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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.

This outburst happened just one month before the 2004 Democratic Convention, when Barack Obama delivered the keynote address.

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  • Margaret

    I missed NoQuarter yesterday, glad it is back up! Thank you Larry for all you do. I too thought Barack Hussein Obama was rather glum last night, not victorious…

    This morning at work someone said “It’s done”. I said “Not until August”. Someone actually said, well she could be Senate Majority leader and have a lot of power. She wants POTUS! It was suggested that I have serious issues with Barack, as if I am the one with the issues, not him! It sure is the twilight zone everywhere on earth except No Quarter.

    I’m ready for a new bumper sticker, “Hillary or McCain 08″

  • Just looking for the facts

    FYI: from official conference schedule (note, not at Trinity, etc.):

    June 28, 2004
    12:00p.m ~ 2:00p.m.
    SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7
    Womans Luncheon

    M.C.’s: Cheryl Burton and Karen Jordan, ABC 7

    Keynote Speaker: Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

    Special Guests:
    Shoshana Johnson, Retired United States Military
    Michelle Obama, University of Chicago

    from http://web.archive.org/web/20040811233750/corona.tpsgi.com/rpc/Conference_Schedule.htm

  • KG

    “You’re killing the wrong people” are you serious? That’s scary as hell!

  • mike

    Larry, have you watched tape yet, or have you talked to anyone who has watched this tape yet.

    If not then I think this is a last chance by the Hillary Camp to scare superdelegates.

  • CSore

    I for one believe that Larry has a copy of this tape. I also believe he has a video of an honest to goodness alien peeking through a window.

    Came here looking for news. Wow, did I look in the wrong place.

  • claribel borden

    The reality is Clinton won.

    I’m sticking with that.

    I remember reading about Tony Blair one time, when his political eulogies were written it was said England miscalculated, thinking America had turned to the right, when actually, America voted for Gore.

    America didn’t turn toward the right, the press presented a fake picture.

    Once you start to believe CNN, et al, you’re toast.

  • Gamzulatov

    I’m sorry I must have stumbled into the Rush Limbaugh forum by accident. In all fairness, I am an Obama supporter, but come on! Are you people crazy?

    You would subject this nation to four more years of suffering just because your feelings were hurt and your candidate didn’t win?

    Seems a little short sighted and emotional. We are talking about the future of our country. We are talking about the world our children will inherit and people are willing to flush it down the toilet because they lost the primary. Hillary was a good candidate I could have voted for her in the general and I would be fine having her as VP.

    Lord knows I wouldn’t have sold my children and grandchildren’s future out from under them just because Obama lost the primary.

    If you really think the direction this country has gone in for the last 8 years has been healthy or safe then you should definitely vote for McCain. I just can’t believe Clinton supporters actually feel that way.

    And this tape? Please!!! Is Karl Rove now running this board or is it the Swift Boat Veterans. This is what we have stooped to?

    Yeah I have a “magic video” too. It shows Hilary doing terrible things. It is invisible and I haven’t actually seen it but be patient while I spread the rumor around the country.

    Stop tearing each other down. It is time to unite and take our country back.

  • Babs

    Hey, Larry, the first night Fox aired the Reverend Wright tapes, they showed one of his sermons where he was ranting about black on black crime, and his remark was “You’re killing the wrong people”. I have never seen that tape played anywhere on the air again, and I thought it was pretty incendiary, so could it be that Fox has the Michelle tape and is planning a kind of theme barrage with “You’re killing the wrong people” as the message? From the article above, it seems as if Michelle and Reverend Wright have the same opinion on the issue.

  • LBJ’s Love Child

    One of the reasons the Obamadroids are so worked up is because they know what’s reported on the tape/dvd is perfectly plausible, because many of them believe what she may have said. For these, this whole campaign has been about “getting one over on The Man”.

    But the GOP isn’t interested in using Michelle to bring down Obama. That’s already easy enough already.

    No, the GOP sees this as a chance to severely damage the Democratic Party. All Dems will be labeled as unfit to govern, anti-American, UN-democratic (thank you RBC), undeserved affirmative-action, terrorist appeasers. Rezko’s graft and kick-back schemes will show how Obama’s patron use federal money to blunt any advantage the Dems would have on the economy.

    Michelle’s talk just ties it all up in a neat little bow, with Dean, Pelosi, Kerry, and Kennedy all caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

    527 ad:

    (Clips of captain McCain in a POW camp, in a hospital, on crutches in uniform.)

    “John McCain spent five years chained in cell, forced to listen to hate-filled anti-American propaganda from the North Vietnamese prison camp guards. John McCain has paid a price for our freedom.

    (Clips of Wright, Pfleger, Moss, Obama and Michelle.)

    Barack Obama and his wife, the beneficiaries of the freedoms that John McCain paid dearly for, have spent twenty years sitting in a pew listening to hate-filled anti-American propaganda, and gave thousands of dollars for the privilege.

    Barack Obama and his wife want Americans to keep paying for their privileges.”

