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Can YOU imagine 4 more years of Obama?
Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Sunday evening to tout her husband’s first-term achievements. Accompanying a message praising all that President Barack Obama has achieved over the past four years, she implored her followers to “imagine what he can do in twice that time.”
Along with her message was a link to a campaign video that, in detail, highlights the president’s first-term actions. The video, entitled, “A Very Quick Look at President Obama’s First Term,” features the fast-talking, rapid speech deliverer John Moschitta, Jr. (a well-known spokesperson). Throughout the ad, Moschitta touts Obama, mentioning health care, credit card and student loan reform, the auto bailout and a plethora of other policy moves.
While another Obama term will certainly appeal to progressives who would like, more than anything, to see another four years of left-leaning policies, conservatives abhor the thought (and are conversely horrified by the prospect of four more years of left-of-center governance).
Advertising the clip, the First Lady’s Tweet reads, “If this is what the President can do in 4 years, imagine what he can do in twice the time.”
In the video, Moschitta mirror’s Michelle Obama’s claim, saying, “If this is what this guy can do in four years, imagine what he can do in twice the time.” source- The Blaze
Preaching the Gospel Of Obama
Michelle Obama made a remarkable claim when talking up her husband, President Barack Obama, at a campaign event earlier today in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I am so in,” Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks.
“I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell.
This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.”
The crowd of nearly 450 folks applauded as the first lady likened her husband to a Jesus-like figure. source – Weekly Standard
Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations
The Obamas’ summer break in Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.
Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.
The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.
‘When it’s all added up, she’s spent more than $10million in taxpayers’ money on her vacations.’
The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.
And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.
The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.
‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.’ source – Daily Mail UK
She spends like the American Queen, not First Lady
First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to South Africa and Botswana last week cost taxpayers well over half a million dollars, possibly in the range of $700,000 or $800,000, according to an analysis by White House Dossier.
Many of the trip’s expenses cannot be obtained with specificity, including the cost of local transportation for the first lady, Secret Service protection, the care and feeding of staffers, and pre-trip advance work done by administration officials in South Africa.
But it is possible to estimate some of these costs and put a price tag on one of the major expenses – her transportation to and from southern Africa and her trips between cities there.
While the goals of her journey – “youth leadership, education, health and wellness” in southern Africa, according to the White House – are laudable, many may question whether such an expensive outreach overseas by the president’s wife is worthwhile given the threat of the ballooning federal debt to the economy.
This is particularly true given that the trip, while featuring many official events, also included tourist components such as visits to historical landmarks and museums, a nonworking chance to meet Nelson Mandela that Mrs. Obama described as “surreal,” and a safari. Mrs. Obama also brought along her mother, her daughters and two of their cousins – the children of her brother Craig Robinson.
In a conversation last week with a South African online newspaper, U.S. Embassy Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau made clear that the trip was partially a personal pilgrimage for the first lady.
“She’s coming on this trip to talk about women’s development and youth development, and South Africa is a leader in that, not only on the continent but globally,” said Trudeau. “A visit to South Africa is important for them as a family. She’ll be visiting many Struggle-era landmarks, including the Apartheid Museum (and) the Hector Pieterson Memorial.”
Based on the plane’s tail number and a description of it in a press pool report, it’s clear Mrs. Obama flew over and back on a C-32, a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757 that also ferries the vice president on occasion and is sometimes known as “Air Force Two.”
According to publicly available Defense Department figures, DOD charges other federal agencies $12,723 an hour to cover expenses for the use of a C-32. Based on the distance traveled and the flight speed of the plane, this adds up to about $430,000 for use of the aircraft alone.
Perhaps the best estimate of the other costs involved in such a trip comes not from official sources but from a reporter, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. In a 2002 article, he wrote that his reporting had found that a single presidential fundraising trip within the United States by then-President George W. Bush could cost close to $100,000 for items like staff, Secret Service and advance work. source – White House Dossier
I wonder what the little people are doing?
She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist. The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.
The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant. Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of an Obama oligarchy.
The discovery of the additional attendants was made by D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary. Mr. Gore launched his investigation of the First Lady’s staff in the wake of an article that appeared on thelastcrusade.org and Canada Free Press on July 7.
