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First Lady's DNC Speech Will Contrast Obama And Romney's 'Values'

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The White House has yet to release prepared remarks for First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, but according to Mrs. Obama herself, she will use her allotted time to compare and contrast her husband's values with Mitt Romney's.

"[The President] somebody who believes in honesty. Somebody who believes that the truth matters," Mrs. Obama told radio host Yolanda Adams. "With every policy he has put forth, he tells us who he is. I’m reminding people of who Barack is and those values are what guide him and those are the values that need to guide this country for the next four years and beyond.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with Sirius XM radio host Joe Madison, the first lady remarked, "I am going to remind people about the values that drive my husband to do what he has done and what he is going to do for the next four years."

It's most likely, though, that she'll avoid mentioned Mitt Romney by name and instead leave ugly mud-slinging to the professionals, says Krissah Thompson at The Washington Post.

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  1. It obviously worked 4 years ago, lady. But even with a truckload of lipstick to be applied this week, we still recognize your husband the pig. (Its a phrase dear, nothing racial meant.)

    Oh hell, I'll be racist: "Chicago! Chicago! Chicago!"

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 4, 2012 3:24:29 PM


  2. @MARKUS. You are a GOP fool.

    Posted by: OKEYDOKEY | Sep 4, 2012 4:46:19 PM


  3. That picture is frightening!

    Posted by: ? | Sep 4, 2012 4:51:29 PM


  4. "That picture is frightening."

    Really. On the Lady Bunny's Blog there are two pictures that show the frightening resemblance between Ann Romney and Bride of Chucky.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 4, 2012 4:58:06 PM


  5. The sheer hypocrisy of the liberal double standard. If someone posted a side-by-side picture of Michelle Obama and whatever the hell she resembles, they'd be branded a racist.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 4, 2012 5:11:01 PM


  6. The sheer hypocrisy of the liberal double standard. If someone posted a side-by-side picture of Michelle Obama and whatever the hell she resembles, they'd be branded a racist.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 4, 2012 5:11:04 PM


  7. @? (Markus)

    One doesn't have to look very far into the past to see some frightening GOP first ladies, or first lady "wanna be's":

    Anne Romney
    Barbara Bush
    Cindy McCain
    The current Mrs. Gingrich (probably the next one too as Newt trades them in every 100,000 miles!)

    So there! We all can play petty. Grow up dude!

    Posted by: MATTHEW | Sep 4, 2012 5:12:43 PM


  8. @? You are a complete and total idiot.

    Posted by: MATTHEW | Sep 4, 2012 5:16:14 PM


  9. The sheer hypocrisy of the liberal double standard. If someone posted a side-by-side picture of Michelle Obama and whatever the hell she resembles, they'd be branded a racist.

    Well, you can't label me a racist. Anne Romney and Bride of Chucky are of the same race. They might be cousins for all we know.

    Oh, and Matthew, thanks for giving me the correct spelling of the old tax evading gal's name.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 4, 2012 5:20:25 PM


  10. ?: how can it be hypocrisy? How can you be branded a racist if nobody knows what you are even talking about? So, you are accusing liberals of doing calling you a racist when you haven't even done anything? What freakin' planet do you live on? This sounds like JASON'S train of thought.

    Posted by: MATTHEW | Sep 4, 2012 5:22:05 PM


  11. Compared to previous First Lady's, what has Mrs. Obama done that is so terrible to deserve such venom from the right? Ohhh, I forgot she's married to Barack! I get it now.

    Unlike some other First Lady's she's not horning in and making policy decisions, she doesn't surround herself in controversy, she supports inititiatives for kids. Why such anger?

    Posted by: LOU | Sep 4, 2012 5:31:18 PM


  12. the commenter who identified himself with "?" is nothing more than a coward who knows full well that his racism will be called into question on comments boards like this one and therefore refuses to identify himself other than with a question mark.

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 4, 2012 5:40:02 PM


  13. ^What a foolish thought. Why would I need to use a name rather a question mark? It's the same difference.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 4, 2012 6:09:45 PM


  14. I think Michelle Obama has been one of best, classiest, stylish First Ladies we've ever had. Period. A First Lady to be truly proud.

    Posted by: TerryA | Sep 4, 2012 7:38:01 PM


  15. Although I am a Log Cabin Republican supporting Romney, I have always liked the Obamas as people. I can't see anything Michelle has done to warrant hostility from the Right. In some ways she's the classic American success story. She came from an intact home, did well in school, had a good career. married and stayed married, and raised two children. She is also a member of a church. Sounds like traditional values to me.

    Posted by: Mary | Sep 4, 2012 8:24:15 PM


  16. Ahh, but Mary, they may be traditional values, but they aren't Republican traditional values! So she needs to be vilified.

