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Five myths about Michelle Obama (Challenging everything you think you know)
Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robin Givhan

Posted on 01/12/2014 4:53:30 AM PST by Zakeet

Michelle Obama entered the White House as a chimera. To some, she was emblematic of fully realized African American womanhood and an incomparable fashion icon. To others, she was the voice of racial grievance, the nanny state and Seventh Avenue vanity. She has proved herself to be neither vengeful nor the patron saint of activist feminism. Yet misperceptions linger. So as she celebrates her 50th birthday, here are a few facts in the face of persistent fictions.

1. Michelle Obama is the most fashion-friendly first lady.

[Snip]

2. She is a food tyrant of Bloombergian intolerance.

[Snip]

3. Her legacy will be Let’s Move or Joining Forces.

[Snip]

4. She hates Princeton.

[Snip]

5. She represents an unusual success story.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; demagogicparty; firstlady; flotus; memebuilding; michelleobama; mooch; moochelle; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; zerocare

I have to respectfully disagree agree with the Washington comPost ... cause she is definitely the most fashion-friendly first lady!

1 posted on 01/12/2014 4:53:30 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Her and her husband are two of the most disgraceful people ever, for many reasons. I’m going to stop before I get banned.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 5:07:44 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Zakeet

I was shocked to read that she has made several Best Dressed lists. Some of her outfits have been beautiful but I think, left to her own devices, this is how she prefers to dress. I’m surprised she hasn’t had the WH painted orange.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 5:09:37 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Zakeet

We may never know how much influence she holds behind the scenes on her metrosexual Hussein.

And why oh why is her mother still in the white hut? Classless leeches


5 posted on 01/12/2014 5:15:09 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: ilovesarah2012
She could wear a burlap bag and I couldn't care less. She could be the most hideous looking woman and I wouldn't care. The problem I have with her is that she is a huge liberal and a food Nazi and that is what I care about.
6 posted on 01/12/2014 5:21:32 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Zakeet
Some common tailoring and dressmaking could do wonders for the First Lady.

For example:

There is NO reason to have bra lines or pantie lines showing under her clothing.
Having a hemlines dragging from the back under her coat.
Ditto for the wrinkle lines along the thighs of pants that are too tight in some spots but too loose in others.
Someone of her position should not be wearing a blouse so thin that the bra shows through.
Then there are the fat “back boobs” that roll over the top of a too tight bodice.

The following are the etiquette mistakes:

No! It is NOT appropriate to wear a red cocktail dress to the ceremony awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor.

No! It is NOT appropriate to wear a bright turquoise dress and coat to a Veterans Day service at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Gee! Even Nancy Pelosi had the decency to to wear black.

Michele Obama has access to the most respected fashion consultant and protocol people of the world. And...There are many talented seamstresses and tailors in Washington that would be delighted to give her a hand. She should also learn that everything is not always about her.

7 posted on 01/12/2014 5:22:39 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Zakeet

8 posted on 01/12/2014 5:27:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Sooo, the WP admits she is classless, clueless, undisciplined and without enduring merit. Nice job there. Only need to RBTL to get the truth from these scribes.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 5:31:23 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Zakeet

I suppose fashion is in the eye of the beholder, but Ugh!


10 posted on 01/12/2014 5:34:30 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Zakeet

I’m still waiting on Michelle’s “kill whitey” video to be released!


11 posted on 01/12/2014 5:44:17 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Yorlik803

She is Patrick Ewing wearing the curtains. She is disgustingly ugly inside and out. (No offense intended to Patrick Ewing.) These peope really need to stop smkoking crack!!


12 posted on 01/12/2014 5:49:36 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Zakeet

Can’t agree with you. She has no sense of style.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 5:55:06 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Zakeet

” cause she is definitely the most fashion-friendly first lady!”

Especially when she is carrying the laundry on her head.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 6:01:28 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Slambat

OK, let’s test the waters.

Put her up against Laura Bush, one on one to see who is the more classy. IMO Laura Bush would win that hands down.

Mooochelle on the other hand looks like she BELONGS in Africa.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 6:09:11 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Excellence
"...She has no sense of style..."

What do you mean...? She hangs out with "genuine" fashionplates!


17 posted on 01/12/2014 6:26:29 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Zakeet

Ugh!! This report just made me upchuck my Sunday coffee and bagel.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 6:39:26 AM PST by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: Zakeet

Is she still in Hawaii???

