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Fox's McGlowan: Michelle Obama Owes Success To 'Affirmative Action'

Fox continues their attacks on First Lady Michelle Obama for her commencement speech at Tuskegee University this week.

Fox continues their attacks on First Lady Michelle Obama for her commencement speech at Tuskegee University this week. Every time a little race-baiting is in order, they roll out one of their favorite black conservatives to throw a little red meat to their wingnut viewers.

Here's the latest from the genius who told us that Herman Cain could beat President Obama if he picked Allen West as his running mate back in 2011.

Fox News Guest: Michelle Obama Should Thank Affirmative Action For Her Success:

A guest on Tuesday morning's "Fox & Friends" suggested that Michelle Obama's enviable academic and professional success is based on affirmative action.

Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan criticized the commencement speech Obama delivered Saturday at Tuskegee University. The first lady, who has a reputation as a hard-working South Sider from Chicago, shared her experiences with racism and how they negatively impacted her.

“Why didn’t the first lady share the reason why she got into Princeton was probably because of affirmative action?” McGlowan asked. “The reason she became an associate at a law firm was probably because of diversity, that they needed a woman. I’m not saying she wasn’t qualified. But they needed a woman, and a woman of color. That’s a twofer.”

“Being the first black first lady, I would have expected a more positive message,” McGlowan said while a guest on the network that once referred to Michelle as "Obama's Baby Mama."

McGlowan conceded that "parts" of Obama's speech were inspiring, but she characterized the address as racially charged and added, "Her husband has utilized race to divide this country."

"If it was a regular time in America, [the speech] would have been OK," McGlowan said.

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