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Michelle Obama: "Why'd He" Or "Whitey"

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I think we’re about to see Clinton’s last gasp…

Apparently there’s a video circulating of Michelle Obama asking questions about Bush’s actions over the years. Clinton die-hard Larry Johnson is suggesting that Michelle Obama is saying “whitey” on the tapes in reference to Bush.

Booman Tribune has apparently heard what’s on the tape and lays out why this is nonsense…

How you’d say it:
Why’d he cut folks off medicaid?
Why’d he let New Orleans drown?
Why’d he do nothing about Jena?
Why’d he put us in Iraq for no reason?

How Larry Johnson wants you to hear it:
Whitie cut folks off medicaid?
Whitie let New Orleans drown?
Whitie do nothing about Jena?
Whitie put us in Iraq for no reason?

I’m going to be honest with you. Both SusanHu and Larry Johnson have been friends of mine. They have both done a lot for me and I am grateful and indebted to them. Any issues I’ve had with their activities in this election I have kept private. I haven’t visited their site in four months because I found it too personally painful to read what they were writing and I did not want to be tempted to respond. I thought I owed them that. But loyalty can only go so far. If they publish this allegation tomorrow, I will no longer speak with them. And I say that with great sorrow.

Personally, I have a very hard time believing Michelle Obama would say something so racially charged as “whitie” on the campaign trail. But Larry Johnson apparently wants us to think so, and he promises the video is coming out sometime this morning.

More as it develops…

UPDATE:
Well, looks like Larry Johnson hasn’t actually seen the tape. Instead, he has been talking to Republican operatives…

I learned over the weekend why the Republicans who have seen the tape of Michelle Obama ranting about “whitey” describe it as “STUNNING.” I have not seen it but I have heard from five separate sources who have spoken directly with people who have seen the tape. It features Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan. They are sitting on a panel at Jeremiah Wright’s Church when Michelle makes her intemperate remarks. Whoops!! When that image comes out it will enter the politcal ads hall of fame. It will be right up there with the little girl plucking daisy petals in the famous 1964 ad LBJ used against Barry Goldwater.

Ugh. This is the blogosphere at its very worse and Johnson should be absolutely, 100% ashamed of himself. You don’t report on something you haven’t seen. Whispers are not news, and Johnson should know better.