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Cynics United Against Obama

2:23 PM, Feb 20, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
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Michelle Obama + Microphone = Train Wreck:

"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

Speaking just for myself, I cherish my cynicism. And that's to say nothing of my comfort zones. They don't call them comfort zones for nothing. I'm comfortable in them. And I don't want to push myself to be better. I prefer self-satisfied complacency over self-improvement every day of the week, twice on Sundays.

Most importantly, I don't want my president worrying about my "comfort zones" or my "cynicism" or my willingness to push myself to be better. I have a team of gurus that focuses on all of these issues. I'd prefer the next president concentrate on defeating the jihadists and keeping taxes reasonable. Those things should keep him busy.

Is it just me, or is anyone else getting the unnerving sense that the Obamas are beginning to buy into their own Messianic gestalt? Quite frankly, I'd feel a lot better about them if I was sure they were cynics.

HT: Geraghty