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Michelle Obama: “Enough Is Enough”—Say NO to Donald

Michelle Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire today. She quoted a six-year-old boy:

“You cannot be President if you call someone a piggy.”

Even a six-year-old knows better [Michelle Obama, quoted by Matt Wilstein, “Michelle Obama Obliterated Donald Trump Without Once Saying His Name,” The Daily Beast, 2016.10.13].

The First Lady said much more, with great emotion, and with great dedication to the good of our nation. The First Lady comes to the stage at 24:14 in this video:

The First Lady’s speech is one solid, impeccable call to basic human decency, a repudiation of the monstrous attitude the sexually predatory Republican Presidential nominee has expressed toward women and girls like her two daughters.

A six-year-old knows this is not how adults behave, it’s not how decent human beings behave and this is certainly not how someone who wants to be president of the United States behaves.

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. People who are truly powerful bring others together. That is what we need in our next president. We need someone who is a uniting force in this country. We need someone who will heal the wounds that divide us. Someone who truly cares about us and our children. Someone with strength and compassion to lead this country forward.

I’m here today because I believe with all of my heart that Hillary Clinton will be that president [Michelle Obama, 2016.10.13].

Donald Trump’s effort to pre-empt his election loss by claiming the election is rigged are like his treatment of women. He doesn’t respect women who say no. He doesn’t respect women enough to give them the chance to say no. He just forces himself upon them, as if he is entitled to use their bodies for his gratification.

It is cruel. It’s frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts. It’s like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. Or when you see that guy at work who stands a little too close, who stares a little too long, and makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. It’s that feeling of terror and violation that too many women have felt when someone has grabbed them, and they’ve said NO, but he didn’t listen [Michelle Obama, 2016.10.13].

“Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough,’ said Michelle Obama. “This has got to stop right now.”

It is finally time to tell Donald no.

Say no to Donald. Say no to his aggression, his insults, his entitlement mentality. Say no to Donald’s disrespect to women, to decency, to democracy.

p.s.: Rep. Kristi Noem, mother of two daughters and a son, says she hopes women will understand her continued support for electing a sexual predator to the White House.

pp.s.: Oh yeah, back to qualifications, says fellow American Tom Hanks to the BBC:


  1. Rorschach 2016-10-13 15:13

    This campaign can’t be over soon enough. It’s going to be hard enough to put up with Trump’s BS for another 26 days till he loses. I can’t imagine having to deal with all the ignorance, lies, threats, misogyny, racism, narcissism, sociopathic behavior and tabloid fodder for 4 whole years. Just think about that. 4 years of daily BS from THAT guy. It is a truly wicked political party that would foist such a thing on the country.

  2. leslie 2016-10-13 15:39

    trump and limbaugh are both writing their exit stories. we hear it everyday. gawd i hope they are gone from national influence after the election.

  3. Jenny 2016-10-13 16:22

    Michelle Obama is a class act, a true role model for young girls and women.

  4. mike from iowa 2016-10-13 16:35

    Kermit the Frog could get elected even calling Miss Piggy Miss Piggy. The exception that makes the rule.

    Michele Obama rates as one of the better 1st ladies in my life. Rosalyn Carter was swell, too.

  5. Roger Cornelius 2016-10-13 17:51

    I can hardly wait for Trump to lash out at the First Lady the way he lashes out against his accusers.
    Trump is stupid, but is he stupid enough to take on Michelle?
    Donald spent the whole day attacking the 2 or 3 women that have come forward in the past day, calling them despicable names and of course denying his behavior.
    It is getting to the point with Trump that even if accusation are untrue, his behavior makes them believable.

  6. Leo 2016-10-13 19:16

    Meanwhile President Obama is waging an illegal war in Yemen with our “ally” Saudi Arabia and committing war crimes. Tired of the Trump/Bill Clinton talk. Can’t we get our nation’s President to reflect our values and Constitution anymore?

  7. Roger Cornelius 2016-10-13 20:37

    What does Yemen have to do with the First Lady’s comments.

  8. Leo 2016-10-13 20:42

    Airstrikes & Drones will obliterate our bones, but words can never hurt us!

  9. Leo 2016-10-13 21:36

    Yemeni 6 yr olds are being killed by our “ally” Saudi Arabia with weapons sold to them by US. I bet they weren’t afraid of the word “piggy”!

  10. Super Sweet 2016-10-13 22:24

    Ror, it won’t end on Nov 8. They and Trump will keep after Clinton just like they did with Pres Obama the last 8 years. Trump will ramp it up because his ego will be so badly damaged.

