, “class warfare” claptrap, epic Big Government “investment” failures (to be funded by future generations), union-thug payoffs via taxpayer dollars, pandering to economically illiterate Americans, appointments of Leftist hacks across the board, further “unintentional” economic punishment of minorities, further “unintentional” economic punishment of women, further economic punishment of the “middle class,” further choking off our domestic energy supply, further deterioration of public education, more failed & debunked Keynesian economics, etc.

visions on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Hey, the common folk have to pay for a second seat when they have that figure, she gets an entire plane.
And, you don’t go by the name beaver.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

No. “Ward, you were a little rough on the beaver last night”.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Beavers like it rough. Now, don’t roaches scatter when you bring them into the light ? At least their voting block, the illegals, scatter.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Are you in?

I bet Moochelle says that alot.

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Winner!!!!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

It’s like having an incontinent dog in the house.

vityas on April 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

He also lowers the sea level–when he beckons her out of the ocean.

SouthernGent on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Oh, My.

*snort*

BigWyo on April 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

he maketh us to lie down with green pastors
 
he leadeth me beside shrill Waters
 
he leadeth me in his paths of righteousness for his name’s sake
 
Axelrod and the White House staff, they comfort me
 
thou preparest a table and give presents to mine enemies
 
thy annoyist my head blaming oil, while thy cup runneth over

rogerb on April 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

“The President and First Lady firmly believe that gay and lesbian Americans and their families deserve legal protections and the ability to thrive just like any other family,” she said.

So my application to be a guard at the Federal Homosexual Containment Area was for naught? (yes I said naught)

Da**it!

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If you haven’t seen this…

Noted “Anti-Racist” Elitist Is So Hypocritical That She Is Incapable Of Seeing Her Own Hypocrisy

Warning: It is BREATHTAKINGLY shocking, sexist, and racist.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

” … This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

Yeah, when you’re guys like me, white and pretty successful, we got light alright, like laser dots on our heads and chests, just counting the milliseconds to impact, knowing we’ll never hear the rifle’s report.

Darkness into light? C’mon Man Michelle! Newsflash Mommie Dearest, he ain’t Jesus and you sure as hell ain’t Mary Magdalene.

TXUS on April 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Thus Spake Zarathustra

ExpressoBold on April 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

.
And the near-perfect illumination for an average snark ….

ExpressoBold on April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Out of the darkness and into the light!

All hail the messiah!!

Obama is my shepherd; I shall not work.
He keepth jobs out of the hands of the people,
Which leadeth the country to class warfare and polarization.
He encourageth sloth; he leadeth the government to new heights in deficit spending.
Yea, though I walk in the shadow of Economic collapse,
I shall fear no depression: for Obama is with me.
His handouts and monetary indiscretion supplement my income.
He maintainest spending increases in the presence of insurmountable debt;
He punisheth businesses with excessive regulations;
And giveth the hard-earned fruits of labor to the unproductive.
Surely, handouts and stimulus payments shall follow all the days of his administration;
And I will stay unemployed forever.

Barackamen

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

FLOTUS must be lightheaded from flying around at 32,000 feet too long.

Does she think we’re stupid?
Of course she does.

Afterall, a whole bunch of ‘stupidos’, the Obummer voting block, voted for him.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

That’s not a light, It’s a Train!

portlandon on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Now that is funny!

Bulletchaser on April 17, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Are you in?

I bet Moochelle says that alot.

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Ouch, for both of them.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

He also lowers the sea level–when he beckons her out of the ocean.

SouthernGent on April 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

This is better than a Meghan McWhale thread!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

New ‘Obama Lite’!
Now with more SCOAMF!

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”

aww, if only they can find those Greek columns in their props warehouses, recycle them and turn them into Roman columns, then create a magical beam/light effect with Baraka being lowered on the stage from above like a deus ex machina, while Mochelle recites this exact above line, well, he might just have a go at re-election…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

No. “Ward, you were a little rough on the beaver last night”.

VegasRick on April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Beavers like it rough. Now, don’t roaches scatter when you bring them into the light ? At least their voting block, the illegals, scatter.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Crazy sex talk. OK, I’ll play. They take a pounding and come back for more.

msupertas on April 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

pandering to economically illiterate Americans…. more failed & debunked Keynesian economics, etc.

visions on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Really? You mean that if Obama policies don’t appeal to Joe the Plumber types, then the policies appeal to the economically illiterate?

The cause of the 2008 crisis wasn’t ‘Kenysian’ policies but by flouting many economic tenets help up by former Presidents from both sides of the isle. It was never true that ‘deficits dont matter’.

bayam on April 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

That’s not a light, It’s a Train!

portlandon on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

loool :-)

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

This is better than a Meghan McWhale thread!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Should have been on the barney frank one last night. Good times.

msupertas on April 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

“Daddy – have you plugged the hole yet?”

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

they really do believe their farts smell

Racist!!! To imply the Dear Leader and Moochelle Fart is disgraceful.

Dingbat63 on April 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I’m pretty sure that the light she’s referring to is the proverbial speeding frieght train…..

DevilsPrinciple on April 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Isn’t there a scene or two from poltergeist tat says “don’t go into the light”. I will take that advice.

FLconservative on April 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

And he accomplished what in his first term?

EMD on April 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I predicted this a while back (Cake song recycled from 2008):

Building a Religion 2012-Obama: We are 7 months away from fundamentally transforming America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9o2X1nrUng

No Niks on April 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM

“Daddy – have you plugged the hole yet?”

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I’m dying over here. You’re killing me!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Vomit…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Yep, And I just had dinner.

DDay on April 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

What qualifies her to make these comments?

MeatHeadinCA on April 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

And he accomplished what in his first term?

EMD on April 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I can’t come up with one thing….

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

If you haven’t seen this…

Noted “Anti-Racist” Elitist Is So Hypocritical That She Is Incapable Of Seeing Her Own Hypocrisy

Warning: It is BREATHTAKINGLY shocking, sexist, and racist.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You bad lady. Trying to get people to make comments on a poor little Michelle thread. :)

arnold ziffel on April 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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