Palin-Cowered Media Skewer Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and Daughter Enjoy Cultural Experience in Spain
Michelle Obama and Daughter Enjoy Cultural Experience in Spain

Media Who Are Afraid to Ask Palin What she Reads Skewer First Lady: Welcome to the New Feminism. It’s just like the old feminism. Ignored.

Ladies, ladies, ladies. Every time we take a step forward, we seem to get knocked back by ten. Or one hundred. The media, those mean old liberal elites who are too scared to push back against Palin on pretty much anything, even tenuously suggesting she might not be telling the whole story when it comes to …well, just about anything…..lest they be called “Sexists” by the Right Wing, have picked up their Hillary hatchets and aimed them right at Michelle Obama.

While the poor Right is all over the place trying to find a meme to stick to Michelle Obama — one day a gangster Marxist the next Marie Antoinette (as the media called both Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton) — the main stream media gnaws away at any notion of feminine independence by criticizing her for leaving the President by himself on his birthday. Bad girl.

MSNBC: “Obama’s backup birthday date: Oprah Winfrey”

“Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown, including Oprah Winfrey.”

Ok, I get it, it’s sad….

But some of the ladies of the media (hello, liberal MSNBC) acted like the jealous secretary who’s so sure she can take care of the Big Man better, taking pot shots at Michelle for spending time with her daughter before summer vacation is over and thereby abandoning the President on his birthday, taking note that she had also had the cheek to not be there when Healthcare got passed. And yes, the other daughter had the audacity to be at summer camp during her father’s birthday. It’s woman v woman in the Patriarchy Redoux; Feminism Regression.

One wonders if we should perhaps pass a law prohibiting wives and daughters from living on their man’s birthday. I mean, this is just common sense conservatism because without such a measure, well, the American family would be at risk.

Yes, ladies, the meme of the lonely man who just needs a good woman who will stop living for him is still alive. If only she had given up breathing independently….

Some speculate that perhaps Michelle is resentful of having to trade recipes, thereby taking a swipe at the women who enjoy providing food for their families as if this is a burdensome thing for an educated woman, never realizing that women are actually HUMAN BEINGS with complexity and nuance. We come in many forms. Some of us read and cook! It’s true! Some of us sew and have successful careers! Some of us take care of our children and clean the house! Some of us lie around reading Dorothy Parker. It takes all kinds.

This here is how the liberal elite treat their own. Naughty Michelle dared to want to share another culture with her daughter. The shame. Get back to the kitchen, Michelle! NOW! And look cute while you’re at it, girl. This isn’t a democracy.

Aw, no, I kid. I kid.

Gosh it’s too bad Michelle isn’t a Republican, because if you are on the Patriarchs’ side, they will protect you and attack for you. In fact, anything you do is written off as OK because you are a Mama Grizzly (who knows her place). See, if you’re a Mama Grizzly you can spend a year and a half away from your children and husband and no one would dare utter a word about it, after all, you’re selling patriarchy for them, so you’re doing your Christian duty as a woman.

Nothing gets you out of the kitchen faster than selling your soul on a national level, girls. Listen up.

If Michelle Obama were a Republican, this entire press debacle would read differently and the press would have been so busy trying not to appear sexist that they would have never fact-checked the supplied narrative. A pre-emptive press release would have read:

First dudette and Mama Grizzly took her cubs on their last family trip before summer vacation was over. The First Family wished that Michelle could have been with Barack on his birthday, but these are the sacrifices of a Mama Grizzly! Fightin’ for her family! Risin’ up! And after all, the job of a Mama is never done. Can’t be feelin’ bad about splittin’ tasks since we are not like some, there, liberals who have perhaps a nanny.

A patriotic Michelle, having just gotten her passport, not being one of those whose parents gave her one, also sacrificed being out of the country on her husband’s birthday, just to teach her girls about the freedoms of America that their Commander-in-Chief father is protecting by showing them just how unexceptional the rest of world is. USA! USA! USA!

The First Family is so rarely together, busy as they are serving their country. While some in the media don’t think they should spend any time together, they look forward to their upcoming family vacation where they can all sit around the dinner table together enjoying stories about the Commander-in-Chief showing those mean old Muslims a thing or two. USA! USA! USA! (now, for good measure, throw in some distracting fear balls so the media can run with them instead of focusing on fact-checking you. I’d suggest the omni-present and ominous chant: OBAMA PELOSI REED!)

See how easy that is?

