The fundraiser had a $5,000 minimum ticket price so I doubt too many "middle class" folks were there.
I take issue with at least one thing Mrs. Obama reportedly had to say:
"Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to a few at the top or will we give every child the chance to succeed no matter where they are from or what they look like or how much money their parents have? Who are we?"
I do not believe that "opportunity is limited to a few at the top" in this country.
Much has been made lately of Senator Marco Rubio's life story. If "opportunity is limited to a few at the top" then how did he get to be a U.S. Senator?
What about Steve Jobs? Would you consider his background as privileged? His dad was a machinist and his mom an accountant. He did not attend exclusive private schools. He studied. He worked hard. He learned.
What about Obama's friend, Oprah Winfrey? She was born to an unwed teenage mother. Did that limit her opportunities? Were her aspirations crushed by the wicked Republicans? Or did she figure out how to fight her way to the top?
I think the point Mrs. Obama misses, and maybe why she's so "mad," is that America IS the land of opportunity. You make your own luck, I've always heard. Life does not owe you a fair shake. Life owes you nothing. Certainly government does not have to intervene and ensure that everyone gets a fair shake.
Opportunity is not limited in America. It doesn't matter how much money your parents have. It doesn't matter what you look like.
It certainly doesn't matter where you're from. Barack Obama, who isn't really from anywhere, should know that.
She could learn a thing or two from Bluto:
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