Former First Lady Michelle Obama said women who voted failed to vote for Hillary Clinton must hate themselves.
From her remarks this week at a marketing conference in Boston, for which I assume she was very handsomely paid:
Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice. It doesn’t say as much about Hillary, and everybody’s trying to worry about what it means for Hillary and no, no, no, what does this mean for us, as women?” she asked. “That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ To me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.
It’s of a piece with the typical identity politics of the Left and the Obamas in particular, which holds that you must vote for the group you happen to belong to. It’s dumb, it’s sexist, and it’s racist, because it suggests people don’t have thoughts beyond their racial identity or their sex. It’s exactly what Martin Luther King preached against. But it’s good politics for Democrats and it’s what people like Mrs. Obama actually think.