Angry Black Lady Michelle Obama decided she is just kind of tired of hecklers Tuesday, and told a protester at a private fundraiser in DC that she was not really in the mood to be interrupted. When LGBT activist Ellen Sturtz demanded that President Obama sign an executive order banning discrimination against gays in federal contracting, the FLOTUS seemed unappreciative of the input, according to pool reporter Amanda Terkel:
Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an executive order on gay rights. (Pool did not hear exactly what.)
“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” replied FLOTUS to loud applause. She left the lectern and moved over to the protester, saying they could “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
Crowd started shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay.
Conservative blogs were torn on how to report the incident, because on the one hand Michelle Obama is an imperious witch who squelches free speech, but on the other hand they hate LGBT activists too. How to choose, how to choose?
The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein decided to split the difference, praising Obama for not taking any shit, while using a headline that got across that vital “uppity” flavor:
Don’t you dare protest Michelle Obama: Michelle Obama for the win… [summary snipped]Beverly Hills surgeon explains at home fix for crepey skin around the arms, legs, and stomach.
Whether you love her or less-than-love her, you have to give her kudos for not tolerating left-wing hysterics.
Besides, they could be confident that their commenters would provide the necessary Wookie and Marie Antoinette lines, ha-ha!
The protester is lucky she didn’t get her nose, mouth, and hands bit off by michelle. That is the way an enraged chimp really attacks.
(Totally not racist, though, because liberals depicted Dubya as a chimp, too. Monkeymonkeymonkey. Feh, so tired of this dumb argument.)
For her part, Sturtz says she was astonished when the First Lady turned green, roared, picked up a car, and threw it across the Potomac:
“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz said. “I was taken aback.”
Sturtz said she told Obama she was happy to take the microphone to plead her case, which, Sturtz said, appeared to fluster the first lady.
“I said I want your husband to sign the executive order,” Sturtz said. “Her husband could sign this order tonight and protect 22 percent of the work force in this country.”
Yep. That Michelle Obama really needs to learn something about civility. Yr Wonkette is apparently part of the aristocracy now, seeing as how we generally think that the featured speakers at events should be assumed to have priorities over the very urgent pleadings of audience members who are not on the program, and that while, sure, interrupting is a legitimate form of protest, you really do not get to act all surprised and butthurt that the First Lady didn’t hand you the goddamned microphone.
Very iffy audio of the encounter, via Mediaite: