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Michelle Obama: I’m Independent, You’re Not.

Michelle Obama has been on a celebrated book tour.  Unlike Bill and Hillary Clinton, who are speaking to houses that are 83% empty, Mrs. Obama has been speaking to sellout crowds. Orchestra seats for Mrs. Obama’s “Becoming” tour are going for $3000.00 a pop.

The former First Lady made headlines recently when she declared once again that she’s not running for president. She explained it this way:  “My path has never been politics,” she said. “I just happened to marry somebody whose passion was politics. Just because he likes it doesn’t mean that I like it!”

I found that curious since she has also said, “any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.”

Like many of today’s socialist elites, Mrs. Obama reserves certain rights for herself that she can’t imagine allowing for others.

“Any” woman?  She appears to mean that if women, solely by virtue of their gender do not agree with her, they are voting against their own voice.  Who’s voice?  Hers.  Didn’t our “voice” used to be shorthand for our independence and freedom of expression?  Apparently not if you disagree with Michelle Obama.  She is entitled to independence from her husband but we are not entitled to independence from her. That takes hubris to a whole new level.

Many Democrat women including Hillary Clinton and Sandra Bernhard have sent out the memo to their loyal base that married, white women vote the way their husbands, brothers, or bosses believe they should.  Furthermore, if they voted for Donald Trump, they are Racist! Racist! Racist!

Today’s Democrats have intentionally cultivated the inability to see anyone as independent from their demographic group. Of course, they get to decide to which groups you belong.  For just an example, a Republican woman is not really a woman. She is a Republican.  It’s a confusing game for which only they know the rules.

To get back to Michelle Obama, I’m not saying I think she’ll run for President, but if she is so profoundly oblivious to her own contradictions, what makes anyone think she wouldn’t contradict herself in the future about running for President?

Most disturbing, is that Democrats are still able to get away with reducing voters to nothing more than victim groups and voting blocs. They have abandoned ideas and persuasion in favor of insulting groups they know won’t vote for them anyway and pitting them against the groups who will. Is that any way to run an “I’m not running for President” campaign?

Photo credit: Joyce N. Boghosian


Karen Kataline ( is an author and commentator, Columbia University-trained social worker, and frequent guest host on AM talk radio. Her Op Eds can be seen in Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller and The American Thinker.  She is the producer and host of Spouting Off, a live internet call-in talk show, heard Tuesdays at 4 P.M. E.T. at

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