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And our First Lady, Michelle Obama:
Wow, fam! Just watched this again and it’s even more powerful and more relevant than ever… And takes on what’s happening with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford … Kavanaugh and the treasonous buffoon.
“…as citizens who think that our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency…
This is not something that we can ignore. It’s not something we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad season.This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior, and actually bragging about kissing and groping women..
And to make matters worse, it now seems very clear that this isn’t an isolated incident. It’s one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life… The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman.
We thought all of that was ancient history, didn’t we?
..this is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. And it doesn’t matter what party you belong to – Democrat, Republican, independent – no woman deserves to be treated this way..
…this isn’t about politics. It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong.
What message are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act? What lessons are they learning about their value as professionals, as human beings, about their dreams and aspirations?
And how is this affecting men and boys in this country? Because I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this. And I know that my family is not unusual. And to dismiss this as everyday locker-room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere.
The men that you and I know don’t treat women this way. They are loving fathers who are sickened by the thought of their daughters being exposed to this.. They are husbands and brothers and sons who don’t tolerate women being demeaned and disrespected. And like us, these men are worried about the impact this is having on our boys who are looking for role models of what it means to be a man.
Because let’s be very clear: strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
…if we let Hillary’s opponent win this election, then we are sending a clear message to our kids that everything they’re seeing and hearing is perfectly OK… We’re telling our sons that it’s OK to humiliate women. We’re telling our daughters that this is how they deserve to be treated. We’re telling all our kids that bigotry and bullying are perfectly acceptable in the leader of their country. Is that what we want for our children?
And remember, we won’t just be setting a bad example for our kids, but for our entire world. Because for so long, America has been a model for countries across the globe, pushing them to educate their girls, insisting that they give more rights to their women. But if we have a president who routinely degrades women, who brags about sexually assaulting women, then how can we maintain our moral authority in the world? How can we continue to be a beacon of freedom and justice and human dignity?
…the choice you make November 8 could determine whether we have a president who treats people with respect – or not.
On November 8, we can show our children that here in America, we reject hatred and fear – and in difficult times, we don’t discard our highest ideals. No, we rise up to meet them. We rise up to perfect our union.
Hope is important for our young people. And we deserve a president who can see those truths in us – a president who can bring us together and bring out the very best in us…”