Watching the Democratic Convention last night I caught a comment by Michelle Obama that got me thinking. This is incredible, not the thinking part, but the fact that I caught the comment at all. I only had the convention on for a brief period of time and had the sound on for an even briefer period.
The remark was that her husband, Barack Obama, would bring the country back together if he were elected president. This got me thinking about John Edward’s “two Americas”. The question is, when was America split apart? Why wasn’t I told about this? And just how many Americas are there? John Edwards talked about two, Michelle Obama didn’t say how many she thought there were so I am a little confused.
This is one of the million differences between conservatives and liberals. A conservative will talk about America, the one and only, no plural, no division, America. Liberals like to talk about several Americas and wanting to reunite them.
This desire to reunite America is ironic considering that, as a general rule, they are the ones dividing it. They are typically the ones talking about people that are left behind by the country, people are disenfranchised. They are here to look out for the oppressed whether the oppression be due to race, religious preference except of course Christianity, gender, number of combined genders, sexual orientation, sexual proclivity, immigration status, ethnicity, disease state (there are many more protected classes but this blog can only be so long).
They have to talk about this, it’s what keeps this victim class voting for them. What’s interesting about this relationship is that in the 25+ years that I have been following politics I have yet to see liberals actually do anything to help these people, they just promise and the victims keep voting for them.
Why don’t they do anything for them? A cynic would say that they don’t want to help these people because they would not need them anymore and would not keep sending them back into office. The dirty little secret though is that they cannot help them because there is not anything significant that the government can do.
This is where the conservative viewpoint comes in. As conservatives, we believe that opportunities are there for all and each person must take responsibility for their own lives and better themselves. This is what the MSM would call being heartless.
So if what Michelle Obama says is true, that there is more than one America, than she unwittingly made a case against her husband being president. If Obama is not qualified to run one country, as most of us suspect, what makes her think he can run several of them?