(Washington Examiner) Michelle Obama urged Democrats to offer real solutions to the nation’s problems instead of quick retorts to attacks from their rivals.
“That's the one thing people ask me about, in this climate, how do you find it in yourself to go high and here's the thing, going high is a long-term strategy because the truth is, going high is about thinking about trying to really get to the real answer, because a lot of time the low answer is our immediate instinct. It's just, I'm mad, I want to punch you in the face, but it doesn't solve anything,” the former first lady said Saturday at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
"And if we're thinking about what the agenda is, which is getting to a place where we all live in a country where we're proud to pass on to our kids, going high is the only way we get there. It's our patience, our tolerance, it's our belief in honesty and truth, it's our belief in hard work," she said. "It's not about getting somebody back, it's not about the immediate clapback. The immediate clapback is just for your own selfish purpose right there in the moment and rarely does it solve anything."
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