(CNN) – In a preview of the potential political onslaught Michelle Obama may face in the fall, the Tennessee Republican Party unveiled a new Web video Thursday that highlights her controversial comment earlier this year saying she was proud of America "for the first time in my adult life."
The four-minute video coincides with Mrs. Obama's visit to the state for a Democratic Party event later Thursday. It features several Tennesseans saying why they are proud of America while repeatedly cutting to Mrs. Obama's comments.
"The Tennessee Republican Party has always been proud of America. To further honor the occasion of Mrs. Obama’s visit, the Tennessee Republican Party has requested the playing of patriotic music by radio stations across the state," said a statement on the party's Web site that accompanied the video.
"While Mrs. Obama has trouble being proud of the country where she earned degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and then became a multi-millionaire, her husband makes statements that belittle average Americans’ response to the difficulties of life."
The Obama campaign called the attack "shameful."
"This is a shameful attempt to attack a woman who has repeatedly said she wouldn't be here without the opportunities and blessings of this nation," said Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan. "The Republican Party's pathetic attempts to use the same smear tactics to win elections have failed in Mississippi, failed in Louisiana, and will fail in November because the American people are looking for a positive vision of real change.
Oh give it up already!
the only change i am hungy for is one that will nor include either Obama!!!!!!!!
this is crap. typical Repubs. and old news.
The Republicans and Hillary can try whatever they want – it will not work, the American people are not going for that kind of s...t this time. The Republicans and Hillary just can't see the forest for the trees. It's over for the both of them.
Is this what we have to look forward to from the Republicans? She isn't the first person that has not been full of pride and love for their country and she won't be the last...they need to go ask the HOMELESS VETS if they are still in love with a country that has turned its back on them...the Republicans are sooo full of it..no wonder they are losing their congressional seats in record numbers...find something more to talk about...like issues that CONCERN AMERICANS...
This again? So we're going to attack the wives? OK DNC, then Cindy is fair game.
I absolutely love Michelle! There have been many times that I have not been proud of this Country's actions...that doesn't mean that I don't love this country at the same time..
She should go ask for advice from Hillary on how to handle all of what's going to come her way.......she's going to need it.
I wonder what people's idea of her will be in a few years?
Every ones make mistake when they first start. She did not mean that if she was to be with a smaller crowd.
This just shows how much dirt there ISN'T on Obama. They have to attack his wife? Really?
I agree with Mrs, Obama 100%
Blown out of proportion.
Her words were merely an expression that I've used as well. "For the first time....." People really try to nitpick during political season.
Republicans in the South attacking Obama?
Well I never...!
Well the republicans will loose again.
The Obama's will be thanking Hillary for being a little tough on them when the Republican smear machine shifts into overdrive.
don't listen to them michelle.this will backfire,because americans love you!republicans are dirt!they bash and bash!nobody likes them ,anymore.
Michelle did nothing wrong. She simply echoed the feelings of many many Americans. This is the first time in my life that I feel we have hope for change. She was right on as far as I am concerned.
The RNC is a lost cause. Any current followers need to have their eyes and ears check out as something has gone wrong with their senses.
I absolutely love Michelle! She is definitely one of my role models...Grace, Intelligence, Beauty, Elegance, great kids, and a Great Husband...Wow.
Well if everyone is proud of America no matter what bad and negative things they do and say in the world community then they are sadly mistaken we went from leading the world to being lead by the world. We are almost dead last in education. I understand her comments and agree with them I had lost all hope for this country and democracy until this campaign came around we were going down fast! and now we have a since of hope and pride that I have never felt in my lifetime either so these fat lazy warmongering GOP pigs can go play in the hog pin were the belong!
I am ashamed to live in Memphis
The Republican party must be desperate. So if spouse's are fair game then what about Cindy McCain stealing drugs for her addiction?
I smell desperation.......GOP strategists, are you afraid of a Dem blowout in November????
As a former life long Republican who moved to the Democrats party 6 years ago, it is clear to me that the Republican party is very much afraid that they are going to lose the upcoming election at all levels. And with the leadership that the Republican President and his party have displayed, the Republicans need to be swept totally out of office.
leave her alone, she is saying that she is finally very proud, not that she hasn't been proud before. Idiots make anything news.