Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.” This was actually a dig at Republicans for playing dirty politics, which hardly gave her the moral high ground, but her point was that Democrats should aspire to a higher level of civility and discourse. The former first lady is, of course, a Democrat, so much of her rhetoric falls into the “do as I say, not as I do” category.
In her new book, Michelle Obama broke with the tradition of not attacking the next administration and absolutely slammed President Donald Trump as a racist and misogynist. However, she should take a long look at her “friends” before pointing fingers at her “enemies.”
The Obamas were paid somewhere in the neighborhood of a gazillion dollars to pump out a couple of books. Because even in retirement Barack is very lazy, Michelle got hers out first. Becoming, Michelle’s memoirs, hits the stores this week, but plenty of outlets got ahold of advanced copies and it appears the former FLOTUS dedicated many pages to her disgust of the man who took her husband’s old job. Fox News reports that Michelle was/is furious with Donald Trump for questioning Barack’s country of birth.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” wrote Michelle.
That whole “birther” thing was about rumors that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, possibly Kenya or Indonesia, and was thus ineligible to serve as President. The left turned questioning Barack Obama’s citizenship into extreme racism on account of the fact that he’s black. It’s safe to say that Michelle is accusing Donald Trump of being racist in this passage.
Michelle also accused the President of being sexist as seen in another passage, reported by Good Morning America. Michelle wrote about how on election night 2106, when it became apparent Hillary Clinton would lose, that she couldn’t stomach Trump or the will of the American people.
“I will always wonder about what led so many women, in particular, to reject an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president,” Michelle wrote.
Michelle wrote that during Trump’s inauguration she was so put off by the sexism she perceived in Trump that she, “stopped even trying to smile.”
According to her book, Michelle Obama cannot forgive Trump’s “racism” and is so offended by his misogyny that she can’t even smile in his presence. Here’s a fair question: What about Bill and Hillary Clinton? The Obamas are quite cozy with the Clintons, who have more racist and sexist baggage than a thousand Trumps.
Yes, Donald Trump did publicly demand Barack Obama release his long-form birth certificate, but it was Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 campaign which started the “birtherism” movement in the first place. Left-leaning McClatchy reported that in the 2008 Democratic primaries, Hillary’s campaign spread information that her opponent Obama wasn’t born in this country.
Then there are all of the sexual misconduct allegations against former president Bill Clinton. Michelle was upset by the infamous Access Hollywood tape in which Trump said, because he was rich and famous, that women let him do sexual things to them. The word “let” implies consent, and that’s something absent from the rape and sexual assault accusations against Bill.
Thanks to this new book, we now know what Michelle Obama meant by “going high.” It’s the selective outrage that comes along with being a flaming hypocrite. When Trump does something, he’s a racist and misogynist. When Hillary does the same thing and worse, she’s “exceptionally qualified.”