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Should Michelle Obama Have Presented at the Oscars?
US News and World Report ^ | February 25, 2013 | Teresa Welsh

Posted on 02/25/2013 3:03:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

First lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by servicemen and women, made a surprise appearance at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony when she appeared via live video from Washington to present the award for Best Picture. Jack Nicholson was present on stage to hand off the award to Ben Affleck for Argo.

Obama praised the nominees for the night's highest honor, saying the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar could teach lessons that "apply to all of us no matter who we are, what we look like, where we come from and who we love." She said she was excited to pay tribute to movies that "lift our spirits, broaden our minds and transport us to places we can never imagine."

Obama then announced Argo as the Oscar winner for Best Picture, a film about the Iran hostage crisis that celebrated a collaboration of the movie industry and Washington.

Some thought the surprise appearance was another inappropriate mix of Hollywood and politics, with President Barack Obama often being accused of using the industry to campaign. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post called the first lady's appearance "downright weird:"

"It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband's election). I'm sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president's interests at heart, they'd steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping...."

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: collusion; commiepropaganda; dnctalkingpoints; flotusmichelle; hollywood; michelleobama; obama; oscars; pravdamedia; theobamashow
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It's like North Korea today or Romania during their communist period.
1 posted on 02/25/2013 3:03:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't see a problem here.
The event was to honor themselves for acting.
Acting is pretending to be someone you are not.
Michelle fits right in. I am kinda surprised that
Broncho Bamma hizself did not make an appearance.
As the Wizard of Oz
3 posted on 02/25/2013 3:08:28 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be perfectly honest I could not care any less about Michelle on the Oscar’s. I don’t watch them anyway.

It is a shame to have the military she hates standing behind her as props.Background. Eyewash.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 3:10:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The use of military people as props (at midnight east coast time) makes me want to puke.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 3:10:46 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, In the last five years she and her husband have certainly proven they are in the entertainment industry, so I guess it was okay.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 3:10:59 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

cult of personality is an ugly thang


7 posted on 02/25/2013 3:11:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
stooopid fat cow mooing to the audience...
8 posted on 02/25/2013 3:12:33 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Small and grasping” is absolutely the KINDEST thing that can be said about them. Let’s hope this little “cameo” by Moooosh
will be seen even by some “admirers” of theirs as being at least just a “bit much”. And let’s then hope they fail to get the message and just keep doing this kind of thing as the country further disintegrates.Because the country is going to anyway and it might as well with them in the foreground making asses of themselves/


9 posted on 02/25/2013 3:12:33 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra pound)
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To: GeronL

Shouldn’t she be in a solitary SuperMax prison cell instead of presenting an Oscar?


10 posted on 02/25/2013 3:12:48 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 3:12:48 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you give listeners a choice between NPR and NPR, they’ll pick NPR every time." - Howie Carr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only place she should be presenting herself and that fake hubby is at Leavenworth or San Quentin.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 3:15:04 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: GeronL

She said she was excited to pay tribute to movies that “lift our spirits, broaden our minds and transport us to places we can never imagine.”

I think she meant, “and transport YOU to places I have been on your dime”


14 posted on 02/25/2013 3:15:38 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Should Michelle Obama Have Presented at the Oscars?

Why not, the Oscar show is just a liberal circle jerk.

15 posted on 02/25/2013 3:16:03 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Naturally the same libs who see nothing wrong with one of the Obamas showing up at an awards ceremony would be howling with outrage if a Bush or a Reagan showed up to present an award. The irritating thing is libs never see the hypocrisy. But I never watch awards ceremonies anyway, so I avoided the pain of seeing Michelle. Next year we’ll probably see King Barack bless his subjects at the awards.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 3:16:12 PM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is unseemly. Even though she is the First Lady, it is unpresidential and it cheapens the office. Then again, her husband violates those very things on a daily basis, and has done so since January 2009. The most unpresidential President and First Lady since the birth of the republic.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 3:16:24 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is an additional slap in the face (Argo) for those of us who would like to see justice served for the treason in Benghazi.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Toespi

That was a bunch of bilge she was spouting wasn’t it?


19 posted on 02/25/2013 3:17:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think many watch the oscars and the dimwits who find it interesting are already marxists and useful idiots, anyway.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 3:20:17 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!

Oscar’s Imelda Marcos and the Beatles moment.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 3:22:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes she should have- because it shocked more people into seeing that “she” is an attention whore of Babylon.

The more people who see through the act, the better.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 3:23:03 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: GeronL

I don’t care she presented an award, but now that I read she was going on about “no matter what you look like, or who you love” what was that all about?


23 posted on 02/25/2013 3:23:50 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Tupelo

Actors are people who are actors acting like they’re not acting.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 3:25:06 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much did this cost us taxpyers?


26 posted on 02/25/2013 3:26:33 PM PST by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping...."

They are small and grasping.

27 posted on 02/25/2013 3:26:53 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mickie
ALERT!....the unspoken reason the military is behind her is that a message that has been used by dictators throughout history is being sent out via the carefully-planned televised tableau....."the military has my back, so you better all be good little citizens. And, now all you brainless dupes, the Oscar for the best film goes to......."

Leni

28 posted on 02/25/2013 3:28:19 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Andrei Bulba

I agree!

Plus, I heard a report that toilets flooded the lobby but that might have just been her arrival


29 posted on 02/25/2013 3:28:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s just another bad actor.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 3:29:07 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t waste my time with the Oscars (or any other such blather), so I was pleased to know I missed that mooch on TV. again.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 3:29:41 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: driftless2
It actually would have been way more appropriate if First Lady Nancy Reagan had ever done this since she was once an actress.

But Moochelle was just there to demagogue like Evita.

32 posted on 02/25/2013 3:31:36 PM PST by what's up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It must have cost us a fortune in tax dollars for her to come out and pretend she was a movie star for the night.

Forget the sequester. Cut off her spending sprees, and we'll save trillions. The spray paint, clay artists, and clothing designers aren't cheap. (It cost big bucks to try to make that woman (?) look like a female.)

33 posted on 02/25/2013 3:37:30 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Chode

The whole time she is thinking “its good to be the king”


34 posted on 02/25/2013 3:38:36 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In that dress she looks like the Chysler Building.


35 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:00 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would expect that the brain dead American Obots will eventually get bored and tired of the big pompous royal show.
Sadly, the country may very well be finished by then.


36 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:19 PM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Should a bear defecate in the woods?
Should a prostitute be in a red light district?
Should a dictator attend parties where both murders and sexual perversions are engaged in for pleasure?
Should a person who secured her position as an administrative lackey with a hospital at a salary higher than the chief of staff's dine with Democratic machine ward politicos in the Pump Room?

OF COURSE!! THESE ARE NATURAL HABITATS
37 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:33 PM PST by jobim (.)
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To: doc1019
well, she sure wears the pants in that family...


38 posted on 02/25/2013 3:44:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Narcissism in a national leader is, in and of itself, ugly. For the society in which such a leader functions his (and her) narcissism’s unceasing demand to be the center of everything is corrosive and soul-destroying, as any number of totalitarian societies past and present will attest. January of 2017 cannot come too soon.


39 posted on 02/25/2013 3:48:45 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Chode

Dang, that’s a lot of ugly in one place.


40 posted on 02/25/2013 3:50:41 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: goodwithagun
In that dress she looks like the Chysler Building.
Ruh-roh! That was funny... :)
41 posted on 02/25/2013 3:56:42 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously?

The Oscars were on tv last night?

Well, I wouldn’t have watched it anyway.


42 posted on 02/25/2013 3:58:11 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping....

Maybe that's because they are "small and grasping"...

Regards,
GtG

43 posted on 02/25/2013 4:06:44 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Michelle "presents" all the time in a very strange way.

By way of arcane reference, I ask you to recall Walker Percy's novel "Thanatos Syndrome" in which a chemical known as heavy sodium was introduced into the water supply.

His wife (like many women) "presented" in a most unique manner.

So does Michelle in her million woman (well, one woman, a million times) photo op march to celebrity.

She shows her derriere at every opportunity.

Even Hollywood "groans" when she appears on stage.

And what a derriere it is!

44 posted on 02/25/2013 4:09:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
t's like North Korea today or Romania during their communist period.

The Romania story had a happy ending.

45 posted on 02/25/2013 4:14:36 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Chode

“well, she sure wears the pants in that family...”

Your pic and quote get the post of the week in my book! LOL!
I’ve been thinking about Moochelle’s appearance last night, and what’s going on with the “sequester”, and all the surrounding stuff today. It just seems to me that the Obamas and this country “jumped the shark” last night. Does anyone else have that impression?


46 posted on 02/25/2013 4:20:47 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Toespi
I think she meant, “and transport YOU to places I have been on your dime”

Now THAT's funny!

47 posted on 02/25/2013 4:31:19 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: goodwithagun
In that dress she looks like the Chysler Building.

THAT's funny, too!

48 posted on 02/25/2013 4:33:48 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: goodwithagun
easy now... the Chrysler building is the most beautiful building in NewYork!!!
49 posted on 02/25/2013 4:37:39 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MeganC
ain't that the truth... yuck
50 posted on 02/25/2013 4:40:10 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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