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Michelle China Tour Heavy on Sightseeing

Pandas! Great Walls! The Forbidden City. Ancient statues. A show . . .

First Lady Michelle Obama plans to pack in an exciting week of sightseeing during what is definitely NOT a vacation excursion with her daughters, who are on spring break, and her mother, who likes to go on Michelle’s trips.

The White House refuses to say how much it will cost you, according to the New York Times.

Well, I can reveal it here:

A lot!!

A couple of air force planes – one for Michelle and one for her stuff – security costs, staff, lodging for everyone. Pay up, suckers.

But this is not a vacation. Please repeat to yourself. This is not a vacation.

I’ll give you a moment.

And on this “official” excursion, no reporters will be permitted to tag along, and Michelle won’t be giving any interviews.

This trip is actually designed to address Mrs. Obama’s lifelong interest in educating Chinese children. And Mrs. Robinson and the first daughters are a crucial element, according to Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff:

I will say this as a Chinese American — of family and of three generations of family traveling together, which I think the Chinese will appreciate, and will appreciate the ties and the bonds that the Obama family have with one another across generations.  And this is a great opportunity for the Obama family to experience that, and I think for the Chinese to see that as well in an American family.

OH PLEASE HOW STUPID DO YOU THINK WE ARE?

Here’s her itinerary, according to the Associated Press and other reports:

THURSDAY: Arrives Beijing.

FRIDAY: Joins Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan at Beijing Normal School; visits Forbidden City; meets with Peng and joins her for dinner and performance. Peng will lead Obama on a tour of the Forbidden City, which was the seat of Chinese imperial power from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, and the two will see a show and have a private dinner.

SATURDAY: Addresses students at Stanford Center at Peking University; participates in virtual discussion with American youth; visits Summer Palace; meets with staff and families of U.S. Embassy.

SUNDAY: Hosts roundtable on education; visits the Great Wall of China.

MONDAY, March 24: Arrives Xi’an, visits Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xi’an City Wall.

TUESDAY, March 25: Visits Chengdu No. 7 High School; meets with staff and families of U.S. Consulate.

WEDNESDAY, March 25: Visits Chengdu Panda Base; has lunch at a Tibetan restaurant.

She won’t, as I’ve reported, meet with any victims of China’s gross human rights violations.

But I’m wondering what’s with the Tibetan restaurant. Is this a subtle political statement? A sign of solidarity with Tibetans who are being oppressed and whose culture is being destroyed by the Chinese government?

Or is it merely a chance to sample some tasty Tibetan food . . .

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63 Responses to Michelle China Tour Heavy on Sightseeing

  1. # What a ____ opportunitiy for MrsObama to show that Americans are so bad off that their elderly parents must live with their children.
    # Mrsobama can use this _____opportunity to find wealthy Chinese husbands for her two daughters as China has a shortage of girls available for marriage.
    # MrsO has a whole week to show off her speaking skills, her command of protocol, and her ___________- attire.
    # The Obama daughters can prove to the Chinese that all teenagers are surly, unimpressed, and disinterested in anything that isn’t featured on their i-phone.
    # We’re all wishing that MrsO has a _____good time wasting our precious tax-dollars on her ____personal vacation.

    • I stiill think there is someone besides the lobbyist that is LEADING him.
      His children have to live in this Country as well.
      I use to talk to my father about anything and everything. I would have asked him, Dad, What are you doing?
      How am I ever going to look anyone in the face?
      This is my Country to, Dad.
      So, We will have money. What good is money, If you are not proud of what is being done?
      You are going to cause me to be in the History books. If you were at least doing the right things and failed, at least you tried.
      My children will have this Mess, on their shoulders as well.
      Stop bringing up the money! Tears, Tears, Tears….

      • Swinish excess. Undeserved entitlement. And an embarrassment to the nation. She fools no one. If this is a role model for African American women and families then we have arrived at a sad place.

  2. How much more of this is America going to take ?
    LIV’s say that they think that they are nice people.
    Hard core leftists are demanding more of a swing towards Marxism.
    The GOP has it’s head where the sun never shines, and is trying to eliminate the movement that wants to take the Country back to the principles it was founded upon.

    Mooch delights in sticking her finger in your eye America.
    She is now in a position to use you, and she is doing it, along with the biggest fraud that ever darkened the doors of the White House.

    Both of these people have the attitude of try and stop me, I dare you.

    I am tired of the racist argument.
    I am tired of the power that the executive branch has over a complicit congress.
    I am tired of a congress that allows a fraud to wield this much power over the American People.

    • No, but I bet China did. And there are islands in dispute also — China with Japan and China with Russia. I suspect the Russia China island dispute will remain dormant. It would not surprise me to see China become aggressive.

    • Tibetans live in Tibet and bordering provinces such as Qinghai and Sichuan. There are some special self-managed reserved district/counties for Tibetans in Sichuan. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province.
      Tibetans in Tibet province have slightly different cultures from the Tibetans live in boardering province.

