Phenomenal Woman, That’s Her

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I find Michelle Obama to be absolutely fascinating. I realize that not everyone sees her the same way — where I see the modern Jackie Kennedy, others see Omarosa, as I’ve heard her naysayers call her. Right now I’m watching the woman I sincerely hope will be the first lady of this country on the Colbert Report, and I’m taken with her grace, class and elegance. So is Stephen, apparently — he told her she’s a “very good looking woman,” and serenaded her with Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E. Charming.

I’ll post a clip as soon as one pops up on YouTube. I just flipped channels and lucked into seeing this, so keep an eye out for the rerun tomorrow evening at… when is that, 7:30? 8? Check your local listings.

The depiction of Barack and Michelle Obama as “elitists” based upon Barack’s recent, admittedly-awkwardly-phrased statement about embittered rural blue collar workers is laughable to me, and I think she shrugged it off admirably tonight with a joke about the number of silver spoons she had in her mouth, as she grew up on the south side of Chicago.

To shine more of a light on the formative experiences of Michelle Obama, read on — the homegirl Nichelle of Anovelista sent me this amazing article about Michelle Obama’s freshman year at Princeton, written by Brian Feagans. It’s about Catherine Donnelly, whose mother, Alice Brown, initially requested for her daughter switch dorms because she didn’t want her to have a black roommate.

“”I told them we weren’t used to living with black people — Catherine is from the South,” Brown said. “They probably thought I was crazy.”

Today both Donnelly, an Atlanta attorney, and Brown, a retired schoolteacher living in the North Carolina mountains, look back at that time with regret. Like many Americans, they’ve built new perceptions of race on top of a foundation cracked by prejudices past — and present. Yet they rarely speak of the subject.

Barack Obama’s run for president changed that. When the Democratic senator from Illinois invited more dialogue on race last month, Donnelly and Brown, both lifetime Republicans, were ready.

But their willingness to talk isn’t a response to the candidate born to a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya. It’s more about Obama’s wife, Michelle.

She’s that roommate from a quarter century ago.

It’s an absolutely amazing article, underscores how long the shadow of Jim Crow-era thinking is, and ends with the kind of revelatory sentiment that Mike Huckabee also expressed, kind of. Kind of.

The story of race in America is one of generations: what’s passed on, what isn’t and the friction between the two.

When Brown heard about Barack Obama’s former pastor — his angry rants against white America — she didn’t like it. But she understood. “If I had been treated the same way blacks have been treated,” she says, “I’d be resentful, too.”

It was Donnelly, however, who understood Obama’s response: “The profound mistake of Reverend Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. It’s that he spoke as if our society was static.”

Society changed, and Donnelly has seen her mother nudged along with it. Says Brown: “It’s become politically incorrect to talk about black people in a negative way. It’s like smoking.”

Brown quit smoking in 1996. She’s still working on the other.”

It’s like smoking. Well doesn’t that little addition just stick in the craw.

I’d love to know your views on the recent issues in the campaign, bellas. Did you catch Michelle on Colbert? Do you think Barack should appear as well, to court the “Colbert bump?”

** the photo is from this great Chicago Magazine article, First Lady in Waiting.

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Comments

  1. Omarosa? Are you kidding me? That is the best the critics can come up with?

    Anyway, I am a very big Michelle fan. I can’t imagine how her life has been turned upside down since this campaign started. She is smart, classy, (loving her style) and I love see her and Barack together. I think we would be lucky to have her as a first lady. I would prefer it instead of having Bill C. as a first husband. ugh.

  2. HeavenLeiBlu says:

    I <3 Michelle. It was she who helped me to finally settle on voting for Obama , before all the mudslinging and politricking got going.

  3. I’m glad you put this up Bella. I am going to write about it too – especially since it has hardly gotten any traction (big surprise).

  4. I am so proud of her. I can’t wait until she is first lady!

  5. When Obama began hanging out with other black students on campus, Donnelly never thought to join them. “Here was a really smart black woman who I found charming, interesting and funny,” Donnelly says with disappointment. “Just by virtue of having different color skin, we weren’t going to be friends.”

    This makes me so sad that it still holds true even today.

  6. To put Michelle & Omarosa in the same sentence is ridiculous. Other than being educated African American women, they have nothing in common. Maybe that’s the point, the media can’t tell the difference in the two?

