Friday, May 23, 2008
Michelle Obama Rails Against "Whitey"
From Larry Johnson at No Quarter:
Today, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Barack Obama lost his cool, calling names and making unspecified threats. Why? Ostensibly, it’s because the Tennessee Republican Party issued an Internet video featuring Michelle Obama saying she’s proud of being an American only because her husband is running for president. Well, yes, we all heard that awhile ago.
But the real reason for Obama’s extraordinary freakout is that he fears the release of the videotape, reported here, of Michelle Obama in the pulpit of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church railing against “whitey.” And we don’t mean Whitey Ford. Four Republican sources have told me that the tape exists. I’ve also been informed that Karl Rove and his allies have a copy of it and are using it to raise funds for independent expenditure groups. The tape, I’m told, will be disclosed as the GOP October Surprise. It’s a ticking time bomb.
Does Obama have a copy of the “whitey” video? We know that he knows that his wife knows. The video really does exist. If we have to wait until October to see it, Obama might explode before then from the tension.
I now have it from
two three [sic] four sources (three who are close to senior Republicans) that there is video dynamite–Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” at Jeremiah Wright’s church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the war in Iraq, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to opposition research. Someone took the chance and started reviewing the recordings from services at Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ. Holy smoke!! I am told there is a clip that is being held for the fall to drop at the appropriate time.
Did she use the "W"- word?
We all know the Clinton Crime Family has many cards up their sleeve. They will stop at nothing to win. Hillary probably has the "whitey" video ready to release. Maybe this is her "June surprise"?
You'll notice that neither the Illinois Muslim nor Pickles The Dangerous Washerwoman have issued any statements claiming that the allegation of the "whitey video" is unfounded, false or bogus. They haven't denied it. Why, if I were a Democrat, I'd say that's all the proof one needs to deem that the existence of the video is indeed factual!
Oh, watching the Dems self-destruct is going to be fun!
Obama + “whitey”
Results 1 – 10 of about 650,000
People are talking. Newsies are not. When I went over to the “News” tab:
Results 1 – 10 of about 57
Not very surprising. Even if/when this tape surfaces, and even if it is the damaging sort of screed it is being played up to be, the media will dismiss it as “irrelevant” or perhaps just another component of the Republican Hate Attack Machine.
Another possible scenario: this rumor initiated from the Obama camp as a way of exonerating Shelly for her past asinine statements. People get talking about it; people get anxious about seeing it, then ... nothing. Obama comes out and says, “These Republicans are again shamelessly trying to smear me and my wife”. It’s not entirely out of the question – I was living in Illinois when he was elected and his path to the Senate was one of the dirtiest smear-jobs I’ve seen in politics in a long, long time.
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