Skip to comments.Michelle Obama: Iron Woman [Barf Alert!]
Posted on 07/05/2008 11:00:44 AM PDT by melt
In 1828, President John Quincy Adams's reelection campaign reportedly traded on innuendoes that Rachel Jackson had been imperfectly divorced from her first husband. Since her second husband, Andrew Jackson, once killed a man in a duel for the same insult to his wife's honor, Adams was perhaps lucky to lose no more than the presidency to Old Hickory.
So, while there are abundant signs that Republicans this year are itching to take the practice to new lows, let's not forget that attacks on first ladies, actual or putative, go back a long way. And for all of the fear in Democratic circles about the damage these attacks could do to the Obama campaign, there are equally abundant signs that the Republicans have chosen the wrong spouse to trash and bash. Indeed, the proposed demonization of Michelle Obama as some sort of radical, honky-hating Shadow (racial implication intended) Behind the Throne could well backfire.
Despite the long pedigree of presidential spouse-bashing, it didn't really become a regular feature of politics until quite recently. After Rachel Jackson, the first first lady to be thoroughly excoriated was Woodrow Wilson's second wife, Edith, who allegedly ran the country for a while after her husband's 1919 stroke (just prior to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote).
Then came Eleanor Roosevelt, whose many detractors created the current pattern of going after the spouse as a collateral attack on the president. Roosevelt, an outspoken (for her time) supporter of racial justice, was a particular target of southern white Democrats who didn't want to criticize the wildly popular FDR.
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Oh, spare me. The Left-wing media is so over-confident--- that it's already priming "Wonder Woman" for a Presidential run in 2016.
Maybe they meant” cast Iron Bitch””
They had to put the spit and polish on Michelle, turning her from the America/ whitey hating foul mouthed banshee that she is into a prim and proper polished all American apple pie baking mom.
NOTHING of who they really are and what they really stand for gets into print. All you see is the usual Republican bashing, old man McCain- a washed up "old ways" politican- jokes and party bashing being racheted up a few levels on all talk shows and 'comedy' stages.
This story is not worth the electrons it’s printed on.
Doesn’t Ed Kilgore write for some liberal dem blog?
Complete with halo and angelic aura behind his head.
The lies of MSM just keep on piling up. If only McCain and GOP ran a competent campaign to counter this bunk.
Iron Curtain Woman, I’d buy.
Wouldn’t Iron Bigot be more appropriate? After all, she hates “whitey.”
Or maybe "Iron Maiden"...?
This Michelle was out campaigning during Democrat primaries. She was out there bold brassy and strident. So now we cannot criticize this loathsome woman?
Total BS and an attempt to elevate Michelle and Obama to dignified presidential status. All part of Obama lurching to the Middle after the Democrat primaries
All Michelle Obama had to do avoid criticism was to have come out said how much she loves her country. Anybody have a quote by her, before the recent attempt to reshape her image, where she said she unequivocally loved her country? What we do have about Mrs. Obama, from examples of her own writings and words, is a very paranoid, racially-conscious, inward-looking woman.
Hey, don’t insult the band that way.
Racism, Elitism, Snobism....and Socialism!
lol, that would be my guess too.
“Iron” can be a verb.