What if she is not planning on comoing back?

:)


19 posted on 01/12/2014 6:41:06 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Zakeet

Is she still in Hawaii???

What if she is not planning on comoing back?

:)


20 posted on 01/12/2014 6:41:06 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Zakeet

Harlem honey.... trailer trash posh... Goodwill Goddess..
Can we really believe that she looks at herself in a mirror and says”Damn, I look Good!”.


21 posted on 01/12/2014 6:41:49 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Zakeet
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama’s senior thesis, “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community,” was exhumed from the archives of the university and fueled the perception that she detested it. “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘Blackness’ than ever before,” she wrote. “I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.”

Flame away but I feel she's been a great First Lady...

22 posted on 01/12/2014 6:42:53 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Zakeet

23 posted on 01/12/2014 6:44:18 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: Zakeet
2. She is a food tyrant of Bloombergian intolerance. [Snip]

I can't believe they left out the fact that she is very much overweight. Are they just plain damn stupid? It's obvious . . . we all see it . . . but they can't refer to her being overweight? I don't get it.

24 posted on 01/12/2014 6:46:02 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Zakeet

Mrs. Obama’s “fashion sense” expresses exactly who she is (and especially who she is NOT) and what she thinks.

Many (most?) first ladies likely do not enjoy playing the role of loyal, decorous wife and unelected, superfluous hostess. But they have self-discipline and respect for the office their spouse holds, so they celebrate the nation at ceremonies, and sponsor good works. Some parlay their husband’s office into their own power and aggrandizement.

Moochelle grabs the brass ring as the first to so gracelessly and publicly resent being First Lady. It is obvious that she detests every moment, and hates Barry for making her play along. I think she hates America, except for blacks and black children, for putting her in this position, and because her worldview is limited by racial grievance. Spending huge sums on cheap-looking clothes, and multimillion dollar vacations, etc., are passive-aggressive payback. Similarly, wearing red and turquoise to memorial services is no accident (African-Americans fully understand traditional funeral/memorial etiquette). Passive-aggression is the resort of the powerless.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 6:52:50 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: GOPJ
I feel she's been a great First Lady...

RUUUUU-ughhhhhhh! Sploosh....drip drip drip

(deep sigh)

26 posted on 01/12/2014 6:53:51 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Zakeet

hhmmmmmm...... fashion friendly! Does that mean she will wear anything no matter how hideous?

I think it does so I must agree with #1.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by Ditter
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That dress sure looks like my grandmother’s kitchen tablecloth. I thought we gave that to Goodwill.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 7:19:46 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That’s not fair to Klingons!


30 posted on 01/12/2014 7:22:16 AM PST by schurmann
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To: bushbuddy

She is fond of wearing bedspreads, shower curtains, and tablecloths. That is what certain prints always remind me of and I immediately turn away from them.


31 posted on 01/12/2014 7:26:40 AM PST by sheana
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To: wintertime

“Even Nancy Pelosi had the decency to to wear black.”

Italians are very strict about wearing black to funerals.


32 posted on 01/12/2014 7:39:01 AM PST by jocon307
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To: bushbuddy
I thought we gave that to Goodwill.

You did but Goodwill rejected it because it scared the people who worked there. They sent it to a Savador Dali wanna-be who thought it was too weird, so he sent it to a recycling plant, where it was picked up by an "artist," who gave it to his clothing designer "partner," who made it into a Halloween costume that he sent to the White House as a joke. She didn't realize it was a joke. And that's the history of it.

33 posted on 01/12/2014 7:41:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Beats having to write articles about Fast and Furious, the Benghazi scandal(s), the Obamacare disaster, the Iranian nuclear weapons program, or even the inception of the de Blasio disaster in NYC. Partisan Media Shills ping, thanks Zakeet.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I was shocked to read that she has made several Best Dressed lists.

Those awards started at the very beginning, when everything she wore was grotesque and embarrassing.

35 posted on 01/12/2014 2:21:23 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee, Wash Post-JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion")
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To: Progov
Mooochelle on the other hand looks like she BELONGS in Africa.

Actually, many of the office secretaries in Kampala are dressed far more elegantly than Mrs. Obama is on her best day.

36 posted on 01/12/2014 4:57:10 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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