Last night’s heart-felt speech of Michelle Obama is one many people in the country probably missed. The very people who needed a lesson in manners, were probably watching another channel. Michelle explained that when dealing with bullies, you shouldn’t react with anger and acrimony. She explained that in the Obama family, when others go low, “we go high.”
What a contrast to the message of Sarah Palin’s “don’t retreat, reload.”
It is a reminder of the many hateful things that Palin has said about our President, and he has not responded. Even when the President was responsible for locating and taking out Osama bin Laden, Palin gave credit to Bush. She said: “We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.”
When she attacked President Obama’s policies on illegal immigration, she attacked his manhood, rather than his policies.
Contrast Palin’s willingness to hit below the belt to the President’s lack of response to the stupid and hateful things said by Sarah Palin.
When she claimed that she was knowledgeable about American history, the President “went high” and did not comment.
When Sarah Palin claimed that she was the victim in the shooting of Gabby Giffords, the President went “high” and did not comment.
When Sarah Palin tried to attack President Obama over his response to Libya, and she demonstrated her total lack of understanding of the conflict, President Obama “went high.”
The President went “high” when he explained that Palin’s kids should be “off limits.”
When Sarah’s family became involved in the “brawl”, Obama said nothing. When Bristol got pregnant for the second,or third,time, out of wedlock, Obama had no comment. Even when Sarah quit her job as Governor the President made no comment.
Probably the hardest thing for the President to go “high” about has been the choice of pictures posted by Sarah of fans, excited to see her.
Pause for a moment and consider whether you think Donald Trump even understands the concept of “going high?”