Ultimate Obama Hypocrisy: First Lady Michelle Obama Requires Photo ID for Her Book Signings; However, Dems Against Voter ID Laws
Talk about the ultimate Obama and Left hypocrisy …
The first lady, Michelle Obama, requires a photo ID in order to qualify to get an opportunity to get an autographed book; however, isn’t it the Democrats and the Left that are so against photo ID’s to prove who you are in order to vote? UNREAL. It is the Obama’s that have opposed voter ID laws claiming that it would be unfair to minorities and disenfranchise voters, yet its perfectly OK for Michelle Obama to require a photo ID to get a book signed? So voting is a lesser act than to get a signed Obama book? Sadly, in the Obama’s minds it probably is.
As stated on the blog Obama Foodorama:
On Friday, June 8th, those wishing to attend the event must purchase a copy of the First Lady’s book at the location and leave it at the store, according to the employee. At the same time, customers must also submit their social security number and show an official photo ID (driver’s license, passport) to a Secret Service agent, and they will be issued a wristband to the First Lady’s event on June 12.
The liberal media, particularly Obama-boosting cable network MSNBC has done its best to attack voter ID laws as discriminatory at best and racist at worst.
Just curious, where is the liberal MSM stating the Obama’s obvious hypocrisy? The Lonely Conservative adds a rather interesting nugget, “… it looks like people have to purchase the book before being screened by the Secret Service, even though there’s no guarantee they’ll get their books signed.”
Barack Obama’s Out of Touch Problem: Michelle Obama’s Trip to Spain Cost Taxpayers $467K … The Blue Collar Democrat Vacation Backlash Begins
SACRIFICE FROM THE OBAMA’S … OBAMA’S ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH WORKING CLASS VOTERS.
Who is out of touch? It is rather hypocritical of the Obama’s to call any one out of touch when they are taking lavish and costly vacations on the tax payers dime in the midst of a terrible Obama economy. As most Americans can no longer to take any vacations, it is reveled that Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain cost tax payers $467,000. UNREAL! That is correct, thanks to the folks at Judicial Watch who uncovered the outrageous, out of touch spending from the Obama’s.
Michelle and Barack Obama have become the poster children for “out of touch,” especially with working class Americans. Looks like Barack Obama’s own class warfare rhetoric is coming back to haunt him. The Obama’s were warned about taking such a lavish vacation, they just didn’t care.
It cost taxpayers nearly a half-million dollars for first lady Michelle Obama to travel to Spain in 2010, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.
The right-leaning watchdog group estimated that the trip cost $467,585. It based its analysis on documents obtained from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Air Force.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it took his group “two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration.”
“It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars,” Fitton said.
Obama talks about shared sacrifice and ever y one must have skin in the game, except Barack and Michelle of course
Read the full story at Judicial Watch. They obtained the Secret Service records pursuant to an August 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on the report during a press briefing Thursday. However, the Obama’s may have more to worry about than questions from reporters that they refuse to answer. Barack and Michelle Obama are going to have to answer to “We the People”.
Laura Ingraham exposes Barack Obama’s ‘Shared Sacrifice’ Lie
Barack Obama may have even bigger issues with members of his own party. We called this a while back that eventually Obama’s class warfare and out of touch extravagant vacations while Americans dealt with a terrible economy, unemployment, underemployment, high gas prices and foreclosures was going to catch up with him. That day is here. As reported at the Washington Examiner, Blue collar Democrats are resentful of the Obama’s lavish vacations and lack of sacrifice as they sit home taking “staycations”. That is those lucky enough to take vacation days who are actually employed.
Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.
“They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t do on their tax dollars,” added the GOP pollster.
Out of Touch in the Rust Belt from the American Spectator.
How will this translate at the ballot box in 2012? The Gateway Pundit reminds us, if you think what they are doing now is bad, wait until a lame duck second term when they have zero accountability to the People.
More shared sacrifice from the Obama’s:
- More Lack of Shared Sacrifice from Michelle Obama … Heads Off to Ski in Aspen with the 1%
- Barack Obama’s Mutual Sacrifice & Fairness … First Lady Michelle’s Ski Trip Marks 16 Obama Vacation
- More Shared Sacrifice from First Lady Michelle Obama … Wears $42,000 Katie Decker Diamond Cuffs … Let Them Eat Cake
- Economy in Shambles and Michelle Obama Takes Secret Vacation
- Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation This Year … Have You?
Is it any wonder why Michelle Obama needs all those vacations, it is because of her busy schedule being the most televised First Lady ever … Does it really come as a shock to anyone that the media who has been in the pocket of Barack Obama would also have the first lady Michelle Obama on en mass as well? However, at some point it becomes overkill and the law of diminishing returns for any type of political asset for Barack Obama.
When she isn’t saying let them eat cake, Michelle tells them. let them watch me on TV
Lately, Michelle Obama is no stranger to television entertainment. She’s already outpaced past first ladies, like Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in the number of TV appearances she’s made over the first four years of a president’s term.
Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center, said Michelle Obama really is “off the charts” in the number of times she’s appeared in entertainment television cameos, even more so “than I dare say many big name actors and actresses.”
Whether the appearances are sincere or just political is up for debate. Democratic political strategist Doug Schoen suggested they were a little bit of both.
“I think they have a great asset and they’re using it,” Schoen said. “At its core, there is an election in seven months and it helps.”
Between 2001 and 2004, Laura Bush appeared in about 12 television shows — including “The Barbara Walters Summer Special,” “Larry King Live,” “The Tonight Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “LIVE! with Kelly,” and “Sesame Street.” Since President Obama took office in 2009, Michelle Obama has appeared on television about 44 times, and that number continues to grow.
GOOD GRIEF!!! MICHELLE OBAMA PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BARACK OBAMA …
First lady Michelle Obama says that her husband the “President has brought us out of the dark and into the light.” Wow, he really is the Obamamessiah. NOT! I guess when Michelle Obama once said that this was the first time she was proud of America, she was really telling the truth.
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.”
ARE YOU SERIOUS? HOW FULL OF THEMSELVES ARE THESE PEOPLE?
Micah 7:8 King James Version (KJV): Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Matthew 4:16 New International Version (NIV): the people living in darkness have seen a great light;on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
More from the Washington Times …
Let’s just add one thing, beware of false Prophets and if Michelle Obama thinks that present day economic America is the “light”, does anyone want another 4 years of this nonsense? Add to the fact that race relations in America are worse under the so-called post-racial President.
At the Summit of the Americas, Barack Obama Describes His Responsibilities … “Part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation”
More from the Vacationer in Chief …
Finally Barack Obama describes what he thinks his real job responsibilities are as President. No wonder President Obama has not focused on jobs, unemployment, a coherent energy policy or reducing the debt, he is too busy with his real job responsibility of scoping out new vacation spots. UNREAL.
Just two days after President Barack Obama gave a sharply edged response to news anchor Larry Conners of KMOV in St. Louis after Conners had asked the president about Americans who “get frustrated and even angered when they see the first family jetting around [to] different vacations and so forth,” Obama told a panel at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia that part of his job there was to scout out locations for a future vacation with First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena,” said Obama. “We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future.”
Weasel Zippers has a suggestion for Obama and his responsibilities to find future vacation places, “please take her to North Korea where the two of you may enjoy their single-payer system for the rest of your miserable lives.”
Obama and his minions talk about Mitt Romney being out of touch with the American people. There is a perception with many that during these harsh economic times where families cannot afford one vacation a year, Barack Obama and the first family take far too many vacations on the tax payers dime. Now Obama would make such a comment? Sorry Mr. President but to borrow your own words, where’s the fairness? This feeling is echoed at the Gateway Pundit where they refer to the recent embarrassing interview with Larry Conners, where he [Obama] was called out for angering Americans with all of the lavish vacations the Obamas have taken. This President has no shame and appears to care less that Americans can’t afford the cost of gas and many barely get by from pay check to pay check.
We have just come up with Obama 2012 election slogan … Let them Eat Cake 2012.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – Robert De Niro’s Joke at Obama Fundraiser Not So Funny!
- Many, including Newt didn’t think that De Niro’s joke, “America isn’t ready for a white first lady”, was at all appropriate
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Download
Barack Obama: The Not So “SHOVEL READY” Preisident … Attends Groundbreaking Event for Smithsonian African American History Museum, Only Barack Not Provided a Shovel…
More from the not so shovel ready President … or as they say, NO SHOVEL FOR YOU!
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a ceremony for the groundbreaking for the first national museum dedicated exclusively to African-American history and culture. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the goring breaking, Obama had no shovel. How ironic seeing that following the failed $878 billion stimulus bill, the President was forced to admit that there were no “shovel ready” projects.
Its hard to pick up a shovel by hand when you have a golf club in them all the time
It was a rather odd sight: as an array of museum officials, including former first lady Laura Bush, took up shovels at the groundbreaking for the first national museum dedicated exclusively to African-American history and culture, the nation’s first black president sat watching, no shovel in hand.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the ceremony Wednesday for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and he delivered remarks.
When he finished and returned to his seat, a call was put out for groundbreakers to gather at the front of the stage. Obama then stood, buttoned his jacket and prepared to join in. But an official whispered something to him and he sat back down as museum officials and members of the museum’s advisory council, including the former first lady, picked up shovels for the ceremonial turning of the dirt. The Obamas remained on stage.
Protocol does not seem to have played a role. Turns out, presidents throughout history have wielded shovels for groundbreakings.
Or is it as Weasel Zippers states regarding Obama’s lack of a shovel, Kings don’t use shovels, they are only for commoners? As Fox News Charles Krautheimer has stated in the past, would Obama really know about shovel ready attending Harvard Law School? Since Obama has no idea what a shovel is, what amazing imagery of Obama without a shovel.
Team Obama to Use Barack & Michelle’s Daughters for Politcal Ads and Reelection … Really Mr. President … “Political Assets”?
