Former First Lady Michelle Obama just can’t seem to stop herself from disparaging President Trump in public. In her never-ending campaign to “go high,” Mrs. Obama demonstrated once again how hopelessly out of touch she is with the average American. Thus, we must respectfully request that Michelle go back to playing Mommy and determining how and what school children should eat and then sit down and shut up.
Speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston the former first lady used a parenting analogy to boost her husband’s legacy while vilifying Mr. Trump. In Michelle-world Barack is the “good parent” who wants his children to eat their vegetables while our current president is happy to let the kiddies “eat candy all day.”
The hubris of these left-leaning know-it-alls like Mrs. Obama is staggering. And their constant ability to see themselves as our betters persists unabated. They are people of knowledge and refinement. Trump voters, on the other hand, are spoiled children who can’t wait to get their hands on another Snickers bar. We are, in fact, the type of kids who can’t stop at one and eat the whole bag. It is time for a right solid smackdown for poor behavior, and Michelle is just the person to put us in “time out.”
Michelle and Barack: Picture Perfect
And so, Mrs. Obama suggests from her invectives that President Trump’s leadership is nothing more than acquiescence to bad behavior from children who want their way or will stage a tantrum. One can almost hear the inference: We are those overweight, low-class deplorables who might even be so vulgar as to let our children choose a piece of candy at the check-out stand. Heaven forbid!
Is it even possible that Mrs. Obama recognizes how she sounds? Is there any self-awareness within a 100-mile radius of this woman? Does she truly believe she and her beloved are the only adults in the room? Or is she entirely clueless regarding her self-righteous, lecturing behavior?
Imagine for a moment Laura Bush taking hold of a microphone in the first year of Mr. Obama’s presidency and issuing such a denigrating comment of him, his supporters and administration. It’s hard to envision because whether you like her or not – Mrs. Bush has something which Mrs. Obama is entirely devoid of – class. She knows when to stay silent and allow the American people to decide whether they like their president or not in the privacy of a voting booth. She also gets that people don’t really care or want to hear her personal assessment of the man from an opposing party who they just voted for and put into the Oval Office.
A Munificent Role Model
The left sees Michelle Obama as inspirational. They see her as an archetypal, cutting-edge feminist who has both brains and brawn. But her tactless commentary belies a sort of angry, bitter woman who needs to defend her husband’s policies which are rapidly vanishing under a Trump Administration. Underneath all the excessive self-confidence and false pride lies a sort of poseur – the word Jacqueline Kennedy often used to in referring to those who were pretentious fakes. Perhaps that sums up Mrs. Obama perfectly.
All this reminds me of the motto my mother-in-law said was the mantra of her prep school. “Function in disaster and finish in style.” This kind of attitude seems lost on Mrs. Obama as she continues to criticize a popular president who is going about the people’s business. And while one can argue that Mrs. Obama may have gotten the first part of this saying by “functioning in disaster,” it also reveals that she doesn’t have a clue regarding “finishing in style.” In fact, Mrs. Obama could use a little Parenting 101 herself since the first and foremost trait is to teach your child how to be respectful.