Thursday, February 21, 2008

Your "Holy Crap These People Are Out Of Their Minds" Audio... provided today by Michelle Obama during a recent appearance at UCLA.

At one point, Ms. Obama says that we can be confident of her husband's qualifications for LOTFW because Oprah Winfrey says so. Well, I guess that settles that...

And both Mark Steyn and Jim Geraghty focus on this high (low?) light from Ms Obama:

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.


My reaction is similar to Steyn's:

The "shed your cynicism" bit sounds like a scene from one of those dystopian movies where you get slid into the Cynishedder as a bitterly sardonic old crank in a pork-pie hat and after 30 seconds bathed in the rays of the Obamatron you emerge in a turquoise 1970s catsuit with a glassy-eyed stare.

President Obama? Be afraid. Be very afraid.