At any given second here on Planet Earth, somewhere a liberal is outraged about something. It’s a law of nature. You could look it up. Well, you could if there were places to look stuff like that up. At this point, you’re going to have to take my word for it, which is great authority, since I know liberals as well as Chris Christie knows the hours and layout of every Krispy Kreme store in New Jersey. Outrage is one of their identifying characteristics, one of the things that tell you what you’re dealing with. It’s like those scary barrel shrouds that tell people like Rep. Carolyn Maloney that she’s looking at an “assault weapon,” or it would if she knew what a “barrel shroud” is.
The latest cause for liberal gnashing of teeth are some comments by an Alabama high school coach and psychology teacher about America’s number one, albeit self-appointed and uncredentialed, health, fitness and nutrition expert, Michelle Obama, or, more specifically, her very ample posterior. Bob Grisham was commenting on the reason that his students are being served 600-calorie starvation portions, explaining that the reason is “Fat Butt Michelle Obama,” adding “And look … look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” (audio in link)
We told you about this story on last Sunday’s show. The following day the Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson was on the case, and of course, she knows what these comments are all about–wait for it–racism. She writes:
The focus on this first lady’s posterior has historical antecedents. It reaches back to the imagery of Hottentot Venus, a woman from what is now South Africa whose naked body and pronounced posterior were paraded in shows throughout 19th-century Europe. On to the selling and trading of black women’s bodies through slavery. In modern times, black women’s figures continue to be up for public discussion in ways that are celebratory (see: “Brick House” by The Commodores) and insulting (see above).…
The first lady’s critics “are reacting to the culture in which they’ve grown up or they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama and remind people that she’s black,” says Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University. “It is unreasonable to expect a nearly 50-year-old woman to have the body of a 25-year-old. She looks great for her age.”
Hottentots? Seriously? And hold on, Professor. Is it racial “code,” one of those “dog whistles” I hear so much about to mention her wideness, or is it just unkind and unfair criticism that holds a 50 year-old to a standard more suitable to a 25 year-old? Whatever. Once that race card is thrown on the table, it trumps all the others.
Any comments about Barack Obama or his repellant wife set off the racism radar of their liberal acolytes and blind them to what people without their hypersensitivity on that issue and with functioning eyes can clearly see; specifically, Mrs. Obama’s rear end is two ax handles wide. How can I make it more clear? You could park an aircraft carrier on it. You can see it from space. Are you getting the picture, Ms. Thompson? It’s not race. It’s diameter. You need to face the reality that those of us who aren’t enthusiastic, slobbering members of the cult of Obama don’t appreciate being told incessantly how fit, beautiful and elegant Michelle Obama is. We don’t see it, but we never would have brought up her appearance and her obvious challenges with her weight if you hadn’t refused to shut up about how terrific she looks.
This predictable reaction from liberals is right out of their playbook. Be it attacking and attempting to destroy the institution of marriage, or telling us that a woman with 40+-inch hips is the embodiment of female fitness and beauty, they take a position, one at war with reality and common sense, and aggressively try to force the rest of us to accept it. When we don’t, they wail like stuck pigs, and demonize us as racists, sexists, insensitive dog haters, or worse. If it’s OK for Snoop Dog to notice that Michelle has a “fat ass,” why can’t we?
Michelle, of course, has moved on from this whole “Let’s Move” initiative. With the election safely won, there’s no need for more garden photo ops and upholding the pretense of worrying about the fat kids. She can leave that to Obama’s Surgeon General, who is herself is obese. Can I still say that?
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