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Michelle Obama’s Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady
The Washington Post's Style ^ | February 25, 2013 | Krissah Thompson

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:33:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Is this what Michelle Obama looks like untethered to the pressure of a campaign? Is she free to follow her whims without worries about political backlash?

The first lady became the buzz of the weekend when she beamed into the Academy Awards from the White House to present the award for best picture with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson. Attendees and viewers were flabbergasted at the satellite image of the elegantly dressed Obama, flanked by young service members in full regalia, opening the envelope to name Ben Affleck’s “Argo” the winner.

“It just seem[ed] so natural because the whole thing is so unnatural,” Affleck told reporters after the show — right after he said he thought he was “hallucinating.”

In other words: What’s the first lady doing at the Oscars?

Apparently, having fun.

“As a movie lover, she was honored to present the award and celebrate the artists who inspire us all — especially our young people,” Kristina Schake, the first lady’s communications director, said in a statement.

But the notion that Obama made the virtual appearance for the pure pleasure of it created confusion among both fans and detractors. Was she toying with Hollywood stardom for its own sake? And if she were, was that okay? In Washington, stardom can seem frivolous.

“The only thing that was missing was seeing her walk down the red carpet,” said Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; TV/Movies; The Guild
KEYWORDS: hollywood; michelleobama; obama; oscars
Et tu, WaPo? LOL
1 posted on 02/25/2013 7:33:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It should also raise questions about fawning lapdog media conglomerates that constantly keep cramming these boors down our throats.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 7:36:21 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since I boycott Hollywood and the media it is hard for me to comment. But Rush compared the Michele appearance to the Apple 1984 ad.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 7:43:47 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's as big a narcissus as is her husband.

All very typical behavior of dictators (Evita Peron y Juan?)

4 posted on 02/25/2013 7:51:01 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. ItÂ’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Before the Oscars, all the buzz was about whether the Argo folks would give any credit to the Canadian Ambassador if they won. ow that MO presented the award, every body seems to have forgotten the Canadians.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 7:53:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle began her performance with politically correct comments that are straight from The Narrative. That, plus the use of our military as background props, indicate Michelle is still in never-ending campaign mode.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 8:00:22 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No class is no class.

She is an Emelda Marcos.

No class.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 8:12:56 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One of the WaPo comments mentioned Nixon..

I remember the show but I forgot the date. I absolutely remember that reciting "Sock it to me. Sock it to me . . . ." on the Laugh In show led to being doused with water or otherwise assaulted.

Nixon was hated as much as Obama is loved by that Hollywood crowd. I thought it was stupid for Nixon to let himself be subjected to that humiliation; though he was not assaulted.

The date of Nixon's appearance and the description of his appearance are both from Wiki graffiti.

"During the September 16, 1968 episode, Richard Nixon, running for president, appeared for a few seconds with a disbelieving vocal inflection, asking "Sock it to me?" Nixon was not doused or assaulted."

Note that it was before Nixon was president.. Humphrey refused to appear. Absolutely Humphrey would have been treated with respect and admiration if he had appeared on the show. That would have been OK by me.. Humphrey was a real Democratic Party man and not anything like today's Rat Party people.

8 posted on 02/25/2013 8:16:28 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could care less that she made an appearance however - I do care deeply that the military was used like props on a movie set for her - who the hell approved that?


9 posted on 02/25/2013 8:18:08 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did a little poking around and found the cost of Michelle Obama’s Oscar dress. It was designed by Naeem Khan and has an estimated price tag of $8,990.

Does the taxpayer pay for her dresses or are they donated?


10 posted on 02/25/2013 8:19:40 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: capydick

Who approved that? Michelle and Valerie run this country!


11 posted on 02/25/2013 8:19:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: jonrick46

Yes.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the illusion is almost complete. Many Americans already can’t tell the difference between our leaders and mere entertainers; they both appear on that screen in the living room.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:26 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Michelle interjected race into the presentation, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Academy Awards. Hollywood IS NOT government owned, (albeit controlled) but they made it political. Her appearance was nothing but a big FU to the 49% of the people who did not vote for Obama. Hollywood shoved it down our throats and anyone who gives those freaks their money deserves them.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:32 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Michelle interjected race into the presentation, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Academy Awards. Hollywood IS NOT government owned, (albeit controlled) but they made it political. Her appearance was nothing but a big FU to the 49% of the people who did not vote for Obama. Hollywood shoved it down our throats and anyone who gives those freaks their money deserves them.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 8:32:23 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Sorry for the twins


16 posted on 02/25/2013 8:33:15 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Disgusting yes.
Par for the course? Yes.
Her husband thinks he’s a rock star after all.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 8:37:25 PM PST by jodster36
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Disgusting yes.
Par for the course? Yes.
Her husband thinks he’s a rock star after all.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 8:37:38 PM PST by jodster36
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To: llevrok
The First Classless Lady of the United States!

MO-scars the Oscars!