Talk about desperation … it appears Barack Obama is willing to exploit his daughters in order to win reelection in 2012. Seriously, Barack and Michelle Obama have no issue with their children being used as “political assets”? The one decent thing Obama has done since he has been President is to shield his daughters from politics. Now, with his bacon on the line in 2012 he is actually going to use them to present some type of wholesome family optic. How pathetic.
A new Internet ad by the president’s reelection campaign features a portrait of the first family asking supporters to “help the Obamas stand up for working Americans.” The appeal, a departure from the typical Obama messaging, provides an early glimpse of the role the president’s wife and daughters are likely to play in his campaign.
In the months to come, political strategists expect to see the first family used as a political asset.
“The value of the family is enormous,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. “The more you know this family and the more you think of Barack Obama in these terms, the harder it is to vilify him.”
Barack Obama obviously cannot run on his record. Obama cannot run on Obamacare, the $878 billion stimulus, the out of control national debt, his failed green energy agenda, record high gas prices and the slowest economic jobs recovery since the Great Depression. What is a failed first term President to do … exploit the children of course.
Of course the MSM will have yet another slobbering love affair with this image of Family Obama as they try and distract the American people from the economic horrors and socialist agenda that Obama has inflicted upon us during his first term in Office. Do we really think that the bias media is going to treat the Obama girls like they did Sarah Palin’s children and savage them? Does a cutesy political ad with Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha really change our view of Obamacare and the rest of Obama’s socialist agenda? Hardly.
Maybe the ad can show the first family on the 16 vacations to date in places like Martha’s Vineyard, Spain, Hawaii and other places of Liefe Styles of the Rich and Famous.
FAIRNESS MR. PRESIDENT? AMERICA, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD A VACATION … BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA.
President Barack Obama talks of class warfare, the 1% vs. the 99%, and fairness. However, Michelle Obama’s ski trip to Aspen, CO marks the 16th Obama vacation. Just curious America, how many of you have taken 16 vacations in the last three years? President Obama, you like to talk of fairness … is it fair that you and yours take 16 vacations on the tax payers dime when most not only have not taken 16 vacations, many have not even taken 16 days. That is if they are lucky enough to be employed.Granted former President GWB took many vacation days as well’ however, they were mostly “staycations” on his ranch in Crawford, TX.
First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.
But his have become more controversial because of the costs associated with moving the first family to a public vacation spot, unlike the Bushes to their remote ranch in Crawford, Texas. For example, the Hawaii Reporter said the first family’s 2011 Christmas vacation in Hawaii would exceed $1.5 million.
Critics and even some in his own party say the vacations present a bad image at a time when many Americans are struggling to get by during the recession. According to recent Harris poll, only three in 10 said they plan to take a vacation lasting longer than a week in the next six months, and that number has been dropping during the recession as people worry about the costs of vacations. Other polls have found that less than half of all Americans take all the vacation time they earn because they can’t afford trips.
Check out Obama’s Vacation List HERE. Honestly, how out of touch is Barack and Michelle Obama? Who in their right mind takes an Aspen vacation after already having just been on a 17 day trip to Hawaii that cost taxpayers $4 million. How do these people claim a populist campaign with a straight face? They talk of the evil 1% … if you have not figured it out, Barack and Michelle are the 1%. You might want to remember this lack of empathy in the 2012 Presidential election when casting your vote.
It’s good to be King & Queen … Hope and Change, eh?
Michelle Obama … let them eat “fairness”.
Where is the MSM asking the question to Barack Obama, is it fair that you and your family continually take vacations on the tax payers dime when they cannot afford to? Is it fair that Michelle Obama goes skiing in Aspen? Is it fair that Obama nor Michelle provide no shared sacrifice, yet the President constantly asks for others to do so.
First Lady Michelle Obama once again she cares little about shared sacrifice and fairness. That is just political rhetoric and class warfare used by her husband Barack Obama to divide America. Queen Michelle heads off to Aspen, Colorado with her daughters to ski and hand out with the 1%. What an absolute joke that her hubby Barack espouses that he is the defender of the middle class and the poor when this President, his wife and first family continually live “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.
Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News.
The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail.
Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”
The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.
Barack Obama says that every one is going to have to sacrifice and have skin in the game. With all due respect Mr. President, exactly what skin do you or Michelle have in the game? What have either of you sacrificed?
As the Lonely Conservative states, what a shocker that the First Lady wants to keep this vacation low key and below the radar. What a joke. Barack and Michelle Obama might be the biggest hypocrites that have ever “dis”graced the White House.
Honestly, how can any fool think that these people speak for them? Barack and Michelle Obama are the 1% and they enjoy hobnobbing with them in places like Aspen and Martha’s Vineyard. Get a clue America. As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, didn’t these folks just go on a vacation to Hawaii? There is nothing populist about either one of these two, they just like keeping individuals are each others throats with class warfare as a diversion to what they do and believe in.
Mr. President, is it fair that Michelle Obama and your kids get to go to Aspen while 99.9% of Americans cannot?