Conservative filmmaker and noted Obama critic Dinesh D’Souza touched the third rail of American politics this week when he dared to criticize Michelle Obama.
In a display of just how arrogant and condescending the Obamas are, the former first lady spoke about how the world’s power players are “not that smart” during an event with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in London earlier this month.
“I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of,” Obama said. “I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart.”
The observation prompted D’Souza to respond on social media, pointing to Obama’s “illiterate and incoherent” college thesis.
He tweeted: “Anyone who has read Michelle’s college thesis—a document so illiterate and incoherent that it was written, as Christopher Hitchens put it, in “no known language”—will chuckle heartily at this one.”
Anyone who has read Michelle’s college thesis—a document so illiterate and incoherent that it was written, as Christopher Hitchens put it, in “no known language”—will chuckle heartily at this one https://t.co/6VSdDsSuMu
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 16, 2018
In another tweet, D’Souza dinged Obama’s alma mater, Princeton University, as well as her thesis: “By way of context for these remarks on smartness, I offer you Michelle’s Princeton senior thesis, a complete intellectual embarassment not just to her but also to Princeton.”
Think what you will of D’Souza’s criticism of the former first lady, who is revered on the left, but one thing appeared to be certain, based on the reactions to his tweet, the thesis was really bad.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
I’ve read that thesis and your assessment is correct. It is painfully obvious that affirmative action as well as legacy afforded her entrance into the university but failed to educate her.
— noseeum (@42889na) December 17, 2018
Yes…I read it. It’s something one would expect from a high school junior learning to properly document sources. It was full of documented sources but none of her own work. Very substandard work for an undergrad let alone a grad student. #MichelleObama
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) December 16, 2018
A legend in her own mind
— supernurse50 (@supernurse50) December 17, 2018
The Obamas are one of the greatest jokes ever played on this country!
— Mark E. Thompson (@MarkEThompson10) December 17, 2018
Well let’s see you were at the table with your husband at the table with the Clintons at the table with the Biden’s the Pelosi’ .. I agree with Michelle not so smart …matter of fact I have always seen you sitting around with Liberals
— Matt⚡️ (@MatthewLINY) December 16, 2018
She sat with her husband on many of those I’m sure!
— Jamo116 (@jamo116) December 17, 2018
I read her Princeton University thesis. It’s written like an average high school sophomore or junior level thesis from about fifty years ago. Of course it passes for higher education these days.
— Laird Baldwin (@DrLairdBaldwin) December 17, 2018
I give you credit, I couldn’t get past the second page.
— Jonathan Collins (@Jc1305us) December 17, 2018
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