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Yeah, she’s cynical alright

The Anointed One defends his wife (‘cos, see *he’s* allowed to come to her defense):

Barack Obama, interviewed on WOAI radio in San Antonio, Texas, expressed frustration that his wife’s comments became political fodder.

“Statements like this are made and people try to take it out of context and make a great big deal out of it, and that isn’t at all what she meant,” Obama said.

“What she meant was, this is the first time that she’s been proud of the politics of America,” he said. “Because she’s pretty cynical about the political process, and with good reason, and she’s not alone. But she has seen large numbers of people get involved in the process, and she’s encouraged.”

Oh, my, must stop laughing. *wiping tears from eyes*
Honey, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.   But this is what happens when the media starts beating up on your favorite woman and no one steps in to stop it.

What goes around, comes around.

8 Responses

  1. Can Michelle not speak for herself?

    Total eclipse…a change is in the wind for the big B.O….and it’s not good!

  2. Barack Obama= Juan Peron

    Michelle Obama= Evita!

    Andrew Sullivan may well get his “psychodrama,” just not the one he feared.

  3. Exactly. What goes around comes around. Talk about taking statements out of context! Didn’t he start doing that to Bill Clinton in South Carolina to turn African Americans against the Clintons? Wasn’t his surrogates making a “great big deal” out of Bill’s fairy tale comment? This is definitely the silver lining of seeing Obama as the frontrunner and possible nominee. Let the Republicans take him down and Cindy McCain tear apart his precious Michelle. McCain’s wife is tough. I would not want to mess with that woman!

  4. shainzona: yes she can and she frequently does but it does not help. They get on her case when she tries to clarify the statement too. It’s like getting troll rated everytime you open your mouth. Pretty soon, she will be either silent or a little plastic figurine like Laura Bush.
    Of course, she could learn to just take it like Hillary does but I don’t think Michelle likes to be discomforted. Didn’t she say once that if you don’t vote for Barry now, you may never get another chance because campaigning in too hard on her and the kids?
    Like 4 years in the White House would be a piece of cake.
    She’s either very cynical or incredibly naive.

  5. I’m torn – I don’t particularly like Michelle, but I would never wish on her to become another Laura Bush.

    But I am concerned that Barry dominates her without female voters knowing about it. It certainly puts a different spin on their relationship.

  6. I’m for Hillary. Contributing as best I can.

  7. I’m not too worried that Obama dominates his wife. She doesn’t strike me as a shrinking violet or a submissive type.

    I do think that Michelle, perhaps more than Obama himself, has bought into the “Anointed One” concept, in which no one can question motive or meaning without being against change, against hope, against…well, just against. Her statement about not being sure she would support Hillary because she would have to think about her “tone”? She backpedaled from that one, but it was a pretty amazing statement. Imagine if Bill Clinton had said he’d have to think about supporting Obama because of his “tone.”

    The statement about Obama being on offer only once, because campaigning is a bitch, was another one. And then, or course, the proud thing.

    In each case, I think, she was sloppy about how she said what she said — but sloppiness is consistent. In each statement there is a “tone” of “you should be so lucky my husband is allowing you to vote for him,” and “he is so lucky I am letting him do this, therefore I don’t have to watch my words.” It’s not a nice “tone.” There were a lot of folks on Daily Obama who were trying to justify it but I am glad (for the sake of the Party) that the Obamas decided to go the “clarification” route.

    It’s as if, in the new, post-partisan transcendental world we are about to enter, care with words no longer matters — which is ironic given how much the campaign depends on Obama’s inspirational words.

    In other news, I got an invite to meet President Clinton next week (for $500). Sounds like a good way to contribute to the campaign!

    Bill O’Reilly’s comments are just inexcusable and indefensible. The word “lynch” when used in reference to a black person is worse than using the n-word. It was not accidental, and it was not sloppy. For that, I am very sorry for Michelle Obama.

  8. Litigatormom: That’s great! Will you please be sure to tell him that Hillary has a lot of friends in the online world, we’re rooting for her and would do anything to help?

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