How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
"Blessed wife Michelle Obama"
What the liberal whiners say:
'Republicans really need to LAY OFF Michelle Obama! She's not running for anything!'
'No! This is beneath contempt. Family members should be off-limits! You Republicans have no decency!'
'Well, he should listen to her. As Barack has said, no one loves this country more than Michelle!'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. She's running for first lady of the United States of America. She also campaigned for Barack all over the country. When you do that, you open the door for people to respond.
2. Barack was asked at the Saddleback Church Forum to name the three people that would most influence his decisions as president. He named his wife, his grandmother and Ted Kennedy. If Michelle is going to be influencing the President of the United States, we can absolutely talk about and criticize her.
3. She has a funny way of expressing that love then. Let's review a few of blessed wife Michelle's greatest "love America" hits:
"For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country" (Speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 18th, 2008)
"But we've learned a lot this year, we've learned that when the bar is set sometimes it moves on you…right when you get there…it MOVES! And the irony of it is that's what's been happening to most Americans." (Speech in Providence, Rhode Island, clarifying her "proud for first time", remarks)
"In America in 2008, life is not good: we're a divided country, we're a country that is "just downright mean," we are "guided by fear," we're a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents." (March 10th New Yorker)
"Don't go into corporate America." (Speech at daycare in Zanesville, Ohio)
"And Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourselves to be better, and that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - uninvolved, uninformed..." (Speech in February, 2008)
"Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, that we are going to have to change our conversation, we're gonna have to change our traditions, our history, we're gonna have to move into a different place as a nation." (Campaign speech in Puerto Rico)