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Michelle Obama Bows Out of Topeka Graduation Speech
Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014, 2:57 PM PDT | Debra Heine

Posted on 04/24/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT by Hoodat

It wasn't personal, they say - the students just didn't want to share their big day with the First Lady and deal with the security headaches that hosting a big name speaker would entail. More than 1,750 of them had signed a petition protesting Obama's appearance at the graduation ceremony because security concerns would have limited the number of friends and family they could invite.

Via The Hill:

Instead of delivering a graduation speech, Obama will speak before the school district the day before graduation, and will deliver remarks at a "Senior Recognition Day."

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In a statement to The Hill, the first lady's communications director said Obama wanted to accommodate all who hoped to attend the graduation ceremony.

"Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day," she told the wire service.

The first lady's address is meant to commemorate the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education desegregation ruling.

Amid such controversy, it would have been difficult for the First Lady to have gone through with the graduation speech. But it wouldn't be the first time an Obama has faced opposition in the wake of such an invitation.

After a mere two months in office, the president was invited to give the commencement address at Notre Dame University.

Obama had already made clear that he intended to enact policies concerning abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and other life issues that would mark him as the most pro abortion president in American history.

The invitation mortified pro-lifers who fiercely opposed . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: brown; moochelle; obama; topeka
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It was never about the kids. Her only concern is the spotlight for the aniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - an event that culminated with a Republican President putting an end to Woodrow Wilson's federalization of segregation by using federal troops to enforce the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Looked a lot more like the Mooch was run out of town.......


2 posted on 04/24/2014 6:25:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Hoodat

If it were really important for the graduates and not for her ego, she could have done the graduation remotely and had it projected on a large TV. She would have also enjoyed the undying gratitude of the Global Warming crowd by not flying.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: Hoodat

They’re dropping like flies: first Holder bows out of a graduation speech, and now Michelle.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 6:28:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Hoodat; Revolting cat!; GeronL

na na na na na na na hey hey goodbye...


5 posted on 04/24/2014 6:28:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Hoodat

“It wasn’t personal, they say - the students just didn’t want to share their big day with the First Lady and deal with the security headaches”
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Yea...I wonder if they would have said the same if it were someone like Ronald Reagan.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 6:29:14 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Hoodat

Save the Planet and don’t burn the Jet Fuel....


7 posted on 04/24/2014 6:30:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hoodat

DC Leftists are not that welcome in Flyover Country, for a reason (or two or more).


8 posted on 04/24/2014 6:31:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hoodat

Very sad.
Thousands of Kansans will be deprived of their opportunity to see MooseChelle in person.
I wonder if the school will provide grief counselors?


9 posted on 04/24/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

And was it the little RED school house where her maw-in-law was edumacated?


10 posted on 04/24/2014 6:34:08 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Hoodat
I hope the uninvites will continue pile up.
It is an excellent and peaceful way to show our dissatisfaction with the ruling class.

11 posted on 04/24/2014 6:37:16 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Hoodat

She was bounced out.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Hoodat

Hey who wants to go with me anyway to her ‘Ya’ll be Raceeeist’ speech.

We can hold a big sign says:

I LIKE BIG BUTTS AND I CANNOT LIE...


13 posted on 04/24/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: nascarnation

LOL!!!


14 posted on 04/24/2014 6:43:07 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Hoodat

I’m SURE this an taxpayer-funded ACORN Propaganda School someplace that would love to have her.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: All

Y’all thought there would be hell to pay before...


16 posted on 04/24/2014 6:43:52 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: bakeneko
Sir Mix-a-lot: "Baby Got Back"
17 posted on 04/24/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: AlexW

Since you asked.....I went to se RR speak at my uni in the 80’s. The intrusion was MINIMAL compared to present times. The band instrumenrs had to be checked before hand...but that was the most invasive.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 6:46:54 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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19 posted on 04/24/2014 6:47:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hoodat

“Don’t go away mad, just go away.”


20 posted on 04/24/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Hoodat

The forced integration in our Northern schools screwed up the whole neighborhood school system. Huge buses now occupy the front lawns of schools. Graduation is 40%. Nice job. They don’t appreciate what we’ve given them.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 6:54:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: doorgunner69
I agree.

