Sunday, January 22, 2012

Is Maureen Dowd Calling Barack and Michelle "Uppity"?

Better watch it, old girl.  That's dancing on the racist side of the line.  Oh - my mistake!  You're a liberal Democrat!  Therefore your criticism of the Obamas is constructive, not destructive.  And/or racist.

MoDo will surely vote for Obama in 2012, but she warns them here against the perception that they are getting a bit too...big for their britches, we'll say.  OK, uppity.

It doesn't matter, 'ol Dowdy will get behind the Obamas full-bore by the time election season gets into full swing, and will train her attacks strictly on his Republican opponent, but at the moment, she's supplying us with some good ammo:

Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism — their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated.

We disappointed them.

As Michelle said to Oprah in an interview she did with the president last May: “I always told the voters, the question isn’t whether Barack Obama is ready to be president. The question is whether we’re ready. And that continues to be the question we have to ask ourselves.”

They still believed, as their friend Valerie Jarrett once said, that Obama was “just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

...the Obamas, feeling misunderstood, burrowed into “self-imposed exile” — a “bubble within the bubble” — with their small circle of Chicago friends, who reinforced the idea that “the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader.”

She reports that Marty Nesbitt indignantly told his fellow Obama pal Eric Whitaker that the president “could get 70 or 80 percent of the vote anywhere but the U.S.”

The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage....

Not uppity. Just classic self-involved, self-absorbed, closed-minded limousine liberals. Dowd's got it right, although she herself would never admit it...

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