First Lady Michelle Obama, played by Maya Rudolph, makes her debut on Saturday Night Live as part of her ongoing campaign against childhood obesity, making an address to the nation to announce “The Obama Show,“ a new comedy to further encourage fitness and healthy eating. The show was a take-off on “The Cosby Show” in which Fred Armisen’s President Obama impersonation trying to emulate Bill Cosby, and Jason Sudeikis as Joe Jamal-Biden — a cross between the vice president and former Cosby star Malcolm Jamal Warner. Watch Michelle convince Barack to eat a rice cake over a hoagie, via NBC:
First Lady Michelle Obama, Played by Maya Rudolph, Makes Debut on SNL to Announce the “The Obama Show”
Drudge Report, White House Dossier Go After Michelle Obama for Spending Presidents’ Day Weekend in Aspen
The White House Dossier and The Drudge Report are going after First Lady Michelle Obama for opting to spend her vacation in Aspen, Colo., with her daughters. What’s irking the right is that she had just returned last month from a 17-day vacation in Hawaii. Michelle Obama spent last Presidents’ Day weekend in Vail, so this seems to be a tradition of sorts. I will concede the point that given the economic struggles most Americans are enduring, these lavish vacations are over-the-top, but this should go for all First Ladies, not just Michelle Obama.
White House Dossier: Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”
The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.
Just last August, she sojourned on Martha’s Vineyard, and the month before she travelled to southern Africa for a trip that mixed official business with tourist outings like an African safari. In July 2010, she took an exorbitant excursion to the southern coast of Spain, flying out with friends and family on a large jet that often serves as Air Force 2 and then staying at a ritzy hotel.
To be fair, I would expect cost-cutting measures and austerity to also come from the White House, not just Main Street. I understand the president and his family will go on vacations, but we don’t need to hear the elitist labels being tagged on to the Obamas because of lavish trips. On the flip-side, this isn’t just about the Obamas, it also includes members of Congress and past administrations. White House Dossier is very disingenuous because the mission of the website is to slam President Obama and his family. I am pretty sure the White House Dossier wasn’t hen-pecking former presidents George W. Bush, for example.
The Drudge Report continues it Obama-hating ways by going after Michelle Obama engaging in a “fitness challenge” with “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon in the White House. Matt Drudge just can’t help himself when it comes to the Obamas. He derided the photo option under the caption, “Play Time at the White House.” I might also add, Mrs. Obama beat Jimmy Fallon, so score one for the ladies. The fitness challenge was in celebration of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to curb childhood obesity. In an official photo provided by the White House Michelle Obama is seen competing in a tug-of-war with Fallon in the Diplomatic Reception Room. Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon also hula hooped, did push-ups and ran around the White House.
French Elle Nathalie Dolivo Praises President Obama, Michelle Obama for “Teaching Blacks How to Dress”
French Elle magazine’s Nathalie Dolivo ‘praises’ President Obama and First Lady for showing African-Americans how to dress. Unbelievable. Here’s what Dolivo said:
In this America led for the first time a black president, the chic has become a plausible option for a community so far pegged to its codes [of] streetwear … But if in 2012 the “black-geoisie” has integrated all the white codes, it does not [do so] literally. [There] is always a classic twist, with a bourgeois ethnic reference (a batik-printed turban/robe, a shell necklace, a ‘créole de rappeur’) that recalls the roots.
“There is always a classic twist, with a bourgeois ethnic reference (a batik-printed turban/robe, a shell necklace, a ‘créole de rappeur’) that recalls the roots,” she said.
Really? Wow. How incredibly racist. Thank God Almighty that the Obamas have taught blacks to dress like white people. Exactly why does Nathalie Dolivo feel the need to coin a new phrase, black-geosie? Why am I not surprised at the racist rhetoric being spewed by French Elle? This is the same magazine that dissed Rihanna, calling her “a nigga bitch” a month ago. Well, we all know that racism is quite prevalent in the fashion industry. How else can you explain the scant numbers of black and Latino models on the runways?
What a dumbass! How many black and biracial blacks live in France, that surely she should realize this is a load of crap. This is journalism at its worst.
Arianna Huffington Slams Michelle Obama Over Seeming Indifference to Poverty, Say We Need an Eleanor Roosevelt
Did Arianna Huffington diss Michelle Obama? Radio Equalizer is reporting that during a recent edition of “Both Sides Now” with Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin, Huffington slammed Michelle Obama over hobnobbing with wealthy donors in Bel Air and elsewhere instead of visiting areas such as South-Central Los Angeles during one of her fundraising trips. You know, Michelle Obama is coming off as “elitist” and appeared indifferent to suffering in America. Um, is that why she took a separate trip to Hawaii costing taxpayers like you and I millions? Huffington says the country needs an Eleanor Roosevelt right now. To be honest, I made the same point about President Obama visiting an inner city during one of his trips across the country. Arianna Huffington should be the last person to talk. When was the last time she took a trip to South-Central Los Angeles to help out some poor black or Latino kids.
Kansas GOP House Speaker Mike O’Neal Sends Email Praying Obama’s “Children will be Fatherless, Wife a Widow”
Kansas GOP House Speaker Mike O’Neal is under fire for forwarding yet another despicable email to House Republicans. This email referred to President Barack Obama through a quote taken from Psalm 109, that says “Let his days be few, may his children be fatherless and his wife be widowed.” Mike O’Neal was forced to apologize last week for sending an email disparaging First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMamma” and compared her to the Grinch because her windblown hair was snapped in a photograph.
