Monday, August 24, 2009

Michelle Obama Was Right

You have heard of the "mobs" showing up at the Townhalls, right? You can meet some of the mob here. Where did they come from? What is motivating these people?

In February Michelle Obama spoke at UCLA, and you may remember that this part of her speech got a lot of play:

"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

More prophetic words were never spoken. Obama did exactly that for millions of us. He woke us up and pulled us out of our "comfort zones." But not in the way Michelle or Pres. Obama ever expected or imagined.

The thing about conservatives, especially non political conservatives, is that they don't take to "protesting." They see it as silly for the most part. That's why what you have been seeing at the Townhalls has been so unprecedented.

We conservatives tend to be very busy. We work hard to pay our bills and taxes. We go to school. We raise our kids, and we spend our weekends watching our kids play sports, and going to church. We don't have time to "protest." Most of us don't even have time to pay much attention to politics, other than what we catch on the nightly news. We vote and we give to campaigns we agree with, and we have always felt that that was enough.

Until President Obama.

It all happened so fast. Bailouts and quadrupling the deficit. Government takeover of banks, then GM, and now health care?

The sleeping giant of hard workers across America got up from their computers, their sports games, their work, and their homes and that FINALLY came out of their "isolation." They moved out of their "comfort zones." They engaged, and they promised themselves they would never be so unaware of who we were really electing ever again.

Michelle Obama went on to say:

You have to stay at the seat at the table of democracy with a man like Barack Obama not just on Tuesday but in a year from now, in four years from now, in eights years from now, you will have to be engaged."

And so we became engaged. We showed up at Tea Party Protests across the nation. We showed up at Townhalls. We let Congress know that we are NOW paying attention. We now understand that Obama is not the moderate that he claimed to be while campaigning. We now understand that he is far left and wants to direct our country that way.

We are not the the young "anarchists" that barely work, and wait for text messages to tell them where their next protest is, and then show up not even knowing what they are protesting against. We aren't paid ACORN workers that show up on buses to register fake voters.

We are mothers, doctors, construction workers, and teachers. We are Americans from every socioeconomic background, who are seeing our liberty being stripped away. Who see a government long out of control, but now in such a downward spiral that we fear we can't reverse it.

We see precious freedoms being taken away. We see a government we can't trust wanting to direct the most intimate part of our lives.

Blue dog Democrats, libertarians, moderate Republicans, and conservatives put away their "divisions" on immigration, drug legalization, abortion, and a host of other issues, and we came together to fight "soft tyranny." We came together to fight government determined to expand and to regulate every aspect of our economic and corporate life. We came together to fight a government determined to control our very health.

Don't worry Michelle, we won't go back to our "lives as usual." We are now informed and involved.

And we have your husband to thank for that. You were right after all.