Schadenfreudelicious: Libs slam Code Pink for tweets criticizing Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys; Code Pink apologizes for racial insensitivity

Uh oh! There’s trouble in Liberal Land!

We love blue-on-blue catfights, and this one’s a doozy.

Today, liberal Twitter users called out Code Pink for tweets criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama and singer Alicia Keys.

Code Pink has deleted at least two of the tweets in question, but not before other users retweeted them:

This one is still up:

Some on the Left didn’t appreciate Code Pink, a group dominated by “pearly-pink” women, criticizing two prominent African American women.

This evening, Code Pink apologized for displaying “an undeniable insensitivity to persons of color, especially women of color.”

Full text of the apology:

We would like to apologize for our recent actions that displayed an undeniable insensitivity to persons of color, especially women of color.

As an organization, we strive to speak truth to power and stand for human rights for all. We respect intersectionality and strive to stay aware of the many forms of privilege among our group. We would like to make an unequivocal apology to Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, and everyone who took offense to messages we posted on Twitter.

By tweeting about how Michelle Obama “should have” responded to Ellen Sturtz’s interruption, we behaved in such a way that reflected a long history of white women dictating how Black women should behave. Our actions were not in keeping with our own values as an organization. While yesterday’s interruption was not a CODEPINK action, it is exemplary of CODEPINK tactics, and the way we responded to it was insensitive and thoughtless.

When the process of petitioning, lobbying and writing letters fails, and when mainstream media ignores the real issues, interruptions of high-profile officials are one tactic to make our voices heard. Because it crosses the line of agreed-upon civility, this tactic is always messy.

We appreciate all the people who gave us instant feedback over Twitter and it has been and will continue to be a learning opportunity for CODEPINK. We are immediately reviewing our process and criteria for social media use, as an organization, and we invite any of our our critics to speak with us directly about issues of race and privilege in order to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

Onward to peace and justice,


Alas, not everyone on the Left is willing to forgive and forget:

  • John Alvarado

    Oh no the liberals are at war.

    • Jeremy

      Yes and it’s fun to watch *kicks back and watches the show go on”

      • John Alvarado

        And let’s have some popcorn because this is about to get interesting.

  • Mead

    The lulz. They tickle.

  • adam

    Seems like the only racism the libs ever call out are the comments that aren’t racist at all.

    • ObamaFail

      When libs were being racist to Stacey Dash on twitter, not one of them said, “hey guys, you’re being racist.” Libs don’t get offended by real racism, because majority of the time it is them being racist against Conservatives. But boy oh boy will they cry racism when you speak out against King Obama and Moochelle.

      • Karl Winrich

        That double standard is kinda funny in an off color sort of way, isn’t it?

  • Abiss

    How fast can we arm both sides?

  • Catchance

    The biter bit.

  • LinTaylor

    I wonder what the Left would do if a predominantly black group criticized the FLOTUS. My money’s on their heads exploding.

  • Abiss

    Code Pink. Just a bunch of fat old white raycissss!

  • NRPax

    Liberals against liberals. There is only one thing left to do.

    Root for injuries on both sides!

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Ok, so wanting the First Lady to act with even a minimal level of decency and decorum is racist, and their apology seems to acknowledge that any criticism of a black woman’s conduct is racist.

    I can’t decide which is more embarrassing for liberals, the First Lady’s rude behavior, Code Pink’s condescension, the idiotic knee-jerk racist reactionaries, the baseless cries of racism, Code Pink’s craven retreat or the left’s complete lack of civility even to their own allies.

    • CombatDiver

      How about all of the above?

