On Wednesday, Michelle Obama made some very problematic comments about women who voted for President Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. Those comments are as follows:
"Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice. What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me? Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."
Wow. Could she be any more condescending, arrogant, and out of touch? Obama’s comments are yet another example of the problem with Democrats and the reason why they will continue to lose election after election.
First and foremost, Obama is way out of her league. She clearly lacks awareness of many women's voices. The problem with liberals is they believe they're entitled to a monopoly on anyone who isn't a straight, white male. When their delusions are shattered, they can't take it, and resort to lashing out.
Obama’s statements literally placed all women into a box. Women are very diverse, as are our voices. Some women are conservative, others are liberal. Some women like Trump, others hate him. There is no one and only voice that applies to women.
Women who voted for President Trump did not vote “against their own voice.” The President’s policies, campaign promises, and proven track record of success were appealing and earned him support, respect, and votes from millions of women. Democrats, especially Obama, need to understand this. Women are not required to support left-wing politics or left-wing candidates. Women are not beholden to Democrats.
Moreover, Obama’s remarks implied that women's “voices” innately aligned with Hillary Clinton. This couldn't be further from the truth. Clinton is no ally to women- Democrats apparently either don't understand this or simply don't care. Liberals nominated Clinton to represent their party in 2016 because they thought her gender and experience working in the government would ensure her victory. They didn't take her plethora of scandals and deep corruption into account before nominating her. The Left placed all their eggs in the basket of identity politics, and this is why they were defeated by Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton didn't lose the 2016 Presidential election because she's a woman. As a matter of fact, her gender gave her an edge and allowed her to play the “vote for me because we need a woman President” card. However, in the end, she still lost for many reasons. Clinton was (and still is) not very well liked or trusted. Voters viewed her as a corrupt and arrogant woman. Granted, she has experience working in government, but as President Trump stated, Clinton’s experience is bad experience. She showed poor judgment on several occasions, and it all caught up with her on Election Day.
The irony of Obama telling pro-Trump women they “like the thing they're told to like” is beyond unbelievable. Democrats are infamous for telling women, people of color, and their other perceived victim groups what they should and shouldn't like. Many women voted for President Trump in spite of what they were told to like, not because of what they were told to like.
From the inception of President Trump’s campaign for office, Democrats and the mainstream media spent their time spreading the false narrative that he was racist, sexist, bigoted, etc. They also propped up Clinton as this champion for women- a feminist icon. None of it worked. Women didn't fall for it, and Democrats hate that. This is why they are still throwing tantrums nearly one year after the election.
Just as Democrats sabotaged their own run for office, they are continuing to self-sabotage. Many radical left wingers have been arrested for tearing down historical monuments and rioting in the streets. Will Michelle Obama condemn any of these real examples of violence or will she just reserve her anger for women who didn't vote the way she wanted them to?
At the end of the day, Obama’s thoughts about women who voted against Clinton are meaningless. Facts are still facts. Clinton failed to resonate with the American people, therefore she failed to win the 2016 election. Democrats definitely aren't doing themselves any favors by coming out and badmouthing people who voted against them. If they persist down this path, they will lose in 2020, 2024, 2028, and so on. At this point, they probably can't help themselves.