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They Put Obama in Office, and They are Accused of Worse Than Trump

I don’t dismiss all the charges against Donald Trump. While some of them are probably false, some are probably true. It’s just too many women, and they are alleging things he bragged about.

And I think it’s disgusting.

But the hypocrisy of the Democrats in an uproar at the charges — especially the outrage expressed by Michelle Obama — is also abhorrent. Because they have accepted far worse from the two greatest modern icons of the Democratic Party, two men instrumental in putting Mrs. Obama and her husband in the White House.

Perhaps the pivotal moment in the 2008 primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the January 28 endorsement by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy of Obama. Obama had momentum, having just beaten Clinton in South Carolina, and Kennedy’s timely nod set him up to win a string of primaries that made his lead insurmountable.

Ted Kennedy killed a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard in July 1969. The married Kennedy, suspiciously alone with her late at night in a car, accidentally drove off a bridge and plunged into the water. He made it to the surface, she didn’t. He didn’t report the incident until the morning, likely, in my view, so he could have a few hours to sober up. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.

The 2012 decision by Bill Clinton to bury the hatchet and work aggressively for Obama’s reelection may well have provided the small margin of victory Obama was able to achieve over Mitt Romney. Clinton has now been accused of raping two women, both of whose charges are bolstered by people attesting that the accusers told them at the time of the incident. One of the women, Juanita Broaddrick, had bruising that was witnessed by others at the time. She’s not in for the fame, she resisted coming forward for years. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.

Michelle Obama’s emotional response to Trump the other day was rank hypocrisy.

The speech of course was feted by the media, which anointed Michelle Hillary’s new star surrogate.

Here are the Obamas dancing with Ted Kennedy.

Mary Jo Kopechne would be 76 this year.

GOP Super PAC Uses Michelle’s Words Against Hillary

A pro-Trump Super PAC is running a new ad using 2008 footage of Michelle Obama questioning the ethics of the Clintons.

The ad, titled “Can’t Run Her House,” is by the Make America Number 1 Super PAC.

So many ironies here.

One, of course, is that Michelle Obama is out giving speeches about Donald Trump’s morals and supporting Hillary Clinton when she previously thought Hillary’s ethics weren’t much to be proud of. Seems like Mrs. Obama, who spends millions of taxpayer dollars traveling to her far-flung, exorbitant vacations and listens ardently to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s women-trashing music, is the new arbiter of what is right is what is wrong.

But what’s particularly delicious is Hillary’s new habit of quoting Michelle’s pseudo-maxim, “When they go low, we go high.” In fact, both of them know their way around gutter politics.

Michelle Obama Builds a Permanent Monument to Herself

First Lady Michelle Obama Wednesday unveiled her own personal monument, to be situated in perpetuity on the White House grounds.

Mrs. Obama showcased the latest version of her White House vegetable garden, which has now nearly tripled in size since it’s first iteration in 2009 and has been sealed with cement to make sure nobody tears it up.

“I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children,” Mrs. Obama said, calling the garden, “my baby.”

The baby has grown from 1,100 square feet to 2,800 and now features wider walkways covered by bluestone instead of sawdust, a large stone-paved seating area, and a grand archway that has been cemented into the ground.

Any attempt to rip all of this out it will be a major undertaking that would incur charges of racism and so forth. It’s Michelle’s monument, and it’s here to stay.

Michelle Obama garden archway

The White House boasted that it has secured $2.5 million in private funding to help maintain the garden. But it’s not clear how much of the total cost that money covers and how long it would last. It doesn’t appear to foot the bill for all the new cement and stones.

No doubt the “White House kitchen garden” will be referred to colloquially as the “Michelle Obama Garden.” Right up there with the Truman balcony and so forth. What other first lady has done this? The East Garden only became the “Jacqueline Kennedy Garden” after Ladybird Johnson dedicated it to her, for obvious reasons. What’s more, that was a redesign, not a whole new thing.

Michelle Obama garden table

Even Donald Trump has expressed reticence about doing major projects on the White House grounds.

“If I were elected I would probably look at the White House, and maybe touch it up a little bit,” Trump told People Magazine last year. “But the White House is a special place, you don’t want to do much touching.”

He has enough monuments to himself. Let’s hope he keeps his word.

Incredibly, in her remarks, Mrs. Obama took credit for all sorts of changes she says have occurred in the nation’s food culture:

And these numbers don’t even begin to capture the kind of transformational culture change that we’ve seen since we launched Let’s Move!

I mean, after an era of everything being super-sized, who would have thought that major companies would be racing to market smaller, lower-calorie versions of their snacks and beverages – from half-sized candy bars to little, mini soda cans.  We see it everywhere we go.

Who would have predicted that a marketing campaign for fruits and vegetables would get 1 billion media impressions and feature product endorsements from athletes like Steph Curry?

