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Michelle Obama says she is ‘depressed’ by America

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama on her podcast complained that America has given her a “low-grade depression” due to issues ranging from racism to the pandemic. The remark again raises questions not only about her mental fortitude but about her alienation from America.

“Not just because of the quarantine,” she explained about her “depression,” according to NBC News, “but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting.”  

Obama has had a litany of complaints about America since breaking on the scene as the wife of Barack Obama.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, she was derided for saying that she was never proud of the country until people supported her husband for president.

“For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback,” she told a campaign crowd in Wisconsin, which prompted Cindy McCain to say that she was always proud of America.

As Newsweek noted shortly thereafter, it wasn’t just Cindy McCain who questioned the remark from the-soon-to-be First Lady.

“[A] lot of voters did and will wonder: how could someone who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School and won a job at a high-paying Chicago law firm—who was in some way a beneficiary of affirmative action—sound so alienated from her country?” wrote Newsweek.

In comments on her podcast, the former First Lady also said her pride was short-lived after her husband won the 2008 campaign because Americans never accepted a Black man in the White House.

“The reaction to it on all sides, the vast discomfort with the notion that a Black man could be sitting in the highest level of office, we saw that. We saw the signs, we saw the nooses, ” she said.

NBC News claims that the nooses were the result of the widespread abuse and attacks by the right wing.

But Newsweek claimed that Michelle Obama’s dissatisfaction with white America is something that was already clearly visible as early as her time at Princeton.

“I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be towards me,” she wrote in her thesis, Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community, “I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.”

While Newsweek claimed that Obama had “assimilated” into white culture as a kind of second Jackie Kennedy, it’s clear from her current complaints that assimilation comes with a great deal of alienation, too.

“I’d be remiss to say part of this depression is also a result of what we’re seeing in terms of the protests, the continued racial unrest that has plagued this country since its birth,” she said.

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    Larry Stringfield August 7, 2020

    If America is so bad for you just pack up and leave. America owes no one anything. We owe America. I suppose you feel you gave by serving as First Lady for 8 years. You and your husband filled your pockets since 2008 so take it and leave this country to those still willing to give as much as their life for those that love this land. Bye Bye.

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    Theresa August 7, 2020

    Michelle Obama has never been happy with our Country, so why not leave and go somewhere she feels comfortable and happy? She wouldn’t be missed.

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    John August 7, 2020

    Leave

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    John August 7, 2020

    Love it or leave it, but most of all stfu!

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    Randy A August 7, 2020

    She is free to leave at any time!

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    Al Meyer August 7, 2020

    Good! Now she knows how we, the people, felt during the 8 years we had to watch her lying, cheating, stealing and all around bad guy, her husband, attempt to dismantle our beloved country.

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    Steve Ford August 8, 2020

    Well….well……Misses on the low down club……we are pretty tired and depressed with you and your husband and the black community at large. This works both ways you know….as we are all Americans, so if I were you I would simply shut your mouth as you have nothing to offer this country…!

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    Dennis Paul August 8, 2020

    Guess what Mooch, we don’t care.

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    David Jeff Sargent August 8, 2020

    Michelle, your husbaand never had the right to be in a presidential position! First HE I S NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, YOU KNOW IT AS WELL AS I DO. I don’t give a damn abaout his race! He did more damage to race relations than Martin Luther King, Jr. could ever REPAIR! IF YOU THINK HE IS AN AMERICAN, THEN PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME WHY HIS PAPERS WERE LOCKED UP! Second, he is by far the most STUPID president the US has ever had in office! Martin Luther King Jr. could have done a thousand times better than STUPID OBAMA!
    i would be happy if your entire family left the USA FOREVER, BUT YOU WON’T, BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL LIVING OFF THE GOVERNMENT TEAT!

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    Randy Anderson August 9, 2020

    This is not an American, but an angry socialist.

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