“What are the things you’re telling your girls? Which motto do you want them to live by?”
In July 2016, former First Lady Michelle Obama said at the DNC convention, “When they go low, we go high.” Lately it seems the left has forgotten her advice along with failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
At a campaign event in Georgia, Holder brushed aside Michelle’s advice:
“Michelle [Obama] always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
Hillary told CNN earlier this week that civility cannot come back until the Democrats take control of Congress:
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
Michelle appeared on The Today Show and said that her slogan remains relevant. From CNN:
“Fear is not — it’s not a proper motivator. Hope wins out,” Obama said. “And if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?”
“We want them to grow up with promise and hope,” Obama added. “And we can’t model something different if we want them to be better than that.”
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) October 11, 2018
Michelle specifically negated Hillary’s thoughts on Today:
But Obama said that’s not the message role models should relay to impressionable young women.
“What are the things you’re telling your girls? Which motto do you want them to live by?” the mom of two girls said. “I have to think about that as a mother, as someone who’s a role model to young girls. We want them to grow up with promise and hope, and we can’t model something different if we want them to be better than that.”
However, there are times the Obamas went low. They just were more eloquent with their words. Here is one example from President Barack Obama in 2013:
So they are suspicious about government’s commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. They have suspicions about Social Security. They have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat or whether we should be spending money on medical research. So they — they got a particular view of what government should do and — and should be.
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