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Video || Michelle Presents Best Picture Oscar

by Keith Koffler on February 25, 2013, 6:51 am

First Lady Michelle Obama Sunday night made a surprise appearance on the Academy Awards to present the Oscar for Best Picture. She made the award via video from the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

Michelle used a group of young servicemen and women as props for her latest high-profile media appearance, having them stand behind her as she spoke.

Mrs. Obama wore a silver, art deco-inspired gown by Indian-born American fashion designer Naeem Khan.

Here’s how it went down:

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Just2old February 25, 2013 at 7:05 am

I hate when they use our young men and woman in uniform as potted plants for this type of crap. They should be ashamed….but, they know no better.

Car in February 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

that bugged me too, although I only know about this event from the news this morning.

Langley Spook February 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

I saw this this morning too.
I need a drink already…

Lizzy February 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Me too and a extra large Valium too.

RickW February 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

They are improving, Just2. At least they did not line up children as props…….Sickening still

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

As they are WH Aides they probably had no choice. Of course she just lovesssssssssss the Military and their families. And did anyone note her comment about all the movies they watch? No wonder BO starts the day late.

Playrighter February 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

How about another, overdue category for the Oscars:

Best reluctant role by an inconvenienced citizen in support of a narcissist who cannot function without the use of human props…

And a shout-out to the inspiration: “Props to you, Obama!”

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

Preezy Showbeezy.

cincycinco February 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

How about a “Best Supporting Actor” nod for the stellar job Mooch is doing for the role of First Lardy (thanks for that, Jenna!) in the first five installments of the octology that is “The Lord of O-ing”!

“She” actually has people BELIVING that “she’s”
- a loving wife
-a compassionate person
-a good mother
-proud of “her” Country
-a woman

And “She’s” NONE of these things!

Now, THAT’S acting!

legtingle February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Late night with Reggie, since that love affair is back on.

Poor Beard Mooch. Needs attention. We’ll be seeing a lot more of her in al her glorious fat arse-ed-ness.

veritaseequitas February 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

It could be that their commanding officers ordered them to be backdrop for the obnoxious and odious FLOTUS.

RickW February 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

I half expected to hear a short speech about how “These brave men and women will soon be furloughed because of the Sequester”…….

Langley Spook February 25, 2013 at 7:20 am


Car in February 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

The Oscar’s an Hollywood pretty much ruined themself. This is morning like frosting on the cake.

sportinlife10 February 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

…payback for tax breaks is more like it: the Chicago way.

QueenOfScott February 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

Idiocracy at it’s best! Lord help us.

Car in February 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

My husband thought it was more Evita-esque.

Langley Spook February 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

“Cult of Personality”

CAR February 25, 2013 at 9:28 am


CAR February 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

Young people will believe this is the role of the President/First Lady. This, appearing on late night TV and during the Super Bowl, and all the free stuff you can get. This is disgusting. But not surprising.

JP February 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

Having worked int the WH myself in past years, I know that these young members of the military as the social aides who attend all formal events and assistant in the event. I’m sure there was a big party last night given the way she is dressed. Can those bangs get any longer?

Girly1 February 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

JP….those bangs are just a tad too short. I’d say another 10 inches would be the perfect length!

Just2old February 25, 2013 at 10:01 am


JP February 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

I agree, Girly….but you know what? When I looked at her face, all I could see were her teeth! LOL!!!! I can’t tell you what I thought she looked like. My comment would be removed! LOL!!!!

connie February 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

maybe a ;howler monkey?”

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

The odds were good that the Obamas would get a picture of the year which played into their self-promoting little paws. If Lincoln had won, you would have had the descendant of slaves and the wife of the contemporary Lincoln announcing the award. If Zero Dark Thirty, everyone would have been reminded that Obama ‘got’ Bin Laden. Argo offered the least, but if you’ve seen it, you know that the end of movie leaves everyone thinking Jimmy Carter solved the Iranian Hostage Crisis without a shot being fired or a life being lost when in fact the movie portrays Carter as almost having screwed the rescue up and we all know who got the bulk of the hostages out of Iran, Ronald Reagan.

Playrighter February 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Or as Rush Limbaugh pointed out: 1) “Argo” gives Hollywood partial credit for the heroics (although Canada’s role is minimized) and 2) The irony of Mrs. Obama naming a best picture about a successful rescue of Embassy personnel in light of the Obama Benghazi failure.

