This WordPress app may be crucial in helping me stick to my goal of finishing out this series. I can type posts on my phone on the way to work.
After last weeks Republican National Convention, where lots of jokes were made and lots of shade was thrown in the general direction of my television, I was excited for the kickoff of the Democratic National Convention last night. Most of all I anticipated Michelle Obama’s speech. She did not fail to deliver. The tribute video and subsequent speech reminded us of the love the Obamas not only share for each other but also for their children. Mrs. Obama, without calling names or heavily politicizing her speech, was able to speak to her husband’s track record as a president and a father.
Since I really couldn’t fall asleep after her speech I decided to check out my twitter timeline. That was a big mistake.
Naturally, there were some men who said they wanted a woman like Michelle and some women who said they wanted a man like Barack. I think that’s great. Michelle looked flawless last night. It’s obvious that the Obamas love each other and who doesn’t love love?
The ensuing jokes (for lack of a better word because I can’t even call them jokes. Most people were serious) let me know exactly how bitter people are.
These men talking about they want a woman to stick my them like Michelle but they selling mixtapes on twitter.
Women talking bout they need a Barack in their life but they’re acting like K. Michelle* instead of Michelle O.
really? Really? REALLY?
What was supposed to be a moment to bring us together as men and women, black people, Democrats, etc. some people used it as an opportunity to tear each other down. No wonder there are daily discussions between single people on twitter discussing how much a date should cost.
I think it’s disgusting that people are so unhappy (yes I’m making blanket assumptions) with their life that they take any opportunity to trash anyone’s declaration of love. What another person wants out of their love life doesn’t affect me. Unless….unless I want to be with that person.
Hopefully the rest of the DNC won’t have idiotic, useless social media commentary.
*I have no idea who K. Michelle is nor am I interested in knowing. I assumed she’s a character on one of those VH1 shows.