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Inappropriate Portrayal of First Lady Benefits No One
Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Matt Towery

Posted on 03/18/2010 5:02:00 AM PDT by Kaslin

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Here is the column the author wrote in December 2008 about First Lady Laura Bush

The Debt We Owe Laura Bush

1 posted on 03/18/2010 5:02:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Agree, the first cow pushing dieting, and eating greens, is just too funny.


2 posted on 03/18/2010 5:03:28 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Kaslin

“Inappropriate Portrayal of First Lady Benefits No One”

Well, then, why does she keep doing it?


3 posted on 03/18/2010 5:03:58 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Kaslin
They called Bush a chimp.
They called Bush Hitler.

And they call on us to be polite and respectful of their guy.

4 posted on 03/18/2010 5:04:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: Kaslin

cannot be tolerated.

That’s a bit disturbing.


6 posted on 03/18/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ClearCase_guy

There was the infamous cartoon about Condi Rice as a parrot. Well, it should have been infamous. In reality, nobody but conservatives cared.


7 posted on 03/18/2010 5:07:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kaslin
Inappropriate Portrayal of First Lady Benefits No One

What? Someone airbrushed the prominent Adam's apple out of yet another news photo? People are photoshopping the "Property of Ringling Brothers" tags off of her First Lady outfits, before posting the pics on whitehouse.gov? What -- ?!? ;)

8 posted on 03/18/2010 5:08:12 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Kaslin

Okay.

As soon as Mrs. Obama shows some class and dignity, then changes her fashion sense to something other than “hideous”, we’ll stop with the characterizations.


9 posted on 03/18/2010 5:09:16 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: Kaslin

That was a nice article. Laura Bush has been a picture of grace. I love the other first lady named Bush, too. Barbara was always a favorite of mine.


10 posted on 03/18/2010 5:10:18 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Kaslin

>> Don’t attack a good first lady.

Not to worry. I would never EVER attack a *good* first lady.

Michelle Obimbo, on the other hand...


11 posted on 03/18/2010 5:10:53 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: DManA

To speak from on high like that is a bit arrogant itself.

He makes a better point when he points out there is no good reason for any conservative cartoonist to portray Michelle as a monkey. That this is hitting below the belt (and heaven knows she has worn some awful wide ones, more appropriate to the Michelin man, recently).


12 posted on 03/18/2010 5:11:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kaslin

Well we don’t attack Good First Ladies. We just attack the type who want to use their role as if they were elected.

I kind of like the type who are proud of America before their husband gets elected.

I guess it is okay for the left to call GWB “chimpy” all the time though.

However, calling ‘chelle an ape is dumb.


13 posted on 03/18/2010 5:12:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: hoagy62

I expect any day now to see her wearing a huge WWF belt.


14 posted on 03/18/2010 5:12:11 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

I’d pay to see her earn it...


15 posted on 03/18/2010 5:13:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: indylindy

Given what she does as First Nanny I would expect to see her portrayed in nanny garb. What a monkey portrayal is supposed to suggest is beyond my imagination to grasp.


16 posted on 03/18/2010 5:14:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kaslin

Personally, I prefer the appellation First Wookie

Rather than wallow in Darwinian mud, First Wookie has a progressive modernistic aura


17 posted on 03/18/2010 5:14:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: bert

What does a Wookie look like?


18 posted on 03/18/2010 5:17:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: bert
Pilot the Millennium Falcon, she couldn't.
19 posted on 03/18/2010 5:17:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
more appropriate to the Michelin man, recently

Lucky for you I'm more tolerant than the author. ggg

20 posted on 03/18/2010 5:17:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Tarpon
Don't you just love the irony that gets injected in our everyday lives, irony that is totally unintended!

I saw a great one yesterday. It was a Smart Car and after it passed me I noticed it had one of the Florida vanity license plates. Irony of ironies, the plate was one that encourages organ donation! I wish I could have gotten a picture, but I know better than to take pictures of anything from my car when others will see me doing it. I have been a professional shooter for years and nothing gets you in trouble as quickly as looking like a photographer, having what is obviously not a consumer grade camera and taking pictures of someone in public.

