Over the past couple months the internet has been buzzing with the rumor that a video exists that contains incredibly inflammatory comments by Michelle Obama, the wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama.
There are those that claim that the tape does not exist. Some other bloggers claim to have seen a transcript of it. Others are claiming that it is not anything to get excited about at all. While other bloggers are claiming that this will be one of the biggest political scandals of all time.
There are a couple of blogs with reports on this video that are especially worth noting:
What's on the Michelle Obama Rant Tape?
Here's what's known so far:
The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event.
Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks.
Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended.
Michelle Obama spoke at the Women's Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant --- his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems.
For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into a rant about the evils of America, and how America is to blame for the problems of Africa. Michelle personally blamed President Clinton for the deaths of millions of Africans and said America is responsible for the genocide of the Tutsis and other ethnic groups. She then launched into an attack on "whitey", and talked about solutions to black on black crime in the realm of diverting those actions onto white America. Her rant was fueled by the crowd: they reacted strongly to what she said, so she got more passionate and enraged, and that's when she completely loses it and says things that have made the mouths drop of everyone who's seen this.
The "tape" is a DVD that Trinity United sold on its website, and possibly offered free for download up until March 2008 when Trinity's site was scrubbed and the DVDs were no longer offered for sale.
(The rest of the article can be found at the link above)
A Devastating Bombshell on Obama Will Be Dropped Tomorrow
John Fund of the Wall Street Journal was on Laura Ingraham’s show this morning, talking about the bombshell, according to our own No Quarter author Bud White.
Bob Beckel, Democratic analyst for Fox News, reported on TV already that a “bombshell” is coming out tomorrow.
Here are written reports to date (and I will ADD MORE as they come in) — and I am adding the DEVASTATING electoral college projections up at HillBuzz that further underscore Obama’s unelectability. Obama is toast.
John Fund, Wall Street Journal:
“Indeed, rumors are swirling on the campaign trail that a new video will soon surface featuring Mrs. Obama appearing on a panel with radical speakers during which she makes more controversial statements.”
Bob Beckel on Fox News, via HillBuzz blog:
He has been told by numerous people,(enough and in a way that convinced him) that a bombshell will be dropping tomorrow about Michele Obama.
The Friends turned white and asked what it might be…was it worse than a college thesis? Bob said—Oh yes, in a BIG way. He said that the Repubs were behind it and it was dumb because it meant that Mrs. Clinton would be the nominee. …
READ THAT ONE AGAIN: “it meant that Mrs. Clinton would be the nominee …”
(The rest of the article can be referenced at the link above)
And it is not just the internet that is full of rumors regarding a possible Michelle Obama racist bombshell video.
The mainstream media itself has reported on this rumor, and there are analysts on these newscasts who are CONVINCED that this video exists.
Some of these analysts believe that the Republicans have it in their hands, and that they are going to wait until August or September to release it. If they released such a video now, Hillary Clinton would get the nomination and all the video would do is ruin Obama. If they wait, Obama will get the nomination, and a bombshell of this magnitude will destroy his campaign and will ensure that McCain wins in the fall.
In any event, the mainstream news is now openly acknowledging these rumors: