Originally posted at American Thinker blog
On the last day of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Michelle Obama, together with Cokie Roberts and former first lady Laura Bush, attended a White House event to promote empowering women. It was during the conversation about girls and education that the first lady switched from the seriousness of racism to the levity of sexist jokes.
Discussing with Mrs. Bush that countries that typically oppress women oftentimes struggle economically, Michelle shared that she felt that when it comes to speaking up for girls, first ladies â€œcanâ€™t waste [the] spotlight.â€Â On behalf of both herself and Laura, Michelle pointed out that being first lady â€œis temporaryâ€¦ life is short, and change is needed.â€
Then, apropos of nothing, she added that â€œwomen are smarter than men.â€ Suddenly, it was like a NOW meeting, where women diminish men to feel empowered.
As for Michelle, somehow, after discussing the importance of the spotlight, pointing out the temporary status of a first lady, acknowledging the brevity of life, and promoting change, she segued into â€œwomen are smarter than menâ€ which, on the linear trajectory of related topics, didnâ€™t exactly flow.
Although likely a poor attempt at humor, Michelleâ€™s â€œsmarter thanâ€ comment, which, together with the concurrent eye-roll and furrowed brow, explains how she views her husband Barack who, as far as we know, is a still a man.
Evidently, Michelle feels she has the right to freely express the type of sexist opinion that a man, out of fear of harsh rebuke, wouldnâ€™t dare say about a woman, even in jest.
Nonetheless, the audience chuckled and then, to cover her derriere with another joke, Mrs. Obama warned that â€œmen canâ€™t complain because youâ€™re outnumbered today.â€ What was Shelley going to do, wrap the complainers in a â€œwomen are stronger than menâ€ half-Nelson?
Confusing the matter more, at one point Michelle shared that â€œI tease my kidsâ€¦ I tell them I want them to use Instagram to take a picture of something really important rather than their food… I mean, no one really cares what you had for lunch.â€
â€œWomen are smarter than menâ€ and â€œno one really cares what you had for lunch?â€
This from a woman who has been so obsessed with food choices that sheâ€™s banished traditional bake sales from school premises, replaced snack foods in school vending machines with dehydrated organic kale, and continues to hunt down macaroni and cheese on school lunch menus with the dogged determination of Sherlock Holmes.
Suddenly lunch doesnâ€™t matter?
Remember when, in response to her incessant haranguing, public schools actually gave consideration to recording defiant children tossing veggies in the trash in school cafeterias with â€œtrash-cams?â€ Now Mrs. Obama empowers her daughters by nixing the pictures of food because she feels thereâ€™s more import things to photograph than what theyâ€™re eating for lunch?
Michelle Obama is saying these things because she is the embodiment of what Jesus referred to when He said in Luke 6:45 that â€œout of the abundance of the heart [the] mouth speaks.â€
In her heart Michelle Obama probably does think sheâ€™s smarter than men and that her brilliance surpasses that of a certain man some say has a brilliant feminine side himself. Moreover, when it comes to policing millions of snapshots of kidsâ€™ school lunches, as far as Mama Obama is concerned, Sasha and Malia are the only ones excused.