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Michelle Obama Interview: How FLOTUS Used Pop Culture Stardom to Make an Impact
Ten days before delivering the best-received speech at the Democratic National Convention, first lady Michelle Obama was in her East Wing office describing an entirely different appearance she was …
By Ted Johnson

“For so many people, TV and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them. It becomes important for the world to see different images of each other, so that we can develop empathy and understanding.”
                                    MICHELLE OBAMA



It’s been one day of the Republican National Convention and so far we’ve seen:

-The platform, which calls for (but is not limited to) banning women from the military, and advocating conversion therapy for gays (which is considered unscientific torture by many)

-representative Steve King from Iowa, who basically asked on national television, what contributions to civilization have non white people made?

-An underwear model who spoke to the entire convention about President Obama being a Muslim and how that’s apparently inherently a bad thing, even though there are no religious tests to begin with for any public office because of this great thing I like to call the constitution

-Melania Trump apparently plagiarizing a speech by Michelle Obama and (ironically) receiving a standing ovation

-Mike Pence, the literal candidate for the second highest office in this country basically saying Mulan was a liberal conspiracy made by Disney to positively promote women in the military (it wasn’t), the idea of which he disagrees with apparently due to women’s provocation to being sexually assaulted in the military

Please, don’t let these people near public office