Originally posted at American Thinker
Over the last 8 years, Michelle Obama has evolved into an exemplary world traveler.Â Compliments of the struggling U.S. taxpayer, the FLOTUS consistently indulges in at least five or six multi-million dollar vacations per year.
In March, if things get boring, Michelle, mother Marian, and daughters Sasha and Malia, either fly solo or use Dad (if heâ€™s not golfing) as an excuse to pamper their weary bones with an all expense paid â€œworking vacation.â€Â Like clockwork, the girl gang jets off to destinations such as Cuba,Â China, Japan, Qatar, Argentina or Cambodia.
In August, the Obamas take a Marthaâ€™s Vineyard breather for a few weeks. On the Vineyard, the Obama family and their large tag-along entourage, at a paltry cost of give-or-take $5-millionÂ or so, enjoy a well-deserved getaway.
That summer retreat is a crucial piece of the annual Obama vacation puzzle because two weeks of ice cream cones and body surfing help the first family prepare to spend $8-million vacationing in Hawaii at Christmas for 17 days.
And Michelle, for one, notoriously milks every vacation bone dry.
One year, she flew the family dog to Hawaii on a private plane.Â Another year, for her 50thÂ birthday, before repacking for a customary February date to ski in Aspen, Colorado, Michelle banished Barry and the kids from Hawaii and for anotherÂ couple of daysÂ laid over with girlfriends at Oprah Winfreyâ€™s Maui estate.
Recently, Michelle and her mother and daughters embarked on a â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ jaunt to sub-Saharan and north Africa, as well as Europe. Â This time, it was for six-days and, unlike 2011, did not include friedÂ fat cakes.
Wait! Wasnâ€™t it just last March that the Japanese let Michelle â€˜You Go, Girlâ€™ ObamaÂ learn to playÂ the taiko drums in Kyoto? Now, one year later, the plan for this trip is for the FLOTUSâ€™s Moroccan and Liberian stops to be recorded for a CNN â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ documentary.
CNN Films must be so committed to propping up the Obama legacy, they paid for Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who recently mockedÂ Donald TrumpÂ in a Park Public Theater Gala in New York, and â€œSlum Dog Millionaireâ€ leading lady, Freida Pinto, to join the girly LGL globe-trotters.
In the end, chances are that Michelleâ€™s expose on the educational inequity of culturally and politically oppressed girls will be rivaled only by HBOâ€™s riveting BeyoncÃ© biopic: â€œLife is But a Dream.â€
On this trip, the FLOTUS has been focused on delivering a â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ message to nations where most girls suffer from poverty, Ebola,Â gang rape, HIV-AIDs,Â premature death, murder for honor by dear old dad, and being forcibly married at age nine toÂ oldÂ letches.
Resplendent in a $2,000 Peter PilottoÂ black silk dress, Michelle Obama travelled half way across the world to express to those worried about beingÂ genitally mutilatedÂ that itâ€™s high time to â€œLet Girls Learn.â€
Besides providing the FLOTUS with a way to justify spending oodles of taxpayer money on self-indulgent vacations, the U.S. government-wide â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ initiative tacitly implies that getting 62-million unschooled girls into classrooms will be as easy as Obama getting transgenders into sex-specific bathrooms.
Last year, a generous Mrs. Obama pledged $70 million dollars, the equivalent of the cost of her first five years of vacation expenses, to Pakistan, a countryÂ where 74%Â of the people basically hate America.Â This year, while struggling Americans scrimp and save to purchase groceries, Michelle upped the ante and pledged $100 millionÂ in U.S. foreign aid to 100,000 Moroccan students – 50,000 of whom are uneducated girls.
Which is why, after her visit with Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf inÂ Ebola-stricken Liberia, and in keeping with Barackâ€™s Muslim-apologist theme, Michelle commissioned theÂ Marrakesh ExpressÂ to shuttle her to Morocco. Dressed in what closely resembled a $3,000Â black and white tablecloth, Michelle, the woman who hasnâ€™t missed one meal in eight years, broke the Ramadan fast at an Iftar dinner hosted by MoroccanÂ Princess Lalla Salma.
Meanwhile, female students Malia, Sasha, and Grandma the Grifter, are quickly learning that sumptuous perks are in store for those who tag along on whirlwind vacations with Michelle.Â For example, Malia, who also cares deeply about illiterate girls living in poverty, showed up to the Moroccan food fest wearing aÂ $4,295Â Burberry Prorsum dress.
Either way, rather than stay in the U.S. and address the problem of immigrants who refuse to learn English, Michelle chose instead toÂ fly to Madrid, where, after being joined by Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, spoke in English to girls in Spain about â€˜letting girls learn.â€™
In other words, after pushing away from the Moroccan buffet table, Americaâ€™s wayfaring freeloader, who last visited Malaga and Mallorca in 2010 onÂ $500Kprivate mother/daughter trip, seamlessly segued from Marrakesh to Madrid.
And if all this seems strange, lest anyone forget, it was female education-advocate Michelle Obama who just finished making the college-graduation-speaker-circuit, where, instead of praising America, exploited keynote speeches toÂ stir up racial tensionÂ and to grumble about â€œdriving while black.â€
Which proves that the FLOTUSâ€™s efforts overseas have nothing to do with â€˜girls learning.â€™
Instead, under the guise of some global gender-sensitive educational initiative that she knows is impossible to enforce, Michelle Obama has again finagled for herself a holiday. By feigning concern for girls who live in countries where socio-economic and political challenges preclude them from accessing an education, Americaâ€™s vacation-glutton, Michelle Obama, has found yet another vehicle that justifies her indulging in a June vacation.