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NBC's Today Swoons Over Michelle Obama Shopping at Target
MRC ^ | Sept 30. 2011 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 10/03/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT by yoe

Friday's NBC Today devoted an entire segment to photos of First Lady Michelle Obama stopping by a Target store in Alexandria, Virginia, as Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell – on location at the shopping center – gushed: "Check this out. Behind those dark glasses, tucked under that Nike cap, one of the world's most famous women. Yes, that is the First Lady of the United States at Target.

A sound bite was featured of The Washington Post's Amy Argetsinger touting the "wow factor" of the First Lady going to the department store. Later, O'Donnell declared: "Doing ordinary things in tough economic times can be good for a public image." A sound bite followed from left-wing Huffington Post senior politics editor Howard Fineman: "It's great PR for them, because they can say, 'Look, on this trip and others, we know what's going on outside the gates of the White House.'"

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This is a smoke and mirrors article about a woman who flies at tax payer expense in a separate government jet to meet her husband at an expensive family vacation spot - how did Beau get there? having just returned from a visit to her brother N.W. America and prior to that a junket abroad with daughter and entourage to 'visit' our history....and shop. This picture shows Madam Obama in maybe a Jam shirt and did anyone look at her shoes ...she has a propensity for very expensive sneakers. Michelle is fooling no one except those who want to be fooled.
1 posted on 10/03/2011 9:20:11 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Anyone else smell photo op??

These trailer trash can’t be gone soon enough!!


2 posted on 10/03/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: yoe

this would be hilarious if the country wasnt in so much trouble


3 posted on 10/03/2011 9:23:22 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (N)
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To: yoe

Imagine the horror if she stepped foot in a Walmart!


4 posted on 10/03/2011 9:23:34 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: DustyMoment

The WH sent an AP photographer with her...


5 posted on 10/03/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: yoe
"Wow factor?"

Sounds like that guy from Storage Wars.

6 posted on 10/03/2011 9:26:16 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: yoe

We are at war with Eastasia

We have always been at war with Eastasia


7 posted on 10/03/2011 9:27:24 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: yoe

What did she buy at Target? Tooth brush holders? Giant bag of dog food for BO the dog? WHAT? Giant size of mouth wash? I fail to believe she likes anything at Target.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 9:27:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: yoe

They know very well it is all staged propaganda.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 9:27:50 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: NonValueAdded

I’ve never stepped foot in Wallmart either. Our Commie County won’t even consider letting them build here. Not politically correct, doncha know.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! !)
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To: DustyMoment

"A model of style and grace" - Vanity Fair


11 posted on 10/03/2011 9:28:29 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: yoe
, one of the world's most famous women

Lady GaGa, Kim Kadashian, Snooki?

12 posted on 10/03/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: NonValueAdded

Imagine the horror if she stepped foot in a Walmart!

She dress’s for it. In Walmart fashion.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 9:29:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: yoe

"..she stop in the auto dept.for a pair of curb feelers?"

14 posted on 10/03/2011 9:29:13 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: yoe

Wow. THAT’s how she was able to afford all those vacations, thriftiness! Oh,wait a minute....She’s only thifty with HER money. Ours, she spends like a drunken sailor (was she able to find any 40,000 dollar bracelets at Walmart?). This really makes her look like a major hypocrite. Maybe she thinks we little people are just thst stupid.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 9:32:02 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2662464/posts

and

http://www.google.com/search?q=michelle+obama+walmart+image&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&prmd=imvnsuo&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=guKJTqzwCqju0gGO_tDwDw&ved=0CCYQsAQ&biw=1008&bih=600


16 posted on 10/03/2011 9:32:31 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: HIDEK6

I guess we are also to believe that Me!chelle just grabbed the keys to “The Beast” (armoured Presidential limo) too. I guess we were supposed to NOT notice the Secret Service; the traffic disruptions...and then follow that the FLOTUS needs cleaning supplies (does she remove the 42k bangles when on toilet cleaning duty)?

This story is almost as much a fairie tale as Hope and Change.


17 posted on 10/03/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: GeronL

Yes, it was.

“Another staged moment in the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama just had to get out to Target to do a little shopping last week. But, before the shopping run the White House tipped off AP photographer Charles Dharapak so that he would be at the store to memorialize the moment.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/figures-white-house-tipped-off-ap-reporter-ahead-of-michelle-obamas-target-photo-op/


18 posted on 10/03/2011 9:35:59 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: yoe

The simple are fooled by such publicity stunts. The jet fuel and expenses for one of her vacations could have provided food for 10,000 people or more.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Who carries bags AND pushes a cart? Just asking!


20 posted on 10/03/2011 9:40:37 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: "A Big Ole’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”)
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Perhaps the AP photog also didn't know that you are meant to put your bags of groceries IN the shopping cart as you take them out to your limo...:^)
21 posted on 10/03/2011 9:45:08 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: oncebitten

It was strictly a photo op. The MSM were notified in advance.


22 posted on 10/03/2011 9:47:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: yoe

You mean that none of her 23 or so assistants couldn’t have done this?


23 posted on 10/03/2011 9:50:47 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: yoe
“Yoo-hoo, Barack, I'm gonna be out for awhile...gotta make a run to Target, you be needin’ anything? Smokes? Jerky? Chips?”
24 posted on 10/03/2011 9:51:16 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: yoe

See! She’s really not Marie Antoinette! She’s really not Marie Antoinette! See! See! See! See! /sarc


25 posted on 10/03/2011 9:54:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe

We are to be impressed by a gibbon dressed up like a 14-year-old boy?


