I’m still formulating my thoughts on the big brouhaha surrounding Michelle Obama’s remark that “for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.”
In the meantime, I’m streaming a 3-minute audio clip from last weekend’s “McLaughlin Group.” Click here to listen.
Cool thing about that was, when John McLaughlin asked Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page whether Mrs. Obama is a “black militant,” Page replied: “I’m a black militant, John.”
Part of this mess is about language. And I’m glad Clarence Page was hip to that.
Hillary Clinton didn’t exploit the “proud of my country” moment, and the mainstream media has moved on to other scandals-du-jour. But don’t get it wrong: We haven’t heard the last of attacks on Michelle Obama (and her husband) as “anti-American.” Far-right bloggers will keep it going until the game is over.
I refer y’all to the Inverted World, a white-racialist blog run by Ian Jobling, a brainy fellow with a Ph.D. in literature.
Please, go read Dr. Jobling’s analysis of Mrs. Obama. And leave a comment there... just to let Ian know he’s being read. Be polite. Be intelligent. And then, like rattling the monkey cage at the zoo, be ready to dodge the flying feces that comes back at you from the Inverted World’s racist regulars.
Try it; it can be fun. Just stay polite and stay intelligent.
UPDATE (02/28/08): Looks like a couple of you have waded into the water. Well done, mates.