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Michelle Obama's Searing and Pointed DNC Speech

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    Former First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, delivering the speech from her home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The former First Lady didn't hold back in her speech, even going so far as to warn the American people that “[I]f you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change.”

    Her 2016 DNC speech has been remembered by her declaration of "when they go low, we go high," but her 2020 DNC speech will be remembered for how dire a warning she cast about the future of our country if President Trump were to be reelected. She even turned the President's words back on him after he dismissively brushed aside a question about his handling of various crises in the country by saying "it is what it is." In response, the former First Lady said "He [President Trump] cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is."

    To be honest, I think this was exactly the speech that Democrats and left-of-center independents needed to hear. I wouldn't even be surprised if some moderate Republicans took it as a breath of fresh air. She tugged at our heartstrings by lamenting how divided (and exhausted) we have become as a country and how she believes that Joe Biden is the only person who can begin to heal the deep emotional divide this country is going through.

    I understand there are a wide range of political opinions out there and respect all of them, but you have to try really hard to dislike the former First Lady. There's a reason she's the country's Most Admired Woman. She is basically "America's Mom."

    Did you get a chance to watch her speech? What did you think of it? If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, you can do so below.

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    JaredS Wrote:

    To be honest, I think this was exactly the speech that Democrats and left-of-center independents needed to hear. I wouldn't even be surprised if some moderate Republicans took it as a breath of fresh air. She tugged at our heartstrings by lamenting how divided (and exhausted) we have become as a country and how she believes that Joe Biden is the only person who can begin to heal the deep emotional divide this country is going through.

    I totally agree. It was probably one of the best speeches I've seen come out of the Democratic Party. Very heartfelt, sincere and honest. I also agree that this could really tug the left-of-center independents as well as some left-of-center Republicans towards the cause. I wouldn't be surprised.
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    JaredS Wrote:

    In response, the former First Lady said "He [President Trump] cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is."

    That was the best part of the speech to me. Not derisive, not mean, not insulting, not cutting. Just spoken in plain English. He is not fit for the job and we need someone else. Agree or disagree, that is the correct way to make that point. You make the same point and get the same result without calling names or derailing your point by also getting in a cheap jab. Its adult, and that's why people like her.