First Lady Defends President from Critics

From ABC:

“I think my husband has done a phenomenal job staying on course, looking his critics in the eye, coming up with clear solutions against staying the course,” Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts in an exclusive morning television interview on “Good Morning America.” “That’s what leadership is. But people have the right to criticize the president of the United States.”


“Rightfully, some people are frustrated, right?” the first lady said. “But one of the things that Barack Obama said and continues to say is change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. And it certainly doesn’t happen in a year.

Am I to understand the First Lady as saying that something positive is going to come from spending us into oblivion, sending unemployment to 10%, nationalizing huge chunks of the private sector, and tripling the deficit? Again:

Staying on course? He promised that troops would be out of Iraq by the end of the year and not only are they not, he’s pledged an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. His failure to deliver on this promise actually serves America, so I like this broken promise. He promised to close Gitmo and yet Gitmo is still open. Another promise broken which serves America, so I can’t complain. The stimulus failed, the jobs aren’t there, the housing market is still struggling, unless the President’s course was to go off-course and make a disaster of his first year, the First Lady is wrong: he rambled off-course, no matter whose course you look at: both the one upon which he rain during the campaign and the one which would have restored the economy and jobs.

Change definitely isn’t easy – especially when that change is decimating the country’s economy by way of bailout after bailout (remember – Democrats took control of congress in 2006 and the economic woes he’s claimed to have inherited are the very ones for which he voted as a Democrat pre-White House), “stimulus” after “stimulus,” nationalizing the auto industry and running it into the ground, promising massive taxes by way of fauxcare and cap-n-trade; no, THAT sort of change, the change from a prosperous nation into that of one mired in struggle, isn’t easy at all.