Thursday, December 22, 2011

Republican Ignorance Strikes Again!

Ok folks, here we go again.  Apparently, Jim Sensenbrenner, a Republican Representative from Wisconsin, stuck both feet in his mouth yesterday.  Apparently, this clown was overheard speaking on the telephone about the first lady's derriere.  Here are his words:

"She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."

That's right, Sensenbrenner said Michelle Obama has a big ass.  Let me break down the sheer ignorance of Sensenbrenner's statement.  First, the statement is non sequitor, meaning it makes no damn sense.  "She lectures us on eating right" and "she has a large ass" do not follow.  Now, "She lectures us on eating but she is obese" or "she has cankles" or "she has flabby arms," would at least make sense logically.  It would still be wrong, but nonetheless, it would make sense.  Plus, Michelle Obama IS eating right.  Sensenbreener, have you seen her arms?  Most women would die for Michelle's arms.  But I digress.

Next, Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign is not a lecture.  I mean give me a break, the First Lady is trying to motivate America's parents to make their fat, pimple-faced kids put down the X-Box and Cheesepuffs and exercise.  She promotes her message by practicing what she preaches.  You can YouTube hundreds of videos showing her dancing, moving and jumping with the population she intends to help.  She wants them to EXERCISE!  And that's considered a lecture?  Michelle Obama's goal is to end the current youth obesity problem.  And it looks like her organization is doing pretty well. 

So far, the organization was crucial in the passing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a rather remarkable break through in legislation, that allows kids to have healthier food in school and have access to a healthy lunch.  Basically, this law aims to add  more salads and healtheir choices and get rid of the slew of vending machines that sell our children junk -- especially in poorer schools.  And this is what Sensenbrenner considers a lecture?  #Fail!  But moving on.

I hate to say it but telling a black woman that she has a large ass is a compliment.  I can tell you first hand that I, along with a large fan-club of men, envy the President because of what he gets in the White House's boom-boom room.  In fact, African American men probably consider it the number one physical feature they desire on a woman.  In black culture, big booty is a god and it is highly celebrated -- Baby got Back anyone?  It is as big as Elvis, or Tupac for that matter.  In fact, Jennifer Lopez, the top Latina actor in Hollywood, is world famous for her backside lady lumps.  And do I need to mention that women stay on leg machines in the gym to achieve the plump roundness that sister's naturally have?  Oh yeah, jeans are now designed to give women the appearance of having a nice, round, vivacious bum.  Ok, I won't get out of hand, but you get the point.

My next point is, why the hell are you worried about the First Lady's ass anyway?  How disrespectful is it to critique the physical features of the POTUS' wife?  Could you imagine someone mentioning Nancy Reagan's bra size?  Or what about Laura Bush's hips?  Michelle Obama is married to the most powerful man in the free world!  Not to mention that she has a HARVARD LAW DEGREE and was highly successful outside of President Obama.  What the hell does her bottom size have to do with what she offers our society?

My issue here is that Sensenbrenner made his statement to be vicious.  In return, I'm sure he will be riduculed beyond his imagination.  And rightfully so.  See, Sensenbrenner has now joined a cast of Republicans who think it is fair game to discuss Michelle's body.  Remember Rush Limbaugh's statement back in February:

"The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice...I'm trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you."
WTF?  And this doesn't include the number of bloggers and commenters who refer to Michelle as "Moochelle."  How many women in this country can project the image of Sport Illustrated Models or the paramours of professional atheletes?  Is this the standard for young Republican girls to follow?  Do their wives and mothers fit this standard?  Better yet, do they, the men behind these ignorant attacks, have physiques like Brad Pitt or Idris Alba?  

To the GOP, your words are hurtful and damaging, not to Michelle Obama because she has the POTUS on her arm, but to the millions of females in this country who look up to the First Lady and who believe in her commitment to health.  Your words seer into the collective minds of the already weight-obsessed population of women who feel they must meet this impossible physical standard to be accepted.  Once again, the Republican party shows their ignorance and shows their pure contempt for everything Obama.

In reality, Michelle Obama, is a thing of beauty.  She is intelligent, elegant, witty, passionate, and most importantly, healthy.   Statements like Sensenbrenner's and Limbaugh's show that they have zero respect for our country or its leaders.  Guys like this always seem to worry about Obama's policies that they claim tear the fabric of American thought or about terrorist from other countries that attack the American way of life.  In actuality, it is they, with their words of hate and venom against their own leaders that is the real terror.  Their words and actions continue to rip away at American civility and respect and it further promotes the sterotype of the arrogant and ignorant American.  In other words, Sensenbrenner's statement is down right Un-American!  I rest my case.
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