I am surprised about the National Enquirer's "White House of Horrors" where she is described as a "monster" abusing hubby and her saffers.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 7:00:46 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Publius

You will appreciate this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkJdEFf_Qg4


23 posted on 04/24/2014 7:01:08 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Never forget.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Hoodat

Damned Obamas, always BOWING! Are we sure they’re not Japanese?


25 posted on 04/24/2014 7:07:09 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Hoodat

A pity, 1750 student loan applications suddenly declined.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 7:16:08 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Paladin2

Shawnee county reliably votes democrat. She would have been welcomed warmly by the majority. My coworker was very disappointed, her son is graduating there this year.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 7:18:14 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: doorgunner69

Don’t mess with Kansas.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 7:18:58 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: dangerdoc

I assume she was/is just engaging in another enjoyable SPLURGE.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hoodat

“Once we learned about the concerns of some students,”

They don’t want you, your BS or your lunches, Chewbacca.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 7:19:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: BitWielder1
...an excellent and peaceful way to show our dissatisfaction with the ruling class.

A highly constructive comment.

31 posted on 04/24/2014 7:19:58 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sacajaweau
The forced integration in our Northern schools screwed up the whole neighborhood school system.

The forced integration of ALL our schools screwed up the public schools beyond recognition.

The judge who wrote the bussing decision eventually admitted it had wrought a catastrophe and had been a gigantic mistake.

Nobody talks about it, but the ruination of what was once an excellent public school system was begun with his signature on the order.

32 posted on 04/24/2014 7:22:04 PM PDT by okie01 (and grants)
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To: Old Yeller

Shucks, I am gonna guess this will be the last time Michelle tries to set foot in our fair state again.


33 posted on 04/24/2014 7:24:19 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: doorgunner69

She is still meeting with them just at another day I wonder if it will be mandatory to hear her.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 7:30:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: left that other site

LOL. Thanks!


35 posted on 04/24/2014 7:34:17 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: funfan
Is she bringing money from Bammy's $tash to the school district?

(Like TOTUS' do when they visit overseas.)

36 posted on 04/24/2014 7:36:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MV=PY

My pleasure! ;-)


37 posted on 04/24/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Hoodat

If I wa sa senior at that school I would opt out of senior day, but if is anything like my high school, even back in the early seventies we were told if we didn’t participate we would not graduate.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 7:37:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Hoodat

There’s a quiet, seething anger at the Obamas and Washington in the heartland of America.


39 posted on 04/24/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Paladin2

You mean OUR money?


40 posted on 04/24/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

Dude, it ain’t jo money no mo’.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 7:49:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
another enjoyable SPLURGE

Well, yes. It is the stuff of life, you know.

42 posted on 04/24/2014 7:53:40 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: AlexW
Yes, I think they would have said the same thing.

As I have said before, the local government administration idiots who thought it would be a great idea to invite either the POTUS or the First Lady to speak at a joint 5 school graduation ceremony went beyond merely stupid.

The onus is on them, and I think the locals should demand their names, publically denounce them, and look at firing all of them.

43 posted on 04/24/2014 7:54:27 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
They’re dropping like flies: first Holder bows out of a graduation speech, and now Michelle.

And hildabeaste ran away from San Diego.

44 posted on 04/24/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: dangerdoc
A pity, 1750 student loan applications suddenly declined.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Dan in Wichita

“Shucks, I am gonna guess this will be the last time Michelle tries to set foot in our FAIR STATE again.”

But I’d bet she’d win a Blue Ribbon in the cattle barn if she visits your STATE FAIR!! :)


46 posted on 04/24/2014 8:13:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: left that other site

I was laughing so hard I was coughing uncontrollably.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 8:13:17 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And the prospect of the Secret Service placing the school & its environs under total guns-shoved-in-your-face lockdown didn’t help, either.


48 posted on 04/24/2014 8:21:19 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Hoodat

I thought my graduation class of 525 was a large one. 1750 is huge.


49 posted on 04/24/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: nascarnation

What the hell, they’re getting Sibelius back, they should have thrills running up and down their little legs....


50 posted on 04/24/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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