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Barack the BS Master Brags about Humility

Originally posted at American Thinker

Forgetting that it’s less than six months since the reign of illusion and delusion ended, the cover of the May 29, 2017 edition of People magazine recently featured a nostalgic story entitled “The Obamas: Their Lives Now.”

The caption below the photo read: “How Michelle and Barack are enjoying downtime with each other and their girls – and planning their surprising next moves.”

Irrespective of what People magazine attempted to represent, the goal of the glossy exploitation was to give the couple yet another excuse to denigrate Donald Trump.  That’s why the title should have read: “The Obamas: Still Belittling Everyone but Themselves.”

Authors Sandra Sobieraj Westfall and Kathy Ehrich began by portraying Michelle and Barry as regular folks spending lazy days fighting over closet space and trying to master the coffee maker control panel.

The article does mention a personal staff of 20, “many paid for by the former First Couple,” which makes one wonder why, after yachting in French Polynesia with the likes of Oprah, Forrest Gump, and The Boss, Michelle, or Barry would be futzing around with the Keurig.

In the first paragraph, the authors share a story about how, while heading home from what they call an “easy, breezy” food-industry trip to Milan, Barry, and his foreign policy adviser, Ben Rhodes, were “jolted by alerts” notifying them that Donald Trump had fired Obama-appointed FBI director James Comey.

The article stated that in response to the news, the egotistical Marxist – who fired a military general he had longstanding resentment toward and who has done more to damage the health of our representative republic – had this to say about Trump’s decision: “This is not normal.  This is not healthy for democracy.”

And who better to judge strange presidential behavior and what is detrimental to democracy than a pathological liar who spent eight years disrespecting the military and flouting the U.S. Constitution?

Westfall and Ehrich suggest that the nation is having trouble adjusting to a 45th president whom they describe as “erratic and impolitic,” which implies that Obama is neither of the two.  The article said “mission-focused” Obama yearns to settle into his downscaled life but is conflicted because of “Trump’s shadow” making it impossible for him, as an “engaged citizen,” to remain disengaged.

And so, according to the authors, Michelle and Barry distract themselves from the “chaos in Washington” they caused by doing everyday things like “plugging away at a congressional redistricting plan, spearheading educational initiatives, and writing his’n’-hers memoirs,” which will net “at least $60-million” of shareable wealth the duo will share with no one.

So, apparently, in addition to interviewing prospective terrorist ghostwriters to pen his third book, the community organizer is resolute in his efforts to eliminate political rivalry by pooling Democrat voters inside district lines that keep politicians he approves of elected and entrenched in office.

And if all this self-obsessed taking-over-the-world isn’t enough to alarm every clear-thinking American, the Obamas are also planning a Presidential Center for the South Side of Chicago that will be “more like a campus … [to train] the Michelle Robinsons and Barack Obamas of today, so they can take up the torch.”

To be authentic, the memorial should be named after the “evil genius” and Obama mentor Saul Alinsky and marketed as a place where hooligans learn to climb to the top by stirring up street-level mayhem.

The article also stated that after talking to Trump on the night of the election, the biggest BS artist on the planet told two close friends that what he concluded from the phone call is that the newly elected president is “nothing but a [BS-er]!”

With that in mind, friends stress that when he’s not kite-surfing in the British Virgin Islands, the ex-president is “[d]eeply concerned with what he’s seen.  But [he is] also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren’t just watching it happen but engaging with elected representatives at town halls.”

It appears as if Barack confuses town hall attendees with the anti-GOP resistance and the rowdy anarchists punching out Trump supporters, suppressing free speech with riots, “taking up the torch” with arson, and accusing a duly elected president of crimes no one can prove.

It all raises the question: who’s the BS artist?

The Obama article also stated that besides advancing progressive policy, Michelle and Barry are deeply involved in the lives of daughters Sasha and Malia, whose photos are allegedly on “every flat surface” of their rented Washington, D.C. mansion.

About older daughter Malia, Obama said this: “She’s still a teenager who deserves her privacy.”  This sentiment is somewhat disingenuous coming from someone who, although he denies doing so, undoubtedly spied on everyone from Bibi Netanyahu to Angela Merkel to the Supreme Court to the Vatican to the Trump transition team.

