Michelle Obama: 'When they go low, we go high'

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. AP Photo by John Locher.

by Sara Ritsch
Staff Writer

Michelle Obama made her entry at the Democratic National Convention Monday to an unbelievable round of applause. Supporters shouted over each other that she was their favorite First Lady. Speaking of her family, a supporter yelled, “Good job, Michelle.”

Hateful language heard from public figures on TV “does not represent the true spirit of this country,” Obama said.

“When they go low, we go high.”

She related her time on stage to the time eight years ago, when she last spoke to the DNC about why her husband should be President of the United States of America.

Obama spoke up for the children, saying in looking at a future president, the populous should think about “who will have the power to shape our children for the next 4-8 years of their lives. And I am here tonight because in this election there is only one person who I trust with that ability, only one person that is truly qualified to be President of the United States of America, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton.”

She said Hillary does not back down or “go home” because her purpose is much bigger than her own desires. The crowd continuously erupted for her, both Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters and protesters alike.

“Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life,” she said. 

“When you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips…you can’t make snap decisions, have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out,” she said, referring to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

She continued, saying, “I’m with her.”

Obama honored those who gave blood after the Orlando shooting, wherein Pulse, a gay nightclub, was the target of a shooting attack by Omar Mateen. That day, we lost 49 LGBTQ Latinxs and injured 53 others.

Obama said that her house, the White House, was built by slaves, but that her “beautiful, intelligent, black daughters” could be seen playing in the front yard with their dog. The crowd roared.

That, she said, is what makes America great.

The fact that we may be about to have a female president, she said, is what makes America great.

Obama said she wants the people to extend their every effort to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States of America.

She waved herself off stage to unending cheers.

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