Skip to comments.ABC's Barbara Walters to Michelle Obama: 'Will Racism be a Part of This Campaign?'
Posted on 05/29/2012 2:33:31 PM PDT by Kaslin
Appearing on Tuesday’s edition of The View, First Lady Michelle Obama was greeted with a liberal talking point from program host Barbara Walters. The first lady, who was on the program promoting her new book on healthy eating, was immediately asked by Walters about the impact of being the first black first family in the White House will have on the upcoming election.
Walters decided that injecting race into the conversation up front is best, as this has become a typical liberal talking point of late. She asked Mrs. Obama, “Do you think, in this campaign, which is getting fairly ugly, that racism is still going to be a part of it?” [Video follows page break
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For her part, the first lady gave a diplomatic answer and didn’t fall into the liberal game Walters was trying to play. Walters then went on to ask Mrs. Obama the question again after she failed to give an appropriate answer.
Walters, like others in the liberal media have consistently tried to weave a narrative of electoral racism as a convenient excuse for opposition to President Obama's reelection, using this tactic to minimize the serious criticisms millions of Americans have with President Obama on his political ideology, his policies, and his performance as president.
May 29, 2012
11:20 a.m. EDT
BARBARA WALTERS: You are also in a special position, and we've talked about this before because your husband is our first black president. You are our first black first lady. Do you think, in this campaign, which is getting fairly ugly, that racism is still going to be a part of it?
MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah. I think people -- you know, want to know that we live in a country where there's fairness and equity, where people have a fair shot. You know, where kids like myself who grew up with parents that didn't go to college. Didn't have all the opportunities. Went to public schools that we all have an opportunity to succeed. And I think people are focused on that. For me, I know that I'm focused on the world that I want to leave for my kids.
WALTERS: But do you think that racism is going to play a part in this campaign?
OBAMA: You know, racism is still an issue in this country. But I'll tell you right now, Barack Obama is President of the United States. And he's done a phenomenal job. And this country -- this country put him in office.
JOY BEHAR: And they will again.
OBAMA: Exactly. Absolutely.
I’m almost certain the dude in that pic is the same guy who fixed a blowout on my big rig on the side of I-10 back in 87. Firm handshake as I recall. Major BO though.
Nice grammar Mooch.
Racism will be a part of every campaign in this country so long as it is profitable for Democrats to make it a part of every campaign in this country.
The black female vote is a lock so they must be trying to continue to exploit white female guilt with this.
Hell, Yes. There will be more "Race Cards" played in this upcoming election than poker cards you can see on the Las Vegas "Strip" on a Sarurday night.
Racism is actually the only thing Obama has to run on. He’s projecting HIS racism on everybody else.
Good Lord, you're right - she did. Walters did it to communicate to all the soccer-mom latte-witchettes that they are to express contempt towards the Obamas. Hillary's making her move to split the party.
Hillary's creatures are so insidiously vile they make vomit look good. And Barbara Walters is one of the most craven.
Michelle’s honest and correct response should have been, “Fingers crossed, Barbara, that’s what worked for us before, and we’re working night and day to keep that racism at a fever pitch!”.
“DOUBLE COYOTE UGLY”: Upon awakening & discovering that a cat has done its business in your mouth while you slept, and surveying the visage of your bed-mate in the harsh light of dawn, instead of waking her up to move you chew off your arm to free yourself and chew off the other arm to make sure it never happens again.
You chew off the free arm first, for practice, to make sure that you don’t wake her while chewing on the encumbered arm.
(preceded by, and see: BEER GOGGLES, WAR PAINT)
OMG you are right, but then it is fact that the liberals are racist
"And articulate, don't forget articulate!"
Yes, Barbra, the dems will play the race card at every opportunity and that includes Mooch and her hubbie.
One of the oldest games in the book...”You a racist”!
Racism?? Start with your own husband’s racism, MOOshelle!