26 posted on 10/03/2011 9:55:24 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: yoe

What did this little shopping trip cost the American taxpayer?


27 posted on 10/03/2011 9:55:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (My opinion doesn't really matter until March 13th anyway.)
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To: yoe

Did she buy some more lysol? Silly woman - only a election is strong enough to get the dirt out of the White House.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: yoe

Damn right the WH tipped off the AP.

The SS had to notify the Target that they were coming. They ALWAYS do a security sweep prior to a visit.

ALSO, Target had to approve the photgraphing in the store. When local news went out to cover the event [after the fact], they were allowed to film in the store - BUT with a store employee monitoring them AND they were only to film in certain parts of the store ...

To say the AP photographer was there by PURE HAPPEN STANCE is PURE BS !!!


29 posted on 10/03/2011 10:02:33 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SamuraiScot

LOL, impressive turn of phrase.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: yoe

Barf... doesn’t surprise me one bit. Most bubble-headed, clueless women here in the northeast (FReepers, conservatives and Tea Partiers excluded of course!) worship the ground Moochelle AND Hillary Clintoon walk on. These women are the reason stupid shows like “The View” and “Ellen” continue to apparently do well in the ratings...


31 posted on 10/03/2011 10:06:21 AM PDT by nutmeg (Yes We CAIN !! Herman Cain 2012)
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To: yoe
Yeah, she has a real "feel" for the people, and I wish she'd get her filthy hands out of my pants pockets.

I guess the reporters didn't know about the $17 million stimulus payoff to Oregon State to keep Michelle's brother-the-lousy-basketball-coach, Craig Robinson, in a job.

32 posted on 10/03/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Baynative
Then...
...and Now

33 posted on 10/03/2011 10:17:07 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (If found, please turn me in to AttackWatch)
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To: marstegreg
Remember, they are in campaign mode now and they don't want to upset the poor folks so they have to appear to actually understand poor folk and go shopping where the poor folks shop, it's all propaganda, remember Mike Dukakis's infamous ride in a military tank with a military helmet on ?





Remember folks, it's all propaganda for the campaign season to appear that they understand that people are hurting in this Obama ruined economy.
34 posted on 10/03/2011 10:24:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: yoe

That Target must have an enormous parking lot to handle Air Force 2.


35 posted on 10/03/2011 10:30:44 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: NonValueAdded
Imagine the horror if she stepped foot in a Walmart!

Don't be too sure. Found this over at www.walmart-people.com

36 posted on 10/03/2011 10:32:50 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: yoe

“See, I buy my foie gras at Target, just like the rest of you - uh, I mean extra lean ground beef.”


37 posted on 10/03/2011 10:32:59 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Raebie
“Another staged moment in the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama just had to get out to Target to do a little shopping last week. But, before the shopping run the White House tipped off AP photographer Charles Dharapak so that he would be at the store to memorialize the moment.”

My oh my, what a happenstance happy coincidence.

That AP photographer so happen to be at the same Target store as Moose was.
.
38 posted on 10/03/2011 10:33:11 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: az_gila
" Perhaps the AP photog also didn't know that you are meant to put your bags of groceries IN the shopping cart as you take them out to your limo...:^) "

Shows you how out of touch they are with the common folk, it was all staged for a purpose.
39 posted on 10/03/2011 10:35:39 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Remember, they are in campaign mode now and they don’t want to upset the poor folks so they have to appear to actually understand poor folk and go shopping where the poor folks shop, it’s all propaganda, remember Mike Dukakis’s infamous ride in a military tank with a military helmet on ?

Bad news for them .... we know them too well to believe it again. It may have worked the first time but as the saying goes “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nutmeg
" These women are the reason stupid shows like “The View” and “Ellen” continue to apparently do well in the ratings..."

Forgot the once mighty Queen of day time Queen Jezebel herself who corrupted a whole generation of women, Oprah.
41 posted on 10/03/2011 10:39:52 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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42 posted on 10/03/2011 10:48:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: yoe
Is that a Nike logo on the cap?

Didn't Sarah Palin get a complaint filed against her for wearing a logo at one of her husband's snowmobile races?

Nevermind, she's not an elected official.... Carry on...

43 posted on 10/03/2011 10:48:32 AM PDT by par4
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To: marstegreg
" Bad news for them .... we know them too well to believe it again. It may have worked the first time but as the saying goes “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”.

Wasn't fooled by them the first time around.
44 posted on 10/03/2011 10:49:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: NonValueAdded
Imagine the horror if she stepped foot in a Walmart!

By looks, she'd fit right in. It's the entourage that would make the checkout lines a pain.

45 posted on 10/03/2011 10:50:28 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (n Popeil used to say, "But Wait!)
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To: yoe

(lucianne)
46 posted on 10/03/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: American Constitutionalist

I miss Laura Bush. She was/is a class act


47 posted on 10/03/2011 10:54:07 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: yoe

So, is Target where she buys her $600 earrings? After all, when Bush handed out the rebates (or whatever they were) to taxpayers, Michelle scoffed at the small amount and said that was just a trifle, like a pair of earrings. Michelle, to many of us $600 is a house payment, not earrings.


48 posted on 10/03/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: GeronL

I’d like to know when was the last time she stepped into a Target since becoming First Lady.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 10:58:22 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: opentalk

Now thats funny!


50 posted on 10/03/2011 10:59:04 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obama’s approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United State)
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