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Obama tells ABC's "Good Morning America," GOP better "lay-off" Michelle.

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WASHINGTON--The Tennessee GOP produced a video highligting Michelle Obama's remark about not being proud of America. On Monday morning, the Obamas' appeared in a taped interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," where Obama warned to lay-off his wife. LINK

Obama told Robin Roberts, "You know, let me just interject on this. The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.


"Michelle is the most honest, the best person I know. She is one of the most caring people I know. She loves this country. And for them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class. And I think most of the American people would think that as well.

"Whoever is in charge of the Tennessee GOP needs to think long and hard about the kind of campaign that they want to run, and I think that's true for everybody, Democrat or Republican."

MICHELLE OBAMA: We're trusting that the American voters are ready to talk about the issues and not talking about the things that have nothing to do with making people's lives better.

BARCK OBAMA: But I also think these folks should lay off my wife. All right?

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REAL AMERICANS WOULDN'T TALK AGAINST A FUTURE PRESIDENT' WIFE!

Oh Dear...I can see that 'O' is seething mad. I can only imagine what he might do to retaliate beyond just a loaded pharse, "lay off my wife."

Al Gore, being from Tennessee knew how important that those from the Volunteer State, know that he had served his Country by joining the Army during the Viet Nam War and working as a writer for Army publications in Viet Nam.

Then perhaps. 'O' has written off Tennessee as a 'bunch of classless Rednecks who've never been to the city and are going to vote for that loser Hillary."

Senator I'm not aware of any record on either side of your family tree that indicates service to one's Country.

May I make a friendly suggestion? Take Michelle by the hand and walk through Arlington Cemetary right after Dawn when it's still quite. Take time to read the grave markers and the age of those that laid down their lives for a free Country.

Get on a jet and go to Normandy and walk the shore line and cliffs and try to imagine how the Germans had set up perfect lines of fire to mow down the youth of America who we were willing to sacrifice their lives for a free Europe.

Go to Walter Reed Hospital and sit with families whose loved ones are in Rehab learning how to walk with two artifical legs. Go to every Ward in the Hospital and have a sleep over to see how it is to be in Walter Reed, your countries answer for a job well done.

Best you get Michelle's mother to stock up the bomb shelter. The war for the White House is really just beginning. You will look back on the ad that made you mad as just a miniscule blip on a Radar Screen.

Michelle Obama has been on the stump making campaign appearances for her husband and I believe this makes her open to criticism regarding her beliefs.

As Christopher Hitchens pointed out on the Sun Times editorial page on June 10, 2008 she has questions that need to be answered.
The first is what was she supporting in her thesis, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community", submitted when she attended Princeton University? Was she advocating black seperatism and what does she find admirable in Stokley Carmichael and Louis Farrakhan?

What did she mean in Wisconsin when she stated "for the first time in my adult life I am proud to be an American"?

What are her opinions of the Reverend Wright's preachings and did she read his statements published in the church bulletins?

These are all serious questions that either Michelle or Barack Obama need to respond too!

Phil--where have you been?
Hillary took these sort of blows and WORSE and she was not out there trashing the other candidates (IN HER OWN PARTY) like Michelle was.
Now her undisciplined mouth has gotten her in trouble with the other party.
Better now than in November--let's see how this plays out.
Super delegates will vote in August in Denver.
Obama's telling the other party to shut up now--that's like sending out wedding invitations and she ain't said yes yet.

Any man, be he seeking the presidency or a poor hard working individual, speaks up to protect his spouse! I am simply amaze he has not done it sooner!

Unfortunately, the First Lady is required to hostess foreign dignitaries on behalf of the United States, therefore, Americans have a right to know that her character is of the highest standard and that she exhibits good judgement in social situations.

Re above comment by Phil Smith.....Nor should they talk against a past President or a past President"s wife. You know, "do unto others etc."


SHAME ON THE GOP FOR TAKING THIS APPROACH, JUST TAKE YOUR WHIPPING
LIKE A MAN, GOP AND MCCAIN, DON'T USE LOW CLASS TECHNIQUES TO TRY
TO FOX NEWS BARACK OBAMA, DON'T GET IN THE GUTTER, LIFT YOURSELVES
OUT OF THE MISERY, AND KNOW THAT IT WILL ALL BE OVER IN NOVEMBER!
KEEP MICHELLE OBAMA'S NAME OUT OF YOUR SMELLY MOUTHS!
DON'T FORGET TO GARGLE BEFORE BED, AND PRAY FOR GUIDANCE AND
STRENGTH TO DO THE RIGHT THING, LORD KNOWS THE LAST 8 YEARS HAVE
HAD MORE PERILS THAN PAULINE!
WE NEED NEW LEADERSHIP AND BARACK OBAMA IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB!
BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE ALL OF OUR SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE
TO GET JOBS!

Cindy McCain has taken a beating on the liberal blogs (especially Huffington Post) for about a week. So why the DOUBLE STANDARD? Especially since Michelle is campaigning and having made some controversial comments.

CINDY MCCAIN IS TRYING TO INVENT NEW POLITICS, I DON'T BELIEVE
ANY COUPLE IN MODERN DAY HISTORY THAT WANTED TO LIVE IN THE WHITE
HOUSE THEY ALWAYS HAD PRODUCE THEIR TAX STATEMENTS!
WE ALREADY KNOW SHE IS RICH, WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET?

Poor little baby boy Barack.
He has had his rise in politics just too too easy.
His wife, his pastor, and his past are all open for discussion that minute he opens his big mouth and says "I want to be president."
Well I will not vote for him.
He is just a whiner.

Obama is naive on every subject it seems. "Lay off his wife?" His wife's role in his campaign, and how America must assess her behavior and words as a potential first lady is required.
Let's recap: His competitor in this Democrat primary is...ta dah! Hillary Clinton, once a First Lady.
Hillary has been through a barrage of unfounded legal investigations and judgments by the GOP and suffered remarks from every misogynist for YEARS AND YEARS and grown into a seasoned, smart, sincere, Senator, set to become President. Hillary is not a pouty, prissy, person who has just recently had some epiphany and for the first time become "proud of America" as has Michelle Obama. Who is Michelle? We need to know, so she is fair game.

Remember the old saying...if you cant stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen...
are you listening Michelle?

BARACK OBAMA AND MICHELLE OBAMA CAN STAND THE HEAT, AND THE NEW
KITCHEN WILL BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

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