Skip to comments.'Selfie' diplomacy: Michelle Obama looks unamused by Barack's joking with Danish prime minister
Posted on 12/10/2013 11:10:26 AM PST by SJackson
First lady appears to fail to see the funny side as her husband takes a 'selfie' with Helle Thorning-Schmidt and David Cameron
For a memorial service it was a remarkably jovial scene: Barack Obama, David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Danish prime minister, huddled together for a smart phone photograph.
But one person looked distinctly less amused by the world leaders' "selfie" - Michelle Obama.
The First Lady stared straight ahead, hands clasped in her lap, while her husband laughed with the Europeans at Nelson Mandela's memorial in Johannesburg.
Another photograph shows shows her looking on, unsmiling, as Mr Obama shared a joke with Ms Thorning-Schmidt and patted her on the shoulder.
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Funerals are fun at this level.
She is thinking “Why he be hittin on dat blonde woman?”
Or maybe a mouth full of ....hot pepper.
Highly inappropriate funeral/memorial service behavior.
“Highly inappropriate funeral/memorial service behavior.”
Yeah, by all of ‘em.
All three of these so-called leaders are embarrassing themselves, acting like teenagers at a party. Just another example of children being in charge when liberals are elected. Michelle is only mad cuz she wasn’t included.
Funny that didn’t include the picture taken a bit later showing that the Obama switched seats putting Michelle between BO and the Danish PM.
She looks like she’s ready to bitch-slap him.
Black guys and blondes. At least she’s not a 200 pound hag like they usually go for. Meanwhile, his old lady is pissed. I would bet that a very loud and very one-sided conversation followed.
The one of Mooch staring daggers at Carla Bruni is the best one though.
To be fair it was not your typical funeral service.
Lots of dancing, smiling and singing.
Which imho is appropriate or might be for Christians.
If we truly believe.
A baptist going away party.
You can be the POTUS, but when you’re sitting next to a hot blonde with nice legs - all men are the same.
In the third frame Moochelle puts an end to the flirting by plopping herself between them.
Reminds me of when slick willie got caught laughing while walking up to Ron Browns funeral, then when he saw the cameras started to cry..................what a pizza.
Depends on the demeanor of the immediate family IMHO. If they’re still in deep mourning it’s inappropriate to have a circus atomosphere. These aren’t a bunch of teenagers, they’re world leaders.
Looking at the demeanor of the other guests in the bigger view pictures it would seem to be dramatically out of place.
Even Michelle knows it’s out of place. The look on her face screams ‘you’re gonna get it when we get in private!’.
Doesn’t he allow only his official photographers to capture his image? I guess this is what they have decided to amuse us with today. He is quite the narcissist as always. Will the millenials be impressed? . . .
I hope the first linebacker throws his sorry bu++ out of air farce one when they are at 37,000 feet.
Yep. And pretending to like girls.
Note that Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder are sitting one row back.
Michelle Obama has that dour perpetually pissed off look of a chronic alcoholic.
Izzat Grady sittin in front of barry?
It’s a club, and MO ain’t in it!
Actually, “O” ain’t either. He crashed the gate!
yep, he was a gigantic fake too.
Yeah, the life of the self obsessed who lack all empathy.
I can’t imagine being married to moochelle. She always has that hateful look on her face..
I’d love to know what Helle’s texting. (’Obama’s wife just about broke my thigh-bone slamming her hams down!’)?
Oh, I don’t think Anyone is going to mistake mooch’s look as any kind of authentic moral outrage
My first reaction is ‘what a miserable *&%^’ but then I remember she’s married to Barack Obama.
Obama tells Mandela memorial: “He makes me want to be a better man”
Jack Nicholson in the movie “As Good As it Gets” to Helen Hunt character...”You make me want to be a better man”
His speech writers are real orignal and probably think the masses will react the same way Helen Hunt character did and fall in love with 0.
The masses are expected to rise in unison and say, “You had us at ‘Forward!’ Dear Leader!”
Surprised this thread is still alive. Others are getting yanked, due to comments I suppose.
He is married to the 200 lb. hag.
“I never thought I’d be nostalgic for the quiet, somber dignity of the Wellstone memorial”. —Iowahawk
God, Barack is gonna have a black eye by the time he gets back to DC. Mooch is gonna make him pay.
I can’t remember another time where I looked at a photo and though Mrs Obama was the classy one. How embarrassing to have the leader of the free world acting like a teenager at a state funeral
President Selfie is at it again. This wasn’t about flirting...it was about feeding his narcissism.
I will be honest, if I am at a funeral of someone who has been debilitated and bedridden by various illnesses, and has been at death's bed for quite a period of time -- I am not going to be mourning. 95 years was beyond the fourscore years allotted to the strong in the Bible - so Mr. Mandela had a good run of years.
If I was at Mandela's funeral, though, I would be mourning - but simply because I thought the individual was probably destined for hell (based on what we know. Hopefully he had a private conversion before he passed on).
If I thought the person was probably destined for Heaven -- I'd be happy. I wouldn't be snappy 'selfies', but I certainly would not be sad.
So, as much as I'm glad to take a crow-bar to Mr. Obama wherever possible, this is not one of those cases -- except for the self-photo part - that was pretty tacky.