And then there’s Michelle, whom the article refers to as “riled up,” reassuring college-bound students that both “Barack and I are going to keep on … lifting you up no matter what house we live in.”

For Michelle, “lifting up” includes putting down.

The People piece said Michelle “dreamed of a long vacation where her husband could just sleep, knowing his legacy was safe with President Hillary Clinton.”  But after an overconfident Hillary cheated and connived, and then lost the election anyway, mournful Michelle, who’s been “all black” since the day she was born, told guests “I’m going all black for the next couple of years.”

Imagine Laura Bush responding to the election of our first black president by saying, “I’m going all white for the next couple of years.”

Nonetheless, by now, everyone knows that neither Tahiti kite-surfing Barack nor his bride takes rejection or correction well.  That’s why the always classy Michelle, irate over changes being made to her school lunch program, publicly accused Trump of wanting to feed school kids “crap!”

In the end, after denigrating another president and pretending to be the only mortal capable of saving America from Donald Doom, Obama ended the People magazine article exalting himself with an absurd comment about how “the longer he was in office the more humble he became.”  This demonstrates that just as a Nobel Peace Prize made a street thug believe he was a peacemaker, Barack the BS artist must also believe that bragging about humility somehow makes a narcissist humble.

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Contradicting Reports Cast Doubt On Whether Michelle Obama Felt ‘Alone, Frightened and Unsure’ Before DC Move

Originally posted at BIG Journalism

In the March 2009 issue of Vogue in an article entitled “Leading Lady,” editor at large André Leon Talley pays homage to Michelle Obama, who he believed was “poised to be the most transformative First Lady in history.” In the opening paragraphs of the article Talley describes Michelle Obama, two weeks prior to the Inauguration, standing in front of a window in the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas had moved so Sasha and Malia could start the spring semester at Sidwell Friends School.

It was there that the woman Talley described as a “long, lean…Alvin Ailey [dancer] in another life,” turned to her smitten admirer, pointed across the street, and asked him the question: “Do you see our new house?”

The “No-Churchgoing” Mrs. Obama told Talley that after “checking out churches to join [and] helping her kids adjust to unfamiliar surroundings,” she intended to “open up the White House again.” After implying that there had been years of exclusion, with Michelle as grand hostess, Talley looked forward to a day where “in a spirit of diversity and inclusion,” life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would finally become a “collective experience.”

The following month, Michelle’s BFF Oprah Winfrey interviewed the First Lady for O Magazine in an article entitled “Oprah Talks to Michelle Obama.”  In that article Oprah shared that Michelle, while contemplating what Winfrey called the “weight of history,” oftentimes said, “This is not about us.”

In that same interview, Oprah observed “Yet for all the majesty of the White House, the First Lady has already infused it with a palpable ease; her presence makes the place feel open and approachable. When we sit down to talk, she seems as relaxed as she did when I first interviewed her and her husband in their Chicago apartment in 2004.”

Now the American public comes to find out that in “The Obamas,” a new book by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, the woman who Oprah said was excited about living in the White House because “if you want pie, there’s pie,” and who Talley perceived was “like the neighbor organizing a block party,” really wanted to stay in Chicago and delay moving to Washington DC.

In one section of André Leon Talley’s article, the part-time fashionista goes on and on about Michelle Obama’s sense of community and how Chicago’s South Side native exudes the impression that once in the White House,  ‘everyone is invited’ to the “ never ‘me’ and ‘mine’ and ‘some,’ but ‘we’ and ‘our’ and ‘all’ people’s house.”

If that was true, then why, according to Jodi Kantor, was Michelle so “worried about her children bumping into White House tourists during play dates?”

Admittedly, it is easy to understand the difficult transition from Chicago, which Michelle told Talley was the Obama family “Kennebunkport,” to what she soon felt was a “tough life in Washington DC.”  But, to say that the woman who had the water dyed green in the fountain on the White House lawn for St. Patrick’s Day a few weeks after moving in was “alone, frightened and unsure of what to do next” may be stretching it a bit.