Regina February 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

why does anyone think this is ok?!?!? i guess this is why the country is where it is… wish i wasn’t along for the slide.

Blondie February 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

How much does something like this cost to set up? I’m sure we, the taxpayers ,paid for it!! I don’t watch the Oscars anyway, but did turn it on at the end, and was I ever sorry I did!

barbara February 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

… Now we know why the makeover happened ….just in time for the Oscars….
I think she actually believes she is a movie star…
Bet she is planning her star and footprints at Graumans Chinese Theatre

AZ Granny February 25, 2013 at 8:13 am

I wonder if she still uses Oprah’s makeup artist that charges $15,000 per day?

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

and the round trip flight to get here there and back.

connie February 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

what has she got under those “bangs?” stupif look

Jeff1000 February 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

This Marxist administration has their fingerprints on everything, from the Super Bowl to the Oscars. What’s next? An Obama statue in every town?

Girly1 February 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

Not to mention Dear Leader’s photograph hanging in every living room across the USA….

Jeff1000 February 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

Actually, the MSM and social media have replaced statues, murals, and photographs.

AZ Granny February 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

In case you missed the Oscars, host Seth McFarlane sang “We Saw Your Boobs” at the beginning of the show, which called out all the actresses who have gone topless in the movies. The song was crass and stupid and some of the actresses looked mortified at being called out. Maybe they’ll learn to keep their clothes on next time… During that song, 8 minutes into the show, is when I changed the channel. We did see the end though with Mooch presenting the award. Her hair/bangs remind me of the doll with magic hair our daughters used to have.

sportinlife10 February 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

Even my local MSM critic said she “came one step closer to being overexposed”. Appearance or outfit? Can’t tell.

Jeff1000 February 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

Michelle Obama talks as if the movies never existed before she and Barack came onto the scene. We get a lecture about what the movies are all about (as if we didn’t know) and reassurance that the Marxists running the country give their full approval and permission for us serfdom to go to the movies.

This is just so ridiculous I can’t believe that I’m even writing this in the United States of America.

DeniseVB February 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

First thing I thought of, what did this cost us ? Oscar results are better guarded than the First Family, so we fly the envelope out with a security team (or whatever Hollywood magic gave her the results at that second), some people to rehearse and stage her appearance and set up cameras and crews at midnight ? (or was is pre-recorded?)

Then Twitter exploded, that was the place to be for the surprise! Even people who like her as First Lady thought it was a shark jumping buzz killing moment. We can’t escape her!

gracepmc February 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I’m gonna start checking under my bed. You never know where Mooch will show up next. These people are everywhere!

GWShrub February 25, 2013 at 8:20 am


AZ Granny February 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

Did Michelle wear the same dress for her Oscar premiere (presentation) that she wore for the Governor’s dinner? Or did we pay for two dresses similar in appearance?

Jeff1000 February 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

You can hear the fear in Jack’s voice; he knows something is very very wrong even though he probably couldn’t articulate it even if he wanted to.

srdem65 February 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

The wife of the President gives out an award voted on by members of a private organization she has no association with, whie members of the military stand behind her and they think this is OK.

One of the constants of this Obama administration is the use of people or groups that Americans traditionally hold in high regard; our doctors, our teachers, first responders, and most of all, our military. They are used as backdrops to give the impression that these people are backing them, have their back, or are supporting them in whatever they are saying or doing.
As a visual tactic, it’s not too subtle, but effective even as it is misleading and a false pandering.

The handlers or publicists of the Obamas are better than those of the Hollywood actors who have used them for years to further their careers.
But, unlike those actors who use these tactics to get the attention of the industry’s mogels, the Obamas are using them to gain a popularity that has nothing to do with any talent or expertise. Their public appearances are becoming nothing more than promoting their personalities, to what end is unknown.

They have managed to cast the Presidency and all of it’s majesty that we allow to become a crass vehicle for their personal public enhancement and not the best interests of the United States..

Jeff1000 February 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

Great analysis!

