Michelle Obama for president? Yes, that is apparently a valid proposal according to one Huffington Post blogger. In a speech to the turbulent Democratic National Convention, the First Lady gave a rousing ode to positivity in support of embattled presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, herself the product of a corrupt political dynasty. And as politicos across the Twitterverse responded to the speech with glowing reviews, commentator Andy Levy tweeted:
seriously republicans are very lucky michelle obama says she has no interest in running for office
— andy levy (@andylevy) July 26, 2016
Couldn’t pick a more corrupt time to call for more corruption
All this talk of former first ladies getting their crack at that running the world job their husbands made look so easy couldn’t come at a more fitting time: right smack in the middle of the largest corruption scandal to rock the Democratic Party in recent memory. Fugitive from (in)justice, ageing Die Hard villain lookalike, and perpetual thorn in the side of the rich and powerful Julian Assange exposed Democratic corruption and election rigging of the highest order, causing chaos at the convention. Now the Democrats are blaming the Russians, leftie darling and political martyr Bernie Sanders is getting crucified by his own for shilling for the very Hillary who screwed him (and his millions of supporters blowing their meager life savings to fund his campaign) out of the nomination, and this is the perfect time to call for another corrupt political dynasty? What a strange world we live in.
The GOP finally got rid of its dynasty problem
For decades, the Republican Party had something of a dynasty problem of its own. The Bush family has included senators, governors, vice presidents, and of course presidents, with George H.W. Bush and his namesake son ruling directly from the White House for a collective 12 years, 20 if you count the vice presidency under Reagan. Dubbed America’s most successful political dynasty, former governor and other son of the former president Jeb “!” Bush was considered a shoe-in for president in 2016, only to have his oligarchic hopes smashed by Donald Trump.
The GOP got rid of it’s dynasty problem this year. When will Democrats do the same?