Who would have thought that chain restaurants focused solely on salad would be the hottest new trend, or that those fitness bracelets would be so common that we wouldn’t even notice them any longer, or that Kwik Trip would sell an average of 400 pounds of bananas per store per day, or that we’d take it for granted that we can get apples and skim milk in kids’ meals at fast food places.  Today we just assume that we can find healthy options at the drive-thru.  So it’s not surprising that childhood obesity rates in this country have stopped rising, and they’ve even started falling for our youngest kids.

That’s the kind of change we’ve seen in just six and a half years.

You remember “the era of everything being supersized.” That was during the bad old Bush years.

Michelle was careful to add some false modesty. “And make no mistake about it, all of this didn’t happen because of me,” she said. “It happened because of all of you. That’s why we thought it was so important to invite you to this celebration.”

I don’t know. This seems to say “established” by “Michelle Obama,” not “established by all of you.”

white house garden footstone

She seems to think she is responsible for everything from the bell peppers at Chipotle to the pineapple on a Papa John’s pizza. But it’s not clear what effect she has had, other than to add new government regulations and programs. The childhood obesity rate has indeed leveled off at about 17 percent – but that began around 2003 when, as I remember it, Bush was president. Adult obesity rates have continued to grow slowly under Obama, just as they have since the mid-1990s, when dramatic growth leveled off.

Maybe that information is carved into a different stone.

H/T to Mark Levin, who was the first I heard discussing this as a monument.

Report: Obamas Could Make up to $45 Million Writing Books

President and Mrs. Obama stand to reap tens of millions of dollars from book deals after they leave the White House, with the president’s portion ranging anywhere from $10 million all the way up to $30 million, according to the New York Times.

From the report:

All of those goals, serious or not, might soon be achievable if Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, sign post-presidency book contracts for what literary agents and major publishers say could amount to $20 million to $45 million — more than enough to pay the estimated $22,000 monthly rent for the nine-bedroom home they will occupy in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington and foot the bill for flights on private jets.

“His is going to be easily the most valuable presidential memoir ever,” said Raphael Sagalyn of the ICM/Sagalyn Literary Agency, who predicted that Mr. Obama could earn as much as $30 million with a two- or three-book contract. “And I think Michelle Obama has the opportunity to sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history.”

Other agents suggested similar numbers, but publishers — who are the ones who actually sign authors’ checks — balked at such lofty evaluations, with several saying Mr. Obama is unlikely to earn more than $12 million and Mrs. Obama $10 million.

Of course, writing books is how Obama got rich in the first place. At least, writing books combined with running for president. Obama wrote a couple of autobiographies while still a young man and then reaped millions once he became famous seeking the White House.

Remember, these numbers do not include the $500,000 a pop – or whatever – Obama will get for showing up for half an hour and delivering some wisdom to Wall Street bankers and other fat cats he previously was trying to put out of business.

Looks like they may be able to retire early at 62 and survive on the reduced benefits.

Van Susteren: Michelle’s #BringBackOurGirls Became #ahhfuggedaboutit

I’m “mad as hell at Michelle Obama,” said Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, and at herself, she says, for not keeping up the pressure after more 270 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped two years ago by Boko Haram.

“The first lady promised to help but walked away. Was this just a big stunt?”

Van Susteren notes that many of the girls have been killed and sold or taken as sex slaves by their Islamist captors.

“We’ve got to stop doing things just becdause it’s trendy,” Van Susteren said. “We need to prove we care with results.”

I once saw a quote by an Africa diplomat. It went something like. “Kill 1,000 Africans, nobody in the West notices. Kill 100 elephants, well then you’ve got some outrage.”

He’s right.

Meanwhile, Democrats like the Obamas vilify George W. Bush, who has consistently devoted large amounts of time to fighting AIDS in Africa. Not trendy, but he’s getting results.

Michelle Obama Took a Day Trip to London to Dine with Royals

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled on her own to the United Kingdom to have lunch on April 22 with Queen Elizabeth and dinner the same day with Prince William and Duchess Kate, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for her to travel separately from President Obama. The president visited Saudi Arabia before coming to London the evening… Continue Reading

Michelle’s Socialist Easter Egg Roll Message

What better event than a gathering of impressionable young children to engage in a little indoctrination? First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday to read a book to the kids. Its title, innocently enough, was “The Rainbow Fish.” Except that the long-controversial children’s book, by… Continue Reading

First Lady Forces Staff to Eat Apples

The White House released this strange little video with First Lady Michelle Obama claiming that she and her staff actually eat the decorative apples found in a bowl in the East Wing, where her offices are. I don’t know. They have those apples in the West Wing too but my understanding is everyone is eating plenty… Continue Reading

Michelle’s Cousin is a Powerful Black Rabbi

Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago, a first cousin once removed of Michelle Obama, has been nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports. According to Haaretz, “A statement from the International Israelite Board of Rabbis declared that Funnye would serve as the… Continue Reading