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No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT by don-o

First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press.

"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times.

The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want. "Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff and a first-generation Chinese-American, said a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition," says the Times.

But in America, the trip is not without controversy. "Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2heavy4a777; china; chinavacation; coverup; extrawideseats; michelle; obamavacation; secrecy; tyranny; vacation; vacationvacation; wideload
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Michelle Obama acting like entitled royalty on Camera does not fit the Current Democrat Current Truth about demonizing successful people.

Therefore, no media coverage will be done, for fear of losing their cushy media jobs, should they dare to say the wrong thing, in print, or on air.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: don-o

How much is this costing us? And, the Obama’s are going to Martha’s Vineyard in August. So far 4 vacations this year and we are only half way through the third month of the year.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: don-o

Eat your peas.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: don-o

Your highness, you’re traveling on our dime, so we’re entitled to come along for the ride.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: don-o

- One of B Hussein Obama’s half-brothers lives in Commie China…...


6 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:05 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: don-o

So she can pig-out at the all-you-can-eat buffets.......................


7 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: don-o
"Some conservative commentators are calling the China trip a junket. The White House will not say how much it will cost."

Taxpayer funded lavish vacations for the family!

8 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: don-o

Maybe one reporter will find two nickels and shadow the witch.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT by Tugo (Malaysian Jet in the Paint Shop.)
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To: tcrlaf
Most transparent, open administration in US History. FLOTUS/POTUS verified geniuses, icons of style and grace. Selfless, tireless vanguards for the poor, safekeepers of the downtrodden. Yea verily, King Barack and Queen Michelle.

A couple of effing grifters the likes of which MTV’s Cribs has never seen.

10 posted on 03/19/2014 6:24:36 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: don-o
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11 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:14 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: don-o

“Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical...”

Everything these mouth-breathers do has political implications.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Red Badger

13 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: don-o
"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange"

In other words, a vacation.

14 posted on 03/19/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can’t even eat our peas, moooooochele ate all of those also. She didn’t buy them , grow them, shop for them, pick them, cook them or serve them she just ate them at the tax payers expense.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: don-o

maybe she and the kids are fleeing the country


16 posted on 03/19/2014 6:30:41 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: don-o
"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says,?

A) Shouldn't ALL her trips be non-political? She's not an elected official.

B) Oh. Well. If the White House says it.....then it must be a lie.

17 posted on 03/19/2014 6:32:15 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: yldstrk

more like a come to Jesus meeting with our overlords, except they don’t believe in Jesus.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 6:32:36 AM PDT by AdSimp
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To: don-o

Think maybe she is planning to defect?


19 posted on 03/19/2014 6:32:38 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: jimbo123

Gross!!!! What a pig. She wasn’t taught table manners.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 6:32:57 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: don-o

She loves the perks but hates the responsibility of being first lady. Come to think of it, her husband, the “resident” feels exactly the same.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 6:34:18 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: don-o

I will assume there are a couple of meetings planned that would be “difficult” to “explain”.

Preparing cash flow for post 2016.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 6:35:02 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: McGruff
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Mine too, the thoughts of my mind are not even fit for my own eyes and ears.

Self censorship is better!

23 posted on 03/19/2014 6:41:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: don-o
"...a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition,"

Seriously? One-child policy... infantacide... forced abortions... THAT kind of "tradition"?

24 posted on 03/19/2014 6:47:09 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Resolute Conservative

If the White House said that Michelle’s trip isn’t political... then we must assume that it IS political. Perhaps someone in her entourage will be meeting to discuss the Russian and Chinese agreement over Crimea. We can’t afford to irritate the Chinese too badly, since they’re holding a good portion of our debt.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 6:47:53 AM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: tcrlaf
Michelle Obama acting like entitled royalty

Doesn't matter what she does. The 0 supporters are true believers in the divine right of blacks to be the wisest and smartest of all people (a role concieved in Hollywood and frequently played by Morgan Freeman, but not extant in the real world) and for a true believer, no proof is necessary and no disproof possible.

26 posted on 03/19/2014 6:52:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: don-o

She’s our ambASSador.......what a HORRIBLE joke they ALL are....and I mean ALL of them, kids included.....SURLY.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 6:58:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: don-o

They seem to be getting even more arrogant about their vacations.

It’s like the city council of Detroit is in charge of the USA.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: don-o
Disgusting, for sure! America, tighten your belts so we the anointed, may splurge and waste America into bankruptcy.

We see the obama golf counter, how about someone doing a obama vacation counter with complete cost per vacation? I looked but resources online are kinda thin, lots of 404 censorship, maybe.

29 posted on 03/19/2014 7:26:04 AM PDT by W. (In Soviet Russia, you keep tabs in browser. In America, browser keep tabs on YOU!)
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To: don-o

planes have been known to go missing in Asia


30 posted on 03/19/2014 7:28:01 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: don-o

Its a working vacation. :-) snicker


31 posted on 03/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: don-o

How are her daughters going to graduate to the next grade while missing so much school?


32 posted on 03/19/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: don-o

Why would reporters be needed on a royal vacation trip?


33 posted on 03/19/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: don-o

If, as I assume, the taxpayers are footing the bill for her travel, expenses, and security, the media has the right to cover the story.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 7:42:54 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: don-o

Is the lizard in chief going to china as well... Could be cover for the gal who is running the country...


35 posted on 03/19/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: don-o

Easier to slip the Chi-coms our secrets that way.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:53 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathimatically challenged)
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To: wildbill

We are entitled to see the bills we are paying and WHAT we are getting for our money. “Most transparent Administration in History, my ARSE”.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 8:07:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: GraceG
"Is the lizard in chief going to china as well..."

Barry's got his own vay-cay planned this month. He's supposed to be going to Saudi Arabia after first visiting the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy (visit with the Pope).

38 posted on 03/19/2014 8:13:06 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: don-o

She's got to make time because she only has two more years.




39 posted on 03/19/2014 8:20:51 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: tcrlaf

How do these kids keep getting out of school?


40 posted on 03/19/2014 8:47:16 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: don-o

No reporters?

See? - the obama’s really ARE cutting back on their vacation spending!!!


41 posted on 03/19/2014 8:48:40 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Slyfox

The daughters just had a week skiing in Aspen with Michelle. How many spring vacays do they get?


42 posted on 03/19/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: circlecity

Michelle is the first to gormandize.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 8:55:56 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: ladyjane
How many spring vacays do they get?

As many as they can get the American public to pay for.

44 posted on 03/19/2014 8:56:06 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: mass55th

[ “Is the lizard in chief going to china as well...”

Barry’s got his own vay-cay planned this month. He’s supposed to be going to Saudi Arabia after first visiting the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy (visit with the Pope). ]

I meant Valerie Jarrett.... Is she slithering to china hiding behind Moochelle’s ample posterior?


45 posted on 03/19/2014 9:17:48 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: don-o

Wonder what information she pass on to the Chinese?.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 9:41:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: don-o

no press but many WH photographers with manipulated propaganda shoots having little to do with truth.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: don-o

Reporters might accidental get in the way of bringing both planes back.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:04 PM PDT by mountainlion
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To: tcrlaf

They can’t ban the foreign press? Right?


49 posted on 03/19/2014 2:04:17 PM PDT by VA40
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To: don-o

‘He’ has been placated ‘his’ entire life. The efforts have had little effect. ‘His’ hatred of all that is good cannot be overcome.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:04 PM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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