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Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins
Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters

Posted on 07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.

Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.”

“The roots of my family tree are in Africa,” the first lady told the cheering crowd. “My husband’s father was born and raised in Kenya. Members of our extended family still live there. I have had the pleasure of traveling to Africa many times over the years, including four trips as first lady, and I have brought my mother and my daughters along whenever I can.”

“The blood of Africa runs through my veins, and I care deeply,” Obama said, addressing her listeners as her “brothers” and “sisters.”

Three months before congressional elections that could determine the fate of much of President Obama’s platform, Michelle Obama’s popularity remains high while her husband’s has sunk.

The White House is making women’s empowerment a theme in a Washington African leaders summit next week. ..

She said men worldwide needed to “look into their hearts and souls and ask if they truly view women as their equals.”

“I am who I am today because of the people in my family, particularly the men in my family, who valued me and invested in me from the day I was born,” Obama said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; blood; michelleobama; veins
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1 posted on 07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Ebola or AIDS???


2 posted on 07/30/2014 3:51:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good send her over to Liberia.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: NormsRevenge

How about some of that Ebola blood.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:04 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

The blood of Africa runs through all of our veins.

5 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: NormsRevenge

Africa is so freakin’ awesome. Wonder why it sold her ancestors into slavery.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: NormsRevenge

Her ancestors were African rejects. The slaves sold by Africans were inferior to those that remained


7 posted on 07/30/2014 3:53:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: NormsRevenge

As if we give a s.....


8 posted on 07/30/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

#GBB


9 posted on 07/30/2014 3:53:54 PM PDT by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Mooch, are you sure that’s not ICE running through your veins?


10 posted on 07/30/2014 3:53:59 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: headstamp 2

Nigeria. It’s more fitting.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 3:54:18 PM 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: NormsRevenge

Yea,and the blood of Aryans flows through mine.Are we Americans or not?


12 posted on 07/30/2014 3:54:23 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Maceman

The one little known fact that seems to be glossed over whenever the subject of slavery in America comes up...


13 posted on 07/30/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have the blood of cows flowing through my stomach. I just ate an all beef hotdog.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 3:55:09 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: NormsRevenge

““blood of Africa” runs through her veins”

Well, the “Blood of America” certainly doesn’t...


15 posted on 07/30/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wish she’d get back to her “roots” already.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 3:55:51 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: NormsRevenge

Needed: One way ticket to Ebola land...


17 posted on 07/30/2014 3:56:53 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NormsRevenge

Go take care of some Ebola victims instead of flapping your gums witch. Put your money where your mouth is.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MileHi

Did she hold her spawn up to the sky like in Roots? I can just visualize that. Ugh!


19 posted on 07/30/2014 3:58:41 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NormsRevenge

isn’t it amazing that Africans that come to this country are so well spoken, well educated?.....having to learn a new language and live in a different culture yet they do it and are successful......


20 posted on 07/30/2014 3:59:00 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NormsRevenge

Now if she only had a heart to go with it.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: headstamp 2

Ya reckon they would whip her up a nice little grass hut for her and the Bam? Nice little place with even a window.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 3:59:15 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well my ebony queen of the Bight

The blood of the Steppes runs through me

Your tribe wants a war one day....you’re gonna lose

Trust me

Goofy woman.....go live as a normal person in any Congo for one year then get back to us

Next she’ll claim to be Zulu or Masai

All blacks want to be the cool tribe

Like Indians....who wants to be Flathead when you can claim Cheyenne


23 posted on 07/30/2014 4:00:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take backour way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s nothing wrong with embracing your heritage, until you decide to use it as a weapon.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 4:04:20 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: NormsRevenge

You mean there is real blood in her veins?


25 posted on 07/30/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: babygene

No. The blood of America will be on her hands though.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: NormsRevenge

She has ebola?! Huh.


27 posted on 07/30/2014 4:06:31 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: NormsRevenge
“My husband’s father was born and raised in Kenya. Members of our extended family still live there."

Yes, we know. Does his brother still live on $12 dollars per month?

George "Slumdog" Obama

28 posted on 07/30/2014 4:07:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Black Moochie don't miss a trick, does she?

Looks like she and her little Moochies are genuinely proud of their real country.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: NormsRevenge

No bout adoubt it.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Iron Munro
We heard you was comin' Miss MooseChelle so we filled up the hog trough...


31 posted on 07/30/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, and her doctor hears the music of James Brown through his stethoscope. “Wow, I feel good...”


32 posted on 07/30/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: oldbrowser
The blood of Africa runs through all of our veins.

Actually I believe that scientists and anthropologists are backing away from that.

33 posted on 07/30/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmmmmmmm, she need get together with fauxahontas, can have ticket of native american blood running and african blood running, no brains, but blood running.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah? And bile runs through her head.


35 posted on 07/30/2014 4:15:13 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: NormsRevenge

well duh...


36 posted on 07/30/2014 4:17:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NormsRevenge
But you...Mrs. Hussein Obama just within the last few years were proud of America??
37 posted on 07/30/2014 4:19:28 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: NormsRevenge
FUMO

FUBO

38 posted on 07/30/2014 4:19:45 PM PDT by OldSmaj (obama is a worthless mohametan. Impeach his ass now!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well duh Captain obvious.

I'm reminded of a certain Don Imus quote.

39 posted on 07/30/2014 4:25:12 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: NormsRevenge
“I am who I am today because of the people in my family,...

Just like her husband, always playing the blame game.

40 posted on 07/30/2014 4:26:32 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This makes no sense.

Why is she trying to impose the Western eurocentric values of female equality on people with a different but equally valid value system?

This is, of course, a classic example of the utter hypocrisy of the relativists. Nobody really believes all values are equal.

For most of them, it means our values are relative, and their’s are absolute. Thus the insistence on female equality and gay rights in cultures where such are anathema.


41 posted on 07/30/2014 4:33:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh please.........spare me.


42 posted on 07/30/2014 4:36:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

aka....”I hate whitey”


43 posted on 07/30/2014 4:38:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BigEdLB
I just ate an angus burger.

I get them at Aldi. Awesome!! With jalapeno. Heat is just right.

44 posted on 07/30/2014 4:41:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

Worthless bitch can plop her fat ass anywhere she wants in Africa and be a real african. It would be a plus for this country to be rid of her, her husband and all of her spawn. The only catch is she loses her citizenship and it’s on her dime.

It is time. For the Constitution, for the Republic.


45 posted on 07/30/2014 4:42:25 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Well surprise, surprise, surprise, she’s African. Who’da thunk?


46 posted on 07/30/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s a man, Baby!


47 posted on 07/30/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m closer to being German or Swiss than that POS is to being African. Real africans in this country laugh at idiots like her.


48 posted on 07/30/2014 4:46:05 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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49 posted on 07/30/2014 4:48:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

It takes the really long way around when it reaches either side of her hips.


50 posted on 07/30/2014 4:53:48 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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