“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”Huh? Why is this necessarily an instance of racism? Maybe the person was short, or afflicted with arthritis, and was simply giving Mrs. Obama some credit for being a normal person who wouldn't mind helping a stranger in a small way. Also - let's face it - Michelle is built along the lines of an industrial crane, so why not ask her to help you get something off the shelf if you can't reach it, or it looks too heavy?
And then there's BHO:
“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys.”Really? There's no black male - no black male - of the president's age who's a professional who hasn't suffered this indignity? I doubt that this even happened to Obama. And if it did, look where he's lived; mostly Chicago and Washington. Odds are that if a white person ever presumed to think of Obama as a valet parking attendant, it was probably some liberal politician or lobbyist.
Anyhow, Barry and Mrs. O, now you know how the military feels.
Update: Seems like Mrs. O has told this story before, and has only recently become aware of its racist vibe.