The irony of someone driving a car that is generally regarded as a death trap and having an organ donor tag is just too much! Reminded me of the old joke from the 70’s “Kawasaki! Japanese for kidney donor!”

21 posted on 03/18/2010 5:21:20 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Tarpon

I see no reason to insult a chimp!!


22 posted on 03/18/2010 5:23:15 AM PDT by Highest Authority (DemonRats are pure EVIL)
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To: jwparkerjr

Suicide clown cars ... And what to do when the government says being forced into buying insurance isn’t enough, now we must be forced to buy a government motors suicide clown cars.

Once you cross the threshold, the sky’s the limit. Got to get your grazing ‘green food’ from the government.

I think people riding in these death traps are just plain stupid.


23 posted on 03/18/2010 5:24:24 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I won’t stop making fun of some of those outfits she wears. I also won’t stop criticising her for sticking her nose in our business.

Right now, she is out there taking on the role of America’s food restrictor. She is not qualified, nor was she elected to meddle in the freedom of America.

She has been given a giant budget to strongarm her agenda. She has even hired Dennis Kookcinich’s Amazon wife(a brit) to push her agenda. (makes you understand why DK is giving a yes vote on Deathcare)


24 posted on 03/18/2010 5:27:44 AM PDT by dforest
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Historically, the best known Wookie was named Chewbacca

25 posted on 03/18/2010 5:29:09 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Kaslin
It may not be the First Lady, but these are more appropriate to make and look at...


26 posted on 03/18/2010 5:32:31 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Kaslin
But make no mistake, when Obama runs for re-election, he most likely will enjoy much the same level of black support that he got in 2008. And what if he were to be defeated? What would be the reaction of the African-American community the day after the election? There's no reason to presume it would be anything but tranquil, as it is in America following any Election Day. Unless, that is, Obama's possible defeat followed a perceived pattern of those who oppose his policies indulging in racist hijinks such as comparing the president or his wife to a chimp. My guess is that such ugliness might then lead to a post-election situation that could tear the nation apart.

Woah... wait a minute here.... So because the president and his wife have a few cruel jokes told about them (as have other presidents) we should be sure we don't offend the black vote because they will tear the nation apart? Is it just me or does the specter of that threat send chills down your spine? We need to elect whom they want or things will go disastrous? I don't like that one bit

27 posted on 03/18/2010 5:34:26 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Kaslin

“And what if he were to be defeated? What would be the reaction of the African-American community the day after the election?”

Is he saying that everyone should live in fear of looting and rioting when Obie loses the next GE? That’s rather racist in itself. The author might want to step down to a shorter horse.


28 posted on 03/18/2010 5:37:08 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: Kaslin

Recent articles have been published in which some blacks have criticized the president for not doing enough to ease their financial pain.

Why couldn’t JOBS ease the financial pain?


29 posted on 03/18/2010 5:37:21 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Kaslin
They also do practical harm by painting all those who oppose the most liberal administration since Franklin Roosevelt as racist Neanderthals.

Buzz off, Matt.

We could all behave like Miss Manners and we would STILL be considered racist Neanderthals as long as we oppose O's destructive policies.

I'm sick of lectures about taking the high ground while being dragged through the muck for voicing an opinion.

I'm sick of being lectured about considering the 'feelings' of my political opponents while they toss every foul, unjust and downright false epithet they can find at me.

I'm sick of being lectured about how the progressive concept of social justice really ISN'T an attempt to rewrite the birthright of all Americans.

In short, the gloves are off. Conservatives need to STOP trying to perch on the high ground and get just as down and dirty.

IMHO, it's the only way to win the fight, because that kind of fight is the ONLY kind liberals recognize.

30 posted on 03/18/2010 5:38:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (NO ONE owes allegiance to an unconstitutional government)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, a bright and accomplished woman with ‘a court ordered inactive [law license] status.’
:-)


31 posted on 03/18/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Kaslin

The problem is that the MSM insists on thrusting Michelle Obama onto center stage. This could just be ignored until they designate her ‘the perfect role model of physical fitness’. I’m sorry, but she’s an overweight middle aged woman who obviously lacks the discipline in her eating habits that she’s preaching to America’s children. Even kids can see through this kind of hypocrisy. That said, I do believe family members are, or at least should be, off limits so long as they don’t engage in promotion of the political agenda. In that department, Michelle is no Hillary.


