Michelle Obama And Biden's Wife Ignoring These Military Families
On April 13, 2011, Mimi Hall wrote a USA Today article titled, “Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Join Forces for Military Families.” The article begins “Michelle Obama says she is determined to use the ‘wonderful megaphone’ she has as first lady to highlight the plight of military families and encourage Americans to do more to help the people her husband calls ‘the force behind the force.’”
Okay, so where the heck are the Obama woman and the Biden wife now? Tens of millions of Americans have seen the commercials with them staring blankly into the camera telling us how “joining forces” for military families needs our help and we should send money. They even aired at Christmas and during the Super Bowl.
If they’ve joined forces and plan to use the Obama woman’s “wonderful” first lady “megaphone” why in the Sam Hill don’t we hear them now? Cemeteries in the dark of night are livelier than those two are vocal about the plight of military families who need help now.
Assuming that the Obama woman didn’t have the phony ad run during the Super Bowl just to have her tax-dollar painted face appear on television during the Super Bowl (and that’s an assumption I personally would not make), why aren’t these women, who supposedly joined forces to help military families, helping the families of Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty? Why aren’t they helping the families at Fort Hood who are still looking for answers now years after Muslim terrorist Nidal Hasan murdered 13 and left more than 30 wounded and maimed?
Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a Marine and one of the four Americans the Obama woman’s husband allowed to be murdered in Benghazi, is asking for help in getting answers to her questions, and she is met with stonewalling and silence. Obama’s administration told her that she wasn’t immediate family and, therefore, not entitled to any information. Interesting how a child’s mother is redefined to less than immediate family when it suits Obama’s purposes.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Charles Woods, father of the murdered Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, is asking for answers, as well. What are the women, who were only to happy too have their faces plastered all over television during the holidays and Super Bowl doing to help his family? What about the family of Navy SEAL Glen Doherty whom Obama also allowed to be murdered in Benghazi? Aren’t their families military enough?
What about the military families at Fort Hood? Obama has lied to them and now just dismisses and ignores their pleas for help. He refuses to allow Hasan’s terrorist attack to be classified as a terrorist act and thus by Obama’s refusing to do same and ignoring all requests for it to be done the military families at Fort Hood are being denied full benefits for victims and their families. But the terrorist Hasan, as of last May, had received $278,000 in pay since he murdered our Americans, retained his rank and received full medical coverage. Oh, I forgot. He’s a radical Muslim. Obama likes them.
“Joining forces” was launched with a cavalcade of fanfare. Michelle Obama held court at the White House, telling the media, “We should all be working together on this. These are pretty solid Americans out here that are making these sacrifices quietly for all the rest of us.” At least she got that part right but it would be nice if she acted like she meant it.
In the past two years since lauding her personal greatness and self-professed concern for military families, we have seen her attend a children’s award ceremony dressed like she was being cast for a lead role in an adult video movie; we’ve seen her (along with elementary- and middle-school children) break the world record for jumping jacks on the White House lawn; we’ve seen her writhing around on the floor in front of Ellen DeGeneres while appearing on her show. And we’ve seen her spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars exotic vacations and shopping sprees – but we’re still waiting to hear and/or see her show one bit of the concern she and Biden’s wife claimed to have for our military families.
It was her husband who watched in real time as Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Ambassador Stevens were ultimately murdered when he refused to send resources that would have saved them. It was her husband who conspired with Hillary Clinton to have Susan Rice knowingly lie about what actually happened when the four Americans were murdered there. It is her husband who smiles as he calls questions about the NSA data-mining our personal information and spying on our phone calls and cyber mail, questions about the IRS going after conservative groups, and, yes, even questions about what happened to the four men murdered in Benghazi, “phony scandals.”
And, lest I be remiss, it was the Obama woman herself who with contorted face whispered to her husband either “look at how they fold that flag” or, as many believe, “all that for a damn flag.”
I submit that having Michelle Obama and Biden’s wife “join forces” in the interest of our military families has been as helpful to these families as Neville Chamberlain getting Adolf Hitler to sign the Munich Pact was to the Czechoslovakian people.
It simply confirms that she is as disingenuous as her husband with no more concern for our military than he has. For them the military is a prop to gin up favorable points in the polls.
Too bad our military families aren’t as important to Obama as Trayvon Martin was.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here