Michelle’s last interview as First Lady looks like it’s going to be a doozie filled with enough BS to last another 8 years.
If you’re going to be a masochist and watch it, ClashDaily Editors recommend that you don’t have anything within reach that you could throw at your TV.
Unless you want a new TV.
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip for which aired on CBS on Friday. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”
“He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope,” the first lady added.
“What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”
Obama said she believes her husband gave Americans something to believe in when challenges arose.
“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay. Let’s remember the good things that we have,'” she said.
Read more: CNN
First, our reaction:
Is she serious?
Michelle must not be reading Bloomberg:
Following the election, a number of indexes that track confidence have jumped, with respondents citing the potential for deregulation and tax cuts once President-elect Donald Trump takes office as the cause of their increased confidence.
Homebuilders are the latest segment of the economy to testify to this surge in optimism.
The National Association of Homebuilders’ index of sentiment soared to an 11-year high in December, despite the sizable rise in bond yields since the election…
…The University of Michigan’s December index of consumer confidence also continued its upward post-election trend, rising to 98. A sub-index that tracks respondents’ opinion of the government’s economic policies spiked to levels not seen since 2009.
Small businesses also “like unified Republican government,” noted Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research LLC.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ index of optimism among small businesses posted its sharpest surge since 2009 in November to reach 98.4. An expected improvement in business conditions among small business owners surveyed after Nov. 8 was the largest contributor to the improvement in the headline print.
Nor did she read the Daily Mail on December 9:
Donald Trump’s election victory has fueled a level of optimism in the American economy that hasn’t been felt in years, a new survey shows.
According to the study, 42 per cent of Americans believe that the economy will get better next year, CNBC reported.
The figure is a 17-point improvement compared to last year.
The high level of optimism is the most since 2008, just after the election of Barack Obama as president…
…The ‘Trump rally’ has been running since the November 8 vote as investors bet his policies will boost economic growth and inflation.
The three main US indexes closed at record levels for the second day in a row on Thursday, while the small cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Transport hit all-time highs.
Adding to the upbeat mood in the past weeks has been a spate of robust economic data, including on monthly hiring numbers, GDP growth and inflation, which have underscored the economy’s strength.
This new optimism has even been named — it’s called the ‘Trump Bump’.
Apparently Politico isn’t on her reading list, either:
Fifty-nine percent of voters say they are optimistic about the next four years under a Donald Trump presidency, according to a new national poll, but their views of him as a person remain split and voters are concerned about possible conflicts stemming from his business interests.
The survey from Quinnipiac University, conducted from Nov. 17 to 20, found that 59 percent of voters are optimistic about a Trump presidency, while 37 percent are not. They are mixed on how “good” a president they expect him to be — 17 percent say he will be “great,” 32 percent say he will be “good,” 17 percent say “not so good” and 26 percent say “bad.”
On several metrics, more voters than not surveyed signaled confidence in Trump’s abilities, with 66 percent saying he will create jobs, 53 percent indicating he will take the country in the right direction and 58 percent suggesting he will keep the country safe from terrorism. Fifty-six percent of voters surveyed said Trump has good leadership skills, 74 percent described him as a strong person and 74 percent also said they think he is intelligent.
So, just so Michelle knows: OPTIMISM = HOPE.
Speaking of hope…
That’s why he got the Nobel Peace Prize, right? All those ‘good intentions’.
[As an aside there is regret in giving the Two-Full-Terms-At-War-President the Peace Prize:
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would, its ex-secretary has said.
Geir Lundestad told the AP news agency that the committee hoped the award would strengthen Mr Obama.
Instead, the decision was met with criticism in the US. Many argued he had not had any impact worthy of the award.
Read more: BBC]
Americans are optimistic (ie. ‘hopeful’) that Trump is going to turn America around.
Trump was elected to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…
…because Barry sucked and made America NOT great.
Do you think Michelle is delusional, bitter because the Democrats lost or returning to her ‘no longer proud of America’ stance now that the Obamas are leaving the White House?