Michelle Obama: "Give Us Something Here"

One's jaw drops when reading this paragraph in the New Yorker's profile of Michelle Obama:

From these bleak generalities, Obama moves into specific complaints. Used to be, she will say, that you could count on a decent education in the neighborhood. But now there are all these charter schools and magnet schools that you have to "finagle" to get into. (Obama herself attended a magnet school, but never mind.) Health care is out of reach [she should know: she earns over $300,000 at her sinecure at The University of Chicago Hospitals] ("Let me tell you, don't get sick in America"), pensions are disappearing, college is too expensive, and even if you can figure out a way to go to college you won't be able to recoup the cost of the degree in many of the professions for which you needed it in the first place. "You're looking at a young couple that's just a few years out of debt," Obama said. "See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn't have trust funds. I'm still waiting for Barack's trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s'posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!" (emphasis added)

"Give us something here." Where does one begin with this exhortation:  with its unrestrained sense of entitlement; with its complete and utter lack of tact; with its repelling shrillness; with its rank hypocrisy?  The statement, I understand, has been uttered in at least three locations: a ballroom at The University of South Carolina; the Pee Dee Union, an Art Gallery in South Carolina; and the auditorium of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.  Michelle has no qualms begging strangers from all corners of this country for "something." But even worse, before Michelle Obama begs her audience to "give" her and her husband "something," she insults them.  I quote the New Yorker profile:

Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we're a divided country, we're a country that is "just downright mean," we are "guided by fear,"we're a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. (emphasis added)

Michelle should view herself in the mirror, for she and not the ordinary Americans she berates is the sloth who has become complacent with begging  "a nation of cynics, sloths and complacents" for a vaguely defined "something."

I detest Michelle Obama's sense of entitlement.  Here she is referring to Americans as complacent sloths, when she and her family enjoy luxuries unavailable to the majority of Americans.  When will she cease making her various demands?  What else does Michelle Obama need?  

Michelle and her family, according to various reports, enjoy a lifestyle only the wealthy can afford.

A Diet of Expensive, Fresh, Organic Food and Expensive Pediatricians

Then, having given thoughtful but boilerplate responses most of the morning, Obama suddenly departed from her script. It was the most animated I saw her on the campaign trail. "You know," she said, "in my household, over the last year we have just shifted to organic for this very reason. I mean, I saw just a moment in my nine-year-old's life--we have a good pediatrician, who is very focussed on childhood obesity, and there was a period where he was, like, `Mmm, she's tipping the scale.' So we started looking through our cabinets. . . . You know, you've got fast food on Saturday, a couple days a week you don't get home. The leftovers, good, not the third day! . . . So that whole notion of cooking on Sunday is out. . . . And the notion of trying to think about a lunch every day! . . . So you grab the Lunchables, right? And the fruit-juice-box thing, and we think--we think--that's juice. And you start reading the labels and you realize there's high-fructose corn syrup in everything we're eating. Every jelly, every juice. Everything that's in a bottle or a package is like poison in a way that most people don't even know. . . . Now we're keeping, like, a bowl of fresh fruit in the house. But you have to go to the fruit stand a couple of times a week to keep that fruit fresh enough that a six-year-old--she's not gonna eat the pruney grape, you know. At that point it's, like, `Eww!' She's not gonna eat the brown banana or the shrivelledy-up things. It's got to be fresh for them to want it. Who's got time to go to the fruit stand? Who can afford it, first of all?"

Yes, Michelle, who can afford expensive, fresh, organic food?  And who can afford a pediatrician who specializes in childhood obesity?  You should know this, Michelle.  After all, you served on the Board of TreeHouse Foods, a company that distributes canned and processed foods to superstores such as WAL-MART, for two years.  While you and other members of the Board of TreeHouse marketed and distributed food with little to no nutritional value to middle class families, your lucrative sinecure with the WAL-MART ally netted $51,200 in 2006. You are also in possession of 2,266 shares of TreeHouse stock, stock whose whose value will only increase in value if more and more complacent sloths consume processed pickles, soups, infant food and non-dairy items.  But even worse, you were appointed to the Board of TreeHouse in 2005, just after your husband was elected to the US Senate, even though you lacked experience in the private sector. I guess TreeHouse was obligated to "give you something."

And you would also know about child obesity and nutrition.  After all, you are presently on leave from The University of Chicago Hospitals, where you were appointed to the position of Vice President for Community and External Affairs on 9 May 2005, four months after your husband was sworn into the US Senate.  Not coincidentally, your salary nearly tripled after your husband became a US Senator. Was this a result of his willingness to submit earmark requests on your employer's behalf? "Give me" a salary increase, the University of Chicago Hospitals, and my husband the US Senator will "give us something here." But no, we will not provide free health care to all the poor families on the South Side of Chicago whose children, some of whom are obese, only have access to food that lacks nutritional value.  In fact, if the parents of these children lack health insurance, we will overcharge them for any services we may provide. Yes, we are ostensibly a not-for-profit hospital that has earned and continues to earn millions of dollars of profits, but I want my inflated salary.  "Give us something here:" give us an earmark, a government handout, Barack; give us money, uninsured; give me a salary over $300,000.  "Give me, give me, give me," says corporate and government welfare queen Michelle Obama.

The Assistance of Those Who Work in the "Helping Industry"

Michelle Obama, according to the New Yorker, employs a full-time housekeeper and a personal trainer she visits four times every week.  She also employs a landscaper to maintain the yard of the home a man named Rezko helped finance.  "Give me something" Michelle Obama is quite used to receiving the assistance of those who work in what she derisively called "the helping industry".  In fact, she believes more citizens should join the industry whose services she regularly exploits, even though her sinecures at TreeHouse Foods and The University of Chicago Hospitals do not require physical exertion or, for that matter, any real effort.  While campaigning in economically depressed Zanesville, Ohio, Michelle Obama exhorted women to pursue jobs in the service industry.  Perhaps Austin Goolsbee, Obama's NAFTA advocate, advised her on his goal to turn the United States into one grand service economy before she met Ohio voters.

"Don't go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we're encouraging our young people to do that."

