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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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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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