RUSH: Yesterday we made mention of the fact that Barack Obama was running around talking about the fact that one time, that time long ago, he was insulted that somebody thought he was a valet. Not when he was president. Over seven years ago, somebody thought he was a valet, and that meant the United States was racist.
That meant that he had a legitimate chip on his shoulder, and his wife was running around saying (summarized), “Yeah, I went into Target, and I was first lady. Now, I was in disguise, but I went into Target and somebody asked me to get something off the top shelf,” and that was supposed to be racist because that meant that the person at Target thought that she was an employee, a grunt employee, and for only one reason: That she was black.
So that was used to tell us that our country is still racist when even the first lady and the president are insulted with racist comments. “Don’t tell us that Barack’s election means anything,” was the point of that. So let me ask a question: If I call Michael Jordan and say, “Hey, man, can you show me how make a jump shot,” am I racist? Is that racist, if I call M.J. and say I need some help with my jump shot? (interruption) It’s not? It’s not insulting him because he’s black?
Well, I could just as easily call Kiki Vandeweghe and ask him, but no, I’m calling M.J. Is that not racist, if I want M.J. to show me how to make a jump shot? Well, then how come Obama gets away with saying it’s racist when somebody thinks he’s a valet? Anyway there’s a little news here on the Mrs. Obama aspect of this, and it comes from our buddies at TruthRevolt.com.
“On Wednesday, People magazine released an interview with President Obama and Michelle Obama, in which the two discussed their harrowing experiences with racism. Among those experiences was a shocking incident during Michelle ObamaÂ’s undercover trip to a Target: ‘I tell this story — I mean, even as the first lady — during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.
“‘Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.'” From that we’re supposed to believe that America is so rotten discriminatory that asking a black woman in Target to help get you something off the shelf is racist, because it means that every American thinks that every black is nothing more than an average, minimum wage store clerk.
Okay, that’s what Michelle Obama meant.
But do you know she told this same story two years ago in an entirely different way, on Letterman? Same story, same event. Here’s how she described it on Letterman: “I thought I was undercover. I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, cover’s blown.’
“She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not … And the only thing she said — I reached up, ’cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down — she said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good. … She had no idea who I was. I thought, as soon as she walked up — I was with my assistant, and I said, ‘This is it, itÂ’s over. We’re going to have to leave.’ She just needed the detergent.”
So two years ago it was a charming and funny event where a woman needed the assistance of a tall person to reach something from a high shelf. But today, the same story’s racism. This is another example of how it’s done. This spreading of guilt, making things up, structuring them as you go to achieve the desired result that you want. It’s just… I think it’s obviously beneath these people to engage in this kind of thing.
But it illustrates for us who they are and what they’re really intending to do and what their base manner of thinking is. I mean, to tell this story in a different way recently to People magazine, “Is the country still racist?” How does that advance anything? How does that help a thing, particularly when that was not her original interpretation of the event?