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Echoes of TV’s First Lady-Michelle Obama’s last true cultural antecedent is ‘Cosby’s’ Clair Huxtable
washingtonpost.com via MSNBC ^ | June 19, 2009 | Robin Givhan

Posted on 06/19/2009 4:38:08 AM PDT by John W

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1 posted on 06/19/2009 4:38:08 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Cue Aunt Esther...


2 posted on 06/19/2009 4:38:45 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (.)
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To: John W

I don’t recall the Huxtables needing any help from affirmative action.


3 posted on 06/19/2009 4:40:52 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: John W

Puke alert!


4 posted on 06/19/2009 4:41:30 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: John W

Affirmative-action success? What about the meritorious schlubs who didn’t get the job?


5 posted on 06/19/2009 4:43:35 AM PDT by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Definitely Aunt Esther. Claire Huxtable wasn’t a hater, wasn’t an angey person who carried a boulder on her shoulder.


6 posted on 06/19/2009 4:46:38 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: rabidralph
Do you think Governor Palin could receive these kinds of accolades from any network or print media person? Never: After all, Sarah Palin just accomplished everything on her own without affirmative action. Psst, she's white and a republican...Never happen!
7 posted on 06/19/2009 4:47:37 AM PDT by captnorb
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To: John W
She serves as a symbol of middle-class progress, feminist achievement, affirmative-action success and individual style.

Oh Michelle is the poster child for affirmative action all right.

Make that politically-connected affirmative action.

Most people don't get $350,000 jobs created for them. Most people can't cruise through college on a race-baiting diversity thesis.

But yeah, she's got individual style all right. Style like a trainwreck.

8 posted on 06/19/2009 4:48:10 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: John W
And she has done all this on the world stage . . . while being black.
Is that anything like "driving while black"? Seriously, though, what are her accomplishments. She got into college on affirmative action. Her first job was at a very prestigious law firm where she was in charge of Barney the Dinosaur. Next she worked for Mayor Daley and, finally, she got a position at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where her major duties were to make sure poor, black people without insurance came no where near their emergency room. A job, by the way, which was immediately eliminated once she left for the White House.
9 posted on 06/19/2009 4:48:25 AM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: Krankor
Her first job was at a very prestigious law firm where she was in charge of Barney the Dinosaur.

W-what? I've missed this part of the Greatest Story Ever Told. Please tell!

10 posted on 06/19/2009 4:50:35 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: John W
And she has done all this on the world stage . . . while being black.

No inherent racism in this statement...none whatsoever.

11 posted on 06/19/2009 4:51:00 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: John W

Clair Huxtable, albeit a fictional character, exuded class and charm. She also actually knew how to dress tastefully, as I recall.

Michelle Obama is nothing like her at all.


12 posted on 06/19/2009 4:51:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: John W

"I mean, you got the first mainstream female African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking gal," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, dame."

13 posted on 06/19/2009 4:52:12 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: agere_contra

http://michelleobamawatch.com/michelle-obama-represented-barney-the-dinosaur


14 posted on 06/19/2009 4:53:27 AM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: Krankor
Thanks!

This stuff is gold

White, who is now retired from the firm, says he gave her the most interesting work he could find, in part because he wanted to see her advance, but also because she seemed perennially dissatisfied

15 posted on 06/19/2009 4:55:39 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: John W
It's no wonder so many eye her with awe and disbelief.

How ironically true...

17 posted on 06/19/2009 4:59:13 AM PDT by csense
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To: captnorb

Yeah, it’ll be interesting to see how the press finds other things to write about, should she become president. It’s funny how the republican journalists (Karen Hughes, Sarah Palin) are way smarter than the liberal ones.


18 posted on 06/19/2009 4:59:20 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: agere_contra

Actually, her relationship with Barney is almost never mentioned in the MSM. Could you imagine if this was Sarah Palin? The jokes would be endless and there would be thousands of photos with Barney photoshopped in.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 4:59:48 AM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: John W
Parlour Magazine beat her to it...


20 posted on 06/19/2009 5:03:22 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: John W
Was Claire into patient dumping?
21 posted on 06/19/2009 5:05:01 AM PDT by Lord Basil
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To: Leo Carpathian

My FRiend, do you really think that’s necessary?


22 posted on 06/19/2009 5:05:46 AM PDT by csense
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To: John W

MSDNC is Racist!@

Pray for America


23 posted on 06/19/2009 5:08:13 AM PDT by bray (Hows that Hope and Chains goin?)
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To: John W

From Huxtables to hoaxables...


24 posted on 06/19/2009 5:16:25 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: LRS

Badda ping!


25 posted on 06/19/2009 5:26:46 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: John W

I dont understand either why anyone would suspect a woman who took a profitable job with a hospital which was a political appointment because her husband , A Senator was sending over money. A woman who said she wasnt proud of her country, a woman who is a disbarred lawyer.

A woman who is as phony and racist as they come, playing at being a lady


26 posted on 06/19/2009 5:31:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: John W

Where’s the picture of her in a football helmut and shoulder pads?


