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The first lady hits the stump
MSNBC ^ | Carrie Dann

Posted on 10/12/2010 6:05:20 PM PDT by Justaham

The more popular half of the White House's first couple is hitting the campaign trail.

Michelle Obama, who has largely avoided political events this midterm cycle, is slated to hold rallies and fundraisers for Democratic Senate candidates in seven states over the next two weeks, including stops in Illinois, Colorado, and Wisconsin.

Obama campaigned extensively for her husband during the 2008 presidential race, although her individual appearances were generally low-key, featuring intimate roundtable events and discussions about specific policy issues like support for military families. The upcoming tour of midterm battleground states -- Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Washington, Connecticut, and California -- will be her most extensive foray into campaign politics for more than two years.

The first lady remains much more popular than her husband nationwide. An NBC/WSJ poll in August showed less than one in five respondents saying they have a negative view of Mrs. Obama.

She is particularly popular with women, African Americans and other core Democratic voters – constituencies that could be crucial in tight Senate races nationwide. According to the NBC/WSJ poll, 57 percent of female respondents have a positive impression of Michelle Obama, compared to just 43 percent of men. Comparatively, just 48 percent of women view Barack Obama in a positive light.

Michelle Obama also performs better than her husband now with suburban voters and retirees.

But a downside for Obama could be that her fans – not unlike 2008 Obama voters as a whole – simply aren't all that motivated to vote in November. Almost 60 percent of Michelle Obama supporters expressed relatively low interest in the midterm elections when they were surveyed in August.

Democrats are hoping that the first lady can turn those numbers around.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mugly; sasquatch; timber; wookiemouthpiece

1 posted on 10/12/2010 6:05:21 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
"The first lady hits the stump"

The poor stump was probably just sitting their minding its own business, and never saw it coming.

2 posted on 10/12/2010 6:06:31 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Justaham

who would actually listen to chewy?


3 posted on 10/12/2010 6:06:38 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: Justaham

Is that what she calls him?


4 posted on 10/12/2010 6:07:33 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: Justaham

Who is paying for this tour? Will the Obama’s or their commie ‘RAT pals be footing the bill for the planes and Secret Service?


5 posted on 10/12/2010 6:08:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Less than 30 days to go to election day. I'm giddier than a TV weatherman during hurricane season.)
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To: Justaham

First Lady is a stump.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Never on my watch

I can’t fathom just why anyone would want to be near this monstrosity. The big question is “Are you still proud to be an American, you fool?”


7 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Justaham

Laughable. What is this Oprah wannabe going to tell the double digit unemployed in these states? How much she enjoyed her trip to a Spanish resort?

The rout is on folks.


8 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:32 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: Justaham

Laughable. What is this Oprah wannabe going to tell the double digit unemployed in these states? How much she enjoyed her trip to a Spanish resort?

The rout is on folks.


9 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:48 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: Never on my watch

No, we call her the First Wookie. :0)


10 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:48 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Justaham

Laughable. What is this Oprah wannabe going to tell the double digit unemployed in these states? How much she enjoyed her trip to a Spanish resort?

The rout is on folks.


11 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:52 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: Justaham

Let’s hope that the stump hits back.


12 posted on 10/12/2010 6:10:26 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Justaham

‘more popular’

my *ss.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:16 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Justaham
The Human Pinata
14 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:30 PM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: Justaham

She back digging a White House garden?


15 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:47 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Justaham

I bet it was the other way around and prolly the whole tree


16 posted on 10/12/2010 6:13:13 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Justaham

Unfortunate headline. 8-)


17 posted on 10/12/2010 6:14:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Justaham
The first lady hits the stump

As they say down the bayou, "Good bye stump!".

18 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:58 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: indylindy

the first lady hits the stumps....and hurt her rump.


19 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:16 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
The more popular half of the White House's first couple is hitting the campaign trail.

I love that! If she's the more popular half, that tells us lots about the trouble obammy is in................

I certainly have never heard any complimentary things about her other than from the lamestream media.

20 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:49 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Justaham

Looks to me as if the stump hit her.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 6:23:45 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: mirkwood

Please tell me this dress is photo-shopped.

Someone please make sure the hay bale target from the D.C. archery range is still there.

22 posted on 10/12/2010 6:34:40 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (What I want for myself, I want for everyone else. -Samuel Milton)
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To: Justaham

BucketAss is about as popular as a case of the clap! Let em keeping sending her out there....it just turns folks off with her “I’m the Queen” attitude...........


23 posted on 10/12/2010 6:39:11 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: The Citizen Soldier
I owe someone an apology.

She told me about this dress, and I didn't believe her.

"You haven't seen the Pinata dress?" she said. "She really does look like a human pinata in that dress!"

I'm sorry, S, I didn't actually believe you then. I do now!!

I am becoming more and more convinced that whoever is in charge of her wardrobe and helps her pick out her clothes and tells her she looks "mahvelous dahling" secretly really, really hates her!

24 posted on 10/12/2010 6:49:17 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Justaham
Mr. & Mrs. Liar in chief.

Obama and Michelle - Commie Red Devil-3sm

25 posted on 10/12/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: The Citizen Soldier
You called it...the target is gone. Before Moochelle could wear it though they had to pull some arrows up and stich-up the holes.
26 posted on 10/12/2010 6:55:01 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: mirkwood

The human pinata

Is that real? Is that photoshopped?


27 posted on 10/12/2010 7:03:16 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: KoRn

A short time ago it was known as the “Ugly Tree”, she snapped it off into a stump. You can see where all the Ugly went...


28 posted on 10/12/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: Justaham
"The first lady hits the stump"

Darn, when I saw the title I was hoping it was an article about Her Thighness beating up Al Gore.

Oh well :-(

29 posted on 10/12/2010 7:15:38 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: WestwardHo

It IS photoshopped, but the real dress is not much better.

http://www.cassyfiano.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/michellepartydressmedalofhonor-300x239.jpg


30 posted on 10/12/2010 7:16:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: smokingfrog

Well damn, I fell for it...

Then again, how sad is that; most people probably will too because frankly it wouldn’t be that far afield.


32 posted on 10/12/2010 7:22:06 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: Justaham
The more popular half of the White House's first couple

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

33 posted on 10/12/2010 7:24:40 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: smokingfrog

Frankly I think the real dress was worse. Especially when you consider that they were headed to a Medal of Honor ceremony.


34 posted on 10/12/2010 7:26:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: smokingfrog

Says something when we have to ask, doesn’t it!!!
I spotted the shoulders...but worse than the gaudy dress, is the attitude seen in her face.


35 posted on 10/12/2010 7:30:02 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: WestwardHo

magilla gorilla does what?


36 posted on 10/12/2010 7:38:52 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: mirkwood

That is not the dress she wore to this occasion. Seriously. This is photoshopped.


37 posted on 10/12/2010 9:50:38 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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