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On Mother's Day, Michelle Obama gave her weekly address in which she spoke about the 200 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the cruel terrorist group Boko Haram. Mashable tweeted a picture from the video of the First Lady holding up a piece of white paper with the twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls and it immediately drew fire from the right. Among the many critics of our FLOTUS was the ever-nasty Ann Coulter, right wing polemicist and caustic conservative. She took a photo of herself appearing to pout and holding up a piece of paper which read "#BringBackOurCountry," an echo of the conservative "I want my country back" nonsense started by the Tea Party and Sarah Palin in 2008.
As usual, Coulter's goal was to prove that somehow Conservatives are suffering much more than anyone else, certainly more than some frightened children forced by armed gunmen into child-marriages or God-knows-what in the jungles of Nigeria.
The insensitive Narcissism and Self-Pity in Coulter's tweet rubbed Twitter the wrong way, and her prank boomeranged right back at her through a hilarious twitter meme as people erased her original message and added their own. It couldn't happen to a nastier person. I hope it never ends.
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks on the courage of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. #BringBackOurGirls https://t.co/sd9lcI2RcA
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) May 10, 2014
White House Transcript
Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.
This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.
And I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home.
In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams – and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.
. . . These girls embody the best hope for the future of our world…and we are committed to standing up for them not just in times of tragedy or crisis, but for the long haul.
We are committed to giving them the opportunities they deserve to fulfill every last bit of their God-given potential.
So today, let us all pray for their safe return... let us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time…and let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright. Thank you.
.@FLOTUS adds her voice to the campaign to find Nigeria's missing girls http://t.co/L2SRsrWxfZ #BringBackOurGirls pic.twitter.com/iXPXEbbYZG
— Mashable (@mashable) May 7, 2014
My hashtag contribution to world affairs ... pic.twitter.com/Wkb8ozYZFC
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 12, 2014