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Cho Jinn
Cho Jinn
1 year ago

“especially amid the looming threat of another Trump presidency”

Low(er) tax bill, Ukraine not on fire, Kim Jong Un smiling in the DMZ, illegal border crossings and accordant human misery drying up
those halcyon days. They were tremendous, people tell me possibly the best ever.

David Sharples
David Sharples
1 year ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

Oh the Obamas…
They give speeches on how racist the US is and how tough they’ve had it, rising sea levels and climate change. Then have to decide which mansion by the sea to visit in a private jet.
They really do enjoy being celebrities for the lies that they tell.

First black American president/ First Lady, then they tell the country “you’re still irremediably racist.”
Why do such a thing? Power, for them and the Democratic Party.

Last edited 1 year ago by David Sharples
Katy Hibbert
Katy Hibbert
1 year ago
Reply to  David Sharples

Obama is not black. He is half-white. Arguably he is more white than black, as his white mother brought him up, while his black babyfather bggred off, as black babyfathers do.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago
Reply to  Katy Hibbert

Slight correction: His mother’s parents brought him up.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago
Reply to  Katy Hibbert

Slight correction: His mother’s parents brought him up.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  David Sharples

Can you direct us to even one instance when either of the Obamas has said the U.S. is “irremediably racist”–or implied that by any reasonable assessment?
Michelle and Barack have both taken a middle path: acknowledging the racist aspects of America’s history and–in reduced measure–present-day reality, but also their own good fortune as well as the prevailing (if imperfectly distributed) opportunity and fairness of the society overall. That tends to bring ire from both the perpetually outraged far left and the insistently dismissive far right on matters of race.

Last edited 1 year ago by AJ Mac
Katy Hibbert
Katy Hibbert
1 year ago
Reply to  David Sharples

Obama is not black. He is half-white. Arguably he is more white than black, as his white mother brought him up, while his black babyfather bggred off, as black babyfathers do.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  David Sharples

Can you direct us to even one instance when either of the Obamas has said the U.S. is “irremediably racist”–or implied that by any reasonable assessment?
Michelle and Barack have both taken a middle path: acknowledging the racist aspects of America’s history and–in reduced measure–present-day reality, but also their own good fortune as well as the prevailing (if imperfectly distributed) opportunity and fairness of the society overall. That tends to bring ire from both the perpetually outraged far left and the insistently dismissive far right on matters of race.

Last edited 1 year ago by AJ Mac
Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
1 year ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

This book review is nothing but a ‘gush’ piece. No one has yet written an insightful piece about Michelle Obama both the good and the not so terrific. Too soon for a real close up ? Even The New Yorker magazine – a liberal publication- back in 2009 dived into what formed Mrs. Obama in a rather surprising but very direct way. That after her affirmative action admittance to Princeton & Harvard, she ended up not good enough to make partner at a law firm and became a ‘diversity counselor’ for a Chicago hospital where she made $125k which was subsequently kicked up to $300k when her senator husband landed $2 million federal dollars for said hospital. Throughout her husband’s presidency she did nothing but grumble just about everything. Hardly, a jolly warrior for the people, and not necessarily a ‘gracious’ example. No doubt she has many wistful thoughts and good intentions, but this myth-making and elevation of her is just ridiculous. It does sell books though, no?

Last edited 1 year ago by Cathy Carron
Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

Well, she did graduate in law, and compared to Kamala Harris she looks like Einstein. Not every lawyer wants to dedicate themselves to climbing the ladder to partner of a law firm; she probably knew she wanted children and family life.

I only remember positive things about her actions as First Lady – traditional first lady things like upbeat support for children’s nutrition and physical exercise, wearing the clothes of American fashion designers etc. Was she that different from Laura Bush? I thought Barack was a disappointment as President, but she was fine as First Lady. She travelled around the world representing Americans as confident, down-to-earth, optimistic, well-mannered, well-meaning people.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

Indeed. Who do her detractors look back on so nostalgically? Unless one thinks a FLOTUS should be completely neutral or silent, I don’t how she ought to be considered controversial or divisive.

Last edited 1 year ago by AJ Mac
Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

“Who do her detractors look back on so nostalgically?”

