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The Noble 'Sacrifice' of Michelle Obama
CNS News ^ | 9.30.09 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 10/03/2009 12:19:26 PM PDT by IbJensen

It's hard out there for a first lady of the United States. Take it from travel-weary Michelle Obama. On Tuesday night, she boarded a luxury 757 for Copenhagen. Think of the stairs she had to climb. Oh, the agony of the feet!

Upon arrival, Mrs. O, her "chit-chat buddy," Chicago-based talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, and Chicago powerbroker/interest-conflicted real estate mogul/senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett immediately embarked on a grueling, grip-and-grin campaign to secure the Olympics for their hometown. Our smile muscles ache in sympathy.

You will be comforted to know that the gracious FLOTUS feels your pain for her pain. "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days," the first lady told a group of fellow Chicago 2016 boosters, "so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home." Translation: Thank me, thank you, for all we do.

Never has self-congratulatory gratitude been raised to such an art form, but there was no time for loyal subjects to dwell.

The selflessly indefatigable Michelle Obama had to rush off for an 800-meter wine-and-cheese dash with International Olympic Committee members, followed by a rigorous aerobic Heads of State luncheon hosted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and another high-heeled trek to the IOC Opening Ceremony at the Copenhagen Opera House.

Of course, it's not entirely clear which "people" out there are saying that the Obamas' jaunt to Denmark is a "sacrifice."

Certainly not the families of the 43 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have died in Afghanistan since Gen. Stanley McChrystal called for more reinforcements.

Certainly not the families of the nearly 40 children and teens in Chicago who lost their lives on the out-of-control streets of the Windy City so far this year.

The first lady's slip of self-absorption reminds me of a useful passage in Washington Post writer Liza Mundy's biography of Mrs. Obama.

After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, the bitterly oppressed Michelle Obama headed back to her native Chicago to join the high-powered law firm of Sidley Austin – the ninth largest in the world.

There, Mundy's book reported, the future first lady griped about having to do the duties of a second-year associate while she was a second-year associate – demonstrating the trademark attitude of entitlement and inflated ego that led the law partner who recruited her to later describe her as "perennially dissatisfied."

Doing her first job was a burden then. Enjoying the perks of her current job is a "sacrifice" now.

Michelle Obama has a gift for selling special-interest business-as-usual as public-interest charity. Thus, the insatiable appetite of Chicago's polite elite for a massive Olympics windfall to crony developers is redefined as a do-good campaign for the children. Said Mrs. Obama:

"We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent, particularly this time in our nation's history, where athletics is becoming more of a fleeting opportunity.

“When we're seeing rates of childhood obesity increase, it is so important for us to raise up the platform of fitness and competition and fair play; to teach kids to cheer on the victors and empathize with those in defeat, but most importantly, to recognize that all the hard work that is required to do something special."

"Hard work," you know, like jetting off with your gal pals to schmooze other world leaders, famous athletes and celebrities for a few days on the taxpayers' dime.

In the Olympics of the aggrieved, Mrs. Obama gets a gold medal.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; auntesther; babygotback; chewbacca; empressobama; flotusmichelle; malkin; sacrifice; sasquatch
Losers. (Americans, that is)
1 posted on 10/03/2009 12:19:26 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndzHqFv9Mdo


2 posted on 10/03/2009 12:21:53 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: IbJensen
the future first lady griped about having to do the duties of a second-year associate while she was a second-year associate – demonstrating the trademark attitude of entitlement and inflated ego that led the law partner who recruited her to later describe her as "perennially dissatisfied."


3 posted on 10/03/2009 12:22:46 PM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: IbJensen
Olympics for Chicago 2016 - The Cost to the People of the United States:

A - The First Lady:

1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

B - POTUS

1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?

6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?

7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?

C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?

All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.

That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.

When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.

4 posted on 10/03/2009 12:24:37 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: LostInBayport

I’ll grant you that that Michelle is one slack-jawed sack of gyrating flesh. That baby got back!


5 posted on 10/03/2009 12:25:23 PM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: IbJensen

Somehow noble and sacrifice don’t mesh with Michelle Obama.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 12:27:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: IbJensen

You can bet that if Che Guevara were alive today, he’d be tickled to death that Rio beat out Chicago. Fortunately for the world, he’s still dead. Yeah, I know. The college kids and ACORNs wish that Che was still around to witness the fruits of their labor.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 12:28:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: IbJensen

Round here we call it a big ole SHELF ASS.

Woman is dragging a caboose around behind her now, isn’t she?
Makes up for it with her rosy disposition though doesn’t she?


