|MIKA BRZEZINSKI: The polls are showing your husband is trailing Hillary by 46% to 37% in the African-American community. What's going on here?|
MICHELLE OBAMA: First of all, I think that that's not going to hold. I'm completely confident: black America will wake up, and get [it]. But what we're dealing with in the black community is just the natural fear of possibility. You know, when I look at my life, the stuff that we're seeing in these polls has played out my whole life. You know, always been told by somebody that I'm not ready, that I can't do something, my scores weren't high enough.
You know, there's always that doubt in the back of the minds of people of color. People who've been oppressed and haven't been given real opportunities. That you never really believe. That you believe that somehow, someone is better than you. You know, deep down inside, you doubt whether you can do it, because that's all you've been told, is "no, wait." That's all you hear, and you hear it from people who love you. Not because they don't care about you, but bcause they're afraid. They're afraid that something might happen.
Given that Hillary is the wife of the popular first black president, maybe they want to vote for her more because they like her better? I have pretty much had it with this sort of psych 101 bullshit that blacks won't do something because of race, THE MAN, oppression or a combination of the three.
Blacks don't fear opportunity or possibilities. The fact is Obama has not reached the black electorate as well as Hillary has done over this past year. Look at her performance at the Tavis Smiley Dem debate where she got a standing O after some red meat line. Obama fails to connect and that is why he is losing the black vote to Hillary. The implication that blacks should vote for Obama because he is black is so huge it doesn't require to go into a long curse filled diatribe of how f'ed up that line of thinking is coming from her.
Michelle drags down blacks at this point in time as being damaged goods that need a guide dog to vote the "correct" way.