Is this what Michelle Obama looks like untethered to the pressure of a campaign? Is she free to follow her whims without worries about political backlash? The first lady became the buzz of the weekend when she beamed into the Academy Awards from the White House to present the award for best picture with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson. Attendees and viewers were flabbergasted at the satellite image of the elegantly dressed Obama, flanked by young service members in full regalia, opening the envelope to name Ben Affleck’s “Argo” the winner.
Personally, I think it demeans the position of First Lady to be involved in "pop" culture and their glorified self aggranizing awards, which is all the Oscars really are. But then, Michelle Obama demeans the position of First Lady all the time.
She may be a nice lady, but she is just way too rough on the eyes and ears. Maybe float check the "Cousin It" wig, and do some real and meaningful charity work, away from the boot lick media and the spontaneous adoring crowds.
Other than laughing how lame the award ceremonies are, (we watch it every year just to make fun of the clown clothes, makeup and speeches), MO topped it off...with her "Moe" hair cut, sans "Curly and Larry", facade Military back drop when clearly our soldiers were agonizing being around her (of whom she detests), and regurgitating the speech of which she has delivered countless times regarding her "Lets Move" campaign to get federal funds for school lunches to teach kids how to eat.
In my opinion, MO, as role of the first unlady...please go on TV and every where else to show how you do not represent any woman with class, confidence and actual earned success.
She has not made any contributions to the motion picture industry, so she cannot become a member of the academy, and has never been awarded an Oscar. All the above are required by the academy (see their website) by way of rule and/or tradition to be a best picture presenter. So she should not have been there. By inviting her, the Hollywood high mucky mucks told the world that the academy is just another liberal Democrat political constituency group.
If Nancy Reagan, while first lady, had been an oscar presenter it would not have bothered me as she is an academy member and therefore a voter. Oh silly me I forgot she´s not a member of the right political party!
She can do what she wants, she´s just a private citizen MARRIED to an officeholder. A "First Lady" like a nickel doesn´t officially exist. It´s a throwback to the time when a woman´s rank was as her husband´s baggage. She needs to be reminded of that hourly apparently. In fact as soon as the first woman entered any of the three branches of government, the whole idea should have been scrapped. Why the heck should a Supreme Court Justice or Speaker of the House take a back seat to some woman with a marriage license? We´ll revisit this when the first married woman is elected President, and it won´t be pretty. OT:My offense is at this civilian has somehow been allowed to press U.S. military personnel into service in support of a purely commercial venture at the behest of a large political donor. What´s next? Drone strikes on the Weinstein´s neighbor´s yappy dog?
In over 200 years, the USA has had but 44 presidents. The Obamas apparently fail to grasp the significance that being elected as president makes one very special. Yet, they seem to be constantly begging for our attention in the same way an insecure teenager acts out. By appearing on commercial TV while rubbing hips with a comedian who is desperate to sell advertising, Mrs. Obama tarnishes what is special about her position as wife of the president. Same thing goes when she appears (with an extremely small bodice) on a self serving commerical entertainment venue like the Oscars.
It was a very classless act by a buffoonish black woman who thinks she is better than everyone else in America. She didn´t have the decency to even mention or introduce the military members she was using as a prop. Just another example of how there are two sets of rules in America: if you are a conservative, you will be crucified like Christ on a Cross for the smallest of slip-ups and faux paus actions. If you are a liberal Democrat, you get accolades galore and you can get caught with live boys and/or dead girls and it doesn´t make any difference because you will be lionized as a hero for "voting the right way".
What a badly written article. Astonishngly incoherent. You can tell the "reporterette" just can´t bring herself to write a critical article about her hero, Moochelle, being an overexposed publicity hound who is finally starting to generate the disgust of even some of the propaganda reporters in the media that she so richly deserves. If the Post was a real newspaper the author of this article would have been fired on the spot by her editor when she turned in this piece for publication.
