Michelle Obama's 'Proud' Remarks (aka "between 2008 and 2016")

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    http://www.newsweek.com/michelle-obamas-proud-remarks-83559

    So, given this week of the Democratic convention, will this issue be addressed by speakers in regards to how the hope has paid off for Americans?
     
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    I said at the time if she didn't feel proud about America, all she had to do was visit Walter Reed.
     
  3. pdqgp, Jul 26, 2016
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    I think what she meant is she can feel the tens of millions of Americans that are hoping for a come-back. I mean really, if she even remotely thinks the US is in decent shape then she's really way out of touch with the majority of Americans. We are a GREAT COUNTRY but we are certainly NOT doing Great under her husband's lack of leadership.
     
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    No. You expect them to tell the truth?
    • The labor force participation rate over that period has slid from 65.7 percent to 62.9 (the lowest reading since March 1978) — down 4.3 percent.
    •  On Obama’s watch, the percentage of Americans below the poverty line has grown, according to the most recent Census data, from 14.3 percent to 14.8 percent in 2014 — up 3.5 percent.
    •  Real median household income across that interval sank from $54,925 to $53,657 — down 2.3 percent.
    •  Food Stamp participants soared in that time frame from 32,889,000 to 45,874,000 — up 39.5 percent.
    •  Meanwhile, from Obama’s arrival through the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of Americans who own homes sagged from 67.3 percent to 63.8 — down 5.2 percent. LINK
     
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    Just looking at a bit of the DNC, it's VERY clear they are trying to promote Hillary as change.

    Look at the signs all saying "change"...

    Kind of ironic that Obama is president, Hillary has already embraced Obama, and is now saying "change"... Change from what? Change from Obama?

    Never in the entire history of the US has any party ever got a 3rd term without continuity. Before the convention, she was all about "keep going, we're making progress". Now, Trump gets a bounce, Hillary is spending money and not making progress against Trump and she comes out as "change".

    Can't wait till Hillary's confronted with question like "what did Obama do wrong with the economy". If she pivots back to Bill's 90's economy, which was based on Newts smaller government (which Bill embraced after fighting it) and the DotCom bubble (which burst on Bill's watch) and she'll have to carefully bash Obama's "recovery".

    Going to be interesting. Her supporters will ignore these issues and focus on "look, she's a woman".
     

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