Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

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Although I found it harder and harder to support Hillary Clinton as the campaign wore on, I agree with those who said she was treated in a sexist fashion. I don't think it's the only reason she lost, but it was surely a factor. It's interesting, then, to see the right-wing machine turn its attention to Michelle Obama. Things have already reached an astonishing degree of ugliness over at FOX News, for example:
Not helping negative impressions of Michelle Obama was an on-screen tagline on the Fox News Channel on Wednesday that identified her as "Obama's Baby Mama" - a slang term popularized in the African American community to describe the mother of a child born out of wedlock.
It may be the case that the extremity of slurs like this one will hurt the Republicans in November. Having lived through Good Times, Willie Horton and the Rodney King trial's aftermath, though, I'm worried that may be wishful thinking.
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