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Shutdown Casualty? Michelle Obama Disappears

First Lady Michelle Obama has almost completely disappeared from view since the shutdown began October 1, holding not a single public event and canceling scheduled appearances in California.

It’s not clear exactly why she’s not even materializing at the White House, though one likely explanation is that at least a portion of her staff has been furloughed.

Michelle heads for the exit.
Michelle heads for the exit.

What’s more, the White House probably doesn’t want to be seen as staging unnecessary events at a cost to taxpayers as President Obama wages a public relations war with Republicans over the shutdown. Michelle has a reputation for being loose with taxpayer money, at least when it comes to travel.

Nevertheless, it’s odd that she isn’t even holding some kind of small public event at the White House. The first lady isn’t even tending to her own vegetable garden, which is rotting away and being overtaken by weeds. She’s hosted a couple of official private meetings, but that’s been it.

Michelle’s last public appearances were in New York City September 23 and 24, when she listened in to Obama’s remarks at the UN and hosted a couple of events.

Mrs. Obama has two pet causes which she frequently seeks to boost, her “Joining Forces” initiative on behalf of military families and the “Let’s Move” program to encourage kids to eat healthy and exercise. She hasn’t been promoting either in the last few weeks.

What’s more, she nixed a fundraising trip to California scheduled for this past weekend, even though travel costs would have been paid by the Democratic National Committee and the political arm of Congressional Democrats. Taxpayers still would have footed the bill for staff and other logistics, though, including Secret Service protection.

And she might not be out of hiding anytime soon. There are no upcoming events on the first lady’s public schedule.

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101 Responses to Shutdown Casualty? Michelle Obama Disappears

  1. Did she ever tend her own garden? Has she ever done anything on her own? If her absence is a function of her staff being furloughed, who is she that she can’t manage without courtiers?

    • Keith,
      “What’s more, the White House probably doesn’t want to be seen as staging unnecessary events at a cost to taxpayers as President Obama wages a public relations war with Republicans over the shutdown.”

      Does anyone really think the Obama people care about public opinion or public relations? No, not at this point.
      They will do whatever they want, when they want, where they want.
      They know the Press and the low-informed person doesn’t have a clue.

  2. Honestly, that’s fine with me. The less we have to see of her phony “causes” the better. And they are phony, if she really believed in helping the military families, she would have been all over those unpaid death benefits. Shame on her.

  3. Well, let’s see; her drink more water campaign was ridiculed by almost everyone, she really doesn’t give a fat rat’s patootey about military families, the b*tch from Brazil sent regrets to an invite for a fancy StateDinner, and ungrateful schoolchildren, and their parents, think her FatKidsBehinds lunch program is cruel and tasteless.

    No monthly or weekly publication has named her “best” anything for years, there’s no posh vacation planned because of the cheap Repub’s attitude toward government spending, and Beyonce was on a world tour, not anywhere in the US.
    The Post Office issued stamps that co-opted her “let’s move” program without her input or at least giving her a cool photo-op when they were announced. She was forced to complain that the child depicted on one stamp cannon-balling into a pool wasn’t wearing a helmet, knee pads and a floatation device, just to let everyone know that she’s in charge.

    Then there’s that mess with Assad and Putin, Obamacare is a bust, why, there’s just so much a woman can stand without hitting the tea trolley every day.
    Sooooo, there it is, life in the WhiteHouse is not fun anymore.

    • Heading: things you can’t make up
      Just hit the news:
      MrsObama will appear in this season’s TV reality show “Biggest Loser” to promote her silly drink more water campaign.

      Too precious to snark, it works itself.

    • You forgot about her having to cancel a party ’cause of those silly people who got shot at the disarmed Navy base also. Believe you me, Moochie NEVER forgets when she is denied something, so that’s simmering in the bilary system she uses in place of a heart as well…

  4. Great post, srdem!

    No recent sightings of Big Foot over at the Obama Diary….except for Sunday’s meeting with the young Pakistani girl, Malala in the Oval Office.
    Thought she might show up to support the first woman nominee for FED Chair last week – but it was not to be.

    Seems like little Miss Muffett has been sitting on her Tuffett eating her steak and lobster ever since hubby stole the last election.
    Biggest phony – evah!

    http://theobamadiary.com/page/6/

  5. She can put on her old clothes and go out to the garden and work out there. Guess her garden was nothing but a publicty stunt like her husband’s speeches are.

    I read somewhere that the DNC is $18 million in the hole…and Debbie Wassermann Schultz is a million in the hole herself. Do they have the money to fly anyone anywhere?

