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hue Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:37 PM
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Rush Limbaugh: NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama for 'uppity-ism'
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Rush Limbaugh condemns, criticizes and otherwise lambastes many things, as his radio listeners know. But Michelle Obama seems to have become a target for particularly personal attacks from the conservative radio talk-show host. First, he called out the first lady on her weight; now he says she's guilty of "uppity-ism."

Cracking on Obama's waistline (and nicknaming her Moochelle) was offensive and personal enough. But "uppity-ism"? That phrase -- uttered on his Monday's edition of his show -- won't sit well with some Americans, particularly African Americans.

Historically, "uppity" was considered a code word for blacks whom white people perceived as trying to rise above their station in life.

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