The article, which became a chain letter viewed by millions of Americans, reported that Michelle Obama requires more than twenty attendants – - more than any First Lady in U.S. History. It provided the following list of White House staff members assigned to the First Lady:
Thug life at 1600
Are you kidding me? What is this “artist” doing performing at the White House? Is there no shame, is there no decency left in America? Where is the liberal outage at someone who advocates killing cops performing at the White House? Under Obama, America has not just gone Socialist, we’ve gone ghetto.
“First Lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a poetry evening for Wednesday, and she’s invited several poets, including a successful Chicago poet and rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common.” However, Lynn is quite controversial, in part because his poetry includes threats to shoot police and at least one passage calling for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.
Back in 2003, First Lady Laura Bush held a poetry evening, and she invited several poets to reprise the work of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. Although none of those poets had urged violence against a president, Bush canceled the event after left-of-center poets protested and threatened to disrupt the event. Read what masterfully wordsmithing that proceeds forth from the pen of Common.
Common’s lyrics from “A Letter To The Law”
No looking back cos’ in back is what’s done
Tell the preacher, God got more than one son
Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton
I walk like a warrior,
from them I won’t run
I got the black strap to make the cops run
They watching me, I’m watching them
Them dick boys got a lock of c*** in them
My people on the block got a lot of pac in them
and when we roll together
we be rocking them to sleep
Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button
Killing over oil and grease
no weapons of destruction
How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one
The government’s a g-unit and they might buck young black people
Black people In the urban area one
I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.
Peace, ya’ll.” source – Daily Caller
This is what our White House has been reduced to, thugs, liars and gangsters. America, if you are not yet ashamed of our President and his First Thug gangsta’ wife, you should be.
First Lady launches childhood obesity initiative in Atlanta church
By Stella Lohmann
But the killing of unborn babies won’t cross First Lady Michelle Obama’s lips when she visits Atlanta, GA this week to launch her national initiative against childhood obesity. The state ranks No. 3 in childhood obesity, behind only Mississippi and Arkansas, according to a report last year by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health. More than 37 percent of Georgians aged 10-17 are obese, according to the group.
On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama will speak at one of Atlanta’s mega churches, Northpoint Community Church. What’s curious is why and how this selection was made. According to Pastor Andy Stanley (son of Pastor Charles Stanley, First Baptist Church of Atlanta), a friend who works at the White House called last week to ask if NCC was available to host the First Lady’s campaign launch. “My initial response was, ‘oh, good, the First Lady wants to come to church.” Yes, but she will be doing the preaching.
The Northpoint CC board agreed and arrangements were in motion including notifying church members of the White House visit. Response has been mixed for obvious political reasons. North Atlanta is predominately conservative Republican in its voting and the city of Alpharetta where NCC is located is one of the most ‘Red’.
Eating habits of children aren’t normally of great concern in church but enter the First Lady of the United States, wife of the President, and it’s a political hot potato. No one is against healthier children but using a church to springboard a government campaign appears to be disingenuous. Why not a school auditorium or youth center unless it’s for access and favor for future campaigns in 2012?
If social issues are to be tackled in church, then why not open the pulpit for some straight Scriptural dissection on abortion—an incredibly important issue surrounding the health and livelihood of children. Northpoint Community Church is not known for embracing political issues much less political figures. No matter what way you cut it, it is intimidating for the White House to call and ask for accommodations for the First Lady. It’s a one sided event unless she avails herself to questions about other social dangers to children, isn’t it?
To give the First Lady her due respect is a given. For the President and Mrs. Obama to return that respect to the Christian community is another. Last year the Obamas did not attend the National Day of Prayer always attended by past Presidents rather to remain in the White House to participate ‘privately’. Later the President gave a White House dinner to celebrate Ramadan.
Granted anywhere the First Lady goes is national news and will bring much media attention to this northern Atlanta church. One only hopes that was not a deciding factor for the board’s approval. If Mrs. Obama wanted to attend service the response would most likely have been overwhelmingly positive. In reality however, Sundays have been more so spent at golf courses than at the gathering of the Brethren.