Michelle Has Gone From Mean Girl to Hillary’s Pal, But Do You Remember This Video?
The love-fest on display at the Democrat National Convention when Michelle Obama jumpstarted the nomination of Hillary Clinton become the first woman president of the United States was so thick that a newcomer to American politics – a visitor from outer space perhaps – tuning in to Mrs. Obama's speech could be excused for believing that the two were “BFF” best girlfriends who shared confidences, hairdressers, child rearing tips and recipes.
The media gushed that the speech was impassioned, even going so far as to suggest it could launch a political career for Mrs. Obama or propel her to a seat on the Supreme Court.
Obama praised Clinton (the “better halves” of each of those couples) sometimes venturing into fantasyland glorifying her work as a young lawyer “advocating for kids,” a claim that is called into question by an audio tape of Hillary laughingly describing browbeating a 12-year-old rape victim in order to win a plea bargain for her client – the rapist.
The current first lady called the former one “steady and measured” in reference to the responsibility all presidents have for the nuclear codes and a knock against Donald Trump’s supposed “lack of temperament” for the job.
But all this was far from what Michelle had to say in 2008 when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama faced off in contentious primaries.
Michelle didn’t mince words at a Women for Obama rally when she said, “One of the important aspects of this race is role modeling what good families should look like and my view is you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House.”
The comment was a publically humiliating reference to Bill Clinton’s long-time womanizing, including during the White House years when lurid details about his affair with a young intern put the Clinton marriage front and center in the public eye.
Once again, Democrats have proved that they are willing to put aside any past insults and rancor for party unity whether it is Bernie Sanders’s betrayal of his loyal supporters or the new declaration of undying sisterly love and devotion of Hillary Clinton by that same Michelle Obama who shamed her in public.