Probably Pat Nixon.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

A likely candidate for Michelle bashers. Nixon occupied the position around the time I was born. My after-the-fact impression of her is more favorable than of Tricky d**k anyway.
Other than Eleanor Roosevelt, a consequential and then-controversial American who left the office over 75 years ago, no first lady has more passionate fans and haters than Obama does (I think most of Roosevelt’s critics have died). Melania Trump gets praised and mocked, but without the same intensity. Yes, Obama is somewhat outspoken, but I wouldn’t say the heat she generates is altogether ‘post-racial’–on either side.

Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

Don’t you think Hillary Clinton has more passionate fans and haters – than any First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt? You would expect so since she was so involved in politics.

I can only vaguely remember Jackie Kennedy, but all the others I have some impression of, and of all of them Melania Trump made the least impression. Fair enough – she was a foreigner who couldn’t speak English all that well.

Poor old Pat Nixon couldn’t compete with the aristocratic & beautiful Jackie, the capable, confident Ladybird Johnson, or the vivacity of Betty Ford. I don’t think she wanted to compete. She wasn’t bad as a First Lady, she just struck times when people had come to expect a certain glamour and celebrity, and that wasn’t her. At a time when second wave feminism was in full flight she seemed determined to resist.

Last edited 1 year ago by Russell Hamilton
AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

True. But she became a senator and ran for president, and is therefore in a sub-category of one.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

True. But she became a senator and ran for president, and is therefore in a sub-category of one.

Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

Don’t you think Hillary Clinton has more passionate fans and haters – than any First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt? You would expect so since she was so involved in politics.

I can only vaguely remember Jackie Kennedy, but all the others I have some impression of, and of all of them Melania Trump made the least impression. Fair enough – she was a foreigner who couldn’t speak English all that well.

Poor old Pat Nixon couldn’t compete with the aristocratic & beautiful Jackie, the capable, confident Ladybird Johnson, or the vivacity of Betty Ford. I don’t think she wanted to compete. She wasn’t bad as a First Lady, she just struck times when people had come to expect a certain glamour and celebrity, and that wasn’t her. At a time when second wave feminism was in full flight she seemed determined to resist.

Last edited 1 year ago by Russell Hamilton
AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

A likely candidate for Michelle bashers. Nixon occupied the position around the time I was born. My after-the-fact impression of her is more favorable than of Tricky d**k anyway.
Other than Eleanor Roosevelt, a consequential and then-controversial American who left the office over 75 years ago, no first lady has more passionate fans and haters than Obama does (I think most of Roosevelt’s critics have died). Melania Trump gets praised and mocked, but without the same intensity. Yes, Obama is somewhat outspoken, but I wouldn’t say the heat she generates is altogether ‘post-racial’–on either side.

Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  AJ Mac

“Who do her detractors look back on so nostalgically?”

Probably Pat Nixon.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago

Indeed. Who do her detractors look back on so nostalgically? Unless one thinks a FLOTUS should be completely neutral or silent, I don’t how she ought to be considered controversial or divisive.

Last edited 1 year ago by AJ Mac
AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

I agree. Not an in-depth or serious review at all.

Russell Hamilton
Russell Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

Well, she did graduate in law, and compared to Kamala Harris she looks like Einstein. Not every lawyer wants to dedicate themselves to climbing the ladder to partner of a law firm; she probably knew she wanted children and family life.

I only remember positive things about her actions as First Lady – traditional first lady things like upbeat support for children’s nutrition and physical exercise, wearing the clothes of American fashion designers etc. Was she that different from Laura Bush? I thought Barack was a disappointment as President, but she was fine as First Lady. She travelled around the world representing Americans as confident, down-to-earth, optimistic, well-mannered, well-meaning people.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Carron

I agree. Not an in-depth or serious review at all.

David Sharples
David Sharples
1 year ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

Oh the Obamas…
They give speeches on how racist the US is and how tough they’ve had it, rising sea levels and climate change. Then have to decide which mansion by the sea to visit in a private jet.
They really do enjoy being celebrities for the lies that they tell.

First black American president/ First Lady, then they tell the country “you’re still irremediably racist.”
Why do such a thing? Power, for them and the Democratic Party.

Last edited 1 year ago by David Sharples
Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
1 year ago
Reply to  Cho Jinn

This book review is nothing but a ‘gush’ piece. No one has yet written an insightful piece about Michelle Obama both the good and the not so terrific. Too soon for a real close up ? Even The New Yorker magazine – a liberal publication- back in 2009 dived into what formed Mrs. Obama in a rather surprising but very direct way. That after her affirmative action admittance to Princeton & Harvard, she ended up not good enough to make partner at a law firm and became a ‘diversity counselor’ for a Chicago hospital where she made $125k which was subsequently kicked up to $300k when her senator husband landed $2 million federal dollars for said hospital. Throughout her husband’s presidency she did nothing but grumble just about everything. Hardly, a jolly warrior for the people, and not necessarily a ‘gracious’ example. No doubt she has many wistful thoughts and good intentions, but this myth-making and elevation of her is just ridiculous. It does sell books though, no?

Last edited 1 year ago by Cathy Carron
Cho Jinn
Cho Jinn
1 year ago

“especially amid the looming threat of another Trump presidency”

Low(er) tax bill, Ukraine not on fire, Kim Jong Un smiling in the DMZ, illegal border crossings and accordant human misery drying up
those halcyon days. They were tremendous, people tell me possibly the best ever.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago

Please. The woman likes to shop and travel. That’s about as ambitious as she gets. She most certainly didn’t write the books attributed to her: Christopher Hitchens said her college thesis was “. . . written in no known language.” Articles like this one trying to make her sound deep is just fan-girling folderol.

Last edited 1 year ago by Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago

Please. The woman likes to shop and travel. That’s about as ambitious as she gets. She most certainly didn’t write the books attributed to her: Christopher Hitchens said her college thesis was “. . . written in no known language.” Articles like this one trying to make her sound deep is just fan-girling folderol.

Last edited 1 year ago by Allison Barrows
J Bryant
J Bryant
1 year ago

I’m still not convinced Michelle Obama isn’t planning a run for the presidency at some point. I suspect she and her husband believe most people will tire of wokery and will be desperate for a more middle-of-the-road candidate. The great challenge for her will be securing the Democratic nomination. Assuming she overcomes that barrier, if she sticks to her sensible, centrist instincts, she’ll probably be unbeatable. And I write that as a Republican.

Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
1 year ago
Reply to  J Bryant

She doesn’t have it in her
and that’s a good thing. Most recently, Michelle has been talking about her menopause (it’s a 8itch, natch)
the weight gain, the hot flashes. She isn’t anywhere near ‘declaring’. LOL

Last edited 1 year ago by Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
Cathy Carron
1 year ago
Reply to  J Bryant

She doesn’t have it in her
and that’s a good thing. Most recently, Michelle has been talking about her menopause (it’s a 8itch, natch)
the weight gain, the hot flashes. She isn’t anywhere near ‘declaring’. LOL

Last edited 1 year ago by Cathy Carron
J Bryant
J Bryant
1 year ago

I’m still not convinced Michelle Obama isn’t planning a run for the presidency at some point. I suspect she and her husband believe most people will tire of wokery and will be desperate for a more middle-of-the-road candidate. The great challenge for her will be securing the Democratic nomination. Assuming she overcomes that barrier, if she sticks to her sensible, centrist instincts, she’ll probably be unbeatable. And I write that as a Republican.

Pat Rowles
Pat Rowles
1 year ago

Not a criticism of the author or the article, but this perception on the part of the public that someone is suitable for high office because they’re famous by association, seem ‘nice’, and have made the right noises about the right issues is part of the dumbing down process. See also Whoopi ‘Thicko’ Goldberg’s assertion that Biden’s wife would make a good Surgeon General, not realising that ‘Dr’ Biden had no medical qualifications whatsoever. Bill Burr nailed it in this routine.

