As much as her social and political beliefs are at variance with those that would, “Make America Great Again,” at least Michelle Obama is showing loyalty to her husband. Apparently that is one “traditional” idea that she’s not yet prepared to jettison in her desire to see the entire culture of America transformed.
The obvious problem is that in supporting her husband, she is supporting the same defective policies and initiatives that have been endemic to the Obama regime.
So we’ll take a look at what she recently had to say to Oprah as her husband’s tenure as president draws to a close. The issue at hand is whether the nation had an “adult” in charge with her husband as the nation’s leader.
After delivering remarks purporting to support the idea that her husband really did provide “hope” to Americans, she offered her opinion regarding where that alleged sense of hope originated:
“Michelle then noted that the hope he provided came, in part, from his ability to be the ‘adult’ that Americans could look to in times of crisis:
“I feel that Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. Let’s remember the good things that we have. Let’s look at the future. Let’s look at all the things that we’re building.’”
She can, of course, say all the nice things she wishes as she tries to help create a positive legacy for her husband – an enormous task if there ever was one. The good news for conservatives is that Obama’s presidency is coming to an end. And we no longer have to put up with that kind of “adult” in the White House. If you can really even say he acted like one.
Mrs. Obama even runs into trouble in that there is nothing close to unanimity in her position that her husband really behaved as an “adult” on whom the citizens of this nation could rely. Quite the opposite, as a quick review illustrates:
Obama is so childish. He can't even listen to or look at Romney. IT'S BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE A COMMUNIST AND YOU ARE WRONG BYEEE ????????????
— Anna Parish (@annbanan12893) October 4, 2012
Obama is so childish. Oh, congress was mean to me. Wait! I'll just use executive order for what I want, screw congress. #nobama
— Michael Wolfe (@mikewolfe111) January 22, 2015
— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) November 30, 2015
Naturally, a few selected tweets don’t prove anything. But neither do the protestations of the first lady.
What is definitive is the man’s propensity to dodge responsibility that has turned up time and again. Taking responsibility is very much an “adult” thing, and it has been selectively employed by Mr. Obama as he has been eager to take responsibility for things that went well, whether justified or otherwise.
When things did not work out as planned – for example, in Syria or in getting Hillary elected to succeed him – responsibility is not the first thought that comes to mind when observing Mr. Obama’s reactions to failed initiatives.
Time will solve this problem, however. At least for those who are watching. Mr. Trump will arrive in the White House in about a month giving everyone an opportunity to compare Mr. Obama’s version of “adulthood” with Mr. Trump’s.
It should be very revealing, although the lesson will no doubt be lost on Mrs. Obama. Although, she was right about one thing. The American people will come to appreciate having an adult in the White House, it just won’t be Mr. Obama.
Source: Independent Journal Review