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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:21 AM

MICHELLE OBAMA: "...THEY ARE NOT THAT SMART"

'Michelle-Obama-I-HAVE-BEEN-AT-EVERY-POWERFUL-TABLE-YOU-CAN-THINK-OF-THEY-ARE-NOT-THAT-SMART,' Daily Kos, Dec. 4, 2018.

Asked for a piece of advice for young women, Obama said: "My advice to young women is that you have to start by getting those demons out of your head.

"The question I ask myself— 'am I good enough?—that haunts us, because the messages that are sent from the time we are little is: Maybe you are not. Don't reach too high. Don't talk too loud," Obama said.

The former first lady said that point was profoundly true "for women of color" as people in power try to make them feel as if they do not belong.

But Obama offered a "secret" to young women everywhere: "I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart."

Great article full of great advice from a great First Lady.

And the scariest thing about the above quote is she formed that opinion before the current crop of idiots blew into D.C.



https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/12/4/1817104/-Michelle-Obama-I-HAVE-BEEN-AT-EVERY-POWERFUL-TABLE-YOU-CAN-THINK-OF-THEY-ARE-NOT-THAT-SMART

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:38 AM

1. I learned that as an officer in the Navy

The Captains and Admirals weren't any smarter than the junior officers and some were downright stupid. It's why you never blindly follow orders.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:48 AM

2. Yep, it happens, in all fields.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:39 AM

3. On the "LEAN IN" principle, last Saturday: (Spot In)

*Michelle Obama Just Said What We're All Thinking* The Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2018.

>“That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie,” said Michelle Obama. “And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s--- doesn’t work all the time.” The crowd at her Saturday night book-tour stop was already hanging on every word, but this line set them alight.

A former first lady saying the s-word will always cause a stir, and Obama quickly apologized -- “I forgot where I was for a moment!”

But the excitement was for something else, too — a jolt of affirmation. The audience in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the younger fans who endlessly shared and retweeted the moment, felt the delight of having their feelings seen and recognized and their disappointment validated...

READ MORE, http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/opinions-michelle-obama-just-said-what-we%e2%80%99re-all-thinking/ar-BBQvfd6?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:20 AM

4. She is Elegance personified.



And it's true: most of the people in charge of looking like someone is in charge really aren't all that smart. One of the reasons I got out of the Army is because I got tired of taking orders from people who weren't as smart as I am.

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