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Michelle Obama: Iron Woman [Barf Alert!]
The New Republic via CBS News ^ | 6/30/08 | Ed Kilgore

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; michelle; michelleobama; obama; power; propagandwingofdnc; theblackhillary; whitey

Oh, spare me. The Left-wing media is so over-confident--- that it's already priming "Wonder Woman" for a Presidential run in 2016.

1 posted on 07/05/2008 11:00:45 AM PDT by melt
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To: melt

Maybe they meant” cast Iron Bitch””


2 posted on 07/05/2008 11:10:26 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (RIGHT: Wots all this then?)
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To: melt
This is why the Newspapers are going out of business. This is why Network News is watched by fewer and fewer people each year. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if CBS gets out of the news business entirely. They must be losing money like crazy. This idiot Kilgore is typical of the type who write for this type of media.
3 posted on 07/05/2008 11:10:42 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: melt
You knew this was coming. After MSM glossed over and buried the Barry Obama's America hating principles they believed and preached in their church, and turned him into the next Messiah.

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.

4 posted on 07/05/2008 11:11:32 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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5 posted on 07/05/2008 11:12:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: melt

This story is not worth the electrons it’s printed on.


6 posted on 07/05/2008 11:15:26 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: melt

Doesn’t Ed Kilgore write for some liberal dem blog?


7 posted on 07/05/2008 11:17:00 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: Nathan Zachary
After MSM glossed over and buried the Barry Obama's America hating principles they believed and preached in their church, and turned him into the next Messiah.

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.

8 posted on 07/05/2008 11:17:17 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: melt

Iron Curtain Woman, I’d buy.


9 posted on 07/05/2008 11:22:31 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: melt

Wouldn’t Iron Bigot be more appropriate? After all, she hates “whitey.”


10 posted on 07/05/2008 11:22:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Enviromentalists, including Algore's "scientists," should be forced to find jobs.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Or maybe "Iron Maiden"...?

11 posted on 07/05/2008 11:27:53 AM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

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


12 posted on 07/05/2008 11:36:12 AM PDT by dennisw (Barack Obama: A Phony Smile in an Empty Suit)
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To: melt

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.


14 posted on 07/05/2008 11:37:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: melt
Iron Maiden is right!!


15 posted on 07/05/2008 11:39:40 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Hey, don’t insult the band that way.


16 posted on 07/05/2008 11:41:40 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: melt

Racism, Elitism, Snobism....and Socialism!


17 posted on 07/05/2008 11:49:39 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Yorlik803

lol, that would be my guess too.


19 posted on 07/05/2008 12:04:15 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: melt

“Iron” can be a verb.


20 posted on 07/05/2008 12:16:29 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: melt
Iron Woman?

How about un-American, afro-centric BITCH.

21 posted on 07/05/2008 12:36:33 PM PDT by DocH (hillary, hussein, and juan - what kind of choice is THAT? God help us.)
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To: melt

22 posted on 07/05/2008 1:15:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Typical Whitey Gramma just like Obamies!)
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To: Yorlik803
Ditto that for me, this woman is the original meaning of the word Bitch!!
23 posted on 07/05/2008 1:38:20 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Nathan Zachary
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.

Not apple pie, shortbread cookies.

24 posted on 07/05/2008 2:21:43 PM PDT by AZLiberty (President Fred -- I still like the sound of it.)
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