When Oprah asked the first lady if she felt the glare of the fishbowl, Michelle said, “I don’t pay attention to it. There isn’t a bigger fishbowl, but I don’t own the glare.” In Jodi Kantor’s book the author differs when she claims sources told her that Mrs. Obama said, “Sometimes it becomes difficult to live in what we call a bubble.”

Which may be why, to distract attention from herself, in March of 2009 the unobtrusive Michelle stomped into the yard out back in $500 Tory Burch gardening boots; turned over 1,100 square feet of the White House lawn; and planted a low key garden that included “cilantro, tomatillos and hot peppers…red romaine, green oak leaf, butter head, red leaf and galactic lettuce… spinach, chard, collards and black kale.”

The first lady, allegedly anxious and hesitant, also included in her garden “a patch of berries…anise hyssop and Thai basil,” and acquired two beehives for honey to drizzle on exotic desserts and to add to White House Honey Ale.

One thing is for sure:  despite her angst, Michelle was never too lonely or frightened to shop for hundreds of thousands of dollars in designer clothes and accessories.  Nor was she unsure of which pair of pricey sneakers to wear when volunteering at soup kitchens.

To quell her despair, Mrs. Obama spent the first year (and every year since) soothing her confused, lonely self by subbing as a mannequin for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela, Narciso Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Thakoon and an endless roster of high-end designers.

In Vogue, Talley was so enamored with Michelle that he said her gaze was “akin to hearing a chord from John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme.’ Or maybe Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending.’”  Spending time in Michelle Obama’s company right around the same time that Kantor claims she was full of fear, insecurity, and indecisiveness, André claimed he had a sense that “All [was] well and right and real.”

Well, was “all well and right and real,” or wasn’t it?  Because either way, based on which person got it right, the three opposing accounts pose a bit of a credibility problem for someone who was either lying, perceiving something incorrectly, or flat out got the story wrong.

In the “Time 2009 100” issue, Michelle Obama groupie Oprah did the honors again by poetically describing Michelle Obama: “How sweet it is that America has a First Lady who embodies the vibrancy and confidence of a seriously prepared 21st century woman. A phenomenal woman indeed.”

Comparing the statements Michelle made to Oprah and André Leon Talley during the months following the inauguration and subsequent move to the White House with Jodi Kantor’s account, either the first lady was really “alone, frightened and unsure of what to do next,” had no idea what she was saying, or she, like her phenomenal husband, is a phenomenal phony “indeed.”

Michelle Obama: Critical Advocate

Originally posted at American Thinker

Michelle Obama is not one who can easily hide her feelings; usually her emotional state is visible on her face.  Think civil rights leader Dorothy Height’s funeral, or Michelle staring down French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozi.

So it wasn’t a shock to find out that some of the less-than-thrilled expressions Americans have witnessed over the last three years may be rooted in how Mrs. Obama thinks her husband and his team should be handling the affairs of the nation.

One has to admit, if Jodi Kantor’s New York Times article, “Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady” and forthcoming book “The Obamas” is an accurate portrayal, Michelle Obama going toe-to-middle-finger with Rahm Emanuel indicates she’s one tough cookie.

Kantor’s book points out that despite Mrs. Obama’s initial hesitation to involve herself in her husband’s administration, she has been an “unrecognized force …[and]… her story has been one first of struggle, then turnaround and greater fulfillment.”

The book says that Mrs. Obama was a “supportive but often anxious spouse, suspicious of conventional political thinking, a groundbreaking figure who has acutely felt the pressures and possibilities of being the first African-American in her position and a first lady who has worked to make her role more meaningful.”

According to Kantor, Mrs. Obama was often “caught in an internal debate about how the Obamas should look and live, travel and entertain.”

Her feelings for a country she only recently became proud of are evident in her ongoing disregard for the opinion of its people by blatantly indulging her affinity for opulent vacations, epicurean Xanadus, and closets full of couture.

The forthcoming book exposes Michelle projecting her own racism onto a colorblind America. Even after a white majority put her husband into the White House, Michelle felt that “As the first African-American first lady, [she] wanted everything to be flawless and sophisticated; [because] she felt ‘everyone was waiting for a black woman to make a mistake.’”