One wonders who comprises Michelle Obama's "we." Does this "we" include the residents of Zanesville, Ohio, whose incomes average $37,192 per annum, or does it include the likes of Michelle Obama, who undertook a lucrative position as the Sidney Austin law firm, where she worked on corporate problems such as trademark and copyright cases. Is only Michelle Obama allowed to enjoy the blandishments of corporate America?  Is only Michelle Obama, a woman who now enjoys access to government and corporate welfare after earning a high salary in the world of corporate law, entitled to the services of the "helping industry?"  Is only Michelle Obama entitled to enjoy a red-carpet lifestyle that also includes $10,000 a year for piano lessons and summer camps for her daughters, who are also sustained by the "helping industry" for which Michelle Obama is recruiting in rural areas such as Zanesville, Ohio?  Breathtaking is the audacity of a woman who exploits the position of role model to which she was appointed in order to exacerbate class stratification to the benefit of her and those who enjoy the services of the "helping industry." Michelle Obama to Zanesville, Ohio:  stay in the helping industry, take the income cut, and "GIVE US SOMETHING HERE."

Rezko Cash and the Mansion Rezko Gave Her

Michelle needs the assistance of piano teachers, camp counselors, housekeepers, landscapers and other members of the "helping industry" in order to run her house.  She also needed the financial assistance of indicted slumlord and political fixer Antion "Tony" Rezko in order to purchase the stately mansion she, her husband and her two children inhabit:  Rezko purchased the yard of the home, thereby enabling the Obamas to purchase the mansion to which Rezko's lot is attached, and Obama toured the mansion with Rezko, whose advice and financial assistance he sought.  Even though he most probably knew Rezko could not manage the various Rezmar properties he owned in Obama's state Senate district, he enlisted Rezko's financial support and real estate expertise nonetheless.  I quote:

Obama said in the interview Monday that he was unaware of the scope of properties owned by Rezmar or the problems surrounding them. He said none of the affected residents personally sought his help and that aides at his state Senate district office did not recall any inquiries. Still, he said it was "possible" that during his tenure in the legislature that a constituent may have written or called his office "saying, 'We're in a building, and we're unhappy with the service here.'"

"Give us something here," Rezko.  And give Rezko did.  In fact, Rezko gave over $250,000 to Obama for his various political races. But "Give Me Something" Michelle Obama wanted more; she wanted a mansion she could not afford.  Besides, Rezko was already a part of the government welfare program Obama helped implement on Rezko's behalf while working as a state Senator in Illinois. 

Now it was time for Rezko to reciprocate, for "Give Me Something" Michelle wanted a mansion she could not afford.  Barack did not have a trust fund, but he sure had Rezko.  So Rezko obliged and helped Michelle Obama buy her house, a house she could not run without the helping industry she hopes to expand in Zanesville, Ohio, and without Rezko's cash.

Michelle, at least Hillary can afford her own house; Hillary did not have to enlist the support of a slumlord who cannot run heat in his houses in order to run and purchase her house. And at least Hillary earned her status as a role model.  You were appointed to your positions, and role models do not rely on Rezko and on various forms of government welfare to purchase their homes.  Yes, you returned to your South Side roots when you enlisted Rezko's support and the cash Rezko generated with the government welfare program your husband created for Rezko's properties.  But those South Side roots are not fit for a First Lady, unless, of course, that First Lady views government as a welfare program that just "Gives Us Something Here." Go back to Rezko's mansion and ask your full-time housekeeper to run your own house, Michelle.  For if you cannot run Rezko's house, I do not know how you can run the White House.  Some role model you are, you corporate and government welfare queen.

I Am Only Proud of My Country If You Give Me Something

But "Give Me Something" Michelle is bent on obtaining the top prize of the White House, where she will preside over a whole country that will become her personal "helping industry." And with her arrogance, her insatiable appetite for power and her overblown sense of entitlement, she will do and say anything to secure the object of her desire.  I quote:

Michelle Obama proclaimed yesterday that for "the first time" in her adult life," she was proud of America, as she spoke during a rally to support her husband's presidential bid.

While Barack Obama spent yesterday deflecting accusations from Hillary Clinton's campaign of "plagiarizing" part of a speech delivered in 2006 by Bay State Gov. Deval Patrick, Mrs. Obama made her own headlines.

"Hope is making a comeback and, let me tell you, for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change," she said during a rally in downtown Milwaukee.

Or perhaps you are hungry for yet another house you cannot afford.  And this time, it will be fully funded by government welfare: no Rezko cash will be necessary.  But you will denigrate the government on which you have relied and intend to rely in order to emotionally manipulate voters to place you and your husband in the White House.  Or perhaps it is not emotional manipulation; perhaps you are sincere when you claim you are only really proud of your country if and only if you have the chance to preside over it as the queen who possesses the grandest government handout of them all: the White House.   "Give us something here." Give us your vote.  Give it all to me, for I am Michelle Obama, the most arrogant woman who have ever graced this planet.  And if you do not "give me something here," I will race bait and emotionally manipulate African-American voters to get what I want.  Besides, I really hate my country, and I plan to divide it.  But if you elect my husband, I can pretend to actually love it.  

And no, I will not support Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic nominee.  I will also denigrate Bill Clinton and distort his words if he dares stand in my way as I climb the social ladder.  For this about me: ME, ME, ME, ME, ME, ME, ME.  And no, Michelle, you are in no way similar to Bill Clinton, for he, unlike you, actually cares about people.  Bill, Michelle, actually cares about New Orleans: he helps others build houses, while you let them wallow in Rezko's squalor as you pursue your Rezko mansion and the White House.  Bill, Michelle, has integrity.  All you have is shameless, unmitigated ambition.  I quote:

Chicago's veteran political consultant and pundit Joe Novak agrees, saying: "She [Michelle] is now motivated more by personal gain than by social consciousness.

"She saw her opportunities, and she took them."

"Give us something here," or I will take it.  That is the story of Michelle Obama, an overfacilitated, supercilious woman who feels entitled to trample over children, hospital patients, occupants of lower income housing, the taxpayers of Chicago, consumers of processed food, members of the "helping industry," working class voters, African-Americans, political fixers such a Antoin "Tony" Rezko and even Bill and Hillary Clinton in order to become the next First Lady.  Will all the status, prestige and services of the White House be enough for the upwardly mobile Michelle Obama?  I doubt it.  Nothing seems to satisfy the queen of government and corporate welfare who believes it is appropriate to scream "GIVE US SOMETHING HERE" when engaging with complete strangers.  Only one adjective describes "Give Me Something" Michelle Obama and her husband: arrogant.