Plus, to set the stage, you must remember that Michelle would have stepped off her private jet and then posed for pictures getting off a bus and the American media would have sold the bus story to the public (that’s how you do it, Michelle! You pretend, girl; keep selling us the lie that we can do it all!). They would also be selling pictures of Michelle and the girls riding 4 wheelers and hooking bait onto the line in Spain (not real: shot for her Reality TV show), while also allowing Michelle to post false screeds from her Facebook Page about how she was busy workin’ on her family fishing business (as all media stars do) because she, Mama Grizzly, needed to rise up and take care of her cubs even if the lame stream media was going to misunderestimate the importance of Michelle’s objections to …….Wait, I’m lost.

The important thing here, girls, is that image is everything. Forget reality. Forget honesty. Forget integrity.

Michelle, go get you a cute hair piece, pose in some short shorts with a flag around you, and then leave your family behind as you traipse around the country (remember, you just got your passport, so Spain would be a long-shot) selling Family Values, homespun Christianity, and Mama Grizzlies. If anyone criticizes you, cry, “Sexism!” Never, ever, let the hypocrisy hit you in the bum or else the Man might not love you anymore.

And some other girl who is willing to give up breathing for Him might just step in and take your place. Are you scared yet? You should be. Without your man, who are you?

23 Replies to “Palin-Cowered Media Skewer Michelle Obama”

  1. Love it Sarah!!! The publicity about FLOTUS visit to Spain has been bothering me to!
    Palin goes all around the country in Private jet w/bendy straws and no one says a word…she even left her State when she was gov. when a Volcano was starting to erupt (with a Chevron tank at its base) by HERSELF to go to the Toney “Alfalfa” dinner hoping to catch the eye of POTUS (he ignored her) and she ate Steak while Natives in Alaskan villages starved, talk about Marie Antoinette!
    Another thing bothering me about FLOTUS visit….NOT ENOUGH PICS!
    Did you see her Rock that Pokadot 1/2 sleeve? She is a Fashionista! She has Class!
    Unlike a black “Wonderbra’d” Palin(in a white tee shirt) at the Belmont Stakes….I bet Mary Lou won’t be invitin’ her again!

  2. Ever since Michelle Obama came on the scene, the media led by FOX has attempted to discredit her by typecasting her. First, it was the anti-American angry black woman image conjured up by her misquoted remark in which she said for the first time, she was REALLY proud of her country. The word REALLY changes the whole meaning of the remarks. Those who self-righteously condemned her didn’t take into account that she may have had experiences with racism that left a bad taste in her mouth. In any case, as another black woman, I interpreted it to mean she was expressing pride in the fact that a country with such a controversial racial history could elect a person of color as president. Then, of course, there was the infamous cartoon of the New York Post that showed her husband as a Muslim and her as a militant with an Afro. Of course, they highlighted the connection with Jermiah Wright’s church, but that didn’t gain any traction for McCain’s campaign.

    Now, here we are being presented with what is essentially a non-story. The same convoluted logic gives Sarah Palin a pass in spite of the fact that her older kids have acted out mainly as the direct result of her neglect in pursuit of her obvious ambition that outstrips her abilities. On the other hand, Michelle Obama has been an exemplary wife, mother, and daughter with no drama to feed on. From all accounts, she has been a classy and gracious First Lady, and Bill O’Reilly himself complimented the Obamas on their graciousness and hospitality. It’s a sad commentary that so many Americans are hung up on an image that often does not reflect reality, as in the cases of both these women.

  3. One other thing….Spain, is showing tremendous love and outpouring to FLOTUS! I saw huge signs with Welcome OBAMA in Red,white and Blue. They are much more respectful about our First Couple than the Right here!
    It is disgraceful how the right acts, and the media. They will gush all over Palin b/c she is a celubuTARD….or a train going off the rails, (crazytrain) & our “First Family” is treated with a barely there respect. Makes me ashamed to be American in respect to RWNJ & Fox news.

  4. I am just appalled at the comments over at HuffPo about FLOTUS Trip! These people so racist and hateful…I blame Palin for being the pied piper that lured them out from under their dirty little rocks, to shriek about our Great President & First Lady!
    These people are the dregs…of society! Spineless worms venting about stupid crap their hear on Faux snooze.
    Pissed off? You Betcha!

  5. Huffington Post has really gone down hill. Used to be normal people, but of course conservatives want to infiltrate and they get paid to troll and disrupt with their hate. Hard to find a place where they aren’t bashing the President. Sometimes I think the “left” is even worse. They’re the first in line to eat their own.

  6. LOL!!!!!!

    Saying the media doesn’t go after Palin, is like saying Obama is good at handling unemployment.

    No wonder the left is so messed up. It’s opposites world for you people.

  7. “Lovely rant,” I yell from the kitchen.

