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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As is the case of Liberals, Michelle thinks that if this is happening to her, it is happening to everyone: Free vacations, room service 24/7, constant attention and adulation from staffers.

Yeah. Obama be shining that light on her big time. Courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers.

BigAlSouth on April 18, 2012 at 5:48 AM

“For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country …” — Moochelle

“Barack’s led us out of the darkness and into the light” — Moochelle

She’s disgusting.

*spit*

petefrt on April 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Can you imagine if a republican first lady said something like this?

Good grief.

dogsoldier on April 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM

…the rich man’s Snooki?

Resist We Much on April 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Moochelle Snooki Øbama

petefrt on April 18, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Demagogues sooner or later take a fall. It’s going to be especially satisfying when this President finally gets his come-uppance.

zoyclem on April 18, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Who needs ipecac when you have Mrs. Obama?
OperaNerd1986 on April 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Syrup for what ails ya!

Sherman1864 on April 18, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Adolp and Eva ressurected

acyl72 on April 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Michelle thinks that if this is happening to her, it is happening to everyone: Free vacations, room service 24/7, constant attention and adulation from staffers.

BigAlSouth on April 18, 2012 at 5:48 AM

I disagree. That would be an indicator that Michelle Obama cares about other people and empathy is not an emotion this angry black woman has ever shown. She doesn’t even raise her own children!

No, as long as Michelle gets her vacations and all that attention she really doesn’t give a damn about anybody or anything else.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2012 at 7:35 AM

It is always darkest… just before it goes pitch black.

That ain’t light we are seeing, that’s for sure.

ajacksonian on April 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Out of the darkness = He has no record; we can’t see who he is.

Into the light = He has a record; we see him for exactly who he is.

Also one of the creepiest things ever said about him.

susietwo on April 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

@bayam:

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

What is it with you lefties and the false dichotomies/straw men? You have your braindead leader’s act down pat, well done.

“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’.”

Agreed- the cause wasn’t Keynesian policies, it was ruinous policy like the community reinvestment act brought to us by Carter, pumped up by Clinton, and fiercely defended by Fwank and the other democratic filth. Also note that our economy was humming along just fine until Pelosi took up the gavel.

But to address your point, Earflaps McSandtraps DID prolong and exacerbate the 2008 crisis with his (non)stimulus act. Yeah, “shovel ready jobs”, nice one.

Add in stuff like slow rolling oil leases in the gulf of Mexico/not issuing leases on public land, creating massive uncertainty in the business community thanks to the unconstitutional obamacare tripe and various gov’t overreach like the EPA running amok, and you’ve got yourself a nice simmering pot of sh*t stew for an economy.

All courtesy of that braindead, halitosis ridden, gangly poseur in the White House.

We have an imbecile in the White House. He needs to be voted out or our country will implode. He sucks, he’s awful, and he can’t do anything except read from a teleprompter…. poorly.

GrassMudHorsey on April 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Hmmm, I’m trying to think like a liberal (assuming they think at all) This is a racist comment because it assumes that the dark is a bad thing and the light is a good thing, so that must mean “the dark” is a code word for African-american and “the light” is a code word for Caucasian. So Mrs. Obama is spewing hate speech. Where are Sharpton and Jackson now?

lukjuj on April 18, 2012 at 8:09 AM

No, actually Michelle, Barack has let us into a bottomless quagmire of fiscal hopelessness and national disunity. Take off your rose colored glasses and gaze upon the real world.

rplat on April 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM

That ain’t light we are seeing, that’s for sure.

ajacksonian on April 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Sure it is. Unfortunately that light is coming from an oncoming train.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Who is she, the little exorcist lady from Poltergeist? Come back, Carol Ann! This White House is clean.

Huckabye-Romney on April 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Michelle Antoinette says “We have an amazing story to tell”. I wonder, does it begin with “once upon a time”?

SpiderMike on April 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Will go down in history as the worst president in our nation. Will also have an asterisk behind his name for not even being a legal president. Won’t happen again.

Amazingoly on April 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM

And they shall call, “good evil” and “evil good”.

You shall know them buy their fruits.

Vorian on April 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I know the Messiah. The Messiah is a friend of mine. You are no Messiah, Barry. Now, the whole AntiChrist thing is still an open question. I will try to keep an open mind on it.

swinia sutki on April 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Demagogues sooner or later take a fall. It’s going to be especially satisfying when this President finally gets his come-uppance.

zoyclem on April 18, 2012 at 6:51 AM

This cannot happen soon enough. Read on one blog’s website that not voting Democrat would lead to the country’s ruin. Oh, really? Think this Democrat has already ruined the country. Why give him more time to end us all?

chai on April 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Actually, she’s right, we are fighting for our kids and grandkids futures. We don’t want them buried under anymore debt than they already are. What a bunch of lying thieves occupying our WH. Hope they get to go on a very long vacation Nov 7th.

