Michelle Obama injects race into politics
First Lady brings up slavery in speech
- Duration 5:33
- Date Sep 25, 2012
First Lady brings up slavery in speech
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-- speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus gala last Saturday Michelle Obama said this.
As we -- Fiftieth anniversary of the emancipation proclamation.
I -- should remember that house they were standing in.
The house my family has the privilege of living in.
It was built in part by slaves.
-- the full context of the first lady's remarks that she was telling a story about a black family visiting the White House and meeting her husband the president.
Was an emotional story the point of which was at all African American should be proud of their country because a black man has been elected president.
But some object to using slavery to make political points.
Was now Brock art please do a Monica Crowley the other of the -- what the believed that just happen.
I don't call C author of the book.
Thank the liberals for saving America.
Slavery touchy issue right right OK.
First Lady was using it in a political context.
Right -- wrong.
Well I do think all's fair in politics so I'm not gonna condemn the First Lady for telling this story it was a political context it was a rally in the objective is to motivate the base black voters are -- big part of president Obama's base they do need to be motivated.
It was a record turnout 2008.
Less so when 2010 and they're worried about it this time so what she's trying to do.
It's sort of light a fire under them -- you didn't see it is the only objection you don't have an objection to the slavery I.
I do think we're it was a bit exploits hated but again we're talking about hard times and so let's not -- -- -- -- -- -- say exact.
It -- I think she was -- -- generally we as Americans together.
Have evolved our society beyond.
The kind of society where slaves did the work to help build the country now that there is an African American -- living in the White House and -- down to the benefit of all of us.
The we have evolved to that point I didn't see it as a left right issue.
-- -- Because.
Her main point as though Monica pointed out was that.
She continued to say -- this is a quarter -- quote from her.
So we -- hit we cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots we cannot let anyone make us feel unwelcome in the voting Booth.
So just to make sure that it every election every voices heard every vote -- -- That that is a play on the voter registration issue -- -- -- because I'm not I don't feel unwelcome in the voting Booth to you now do you.
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It's -- -- down so our benefit that we have.
You said a word doesn't really matter at all.
So when we're likely to get a -- I'm not this what happens.
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Yeah let me play that it looked upon some employees he's out my earlier points you got -- -- -- right and so the original story she was talking about the black family in the White House I was actually lovely story.
The reason I started same -- placate -- this then she tied it two.
Allegations of voter suppression right from the other side voter ID laws it was all implicit in so by telling the story -- telling the black audience.
Look at how much progress we've made it don't let -- think yeah.
-- out of the value of more progress to make so -- was a political matter which way you vote she said that it's all right I'll wasn't offended by the slavery reference but I don't believe there's voter suppression period.
Now the obamas went on the view today right where they are today yeah all right and there were holding hands and I -- I think that it was your movie you love -- and then dinner afterward I don't know.
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Disastrous for the country expect Romney.
Well -- quality you know I think America so strong and then we've got so much -- for us that.
There we can survive a lot.
And but there are people don't want to survive and we Wonder -- to thrive.
But I Missouri indoors who wanted it -- yeah I don't -- not that I don't let it.
A -- you know.
-- on the Internet that since he's real political there that I don't I don't even when you cannot win the right way to let let me make this -- little public event.
Yeah for a political when he -- well you know this country survive the live in front gets elected I guess we can survive that is a master projection true -- -- -- -- probably would have said it's going to be.
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