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Michelle Obama: 'We're Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like'

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the First Lady expressed what so many of us are thinking.

In response to a question from Oprah Winfrey about whether President Obama was successful at giving people the hope upon which he ran for office, answered simply, "Yes."

"We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she continued. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”

The First Lady added, “He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope. What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”

“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be OK. Let’s remember the good things that we have,’ ”

Yes. While we still have them. Because if North Carolina is any indicator, we're going to have them taken away, one by one, by the oligarchs and their puppets in Congress and the White House.

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