Michelle Obama: 'Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice

Dash

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Michelle Obama: 'Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice'
Jennifer Hansler
By Jennifer Hansler, CNN
Updated 2:54 PM ET, Wed September 27, 2017
Michelle Obama's message for women voters

In candid remarks Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama said women who voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton went against their "authentic voice" in the 2016 presidential election.

"Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice," she said at the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, according to video from inside the event.

"What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me," Obama said. "Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."

Obama slammed Trump on the campaign trail after he was heard talking in a leaked "Access Hollywood" video about being sexually aggressive with women.
"I can't stop thinking about this," she said at the time. "It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted."

Obama said her comments about the election are some of the things she has "rolling around in (her) head" as she pens her book and reflects on the past decade in the political eye.

"When you're in it, you don't have a moment, a second, to think," she said. "This is the first time in eight years, probably 10 years, that I'll have a chance to think back on what it all meant."

And despite her criticisms of the current President, Obama noted that she hopes that Trump not only succeeds but is treated more charitably than people -- and the Republican Party -- treated her husband, former President Barack Obama, while he occupied the Oval Office.

"We want the sitting President to be successful because we live in this country. He is our commander in chief, he was voted in," she said, adding that she knows from experience that "it is very difficult to lead when you have a peanut gallery of people who don't know what they're talking about second-guessing what you do."

"When you've been in that position, you see that most formers do take a step back, they do let the current holder of the office lead. You do step up when you're asked, and you do try to make sure what you say is constructive," she continued. "Now, like I said, there was a whole party that didn't do that for my husband, a whole political party that did not, but what we've learned is part of our legacy is leading with grace."

She suggested part of this kind of leadership comes from learning when to respond and how to respond. Michelle and Barack Obama have stayed largely out of the political fray after leaving office, although he weighed in on the Obamacare fight at an event last week. Michelle Obama said the American people should continue to expect this type of limited response.

"Barack is not going to turn into what this President was, which is somebody tweeting in the wind and stirring up mess without really knowing what they're talking about," she said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/politics/michelle-obama-women-voters/index.html
 

Dash

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So, according to Michelle Obama, I am supposed to choose who to vote for based on ovaries. Her suggestion is noted and rejected. I am capable of thinking for myself. Even though, also according to Michelle Obama, I am not actually capable of thinking for myself because I didn't vote based on the fact that I have ovaries. This is feminism? :rolleyes:

Just when you think she could not possibly be any more arrogant & condescending.
 

pirate9933

Veteran Member
I have never in my 60 years remember the looser of any election never mind the presidential election, 9 and 10 months later, still complaining, still bringing up old items.

Go into the nether world and get over it.
 

Pinecone

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Uh, Michelle, I am an American first. Everything else is a secondary consideration. I vote for what's right for the country, not what would personally benefit myself or family. It's just as sexist to vote for a woman as it is the more handsome of the male candidates. You are a moron. Oh, and a traitor. Just go away. The further the better.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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"What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me," Obama said. "Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."

No, what it means is that many women set aside identity politics and voted for the good of the country as a whole. The Marxists don’t give a sh*t about the country. They just want power.
 

Josie

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So who did Michelle vote for when her husband was running against Hillary? Did she vote against her "inner voice" and vote for Zero so she could feel proud of her country? Or did she listen to "that voice" and vote with her uterus? Inquiring minds want to know. Awe, never mind. I really don't care.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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"What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me," Obama said. "Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."

No, what it means is that many women set aside identity politics and voted for the good of the country as a whole. The Marxists don’t give a sh*t about the country. They just want power.
Exactly. Hitlery stands for EVERYTHING that I, as a conservative woman, wife, mother and grandmother, find abhorrent. Something she is way too stupid to ever understand.

Summerthyme
 

texkat72

Veteran Member
“You like the thing you're told to like.”

Uhm... nope. That is a demoncrat tactic. I’ve been thinking/voting for myself, for years, thank you very much.

ETA: “It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted."
Man up, Michael!

This creature is going to run for office, mark my words.
 

Richard

TB Fanatic
My reaction was you don't hear much from Michelle nowadays.........

Obama and Michelle are now irrelevant such is the scheme of things.
 
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Faroe

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My reaction was you don't hear much from Michelle nowadays.........

Obama and Michelle are now irrelevant such is the scheme of things.
I'm not sure they got along all that well during the presidency. Some embarrassing PDA's, but no chemistry that I could see. O doesn't like gals anyway, and I've never been quite convinced that "Mike" is male to female trans. If so, .gov did a better job creating a past for "her" than they did for O. My personal theory (and I'm not attached, but it is something to chew on), is that the Mooch was born female, and transitioned to male (complete with the occasionally protruding plumbing bump), but had to keep that under wraps for the sake of getting O elected.

Anyway, just some rambling off topic thoughts.
 
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