Michelle Obama Urges Eastern Kentucky Graduates to Seek Out Those with Different Beliefs

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Eastern Kentucky University, urging the graduates to reach out to people with different political beliefs, saying it would the country would benefit from the conversations.

She also urged them to attend churches with different denominations than their own saying they might hear something in a sermon “that stays with you.” She also said they would learn something if they reached out “with an open mind and an open heart.” Great words of wisdom, but we know the right wingnuts will take her statements out of context to mean she’s trying to force them to go to church. Crazy, but in the eyes of people like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, Mrs. Obama can do no right.

There’s nothing wrong with speaking to someone with a different political ideology. You would be surprised to learn that you may find some common ground.

It may have seemed odd to some people that Michelle Obama delivered a speech in a state that overwhelmingly voted against her husband in the presidential election. The White House reached out to Eastern Kentucky because of its outstanding support towards veterans and their efforts to educate them.