Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ruth Marcus: Michelle Obama's speech, in the quarantine-induced quiet of her home, spoke ... to the undeniably grim reality of America under Trump. The odd intimacy of the setting reinforced the power of the message. It was impossible to listen to her words and not feel worried about the nation's future. "It's a hard time, and everyone's feeling it in different ways," she began, and so ensued 18 minutes of relentless indictment of President Trump, even if she deigned to mention his name only once. The cold, hard truth. That's what Michelle Obama delivered. She went high -- and right for the jugular.



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"Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country," Obama said. "He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us." And, in a devastating borrowing of Trump's own language about the pandemic: "It is what it is."

As much as her husband had embraced "the audacity of hope," Michelle Obama emphasized the imminence - and intensity - of the threat posed by a second Trump term. "So if you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don't make a change in this election," she said. "If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it."

From Michelle's lips hopefully to every undecided voter's ears. Let's not allow this to get any worse.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-18 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

If Trump wins a second term nothing will stop him from destroying the safety net.

He don't care. He's been a sociopath all his life.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-08-18 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If Trump wins a second term nothing will stop him from destroying the safety net everything.


#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-18 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

She was downright uppity.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-08-18 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'd rather vote for fake good than real evil any day.

#5 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2020-08-18 06:06 PM | Reply

she sucked. the only reason that Trump is Prez now is because Obama sucked!!

#6 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-08-18 06:06 PM | Reply

@#6 ... the only reason that Trump is Prez now is because Obama sucked!! ...

I had thought the reason Pres Trump is president now is because the Democrats put up a poor candidate against him.

btw, if fmr Pres Obama were as bad as you assert, why was he both elected and re-elected with a majority of the popular vote?

Pres Trump couldn't even get a majority of the popular vote.

I'm thinking the real reason for the angst of your comment is that Ms Obama hit a little too close to home with the truth about Pres Trump, a truth you are frightened to admit is so. ;)

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-18 06:12 PM | Reply

And TrumptyDumpty responded in his idiom, throwing a Twitter tantrum.

It's patently obvious that Trump's an unqualified idiot even while holding office. Once he's out all the GOP/Trump rubes will pretend they never actually supported him or didn't know how stupid he was, even though it's been staring them in the face for years.

Hope you guys all learn to wear that Trump-sh*t eating grin with pride, because I assure you many people who know you IRL will not forget your terrible judgment.

#8 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-18 06:23 PM | Reply

she sucked. the only reason that Trump is Prez now is because Obama sucked!!


You suck, we suck, she sucked, he sucked, your momma sucked, me.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-18 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Michelle's speech was a gentle and as nuanced as a public shaming could be. The best part is that Der Dotard cannot reply to her words as he typically would, since by doing so his support among women, already below 50%, would fall much further, and his support among African Americans, now at 12%, would fall to 12--people.

Mrs. Obama set a new standard in political discourse...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2020-08-18 06:30 PM | Reply

Maverick, I would be big money that you did not even watch her speech. If you did, there is no way you would say it sucked. You are just somebody else's tool.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-08-18 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"your momma sucked, me.

His momma is kamaltoe Harris?

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-08-18 07:26 PM | Reply

Nice comeback DonnerBoy

#14 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-08-18 07:33 PM | Reply

He's got too many necks to go for his jugular.

Michelle was intelligent, passionate, and pretty non-political. Truth is like that.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-08-18 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Mackris is back, lmao

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2020-08-18 07:46 PM | Reply

Despicable Demented Donnie is angry because his mail order Russian wife MELABIA isn't half as intelligent nor articulate to deliver a speech on par with the great Mrs. Michelle Obama.

#17 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-08-19 12:10 AM | Reply

"...isn't half as intelligent nor articulate to deliver a speech on par"

I got to read a preview of Flight Risk's speech this year. It begins, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-19 01:21 AM | Reply

Come on! original and imaginative, use your own

words instead of saying exactly what Trump said about Mrs. Obama......

I suppose you could use the handle "Parrot" instead of Maverick....garsh!

It would be more appropriate for you......

#19 | Posted by saginawmi at 2020-08-19 01:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I just love the look on Michelle's face captured in the tweet above. It's as though thru her smile she's saying

"I'm about to filet the feckless orange man as only I can. It's my patriotic duty. You're welcome America."

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-19 07:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Michelle's motto: Talk softly, smile nicely, and carry a great big truth stick.

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-19 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Michelle Obama Went High -- and Right for Trump's Jugular

Wow nothing there even close to being a healer.

#22 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-08-19 02:20 PM | Reply

Wow nothing there even close to being a healer.

Completely the opposite. When a body is riddled by a virulent, unrelenting cancer, removing it allows healing to occur.

That's exactly what Michelle prescribed.

#23 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-19 04:46 PM | Reply

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