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Michelle 2.0: Partisan and Political

First Lady Michelle Obama Friday returned to fundraising as a somewhat changed woman, more partisan and political than she was during President Obama’s first term, including during her time on the campaign trail during 2012.

Mrs. Obama appeared before a Democratic National Committee women’s event to raise money, and she let Republicans have it, characterizing them as misogynists who are out of step with American values.

From the White House transcript of her remarks:

When a small group of folks in Congress shuts down our government to try to shut down Obamacare, and we watch as our President stands strong, that’s not just some political fight in Washington — it is a battle about our most fundamental values and aspirations.

If you’re not happy about what you’ve seen in Congress lately, if you don’t like seeing folks in state government trying to undermine Obamacare or chip away at women’s rights and women’s health, then I urge you — let’s not just sit around feeling angry or helpless or hopeless, especially not women.  (Laughter.) . . .

And all the women and families who don’t want anyone interfering with their most private health decisions, women who are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies, they’re counting on us.  They’re counting on us to stand up and fight for rights and freedoms that we all deserve, and that’s why we need your support right now.

She delivered an in-your-face demand for money.

Because there is something that all of you can do right now today to make a huge difference:  You can write a check.  That’s what we need you to do right now.  We need you to write a big old check.  (Laughter.)  Write the biggest check you can possibly write.

So we need you all to max out.  And just as important, once you’ve maxed out, we need you to go back to your states and get everyone you know to give whatever they can as well.

Mrs. Obama has now moved beyond the traditional role of a first lady supporting and campaigning for her husband. She is now an partisan arm of the White House political operation.

Her popularity and the supposedly nonpartisan causes she promotes – kids health and military families – may suffer as a result. But the president will no doubt benefit, because Michelle is an effective spokesperson for the administration. Possibly the best one they’ve got.

And she may be prepping herself for the drive to get herself to the place I think she is going – the U.S. Senate, in 2016.

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125 Responses to Michelle 2.0: Partisan and Political

  1. I can’t decide if they are ALL ghouls or they are ALL leaches. the whole lot of the them.
    How long will it take for America to rid itself of the destruction caused by the Obamas, the Democrats, the Republican Establishment?

    • Now that you’ve realized the prides arrived
      We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
      from the heart
      It’s a start, a work of art
      To revolutionize make a change nothin’s strange
      People, people we are the same
      No we’re not the same
      Cause we don’t know the game
      What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless
      You say what is this?
      My beloved lets get down to business
      Mental self defensive fitness
      (Yo) bum rush the show
      You gotta go for what you know
      Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
      Lemme hear you say…
      Fight the Power

      You are the power Michelle. You are the power Barack.
      You are the power Republicans. You are the power Democrats.

      But the real power is the Americans.
      And we have to fight the power that be.

  2. I stand by my opinion that she is the stupidest FLOTUS in modern history. She can’t speak with intelligence without a teleprompter, but when she tries, she sounds like a high-school dropout.
    Unlike her husband, MrsO’s background is no secret. Even though there is plenty of history to examine, she still lies about her past as she attempts to ghettoize her childhood years. Her adult life before the WhiteHouse is filled with what would be public relations disasters, and her tenure as FLOTUS, well, it is what it is.

    This speech she read sounds like others she’s made in the past; partisan, strident, and outrightly demanding others give money to support some vague feminine issue that isn’t under attack, or whatever she feels is important.

    She may have long-range plans to be part of the DC poltiical scene in the future, but that seems unlikely. As stated, if she were to run for political office in 2016, she would have to start her run from the WhiteHouse, as a resident of Chicago, and that would be a unprecedented nightmare that would shake Washington.

  3. Can’t believe that she could get any scarier. The real militant cow has removed her facade. Just in time for Halloween. And of course she’s asking for money. Probably needs cash for her next vacation. I still find it hard to believe she even attended college and law school. Her grammar is atrocious! What ever happened to her precious organic garden?

  4. Freakin’ commie is letting it all hang out. Guess she’s the new bag man for the regime. Selling that HOPE and CHANGE snake oil to the true believers. Have fun ‘writing those big old checks’ useful idiots. Holiday vacation is coming up and the Mooch’s wardrobe needs updating.

    • I’ve studied German, and the German equivalent of ‘folk’ or ‘folks’ is das Volk. It has a bad odor about it today and well bred Germans don’t use it. They say die Leute which means people. As you can guess, Hitler and his goons used the word Volk a lot and it has racial connotations.

