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Jordan Candler / Dec. 19, 2016

FLOTUS: Say, We Sure Could Use Some Hope

“We feel the difference now.”

Voters sent Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 because his campaign slogan resonated: “Change We Can Believe In.” In his 2008 victory speech, Obama spoke of the “arc of history” bending “once more toward the hope of a better day.” He added, “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America.” After eight long years, change did come. But hope? We’ll let Michelle Obama speak for herself. From a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey:

Winfrey: “Your husband’s administration, everything, the election, was all about hope. Do you think that this administration achieved that?”

Obama: “Yes. I do, because we feel the difference now. Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary.”

If that sounds contradictory, that’s because it is. Here’s a more accurate translation: “Michelle Obama Confesses To Oprah: 8 Years Of Hope And Change Left People Without Hope.”

Exit polling shows that the overwhelming majority (82%) of Trump voters saw him as someone who could break the status quo. Moreover, 68% of his supporters said the country was on the wrong trajectory. And as Allahpundit adds, “The exit poll also asked people if they thought life for the next generation of Americans would be better than, worse than, or about the same as it is for theirs. The split was 37/33/25. The ‘hope’ presidency couldn’t crack 40 percent on a basic question about your kids’ lives being better than yours.”

Hope was a promise that was never delivered. That the Obamas miss this proves just how incapable they are of seeing outside the mainstream. The only “hope” they offer now is a future that doesn’t include a supposedly unfair electoral college.

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