First came Barack Obama, with a speech from the University of Illinois, reminding conservatives everywhere why America is so, so, so lucky to have survived eight years of his administration.
Now comes his wife, Michelle — reminding of more of the same. Hooray, the gang’s all here.
The former first lady tossed down both race and gender cards as a means of imploring her fellow lefties to get out and vote.
In a specially cut message for Black Entertainment Television — which BET further said in a tweet was for “women of color” — Mrs. Obama said, as Breitbart noted: “We’ve all seen the difference we can make when we choose to cast our ballots, and we’ve seen the consequences when we don’t bother to show up to the polls. … Women of color know how to get things done for our families, our communities, and our country. When we use our voices, people listen. When we lead, people follow.”
.@MichelleObama has a special message from #BlackGirlsRock for women of color: Help your sisters, children, and congregations get registered and ready to vote! Do so with @WhenWeAllVote at https://t.co/N9OSYcz6xy. #WhenWeAllVote #BETImpact pic.twitter.com/X7bSxVp8uO
— BET (@BET) September 10, 2018
Great. How inspiring. Motivating even. Just one question: Do white women know how to get things done for their families, as well?
Or is this a black women thing only?
If not, a slightly caustic political watcher might start to get the idea the former first lady was not just engaging in race-bait politics — but that she was a bit racist with her views.
After all, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
If a black woman knows how to help her family thrive and survive, then certainly white women — as well as women of all skin colors and ethnicities — are just as equipped to do the same. And just for kicks, just gender neutral kicks: Men of all skin colors should be added to that “can-do” list as well.
• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @ckchumley.
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