Well, this time, Mike O’Neal doesn’t think he has to apologize because he claims he was referring to the end of Obama’s presidency and not to an assassination. Well, if President Obama fails to win re-election, how does that leave his children fatherless and his wife a widow? He’s calling for his death, plain and simple.
Nick Sementelli at Faith in Public Life notes that Psalm 109, which is a prayer for the death of a leader, became a popular conservative meme after Obama’s election. The “tongue-in-cheek” prayer for the president was seen on bumper stickers. The relevant part of the psalm reads:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
O’Neal forwarded the prayer with his own message: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!” Source: Think Progress
Mike O’Neal and his right wingnuts can twist this any way, but to suggest they are referring to the end of President Obama’s term in office isn’t taking this scripture verse out of context is ridiculous. No matter how you view this, the verse is clearly calling for the death of a leader, whether through natural or unnatural causes.
Is anyone really surprised to learn that Southern cooking personality Paula Deen has diabetes? What’s surprising is that she is just learning she has the condition. This is the same woman who dished on Michelle Obama’s appearance on her show, saying she was eating just about everything. Um, Paula Deen is learning a hard lesson — her dishes will literally kill you. When you have someone pushing the Brunch Burger, which is donuts for buns topped bacon, egg and a beef patty, you might as well walk into oncoming traffic because you are one heart attack for a morgue.
Paula Deen, a Food Network personality will go public with her condition soon, according to a report on The Daily website. What’s she going to say? Channel Steve Urkel and say “did I do that?” The Daily report, which cites an anonymous source saying Deen is “going to have to start cooking healthier recipes,” and will soon become the celebrity endorser for a pharmaceutical company. Um, you think?
Paula Deen’s affinity to rich ingredients is almost suicidal and you have people who swear by her recipes. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain told TV Guide Paula Deen was “the worst, most dangerous person to America.” I won’t joke about her illness because diabetes some people are genetically predisposed to the illness. But Paula Deen is sending the wrong message to America about its relationship with food.
White House Transcripts: President Obama spoke at a fundraiser in Chicago and said, “The first bill I signed — a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.”
Al Kamen (Washington Post): “Sons? What sons? How many? Where? Names? Do the girls know? (More importantly, does Michelle?). Will the boys be joining him on the campaign trail?”
Was that a slip of the tongue during the usual BS speeches politicians make? Um, I can’t believe the Washington Post is going nuts over this “bombshell.” Michelle Obama is no Elizabeth Edwards. There are no love children in Obama’s background. We would have heard already. Washington Post, there’s no smoke, so there’s no fire. Try again.
They forced First Lady Michelle Obama to go there — saying she’s tired of people portraying her as “some kind of angry black woman.” Yep, we saw that on the 2008 presidential campaign trail and we see that again in this latest book about her being the “Tyrant of the White House.” Michelle Obama is challenging assertions made in Jodi Kantor’s book, that she forcefully imposed her will on White House aides and that her strong views often led to conflict with President Obama’s top advisers. The problem is with her response to defend herself, some people will say, she’s angry. I just think she should have just ignored this mess and not even dignified it with a comment.
“I never read these books,” she told CBS’s Gayle King in an interview broadcast Wednesday. “So I’ve just gotten in the habit of not reading other people’s impressions of people.”
In the interview, Mrs. Obama said, “I love this job. It has been a privilege from day one.”"Now there are challenges,” she added. “If there’s any anxiety that I feel, it’s because I want to make sure that my girls (Malia and Sasha) come out of this on the other end whole.”
“I guess it’s just more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here,” she said. “That’s been an image people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I’m some kind of angry black woman.”
“There will always be people who don’t like me,” Mrs. Obama added, and said she could live with that. Source: CBS
As far back as I can remember, there have always been rumors that some First Ladies were at odds with their husbands advisers and the like. Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton come to mind. Where Michelle Obama is concerned, she gets more grief on a daily basis for no other reason than the fact that she is black. No matter what she does and says, it’s magnified 100 times over. That’s the “angry black woman” syndrome coming into play.
Michelle Obama doesn’t fit some on the right’s image of black women. She is educated, professional, married to the father of her kids and she speaks with perfect diction, among other things. She has always come out in full force for her husband, no different from Ann Romney or Cindy McCain, to some degree. Nancy Reagan was a force to reckon with during Ronald Reagan’s stint in the White House, she didn’t get hit with all those labels, as Mrs. Obama has. This is a calculated move by the right wing to discredit President Obama via his wife.
Runway to Win 2012 is an initiative by the clothing industry’s top 22 designers favored by First Lady Michelle Obama to help the Obama-Biden campaign raise money for the presidential election.
We’re launching something new, and a little different, over the next few weeks: Runway to Win, a collaboration by some of the country’s top fashion designers in support of Obama 2012. In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out Obama-inspired designs by everyone from Tracy Reese to Jason Wu to Tory Burch at runwaytowin.com. The details are still under wraps, but sign up for your First Access pass to get updates—and a first look at the new designs. Then invite your friends and family to do the same. Source
Well, The Drudge Report is continuing its hating on the Obamas by featuring this link prominently on its website. Big deal. This is much ado about nothing. If people want to waste their hard-earned dollars to purchase this stuff, then by all means knock yourself out.