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Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Military Families on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 27th 2011 7:12PM
Michelle Obama speaks of military families on 'Oprah'The day after President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address, first lady Michelle Obama went on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to talk about her commitment to military families.

Modern first ladies usually take on a cause or issue to advocate, and Mrs. Obama has made hers the condition of military families.

"Because so few Americans are serving, you've got families that are dealing with their fourth and fifth and sixth deployment," said Mrs. Obama. "Months go by where birthdays are missed. Parents struggling to do this alone, answering the questions for their children, 'when's mom or dad coming home.' "

Mrs. Obama said she has been impressed by the strength, pride and courage of military families, and their willingness to sacrifice without complaint. "So whenever I think I'm feeling bad, feeling sorry for myself," she said, "I suck it up because of these families."

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Johnathan Collier

Kudos to Mrs. Obama for putting a bigger spotlight on a serious issue. i hope she Ignores the haters and keeps doing what shes doing; most of the people who hate President Obama so much are people who didn't want to see him in office in the first place or idiots who thought he was somehow going to work miracles even with the whole country actively resisting the presidents efforts to change anything or make it better. Proof that America doesn't want change, it just wants to keep the status quo the same as it's always been, and that includes the millions of worthless individuals who don't have the guts or are simply too lazy and worthless to serve in the military and ease the burden on the few brave men and women who fight thier wars for them.

January 31 2011 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KELLY

That Oprah show was disgusting and I'm embarrassed for them. The military doesn't need Tom Brokaw, Michelle Obama, and Oprah just figuring out what the rest of the world already knows and forming an organization to look like they did something. Seriously Oprah? You had NO idea? WOW!

January 29 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ginger10487

m o knows nothing about military familes and should butt out.

January 29 2011 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
melvin cpjr

Barack is full of crap and so is his wife..... bush was to but Barack is over the top!

January 29 2011 at 9:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
onlyonecandor

Michelle, Shame on you for burying your head in the sand. Most of our soldiers want to come home. Do you know how their families really feel? They cry for months praying that their children will come home safely. It's time to end the fake war on terror! These wars have cost Americans over $1 trillion in direct costs, and over $3 trillion altogether. It's time for the president to face the reality of our debt crisis and bring all our troops safely home.

January 29 2011 at 9:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
djroxy127

Just because Obama said he wants them to come home doesn't mean that we still don't need a military to protect us. What did you think that once all troops were home that they would all get a "LUNCH BREAK". Many people like you digust me, you have a choice serve or don't serve. Either way if we don't replace tired military personal we will have a dwindled and lacking protection plan. Some other countries don't give you a choice, you serve the military and thats it. Some countries pride themselves on there millitary. So when we get taken over by communists or a tyrannical dictatorship, you and people like you can pat yourselfs on the back there betsyb728!!! Just because you don't hear about all the missions that they do to protect us doesn't mean you can talk trash. Losing your child to war is the hardest thing, but losing your child to a militia who forces them to bear arms is worse. At least the USA asks for enlistment. In Africa for example they kidnap your kids and then make them kill you so they have no parents to come home too. Michelle Obama is right we need to replenish before some other country tries to take over. Or is that what you want, you commie bitch!

January 29 2011 at 9:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
betsyb728

this is a joke right ?
her husband promised to end the war ...
why is she asking us to send OUR children there ??
enough is enough ...I am sorry ! but that CHOICE
was taken when false promises were made to some families
for a brighter better future ....tell that to a grieving Mom over her sons coffin !

January 28 2011 at 11:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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