Right-wing pundits have practically perfected the art of attacking a first lady since Michelle Obama moved into the White House in 2008, and the heckler who interrupted the first lady at DNC fundraiser provided the latest round of fodder.
It began with Matt Drudge, of the right-wing Drudge Report, who tweeted that the first lady seemed “ready to explode.”
Then Rush Limbaugh joined the chorus on his radio show Wednesday.
“Michelle in typical totalitarian, authoritarian, look says–’I’m not good at this,’” he said. ”She’s not good at having conversations with people and she’s not good at listening to what other people say.”
“Who do you think you are, asking me that? Don’t you know who I am? I am Moochelle My Belle Obama and you’re here to listen to me,” he continued. “You’re here to be dazzled by me. You’re here to be impressed by me. You’re here to wish you were me. And you dare to ask me–You either shut up or I’m outta here.”
“Rush doesn’t know the difference between authoritarian and righteous indignation,” Joe Madison said on Wednesday’s PoliticsNation. “The reality is that the first lady can’t issue an executive order. Secondly, the people paid $500 not to hear a heckler but to hear the first lady.”
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