Tags: ambition, Arrogance, Bill Clinton, caring industry, Hillary Clinton, housekeeper, landscaper, mansion, Michelle Obama, patriotism, personal trainer, Presidency, rezko, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Tree House, Zanesville (all tags)




Its amazing that you're so concerned with the Obama's wealth, but have no problem giving the Clinton's the benefit of any doubt about their going from a being in debt to being worth $50,000,000 over the course of 8 years.

I haven't yet seen a greater sense of entitlement than Mrs. Clinton deciding after 50 years of living outside of NY, to run for Senate in her newfound "home" - pushing aside the fact that well respected NY native Nita Lowey had been planning on running for that seat.

by highgrade 2008-03-17 03:40PM | 0 recs
I don't feel her pain

I do think she's in over her head, she's been talking with the choir too long and she doesn't know how to speak to real people. But if you think it's unfair, defend her. It's always 'the Clintons' who get blamed, it's always why not them, why question us, it's them them them.. That is childish and beside the point. This woman's husband is running to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, and she's all about herself self self. It's unseemly and she ought to show some respect to the party that's given her husband this incredible opportunity.  Maybe give her some advice rather than just blaming everything on Hillary? What will you say if he gets the nom and is running against McCain? Just cut Hillary and paste McCain?  Go for it, give it a try, see how it reads then?  

by anna shane 2008-03-17 04:21PM | 0 recs
Re: I don't feel her pain

"real people"??  Wow.  You probably don't even realize what you're implying there.

by Skaje 2008-03-17 06:59PM | 0 recs
Do you understand the concept of humor?

You see, when Michelle Obama said "give us something here" she was not actually, seriously requesting that Dick Cheney give the Obamas a portion of his money.  It was supposed to be funny.  I am trying to wrap my head around the idea that someone thought she meant it seriously and condemned her for it.  

As another example of humor, Hillary tells this great joke about how she has all this foreign policy experience b/c she went on a trip with Sinbad once.  Or that state-level experience doesn't count unless its the Governor of Arkansas.  She's a cut-up.    

by bosdcla14 2008-03-17 07:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Hilarious

So you're saying it was Nita Lowey's turn, and it was arrogant for a newcomer to show up and push her aside?

by Steve M 2008-03-17 04:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Hilarious

yeah. are you saying it's ridiculous that someone who didn't actually live in the state, and had nothing to do with the state would use her national standing a political connections as first lady to force out an actual new yorker, in her carpet bagger campiagn for an office she had no actual right to run for?


by theninjagoddess 2008-03-17 07:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Hilarious

Don't let that hate eat you up inside.

by Steve M 2008-03-17 09:14PM | 0 recs
When retorting to a diary such as this I can see how someone may respond with hate.
Hate breads more hate you know.
by Drewid 2008-03-18 04:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Hate

Only if you let it!  What would Barack Obama do?

by Steve M 2008-03-18 05:06AM | 0 recs
Almost as ridiculous as when Barack
came to Chicago and knocked off several black candidates, one being a civil rights pioneer, and questioned the legitimacy of signatures of black voters. What Barack did to Alice Palmer was ridiculous.
by LatinoVoter 2008-03-17 09:15PM | 0 recs

The Clintons weren't (very) rich when Bill first won the president in 1992.  The fact is that EVERY ex-president cashes out big-time after leaving office.   (I'm defining rich by having at or approaching a million dollars back in 1992 and offhand I don't know all the details of how much money they had, and when.)

The difference I see between, say Hillary and Michelle, is that I have no recollection of Hillary whining about being barely able to pay off her college loans when she was a well-paid attorney in Arkansas.  Now, she might have done so, I just don't recall.  I have noticed Michelle's comments and find it odd that were "only" able to pay off educational loans a couple of years ago, given that a couple of years ago they bought a house for $1.65 million.

It's also strange that you mention Lowey in that way, given that Obama pushed aside well-respected and maybe even well-loved Alice Palmer in order to get the seat he felt entitled to.  He even did it through a low way - by getting her name off the ballot (from a position she had held for years) via a court challenge.

by Montague 2008-03-17 05:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

This is silly.  You may recall that BHO used the money from his book to pay for this house.  And, you must be one of the Clintons ultra rich friends if you think that Michelle was whining for herself when she was talking about how BHO personally understands and wants to help struggling Americans.

And there's this:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/200802 18/pl_bloomberg/ar8nlioqedc4

Your dismissal of the questions about the Clintons skyrocketing wealth in recent years proves that you don't care about candidates' financial history.

http://thememlingindex.com/hillary_clint on_net_worth-wealth.html

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?i d=076fd56f-4aca-4683-a9d1-3c55d748946e&a mp;k=60222

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-c linton-financesmar04,0,5935166.story

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 06:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

Oh please.  It isn't that I don't care.  It's that ALL politicians in national office tend to get rich.  And their spouses get sinecure jobs.  BHO doesn't personally understand and want to help struggling Americans any more than HRC does.

The money from his book?  No, I think he and Michelle were doing fine financially long before that.  Come on - she's been a big-city attorney for years.  I know what they make.  I have a brother who's a corporate attorney in LA.  Furthermore, I have zero doubt that both of them got some pretty significant financial aid to attend those schools.  I know the system well because I also got financial aid to go to an Ivy League college.  

by Montague 2008-03-17 06:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

You can read minds regarding an individual's understanding of struggling Americans.

You don't need to look at the record because:
you "think ..."

You "know ..."

You "have zero doubt ..."

You must have majored in Psychic Powers at your Ivy League school.

The rest of us need to post links to support our statements.

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 07:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

Oh come come come.  YOU purport to be able to mind-read as well.  I didn't see any links from you.

by Montague 2008-03-17 07:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

The only thing I didn't link was a source for the Obamas income.

It's ironic that you would claim links to tax returns are important to you.  I'm sure you know that BHO's tax returns are widely available, unlike the Clinton tax returns.

