Thursday, April 10, 2008

Of faith, family and pie

Of faith, family and pie

When Michelle Obama said that Barack would demand that I put down my divisions, I thought it was divisive of her to suggest that it was I who promulgated division.

When Michelle Obama said that Barack would demand that I push myself to be better, I thought better of actually telling her I thought she was pushy.

When Michelle Obama said that Barack would never let me go back to my life as usual, uninvolved, uninformed, I laughed that she could be so unusually uninvolved with and uninformed about people like me.

When Michelle Obama said that Barack would demand that I move out of my comfort zone, I simply brushed it off as someone who had become a little too comfortable telling other people what level of comfort they should be willing to enjoy.

When Michelle Obama said that Barack would demand that I come out of my isolation, I thought she must be isolated from the real lives of ordinary people.

When Michelle Obama says this, however:

Most Americans, she said, don't want much.

"They don't want the whole pie," she told the women. "There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach."...

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

She crossed a line that forces me to take up arms against the Obamas.

You can call me divisive, you can call me lazy, you can call me uninformed, you can call me uninvolved, you can call me isolated, you can call me too comfortable, and you can call me Ray.

You can say just about anything and I will look the other way.

But three things I will not tolerate.

You cannot attack my faith.

You cannot attack my family.

You cannot lay a hand on my pie.

UPDATE: CampaignSpotalanche! Thank you Mr. Geraghty

A LITTLE WHILE LATER (May 19th): Campaign Spot again!

My take on Obama's latest: "Thermostat appeasement"


  1. Just wait until Jane and I get hold of her VIMH.

  2. Into which of these three categories does beer fall?

  3. Amen, brother!

    P.S.: Since they (the gub'mint) already have their fat, grubby fingers in everyone's pies, it only seems natural for them to want to take all the pies. You really shouldn't take this too personally.

  4. They'll have to pry my fork from my cold, dead fingers

  5. Making socialism sound good and all-American by comparing it to pie sharing is deceptively clever.

    In not so many words, she's basically admitted that universal health care requires a redistribution of wealth.

  6. Bye, Bye
    Ms. Anti-American pie...

  7. There's a big difference between voluntarily "giving up" a piece of my pie and having an Obama administration take most of my pie from me at the point of a gun.

    Think I'm a little extreme in my analogy? Try not paying your taxes sometime.

    Keep listening to that Voice In Your Head.

  8. That charge of divisiveness is one of the first things that really began to annoy me about Obama. What the hell is politics about if we're not allowed to be "divisive" which apparently means disagreeing with him. It reminds me of Nurse Ratched: "Uh-oh! Who's being divisive?"

    This is the ultimate end of all liberalism and political correctness--thinly veiled threats.
    And that is essentially what Obama is all about.

  9. Keep your fork, there's pie.