GOP Goes on Attack Against 'Mrs. Grievance'
Obama's 'bitter half' is fair game, Republicans say
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 2:19 PM CDT
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle react to the crowd in Raleigh, N.C., after Obama won the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, May 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – They didn’t like Hillary Clinton or Teresa Heinz Kerry, and conservatives aren't hesitating to pile on Michelle Obama, either, the Los Angeles Times reports. Conservatives have seized on several statements from the Democratic candidate's wife, calling her angry and unpatriotic. The National Review recently ran a cover dubbing her “Mrs. Grievance,” and Michelle Malkin calls her “Obama’s bitter half.”

Michelle Obama’s statement that she was proud of her country “for the first time,” is a favorite target, spawning one wildly successful online attack ad. “These folks should lay off my wife,” an angry Barack Obama said recently; no dice, pundits reply. “I think it's despicable on one hand,” says John Kerry's '04 pollster, “but to be expected on the other.”