Our disingenuous, self-serving former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King on Friday. Obama shared one of her biggest worries as a black mom. “Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them.”
She told King, “The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud, maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption.”
“I, like so many parents of black kids—the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts.” Yes, she said it.
Um, Michelle. I’m pretty sure that those Secret Service agents who follow your kids around 24/7 would be on that pretty quickly.
Does she really think she’s fooling anyone with this level of dishonesty? This woman’s lack of self-awareness is breathtaking.
King asked Obama about the joint statement she and former President Barack Obama issued following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The statement said that “true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.”
“The goal is to let leaders lead. But in certain times, people, you know, look to us often. ‘Well, what do you think? How do you feel?’ We know that while we’re all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, there’s still work to be done. And so we, we can’t sort of say, ‘Great. That happened. Let’s move on,’” she said.
Then she delivered another whopper about “all those Black Lives Matters kids.”
“Many of us blacks still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, walking our dogs. So, I think we have to talk about it more, and we have to ask our fellow citizens to listen a bit more and to believe us and to know we don’t wanna be out there marching. I mean, all those Black Lives Matters kids, they’d rather not have to worry about this. They’re taking to the streets because they have to. They’re trying to have people understand that we’re real folks, and the fear that many have of so many of us is irrational, and it’s based on a history that is just — it’s sad, and it’s dark, and it’s time for us to move beyond that.”
Barack Obama, as the first African-American president, was handed a historic opportunity to improve race relations in the U.S. As I see it, he squandered it. He was going to “bridge the racial divide.” But his true feelings about whites were revealed during unguarded moments, the best remembered being his remark that white, rural Americans cling to their guns and religion. On another occasion, he referred to his grandmother as a “typical white person.”
Michelle Obama, as I see it, fans the flames of racial injustice.
A couple of months ago, I posted about a virtual commencement speech she delivered to 2020 graduates.
I wrote: “Within 90 seconds, the topic turned to race. Not only have we had to deal with the pandemic, she told graduates, “but also by the rumbling of the age-old fault lines that our country was built on. The lines of race and power that are once again so nakedly exposed for all of us to grapple with.”
“With one of the most sour expressions I’ve ever seen, she said, “What’s happening now is the direct result of decades of prejudice and inequality.”
“The truth is, when it comes to all those tidy stories of hard work and self-determination that we like to tell ourselves about America,” she says as she shakes her head to indicate this is a lie, “the reality is a lot more complicated than that. Because for too many people in this country no matter how hard they work, there are structural barriers working against them that just make the road longer and rockier.”
As privileged as this woman is, as much as she’s been given, she harbors a visceral resentment toward whites that will never be erased.