    Posted by: LOU | Sep 4, 2012 9:35:14 PM


  17. This old white male Navy veteran is so proud that the USA has such a beautiful first family in the White House. They show us by their words and deeds what real family values look and sound like. FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 4, 2012 11:17:28 PM


  18. @TERRYA: I totally agree with you. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 5, 2012 12:34:26 AM


  19. The Democrats; A History Lesson.
    Our nation’s top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.

    The Democrats:
    Democrats fought to expand slavery while Republicans fought to end it.
    Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
    Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery.
    Democrats supported and passed the Kansas Nebraska Act to expand slavery.
    Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision.
    Democrats opposed educating blacks and murdered our teachers.
    Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws.
    Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a “Kleagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
    Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.
    Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
    Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.
    Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s choice for vice president in 1944 was Harry Truman, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City in 1922.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt resisted Republican efforts to pass a federal law against lynching.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposed integration of the armed forces.
    Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
    Democrats supported and backed Judge John Ferguson in the case of Plessy v Ferguson.
    Democrats supported the School Board of Topeka Kansas in the case of Brown v The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.
    Democrat public safety commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor, in Birmingham, Ala., unleashed vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
    Democrats were who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protesters were fighting.
    Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox “brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
    Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.
    Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.
    Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act.
    Democrat President John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.
    Democrat President John F. Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.
    Democrat President Bill Clinton’s mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation.
    Democrat President Bill Clinton interned for J. William Fulbright in 1966-67.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
    Southern Democrats opposed desegregation and integration.
    Democrats opposed:

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The 13th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment
    The Reconstruction Act of 1867
    The Civil Rights of 1866
    The Enforcement Act of 1870
    The Forced Act of 1871
    The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875
    The Freeman Bureau
    The Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The United State Civil Rights Commission
    Republicans gave strong bi-partisan support and sponsorship for the following legislation:

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The 1968 Civil Rights Acts
    The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972
    Goals and Timetables for Affirmative Action Programs
    Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973
    Voting Rights Act of Amendment of 1982
    Civil Rights Act of 1983
    Federal Contract Compliance and Workforce Development Act of 1988
    The Republicans:
    Republicans enacted civil rights laws in the 1950’s and 1960’s, over the objection of Democrats.
    Republicans founded the HBCU’s (Historical Black College’s and Universities) and started the NAACP to counter the racist practices of the Democrats.
    Republicans pushed through much of the ground-breaking civil rights legislation in Congress.
    Republicans fought slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote.
    Republicans pushed through much of the groundbreaking civil rights legislation from the 1860s through the 1960s.
    Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sent troops into the South to desegregate the schools.
    Republican President Eisenhower appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, was the one who pushed through the civil rights laws of the 1960’s.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.
    Republican and black American, A. Phillip Randolph, organized the 1963 March by Dr. King on Washington.
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act Roll Call Vote: In the House, only 64 percent of the Democrats (153 yes, 91 no), but 80 percent of the Republicans (136 yes, 35 no), voted for it. In the Senate, while only 68 percent of the Democrats endorsed the bill (46 yes, 21 no), 82 percent of the Republicans voted to enact it (27 yes, 6 no).

    Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican that introduced legislation to give African Americans the so-called 40 acres and a mule and Democrats overwhelmingly voted against the bill.

    During the Senate debates on the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, it was revealed that members of the Democratic Party formed many terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan to murder and intimidate African Americans voters. The Ku Klux Klan Act was a bill introduced by a Republican Congress to stop Klan Activities.

    History reveals that Democrats lynched, burned, mutilated and murdered thousands of blacks and completely destroyed entire towns and communities occupied by middle class Blacks, including Rosewood, Florida, the Greenwood District in Tulsa Oklahoma, and Wilmington, North Carolina to name a few.

    History reveals that it was Abolitionists and Radical Republicans such as Henry L. Morehouse and General Oliver Howard that started many of the traditional Black colleges, while Democrats fought to keep them closed. Many of our traditional Black colleges are named after white Republicans.

    After exclusively giving the Democrats their votes for the past 25 years, the average African American cannot point to one piece of civil rights legislation sponsored solely by the Democratic Party that was specifically designed to eradicate the unique problems that African Americans face today.

    Posted by: American | Sep 5, 2012 12:47:38 AM


  20. The Democrats; A History Lesson.
    Our nation’s top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.

    The Democrats:
    Democrats fought to expand slavery while Republicans fought to end it.
    Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
    Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery.
    Democrats supported and passed the Kansas Nebraska Act to expand slavery.
    Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision.
    Democrats opposed educating blacks and murdered our teachers.
    Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws.
    Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a “Kleagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
    Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.
    Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
    Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.
    Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s choice for vice president in 1944 was Harry Truman, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City in 1922.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt resisted Republican efforts to pass a federal law against lynching.
    Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposed integration of the armed forces.
    Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
    Democrats supported and backed Judge John Ferguson in the case of Plessy v Ferguson.
    Democrats supported the School Board of Topeka Kansas in the case of Brown v The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.
    Democrat public safety commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor, in Birmingham, Ala., unleashed vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
    Democrats were who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protesters were fighting.
    Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox “brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
    Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.
    Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.
    Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act.
    Democrat President John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.
    Democrat President John F. Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.
    Democrat President Bill Clinton’s mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation.
    Democrat President Bill Clinton interned for J. William Fulbright in 1966-67.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964.
    Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
    Southern Democrats opposed desegregation and integration.
    Democrats opposed:

