A Closer Look at the Hypocrisy of the Obamas' Moral Outrage Over Trump
Both Barack and Michelle Obama have expressed moral outrage and personal disgust over Donald Trump's lewd and misogynistic comments caught in the now infamous "Access Hollywood" tape. In fact, the First Lady went so far as to describe Trump's "grab them by the p****y" line as something that she "can't stop thinking about " and that "has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted."
Anyone paying any attention to the Obama administration, and the Democrats in general, know faux outrage and hypocritical moral preening when we see it, but the Obamas are particularly guilty in this case.
The Daily Wire has called out the left for their laughable double-standard regarding Trump's morality a number of times, but William A. Levinson at the American Thinker did us all the favor of providing a particularly devastating highlight reel of the First Couple's egregiously hypocritical condemnation of Trump.
As Levinson notes, both of the Obamas have openly endorsed various overtly misogynistic and crude performers and celebrities by inviting them to events to promote their agenda. One particularly star-filled affair came in April, when the Obamas invited a bunch of artists to the White House to push the president's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. The Obamas openly praised the performers for their many contributions to society. Here's Levinson's summary of some of the "contributions" of the artists officially endorsed by the First Couple:
-Rick Ross's, "U.O.N.E.O." glorifies date rape with the lyrics, "Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain't even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain't even know it." While Ross denies that this was his intended meaning, "molly" is slang for Ecstasy, a well-known date rape drug, and the context of "molly" in his lyrics shows clearly that a man put it into a woman's drink without her knowledge or consent so he could have sex with her. Ross' "Same Hoes" is meanwhile not about agricultural implements as shown by its lyrics, which consist primarily of the F word, a variant of the N word, and "hoes."
-Common, whose "Go!" includes, "And a ooh baby she liked it raw and like rain when she came it poured" along with a variant of the N word and even more sexually explicit lyrics.
-Jay Z, who proclaims, "I've got 99 problems and a b***h ain't one."
-Michelle Obama called out Trump's remarks with the words, "What message are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act?" Nicki Minaj, another rapper whom she and her husband brought to the White House, answers that question in "Hey Mama," "Make sure mama crawls on her knees keep him pleased rub him down be a lady and a freak" and also "Yes I do the cooking/ Yes I do the cleaning/ Yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eating/ Yes you be the (boss) yes I be respecting." It doesn't take a feminist to dismiss these words as belonging in a fundamentalist "Islamic" country, assuming that they ever belonged anywhere at all.
-Lifezette.com adds, "And of course, who could forget about the Obamas' cozy relationship with Jay Z and Beyoncé, who have been guests of the president and first lady on multiple occasions?" Jay Z joined Beyoncé in "Drunk in Love". The lyrics include, "Slid the panties right to the side/ Ain`t got the time to take drawers off" and "We sex again in the morning, your breasteses [sic] is my breakfast."
-Beyoncé's "Partition" includes far cruder and more explicit language, whose sole redeeming virtue is to remind everybody that Hillary's husband actually did what Donald Trump talked about. "He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/He monica-lewinski'd all on my gown," to which she adds, "Hand prints and good grips all on my ass." Beyoncé is certainly No Angel as shown by this line: "First, both of my legs go back on your head/ And whatever you want, yeah baby I'll bet it comes true."
In case you missed it, Rush Limbaugh also took some time during one of his episodes to dismantle Michelle's fake outrage over Trump's lewd comments. "You know the people that have been to the White House?" he asked. "How about some of the rappers that talk about their bitches and their hos have performed such lyrics in the White House? But she doesn't know men who talk and sing about sexual assault. It's all over hip-hop lyrics and has been for a while! So is assault on the police a feature of some hip-hop lyrics, and it's been performed at the White House. But she doesn't know men who talk that way. She doesn't know decent guys who talk that way. No. She's only invited them to the White House to perform and then bestowed great honors on them."
Limbaugh went on to detail some of the ways that misogyny has been conveniently ignored or even actively promoted by the administration. One particularly unseemly moment the talk show host referenced was the time when then-Senator Barack Obama starred in his own lewd tape. Here's candidate Obama flaunting his erection to female reporters:
Here is the quote from Michelle that gained so much attention (which, by the way, was quickly followed up by a warning from the White House to Trump not to hit back against the First Lady):
"The fact is that in this election we have a candidate who over the course of his lifetime and this campaign has said things about women that are so shocking and so demeaning, I simply will not repeat any of them here today … Last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women...I cannot stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted…Enough is enough, this has got to stop right now…This wasn't just locker room banter, this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior…This is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This isn't about politics; it’s about basic human decency."