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First Lady Uses Racial Slur And Gets Away With It
Daily Caller ^ | 06/24/2014 | Ariel Cohen

Posted on 06/24/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Who cares about the Redskins? Probably not first lady Michelle Obama, who turned her sights on insulting the Romani minority community Monday.

While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped.

“The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families. “What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.”

The term “gypped” is a racial slur deriving from the word “gypsy,” a slur for the Roma. The slur refers to the act of defrauding or robbing through practices such as swindling or cheating. The correct usage of the term is most certainly not synonymous to “slighted or “cut short.”

Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, “gyp,” is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to “gypped” include “Jewed down” or calling someone an “Indian giver.”

All offensive. Definitely not something that the first lady of the United States of America should be saying in interviews.

But it’s not entirely Michelle’s fault. It seems as though she borrowed the offensive colloquialism from her husband, President Barack Obama. In 2009, at a town hall meeting in Allentown, Penn., Obama said that he was seeking to regulate health insurance companies to make sure that people don’t get “gypped.”

Ouch. When will the first couple clean up their language? It’s amazing not amazing at all that no one in their own party has called them out on it yet.

 


TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: alinskysrules; gypped; hypocrite; ididnotknowthat; michelle; michelleobama; obamascandals; politicalcorrectness
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Mobama was gypped.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 2:15:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Next, she’ll say “Hillary, that honky.”


2 posted on 06/24/2014 2:17:57 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Responsibility2nd

I doubt that Lt Worf’s wife knew that. She’s excused.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:00 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The USA was gypped - and deserves a refund.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:03 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Responsibility2nd

She should have tried to Jew him down.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by MNDude (In Heaven pizza is from Chicago and there are no politicians. In Hell...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Very minor. Hitlery called Paul Fray an “effin Jew bastard” and that was perfectly acceptable.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thought for sure she’d slipped and said “honkeys” or “crackers.”


7 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ethic slur not racial.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 2:19:50 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“calling someone an “Indian giver.””

It’s a racial slur but not against Indians. It’s against whites - who historically have broke or reneged on virtually every promise or treaty made with Indians.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We got gypped with this President, who by the way, often gives people the finger on the sly.

Opps, is sly a derogatory term too?


10 posted on 06/24/2014 2:20:41 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You crackers are so hypersensitive.

/sarc


11 posted on 06/24/2014 2:21:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: MNDude
She should have tried to Jew him down.

Al Sharpton has used that remark on tape and he still has a job in the MSM.

Hell, he was even permitted to appear in the Democrat presidential debate one year without having to answer for his racist remarks.

12 posted on 06/24/2014 2:23:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not wanting to side with the Moose, but this is silly.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 2:25:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I always thought the term originated during the settlement of the West. Settlers would buy a barrel of water, and then find out it had been replaced by a barrel of gypsum water, useless for drinking. Hence, they got ‘gypped’. My sense is that in this age where everyone is a victim, the term became a slur against the Roma.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 2:26:53 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Responsibility2nd
Chief Editor Korir will be on top of this shortly. Expect a cassette tape recording in the mail in the next two weeks.

-PJ

15 posted on 06/24/2014 2:27:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She’s no lady.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 2:28:32 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Enterprise

Of course it’s silly. The point is it’s another clear-cut example of the Left’s hypocrisy, since we all know this is the sort of minutiae they use as “gotcha” moments with conservatives.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 2:28:48 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do you wonder whether she has any idea how many people have been demoted to part-time jobs and pay due to 0bamacare?


18 posted on 06/24/2014 2:30:29 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Enterprise
Not wanting to side with the Moose, but this is silly.

If it had been Laura Bush, you would have heard about this all day long. And probably all day tomorrow, too. The media also would have instantly found an "offended" spokesman for the "community" who would have demanded an apology.

19 posted on 06/24/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: workerbee

Yup, see my #19.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 2:33:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Enterprise

“Not wanting to side with the Moose, but this is silly.”

Yes, it is.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 2:34:49 PM PDT by Sparklite
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To: Responsibility2nd

don’t have to be grasping at straws to find legit problems with the “O’s” - I would hope our side wouldn’t use such small potatoes stuff - sounds like a DU...and denigrates what we say when it IS legit.