      • ‘Volk’ as “The German People” – Hitler’s populist propagandizing that he was all for them – when in fact he was all about using, manipulating and controlling them.

        Historian Alan Bullock has a fabulous book “Hitler: A Study In Tyranny” in which he appropriately describes 1933-1937 as “Counterfeit Peace” years: ones in which Hitler deceived Germany into thinking he was working on building up its economy, while in truth he was building up his war machine in order to act out his lifelong rage against the world.

      • But that isn’t as bad as hearing the words: “Now let me be clear”, or “It won’t cost one dime more” — when anyone who has been paying attention knows that is correct, because it will cost millions to trillions of dollars more.

  5. Somebody PLEASE tell me how congress supposedly, “chip(ped) away at women’s rights and women’s health”?? WTH is she talking about?
    And anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together at this point has to realize it is Obamascare that’s hurting the country!

    • I don’t get this “war on women” either. I feel sorry for the women who believe it.

      In Virginia, they passed a law for stricter health codes for abortion clinics and many had to close because they couldn’t afford to meet the new codes. The pro-choice people called that a war on women!

      • I absolutely know very well educated women who are not “into” politics and only half listen who completely believe Republicans are trying to hurt women. When you say many Republicans ARE women, they are totaly unfazed–they belileve what they believe. This is how this crowd insinuated themes and memes into the country–and we better start getting good at doing the same!

  6. It’s a common theme with the Obamas: “If it weren’t for those awful Republicans/Conservatives/FoxNews/Right Wingers (etc and ad infinitum), then the world would be free of evil, children would dance in the streets, rainbows would bloom in the sky, and there would be free health care for all.” It’s the oldest propaganda technique in the world: demonize your enemies and then burn their city to the ground. MIchelle’s been out of the picture for a few days. Perhaps she went to recharge her “demonize those who oppose us” school. She’s back in full flame mode.

  7. Sorry to have to tell you this……BUT you ma’am are out of touch with Reality and you should tend to your husband and children…before it is too late.

    • Michelle likely wasn’t addressing Erline Davis in asking for the biggest possible check.

      Erline, a very nice black lady manning the phones for Obamacare, lost her job of five weeks after honestly answering questions asked by Sean Hannity — on the very phone number that Mr. Obama asked Americans to call for details.

      Will the Obamacare people be charged with racism / sexism / lack of compassion for the little people? Don’t hold your breath waiting for Sharpton / Jackson / Schultz / Maddow / Gregory / and company to sink their fangs into this important issue.

  8. No self respecting, independent woman would have another pay her bills. All these women who so loudly proclaim their independence and equality yet demand others pay for their healthcare support. Hypocrisy at its best and welfare at its worst.
    Of course considering MO is riding the gravy train financed by taxpayers, it is not entirely unexpected.

    • I swear the town next door to mine seems to be half made up of divorcees from California who all love Obama. Could it be that they see him as a surrogate husband who is going to take care of them?

  9. “And all the women and families who don’t want anyone interfering with their most private health decisions, women who are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies, they’re counting on us. ”

    Is she nuts or something? This is the Conservative platform – keeping the Gov’t out of our doctor’s offices!
    Notice how she refers to the ACA as Obamacare. “Affordable” is now a four-letter word.

    Hillary redux, Keith? Ain’t never gonna happen. Michelle …work? No way, no how. She can hardly wait to bail from her ‘prison’ cell at the WH and lead the hedonistic, self-indulgent lifestyle she has become accustomed to. She craves quality time with her gansta rapper BFF’s.

    • Exactly, Girly. They will know all of our medical secrets, and they are in fact planning to reduce women’s care by cutting down the number of Pap tests and mammograms.

      • That’s what I don’t understand about all these women promoting Obamacare. The gov’t raised the guidelines for women to have their first mammogram at age 50, instead of 40, and once every two years instead of every year. The National Cancer Society still recommends beginning at age 40.

  10. > And she may be prepping herself for the drive to get herself to the place I think she is going – the U.S. Senate, in 2016.

    Nasty hominid. If it has a tour bus we can hope it’ll roll over.

  11. Keith, living in Illinois, your last sentence terrifies me. Worst of all, she will probably win easily, as there are enough Obama admirers in Chicago alone to put her over the top.

    Like her predecessor First Lady/senator, she will be more than Illinois’ problem…who knows where that will go. But it’s bad news for our country.

  12. Now it comes out at The Daily Caller, Michelle’s Princeton College Roommate is the Senior VP at CGI who developed the Obamacare website.

    it is profitable to be friends with Michelle ………This country is getting fleeced…….

