Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama expressed her frustration with the current US administration which she described as “one-man-show” full of chaos and theatrics. Obama urged people to turn up in large numbers during midterm election regardless of their political affiliation.
“When you don’t vote, that’s exactly what you’re doing — you’re letting other people make decisions for you,” Obama said. “We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when we wind up with government of, by and for other people.
“While some folks are frustrated and tuned out and staying home on Election Day, trust me, other folks are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you,” she added.
Michelle reminded people that they have all power and capacity to change political grid through their single vote adding that the current political climate is frustrating.
“Believe me, I am frustrated, too,” she said. “I am sick of all the chaos and the nastiness of our politics. It’s exhausting and, frankly, it’s depressing. I understand wanting to shut it all out.”
“They’re finding all kinds of ways to keep you at home, hoping that when you hear about all those things, you’ll just give up,” she said. “Don’t let anybody intimidate you from being a part of this process.
Democrats would need to win at least 24 seats to gain a majority in the House, where at least 41 Republicans are planning to retire, resign or run for another office.