Former First Ladies tend to retire gracefully. They do not hector; they do not scold; they do not remind us of how badly we disappointed them. They simply go on with their lives, becoming, once again, the normal Americans they could not be while living in the Beltway fish bowl. One might imagine their relief to discover the rapacious media have moved on to their latest target, pretty much forgetting the last First Lady—what was her name again?—in the pursuit of whoever they hate these days.
And then there is Michelle Obama, as CNN reports:
Former first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday again criticized the role of women in electing President Donald Trump, suggesting that his victory showed a lack of women’s empowerment.
‘In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us, as women, and what we think about ourselves and about each other,’ Obama said at the United State of Women summit in Los Angeles. ‘What is going on in our heads where we let that happen. So I do wonder what are young girls dreaming about, if we’re still there?
“If we’re still there?” If “we”—presumably communist, man-hating women—are still residing in and controlling the wills and persons of all American women and young girls? As far as women letting “that happen,” I was always under the impression women—and men—and the various other pronoun-confused actually had some degree of choice in presidential elections. Can’t women vote for the candidate they prefer, regardless of gender? Can’t they vote for polices they prefer without allowing genitalia to override policy concerns? Can’t they vote against Hillary Clinton because she was a horrible human being, a worse candidate, and a cruel, angry drunk that abused everyone around her? Can’t they vote for something other than an arrogant Marxist harridan just because she’s female?
Obama continued, ‘When the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead, I mean, that says something about where we are, if we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar that we don’t have for men … if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president, compared to what?
Well, considering Hillary Clinton let Americans die in Benghazi and lied about it, to say nothing of her many crimes relating to her off the books server and the Clinton Foundation, how about compared to someone not responsible for American deaths and who is not a criminal?
As to Mrs. Clinton’s qualifications, neither she, nor her minions could name a single Clinton accomplishment during her tenure as Secretary of State, other than that she flew a great many miles at public expense. I suppose there was some public service in just getting her out of the country from time to time, but…
[women who] voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” The 2016 exit poll showed 52% percent of white women, 4% of black women, and 25% of Latina women voted for Trump in the 2016 election.
Oh dear. All those women were somehow mesmerized by Mr. Trump? They were so dazzled by his, what—hairdo?—they had to vote for him and render themselves voiceless? But Michelle isn’t voiceless, even though she’s saying—for now—she’s not going to run for president:
That’s not the answer either,’ she said. ‘When I hear people say ‘you run,’ it’s part of the problem. We still didn’t get ‘Yes, we can’ right. It’s not, ‘Yes, you can,’ it’s ‘Yes, we can.’ And until we get that right, it doesn’t matter who runs.
Uh, what? Actually, I suspect it’s a matter of polling showing her electoral chances are at the “snowball in Hell” level. I further suspect that’s partly due to her idea that all women have to vote for a woman because she’s a woman, or they’re not a woman and they’re voiceless because ‘yes, you can,” because they didn’t get “yes we can” right. I think that sums it up nicely.
Furthermore, Michelle Obama is a legend in her own mind, as Fox News reports:
Michelle Obama referred to herself as the ‘forever First Lady’ in a speech to a group of high school students.
‘I know you have everything it takes to succeed,’ she said Wednesday to thousands of high school seniors at Temple University in Philadelphia.
‘I know that you are me, and if I can be standing here as your forever First Lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to. So remember this moment when you’re out there.
Uh, what? The kids in the audience are Michelle Obama, and she’s standing there as the forever (and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah!) First Lady, so they can do anything when “out there,” remembering they can do anything because of that moment when she told them they were her, standing there as their forever (and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah!) First Lady.
She’s certainly “out there,” there’s little doubt about that. I’m just not sure the kids want to be the woman who starved millions of American school children, causing schools to throw away untold tons of wasted, unpalatable school lunches.
The remark at 2018 College Signing Day drew a huge cheer from the crowd.
Oh. Maybe they really are her…
Mark Steyn reacted on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ saying the term for a ‘forever First Lady is ‘queen,’ cracking up Tucker by breaking out into an impromptu song about it.
Oh well. What can we expect of a woman who only became proud of her country when it voted for Barack Obama? Still, I’d really, really like to miss her someday…