Over the weekend, former First Lady Michelle Obama reflected on the 2016 Presidential Election at a Women’s Summit in Los Angeles. She alleged that women who supported President Trump revealed a lack of self-confidence and a double standard against women in politics even among other women.
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and what we think about ourselves and about each other. What is going on in our heads where we let that happen? So I do wonder what are young girls dreaming about, if we’re still there?”
Obama continued, “When the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead. I mean, that says something about where we are. If we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar that we don’t have for men… if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president, compared to what?”
“I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do and be okay because let me tell you, watching men fail up, it is frustrating to see a lot of men blow it and win.”
The comments were reminiscent of the words of failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the months following the defeat when she said women caved to “pressure” from men:
“We do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married, white women. And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
This continued self-pity and inability to understand that women did vote the way they wanted and that it had nothing to do with the sex of the candidates will prevent the Democrat Party from learning from their mistakes in the 2016 Election.
The truth is that women want what we all want in our elected officials: honesty, job creation, less taxes and safety for our families. Until the left realizes that, they will continue to be dumbfounded by their lack of support among a segment of the population that they pride themselves in “representing”.