Supposedly fiercely defensive on her husband’s behalf and seeing him as a “transformational figure,” her allegedly hostile clashes with the likes of ex- Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel indicate Michelle is someone other than who she projects herself to be while hula-hooping and gardening with Big Bird on Sesame Street.

According to longtime Obama strategist David Axelrod, behind the scenes, if Mrs. Obama “thinks things have been mishandled or when things are off the track she’ll raise it, because she’s hugely invested in [her husband] and has a sense of how hard he’s working, and wants to make sure everybody is doing their work properly.”

Discussing with aides the first lady’s displeasure about the direction the administration was taking on issues like healthcare reform, President Obama once confided that “She feels as if our rudder isn’t set right.”  Does “our rudder” include his rudder?

So apparently if everybody isn’t “doing” what Michelle thinks they should be doing, or someone criticizes what she is doing, the “rudder” adjuster believes “things have been mishandled [and] are off the track.

The book says that Robert Gibbs tried to protect the White House from being seen for what it is: “oblivious to public anger about joblessness, banker bailouts and bonuses.”  Apparently, Gibbs had the wherewithal to try to tamp down the “vacations, décor, entertainment [and] even matters as small as whether to announce the hiring of a new florist.”

According to Kantor’s account, Michelle was as thrilled with being told what to do by her husband’s team as she was being prohibited from walking her dog, or “monitored by her husband’s aides for everything from how she decorated the family’s private quarters to whether she took makeup artists on overseas trips.

So to show advisors who was in charge, Mrs. Obama flew the dog she couldn’t walk to vacation spots all around the world, called in a high-end Hollywood decorator to gussy up the living quarters, and hired a makeup artist that charges $15K per day.

Kantor’s book maintains that Mrs. Obama has no problem expressing her opinion behind the scenes about issues such as: how health care reform should’ve played out, the direction the 2012 reelection effort should take, and who should call the shots.

However, the book does say that publicly, the first lady has been reluctant to step into the limelight, except on signature issues like “Let’s Move” and assisting military families.  That was until recently when, in between vacation junkets, dutiful wife Michelle has taken to appearing on behalf of her husband in an attempt to exploit her popularity to “buoy [Obama] personally and politically.”

And while politics and policy intricacies are telling, more telling by far was the way Mrs. Obama handled the President’s 50th birthday, which said a lot about her domineering nature and how convinced she is that we, as well as he, need her to show us, and him, how it should be done.

According to Kantor’s book, in preparation for the coming election, Michelle exercised a practice run on birthday party guests, warning them not to leave early – under penalty – of what?  Then, she commenced with delivering a “stem-winder of a toast in praise of her husband,” who sat there like a schlemiel.

Minus the soaring orchestration and slide show, Mrs. Obama subjected those supposedly already her husband’s friends to her deluded version of Barack Obama: the “tireless, upright leader who rose above Washington games, killed the world’s most wanted terrorist and still managed to coach his daughter Sasha’s basketball team.”

A more apt description would have been: a president who, between vacations, ‘tirelessly’ works from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm and has played more golf standing ‘upright’ than any other president in American history; a president who “rose above Washington games” so well that, against Congress’ wishes during a “recess” that was still in session, he appointed a five-time Jeopardy champion to the position of director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The man who shamelessly takes credit for killing Osama bin Laden – an end that would never have been achieved without GW Bush’s committed determination, and a father who, when not out golfing, will use any excuse, including spending time with the kids, to pop a few shots through a basketball hoop.

However, besides the ‘everyone was waiting for a black woman to make a mistake’ -portion of Jodi Kantor’s “critic and advocate” book, the most revealing moment of all was what allegedly happened during that laudatory 50th birthday party soliloquy.

Kantor recounts that in front of 150 guests, Michelle admitted to being hard on an embarrassed Obama, who attempted to cut her off only to be firmly told “to sit and listen,” which he submissively did, summing up in three words Mrs. Obama’s ever-evolving attitude toward the President of the United States and all of us as well.

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