Since you're Psychic Powers curriculum didn't cover google, I'll help you out.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/polit ics/chi-070416obama-tax,0,445005.story

You'll notice that 2005 (and less so 2006) were very good years for BHO's books.

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 08:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

To be clear, I mean links about the Obamas caring about struggling Americans.  Not about the Clintons' financial situation.

Incidentally, when a person is on the spot, that person is in a position to know how things work.  Yes, I have first-hand knowledge of how things work for unwealthy people getting scholarships, financial aid, etc. to attend a very expensive school.  Four years of talking with fellow students about their financial situations gave me insight into different students' situations.    Based on the Obamas' family financial situations when they attended, they would have been eligible for some serious financial aid just as I was.

by Montague 2008-03-17 07:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

After college BHO became a community organizer, after being president of the Harvard Law Review he became a civil rights attorney.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articl es/2007/02/20/obama_got_start_in_civil_r ights_practice/

Also, BHO has had the same unwaivering motivation ever since he entered polotics.

In a 1995 profile in The Chicago Reader, he said, "What if a politician were to see his job as an organizer, as part teacher and part advocate, one who does not sell voters short but who educates them about the real choices before them?"    

On the other side:

HRC made up allegations against a 12 year old rape victim without evidence.

"'I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and to engage in fantasizing,' wrote Rodham, without referring to the source of that allegation. 'I have also been informed that she has in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body.'
"Dale Gibson, the investigator, doesn't recall seeing evidence that the girl had fabricated previous attacks."

This is the Clinton behavior we've seen time and again: quite likely fabricated charges, so skillful so as to become impossible to completely disprove, which serve "the greater good" of whatever cause they're using at the moment to burnish their credentials, experience, or legacy.

What's disturbing about this article isn't that Clinton mounted a vigorous case as a public defender. It's that it appears she played fast and loose with the truth in order to satiate her manic desire to prove her "bulldog" toughness to other observers. You can mount a vigorous case, but you're not supposed to conjure up the circumstances that allow you to make that defense. Lying to help yourself out during your first court assigned case is not an indispensable part of the country's legal defense system.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/ ny-usark245589997feb24,0,2670956.story?p age=1

HRC believes in Dick Morris triangulation politics, even if children lose.

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/editor blog/034

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 08:29PM | 0 recs
Lot of facts in here--- and a really

well supported argument.

Better than Michelle's psychic assumptions and crass overgeneralizations that Americans are downright mean and slothful.  

by chieflytrue 2008-03-17 08:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Lot of facts in here--- and a really

nonsensical is as nonsensical does.

You must have a very low opinion of people who read your posts, if you expect anyone to take your comment seriously.

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 09:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

LOL. I can understand hardball politics - I personally wouldn't do it - but at least he had a connection to Illinois and the district. Hillary was born in Illinois, went to law school in Connecticut,  lived/worked for years in Arkansas, then in DC, and after all this time decides she wants to be Senator from New York?  

Nice try...NEXT!

by highgrade 2008-03-17 06:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Rich?

Wow! What kind of absurd logic is this?! I didn't that one is supposed to stay put in one place in order to develop her/his career.  If you use this sort of entitlement/seniority argument, McCain should win Obama by about 25 years.  Oh wait, McCain was born in the Panama Canal district, so he should not count.  It looks like Hillary would win this contest because she was born before Obama and therefore has lived in the US longer than Obama, so she wins.

Oh, you forgot at least one more thing.  How dared she go to Alaska and work in an Alaska fish cannery? Those salmon cutting jobs belong to the native Alaskans! But then again, who are native Alaskans?  The American Indians, the Russians, or the later immigrants?  I apologize: I diverge.

by observer11 2008-03-17 09:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Hilarious

Are you kidding?  Bobby Kennedy did the same thing in NY and liberals consider him a hero.  Hillary actually WAS entitled to run for the senate in NY and it was the people who deicded to elect her.  If Nita Lowey wanted to run she could have and let the people of NY decide if Hillary Clinton was, as Rick Lazio said, an unacceptable "carpetbagger."

by Thaddeus 2008-03-17 11:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Hilarious

You say: "I haven't yet seen a greater sense of entitlement than Mrs. Clinton deciding after 50 years of living outside of NY, to run for Senate in her newfound home."

As a New Yorker for 14 years, transplanted from half way around the world, I'm proud to have Senator Clinton represent our great city and state.

Have you been to New York City lately?  Half of us were born outside this country, I believe.  Another good percentage are from out of state, looking for a home.  We in New York don't think like other states, where "native" son or daughter means much any more.

Senator Clinton delivers for New York.  You should be so lucky to get a senator as effective and as responsive.

by Sieglinde 2008-03-18 06:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama: "Give Us Something

Great info - thanks!

by annefrank 2008-03-17 03:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle

The issue is not what the Clinton's have earned in the last 8 years.  The issue is being a Hypocrite??????


by giusd 2008-03-17 03:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

tips and recommendations, please

by truthteller2007 2008-03-17 03:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

My tip: get a job.

by haystax calhoun 2008-03-17 04:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

Agreed. Or write a positive diary. This BS hit job makes me sick.

by marcotom 2008-03-17 04:21PM | 0 recs
I don't like this.

There are legitimate questions in there about Rezko and about the connection to the hospital system job and earmarks.

I'm not wild about what she's said on the campaign trail, a lot of times, it doesn't seem from what I've read like it's coming from an interest in others' issues, but from trying to get them to come to the Obama campaign.

That said, I do not like the sly mentions of the loaded phrase "welfare queen" and the way you're pushing the notion of "Give Me Something" on top of that.  I really have a problem with that.  That's pretty foul IMHO.  I don't believe in character assassination and what I hear from Michelle might be negative in tone, but I am supposed to be angry with her for wanting a better quality of life?

I don't support Obama at all and I am disgusted with some of his campaign tactics and left Kos thanks to the behavior of his online supporters.   But that doesn't mean it's OK - or wise for that matter - to turn around and try to one-up them on that.

by daria g 2008-03-17 05:37PM | 0 recs
Re: I don't like this.

