Saturday, January 31, 2015

Agreeing With Michelle Obama - Who'd Have Thunk it?

It's not often I find something on which I can agree with First Lady Michelle Obama. Her school lunch program is pretty much a disaster, with kids throwing their lunches away rather than eating tasteless, unappetizing food. Her "Let's Move" initiative, a program to help reduce childhood obesity which I believe was well-intended, has mostly failed as well. There is no evidence whatsoever that more kids are getting more exercise just because the First Lady said they should.

In November of last year Mrs. Obama showed her true racial colors while being interviewed on a cable channel geared toward African-American audiences. She basically said that the candidate on a ballot, what they say or do, or what they stand for should not matter to African-American voters. Voting a straight Democrat ticket best serves the black community.

The first lady said, “That's my message to voters - this isn’t about Barack. It’s not about person on that ballot. Its about you. And for most of the people we are talking to, a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on regardless of who said what or did this. That shouldn’t even come into the equation.”

Nothing like the First Lady of the United States telling black voters they need to be mindless sheep when it comes to their elected officials. 

So what do I, a Christian conservative, ex-military, pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, First and Second Amendment supporting American, who has been labeled by the Department of Homeland Security as a potential domestic terrorist because of those details, find with which to agree with Michelle Obama? 

Mrs. Obama has been working on projects designed to help and bolster America's veterans. Working with the Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, Mrs. Obama last year announced the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, a program 'in which more than 30 organizations are making commitments to provide a range of services over the next five years to veterans, including $62 million in existing commitments and $102 million in new pledges over the next five years.'

Mrs. Obama is also involved in a project called "6 Certified" with representatives from Warner Bros., National Geographic Channels and the Producers Guild of America. It was kicked off recently in Washington DC. Another participant in the announcement was Bradley Cooper, who played Chris Kyle in the movie "American Sniper."

'The initiative will allow TV shows and films to display an onscreen badge that tells viewers the show they're watching has been certified by the group Got Your 6, which derives its name from military slang for "I've got your back." To be approved, the film or show must cast a veteran, tell a veteran story, have a story written by a veteran or use veterans as resources."'

"We hope our country will welcome back our veterans - not by setting them apart but by fully integrating them into the fabric of our communities," Mrs. Obama said.

All good if you ask me.

In a surprising turn of events, and probably really ticking off liberals nation-wide, while speaking at this event, Mrs. Obama also defended the movie "American Sniper."

"While I know there have been critics, I felt that, more often than not, this film touches on many of the emotions and experiences that I've heard firsthand from military families over these past few years," she said.

I can hear Michael Moore's stomach growling with indigestion and heartburn just from hearing her say that. But she's accurate and I agree with her.  Anything to benefit veterans is OK in my book - regardless of who is leading the way. 

Imagine Michael Moore disagreeing with First Lady Michelle Obama and me agreeing with her. Who would ever have expected that? Certainly not me! I still don't like her much and her political views go against everything I believe. But on this she gets my approval.

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