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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I don't know about him, but my marriage is one of my biggest accomplishments... right up there with raising my kids.

    the rest of my accomplishments, credentials,successes, titles, and awards pale in comparison.
    Would you vote for someone who's only accomplishment was "Homemaker"?
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Would you vote for someone who's only accomplishment was "Homemaker"?
    sure... if the homemaker's character and beliefs are in line with what i like in a representative.

    homemaker is probably one of the more difficult jobs on the planet, and I would argue the most important.


    inversely, I would not want a President, at least any of those we have had, running for the job of Homemaker... they have have the necessary skills or character to to that job correctly.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    sure... if the homemaker's character and beliefs are in line with what i like in a representative.

    homemaker is probably one of the more difficult jobs on the planet, and I would argue the most important.


    inversely, I would not want a President, at least any of those we have had, running for the job of Homemaker... they have have the necessary skills or character to to that job correctly.

    This thinking is why we have members in congress that think island can flip over. Others think that the constitution is 400 years old and that they should write obamas executive orders.

    You think those representatives know how to even write a law or have the forethought to think through the OVERALL ramifications of any laws they write?

    Please

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    This thinking is why we have members in congress that think island can flip over. Others think that the constitution is 400 years old and that they should write obamas executive orders.

    You think those representatives know how to even write a law or have the forethought to think through the OVERALL ramifications of any laws they write?

    Please
    yeah, and those idiots are elected officials with all the right credentials and accomplishments...... and look at the shape of our government under their control.

    i trust homemakers far more than i do these "elites" and their credentials.... these elites deal in bull****, the homemakers don't have time for that.

    I don't care if they know how to write a law they way they are written now... I'd wager they would write a law that people can actually understand though.
    as for the overall ramifications... that's not a consideration now, why would that be a problem the housemaker has to face?

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    FLOTUS for Senate?It wasn't that long ago that such a slogan would seem absurd, but political wags are beginning to wonder whether Michelle Obama is mulling a run for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's seat in 2016.
    A Thursday column in Reuters suggests that Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican.


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    I took this as a joke, throw the liberal kids a bone with a fun non-story about Mrs Obama

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yeah, and those idiots are elected officials with all the right credentials and accomplishments...... and look at the shape of our government under their control.

    i trust homemakers far more than i do these "elites" and their credentials.... these elites deal in bull****, the homemakers don't have time for that.

    I don't care if they know how to write a law they way they are written now... I'd wager they would write a law that people can actually understand though.
    as for the overall ramifications... that's not a consideration now, why would that be a problem the housemaker has to face?
    Actually you're making an excellent argument here and have made me back up and think through the concept from a somewhat different perspective.

    As it is now, we have a Congress populated with a professional permanent political class interested only in increasing their own power, prestige, influence, and personal wealth either as a member of Congress or high level bureaucrat or in a carefully engineered private sector extension of that esteemed body. And the huge majority of those members are attorneys with the skills to write law with deliberately confusing or ambiguous language that they can use to perpetuate their personal goals as they need to do that.

    The most visionary people going to Congress or appointed or hired into the bureaucracy get sucked into that. If they do not, they don't last long. They are not awarded good committee assignments; they are not put into line for promotion; they are not beneficiaries of lucrative campaign cash, they are not given face time to become household names, they are not privy to closed door planning sessions, etc.

    At least homemakers, if they could be kept separate from the professional political class, would write laws that made sense to them and that they would look forward to living under when they returned home.

    But there is the problem of whether they would have the skill and savvy to fully understand how commerce and industry best works in a global economy, etc. or whether they would be too dependent on professional bureaucrats to tell them what they had to do.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Are you seriously claiming there are tons of qualified people in congress right now? People without the same background, no matter how it was attained, as Michelle Obama.

    I'm just going to randomly choose a couple and let's find out their credentials shall we:

    About Cory | Cory Booker | U.S. Senator for New Jersey
    Cory Booker - D NJ / lawyer / non profits

    Biography - About Bob Corker - United States Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee

    Bob Corker- R TN / worked as a construction worker before starting his own company and expanding and led a non profit organization.




    moving on to the house:

    Full Biography | Congressman Trent Franks
    Trent Franks - R AZ / state house of representatives, director of a non profit organization

    Biography | Congressman Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompason - D CA/ vineyard owner and former university teacher





    And I am sure the list goes on. Are you so blindly partisan that you cannot say yes, she does have qualifications the same as others elected however I don't like her. It's just that simple.
    Well, if you look closely, you may notice that their political careers did not start with national office, even the rather unimpressive national office of Representative. All of them started out in local or state office before moving up to the national level. It is possible that Mrs. Obama would have been able to make the same move up the ladder without her husband, but it is safe to say that if she is able to make the leap straight to Senator that it is because her time as FLOTUS significantly raised her public profile to the point where it was possible for her to avoid the whole process. Not to suggest she did not have some success, but her success would not have made her a viable candidate in a U.S. Senate election. Nepotism reigns supreme in American politics as it always has, this is just an example of the fairer sex more successfully exploiting money, privilege, and access, than ever before to advance their position over the less fortunate American proles just like men have for generations. Yay gender equality!
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Dear God NO! What is wrong with this country....
    Nothing to do with her running. The country is strong enough to handle differing opinions and school of thought. In fact, the greater threat is from those who think the only way to last is to have everyone think alike.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nothing to do with her running. The country is strong enough to handle differing opinions and school of thought. In fact, the greater threat is from those who think the only way to last is to have everyone think alike.
    The only way to last as the first Americans intended with the Constitution is to honor the intent of that Constitution. The Founders certainly did not see eye to eye on every issue which is why it took them all those years to hammer out a Constitution they all could live with and even then a few who participated in the process could not bring themselves to sign it. Nor did the Founders expect everybody to think alike or march in lockstep. The one thing they did agree on is that we would not be a country in which everybody had to think alike, believe alike, agree, conform, or else be punished. THAT is what we are losing because we have so many who no longer agree with a Constitution that allows people to be who and what they are with impunity so long as they respect the rights of others.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicnam View Post
    I took this as a joke, throw the liberal kids a bone with a fun non-story about Mrs Obama
    Nope. I think more a few cool and wise heads are properly observing that Michelle is being groomed for Congress--whether due to payback or whatever other deal has been cut with the Chicago machine or whatever--and these initial stories leaked out are the initial trial balloons to see how that might fly. We will know if her personal approval rating doesn't take a nose dive--right now that approval rating is significantly higher than her husband's.
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