Michelle Obama turned radical during her commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi. In a fiery tone she targeted the state’s recently-passed “religious freedom” bill.
“We see it right here in Mississippi — just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,” Obama said. “How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.”
Michelle Obama didn’t stop there…
“So we’ve got to stand side by side with all our neighbors –- straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender; Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu immigrant, Native American — because the march for civil rights isn’t just about African Americans, it’s about all Americans,” she said. “It’s about making things more just, more equal, more free for all our kids and grandkids. That’s the story you all have the opportunity to write. That’s what this historic university has prepared you to do.”
Michelle Obama also defended her husband by outlining some of the battles he has endured as president. She urged the graduates to ignore the “anger and vitriol” in the political environment.
“We pay endless attention to folks who are blocking action, blocking judges, blocking immigration, blocking a raise in the minimum wage. Just blocking,” Obama said. “We are consumed with the anger and vitriol that are bubbling up, with folks shouting at each other, using hateful and divisive language.”
Obama then revisited some of the vitriol directed towards her husband over his eight years as president, including the “birther” conspiracy theory widely promoted by GOP frontrunnerDonald Trump just five years ago.
“And then there’s the countless times when that language gets personal and is directed at my husband –- charges that he doesn’t love our country,” Obama said. “The time he was called a liar in front of a joint session of Congress. The nonstop questions about his birth certificate and his belief in God.”
The First Lady did not mention how her husband has led the country into incredible debt, weakened the U.S, military, increased both the number of people on welfare and the amount of Americans now homeless. She failed to mention Fast & Furious, the IRS’ illegal targeting of conservative groups, the false narrative about Benghazi being the result of a YouTube video, the open borders, the VA scandal, or the growth of ISIS. Perhaps that all comes in the next speech?
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