Why do the Republicans continue to attack Michelle Obama?
by btchakir, Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 03:55:50 AM EDT
I don't believe that any African=American who grew up in the America that I experienced in the fifties and sixties (and even later) should necessarily have been as proud of this country then than they are now when Barack Obama has climbed to the top of the Democratic Party. So when Michelle Obama is attacked for her comment last February, taken out of context, that she has never been as proud of America as she is now, she is being unfairly accused of everything from UnAmericanism to social evil.
Dan Abrams on MSNBC last night had a great section where he revealed quotes by John McCain where he clearly states that he didn't love America until he was a prisoner of war and was deprived of his country. Abrams pointed out that this could just as easily be taken out of context if Democrats were to do what Republicans like Cindy McCain were doing... and this would be just as unfair.
here's the section of The Verdict where he raises this issue with a mixed panel:
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Perhaps we can return to debating the actual issues and get away from personality attacks. There is an awful lot to really discuss which has nothing to do with depicting a candidate's spouse in such a manner.
One could hope.