This just plays into their hands.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 2:37:19 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

Just about any “criticism” of these criminal degenerates is “legit”. They should be in prison, then exiled.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

:: Next, she’ll say “Hillary, that honky.” ::

Not really. Hillary comes from Illinoios and Arkansas; she’s a “cracker”.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 2:40:18 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I bet she usually refers to Hitlery as “that -itch”.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 2:42:10 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: bkopto

There were movies made that used the ‘N’ word too - doesn’t make it acceptable.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 2:48:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: snoringbear
It’s a racial slur but not against Indians. It’s against whites - who historically have broke or reneged on virtually every promise or treaty made with Indians.

Do you have a cite for this? My understanding is that Native Americans had no concept of property rights due to the collectivist nature of their cultures.

27 posted on 06/24/2014 2:53:38 PM PDT by Misterioso ("The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Give me a break. This article is simply stupid.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Misterioso

It is true. An Indian giver refers to a white man who repeatedly cheated Indians by giving them something by way of a treaty and then taking it back. It also doesn’t have any meaning in the opposite way because Indians at that time never had anything substantial to give away. I’m surprised you didn’t know that.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 3:10:35 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

A citation is customarily provided for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with the subject. You don’t know me, so your “surprise” is phony.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT by Misterioso ("The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd

America is getting gypped...and that’s saying it nicely.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Misterioso

I’ve seen you post often enough to know you are a person with knowledge. So I am surprised you didn’t know this.


32 posted on 06/24/2014 3:18:46 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Tzimisce

The correct term is Saltine-American


33 posted on 06/24/2014 3:28:58 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

after so called palastinians, gypsys are the most worthless group of individuals on the planet. and i don’t care if that is politically incorrect.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 3:30:00 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Can Richard Roundtree be “Shafted”?


35 posted on 06/24/2014 3:39:35 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: Gabrial
Give me a break. This article is simply stupid.

I agree. I'm no fan of hers, but this is just ridiculous.

36 posted on 06/24/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Misterioso

“Do you have a cite for this? My understanding is that Native Americans had no concept of property rights due to the collectivist nature of their cultures.”

Guess I didn’t clearly make my point. The slur is a derogatory statement against the integrity of whites. Meaning whites did not keep their promises made to Indians. Hence, “Indian Giver” meaning whites give but then turn around and take back what they gave. History books are full of broken promises made by whites to Indians and then later broken. So, consequently, when the term was subsequently used it meant someone made a promise but did not honor it - as whites did to Indians. Hope I clarified :)


37 posted on 06/24/2014 3:53:28 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Straight Vermonter

or ethnic?


38 posted on 06/24/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by isom35
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To: isom35

Dang fingers.


39 posted on 06/24/2014 4:14:02 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Didnt this beyotch say that kids should snitch on their racially/ethnically insensative families?


40 posted on 06/24/2014 4:23:23 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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Hillary, that honky

Yes, that would be grammatically imprecise... The correct usage would be: Hillary, that skanky honky
41 posted on 06/24/2014 4:32:25 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I was just reminded though:

Michelle Obama tells students to monitor family members for ‘racial insensitivity’

42 posted on 06/24/2014 4:33:21 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: JennysCool

See Post #42.


43 posted on 06/24/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As much as I hate libs, this is QUITE a stretch and the author looks really dumb.


44 posted on 06/24/2014 4:36:18 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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The slur is a derogatory statement ...

According to who, besides you? Where does this 'definition' appear? I am unable to find it anywhere on the Web. If you have a reference, please provide it.

45 posted on 06/24/2014 5:18:42 PM PDT by Misterioso ("The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Mears

bfl


46 posted on 06/24/2014 5:25:59 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who’s to say gypsy is a race and not a thieving lifestyle? I’m no Obama fan, but this whole thing is stupid.


47 posted on 06/24/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: hal ogen

don’t get the point, huh.

We should save our ammunition for the REAL stuff - otherwise, people will tune out.


48 posted on 06/24/2014 5:30:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: hal ogen

don’t get the point, huh.

We should save our ammunition for the REAL stuff - otherwise, people will tune out.


49 posted on 06/24/2014 5:31:45 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Misterioso

“According to who, besides you? Where does this ‘definition’ appear? I am unable to find it anywhere on the Web. If you have a reference, please provide it.”

Well, facts are facts. Whites of the time, in particular the government and army, made treaties and broke them, created reservations then over ran them. Made promises. These are irrefutable facts. Hence, the term Indian Giver came to describe someone who made a promise and then broke it, gave something to someone then later demanded it back. Doesn’t seem difficult to comprehend to me. Got a couple of questions for you; if you disagree, what do you think the term means? And, why are you getting wrapped around the axle over this?


50 posted on 06/24/2014 6:49:04 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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