  • http://jdrhoades.blogspot.com/2008/05/okay-lets-try-it.html J.D. Rhoades

    Y’all will forgive me if I’m not eager to hand our best chance of winning the White house over to the same DLC crowd that dropped the ball so badly in 2000 and 2004.

    The Rethuglicans would LOVE to see HRC as the nominee, so they could hammer her with her vote on Iraq JUST LIKE THEY DID WITH JOHN KERRY.

    You want to see the “flip flops” waving in the air again? Well, you won’t becuase HRC isn’t going to be the nominee, so sorry.

  • raine315

    This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

    • J.R.

      Because there is no tape.

      • Arabella Trefoil

        That’s true. It’s a DVD, not a tape.

    • http://www.hillaryclinton.com **== President & Commander-in-Chief Hillary Clinton **==

      You are incorrect. “Whitey did nothing about Jena” did not come from Larry Johnson.

    • HillBilly

      Actually, that has been debunked. The references to Jena, “why’d he”, Katrina etc are from a speculative thread on a pro-Obama blog. They have been taken out of context all over the web, and have no basis in any known reality.

    • POdVet

      Pull your head out of Obama’s ass please. Larry NEVER said that, an Obamaton released a so called “transcript” saying that as a way to play off whitey as why’d he. You trolls must be desperate to use such blatantly bogus arguments. Either that or you missed the last day at Obamatroll training the covered proper and improper spin techniques.

      Here comes the Obamatons soldiers marching in lockstep to defend der fuhrer Obamessiah.

    • Kat Bee

      Hurricane Katrina struck in September 2005.

    • Steve

      Uh, that was the Obama camp trying to make excuses for what Michelle might have MEANT to say. It’s terrible when people get caught up in their own propoganda.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

    • LBJ’s Love Child

      This tape was made in 2004?????I hope you realize that you have just proven the tape to be a HOAX!!!!! LOL You claimed one of her rants was something along the lines of “Whitey did nothing about Jena”……how could have Michelle Obama rant on about Jena IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN YET!!!!!!! LOL

      And what in the world would lead you to believe there is only one Michelle performance on video out there?

      I hear there may even be a K-tel “Michelle’s Greatest Hit-jobs” video soon.

  • Hmm

    Hmmm

    Well its interesting if nothing else.

    If its true I can’t wait for the next Obama speech-its going to have to be something out of this world.

    • http://www.hillaryclinton.com **== President & Commander-in-Chief Hillary Clinton **==

      This would be the “Why I threw my wife under the bus” historic speech. And good luck explaining the hypocrisy of branding white America racists during this campaign.

  • http://jdrhoades.blogspot.com/2008/05/okay-lets-try-it.html J.D. Rhoades

    Did Obama really expect her to concede with all that is at stake and the fact she won the popular vote?

    Ask Al Gore how much winning the popular vote means.

  • http://deleted AnninCa

    Well, then, we will definitely see this rant of hers soon. Others who bought the CD will be able to provide it.

    As for the site crashing, I must say I’m feeling less charitable toward our trolls right now. We have been driven off of the pro-Obama sites, have found places where we can discuss the results, and I personally find it ridiculous that they insist on ruining these sites, too.

    Bully boyz tactics reinforce my already low opinion of that group.

    • J.R.

      Did they run you out of the Huffington Post? Had to resort to more fringe avenues to vent your frustrations? Realize you couldn’t win the nomination fairly so you’ve resorted to desperation LOL. Where are you going to post next AnninCA? Stormfront?

    • Steve

      I tried posting on Democratic Underground for a while. Back when I was excited about this race. Before I saw what Obama and his supporters had to offer – nothing but hate and lies and race baiting. Endless impugning of peoples motives. Blatant misrepresentation of remarks from Bill and Hillary that were so far removed from the actual remarks as to be considered libelous. And an absolute contempt for Hillary supporters, and an absolute glee that FL and MI wouldn’t be counted.

      It didn’t take long for them to suck all the optimism out of me. So it’s funny that I’m only now, close to what the media would like us to think is “the end”, finding a place where it’s ok to say “You know what, I like Hillary Clinton.”

  • Scarlet

    The argument about Roe v. Wade is bogus. Take a good look at the Supreme Court and the judges. There is a conservative majority today. The two most likely judges to retire are liberals. Therefore, Roe could be overturned today if a case was brought.

  • ford

    I for one believe every bit of this story. I am only slightly unsure of who is really driving the story.

    Michelle Obama has already shown that these are her beliefs, so why not let loose now and then? The statments by her yesterday, about “people lie”, is just too perfect. That little ditty should be added to the front of the tape when it comes out, so people can add liar ,to her long list of vices.

    Hillary looked like a cat just before it eats the canary last night…..

  • Sad to see this

    Who cares how radical Farrakhan is. Obama is the one running for president and he is the one who hangs out with those radicals. That is why OBAMA is not fit to be president because his associates define Obama’s character. you seem to be confused as to who is who and who is doing what.

    Who cares? You do.

