It’s safe to say that conservatives and Republicans generally disliked Michelle Obama due to her support of liberal policies and one of the most damaging presidencies in American history.
Yet Mrs. Obama thinks the general dislike is not because of the policies her and former President Obama promoted, but because she happens to be black. Resorting to liberal tactics, Michelle opined that even after serving for eight years, “there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.” (via Denver Post)
At a speech in Denver, Colorado, Michelle Obama spoke to an audience of women about her being the first black First Lady in the White House. When asked about the hardest part of filling that role, she replied, “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.” (via Denver Post)
To Obama, conservatives didn’t struggle to like her because she was a liberal, they supposedly didn’t like her because they were racist. This cop-out seeks to demonize the right as nothing more than bigots while denying any legitimate complaints or concerns from Americans with different views. The reason she was disliked has to do with her policies and meddling in American lives, not her skin color at all.
Toward the end of her husband’s presidency, she made a hard push to expand the government’s power via the Food Policy Action Education Fund. The program, according to Jeff Stier, director of risk analysis for the National Center for Public Policy Research, caused food prices to skyrocket and increase the hunger problem in the U.S. “FPA supports big-government programs including mandatory GMO labeling, so-called ‘sustainable farming,’ raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for most workers by 2020; all of which will increase the cost of food, hurting the hungry the most.” (via Washington Examiner)
The Obamas are quite hypocritical. They criticize supposed income inequality in America and bash rich people, while, at the same time, being rather wealthy themselves. After Obama’s presidency they traveled in the lap of luxury and vacationed in large yachts with celebrities. Michelle was also known for having a large personal staff of 24 in the White House, while the current first lady only needs five.
President Obama had terrible policies as president. Was his presidency the worst since Jimmy Carter?
But perhaps what conservatives criticize her the most for is her infamous “hopeless” speech with Oprah after Trump was elected. Despite the nation having elected President Trump to roll back Obama’s policies and put the country back on track, she claimed everyone was hopeless, “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like.” (via CNN)
It’s for these actions and many others during Obama’s time as first lady that she was disliked, and none of them have anything to do with her skin color. Although it’s unfortunately possible there was a small portion of extremists in the country who disliked her because she was black, the majority of us simply disliked her ideas. At Christian News Alerts, we reject bigotry in all of its forms.
Do liberals really need to resort to such tactics to avoid admitting maybe it’s what they do that causes such dislike? At some point, liberals need to begin accepting responsibility for their actions and realize that people dislike them not due to racism, or sexism, or any other “ism,” but because they disagree with their policies.