Eight years ago, President Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary and went on to win the presidency on a promise of hope and change. As his presidency comes to an end, many media pundits and other liberals are reflecting upon his presidency.
First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Oprah with her own reflections of her husband’s presidency and her thoughts about the future. Particularly noteworthy were her comments about hope. Oprah asked her if she believed her husband’s administration achieved the hope he sought.
“Yes, I do. Because we feel the difference now. See, now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” Mrs. Obama said. Her comments have resulted in a significant amount of backlash. Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro focused on Obama’s statements in her opening monologue.
“This from a woman, who in 2008, at 44 years old, said for the first time in her life she was proud of her husband,” Pirro said. She continued to question if Obama is now out of “hope.”
“Michelle, you may not realize it, but Americans rejected you and everything you stand for,” Pirro asserted. “Hope is when people, 30,000 at a time, stand in line, in the cold, with their children, hoping to get a glimpse of a man they think can change the course of their lives from the downward spiral that you and ‘Mr. Hope & Change’ have put them on.”
Pirro argued that the real source of hope on the world political stage is President-elect Donald Trump.
“I’ll tell you what ‘Hope & Change’ is, ‘Hope & Change’ is when people show up 20,000 strong, after an election, desperate to see the man who actually brought back jobs, almost 1,000, when your husband said it was impossible to bring them back at Carrier.”
ZeroHedge reported that the “hope” that Mrs. Obama speaks of has not been nearly as positive as she touts. Participation in the labor force, job reaction, new business formation, productivity, household income, home ownership, trust in politicians and investments have all gone down since Mr. Obama took office. Simultaneously, student loans, food stamps, federal debt, money printing, healthcare costs and black inequality have all gone up.
Given these facts, it seems that many Americans are now entering a time of hope, hope that the American economy will begin to thrive and that we will once again be respected throughout the world.
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