I’m sure the First Lady is really at home speaking in Leftist radical clichés with Leftists who support her So I’m glad that the Daily Caller posted this story about her life at Harvard with her crony Toni Townes-Whitley, now at CGI Federal—the company that got the no-bid project to produce the worthless website, healthcare.gov.
First Lady Michelle Obama and her Princeton classmate whose company received the no-bid government contract to build the HealthCare.gov Obamacare website were both members of a black student organization that caused a tense scene on campus by inviting a PLO leader who advocated for terrorism.
Michelle Obama ’85 and her classmate Toni Townes-Whitley ’85, a senior vice president at CGI Federal, were both students at the university when their groups the Organization of Black Unity (OBU) and the Third World Center (TWC) engaged in a confrontation with Jewish students on campus.
Michelle Obama was a member of both the OBU and TWC during her time at Princeton (1981-85). Townes-Whitley also belonged to OBU and TWC.
The whole story is really interesting.
But it doesn’t prove that Michelle Obama is any kind of committed “radical”—as I see some people inferring. She’s dangerous. She’s bad. But she’s obviously just a political climber who hopes to amass or at least spend a lot of money while doing minimal work except for celebrity gigs that involve the narcissistic rewards.
The Caller makes a big deal about advocating terrorism, but with our attack on Libya and now Syria empowering Al Qaeda affiliates, it might be a better use of our time to list the people in power in Washington DC who refuse to be associated with terrorism. Michelle Obama in college in the eighties doesn’t seem important compared to John McCain in Syria this year.
If anything, the whole story of their bullying Jews and all the rest indicates that Michelle and her friend don’t understand the idea of tolerating anyone who gets in their way and feel utterly entitled. That certainly comports Michelle’s subsidized lifestyle. It also would fit with a Senior Vice President getting a contract and feeling no need to produce any results.
I’m not saying that ideology is not important, and that it plays no part with Michelle Obama. But I think it is mainly an ad hoc rationalization for her ambitions to wealth and power. It also gives her help in building relationships in her Chicago power base.
But calling her a “radical” almost pays her a compliment she doesn’t deserve. She’s not in it to save the world (however horrible that would be!). She just wants to be rich and believes she’s entitled to it.