Tammy Bruce, filling in for Laura Ingraham (KVI m-f, 3-6p) took Obamic trash-talking to a new level: she actually called Michelle Obama trash and accused her of faking an ebonic accent.
After the First lady visited a Washington D.C. classroom last week, Bruce cited Obama's story about wanting to get A's in school and accused her of using a "weird, fake accent." (We couldn't hear it: listen here, and see if you can).
"That's what he's married to," Bruce sad. "...You know what we've got? We've got trash in the White House. Trash is a thing that is colorblind, it can cross all eco-socionomic... categories. You can work on Wall Street, or you can work at the Wal-Mart. Trash, are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy..."
This stuff might be boosting Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity among their bitter, clinging huddle but it sure is screwing the Republicans. (At least the ones who se constuents don't live in Dog Patch, Ark.)
Who IS this woman, you ask? (She's not heard in our market, but the geniuses who brought us Michael Savage (KTTH), Laura Ingraham (KVI), and Glennn Beck (KTTH) are probably slavering to get her after hearing about this).
Tammy Bruce, 49, is a truly unpleasant, LA talker who's been trying hard of late to promote her 2nd-tier syndicated talk show. She appears frequently on such Fox News stops as Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity; she'll eat the occasional kitten, and kick the occasional toddler with her nine-inch f***-you pumps.
Her schtick is that she's a pro-choice, ex-feminist, formerly "classically liberal" (if that's not pushing the oxymoronic to the sublime) activist who saw the light and became a conservative.
She was once the president of a National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter. Now she's the go-to guy when Billo needs a feminist. Although she renounced progressive politics more than a decade ago, she's often called a "self-described liberal" by the right wing outlets on which she appears.
A reason (besides she's tonally abrasive) she's not caught-on in the right-wing world-at-small is that she self-describes as an "openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, progressive feminist."
Her Lesbian-ness and pro-choice-itude have certainly been factors in the slow national growth of her right-wing shriek-show which has been around since 1993. These things are high among the unforgivables on the right's litmus list for acceptable positions, and lifestyles.
Tammy Bruce can call the Obamas anything she can think of, but until she's cured of that h*** behavior, and renounces abortion -- to the dittoheads, she's just another colorful California talk host -- fascinating but never to make the A-list. She can count on being dismissed, discounted, and mocked behind her back by the very conservatives to whom she's trying so desperately to pander.
The graciousness, the smarts, and the national belovedness of Michelle Obama eclipses the harpings of this harpy, but maybe her nasty mouth has again got her a few appearances on the fair & balanced channel.