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Michelle Obama on 'World's Most Powerful Women' List. Why?
Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston

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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Proof that western society is dumbed down to the point where it doesn't even know what the word "powerful" means!
1 posted on 10/07/2010 10:10:17 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus
More at Publiusforum.com...

Why not just post it here?

2 posted on 10/07/2010 10:11:15 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Obviously, ‘powerful’ means big, ugly and loud!!


3 posted on 10/07/2010 10:11:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

She (presumably) knocks-boots with the most powerful man in the world. That’s a path to power if I’ve ever heard one.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 10/07/2010 10:11:48 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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).


5 posted on 10/07/2010 10:11:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The have power in the entertainment world. Michelle has power if she can influence her husband, or the public’s views about him.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 10:12:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Wasn’t First Lady Hillary Clinton once considered “The Smartest Woman in the World” or some such claptrap?


7 posted on 10/07/2010 10:12:41 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Wookies are powerful are they not? ;)


8 posted on 10/07/2010 10:12:41 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Probably because she sleeps with the undocumented Kenyan boy king, who is planning on ruling the globe through his One World Govt after he destroys America.
9 posted on 10/07/2010 10:12:41 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Michelle is Weezie to Obama’s George Jefferson......


10 posted on 10/07/2010 10:14:50 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: GQuagmire

“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.)

SnakeDoc


11 posted on 10/07/2010 10:15:23 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Cheerio

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.


12 posted on 10/07/2010 10:15:23 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
bringing up the rear is entertainer Ellen DeGeneres.

The jokes just write themselves

13 posted on 10/07/2010 10:16:05 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Before you know it she will be up for a Nobel prize of some sort.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 10:16:19 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 10:17:27 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
The article is about Powerful Women.
Not Accomplished Women.
While Michelle 0bama is very powerful, like her husband she has few accomplishments.
17 posted on 10/07/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT by Tupelo
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Michelle Obama number one, Oprah Winfrey number three, on 'World's Most Powerful Women' list.

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."

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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 Chicago’s losing Olympic bid presentation to the IOC (Axelrod is a top WH aide).

Four of the five co-chairs of Obama’sinaugural 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 Obama’s meteoric presidential campaign fundraising.

Pritzker’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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.

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So who is holding all that worthless Chicago Olympic property? Slumlord Jarrett and the WH mobsters musta all loaded up on property. Oprah, too.

18 posted on 10/07/2010 10:19:52 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Maybe they were refering to her prowess in the bench press.


19 posted on 10/07/2010 10:19:59 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Didn’t they say the same nonsense about Hillary?


20 posted on 10/07/2010 10:20:28 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Michelle Obama on 'World's Most Powerful Women' List. Why?

Because she'll threaten to give you THAT LOOK.


21 posted on 10/07/2010 10:20:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

She is on the list because her usurping husband is President and she holds his micro-nuticals in her hands.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 10:22:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

They list Oprah as well. They confuse money and celebrity with power.

FUBO


23 posted on 10/07/2010 10:25:27 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Based upon that list, the "powerful" they're referring to is obviously ass stank.

8^D

That's why Palin isn't on the list; she has good hygiene.

24 posted on 10/07/2010 10:26:57 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

When asked about it she replied, “It’s hell.”


25 posted on 10/07/2010 10:28:52 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: GQuagmire

Powerful smelling...


26 posted on 10/07/2010 10:29:29 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Tupelo

“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.


27 posted on 10/07/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Liz

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.


28 posted on 10/07/2010 10:40:59 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

She spends too much time near BO!!


29 posted on 10/07/2010 10:41:15 AM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Blind Eye Jones

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.


30 posted on 10/07/2010 10:42:24 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: humblegunner

to quote stalin “how many divisions does she have?”


31 posted on 10/07/2010 10:47:35 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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?


32 posted on 10/07/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Statement: Michelle Obama on 'World's Most Powerful Women' List...."

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!

33 posted on 10/07/2010 10:52:21 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

So declared by Rep. Rostenkowski (D. felon, Ill.).


34 posted on 10/07/2010 10:52:56 AM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Hey she is going keep children from drinking soda! Powerful stuff.


35 posted on 10/07/2010 10:54:47 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: SnakeDoctor

Hey she is going keep children from drinking soda! Powerful stuff. MAybe she straps one on for Bo.


36 posted on 10/07/2010 10:55:24 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Mobile Vulgus
"Hurry up, Barry! Lecturing those folks on the importance of adding watercress and beetles to their diets left me ravenous. In fact, I think I'll have three tonight instead of two."


37 posted on 10/07/2010 10:57:49 AM PDT by badgerlandjim
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To: Niuhuru
I fully expected the Obamas to engage in connubial bliss in this Copenhagen pic.


38 posted on 10/07/2010 11:07:27 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Further confirmation that cancelling my 30+-year subscription to Forbes was the right move.


39 posted on 10/07/2010 11:08:18 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: Liz

That idiot (not Obama) does NOT know how to dress for the occasion.


40 posted on 10/07/2010 11:08:44 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
So, after decades of feminist progress, we have Moochelle, Lady Gaga and Beyonce as symbols of female power in the world.
A rich man's wife, a freak and an overrated lounge singer.
You've come a long way baby!
41 posted on 10/07/2010 11:09:49 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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!


42 posted on 10/07/2010 11:10:55 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Elsiejay

Thank you!


43 posted on 10/07/2010 11:15:20 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

The president is a Jr. so any same-named son of his would be BHO the 3rd.


44 posted on 10/07/2010 11:33:12 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

You’re right. My mistake.


45 posted on 10/07/2010 11:36:34 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: browniexyz

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?


46 posted on 10/07/2010 12:02:16 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: humblegunner

Business. Nothing wrong with that.


47 posted on 10/07/2010 12:04:27 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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Business. Nothing wrong with that.

USING Free Republic as a business platform is fine with you?

USING Free Republic as free advertising for a lame-ass blog is fine with you?

Informative opinion you have there. Very.

48 posted on 10/07/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

You see this all over the place a Free Republic: MSNBC, CBS, LA Times, Drudge, Townhall, websites, blogs, etc. Someone references articles from other sources. Granted there’s a fine line between advertising and providing info.

Now his blog may be lame-ass and maybe it’s not as good as Michelle Malkin’s or Dick Morris’s. But if it’s no good it will go down in flames. I would hate to pass on the great content Freepers find us from all over the place.


49 posted on 10/07/2010 2:20:04 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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I would hate to pass on the great content

Then why wouldn't the blogpimp post that content here?

If the content is the thing, why not show it? Post it?

Why should a blogpimp demand a blog-hit to read it?

FR's audience is MUCH larger than any foolish blog.

The answer is in the ads. Blogpimps get paid per hit.
The pimps want to tease you into clicking on their blogs
in order to increase their hit-count. There is no other reason.

If "getting the message out" was the goal, it would be posted in full here.

50 posted on 10/07/2010 2:38:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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