The White House press release of Michelle Obama’s speech at a fundraiser yesterday included a phrase that made me shudder.
Here is the quote –
And I will say what I said before — this journey will continue to be long, and it will continue to be hard. That is guaranteed. And there will be twists and turns along the way, things that will make you shudder. (Laughter.) [I’m not laughing.] But the truth is — please, remember this — that is how change always happens in this country — always.
The reality is that real change is slow, and it never happens all at once. But if we keep showing up, if we keep fighting the good fight, doing what we know is right, then eventually we’ll get there. We always have and we always will. Maybe not in our lifetimes, but maybe in our children’s lifetimes, maybe in our grandchildren’s lifetimes. Because in the end, that is what this is all about. In the end, we are not fighting these battles for ourselves, we are fighting them for our sons and our daughters; we are fighting them for our grandsons and our granddaughters. We’re fighting for the world that we want to leave for them.
Things will happen that will make me shudder? Is this like the open mic comment to Medvedev? What does she mean by this? Coming from a “forward” looking progressive, the comment is concerning, especially when she talks about “real change.”