    • “She can put on her old clothes and go out to the garden and work out there. ” – Jerry

      Ha ha, good one Jerry! Moochie – old clothes – work – talk about things that don’t go together!

      “I read somewhere that the DNC is $18 million in the hole…and Debbie Wassermann Schultz is a million in the hole herself. Do they have the money to fly anyone anywhere?” – Jerry

      I wouldn’t worry about THAT. As long as they have the IRS and us, they’ll have all the money they need…

    • With all the money that has gone missing from the stimulus and now they say 68 million is missing from obamacare you don’t know whose pockets it has made its way into.

  6. She can’t go out in public because the person who plucked her eyebrows and the person who rubbed her with costly oils have been furloughed.

    • “She can’t go out in public because the person who plucked her eyebrows and the person who rubbed her with costly oils have been furloughed.” – Julie Brueckheimer

      YEEF! You know, when I was a medic, I once had a conversation with a fellow from the morgue after cleaing up a particuarly nasty motorcycle accident where the victim was strewn across 1/4 mile of highway by the truck and 5 cars that hit him, dragging him not only to his death but into convenient, fist-sized chunks, some of which were handily packaged in the remnants of clothing and boots. I got to help pick it up. Anyway, this individual called in the wee smalls after we had collected the larger portions of this unfortunate individual (and were still beating the bushes for more) and sent them to him, to inform us “There’s still more of him out there”. This means that he spend hours putting this fleshy, rough-hewn jigsaw puzzle together while we searched.

      I once thought THAT was the worst job I ever heard of…

      … until I met a man in forensic insect analysis that plucks bugs from the decomposing corpses of murder victims who were left outdoors, to determine from their type and gestational development where and when the individual actually met their demise. Then, I thought THAT a pretty awful job…

      …Now I know better. The person who you say “oils” Moochie – WORST. JOB. EVER. I’ll summon that image if ever the need arises to induce vomiting; otherwise, I may need to bill you for the therapy I’ll need to forget that horrid concept!

  7. For some reason, the untended garden hacks me off to no end. This is a waste of our money because the food was eaten at state dinners and other dinners.

    • I agree to the point that it is a waste of money.
      It was just a photo oppportunity to showcase MrsO as a warm, earth-mother figure she wanted everyone to see when they looked at her.
      I disagree that much of anything from that garden was served at State Dinners. The invitees are in the 500+ range, and unless a single leaf was placed on each salad, they lied about the garden’s bounty.
      The photo ops of MrsO liberating huge vegetables from the soil were staged with produce provided by local farmers or farmer’s markets. People familiar with the growing season in the DC area were laughing at one photo op where she was seen “harvesting” something that couldn’t possible be grown at that time.
      Nothing about these Obamas is real, nothing. It’s all smoke and mirrors, secrets buried so deep they’re hidden forever, and a willing and complicit Press that refuses to say anything that would tarnish ‘their’ president.

      • “The photo ops of MrsO liberating huge vegetables from the soil were staged with produce provided by local farmers or farmer’s markets. People familiar with the growing season in the DC area were laughing at one photo op where she was seen “harvesting” something that couldn’t possible be grown at that time.”

        I remember reading something about that!

      • I love to work in the garden and know a thing or two about it and I recognize a phony when I see one. Agree srdem, this garden was just a photo opportunity. And the beehives, what happened to them ? I hope the bees will swarm in protest.
        It wouldn´t surprise me if Mrs Obama suddenly stepped out in some TV show looking totally different. My bet is on plastic surgery as she is a shallow, superficial person.

      • Nothing with the Obamas is as it seems. They are both made up by the media, a packet of smoke and mirrors sold to the public. The only thing is the “public is on to them”, they know that nothing is as it seems with them.

    • If that’s how the garden looks, can you imagine the interior of the WH? Since the imperial dictator closed the WH to the public I hope it’s still being maintained and doesn’t look like an Animal House party took place there.

  8. Inquiring Minds Want to Know: is there a surgical suite in the WH? Or does she travel by limo and motorcade (also Marine 1) to have work done?
    And doesn’t that makeup artist get an exorbitant salary?

  9. “…which is rotting away and being overtaken by weeds.” – Keith Koffler

    The same could be said of the state of American leadership today…

  10. “First Lady Michelle Obama has almost completely disappeared from view since the shutdown began October 1, holding not a single public event and canceling scheduled appearances in California.” – Keith Koffler

    It is indeed an ill wind that blows no one good. At least we have THIS mercy from her husband’s arrogant, juvenile intransigence.

