At Politico, Glenn Thrush has made a list of “Frenemies” to the White House — Democrats who could cause Barack Obama some serious problems. The last person on the list? His own wife:
10. Michelle Obama — She’s glamorous, she’s on message, she’s the nation’s favorite mom — and now she has nowhere to go but down. The press, which helped savage Michelle Obama for her “proud of my country” remark during the campaign, has since built her into a 21st century Jackie O. With the spotlight shining so brightly on her now, any misstep by the first lady — a slip of the tongue, a too-frank statement, any disagreement with the administration’s positions — could reflect harshly on her husband.
Right, and I’m sure that anything Barack does that pisses us off — like say, refusing to overturn the Global Gag Rule on Roe Day because he wants to take the emotions out of whether or not thousands and thousands of women die (oh yeah, argue with me all you want, but I’m bitter) — will leave us all looking in Michelle’s direction saying “oooh, who did you marry?” Yes?
No? What do you mean? Are you saying that it’s only Michelle’s own actions that reflect on her? What a novel concept. And one that many apparently think doesn’t apply in reverse.
This “what your spouse does automatically reflects on you” nonsense has to end, across the board. And especially in situations like this.
So in otherwords, Michelle Obama had better be PERFECT for the next four years or its open season by unhinged “journalists.” What else is new.
This sounds so much like the New York Times and their “Michelle is TOO Strong” meme. With all due respect to the geniuses at Politico.com this sounds very much like a self-fufilling prophecy.
Not, I’m sure, that this is the last we’ll see of such drivel about a First Lady who isn’t afarid to share her own thoughts, and refuses to purposely fade into the wallpaper. Women using their brains? What an embarassment to their husbands!
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