Friday, March 07, 2008

Michelle Obama: Men Stink

Jim Geraghty, writing at the National Review, highlights some passages from a Michelle Obama speech to a Women for Obama luncheon. It's saturated with modern, politically correct, anti-male complaining.
I wake up every morning wondering how on earth I am going to pull off that next minor miracle to get through the day...That is the dilemma women face today. Every woman that I struggling to keep her head above water...More often than not, we as women, are the primary caretakers in our households, scheduling babysitters, planning play dates, keeping up with regular doctor’s appointments; this was my week last week, supervising homework, handing our discipline. Usually we are the ones in charge of keeping the household together.
God only knows what the men are doing all this time. Whatever it is, it's only barely adequate.
I know you men, I know that you guys try to do your part, but the reality is that we’re doing it, right? (laughter and applause) Laundry, cleaning, cooking, shopping, home repairs.
Barack is doing something or other, but it's pretty much negligible and she's really doing all the work. She's probably happy is Barack remembers to take his muddy shoes off when he walks in the door. Poor thing. It's not like she expects anything else out of him. After all, he's a man. More humiliating stories about Barack follow.
And, for those of us who work outside of the home as well, we have the additional challenge of coordinating these things with our job responsibilities. How many of us have had to be the ones, when a child gets sick, who is the one who stays home? Or, when a toilet overflows? This was a couple of months ago. I was scrambling around to reschedule being at a 9 o’clock meeting and Barack, love him to death, put on his clothes and he left!
Just so you know, if my wife or girlfriend ever gets up and tells stories like this in front of crowds, we're going to have a long talk and she's not going to like it.

There's more, but I just don't feel like reading or quoting it. It's tiresome. Ms. Obama with her law degree, mansion, high-profile job and enormous piles of cash keeps carping about how her life is so lousy and men don't carry their weight. My response is pretty simple.

Michelle, just shove it.


Foxfier said...

*eyeroll* Yes, mom does most of the stuff around the house. Dad did most of the cooking, and later on the kids did it.

Dad also lifted the heavy stuff, and he had the better paying job.

Big...fing...whoop. My mom would gladly backhand anyone who tried to suggest dad wasn't "pulling his weight" by not being more into picking up the kids, or cleaning.

In my house: I do most of the cooking, cleaning, laundry and other housework-things. Elfie lifts heavy stuff and does more outside-work. It doesn't mean I do it *ALL* or that there's even anything wrong with it.

Why do women think that acting like a whiny twit will make women look better?

Dean said...

Nothing like throwing your old man under the bus to make your tired, hackneyed point. Hilarious.

Apian Apostle said...

It comforts me to know that if elected, Barak will be rushing out of the oval office, after running the free world for the day to his wife to do dishes, laundry, feed the kids and tuck them in for a nice long slumber.

Nothing quiet like a psychotic wife to make a nearly impossible job, completely impossible.

This must have sat really well with a single dad, charged with the entire task of raising successful, intelligent children, including all of the tasks Ms Obama complains about plus earning a paycheck.

Rose said...

I agree with you, KT. This is just unreal.

K T Cat said...

Nothing quite like a psychotic wife to make a nearly impossible job, completely impossible

Don't I know it! :-)

I thought of the single dad angle, too, but I decided not to go there because it would seem too personal and bitter. I really don't feel that way at all. I'm just tired of the worship of the feminine in our society. I love women, but men are just as necessary.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Sounds exactly like I'd expect Ms. Obama to sound. I suppose someday soon, we'll hear how for the first time in her life she's finally proud of her man. Geez! Get a clue!