“Whatever Happen To COMMON SENSE”
“Why don’t Michelle and Barack Obama spend their own dam
money on helping the Poor”
First lady Michelle
Obama has joined her husband’s bandwagon to hit the rich and spread the wealth,
questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.
To about 300 supporters
wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady
said, “If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied
with our own families’ good fortune.”
She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. “Who do
we want to be?” Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is
limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better
Cincinnati, Ohio as her husband raised cash in Florida, she also said that the
change President Obama offered in 2008 “does not come easy.” And she
added, “change is slow, but we will get there,” according to a pool
report of the event.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a vigorous defense of
her husband’s administration to about 300 supporters at a fundraising at a
downtown Cincinnati hotel Thursday afternoon, saying President Obama’s work “is
“If any family in
this country is struggling, we can not be satisfied with our own families’ good
fortune,” said the First Lady, who spoke before an audience at the Westin
Hotel who had paid anywhere from $250 to $10,000 for the mid-day event.
Mrs. Obama spoke for
nearly half an hour to the people in the ballroom. Before that, she appeared at
a private reception with big donors where attendees had an opportunity to have
their picture taken with the First Lady.
Mr. Obama, dressed in
a sleeveless black dress, was introduced by Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, who
called her “a woman of poise, a woman of elegance, a woman of grace, and, I
would say, a woman of intelligence.”
Her speech was
largely devoted to reciting the accomplishments of the Obama administration and
telling the crowd that her husband – raised by a single parent, with the help
of his grandmother – understands the problems of struggling families “because
he has lived them.”
“Who do we want to
be?,’’ Mrs. Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to a
few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”
Her husband came to
office three years ago, she said, to bring about change; and said change “does
not come easy.”
“Change is slow, but
we will get there,’’ Mrs. Obama said. “We are fighting for our sons and our
daughters, our grandchildren, and what kind of future they will have.”
She praised the
passage of health care reform legislation that she said has already “saved
millions of seniors in this country an average of $600 a year for prescription
“Now, there are some
folks talking about repealing that reform,’’ Mrs. Obama said. “Are we going to
let that happen? Are we going to allow
children to be denied health care coverage who have cancer or other serious
diseases? We can’t do that.”
She also praised President Obama for getting rid of the
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy toward gays in the military.
“Never again will our
young people have to lie about who they are,’’ Mrs. Obama said.
She exhorted the
supporters in the crowd to go to work for the re-election campaign.
“Will be let
everything we worked for just slip away?,’’ she asked.
It was Mrs. Obama’s
first visit to Cincinnati since Sept. 2008, when her husband was running for
president. Then, she spoke at a National Baptist Convention at the Duke Energy