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Michelle Obama: No tension with husband's aides (People paint me as "some angry black woman")
CBS News ^ | January 12, 2012

Posted on 01/11/2012 5:24:26 AM PST by maggief

(CBS News)

Michelle Obama said depictions of friction in a new book, "The Obamas," between her and former top aides to her husband, President Obama, aren't true.

In a wide-ranging interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the first lady also said that some have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since Mr. Obama first announced he was seeking the presidency.

" ... I guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and-- you know? But that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman."

"The Obamas," written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, reports that there was tension with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual and with former presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

But Mrs. Obama told King that simply wasn't so.

"Rahm is -- and Amy, his wife, are some of our dearest friends," Mrs. Obama says. "Rahm and I have never had a cross word. He's a funny guy."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angryblackwoman; jodikantor; mantoinette; michelleobama
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1 posted on 01/11/2012 5:24:29 AM PST by maggief
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at the end of the day, it’s always about race with the Obama’s.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 5:27:09 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: maggief

she just painted herself as one and she is right for the first time.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 5:27:30 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: maggief
Salt Vampire Michelle
4 posted on 01/11/2012 5:27:46 AM PST by null and void (Day 1085 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: maggief

EVERYONE has fought with Rahm!! Whata LIAR!


5 posted on 01/11/2012 5:27:57 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: maggief

Michelle “This is the first time I’ve been proud of my country” Obama - is - an angry woman, and a charlatan.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 5:28:16 AM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: maggief


I'm not angry!
7 posted on 01/11/2012 5:28:38 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: maggief; All

Please consider buying this book.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 5:28:53 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: maggief

hmmmm, woman+anger+black......yeah I’d say angry black woman is fair Michelle.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 5:29:38 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: maggief
does anyone actually watch these morning shows like the today show Good morning America etc? I ask because my MIL was here for a few weeks over Christmas and she put those shows on and the shows are full of drama queens, girlie men and a few hours plugging the liberal agenda.
10 posted on 01/11/2012 5:29:38 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: maggief

LOL
Yeah! Like she was going to go on national TV and admit that everything said in the book was true.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 5:29:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: maggief
If looks can kill...


12 posted on 01/11/2012 5:30:13 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: maggief

Come on, you silly people. She is a loving wife and mother who enjoys baking cookies, reading bedtime stories to her daughters and has never had a harsh word to say to anyone. Move on now, there’s nothing to see here...


13 posted on 01/11/2012 5:30:40 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: maggief

Imelda Obama.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 5:33:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Ann Archy
He's a funny guy."

Hysterical. :o/


15 posted on 01/11/2012 5:33:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

The picture that always sticks in my mind is where she and hubby are sitting at a table, her in a gold shirt (I think) and him with a black mao jacket or shirt...both with VACANT faces.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 5:35:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”


17 posted on 01/11/2012 5:35:33 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: maggief
From what I heard, it was more of a "flaming bitch" rather than "an angry black woman".

She transends race!

18 posted on 01/11/2012 5:35:45 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sacajaweau

19 posted on 01/11/2012 5:36:24 AM PST by maggief
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To: C210N

“All that for a Flag”

It may not be a Kenyan flag, but its our flag, FUMO.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 5:37:50 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: maggief
"some angry black woman"

No, I disagree, that's not quite what they're saying at all. In the words of (attorney) Eddie Murphy on SNL:

"I can sum this up in three words your honor...'She ugly bich'."

22 posted on 01/11/2012 5:38:29 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: maggief

Maybe she has tension because of her husband “having aids”?


23 posted on 01/11/2012 5:39:00 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: maggief

C-BS loves to give them free air time.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 5:39:24 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: null and void
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1504858607316&id=88092caae9d15f72a7f96dd0b03409cbhttp://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1504858607316&id=88092caae9d15f72a7f96dd0b03409cb" />

Just the tip of the iceberg -


25 posted on 01/11/2012 5:39:55 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: maggief

You only get to play the white guilt card once. Whitey got
the message!


26 posted on 01/11/2012 5:40:46 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: maggief
She clips her sentences just like he does...

As far as the girls....Do you really think that daddy and his "If you want to kill your baby, it's okay with me"...is something every daughter wants to hear?? How do they live with themselves? When is he going to have a gay party for his girls??

These people have NO values...none..."0". It's all about money and power.....black power.

27 posted on 01/11/2012 5:41:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

What else could she say? No way she’s gonna agree with Kantor.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 5:42:47 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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that was a classic South Park episode


29 posted on 01/11/2012 5:43:35 AM PST by martinidon
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To: maggief

Reminds me of the things we heard about Hillary. Though I don’t remember hillary bringing race into it.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 5:44:30 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: maggief

Yeah Moochelle in that first photo putting on her best “Poor little ole me” hurt-feelings look.

Ugh....throw up!


31 posted on 01/11/2012 5:45:09 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: maggief
Barack: “When I rule the world, I will eat lobster and golf every day. I am the one. I will be god of America.”

