Marco Rubio’s Awesome Response To Michelle Obama’s Racially Charged Comments
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a devastating response to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s identity politics-based criticism of the Republican Party, and it took the form of a simple Tweet.
It all started with an address that Michelle made to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
Her message was that the American people no longer trust politicians, and her reasoning was because of a racial disparity among those in elected office. To make her point, she brought up what she noticed during the State of the Union Address:
“On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens.
Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color.”
The implication being that the American people do not trust politicans because the Republican Party is just a party comprised of a bunch of old, white guys.
Senator Marco Rubio fired back with a social media post:
Via Independent Journal Review:
“Joining Rubio in the photo is GOP Sen. Tim Scott, the first black senator for the Deep South since reconstruction, and Nikki Haley, the first female Indian-American governor in U.S. history.”
Unfortunately, Michelle Obama has had a long history of noticing race before anything else. She even explained this in her Princeton University thesis in which she wrote,
“Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost.”
Translated, this means that Michelle Obama, during college, realized that she would be treating the betterment of the black community as her main priority.
While on the surface this might seem like a noble cause, imagine if any white politician made the remarks that they identified as a member of the white community and that their main priority would be to bettering those in the white community.
At best, that politician would be drummed out of office, by the media, as a full-fledged racist.
Yet Michelle Obama has had a history of making racially-charged statements and a history of seeing race where an average person would not.
For example, in 2014, Michelle opened up to People Magazine where she recounted instances of personal racism that she and Barack had faced during their lives. For her husband, it was stories of how he could not catch a cab in Chicago, but for herself, her horror story of racism involves somebody in a Target asking her to get something off of the top shelf:
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
It’s interesting, and thanks to Breitbart for pointing this out, that she also told this story in a very different light, two years earlier, on the Late Show With David Letterman:
“I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me. Because a woman actually walked up to me, right –I was in the detergent aisle– and she said, I kid you not, she said ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought cover’s blown.
She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not. And the only thing she said–I reached up cause she was short–I reached up and pulled it down.
She said ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction.
I felt so good…She had no idea who I was. I thought as soon as she walked up I looked my–I was with my assistant–and I said this is it. It’s over. We’re going to have to leave; she just needed the detergent.”
In 2012, it was an uplifting anecdote of how she was able to come to the aid of somebody in need. Two years later, in 2014, it was suddenly an example of how racist the country was.
Unfortunately, racism can never truly die in the United States because there will always be race-baiters who will use any situation to see racism first and foremost.
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“Michelle Obama is a _____________________”
Source: Independent Journal Review
Source: People Magazine
Source: Fox News