Michelle Obama Hits It Out Of The Park AGAIN
"An at-times emotional Obama admitted that she “couldn't stop thinking about” the comments made by Trump and had to address them in her speech." It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” she added. Her speech reflected just how much Trump's remarks affected her....
What Obama did in the speech is put a face and a name — and a very high-profile one at that — to Trump's words on that bus in 2005"
Highlights Of The Speech - 10 minutes
Michelle and Barack Obama are raising daughters. And feminists don't play. That's why Michelle knows how to say what she means and means what she says when it comes to women's issues -- and now that she is on her way out of The White House, she doesn't have to mince words as much.
In fact Michelle started speaking her mind more the second her husband won her second term. She told the truth and shamed the devil when she talked about the racism she and Barack endured when running for President and FLOTUS the first time.
Yes, Michelle Obama put her own face on Donald Trump's harassment. It doesn't surprise me that she's experienced it, especially as a black woman working with white men with heads full of stereotypes. Most women have experienced it. And frankly, sometimes, it's frightening if you find yourself off by yourself with an aggressive man. You're not sure if his "inappropriate crowding" is going to lead to "inappropriate touching" and if that's going to be the end of it if you are but so far from the beaten path in your office.
Mrs. Obama made it clear that it is standard that when women pretend nothing is bothering them, to be afraid that speaking up will make them look weak and incapable in the workplace.
Even Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, knows what it is like to be ogled, to be treated as an object by men.
She and her husband are raising daughters. Feminists don't play. That's why she knows how to speak on this topic from the heart. It's a speech that's going to go down in history. Don't miss it.
See, we know that Hillary is the right person for the job because we've seen her character and commitment not just in this campaign but over the course of her entire life. The fact is that Hillary embodies so many of the values that we try so hard to teach our young people. We tell our young people: work hard in school, get a good education. We encourage them to use that education to help others which is exactly what Hillary did with her college and law degrees, advocating for kids with disabilities, fighting for children's health care as first lady, affordable childcare in the Senate. We teach our kids the value of being a team player, which is what Hillary exemplified when she lost the 2008 election and actually agreed to work for her opponent as our secretary of state earning sky-high approval ratings serving her country once again. We also teach our kids that you don't take shortcuts in life, and you strive for meaningful success in whatever job you do. Well, Hillary has been a lawyer, a law professor, first lady of Arkansas, first lady of the United States, a U.S. senator, secretary of state. And she has been successful in every role, gaining more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. More than Barack. More than Bill. And yes, she happens to be a woman.
And finally, we teach our kids that when you hit challenges in life you don't give up, you stick with it. Well during her four years as secretary of State alone, Hillary has faced her share of challenges. She's traveled to 112 countries, negotiated a ceasefire, a peace agreement, a release of dissidents, she spent 11 hours testifying before a congressional committee. We know that when things get tough, Hillary doesn't complain, she doesn't blame others, she doesn't abandon ship for something easier. No, Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.
So in Hillary, we have a candidate who has dedicated her life to public service. Someone who has waited her turn and helped out while waiting. She is an outstanding mother. She has raised a phenomenal young woman. She is a loving, loyal wife. She is a devoted daughter who cared for her mother until her final days. And if any of us had raised a daughter like Hillary Clinton, we would be so proud. We would be proud. And regardless of who her opponent might be, no one could be more qualified for this job than Hillary, no one.
And in this election, if we turn away from her, if we just stand by and allow her opponent to be elected then what are we teaching our children about the values they should hold, about the kind of life they should lead? What are we saying? In our hearts, in our hearts, we all know that if we let Hillary's opponent win this election then we are sending a clear message to our kids that everything they're seeing and hearing is perfectly okay. We are validating it. We are endorsing it. We are telling our sons that it's okay to humiliate women. We're telling our daughters that this is how they deserve to be treated. We're all our kids that bigotry and bullying are perfectly acceptable in the leader of their country. Is that what we want for our children?