8 posted on 10/03/2009 12:29:26 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: IbJensen

It’s “The Man” always trying to oppress her.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 12:29:31 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: IbJensen
The only sacrifice I know of is our young men and women under fire over in Afghanistan, not receiving help while the Elite uppity Prez and his semi-ugly wife gallivants around trying to be political. Sorry but this is about the nicest I could come up with.
10 posted on 10/03/2009 12:30:12 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: IbJensen

Did the taxpayers pay for Oprah’s trip?


11 posted on 10/03/2009 12:31:20 PM PDT by shiva
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To: IbJensen

“Never has self-congratulatory gratitude been raised to such an art form,”

It appears that the first wookie has the pretensions of a diva.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 12:32:55 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: IbJensen
The first lady's slip of self-absorption reminds me of a useful passage in Washington Post writer Liza Mundy's biography of Mrs. Obama.

After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, the bitterly oppressed Michelle Obama headed back to her native Chicago to join the high-powered law firm of Sidley Austin – the ninth largest in the world.
Oh, that's good. That is very good. Steynian good. If only I could have been oppressed with a Princeton and Harvard Law education.
13 posted on 10/03/2009 12:46:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: shiva

This Flight to Coppenhagen reminds me of the Double Standards of the Elite Liberals.

Two Jets + support aircrafts = Unnecessary Carbon Emissions that the Elite don’t want “us” emitting.

I’m glad the OIC voters smacked down the Obama’s bid for Chicago especially after their pathetic selfish speeches.

I wish someone had the balls to tell Obama he needs to reinburse the tax payers for the wasted trip to that meeting.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 12:47:30 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: IbJensen

“We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent,
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Why ???

Would it not be much better that “all of our children to be exposed” to the patriotic and self sacrificing ideals that servicemen and women from all branches of the United States military represent ????

What was the aim, anyway ???


15 posted on 10/03/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: jws3sticks

There will be no accounting for this debacle, as there is never any accounting for the anointed. Accounting is for the enemies of the anointed elite.

Accounting is for the Whittaker Chamberses, the Joseph McCarthies, the Barry Goldwaters, the Richard Nixons, the Ronald Reagans, the newt Gingriches, the George W. Bushes, the Sarah Palins.

Sympathy and support goes to the Alger Hisses, the Communists in the State Department, the LBJs, the John Deans, the Jimmy Carters, the Bill Clintons, the Algores, and the O Bamas.

Thus, the Black Panthers obstructing the voters, Islamists attempting to destroy the U.S., and the AcornNuts will get a pass, while the CIA Interrogators and the AcornNut Videographers will be prosecuted.

It has forever been thus.

Thank God for talk radio and the Internet. It’s the only power the Right has.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 12:51:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: IbJensen

“to teach kids to cheer on the victors and empathize with those in defeat...”

Michelle gets to empathize by being one to experience the DEFEAT part...

Wonder how well that is going over?


17 posted on 10/03/2009 12:54:18 PM PDT by ConfidentConservative (I think, therefore I am conservative.)
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To: IbJensen

I’ve despised this woman ever since I heard her bitching about having to repay her student loans.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 12:55:19 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: IbJensen

Rover: “Now if this President wanted to win in Afghanistan the way he wanted to win in Copenhagen, a whole lotta people, including the troops would be cheering”


19 posted on 10/03/2009 12:57:34 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tennessee Nana

That was the worst speech if you can call it that i have ever heard, it was embarassing to watch on youtube.
The thing about Lewis, and then me I and my dad with MS and
just everything was just off the wall.
And I am trying to be really fair here.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 1:30:14 PM PDT by mel
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To: IbJensen

think of the courage it took to wear that yellow, pleated number with size 18 hips... now there’s a sacrifice I wish she’d passed on...


21 posted on 10/03/2009 1:33:11 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: IbJensen

This is my all-time favorite: Michelle asking other women to sacrifice income by choosing helping careers. Her own ‘helping career’ eventually netted over $300K/year. Additionally, she complains about having to spend about $10K/year on dance lessons, etc. for her kids - while speaking to an audience whose median income is about $37K/year:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1978845/posts


22 posted on 10/03/2009 1:39:08 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: IbJensen

Actually, considering her hatred of white people, being around all those white Europeans was probably a real “sacrifice” for the FLOTUS.


23 posted on 10/03/2009 1:39:23 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mel

She’s a disaster everytime they trot her out for anything. I think it’s hilarious. People don’t like arrogant people like the Obama’s and their cronies.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 1:40:10 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: IbJensen
The IOC’s decision is, “The Bitch Slap Heard ‘round the World.” Couldn't have happened to a nicer pair of grifters.
25 posted on 10/03/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: mel

She is 45 years old so she sat on her Dad’s lap at 20?