    Now if we could only find a way to make HIM “almost completely disappear from view” (and earshot!) what a glorious day THAT would be…

  11. Yes I’m waiting for the ladies who worship Michelle’s flip flops to put up
    the black bunting nothing new since Sept 26th:-(. Poor them they tried
    Dr Jill but it wasn’t enough. If I never see her again it would be fine.

  12. “Taxpayers still would have footed the bill for staff and other logistics, though, including Secret Service protection.” – Keith Koffler

    Is the savings enough to restart Spite House tours? Or at LEAST to allow the uncovering of the windows on the mountain sides of resorts near National Parks?

  13. Uh ih. Keith may have spoken too soon about Mooch’s “disappearance” from sight. I just read this on National Review:

    “First Lady Michelle Obama is set to make her second appearance on NBC’s weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser.

    Obama, who has spent much of her husband’s presidency promoting exercise and healthy eating, will be promoting her “Drink Up” campaign, which encourages Americans to drink more water, in an episode that will air in November.”

  14. What, without her staff she can’t dress herself, comb her own hair, do her own makeup, or what? When the so called “elite” can’t do for themselves it is just another example of why we shouldn’t support them.

  15. “Michelle Obama” = an angry, spoiled HRH Wookie.

    Michelle/wookie HRH has to go into hiding during this “US Govt. shutdown”.

  16. Just watching the medal of honor ceremony and caught a glimpse of Mooshelles backside. Still wearing an inappropriate sleeveless dress to a distinguished ceremony. Who forgot to pick up the dry-cleaning?

  17. WHO CARES about Marie Antoinette, aka Preciuos Michelle my bell. Probably eating the cake she thinks everyone else should eat if they can’t afford to by bread. She makes me sick. Glad she’s in hiding . Stay there. You are not liked.

    • Marie Antoinette was a naïve, very young girl when she became Queen of France, and actually never uttered “let them eat cake”. Comparing that tragic figure to Me-Chelle (who actually has a tragic figure) is so unfair.

  18. Most likely she is having some “improvement surgery” on her face or body . . . Hillary always disappeared for several weeks and came back looking a bit different.

  19. i think it time we thepeople got obama out of the white house he lie to ever one i dont think he an american i think he is a muslen trying to bankrup the u.s.a so they can take over

  20. The surgery theory is good, BUT I think that since she did her job and got hubby re-elected, Michelle Antoinette has abandoned her role as First Non-Lady and is concentrating on her upcoming divorce from You Know Who and her subsequent career on television. She’d love to best Oprah in some way. Also, she has a long life ahead as a publicized Mother Africa as she travels around the USA “inspiring” women and girls. It’s all gonna be FUN, FUN, FUN for M.A. once she ditches the Ex-Prez and she’s putting her plans in place now, don’t ya know!

  21. Thank GOD for small favors There is enough UGLINESS in the world with out having to look at Howler Monkey Michelle Obama. No insult at the Howler Monkey species meant.!!

  22. CELEBRATE! We don’t have to seen any pics of First Lady Greasy Legs! May she mirror the same misfortune as her Precious First Garden Produce.

  23. Just a bit curious……what time does the President begin his day? I have often noticed that when you post his schedule it is always well after 9:00 am or later. I remember President Bush receiving his briefings much earlier in the morning.

  24. She needs to get down to that garden and do some weeding. There’s no one tending to it. If that garden dies, what on earth will they have left to eat?

  25. Idea for the First Lady:

    Invite Martha’s Table or another local organization that feeds the hungry to a pick-your-own festival at the vegetable garden Better yet, roll up your sleeves, get some canning jars out, and put up some preserves for the winter. That’s what my mother and my grandmother used to do…why don’t you follow suit?

    As my mother would say, “Make yourself useful!”

  26. My guess would be these Chicago thugs know that they are walking a very fine line now of more and more Americans waking up to the fact they hate America AND Americans and are taking precautions against the evil one being taken out. As she should be. Along with the mu-SLIME Communist fraud parked in OUR White House.

  27. We are very happy in middle “America if some of her staff paid for by the taxpayers has been furloughed. I read she had 22+ staff people. What in the world do they do? While Americans are going hungry she is spending and has been spending taxpayer money like water.

  28. I didn’t notice she was gone. But now that it’s been pointed out, I’m happy to hear about it. If I never have to listen to her big mouth or shake my head over her bizarre, unflattering outfits again it will be too soon! And no more boob belts, please!

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  30. I’m sure she wanted to cut cost as the government is shut down.
    If she had flown around to much the Tea Party would have said she was wasting money. She’s damned if she does and damned if does not.

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