Michelle Obama Tells Untruths, Media Swoons
Michelle Obama Tells Untruths, Media Swoons
The virtual 2020 Democrat National Convention opened with virtual yawn last night. Governors Cuomo and Whitmer, Senators Klobuchar and Sanders and Representative Jim Clyburn all told us how bad the country is doing and Orange Man Bad. Someone woke up Joe Biden contemporary Stephen Stills to perform “For What It’s Worth” with Billy Porter, and former First Lady Michelle Obama warned us to vote as though our lives depended on it. Former FLOTUS Obama rewrote history by telling some untruths, and the media swooned.
Michelle Obama has always seemed low energy and, pardon this, colorless to me. Her pre-recorded DNC speech was low energy and colorless, even as her words were overly dramatic. If you need a nap, here is the full 18 minute video:
Notice that Biden running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, was not mentioned. Allegedly, this was because Michelle O taped her speech a week ago, and no one from the Biden camp gave her a head’s up. Don’t the DNC and Biden Campaign Manager, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon speak. So much for party unity. PUMA, again.
Michelle Obama blamed President Donald Trump for all the chaos that is going on in our country. Next time Mrs. O and former President O get together, she might want to ask him about the origins of the FBI spying on the 2016 Campaign and what he knew about the Steele Dossier. That’s where the chaos started.
While M. O. talked about George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, she didn’t mention the totally innocent people killed and business destroyed by the actions of the alt-left and alt-right. Then, she mentioned the racial division in our country. Again, Michelle, remember when your husband said that although he didn’t know the facts, the white police officer “acted stupidly” in the arrest of your buddy and Martha’s Vineyard neighbor, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates.? No, racial division there.
And, then Michelle Obama told untruths about enemies of the state and kids in cages:
They see our leaders labeling fellow citizens enemies of the state while emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists. They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages, and pepper spray and rubber bullets are used on peaceful protestors (sic) for a photo-op.
The first bit about “enemies of the state” and “emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists” is beyond my ability to search the internet. I couldn’t find a thing. But, Michelle, those cages and the pictures of the kids in them were from when your hubs was President. Just so you know.
Another untruth that Mrs. O told is that we were respected around the world when Barack H. was President. I guess Michelle Obama forgot that the Chinese made her husband exit from the belly of Air Force One in quite a snub.
Never mind the untruths and low energy, social and news media were gaga for M.O. One of my Black Lives Matters friends said she had tears rolling down her face while Michelle spoke. It made her remember what is was like to have a real President. Eye rolling here.
This Is a speech to rank alongside the greatest and most necessary speeches of our time. Not as poetic or quotable as some, maybe, but honest and human and urgently pragmatic. To my US friends (and enemies), please read it and act accordingly.https://t.co/K67YcdRgIk
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) August 18, 2020
On Fox News Channel, Chris Wallace and Dana Perino were enthusiastic in their praise:
Chris Wallace, a veteran of Trump-friendly Fox News, didn’t see it that way, however.
‘It was a heck of a contribution. She really flayed, sliced and diced Donald Trump, talking about the chaos and confusion and lack of empathy, especially coming from this president and this White House.’
But Wallace wasn’t the only friendly Fox voice. Fellow host Dana Perino also gave Obama props.
“You got the sense when you talk about authenticity, she has it in spades. She has that voice, she has clarity, and she knows what she is out there wanting to do,” Perino said. “I think that the DNC, if they look over the course of the night… would say that Michelle Obama stuck the landing.”
Dana, what are you, the East German judge? She stuck the landing?
More so than the cheers of the media and the untruths Michelle told was her final threat to the rest of us:
So if you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: if you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.
That sounds like a threat to me. Are you threatening us, Michelle? That’s so low.