Girly1 February 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

Well said, srdem! It’s the ‘cult of personality’ combined with Rules for Radicals. We are becoming Argentina with a twist of N. Korea. They have taken over the MSM and now…the public aiways. It’s going to take an Act of Congress to put a stop their unprecedented abuse of power and misappropriation of Federal funds. It should be grounds for impeachment, i.e. dereliction of duty on Obama’s part.

They are both out of control! The WH has become BET headquarters. It warrants a full investigation.

Question: How did MO go from this:
to being a presenter at the Academy Awards?
Answer: Your taxpayer dollars!

Lynn II February 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

Couldn’t have said it better.
You go!!

Playrighter February 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

Are you talking about the same Obama who stood in silent assent when Wanda Sykes wished kidney failure on Rush Limbaugh, Hoffa vowed to march an army and “take these s.o.b.s (GOP) out”, and Paul McCartney, in a demonstration of crassness, and ill-mannered ignorance told Obama it was nice to have a President in the White House who actually knew what a library was (ignoring both George W. Bush’s literacy efforts and his wife’s job as a librarian)?

Are you talking about a President who can’t be bothered to work with “Congress” to avoid national bankruptcy, but can do numerous media interviews, and play golf with Tiger Woods? (Karma? Woods was eliminated in the first round of his next tournament.)

Stay tuned. Obama’s NCAA brackets are right around the corner.

veritaseequitas February 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

Sorry but the metallic gray is NOT a good look on black skin. Halle Berry wore the same color to the Oscars, and as beautiful as she truly is, it is not a good look for her skin color.
Is there no place we are safe from having to look at or listen to Little Barry Boo Boo and MooChow? Do they have to stick their noses into everything?

Shofar February 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

Truthfully, when I saw her come on the screen I thought it was going to be due to Zero Dark Thirty being the winner. To be honest, I was surprised that it wasn’t. I haven’t seen this piece of propaganda, but with Hollywierd being so enamored with this President, and vice-versa, I thought it would win best picture simply on the weight of all the help the producers and director received from the WH.

Perhaps next years WH sponsored movie will take the Best Picture category. My only question is, what story will the next one tell? Will it be about how “radical, fringe elements” of the TEA Party try to overthrow the duly elected government, and the leadership that Obama showed in keeping the Union together? If Obama starts to grow a beard à la Lincoln, we know we are all in trouble.

AZ Granny February 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Leave it to the Brits. Michelle is NOT going to like this:

David Cameron is encouraging Barack Obama to leave his wife Michelle at home when he attends the G8 Summit in the UK this year.

British sources say the Prime Minister wants the summit in June to be WAG-free to ensure leaders remain ‘focused’ on issues like tackling tax avoidance, without the distraction of having their wives and girlfriends in tow.

Lizzy February 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

Bless his cotton socks:-)

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

I’m sure the Brit’s remember the week she spent over there for the Olympics this past summer. No need for another circus to arrive in town.

Dawn February 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

I love the Brits! Cameron probably received a gentle reminder from Buckingham Palace. Remember when Moooooch manhandled the Queen?

Lizzy February 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

Should be Knighted and given the Nobel Prize soon! :-)

MichelleIndependent February 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

does that mean Reggie Love has to stay home?

MikeD February 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

Enough is never enough when you know no different. The problem we have is that the Obama’s have fallen in love with being Potus and Flotus and now re-elected have no natural line in the sand with what is the correct role never mind how to perform it. Those being two different things. I’d like to see them make low key mutlitple visits to the graves of those killed in Iraq and afghanistan, visit the thousands wounded many beyond comprehension, many now without the support of an acceptable support network. I’d liek to see the president spend a long weekend at the emergency ward of Chicago’s main hospital and see just how well his city is doing, meet with and speak to the thousands of young females both domestic and foreign enslaved by vice rings around the country, I’d like to see them actually sit and work out issues with those who disagree and realsie as we all do every day that solutions often require doing something we don’t like 100%, but its better than the blame game. Above all I’d liek them stopping behaving as if they are campigning in the banal way that almost all politiciaisn in the US do now. Potus and Fotus spend more actual thought and energy pleasing themselves than the citizens of the country, they don’t see it that way but that is a fact. Pres Obama clearly put more effort and personal involvement into his golf days recently than any debt plan, Mrs O into picking clothes and going skiing as well as making sure her Christmas vacation as all it could be for her. The fact that makes this worse is that there appears to be no platform untainted by GOP colors to make the middle and the left take notice of the abuse of tax funds and above all time of the President for personal gratification.

