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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:50 PM
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26. in what context
is she saying this?

Her assertion is not correct. It's only playing on fears that is morally wrong.

Fear is healthy when one knows they need to make a decision: flee or fight.

Perhaps she needs to keep her mouth shut. Her husband is the candidate, not her; I've heard some of her other emotional ventings on the campaign trail, and although I understand and empathize with her, being married to a public official myself, she needs to stand back, and let her husband get elected.
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  -Michelle Obama: "Fear is the reason this country is where it is today. Fear is a useless emotion" kpete  May-29-08 11:23 AM   #0 
  - Very wise words...  mamalone   May-29-08 11:26 AM   #1 
  - wrong. fear is useful. but you have to recognize it, and face it.  maxsolomon   May-29-08 11:27 AM   #2 
  - Fear is not to be feared  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-08 11:42 AM   #7 
  - Wise words  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-08 11:34 AM   #3 
  - fear is not useless  Teaser   May-29-08 11:38 AM   #4 
  - Hate leads to power?  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-08 11:43 AM   #9 
  - It's a Star Wars thing...  Teaser   May-29-08 12:27 PM   #20 
     - Yoda also said "Wars make not one great."  Major Hogwash   May-29-08 01:01 PM   #29 
     - Yes, but Darth Bane has other thoughts on the matter.  Teaser   May-29-08 02:48 PM   #39 
     - Ah  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-08 01:52 PM   #32 
  - yoda really screwed that one up then  NatBurner   May-29-08 11:46 AM   #11 
     - It's the Sith version of the aphorism  Teaser   May-29-08 12:26 PM   #19 
  - How long till this is turned around against her?  GoesTo11   May-29-08 11:39 AM   #5 
  - You're Too Late Already  Crisco   May-29-08 11:46 AM   #10 
     - That's kind of funny  GoesTo11   May-29-08 12:01 PM   #12 
  - K&R. eom  smiley_glad_hands   May-29-08 11:40 AM   #6 
  - Spoken Like Someone Who's Never Ridden Their Fear  Crisco   May-29-08 11:43 AM   #8 
  - big K and big R!  FLDem5   May-29-08 12:01 PM   #13 
  - "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."  book_worm   May-29-08 12:02 PM   #14 
  - Fear comes in pretty handy sometimes...  Orsino   May-29-08 12:05 PM   #15 
  - yea that's what i was thinking  Scriptor Ignotus   May-29-08 12:26 PM   #18 
  - Amen!  JimboDem   May-29-08 12:22 PM   #16 
  - Fear is useful at times... but NOT when making decisions.  redqueen   May-29-08 12:25 PM   #17 
  - Fear is a useless emotion  NeedleCast   May-29-08 12:28 PM   #21 
  - I seriously doubt that.  redstate_democrat   May-30-08 01:29 AM   #45 
  - Like a prez candidate once said: VOTE YOUR HOPES, NOT YOUR FEARS.  AtomicKitten   May-29-08 12:29 PM   #22 
  - Actually, it was Ralph Nader who used that slogan in the 2000 campaign.  scarletwoman   May-30-08 01:25 AM   #42 
  - Without fear, there is no bravery.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-29-08 12:30 PM   #23 
  - Without an Evil Fearmongering Dictatorial Bush there is no Obama?  bushmeat   May-29-08 12:47 PM   #24 
  - Michelle Obama: "Barack can get shot going to a gas station."  NJSecularist   May-29-08 12:49 PM   #25 
  - That quote was an example of her NOT succumbing to fear... read the WHOLE context  scheming daemons   May-29-08 12:59 PM   #28 
     - No, that was an example of her fear mongering.  NJSecularist   May-29-08 01:45 PM   #30 
        - "Anybody can get shot going to a gas station"  scheming daemons   May-29-08 01:52 PM   #33 
           - Prove that it is 4 times more likely for a black man to be shot at a gas station.  NJSecularist   May-29-08 01:53 PM   #34 
              - Not specifically "at a gas station"... but ANYWHERE.... INCLUDING a gas station...  scheming daemons   May-29-08 02:04 PM   #35 
              - No, I asked you a question.  NJSecularist   May-29-08 02:09 PM   #36 
                 - Your answers  scheming daemons   May-29-08 02:34 PM   #38 
              - Here are some numbers  Empowerer   May-30-08 01:18 AM   #41 
              - I was going to answer this but I won't speak to the deceased.  cliffordu   May-30-08 01:28 AM   #44 
  - in what context  poli speak   May-29-08 12:50 PM   #26 
  - Reminds me of the premise of "Bowling for Columbine".. which I hope everyone has seen and should see  K Gardner   May-29-08 12:55 PM   #27 
  - See? This is why I've been asking my fellow Obama people to lighten up.  scarletwoman   May-30-08 01:38 AM   #47 
  - And Fear is all the bushites and hilary  zidzi   May-29-08 01:49 PM   #31 
  - were a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.  Mike L   May-29-08 02:17 PM   #37 
  - Yeah, the truth hurts sometimes.  redstate_democrat   May-30-08 01:32 AM   #46 
  - kick. some replies are idiotic  PretzelWarrior   May-30-08 12:40 AM   #40 
  - You MUST give this woman her props.  redstate_democrat   May-30-08 01:26 AM   #43 
 

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