  11. Darin Larson 2016-10-13 23:31

    Super Sweet, I’m counting on Trump being a bad boy after he loses this election. He is going to act out like a spoiled 2 year old. He is going to continue to embarrass himself and everyone that supported his candidacy. I’m glad that Thune is voting for him and Noem and Rounds are still supporting Trump. Trump is going to be a weight around the neck of every politician that supported and voted for him. Trump’s scandals will continue to haunt him and his backers for years.

    The class and dignity that the Obama family has shown is an example for us all. I haven’t agreed with every Obama administration decision, naturally, but I have respected Mr. and Mrs. Obama throughout their tenure. I was extremely proud of our country for finally electing our first African-American president. The potential of the Obama presidency may have disappointed some people, but when Congress obstructed him for 6 out of his 8 years in office, it is easy to see why there was unrealized potential. It is quite a juxtaposition comparing the class of the Obamas with the crass, moral failure that is Donald Trump.

    HRC has big shoes to fill, but I think she, as our first female president, is one of the most qualified people to ever serve as president and I think she will do a good job. Although, I’m certainly concerned that Congress will continue to be obstructionist and think only of how to stop Clinton instead of how to move our country forward.

    I’m proud our first Black president and our first female president are both Democrats. On the other hand, the Republicans will always have to explain why they chose Donald Trump to represent them. Donald Trump losing big is a crisis averted. I hope it is a lesson that will not need repeating anytime soon. We are all worse off because of the Trump candidacy and the way he ran his race for the presidency.

  12. Jon H 2016-10-14 00:10

    Wow!! What a president Michelle would make!

  13. Leo 2016-10-14 00:51

    Yes Darin, President Obama and Michelle Obama have always conducted themselves with dignity and grace, and their public demeanor has never been a cause of embarrassment. Michelle Obama has always spoken forcefully and eloquently, and I respect her.

    Now we need to examine this US/Saudi relationship, and this illegal war with Yemen. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut has expressed these issues very well.

  14. caheidelberger Post author | 2016-10-14 06:32

    Ror, I too am eager for the election to conclude. I’m ready to go to Pierre!

    We could argue that the remaining 25 days may be useful. They give Trump more time to lose more supporters, to insult and alienate more people until he has whittle his base to the rump of Klansmen who would follow him through the gates of hell. The longer Trump talks, the more enemies he’ll make, and the weaker he’ll become.

    We need to weaken Trump. We need to provoke him so that he’ll throw his own money into the election to save himself. We need to drain his money and energy to minimize the trouble he’s able to make after the election. I dread the grit that a spoiled and rebuffed billionaire could throw into the wheels of democracy after he loses his ultimate ego trip.

    And by “ultimate,” I mean and hope “last.”

  15. Leo 2016-10-14 09:43

    @SuperSweet, Trump should be criminally charged before the election for these assaults. Probably will not happen because we have a two-tiered justice system (one for the uber rich and politically powerful, and one for the rest of us), but it should. Where is the outrage about that? Affluenza strikes again.

  16. o 2016-10-14 12:22

    This is not over on 26 days. As soon as “the American people have spoken” that they want King Trump (yet not elected him), there will be a new media push to supplant FOX as the “true” voice of conservatives. Roger Ailes is not counseling Trump on how to be president, but how to create a media empire for his voice. This run has not been about being president, but about creating and defining the Trump brand. The ONLY thing Trump has ever really made profit from is his brand (good heavens, the man lost money owning casinos!).

  17. Leo 2016-10-14 12:47

    I fear that you are right o; I dismissed Donald Trump as viable back in February when he started talking loosely about nuclear weapons, defaulting on the national debt and hideous comments about the entire gamut of minorities. The only reason why I thought he was in any way appealing was his opposition to the TPP which I oppose also. I gave up trying to figure out what his actual positions were when he contradicted himself over and over, sometimes in the same sentence. Apparently, he is scheduled for a rape trial in December which I only learned of from the David Pakman Show a little while ago:

    Trump should not even be able to have a media presence after he loses this election. Not sure why I have not heard about this rape trial before now as it involves a minor.

  18. Leo 2016-10-14 19:48

    Wikileaks of Podesta emails are increasingly devastating to HRC campaign. Dems pull your heads out of the sand and fix this fast!

  19. leslie 2016-10-14 19:53

    Fixed: Poll Averages for Thu Oct 13 2016

    Hillary Clinton (D)

    Donald Trump (R)

    Gary Johnson (L)

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