One of the most irritating right-wing advocates continues to be as welcomed as Armageddon. Michelle Malkin, was all over her Twitter page with her not so surprising support for the the execution of Troy Davis. As she was twittering with her usual non-support of any concept remotely important to African-Americans, Mexicans, or any other minority group, she began to receive tweets that were extremely offensive and quite frankly life-threatening. At first glance, one would be naively appalled at some of the rhetoric that was being hurled in her direction, but then the question of fairness comes to mind. Malkin has consistently went out of her way to oppose anything perceived as deviating from her proud conservative narrative. Whether getting into screaming matches with Geraldo Rivera(regarding illegal immigrants) or yelling at Malik Shabazz(Duke Lacrosse Case), she routinely positions herself as the beacon of traditional “American” values.
It is her definition of what constitutes being a real “American” ….that bothers me most. She was most critical of First Lady Michelle Obama concerning her comments about having pride in her country for the first time. Malkin, was on every talk show, from coast to coast, lambasting Mrs. Obama and questioning her patriotism. During this process, she also never failed to highlight her own background. Her parents were from the Philippines and came to this country due to her father receiving a employer-sponsored visa…while he studied to become a doctor. She referred to them as “Reagan Republicans” which helps clarify the title of this post.
Malkin is way off base to slam Michelle Obama on the subject of patriotism. It makes no sense for her to compare her plight to that of The First Lady and her family. Malkin’s parents came here, welcomed by open arms(work-sponsored visa). The ancestors/descendants of Mrs. Obama were not, still aren’t, and NEVER will be “welcomed” in many facets of the country that they were forcibly brought here to build( no work-sponsored visa).What else would you expect from someone who pissed off her fellow Oberlin College classmates because she vociferously criticized the school’s affirmative action program? Maybe, if Mrs. Malkin would take a look in the mirror, she would realize that the reflection, and its complexion, staring back at her, has more in common with the one(s) that she opposes the most????????????????????????????????????????????