Michelle Obama, This is My Own Voice

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama arrives for a roundtable discussion at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago about the Obama Presidential Center

By Jennifer Hartline Published on September 29, 2017

Michelle Obama recently made a statement that is astounding in its smug, elitist condescension. Apparently, I, along with millions of other women, don’t like my own voice. I like the thing I’m told to like.

Because I did not vote for Hillary Clinton.

CNN reports:

In candid remarks Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama said women who voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton went against their “authentic voice” in the 2016 presidential election.

“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” she said at the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, according to video from inside the event.

“What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he’s better for me, his voice is more true to me,” Obama said. “Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”

I’m just a mindless slave who is mute out of disdain for my own voice. I don’t know what I like until someone else โ€” no doubt a man โ€” tells me what I like.

Your “Voice” is Most Definitely Not Mine

Mrs. Obama, how can I say this simply… keep your haughty remarks to yourself, thanks.

I’m so tired of leftist women telling me I’ve betrayed myself and other women by not falling in line with the liberal, leftist agenda. That’s what this is really about.

Even ceiling-smashing female governors, senators, ambassadors and cabinet members are going against their “authentic voice” if they are not liberal Democrats. Conservative and Republican women have curiously achieved nothing for womankind, and are not worthy of any recognition or support from the rest of the female population. But liberal Democrat women are owed the unconditional, unquestioning loyalty of every other female in America.

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You and Hillary Clinton do not speak for me. Your “voice” is most definitely not mine. I know my own mind well, and I have never been reluctant to use my voice. You simply cannot conceive that I would dare use that voice to speak against your secular, liberal feminist, political agenda. If I don’t cheer for the woman on the ticket, it can only be because some man has brainwashed me into doing his bidding, right?

Wrong. As a voter, I judged Hillary Clinton on her own merits, or rather, severe lack thereof. Her sex was irrelevant. What mattered was she had proven herself to be a habitual liar, and on the most serious matters. She’d shown herself to be less honorable, less trustworthy than her cheating husband.

As far as I’m concerned, she earned a prison cell. She betrayed this nation and the men and women who serve with their lives. There was no way in the world I would have rewarded her duplicity and incompetence by giving her even more political power and authority.

I evaluated Hillary as a candidate and rejected her based on policy, not her gender.

Pro-Abortion is Not Pro-Woman

As a woman, I reject wholeheartedly the pro-abortion policies you and Mrs. Clinton seek to enforce on the nation.

I have heard you and Mrs. Clinton loud and clear, and I reject what you stand for and what you hoped to accomplish.

I utterly reject the inhuman cruelty of killing the child in the womb. I reject the ridiculous notion that women cannot be free, successful, happy or healthy if they do not have the “choice” to kill their babies.

I absolutely disdain the euphemisms about “reproductive rights” and “women’s health care” and “equality.” I prefer to speak in honest, candid terms.

I refuse to ever support the greedy, deceitful, barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood and every other abortion mill in the nation. I reject the propaganda that portrays Planned Parenthood as a benevolent, heroic provider of care for women. You may choose to be blind, but I am not. After all, “clumps of tissue” aren’t worth a dime, but those intact calvariums and hearts and livers are very profitable.

I reject the vision of “comprehensive access to free birth control” for every woman and young girl that you and Hillary Clinton champion. I believe my daughters need and deserve much more than a sexual philosophy that sneers at abstinence and chastity, teaches them to resent their own fertility, and then to view the child in the womb as a terrorist threat.

I have heard you and Mrs. Clinton loud and clear, and I reject what you stand for and what you hoped to accomplish because I vehemently disagree with you.

Believe Me, I Know What I Believe

I believe in the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. I know abortion is the greatest human rights crime in history. We will one day be held to account for every child we have slaughtered in the name of “choice.”

I believe in the objective reality of the human person, created male and female. I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, for life, for the benefit of their children. I believe in the fundamental rights of children, not in the wants and whims of adults.

I realize you find my voice intolerable, but I assure you, it is indeed my own, authentic voice.

I have great appreciation for true masculinity and true femininity. I believe the God-given complementary natures of man and woman are given us as a gift to one another, and being equal in dignity does not mean sameness in all things.

I believe in the freedom of religion, not the freedom of “worship.” I believe no one should be compelled to provide services for or participate in events that contradict their faith, or punished for refusing to do so. That is un-American, unconstitutional and morally wrong.

It’s ironic that you said, “Part of our legacy is leaving with grace, is being humble and diplomatic,” since your remarks about women like me were lacking in all three. I realize you find my voice intolerable, but I assure you, it is indeed my own, authentic voice.

You can also be sure that, until the day I die, I will not hesitate to use my voice.

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  • Charles Burge

    Bravo! I love your righteous indignation.

  • Hildabeast

    Amen.

  • faithful

    Well said! Thank You Sister!

  • Craig Roberts

    I have a funny feeling that if you voted for Hillary Clinton in the Democrat primaries against Barrack Obama back in 2008, Michele would have said its all about how racist you must be.

    • Jim Walker

      Hahaha this is so funny!!

  • Conservator

    Another excellent article Jennifer! You are saying what needs to be said.

  • Karen

    Conservative women have never done anything for the rest of us, whatever their party affiliation. If you believe you should have your own credit, have an education, and be able to leave the man who beats you, thank a liberal. Conservatives opposed giving women the vote, thought educating us would make our uteruses wither, and still think that the only thing women are good for is to be pretty until we’re 25 then have kids and die early enough that our husbands never have to see a grey hair or extra pound. You may think that conservatives respect you, but you’re still under 30. Once you’re no longer pretty, they’ll ignore you like you’re part of the wall.

    • Jennifer Hartline

      My goodness, Karen… that’s a terribly bitter and cynical view. I’m very sorry you feel that way. It’s nonsense, of course, bur I know I won’t convince you of that.
      And for the record, I left 30 behind over 15 years ago. No one treats me like I’m part of the wall. But then, I’d never stand for that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Karen

        You can’t respond to me be there is not one single example of conservatives supporting an advance for women. As for being well-treated despite being past the desired age for women in conservative circles, congratulations. You are exceptionally lucky.

        • Jennifer Hartline

          Karen, I have to marvel at how backwards your assessment is. It’s not “conservatives” who want to throw women away after they’ve exceeded their “desired age” or are no longer attractive enough. That’s liberal Hollywood and secular society. Christianity has always upheld and taught the human dignity and equal worth of women. Women today can thank the Church for their education, since the university was birthed by the Catholic Church. The Church began educating girls long before secular society felt it necessary. The first woman to earn a PhD in computer science was a Catholic nun.

          I’m sorry, but your original comment above sounds irrational. If it comes from a place of personal experience with men, then I am truly sorry you’ve been hurt. The blame doesn’t lie with “conservatives”, however. And it doesn’t warrant your total dismissal of all conservative women and their contributions to society.

    • Jim Walker

      Karen you are so so wrong.

      • Karen

        Can you provide evidence of your assertion?

        • Jim Walker

          Just read the responses from many here.

    • NellieIrene

      Your post is tripe from start to finish. Women from all political persuasions worked to gain economic, social and political parity for women in this country.. But the suffragettes of the past would be appalled by the militant feminist movement of the present with its emphasis on terminating pregnancies and its desire to create more dependency on the government.

      • Karen

        When and where did self-described conservatives support women’s sufferage in the 1910’s? You guys are really good at taking credit 50 years after the fact, but at the time conservatives loudly and vigorously opposed women having the vote.

    • Patmos

      Ridiculous generalization, but then, you’re a troll and that’s what trolls do.

    • missy

      as David Horowitz so aptly put it in a quote – ‘inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out’

  • Louise C

    Very well said, I only wish Mrs. Obama would read this! I’ve been noticing how much liberals project. They criticize the president and conservatives of what THEY are guilty of. The MSM is all about controlling what we think. Remember what Minka of Morning Joe said when she accused the president of trying to control what people think, she then said, “that’s our job”.

  • Many Sparrows

    Keep it up, Jennifer. You rock.

  • Patmos

    A substance free case made by Michelle, unless you count pathetic attempts at shaming as substance.

  • Yossi

    The progressive left’s “identity politics” — decreeing what true and loyal members of particular classes (e.g. women, blacks, hispanics) must think reminds me of the way things were in eastern Europe before the fall of Communism: The Communist Party, by definition, represented “the people,” and so opposing the ruling regime or its policies was framed as not merely opposing a particular leader or political philosophy, but as opposing the people themselves, and therefore those doing so were seen as deserving whatever recrimination and punishment “the people” (i.e. the Communist regime) deemed that such “enemies off the people” deserved.

  • DEM777

    One thing Michelle Obama CAN NOT SPEAK FOR WOMEN because it was born as a male and his name was given at birth as Michael LaVaughn Robinson.

    It seems that NO ONES cares that they have been LIED to. But as for me it is a big deal.

    Do not liked to be lied to about anything. And Obama’s lied from the beginning. It does not matter if Liberal Democrat or Republican, if any lie then I LOSE RESPECT FOR THEM.

    The Obama’s are completely Frauds because they was not truthful from the beginning.

    I know that I will get a lot of hate posts because some do not want to do their homework.

    Take care all Democrats and Republicans. Hope you all have a good evening.

    The Lord Jesus Christ is coming soon. And America is going to have more terror and storms, ect. unless we turn back to God Almighty and believe on his Son Jesus Christ.

    For God says in his Word that the rain falls on the Just and the Un-Just. He loves us all but a time has come when we as a people have to make a decision to follow God or Man (Satan).

    This nation has for a long time been saying that Evil is Good and Good is Evil. And excepting other gods as theirs. God is taking his hand off of this nation and things are only going to get worse.

    But if my husband and I die we know where we are going! DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING?

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