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Michelle Obama cranks out 25 push-ups on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (in her Chuck Taylors - video)
The Hill ^ | 2/02/12 | Adele Hampton

Posted on 02/03/2012 2:45:05 AM PST by Libloather

Michelle Obama cranks out 25 push-ups on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'
By Adele Hampton - 02/02/12 12:33 PM ET

Michelle Obama proved she isn't just talk when it comes to exercise and wellness, busting out 25 push-ups on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday.

"How many was that?" DeGeneres asked the audience.

"I just stopped," Obama said after the crowd yelled out a resounding number of 25 push-ups.

Obama appeared on the show, set to air Thursday, to promote her “Let’s Move!” campaign, which encourages daily exercise and good eating habits to combat childhood obesity. The first lady recently unveiled updated nutrition standards for school meals required by the 2010 school nutrition bill with the help of celebrity chef Rachael Ray and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Obama told DeGeneres that she is able to fit in a hour and a half work out — usually cardio activity, weight lifting and plyometric exercises — every day, usually after getting her two girls off to school.

DeGeneres then threw the gloves down, issuing her the push-up challenge.

"I can do some," she said. "I was just wondering if you could do more push-ups than I can."

Obama accepted the challenge and both women tore off their jackets and settled into push-up position. With the crowd counting along enthusiastically, the first lady seemingly effortlessly made it to 25. DeGeneres only made it to 20, lying exasperated on the floor while Obama wrapped up.

"And I thought it wouldn’t be good to show up the first lady,” quipped DeGeneres. “So, I stopped because I thought this looks bad that I’m going to beat her."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: degeneres; ellen; michelle; show
Total class.
1 posted on 02/03/2012 2:45:09 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Actually, with no intent to accidently respect the Obamas, this wasn't a bad thing for her to be able to do. Not bad, Michelle.

Props where props are deserved, you otherwise-socialist nannystate cow.

2 posted on 02/03/2012 2:48:16 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Libloather
Actually, with no intent to accidently respect the Obamas, this wasn't a bad thing for her to be able to do. Not bad, Michelle.

Props where props are deserved, you otherwise-socialist nannystate cow.

3 posted on 02/03/2012 2:48:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Libloather

Good for her. Keep it up. We should all exercise more.


4 posted on 02/03/2012 2:49:22 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Libloather

Shamwow cat say's "can she climb a tree?"

5 posted on 02/03/2012 2:54:26 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Libloather

Moochelle BARELY bent her elbows – those were NOT pushups by ANY means. I am not surprised that the lamestream media is working overtime to failingly repair her well-earned vile, mean, angry image. Suckup Leno was in on it, too.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 2:57:06 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: Libloather

Her mental gymnastics are non existent so if she’s going to do anything.. let her jump up and down. At least it’s not completely offensive.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 2:57:45 AM PST by Track9
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To: GAB-1955
We should all exercise more.

And eat what Moochelle demands.

8 posted on 02/03/2012 2:58:39 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Track9

Might as well get used to her...she isn’t going anywhere. :-(


9 posted on 02/03/2012 2:59:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

We can never know what the world has in store. Keep the faith.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 3:04:49 AM PST by Track9
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To: Track9

“At least it’s not completely offensive”
I respectfully disagree, any image or video of that linebacker is offensive by nature, IMO.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 3:17:34 AM PST by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012. What say you Rush, Mark, Sarah, Neil ?????)
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To: Doogle

"..can she sing "The Nights the Lights Went Out in Georgia?"

12 posted on 02/03/2012 3:29:15 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Libloather

Were they real pushups, or “girl pushups” (with the knees on the floor)?


13 posted on 02/03/2012 3:46:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Nathaniel

Ellen did quality push-ups.


14 posted on 02/03/2012 3:49:24 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Libloather
I was in a doctors waiting room when she was on TV. Moochelle cheated.

Her pushups were not full range of motion pushups. She didn't go down very far (just made a slight dip). Unimpressive.

15 posted on 02/03/2012 3:57:15 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: RoosterRedux

What un-impresses me is this fat arsed, fame ho everywhere I look.

