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Susan Stamper Brown: Michelle Obama’s ‘Hopelessness’ Shows It Sucks to be a Liberal

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”

Emily Dickinson

It’s a shame that Michelle Obama says she’s feeling hopeless this Christmas, especially after all the wonderful opportunities she’s had as America’s first lady. It goes to show you that liberalism is like a disease that won’t be satisfied until it devours all of you.

Undoubtedly, all the designer gown-wearing, Hollywood hobnobbing, $100-per-serving wagyu steak-indulging and taxpayer-funded globetrotting won’t fix the hopelessness that ails her. It’s hard to be hope-filled when you tangle yourself in a web of bitterness and resentment over America’s past.

Just last year, Mrs. Obama shared how she really feels during a racially divisive commencement speech at Tuskegee University that would have made its founder, Booker T. Washington, grieve. In fact, in his book, My Larger Education, Washington warned readers about people like her, calling them “problem profiteers.”

Washington wrote: “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Mrs. Obama’s “problem profiteering” came across loud and clear with her admission of hopelessness during her recent Oprah Winfrey interview.

She came across like a spoiled brat when she said, "We are feeling what not having hope feels like” — although her husband, Mr. Hope-and-Change himself, had eight years to propagate hope had he not been so preoccupied with change.

Mrs. Obama is leaving the White House with the same negative attitude about America she’s had most of her adult life. Apparently, it changed temporarily, when her husband became the 2008 Democratic Party nominee.

“For the first time in my adult life,” she said at the time, “I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

But, now that President Barack Obama’s on his way out the door, hope is too.

It’s as if she sincerely believes that hope rises and falls based on her husband. It is enormously arrogant to suggest that any human being has that much power, let alone someone whose policies: wrecked health care and made it unaffordable, hurt manufacturing and downgraded the job market, lowered household incomes and added millions to food stamp rolls, weakened the military and made us less safe, played class politics and eviscerated racial unity — to name a few.

With “hope” like that, no wonder Americans voted for change.

Obviously, Mrs. Obama won’t be happy until everyone feels as hopeless as she does about America.

But, that’s not going to happen.

In fact, the Electoral College just met and did its job to seal the deal for President-elect Donald Trump, who won more counties that any candidate since President Ronald Reagan. The U.S. Constitution worked, despite the obnoxious temper tantrums, death threats and harassment hurled at the electors by crazy, crybaby leftists who refuse to accept the fact that if Americans had wanted to give Obama a third term, Hillary Clinton would’ve won handily.

Instead, voters sent the leftist, totalitarian agenda packing. And stocks rose, and poll after poll reflect that Americans have a growing and glowing optimism about the direction America is headed.

If that is Michelle Obama’s definition of hopelessness, then it sucks to be a liberal.

— Susan Stamper Brown writes about culture, politics and current events from her home in Alaska, and is syndicated by Cagle Cartoons. Contact her through Facebook or at [email protected]. Click here for previous columns. The opinions expressed are her own.

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