The Commie Rats loved it I'm sure.

 photo MOscars13.jpg

19 posted on 02/25/2013 8:58:04 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Nope.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 8:59:26 PM PST by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I wrote on the other thread: All kidding aside, The Beast will run for POTUS and she will win because they will fix the election just like the last one! This country is so screwed!!


21 posted on 02/25/2013 9:01:55 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: jonrick46

I looked this morning and then forgot to post it. Lol


22 posted on 02/25/2013 9:02:21 PM PST by sheana
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To: BobP

I thought FL’s were supposed to advocate for certain causes, for those less fortunate, for issues that are of signficance or that will somehow improve the lives of those in our society.

What does handing out an Oscar award have to do with any of it? Nothing. Our FLOTUS is just enamoured of Hollyweird and wants their approval, in addition to putting her fat narcisistic butt in front of everyone at all times, AND to likely spend more taxpayer $$ on a new dress.

She knows no bounds. She wants to BE like those in Hollywood ...all the glamour, dresses, trips, shoes, diva treatment. She has no interest in simply behaving like a classy and appropriate FLOTUS. It’s beneath her in her own mind.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 9:06:25 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My big question is where was Zer0? Why didn’t he accompany Michelle during her Oscar presentation?


24 posted on 02/25/2013 9:22:37 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46
Why didn’t he accompany Michelle during her Oscar presentation?

You know, this sequester business is taking all of the president's time.....we need to pray for his strength in this time of national crisis (/sarc)

25 posted on 02/25/2013 9:28:03 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. ItÂ’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 02/25/2013 9:52:28 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Weren't the Oscars politicized enough with the awarding of Best Sound Editing to Zero Dark Thirty? It was like she was giving the imprimatur to the choice of Argo and the vendetta against Zero Dark Thirty.

Best Sound Editing? What about Best Picture Any of Us Ever Saw?

27 posted on 02/25/2013 9:59:43 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Zero Dark Thirty was not the best movie of the year. Neither was Argo.

Life of Pi was better. And so was Silver Linings Playbook.
Both these movies had great stories with good acting. But of course these movies don’t make a political statement, so no one is discussing them.


28 posted on 02/25/2013 10:15:53 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: ntnychik

Michelle is in campaign mode because she is campaigning.

What with idiot voters and massive voter fraud, you are watching the next president of our Country.

The people, this includes many FReepers, should have believed or cared about the last stolen election. But no one cared because it was only Romney.

They now know we will do nothing about election fraud so full steam ahead for the communists.

Mark my words. Line backer Michelle will run for and be the next president.


29 posted on 02/25/2013 10:25:10 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Aurorales

I haven’t seen Pi or Silver Linings.

But you can’t deny there was a vendetta. Never mind that if you watch the movie closely, it tells several very important truths. I won’t list them, though I’m dying to, because part of the greatness of the movie is that it shows you these, if you are watching closely and with an open mind and a desire to see the truth.

It shows respect for Muslims, by the way, which no one has either noticed or seen fit to mention. Too busy with the sensational aspects of torture and taking an easy slap at what they see as the right wing.

Dying to say more but won’t ruin it for anyone.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 10:28:42 PM PST by firebrand
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To: jonrick46
"I did a little poking around and found the cost of Michelle Obama’s Oscar dress. It was designed by Naeem Khan and has an estimated price tag of $8,990."

It looks like another creation of Reynolds.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 12:57:10 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon

Michelle’s dress was the reason I experienced temporary blindness when she appeared. I remember crying out, “My eyes!” as she suddenly appeared. Even my dog jumped off my lap and hid under the ottoman. Good night! That bright dress explains it.

Thank God Michelle didn’t try to make a Red Carpet appearance. That would have been something. She would have been the Red Carpet.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 1:20:17 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

she is a flippin exhibitionist


33 posted on 02/26/2013 5:51:04 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jonrick46
I did a little poking around and found the cost of Michelle Obama’s Oscar dress. It was designed by Naeem Khan and has an estimated price tag of $8,990.

Hmmm... Sarah Palin got a closet full of clothes for about that cost for use in her VP campaign and was pilloried in the press.

Nope, No bias at all.

34 posted on 02/26/2013 9:23:11 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: FatherofFive; 2ndDivisionVet; miss marmelstein; GOPJ; llevrok; sickoflibs; thouworm; ...
AN EVITA WANNABE--POWER'S GONE TO HER KOOKY BANGED-UP HEAD

--- tweeted Walter Kirn, who writes for the liberal journal The New Republic----seeing Obama lavishly gowned, replete with jewels, and, of all things, military guards, was a 'Creepy South American totalitarian-lite vibe....'"

NY Post opined: "Even President Ronald Reagan never busted in live on the Oscars, and Reagan was an actual movie star, academy member, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. (Reagan taped a non-self-aggrandizing “enjoy the show” welcome for the March 30, 1981, Oscars — which had to be delayed because he was shot that very day.)" (EXCERPT--NYP Oscar Review 2/26)

35 posted on 02/27/2013 5:22:08 AM PST by Liz
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