Monday, February 25, 2013


Jennifer Rubin on Michelle Obama's appearance at last night's Oscars:
It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband's election). I’m sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president's interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping. In this case, it was just downright weird.
Rubin isn't the wingnut most fixated on this (that honor goes to Matt Drudge), but if anyone wants to know where the Obamas learned to go pop culture, they might want to look at a few of these clips, all of which feature a sitting president of the United States:

The Bond tribute appeared on British television in 1983, as part of a special timed to coincide with the release of the Bond film Octopussy. The coin toss was in 1985 -- and if you go here, you can watch Reagan actually rehearsing the coin toss, so he can get just the right inflection on the words "It is heads" and "It is tails."

And I don't want to post this again, but, Matt and Jen, you leave me no choice:


UPDATE: I hate these people.


Bulworth said...

"Seriously, if they really had their president's interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances."

Customer Service, we have a Concern Troll at the front desk who needs your assistance.

Asian-American Pundit said...

"It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation"

-- Weird I must have missed the Obamas at the Daytona 500. I mean, that's where all the real Uhmerikans were on Sunday--

Bulworth said...

I too seemed to have missed this every sporting event in the nation attendance record Rubin asserts. Was PBO at the Ronda Rousey UFC fight thing, too? Was he at both NFL conference title games? And the basketball games. He's at every one? Anyway, he must have been because I can't believe that Jen Rubin, as straight a shooter nonbipartisan commentator as there ever was, would engage in meaningless trivial and petty hyperbole. /

Victor said...

Ronald Wilson Reagan was a STAR!
He had style and panache!!!

The Obama's are uppity Ni... overly showy "Blah" people, who don't know when to stay out of the limelight - which should be all of time!


Mr Eddie B said...

Sad these folks have so little to find fault with in the Pres and his wife that they make absolute fools of themselves trying to twist a simple appearance on TV into a point of criticism. WOW.

Ten Bears said...

Didn't Mrs. O attend the Daytona last year, and the white dogs booed her? Tell you what, when Danica Patrick runs it in a mini-skirt I might... I MIGHT... be interested.

Off on a tangent: have you ever stopped to consider how much fuel is consumed and how much carbon is pumped into the atmosphere at even just one of these "events"? Not just the cars themselves but getting the cars and everything/body that goes with the cars to the event. And then getting the rubes who pay money to watch this shit to the event, generally dragging a suburban assault vehicle with the hood icon a perfect rendition of the human female reproductive system behind a bus with two engines: one to move the bus amd another to run the television. Air transport for the celebrities, media and that tags along with that. The production and transportation of cheap-ass beer and the shit these creatures call food. The list is endless all of it, not just the cars themselves, consume fuel and pump carbon into the atmosphere.

Ten Bears said...

If there is anything thats needs to be banned, this is it.

The are ten to the thirteenth - roughly a hundren and ten billion - stars in the human measure of the universe. We used to think of these numbers, when we thought of them at all, as astronomical. Now they're merely economic.

The MS is for Mad Scientist.

No fear...