Taking time out from packing for another holiday stay in Hawaii, multimillionaire President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, took some time out to sit down with People magazine to talk about their simmering resentments at the racist way they’ve been mistreated by their country.
And not just in their youth.
Even as first lady, Michelle Obama has continued to suffer slights, she told People.
According to an excerpt posted by the magazine:
“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.”
That “wonderfully publicized” shopping trip to Target took place in September 2011, and was heralded at the time by the Obamaphiles in the mainstream media as evidence of the first lady’s regular gal-ness. (Sample headline from CBS: “Michelle Obama shops incognito at Target.” )
First of all, if the whole goal of an “incognito” trip is not to be recognized, Mrs. Obama’s snipe about “she didn’t see me as first lady” is isn’t just unseemly, it’s inane.
Second, Michelle had an entirely different take on the incident when she talked about it with late-night sycophant David Letterman. (H/T to Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro):
“I thought I was undercover. 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, ‘Oh, 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, and I reached up, 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 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.”
Check out the video here, and note how “I felt so good” then has become “I felt so discriminated against” now.
Finally, and all that aside, what exactly is the first lady’s problem with being asked to help someone anyway? At 5-11, she’s certainly used to being taller than most women – and many men, for that matter.
For her to get a box from a top shelf in Target wouldn’t be much of a reach at all – and not nearly as big a reach as this alleged story about American racism is.
Maybe she can use some of that taxpayer-funded Hawaii beach time to stew on it some more.
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