Barack Obama is getting a little nervous that his wife’s rants will torpedo the election, so he issued a stern warning yesterday to her would-be critics.
“But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable,” he said.
Obama praised his wife’s patriotism and said that for Republicans “to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class … and especially for people who purport to be promoters of family values, who claim that they are protectors of the values and ideals and the decency of the American people to start attacking my wife in a political campaign I think is detestable.”
First of all, this is low class. The Dems, having perfected the art, apparently don’t want the Republicans to get that dirty.
Since I didn’t get the memo about laying off Michelle and since she has voluntarily weighed in on the issues of the day, her views are fair game. Politics ain’t beanbag Barack.
Michelle Obama wrote her Senior Thesis at Princeton, on the issue of whether black Princeton alumni changed their views on black/white relations as a result of their Ivy League education. The Politico has the full document here.
Her views on race are frankly, offensive and racist. Her worldview on the topic is entirely “Us versus Them.” She sees two cultures, with the Whites making the Blacks (she uses caps for the races) feel like outsiders. Note that even the “tolerant” liberals on an elite college campus are racists too. Well, we know when the liberals are intolerant, imagine what it must be like to have conservatives around. All emphasis mine.
I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich [sic] I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.
And because Whites are irreparably racist, she decides to forgo assimilation into White culture and chooses to focus only on Blacks.
These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to the further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant. This realization has presently, made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the Black community more desirable.
I guess we are giving up on “Whitey,” because there really is nothing to be proud of in that “White cultural and social structure,” called America. Let’s do the more desirable thing and actively utilize our resources to benefit the Black community at Reverend Wright’s Black Liberation Theology church.
Oh, and isn’t it a little ironic that the same “White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society” finds her a hair’s breadth from becoming First Lady. She is an angry wretch who chooses to ignore the great opportunities this country has provided her.
She believes that the more a Black person assimilates into White culture (American culture?), the more that person harms the black community.
The more the individual identifies with the Black community the more his attitudes will sway towards a positive relationship with the Black community, however, the more the individual identifies with the White community the more his attitudes will sway towards a negative relationship with the Black community [snip]
However, the more [the Blacks in her study] began spending time with Whites, the more they became attached to and interested in the White community.
I guess you can’t have positive relationships with both communities. We are all one-dimensional. You are with us or you are against us.
And if the Blacks choose to integrate into White society, they actually become Uncle Toms [Fun with words: See if you can pick out the code words for the Uncle Toms - the quotes are hers].
However, with the increasing integration of Blacks into the mainstream society, many “integrated Blacks” have lost touch with the Black culture in their attempts to become adjusted and comfortable in their new culture–the White culture.
I wonder if Michelle Obama will be comfortable in the house The Man built on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Bill Dupray at The Patriot Room