Michelle Obama Found Watching the Election to be “Painful”

Mrs. Obama's claim that the recent election was “painful” to watch is likely accurate.  What Mrs. Obama saw had to disturb her, but not for the reasons one might imagine from her statement.

What Michelle witnessed were the misdeeds of her husband and his secretary of state put on trial in front of the American people.  His legacy, such as it is, was challenged, and all of the leftist positions she and her husband have taken were run through the ringer.  In other words, what was painful to her was not the acrimonious level of debate, but the calling out of her husband's policies in the public venue.

Recall that this is a woman who claimed to dislike America intensely until her husband became president.  And even then it is unlikely that she ever shed a tear when hearing “God Bless America” being sung.

In an interview with Oprah, she had the following to say:

“So now, I ask you, what is your prayer for our country?” Winfrey said.

“It’s hope,” Obama said. “My desire for this country is that we remain hopeful and that we find a place in our hearts to love each other. It’s really simple — just opening up our hearts to others, making room.”

This is the sort of stuff that's difficult to argue with because it really says nothing of import.  The problem is in the implementation.  As much as we would believe her to have been a supporter of Hillary Clinton, it's difficult to see how she can use love of others and Hillary can be used in the same sentence.

While Mr. Trump made a number of very “unloving” comments during this campaign, Michelle's husband had his hostile moments as well.  Hillary was a continuous source of hostility.

But that is all beside the point.  Policies have consequences, and Mr. Obama's were not a universal source of hope for all Americans.  He needed to be called out on those many policies which were a determent to the nation, and bad policies lead to a lot more than just the hopelessness Mrs. Obama is arguing against.

And one feel-good interview by the first lady will not bring about the sort of “hope and change” that result from solid policies that descend from intelligent and resolute leadership.  In that regard, Mrs. Obama is about to get an education, although it is doubtful she will acknowledge it.


Source:  Daily Caller



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