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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White money paid for her LMAO “education” (ever see her thesis) Good hard working White people paying in to a racist system for what? Too BUY Hate? Look what it bought what a joke!
I wish she’d GO BACK to “real” Chicago - go the hell AWAY!
I think it's actually called the "Bud Billiken" parade (not 'Milliken' as the article I linked to said).
In any case, here are the youtube search results for "bud billiken parade" "obama":
And "bud billiken" "obama":
The only thing 'soft' about him is his head.
And, it just goes to show that the smartest thing a liberal democrat chick can do is marry the right guy.
Like becoming first lady is an accomplishment for her.
For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, she told a Milwaukee crowd today, because it feels like hope is making a comeback. http://hotair.com/archives/2008/02/18/michelle-obama-hasnt-been-proud-of-america-in-at-least-26-years/
There is a fake Chicago? Damn, who knew.
Totally coincidental. All "Diversity Coordinators" make this kind of money.
In fact, I'm thinking about quitting my job as an Engineer to go be one.....
Disgusting revolting this free bee sucking racist Imbecile is now among the vestiges of our greatest hero's.. Thanks RINOs \s
If, Michelle is from the’real’Chicago there must be an ‘unreal’ Chicago—where is this? I have looked on Google and they do not list it. For all of the Chicago residents who do not live in the ‘real’ part of the city would you please explain where it is you do live.
Ever since they razed Cabrini Greens, the Northside is considered posh.
What was THAT remark all about.. it was true....Palin did not get any affirmative action, and my guess is that BOTH Obamas did.
Cabrini Green. Singular.
That was an excellent episode!
Doc (from Sagamore Hills)
“There is a fake Chicago?”
That would be Cleveland!
Doesn't count... Emanuel's a North Sider!
Oh oh... got the grammar fuzz on my tail...
No, just somebody from Chicago.
Uh, I think Sally Hemings may have beat you to that.
"I was raised on the South Side of Chicago thats the real part of Chicago."
I was raised on the North Side of Chicago, Michelle. As I recall, it was real.
Your hubby was raised on Far East Side of Chicago Indonesia that's the real Muslim part of Chicago.