Skip to comments.Michelle vs. Oprah War (Flashback/Is the war still on?)
Posted on 08/08/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by Qbert
A distraught Oprah Winfrey is telling pals her "thank you" for helping Barack Obama win the presidency has been a knife in the back.
A jealous first lady has frozen the talk queen out of the White House inner circle, say insiders. "Oprah is devastated," revealed a friend.
"She had no idea that Michelle was so jealous about the influence she had on Barack. She hated the way her husband would huddle with Oprah over strategy and jump when she called.
"The jealousy and anger was eating up Michelle. During the campaign, she vowed Oprah would not be a part of the new administration. "Oprah had visions of being a close adviser to the president and a regular visitor to the White House. She was actually planning to redecorate the famous Lincoln bedroom, which is reserved for special guests of the first family.
"But in the first 10 months of the Obama administration, Oprah has visited the White House only twice, and one visit was for a business meeting to do an interview with Michelle for O magazine.
"And that was a disaster. Oprah arrived with her friend Gayle King, but was shocked to find Michelle cold and distant. Worse, she all but ignored Oprah and directed her attention to Gayle. It was as though Oprah wasn't even there."
The meeting got off to a bad start when Oprah, 55, greeted Michelle. The TV host leaned to kiss her cheek, but the first lady stepped back and extended her hand instead.
Then Michelle, 45, seemed to ignore a question Oprah asked about the Obama children, instead taking a question from an aide and then returning only to chat with Gayle again - ignoring or forgetting Oprah's question.
By the end of the day, Oprah felt roundly snubbed.
"Since then, Oprah has tried again and again to mend the rift," said the friend. "But she's had no luck. Michelle has made it clear she is no longer interested in being friends with Oprah and is going to block her from access to the President."
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1). Obama recently had his birthday bash with Oprah and her friend Gayle King (mentioned in the article) in attendance. This obviously was an important "can't miss" event, and his homecoming events are expected to raise 2.5 million dollars for Illinois Dems. If this article has some truth to it- and remember, POTUS caused a bit of stir when he mentioned that Michelle doesn't watch Oprah, only the View- and there is anomisty between the two, do you think Michelle jetted off to Spain- abandoning her husband on his birthday (a really bizarre thing to do) simply to avoid being at this event with Oprah and her pals, and causing a big public spat?
2). The juicier question: Just a few months ago, the same National Enquirer broke a story about an alleged videotape showing Vera Baker in a clandestine meeting with Obama. Some dismissed the story and said there was no tape; others said that there was, but blamed "right-wingers" trying to bring down the president. Just a few months after the Enquirer story broke though, First Lady grabbed the kids and bolted for Spain, refusing to celebrate POTUS' big 49th with him. Many were left scratching their heads, "Why?", and there was no real explanation from anybody involved. Robert Gibbs was recently asked a question that seemed to suggest marital strife, and said only that the couple would be together again "soon".
So was this whole thing merely a "cooling off" period related to the daily stress of the highest office (and a 41% approval rating), and a desire of the First Lady to just get away from the WH for awhile and have a good time... Or, is something more going on here?
Enquiring minds want to know...
Oprah hasn’t yet figured out that she outlived her usefulness to Hussein in November 2008.
If O wanted to interview Michelle why did she feel the need to bring an entourage?
Well...we all know Michelle is a racist.
Anyone notice how so many people never seem to reach maturity these days? If this story is true, no grand lady lives in the White House these days.
Oprah should remember that she got her best ratings in recent history from the anti-Michelle - Sarah Palin.
She should bring Sarah on to opine on Barak’s (and by extension Michelle’s) vacationing.
“Oprah hasnt yet figured out that she outlived her usefulness to Hussein in November 2008.”
And adding insult to injury, her ratings have plummeted in the aftermath.
If you live in a fish bowl, your life is under constant scrutiny - even good marriages get strained, but I’d be willing to bet that Michelle is an overbearing jealous wife, and Obama is a cheating, low life husband...Divorce after 2012 anyone?
I’d like to see Oprey and Michelle get into a knife fight in the White House.
... and a first class Bitch
There, I said it ..
Oprah’s plastic surgeries need some work....
Yeah, sure - that’s why Oprah was invited on the Copenhagen trip for pleading for the Olympics.
Oh Fo Shizzle, Oprah is not welcome in the White Hizzle.
As have his....so it's kind of a twofer! ;-)
the usurper sure has poor taste in women. Not very good taste in men either, not with barney frank always hanging around.
Never piss off a wookie.
This is not a family that values each member. O spends little or no time with the girls and who could blame him for getting as far away from Tank as possible.
There. I said it too.
Got that figured out, do ya?
“If this story is true, no grand lady lives in the White House these days.”
Would it be too rude to call michelle trailer trash?
...make that a three
I noticed in pics he is always walking with himself and Michelle and the girls in a trio.
Only pays attention that they are in his presence when promoting Family Togetherness photo ops.
All is not right!!
Here’s a video of the two of them. I can’t tell at the end if it’s another scowl, or if it’s just a blurry video:
Skip to 0:51-
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I never thought it was a loving marriage, despite all the liberal media's attempts to convince Americans it was so ideal. There is no love between two people like the Obamas...only the pretense of some affection, and that is clearly easy to see through. The only thing that is transparent with this couple is this facade of a good marriage. I think that is why they take advantage of all the perks they can, and do so much traveling and high living. I believe Michelle demands she and the girls have a good time, while they are serving out their sentence being with Barack there in Washington. Remember her email about the birthday card...her words were strange...something about "she and the girls will be at his side another year..." or something like that. It was as though she were telling him they would stick around for a while longer. Why?
And I think Michelle dresses as vulgar and unkempt as she does just to try and embarrass Barack and make him (and those around him who she does not like and will not "obey") uncomfortable. There is certainly some feud between them.
Maybe Michelle’s whole anti-fatty thing is an elaborate dig at Oprah.
And that’s probably true about the perks. It’s such a gross double-standard with the media not jumping on her for it, though. They used to trash Nancy Reagan non-stop for sprucing up the White House...with donated furniture and silverware, and yet they don’t say squat about this.
Oh well. Bigger things to worry about, I guess...
I bet Oprah is trying to get Obama to help her into politics or diplomacy. I mean, look at her when she went to the Olympics, stooping slightly as she walked with that one female dignitary. Then putting on airs of officialdom and now she’s trying to angle her way into the elite political circles of Washington.
Likely to protect herself from Michelle’s wrath. It wouldn’t surprise me if Michelle wanted to have a cat-fight with Oprah over Oprah’s constant attempts to insert herself into the Presidency.
“Ghetto trash with cash” works for me.
I read she and Oprah were on the outs so I believe this.
I read she and Oprah were on the outs so I believe this.
Oblamer plays for the pink team in more ways than one.
It's gonna be a long hot summer in the White House !
If true this is amazing in its farcicality.
To be a fly on that wall! These two idiots actually discussing strategic tactics.
and more than a century ago the media beat up on Mary Todd Lincoln when she put indoor toilets into the WH.
Yes it would be... to trailer trash, who don't deserve the insult...