Everything about Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention is so obviously superior to the travesty that was the Republican National Convention that the only possible conservative reaction at this point is blubbering meltdown. Case in point: National Review Online. Jump over the orange squiggle of joy for details.
The Dunces' Corner at NRO at this moment leads with the 'NRO Twitter Tracker', where we see
If NRO links don't work, just hit refresh -Sounds like both an implicit conservative recognition of their inability to respond to Michelle Obama's brilliant speech ("Hey, we might have a retort. Someday. Or maybe not."), and their general failure to produce anything good, as well as an NRO proclamation of Republican ideology ('Oh, it might work, in the distant future. Just trust us.').
should work sooner or later— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty)
And Jonah Goldberg writes his thoughts about Michelle Obama's speech:
All of that said, I thought as a political speech it was excellent and did nearly everything she needed it to do. She was more comfortable and convincingly passionate than Ann Romney and made not only a defense of her husband the man (where Ann also excelled) but also of her husband’s policies (where Ann Romney was largely silent, if memory serves).Michelle Obama is more comfortable and convincing speaking about decency, justice, progress, and all that is good for America than Ann Romney because she actually believes what she is saying and supports it!
Next, Rich Lowry, in a post titled
Take Away From Prime Timesays that
Michelle Obama’s was very powerful. She’s become quite the practiced performer. The first half of the speech could have been given by a conservative–all about the importance of personal responsibility and hard work–and the rest, about President Obama’s record, was inevitably more tendentious.You wingnuts have become so brainwashed by your own rhetoric, that you are unable realize that the Democratic Party is the party of personal responsibility and hard work, and that the Romney/Ryan-led GOP is the party which supports greed, entitlement, irresponsibility, and stealing from the working and middle class to enrich the wealthy!
This is followed by a SECOND post by Lowry titled
Take Away From Prime Timewhere he says that
Michelle Obama’s was very powerful. She’s become quite the practiced performer. The first half of the speech could have been given by a conservative–all about the importance of personal responsibility and hard work–and the rest, about President Obama’s record, was inevitably more tendentious.Thanks for saying it twice, Lowry, it's worth repeating.
Followed by a THIRD post by Lowry titled.... you guessed it
Take Away From Prime Time
where he says..... oh, you know.... Michelle Obama's speech was very powerful.
Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:50 PM PT: My goodness, I just re-watched some of the speech. Michelle Obama's genuine understanding of the struggles of ordinary people, women, workers, the middle class, immigrants, the history of civil rights, GLBT rights, is so clear and inspiring...
And he reminds me that we are playing a long game here … and that change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once.
But eventually we get there, we always do.
If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire … if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores…if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote…if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time … if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream … and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love…then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.