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Michelle: GOP Would Curb Freedom of Speech, Religion

by Keith Koffler on October 28, 2011, 10:11 am

In a chilling appraisal of President Obama’s Republican opposition, First Lady Michelle Obama Thursday suggested a Republican victory in the 2012 presidential election would result in curbs on freedom of speech and religion.

Speaking at a fundraiser at a private residence in Tampa, Mrs. Obama noted the power of the president to appoint members of the Supreme Court. She clearly indicated that a Republican would select justices who would attack basic First Amendment rights, saying, “that’s what’s at stake” in the election.

From the White House transcript:

Let’s not forget about what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices — (applause) — and for the first time in history, our daughters — and our sons — watched three women take their seats on our nation’s highest court.  (Applause.)  But more importantly, let’s not forget the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose.  That is what’s at stake here.  (Applause.)

Mrs. Obama’s contention that Republican justices would curtail people’s abilities to “love whomever we choose” appears to suggest Republicans would go beyond opposition to gay marriage and move to limit gay relationships. President Obama himself claims he opposes gay marriage, so her suggestion that Republican-selected justices would jeopardize the ability to “love whomever we choose” cannot possibly refer to gay marriage.

As she has previously, Michelle also posits racism on the part of Republicans, indicating their policies would lead to discrimination against children based on “what they look like.”

Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top?  Who are we?  Or will we give every child a chance to succeed no matter where they’re from, or what they look like or how their money parents are — have.  Who are we?

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Moe October 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

She needs to shut up.

Car in October 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

She’s just getting warmed up. Bama isn’t getting enough money, they need her.

William October 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

I am from Alabama and a huge Crimson Tide fan. Please refrain from referring to him as “Bama” ever again. We were Bama before he ever came along.

civilwar_soon October 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

Very true and no comparison, and it’s actually “obammy” ; one is a force in American football and the other is a farce in down low balling

Curtis Bostic October 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

using the name bama?I have a lot of other four letter words that also define him!

Tim October 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Keep talking Michelle! The more you talk, the further down your husband’s poll numbers dive because you are an unabashed racist who hates everything for which America stands!

Tim Crowley October 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

How bout that. You just proved her right.

William October 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Your logic is deeply flawed. Expressing the desire for someone to shut up is not the same as passing a law prohibiting speech. When I say that people should not wear hats inside, that is not the same as passing a law requiring the removal of headgear indoors.

bettyann October 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Anyone finding MOOchell Obama a national embarassment, or who takes issue with her lies, is a RACIST? This woman is a menace. Not because she is black, but because she is an abrasive and irrelevant moron. Where have you been for three years??

Dan October 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

She is right about the loser appointments, we are going to suffer from those for decades.

ol' gator October 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

But then lets talk about obammy’s hubby’s WH staff shutting down freedom of speech among the press with extreme profanity & vulgarity !

Maybe after he loses the election, he’ll come out with a VALID Kenyan
birth cert. and proceed to campaign for pres. or king (they are the same to him) of kenya!!!!! wouldn’t that be a hoot?

david5300 October 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

One can only wish

Scott October 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

good critical thinking behind your comment moe. way to be,

Big T October 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

No No Moe, Let her talk. She is one of our better helpers in getting Obama OUT. I believe (based on her on words and nothing else) that Michelle is a racist; and, that sitting under that so-called “Reverend” Wright’s teaching only fueled a fire that was already in her belly.

The Left-Winged Demoncraps (Socialists/Marxists) have done more to weaken the greatest nation on Earth that any outside enemy could have every done. (Go back a read the Communists Manisfesto.) We would have killed any outsider that was not from our country that came in to America and tried this…O, wait…I forgot about Obama’s “Birth Certificate.”

Wizzid October 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I suspect, as in most households where religion is of secondary importance, the wife determines WHERE worship is celebrated, and the husband just goes along to keep the peace [and sleeps through the sermon.]

All indications are that Moochelle is the driving force in the Hate America campaign. Of course, that’s not to relieve Pres. “Yo-mamma” of the responsibility for allowing his children to sit through those diatribes for their whole lives. Imagine how twisted their minds will be by the time they grow up.

Bruce Air Force TACP October 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Moe; If she shuts up,then the BS they are pushing won’t be heard.

Car in October 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

Oh, good lord.

You’d think the media would have gotten a good chuckle regarding that “speak freely” given the strong-arm tactics they’ve used.

I just don’t know how much more of this bs I can take. I’ve got OUTRAGE fatigue.

DREAMS FROM MY NEIGHBOR October 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

The Obama Media Groupies genuflect to the Occupiers of 1600.

