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Email: "Why doesn't Obama's wife go with him?"

December 02, 2009 4:05 pm ET

The following email has been widely forwarded and has been reposted numerous times on conservative blogs.  Media Matters Action Network has written a response to the text below.  Please feel free to copy and paste it and send to your friends.

Why doesn't Obama's wife go with him?

[note - all mistakes below are original to the text]

Response

I don't really know where to start in addressing this email.  Do you really believe the word of some unnamed author (it's certainly not Shep Smith) who spoke to two random "Arabs" at a Blockbuster? 

Michelle Obama skipped that part of the trip so she could be back in time to see her girls off to their first day at their new school.  By forwarding this email, you are encouraging this deceitful story instead of spreading the truth that the First Lady chose to be a good mother instead of continuing on a glamorous global trip.  If you'd like to read one of the many, many news articles supporting this information, you can start here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6046656.ece

I'm also not sure how many times it is going to have to be repeated, but President Obama is not Muslim.  He is a strong Christian, and if you listen to him talk about his faith, his devotion is crystal clear.

For example - Obama did an interview with Pastor Rick Warren during the campaign. During their talk, Obama said: "I believe in -- that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that I am redeemed through him. That is a source of strength and sustenance on a daily basis. Yes, I know that I don't walk alone. And I know that if I can get myself out of the way, that I can maybe carry out in some small way what he intends. And it means that those sins that I have on a fairly regular basis, hopefully will be washed away."

Don't believe me?  Read the full transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0808/17/se.01.html

I'm not going to address the "scandal" of Obama "bowing" to the Saudi King.  American presidents have been photographed bowing to, kneeling in front of, holding hands with, and even kissing foreign monarchs and dignitaries for years. 

Hopefully this clears things up for you - I would also hope that you forward this email to everyone you sent the email to so we can start discussing the real issues facing the country, instead of just spreading lies.



 


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