    • D G

      Wait, ‘ the First Lady’s rude behavior’ ?? Double You Tee Eff ! Since when is interrupting someone NOT rude? Only when YOUR point is at stake? Let’s all lose all since of respect for each and every person and thing. That will solve a lot. Interrupting a speaker is rude regardless the point, reason or cause and please don’t be ‘taken aback’ if they come ‘back’ at you. You’ve decided to play in the Big Persons sandbox when you pull that stunt. You can’t dictate all the rules ( I’m allowed to be rude but not you). This country was founded on the right to dissent and have discourse but it wasn’t founded on rude, tactless vulgar, vile , unbecoming, bush league behavior to get your point across. If you feel , the way Codepink does, that the system isn’t working and “interputions of high-profile officials are one tactic to make our voices heard” than maybe it’s time to stop the games and we all pick up pitchforks and torches, take to the streets and effect change. [I’m being serious about the pitchforks and torches BTW]

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Double You Tee Eff ! Since when is interrupting someone NOT rude? ”

        Is it confusing that the hecklee responded rudely in response to the heckler?

        Hint: They weren’t alone as a pair.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        You, like most other liberals, seem to foolishly believe that one person’s rudeness justifies a rude response, but then deny the rudeness of said response.

        You question that the First Lady was rude: “‘ the First Lady’s rude behavior’ ??”

        Then you admit that the First Lady was rude: “( I’m allowed to be rude but not you)”

        You really can’t have it both ways.

        By the way, I have never felt the way that Codepink does, but when even a tactless and rude organization like Codepink is saying your are being rude, maybe they have a valid point.

        • Jay Stevens

          You are giving Code Pink way too much credibility. Code Pink was doing what it does best – serving as an agent provocateur. Quick, quick! Exactly what was Michelle’s speech about? You need to stop and think, right? Then Code Pink was successful.

          As much as I loathe the Obamas, she was not wrong here. Could she have handled the incident better. Surely. But that is a separate issue.

    • Sons Thunder

      If I invited you to come to my house to speak for a fundraiser and I let one of my guests continue to interrupt you, I would be a bad host.

      If I were a lousy host and let the heckler continue to interrupt you, how would you have handled the situation? How did Michelle Obama fail “to act with even a minimal level of decency and decorum?”

      • Angie

        You don’t understand the whole concept of citizens protesting their government, do you.

        Of course, if you did you wouldn’t love kissing the whip as much as you so obviously do..

        PS — if you want to see how Michelle should have handled the heckler take a look at Obama last week — or any other POTUS or FLOTUS for that matter — they’ve all had hecklers & they’ve all handled them appropriately. Michelle is the only one who hasn’t deigned to do so.

        • Sons Thunder

          Considering your comments, please excuse me if I don’t consider you a reliable arbiter of decency and decorum.

          • Ben Bollman

            Yes, considering her comments are the truth I am sure that is terrifying to a liberal like you.

        • XKCD

          People can protest the government loudly all they want, I personally don’t think shouting during a speech at a fundraiser inside someone’s private home is a proper way to go about it.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        You seem to think that one person’s bad and rude behavior justifies another person’s reaction. The heckler was a rude leftist loon, given. The First Lady’s response was to throw a childish temper tantrum.

        Decorum is, by definition, maintaining your composure and grace in public; something the First Lady obviously failed to even attempt.

        Decency involves not descending into petty angry confrontational tactics which make the First Lady look vulgar and unladylike.

        Your comment about a lousy host is pertinent, a gracious speaker would allow the host to handle the situation, not disgrace their host by usurping their position as host.

        • Sons Thunder

          I asked you how Michelle Obama failed to act with a minimal level of decency and decorum and your response was to make a personal attack against me.

          Not one of you could make a comment without making an ugly personal attack. That you did so while trying to make a point about Michelle Obama’s lack of decorum is precious!

          • Stephen L. Hall

            You lie!, I did not make a personal attack against you, ugly or otherwise. I did not say a single thing about you. Are you really that stupid?

          • Sons Thunder

            You seem to think that one person’s bad and rude behavior justifies another person’s reaction. And now, you call me stupid. Yes, you did make a personal attack against me and you are doing it again. In a comment attacking FLOTUS for her lack of decorum.

      • grais

        Didn’t you read Code Pink’s suggested response? (t’s right up there w/the tweets) Strangely enough, it was spot-on.

    • grais

      They’re equally embarrassing. It’s clear, however, which one is more amusing: the craven retreat. ‘Oh, that’s right! We can’t criticize a liberal black woman! ‘

      Turns out that Code Pink really IS a justa buncha *vaginas*, afterall.

  • vetgal1970

    I ‘almost’ felt bad for Code Pink for being called racist for comments that clearly weren’t. THEN I read their vomit inducing apology. As a public figure FLOTUS does have a tendency to be tactless, it has zilch to do with the color of her skin. Many First Ladies have been criticized (Nancy Reagan leaps to mind), why should this one be insulated? To the larger point, we have a RIGHT to disapprove of, be skeptical of, and ask questions of ALL of those who seek to represent us. WITHOUT being charged as racists, bigots, haters, etc.

    • Richard Jefferies

      So said Hillary Clinton.

  • Joe W.

    What a crock. I saw no racism until the race baiting blacks whined about the maggots at Code Pink being “racist”….I don’t think these morons know what racism is.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Very true…but there’s also the maxim “Never interrupt your enemy when he’s in the middle of making a mistake.”
      Gotta love it when the #LowInfoLibs get their circular firing squad set up.

      • Joe W.

        Yep. And I love this stuff. Liberals eating liberals…..Awesome…Pass the popcorn….

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Extra butter?

  • TocksNedlog

    So . . . Code Pink, I guess Chris Rock was wrong when he said Michelle O. is our mom, huh? What is she, then — our mammy?


  • trixiewoobeans

    Attacking the Mothership brings swift, Liberal justice, which is being branded a…………Racist!


    Oh no. The interest groups aren’t getting along.

  • lainer51

    My grandmother used to say cockroaches ate their own…. I see she was right, again.

  • M F Scotto

    The fascist Left always ends up devouring itself. Didn’t these people read Animal Farm?

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      If they did, they wouldn’t be leftist.

      • Sons Thunder

        What do you think Orwell was?

        • Angie

          No moron– the book is a warning, not a manual.

          • Sons Thunder

            The book is an allegory written by a Democratic Socialist.

          • Kimihiro Watanuki

            And so??? Is the message any less clear what will happen under socialist dictates? It shows how horrible Democratic Socialism is. Have you really read the book? Or 1984?

          • Sons Thunder

            Animal Farm was an indictment of Stalinism.

            “It [Animal Farm] shows how horrible Democratic Socialism is.” Adorable.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The book is an allegory written by a Democratic Socialist.”

            Who’d have crossed over to the conservatives long ago if he’d lived to see how things played out.

            Join us in 2013, here, now.

          • Kimihiro Watanuki

            Thanks, Angie. I don’t thing he understands the whole point of the story.

        • Smiley

          Orwell was hardly a traditional leftist, and he certainly rejected the likes of you and your pals, the “impose our will and destroy our enemies through big government” Obama progressives.

          The socialism Orwell believed in was more like “Smurf Village Socialism”; no real government order or ruling elite, just a community working for each other. In today’s terms he’d basically be a typical Occupy Wall Street anarchist, and that’s only assuming his extreme cultural traditionalist views didn’t push him rightward.

          • Sons Thunder

            First, you don’t know me or my pals so ease up, crazy pants. Secondly, Orwell believed in “Smurf Village Socialism” and would be an Occupy anarchist? Wow!

    • Ms Anonymous

      Read a novel? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      They probably think Animal Farm is a movie about factory farming.

    • Dale Glenn

      They didn’t want to read Animal Farm because they are Vegetarians…or Vegans…or whatever is trendy these days.

  • maplebob23

    I don’t get it. Did Mao’s Cheerleaders say something racist? Or did they confuse Michelle with Laura?

    • Angie

      They dared suggest that Michelle should have handled the heckler in a better way.

      (Anything less than slavish adoration of Michelle or Barack is racists nowadays).

  • Jared Mucha

    There you go everyone… The party of “Anti-Bullying”, “Pro-Choice”, “Everyone is equal” has once again spoken. Now we know why a large number of liberals are “Low-information Voters” to put it politely.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Bahahah! I love it. The race card flying against code pink. Hot damn what an Orwellian pickle Code Puke found themselves in today. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of rubes. If only we could get these myrmidons to tear each other apart more often.