Can you imagine the 24/7 coverage, if a conservative had FAILED ‘E-VERIFY’ like Barry did? http://www.ObamaReleaseYourRecords.blogspot.com/2011/09/taitz-v-astrue-motion-for.html

Nelbert October 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Outrage fatigue – Well put.

Peaches October 30, 2011 at 12:25 am

To Car in: You are absolutely correct. Well said; me too. You can always tell EXACTLY what the liberals/socialists/communists are doing because they always accuse someone else of doing it. And the useful idiots believe them, vote for them again, and then the liberals/socialists/communists get to do it all over again. See the DVD: Agenda:Grinding America Down. Web site is:
http://www.agendadocumentary.com You can also order the DVD from Amazon. Show it to all of your friends.

Janna October 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

My question is who are THEY ??

Bob G October 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

If you have to ask “who are they” then you are clearly beyond the reading material for your comprehensive level dear.

Susan October 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Enlighten us sweetie pie. He spent more than I will ever make in my lifetime to cover his tracks.

Freedom In America October 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

King Louis and Marie Antoinette

Stan B October 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Janna, “they” are obviously “you” if you aren’t one of “them,” as in Michelle’s “we.”

Molly October 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Please someone grow a pair and answer that very question… Who is Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.. we can tell she is a very bitter woman. you would think she would be the happiest woman in the entire world. Her look is hard and bitter…. He is a cold as an ice burg… i feel sad for those 2 cute girls…Great question… WHO ARE THEY???

FoolKiller October 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’m beyond “who”. I’m wondering “what”.

gregory October 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Janna you are so correct.

”WHO ARE THEY?”

Should be answered first.
His phoney “certificate of birth” is still
being looked at and when he is a proven fraud.

All the bills and laws he has signed into law
will be invalidated….

”GO BIRTHERS” and I am going to
free speech now..’GOD BLESS AMERICA’ now and forever
when we get rid of this Muslim raised un=American ass’…
Why does the Koran say it is okay to lie to get what you want????
How many times has he lied to us and still continues to do
so and ‘she’ is spreading her tripe and trash, is
she proud of ”our” country yet ?????????????.

Religion Klinger Onto October 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

“YOU” are “THEY”.

Guest October 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

If I used “they” or “them” in talking about the Obumers, I would be called a racist… “Who are you calling ‘them’……. Do you mean ‘them’ black folks, you racist”

MARK October 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Whitey

JJ October 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

the administration

Susan October 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’m with Car in on the outrage fatigue. She makes the most outrageous comments. Can’t believe she is more popular than him on shakedown circuit…

Read a recap of her 3 Florida campaign cash stops in the DC. She is also calling for violence…
This is going to require each of you to grab somebody by the shoulders and make them understand what’s at stake…

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/28/michelle-obama-makes-fundraising-pleas-like-it-or-not-were-all-in-this-together/

William October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

The first O-bot to grab me by the shoulders will…well…they won’t enjoy what happens after.

Musicman October 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

I second that William!

Julie October 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Motion passed! Move on, nothing to see here folks!

Patrica October 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

Yes she is soooooo popular..what a lying sack.
– and for the first time in history, our daughters — and our sons — watched three women take their seats on our nation’s highest court.–
So what were the previous FEMALE justices?
She obviously drinks too much because she seems to be too clueless.

m1kael October 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

So Madam First Lady, are you once again NOT Proud to be an American?

a right wing "nut case" October 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

why does she think we are so stupid?

John N. October 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

In other words “Vote Democrat, bad as we are, they are evil”.

Expect another year of this blather. It’s all the Dems have.

cntrlfrk October 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

Another election, another democrat fear-mongering, claiming the Republicans are trying to form a Theocracy, will return to slavery blah, blah, blah.

Anjinsan October 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

This arrogant cow seems to forget her husband started a website that encouraged citizens to snitch on those who made comments about the Dear Leader. Freedom of speech Obama style!

Jose October 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

What world does she live in as she really never was proud of America. This clown has done more to divide and destroy America than anyone else. My guess is her hatred for America spewed by her and Rev. Wright and others are some of the reason behind Obama’s quest to destroy America as we know it.

Lets make 2012 the last time we need to see her ugly mug and spewing of hatred to anyone not of her ilk.

Jon24 October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

Who in their right mind would listen, nevermind believe anything this woman has to say. She and her failure of a president husband have been lying to us over and over again! It’s the prisident who has been trying to silence free speech and feeding the fire of racism in the country! What a disgrace they are!

tom October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

She is an ignorant Trollop .Can’t wait to get rid of both of them next November.

tex montana October 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

Posting comments too quickly! What in the fuck are you talking about?

