Barack Obama is the racebaiter in chief, and Michelle Obama is the first lady of racial animosity. Remember when she claimed that she lived in a house that was built by slaves?
That’s only half-true. According to the White House Historical Association, “Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two pro-slavery states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African Americans—both enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings. ”
She seriously couldn’t have slightly modified her statement to say that she lived in a house that was partially built by slave labor? I suppose that wouldn’t have sounded as good for the soundbite.
Last year Michelle gave a commencement address as Tuskegee University to push a message of victim-hood to the school’s black graduates. For anyone unaware, Tuskegee was founded by former slave and Republican Booker T. Washington, who warned against people like Michelle. He once said “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” If you didn’t know the context of that quote, you’d think it’s from someone describing Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.
Booker T. would’ve schooled her had he listened to her commencement address, and another black Republican already has. Watch below.
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