In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President’s Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C. “She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.” Chicago police reported, however, that Pendleton
Comments: During the reign of 0bama these two grifters have done more to denigrate the office of the president than the entire history of this country. They are nothing but political hacks of the highest order.
There is a feedback loop that causes conservatives to think twice before opening their mouths. If they make an erroneous statement they will hear it repeated endlessly on the MSM. Its one thing for the MSM to not pounce on misstatements made by liberals, its another altogether to correct misstatements by editing.
Automatic, semi-automatic, single shot, clip fed, crew served. . . with all due respect, what difference does it make at this point? We are dealing with a dead teenager. It makes no more difference how she was killed, who killed her, or what weapon was used, that it makes who killed the American embassy staff at Benghazi and why. ABC did the right thing by removing an irrelevant detail that would have been pounced on by unscrupulous opponents of the Obama administration and used to claim that the First Lady is a careless, uninformed, self-righteous ignoramus who doesn´t know what she is talking about. But just because someone doesn´t know what they are talking about, just because they are not very smart, or just because they have an absurdly exaggerated notion of their own worth, doesn´t mean they are wrong. A person can be dumb, badly educated, unable to think or reason clearly, intellectually lazy, arrogant, even dishonest - and still be right about things that really matter, e.g. social and economic justice, making the world a better place, giving everybody a fair shot, stopping climate change, preventing obesity, eliminating nuclear weapons, perfecting that branch of economics called "loaves and fishes monetary policy," and suppressing illegitimate news sources etc.
Don´t the so-called journalists in the MSM realize they are simply clones of Winston Smith, dropping unwanted things down the memory hole and revising things that don´t fit the administration´s playbook? They are just pitiful.
FTA: “She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” What is it with Leftists and their constant need to tell us ´what we need´ and ´what we don´t need´? Why insert that into the narrative? Tell us this, oh all-knowing Moochelle:
How many vacations does one ´need´? How many junkets on AF1 or AF2 or ´Broomstick 1´ does one ´need´? How many helmet-hair wigs does one ´need´? How many teenage-looking outfits with boob-belts does one ´need´? How many advisers does a competent person ´need´? How many advisers and sycophants does a fool ´need´? Never mind this last one, we´ll just count how many YOU have.
From the same ilk that sees this big goon inappropriately wearing short sleeves and claim she does so to show off her " well toned arms". It´s nothing more than the MSM covering for the two most unqualified, revengeful and ignorant persons to ever live in the White House
They paid this phony liar gorilla $300,000 for sitting around for a year at a Chicago hospital, doing nothing. Much like many of the black "token" chairwarmers get for being black, in education, in industry, in politics....
Any of YOU ever make $300,000 in just one year? I havent. And I´m a veteran with a Masters Degree who is totally smarter and a better educator and worker than Moochelle will EVER be! Most of us are! Thats why we cringe whenever this beast gets any ink in the press. First lady my a*!!! Good Morning America my a**!
She, and Barry, are worse liars than Bill and Hill were. THAT is why this country is rapidly circling the drain! What a couple of grifter clowns. Fraudulent elections and ass-press lap-dog enemedia total liars result in so much harm to our nation, thanks a lot also to George Soros and Saul Alinsky!
Those who have not yet had the privilege of examining the intellectual bona fides of the First Lady may find her Princeton thesis of interest:
The self-absorption and narcissism is typical. Had she possessed any genuine interest in the problems of black people, she might well have chosen a different topic, e.g violence in black urban youth gangs.
Had she done so, she would know that members of such gangs can use all the firepower they can get. She foolishly claims such ghetto warriors and entrepreneurs do not "need" automatic(actually, semi-automatic) weapons. She might think differently had she spent some time on the streets with them.
Then again, they might just be collectors, hobbyists, and hunters. It would seem to be racist to assume that black urban youth who cherish firearms are necessarily criminals. How do we know they are not members in good standing of the NRA?
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