26 posted on 10/03/2009 2:01:23 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: IbJensen

Well, I can sympathize. My feet swell during long flights.

Her head swells each time she gets to play FLOTUS.


27 posted on 10/03/2009 2:27:43 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: JavaJumpy

Additionally, she complains about having to spend about $10K/year on dance lessons, etc. for her kids -
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Doesnt MO know how to dance ???

My Mom taught me...


28 posted on 10/03/2009 3:01:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PhiKapMom

She is 45 years old so she sat on her Dad’s lap at 20?
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Well, now she sits in Uncle “santa Claus” Sam’s lap...

Gimme gimme gimme...


29 posted on 10/03/2009 3:04:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

ROFLOL!! That was good!


30 posted on 10/03/2009 3:31:44 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: NonValueAdded
If only I could have been oppressed with a Princeton and Harvard Law education.

Every time she opens her mouth it shouts, "Token!"

31 posted on 10/03/2009 3:39:27 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: IbJensen

OUCH! Pretty well sums-up the First Dragon.


32 posted on 10/03/2009 4:21:55 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: IbJensen

So Mrs. Sasquatch is having a hard time living in the Whitehouse with $100 a lb. Kobe steak? Oh, the horror...


33 posted on 10/03/2009 4:29:00 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: PhiKapMom

She is either a liar or pervert ha ha ha.
One thing she is good for a laugh.
Those outfits ha ha ha


34 posted on 10/03/2009 5:12:00 PM PDT by mel
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To: JavaJumpy

I also love the Hospital job that was created and she got once her husband was elected to the senate. She made $300,000 and the job was so vital that she almost never showed up for work and when she quit they eliminated the position.


35 posted on 10/03/2009 6:40:21 PM PDT by xcullen
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To: mel

Those gold outfits she had on cracked me up!

Doesn’t anyone vet their speeches for facts?


36 posted on 10/03/2009 7:02:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: PhiKapMom

I agree


37 posted on 10/03/2009 7:43:48 PM PDT by mel
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To: IbJensen

Oh I KNOW that the Americans in Samoa truly appreciate her ‘sacrifice’ in going to this ‘important’ event instead of coming to the aide of the dead and dying in their country! I am sure of it! I know if I had my home wiped out and my children drowned, I would really appreciate this HUGE sacrifice of Michelle Obama skipping a visit to me, to lobby for Chicago. After all, it is all about prioritizing.


38 posted on 10/04/2009 12:01:47 AM PDT by tuckrdout ("Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: IbJensen

...”Certainly not the families of the 43 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have died in Afghanistan since Gen. Stanley McChrystal called for more reinforcements.”...

Make that at least 52, after we lost 8 in a single prairie fire battle yesterday, and another in an IED attack.


39 posted on 10/04/2009 6:35:21 AM PDT by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America.)
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To: jws3sticks
I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees

Glenn Beck with Michelle Malkin layed it all out, Valerie Jerrett and her real estate partners. She owns millions of dollars worth of dilapidated and condemned public housing that needs to be torn down and rebuilt into the Olympics housing. Too bad so sad, now the taxpayers of Chicago will have to pay for them to be fixed instead of the taxpayers of America!!

40 posted on 10/04/2009 7:52:14 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: All

"How 'bout a quickie under the table as a show of confidence, while the IOC votes.

"Fugeddabatit, mister. I didn't make "the sacrifice" so you can get it on."


41 posted on 10/04/2009 9:28:58 AM PDT by Liz
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To: astounded
Time to determine what the term Commander in Chief really means.

It certainly doesn't mean an African-African, phony suited communist who is on a muslim terrorist mission to ruin this nation ecomically To crumble the United States as a world power and allow our enemies to enter our nation legally and emasculate us would be an unthinkable thing , would you think?

42 posted on 10/04/2009 9:57:19 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: tuckrdout

Hey, lighten up. After all this is Chicago the anointed one’s hometown. Well, it was his adopted hometown after he decided to come to America and enter politics.


43 posted on 10/04/2009 4:00:24 PM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Liz
"How 'bout a quickie under the table as a show of confidence, while the IOC votes.

"Fugeddabatit, mister. I didn't make "the sacrifice" so you can get it on."

"Don't forget your gay background! Better smoke a cigarette."

44 posted on 10/04/2009 4:02:15 PM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Joe Boucher

You could probably play euchre on that deck.


45 posted on 10/04/2009 4:04:07 PM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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