William October 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

We get that a lot when Drudge links a story.

Sharon October 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

“let’s not forget the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose. That is what’s at stake here.”

I don’t think the GOP is trying to restrict our freedom. Of course, the race card had to be played. It is getting old.

vera principe October 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

michelle, stick to food. You don’t know what you are talking about.

bettyann October 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm

You mean stick to eating.

Terry Gee October 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

Wasn,t Obama the one that told us to snitch on our neighbors and friends if they said anything negative about him?
These two morons lie when the truth would do.

Marilyn Beasley October 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

Mrs. Obama is no better than her husband. The only thing both of them can do is drum up fear. The Republicans have never tried to limit free speech or religion. The new members of congress were elected because they believe in upholding the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The man we have in the oval office believes he is king and can do everything by executive order. If anyone is taking away basic freedoms, it’s Obama. Look at the healthcare bill. These people are void of truth. I can only hope people are not hoodwinked again like they were in 2008.

Scott October 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

I appreciated Drudge’s photo of Michelle in the black and white striped outfit. The chain gang style suits her well.

The only “speech” conservatives would seek to curb is her own hate speech.

wacker October 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Dammit! You beat me to the prison stripes!

WhatAJoke October 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow – she stopped stuffing her face long enough to say how great a job her POS husband is doing. My suggestion is that she grab another rib or hamburger and stick to what she knows best.

Joan B. Summers October 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Michele’s scare tactics will not work this time. People want jobs and under this President millions are out of work. It is the economy STUPID.

Michael Garner October 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Please, take a look at the impact and the attempts and the attempted attacks that have been made to curb our 1st ammendment rights by this administration. Let’s not forget the lack of a National Day of Prayer in 2011 and the Muslim prayer session that was held in Washington DC instead. We are watching Mrs. Obama

Dutra October 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

And the Republicans might even eliminate limits on foods we can serve our children in public schools. They might even allow a student to sneak in a quick prayer.

Now Michelle, trot your big posterior back to the kitchen, attach your feed bag, and enjoy your junk food.

Gary October 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

Lets forget that we also want dirty air and water, and we want children and old people to starve. Did I miss anything?

CopperheadCSA October 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Yes, we also are in favor or more rape and murder and want women to die on the floor….blah….blah…..blah…Mmmmm Koolaid.

Tom in Las Vegas October 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

I don’t ever remember any of the former first ladies bad mouthing fellow Americans the way this one does. The Obama’s have failed this country because they are really cheap political hacks who treat anyone that disagrees with them as their enemies. 2012 gives us all an opporturnity to correct our 2008 mistake.

nonpc October 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

Typical liberal tactic….say it enough and people will believe you. The communist-socialist left has suppresssed more speech and religion than the GOP ever has….especially lately.

StandUpSpeakUp October 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

Like the Bamster didn’t have a political agenda when he appointed Kagan & Sotomayor???

Bart October 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

It keeps getting better and better. Now, once again we have Michelle preaching to us about how “mean” we are especially if one is a Republican.

Folks, we are just witnessing the exploratory shots “across the bow” by Democrats and in the coming weeks, it will expand exponentially into a full blown onslaught against Republicans and conservatives while Obama, Michelle, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, and the ENTIRE MSM, entertainment industry, and every liberal magazine out there picks up the baton and continues with the labeling of Republicans as evil as Satan and in the end, even Hitler will be more acceptable than a Republican.

The Alinsky playbook is in full force with this new brand of liberals and it will succeed. Why? Because they have been able to marginalize Fox News and talk radio like never before. The common accepted name for Fox News is not Faux News. Even on moderate websites, they are using the term to describe Fox.

The White House has finally become an enemy of the freedoms of America instead of being a protector and friend.

Obama will be re-elected and if the trend continues, Democrats will keep control of the Senate and pick up enough seats to have a 50/50 split in the House.

Susan October 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Agree they are kicking the Alinsky tactics into full gear, but disagree that they will be successful. The tsunami of real hope and change — to restore our Constitutional Republic — will hit them full force on November 6th of 2012.

dirtydog1776 October 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

What proof, facts or evidence does she cite? Oops, I forgot, liberals don’t need any, just vitriolic rhetoric to inflame the masses.

George Washigton IIXV October 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

So……Circumventing congress and not follow the constitution is OK then, what a bunch of Nutty, Nuts and hypocrites. Good Grief !!!!!