    I guess this answers the age old question of which card is the Ace of Spades in the Spades game of political correctness. Pun absolutely intended.

  • xristosdomini

    C’mon, Libs… GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!!!

  • Conservaguy

    I just love it when they start eating their own. We’ve done our share of it in the past, now it’s the libturds turn.


    Code Pink; once again demonstrating liberalism is truly a mental illness. Remember, the Demoncrap party gave us slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, anti-interracial marriage laws, segregation, and Westboro Baptist Church.

  • CombatDiver

    I dont know why these leftist’s are so mad, its not like code pink called flotus and alicia keys a couple of “IRS’s.”

  • Herman LaClair

    what a bunch of pussies…oh, wait.

    • Logast


  • usa_chucky

    However, Poochelle did act like she was on the Judge Joe Brown show.

  • Ben Bollman

    Hold on, time to get popcorn. Watching one liberal d-bag fighting another is like porn.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Sorry, but let me rant a moment. FUCK ALL YOU that solely claim YOU are “persons of color”, and ONLY YOU. I happen to be PEACH, you stupid morons, I’m NOT AN ALBINO!. No offense to people that actually have a pigment deficiency.

    • grais

      I’ve ofter referred to myself and those ‘like me’ as “persons of no color.”
      Just my meager attempt to point out the ridiculous.

      • Kevin Scott

        I’m stealing that (‘persons of no color’). ; )

  • yestradamous

    Nothing more amusing than a bunch of leftists violating their own PC codes!

  • Angie

    See you can completely abandon your stated raison d’etre that you screamed about 24/7 during the GWB years (i.e., “stop the M.E. wars”) in favor of dressing up in giant vagina costumes to lie about Romney waging a #WarOnWomen in order to scare other women into voting for Obama and yet you are not immune from being called r*cists by your vile prog cohorts at the drop of a hat for daring to suggest the FLOTUS should have better media training to deal with CITIZENS PROTESTING THEIR GOVERNMENT.

    Ha, ha! Sucks to be you, CodePink – but you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

    Oh, PS: “critical discussion . . . [on] responsibility & intersections between issues of race,” is a bunch of vile prog b.s. designed to make yourselves think you are smarter than you are — you aren’t.

  • Ronald Green

    I find this quite amusing, it’s not only prog vrs. prog; the person Mooshell went off on was a gay rights advocate screaming about gay rights. It doesn’t get any better than this. They accuse us of “eating our children if it came to it”, but here we see them eating each other and “it” hasn’t come to “it” yet… well not that I can tell anyway.

  • Karl Winrich

    HOLY COW Batman!! Who has the popcorn!

  • JR48

    Lost her temper and acted unprofessionally and suddenly it’s CodePink’s fault?

    LOL Tools.

  • Jack Deth

    I just love it when Michelle loses it… Badly!

  • TomJB

    “Mrs. Obama should have said to LGBT protester: I don’t make policy but I
    certainly understand your concerns. Thanks for sharing them w me.”

    Funny, my 8 year old step-son’s school lunch menu indicates otherwise…

  • Joel A. Edge

    Didn’t take ’em long to run that dog back under the porch.

  • anjullyn

    What the black tweeters have launched is their continued “victimhood.”

  • Hayekguy

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!! It’s entertainment to watch the goons on the left battle with each other as opposed to our side being divided.

  • michael s

    This is why I believe gender solidarity is baseless. The only words First Lady Obama shoud’ve said were “Remove that person”.

  • christopher swift

    They keep coming up against their victimization narratives – the white gals usually fold. I wonder if they thought about the politically correct implications of calling themselves “codepink”, or just figured nobody would ever criticize them.

  • CapitalG

    Uh-oh! The black community is not really supportive of the homosexual community. It’s too white and effeminate apparently. Code Pink should have just told the truth and called them homophobes.

  • Red Fred

    Everything, EVERYTHING is about skin color to these people. Dark skin, light skin, I don’t give a tinker’s damn, but I’m losing patience with the policies that are detrimental to the United States in order to pander to skin color. TRUTH: Both sides were wrong. Lesbian who was rude and interrupted FLOTUS. Michelle’s response did not typify behavior becoming a First Lady.

