119 Responses to “First Lady Michelle Obama: A History Making Speech”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    October 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    This speech was her best one yet!

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      October 13, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      I finally watched it, on Rachel’s show (she played it without interruption). Yes.We.Can.

    • 3 jackiegrumbacher
      October 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      It was absolutely phenomenal, Judith. Everyone in the audience was mesmerized by her and you would have to have been made of stone not to react emotionally to what she said. She is such a powerful orator!! What a gift she has been to this nation.

    • 4 Betsy
      October 13, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      I cried and cried and rejoiced when she said “enough”…. What an incredible speech. She made me think of the prophets of the old testament who spoke the truth when it wasn’t popular or risky.

  2. 6 Obama Grandmama
    October 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Rachel is showing Michelle’s speech in full.

  3. 11 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    • 12 Obama Grandmama
      October 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      She is bringing down the house in NH. Rachel was having a hard time keeping it together after showing it. Me too! It gets more impactful the second time around.

  4. 13 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm

  5. 16 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

  6. October 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I have NO.MORE.WORDS….

    • 18 Gazelle
      October 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Eff! That’s how you respond to an 11 yr old’s question? They speak word salad to everyone. As PBO said, there’s a straight line from Sarah Palin to DT. Whatever it takes, we’re VOTING these effers out!

    • 19 99ts
      October 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Pence is a plastic imitation of a person. He does more harm to women than the excuse for a person at the top of his ticket.

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      October 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      What a complete and utter idiot Pence is! Does he have any idea what comes out of his mouth? Does he have even an ounce of empathy or ability to relate to other human beings? I guess the answer is a resounding, NO!

    • 21 a4alice
      October 14, 2016 at 11:57 am

      I hope that little girl saw Michelle’s speech in NH!

  7. 22 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:51 pm

  8. 23 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  9. October 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Trump embraces anti-Semitic conspiracy theories as an excuse for the revelation he is a sexual predator.

  10. 26 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  11. 30 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  12. 31 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

  13. 32 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

  14. 33 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

  15. 34 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

  16. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  17. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

  18. 38 Gazelle
    October 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I have a feeling we’re going to see more Pete Souza photos post-Presidency re: the Obama Foundation. 🙂

  19. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  20. 41 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    On Thursday, Michelle Obama talked about Trump like she did not care if he or anyone else knew how angry she was. Her voice shook with fury and emotion.

  21. 42 MadameSoph
    October 13, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you for this and for everything, Nerdy!

    Finally got home from a long day and want to watch this on YouTube. I was looking for a link w/o ad interruptions and hoping that HRC’s channel had it up. Thank you; you saved me some search time. Before I watch, I’m gong to email out this link to F&F, including my cousin who is in Scotland, but following everything while she’s over there.

    You Rock Nerdy!

  22. 44 GGAIL
    October 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I bet PBO is proud as all get out of his “Michelle” I just know I am! ❤️

  23. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The Michelle Obama Lesson Plan

    She rose up and she stood up
    And she said, “Listen here”
    And she was our grandmothers
    And mothers through the years
    This was the lesson they all had tried
    To teach us to take in our stride:
    To rise up and stand up
    To rise up and stand up.
    Treat us with dignity
    We are your women and girls
    Treat us as equals
    We are your diamonds and pearls
    Treat us with respect
    We are your soulmates and loves
    Treat us as partners
    When push comes to shove
    Give us our due
    As we return it to you
    Rise up and stand up
    Speak up and give a hand up ~
    Enough is enough
    Enough is enough, through and through.

  24. October 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    So dam proud of this speech by our wonderful First Lady.

  25. 62 Anjo
    October 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Was out all day came home turned on the tv and Michelle O was starring on BBC i had to rush to TOD to see what it was about WOW WOW WOW Women have been championed in no uncertain terms i have to listen a few more times to savour it all WOW

  26. 63 MadameSoph
    October 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Squeeee! Can’t wait for Monday!

  27. October 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Can’t wait for the POS to attack our FLOTUS. That, my friends would end this national nightmare instantly!!

    Our FLOTUS is a national treasure….soooo please proceed Orangeman.

    Great poem Ms. J’OB.

  28. October 13, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    To say that First Lady gave an excellent and inspiring speech doesn’t do it justice. This was a prophetic speech, in the truest sense that “prophetic” means speaking moral truth to an entire nation and world about the meaning of humanity. She crystallized the issue in this campaign, and that is the absolute imperative that together we defeat the utter malignant evil of Trump and Trumpism and his insatiable desire to dominate and demean every human being within his power, starting with women, and extending outward to all those he hates, immigrants, people of color, Muslims, and anyone who resists his ambition. Michelle Obama exercised moral leadership today through the power of her presence and the truth she speaks.

    • October 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      THIS x millions. Thank you, Bill.

    • 67 Gazelle
      October 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Indeed, Bill! She laid it out there, the choice for humanity, the consequences of complicity & cynicism. The path of bigotry not to be tolerated. The world beyond these borders. I could go on & on. It was a beaut. Bravo to the Incomparable Michelle Obama!

    • 68 sjterrid
      October 14, 2016 at 12:35 am

      Thank you, Bill, for this excellent comment.

    • 69 a4alice
      October 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      yep. exactly right Bill. I just forwarded the speech and the rebecca t article to my friends who have facebook accounts to help get this speech out.

  29. October 13, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”…..Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama for your powerful speech to the Nation and the world today.
    My tears kept flowing and I now have renewed Hope for my daughter and all the daughters of America.

  30. October 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I so love this thread! Thank you Nerdy.

    have watched so many campaign speeches, and this one will go down in history as one of the best. What grabs me most was the intense listening of the crowd. You could hear a pin drop as everyone was hanging on each word that came out of her mouth. I really do not know what to say anymore as everyone has said it…Michelle Obama is (not one of but IS) the best First Lady of these USA.

    Please keep the positive tweets coming.

  31. 72 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 11:37 pm


    “I am a science geek. I’m a nerd, and I don’t make any apologies for it. It’s cool stuff. And it is that thing that sets us apart; that ability to imagine and hypothesize, and then test and figure stuff out, and tinker and make things and make them better, and then break them down and rework them.” —President Obama at the first-ever White House Frontiers conference.

    • 73 Gazelle
      October 14, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Awwww! So happy he could indulge for a bit in his total nerd. I love POTUS for his total embrace of Nerd-dom. I hope all his work re: innovation & science doesn’t go to the wayside in the WH afterwards. I’ve loved my Nerd-In-Chief.

  32. 75 Anjo
    October 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Not on twitter but those on twitter should have FIRE LOU DOBBS trending rise up women MO has issued the clarion call

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Pure deplorable trash.

    • 78 desertflower
      October 14, 2016 at 12:08 am

      Her mom would be so proud….

    • 79 Gazelle
      October 14, 2016 at 12:30 am

      OMG! What’s her cesspool address so to avoid that entire area? That’s total disrespect of self. That person needs some serious therapy.

    • 80 99ts
      October 14, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Sort of proves the truth of the discussion – some women think powerful men have rights over their bodies. This woman has a serious problem with self image – of such are abused wives born.

    • 81 Sandy1110
      October 14, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Of course, she wouldn’t get the irony that while she’d be happy to let him do that, he would think NOTHING of her and would have some very ugly things to say about her looks.

      • October 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

        Exactly…especially his recent comment about one of the accusers…” Look at her, you tell me” … Cant wait until November 9…never to hear his name associated with the “presidency” again!

      • 83 0388jojothecat
        October 14, 2016 at 12:07 pm

        He would never touch that with a ten foot poll not even if she was the last woman on earth. He’d prefer melania even if she were dead and molding, he’d dig her up first before grabbing that…..

    • October 14, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Martz, honestly who would make fun of some thing like sexual assault, no on except a dam idiot.

  33. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2016 at 12:53 am

  34. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2016 at 1:00 am

    one of the tweets I saw earlier said that the dreadful Kellyann, the demagogue’s campaign manager, must be wrestling the phone from his tiny hands and may even swallow it … so as to prevent the monster from tweeting out insults to FLOTUS;

    the words were better written than above, but the imagery was priceless

  35. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2016 at 1:02 am

  36. 92 Dudette
    October 14, 2016 at 1:30 am

  37. 96 Dudette
    October 14, 2016 at 1:44 am

  38. 97 Dudette
    October 14, 2016 at 2:09 am

  39. 98 Dudette
    October 14, 2016 at 2:17 am

  40. 99 MadameSoph
    October 14, 2016 at 3:22 am

    First Lady Michelle Obama is (in my lifetime, anyway) the greatest first lady of all.

