One of the things that's become a regular pattern that I'm getting sick of is the right wingers veiled (and not so veiled) racist attacks against her such as Tammy Bruce or Michelle Malkin have done and the deafening silence of the feminist movement about them.
We also see the First Lady as the subject of breathtakingly ignorant stories about her hair and curves that try to be hip but fall flat, or ones that nitpick about certain things like her penchant for sleeveless dresses and tops.
Still can't get over the fact you got blown out last November by an intelligent Black man despite all your time tested racist campaign tactics and tacking Caribou Barbie on your presidential ticket, huh?
Too bad. Go sip on more GOP Red Kool Aid and sulk in the corner for the next four years while President Obama and the Democratic congress cleans up the fiscal and societal mess y'all conservatives made.
Ann Coulter made the ignorant assertion recently that Michelle Robinson Obama was trying to pattern herself after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and she's wrong as usual.
The major difference is that Jackie O grew up with wealth and privilege in a divorced family traveling between palatial estates, while Michelle grew up with two working class parents on Chicago's South Side in a one bedroom apartment.
Another note to the haters. Jackie O liked sleveless wear as well.
While there are some superficial similarities between the two women in terms of their intelligence, charm, beauty, devotion to their families and wanting to do meaningful work in society, Michelle Obama is being Michelle Obama.
While many people try to compare her to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and like Michelle I grew up in the 60-70's era in which I had until the time I graduated from high school knew and still know legions of girls named Jacqueline, Michelle is different from the women who previously served as First Lady.
In addition to the obvious being the first African-American First Lady, she just has that combination of beauty, off the charts intelligence, charm and regal presence in addition to her modelesque height that makes even Queen Elizabeth II breach royal protocol and hug her.
Oh yeah, and like Eleanor Roosevelt, can't forget that she's a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
She's not only redefining the way in which we look at the position of First Lady, she's redefining how we look at African-Americans as well. The First Lady demonstrates the saying in the African-American community that Black women have curves. Even her daughters Malia and Sasha are redefining and generating long needed discussion focused on Black girls.
What you are being introduced to is a sistah that has flava. She's got it going on in many areas of her life. Some of you wingnuts can't stand it that once again, it is a progressive Black woman who exudes all of these qualities and then some that the entire world just loves, and the Black women you hold up as examples on the conservative side for us to admire don't.
Your failure is compounded when already accomplished Black women pose for photographs emulating our First Lady or lovingly speak about the immense pride they have in someone like Michelle representing them.
So no, Michelle O ain't trying to be Jackie O. She's one of the best and brightest of our community working on being the best First Lady she can be in her own way.
Too bad you're hatin' on her so much that you refuse to understand or acknowledge it