  7. Like you, HeavenLeiBlu, Michelle Obama helped me make my decision to vote for Barack Obama. She spoke in Atlanta and the speech she gave regarding how she came up and what Barack stood for. She talks “real” talk not what people what her to say. She speaks from experience and you can feel her genuineness when she speaks.

  8. Very interesting article, Bella. I must say that I know exactly what Michelle Obama was talking about — being very aware of your Blackness. I went to a prodominately white boarding school and I felt the same way. In fact, in many ways I am still recovering. Granted, I did not have a roomate whose mother didn’t want me to room with her because I was Black. That is completely ridiculous and honestly I feel that the only reason the mother feels bad, is because it is politically incorrect to behave that way now. I don’t want to make myself too upset, so I’m going to stop there. But I will say that I like Michelle very much and I see a great deal of myself in here. Comparing her to Omarosa is obsurd and shows that no matter how great a black woman is, people only choose to see her in one light.

  9. LBellatrix says:

    Interesting that the roommate came out as a lesbian. Apparently her mother doesn’t have a problem with THAT. *rolling eyes*

    Michelle = Omarosa? Un-frickin-believable. I tell you…I have really had to hold on to my mule since primary season began…

  10. To compare Omarosa and Michelle; to even mention them in the same breath is once again, Mainstream Media’s inability to deal with a smart, strong, funny, lovely and complex Black Woman and Human Being.

    It’s pathetic and ludicrous.

  11. IMO Michelle’s critics don’t want to see the differences between Michelle and a stereotype. Even some of our own people choose to be lazy and rely on caricatures for a quick joke/soundbytye (Chris Rock made a lame joke about Michelle calling up “so and so n’em for backup”. So for many ‘others’ she’s an Omarasa stand-in, for some of us she’s either siddity, or ready to get ghetto at a moment’s notice because that’s all some of us know.

    For me she’s inspiring, real, funny and reminds me of my older sister who has been like a mentor to me. I’m very proud of Michelle and her family, and anyone who wants to put her in a box only shows their own shortcomings.

  12. to add to my last comment, I know it’s shallow as anything but how cool would it be to have an almost 6 foot tall First Lady who knows how to dress-lol

  13. NotUrAvg says:

    Michelle is the BIZZNESS. When she gets up to talk, I hush everyone in the room. She radiates a confidence that seems borne out of self-awarenss through struggle. She is a paradox: strong and feminie, outspoken but reserved, tactful but candid, wise and fresh, regal without pretention, raw and polished at the same time, commanding with subtly, and witty, stylish and brillant to boot. It all just works. She geniuinely is the epitome of graceful strength and the opposite of Hillary’s “strident” (I love that media outlets have latched on to that word for her…)

  14. When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.

    Stevie Wonder

  15. At first I was not an Obama supporter…I knew nothing about him. Where did he come from, outerspace? I knew Oprah was supporting him, but why? Then one day during the California primary I had the pleasure of watching his wife on CSPAN. Wow! I was blown away. She was me…and if this powerful,outspoken women with two beautiful black girls was going to be putting her head on the pillow every night next to Barack, well he can count on my vote. She comes across as a woman who you are not going to put anything over on. I think that is a quality that blackwomen are being to lose…We’ll accept anything or do anything to get a head. Michelle Obama is definately not that kind of woman. You know you have to listen to her when she speaks and don’t even try to pacify her with some trivial bull@#$t.

  16. Wow, I have never heard of the Omarosa comparison. How unfortunate!! I, gladly, listen to her speeches on C-SPAN radio or on the tv. She seems to quite authentic and I like that about her. I really hope that she will be our first lady for the next 8 years. Woohoo!!

  17. adrienne says:

    Michelle is articulate, lovely and has a quick wit. Mainstream America refuses to acknowledge Black women with these virtues. Instead they would rather enjoy believing that we are somewhere between New York from Flavor of Love or Omarosa.

  18. tuff-puffs says:

    Ms. Bella

    Our First Lady is lovely… I see her as a young Oprah that is growing in the confidence of her craft. This may be the wrong forum for this but did any of you hear about U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican, calling President Obama boy? Obama is just 3 years younger than him… the quote below is from thecarpetbaggerreport.com. Again, sorry if misplaced.

    “I’m going to tell you something: That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button,” Davis said. “He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

  19. I love Michelle Obama! I saw part of the speech she gave today where she was talking about living in an apartment off of Stony Island. I have family over there and I totally started to cry listening to her talk. She’s a real woman and I love her because she’s confident, sexy and she’s real. Can’t wait to see her up in the White House!

