While Chuck Todd is, as far as I can tell, more of a standard Villager than a right-winger, this is absolutely a SRWT. Because only wingnuts believe that the Obamas "resent the rich" (since they're among them) and Michelle Obama certainly wasn't
While Chuck Todd is, as far as I can tell, more of a standard Villager than a right-winger, this is absolutely a SRWT. Because only wingnuts believe that the Obamas "resent the rich" (since they're among them) and Michelle Obama certainly wasn't talking to them, since they're not persuadable.
Moreover, the First Lady said many of the things that the right always characterizes as "punishing success" or "class warfare" -- including:
THE FIRST LADY: We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters…that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules…and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean…and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it…and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love.
And he believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.
He's the same man who started his career by turning down high paying jobs and instead working in struggling neighborhoods where a steel plant had shut down, fighting to rebuild those communities and get folks back to work…because for Barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
So, Chuck, the same crowd that thought going into the convention that the Obamas hated rich people and want to punish success will stick think that, and the rest of us on Planet Earth will not.
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