And remember, we won't just be setting a bad example for our kids, but for our entire world. Because for so long America has been a model for countries across the globe — pushing them to educate their girls, insisting that they give more rights to their women. But if we have a president who routinely degrades women, who brags about sexually assaulting women, then how can we maintain our moral authority in the world? How can we continue to be a beacon of freedom and justice and human dignity? Well, fortunately, New Hampshire, here's the beauty: We have everything we need to stop this madness. You see while our mothers and grandmothers were often powerless to change their circumstances, today we, as women, have all the power we need to determine the outcome of this election. We have knowledge. We have a voice. We have a vote. And November the 8th, we as women, we as Americans, we as decent human beings, can come together and declare that enough is enough, that we do not tolerate this kind of behavior in this country.
Remember this: In 2012, women's votes were the difference between Barack winning and losing in key swing states, including right here in New Hampshire. So, for anyone who might be thinking that your one vote doesn't really matter, or that one person can't really make a difference consider this: back in 2012 Barack won New Hampshire by about 40,000 votes, which sounds like a lot, but when you break that number down the difference between winning and losing this state was about 66 votes per precinct. Just take that in. If 66 people each precinct had gone the other way, Barack would have lost.
So each of you right here today could help swing an entire precinct and win this election for Hillary just by getting yourselves, your family, and your friends, and neighbors out to vote. You can do it right here. But you could also help swing an entire precinct for Hillary's opponent with a protest vote or by staying home out of frustration because here's the truth: Either Hillary Clinton or her opponent will be elected president this year. And if you vote for someone other than Hillary or if you don't vote at all then you are helping to elect her opponent. And just think about how you will feel if that happens. Imagine waking up on November the 9th and looking into the eyes of your daughter or son or looking into your own eyes as you stare into the mirror. Imagine how you'll feel if you stayed home, or if you didn't do everything possible to elect Hillary. We simply cannot let that happen. We cannot allow ourselves to be so disgusted that we just shut off the TV and walk away and we can't just sit around wringing our hands. No, we need to recover from our shock and depression and do what women have always done in this country. We need you to roll up your sleeves, we need to get to work! Because remember this, when they go low, we go... [audience yells "high"] Yes we do.
And voting ourselves is a great start, but we also have to step up and start organizing. So, we need you to make calls and knock on doors and get folks to the polls on Election Day and sign up to volunteer with one of the Hillary campaign folks who are here today just waiting for you to step up. And young people and not so young people get on social media, share your own story of why this election matters. Why it should matter for all people of conscience in this country. There is so much at stake in this election. See, the choice you make November 8th could determine whether we have a president who treats people with respect or not. A president who will fight for kids, for good schools, for good jobs, for our families, or not. A president who thinks that women deserve the right to make our own choices about our bodies and our health or not. That's just a little bit of what's at stake so we cannot afford to be tired or turned off and we cannot afford to stay home on Election Day.
Because on November the 8th, we have the power to show our children that America's greatness comes from recognizing the innate dignity and worth of all our people. On November the 8th, we can show our children that this country is big enough to have a place for us all: men and women, folks of every background and walk of life. And that each of us is a precious part of this great American story and we are always stronger together.
On November 8th, we can show our children than here in America we reject hatred and fear, and in difficult times, we don't discard our highest ideals. No, we rise up to meet them. We rise up to perfect our union. We rise up to defend our blessings of liberty. We rise up to embody the values of equality and opportunity and sacrifice that have always made this country the greatest nation on earth. That is who we are and don't ever let anyone tell you differently. Hope is important. Hope is important for our young people and we deserve a president who can see those truths in us. A president who can bring us together and bring out the very best in us. Hillary Clinton will be that president.
So, for the next 26 days we need to do everything we can to help her and Tim Kaine win this election. I know I'm going to be doing it, are you with me? Are you all with me? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? Get to work knocking on doors! All right let's get to work. Thank you all, God bless.