Michelle Obama, her days as First Lady coming to an end, is reflecting on the legacy she and her husband will leave after eight years in the White House. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, she graciously acknowledged that the country is entering a time of hopelessness.
“We are feeling what not having hope feels like,” the First Lady told Winfrey in response to a question about whether President Obama had achieved the ‘hope and change’ he promised while campaigning back in 2008. (I am feeling like throwing up).
According to the New York Times account, “she alluded to the contrast many in the country are feeling” since the November 8th election: “’We feel the difference now,’ she said, noting that her husband had succeeded in keeping his campaign promise of fostering hope. ‘Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept,’ she elaborated. What else do you have if you don’t have hope? What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?’”
The Times account continued, “Those are philosophical questions that the nation will no doubt begin to grapple with in earnest over the coming months. And they’re not the first contemplative remarks the first lady, who has earned a special place in Americans’ hearts, has made recently. Last week, she reportedly after a heartfelt thank you speech at a holiday party.”
That is the kind of unbiased, hard-hitting, objective reporting the paper is known for, is it not?
Those are philosophical questions that the nation will no doubt begin to grapple with in earnest over the coming months? No, the country just chose change of a different sort, and will be too busy celebrating a renewed sense of hope… for the economy, American values, the middle class, Middle America, and America’s role in the world.
Michelle Obama told us that the first time she was ever proud of her country was when her husband was elected. Now, after spending two terms in the White House, and just a few days before Christmas, she tells the nation that, since she and President Obama are leaving, the country is entering a period of hopelessness. Perhaps I’ve missed something in my studies, but, has any other outgoing First Lady made a point of telling her countrymen that they have no hope once she and the President leave office? Classy, elegant, uplifting.
Barack and Michelle Obama are to unbridled arrogance as Marx and Lenin were to collectivism.