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Critics: Michelle Obama used military as Oscar ‘props,' 'human wallpaper'
Fox News ^ | February 26, 2013

Posted on 02/27/2013 7:18:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars surprised many viewers, some were more puzzled ny the members of the military that stood behind her as she announced the award for Best Picture.

The First Lady was multi-tasking Sunday night, hosting the black tie 2013 Governor's Dinner at the White House, while also announcing the Academy Award to a crowd of A-listers in Los Angeles, plus a viewing audience in the hundreds of millions.

But Obama made no mention of the group surrounding her as she spoke of this year’s influential films, and critics slammed the appearance, saying she used the military personnel as “props.”

“So...today you young men and women of the US military are to stand looking interested whilst Michelle Obama presents Best Picture #Ofcourse!” one user posted on Twitter.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin tweeted a similar sentiment: “Why was Michelle O at the Oscars and why did she use service personnel as props but not thank the military?”

Indeed, in her brief speech about the best picture award, Obama failed to make mention of the men and women standing behind her, leaving many wondering what they were doing there....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bhodod; flotusmichelle; michelleobama; military; moochelle; obama; oscars; oscarsleftists
Is there anything this crew isn't capable of?
1 posted on 02/27/2013 7:19:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at the bright side — at least this time they weren’t Russian troops.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 7:20:51 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is there anything this crew isn't capable of?

Acting like an actual President and First Lady?

3 posted on 02/27/2013 7:26:59 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The resident does the same damn thing so why complain?What I hate is when they use our military people as wallpaper,because these military people probably can’t refuse without putting their careers at risk.

the civilians on the other hand if they wish to be used so be it.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 7:28:27 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is talk of a billionaire having the Chinese build a replica of the Titanic. Instead of using James Cameron... they are using Xeroxes of Michelle Obama’s a$$.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 7:31:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO !

These stinkin' Fabian Fascists will do anything they can to destroy the country they despise, the United States.
6 posted on 02/27/2013 7:40:19 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t fault the servicemembers for appearing behind the first lady, they were likely offered the opportunity on a volunteer basis, already had a mess dress uniform due to their assignment to the white house, and got to be on national tv (and probably got the next day off for ‘recovery’). White house duty also has to be a competitive assignment, so the people there want to be there in the first place and they knew who was CiC when they signed up.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 7:46:59 PM PST by jz638
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To: jz638

The article seems to say that they were already there for a governor’s conference dinner. Lower-ranking officers don’t always have a mess dress unless assigned to the White House, an embassy, large headquarters (NATO, Pentagon, CINCPAC, etc.) or deal. with allies.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 7:55:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Yosemitest

That was hysterical...thanks for posting!


9 posted on 02/27/2013 8:02:40 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: digger48
MOscars the Oscars

 photo MOscars13.jpg

10 posted on 02/27/2013 8:04:57 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who do you think all those people in the chairs are? They don’t work for Subway.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 8:10:26 PM PST by Domangart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars surprised many viewers, some were more puzzled ny the members of the military that stood behind her as she announced the award for Best Picture.

I wonder if she could be charged with kidnapping and human trafficking? I am sure many of them were held against their wills.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 8:11:08 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Miss Didi

You should catch her on Hannity later tonight.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 8:29:16 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
from the article: Professor Jonathan Taplin, director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, told FoxNews.com that its not uncommon for military personnel to be present for formal White House events. “She was dressed very formally so whenever someone gets dressed up at the White House they always have military people around,” he explained.

All is explained!

I just hope the "wallpaper troops" had a good time (as long as they were there, it was probably more fun than other duties they could have pulled) AND, I also hope FLOTUS didn't get too dressed up for her "road trip" to Louisiana today...promoting "Let's Move!" is one thing, but "dressing up", military people, and a large entourage on Air Force 2 (or whatever her plane is) would be be a bit much, considering the havoc we're about to face from the hamsters of sequestration!

( / sarcasm, and don't miss the Will article)

14 posted on 02/27/2013 8:32:19 PM PST by 88keys (never do NOTHING, unless it's really the best strategery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Moochelle “all this for a Flag?” Obama can kiss my lily white a$$.

How people are fooled by these Commies boggles my mind.

15 posted on 02/27/2013 8:33:04 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Is there anything this crew isn't capable of?"

In a word...NO.

In a few more words, the good news is, I think people on all sides of the aisle are starting to see cracks in the facade of this whole "big government" gang.

16 posted on 02/27/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by 88keys (never do NOTHING, unless it's really the best strategery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Is there anything this crew isn't capable of?"

In a word...NO.

In a few more words, the good news is, I think people on all sides of the aisle are starting to see cracks in the facade of this whole "big government" gang.

17 posted on 02/27/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by 88keys (never do NOTHING, unless it's really the best strategery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Is there anything this crew isn't capable of?"

In a word...NO.

In a few more words, the good news is, I think people on all sides of the aisle are starting to see cracks in the facade of this whole "big government" gang.

18 posted on 02/27/2013 8:38:59 PM PST by 88keys (never do NOTHING, unless it's really the best strategery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She had the military there so she could be like all other dictators’ wives.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 9:43:45 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: 88keys

I believe the Marine Captain on the left in the picture is wearing a (mess dress?) uniform typically worn by field grade and above. Possibly he’s either assigned to the White House, or nearby (Marine Barracks, 8th & I). Probably the same for the rest of the “photo op” pogues.

Thirty years ago, it was unheard of for a Marine Captain to own this uniform - big bucks!

At the risk of going out on a limb, has anyone besides me contemplated that this was possibly a staged White House gay event? The Marine Captain just looks too “happy.”


20 posted on 02/27/2013 9:53:14 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Hate that wig! She knows she will go down in history as “the most beautiful woman in the world”. But to me, it's like the “skank calling the whore a slut”. The masses are starting to see the joke that is upon them.
21 posted on 02/28/2013 3:47:06 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: digger48

8 years as President and First Lady. Amazing. Civilians are stupid people voting for this trash. Of course the Obama’s win in the end.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 3:59:51 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What America has had the last four years is Obama the Campaigner. When will we get Obama that governs? Obama ‘lords’ over America rather than govern and lead.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:49 AM PST by Accessible Pudding (united states, politics, liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The article seems to say that they were already there for a governor’s conference dinner”

I wonder how many hours did the Military props have to lounge around the WH waiting for Moochies “I'm ready for my close-up” Moment” I have my doubts that the Gov. Dinner ran anywhere near Midnight, which is about the time Moochie went on. Sad that someone high up in the Military doesn't denounce these Grifter propagandist in the Peoples house.

24 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:43 AM PST by DAC21
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