Pat Rowles
Pat Rowles
1 year ago

Not a criticism of the author or the article, but this perception on the part of the public that someone is suitable for high office because they’re famous by association, seem ‘nice’, and have made the right noises about the right issues is part of the dumbing down process. See also Whoopi ‘Thicko’ Goldberg’s assertion that Biden’s wife would make a good Surgeon General, not realising that ‘Dr’ Biden had no medical qualifications whatsoever. Bill Burr nailed it in this routine.

Katy Hibbert
Katy Hibbert
1 year ago

She was a shrill liberal scold or the original girlboss or a tireless activist.

She’s a talentless nonentity who is only known through her half-white husband. Though thick, she got into Princeton through “affirmative action”, which means admitting or promoting thick black people instead of more talented whites and Orientals. She spent the whole time at Princeton whingeing about how people saw her as black first and a student second, which is ironic as she was only there because she’s black.

BK baird
BK baird
1 year ago
Reply to  Katy Hibbert

I am still struggling that She is a he.. ^shrug^
My wife told me to STFU. I said where are the pregnancy pictures, and around we go. Regardless, Obama started the race debacle we now are in. What a well-spoken, clean, arrogant jerk he turned out to be.

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  BK baird

Ah, the non-racialized paradise of 2007, when gangsta rap was genteel and America had neither proud neo-Nazis nor closeted bigots of every possible color!

AJ Mac
AJ Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  BK baird

Ah, the non-racialized paradise of 2007, when gangsta rap was genteel and America had neither proud neo-Nazis nor closeted bigots of every possible color!

BK baird
BK baird
1 year ago
Reply to  Katy Hibbert

I am still struggling that She is a he.. ^shrug^
My wife told me to STFU. I said where are the pregnancy pictures, and around we go. Regardless, Obama started the race debacle we now are in. What a well-spoken, clean, arrogant jerk he turned out to be.

Katy Hibbert
Katy Hibbert
1 year ago

She was a shrill liberal scold or the original girlboss or a tireless activist.

She’s a talentless nonentity who is only known through her half-white husband. Though thick, she got into Princeton through “affirmative action”, which means admitting or promoting thick black people instead of more talented whites and Orientals. She spent the whole time at Princeton whingeing about how people saw her as black first and a student second, which is ironic as she was only there because she’s black.

Paul MacDonnell
Paul MacDonnell
1 year ago

Is this bullshit?

Or

Utter bullshit?

Paul MacDonnell
Paul MacDonnell
1 year ago

Is this bullshit?

Or

Utter bullshit?

William Miller
William Miller
1 year ago

“Wary of progressive excess? Her views on race define excess. This is not a well-thought out article.

William Miller
William Miller
1 year ago

“Wary of progressive excess? Her views on race define excess. This is not a well-thought out article.

Richard Craven
Richard Craven
1 year ago

She insults Latino people by calling them “Latinx”.

Richard Craven
Richard Craven
1 year ago

She insults Latino people by calling them “Latinx”.

Paul MacDonnell
Paul MacDonnell
1 year ago

“certain folks want to see her run for president — or are terrified that she will.”

You are delusional.

Paul MacDonnell
Paul MacDonnell
1 year ago

“certain folks want to see her run for president — or are terrified that she will.”

You are delusional.

Phil Re
Phil Re
1 year ago

Obama was a major architect of the Wokepoclalypse, so I’m not buying the depiction of the Obamas as voices of reason whose warnings went unheeded.
If you upend the norms that keep the extremists in check, you don’t get credit for warning the extremists not to go too far.

Phil Re
Phil Re
1 year ago

Obama was a major architect of the Wokepoclalypse, so I’m not buying the depiction of the Obamas as voices of reason whose warnings went unheeded.
If you upend the norms that keep the extremists in check, you don’t get credit for warning the extremists not to go too far.

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
1 year ago

.. She is so utterly gorgeous…

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago

Who pays you to troll here?

Kerie Receveur
Kerie Receveur
1 year ago

Should be booking your appointment at Specsavers, pet, rather than posting twaddle.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
1 year ago

Who pays you to troll here?

Kerie Receveur
Kerie Receveur
1 year ago

Should be booking your appointment at Specsavers, pet, rather than posting twaddle.

Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
1 year ago

.. She is so utterly gorgeous…