Michelle Obama spoke over the weekend to a group of black college graduates about her experience as the first black First Lady – and Twitter conservatives predictably howled in rage.
Many commenters compared her commencement address at Tuskegee College to one also given Saturday by actor Denzel Washington at the historically black Dillard University -- which conservatives praised for its focus on God, hard work, and gratitude.
Just heard the latest FLOTUS commencement speech. What a sad, bitter woman. Way to encourage and uplift. Compare speech to Denzel's.— Bones (@Bones)1431355633.0
FLOTUS to graduates: I know this is your happiest day, but I'm going to make it about me!— Josh Earnst (@Josh Earnst)1431355758.0
Oh my gosh @FLOTUS Please stop playing the victim. Start encouraging others. Stop the blame game.This is America!— Maria ✞ (@Maria ✞)1431359895.0
@FLOTUS PLEASE stop the race baiting! You missed a great opportunity to encourage young people to reach for a dream on personal hard work!!— Barbara Abbott (@Barbara Abbott)1431355988.0
Conservatives were furious that Obama shared personal anecdotes about the racist double standard she had encountered as the wife of the nation's first black president, with many suggesting that she was the real racist for mentioning the topic.
@WashTimes Her rhetoric does NOT surprise me. She has always had an anti-white chip on her shoulder, even before being FLOTUS.— yeah right (@yeah right)1431356582.0
The American SHE DEVIL -driven purely by anger, resentment & blind racial entitlement. DISPICABLE #FLOTUS #PJNET http://t.co/1PcwZBRjsA— BAMCIS-SMEAC (@BAMCIS-SMEAC)1431344416.0
Is @BarackObama and the @FLOTUS trying to start a race war in America? #WakeUpAmerica— Demetri ❌ (@Demetri ❌)1431360798.0
Many commenters expressed resentment that the president and his family took many trips during their time in the White House.
If life is so hard at the top, @FLOTUS, feel free to abdicate and start taking expensive vacations on your own damn dime, instead of ours.— Bob Owens (@Bob Owens)1431356935.0
@FLOTUS U have balls, lady.U require more hand maidens than fairy tale queens, fly dogs on their own planes, fly seperate planes to vaca 1/2— gina (@gina)1431360215.0
Some tweets used weird analogies, bizarre logic, or profane name-calling to make their points.
#FLOTUS is like a fat comic making jokes about their weight - defined by her race; one note Johnny. #RaceBaiters #raceobsessed #tcot— Doc Savage (@Doc Savage)1431360037.0
Others offered to send the First Lady to places perceived to be black or made violent threats against her.
Watch the speech posted online by Se Smith: