It’s been an unexpectedly busy morning, and I was browsing through my feed reader, when I came across this, via Michelle Obama’s Mirror,
This is a portrait of an enraged woman. Enraged to the point where she exhibits this anger in public functions.
People are feeling not just “fooled” but betrayed and disrespected by their elected leaders, who are supposed to be their servants. No one likes feeling that way. Many Conservatives and Independents sense that their hirees are out of control and dictating to them from on high; to them, America feels like a college campus occupied by a bunch of spoiled adolescents who are alternately calling their tuition-paying parents “stupid and bourgeois” or “stupid and oppressed,” depending on the day. They are bristling at the disdain and condescension they sense from their government. In his speech today, Obama seemed one rhetorical flourish away from saying, “don’t you know who I am?” And the sense I am getting is that Americans are ready to say, in return, “don’t you know who we are, who hired you?”
Certainly Michelle Obama’s anger is not due to that.
But, who knows?