  20. Andre 3000 says it best,

    “Behold, a lady.”

    :-)

  21. Michelle Obama is poised, elegant, beautiful, intelligent and quite charming. To quote Andre 3000 again, she is the prototype that so many young, professional black women strive to blossom into. Here is a sister truly doing it and doing it big. Love her.

  22. Wendy Lee says:

    Thank you for sharing this article about Michelle — but, more importantly, getting it “out there” about the racial makeup of our country’s brethren for generations past, till the present. I am 58-year old white woman, have 2 biracial children, and have associated with African-Americans since year 1968, all of 19 years old. My friends are black, I live in the South Side of Chicago and am a supporter of Barack Obama. I readily agree with Catherine’s mother about how Barack “considers everything” when addressing an issue. Thanks again for sharing this INSIGHTFUL article.

  23. I am a such a fan of hers. When ever I love someone I call them my Aunt and she is Auntie Michi (it’s just a term of endearment not to belittle or take away from the phenomenal woman she is) Talking about FINALLY having a positive female role model in the White House that can relate to so many different girls on so many different levels and tax brackets. She brings together so many different (idk add your own word here) to the table that is sooo necessary like growing up in the inner city, but had the drive and ability to attend an Ivy league institution, being a working woman, a mother, a wife. I just love her! As far as the comparison to “O” i think Danielle J and DH put it perfectly. I totally agree!

  24. I just saw Michelle Obama speak in Indiana and I challenge all those naysayers to learn more about this woman. I can almost guarantee that they will be inspired and impressed. She was a wonderful orator and I could have listened to her for hours!! I am now more excited than ever to have her as our first lady….. and her husband as president!!

  25. Mrs. Obama is on my list of heroines. :)

  26. I also find her charming.

    The truth is that he is an elitist as are most politicians. The very paternalistic tone the Dems take with minorities for the most part is a reflection of this elitism. Those who rule are not representative of the general population. Obama is private school educated and has two degrees from two Ivy league universities, much like most Senators, Supreme Court justices and presidents in the last half century. Obama’s statement is no different. You’re not a white blue collar person so you might not fully get why this is insulting just like white people might not understand the very brow-raising statements made about us. The elitism isn’t the problem. That’s pretty much a given with most politicians. It’s labeling them gun-toting religious nuts that’s problematic. Also, the term “typical white person” is a general no-no from anyone, even a half or 100% white person. Not cool.

    I like Michelle. As for her husband and the other candidates, I choose to stay as objective as possible since I don’t see anyone with a great plan for Iraq or the economy. Making history and being optimistic and having a good feeling about being American are totally irrelevant to me while I sit at home searching for a job in this market and my loved ones are in the battle fields. You seem to have the luxury that a growing number of Americans don’t.

  27. Chioma, my own thoughts writing from England are that Mr. Obama’s private education and upwardly mobile trajectory mark him out as more privileged than most without a shadow of doubt, but I disagree that this makes him elitist.

    I take a look at my own background, where I started out and where life has settled me at the present time; the daughter of West Indian immigrants I grew up on a council estate (that the mainstream media liked to label a problem one without seeing any of the positive that emerged from it), and went to an inner city school that was almost similarly labelled and emerged having had a wonderful, balanced and full eduation provided by the most caring, talented, passionate and committed teachers.

    When I describe it to people, now, they look at me in complete disbelief; yes, I went to inner city schools, and at various times during my schooling enjoyed judo, ice skating, French language tuition, tennis, learned to play the accoustic guitar, had drama lessons, home economics, swimming, technical drawing tuition and a whole heap more. All this gained in an ordinary state school, and more than once people have asked whether I was privately educated as a child/teen. No, to that one!

    My education and career path since has seen me studying at a private college and living in Spain whilst earning my degree, working for the largest adult education college in Europe, and having a wonderful stint at the U.K’s national tourism body that allowed me for both travel and work abroad.

    Maybe, it’s a poor comparison, but, I could be considered privileged I suppose, and, yes, compared to most human beings on this beautiful planet of ours, without doubt, I am. However, elitist? Maybe, for some that’s a fair adjective to use, too. That’s not something I’d agree with, however.