veritaseequitas February 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Low-key visits? Really? This is not George and Laura Bush we are talking about here. The sorry assed Obama’s will never pass up a chance to keep their ugly mugs in the spotlight. Let us remember, no matter what they do, the photo op or the ensuing riot when there is no access, is the all important thing for these two.
Since Little Barry Boo Boo and his Freaky Bride do not have any real accomplishments to build a life on once they are no longer stinking up the WH, Hollywood will be the only route that will keep them in the spotlight and on track with the frivolous, ridiculous and demeaning.

Moe February 25, 2013 at 8:53 am
Leave it to Rush to catch this not so subtle cry of me, me, me. Please, someone, tell me they have jumped the shark.

Anne Lieberman February 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

The potted plants seem to be non-diverse Typical White people :/

(Does anyone know what branch of military they are? I don’t recognize the uniforms.)

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

2 were Navy.. 1 maybe a Coastie.

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

The young lady to MO’s left arm is Air Force enlisted.

Toni Gallardo February 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

Too bad everything has to be about them. They make me sick. Why has everything been infiltrated by the government?

Susan February 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

Missed the hoopla last night and have no desire to watch Mooch live the life of a movie star vicariously through some phony awards presentation. Keep wondering how far the grifters will go, and there seems to be no limit. Drudge has a photo of her performance. Swear she puts Miracle Gro on that wighat – her bangs keep getting longer and longer. Not much longer before she looks like Cousin Itt from the Addams Family.

Florida Girl February 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

I wonder if it is just a “Bang Piece” for when she wears the up hairdo?
It does look rather strange.

RickW February 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

We already have “Lurch” as Sec of State Susan. You may be onto something….LMAO

Michael February 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Give her some credit…at least she didn’t spend our money flying cross country to be with her Hollywood pals. But the dress probably wasn’t off the rack at Wal-Mart either.

DeniseVB February 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

True that, but she could have easily attended using her Let’s Move tour to get her out there.

Her appearance took weeks of prep time and entire Disney jets full of producers to set up the “moment”. Too bad the WH wasn’t this attentive to Benghazi needs.

Lizzy February 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

Imagine the cost of Oscar frock, stylist, new wighat/bangs redone and

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

The production from the WH was probably just as expensive or more, and we the taxpayers paid for it all. Doesn’t the WH have any budgetay constraints?

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 11:16 am


Star February 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

She will be STARRING in a movie this yr-mark my words. I was sick yesterday and when I got to the computer his morning and saw this, I almost had a relapse.

ladyliberty1885 February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Blatant photo op. Surprised she didn’t break into song.
Probably no coincidence she filmed that from the Diplomatic Room surrounded by military.

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

be careful, she could have danced again.

ImNoDhimmi February 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

This hideous, over-exposed grifter is a blight on the United States. What an unpleasant surprise when she popped up on the screen.

The irony of Me-Chelle Obama presenting an award to a film about the rescue of Americans from their embassy is absolutely mind blowing.
I will never watch the Oscars again.

DeniseVB February 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

She certainly did grab the spotlight away from the award, and not in a good way. I was so dumbfounded by her WTF! appearance, I didn’t realize Argo won until I saw Clooney and Affleck run to the stage.

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

Ok, so the presentation was a live feed from the WH. This has me thinking, if they can do this for the Oscars, then why not for some of the 30 min home town speeches that BO has made this past month? Other than a limited grip and grin exercise, or having pre-school children teach him how to read, what else does it amount to? To me it amounts to allot of tax payer funds wasted by tying up WH Air and SS security, and making a mess of the local community for a 45 min visit.

Yes there are times he needs to be out and about, but we have a current WH staff that knows how effectively use every current form of media known today (Twitter, Video, You Tube, Oprah, The View, etc,). Think about the cost savings!! 2 way feeds are easy to do, and it was proved last night.

RickW February 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

Otis, such talk will not be tolerated by Dear Leader. Look outside now. See the 2 stripped Ford sedans containing tall men wearing dark glasses and ear wigs? The knock at your door will follow shortly…….