We all know what her role is - spend taxpayer money like it grows on trees for vacations each and every month. Her other role is to pretend she´s a nutrionist and can dictate school lunches that get thrown out.
Since nothing worthy comes out of Hollywood, I thought it extremely fitting to have the Queen of Wigdom present the best picture. It is an award bestowed upon the work product of a group of individuals whose very existence relies on their ability to portray individuals in situations that confirm their own belief system. They will be worthy of an award when they make an honest film on the life of Mohammed. Until then, it is all just a big dress up party giving out awards to fellow narcissists.
"He usually has a messiah complex. He is very self-centered. He is like a "school bully" who is very unruly. He does not respect the rights of others. He uses mass meetings to intimidate his "scapegoat" and rally people to join his ranks. These mass meetings have much pomp and power displayed in them. It is not uncommon for these mass meetings to have uniformed fully-armed guards around them. They like to display their "power" in a massive parade for all to see. This strikes fear into those who would refuse to get out of his way. He can never get enough. He is obsessed with ruling the whole world."....Howard Wright Another characteristic of a tyrant: "Invasive, intrusive, and obnoxious." Not only is Obama a tyrant....Michelle is right there with him. She is unhappy, feels wronged, angry, and she needs a lot of attention.
Thank goodness I was watching 13 episodes of "House of Cards" - a Netflicks series about fictional Congressional Representatives and their egos and a reporter who wants to get the "big dirty" story. Every Congress critter seems to have an ulterior motive for every vote.
At least the zombies in la-la land may be questioning the Mooche´s "invasion". It´s like Neil Armstrong said when he stepped out onto the moon:"That´s one small step for man..." This may be a watershed moment regarding Michelle and the MSM: "That´s one small question for fawners".
The question is will they take another step or two before 2014 and 2016? A smart reporter would realize that a Pulitzer might be there for asking good questions which reveal things the powerful in DC want covered up.
Is every event in the U.S. a state event? The military had no reason to be there other than a show of force to the subjects. Why does she and her husband push in on non political and pop culture news and occasions?
I could have tolerated (barely) her appearance if she had used the opportunity to emphasize with the servicemembrs standing in the background that two of the best picture nominees show how the US military has contributed to this country; the Union troops who fought, bled and died to save the union (Lincoln) and how the military and its civilian counterparts in the foreign service put their lives at risk stationed oveseas (Argo - okay - bit of a stretch), but instead we get her vacuous comments about how we all can overcome...
Now give her a break. At least she didn´t fly to the Oscars on our dime. Just saying. As for using our military folks as a back drop, now you´ve got me...such bad taste. But go figure, to use an over used cliche!
It´s a no-brainer that his constituents are comprised of dimwits that thrive on pop culture. Explains all the appearances on Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, The View, etc. Just another attempt to ingratiate themselves to the voters who got them elected.
To tactlessly exploit members of America’s Military, by using them strictly as window dressing, was the ultimate insult. To not introduce or even acknowledge them was, at best, thoughtless. Along with a host of other awkward, inappropriate behavior, our First Family is also quite tone-deaf.
When I first saw her emerge from the glare of Bollywood glitz and fill the TV Screen, I thought OMG its another Obama Nobel Prize moment only this time it´s a surprise Oscar for Dancing (Hiphop, Gangnam, Booty Pick, etc. )Then she almost ripped off a fingernail and there it was, The Best Picture. A stunning moment as the gold braided military enthusiastically realized that this was the highlight of their career, national exposure..... for service to their country. A new medal will be created by the Obama´s to commemorate this moment. Can anyone out there name this award?
As has been said elsewhere, isn´t it sumpremely ironic she presented the best picture Oscar for a film about rescuing American diplmats while her hubsy couldn´t or wouldn´t do the same thing? Using military people as props is pretty pathetic, too.
Here is a prediction for you - she will run in 2016 against Hillary. They will not give up the power and perks and once Hillary starts running she will have to distance herself from this administration and they won´t be able to take it. They think they have this magic database, but it´s really their Chicago style / thug / union thug fraud machine that got him re-elected and they will use it again.
With all due respect to fellow poster #2, much of what the Obama´s know is pop culture, bubblegum royalty and faux issues. So--dating myself greatly--we need more Bess Truman-type first ladies!
From sitting down with late night entertainment show hosts to knee-bending kiss-kiss of Hollywood nobodies, there is a long list of demeaning behavior by the Obamas. Here, she was more properly dressed than when she wore short-shorts getting into and out of the presidential limo.
I find it amazing that Hollywood, the center of the world for fornication, drug use, self-indugence and illicit and perverted lifestyles, can find comradery and unity with the Obamas and the Obamas with Hollywood.
We live in a very sick society and these sickos have taken over the country.
Since she was so interested in having a military backdrop-why didn´t Michelle pose with the 1,812 flag draped coffins that have returned to Dover AFB since her husband was inaugurated ??? Or those of Ambassador Stevens , Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods ? This was her most offensive and inappropriate act... to date. And we are just two months into the second term.
Right after the killing of our embassy personnel She flies off to hollywood to present an award for a completely fictional account of the rescue of our embassy personnel. Just trying to make Jimmy Carter look good? They already did that.
The FLOTUS orangutan is a national embarrassment and the only justification for her insinuation into this miserable night would have been if she was accepting an oscar for their Planet of the Apes home movies. So, Jack Nicholson is now on my list having behaved like another toady tossing to the the bow legged amazon who suddenly loomed in full regalia complete with bangs that stop just above her six inch teeth and lantern jaw. This hideous woman looked like a fool, sounded like a fool, and that must be because she is a fool who´s kidding no one.
Michelle Obama Unchained. She just cannot wait until 2016 so she can assume her rightful position as talk show host. Creepy, creepy, creepy. No end in sight. At least it looks like she realizes she could never amount to anything a real attorney would aspire to: Senator? No. Thank God. Sad. Does she even recognize how she proves the point about Affirmative Action? Or does she revel in what it brought her? And she is just nothing more than the wife! (She allegedly had divorce papers drawn up at least once).
I don´t see why we should get all exercised over this. This sort of thing has become the norm. Americans are being squeezed by their policies and life for them is one big party. We knew they were snakes when we picked them up. Unfortunately a slight majority of Americans like being snake bit. And after all this going on, nobody is asking questions about Benghazi or sequestration or anything else. Mission accomplished.
Considering what oscar´s have become we shouldn´t be commenting on them. first lady? what first lady? Of course we have to pay attention to what obozos are doing - our well being (most likely, ill being) depends on what they do. oscars? don´t care. She can comment on the awards for the best gay/lesbian/transgender movie - still don´t care.
I really don´t care what this woman does. I despised her before her Oscar appearance and still do. Liberals eat this stuff up because they seem to think it´s better to have a Hip Hop President who is perceived as ´cool´ than one who is competent and loves his country. Especially one who hands out goodies paid for with Other People´s Money.
I barely go to the movies now. But, with the Wookie´s appearance and the obvious politicization I will never, ever set foot in a movie theatre again. I am so sick of Hollywood, the nauseous fawning articles such as the one above of the main stream media and I am sick of this disgusting president and his ugly wife. Will this nightmare never end?
Those young officers are White House social aides who volunteer to serve in that position in addition to their regular duties. I would imagine they´re thrilled to be in the White House. Further, you have to be single so it´s a great place to meet people. Lynda Bird Johnson met her husband Captain Charles Robb, USMC while he was a White House social aide.
when i read all of the comments about the obamas and their terrible behavior and what bo has done to ruin this country, i hope every ldotter voted for romney. it´s the people who complain bitterly about obama(s) but didn´t vote because romney was mormon, not conservative enough, flip flopper, whatever who get my goat. if all the republicans, conservatives and libertarians who didn´t vote had, we would have a dignified, smart and able man in the white house now.
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