Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:45 PM
bigtree (60,548 posts)
Michelle Obama Is Totally A Radical, Kind Of, Not Really, At All
from Political Writer Evan at PoliticOlogy: http://www.ology.com/post/63260/michelle-obama-is-totally-a-radical-kind-of-not-really-at-all
In what constitutes breaking news on the right nowadays, right-wing blog PJ Media has discovered footage showing that Michelle Obama is black is a radical, and has been for, like, 23 years.
Hard on the heels of the Barack Obama Harvard Video That Wasn’t, this video purports to show Michele Obama sitting crosslegged in a hallway “occupying” the dean’s office of Harvard Law School to advocate agitate for a faculty not only comprised of white dudes “race-based hiring.”
J Christian Adams, apparently learning from Breitbart’s lessons in being scooped by other media outlets, went all the way to Boston to analyze the remaining tapes from Barack Obama’s time in Harvard that have been sitting in WGBH’s basement the elite media has been hiding. What he found was shocking (to him) and will surely change the way he we think about the Obamas.
If you have time to kill care about the truth, head over and take a look at Adams’ article, which is a model of anachronistic writing. Adams crows over finding the “other Obama” in his search, though the two had not even met in 1988, and describes her as “occupying” the dean’s office, which is a contemporary reference, and so on. These slips are not meaningless: occupying, to the Big Government crowd, connotes violence and rape; a handful of Harvard law students sitting in a hallway is a whole different cup of decaffeinated tea. Adams’ defamation is in his verb choice.
It should also be noted that there is no proof that this is Michelle Obama in the video. She was a Harvard Law student at that time, and totally the type who would have participated in a sit-in, but the image is blurry. Adams swears that on the video he saw—which was of much better quality, trust him—it’s totally clear that’s Michelle Obama. Trust him.
But what’s a little anachronistic name-calling over blurry 23-year-old images among ’mericans? The point is…I’m not sure what the point is. Both Barack and Michelle Obama are African American, and have been continually conscious, on personal, political, professional and intellectual levels, of their race, because they didn’t have a choice (and still don’t, thanks to this nonsense). This fact seems to constantly confound the more conspiratorial corners of the right, who take any evidence of its existence as a stunning revelation of radical ideology, as opposed to a daily part of the lives of black Americans.
But if merely being conscious of race as an issue constitutes controversy, there’s conceivably no limit to the amount of material that exists of potential Obama smoking guns. “A treasure trove of information is coming out regarding Barack Obama’s time in college,” writes Adams . . .
read more: http://www.ology.com/post/63260/michelle-obama-is-totally-a-radical-kind-of-not-really-at-all
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Michelle Obama Is Totally A Radical, Kind Of, Not Really, At All (Original post)
|Guy Whitey Corngood||Mar 2012||#5|
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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 02:31 PM
Kalidurga (11,359 posts)
4. I hope it is her...
makes me like her a lot more. She looks really laid back and determined all at the same time. That is not an easy posture to weild so well. Shows a lot of depth of character that she would lobby for other people to have a chance at a job they want as well. So purely non-selfish. But, I guess Republicans and conservatives no longer have any idea what that looks like, so they fear it.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 03:59 PM
bigtree (60,548 posts)
6. that's right
I'm not falling for their attempt to recast the struggle for equal rights and opportunity as some sort of pernicious evil. I think the images of the types of activism they think are so taboo and offensive strike most Americans today as righteous reminders of a brave and noble fight which they're proud to identify themselves with.