Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland was asked (in an already sexist question) to compare Michelle Obama to Sarah Palin. In doing so, he decided to call Michelle “uppity” — and made sure to let everyone know that he feels the same way about Barack.
Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.
“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said.
Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”
I don’t really think there’s any comment needed on that. But just in case you missed it: that’s racist. And with Michelle being both black and a woman, one would imagine that she’d be doubly uppity in this fuck’s mind.
The article at The Hill discusses the racially-charged nature of other attacks against Barack Obama — though unfortunately ignores those used against Michelle — including the framing of him as an “elitist.” But this guy . . . well he just comes right out and says what they mean, doesn’t he?