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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

So Will the INFAMOUS Michelle Obama Tape Drop Today???

Along with that chain email going around that Barack Obama is the Antichrist ( I kid you not)the infamous Michelle Obama "Whitey" video is is supposed to drop today. Conservative talk radio and bloggers have been going on and on about this infamous tape.

Indeed, rumors are swirling on the campaign trail that a new video will soon surface featuring Mrs. Obama appearing on a panel with radical speakers during which she makes more controversial statements. Wall Street Journal
The rumor sweeping the Internet, which I’m sure you’ve heard by now, is that there’s an explosive tape of Michelle Obama ranting about “whitey.” The rumor is being spread most aggressively by Larry Johnson, the former intelligence official who previously “broke” the story that Karl Rove was about to be indicted over the Valerie Plame case. “I learned over the weekend why the Republicans who have seen the tape of Michelle Obama ranting about ‘whitey describe it as ‘STUNNING,’ he writes. “I have not seen it but I have heard from five separate sources who have spoken directly with people who have seen the tape. It features Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan. They are sitting on a panel at Jeremiah Wright’s Church when Michelle makes her intemperate remarks. Whoops!!” HARPERS

Hillary/McCain supporters of the “sofa in the yard” variety have long dreamed of a magical trick to destroy Barack Obama’s candidacy — something that would transform the “post-racial candidate” into, of course, that thing racist whites are always dreaming of: racist blacks. The holy grail of this quest is a tape or video or some kind of recording that proves Michelle Obama is The (Black) Devil because she said “whitey,” which is a poisonous slur against whitey because it has kept whitey down for the whole 6,000 years of White Christian whitey’s existence. Wonkette

So the No Quarter Blog has been pushing this Michelle Obama "Whitey" tape. I have difficulty believing that if it existed the Clintons would not have already dropped it by now OR that the Obama campaign would not have already have been doing damage control with a pre mea culpa, but then again that campaign didn't prepare for the Jeremiah Wright National Press Club Wild-out either and that was predicted a year in advance.

Even when Barack walked on water back in pre-Jeremiah Wright days ( y'all remember them?), Michelle has always taken hits in the press and from the right-- Hits far harder than have ever been lobbed at her husband as she's been branded "The Angry Black Woman." There are times when they play more soundbytes of the "I'm Proud of My Country" speech than they do of the candidate. Or who can forget the "lynching party" comment that basically went ignored.

They might bang up Barack ( he can fend for himself), but there is a visceral dislike for Michelle Obama from some quarters and while they may have felt constrained from attacking her husband, they do not have that same restraint with Michelle.

So today is the day. Either the tape drops today or it doesn't exist and a hoax. But it really doesn't have to exist because it has done the same damage in that it reinforces this narrative out there about Michelle that she is somehow not a loyal American and is an angry Black woman moreso than her affable husband... WHATEVA!

Volunteer Michelle Media Monitors
This whole infamous tape stuff is just a sliver of what Michelle Obama is going to face in the media. So because I predict getting a flurry of emails from now until November, I am going to be proactive and start a separate Michelle Obama blog to track every article, blog post, youtube clip that pops up and provide you an opportunity to respond. Because if the past is any indicator, the campaign has no problem with her being turned into a verbal punching bag, I DO! IF you want to volunteer and want to post updates on the blog, send an email to the gmail account in the right sidebar. Its going to be a LONG hot SUMMER!

Whether you support her husband or not. Let's be clear, any and every Black woman that walks in her footsteps can expect the same treatment so we might as well pull a Gandolf, draw a line in the stand and yell "THOU SHALL NOT PASS!" This ain't about Barack, its about every professional Black woman that has had to smile on the days she didn't want to for fear of being labeled ANGRY.

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