32 posted on 03/18/2010 5:47:54 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: SoftballMominVA
We need to elect whom they want or things will go disastrous? I don't like that one bit

That general thought was thrown out during the 2008 elections, so it is nothing new.

33 posted on 03/18/2010 5:52:19 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: bert

The Wookie looks better than she.


34 posted on 03/18/2010 5:53:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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"As word leaked of this offensive humor..."

Yeah, offensive to all chimpanzees, because chimps are better looking.

35 posted on 03/18/2010 5:56:24 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Kaslin

These people are not even qualified to live in the White House. I think I would take my message elsewhere....maybe DU


36 posted on 03/18/2010 5:57:05 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: SoftballMominVA
"... So because the president and his wife have a few cruel jokes told about them (as have other presidents) we should be sure we don't offend the black vote because they will tear the nation apart? Is it just me or does the specter of that threat send chills down your spine?..."

Actually, I see it as an opportunity.

An opportunity to finally set this country straight, in our lifetimes, so that our descendants need not suffer this nonsense. Thus, when liberal hacks write this nonsense, my first thought is "bring it".

37 posted on 03/18/2010 6:02:15 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot
"...The author might want to step down to a shorter horse. ..."

I was thinking the author needs to transition to a shorter bong, because the one he's puffin' on now is obviously getting him too loaded.

38 posted on 03/18/2010 6:03:54 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: HiTech RedNeck
At leaast Chewbacca had the fashion sense to wear HIS boob belt as a bandolier, because he knew to do otherwise would make his butt look big.
39 posted on 03/18/2010 6:06:04 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: RaceBannon
Here is a great video related to your pictures:

Liberal Hypocrisy Test


40 posted on 03/18/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DooDahhhh
These people are not even qualified to live in the White House.

What's wrong with a black working family living in public housing? < /sarc >

41 posted on 03/18/2010 6:17:12 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Tarpon

She was cow tipping?


42 posted on 03/18/2010 6:18:40 AM PDT by GregB (I am a broken glass supporter of Sarah Palin.)
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To: GregB

Farding to much.


43 posted on 03/18/2010 6:19:43 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh, not just as a parrot,

but as a “mammy” parrot. Clearly a racist portrayal.

Not a problem, though, since it was a leftist doing it.


44 posted on 03/18/2010 6:23:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: JimRed

If one is from Kenya, can they still live in public housing. I think that his aunt still is or did they send her back?


45 posted on 03/18/2010 6:38:13 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Kaslin

Any characterization of My Bell (sp on purpose) Michelle will be unflattering and she has earned it.


47 posted on 03/18/2010 6:53:53 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: ravingnutter

great find, I just downloaded a few from there and others in the related sidebar!


48 posted on 03/18/2010 7:08:03 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Kaslin
What did The First Lady say as she backed into the French Ambassador?

Beep! Beep! Beep!


49 posted on 03/18/2010 7:18:28 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Tarpon
re: I think people riding in these death traps are just plain stupid.

But not quite as much so as those who ride motorcycles. I have always approached life with the attitude that I am responsible to do as much as I can to assure my own safety and comfort, but that my time will come and when it does there's not much I can do about it. Sorta somewhere between realist and fatalist.

I have spent much of my working life dealing with news events, first as an EMT, then paramedic and physician's assistant, and more lately as a news photographer. I have always been amazed at how unpredictable injury in a motor vehicle accident can be. I've rolled up on scenes where there's very little property damage but someone is dead. And the other way around also. Heavy damage, overturned vehicle, etc. but everyone is up and walking around.

The one thing I've learned though is that, regardless of what you think follows this life, you had best be ready to meet it because you can be there in an instant. Can't tell you how many times treated or transported those who were alive one moment, and quite dead the next. No time for preparation or good-bye’s, just here one instant and facing eternity the next.

50 posted on 03/18/2010 7:18:37 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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