    I find I ignore the whole gender-role war as much as possible these days. It’s not so much that I don’t care about the issues – it’s that it’s like reading a Gor novel for the third time; there isn’t that much there there.

    Thing is, there is not enough time in the day for the executive branch. If a spouse CAN do some of the political heavy lifting they really ought to. She’s as qualified as Joe Biden for a visit and photo-op and she looks ever so much better in the yellow and peach tones suitable to the Spanish light.

    See, I can do shallow. Interesting question – is Hillary with her? Spain is a major NATO ally, Rota, Spain is a MAJOR fleet base, this is not a casual visit, even if it is purely symbolic shmoozarama.

    FOX sorts assume she’s a figurehead, being propped up by the State Department for happy photo-ops, but I suspect they fear that they might be dealing with her LONG after her husband’s second term.

    But I do encourage the trogs to express themselves about Michelle Obama in particular, women and their proper place in general; It makes it so much harder to hold the same views in a less overt way.

  8. How can PRESIDENT OBAMA “Handle” unemployment when everything he tries to do, is filibustered by the Party of NO?
    And Unemployed people have been compared to Animals by John boner!
    We will not forget come NOV…..I guess GOP forgets the unemployed people vote also, too and we will not VOTE for ANY fricken GOP’r YOU BETCHA!

  9. You have got to be living under a toadstool Sarah if you think the media is afraid to attack Sarah Palin. That very premise makes you suspect to being on the Journolist. Sarah Palin has had unprecedented attacks, far more than Hillary Clinton. You leftie “journalists” have tried to destroy her, but you have failed miserably. She is indestructible. As for Ms. Obama, she has been handled very gently by the media. Your point of view is clearly through pinkish/red glasses.

    Get used to it: Madam President Palin

  10. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh’wow The what did you call them leftie journalist, if you mean Palin herself then yes you are correct. It is Palin who is to blame for herself image. It is she who will not go on anything but friendly (as if O’really is friendly) shows. It is she who writes on her hand, lies, and cannot remember where she is. Palin is her own worst enemy. You to wake up and grow up!

  11. Be careful what you wish for…if Palin were to become President, she risks ruining the fantasy and mystique that she cultivates for her sad fans, who still can’t believe that someone who doesn’t look like them gets to be President of THEIR country. The First Family handles the slings and bows aimed at them with a graciousness that Palin, the grandmother from Wasilla who quit her government job to post on Facebook & Twitter can’t seem to manage.

    If Palin becomes President, how will she be able to concentrate on the job at hand when journalists and bloggers from ALL OVER THE WORLD challenge her every utterance?

    Her OCD about replying to every insult because her fragile ego won’t allow her to do anything else is a joy to watch. Actually, her refusal to respond to satirist Stephen Colbert (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/264042/february-08-2010/sarah-palin-uses-a-hand-o-prompter) when he called her retarded was the only time she kept quiet, but if you think about it, she really had no choice, did she? Ha.

    Again, Palin becoming President will be a total fail because she and her family won’t be able to withstand the 24/7 media attention.

    Because the protection she’s allowed as a private citizen/pundit goes out the window if she is able to scam enough Americans that she’s competent enough to be President.

    I can’t wait until she announces she’s not running.

  12. Yes the press is easy on her….Except to make a joke at her. But that’s easy b/c she brings it on herself, writing on her hand and her jealous obsession with President OBAMA…
    The press gave her a pass the other day when she made her cajones snark! Oh that is so presidental of her.
    Now there are REAL Scandals that the press won’t touch…but they will snark on the First Family! That is BS. Some investigative journalist go and expose her skeletons…of which there are many…will make John Edwards look like a choir boy.
    But no they just Pay Bristol Palin 100K for her fake engagement story. They throw 10K at Wassilla teens hoping for “scoop” on their Tabloid…no one is REALLY investigating SARAH PALIN’S Scandals…Why? Are they ALL bought off?
    They ARE there for the picking. Skeletons in the closet, now who has the guts? Its easy to snipe at President OBAMA or Michelle.
    But to really do investigate journalism you need to INVESTIGATE! Whose got the cajones to expose Palin????
    Sarah Jones does a damn good job.
    She is about the one one who will speak up against Sarah’s Wrongs& Lies, she is only one person. The rest of the Lamestream media, as Palin so fondly calls them, are asleep at the wheel.

  13. Yeah Crystal I read that crap on HP on the First Lady. Did you also read that god-awful piece that Maureen Dowd wrote today? It truly made my blood boil. The comments to that article were just as bad. I couldn’t believe what people were saying about Michelle. Envy….pure and simple. Shaking my head at what is happening to this country. :(

  14. Maureen can really go there sometimes. So old school and anti-woman! I was spitting mad when I read her article this morning too!

