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Skip to comments.Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady
Posted on 01/07/2012 7:53:16 AM PST by LRoggy
Michelle Obama was privately fuming, not only at the presidents team, but also at her husband.
In the days after the Democrats lost Edward Kennedys Senate seat in January 2010, Barack Obama was even-keeled as usual in meetings, refusing to dwell on the failure or lash out at his staff. The first lady, however, could not fathom how the White House had allowed the crucial seat, needed to help pass the presidents health care legislation and the rest of his agenda, to slip away, several current and former aides said.
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Amazingly enough, as I read this article Jodi Kantor wrote, I note that you have listed yourself as the author.
I’m SORRY! Didn’t mean to do that!
Can the moderator fix that?
Probably, if you ask nicely.
If it was just an accident I don't imagine it's too big a deal.
She always looks like she's privately fuming .....
Maybe you can also get them to take the apostrophe out of the word Obama’s since there shouldn’t be one when a word is made plural.
LIGO : Lady In Gender Only
Wow, this thread is pretty tough this morning! Didn’t anyone sleep well?
FLOTUS imagines herself Queen of the World and can’t understand why it doesn’t seem like Heaven.
A dozen mind readers wouldn’t be sufficient, as she needs to flare her attitude just to show she’s in charge.
I don't care for the Obama's, especially Michelle who appears to be a cold hearted and vindictive person to me. But, I side with her on this one. If she had wished to maintain her career (which would mean she actually did something in her $300K a year hospital job) and keep her children in school where they had ties and friendships, so be it.
The "first family" aspect of the President job is almost becoming similar to the royals. If he wanted to just go to work like other elected officials do, I'd be good with it.
More whining from Michelle about the tribulations of being in the White House!! This is beyond annoying.
LOL! Excellent, deoetdoctrinae. :)
Isn't that racist?
This wretched woman is an abomination of physical and spiritual ugliness and atrocious fashion sense. She’s crass, ungracious , foul-mouthed and ignorant. Never has so awful a woman ever been an American First Lady.
Good luck with that. The apostrophe showing possession is a lost cause. It is, however, a very telling indication of a person's age group.
I can speak only for myself and the answer is NO.
That's the standard countenance of the perpetually offended. Political correctness requires that they must always be offended, so that they are always entitled.
Most of the time I just let it go because there isn’t enough time in the day to try to fix all that needs fixing. Sometimes I feel like being a wise guy so I pipe up.
Isn't that the truth!
25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings.
How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).
And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2. His time may be short.
Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.
I’ve never understood the folks that gush about her fashion sense, how great she looks, etc. ..... but you know, I think they are on to something because her stylists have obviously found a way to totally camouflage the cinderblock-size chip she always carries around on her shoulder.
No way, waist is too small.
I respectfully disagree. If the President’s family doesn’t care enough about this country to make a transition to live in the White House, then none of the family should be there. A family is a unit and if they don’t care it sends an extremely bad signal to we the people. The royalty first family aspect business IS wrong, however the answer is to not treat them as royalty, not give them a pass for not moving in.
Here in New York State the Governor stopped living in the Governor’s mansion in Albany starting with lovely RINO Pataki and now the mansion sits empty and the symbolism is real - the lack of caring enough about the state. Because if these families were flexible and intelligent they could get a positive attitude and enjoy the experience!!!
I suspect that underneath these poor decisions are whiney kids complaining and running the show behind the scenes - typical of the dysfunction of the modern family. “I doon’t waant to leave my friends, etc. No leadership by the parents here and empty first houses that should be symbols of pride of office.
(Sorry to go on and on)
“Accident”?? A likely story. Looks more like pure plagiarism. Give ‘em the boot! No plagiarists on FR!
She fumes at the thought of the loss of her free vacations.
(I thought that deserved repeating!)
No one is interested in this book.
The Obamas [Hardcover]
Jodi Kantor (Author)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167 in Books
BN Sales rank: 210
Hah! The author’s name has been corrected!
Now if only Palin would reconsider . . .
A friend was in DC and overheard some parents whose children go to Sidwell Friends(where Malia and Sasha are) talking. They said that the older one, Malia, is sweet and quiet...a good student.
Sasha, on the other hand, is apparently a brat..talks back to the teachers and has even been known to say, “You can’t make me. My dad is President”. Geez.
Sarah’s analyses on Fox of the political climate have been right on: sharp and intelligent. SIGH.
Levin said same on is show the other night.
lol, Miss Magnolia.
The First Fat A** deserves to rot in Haides
OMG!!!! Someone forgot to put the PUKE ALERT on! Almost lost my coffee reading this tripe. The comments section in the times was VERY disturbing and show the real threat that some of the obamanites hold for this country. Yuck!!!!
When can we start using the ‘w’ word for Moochelle?
“Amazingly enough, as I read this article Jodi Kantor wrote about her newly published book on the Obama’s the thought that came to mind was how much she seems to substantiate what the Ulsterman columns were saying!”
Right you are! IMO, Ulsterman is at least vindicated regarding this episode:
“Early on Sept. 16 (2010), Robert Gibbs was scanning the news when a story stopped him short: according to a new French book, Michelle Obama had told Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the French first lady, that living in the White House was hell. It was a potential disaster the equivalent of the $400 haircut, Mr. Gibbs feared, coming just weeks before election day and on the heels of a vacation in Spain that had drawn accusations of lavish spending.
“Mr. Gibbs asked her aides to find out if she had said anything even close (no, the answer came back), and then fought the story back for hours, having the book translated and convincing the Élysée Palace to issue a denial. By noon the potential crisis had been averted.
“But at Mr. Emanuels 7:30 a.m. staff meeting the next day, Ms. Jarrett announced that the first lady had concerns about the White Houses response to the book, according to several people present. All eyes turned to Mr. Gibbs, who started to steam.
’Dont go there, Robert, dont do it,’ Mr. Emanuel warned.
’Thats not right, Ive been killing myself on this, wheres this coming from?’ Mr. Gibbs yelled, adding expletives. He interrogated Ms. Jarrett, whose calm only seemed to frustrate him more. The two went back and forth, Ms. Jarrett unruffled, Mr. Gibbs shaking with rage. Finally, several staff members said, Mr. Gibbs cursed the first lady colleagues stared down at the table, shocked and stormed out.”
Where does Andrew Cuomo live?
Like the Hildebeast, her temper is legendary...
Yes, the comments section is worse than the article - very frightening that so many are so willingly misinformed and/or capable of critical thought or at least skepticism.
Last night I added a comment that I thought was mild - for a Freeper - saying basically that it’s too bad that we citizens who are not worthy cannot pay for more vacations for her. This alluded to a post that in all seriousness said that our country isn’t good enough for the Obamas. Needless to say, the other post remained while mine was removed.
There are many really gorgeous black women and MO isn’t one of them. Wonder how long it takes to get her looking even this good. I guess that’s not really important except for the fact that the left is always drooling over her horrible clothes and “beauty”. What \ever beauty she displays is at great expense, the best money can buy.
When the leftist media raves on about her beauty and grace it is indicative of their cultural mindset in which they think they can make things be true by saying so.