Prior to the Wisconsin Primary, Michelle Obama said that she was finally proud to be called an American. At the time, it seemed like a peculiar statement at the time. After reading Ed Koch’s column about the Obamas, her statement takes on a totally different complexion. Here’s the YouTube of Michelle Obama’s statement:

Here’s one of the key portions of Mayor Koch’s column:

It is also disturbing to me that Obama’s wife, Michelle, during a speech in Wisconsin last month, said, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

Strange. This is a woman who has had a good life, with opportunities few whites or blacks have been given. When she entered Princeton and Harvard and later became a partner in a prestigious law firm, didn’t she feel proud to be an American? When she and the Senator bought their new home, was there no feeling of accomplishment and pride in being a U.S. citizen? When her husband was elected to the state legislature and subsequently to the United States Senate, didn’t she feel proud of her country?

As powerful a set of questions as that is, they pale in comparison to this portion of Koch’s column:

What is it that I and others expected Obama to do? A great leader with conscience and courage would have stood up and faced down anyone who engages in such conduct. I expect a President of the United States to have the strength of character to denounce and disown enemies of America, foreign and domestic, and yes, even his friends and confidants when they get seriously out of line.

AMEN TO THAT, MAYOR KOCH!!! I’ve said many times before that Mayor Koch is an old-fashioned liberal, someone that I have the utmost respect for. He clearly loves America. He isn’t afraid to speak out against hate-filled diatribes because he knows, like I do, that hate-filled speech isn’t acceptable no matter who’s saying it.

I suspect that Mayor Koch’s column summed up perfectly what others feel towards Pastor J-Wright. I’m confident that he speaks for many in saying that anyone who wants to be president of the United States must have the good judgment to chastize even his friends if they say anything as disgusting as Pastor J-Wright uttered.

Finally, it’s particularly disgusting to think that Pastor J-Wright and his congregation actually think that the US government created AIDS to kill African-Americans. That’s the rantings of a lunatic who isn’t fit to fill the pulpit of any church anywhere in the United States.

It’s time that we kicked these birds of a feather to the political curb. They aren’t contributing anything worthwhile to the biggest debates of our time, which is sad considering their collective skills.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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