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Michelle Obama Says ‘Reach Out To Republicans’

From the Politico:

Michelle Obama advises making friends across the aisle

By DONOVAN SLACK | May 12, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama wants the next generation to make friends across the political divide with hopes of averting political gridlock in the future.

She told graduates at Eastern Kentucky University Saturday that they should reach out to people who are not like them, who don’t think like them. Like Republicans, for instance.

"Try visiting a different congregation every once in a while; you might just hear something in the sermon that stays with you. If you’re a Democrat, spend some time talking to a Republican. And if you’re a Republican, have a chat with a Democrat," she said during her commencement address Saturday. "Maybe you’ll find some common ground, maybe you won’t. But if you honestly engage with an open mind and an open heart, I guarantee you’ll learn something.

"And goodness knows we need more of that, because we know what happens when we only talk to people who think like we do — we just get more stuck in our ways, more divided, and it gets harder to come together for a common purpose."

“So you can either choose to use those opportunities to continue fighting the fights that we’ve been locked in for decades, or you can choose to reject those old divisions and embrace folks with a different point of view,” she said. “And if you do that, the latter, who knows where it might take you — more importantly, where it might take our country."

The hell you say. But if she really believes this, maybe she should ask her husband to stop accusing the Republicans of holding the country hostage. And she could ask him to stop saying they want to take away food from children and end cancer research.]

And maybe she should ask him to stop siccing the IRS on his opponents.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, May 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Michelle Obama Says ‘Reach Out To Republicans’”

  1. mr_bill

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4

    “Argue with them…get in their faces…you guys are my ambassadors.”

    ’nuff said

  2. bousquem25

    The only reaching out democrats are going to do is protests and screaming insults at republicans. I have friends who are democrats and they fall into two catagories. One I’m somewhat friendly with and will not talk politics under any circumstance and the other is more blue-dog democrat where at least they’re willing to listen to arguments. They may not agree with me all the time but we can usually have a pleasant debate and not be called a right wing terrorist for supporting gun rights and limited goverment. The people the Obama camp seem to believe Republicans need to be friends with and be more like are the first kind, screaming idiots who believe that they are right and anyone else is a racist/bigot/homophobe/nazi/islamophobe/ect.

  3. USSFreedom

    “Try visiting a different congregation” REALLY? How about mentioning how you heard and supported a man that said, “Not God bless Amerik-a, Gawed damn Amerik-a.” “Never proud of her country” until hubby hit the big time. Broke bread with 60’s terrorists, handed over hubby’s notes that he couldn’t quite put together to meet a publisher’s deadline for another big $ advance you and he blew and doubted this publisher would fall for the, “We have massive student loan debt” excuse and have it forgiven as once before. How can we support a woman that remarks during a 911ceremony, “All this for a damn flag.” and then get it spun by the MSM to, how pretty they fold that flag, matches up with the same treatment of “It was the video” and the open mike ” I’ll have more flexibility after the election”. ” Flexibility” to reduce our nuclear weapons cache to nil as Russia and China expand their arsenals and ramp up their military strength. A woman hired by a hospital and has her salary more than doubled once her hubby is elected senator and the slot never filled once she makes it to the people’s house but, gets a check for the time she spent away campaigning in the amount near 70G. Idolizes commies and degenerates in the entertainment industry and invites them to lavish parties where they further debase values of our nation with poetry and lyrics right out of Alinsky’s instructions to bring this country down. Taking any advice on anything from this grifter is absurd………… First Lady to bring dishonor into the people’s house.

  4. canary

    ” And she could ask him to stop saying they want to take away food from children and end cancer research.”

    She and her husband are requiring schools to force unlabeled flavored milk in schools containing cancerous and neurological effecting sugarless substitutes like Aspartame to unknowing children and parents.

    They just passed 16 new regulations on milk.

    New Obama care means businesses with more than 50 employees will have to have on work-site wellness programs.

    If an employee is healthy they have to reward them with what a quote “fitness center would cost”, or a monthly wellness class to educate them. They are to be rewarded out of fairness to spending so much money on unhealthy employee’s.

    In priority is smoking tests and nicotine tests. fat per body weight tests, glucose, and cholesterol
    tests.

    How did JPMorgan Chase just win exemption status from preventive-wellness regulations?

  5. mr_bill

    After years of hearing things like “punish our enemies, vote for revenge, get in their faces, argue with them, punch twice as hard, bring a gun,” nerobama and his pet wookie wife think conservatives are going to be wooed by some soft talk from the people who have been systematically dismantling the greatest nation in the history of the world and using the full resources of the government to attack our political speech? Isn’t this the man who berated conservatives a few weeks ago because they didn’t agree to his gun grab legislation? We’re supposed to believe that the man who bragged about “going around Congress” is ready to govern? We’re supposed to believe that he wants to work with the people he shut out of the obamacare debate? We’re supposed to believe this is any more than “just words?”

    I have an idea: don’t tell me you love me, show me you love me…..and resign.

  6. Dog Whistle

    What Michelle said in urban code was “Use a shiv when you reach out”




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