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ABC's Barbara Walters to Michelle Obama: 'Will Racism be a Part of This Campaign?'
Newsbuster.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jeffrey Mayer

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.

The View
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.



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1 posted on 05/29/2012 2:33:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

yes, racism will play a big role in this campaign. Ob will keep bringing it up


2 posted on 05/29/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Kaslin
I think it was racist of Barbara Walters to wear a jungle print skirt for Michelle Obama's appearance.

For a fact, she never once wore a jungle print skirt when interviewing any other first ladies.

So racist. So, so racist of her. I'm sickened by her racism.

3 posted on 05/29/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Kaslin

Michelle, when did you stop beating your husband?


4 posted on 05/29/2012 2:41:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Cronos

It’s either that or run on their record. Racism it is!


5 posted on 05/29/2012 2:42:11 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Kaslin
I'm confused.

For liberals, it's ok for 99% of one race to vote solely on the basis of a person's skin color?

6 posted on 05/29/2012 2:45:18 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

Yes Barbara, racism and playing the race card will be key to reelecting a proven failure and incompetent like my husband


7 posted on 05/29/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Kaslin
Racism? Where? What? Who??

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8 posted on 05/29/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Kaslin
Of course it will be.In the 3.5 years since we elected him with 53% of the vote a tidal wave of racism has swept the electorate.What else could be responsible for the upcoming loss? Unemployment is basically zero,food stamps are a thing of the past,they're just about giving gasoline away these days,Iran has been firmly dealt with....
9 posted on 05/29/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Kaslin
You better believe racism will be a part of this campaign.

Racism against the Demon White Man.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 2:51:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Freestate316
It’s either that or run on their record. Racism it is!

They have already run on racism and white guilt. It is what put Obama in to office. Many people (not me) thought they could pay for the past by electing a black skin toned guy. They let him in to their living rooms. They thought he was smart and clean and kinda like Will Smith. He was not though. Obama came in to the living room, sat down, rolled a blunt and smoked it. After doing a line of blow he took the keys to the car and wrecked the thing. But not before he maxed out everbodys credit cards that he stole before he left the house. When people asked why he did all that stuff he chuckled and pointed to a guy named George. A guy who looks damn good now.

Obama or whatever his real name is must leave the house. People don't want the little gangster around anymore. He will be defeated in the largest landslide of any presidential race in modern history. Including Jimmy Carter's.

11 posted on 05/29/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: bmwcyle

“Michelle, when did you stop beating your husband?”

Short answer, she never will. She has been the dominant one since the day they first met, and has never let him forget for a second.

I think he is genuinely afraid of her. She is, after all, his controller for the larger Shadow Party that was behind his “meteoric” rise in political fortunes, and he stands to suffer most grieviously should he falter at any juncture.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 2:53:39 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah Yeah Barbara we get it, if we don’t re-elect the Commie bastard we are a bunch of racists..waaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa well guess what turd face Obama’s ass is gonna get handed to him this November so DEAL WITH IT


13 posted on 05/29/2012 2:54:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

Walters is proud of the fact that she had an affair with married Senator Edward Brooke.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 2:55:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Kaslin
oh the huge manatee Makeup!
15 posted on 05/29/2012 2:58:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: isthisnickcool

True, but they can’t help themselves. They will continue to play the race card.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: alloysteel

IMHO, Obama was “hired” because he was black. Hopefully, he’ll be “unhired” because he’s incompetent.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: dead

Yeah exactly - what is she doing wearing some kind of leopard skin to an interview with the Momma Obama? And aren’t leopards a protected species? BaBa WaWa shame, shame!

Of course racism will be used in the Obama campaign. The first time around they used his white half to get his black half elected and now they intend to use his black half to get his white half elected. Thereby completing the daily double - SCOAMFOTUS in both races.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 3:00:40 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: dead; manc; Las Vegas Ron

I am so LMAO! That was funny, I don’t care who you are!


19 posted on 05/29/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: tumblindice

Ewww that’s gross


20 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:06 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: tumblindice

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.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:33 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: Kaslin

Nice grammar Mooch.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:44 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Kaslin

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.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Kaslin

The black female vote is a lock so they must be trying to continue to exploit white female guilt with this.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Kaslin
ABC's Barbara Walters to Michelle Obama: 'Will Racism be a Part of This Campaign?'

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.

25 posted on 05/29/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Kaslin

Racism is actually the only thing Obama has to run on. He’s projecting HIS racism on everybody else.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: dead
I think it was racist of Barbara Walters to wear a jungle print skirt for Michelle Obama's appearance. For a fact, she never once wore a jungle print skirt when interviewing any other first ladies. So racist. So, so racist of her. I'm sickened by her racism.

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.

27 posted on 05/29/2012 3:21:08 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kaslin

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!”.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kaslin; SteelTrap

“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)


29 posted on 05/29/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: dead

OMG you are right, but then it is fact that the liberals are racist


30 posted on 05/29/2012 3:32:57 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: isthisnickcool
they thought he was smart and clean

"And articulate, don't forget articulate!"

31 posted on 05/29/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, Barbra, the dems will play the race card at every opportunity and that includes Mooch and her hubbie.


32 posted on 05/29/2012 3:49:01 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Kaslin

One of the oldest games in the book...”You a racist”!


33 posted on 05/29/2012 3:50:50 PM PDT by hope
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To: Kaslin

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 MOTHER’S 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 X’s 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 Obama’s 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 (Obama’s 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

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Don’t believe it? Think these comments taken ‘out of context’? Here it all here in his own works;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6zM5ldO35A

Obama mocks, makes fun of the Bible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbLzhwvVR_M


34 posted on 05/29/2012 3:52:09 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


35 posted on 05/29/2012 3:54:11 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Kaslin

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”?


36 posted on 05/29/2012 4:29:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin

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.


37 posted on 05/29/2012 5:06:30 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Cronos

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.


38 posted on 05/29/2012 5:46:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

At least she asked the right person, since it will be the Obama campaign playing that card.


39 posted on 05/29/2012 6:22:47 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: patriot08

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?


40 posted on 05/30/2012 2:36:10 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Still, it was out in a book with his name on it.
Blatant racism.


41 posted on 05/30/2012 2:42:22 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

“Still, it was out in a book with his name on it.
Blatant racism.”

..and the children of the 1960s swooned when they read it and ate it all up because they’d be programmed to feel guilty. Some day they’ll feel guilty for helping to install this charlatan who is taking away their children’s future.


42 posted on 05/30/2012 2:51:12 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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