Originally posted at Clash Daily
Under most circumstances, Michelle Obama supports lesbians. However, Americaâ€™s first lady doesnâ€™t put up with being heckled by anyone, even if the person doing the heckling is part of a protected class. After all, didnâ€™t Shelly non-judgmentally demonstrate her support for lesbians when sheÂ danced it upÂ with Ellen on theÂ Ellen DeGeneres Show? The first lady is also pro-gay marriage and in almost every public address finds a way to introduce the standard liberal pro-gay slogan: â€œregardless of whom you love.â€
One would think the gay community would view these efforts as commendable. Apparently thatâ€™s not the case because, after all of Michelleâ€™s efforts, an ungratefulÂ GetEQUALÂ activist, later identified by Heather Cronk, co-director of the LGBT rights group GetEQUAL as Ellen Sturtz, caused Mrs. Obama to lose her cool when she heckled her at a $10K per-person fundraiser held at a wealthy lesbian coupleâ€™s home in Washington DC.
Ms. Sturtz was riled over Barackâ€™s failure to sign a promised executive order mandating that federal contractors stop discriminating against gays and lesbians. Forgetting all about homosexual etiquette, the first lady responded by publicly scolding Ms. Sturtz and in the process informing the world that when Michelle Obama speaks, you listen â€“ or else!
Maybe Ms. Sturtz missed it, but Michelle commands undivided attention, and after issuing her diktats she demands follow-up obedience. So when Sturtz interrupted the first lady, rather than hear the protester out, Michelle O behaved like a spoiled child and threatened to abandon the festivities.
According toÂ Amanda TerkelÂ of the Huffington Post, a huffy Michelle, who apparently doesnâ€™t realize that there are many, many things she doesnâ€™t do well, responded to the jeering by saying, â€œOne of the things I donâ€™t do well is this.â€
Terkel reported that Michelle came out from behind the lectern, â€œmoved over to the protester,â€ which means she got up in the protesterâ€™s face, Chicago-style, and said â€œListen to me or you can take the mic, but Iâ€™m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice â€¦ Do you understand?â€
Whoa! Although the first lady did respect the coveted liberal right to choose, gone was her usual engaging charm and the unwavering compassion for the alleged oppressive bias LGBT people endure in the workplace. Now either the first lady ate something from the White House garden that didnâ€™t agree with her, or maybe it was the Midol time of the month, but it caused Michelle Obama to expose her normally well-hidden talons.
Sturtz, whoÂ paid $500Â to attend the function, claimed she was stunned by Obamaâ€™s response. Â â€œShe came right down in my face. I was taken aback.â€
After accepting the first ladyâ€™s offer to take the mic, which GetEQUAL Ellen says seemed to agitate Michelle, the crowd â€œstarted shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay.â€ According to the pool report, after the edgy interaction Sturtz was promptly ushered out of the event while shouting something like â€œIâ€™m a lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.â€
Based on the way Mrs. Obama reacted to being challenged, another angry outburst like that and GetEQUAL Ellenâ€™s death will become a reality that has nothing to do with a lack of federal equality.
During the exchange, Michelle exposed her inability to quickly compose herself. Consequently, the White House attempted to maintain the first ladyâ€™s reputation by omitting the girl-on-girl verbal smack-down from the eventâ€™s transcript on the White House website. Keeping up the charade is especially important in light of the scandals that are currently revealing that, try as they might to fake it, neither of the Obamas has an affinity for the First Amendment.
The truth is that the inability to accept criticism is not exclusive to Michelle and Barry. The Obamas are quintessential liberals, and liberals have an aversion to criticism like vampires have an aversion to sunlight.
Leftists like to promote themselves as being all daisies, Patchouli, love, hugs, and compassion â€“ until you cross them. In front of 200 generally like-minded Democratic Party stalwarts when she rudely interrupted the first lady, Ellen Sturtz found that lesbian or not, any jugular in close proximity to a vexed liberal is in extreme danger of being savagely ripped open, in public, whether the mic is on or off.
All Ms. GetEQUAL Ellen was trying to point out was that President Obama failed to stay true to his 2008 campaign promise to issue an executive order forcing (which is something liberals love to do) federal contractors to stop discriminating against gay and transgendered job applicants.
In response to Sturtzâ€™s rancorous protest, Mrs. Obama vigorously protested right back by forcing Ms. Sturtz to either shut up or be responsible for the ramifications of the first lady leaving a gathering attended by large numbers of adoring lesbians. Letâ€™s just say, it could have gotten very ugly.
Mr. Obama also bristles at criticism, and from the looks of things has his own ways of convincing dissenters to shut up. If Barack Obama is among friends and everyone in the bleachers has their FORWARD t-shirts facing the camera and their Big Barack Obama Balloon Hats on straight, all is well. However, for those who cause problems, the president has creative ways to ensure silence.
Even Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu knows that if a person doesnâ€™t agree with Barack Obama, the president will throw aÂ hissy fit, stomp off and abandon the discussion.
With that in mind, Ellen Sturtz may be responsible for exposing something a lot more important than the plight of LGBT federal workers. After the GetEQUAL activistâ€™s outburst, America now knows that talking over the first lady is all it takes to get Michelle â€œLetâ€™s Moveâ€ Obama to leave the stage and discontinue haranguing the nation. Hurray! With that in mind, itâ€™s time for America to join GetEQUAL Ellen, grab the mic, turn up the volume, and refuse to be silenced!