I am not ready to come to the defense of the Obamas just because some big-mouthed, white, lesbian, twit, who works for Fox wants to be offensive. On the other hand I welcome the opportunity to evaluate whether or not her attack goes that next step and offends all of us. I also welcome any opportunity to slip it to Fox, which seems to me keeps a stable of these folks. I know she (Bruce) pissed me off and I'm not feelin' particularly protective of Barack and Michelle just yet. I know exactly what MO meant though, when she said our people thought she talked funny, like a white person. Obviously Bruce, like many other white (and some Black) folks, is totally unaware of the fact that we have our own language, which while we may use words that are found in the standard English dictionary we attribute different meanings and nuances to these words.
Those of us who are bilingual in Black - White English, will I'm sure, agree with me. Funny you'd think white folks would be hip to this fact by now, since a significant number of the new words in the dictionary come straight outta the hood.
I think I'm drifting. Anyway I do find Bruce's willingness to speak out so ignorantly on a subject which she obviously knows nothing about, to be offensive.
Also if she wants to call names she should remember that, it takes trash to know trash.
If you, like myself is not happy about this , for whatever reason
The Daily Kos had this to say.
Now, it is patently obvious superior individuals are running circles around the failed ideology of the Right - and they are predictably screaming like petulant children. Fine, I say - scream to your little hearts' content. I don't care if you seek therapy for your insecurities or buy a penis pump to improve your self-esteem. But don't you dare insult the First Lady of the United States of America like you did today. If you do, you can count on me and every progressive like me to wait in the tall grass for you. That means calls to have Bruce fired from Fox News - which are already in the works as I write this. That means journalistic hit pieces from every angle aimed directly at anyone who dares to launch insults of this classless nature at one who demands your respect. That means protests and boycotts of sponsors who allow smear scum like you to remain on the air.
These are not threats, Right-wingers. They are promises. Clean up your act and keep the dissent at least moderately civil - or our side will give you a media war from Hell you won't believe.
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