  13. OT. And what a terrible place to put it. But — as I commented under the Healthcare thread — don’t pass up the chance to see the Brett Baier interview with Charles Krauthammer. Quality people.

    • I did watch, and was so impressed with the good DrK.
      It’s hard to tell if his physical limits formed his resolve, or his resolve helped him overcome his limits.

      Good TV.

  14. The campaigners are begging for money again to continue the corruption, the lies, we now have a government that is too vengeful, The Nazi healthcare plan, the one plan to fit all, like we’re all the same, right? With death panels, and even men have to pay for abortions, murdering of babies on their plans. Its not his money, the $300 million spent for online errors. He’s probably doing it on purpose for whatever political misery he can cause. We had Medicaid for people who couldn’t afford healthcare, that wasn’t good enough for the welfare family in the White House, he has to keep punishing everyone. Sick in Washington.

  15. She’s never been a First Lady she came along for the ride she thought
    she was entitled to all the perks and none of the things expected of her.
    That is one angry woman and like her husband who I think has Mother
    issues she’s always got to be the center of attention hence the arms and
    inappropriate clothes that say look at me it’s all about me! She like her husband don’t like America or we the great unwashed she’s sometimes
    forced to mingle with but she’s more than happy to shill for money or tell
    everyone what to eat etc. No First Lady would ever say ‘all this for a flag’.
    I look at young Prince William’s wife always perfectly dressed and wish
    we had her to teach MO how to act like a lady.

  16. “When a small group of folks in Congress shuts down our government to try to shut down Obamacare, and we watch as our President stands strong, that’s not just some political fight in Washington — it is a battle about our most fundamental values and aspirations.” – Michelle Antonette

    Yeah, Moochie, you GO girl! It’s ALWAYS good when the Government stomps down the rights of miniorites, nicht wahr? You should never listen to them, like the Democrat party refused to in 1858, twice in 1862, three times in 1865…shall I continue?

    http://www.postchronicle.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=273&num=384751

    And perhaps you can find some good Democrats to help you keep those pesky “small groups” down, like the Democrats found in Bull Conner (Democrat), George Wallace (Democrat), and KKK Exaulted Cyclops Robert Byrd (Democrat), all during the “civil rights era”? THEY sure worked hard to keep those little groups of folks down, did they not? Maybe that’s a strategy for you to try on the Teas?

    Or maybe you can have a militant organization founded by Democrats for the protection of the Democrat party?

    “At the time of Ulysses S. Grant’s election to the presidency, white supremacists were conducting a reign of terror throughout the South. In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power.

    The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. Originally founded as a social club for former Confederate soldiers, the Klan evolved into a terrorist organization. It would be responsible for thousands of deaths, and would help to weaken the political power of Southern blacks and Republicans.”
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kkk/

    Ooops, sorry, it’s been done before. Oh well, Moochie, as long as you guys just resurrect tired, disproven Socialist ideas anyway, why not go ahead and draw from the past Democrat playbook? Pretty much sounds like it’s where you’re head is at…

    • Almost forgot…

      Maybe Democrat hero Al Gore has some advice on keeping small group opinons down? After all, he may have gotten some info at his daddy’s knee on that subject, or so Al Gore Sr.’s vote on the Civil Rights act of 1964 would suggest…

      “Before we get into this story, one thing everyone needs to know. Al Gore’s dad, Al Gore, Sr., was an avowed, passionate racist who did his level best to quash the Civil Rights bill of 1964. The second thing you need to know is that the main reason that Al Gore is so very passionate about ‘global warming’, is because he is making hundreds of millions off of green technology. Now on with today’s story on global warming racism.

      It is easy to control the minds of a people. All one has to do is change history by lying about the past. This is exactly what has happened with the legacy of former Democratic U.S. Senator Al Gore, Sr. of Tennessee – the father of our current vice president – and his mythical “support” of civil rights.

      In a recent speech to the NAACP, Vice President Gore said his father lost his Senate seat because he supported civil rights legislation. Fellow black Americans, let me set history straight. Al Gore, Sr., together with the rest of the southern Democrats, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
      http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/al-gore-lies-his-father-voted-against-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964-al-gore-sr-was-a-racist/question-2122475/?link=ibaf&q=al+gore+sr+voted+against+civil+rights

      Yeah Mooch! You have a wealth of sources to tell you how to do it RIGHT when shutting down the opinions of the minori – wait, sorry, “Small groups” of citizens, you need only tap it!