    Moving on to another point of yours, just as is the case here in England, it’ll be wonderful when the corridors of power in the U.S. are walked by more people from outside of the traditional, “you’re-one-of-us-for-you-were-schooled-in-the-right-places-and-lived-in-the-same-good-neighbourhoods-as-us” scenarios. Here, we are seeing some inroads being made there, and the signs are that this will continue into the future. Just maybe, the same is starting to happen/will happen in the U.S., too.

    Changing tack, the phrase “gun toting religious nuts” is an unfair summation of what Mr. Obama expressed (poorly phrased as he himself admits his statement to have been) and is Atlantic ocean wide away from where he was coming from. The same applies to “typical white person” being culled from whatever radio interview he was giving to stand alone in all its shining, controversial glory. That’s not cool, either…..

    Over here, as we wrestle with the many consequences of still being embroiled in Iraq, an educational system that is ripe for reform, hospital “improvements” that have done little to improve patient care, soaring food, gas, electricity, water, mortgage, rent and other “everyday” costs it would be hard to find many (or any) who are expecting an immediate cure for these ills. I wish us and the U.S. the best as we come to terms with the reality of all of this.

    Oh, and I like Michelle, too….

  28. Peg-Ann Fahey says:

    Michelle Obama is a trite little witch who is WORSE than Omarosa. At least O is entertaining. Michelle is less attractive than O, less articulate than O, and doesn’t make money for saying stupid things (like O).

    Modern day Jackie O? You honestly need to get your race-dilirious head out of the clouds. Michelle is a wanna-be who’s proven she doesn’t have the brains to drive a national dialogue.

    How many more feet does she have to put in her mouth?

  29. Wow, I was expecting a hater, but an unfounded hater? Fabulous! Let’s examine more than the hot-button comments that the media’s spun out of context, and perhaps we can have a sensible discussion about exactly why you’d brand Michelle Obama a “wannabe who’s proven she doesn’t have the brains,” despite her education, accomplishments, and well-received speeches nationwide.

    I enjoy hearing voices of dissent, and with posts like these, I completely expect them. I’d love to hear you support your points with reason. Like, if I wanted to refer to Hillary Clinton as a repeated liar, there’s infinite links to her well-documented, oft-repeated Bosnian Sinbad story to underscore that. So why would you describe an elegant and eloquent woman as Michelle Obama as a “trite little witch?” I’m curious to know whether it comes from just one twisted-out-of-context clip from a speech, or an overall examination and observation of her and her husband’s message.

    ps — my “race-dilirious head” isn’t in the clouds. I honestly admire her based on her speeches, and I make the Jackie O comparison based on her personal style, as well as her husband’s relationship. Also, it’s spelled delirious. Sorry to nitpick, it’s just the editor in me.

  30. Tziona Yisrael says:

    The first time I saw Michelle Obama, I was impressed with her beauty, her personality, and her love for her husband and family. To me, she was an instant role model for all women. Although Michelle is beautiful, it is a tried and proved fact that beauty is determined by one’s heart. How blessed she is to have both beauty and a compassionate and wonderful personality. This is the kind of friend we should all seek to acquire.

  31. Oh No! Who the hell will compare Michelle Obama to Omarosa. I like Omarosa but Michelle Obama is certainly classy and the par is just way up there compared to Omarosa. I don’t take Mainstream media seriously; It’s a source of entertainment and not for information at all. I read the Newspapers for objective and useful information.

  32. We need to be very aware of the covert effort by the media (aka corporate media, aka lobbying industry) to introduce and associate stereotypes to Barack and Michelle Obama. Compare the Omarosa perception of who she is to Michelle Obama just because they are both dark and beautiful, so if they look similar they must be alike? Anyone with a brain knows that people aren’t alike because there is some similarity in looks. But people who are looking for reasons to doubt will buy into stereotypes. Thus we have all the nonsense about Minister Wright (I haven’t see repeated loops on CNN or Fox News concerning the anti-Catholic comments made by McCain supporter, Pastor John Hagee, an influential minister who has endorsed McCain. In fact, McCain was quite sarcastic with George Stephanopoulis for bringing Hagee up during ABC This Week. But he didn’t distance himself, nor did he dismiss the comments.) or the remote connection to Ayers, who happens to live in his neighborhood. Encourage everyone to look for facts and stop reacting to the media’s barrage of rumor and innuendo.

  33. Guy Nichols says:

    The media is just desparate to find flaws in Mrs. Obama since she is very intelligent, passionate, well educated, well spoken.

