Conservative media figures have spent the past four years attacking Michelle Obama's patriotism, lambasting her efforts to fight childhood obesity, shamelessly criticizing her appearance, and the list goes on. These baseless, nonsensical attacks have revealed the right-wing media's agenda for what it really is: To act as a smear machine bent on creating fear and painting the First Lady as somehow un-American. But we know better.
Why did VIBE magazine feel the need to slenderize her hard-earned tennis champion-made body? For someone whose muscles have assisted in her becoming a record-breaking player (for both African-Americans and women), why would editors be ashamed or uncomfortable in displaying them as such? In all their award-winning glory?
Liz Cheney, issued a statement on Friday saying that she is anti-choice and that she does not support same sex marriage. This, despite the fact that her own sister Mary is married to a woman. Mary Cheney responded on Facebook, saying, “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.” “Freedom means freedom for everyone,” she wrote.