  • Moose


    You keep using that word, I don’t think it means what you think it means.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Can’t wait for the “battle of wits” between Madea and Michelle.

      • Moose

        On pay per view i’m sure, with sales going to the OFA.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          Iocane-It’s a hell of a drug!

  • Mike

    I dont know who to root for, I hate both sides of this so much.

  • kateorjane

    While it makes me laugh to see Code Pink’s groveling rejected, it is just one more example of why it is a waste of time & effort to apologize to someone on the Left. So many of them are such hateful no class people they can’t even accept an apology – so effem

  • Paladin

    OK. Maybe I’m being dense or missed some of the story. What did code pink say that was racist? Was it the “she should have been coached” or was there something else?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    I don’t see anything racist about what they said. They target a bunch of people all the time. Because two of those people happened to be minorities, they’re racist now? Is there something I’m missing?

    • mrgiarc

      A word of warning leave Michelle Obama out of your foolishness she is just the presidents wife and not a policy maker also when a white group insults the current president and his wife you insult all black America. Funny how you people were quiet during the Bush years. The tea party and religious conservatives are the real enemy here and not African Americans. Personally if that broad had interrupted me they would have need a stretcher to carry her out.

      • Kimmy84

        “Funny how you people were quiet during the Bush years.”

        SAY WHAT!!!!!!

        • mrgiarc

          Yes! I can’t remember your people interrupting Barbara Bush about policies that had no control over. Michelle Obama and the president are in the minority when it comes to gay marriage because they have very little support in the black community. African Americans are homophobic and extremely religious and support for gay rights is not an important issue with them.Code Pink will not make any friends in the black community with those racist comments that they left on Twitter.

      • Bobby Brown

        What do you mean “you people”?

        If you mean short, Greek/Irish Maryland-dwelling males, me and my fellow short, Greek/Irish Maryland-dwelling males are gonna have a big problem with you.

        Also care to notice I didn’t say anything insulting about the FLOTUS. As far as me being some Tea-Party Christian conservative…well I’m an agnostic lifelong Democrat, but thanks for playing! Please GTFO and go spit your nonsense on Huffpo where it belongs. I’ll see ya there in the comments section.

        • mrgiarc

          Today is a good day to die!

          • Bobby Brown

            Your mother wears combat boots.

          • mrgiarc


          • Bobby Brown

            Yeah I think people stopped saying that before I was even born.

          • mrgiarc

            I was just joking before..You are a Democrat we have to stick together.

    • mrgiarc

      I read the retweets and I was appalled to learn that gay American were this intolerant. I never heard a gay person express racists views before those twitter postings.

  • Belinda Henry

    wtf? If you suggest the presidents wife screwed up you are actually telling the world she’s uppity? No wonder race relations never gets any better. You can kiss my pearly pink behind.

  • Jedd McHead

    LOL! There was nothing in code pinks’ initial tweets that was remotely racist (in fact, I was stunned that I actually agreed with C.P., for once).

    But how freaking RACIST are their liberal detractors?? This was an excellent display of the inherent racism that dominates the Left. EVERYTHING is about race to them –what ISN’T “racist” anymore?

    This exchange is an excellent example of that truth: “Liberalism is a mental disorder”. As a formal liberal, myself (over 20 years recovering now), I know where they’re coming from and it’s a twisted, distorted place.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Bush had a shoe thrown at him and they cheered…
    Also, Code Pink, how about not demanding an executive order from the White House, which would only give that branch even more power that it doesn’t constitutionally have?

  • TonyMitch

    Code Pink forgot the rules of dealing with the Obamas. Never criticize them or you are racists. Wait for the next white president and first lady then call them every POS in the book that is ok. Only black female and male conservatives may be criticized.

  • Misanthrope

    Hey, Code Pink: Remember when dissent was patriotic?
    You helped destroy that country.

  • Zach Smith

    Maybe I’m just dense, or maybe I need a Liberal-to-English dictionary, but I’m not sure what they are fighting about. Is this one of those “dog whistles” that only liberals can hear?