Monday, May 26, 2008
Obama the Henpecked Hubby
Howling Latina thinks she finally knows the answer to the seminal question everyone is asking, "Who is Obama's Dick Cheney"?
Drum roll: Come out, come out so we can who's behind the curtain...
Why, holy frightening news, gasp! It's none other than Michelle Obama!!!
Once again, courtesy of No Quarter, a telling post. Yes, it's true; any time you see or read about Michelle Obama, she comes across as a dominatrix.
Here's Pat Racimora's take on Michelle:
All those people who've been griping and bemoaning Hillary Clinton's ball-busting prowess, get ready to hit the mat.
My first vague feeling of discomfort occurred when Michelle Obama and her husband appeared on 60 minutes (Feb., 2007). She said, “I hate it. That’s why he doesn’t do it anymore…I’m the one who outed him on the smoking. That was one of my prerequisites for, you know, entering this race, is that, you know, he couldn’t be a smoking president.” Then, we viewers were deputized to contact her if we caught Barack smoking. Whereas I applaud anyone who is supporting a partner to onquer a tobacco addiction, her demeanor on national TV came off as unnervingly controlling.
The kicker that jolted me back to my orginal perception of Michelle Obama, however, came upon reading the transcript of an interveiw with Monica Langley of the Wall Street Journal in February, 2008. Langley writes, “On a conference call to prepare for a recent debate, Barack Obama brainstormed with his top advisers on the fine points of his positions. Michelle Obama had dialed in to listen, but finally couldn’t stay silent any longer. ‘Barack,’ she interjected, ‘Feel — don’t think!’ Telling her husband his ‘over-thinking’ during past debates had tripped him up with rival Hillary Clinton, she said: ‘Don’t get caught in the weeds. Be visceral. Use your heart — and your head.’ The campaign veterans shut up. They knew that Mrs. Obama’s opinion and advice mattered more to their candidate than anything they could say.” Langley adds, “Mr. Obama, in a speech after a primary, called his wife ‘the love of my life and the rock of the Obama family.’ But in a candid moment last March, he told a crowd: ‘She’s too smart to run. It is true my wife is smarter, better looking. She’s a little meaner than I am.’”
Oh what irony to witness them pick a dominatrix as First Lady, all nice and secretive behind the scenes, just like Dick Cheney.
Get your new and improved nutcracker, folks, courtesy of the Big Boyz and MSNBO. Are we all having a good cry yet...?!?
That combination worked OK