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Old 02-20-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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She is vacationing in the U.S.

The money she spends stays within our economy.

She is the first lady and they have done an excellent job. The economy is getting stronger, employers are hiring more, he deported more than two times the number of illegal aliens that were deported during the two terms of the Bush administration, the loan modifications saved many people's homes, etc etc...

Bush destroyed this country and took it to a 2nd world status.

Thank Obama, we are now 1st worlders, again.
Too much logic for the OP.

 
Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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You know, I just returned from a month in Thailand on holiday and am off to Prague tomorrow and London in 2 weeks, then France, then the Czech Republic again.

What's your whining about?

Jealousy is so unbecoming.
It makes people small and petty.
You can also walk outside to check your mail in your PJs. You are not the First Lady, and the wife of the president. Like it or not, whatever the First Lady does reflects upon her and the president; its about symbolism, image projection and the public's perception.

If the country is in mourning, the First Lady should not be laughing and celebrating. If the country is cheering and celebrating, the First Lady should not be angry and despondent. Likewise, if the people in the country are experiencing a dire economic crisis, losing their homes, are unemployed for an average of over 12 months, with millions more are forced on Food Stamps, and the president is telling the nation that everyone needs to engage in a shared sacrifice... the First Lady should not be flying all over the world living like a trust fund baby.

Why can't the First Lady take the girls on a skying trip in Virginia? Is there something wrong with going local, or vacationing in her own backyard? The least she can do is make an attempt to act like she is empathizing with the plight of the little people.

Michelle has been acquiring the unflattering image of a "Let them eat cake" type of First Lady. No, not the fluffy angle-food cake, but oven cake, made out of creosote and soot. She's been living it up on the taxpayer dime, as if she were royalty, while the little people in America are struggling to get by in "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression".
 
Old 02-20-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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You can also walk outside to check your mail in your PJs. You are not the First Lady, and the wife of the president. Like it or not, whatever the First Lady does reflects upon her and the president; its about symbolism, image projection and the public's perception.
None of that is genuinely relevant to this thread. The thread's sole purpose is to smear the first lady.

There is within the American right-wing a veritable industry for that purpose. There is nothing Michelle Obama can do, even the most selfless and honorable act, that will not be spun by the hater crowd for the purpose of faux hand wringing, outrage and spittle flinging. Any "unflattering image" of the First Lady is a calculated political subterfuge on the part of the right. It is similar to the fictional version of the President that the right invents to hate rather than anything he is actually responsible for himself.

Let the echo chamber wail and gnash their teeth. It is effective only to reinforce the already converted. When the lists of most admired women comes out every year, the general populace discounts the absurd right-wing foaming.


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Most Admired Woman, 2011, % Mentioning

Hillary Clinton - 17 %
Oprah Winfrey - 7 %
Michelle Obama - 5 %
Sarah Palin - 4 %
Condoleezza Rice - 3 %
Laura Bush - 2 %
Margaret Thatcher - 2 %
Ellen DeGeneres - 2 %
Queen Elizabeth II - 2 %
Michele Bachmann 2
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