First lady sets regrettable tone on way out

Predicting hopelessness is classless, wrong on many levels

“Now we are feeling what not having hope feels like.”


– Michelle Obama, to Oprah Winfrey.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent pronouncement that the nation has lost hope with the election of Donald Trump was so very wrong on so many levels.

First, it’s not borne out by the evidence.

In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans said they were optimistic about the next four years.

That’s roughly the same amount who have been telling pollsters in recent years that the country, under Mr. Obama, is on the wrong track.

Nor is hopelessness driving the stock market to record highs.

“Confidence among U.S. homebuilders surged in December to an 11-year high,” adds Bloomberg News.

Black activists and football greats Jim Brown and Ray Lewis glowed after a recent meeting with President-elect Trump.

“We couldn’t have had a better meeting,” Brown told reporters. “The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic.”

Writes “Lewis, who played for the Baltimore Ravens, told reporters that Trump is committed to ‘helping us change what hasn’t been changed’ … and said he supports Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson.”

As syndicated columnist Cal Thomas noted on this page Wednesday, Mrs. Obama’s apparent belief that only her husband or his approach can provide hope is born of hubris.

“Anyone who puts faith in a politician to make his or her life better is worshipping a false god,” Thomas writes most eloquently. “Politicians can make your life worse by overtaxing your income, overregulating your business and conducting foreign policy in ways that put America’s security at risk, but the qualities that improve any life – a good education, strong work ethic, self-control, taking personal responsibility for one’s actions, obeying the law, developing good character – these are virtues over which government has little influence.”

Aside from thinking she and her husband have the market cornered on hope, Mrs. Obama’s careless, unsubstantiated comment only serves to help create the very atmosphere of hopelessness she decries.

The remark was a classless attempt to preemptively censure her husband’s successor in office.

What a terrible shame, especially in this season of hope and good cheer.

Roy Whitley More than 1 year ago
As has become of the left; classless.
Dee STAFFORD More than 1 year ago
Look, her and Obama's entire outlooks on life are made delusional by perceptives of racial persecution and narcissistic entitlement.

All one has to do to  understand her warpness is to read her Princeton thesis and its racial horse squeeze.

She like her husband has never had a self-earned job.  The last job she had was a six-figure one that was so important and critical that it was nor refilled after she left.

She has spent tens of millions of dollars on  bondoggles overseas living like a queen on the taxpayer dollars.  Not to mention the over $80 million their family has spent on vacations.

She and her husband are both classless and it will be a breath of fresh air when they are gone from the White House. Of course, he is so delusional he is going to stay around DC and attack Trump's actions.

Many wonder what they are going to do after Jan 20.  One thing being put forth is their Hollywood worshipers will have them in movies and TV shows.  If that is so, the good thing is we can change channels and they will have no impact on the country.
William O. Darby More than 1 year ago
"Predicting hopelessness is classless"
That woman has been "classless" for at least eight years now. Are you just noticing that?

Have you already forgotten, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country … " And  when she said that, OzBama had not even seen thirty days in office.

Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Roy Whitley More than 1 year ago
I hate to be rude this time of year but you're giving "bad rubbish" a bad name.
chas cushman More than 1 year ago
I agree 100%. It is obvious the Obama's hate everything this country was founded on. They went to the church of the Rev. Wright for 20 yrs. Wright married them and baptized their 2 daughters. The same Rev. Wright that said 'No, No, not God bless America but GD America'. Thank God the trash will be out of the WH soon.


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