27 posted on 06/19/2009 5:33:48 AM PDT by Blogatron (Who do we shoot at and when does it start?)
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To: John W
She serves as a symbol of middle-class progress, feminist achievement, affirmative-action success and individual style. And she has done all this on the world stage . . . while being black.

This should have come with a barf alert!! I'm especially offended by the last part of the 2nd sentence which makes "being black" sound like some kind of affliction . . . . . . . and I'm NOT black!!!

28 posted on 06/19/2009 5:48:39 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: John W
She serves as a symbol of middle-class progress, feminist achievement, affirmative-action success...

Isn't this what she railed against in her senior paper.

29 posted on 06/19/2009 5:49:53 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (For the first time, in my life, I am not proud of my country. Thanks ZerO.)
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To: John W
I got through the first paragraph, before blowing chunks.

That has to be a record of some sort.

30 posted on 06/19/2009 5:50:11 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Krankor

Didn’t the guy who played Barney the Dinosaur end up charged with murder?


31 posted on 06/19/2009 5:57:34 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Blogatron
I couldn't find it so you'll have to make do with the bow legged black widow pic:


32 posted on 06/19/2009 6:12:52 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

33 posted on 06/19/2009 6:19:38 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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She brings new hope to the millions of other beneficiaries of racist policies enabling them to attend the nations best schools where millions of dollars are wasted on futile attempts to educate them beyond their intelligence.


34 posted on 06/19/2009 6:26:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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To: trisham

There goes my breakfast.


35 posted on 06/19/2009 6:26:52 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (.)
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To: John W

And she chewed her food today...while being black!

And she dialed a telephone...while being black!

She fell asleep last night....despite being black!

She is an AMAZING woman.

I’m gonna wash that white guilt right outta my hair...


36 posted on 06/19/2009 6:29:18 AM PDT by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Sorry. :) Here's a nice shot of Sarah and Piper to make up for it:


37 posted on 06/19/2009 6:39:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: agere_contra
Her first job was at a very prestigious law firm where she was in charge of Barney the Dinosaur.

And don't forget that she was compelled to surrender her law license or face prosecution.

38 posted on 06/19/2009 6:42:37 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: John W

Ladies and gentlemen, I remember Clair Huxtable. Clair Huxtable was a beautiful, gracious, graceful and classy lady. (As is, as far as I can tell, Phylicia Rashad, who played her.) Michelle Obama is no Clair Huxtable.


39 posted on 06/19/2009 6:44:45 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: agere_contra

mychelle is a disgrace to America and the people who, believe in the US Constitution. She is so Fugly and mad at the whities.

The Truth,
NSNR


40 posted on 06/19/2009 7:01:25 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Dixie Yooper

Funny why can’t we all be just Americans without the hyphenation? I have to presume they still have a chip on their shoulders and angry at America.

Molon Labe,
NSNR


41 posted on 06/19/2009 7:04:53 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Iron Munro

Plus the free medical care, food stamps, section 8 housing and special rights & permanent (Victim Status)

This is meant for those whom the tennis shoe fits.

Molon Labe


42 posted on 06/19/2009 7:09:19 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Venturer

Mychelle had the assistance of (HASOP)”help a sistah out program.” Whitey need not apply, you already born with a platinum spoon in your mouth.

Reality At It’s Best,
NSNR


43 posted on 06/19/2009 7:12:12 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: agere_contra
Since the link at post 14 doesn't work I'll have to go from memory. She kept demanding more responsibility from her firm so they finally gave in and put her on her firms representation of the owners of Barney the Dinosaur. I don't remember all of the story but the results were less than stellar.
44 posted on 06/19/2009 7:12:35 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: lacrew

and she was pulled over for driving while black. I was stopped the other day for DDW “driving while white”, because of my extreme paleness, the officer thought my car was being self driven. (Satire)

Gotta Love It,
NSNR


45 posted on 06/19/2009 7:15:50 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: trisham

Sarah is one lovely and distinquished woman in life. I voted for Sarah, not the addled old fool alleged Maverick of Nothing.

Your picture post says a thousand words about character, class, integrity, compassion, beauty, and America’s Hope.

Respectfully,
NSNR


46 posted on 06/19/2009 7:19:26 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: agere_contra

This isn’t the full original article on this subject but it has most of the info;

http://patriotroom.com/article/michelle-obama-s-law-firm-boss-she-was-an-insufferable-complainer


47 posted on 06/19/2009 7:19:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat
Thank you. I voted for Sarah, too. It's my hope that she will run for the presidency in 2012.
48 posted on 06/19/2009 7:21:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: agere_contra

Interestingly, a white woman married to a Democrat governor can get a meaningless job in Academia here in NC. Just ask Mary Easley. Whoops, not now, but there she was, for a while, knocking down $180K for wearing designer suits to NCSU staff meetings.


49 posted on 06/19/2009 7:21:49 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for the One to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

50 posted on 06/19/2009 7:23:22 AM PDT by dead
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