Little black power dress
Sure didn't take long for Fox hounds to go after the First lady, reverting to their ''angry black woman'' and ''Obama's baby mama'' rhetoric. (See last week's column here for more on that.)
On The O'Reilly Factor, Juan Williams again baselessly attacked first lady Michelle Obama, claiming that "her instinct is to start with this 'blame America' ... stuff." Williams asserted that Michelle Obama's "instinct" is to "blame America" or be "the victim," and said she has "this Stokely Carmichael-in-a-designer-dress thing going." Williams also said that she could be a "liabilit[y]" or an "albatross" for President Barack Obama. Williams previously claimed Michelle Obama sometimes uses "this kind of militant anger."
Uh, on what?
At least O'Really had the decency to question his guest's insane accusations. Watch:
UPPITY WOMEN DATE: Here's an interesting counter-take:
Williams' statement makes me angry not because it's about Michelle, but because it's so manifestly not about her, but about black women in general. And maybe with some kind of messed up, terrible rationalization I can divorce myself from what happens in Hip-hop because I know Jeezy isn't talking about my mama. But when people talk about Michelle like this, they're talking about this universe of brilliant, accomplished black women who never seem to get their due. They're talking about the women I know; my mother, my aunts, my cousins. And it makes me furious. But of course we've been here before, and the last time a first lady got this kind of treatment her name was Hillary Clinton. We've changed the particulars to fit Michelle's cultural context, but ultimately nothing has really changed.