As high-profile Democrats tell their followers to be uncivil, angry, and violent toward those with whom they disagree, at least one party leader is saying something different.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama told Today Show host Savannah Guthrie that her famous “when they go low, we go high” slogan “absolutely” still stands.
“Fear is not – it’s not a proper motivator. Hope wins out,” Obama said on NBC. “And if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?”
The question came in response to former Attorney General Eric Holder telling Democrats at a campaign event that they should modify Obama’s slogan.
“Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them,” Holder said.
After Holder’s remarks, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on CNN: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about…That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
This, a year after a left-winger attempted to assassinate Republican lawmakers on a baseball field and during a time when left-wing activists are harassing Republicans in restaurants, sending death threats and ricin to their office, and accosting them in their offices.
The Left never lived up to Obama’s slogan. At least now they’re being honest about it.