Kissmygrits on April 18, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Apparently there is no drug screening for FLOTUS.

This women is on something.

Corky on April 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I think what Michelle Obama meant by her comment regarding “out of the dark, into the light is” — SHE has been brought out of the dark. I believe it is because she is leaking evil; less evil, more light.

Her soul seems to be one of the darkest I’ve ever been exposed to, and that’s only been through the media, thank God.

I wouldn’t want to get any of that evil on me. I hate that it is spreading to the rest of the U.S.A.

elspeth on April 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

She’s talking about herself and their kids. No one else.

sadatoni on April 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Obama: increased our debt by 50%.

Now if only I could believe that republicans would NOT increase debt.

AnotherOpinion on April 18, 2012 at 9:55 AM

From dark to light? Isn’t that racist?

Portia46 on April 18, 2012 at 9:59 AM

And the Left accuses those on the Right of being religious freaks – MO sounds like a Jim Jones groupie.

katiejane on April 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I agree with Michelle…we’re standing in the middle of the tracks and there’s a big oncoming bright light. We’re schedule to get run over in November if we don’t jump off.

cajunpatriot on April 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM

This is no different than the Wedel story. What do you mean things are worse? Don’t you know that things are better? Which are you going to believe, your dried-up bank account, or the first lady? The $80 price of a full gas tank, or a woman who wants to stay in America’s House for another four years? Which is real, the kids who are still at home because they can’t get the kind of work that allows them to move out on their own, or the pontifications of a woman who took a $300K salary for doing nothing, and whose calendar is filled with more vacation days in the last year than 99% of Americans get in their lifetime?

Freelancer on April 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

You can expect more lies, because they can’t run him on his accomplishments in office. The only thing is she has it backwards, he has moved this country out of the light and into the darkness and with his energy policies it’s really going to get dark.

savage24 on April 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM

And the Left accuses those on the Right of being religious freaks – MO sounds like a Jim Jones groupie.

katiejane on April 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Heh.. Kool-Aid anyone?

tbear44 on April 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

New International Version (©1984)

Jug ear Jesus didn’t die for you!

OkieDoc on April 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM

“And the children of the path shall walk along it straightly on it’s straighty straightness.”

AttaBoyLuther on April 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is simply an oncoming train.

Scorched_Earth on April 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Here is what the Lord Himself has to say about Barack Obama. But don’t take comfort from it, because God is using this man to bring judgment on America. The Lord said this to Julie (wife) on the 27th of June 2009.

“Do not think it strange, says the Lord, that I would use a man of darkness to chastise America. I have long given you Words foretelling what I will do to your nation. I have spoken wasting and destruction, and I never fail to fulfill My Words. The blight and the blasting that I have promised are even now being brought to birth. And there is no escape from the Word that has gone forth from My mouth.

“The man of darkness your nation has chosen is a fitting choice to lead it down the road to destruction. And I am leading him, though he does not know it, to make the decisions he makes and to choose the path that he walks. He is in My Hand, though not as he thinks. And I move him and position him for blight and not for blessing. In My Hand he will remain until My work through him is finished. And I will lay him aside in that day.

“Never will I turn aside one Word that I have spoken, but I will lay each one upon America to the full. And I will work My will upon your nation through the man of darkness you have chosen, says the Lord.”

And yes, there is an outstanding possibility that Barack Hussein Obama will be a chief player in the Antichrist Sweepstakes. He is one of many who would be king of nations in Jesus’ place.

Americans are going to suffer great things at this man’s hand. Just one more Obama clone on the SCOTUS will do the trick, so don’t be surprised if an opening “just happens” to appear. He’s not from Chicago because he likes the weather! The mask comes off completely after the election, friends. Be forewarned.

Gordy on April 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hey Michelle, with all due respect, shut up and do what you do best, go vacation some more on the American tax payers dime.

Yakko77 on April 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

No delusional narcissism to see here! Move along, boyo, move along.

ConservativeLA on April 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Thunderthighs is finally admitting that for a moment, just a moment, Obastard popped his head out of his butt and was “Blinded by the light!?!” Admitted proof that they BOTH sucked up every word of RACISM spewed by Rev. Wright for 22 years!!!!!

Colatteral Damage on April 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

“Because I am so in,” she said

She’s reached the emotional and personality maturity of an eleven year-old. And why NOT?! No one’s expecting anything greater from her, so, well, racing in the White House, sittin’ on the antiques with ‘her man’, wild and weirdly “creative” clothes…

Lourdes on April 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

“Because I am so in,” she said

Another stay in another law school that’s resulted in an eighth-grade insight.

Lourdes on April 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM

From dark to light? Isn’t that racist?

Portia46 on April 18, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Yes. Yes, it is and I think that’s how she intended it to be. Part of the Obama Round II Racialist campaign. Code for, uhh, they-be-mastah-now.

Lourdes on April 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM

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