Former First Lady Michelle Obama believes she has figured out why Americans distrust the political process: ALL THE WHITE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS.
Republican Congresswoman Mia Love (pictured above) might have an issue with that idea. So would Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, and many of the other black, Hispanic, and female GOP members of Congress.
Her quote sounds made up, but it is absolutely true, and provides a clear look into Mrs. Obama’s true feelings about Republicans, and white people in general. Her comments, caught on video, are included below.
Obama spoke to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, and dove into a number of issues, with a primary focus on the struggle of women and minorities. She used that focus to slam Republicans, and widen the racial divide our country is already dealing with.
She attacked the Republican Congress, characterizing them as mostly male and “literally gray and white,” and unable to relate to the rest of America. Obama also claimed that the whiteness of the GOP was the basis of the country’s fed-up attitude with politics. She claimed diversity is the key to a successful country.
“We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress,” she stated.
“At the State of the Union address… when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost,” Obama said. “On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.”
“I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like,” she added.
According to Obama, the GOP being too white and male means “it’s hard to come up with the right answer [to the problems of minorities] when you haven’t lived it.”
At the same conference, the wife of Barack Obama also criticized President Trump’s message to young Americans as much worse than that of her husband’s.
“Many of the young people today, they only know Barack Obama as their president and what that standard felt like and what kind of messages were being talked about… They grew up only under hope and possibility and options and opportunity and creating more space,” Obama argued. “I think they will feel some of what’s happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught.”
Conservative commentator Anthony Brian Logan took issue with Mrs. Obama’s comments. In this video clip, he counters Obama point for point. The video is his full podcast, but we begin it at the point where he addresses Obama’s specific points on the “overly white” GOP Congress.