The Politico posted Michelle Obama's senior thesis months ago, but critics often cite this document as support for their attacks on Michelle Obama's patriotism and charges that she is a radical. Read the thesis for yourself. Technorati Profile
"They’re going to try to make me into a scary guy. They’re even trying to make Michelle into a scary person. Right?" Obama said. "And so that drumbeat – 'we’re not sure if he’s patriotic or not; we’re not sure if he is too black.' Meanwhile, Executive Director of EMILY's Ellen Moran predicted to CNN Michelle Obama will be an asset to her husband's campaign. "I believe that the electorate sees her as a fresh face, an authentic speaker, and she gives real compelling voice to everyday problems that working mothers face and that is compelling in of itself, and I believe the republicans are trying to blunt that," Moran said. CNN.COM ("Obama: GOP trying to make me and Michelle 'scary')
The Telegraph: The president's wife has spoken up for the woman who could well replace her in the White House, saying that Mrs Obama's remark that she was "really proud" of the United States "for the first time in my adult life" was misconstrued. "I think she probably meant 'I'm more proud'. That's what she really meant," Mrs Bush told ABC News during a trip to Afghanistan. "You have to be really careful in what you say because everything you say is looked at and in many cases misconstrued," she said.
How do I know this? Because I'm going to accept her as the person she is and needs to be to survive and suceed in the role of First Lady. I'm going to let her define herself instead of being defined by Fox News as you see above. These are things going to be said about any prominent black woman no matter how successful she is in life. The message is that no black family is "legitimate"--- Even one soon to be living in the White House.Houston Chronicle The good news is that the voting public is paying attention and they will reject this stuff next November. First Lady is a hard job and it merits great respect. SOURCE
Michelle Obama speaks prior to the Iowa Caucuses on why she supported her husband's candidacy.
In his Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly opines that a strategy of attacking Michelle Obama in an attempt to derail her husband's candidacy would be "disastrous" :
The rap against Mrs. Obama is that she is angry with America, and her "proud" quote was widely discussed. That's fine. She has issued a clarification. You either believe her or you don't. According to Rasmussen, 42 percent of Americans have a negative opinion of Mrs. Obama. Again, that's legitimate. All Americans are entitled to their opinions. But to make her a focal point of the campaign will anger many, perhaps most Americans. Think about it. The reason the far left hasn't been able to win anything is that they are so hateful. Their recent attacks on Hillary Clinton demonstrated once and for all what kind of people the far-left loons are — vile people. Just go to the Daily Kos or The Huffington Post and check it out.
The Seattle Times: Conservatives say that remarks made by Michelle Obama are "fair game" to be used against her and Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Democrats condone the use of Michelle's comments against her husband's campaign, but expect that her words will become fodder. Some non-supports of Obama are coming to Michelle's defense, thinking that the way television and web have gone after Michelle is wrong. Many expect the attacks to continue as former first ladies have been the subject of the media after some controversial comments made it to air.
Katherine Berry wrote an article appearing over at Pajamas Media called "If Michelle Obama Isn't Racist, What IS She?" Berry's post was in response to Maureen Dowd's article in the New York Times, "Mincing Up Michelle." From Berry's article:
It’s telling that Michelle Obama claims humble roots that weren’t so humble, claims to understand the “plight” of the lower-class black family without having actually lived that life, and then had to study her own race, as if she wouldn’t have understood it otherwise. It’s telling that this woman once wrote that blacks who didn’t adhere to racial separatism would lack the compassion to understand the “plight” of the lower-income black family, and then turned around and married a half-white man whom, she now proclaims in stump speeches, is fully capable of understanding that “plight.” It speaks volumes that when Michelle Obama refers to her husband’s base of support she does not mention voters, she does not mention Democrats; she mentions races: black, white, brown (whatever that is). It’s astonishing, when you think about it, that Michelle Obama is surprised that white people in Iowa would vote for her husband. I’m not saying that Michelle Obama is a racist. No, indeed, I’m not. I’m saying that Michelle Obama thinks we’re all racists. ...Michelle Obama a racist? No, I wouldn’t call her that. I can think of far too many other appellations that would suit her just fine.Katherine Berry lives in Kansas where she homeschools her son and maintains five blogs, including Electric Venom
Posted by: AJ from OverAnalyzeIt. From Politico It’s less than a week into the general election campaign, but already Michelle Obama is a Republican target. Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger leveled the first blow, introducing Republican John McCain’s wife at a fundraiser this week as someone who is “proud of her country, not just once but always.” Obama wasn’t mentioned by name, but the audience got it. Read More
From Huffington Post
TVNewser reports that E.D. Hill, who hosts "America's Pulse" — and who raised many eyebrows this week after calling Barack and Michelle Obama's fist-pound a "terrorist fist jab" — has lost her show;