Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mark Her Well

Michelle Obama:
"What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback and let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I have seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues. It it's made me proud."
So, this is the first time you've been really proud of your country?! Mrs. Obama was born in '64! So, not really proud when the Berlin Wall fell? Not when we drove Saddam out of Kuwait? Not proud when we landed a probe on Mars? I mean, really, you've never in your adult lifetime been really proud of America. America wasn't happy on 9/11, but most people heard stories about the bravery of police and firefighters and they felt proud. Maybe nothing has happened since '82 that anybody should be proud of, but all I think of is this verse:
Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!

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