The Rezko story has been a non-story for a while, although it would be hard to tell if you spend much time on myDD.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/200802 18/pl_bloomberg/ar8nlioqedc4

Recently, BHO has answered all questions from the Chicago press.

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 06:19PM | 0 recs
The "give me something" line was

really, really prominent in the New Yorker.  It was preceded by the strangest statement from a millionaire-- to say that Barack didn't have a trust fund and they were struggling and recently out of debt and WHY, because they went to Harvard, Yale and Columbia and were living an opulent lifestyle!

It is just so tone deaf, and at odds with the way a regular person (who has even graduated at top of an Ivy league school) lives their life.

I mean really.  I've never heard anybody say anything but being grateful for going from rags to riches or middle class to the most elite position in the world because of the opportunities you can almost exclusively find in this great country.

Michelle's statements about her tough times are offensive to me.

by chieflytrue 2008-03-17 09:01PM | 0 recs
Re: The "give me something" line was

I thought it was a joke, actually, given that the previous comment was about being Dick Cheney's cousin.  

She does come off generally as griping a lot.

But I'm still pissed off at the "government and corporate welfare queen" accusation in the diary.  I know this term has REALLY suffered from misuse and overuse of late, but that is so racist, that's rightwing talk from the early 90's.

by daria g 2008-03-17 10:07PM | 0 recs
Re: The "give me something" line was
She is remarkably tone deaf but worse is how she has managed to remain so petulant and demanding after being afforded such great educational opportunities.  
I wonder how large those school loans were and how much financial aid in the form of grants she received.  Did these Ivy League schools really not "give her something?"
by Thaddeus 2008-03-17 11:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

I am zero-rating your tip jar because your diary is so bad it deserves to be deleted.  You will get more than enough 2s from everyone else to compensate, and I assume I will get some retaliatory troll ratings myself, but calling Michelle Obama a "welfare queen" is straight up freeper race-baiting BS, and does not belong on a website designed to get Democrats elected.

Delete this diary, and consider writing a positive piece about Hillary Clinton instead of this hateful disgusting diatribe.

by Skaje 2008-03-17 06:21PM | 0 recs

by shef 2008-03-17 08:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

You are a sick and disgusting person.  This is not the type of discourse that should be tolerated (much less encouraged) in the Democratic party.

Shame on you and all the other Clinton crazies that enable you.

by bawbie 2008-03-17 07:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

OMG - It's you!  One of the biggest Hillary bashers and trashers on the internet. Couldn't you find a pro-Clinton diary on Kos to assault today?

by Tolstoy 2008-03-17 11:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

I think you must be mistaken.

I am certainly an Obama supporter, but I have never said anything bashing or trashing Hillary Clinton.  Her supporters, maybe.  But I've never attacked her.

by bawbie 2008-03-18 04:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

This has to be a record for worst received diary that nonetheless made the top of the rec list on mydd.

by Skaje 2008-03-17 08:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

I want to celebrate the wonderful people who have made MyDD what it is today, a pantheon of intellectual clarity and reasoned analysis.  

Hear, hear MyDD!!

So let's give a hand to all the fine people who made this diary the front page standard bearer that it is.  These folks deserve a standing round of applause.  Here they are, in all their shining glory:

The Following Users Have Recommended This Diary:

Gabriele Droz
Mike Pridmore
Beltway Dem
anna shane
Si Ella Puede

Come on everybody, don't be shy.  Take a bow.

by haystax calhoun 2008-03-17 08:39PM | 0 recs
Thanks for reminding me-- to rec this myself

I like that lineup and want to be in it!

Nobody here is arguing against this INCREDIBLY well researched diary or the facts within because they don't like the person's digust that Michelle would make the statements in the New Yorker about HER tough life when the facts of her life show that she isn't struggling.

People struck at Hillary, on the other hand, in many a diary for loaning her campaign 5 million dollars so PLEASE SPARE EVERYBODY THE ENDLESS VICTIMIZATION BALONEY.  It's so one sided.

I'll tell you what should have offended you.  Michelle's personal attack on how Hillary can't run her house.


When Michelle says "Americans are downright mean" she is the American she's been waiting for.  

by chieflytrue 2008-03-17 09:15PM | 0 recs
Re: I like that lineup and want to be in it!

Plenty of room for you way out there.

by haystax calhoun 2008-03-17 09:27PM | 0 recs
"Give Us Something Here"

Ouch!  That hits hard.  It's about time we find out what's behind these two.  And it's not a pretty picture.  The more I learn, the less I like.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-03-17 04:07PM | 0 recs
Re: "Give Us Something Here"

The more you "learn"?  If this ridiculous hit diary has "taught" you something I've no choice but to consider your critical thinking skills poorly excercised, or absent altogether.

by fogiv 2008-03-17 05:45PM | 0 recs

this is horrific and, unlike Bill or Hillary Clinton, is tinged with some very racist beliefs.  "Entitled"?  Who are you, Grover Norquist?

by linc 2008-03-17 04:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Umm...

While the Obamas definitely feel entitled, IMHO, I do not think it has anything to do with their skin color.  Plenty of white people feel entitled and those people rankle me just as much.  

The use of "welfare queen" by the diarist was really uncalled-for.  That's a rightwing talking point.

by Montague 2008-03-17 05:31PM | 0 recs
Swiftboating continues by MyDD

Did Hillary work in college or was she too busy promoting the anti-civil rights candidate Goldwater?  

Attacking a mother for giving her children organic food.  This place is laughable.

I can't wait until this place turns to McCain central in the summer.

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/michel le.obama.barack.2.332845.html

When Michelle and Barack Obama traveled to Africa last month, it sharpened her focus on issues at home.

"You go to Nairobi, it's the size of Chicago, there are no systems of support for women and children," Michelle Obama said.

That's why she supports the Women's Treatment Center on Chicago's West Side. The facility treats women's substance abuse and takes care of the children while mom is in detox. During recovery, mothers live here with their children.

"I want to do it for me, but I also want to do it because I have children," said Andrea, a recovering addict.

But the government cut the funding for child care. That's where Michelle Obama's celebrity status can help.

"You're talking to somebody who doesn't view herself as a celebrity. Barack and I say, what's the big deal?" she said.

Making the cover of Time magazine is a big deal. Mrs. Obama says she and her husband use the exposure carefully.

"How do we leverage this attention for the good of the Women's Treatment Center? That's our focus," she said.

"When I wasn't studying, I was working," said Obama, who ran a day care program at the Third World Center, now the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, to fulfill her work-study requirement.

"Being one of the school's few African-American students at the time, I found there weren't many opportunities for minorities," she said. "So we created a community within a community and got involved at places like the Third World Center."

Obama said having an older brother at the University helped her feel more at home. Many of her closest relationships were with friends of her brother Craig Robinson '83, the fourth-leading scorer in the school's basketball history.

"To Craig, Michelle was his baby sister," Obama's friend Kevin Williams '83 said. "But it was clear the first time I met Michelle that she was nobody's baby."

After graduating with a sociology degree in 1985, she attended Harvard Law School and was immediately hired as a corporate attorney at Sidley & Austin. The law firm, now Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, is one of the biggest in the country.

Obama was assigned to mentor Barack, who was a summer intern at Sidley & Austin, and the two began dating soon after in 1991. The couple shared a passion for public service.

"We had many debates about how to best effect change," she said. "We both wanted to affect the community on a larger scale than either of us could individually, and we wanted to do it outside of big corporations. It was not a 'make a lot of money, wrap it up and call it a day' thing."

Obama decided to step off the corporate path not long after joining the firm.

"I wanted to experience other fields," Obama said. "I thought it was too limiting to decide already that this was it for me."

After leaving the firm, she took a job as assistant to the Chicago mayor, specializing in human service initiatives. One year later, she became the assistant to the chairman in the Chicago Office of Planning and Development.

While working there, she was asked to start the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, a leadership program for young adults pursuing public service jobs. The nonprofit organization, part of President Bill Clinton's Americorps program, was open to anyone with a GED or high school diploma.

"It was so interesting, because we had people who had just graduated from high school taking internships alongside people who had just graduated from Harvard," Obama said. "I learned that you can go to the best school in the country and still not realize what you can do to help the community."

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archive s/2005/12/07/news/14049.shtml

All we can do is fight it.  No more swiftboating!

by Hope08 2008-03-17 04:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboating continues by MyDD

So she got the Daley machine to "give her something" too. The woman gets around.

by Tolstoy 2008-03-17 11:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboating continues by MyDD

So I guess whenever a Black woman does anything someone gave it too her?  Is this a site for Democrats or the KKK?  I'm getting confused.

I wonder what Bill got from the Saudi, Marc Rich, that dictator in Kazakhstan, Murdoch, Burkle?

He hangs around some shady characters.  Including daddy Bush.  Strange bedfellows...  Can't wait to we find out about his recent bedladies?  That's coming soon.

by Hope08 2008-03-18 05:21AM | 0 recs
Another idiot speaks

I'm a Clinton person.  This diary sucks.  Hs Michele said some silly things?  Yes. But she is not running for president.  

by nascardem 2008-03-17 04:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Another idiot speaks

No, but she will be a powerful symbol representing our country to Americans and many foreign dignitaries, and whatever one thinks of any of the previous First Ladys, they at least conducted themselves with a lot of class before, during and after their White House years.

They were also powerful influences on their husbands, are have we forgotten Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton to name but a few.

Michelle Obama is a vivid symbol of Obama's judgement, as is Rezko and Jeremiah Wright, and what it says is the company he keeps shows he doesn't have any.

by SoCalHillMan 2008-03-17 06:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Another idiot speaks

What does it say about Hillary that she stayed with Bill after repeated lies and adultery?  Does that make her gullible and unintelligent and a poor judge of character?  I don't know because it's not my business.  Michelle Obama is not your business.  

I think Hill and Bill have had more buddies in jail than Obama.  Please let's make that a test!!!!!!

by Hope08 2008-03-17 07:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Another idiot speaks

    Ok, let's make that a test:

      Obamas: 1

               Tony Rezko: bribery, fraud, extortion, blackmail, political fixing

      Clintons: 1

               Susan MacDougall: jailed by Ken Starr for REFUSING to lie under oath.



by SergeiRostov 2008-03-17 08:19PM | 0 recs
Obama was supposed to be

free of experience, but free of any bad judgment or scandal.

Let's try this:

Clinton Presidency

  1. largest economic expansion in recent history
  2. record deficits to record surpluses
  3. rid the world of one dictator and stopped one genocide
  4. greatest improvement of minority household income in recent history
  5. more minority government positions and businesses owned than ever before
  6. lowered crime rates in almost all categories
  7. historic First Lady who he offered as part of his "2 for the Price of 1 Presidency"


  1. SCHIP
  2. Health care to troops
  3. visited 80 countries and stood up to China's human rights violations in a way that became worldwide news
  4. helped negotiate diplomatic efforts in Kosovo and Ireland
  5. only First Lady in history to be elected to office in her own right, breaking the mold like her heroine Eleanor Roosevelt

Obama's national experience

Crickets   (I mean "community organizer," 2 years of legislation and "little time in Washington")


by chieflytrue 2008-03-17 09:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Another idiot speaks

Hsu, Berger, Rich, Paul...

Let me know when Michelle lies before a grand jury!!  

Let me know when she lies before the American public!

Let me know when she steals papers from the federal gov't!

Let me know when she's paid off for pardons!

Let me know when the saudi's give her 10,000,000!

Let me know when she deals with dictators to line her pockets with millions!

Oh, Rezko, is that all  you have????  You guys are cute.

by Hope08 2008-03-18 05:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary and marriage

Why is Hillary criticized for staying with her marriage.  Why don't Christian right types especially praise her for honoring her marriage vows (for better or worse) and for working to save her marriage?

And Michelle Obama's criticism of Hillary Clinton for not being able tp prevent Bill's philandering still ranks as the most despicvable and classless moment of the campaign, in my opinion.

I think she is an embarrassment.

by Thaddeus 2008-03-17 11:11PM | 0 recs
Are you kidding? A vivid symbol of judgement?

Bill Clinton had an affair with an intern and  perjured himself. How does that stack up against whatever MO said or did?

Talk about destroying a legacy, I like even like the guy, but if you HRC supporters are going to do a hit job on MO, then expect to hear about all of Bill's failings.

