SMH: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Asks Who Paid for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

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SMH: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Asks Who Paid for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

The fascination by some in the media with everything Michelle Obama does, including her 50th birthday party, is just sickening. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for an estimate of the party’s cost and if President Obama covered the costs.

The First Lady’s birthday party, which took placeSaturday night at the White House, was hotly anticipated by the mainstream press, but was also the subject of criticism from some quarters. Her birthday also raised questions from Fox News’Ed Henry a few weeks ago, when he wondered if taxpayers would be footing the bill for the First Lady’s extended vacation in Hawaii. At Wednesday’s daily briefing, Jon Karl picked up that thread, asking Carney “The first lady had her 50th birthday party, and I believe you said the president picks up the cost for that party?”

“I think we put out information — I don’t have it here — I would refer you to the East Wing,” Carney replied.

“I was just wondering if you have an estimate on what the cost was,” Karl followed up.

“I don’t,” Carney replied, “but I would refer you.”

A White House official tells Mediaite that “The President threw the First Lady a dance party last Saturday for her 50th birthday. It was a private gathering of family and friends and was paid for by the President.” Source: Mediaite

I can’t recall hearing any journalists asking press secretaries about Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan or Roslyn Carter’s birthday parties at the White House. When will the witch hunt against Michelle Obama end?

Michelle Obama Continues Hawaiian Vacation, Breitbart Readers Spew Racist Venom

The wingnuts at Breitbart couldn’t help but scare up some racist frenzy over First Lady Michelle Obama staying over in Hawaii as a birthday gift. Joel Pollack couldn’t help himself, he just had to throw it out for the site’s racist fans to have a feeding frenzy. All you have to do is utter the name MICHELLE OBAMA and all hell breaks loose.

Here’s an excerpt of the Breitbart racist freak-out from Little Green Footballs:

Look, if you were a gay-man who was married to this knuckledragger…
you would leave her on an island too.
Now let me refocus your attention:
Benghazi.

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Wookies need love too.
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You’d think a wookiee with big fat ass could take care of itself against most aggressors…why all the extra security?
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Banana Republic? Wonder How Obama Came Up With That?
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Without white idiots voting for him, this Affirmative Action mulatto grifter and his skanky beard would not be squatting in the White House. I suggest you STFU.

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Anyone know if she will be entering the 2014 Kentucky Derby….she looks more like a horse than a real horse does!!!!!

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Moochelle Apetoinette.

Here’s a screengrab of the racist portrayals of President Obama and Michelle Obama:

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Michelle Obama Continues Hawaiian Vacation, Breitbart Readers Spew Racist Venom (Credit: Little Green Footballs)

Michelle Obama’s Princeton Classmate Toni Townes-Whitley Exec at Company that Built Obamacare Website

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Michelle Obama’s Princeton Classmate Toni Townes-Whitley Exec at Company that Built Obamacare Website

Obamacare Drama:  First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate Toni Townes-Whitley is the senior vice president of CGI Federal, the company behind the disastrous Obamacare enrollment website, The Daily Caller reports. The company was awarded a $93 million no-bid contract.

Toni Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of 1985, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

The Washington Examiner reports CGI has a troubled track record for the delivery of government contracts. The company’s Canadian-based parent lost a $46.2 million Ontario government contract after 14 months of delay in last year. Ontario officials currently refuse to pay any fees to CGI for the failed IT project.

Of course, the right wing will stop at nothing to discredit President Obama, even going as far as accusing him and his wife of cronyism.

Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Haven’t Had a Cigarette in 6 Years, Scared of ‘My Wife’

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Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Haven’t Had a Cigarette in 6 Years, Scared of ‘My Wife’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama Caught on Hot Mic:  A hot mic is not the friend of a politician. President Obama was caught on an open microphone by CNN at the United Nations speaking to a UN official.

President Obama said, “I hope you’ve quit smoking. I haven’t had a cigarette in probably six years. That’s because I’m scared of my wife.”

Michelle Obama gives a different date for when her husband stopped smoking, saying in 2011 that President Obama hadn’t smoked in “almost a year.”

To all this, the right wing feeding frenzy hit a fever pitch yesterday. They’re trying to portray President Obama as a wimp and Michelle Obama as the angry black woman. Oh, well, next…..

POTUS: First Lady Michelle Obama Opposes Military Action Against Syria

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POTUS: First Lady Michelle Obama Opposes Military Action Against Syria

You know President Obama is in a bind when even First Lady Michelle Obama opposes a military strike against Syria. Well, at least that’s what the president said during a series of interviews on Monday.

He told PBS, “You know, if you talk to my own family members, or Michelle’s, you know, they’re very wary and suspicious of any action.” He then said in a separate interview with NBC, “‘If you ask Michelle, “Do we want to be involved in another war?” The answer is no.”

Michelle Obama has not publicly spoken about Syria or possible military strikes by the U.S.

 

Johnnie Gooden Jr. Tries to Access Michelle Obama Bank Account, Claims She Adopted Him

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Johnnie Gooden Jr. Tries to Access Michelle Obama Bank Account, Claims She Adopted Him (Brazos County Judicial Records)

Dumbass: Johnnie Gooden Jr. was arrested after claiming to be the newly adopted son of First Lady Michelle Obama and asking a teller at a Chase Bank branch in Bryan, TX,  to give him access to her account. The bank teller asked Gooden to leave, but he refused despite being told Mrs. Obama didn’t have an account there. He was arrested after police were called on reports of a ‘suspicious customer.’

