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Media Matters Palace Guard Defense of Michelle Obama Backfires - Big Time
Saturday, August 7, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/07/2010 2:29:49 PM PDT by kristinn

Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America has been loyally defending First Lady Michelle Obama's luxurious Spanish vacation this week even as other liberals concede the Obama administration made a politically insensitive call in signing off on the trip.

Today, Media Matters attacked Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit/Pajamas Media for his critique of Michelle Obama's trip. The headline of the attack piece: Michelle Obama derangement syndrome: Instapundit posts pic of First Lady as Marie Antoinette

Not only does the headline reinforce the growing meme that Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig, but upon opening the article one is confronted with a huge graphic posted by Media Matters of Michelle Obama as Marie Antoinette with her muscular hand set on a globe captioned Choosing the next Vacation that is four times the size of the brief two paragraph attack article:

The illustration is from the Glenn Reynolds piece which itself is a short excerpt of a Roger L. Simon article asserting that Michelle's extravagant trip is one more indication that Barack Obama has a psychological disorder and doesn't really want to be president anymore.

The illustration is grounded in truth, which gives it a credibility that Media Matters, which is suffering from its own version of Obama Derangement Syndrome, can't see because of its blind loyalty to the First Couple.

Since becoming First Lady nineteen months ago, Michelle Obama has vacationed overseas in Paris, London, Copenhagen and Marbella. She still has a family vacation booked to Indonesia and Australia that has been twice postponed this year because of her husband's incompetence and rudeness. She also vacationed in Los Angeles this year, sans her husband, sitting in a luxury box for an NBA championship game and visiting a private beach owned by a billionaire.

Barack and Michelle Obama have also vacationed across America from Hawaii to Maine, with stays at a $4,000 rental home in Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard (with a second trip there later this month) taken over 300 rooms at a Montana resort, traveled through Western National Parks, two Chicago vacation weekends, one weekend vacation each in North Carolina and Maine (with a Florida weekend planned next week) and the infamous date night in New York City.

When the Obamas don't feel like traveling the world, they bring the world to them at taxpayer expense, including a pizza chef from St. Louis and all kinds of performers for their White House parties.

The Marie Antoinette meme is sticking to Michelle Obama, and by extension her husband, because more and more people are seeing the First Couple for what they are. Now more liberal reporters will see them that way, too, thanks to the blind loyalty of Media Matters.


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1 posted on 08/07/2010 2:29:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
69,456,897


2 posted on 08/07/2010 2:35:07 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kristinn
Everytime a liberal whine an Angel in Heaven get thier Wings...


3 posted on 08/07/2010 2:35:38 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: kristinn

Check out the guns on that mama!


4 posted on 08/07/2010 2:35:38 PM PDT by HChampagne (I am not an AARP member and never will be.)
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To: kristinn

cue Rush’s heh heh heh laugh.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 2:36:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Oh, LOL.
That’s perfect.


6 posted on 08/07/2010 2:37:09 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

I don’t really believe in karma but, you know, looking at the Obama gaffs and blunders (such as Michelle’s uber-luxurious vacation) the inevitable negative fallout from his insane policies, and subsequent big drop in his approval numbers, there may be something to it. One hopes, anyway.


7 posted on 08/07/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Anybody dumb enough to vote for this socialist and his socialist wife needs their head examined! Does Obamacare cover that? Head examinations?


8 posted on 08/07/2010 2:39:27 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: kristinn
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9 posted on 08/07/2010 2:39:47 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Mmmm! Mmmm! Mmmm!


10 posted on 08/07/2010 2:41:28 PM PDT by Mobties (I yield back the balance of my time)
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To: kristinn

At the risk of being labeled a homophobe. BWAHAHAH. May I suggest that the vacation from the stinky one was in retaliation for finding-out that her husband really was smokin’ something other than Newports?


11 posted on 08/07/2010 2:42:01 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: kristinn

As my friends and I sat around the backyard, sipping Moet and watching our chef, Arthur, grilling the kobe’s, we all agreed that Glenn is publishing this because he’s just jealous that Michelle has better biceps than he does.


12 posted on 08/07/2010 2:43:17 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: kristinn

Michelle Antoinette, livin’ large on your dime, because you owe her, sucker.


13 posted on 08/07/2010 2:44:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn
Check out El Mundo today. It is reporting:
Several Arab royal families also spend their summers in Marbella for many years. Thus, there will be a meeting between Michelle Obama and Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, while another meeting is shuffled from the first lady with the owner of Málaga CF, billionaire businessman, son of Qatar's Interior Minister and member of the Qatari royal family, Abdullah Al Thani.
Haven't seen that in the American press.