      After all, those folks in 1964 were just radicals wanting to change Government too, right? You know, they thought Government was overbearing and ignoring the rights of its people, stomping on the little guy, getting too much power and abusing its own citizens under cloak of “the law”…is this starting to sound familiar?

      “Inconvenient Truth” indeed…

  17. “A small group of folks shuts down our government”

    Herein lies the genius of the signature “Obama” deviousness: it is correct to say that a few individuals ‘shutdown’ the government – but only because Congress is an infinitesimal fraction of the population!

    How about the Truth: that this small group speaks for most Americans who HATE “Obama”care.

    To employ your national platform, only to model deviousness?

  18. I remember hearing these words directly from the mouth of Michelle Obama at UCLA, Feb. 2008, b/c I was sitting in the audience. It was her infamous “Our Souls Are Broken” screed. It was basically her ‘coming out’ party with Oprah, Caroline Kennedy, and Maria Shriver sharing the stage with her.

    Next week would be an auspicious time to remind America how we are living in 2013 five years after the 2 Grifters usurped the White House, including the worst debacle in modern history – Obamacare:

    “Don’t get sick in this country – not here. Americans are in debt not because they live frivolously but because someone got sick. And even with insurance, the deductibles and premiums are so high that people are still putting medication [and ?] treatments on credit cards.”

    “And they can’t get out from under”.

    “I could go on and on and on, but his is how we’re living, people, in 2008. ”

    “And things have gotten progressively worse throughout my lifetime – through Democratic and Republican administrations – it hasn’t gotten better for regular folks. “

  19. So where does MO have Dem-style “residency” to run for Senate? Are you thinking she’d pretend to live in Chicago and go after Mark Kirk’s seat?

  20. Folks folks–I would like to see that dopey word excised from the language at this pt! Meh. As for her remarks, blah blah…the usual. But for those who missed her–well, she’s back and begging for money to knock over straw men.

  21. Did anyone catch Ben Stein on Bulls & Bears this morning? He said flat out that the president is lazy, lazy, lazy. I once wrote him about something and he signed his reply Love, Ben. The Bueller Bueller guy is a teddybear. But someone is getting tweets today, I bet.

  22. By the way–not that I want to be a thread hog–but I am sure we can expect some stupid raffle from those two soon. Bill O’Reilly is auctioning off his neckties to repay Fisher House. Yup, the country is one big yard sale now.

  23. OR instead of running for the Senate, she’s going to be at the top of an Obama/Obama Presidential ticket in 2016. She’s a triple threat in that she brings 3 things to the table that would be impossible to beat (almost impossible, that is): 1. She’d be the first REAL black president, not a mulatto, 2. She’d be the first woman president (and can edge out Hillary easily), and finally 3. she’s an Obama, and the Obama political machine that delivered the White House to an Obama in 2012 (so effective at mobilizing social voters, people who normally only vote for things like “Dancing with the Stars” or “American Idol”, and are even below the “low information” voter in terms of cluelessness) would only work if there’s an Obama on the ticket. And there’s nothing preventing BHO from doing a Vice-Presidential run, so as a couple they would be VERY hard to beat…

  24. For the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country — but I am more ashamed that people re-elected the man some call our president, and the woman who has been ashamed of ourcountry for far longer than I have been.

    I have always disagreed with some of the peope who have been elected to office, but nothing like the present regime and the couple who are supposed to represent our country. When have you hear Mr. Obama talk about how proud he is of our country, what we have accomplished, and the freedoms that we have enjoyed for years? Almost never. Well, I am ashamed of the man who is supposed to be our leader, and those who surround him and support him.

  25. She is well paid and living luxuriously with many wonderful holidays with her children for those remarks, which are supposed to be truthful and inspiring enough for people to willing pay for more miss- handling of our laws and re-directing America down a failed and previously well tried pathway. Booooooo

  26. Keith, my opinion about The One’s Wife keeps swinging back and forth between show biz and Congress. Maybe when she’s pissed off at Hubby her political ambitions are in the forefront of her tiny brain and then when she’s feeling stroked, pampered, and loved by all (meaning that Hubby has been out of sight for some days) she sees herself as besting Oprah in the world of television.

    She doesn’t like Washington, but enjoys the process of hating in public everyone who disagrees with her. She doesn’t understand the fickle nature of Hollywood — she probably believes that her Hollywood friends really like her for herself — so we shall see if addiction to adulation from celebs out ranks the drive for political power to destroy those who don’t see her and her ideas a perfect.

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