The Houston Chronicle reports Johnnie Gooden Jr. told police that “Mrs. Obama contacted him through Facebook and adopted him and he was now trying to get money out of her bank account.”

It’s no surprise to learn that this ‘genius’ has outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assault on a public servant. He was also charged with pot possession after police found a bag of marijuana in his shorts pocket.

 

Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Hip-Hop Album Features No A-List Performers

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Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Album Features No A-List Performers

British newspaper the Daily Mail is dismissing the performers on First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move‘ hip-hop album as a “bunch of nobodies” and are asking why Jay Z won’t be on the album. Personally, while I think it’s a noble effort to reach young people, it’s kind of embarrassing that the First Lady would embrace a culture that is often branded as misogynistic and often denigrates women, calling them bitches and hoes. One other correction — Michelle Obama isn’t releasing an album. She’s merely sponsoring the album. “Songs for a Healthier America” features 19 songs by people you have never heard of, such as Los Barkers, Babi Floyd and The Happiness Club.

Singer Monifah, who never really made it to the top of any charts, is also among the performers. She is now a reality show star on “R&B Divas,” which airs on TV One. Ashanti climbed the charts a while back, but hasn’t done anything of significance in the last few years. “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks is also on the album, but she’s hardly an A-lister. Doug E. Fresh and Run DMC, pioneers of rap music are also on the album, as is Dr. Oz. There are no big name stars on this album. No Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Pharrell, Will.i.Am, etc. No A-list performers. Wow, the level of talent on Mrs. O’s album is kinda embarrassing, to say the least.

A little more on Michelle Obama’s ‘rap album:’

Run DMC’s rap song is “Hip Hop FEET.” New York Knicks Iman Schumpert will rap the track “Pass the Rock.” I am assuming that the rock is not crack cocaine, but who knows. Rapper Matisyahu, Disney star Ariana Grande and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker are featured on the “Salad Bar” track. “Veggie Luv” is performed by Monifah. The list goes on. Like I said, reaching out to kids via rap music is noble, but I seriously doubt my 12-year-old son will take this seriously. Getting him to listen will almost be like getting him to eat broccoli.  Sorry, but I have to pan the ‘Let’s Move’ hip-hop album.

Drudge Report Goes After Michelle Obama Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity

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Drudge Report Goes After Michelle Obama Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity

The Drudge Report goes after First Lady Michelle Obama for using hip-hop to fight obesity. Mrs. Obama appeared in a hip-hop music video that featured rapper Doug E. Fresh, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and TV medical personality Dr. Oz.

The catchy song urged kids to “work hard/eat right” and “tell somebody/it’s your body/c’mon.” The song was just the first of a 19-track album, the majority of which are hip-hop, to be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, the anti-obesity nonprofit that launched in conjunction with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! anti-obesity campaign, and a New York-based group called Hip Hop Public Health.

The full album, which includes songs with names like “Veggie Luv,” by Monifah and J Rome, “Hip Hop LEAN,” by Artie Green, and “Give Myself a Try,” by Ryan Beatty, will be released on Sept. 30.

Let’s Move! Executive Director and White House assistant chef Sam Kass says the White House is fully behind the initiative to use hip-hop – and other genres of music – as a tool to get kids to live healthier lives.

“Cultural leaders and visionaries in our country can give these messages to kids in a way that’s not preachy. Kids are going to be dancing and listening to the music,” he says. “I think hip-hop in particular – so many kids love hip-hop. It’s such a core part of our culture …and particularly in the African-American community and the Latino community which is being disproportionately affected by those health issues.” Source:  US News

Here’s the video:

Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

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Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

First Lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on gun violence, with a new twist. During a meeting with high school students from a gang-infested Chicago neighborhood, she said the discussion on whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns, should also focus on the country’s obligation to help kids grow up and become adults.

This is a polarizing issue and, while I am not a betting person, the right wing will freak-out over her comments. No matter what she does or say, it’s an enormous problem for her critics.  You will recall the freak-out that erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign when she talked about being ‘proud’ of her country for the first time. You will also recall the freak-out over her Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity campaign.

Right Wing Freak-Out: Michelle Obama Says Living In White House Like Living In ‘Really Nice Prison’

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Right Wing Freak-Out: Michelle Obama Compares White House to Living in a ‘Really Nice Prison’

The usual chorus of right wing haters are singing today, loudly, over First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments that living in the White House is like living in a ‘really nice prison.’ The Drudge Report is even leading with that story, linking to the Washington Examiner. Of course, they never consider the full context of what Mrs. Obama was trying to say, just sprinting off with just a snippet.

In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about the “prison-like elements” of being first lady. “[B]ut it’s a really nice prison,” she said. “You can’t complain.”

Seat with Laura Bush, Michelle Obama said that wives of presidents “have probably the best job in the world, because while our husbands … have to react and respond to crises on a minute-to-minute basis, we got to work on what we’re passionate about. … I have just found it a very freeing and liberating opportunity. … [Laughing] There are prison-like elements, but it’s a really nice prison. You can’t complain. There are confining elements … While people are sorting through our shoes and our hair … whether we cut it or not … We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see. And eventually people stop looking at the bangs, and start looking at the things we’re standing in front of. That’s the power of our role,” according to quotations provided by Mike Allen. Source: Weekly Standard