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Go figure: FLOTUS hammers Trump as unfit for prez in same way the Dem she now supports was NOT qualified in ’08

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By Doug Powers  •  October 13, 2016 10:13 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In a speech Thursday, Michelle Obama really went after Donald Trump:

First lady Michelle Obama delivered Thursday an impassioned denunciation of Donald Trump, calling the recently unearthed comments by the Republican presidential nominee “shocking” and “demeaning,” and below “basic standards of human decency.”

Speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, Obama lit into Trump over a video that surfaced last week in which he can be heard talking about being sexually aggressive with women.

“I can’t believe I’m saying a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” Obama said.
The speech was an uncharacteristically direct attack from the first lady, who said she eschewed her “normal campaign speech” because it would have been “dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.”

The first lady never addressed Trump by name, referring to him only as a “candidate.” She began the speech by reflecting on what she called a “rough week in an already rough election.”

In other words, for the first time in her adult life, she’s proud to be able to say that stuff about somebody who’s not a Democrat.

But wait! Back in 2008, Michelle Obama indicated that such illicit behavior (alleged or otherwise) rose to the level of “deal breaker” status when it comes to the presidency:

There must be some kind of statute of limitations on “bad role models,” because Michelle O’s now all-in for Hillary & Bill.

FLOTUS’ Thursday speech included this:

And now, here I am, out on the campaign trail in an election where we have consistently been hearing hurtful, hateful language about women — language that has been painful for so many of us, not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults, and as citizens who think that our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency.

Agreed! I was thinking the same thing when I was raising young kids in the late 1990’s while trying to control their exposure to stories about the husband of the current Dem nominee Michelle Obama now says is uniquely qualified for the presidency.

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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