You guys are despicable.

by johnnyappleseed 2008-03-17 07:34PM | 0 recs
Is this snark?

I'm sorry, but this diary is full of falsehoods, misinterpretations, and innuendo. There is no analysis in this diary that isn't tinged by dissembling.

We'll start here, with your added emphasis:

"See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn't have trust funds. I'm still waiting for Barack's trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s'posed to be a relative or something.

That is clearly meant to be a joke regarding BHO being related to the very wealthy Cheney family. Your emphasis doesn't do much except indicate that you didn't seem to get the joke. Next up:
"Give us something here."  Where does one begin with this exhortation:  with its unrestrained sense of entitlement; with its complete and utter lack of tact; with its repelling shrillness; with its rank hypocrisy?  The statement, I understand, has been uttered in at least three locations: a ballroom at The University of South Carolina; the Pee Dee Union, an Art Gallery in South Carolina; and the auditorium of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.  Michelle has no qualms begging strangers from all corners of this country for "something."

Is this snark? Do you think that she is iterally begging strangers for "something"? She's talking about the plight of a lot of Americans right now in this country, and she's asking that someone give us something--us as in Americans.

You know what, I really don't have the time to go line by line through this. I'll just end on this little nugget:

"Give me, give me, give me," says corporate and government welfare queen Michelle Obama.

Yeah, glad to see discourse on MyDD is at an all-time high.

by shef 2008-03-17 04:51PM | 0 recs
Quite Simply...

...the most spurrious bunch of unsourced tripe I have read here...and given where we are...that's sayin' something.  


by a gunslinger 2008-03-17 05:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Quite Simply...

The only positive thing about this awful diary is that I have a handy list of people to ignore here...those who would recommend this.

by Skaje 2008-03-17 07:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Quite Simply...

Amen to that.  I'll remember this diary the next time someone claims that all the race-baiting is coming from Obama, his campaign, surrogates, and supporters.

Those who recommended this should be ashamed.

by freedom78 2008-03-17 07:25PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama:

Just an awesome diary. This is what needs to be brought out about this woman. It's only the truth but apparently the Obamabots can't handle the truth. It's " ..but but Hillary.. ".

MO is really quite racial in here demeanor and attitude while she accuses others as being racist.

She does not belong in our WH. She's too divisive and hasn't done a d^%*n thing for America or Americans. Truth out.

Thanks for the great work.

by India 2008-03-17 05:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama:

Oh my.  You're fresh out of mental floss.

by fogiv 2008-03-17 05:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama:

Quite racial in her demeanor?  god when will this primary be over...

by Skaje 2008-03-17 06:24PM | 0 recs
Michelle Give Us Something Here Obama

Damn fine hard hitting diary. Love it!

by Fleaflicker 2008-03-17 06:14PM | 0 recs

Has anyone found out who edited the word 'really' out of the Michelle Obama speech?

I see that two of your youtube videos have clips from the same speech (with the blue letters in the background), but in one of the clips the word really is edited out.

by 1jpb 2008-03-17 06:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

People.  Read this diary before you recommend.  In particular, ask yourself if you believe this belongs on the recommended list here:

"Give me, give me, give me," says corporate and government welfare queen Michelle Obama.

by Skaje 2008-03-17 06:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

Yes, the diary is way over the top and the welfare queen comment is a terrible racial (and racist) expression.  It is not a diary that should have been recommended.  

I remain disturbed by MO but the diary is awful.

by Thaddeus 2008-03-17 11:13PM | 0 recs

Simply the worst kind of political commentary, because it depends on racial stereotypes to make its point. At least this diary and its comments show the difference between intelligent, serious Clinton supporters and irrational wingnuts who are no better than the kind you'd see on O'Reilly's board.

by vcalzone 2008-03-17 06:45PM | 0 recs

I'm grossed out. People here are nasty.

by Etchasketchist 2008-03-17 06:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama:

Oh, so this is the blog that prizes civil dialogue and discussion.  

by politicsmatters 2008-03-17 07:07PM | 0 recs
More crap..

See how much can stick. It says alot about the people on here that this piece of garbage would make it to the top of the rec list. Pathetic.

by grover738 2008-03-17 07:18PM | 0 recs

Not a bit of meaningful information.  Just lies, misrepresentations, and blatantly racist, anti-Obama propaganda.

This is disgusting.

by freedom78 2008-03-17 07:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama
Whoever you are, you are a creepy, scary person. This is a Far right-wing screed on a Democrat candidate. What is it doing on MtDD?
by Becky G 2008-03-17 07:37PM | 0 recs
Not exactly...

It's not an attack on a candidate.  It's an attack on a candidate's wife who has never run for office.  

And that might even be acceptable in some circumstances.  But calling her a WELFARE QUEEN?  Not cool.

by Dumbo 2008-03-17 10:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Mean-Spirited

You should consider running your next diary by someone for comment before posting.  

Even if you are not supporting Obama, there is a negativity here that is over the top.

You know, it's been a long time since a really poor person ran for president.  The Clintons sure ain't poor.  The Bushes ain't poor.  Lord knows the Kerrys ain't poor.  Bob and Liddy Dole have a few bucks, too.

There are plenty of people with the Obamas' education and occupations who make a whole lot more.  Rather than single out the Obamas, perhaps you might consider a socio-economic system that has offered obscene salaries to the well-heeled and made making ends meet impossible for the working poor.

by johnnygunn 2008-03-17 07:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Mean-Spirited

I'm going to agree with what johnnygunn says.

by OrangeFur 2008-03-17 07:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama: "Give Us

This is disgusting.  I really think you are a Republican troll.

by Cycloptichorn 2008-03-17 07:56PM | 0 recs
Okay, with this sitting on top of the rec list...

I think it can now be said that it's official.

MyDD has now definitely crossed over into being "MyGOP".

by Nanette K 2008-03-17 08:10PM | 0 recs
Great! Then you can leave now.

by mnicholson0220 2008-03-17 11:05PM | 0 recs
Just for the record...

