The media desperately wanted to paint the Obama’s time in the White House as a new Camelot.
But Michelle Obama is no Jackie Kennedy.
And Michelle found herself in hot water with black voters after these outrageous comments.
America’s news media fawned over the Obamas for eight years.
Holding the couple up as the ultimate definition of grace and style, the Obamas landed lucrative Hollywood deals after leaving the White House.
American Factory, a Marxist documentary produced by the Obama’s even won an Oscar. Hilariously enough, one of the co-directors even quoted the Communist Manifesto in her acceptance speech.
But now, Michelle Obama has her own documentary airing on Netflix and one line landed the former First Lady in hot water with black voters.
Speaking to a group of black school kids about the 2016 election, Michelle said, “You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage, and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost a slap in the face.”
Understandably black support for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 was through the roof.
But in 2016, support for Hillary fell back within normal trends of the last few general election cycles for President.
As it turns out, the “Obama coalition” was not exactly a house built upon rock.
But to say that black voters were somehow obligated to vote for Democrats and Hillary Clinton in particular in order to preserve Obama’s legacy? That’s like a slap in the face to the black community.
Democrats take the black vote for granted when they govern, and in 2016, it cost them dearly.
President Trump did historically better with black voters than recent Republican candidates.
And prior to the economic devastation from the coronavirus, unemployment in the black community was at all-time lows.
That led to polls of support for President Trump reaching as high as 30%. If he secures even 10-12% in 2020, Democrats are in serious trouble.
Michelle continued, “I understand the people who voted for [President] Trump. [But] the people who didn’t vote at all . . . that’s when you think, ‘Man, people think this is a game.’”
“It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Her argument there was completely disingenuous.
Michelle Obama is smart enough to know Democrats pushing extremist policies like ObamaCare and politically unpopular bailouts for banks and union-connected companies cost them control of the House in 2010 and eventually the Senate in 2014.
In the end, she can blame black voters for sitting on their hands all she wants, but Democrats have no one to blame but themselves for the 2016 election.
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