Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Michelle Obama's Victimhood Card . . .
Or, Who's Afraid of South Carolina?

Michelle Malkin is so stunned, she can't even get snarktastic at the incredible absurdity of this one:
U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday that a conversation with White House staff left him with the sense that a hostile environment in South Carolina is keeping the first lady from visiting.
The high-ranking South Carolina Democrat said he has received more than 100 invitations for Michelle Obama. But this summer when he brought one of those requests to her staff on behalf of his alma mater, South Carolina State University, Clyburn said her security was an issue.
The conversation came after former Richland County GOP activist Rusty DePass suggested on Facebook in June that an escaped zoo gorilla was not harmful because it was probably one of Mrs. Obama’s ancestors. . . .
Hmmm. Is Rusty DePass one of those hateful Darwinists? Never mind. The idea that the First Lady of the United States has any legitimate fear of violence in South Carolina -- but is safe in ultra-violent places like Chicago and D.C. -- is so transparently bogus that not even Robert Gibbs would dare defend it.

Exit question: If the White House wants to stigmatize South Carolina this way, what are the chances that Obama will carry North Carolina and Virginia again in 2012? IYKWIMAITYD.


  1. Boy, someone should be shouting this story from the rooftops to the Southern states to let them know what the Dems think of them.

  2. How did SC get so lucky? Now if she would just stay out of Ohio.

  3. Who's afraid of South Carolina? South Carolina gave us John Edwards! I'M afraid of South Carolina...

  4. As a South Carolinian, I admit we can be pretty darned scary.

    If that keeps M'Obama at home, I'm cool with that.



    Michelle Obama's early alienation from the University of Chicago. UC Merced speech transcript
    Lynn Sweet
    on May 18, 2009 5:20 AM

    First lady Michelle Obama for the second time has talked about how alienated she was from the University of Chicago when she was growing up on the South Side.
    Mrs. Obama commented about her relationship with the U. of C. in a commencement address she delivered Saturday at the University of California, Merced -- echoing remarks she made to children in March at a school here.
    The context: Many of the UC Merced graduates were the first in their families to earn college degrees, and Mrs. Obama said, "By using what you have learned here, you can shorten the path perhaps for kids who may not see a path at all.
    "I was once one of those kids. Most of you were once one of those kids," and then told the students how she grew up just a few miles from the University of Chicago.
    "Yet that university never played a meaningful role in my academic development. The institution made no effort to reach out to me -- a bright and promising student in their midst -- and I had no reason to believe there was a place for me there.
    "Therefore, when it came time for me to apply to college, I never ... considered the university in my own backyard as a viable option."
    She went on to earn degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law.
    Ironically, the U. of C. would become a focal point of her life: She was a high-level administrator at the school and medical center; President Obama taught at the law school for many years; their daughters attended the Lab School; their close friends are on U of C boards and were major presidential campaign fund-raisers and many members of the Obama White House have ties to the institution anchoring Hyde Park.

  6. DePass' remark had nothing to do with Darwinism. It was a deliberate racist insult. Once again, you're making excuses for a racist.

  7. "Failure to denounce loudly enough to suit me" and "making excuses for" are not synonymous in any world other than that of the Deluded Lefty.

  8. Fillmore said...
    DePass' remark had nothing to do with Darwinism. It was a deliberate racist insult. Once again, you're making excuses for a racist.

    1. There are these things called "jokes," Fillmore. Having spent weeks in a blog-war with Charles Johnson -- a fanatical atheistic evolutionists -- I was doing a little inside joke, directed at Mad King Charles, that I knew would bring a smile to the faces of the many readers here who have been banned from LGF for having criticized the thin-skinned Lizard-in-Chief.

    2. In fact, Darwinism and racism are profoundly connected. From its inception, Darwin's theory has been embraced by racialists who seize upon this theory to proclaim that some races of humans are more highly evolved than others. Granted, the Bible-believer may also be prejudiced, and over the centuries many have tried to argue for racial discrimination on biblical grounds, but in the modern era, hatred has more often chosen to dwell in the idolatrous temple of Science.

    3. What CGHill said. If I consider Rusty DePass a harmless moron who deserves to be dismissed with a joke, certainly I cannot be accused of "defending" him. For if that were true, then everyone who treats Charles Johnson as a joke would be vulnerable to the accusation of "defending" Johnson. And if you're getting flashbacks of Eric Stratton defending Delta Tau Chi to the Faber College disciplinary council, the effect is entirely intentional.

    In conclusion: CHILL. And get a life.

  9. has been embraced by racialists who seize upon this theory to proclaim that some races of humans are more highly evolved than others

    Yes. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, and many other Progressives ascribed to that theory, as did Margaret Sanger. So did Darwin himself (in somewhat different terms.)

    As to "violent" S. Carolina--VoxDay noted that Peggy Noonan, wannabee-In-Girl, also brought up the possibility of violence against the President.

    Noonan did not deign to remark on Chris Matthews' thrilled-leg ruminations on CO2'ng Limbaugh to death.