In a sane world, having the following comments out in print via Obama’s racist books would have knocked him out of the running for president of the United States. (they would have crucified a white candidate for far less)
From Dreams from My Father, I FOUND A SOLACE IN NURSING A PERVASIVE SENSE OF GRIEVANCE AND ANIMOSITY AGAINST MY MOTHERS RACE. Barack Hussein Obama
From Dreams from my Father, The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, THE OTHER RACE (WHITE) WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN JUST THAT: MENACING, ALIEN, AND APART.” Barack Hussein Obama
From Dreams from My Father: THAT HATE HADN’T GONE he wrote, BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives. Barack Hussein Obama
From Dreams from My Father, There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs, he wrote. It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names Barack Hussein Obama
From Dreams from My Father, ‘I VOWED THAT I WOULD NEVER EMULATE WHITE MEN whose fates didn’t speak to my own. IT WAS INTO MY FATHER’S IMAGE, THE BLACK MAN, SON OF AFRICA, THAT I’D PACKED ALL THE ATTRIBUTES I SOUGHT IN MYSELF, THE ATTRIBUTES OF MARTIN AND MALCOLM, DUBOIS AND MANDELA’ Barack Hussein Obama
From The Audicity of Hope: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.
From The Audicity of Hope: After graduating from college, Obama eventually went to Chicago to interview for a job as a community organizer. His racial attitudes came into play as he sized up the man who would become his boss: There was something about him that made me wary, Obama wrote. A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.
From The Audacity of Hope:..’the white race...that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams.
From Dreams: (after making his first visit to Kenya, he wrote of being disappointed to learn that his paternal grandfather had been a servant to rich whites. that the revelation caused)ugly words to flash across my mind. Uncle Tom. Collaborator. House n-——”.
From The Audacity of Hope: We are no longer just a Christian nation, he argues in Audacity, which was published last year. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.
From ‘Audacity’: Her memories of the Christians who populated her youth were not fond ones, Obama wrote. For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression in the cloak of righteousness.
Malcolm Xs autobiography seemed to offer something different, Obama wrote. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force
Then there is his love of Islam:
Quote from Barack Obamas book, Dreams Of My Father:
“THE PERSON WHO MADE ME PROUDEST OF ALL, THOUGH, WAS MY [half brother], ROY..HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM”.
From Dreams of my Father, “IN INDONESIA, I SPEND TWO YEARS AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL” “..I STUDIED THE KORAN..”
From Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obamas step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.
From The Audacity Of Hope, “I WILL STAND WITH THEM (MUSLIMS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS OF WAR SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION..” .
From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20080101164820/http://www.examiner.com/a-536474~_Trapped_between_two_worlds_.html?cid=dc-article-obama . http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20080101164815/http://www.examiner.com/a-534540~Can_a_past_of_Islam_change_the_path_to_president_for_Obama_.html?cid=dc-article-obama
Don’t believe it? Think these comments taken ‘out of context’? Here it all here in his own works;
Obama mocks, makes fun of the Bible:
This “post racial presidency” is anything but and judging by recent events, they will only stoke those flames. It will back fire big time. I don’t personally believe there will be an all out CWII, but I do think were in for some nasty riots followed by “middle America” getting fed up and demanding “entitlements” end; yesterday. And when D.C. does not listen (which they won’t), it will be time for third parties and a return to Constitutional government. It won’t happen overnight but I’ll bet my bottom dollar this administration is the one to over extend and piss America off to the point “pc” gets thrown right out the window.
RACE has never ceased to be an issue surrounding the President. He ran on it, preaches it and depends on it. ie: Isn’t one of his flunkies now touring the Black Churches campaigning for the big “O”?
We-o wacism be a paht of this campaign? Or we-o the wascawy wepuwicans incite wacial hatewid wherever they go? Amewica weewee wants to know.
The racist says racism is a problem in America? How’d Moochelle figure that out.
I am surprised Walters, being the great journalist she is, did not ask the racist first lady what the administration is doing about the recent dozens of black on white hate crimes as a result of the Klan with a Tan’s lastest call to the wild. You would think Bawa would want to know what Obammy is doing about the Nation of Islam putting out a bounty on Zimmerman’s head. I guess she’s kinda old and forgot. Bawa should retire.
At least she asked the right person, since it will be the Obama campaign playing that card.
Obama didn’t write any of this. It’s the vision of someone from an earlier generation. One of his Marxist mentors likely wrote all that. Someone older than he. Someone who idolized “the noble Black man.” Bill Ayers? Bernardine Dohrn? Ayers parent(s)? Frank David Marshall? Jeremiah Wright? Louis Farrakhan?