Former first lady Michelle Obama has really been on a roll for the last couple of months, hasn’t she? Last month, at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, she said that it was to be expected that many people of color would not trust politics, seeing as how the Republican Party was made up of nothing but old, white men. She said the stark contrast between the parties struck her at one of her husband’s State of the Union speeches.
“On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room,” she said. “On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color.”
Wait, there are blue and green Democrats?
The month before, Michelle took a swipe at 41% of American women when she accused them of betraying themselves by voting for Donald Trump. “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” she said at a Boston marketing conference. “It doesn’t say much about Hillary – everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no, what does this mean for us as women? That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You just like the thing you’re told to like.”
That any Democrats would mock someone for “just liking what they’re told to like” is an explosion of thick irony, but we’ll leave that for now so we can focus on Michelle’s latest expulsion of word vomit.
At an Obama Foundation summit in Chicago, the former first lady said that one of the problems with this country was that men were growing up spoiled to death by the women in their lives.
“It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys and we raise our girls,” she said. “We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men – and I think we pay for that a little bit. It’s powerful to have strong men, but what does that strength mean? You know, does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion?
“Are we protecting our men too much so they feel a little entitled and self-righteous sometimes?” she asked. “But, that’s kind of on us too as women and mothers, as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect.”
To which we can only say…huh?
It doesn’t really sound like Michelle thought through her latest “this is the problem with the world” theory, or at least, she didn’t bring those thoughts to the summit. As for the issue of entitlement, well, again – that’s pretty rich coming from a liberal Democrat. And we’re sure that moms of boys all around the country will be happy to listen to this mother of two girls tell them how they’re raising their sons incorrectly.
Anyway, that’s it for this month. Tune in next time when Michelle Obama will undoubtedly be back with another round of rousing insight into The Problem Today Is…
We can’t wait.