That said, I agree with you 110%. Unfortunately, live feeds don’t satisfy the power cravings like convoys, thousands of flashing strobes, cheering masses, etc. Nice idea you had though.

betty b February 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

I am shocked by the high ratings – thought conservatives who’ve had enough of liberal Hollywood and many celebrities supporting Obama would be enough to affect ratings. We need to stop supporting these celebrities and hit them via ratings and their pocketbooks..

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

So right, betty b! We ought to boycott Hollywood.

Susan February 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

Think of it as a form of rubbernecking. Doesn’t cost anything to watch, so why not. I didn’t participate, but know several conservatives who tuned in just to make fun of their pompous a$$es.

MichelleIndependent February 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

did Mooch grab her $47 k swag bag?

DeniseVB February 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

LOL, I thought the same thing.

Lizzy February 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

Probably got one one for the entire ‘extended family’ and hangers on too.

Star February 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

They flew it over to her…

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 11:10 am

Darn right she did as a presenter.

Otis Driftwood February 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

they were delivered with the envelope. No swag, no video :-)

JP February 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

I think we’d better get used to it. They will take every opportunity to rub our noses into it. Turn it out. We’ll all be healthier if we do so.

Star February 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Washington is sometimes described as H’wood with uglier people–I wonder how the H’wood narcissists felt about her horning in on their fest?

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I’m beginning to see why several here call her The Beard. Both on the Fallon show and the Oscars, I notice that the bottom half of her face looks darker than the upper part. Is that a poor attempt to make her face look thinner than it is?

Julie Brueckheimer February 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Rush Limbaugh’s thought was interesting. He says there is a huge animosity between Spielberg and Weinstein, and Weinstein had the coup. Spielberg got Bill Clinton to do a shill for Lincoln at the Golden Globes (I think, could have been the BAFTA). And Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. But Weinstein got MO to do a shill for the movie industry itself, and then, Argo won. Interestingly MO praised the industry to high heaven with narry a mention of all the gratuitous sex and violence. Yes, the movies are so inspiring for our young people.

Playrighter February 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Just to set the record straight, for all those posting around the web that Laura Bush didn’t get questioned when she was on the Oscars in 2002. Laura Bush was NOT at the Oscars last night. She occupied 6.5 seconds out of a four minute documentary on our reactions to films. She mentioned “Giant”. Of the nearly 100 other people on the video were Mikhail Gorbachev, Jerry Brown, Walter Cronkite, Donald Trump and Al Sharpton.

It’s tough fighting fantasy with facts, but even in Hollywood it should be possible.

PS: Anybody know why Nicholson said “Sorry” after “Life of Pi”??

Playrighter February 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Sorry. Laura Bush wasn’t at the Oscars THAT night (in 2002) OTOH, comparing the actions of Obama with those of Bush, and the topic of “Argo”, maybe she should have been. Or as someone suggested elsewhere, Rosalynn Carter would have been more appropriate in this case.

Darkangel February 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I watched The Amazing Race (spoiler: the hockey brothers won the leg), and then fired up my PS3 to start Ni No Kuni, which I’ve heard was pretty good.

The funny thing is, the opening chapter of Ni No Kuni had me more emotionally involved than anything Hollywood put out last year.

AND I got to miss Mouchelle, who’s never worked in Hollywood, present an award she had no business presenting.

All told, a good Sunday night. The Oscars? Who needs ‘em?

Star February 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

For one thing, they are called the Michelles now.

Darkangel February 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

That, I think, is one thing Hollywood is not going to budge on, especially if the entire house of cards collapses on Obeyme’s watch.

On reflection, though…perhaps this was an appropriate appearance, after all. Considering the fiction of her love of country; the charade that she lives a healthy life; the put-on that she’s just another American mom; and all the lies that her clan is built upon, and which it peddles to this very day; perhaps it’s only fitting that she announce the winner of the highest honor in the business of make-believe.

connie February 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

can’t stand her or him, RUINED the oscars, she is such a bitch. affirmative action got her a place in good schools. she didn’t deserve it, at all., usede here race card…nio fooling!

connie February 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

cn’t stand her at all.

Roger March 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Beautiful irony here: Argo is about a time when Muslims dissed America due to the weakness of our President. BTW: All other US Embassy hostages were released the day of President Regan’s inauguration. Why? Because he threatened to destroy them, if they didn’t….AND they believed him.