Oh, and Mooch...I’d consider working that lower bod a bit if I were you.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 4:07:07 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: Libloather
Wake me up when Chewbacka can do more then 100.....
17 posted on 02/03/2012 4:15:01 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Libloather

How LADY-Like!!/SARC


19 posted on 02/03/2012 4:27:08 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather

Michelle...

....You da man!


20 posted on 02/03/2012 4:29:33 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: greatvikingone
Ellen did quality push-ups.

One of the guys.

21 posted on 02/03/2012 4:32:15 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather
...both women tore off their jackets and settled into push-up position.

Don't want to know where Ellen's mind was wandering at that moment.

22 posted on 02/03/2012 4:34:25 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather

Moochelle defending the right to bare arms!


23 posted on 02/03/2012 4:37:16 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as daises and rainbows.)
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To: Libloather
Obama accepted the challenge and both women tore off their jackets and settled into push-up position.

So many straight lines...


Wait! THAT ain't right!!!

24 posted on 02/03/2012 4:49:32 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Libloather
DeGeneres only made it to 20, lying exasperated on the floor while Obama wrapped up.

Oh NO!

Not anOTHER one!!!

25 posted on 02/03/2012 4:50:13 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: RoosterRedux
She didn't go down very far (just made a slight dip).

AAARRGH!!!

26 posted on 02/03/2012 4:51:43 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

I watched the video and the ‘girls’ did pushups about the same way.

True, they did not touch their noses on the floor, but I think they pretty much did them similarly.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 4:57:25 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Libloather
Ho-hum:


28 posted on 02/03/2012 4:58:04 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: who knows what evil?

‘____she isn’t going anywhere.’

One more year and then *poof*
All gone - from the White House.

Wish I could be around when the history of this era is written; the description of this creature will be head-shaking.

At a luncheon a few years ago I heard a presentation of some of our former first ladies, by a knowledgeable speaker.
While we’ve had some colorful First Ladies (no pun intended), who did some amusing things, the description of Me-shell O’Bigmouthmama will undoubtedly provide some chuckles, gasps, and denial that such a person carried on like that.

Don’t believe decorum has gone out of style.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 5:01:13 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: Libloather

I want a chromosome check on the wookie. He? she? it?


30 posted on 02/03/2012 5:20:49 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Libloather

Look at me look at me.

Obamas are just attention hogs.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 5:27:44 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: greatvikingone

DeGeneres was the 1st “my career as a mediocre at very best / lousy comedienne is foundering – let’s see, oh, yeah, I’ll ‘come out’ as a politically correct lesbo and it’ll be alight” person, soon to be followed by Sandra Bernhard, Jane Lynch, then Cynthia Nixon (the latter, at least admitted it WAS and IS a choice). I try to avoid watching DeGeneres. I’d rather watch paint dry. However, if DeGeneres DID proper pushups, it is the result of her zeal to “prove” lesbianism is genetic, which it is NOT.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 7:53:49 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: Nathaniel
This idiot women is an embarrassment to our country.
33 posted on 02/03/2012 7:58:06 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Appropriate for the Friday Silliness Thread.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Nathaniel

Or maybe she is just another sinner who works hard to stay in shape.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 9:05:42 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: RoosterRedux
I was in a doctors waiting room when she was on TV. Moochelle cheated.

LOL -- Chicago-Democrat pushups.

Lucky she didn't send for a dead person to stand in.

36 posted on 02/03/2012 2:46:09 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Nathaniel
....it is the result of her zeal to “prove” lesbianism is genetic, which it is NOT.

Correct. Approximately 100% of all lesbians are straight girls who were seduced and perverted by adult lesbians as teens.

The proportion of "made" homosexual men is about 50%, actually slightly more.

This is why gay-movement lawyers have been lying as hard as they could for 35 years -- so they could equate their concept of "essential" homosexuality to skin color, to get the same results the Civil Rights Movement got, from the Supreme Court.

37 posted on 02/03/2012 3:15:02 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

I appreciate the sarcasm, however, it is my belief that homosexuality is a choice. It is encouraged by unionized teachers in the public schools who agressively push that it is acceptable to be homosexual, which morphs in young minds to it is “cool” to be homosexual - and “coming out” as such means “protection” from the current liberal dim-wit-o-cRAT regime and freebies from “big brother”. So-called “affirmative action” raises it’s ugly, unConstitutional haed as well.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 4:13:14 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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