Moochelle: “When I rule the world, White people will have to kiss my ass and serve me lobster every day. They will work and sweat, and bust their white asses to pay for Airforce one to cart my ass all over the world on vacations. “

32 posted on 01/11/2012 5:45:21 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: newnhdad

Speaking of “angry black woman”, “HE GOT WEED, HE GOT WEED!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8


33 posted on 01/11/2012 5:45:31 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: maggief
....the first lady also said that some have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since Mr. Obama first announced he was seeking the presidency.

Maybe it was when the Princeton-and-Harvard-educated MO told us she'd never been proud of her country before that we got that impression.

35 posted on 01/11/2012 5:46:55 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cuban leaf

strange, why would she bring her colour into it?
Is there a stereotype she knows about?
ARF


36 posted on 01/11/2012 5:47:46 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: maggief

These people have done more to destroy relations between the races than anyone I have seen in my lifetime. They came along at a time where we had pretty much forgot the stupidity of human demarcation by skin color and made it an issue. They made it an issue so they could use skin color as a wedge to gain political power and by that make money. Make no mistake about this. It is not about black or brown or yellow or white. It is about green. Green money.

The thievery of these people knows no bounds. This is followed closely by their lack of class and a glaring blindness to American Christian values.

Kings, queens, dictators, masters.... We are not supposed to have them in America. Our presidents are our servants. Not our taskmasters and certainly not our rulers. The Obamas are not angry, they are hateful and looking for payback for injustices they imagine. The country gave them an opportunity to take the racial healing that had come so far and bring all colors together. Instead the worse possible thing they could have done they did. Instead of using love to unite America as one race they used their hate to poison the country. For money.

God may have mercy on their souls for their despicable actions. The American voters will not. Obama will never be re-elected. Americans see the hate in the current administration. The poison. A poison that we cannot live with much longer.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 5:49:05 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: cripplecreek

You nailed it!

Bump.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 5:50:43 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Rummyfan
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
Michelle Obama

Until now ...

40 posted on 01/11/2012 5:52:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

That’s right-—make sure you play the race card, you ugly, ignorant cow.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 5:52:56 AM PST by Scanian
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To: shibumi

God bless our Moms.

Around the age of five I remember my Mom told me to wipe that scowl off my face or it would become permanent. Poor Michelle never got the message.

Moms are always right.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 5:55:26 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: maggief

And people portray Tom Cruise as being as crazy as an outhouse rat. Go figure.


43 posted on 01/11/2012 5:56:10 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today...

Nothing angry there...


44 posted on 01/11/2012 5:58:05 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: manc

To be fair, I believe that if you are a black person in the US, our general culture forces you to be aware of your color, while a white person can live most of his life without thinking about it hardly at all.

The mere existence of things like BET, Negro College Fund, NAACP, Black Caucus, etc. tend to do that to you. They are all race centric.

If we had white equivalents, I think whites would, just as blacks do today, be more aware of their skin color, as opposed to just their species.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 6:04:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Vision

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWw353r2b0&feature=related

Barack Obama’s wife plays race card on ‘60 Minutes’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyZVGpJDysc

Michelle Obama Disrespects America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYY73RO_egw

Michelle Obama: First Time proud of USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQTZMKk8ZEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdoC0GCvNdE&feature=related

Michelle Obama: America Is Mean


46 posted on 01/11/2012 6:05:57 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

From Moochelle’s senior thesis at Princeton:

“My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,” the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. “I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.”

Black first, angry second, entitlement queen third, and American down somewhere around 8th or 9th.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 6:08:19 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cuban leaf

I agree.

I teach boxing and used to do it and now my son fights.

We went to a black college last year and the racism towards us was sickening , even the guys from our gym whom were black were disgusted.

Black kids are taught from an early age off the left that they were used as slaves, they and their rights taken away etc etc.

After talking to a few of these black kids at the gym and after hearing what they are told then I too would be angry if I were black.

Was it not cloward and piven who wanted to keep blacks angry so they could use them in their protests?

When I hear the code words like diversity , comments like “there is not a lot of diversity here”

I say right away “why do you persist in colour, why do you have to notice colour, can you not just look at people as people?”

Or”I had not noticed I only look at people as people not by their colour”


48 posted on 01/11/2012 6:10:41 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

“the shows are full of drama queens, girlie men and a few hours plugging the liberal agenda.”

Girlie men — you nailed it. The men adopt a chatty, feminine persona (e.g., Harry Smith, who I’m convinced is a woman), which goes hand-in-hand with ultra-liberal, or else they act like 6th grade pre-pubescent gossipy boys (Stephanopolos).

NPR follows suit, where only the women have low voices, or they have a snarky, self-superior tone (e.g., Scott Simon), or the sing-song tones of the idiotic liberal-activist “science” guy, Ira Flatow.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 6:10:49 AM PST by WL-law
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To: maggief

That’s the picture. Wish 100,000 of us would send the Obama’s a copy. That’s who they really are!


50 posted on 01/11/2012 6:10:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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