Ted Cruz Praises Michelle Obama for Not Wearing Headscarf on Saudi Arabia Trip

Ted Cruz Praises Michelle Obama for Not Wearing Headscarf on Saudi Arabia Trip

Ted Cruz Praises Michelle Obama for Not Wearing Headscarf on Saudi Arabia Trip (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

For once First Lady Michelle Obama has done something the right wing agrees with.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised FLOTUS in a Facebook post: “Kudos to First Lady Michelle Obama for standing up for women worldwide and refusing to wear a Sharia-mandated head-scarf in Saudi Arabia. Nicely done.”

Of course, the comments on his page about Michelle Obama’s decision to forego the headscarf were just crazy. It’s not even worth repeating.

The White House issued a statement on FLOTUS not wearing a headscarf during trip: “Attire the First Lady wore to Saudi Arabia is the same as former First Ladies.” – @lesleyclark

LOL: Saudis Upset Michelle Obama’s Didn’t Wear Headscarf During Visit

LOL: Saudis Upset Michelle Obama's Didn't Wear Headscarf During Visit

LOL: Saudis Upset Michelle Obama’s Didn’t Wear Headscarf During Visit (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

The Saudis are ticked off at First Lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head at King Abdullah’s funeral. Um, whatever. I am pretty sure Michelle Obama doesn’t give a damn what they think. I don’t get it…A blogger was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, but they are worried about FLOTUS covering her head? Really?

King Abdullah wasn’t exactly the peace-maker they are making him out to be. In fact, he was a misogynistic tyrant under whose watch Saudi women lived under the most oppressive conditions, such as bans on driving and voting.

Additionally, Saudi women can’t try on clothes while shopping and must have a male chaperon when they go out in public. They must also get their husband’s permission to open a bank account. So, yeah, I don’t blame Michelle Obama for having a disgusted look on her face for the four hours she was in Saudi Arabia.

Some people were upset because Michelle O didn’t cover her head and vented on Saudi Twitter using hashtags that translated to #Michelle_Obama_Immodest and #Michelle_Obama_Not_Veiled.

It will be interesting to see how the right wing will spin this. I am sure you’ll hear, Michelle Obama was rude and condescending. But wait, Laura Bush never covered her head when she visited Saudi Arabia in 2006 either. Of course, truth never stopped the right wing freak-out. By the way, Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tagged along as part of a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia and neither wore a head scarf.

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce

Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas for Allowing Daughters to Listen to Beyonce (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is up to his self-righteous ranting against. He blasted President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for allowing their daughters, Sasha and Malia, to listen to Beyonce.

Huckabee told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things — and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyonce.”

 

With all the atrocities taking place in the world, it speaks volumes that Mike Huckabee could go after the First Family for something so ridiculous. I guess former president George W. Bush’s daughters’ barhopping ways were A-OK for Mike Huckabee. It’s just the uppity black family that’s the problem

As much as one can’t stand Beyonce and others, like Justin Bieber, they are afforded the right to freedom of expression. Huckabee is promoting his book “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” in which he blasted Jay Z for going from a husband to a pimp in making his wife a sex object.

 

Joan Rivers Calls President Obama ‘Gay’ and Michelle Obama a ‘Tranny’

Joan Rivers Calls President Obama 'Gay' and Michelle Obama a 'Tranny'

Joan Rivers Calls President Obama ‘Gay’ and Michelle Obama a ‘Tranny’ (Credit: Video Screengrab)

Joan Rivers raised eyebrows after she was caught on video during an on-the-street interview calling President Obama gay and First Lady Michelle Obama a “tranny.” Um, really Joan? Take a good, long look in the mirror.

After she officiated an impromptu gay wedding at her New York City book signing on Monday, Rivers was asked about whether she thinks the U.S. will see a gay president or woman president.

She responded, “We alread have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down.” She added, “You know Michelle is a tranny.” Wow, really Joan?

The comments sparked outrage on Twitter:

First Lady Michelle Obama: Nothing Cooler Than Having a Good Education

First Lady Michelle Obama: Nothing Cooler Than Having a Good Education

First Lady Michelle Obama: Nothing Cooler Than Having a Good Education

First Lady Michelle Obama was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Essence magazine. She discussed her family life and stressed the importance of a good education. FLOTUS is promoting a new initiative, Reach Higher, that encourages post-high school education.

“The people we admire in our society today are athletes, singers, reality stars. You don’t see teachers an doctors and lawyers revered in the same way,” Obama said. “So, naturally, kids gravitate to what they think is cool. But one of the things I’ve tried to tell my girls, and try to tell all the children I talk to, is that there is nothing cooler than having a good education. Education is going to open the doors to the opportunities that are going to give you the freedom later on in life to make really cool choices – like having a good job, being able to own a home, being able to take vacations and travel the world. That’s what being cool is.”