  3. Here’s her itinerary, . . .

    She has more on her schedule than does her husband. All Baraq has on tap tomorrow is 30 minutes of PDB followed by a four-hour break. Then he watches a movie for 40 minutes before giving an interview to a local news person who will ask questions from a list handed to them by Josh Earnest. Finally, it will be time to kick back and watch some NCAA basketball action on the Obama-tube.

  4. As usual the foreign press knew all about the trip well before the american public.

    I like this on Keith – “This trip is actually designed to address Mrs. Obama’s lifelong interest in educating Chinese children” . Anybody know “Let’s Move” in Chinese?? Too bad she she has lost interest in teaching the children of Chicago, or is that now too “getto” for her.

  5. Well heck, while MOTUS & company are on vacation, the WH has started to look into the 2014 Summer Vacation back to Martha’s Vineyard. Looks like early August this year. Maybe so MO can spend an extra week on the island as another birthday gift from BO?

  6. Does anyone remember when Moo refused to meet with the first lady of China last year in California with Obama? There were a bunch of dignitaries there and Moo sent a note. Anyway, I believe that no press is allowed because the Chinese first lady is very attractive, lively etc. So the beast doesn’t want any pictures with this petite, attractive lady. Mooch would tower over her. It’s not just the height….mooch ain’t no fashion model. That’s one theory or the other one, she’s having more plastic surgery to reign in that massive underbite to go along with all the other surgeries the angry Moo has had. Getting all this done our money.

  7. I wonder if the Chinese “media” will cover this…? Some glowing reports in the “People’s Daily” or on “CCTV”…?

  8. On the John Batchelor Show last night, one of the participants noted that First Lady Peng Liyuan has a bit of thing for things Tibetan. (Yes, it is a weird world). She apparently has a penchant for dressing up in full Tibetan regalia, and singing to audiences. She’s worked as a political propagandist–singing to the PLA troops in a Chinese USO sort of performance. For example, after one of the slaughters of the Tibetan people in western China, she sang for them in full Tibetan costume. Crazy world.

    Here’s a little more info on her–

    http://www.articlesbase.com/art-and-entertainment-articles/the-next-china-first-lady-3736842.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ab_paid_12&gclid=CKbl0J6eob0CFe99OgodBlIArA

  9. How can anyone be suprised at what these ppl do? They treat their position as a God given right to go on indefinite vacation. I am gladly working the weekend to scrape $ together to take my family on vacation, and paying for theirs too with my tax $. Hope she spreads some cheer & thoughts of job creation. Oh wait, most of the stuff we consume is already being made there. Maybe she can say hello to our debt while in between dinners

  10. of family and of three generations of family traveling together,

    What utter swill! We have all the generations LIVING together now!!! Bec they can’t find jobs and have their own premises.

  11. THE LAST LADY HAS HAD A GOOD TEACHER ON BEING A COMMON THIEF BY STEALING THIS COUNTRY’S WEALTH UNDER THE NAME OF “PUBLIC RELATIONS” WHICH SHOULD BE FELONY THEFT. I HAVE MANY YEARS (40+ years) IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
    AND HAVE ARRESTED MANY POLITICIANS AND A THEFT IS A THEFT AND OBAMA AND HIS CLAN ARE THE BIGGEST THEFTS
    THAT THE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT AND NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING TO STOP IT EXCEPT TO TALK ABOUT IT. IT IS TIME FOR A GRAND JURY OR WHICH EVER POLITICAL GROUP WOULD INVESTIGATE THIS. HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED ON A GRAD JURY HEARING AND ARREST WARRANT, ARRESTED, LET HIM BOND OUT IF POSSIBLE AND GO TO TRIAL AFTER IMPEACHMENT.AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL IF POSSIBLE.

  12. The excuses for her vacation trips are getting lamer and lamer, and we are supposed to believe that she is really working hard to help “educate Chinese children” when our own children are sinking to third world country levels in the international student rankings, thanks to 50 years of “educational experiments” that have dumbed down education and another huge dump down with Common Core? In our country, 72% of families are now living paycheck to paycheck. Forget the Great Wall and quit spending money this country doesn’t have, thanks to your bozo husband and his radical, corrupt friends.

  13. Americans are sick of the Obama’s and their never-ending vacations at tax payer expense. Tens of millions have been spent by our new King and Queen while people are struggling to put food on the table and good jobs are almost non existent! Obama has been an utter failure as POTUS – a complete disaster in domestic policy and even a greater failure in foreign affairs! The question is “can we survive another three years of this inexperienced, unqualified and unaccomplished Clown?”

  14. If the White – Black man leaves the country we may be attacked, we may want to keep an eye on MR. President happenings.
    If George zimmerman? was a White MExican this president is a White Black man so now what man, his mothers had hair growing inder her arm pits. Filthy woman she was, filthy people who voted for a man who hatted you this country ( nice) power to the people man.

  15. Well Mr. “I am veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler. Let’s talk about what’s really going on here.” first, his name is Michael not Michelle, for a veteran wombs reporter you are showing yourself off as a dunce.

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