She’s baack

Dressed for gladiatorial combat in 2010

Michelle Obama is back and breaking new ground: a First Lady making bitterly partisan speeches attacking Republicans and rich (white) people as the source of all badness in America. Yes, she did that in 2008, but she wasn’t the president’s wife then. And in a recent speech, she went beyond anything she said in 2008, arguing that if Republicans win, opportunity will be limited to just a few (white) people—you know, the way it was before January 2009:

“Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top? Who are we? Or will we give every child a chance to succeed no matter where they’re from, or what they look like or how much money their parents have. Who are we?”

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Karl D. writes:

Uh oh. I think I smell Obama’s new campaign slogan. First we had, “We are the ones we have been waiting for,” and now, “Who are we?”

OneSTDV writes:

I think Michelle Obama’s most recent statement that you cite is actually the worst yet, though perhaps a little less explicit than her infamous “never been proud of my country before.” In the statement, she makes a rather transparent allusion to the notion of supposed rampant and oppressive white racism by including the phrase, “what they look like.” Given her background, I doubt shes speaking of anti-fat discrimination. One presumes she means that “how people look” (their race) holds people back from success. Maybe a subtle form of blacks’ and liberals’ anti-white racialism, but it’s surely there.

November 1

Brandon F. writes:

“Dressed for gladiatorial combat”

That line is just too funny. She does look frightening in that photo. I had forgotten all about it. Somewhere in a Africa a tribe is missing their queen.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 31, 2011 10:15 AM | Send

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