Skip to comments.Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady
Posted on 01/06/2012 9:32:26 PM PST by STARWISE
She feels as if our rudder isnt set right, Mr. Obama confided, according to aides.
Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff, repeated the first ladys criticisms to colleagues with indignation, according to three of them. Mr. Emanuel, in a brief interview, denied that he had grown frustrated with Mrs. Obama, but other advisers described a grim situation: a president whose agenda had hit the rocks, a first lady who disapproved of the turn the White House had taken, and a chief of staff who chafed against her influence.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I’m glad to see the NYT hasn’t lost its journalistic curiosity...LOL
I wish she would stay away from our rudder.
Our empress has spoken lol.
You need a shovel for this article.
Michelle Obama and evolution in the same sentence? Sounds racist to me!
Her Excellency speaks BS.
She’s “suspicious of conventional thinking.”
And suspicious, arrogant people with real power can act on it .. scary.
Easy to see why Rahm left ... (wonder if he sent her a dead fish .. LOL)
Look at this comment to the article! OMG!
They are an amazing couple. Role models for the world. This country is not good enough for them. I wish nothing but the best for this family, the best of what we can all can only aspire to be.
Jan. 6, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.
Just gag me ....
These cretins are truly from an alternative universe.
Hmm. I guess I missed that, especially the glamor part. And how many Americans were exposed the the 'warmth' and 'hospitality' other than big money donation packagers?
NYT pieces are for excerpting only ;).
She’s so masculine and ...
Her "rudder" appears to be growing. Given a little encouragement it could morph into one of those "Serengeti shelfasses" that you can sit a pot of coffee on.
More like devolution.
my apologies to Mods and NYT
To paraphrase :
She used to be a bi*#h who wanted to do her own thing but now she is a bi*#h who will do what she is told
More here, seems like the media isn’t protecting them as much anymnore:
Sometimes .... when you kiss up .. maybe a day
a week ... and not when it interferes with her
girls’ night out ..and world travels .. and shopping
excursions .. or date nights .. or on Sundays ... LOL ..
I just realized: no comments about motherhood and
being home a lot for the kids .. all policy issues,
team infighting and her nose outta joint .. hmmm.
Unbelievable! I agree. These people live in an alternate universe.
The woman publicly expressed hatred for me and has not yet recanted. If she wants to remain a bitch that is fine. I don’t care what she thinks, says, or does. She is irrelevant to me.
It is neither evolved, nor is it a lady.
Title is utter BS trash.
Liberals profess how lovely Moochelle is.
But when I look carefully at her face, I see ugly to the bone. Makes me shudder.
Anyone see the “denial” issued by the WH? It seemed to confirm the stories, just said that there may have been some exaggeration or something (paraphrasing).
You need a backhoe for the comments. I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Of course the unbiased mods at the NYTs removed my comment - and all I said was “if only we could pay for more vacations for her after all her selfless sacrifice”.
I believe it ... kook aid is cheap .. LOL.
And they removed your harmless comment .. sheesh.
And my mother thought Jackie Kennedy was bad. I’m glad she didn’t see this.
“But when I look carefully at her face, I see ugly to the bone. Makes me shudder.”
And ugly from the inside out I might add.
“Hmmm... I guess I missed that...”
I feel the same way. But one day I asked my sister, who in the world thinks Michelle Obama is appealing. I expected my sister, who works for a large school system,to laugh along with me and say nobody she knew. However, she said to me in all seriousness that most of the women she worked with loved Michelle Obama. They thought she was glamorous and interesting. I could not believe it. I guess I live in a cave.
"The first lady, however, wasn't there to cheer the achievement. She was in New York City watching television coverage "alone in her suite at the Waldorf Astoria,"
“Michelle Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”
Okay ... I read the entire article and all of the comments at the site. And I have to say ... I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
All of the rumors about conflict between Rahm and Jarret and Gibbs and Michelle are apparently true. So are the rumors that Michelle is controlling and difficult. But what do the NYT readers take away from the article? Michelle is a goddess!
Amazing & sickening.
And oh, BTW, Michelle thinks white America is sitting around just waiting for a black woman to screw up. What an enormous chip she has on her shoulders.
Note to FLOTUS: Your skin color is irrelevant. It’s your commie-red values that bother us.
No, it’s not you that lives in a cave, it’s them who have departed from reality.
Lemonade - or Kool Ade - the majority of those commenting at site; appear to be loving it. As well; believe these 'same', would gladly call Michelle; "Your Highness".
(A little scoring; but with soft pencil; IMHO; but interesting read, nonetheless.)
Hee hee. If anyone knows about "rudders" it is the esteemed flotus. She has one of the biggest.
Read between the lines: Sounds like she hates all the responsibilities of her position but now that it looks as if the perks might be vanishing, she has come on board.
I spend time with a large group of liberals on a regular basis. One time, one of them (one of the few black people in the group) went on about how she was a new Jackie Kennedy. It was the first time I had heard that from any of them. Usually, all I hear is how horrible the Repubs are. The other thing- I can’t tell you how many times I have looked at pics of the First Family and thought she was trying to harm him politically- especially the pics of her in the ugly, inappropriate shorts on one of their trips. That’s what I kept thinking of when reding this claptrap. Reading between the lines, though, she sounds disagreeable with everyone. Not a surprise...
We have all come in contact with this kind of arrogance in our daily lives, think about it
She’s not one of us.
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