Fox and Friends Team Up with Right Wing Crook Ralph Reed to Bash Michelle Obama
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Courtesy of Fox, proud American Ralph Reed takes strong exception to Michelle Obama's statement about pride. Concern troll for us, Ralph.
On the February 19 edition of Fox News' The Big Story with Gibson & Nauert, during a discussion of comments made by Michelle Obama, wife of Sen. Barack Obama, Republican strategist and former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed asserted, "[T]he reason why I think this isn't going to go away, unless she apologizes quickly, is because it plays into a stereotype about the left wing of the Democratic Party, that it blames America first, that they don't see the greatness of America, and it really makes me wonder as somebody who is roughly about Barack and Michelle's age, what country she grew up in."
Fair enough. Let's explore the country Michelle Obama grew up in through the prism of that political parable of our times who is Ralph Reed.
Just some high points, so you can see the country Ralph is proud to think he's lived in these past 25 years or so.
Let's see: Ralph contributes an article to his college newspaper attacking Gandhi and the Richard Attenborough movie biography of his life with the evocative title "Gandhi: Ninny [?] of the 20th century.", which, unfortunately, he plagiarized from an article in Commentary.
Ralph finds Jesus in a bar, just in time to join the nascent evangelical movement in Republican politics
Robertson hires Ralph Reed, a 29-year-old Republican activist, to run the Coalition. Reed tells the Los Angeles Times, "What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and one state at a time. I honestly believe that in my lifetime, we will see a country once again governed by Christians...and Christian values (April 1990)
Ralph uses tax-free "religious" Christian Coalition funds to illegally provide direct electoral support for Republican candidates
in the course of which they produce this
In a move that has been criticized as lacking racial sensitivity, the Christian Coalition has distributed a sample of an election pamphlet with photographs depicting a fictitious white candidate espousing views favored by the conservative religious organization and another fictional candidate, who is black, opposing them.
Christian Coalition officials, who, in recent months, have sought to improve relations with blacks, said they were embarrassed and chagrined by the sample pamphlets and said they had stopped sending them out last week.