This attack against Michelle Obama is just sick and pitiful:
House Republicans are pressing for a change in federal law that could force Michelle Obama and future first ladies to do more of their policy work in public. But Democrats warn President Obama may take the attempt personally “as an attack on his wife.”
The GOP effort is being led by the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose initial salvo was rebuffed recently at a contentious committee markup session. Under Issa’s amendment, any government policy group that Mrs. Obama or another first spouse regularly participates in would be subject to a law requiring meetings to be announced in advance and, in most instances, public.
If Democrats had tried to do anything like this against Barbara or Laura Bush, Republican jihadists from the grassroots to Congress would have stormed the Capitol with shotguns and pitchforks. The fact that Michelle Obama has brought style and grace to the role sticks in the craw of the kinds of racist idiots who want to call the Obamas "Trash in the White House".
Face it, the Obamas are fantastic people who also happen to be black. Get over yourselves and quit attacking the first lady.