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The 13th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment
    The Reconstruction Act of 1867
    The Civil Rights of 1866
    The Enforcement Act of 1870
    The Forced Act of 1871
    The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875
    The Freeman Bureau
    The Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The United State Civil Rights Commission
    Republicans gave strong bi-partisan support and sponsorship for the following legislation:

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The 1968 Civil Rights Acts
    The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972
    Goals and Timetables for Affirmative Action Programs
    Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973
    Voting Rights Act of Amendment of 1982
    Civil Rights Act of 1983
    Federal Contract Compliance and Workforce Development Act of 1988
    The Republicans:
    Republicans enacted civil rights laws in the 1950’s and 1960’s, over the objection of Democrats.
    Republicans founded the HBCU’s (Historical Black College’s and Universities) and started the NAACP to counter the racist practices of the Democrats.
    Republicans pushed through much of the ground-breaking civil rights legislation in Congress.
    Republicans fought slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote.
    Republicans pushed through much of the groundbreaking civil rights legislation from the 1860s through the 1960s.
    Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sent troops into the South to desegregate the schools.
    Republican President Eisenhower appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, was the one who pushed through the civil rights laws of the 1960’s.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
    Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.
    Republican and black American, A. Phillip Randolph, organized the 1963 March by Dr. King on Washington.
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act Roll Call Vote: In the House, only 64 percent of the Democrats (153 yes, 91 no), but 80 percent of the Republicans (136 yes, 35 no), voted for it. In the Senate, while only 68 percent of the Democrats endorsed the bill (46 yes, 21 no), 82 percent of the Republicans voted to enact it (27 yes, 6 no).

    Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican that introduced legislation to give African Americans the so-called 40 acres and a mule and Democrats overwhelmingly voted against the bill.

    During the Senate debates on the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, it was revealed that members of the Democratic Party formed many terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan to murder and intimidate African Americans voters. The Ku Klux Klan Act was a bill introduced by a Republican Congress to stop Klan Activities.

    History reveals that Democrats lynched, burned, mutilated and murdered thousands of blacks and completely destroyed entire towns and communities occupied by middle class Blacks, including Rosewood, Florida, the Greenwood District in Tulsa Oklahoma, and Wilmington, North Carolina to name a few.

    History reveals that it was Abolitionists and Radical Republicans such as Henry L. Morehouse and General Oliver Howard that started many of the traditional Black colleges, while Democrats fought to keep them closed. Many of our traditional Black colleges are named after white Republicans.

    After exclusively giving the Democrats their votes for the past 25 years, the average African American cannot point to one piece of civil rights legislation sponsored solely by the Democratic Party that was specifically designed to eradicate the unique problems that African Americans face today.

    Posted by: American | Sep 5, 2012 12:47:40 AM


  21. Also notice who the director focused on the audience reaction during her speech..at least 90% Black people. They are obviously soliciting a race here to vote for them.

    Posted by: American | Sep 5, 2012 12:55:33 AM


  22. @ American: Much of what you say is distorted B.S. The democratic party of post WWII is the party that led the charge in making America a more equal society. Democratic presidents like Truman. JFK, LBJ, Carter, Clinton and our wonderful incumbent Obama have been leading our nation toward full equality for all our citizens. The once proud Republican party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower has been drifting to the right. Adopting a southern strategy (anti-black)and is now in the strangle hold of the right wing, anti-science fundamentalists "christians" who are anti-21st century. We are not being asked in November to choose which party stood for what a century ago. We are being asked whether Obama following in the footsteps of JFK, Carter and Clinton is better for America now than Romney who is in the clutches of the wing nut right wingers. I choose Obama.

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 5, 2012 2:53:24 AM


  23. @American: Thanks for using the appropriate language of "Democrat" and "Republican". The revisionist "historians" of the Religious Right typically use "liberal" and "conservative". And use them incorrectly.

    There has been a tremendous change in both parties since LBJ and the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960's. The Republicans and the Democrats basically changed places. The Republicans became conservative, and the Democrats became liberal. Do not forget, as Andrew pointed out, the Republican's racist Southern Strategy. In an amazing show of humility, some of the Republican party have acknowledged that the Southern Strategy was a mistake. On the other hand, the Romney/Ryan ticket has recognized that since they won't get much African American support, they might as well resurrect it.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 6, 2012 8:47:28 AM


  24. @American: You might as well hang an albatross around Obama's neck because of the history of his church, the UCC [United Church of Chist]. The UCC was a merger of the Congregationalists and the Evangelical & Reformend. The C's are in turn descended from the Puritans of MA. The Puritans emigrated from England because they wanted religious freedom for themselves - and intolerance for anyone else.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 6, 2012 9:02:40 AM


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