Michelle Obama: “Barack will heal our broken souls…won’t let us go back to our old life”

Michelle Obama greatest quotes

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/25/opinion/25kristol.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” Michelle Obama’s adult life goes back to the mid-1980s. Can it really be the case that nothing the U.S. achieved since then has made her proud? Apparently. For, as she said later in the same appearance: “Life for regular folks has gotten worse over the course of my lifetime, through Republican and Democratic administrations. It hasn’t gotten much better.” Now in almost every empirical respect, American lives have in fact gotten better over the last quarter-century. “….

….”But that clearly isn’t what she was talking about. For as she had argued in the Wisconsin speech, America’s illness goes far beyond a flawed political process:

“Barack knows that at some level there’s a hole in our souls.”

This was a variation of language she had used earlier on the campaign trail:

“Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that, that before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.

” But they can be repaired. Indeed, she had said a couple of weeks before, in Los Angeles:

“Barack Obama … is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. 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.”

So we don’t have to work to improve our souls. Our broken souls can be fixed — by our voting for Barack Obama. We don’t have to fight or sacrifice to help our country. Our uninvolved and uninformed lives can be changed — by our choosing Barack Obama. America can become a nation to be proud of — by letting ourselves be led by Barack Obama.

” RRD: “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”

“Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that, that before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.” This is the language of cults.

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