First Lady Michelle Obama has a message for African-American voters –
Stop thinking, vote straight Democrat… and then go get some fried chicken.
I kid you not.
Mrs. Obama was on TV One (a network whose motto is “Where Black Life Unfolds”) speaking to host (and CNN contributor) Roland Martin when she told African-Americans what they should be doing.
“And that’s my message to voters, this isn’t about Barack, it’s not about person on that ballot– it’s about you. And for most of the people we are talking to, a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this– that shouldn’t even come into the equation.”
Then later in the interview (around 7:15 in the clip) Martin wonders, “So can we, if we go out to the polls, can we, say, we have a souls to polls on Sunday, can we do soul food after we vote?”
To which the First Lady responds, “Absolutely. I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote. Only after, if you haven’t voted… You make a good point. Because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.”
Can you imagine if any of these words were uttered by a Republican? A Republican of any race would never hear the end of it. They’d be told that they were “feeding racial stereotyping” or “propagating a system which continues to oppress African-Americans” or worse… they’d simply be called “Uncle Tom” or “racist.”
You can hear the entire interview below.
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