This link is to a google translation of El Mundo's front page.

Click on "Andulasia" at the top, look at the left hand column of articles about Michelle and click on "Pleasure and Vacation Policy Michelle".

The paper also reports Jesse Jackson Jr is staying at a private house in Marbella and she "could" meet with him. It doesn't say who owns the home Jackson is hanging out in.

14 posted on 08/07/2010 2:47:23 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Billthedrill

‘because you owe her sucker. That’s sukkah to you crakkah.


15 posted on 08/07/2010 2:47:29 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: kristinn
Not only does the headline reinforce the growing meme that Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig.

Worth repeating.

16 posted on 08/07/2010 2:48:07 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Billthedrill

She be gittin’ in on her ‘daughter of slave blood reparations’ payout in advance! With a fabulous rate of compounded interest mind you!


17 posted on 08/07/2010 2:50:24 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: kristinn

She’s a one-person stimulus package... < /sarc >


18 posted on 08/07/2010 2:50:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: kristinn

I am sad about the false analogy between this creature and Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette with all her faults was legitimate nobility with a long history and tradition. This creature is an historical accident thrown up be some sort of electoral spasm of a dying Republic. The better analogy would be Post Civil War Reconstruction.


19 posted on 08/07/2010 2:51:40 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: OrangeHoof

Yes right! The only stimulus package she could erect would be that of a plastic surgeon or a dental surgeon.


20 posted on 08/07/2010 2:53:34 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: kristinn

Folks, you better get real and face the facts. Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Obama hate these United States of America to their very core being. Both are unbalanced mentally. Case in point: Michelle has traveled extensively outside the USA, which is fine if she conducted herself with dignity. But, every thing she does is “in-you-face” stuff shoved down the throats of average Americans suffering from hard times, lost jobs, lost careers and a failing economy festered on and promoted by her husband the POTUS Obama and his lock step Democrat Party. This is her way of getting even with you evil Americans (spending your tax dollars in Socialist, anti-American Spain instead of spending our money right here at home to aid Americans in our travel and entertainment industry)!!!! As for the POTUS Obama, he spins (not well) that he is all for American private economy, but nothing could be further from the truth. He is doing his utmost to tear America down and turn our wonderful nation into a third world cesspool that he and his ilk can control forever. Better wise up Dudes & Gals!!! Get your butts into gear, and when November 2, 2010 arrives go to polls and vote to destroy the entire Democrat Party that allowed a monster, a hater, a deranged mind to rule our country. There is no such thing a “good and loyal Democrat, period!!!


21 posted on 08/07/2010 2:53:53 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: kristinn

Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig

Ah yea, that’s because she is a rich, spoiled, arrogant, pig...


22 posted on 08/07/2010 2:54:15 PM PDT by Lucky2 (The most unqualified and ill-prepared person in the room is the POTUS, Barak Hussain Obama...)
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To: kristinn
(I did this over a year ago, 7/0/09. FReepers are WAY ahead of the curve.)


23 posted on 08/07/2010 2:54:17 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

07/09/09


24 posted on 08/07/2010 2:55:21 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Brugmansian; maggief

Good find. Thanks!


25 posted on 08/07/2010 2:55:36 PM PDT by kristinn (Since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Logical me
Not only does the headline reinforce the growing meme that Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig.

Actually, Michelle obama is not acting like a rich pig. She is acting like a squalid pig who just stole all the money from the vault of a bank somewhere.

26 posted on 08/07/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: paulycy

Paulycy, did you airbrush that face by chance? Otherwise, you are ahead of your peers.


27 posted on 08/07/2010 2:56:36 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: paulycy

Yep. Good job!


28 posted on 08/07/2010 2:57:06 PM PDT by kristinn (Since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: CARTOUCHE; kristinn

I just use my free GIMP software and do my untrained best.


29 posted on 08/07/2010 3:00:37 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Billthedrill


30 posted on 08/07/2010 3:01:07 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: kristinn

Where are they getting the money? Their net worth can’t sustain this kind of spending.


31 posted on 08/07/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: paulycy

GIMP software? Isn’t that just a tad un PC?


32 posted on 08/07/2010 3:03:40 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s funny. LOL


33 posted on 08/07/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: CARTOUCHE

Speaking of stinky, I heard consideration is being given to changing our national symbol from the eagle to the skunk because our president is black, white and stinks.


34 posted on 08/07/2010 3:09:31 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Not disagreeing or anything but what analogy do you see with post civil war reconstruction?


35 posted on 08/07/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by altura
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To: CARTOUCHE
"GIMP software? Isn’t that just a tad un PC?"

Yeah. It's actually referred to as "The GIMP" by those In The Know. It's a photoshop replacement.

Sure is nice to have free software that does 90% of what the $500 software does. (It helps makes up for a lot of the amateur, technical mistakes I make. :0)

36 posted on 08/07/2010 3:10:23 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kristinn

Want to get even madder,I first saw this on FOX and then looked it up..and found it was true..

President Barack Obama left the White House this morning for a six-mile trip to a sign factory on the Maryland-D.C. border. But instead of taking the presidential Motorcade, he took Marine One – the presidential Helicopter. A quick search on Google Maps shows the drive would have taken at least 20 minutes, but the Helicopter trip took just eight. And, according to one unofficial estimate, it was the 300th trip Obama has taken in Marine One since taking office 20 months ago.

http://celebrifi.com/gossip/Obama-takes-chopper-for-6mile-trip-3214444.html


37 posted on 08/07/2010 3:15:46 PM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: noblejones

They are acting like the trash family who, after the funeral services, goes joy riding in the limo “because it’s paid for.”


38 posted on 08/07/2010 3:17:40 PM PDT by reeb88 (How much fun are 72 virgins anyway? How much crying can one martyr take?)
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To: HChampagne

MO wishes!


39 posted on 08/07/2010 3:24:38 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: kristinn

Well, they got the arms right...LOL!!!


40 posted on 08/07/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Love it


41 posted on 08/07/2010 3:33:09 PM PDT by Tonopah2
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To: paulycy

Are you being plagiarized?


42 posted on 08/07/2010 3:35:20 PM PDT by miele man
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To: kristinn
The smatterings at media smatters has really got the Obama worshipers a dithering. Let me try to help. The vacation-a-month, the six-figure White House shindigs, the golf outings, hundred-dollar-a-pound beef.. all of it -- it's all to lift the people's spirits through these Bush-orchestrated times of sorry and misery.

Look, we have to be more understanding. The Great Depression generation had upbeat Hollywood musicals to help them through hard times. They could escape for an hour or so. But what about today?

The Obamas life-style is America's Hollywood-musical escape.

The Obamas yielding to a higher purpose endure these things to lift the spirits of the American people. It helps the masses through the ravages left by eight years of Bush.

This is a hugh and series sacrifice that they make -- and all for the American people.

43 posted on 08/07/2010 3:41:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: miele man

“Are you being plagiarized?”

LOL! I doubt it. There are very few original ideas in life. That’s why the Constitution is so important.

Michelle Antoinette is a pretty easy connection - and image - to make for anyone with even minimal imagination and photoshop chops.


44 posted on 08/07/2010 3:42:37 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kristinn

***The Marie Antoinette meme is sticking to Michelle Obama, and by extension her husband, because more and more people are seeing the First Couple for what they are. ***

Kind of like the last years of Bill Clinton. He traveled the world with his family for no real diplomatic purpose, just sight seeing, at taxpayer’s expense.


45 posted on 08/07/2010 4:00:32 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Michelle is right out of GWTW, wearing miz Scarlette’s Looted gowns. As I said Neuveau Riche, or a similar expression. I hope her lottery winnings run out soon.
barbra ann
46 posted on 08/07/2010 4:02:23 PM PDT by barb-tex (Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: Let the weak say I am strong.)
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To: kristinn

Don’t forget the British Press nailed her w/that handle first. They are far better at covering America than Big Media. This may signal daddy $oro$ isn’t happy?

Pray for America


47 posted on 08/07/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Absolute Failure?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“”Both are unbalanced mentally””

I think that’s what hate and anger do to a person and they have it in “spades” - no pun intended.......


48 posted on 08/07/2010 4:21:16 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: paulycy

Well done, precognitive one.


49 posted on 08/07/2010 4:22:48 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: PLD

“”shows the drive would have taken at least 20 minutes, but the Helicopter trip took just eight.””

That’s all the time he could spare - he had to get right back to work on the next boondoggle he has to throw at us on Monday morning. He’s transparent all right!!!


50 posted on 08/07/2010 4:24:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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