    That speech was so moving, so inspiring. She made us, let us, feel it all. This great Lady presented the ugliness of DT and his words, and his deplorables, unvarnished, for all to look at squarely…and she did this without ever repeating even one of his foul words, without ever saying his name.

    Michelle the great, the awesome, the intelligent, the super-everything: she let me know, as if it were just us girls in the room, that She Knows! She knows what it’s like to suffer through, be silent and struggle on. To me she seems perfect; no way could she have had THOSE experiences. I feel this because, deep inside, though I wish it were not so, as strong as I think I am, there is still a part of me that has turned the blame inward when THOSE things have happened. But if she knows, if she has lived that, then maybe I’m not less than, maybe it wasn’t my fault. Maybe I can find the strength to go high, in spite of all the times others have gone low.

    This was not just any election speech. Michelle the great, the awesome, the intelligent, the super-everything, reached her hand through the TV screen and into my heart to inject me with her courage, to lift me up with her strength…

    And now I feel like some of it is mine.

    L’unione fa la forza. Stronger together. She defined it for us today.

  41. October 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    Will post more later, but this seems enough for now ….. take care everyone …. and, how fortunate we and humanity are to have Michelle Obama with us in these very dangerous times ….

    #ALL50

  42. 104 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 14, 2016 at 7:46 am

    So, donors have to give the orders for these people to have some values? They cannot think for themselves to know that Trump is trash!?!?
    Big G.O.P. Donors Urge Party to Cut Ties With Nominee … http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/big-gop-donors-urge-party-to-cut-ties-with-nominee/ar-AAiVi0u?ocid=spartandhp

  43. October 14, 2016 at 7:48 am

    POTUS and FLOTUS are on their “Tell It Like It Is” Tour…and no one can dispute the truth they speak.

  44. October 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

  45. October 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Republican nominee Donald Trump claims he gave generously to help his city in the dark days after the deadly terrorist attacks. But new records show a pledged promise to donate $10,000 to a major 9/11 charity must have somehow slipped his mind.

    City Controller Scott Stringer conducted a review of hundreds of pages of previously sealed records of the two main 9/11 charities at the request of the Daily News, and found that Trump and his charity hadn’t donated a dime in the months after 9/11.

  46. October 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Hmmmm….

    But the letter only took issue with the part of the story in which Stoynoff says she ran into Melania Trump on 5th Avenue outside of Trump Tower, following the incident.

    “That winter, I actually bumped into Melania on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Tower as she walked into the building, carrying baby Barron,” Stoynoff said in her report. “Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore?” she quotes Trump as saying.

    In the letter to People, Trump lawyer Charles Harder writes, “Mrs. Trump did not encounter Ms. Stoynoff on the street, nor have any conversation with her. The two are not friends and were never friends or even friendly.”

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  49. October 14, 2016 at 8:35 am

    This was the best thing that HRC could say about DJT. Starting to wonder if that was supposed to be a complement.

  50. October 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

  51. October 14, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Michael McDonald‏ @ElectProject
    FL mail ballots rolling in, now at 310,760 returned ballots. Dems continue to eat into traditional Rep lead (+1.9 returned, +1.6 requested)

    What does that mean? 🤔

  52. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Somebody better clue this guy not to even utter Michelle Obama’s name. This so-called Christian Conservative is the the biggest hypocrite of them all.

    • 116 Don
      October 14, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Donna, I’m telling you for some reason nobody on the Republican side wants to go after Michelle.

    • 117 jackiegrumbacher
      October 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

      In other words, Donna, he’s saying, “I’m a complete and utter moron who doesn’t understand the meaning of morality and decency.” If you don’t understand what FLOTUS was saying, you don’t understand what it means to be a full human being. Is this Pence guy for real or was he just made with defective parts?

  53. October 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

    ‏ @mmurraypolitics

    In our new battleground map, Clinton has expanded her lead and has 287 EVs in her column (link: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/hillary-clinton-extends-her-battleground-map-lead-n666301) nbcnews.com/politics/fi


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