Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A Portrait of the First Lady as an Angry Young Woman
American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2012 | By William Sullivan

Posted on 01/13/2012 7:22:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Michelle Obama has recently taken issue with her critics for allegedly perpetuating the idea that she is an "angry black woman."  "That's an image people have tried to paint of me, since, you know, Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman," she told CBS. 

"Who can write about how I feel?" she went on. "Who? What third person can tell me how I feel, or anyone, for that matter?"

One does not have to take a leap of faith to believe Mrs. Obama to be an "angry black woman."  It is nothing more than a logical conclusion given the evidence she has provided.  

"For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country."

These are the words of Michelle Obama in 2008, said in response America's energetic reception of Barack Obama. And clearly, they are the words of an angry person.  A person who is so undeniably resentful of this nation that has provided her with a path to education and affluence that she can boast only having become proud of it when her husband was considered for the presidency and a fundamental change to its character was embraced.

This resentment stems, at least in part, from her early days of adulthood at Princeton.  While there, she produced a thesis that offers little more than derision for the prevalence of "white culture" in American academia and a lamentation that blacks who attend universities (particularly prestigious ones, like Princeton) come to identify more with the "White community" than the "Black community."  In a time in history when America sought to destroy once and for all the racial divisions lingering from our roots dating back to the European aristocracies, Michelle Obama harbored too much resentment and anger to commit to the abolition of these dividing lines. 


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angryblackwoman; flotusmichelle; micheleobama; michelleobama; victimhood

1 posted on 01/13/2012 7:22:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Did she say “You don’t know me”?


2 posted on 01/13/2012 7:25:35 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

A picture is worth a thousand words.

3 posted on 01/13/2012 7:27:25 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket
4 posted on 01/13/2012 7:29:45 AM PST by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

It’s a side effect of hauling a big butt around.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The arrogance of the “deserving right” to be owed something, anything just because of the color of your skin and not the content of your character. We all know someone like her in our daily travels. It’s called affirmative action. If we think she’s difficult now wait until her man is defeated in November. Im sure her colors will shine for years to come


6 posted on 01/13/2012 7:31:05 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The Moose Is Loose!


7 posted on 01/13/2012 7:34:47 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OB1kNOb

Michelle reminds me of every female “buppie” I end up sitting next to in a restaurant. Bad tippers and truly mean to the staff.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 7:34:48 AM PST by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ronnie raygun

“Im sure her colors will shine for years to come”

If so, it will be proof positive you CAN polish a turd.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 7:35:19 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

One supposes Michelle only has a 1/3 objection to being described an angry black woman. That being the case, vehement protests might actually validate the description.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 7:38:13 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Using the Race and Gender Cards to intimidate anyone who thinks she’s an Angry Black Woman, Angry Black Woman acts like Angry Black Woman because people think she acts like an Angry Black Woman.

On another note, my experience is that Black men are the most vocal in talking about this stereotype. I’ve heard a handful give quite pointed descriptions of the stereotype as justification for staying the heck away from ever considering marriage or long-term relationships with women of their own race.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 7:39:41 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“...how could she make the statement that she had never in her adult life been proud of America...?”

I’ll tell you how:

Her ‘education’ to that point was deficient. We learn by direct experience but ALSO by proper education:

• I remember, as a young person, reading about the sacrifices, privations and efforts of colonists during the Revolutionary War to free the colonies from England. I couldn’t have been a teen yet, but I remember being so proud America.

• I remember watching ‘Victory at Sea’ and other chronicles of American wartime sacrifice and experience. I was very proud of U.S. efforts in aid of our allies and finally on our own against Nazis in Europe and against the Japanese in Asia.

• I remember hearing my parents and grand parents talk about how fortunate they felt to be in America and not still in ‘old Europe’, where there was NO opportunity and where they would still be the victims of criminal oppression.

I could go on, but the point is that these things did NOT happen in MY lifetime ... however, I knew about them because my education (formal and informal) included documented information about American history. I knew because our schools made it their business that I should know, and because in my household, respect for the United States was a GIVEN and NOT some debatable, conditional set of ideas!!!!

MO hates America and there is no getting around this fact.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 7:42:27 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
To overcome the charge, justifiable in my view, that she is an angry, anti-American radical, all Michelle has to do is issue a statement to many of her flunkies who adore her in the media that she loves America and all that it stands for. That includes mentioning the people we have freed and the economic prosperity our economic model has brought to the world. I don't care if she throws in a few jabs at America's racist past.

If she can move forward and publicly praise the country that has made her one of the most privileged people in the world, it would go a long way towards mollifying her critics. But I'm not holding my breath.

13 posted on 01/13/2012 7:43:21 AM PST by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

There is no evidence that Michelle Obama is anything but angry.

It shows in all her pictures, even when she is trying to hide it.

She is very angry, and I think her excesses in spending and lifestyle are a form of payback to non-black Americans.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 7:44:38 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

We are not bodies with a soul, we are souls with a temporary outer casing of a body and the eyes are the reflection of the soul inside.

You look at the eyes of Michelle Obama and you see a soul twisted by hate, anger and bitterness.

You look at the eyes of Barack Obama and you see a dead soul.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 7:50:21 AM PST by Nahanni
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr

I recognize Michelle but who’s the gargoyle to the left of her?


16 posted on 01/13/2012 7:57:04 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein
“buppie”

I had to look that one up. Now I know. How appropriate!
17 posted on 01/13/2012 7:58:24 AM PST by jaydubya2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise
I recognize Michelle but who’s the gargoyle to the left of her?

