Michelle Obama: "We're a Country That's Downright Mean"
Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”
Mean like this?
Jose Ortiz, 28 — a Hillary Clinton supporter — was arrested for stabbing his Barack Obama-supporting brother-in-law, Sean Shurelds. (KYW)
Or maybe she meant mean like this.