    McCain hangs out with bigger nutbars, like Hagee, but he’s fit to be president? BTW sport, the founders almost chose a three man executive during the constitutional convention of 1787. A co-presidency. They spent the longest time debating the nature, composition and charachter of the executive branch. Bet you didn’t know that. You just don’t like blacks. That’s your thing. As to trolls, most of the trolls here are from the GOP and Stormfront.

    I need a bath.

    • typical irishman

      The one thing you may have gotten right today is your statement about “needing a bath”. I agree 100%. Have a nice day :)

    • http://vonswainrepublic.blogspot.com Joe

      Actually, get your facts straight. They do not hang out. Senator McCain has never sat under Hagee like say…Obama and Rev. Wright.

      • carolyn

        McCain did not go to Hagee’s church every Sunday for twenty years. In fact he probably never set foot in Hagee’s church (which is in San Antonio TX).

  • http://jdrhoades.blogspot.com/2008/05/okay-lets-try-it.html J.D. Rhoades

    It’s been readily available up until March, right? Should be easy to produce, then, right? And no one’s done it yet?

    Possible, but unlikely.

    Hey, logic has never been their strong suit.

    It ain’t logic, it’s math.

    • Steve

      Of course someone’s done it. That’s what we’re all here talking about it for. Let’s stay focused!

  • Mandelay

    According to the HillBUZZ site, which has a posting of the 2004 Conference Agenda, the agenda featured a “Women’s Luncheon with Keynote Address by Jesse Jackson” —- panelists are not listed. Could this be the event?

  • thenana1

    Larry or Susan

    Yes, I believe there is a tape,but the thought keeps running through my head that some of this is smoke, to cover something else,keep us busy, wondering what Obama’s wife said, just as what happened with his “preachers”, anyone who has no has paid attention these last few months knows of Obama’s “friends” and what “HE” believes, which brings me to this thought, dumb maybe,off base maybe we seem to be “missing” information about this person who has named himself “king” such as his medical records and BIRTH CERTICATE,told you it was off base, unless of course you really look at Obama.

  • JoeW

    EVERYONE READ THIS:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/06/dean-pelosi-rei.html

    With the final primary concluded barely hours before, top Democratic Party leaders in Washington early this morning ratcheted up the pressure to force all remaining uncommitted superdelegates to make their choice of candidate known by Friday — and thus end the now hopeless, one-time frontrunning campaign of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.

    The joint statement was obviously pre-planned and timed for issue shortly after Clinton refused to concede the presidential nomination’s victory to Barack Obama, who’s gained sufficient delegates to clinch the party’s nomination.

    Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Assn., issued the brief statement for unity just minutes ago:

    “The voters have spoken,” they said, adding later, “Democrats must now turn our full attention to the general election. To that end, we are urging all remaining uncommitted super delegates to make their decisions known by Friday of this week, so that our party can stand united.”

    The carefully-worded statement, which does not urge the superdelegates to go one way or the other, is a clear step to force an end to the effort by Clinton, who said Tuesday she would take a few days to consider her options and protect the voices of the nearly 18 million voters who cast ballots for her in recent months. Her hand is now being forced by the Friday deadline.

    The move is also a sly one politically, since it leaves Obama free of any appearance of forcing Clinton to quit and, thus, alienating her millions of supporters that the Illinois senator will badly need in the general election come Nov. 4.

    In exit polls throughout the just-concluded primary season, an unusually high number of Clinton voters indicated they were likely to reject Obama and vote for the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

    ———————————————-

    What bullshit. What a RIGGED nomination.

    • Steve

      They’re about to find out who really holds the power. I think they might actually be surprised.

    • http://deleted AnninCa

      Well, what else is new, eh? LOL*

      Consider the feelings of her supporters whose votes they might want later? Nah*…..Anything to humiliate Hillary.

      Anyhoo*…..I think she’ll suspend the campaign later this week or early next week. She’ll repeat congratulations. She’ll repeat the unity message, emphasizing we’ll be united in the Fall. She won’t concede.

      Until the convention. :)

  • Sad to see this

    Those who vote for McCain deserve what they get.

    4 more years of Bush.

    A president who loves his country?

    I’m sure Bush loves his country.

    Some people hurt the ones they love. Badly…

    • typical irishman

      Those who vote for Obama deserve nothing and nothing is what they will get, one way or the other. Just look what the black people of Illinois got when they voted for Obama–they got a slum lord by the name of Rezko.

  • dark1p

    Where did all these weird, freakish Obama supporters and apologists come from? Oh, yeah, that’s right–he “won” the nomination last night, so they’re freaking out.

    Hey, logic has never been their strong suit.

    • JoeW

      If they are so confident in their Messiah, why are they so vicious to Hillary and her supporters? People don’t forget, and must never forget, that they’re a cult without substance.

  • Mandelay

    Larry, I want to send some money in support of your site but do not want to do it over the Inernet. Do you have an address where I can send a contribution and also — to whom should I make out the check? Thank you.

    • Steve

      I surely wouldn’t share that kind of information with anyone if I was him, especially with the current political temperment.