Todd Garrick October 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

“GOP Would Curb Freedom of Speech, Religion” – based on WHAT exactly, Michelle?! Did you get this ‘revelation’ from the same source your husband got the declaration that ‘Unemployment would not rise above 8%’ or that we would face ‘economic Armageddon’ if we did not pass his failed ‘Stimulus’ bill? Or perhaps you obtained that ‘pearl of wisdom’ from the same place VP Biden got his epiphany that the numbers of murders and rapes will drastically rise if President Obama’s Jobs Bill does not pass? Thank you for demonstrating once again that this administration relies heavily on the political tactic of ‘fear mongering’ to obtain Americans’s support!

ritewng October 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

When the answer man proves to have no answers that produce results then it is time to employ the fear card. Just wait, the race card is in the wings waiting to be played next. They did not listen in November 2010 and thank God they are not listening now. So much for ” brilliance”. Possibly the dumbest administration I have witnessed since I began voting in the 1970′s. I am a reformed Democrat and it is because of Democrat/Liberals/Progresssives ( or whatever they call themselves this week) I escaped from this party of hypocrites. Keep it up Dems, you will lose the rest of us.

Richard October 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

President Obama has tried to change the term “freedom of religion” to “freedom of worship” in order to begin curtailing the rights of people to practice their faith, in word or deed, outside of the act of worship. I wonder if anyone actually believes what Michelle Obama is saying.

LTCB October 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

This individual does not understand that her husband’s policies are what keep people oppressed. You don’t get freedom in a box. You don’t get it from others. You get it only in your own heart through Jesus Christ and that is not by your own works. You think you’re happy but, you’re not and will never be; unless you turn your life over to Jesus and let Him in your heart. Stop being covetous of others’ wealth, home(s), car(s), wive(s) and everything else. It is THEIRS and NOT YOURS. Get right with God and get your own stuff. And, STUFF DOES NOT BRING HAPPINESS!! You don’t get PEACE trying to live life your own way. Turn your life over to God and let Him turn it around for you.

Miss La October 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

Are you kidding me? Curb freedom of religion? These creeps don’t want any religion at all. I don’t know if this is a sit com or a horror movie. Please: Hurry up November 2012 so she can go back to the hole she crawled out of.

mjishernameo October 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

I think Michelle should report ALL of the GOPers to ATTACKWATCH.com ! Now that’s some free speech makin for ya….

2012 can’t come soon enough

Pete October 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

As usual, garbage coming out of her mouth as well as her husband’s.

No dress sense, that outfit is hideous as is the photo!

David H October 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

Hey Michelle, you B! You left out lynching black people and burning their churches too! Go back to your french fries, hoe your garden, and please, keep your racist ideas off the airways. They are offensive!

Donna Bell October 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

This woman and this party just can’t keep themselves from conjuring up these idiotic lies. Does she really think people are that stupid.

Anthony October 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

Has she seen what her husbands administration has done to your Constitutional rights lately?

Mark October 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

Funny how liberals see everything 180° out of phase with reality.
They like to accuse everyone else of what they themselves are guilty of.
Oh, and the day that Moochelle’s opinions will have any relevance will be the day that pigs fly.

JohnQ October 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

I will not vote for any Republican or any Democrat for any office ever again. The Dem/Reps have failed to represent the people, and the Constitution, for more than sixty years and it is time to replace them with politicians who actually believe in our Constitutional Republic. If we do not replace them soon, there will be nothing left of our Constitution or our Liberty.

Rick October 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

Think She means, Libs can speak freely, without fear of the truth or being challenged by the media.

SecondMouse October 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

Is it just me, or is it a habit of the liberal mind to accuse an opponent of the dark thoughts that drive liberal angst and self-loathing?

The undercurrent driving the conservative agenda these days is a return to our constitutional roots. The freedom to speak freely, and the prohibition of government to involve itself in religion are central elements of that document.

NewcastleWill October 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

gee, i though it was her husband’s Marxist administration who was stiffling free speech and freedom of religion with their attempts to destroy the church and regulate the internet, airwaves and political parties’ contributions…

liar, liar. pants on fire. (sorry, had to put it in terms liberals could understand)

MONTE October 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

The democrats have already harmed free speech and religion.

Obamacare is completely against my religious beliefs

Janis October 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

“useful idiot”. Hey Moochelle, love the stripes…they suit you :)

Foe October 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

I am offender! Michelle speaks like we are still asleep in the sofas, flipping channels,watching Jersey Shore..WE are UP Mochelle!
Defending”Freedom of speech” coming from your Marxist mouth?..you truly believe you are talking to a bunch of stupid..

Foe October 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

I am offended! Michelle speaks like we are still asleep in the sofas, flipping channels,watching Jersey Shore..WE are UP Mochelle!
Defending”Freedom of speech” coming from your Marxist mouth?..you truly believe you are talking to a bunch of stupid..

Joe October 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

Project much?