Michelle Obama Rebukes Holder, Hillary Over Advocacy for Political Violence

‘Fear is not … a proper motivator…’

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(FoxNews.com) Former first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday openly challenged calls from Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder for Democrats to eschew civility in favor of confrontational politics, saying she “absolutely” stands by her famous slogan, “when they go low, we go high.”

“Fear is not … a proper motivator,” Obama said during an interview on NBC’s “Today.” “Hope wins out, and if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?”

“Which motto do you want them to live by? And I have to think about that as a mother,” she added.

Obama, who was on the show to promote a new project called the Global Girls Alliance, was responding to a question about comments by former Attorney General Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both of whom served in her husband’s Cabinet.


Holder was captured on video speaking Sunday at a campaign event for local Georgia Democratic candidates.

In the clip, he tried to turn Michelle Obama’s political appeal on its head.

“It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are,” Holder said over the weekend. “Michelle always says — I love her; she and my wife are like, really tight, which always scares me and Barack — but Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick ’em.”…Original Source