I’ve been trying to ignore the 2008 Presidential … sounds terrible, I know. Sorry but I can only care about so much at one time, and right now I’m stuck on the state budget & whatnot. (But Randy Colbry & Margaret McAvoy ought to know that their obscene & undeserved budget increases have not gone unnoticed … )
The 2008 stuff … ugh. We’ve got serious battles right now, in front of us. I don’t want to deal with the Presidency.
But today I hear on the radio that Michelle Obama is out there talking about family & values. *sigh*
Honestly, I wasn’t inclined to support Obama anyway. He has no experience, no relationships in Washington, and although he’s very charismatic and people like him … he’s not going to get anything through Congress. Just my amateur take on it. But I wasn’t opposed to him … I just wasn’t putting out any Obama signs.
Now, I just can’t do it. I just hate this family values crap.
That one of the most important things that we need to know about the next President of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can’Â’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House.
Well she goes on to say stuff that makes sense:
So, so we’ve adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he’s traveling around, I do day trips. That means I get up in the morning, I get the girls ready, I get them off, I go and do trips, I’m home before bedtime. So the girls know that I was gone somewhere, but they don’t care. They just know that I was at home to tuck them in at night, and it keeps them grounded, and, and children, the children in our country have to know that they come first. And our girls do and that’s why we’re doing this. We’re in this race for not just our children, but all of our children.
And there’s nothing wrong with talking about keeping your family grounded while going through a grueling campaign. Actually I think it’s a good thing to talk about being at home for the kids .. it makes you seem like a “normal” person.
But .. I’m stuck on the “values” and “family” being in the same sentence. I’m stuck there. I hate the language. I’m sick of the people who think the government’s job is to manage the family. The social conservatives are just too extreme and harmful to this country. But … the Obamas will probably win over some of the folks who think that the government should decide what time you tuck the kids in. They’ll probably win more than they lose by talking about family.
Here’s a related youtube –
(FWIW: I don’t think she was going after Hillary)