Skip to comments.WashPost Indicts Football Coach, Rush Limbaugh for Racist Insults of Mrs. Obama, Black Womanhood
Posted on 02/05/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by chessplayer
The Washington Post is suggesting Tuesday that it's somehow national news that a high-school football coach in northern Alabama was caught on tape mocking Michelle Obama for having a "fat butt."
Post reporter Krissah Thompson used this mini-story -- football coach secretly recorded by students who apparently want him fired, and he's already been suspended -- to remind people that Rush Limbaugh and Rep. James Sensenbrenner have also mocked the First Lady's rear end, and this means our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women." Unsurprisingly, then the Post connects this to "historical antecedents" in slave times:
Her presence as first lady challenges the historic view of a black womans place and notions of beauty, says Michaela Angela Davis, a fashion expert who has campaigned for more positive images of black women in the media. Michelle is black from a distance. Shes a REAL black girl, Davis says. A lot of people have tried to make diversity into this weird beige thing. Her presence is just really powerful to interject into the global consciousness.
The first ladys critics are reacting to the culture in which theyve grown up or they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama and remind people that shes black, says Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University. It is unreasonable to expect a nearly 50-year-old woman to have the body of a 25-year-old.
I didn’t notice Michelle’s butt until now. I’ll have to look and evaluate for myself with all of this publicity. Now the whole nation knows.
i read this on Drudge. So the coach has to APOLIGIZE for saying the Yeti has a big butt?
SHE DOES!!! it is a plain fact. He did not insult her.
Michelle definitely has one of those classic derrieres that so many women try to get rid of to no avail. She imagines that if the national diet were changed to starvation mode that would help her shed a few pounds as well ~ but sorry, does not compute. The genes pack it on and there it is.
We all understand this ~ but Michelle is not exhibiting good mental health by fighting her genes, and then making the rest of us live out her failed solution.
As others have noted on the post about the article...That piece about Rush is a lie or sloppy journalism..both.
He calls her Michelle, ma Belle, not Michelle, my butt. But keep trying, media. I have other words for her...not printable, though.
Please he'p me, I done been RACIALIZED !
What the heck does that even MEAN ???
and remind people that shes black
As if all the other reminders from twits like you weren't enough...
If you are going to chastise people for eating poorly and change school menus, you need to be held accountable.
Sorry. Your RACE card has expired.
Perhaps people are just tired of being dictated to about what’s best for us when it’s coming from such a group of hypocritical con artists.
The word Hottentot is first recorded in the late 17th century and was a name applied by white Europeans to the Khoikhoi. It is now regarded as offensive with reference to people and should always be avoided in favour of Khoikhoi or the names of the particular peoples.
Michelle carries genes of the KhoiKhoi tribe of South Africa
I can’t begin to count the number of “fat” remarks and jokes I have heard from liberals about Rush Limbaugh. He should go back and demand an apology from each and every one of them.
She inserted her butt into the fray, with the limit on calories in the school lunches and elimination of sweets. Doesn’t look like she practices what she preaches.
As a long time listener of Rush I have never heard him say Michelle My Butt Obama, he has said Michelle My Belle Obama. I hope Rush sues the bastards.
Couldn’t resist either.
I’m not saying she has a big butt, but she does emit shrill beeping noises when she backs up.
Michelle Obama is Chewbacca with a whole body shave.
If that’s racist, I apologize to Wookies everywhere
Actually when he responds to this piece of trash, like he probably will today, he will get to actually utter those words which he has never uttered before.
Meanwhile, this is an issue designed to move the focus from our real problems to something that is a non issue or not important.
Maybe people can say she is big-boned? That is how I used to hear people describe certain people, and it had NOTHING to do with race. Her race (and Barry’s), is used as a crutch to shiled them from everything. It is silly and demeaning to all.
The pic needs one more arrow to complete the meme. One to her face with the word “grump”.
Gillespie is the one with the racism and bias by making statements such as this. To paraphrase M L King: People should be evaluated by the content of their character, not the size of their butt.
I have examined the content of Michelle's character, and find it lacking. I have also examined the size of her butt, and do not find it lacking.
Listen to Rush regularly, never heard him refer to Michelle as “my butt” Obama; but, have heard him say “Moochelle” and “My belle” Obama. IMHO, the quote from WP about “my butt” is out and out lie.
I don’t find Michelle Obama attractive, but that has a whole lot more to do with the apparent snobbery, arrogance, and anger than with her size. However, it’s not productive to focus on her in any respect. The real threat is her husband and those who support him, and we cannot afford to divide our attention when freedom is facing immediate and exceptionally grave danger from the man in our White House.
What’s a Krissah?
When you’re out there trying to REGULATE WHAT WE EAT, you better be prepared to take some heat!
Has a nice ring to it.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Moochelle got a butt like a B-52
What the heck does that even MEAN ???....I think it means she’s been disenfrenchfried.
“Do I look fat in this dress?”
“Yes, but you’d look fat in any dress. You’re fat.”
Well Krissy .. it's then .... an anatomical observation.
Is it OK to just tell you
Thanks for that. I knew a black woman years ago who was almost an exact double of Michelle. Same height same body shape almost identical facial features. She was a huge powerful woman with long arms and legs and high cheekbones. Michelle is not fat she is just big. I always felt like it was a tribal thing.
Fine! I'm no "racist!"
But she doesn’t indict rap music and rap musicians?
“Krissah Thompson” is a professional race baiter.
The Washington Post and most major dailies have them in their stable of writers.
...and of course, no Obama supporters ever called Rush fat or anything....
Or, two totally different questions, altho many people confuse them:
“Do I look fat in this dress?”
“Does this dress make me look fat?”
Oh the irony. This was the Democratic Party's official and non-official national campaign slogan from the 1860s through the 1950s.
It sure does! Point it at the scowl she wears so often.
I have NEVER heard Rush refer to Obama’s fat ass wife as Michelle ‘My Butt” Obama. He calls her Michelle “My Belle” Obama which can actually be a term of endearment. The Washington Post and / or it’s author should be royally sued by Rush.
Yes, but youd look fat in any dress. Youre fat.
FACT: Fat people have big butts.
FACT: A moment on the lips, forever on the hips (and butt)
(Been there, took care of the problem)
Answer to the second question is “No”...
(it’s not the dress that’s making you look fat)
And she wants Americans to oon a diet while she has a butt that weighs 50 lbs on it’s own...lol
And she wants Americans to go on a diet while she has a butt that weighs 50 lbs on it’s own. I don think she’s on a diet from the looks of ir...lol
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