    Very unlike the present Mrs. President who married an idiot becasue he was able to convince her he was the right man for her, that says much about her intellect.

    We also know that the Clintons are both well educated and intelligent if not honest, and a few flaws in morality, but they’re both polititians,

    I love the fact that both Mr & Mrs. Obama can articulate in clear well thought out language with an understanding from the core to beyond the perimenter, in a way that commands respect as well as envy from many people of all ethnic lines.
    To have the knowledge to set up and express ideals and intentions as well as follow through to finished product is the type of education and hands on skill that everybody should strive for.

    Welcome to the new Educational Benchmark for African Americans.

    Since I don’t have much interests in commercial(professional) sports other than boxing and martial arts types. I can also say I’m ignorant of the goings on wherein,

    Ms. Omarosa though quite good looking and probably well educated should understand that working with ‘Jocks’ means working with men who haven’t grown up yet they earn incredibly large salaries playing games used as excersise and teaching team work to children during gym class and recess. the men involved are basically ful grown children still playing with games and toys.. The only thing worse than an jock is a jock wannabe, the men and women who folow the games more than they pay attention to their Family, home and community.

    The women in sports are playing because they want to shed that weaker than title as well as the desire for equality in salary and respect.

  34. Charles D. Jones says:

    I am a 65 y/o African-American gentleman, retired from the auto industry in Michigan and I just want to say that I honestly didn’t think that I would live to see a fellow African-American (male, or female) become a serious contender for the White House. But after witnessing this, intelligent, energetic, handsome-young Lawyer and US Senator from the Great State of Illinois perform so magnificantly in the primaries, I am absolutely thrilled to see him get this far in his career and I cannot wait until this grueling-primary process is finally over and we can get down to the business of defeating Sen. John McCain in Nov. I have also had the pleasure of watching his lovely wife Michelle speak in front of several audiences and I think she is not only beautiful, but intelligent, funny (witty) and obviously quite professional as an accomplished Attorney as well. Let us all hope and pray that our guy, Sen. Obama will finally become US President Barak Obama on day 1 on January 20th, 2009. Thanks for letting me have my 2-cents worth.

  35. MRS. OBAMA COMPARED TO THAT TRASH OMAROSA…UGH! THAT’S DEF. BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK AND I HATE TO PLAY THE RACE CARD BUT ONLY WHITE AMERICA WOULD MAKE THAT COMPARISON. YOUVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF MRS OBAMA WANING TO FIGHT A MAN ON LIVE TV IN THE HEART OF NYC AND CALLING HIM “son”. OMAROSA IS TRASH AND NOTHING CAN REDEEM HER FROM BEING JUST THAT! ITS AN INSULT TO INTELLIGENT WOMEN EVERY WHERE BLACK OR OTHERWISE TO BE COMPARED TO HER!

  36. Mssylady says:

    HA HA HA!! Mrs. Obama and Omarosa, my goodness. Couldn’t those political pundits find something else to try to discredit the Obamas. Mrs. Obama is the epitome of elegance and grace with intelligence and wit to boot! OMG, wouldn’t America benefit from having another first lady like Jackie Kennendy? Wouldn’t women beneit from having a woman like Mrs. Obama showing rooms in the NEW White House? Can’t you just picture her on speaking tours with her daughters speaking at lucheons, female lawyers, female business leaders? Can’t you see her speaking to our young people about what it is like growing up in Chicago on the South side and then still fighting to make it to the top. Can you imagine her story…now that would make a GOOD BOOK!

  37. Omarosa, like every other person who attempts to parlay the so-called reality TV (Get a grip folks, reality TV is just as scripted as any other form of television, it is NOT real) was willing to play along with the stereotyping of strong black women in order to continue to get the next fifteen minutes. Unlike Elisabeth (see Survivor) on the View, she has yet to get a full time gig as a result. Elisabeth, who is at best, an uninformed person in denial, at worst a covert racist was blonde blue-eyed and cute, thus able to spew her nonsense at any given moment on the show and they call Hot Topics. Omarosa can’t buy a gig anywhere because she made the wrong choice in letting them portray her as the Black B-word from ’round the way. If she was so terrible Trump would not have called her back to his show, twice, because the ratings fell as soon as she was gone the first time. Now she is stuck with the image and her fifteen minutes is about up; she needs to come back to reality and use her degree to get a real job. She need not worry, no one may recognize her since we all look alike.

