November 5, 2014 3:49 pm -

[su_right_ad]The right-wing media’s hatred for Michelle Obama is a well-documented and lucrative fact, but even they may have gone too far in seizing on the First Lady’s recent comments about the midterm elections and fried chicken.

It all started when conservative websites like Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, American Thinker, Weasel Zippers, and even radio giant Rush Limbaugh began reporting that Ms. Obama had offered “black voters” a chance at some “fried chicken” if they voted for Democrats (although Rush alternated between “blacks” and “African-Americans). The Daily Caller proclaimed “Michelle To Black Voters: Just Vote Democrat, Then Celebrate With Fried Chicken,” while Weasel Zippers hammered home the subtext by calling Mrs. Obama’s comments “RACIST!”

The point they are making is, of course, devastating. As the ironically-named American Thinker explained, the First Lady’s remarks constitute “racial stereotyping that would get a white politician excommunicated from decent society,” because, like, how come they can say the n-word, and white people can’t? It’s just racist. Or at best, reverse-racist. I was just about to congratulate The Daily Caller‘s editors for their steel-trap-like logic when I actually listened to what Michelle Obama said on Roland Martin’s radio show…READ MORE


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Racist Daily Caller Hears First Lady Say ‘Fried Chicken’ And Automatically Thinks ‘Black People’

  1. tiredoftea November 5th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Can we just agree that they only hear what they want their pathetic little tortured lizard brains want to hear and be done with them?

    • tracey marie November 5th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Be done with them, I so agree.

  2. Suzanne McFly November 5th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Best quote from the article….

    So, when white people eat fried chicken, it’s because they hate gays, but when black people do it, it’s because they’re black?

  3. arc99 November 5th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    So the right wing BS machine is driven by lying racist sc*m.

    In other breaking news, water is found to be wet.

  4. R.J. Carter November 5th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Oh come on. If any white politician had made this impassioned plea, there’d be so much talk of “dog whistles” here even Rin-Tin-Tin would go deaf.

    • arc99 November 5th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Oh please, what impassioned plea?

      The first lady was joking about giving Democratic voters a taste of a dish that she happens to be fond of.

      I have to ask though why are you defending an outright lie? Nothing in the first lady’s comments in any way, explicitly or implicitly can be construed to apply only to black people.

      The narrative of those right wing sites is a lie pure and simple.

    • Mike Butkus Jr. November 5th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      I think its fair to say, when it comes to politicking, the gloves came off along time ago, no more normal. And you’re welcome

  5. Bunya November 5th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    It doesn’t matter. If President Obama said the sky is blue, these RWNJ’s would accuse him of being a racist. They’re just assholes.

    • arc99 November 5th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Up-vote from me.

      And no offense intended to assholes…

      • Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        Don’t worry, they would take offense even if you complimented them. That’s what makes them assholes.

  6. Par4thecourse November 5th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Who doesn’t like properly done fried chicken? I do not think of Black people when I think of chicken.. I think of who I am sharing it with.. Greasy chicken and a hot woman one can make beautiful music together.. slip slide away..