Of who, no doubt proudly, approves of this sort of tripe:

The Following Users Have Recommended This Diary:

Gabriele Droz
Mike Pridmore
Beltway Dem
anna shane
Si Ella Puede

by Nanette K 2008-03-17 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Just for the record...

I almost posted that same list.

In part, I want to think that some of them reflexively rec'd the diary b/c it's anti-Obama.  But I don't really believe that.  I think that what we see is mostly a mix of Republican trolls, complete and total shills for Hillary, and rabid members of the Professional Victim wing of the Democratic party.

by Cycloptichorn 2008-03-17 08:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Just for the record...

I posted this list too, because I think it bears looking at more than once.  Incredible.  

by haystax calhoun 2008-03-17 08:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Just for the record...

And you wonder why everyone at Daily Kos is overjoyed they are ALL GONE?
These are the despicable marons that said they were persecuted at DK and did nothing wrong and did not deserve the scorn they received. Many of the people who recc'd this were also banned by DK. Now you know why. It's all here.

This is why Markos does not want them polluting his place. The ones that stayed are good, decent people. The ones who recc'd this are slime.

What a stinking cesspool. Karl Rove and Free Republic couldn't have done a better job at smearing and slandering one of our own. Welfare queen? Jesus - I am sickened.

Delete this p.o.s. Jerome or anyone. This is beyond the pale. It's racist, ugly, vile and shameful. Anyone who recc'd this racist bile should hand their heads in shame.

by TheFullBerry 2008-03-17 08:39PM | 0 recs
Daily Kos Kalls of Racism

when confronted with facts.  Refute the actual facts....just once.

Race baiter.

Because EVERY SINGLE FACT IS IN RESPONSE TO MICHELLE'S own statements.  So refute the fact, in reference to the Obama statement.


by chieflytrue 2008-03-17 09:40PM | 0 recs
The most Obama calls people racist, the

quicker we're all going to get over feeling ashamed of it.   That man has done more, in two months, to set back race relations in the U.S. than Jessie Helms accomplished in 60 years in the Senate.

by mnicholson0220 2008-03-17 11:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Just for the record...

How do you know EVERYONE at Dkos is overjoyed they are all gone.  I post regularly at DKJos and I'm not at all glad they're gone, or felt they had to leave.

How do you knowe the recommenders are the same people who complained about DKOS and are all gone.

Reccing a diary does not make someone slime but it's easy to call tehm that when you are anonymous and have been socialized into the groupthink vitriol at Dkos.

This single diary and the recommenders can in no way balance the remarkably nasty and dismissive comments I received tonight on DKos, where I post as Jhannon, so sling that b.s. back there please.

by Thaddeus 2008-03-17 11:18PM | 0 recs
Add me to the list!

by mnicholson0220 2008-03-17 11:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

How does this make the rec'd list here?

by shalca 2008-03-17 08:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama

Oddly enough, considering all the people who had the gall to recommended this diary, only a small few had  the courage to show up and provide commentary.  

by haystax calhoun 2008-03-17 09:15PM | 0 recs

Astonishing.  I didn't think anything this vile would make it to the rec list.  Judging from the list of recommenders, I guess the pseudo-"strike" cleaned house at DKos, and a good thing too.  

by gchaucer2 2008-03-17 08:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama: "Give Us Something

truthteller is the same guy who thought Blanco did a good job on Jena. I am not surprised he uses words like welfare queen.

by Pravin 2008-03-17 09:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama:

This will be mild compared to what the GOP has cookin for Barry and Miss Michelle.

She gonna get it all right.

Cindy McCain already served her "I have always been proud of my country"

by rossinatl 2008-03-17 10:08PM | 0 recs
''Welfare Queen..."

Nice job.  Nice job.  Did you learn that from this Slate article?

Dog-Whistling Dixie
When Reagan said "states' rights," he was talking about race.
By David Greenberg

[...]But because the term [state's rights] also connoted a general opposition to the growth of the federal government's role in economic life, nonracist whites could comfort themselves that politicians like Nixon and Reagan were using it innocently--and thus shrug off any guilt they might feel for being complicit in racist campaigning. It was a dog whistle to segregationists. In the same vein, Reagan's use of phrases linked to insidious racial stereotypes--his talk of Cadillac-driving welfare queens, or "young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps--pandered to bigots while making sure not to alienate voters whom starker language would have scared away.

Now, see, if you could just work some language into your post calling Obama "young buck."  Go for it, you know you can do it!

And those of you that recommended this diary, I commend you for your clever homage to Ronald Reagan and "The Southern Strategy."

What?  Am I reading too much into this?

by Dumbo 2008-03-17 10:15PM | 0 recs
Re: ''Welfare Queen..."

Reagan is Obama's hero though.

"Uhhh Reagan was uhhh awesome. Bill Clinton is uhhh Satan similar to uhh Nixon but Reagan what uhhh a guy"

by rossinatl 2008-03-17 10:34PM | 0 recs
This Diary Made The Rec List?

What has become of MyDD?

by Demo37 2008-03-17 10:28PM | 0 recs
This diarist probably works for HRC

I don't think any other prominent pro-Hillary/anti-Obama diarist here works for Clinton.  But check out the other diaries "truthteller2007" has written.  Every single one is an anti-Obama hit piece, and many are written in the standard campaign oppo-research style.

I used to work for a campaign that had encouraged staffers to post negative stuff about the opponent on blogs.  The staffers loved picking names like "thetruth" and "truthteller."  Just a thought...

by JimmyM 2008-03-17 10:36PM | 0 recs
Great Diary! The entitlement point is

important.   I'm sure I'm not the only Americans whose mouth fell open when Rev. Wrong said "Obama is not a rich man."  

by mnicholson0220 2008-03-17 11:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama: "Give Us Something Here

nothing here untrue or more offensive than anything that has come from the Obama campaign or Kos shills about the Clintons or out of Wrights sermons... were you Bots making lists about that?  lol.. lists.. what's next?  

by atomic garden 2008-03-18 01:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle Obama: "Give Us Something Here

oh, great, the they do it too argument.


by shef 2008-03-18 07:23AM | 0 recs
not a helpful diary

corporate and government welfare queen Michelle Obama.

that is not helpful and covers the author in shame

by Alice Marshall 2008-03-18 08:38AM | 0 recs


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