  38. Firstsai says:

    Cindy McCain dissed Michelle over her comment about being finally proud of America, questioning Michelle’s integrity and patriotism. At the same time, are we supposed to ignore the skeletons lurking in her closet?

    By Amy Silverman

    Oct. 18, 1999 | PHOENIX — GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s wife Cindy took to the airwaves last week, recounting for Jane Pauley (on “Dateline”) and Diane Sawyer (on “Good Morning America”) the tale of her onetime addiction to Percocet and Vicodin, and the fact that she stole the drugs from her own nonprofit medical relief organization.

    It was a brave and obviously painful thing to do.

    It was also vintage McCain media manipulation.

    I had d�j� vu watching Cindy McCain on television, perky in a purple suit with tinted pearls to match. It was so reminiscent of the summer day in 1994 when suddenly, years after she’d claimed to have kicked her habit, McCain decided to come clean to the world about her addiction to prescription painkillers.

    I believe she wore red that day. She granted semi-exclusive interviews to one TV station and three daily newspaper reporters in Arizona, tearfully recalling her addiction, which came about after painful back and knee problems and was exacerbated by the stress of the Keating Five banking scandal that had ensnared her husband. To make matters worse, McCain admitted, she had stolen the drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team, her own charity, and had been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  39. prayinmother says:

    she’s that virtuous women that the bible speaks of , and i celebrate her whole persona. finally an ebony queen that really “got it goin on”. that’s real talk. you go girl git yo firstlady on.

  40. VIRGINIA MCCULLOUGH says:

    MICHELLE OBAMA, YOU ARE SUCH A LOVELY LADY, THERE IS NO COMPARLSON!! MY HEART REJOICE JUST TO SEE HOW YOU STAND BY YOUR HUSBAND WHILE HE IS TRYING TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN. MAY GOD PROTECT AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN HIS CARE IS MY PRAYER…..

  41. Afrobella, congratulations on being selected as one of the top 10 blogs by Glam.com!

    That article about Michelle Obama’s roommate helped me understand her experiences better.

    However, Michelle Obama’s statement that she was proud of her country for the first time in her is unforgivable. Michelle Obama has had the privilege to have had an Ivy League education and high-paying jobs, and still she’s not proud of the country that gave her these opportunities??

    Voters are not going to forget that. I don’t want a First Lady who harbors contempt for this country. If Barack Obama becomes the Democratic Party nominee, he will be trounced like McGovern, Carter (1980), Mondale, and Dukakis before him.

  42. Ms. Independent says:

    That’s just the thing: this country didn’t give her anything–she worked for it just like anyone else. Her contempt is for the double standards of less than equal this society is built on and not for the country HER ancestors constructed through hard labor. But I don’t know why I bothered to respond to such comments, it is safe to deduce that you will continue to live in the ignorance your skin has allotted you.

  43. she defnitely looks like omarosa and has the same belligerent distasteful attitude as omarosa..

    At least Omarosa was brutal but smart… and less of an affirmative action -ivy leaguer compared to michelle..

    Although they both sure use the same race-victimhood to bully people to feel guilty for calling them on their BS..

    They are both pathetic… — Bottom line for me .. i can stand to watch omarosa for the entertainment value but i cannot stand michelle obama becoming 1st lady and representing our nation to the world…. — NO WAY

    Even media folks that like obama cant stand michelle ‘omarosa’ obama…

  44. To : Ms Independent ” this country didn’t give her anything–she worked for it”

    She admitted to having low SAT’s and being advised not to go to princeton because her scores showed her lack in caliber…. – but she still used affirmative action and got into princeton. Have you read her thesis from her time there… ??

    The country has not given her anything ??? Do you know that some deserving white kid with high SAT scores didn’t make it to Preinceton because of her…

    I have no problems if she and Obama used Affirmative Action but don’t you turn around and then tell us the country didnt do anything for you….

    If the obamas really thinks that then she and barack should move to kenya and see if their daughters would do better there…

  45. Brooklyn Diva says:

    Anika…I’m responding to your comment two years later.

    First, you’re obviously some bitter white girl who can’t stand the sight of a Black family in the White House.

    Second, Michelle Obama has more class than you will ever have in your whole LIFE. This is the truth.

    Peg-Ann Fahey…what kind of dumb hick name is that? You sound like ignorant trailer trash. There is no comparison between Michelle Obama and Omarosa. Please get over yourself, honey!

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