No One’s Elite Enough For “Our Kind of People”

First Lady Michelle Obama with the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.Snob reader Fanita was nice enough to point out to me this little bon mot I missed in the Martha’s Vineyard story from the New York. How did I miss this money quote?

Many blacks from Oak Bluffs are elated that the Only One–in–Chief may be joining them. “People are going to lose their minds!” Tonya Lewis Lee says. At the same time, there’s also a bit of wariness among the wealthiest ones, an uncertainty whether Obama will affirm them. “Obama is more a man of the people,” says a Vineyarder who’s part of black high society. “He doesn’t seem to identify with affluent black people. His wife definitely doesn’t; she is basically a ghetto girl. That’s what she says—I’m just being sociological. She grew up in the same place Jennifer Hudson did. She hasn’t reached out to the social community of Washington, and people are waiting to see what they’ll do about that.”

Um … what the?!?!

Rant after the jump!

All she is is the First Lady of the United States. NOT ELITE ENOUGH! You know? Just in case you didn’t know. Is this a paper bag test issue? New money issue? Not enough ass kissing to snooty patooties? Rolling eyes now. Rolling them right out of my head and onto the floor. For real.

Also … um, he’s the president and she’s the First Lady. Shouldn’t you be kissing their asses and begging to be in THEIR inner circle? Who the EFF are you people? Are YOU leader of the free world? Why do the Obamas have to reach out to you? You should be working the phones, harassing Desiree Rogers to get your name on the damn list, not bitching about how Michelle won’t show up at Cavalcade. Jack & Jill of America should be sending letters and gift baskets BEGGING for Sasha and Malia to join. You should be the one inviting him to organizations and events, like when the Alpha Kappa Alphas made Michelle an honorary member. You know? Because they’re not INSANE and they wanted to be down with the most famous black woman in America.

THE NERVE of some people. Again. Who the hell are you? What military do YOU command? Remove the stick from your ass and your mind will follow.

106 thoughts on “No One’s Elite Enough For “Our Kind of People”

  1. This is sad, but didn’t the Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson and many others REFUSE to give him support until AFTER he won? Now, he won’t even acknowledge them because early on, even in Chicago, the Obamas made it without them. Maybe they got most of their support through black churches instead. Anyway, we’ll probably seems lots of butt kissing going on within the next year. It’s interesting and funny too because I think as a people we’ve all had that personal experience of being looked down upon by our own for whatever reason: not being a part of the social club, money, where you live, what school you’ve attended, what SHADE your skin is. None of those reasons matter anymore. Do they?

  2. As president, Obama has no need to ‘reach out’ to the black elite. This is because they are identical to the white elite, except with less money and influence. So why bother?

  3. I nearly feel out of my chair when I read the quote. I understand that everyone is not happy about the current administration but clearly the first lady a fabulous, smart and vibrant person. It is so sad that someone would say such hurtful things about her because she does not belong to their social set.

  4. NEGROES PLEASE…… Did I just hear some fool say they would rather have Tyler Perry…. GET OUT OF HERE. HOW ABOUT A LITTLE TRUTH HERE!!!!Most black people are fascinated and in love with Negative representations of them selves, ( like Tyler Perry and Flavor of Love) that they they only feel justified by disrespecting the BLACK UPPER CLASS. WELL NEWS FLASH….All Black people are not poor, and being poor and classless doesn’t mean you are keeping it real. I summer on the Vineyard every year and what I notice are black men and women, ( FAMILIES) that have worked hard for what they have achieved, enjoying the company other other hard working, successful black people. There is nothing wrong with being successful. How ever there is a problem when you start celebrating Tyler Perry on a blog entry concerning Barack Obama. The people of the Vineyard welcome the Obama’s with open arms and Toure, is just an black gay man looking for drama, and by the way so is Tyler Perry. At any rate we should be proud of what these black people have achieved. With a little more ambition some of you complainers would understand that its not about hating other black people its all about loving yourselves enough to want more. GROW UP AND READ A BILL COSBY BOOK.

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