Michelle Obama Says She’s Depressed And Frustrated- And It’s A Stretch To Imagine Why

At a rally to encourage voter registrations in Florida, former first lady Michelle Obama told the audience that the current state of politics made her depressed and frustrated.

Obama came on stage at the Watsco Center to a dramatic introduction and screaming fans, which numbered over 4,500, according to the organizers. The crowd was more fitting of a concert by Kelly Rowland or Faith Hill, two of the other celebrities in attendance at the rally.

“Well hello Miami. Oh my goodness. Well I’m happy to be here, are you all happy to be here?” she asked.

Michelle said that she understood how many felt that there was not enough progress in politics, or worse, that the vote was “rigged” and not worth putting effort into.

Listen: “Is there any wonder why we’re so frustrated and tuned out of our politics?” she said. “When a huge chunk of the population sits out of the process, why are we surprised when our politics don’t reflect our values?”

“I am tired of the daily chaos, the pettiness, the meanness that too often dominates the political discourse,” she continued.

“We all are. It is exhausting and honestly it is depressing.”

She continued: “While you’re staying silent, frustrated, mad, thinking the system is rigged, other people are speaking up,” she said. “And you might not like what they have to say. They might not see things the way you do. They might not understand the kinds of challenges your family is dealing with. They might not have any problem leaving you and your family behind.”

“So when you don’t vote,” she concluded, “what you’re really doing is letting somebody take power over your own life!”

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