Fox's Kilmeade: The Theme Of The Democratic Convention Was "Embrace Government. Nothing About The Private Sector." On the September 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed that the Democrats said "nothing about the private sector" during the first day of the convention...
Fox's Wallace: Michelle Obama's Speech Was "All About Government."
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said that he was struck by the fact that Michelle Obama's speech to the convention was "all about government."...
Fox's Hume: "There Was No Mention ... At All About The Private Sector" In Michelle Obama's Speech. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said he couldn't "recall" any mention of the private sector in Michelle Obama's speech...
Michelle Obama Repeatedly Referred To The Private Sector
Michelle Obama Talked About The Experiences Of The Obama Family In the Private Sector. During her speech, Michelle Obama talked about the experiences of President Obama's grandmother when she worked at a bank. From Michelle Obama's remarks:
"Barack's grandmother started out as a secretary at a community bank, and she moved quickly up the ranks. But like so many women, she hit a glass ceiling. And for years, men no more qualified than she was, men she had actually trained, were promoted up the ladder ahead of her, earning more and more money while Barack's family continued to scrape by.
"But day after day, she kept on waking up at dawn to catch the bus, arriving at work before anyone else, giving her best without complaint or regret. And she would often tell Barack, 'So long as you kids do well, Bear, that's all that really matters.' " [Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech, 9/4/12, via CNN]
Michelle Obama Talked About President Obama's Policies That Helped Small Businesses And The Automobile Industry Create Jobs. Michelle Obama's speech discussed tax cuts enacted by President Obama to help "working families and small businesses." She also said that President Obama "fought to get the auto industry back on its feet." From her remarks:
"So when it comes to rebuilding our economy, Barack is thinking about folks like my dad and his grandmother. He's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. That's why he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work. That's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. That's how he brought our economy from the brink of collapse to creating jobs again, jobs you can raise a family on, good jobs, right here in the United States of America." [Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech, 9/4/12, via CNN]