That's just a randomly selected architectural element from a French Gothic cathedral ...

Not sure if it's actually a gargoyle, or merely a grotesque.

18 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:17 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

She is an angry low class, low rent full of hate woman married to an angry low class, low rent full of hate man. They both need to go.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Good essay. Sounds like Michelle is black first, human second. Kind os stupid because “black” is not even a religion. But to her, it is.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 8:09:37 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: altura

Rush Limbaugh actually broached that subject recently.
The excesses you’re seeing are their way of getting personal racial reparations.

A theory on the royal lifestyle of the Obama’s:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830692/posts


21 posted on 01/13/2012 8:11:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I was clicking on various youtube videos of the First Lady to find the recent interview of her discussing the angry black woman image she has. One video began with her giving a speech.......and I quote...”me and Barrack were...blah blah blah.....yes, a very educated woman she is. Princeton grad.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 8:16:16 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

She might’ve been an “angry young black woman” once but now she is simply a nasty, middle-aged beyotch.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 8:32:04 AM PST by Scanian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #24 Removed by Moderator

To: SeekAndFind

I have a friend who is very high in Democratic circles in WA state.
She invited me to a luncheon that Michelle Obama was speaking at.
I was curious, and a free lunch to boot .
After the speech, people walked up to the stage. This was before Obama was elected, so no Secret Service protection yet.
I was 4 people back from the stage. However, I am part black. Everyone else around me was white.
Michelle leaned over 3 layers of people to shake my hand. She went way overboard out of her way to do this. I did not even have my hand up to shake her hand.
I looked around me, and knew the reason why.
I went home and told my husband that she was a racist. I firmly believed that after I saw her in action. This was before all the negative stories that were released about her.
Another side note- she wore a dress that had to cost big,big bucks. Designer for sure.I liked the dress. I do not like the woman wearing it.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 8:40:32 AM PST by kaila
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I'm some angry black woman ...and I'm going shovel ready on your lilly white @ss


26 posted on 01/13/2012 8:43:20 AM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

My wife works at TGI Fridays and many Black women come in and act like they are Rosa Parks wannabees. They reject the first table offered (no back of the restaurant for them) then order an expensive dish and reject it on sight. Then after making life miserable for the waiter or waitress and causing a reasonless waste of food they finally eat, drink, pay their bill and leave a tip of zero.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 8:50:18 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Monterrosa-24

Yup! I’ve seen it often. I’m sure wait staff hate to serve them.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 8:53:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
13327
" Who you calling angry suckah?"

29 posted on 01/13/2012 9:07:31 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This has been a “ha ha ha, in your face, whitey!” administration since day one. It didn’t have the desired effect - on Mrs. Obama nor on white America - and that’s the source of her rage.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise

...I thought this was me.

31 posted on 01/13/2012 9:14:33 AM PST by gargoyle (...a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Just heard the author interviewed on the radio. She is a Michelle apologist. She said Michelle is not angry, but has anxiety. The host said she mysteriously got admitted to Princeton, she had a high-paying job at a hospital that was never filled after she left for DC, and now she’s First Lady. No wonder she has “anxiety.” Props to Bruce Wolf.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 9:26:28 AM PST by Fu-fu2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gargoyle

LOL!


33 posted on 01/13/2012 9:38:39 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: spokeshave

ROFL!


34 posted on 01/13/2012 9:41:31 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Monterrosa-24; miss marmelstein
Worked in the restaurant industry years ago. One place was a massive restaurant in a busy part of Boston.

The waitresses would dread groups of black women who came in for lunch or dinner. Every single time a group came in there was a problem - every single time: this drink is weak, this food is no good, our waitress served that table before us, our waitress gave me a look. etc, etc.

Then would come the demand to see the manager. The manager would kiss their asses, take things off their bill, but on occasion they would demand to see the owner or want to contact the owner. Forget the tip.

I have seen waitresses reduced to tears from these groups.

35 posted on 01/13/2012 10:25:35 AM PST by warsaw44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: OB1kNOb

It seems to me that all anyone needs to know about the Wookie’s anger tendencies is conveyed in this image.

This, for me at least is the quintessential image that comes to my mind everytime her name is mentioned along with anger.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 10:37:27 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Andrew Malcolm

Political News & Commentary

Michelle Obama sees Barack’s ‘wonderful progress’ in jeopardy

Posted 01/12/2012 02:28 PM ET

According to a new book, Michelle Obama is seeking to play a more active role on the policy side of her husband’s White House.

According to her recent schedule, she’s certainly playing a more active role in the fundraising part of her husband’s political life. Wednesday she was in Virginia and did two poilitical fundraisers, while her husband was in Chicago doing three political fundraisers.

We pay so much attention to what comes off those teleprompters into the president’s mouth, we thought we’d take a look at what his wife in saying at these financial collections. Scroll down for her complete remarks in Richmond.

According to Mrs. Obama, way too many Americans are still suffering economically. This isn’t because of anything her husband did or failed to do in the last 1,086 days that they’ve inhabited the White House. In fact, she maintains, things would have been much worse without the many changes her husband’s administration has implemented.

“Fortunately,” she says, “over the past three years, we’ve worked very hard to dig ourselves out of this mess. Your President has worked very hard. And there’s been a lot of wonderful progress made.”

Much of the progress is due to her husband, she says, whose initiatives like consumer protection save seniors from being tricked into hidden credit card fees or mortgages they can’t really afford....

http://news.investors.com/Article/597531/201201121428/michelle-obama-virginia-fundraiser-speech-text.htm


37 posted on 01/13/2012 2:16:59 PM PST by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson