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Posted on 08/16/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
No vacation from attacks on Michelle By: Kendra Marr and Amie Parnes August 16, 2010 02:37 PM EDT
Its been a long time since Michelle Obama has been attacked like this.
The first ladys lavish Spanish vacation was the lead story in the Drudge Report for days. Political columnists and commentators lampooned her as a 21st-century Marie Antoinette, unwinding at a luxury resort while unemployment lingers near 10 percent and President Barack Obamas poll numbers fade. And headlines set off political sirens: Scandal! Tone deaf! Elitist!
The attacks from right-wing commentators and a handful of left-leaning pundits produced the first harsh critiques against the first lady since the heated days of the 2008 presidential campaign when she told an audience that America had finally improved: For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.
The outrage from conservatives could foreshadow how Republicans might treat the first lady when she sets out to stump for Democrats during midterm elections. When Obama returns to the campaign trail, it could expose her to attacks by Republicans and jeopardize her new, more polished image as a modern woman balancing a career, children and marriage to the leader of the free world.
Yet at the same time, the GOP must walk a fine line in dealings with Obama, whose popularity rating is at 50 percent and whom many working women admire. Its a risky move, Republican strategists say, to resurrect the fist-bumping, militant caricature of Michelle Obama that at times overshadowed her husbands presidential race campaign.
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Hmmmm, more advise from the left on what Republicans should do. I smell fear.
“.....whose popularity rating is at 50 percent...”
By who’s polling #’s?
The Obama’s despise America-it’s the only explanation that makes any sense.
WHO, but some Oprah watchers would ever admire Michelle??? She’s a loathsome being.
Perhaps this writer has forgotton about Obama’s plea to Americans to make sacrifices?
I was gonna buy ice cream today. But common sense tells me that I would soon be a big fat Godzilla like Michelle.
Its all on how they deploy her, he said.
“Deploy her?” (The S.S. Michelle)
Why does that make me laugh?
Michelle Obama was on the board of a Chicago hospital, when OB was a senator. He pork barrelled millions to the hospital in a bill rider. She got nearly a 200% pay raise. She’s just as big of a crook as everyone else.
And I remember the love letters and sonnets written by the left about Nancy Reagan, Barbara & Laura Bush too.
Yes flop sweat appearing in a lot of these articles.
The Obammys sure eat alot of ice cream for a family that lectures to us about eating healthy and watching our weight.
I think the writer was referring to Mooch-elle’s popularity ratings, not Zero’s. Her popularity rating was 64%, but went down to 50% after her lavish vacation in Spain. The poll was conducted by Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
For her use of wide belts! /s
The very kind of a deal for which the hapless Blago was indicted, but our AA babies walk.
Laugh attack! Vacation Gal photoshop thread.
In other words, those who strongly disapprove of Obama outnumber those who somewhat or strongly approve.
As more and more people hear his views on the mosque at ground zero, I expect his numbers to drop more.
These guys always stood up for George and Laura Bush.
If bribery laws were enforced, no need for term limits.
I meant that for somebody else.
LOL!! Good one!!! (thanks for the laugh)
If she hits the campaign trail, she is fair game. Just as fair game as Gov. Palin is.
If you can’t stand the criticism, don’t be a public figure — otherwise you look weak and whiny.
Michelle’s Spanish Vacation (Taiwan News CGI report-Awesome!)
“Shes just as big of a crook as everyone else.”
She’s the brains of the outfit. And she wears the pants.
What’s you’re poi’nt?
A "career", WTF?
You could well be right about that. She is a blind ideologue and a lot of their personal decisions reflects this. And both of them think a lot of themselves. They are the ones they have been waiting for, I guess.
That gives him the “abyss” score of -2. I predict impeachment when it reaches -10.
Sorry cll, now I see its’ directed at 5.
Only the idiots.
Oh my gosh, that dress is positively horrible!
Could they get any more transparent? Most adults figured out this kind of advice in middle-school...."No, no, you're holding the bat all wrong. Here, let me show you..." (said with a straight face before collapsing in laughter after the gullible dweeb executes the cross-arm grip as demonstrated.)
“a modern woman balancing a career, children and marriage
A “career”, WTF?”
If you are a fat black woman then sitting on your butt all day letting the WH staff raise your kids is a career. That is how liberals see it. It’s why they think blacks deserve welfare. Sitting and watching TV all day is worthy of a paycheck from the government.
Well what’s a girl to do when she loses her law license (supposedly it was either relinquish it or face disbarment). And America is such a downright mean country...fortunately, hubby managed to funnel some money her way.
Yep. Bribery and treason are the only two specifically named crtimes that are constitutionally impeachable, and he's committed both.
Was Politico founded by Axelrod? It perpetually reads like astroturf.
Of, GAG!!! No bra.
and a few hundred more