Unless you weren’t paying attention last week, you know that the Obama’s conducted an interview with PEOPLE magazine that had many of us reacting with an instant gag reflex. We’ve always known that the Obama’s have a little trouble with the truth, but this new tall tale spun by Michelle Obama in order to fit a narrative and to further stir the race pot has left many of us stunned and repulsed.
In an effort to fit in with the Ferguson-type protestors who feed off stories of racial inequality, Michelle Obama had to share her own story of racism that took place in Target a couple of years ago with People magazine in an eye-rolling titled article, ‘The Obamas: How We Deal With Our Own Racist Experiences.’
“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband, at the assumption that the first family has been largely insulated from coming face-to-face with racism.
“Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,” Mrs. Obama said in the Dec. 10 interview appearing in the new issue of PEOPLE.
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
Now, before we delve into the details of that story, I think most of us would agree that if being asked by a short lady to reach up for the favor of reaching up for something on the higher shelf is the largest extent of racism that the Obama’s have ever experienced in their obviously very sheltered and narcissistic world, then I would say they are far better off than the majority of most Americans.
People like the Obama’s walk around looking for an opportunity to be offended. As someone who is always the short one out of every group I’m in (I’m 5’2) I really don’t care who you are. If you are 5’11” like Mrs. Obama and I need something off the top shelf, I’m going to ask if you would mind stepping outside of your little bubble and grab it for me. And it would never occur to me not to because it would never occur to me that anyone would find helping out another human being so offensive. I’m a helpful person. I hold doors open for people, I try to be gracious to anyone in the service industry, I say thank you all the time, I’m more than happy to help a person grab anything off the shelf or even pick it up if they dropped it on the floor. In my life, I consider it a simple rule of basic human decency.
But the Obama’s have this unhealthy obsession with racism and victimization and they constantly used it as a manipulating tool.
This was said as implication to her audience that all white people do is look down at black people as subservient or menial. And because this story evolved drastically over the last two years, in comparison to the way that it was told on David Letterman, I am certain that it has far more to do with fitting a narrative than telling a truth. On Letterman two years ago right after the incident, Michelle Obama was quoted as saying this:
“I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me. Because a woman actually walked up to me, right, I was in the detergent aisle, and she said, I kid you not, she said ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought cover’s blown. She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not. And the only thing she said, I reached up cause she was short, I reached up and pulled it down. She said ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good.
Progressives are all alike…it’s just like the Lena Dunham rape story..their stories so often fall apart immediately under the first bit of scrutiny. They are so used to getting away with saying whatever they want, without any accountability from their peers or the media, that it never even occurs to them that they might be called on the carpet about it.
I think if anything, this has less to do with race as it does with class. Their clear revulsion at being mistaken for one of the “little people” of this world says a whole lot about who they really are–especially as they have made it to the top by climbing on the backs of and claiming to be the champions of the lower working class of America. And it should be insulting to every single one of those in the lower working class that their president would find it so demeaning to be compared to one of them. I’d venture to say that just about everyone of us has been mistaken for an employee at some point in our lives. I sure have. And my experience is that it’s momentarily confusing for both parties and then you both just laugh about it. But to take home that experience, let it fester, and then to recreate it into something that makes you a victim of racism more than two years later is disgusting.
The whole narrative is shameful. These two campaigned on “hope and change” and instead have been sitting at the helm of the ship that has stoked the flames of division and racism more than ever in my lifetime. We have worse race relations than ever before. Riots in the streets, discontent and division everywhere. But this creates a useful voting base for progressives because without victims they have nobody in their corner.