Skip to comments.Michelle Obama on 'World's Most Powerful Women' List. Why?
Posted on 10/07/2010 10:10:13 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
Forbes has published its world's most powerful women list and on that list, in the top slot no less, is Michelle Obama, the wife of the President of the United States of America. Along with Obama a few singers and entertainers made the list. It all goes to prove that apparently no one knows what "powerful" means anymore.
On the most powerful list after Obama at number one -- Lady Gaga comes in at seventh place, in ninth singer Beyonce Knowles appears, and bringing up the rear is entertainer Ellen DeGeneres. Oprah Winfrey makes it in as number three.
There is no reason that any of these women (well, I'll give you Oprah) belong on a "most powerful women" list -- or a most powerful anybody list, for that matter.
Michelle Obama has no power at all. She was not elected by the people to anything, she holds no office, and has no real responsibilities past tradition. She is but the wife of an elected official. Sure she has the power, such as it is, to waste millions of the taxpayer's money on new decorations and lavish trips abroad, but that is not much to qualify for a "powerful" woman. She controls no corporation, guides no country, and has contributed nothing of great worth to mankind....
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Why not just post it here?
Obviously, ‘powerful’ means big, ugly and loud!!
She (presumably) knocks-boots with the most powerful man in the world. That’s a path to power if I’ve ever heard one.
Powerful would be either Nancy, Sarah, Hillary if they are talking politics. Michelle is married to the most powerful man in the world (or it used to be that way).
The have power in the entertainment world. Michelle has power if she can influence her husband, or the public’s views about him.
Wasn’t First Lady Hillary Clinton once considered “The Smartest Woman in the World” or some such claptrap?
Wookies are powerful are they not? ;)
Michelle is Weezie to Obama’s George Jefferson......
“Droids don’t rip peoples’ arms out-of-socket when they lose. Wookies are known to do that.”
(I haven’t seen Star Wars in probably 6 or 7 years, but can still quote it from when I was a kid. I knew every syllable of that movie even before I knew what they were actually saying.)
That isn’t much of a claim to fame, if he is truly a Muslim. Muslim men treat their women as concubines, basically. I’m sure he considers that she failed him by not giving him a male heir. He would have named the boy “Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.”, instead of having to name the family dog, BO.
The jokes just write themselves
Before you know it she will be up for a Nobel prize of some sort.
Don’t get too worked up about these lists. I mean, they’re not now deemed as the last word and come with a crown, paycheck or official position. Mo probably won’t even get a sash.
Number one and three on the plane to Copenhagen Olympic Committee meeting but could not get the job done.
"Barack never breaks a sweat? Are you kidding?
Wait'll you see him in that Sedona sweat lodge."
Obama made a personal appeal to the IOC, to benefit the personal interests of WH Chi/mob Jarett, Axelrod, and the rest.
OBAMA AND HIS CRONIES LINED-UP TO PROFIT FROM THE OLYMPICS This needs to be investigated (but don't hold your breath).
David Axelrod's Chicago PR firm did all the upfront work to prepare Chicagos losing Olympic bid presentation to the IOC (Axelrod is a top WH aide).
Four of the five co-chairs of Obamasinaugural committee continue to have unpaid leadership roles in Chicago Olympics 2016: Pat Ryan, the chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016; John Rodgers, treasurer and director of Chicago 2016 (once married to WH social secy Desiree Rodgers who was ousted over the Sahali incident); Bill Daley, former Clinton administration commerce secretary and brother of the Chicago mayor; and Penny Pritzker, the Chicago businesswoman and Hyatt hotel heiress who led Obamas meteoric presidential campaign fundraising.
Pritzkers family also owns or manages other hotels named by Chicago 2016 as the accommodations for Olympic workers, press and family members.
Ryan and Priztker each contributed $100,000 or more to Chicago Olympics 2016. As did WH Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, an Obama family friend, who also served on the Chicago committee. It still counts Obama confidant and vacation companion Eric Whitaker among its members.
The Obama insider in the WH, Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago slumlord, owns Chicago property she apparently planned to turn into Olympic Villages (she flew to Copenhagen for the losing effort). Jarrett was replaced as Chicago Olympics 2016 vice-chair by Martin Nesbitt, treasurer of Obamas campaign, and another Obama family insider.
ASK Public Strategies, the Chicago-based corporate public relations company founded by Obama political guru David Axelrod and owned and run by some of Obamas top presidential campaign consultants, was paid in the tens of thousands of dollars by Chicago Olympics 2016 to do communication management [and] planning, said former Axelrod partner Eric Sedler, who did not work for Obama's campaign, but was in Copenhagen, along with Pritzker and Jarrett.
ASK Public Strategies worked on the bid for three years and for 2/3 of that time our work was pro bono, said Sedler, who would not speculate on whether the company would be in line for more Olympic work if the IOC picked Chicago (duh).
Obama's cronies have too much influence over the office of the President of the United States. They can literally compel him to expend millions of tax-payer dollars on their care and confort. Speaks of a terrible, systemic corruption in the Obama WH.
So who is holding all that worthless Chicago Olympic property? Slumlord Jarrett and the WH mobsters musta all loaded up on property. Oprah, too.
Maybe they were refering to her prowess in the bench press.
Didn’t they say the same nonsense about Hillary?
She is on the list because her usurping husband is President and she holds his micro-nuticals in her hands.
They list Oprah as well. They confuse money and celebrity with power.
That's why Palin isn't on the list; she has good hygiene.
When asked about it she replied, “It’s hell.”
“While Michelle 0bama is very powerful, like her husband she has few accomplishments. “
But what”power” does she have? I can’t think of anything.
God those women were so wrongly dressed for the occasion. All the rest in sleek suits and these idiots are dressed for a Hollywood premiere.
She spends too much time near BO!!
Another affirmative action accomplishment - she should be so proud.
As far as power, it seems to me like Hillary, Oprah, Nasty Pegrossi, and the 3 (supposedly female) SCOTUS judges should be topping the list ahead of Moosechelle.
to quote stalin “how many divisions does she have?”
The kind of power I’d have if I sat down next to a concert pianist. THAT would make me a concert pianist too... see?
She’s married to this guy who stumbled into the oval office so she is powerful too!! Get it?
Response:What a joke.
Comment: The left simply asserts a position, the position is repeated by the media, and voila' a fact has been created. NONSENSE!
So declared by Rep. Rostenkowski (D. felon, Ill.).
Hey she is going keep children from drinking soda! Powerful stuff.
Hey she is going keep children from drinking soda! Powerful stuff. MAybe she straps one on for Bo.
Further confirmation that cancelling my 30+-year subscription to Forbes was the right move.
That idiot (not Obama) does NOT know how to dress for the occasion.
She has power in the sense that as long as she sticks by her man, or at least appears to, they may stay in the White House. But if she told us what was really up with that family, that would be it!
The president is a Jr. so any same-named son of his would be BHO the 3rd.
You’re right. My mistake.
I guess I just don’t see that as the sort of REAL power that would put someone on a list of most powerful people. I mean using the “she sleeps with him” rule would put every wife in the wold on the same list as husbands that have REAL power and that would be rather silly, wouldn’t it?
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