Skip to comments.The Obamas: Portrait of an American Family (By Gwen Ifill)
Posted on 10/02/2008 7:38:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Soon we will vote for our next president, and for the first time in history, one of the two candidates is a Black man. For a year, Essence pursued an interview with the entire Obama familyto no avail. Finally, this summer ESSENCE became the only Black media outlet allowed a glimpse into the lives of Barack, Michelle and their two girls, Malia and Sasha, when we were invited to their South Side Chicago home. Weeks later, veteran political journalist Gwen Ifill was with the family as they campaigned in a small mostly White western town, and she flew with them to a Black church in the urban Midwest.
Barack Obama is sitting in the back of his rented luxury campaign bus with its granite counters and two flat-screen TVs. The Illinois senator's arms are wrapped around his wife, Michelle, whom he doesn't get to see much these days. At this very moment he is, of all things, singing.
I've just asked them how their lives have changed since he won the Democratic presidential nomination. There have definitely been changes, especially for Michelle Obama, who used to pride herself on campaigning by day and rushing home to her daughters each night. Now she is spending more of her days and nights on the road, but seldom in the same place as her husband. And when their daughtersMalia, 10, and Sasha, 7 get to see their dad, they likely have to share him with thousands of adoring strangers. "Daddy's gone a lot," Sasha notes. "We don't see him that much."
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Unbelievable, my Queen.
She’s moderating the debates tonight...fair and balanced.
First thing I noticed is that she capitalizes Black.
Sorry, I won’t read the article, just had breakfast.
“Portrait of an American Family?”
Good one .....
Yeah... like the Rosenbergs
You should’ve given this a ‘barf alert.’ This is the moderator of the VP debate?
First thing I noticed is she is another idiot that insists on calling a half black man a Black man. How sad that in order to make race the issue, they have to depend on someone who isn’t entirely of their race - not even close!
Screw you Ifill. What goes around comes around. You will get yours and I will be clapping and cheering as it slams you.
We’ve missed you on the threads.
She capped White too. What up wit dat, dog?
Gwen Ifill on Imus
She doesn’t just like Obama, she worships him. She has pursued him professionally and been granted exclusive access by him.
She has capitalized on him by writing a book with his name in the title. She appears to be building her career around him.
Yet, she derisively dismisses these concerns as “one day blog chatter”, not a serious ethical problem with disclosure.
“....one of the two candidates is a Black man.”
By genotype he is actually Arabic and Caucasian...since racist blacks seem to care about those things so much.
By environment he is White, having been raised in a fully white extended family, after daddy did the ...ahem... typical family abandonment thing....
But, by all means, carry on with your propaganda, Ifill....
Children who put themselves to bed with no goodnight hug from either parent
Children who get no birthday or Christmas presents
This is the American family.
Fascinating that those who demand that we move beyond race, remain so sharply focused on skin color.
I thought that I had left this behind when I emigrated here. Very depressing ...
DON’T GIVE A 5#1t THAT HE IS BLACK!! He’s a COMMUNIST!
Thomas Sowell is the kind of bloke should be runnin this race.
And McCain sees nothing wrong with this debate moderator. Now you see why the left did so much voting for McCain to be the repub nominee. We have a moron representing the well-being of the nation and what remains of the rights of the American people. Don’t know about you, but I’m buying another Glock...while there is still time.
He’s a half breed at best!
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