Source: Time.com

Did Michelle Obama Diss VP Joe Biden by Calling for a Woman President?

VP Joe Biden Cleans Up Foreign Policy Mess as Michelle Obama Calls for Woman President

VP Joe Biden Cleans Up Foreign Policy Mess as Michelle Obama Calls for Woman President (Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) — Is the White House through First Lady Michelle Obama slighting Vice President Joe Biden by saying she would like to see a woman president quickly? And that we have a few options for one? You know she’s talking about Hillary Clinton and possibly Elizabeth Warren. Why are they dumping on Biden?

Michelle Obama was interviewed by ABC’s Robin Roberts at a Washinton D.C. summit focused on work-family policies on Monday. She said, “I think the country is ready” for a woman president. Mrs. Obama said, “The person who should do the job is the person who’s most qualified. And we have some options, don’t we?”

The White House has called on Joe Biden to get involved in the all foreign policy nightmares unfolding before our eyes and he has done it. It seems that he is being dissed by the White House. We know President Obama owes the Clintons a huge favor for all their help, particularly Bill Clinton’s help during the 2012 presidential campaign, but Biden also saved the ticket some face during his knock-out vice presidential debate against Rep. Paul Ryan. This was after Obama’s horrible debate performance against Mitt Romney.

The fact is, I doubt Joe Biden is a viable alternative for the Democratic Party, but for the White House to openly diss him is just wrong. That’s my opinion. Hillary Clinton is being framed in much the same way as Mitt Romney — out of touch with the majority of Americans due to being fabulously wealthy.

 

Obama’s Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach

Obama's Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach

Obama’s Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach (Credit: Getty Images)

REPORT:  Craig Robinson, head basketball coach at Oregon State University fired. The only reason this is making waves on the news is simply because Robinson is  President Obama’s brother-in-law.

Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 93-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.

The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State’s season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State’s administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million. Credit: Sports Illustrated

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Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obama's Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

Controversy has erupted over First Lady Michelle Obama’s planned commencement speech at Topeka High School, with even an online petition being circulated to derail her appearance.

Let’s be clear, the furor isn’t simply over the Mrs. Obama visiting the school, but the fact that her appearance will significantly impact the number of seats available for the family and friends of the graduating students.

Some are also upset that the First Lady’s speech is tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education that banned segregation in schools. The students don’t want this to overshadow their big day.

Student Taylor Gifford, 18, started an online petition urging the district to reconsider its plans. The petition has received over 1,200 signatures. She said her initial reaction was excitement when she learned the First Lady would be appearing at Topeka High School but became concerned when rumors surfaced of limited tickets.

 

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Ex-FLOTUS Aide Reid Cherlin: Michelle Obama Turned East Wing into “Worst Wing”

Ex-White House Aide: Michelle Obama Turned East Wing into "Worst Wing"

Ex-White House Aide Reid Cherlin: Michelle Obama Turned East Wing into “Worst Wing”

Not only are the right wing throwing shade on First Lady Michelle Obama for her China trip (#FLOTUSinChina), a former aide is also throwing shade on FLOTUS.

Reid Cherlin, a former assistant press secretary to Mrs. Obama, wrote in The New Republic that working in the East Wing of the White House has become the “worst wing.” Oh my.

Cherlin wrote, “Perhaps no first lady in recent memory has entered the stately recesses of the East Wing under a higher burden of expectation than Michelle Obama.” He also noted that the strains on the first lady placed great burdens on her communications staff. He said he and his co-workers were unprepared for how hard the work would become and that FLOTUS’ office had evolved into a “confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work.”

Cherlin wrote that staffers were able to gauge their value to the office based on how often they were granted access to meet with her directly. He said, when a staffer was invited to attend a meeting with Michelle Obama, it became a “vital status symbol, a way for staffers to measure their worth.”

Um, so I am guessing Reid Cherlin wasn’t one of those staffers who got one-on-one meetings with Michelle Obama, hence the shade being thrown, right?

[H/T NY Daily News]

 

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit Great Wall of China

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit Great Wall of China

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit Great Wall of China (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

:  First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, continue to woe the Chinese on their visit. They also snapped photographs during their excursion to the Great Wall.

Mrs. Obama is the first president’s wife to travel independently to China. She won compliments for her elegant outfits and her interactions with ordinary people in China, where one rarely sees the spouses and children of its leadership in public.

More tweets from @FLOTUS:

The venom being spewed by the right wing over First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip isn’t surprising. The tweets aren’t either: