Skip to comments.Palin Flashback: Michelle Obama Says She's From 'Real' Chicago
Posted on 04/03/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT by lewisglad
During an address Thursday at a London school, First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd she was from "the real part of Chicago," echoing controversial comments from Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign describing small towns as "the real America."
In remarks before the all-girls school, Mrs. Obama spoke of growing up in urban Chicago, an upbringing she said was an unlikely one for a future First Lady.
"For nothing in my life ever would have predicted that I would be standing here as the first African-American First Lady," Mrs. Obama said, according to press reports. "I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of. I was raised on the South Side of Chicago thats the real part of Chicago.
Mrs. Obama is in Europe this week accompanying President Barack Obama as he attended the G-20 summit in London.
Her comments don't sit well with Republicans, who point also to criticism directed at former Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, who stumbled during his 2006 re-election campaign by making a racially-charged remark against a rival campaign worker of Indian descent, to whom Allen said "Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."
"The First Lady's comments are stunning," said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. "Given the unrelenting Democrat attacks against both Governor Palin and former Senator Allen, one would hope that the White House would be willing to offer up a clarification of what exactly Michelle Obama meant when she made this comment."
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Where do you think the anger comes from?
And her husband is from ‘real Kenya’. Glad we’ve straightened that out .... /s
the “anger?” HA....she’s a dem/commie/lib/fascist....they are ALWAYS angry...
Ludacris meets Ludicrous.
Sarah palin didn’t grow up in a mansion either, except she had to work her way through college without any affirmative action free ride at Princeton and Harvard.
Gimme a goddam break.
We see from yesterday’s indictments what the real Chicago is all about.
A former Governor in prison and now Blago headed towards prison as well.
If we are truly lucky, we will see Ayers headed to prison as well.
And Rahm Emmanuel charged with income tax evasion.
I guess the North Side is not real Chicago anymore, shame!
“michelle obama appeared waving on top of an escalade, she was wearing torn jeans, a drumpled semi dirty t-shirt half tucked in and out- and her hair was crazy undone- then she made a small speech- and actually referred to barak as her ‘baby daddy’”
Any way to find out if there is video of this? If the Euro-trash thought they loved her before, imagine how orgasmic THAT would make them!
The thing is........this current Chicago is the same as the old Chicago.
Corrupt to the core. Nothing has changed. Not a thing but the names and the skin color of some of the crooks.
She can use words like “Macaca” without criticism as well.
Keepin’ it real...
We never gave any of the old crooks the keys to 1600 Pa. Ave.....
Well, it is the baddest part of town.
Roland Burris and Rep. Bobby Rush (speaking)
at a Chicago news conference announcing
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of
Burris to the U.S. Senate Dec. 30, 2008.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: BOBBY RUSH:
* Democratic Member of Congress
* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus
* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army
* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party
* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction
* Advocates reparations for African Americans
"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.
But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past...."
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
According to Anne Coulterâs latest book Michelle was pulling down $350,000 a year as a diversity coordinator for a hospital in Chicago. She said she didn’t want to practice law because she wanted to give back to community and help rather than be self serving as a lawyer. Those self serving lawyers make â if they are good and have been around for a while â about $100,000 a year. She then got a pay raise to $370,000 a year after Obama got elected into the senate. Life is so tough...
Justice Department Briefing on Blagojevich Investigation:
Patrick Fitzgerald, United States attorney general for the Northern District of Illinois [speaking to press]:
Published: December 9, 2008, New York Times
Excerpts from the transcript:
Fitzgerald: "In the governor words -- governor's words, quote, 'Fire all those bleeping people. Get them the bleep out of there. And get us some editorial support', close quote. And the bleeps are not really bleeps."
Fitzgerald: "A month or so ago a $1.8 billion tollway project was announced. While that tollway project was being announced, Governor Blagojevich was privately seeking to have a person benefiting from that contract raise $100,000 in contributions, and privately the government (sic) said, 'I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they would perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, bleep 'em.' That's a quote. And the word 'bleep' was not the word he used."
Fitzgerald: "The governor's own words describing the Senate seat, quote, 'It's a bleeping valuable thing -- thing. You just don't give it away for nothing', close quote."
Fitzgerald: "Another quote, 'I've got this thing, and it's bleeping golden. And I'm just not giving it up for bleeping nothing. I'm not going to do it, and I can always use it; I can parachute me there,' quote. Those are his words, not our characterization, other than with regard to the bleep."
Fitzgerald: "The tapes reveal that Governor Blagojevich wanted a number of things in exchange for making the appointment to the Senate seat -- an appointment as secretary of health and human services or an ambassadorship, an appointment to a private foundation, a higher paying job for his wife or campaign contributions."
"Mrs. Blago, the former Patti Mell, won the hearts of old-school thugs everywhere with her f-word-filled rants captured on FBI wiretaps, some of which were colorfully detailed in the criminal complaint against her hubby..." --Michelle Malkin, December 17, 2008
That's a nice touch. Ludacris showing his softer side I guess.
Maybe youtube? Check the linked source for more info on the event and then search the youtube site using some logical keywords.
We all did, she knew how to play the game and use her race to her benefit, something she has in common with her husband.
Chicago gave the keys to the White House to JFK