Glenn Beck fired up his trusty outrage machine on Monday and was simply beside himself that Michelle Obama would talk about racism while giving the commencement address at Tuskegee University, home to one of the most outrageous instances of racism in American history. That means she hates America, of course, in the mind of blinkered assholes like Beck and his co-hosts.
“White people in droves went out to vote for you,” Beck fumed, “and you were somehow invisible so much that you became the president and first lady of the United States of America? Tell me about the troubles that you have seen!”
Yeah, a lot of white people voted for the first black president. Therefore, obviously, racism no longer exists. Voila, it’s gone! Logic!
“The whites have never felt it,” Beck said, mocking the idea that only black people have felt the slights of discrimination and bigotry. “I mean, the conservatives have never felt it! The jobs that we are suddenly bypassed for because we’re conservative, because of our viewpoint. The religious that are mocked on a daily basis and belittled. Yeah, we’ve never felt that. We don’t know what it’s like.”
Is there anything quite so ridiculous as the use of thick sarcasm to say something utterly stupid? Oh yes, Christians today have people who make fun of their absurd beliefs, so they’ve suffered just like black people who were enslaved, lynched and discriminated against (and continue to be so). White Christian conservatives are the real victims here, Mrs. Obama!