You ungrateful commoners!
Via The Hill:
Michelle Obama on Wednesday said the country is in the midst of big change, as illustrated by the president’s historic election, but that “we take it for granted” because of what is still undone.
“We’re becoming a bigger, more accepting country,” she said on “The Steve Harvey Show” in an episode aired Wednesday.
“Yes, we want to make sure we have a strong economy, we want to make sure that there’s peace in the world, we have a clean environment, that every child has opportunities worthy of their dreams, and great education,” Obama said. “But the real change that happens in our lives, when we look at the change we see, we take it for granted because we’ve grown up in that change. And that’s what this little boy represents.”
The first lady described a photo hanging in the White House of the president, in the Oval Office, bent over to allow a 5-year-old African-American boy to touch his hair. She said the picture summed up the huge changes the country has seen since Obama took office four years ago.
“This is the world [children are] growing up in, they’re growing up in a world where an African-American, where a woman, can be president. They’re growing up where people can love each other, no matter who they are,” Obama said, with a nod to the politics surrounding gay marriage. President Obama endorsed gay marriage earlier this year.