In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Michelle Obama: Having Kids Forced Me to Give Up “My Aspirations and Dreams”

Oh dear. Just think of what could have been. And now that the birds have flown the nest, think of what could be! Michelle spoke during a documentary on Netflix, with which the Obamas have a $475 billion deal, or something. My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership. If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man,

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Valerie Jarrett: Michelle Obama Will Not Run for Vice President

I’d believe her. I don’t think Michelle wants all this. According to The Hill: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has committed to choosing a woman as his running mate. But an Obama family confidante on Tuesday said there’s “no chance” that woman will be Michelle Obama. Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama White House senior adviser, took a hatchet to the recent speculation that the former first lady

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Oddsmakers Taking More Bets That Biden Will Choose Michelle Obama for VP

Of course. I mean, she wrote a book. That was pretty much all her husband did before getting elected. According to the Washington Examiner: Former first lady Michelle Obama is back in play big time as a favorite to be Joe Biden’s running mate. As Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday made a surprise endorsement of Biden in a warm and humorous video chat, the focus

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Trump: “Michelle Obama Loved” Harvey Weinstein

According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump attacked Democrats for their close relationships with rapist Harvey Weinstein hours after he was convicted of two sex crimes, claiming that Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama “loved” the disgraced producer.  “I will say the people who liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama loved him — loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him, and he gave tremendous money to the

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Joe Biden Says He’d Like Michelle Obama to be the Vice President

Joe Biden said Tuesday that former first lady Michelle Obama would make a great vice president, and that he would consider appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court.  He didn’t exactly say he wanted her to be his vice president, but the vice president. Which, putting the pandering aside, begs the question, In what sense is Michelle Obama the least bit qualified to be president

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Michelle Obama to White People: “Y’all Were Running From Us”

Are the Obamas living in a black section of Washington? Or one with lots of immigrants? No. They’re living in a castle in Kalorama, one of the whitest, richest areas of a majority black city. According to the Washington Examiner: Michelle Obama spoke out against “white flight” in a recent interview, saying she experienced it as a kid and that it remains a problem.  “As

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Obamas Set to Buy $15M Martha’s Vineyard Estate

According to TMZ: Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we’ve learned they’re in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha’s Vineyard estate. Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we’ve learned they made an offer. The property

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Video || Ivanka Trump Visits the Ivory Coast

Ivanka Trump went to Africa to promote women’s rights and women in business. Of course, no one reported it. One of the things I noticed about this White House video of her trip is that it is so much less about Ivanka and so much more about the people of the Ivory Coast, who are featured in the clip. This would never happen in Obamaworld.

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Trump to Change Michelle Obama’s Non-Tasty School Lunch Rules

The Trump administration is rolling back Michelle Obama-driven school lunch rules that were designed to give kids healthier meals but were in fact filling garbage pails with school lunches. “If kids are not eating what is being served, they are not benefiting, and food is being wasted,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement last week. “We all have the same goals in mind

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Michelle Obama’s Book “Becoming” is the Best-Seller of 2018

Becoming . . .  rich. The book has sold more than 2 million copies, and it’s still ranked #1 on Amazon. The Obamas are of course doing much more than selling books, making appearances and signing a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix. They are competing with the Clintons to see who can make the most money off of being president. And they might win.

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Michelle Obama Will “Never Forgive” Trump for Birtherism

Michelle Obama writes in her new book, “becoming,” that she will never forgive President Trump for promoting the “birther” theory that suggested Barack Obama was born in Kenya and therefore not able to be president. “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and

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Don’t Be Fooled: The Obamas “Went Low” Plenty of Times

There’s a lot of chatter right now about how former Attorney General Eric Holder, who may be running for president, broke Michelle Obama’s “rule,” that, “When they go low, we go high.” That’s “our motto,” she proclaimed during her 2012 DNC convention speech. Holder invoked it the other day, riffing, “When they go low, we kick them.” Of course, in the current context of Democrats

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