    Michelle is such a smart, kind, gracious, classy woman. She’s the first woman in the WH that I could relate to, and no, I’m not black. She’s a modern woman. She’s an equal to her husband.

  15. Mrs. Obama is handled “gently” by the media? She’s the wife of the President. She’s not political. She should be handled just as gently as the media handled Laura Bush. But that’s not true, is it? The current criticism regarding her trip to Spain is a perfect example . Check the Norah O’Donnell segment on Saturday’s Today show – not a blog or list of private e-mails, the msm. I don’t remember and haven’t been able to find any criticism of the 2007 month long trip to Africa Mrs. Bush took with both of her daughters. You want Palin as your president? The resume is a little thin. Leaving a small town in debt and quitting your next two jobs because they were too hard or because you were criticized doesn’t seem like enough preparation for the pressures of running a country. You could suggest a little community organizing. Helping people and their neighborhoods improve looks good on a resume and successful presidents work to improve the lives of their countrymen. So, go for it. Work as hard as you can to get her elected. I’ll be working just as hard to make sure she doesn’t. You might want to get a guarantee that she will at least finish one term.

  16. Oooooh! Well done, Sarah Jones. Your skill on this subject puts me in mind of a sharp stiletto.

    The ironic aspect of the “Palin-cowered” media is that it’s a temporary state. The media are not so much cowering as they are temporarily leashed. When that leash is snapped off, they’ll be after her carcass with a degree of ferocity that will be intensified proportionally to the tightness of the current restraint. Palin has not only been making money, she’s also been making enemies — everywhere.

    The Obamas only need to continue to stay above the mob as they have been doing. It will serve them well in the long run just as Palin’s gutter-surfing will serve her ill.

  17. How the Obama’s spend their personal time and the decisions they make about how they will handle birthdays is none of our business. The right will do anything and say anything to keep a negative tone out there about Obama.

  18. It is difficult enough these days to be an independent woman deserving respect without having to compete with those who would rather set back women’s rights to the dark ages. Thankfully women like Michelle Obama are still fighting for women’s causes. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, and her loyal followers are doing their best to stop women’s causes from advancing. After all there’s nothing quite like playing the victim while screaming sexist to prove feminism is alive and well.

    The feminist movement has, since its inception, fought long and hard for freedom, choice, diversity, acceptance, independence, equality and intelligence among other things whereas conservative feminism stands for just the opposite. They believe in conformity, dependence, discrimination and ignorance. In other words a woman’s place is bare-foot, pregnant and in the kitchen and that women are inferior rather than equal to their male counterparts. Sarah along with many like-minded minions co-opted the word, “feminism.”

    Ask Sarah to defend her view of feminism. I’ll bet $1000 she won’t. Ask her to define feminism, I’ll bet another $1000 Sarah doesn’t know. Ask the media why they do not ask Sarah these questions, I’ll bet another $2000 they won’t say. Ask either Sarah and/or the press to explain the difference between the Taliban and the Christian far-right forcibly imposing their political-religious will on the rest of us, I’ll add another $3000 to the kitty that the media will ignore the question — that way they don’t have to answer it muchless ask SP to explain it. We know SP is not one to volunteer anything of substance — albeit I would be more than a little shocked if she tried.

    So what we have is a chicken-sh_t press that refuses to challenge SP, and Sarah Palin, a private citizen, with celebrity status, who is too afraid to face the media one-on-one. It is a wonder true feminism has lasted this long, however, suffice to say, its survival hangs in the balance. Never underestimate the power of persuasion on a dumbed-down public. Thankfully the dumbed-down, ill-informed segment of society is still a small group of individuals. (What they lack in numbers they make-up in shouting and screaming — better defined as over-compensating — as loudly as possible).

    She’ll need more than good looks, red-high heeled sneakers and a wink (to knock men’s sox off). Perhaps the dream of returning to the days when women were barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen becoming a reality might be enough to woo a few white males. But don’t expect women who advocate and support feminine causes, believe equality is a right, not a privilege and that human rights transcends political ideology to embrace Sarah’s version of feminism.

    The advancement of women’s causes is larger than any one individual or small group. If they want to return to the dark ages, they can — nothing is stopping them from inventing a time travel machine/vehicle. Insofar as the rest of us, in their absence unfettered, unconstrained and free, we will simply move-on with them.

    Last, but not least, although the “liberal” media pretends otherwise it still doesn’t change the fact that Sarah, try as she may, cannot (will not and never will) hold a candle to America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama.

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