April 4, 2013

Michelle Obama calls herself a "busy single mother."

She corrects herself: "Sometimes when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single, but he's there."

80 comments:

Methadras said...

Yeah, that's no flub. Calling yourself a single mother requires conscious effort. She did it unconsciously. Interesting.

Oso Negro said...

She's trying to act black.

Gahrie said...

Well, the taxpayer is paying to house and feed her and her children......

This should be just as bad a gaffe as a male politican falsly claiming to be a war hero.

Gahrie said...
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sydney said...

She's always seemed unhappy to be playing a political wife. I suspect she would much rather be back home in Chicago among friends and family.

Amartel said...

The sound of the world's tiniest violin playing a sad sad song for the First Busy Single Mother.

wyo sis said...

I think her tongue got a little ahead of her thoughts as she was talking about busy single mothers and also relating it to herself. She's every woman sort of thing.

Amartel said...

I think this slip is less a comment on the Obama marriage and more a comment on the auto-whine that plays in Michelle's head.

BaltoHvar said...

They can retire to the Island of Malaprop - I think it is in the Maldives archipelago...

JAL said...

Ahhhhh .....

He goes golfing and let's her go skiing alone.

Poor baby.

edutcher said...

Dr Freud, Dr Freud, please pick up the white courtesy telephone.

Stat!

Titus said...

The horror.

JAL said...

She did say once that Barack's mother was a single teen mom. So they could identify. Or something.

But it is weird, isn't it?

JAL said...

Maybe when she runs for prez in 2016 she'll run as a single mom.

Laying the groundwork.

SteveR said...

O goody, she's eligible for lots of free stuff plus lots of street cred.

Scott M said...

Marriage angst, laid bare. Not a happy linebacker, it seems.

Bob_R said...

Given the job of POTUS, BO is spending about as much time with the kids as a divorced father with limited visitation rights. (Not a big deal. Same with a lot of other fathers with very busy jobs.)

So, yeah, I would assume that the deal MO and BO have worked out is that she will do most of the scutt work raising the kids. Nice for her that she has a staff of more than 20, and her "job" is hers to define. She gets as much sympathy as any other multimillionaire.

Titus said...

She is not pretty. Her weaves and makeup and clothes cannot "mask" the ugly.

My friends and I have given her the drag name of "Atrosia".

Also small tits and an ass you can park a car in on an Amazon woman is not attractive.

tits.

Bob said...

Kind of like Elizabeth Warren being the first nursing mother Native American senator or something.

It's a world where imaginary self image replaces reality.

Lem said...

I think this slip is less a comment on the Obama marriage and more a comment on the auto-whine that plays in Michelle's head.

That sounds about right.



Bob_R said...

Titus - Is the "deeply shallow" thing just a (very good) act, or is that the real you."

P.S. I doubt that anyone can have more contempt for MO than I. When you think that it's possible that she became a "diversity coordinator" in a hospital for the sole purpose of siphoning money away from keeping sick people alive it's not easy to criticize people who say she's "not pretty," but I'll give it a shot.

Lem said...

She is not pretty.

LilyBart said...

sydney said...
She's always seemed unhappy to be playing a political wife. I suspect she would much rather be back home in Chicago among friends and family.


Really? She strikes me a one of those people who are always unhappy and complaining regardless of the circumstances.

Titus said...

I am serious-I don't think MO is attractive.

That's all.

I don't mind Warren's look. She is a normal to average looking older woman. She has a very Cambridge liberal old school look...who is from Oklahoma-how weird, huh?

I believe her and Obama won like by 90% in Cambridge. Probably similar to a pube vote tally in Mississippi.

Tim said...

Liberals' comfort with lies is telling, but for many, they simply aren't willing to listen.

Although, to be fair, I don't doubt for an instant that the First Lady feels really put upon, and that hiding her endless grievances against the world is itself a full-time, all-consuming job.

pm317 said...

"Oh, look at me! I am making such a big sacrifice, sacrificing my family life and a husband for your sake, for your goddamn country's sake"

Another whiny fucking spoilt brat. Or she thinks she should pretend that he works and that he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, too busy and preoccupied to care for her and his children.

Roadkill said...

Hey, give her a break.

She often has to vacation as a single Mom.

Big Mike said...

Did she file divorce paperwork after her husband hit on the California AG in public? Perhaps she's just being premature.

Big Mike said...

Did she file divorce paperwork after her husband hit on the California AG in public? Perhaps she's just being premature.

Michael K said...

She is an angry black woman and looks it; and feels it.

David said...

Not only is he not a natural born American, they are not married! Oh, the scandal.

Beach Brutus said...

Maybe their marriage is a mustache.

Roux said...

Well she corrected it by calling herself a working mom but that's not true either.

Andy Krause said...

This is on the secret so don't tell anybody... Michelle is a beard provided by the Jesse Jackson cabal in Chicago.

Scott M said...

She's always seemed unhappy to be playing a political wife. I suspect she would much rather be back home in Chicago among friends and family...

...with a fake six-figure job.

Sam L. said...

She's "too smart" to have said that by accident.

Lem said...

Oh yea... the mask theme... the mask slipped.

A mask malfunction.

Did anybody said that?

Lem said...

The sox lost... the seasons lost.. (inside joke)... I'm off my game?

Well... lets see if we can do something about that!

Lem said...

Well yes..

Maybe their marriage is a mustache.

Saint Croix said...

This reminds me of the "baby daddy" flap.

She is not pretty.

I think she's real pretty for 49. Although those bangs are horrible in that video clip.

Not as pretty as Jackie O but prettier than Laura, Hillary, Barbara, Nancy, Rosalynn, Betty, Pat or Lady Bird. And what kinda damn hippie names their kid Lady Bird anyway?

Lem said...

Make Me A Mask


Make me a mask
So I can laugh
'Till nighttime comes
No more can I stay
How long must I play
This game of winning

Lem said...

Helpful hint...

How to Clear your... Mask Underwater

Lem said...

Did you see that?

If you have a mask on... its not waterboarding.

SOJO said...
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Lem said...

I Never Cry

SOJO said...

I think almost all spoiled married women feel this way no matter how much dad/husband helps out. He needs to be home all the time helping out AND earning a bunch of money so they can go on expensive vacations.

Joshua said...

I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers, made over $9k her first month and she convinced me to try. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. Here's what I do Wow55.com

Lem said...

I'm not sure about this video...
Maybe it should be banned... Matt Taibbi and people with children please leave the room.

Everybody's Got Something To Hide
(Subtitulado)

You never know where the shit leads.

Saint Croix said...

Also, just my honky opinion, but I think young black women are way sexier now than they were 20 or 30 years ago. And it's almost entirely due to hair relaxers.

Lem said...

Hide nor Hair

Lem said...

Do I Make You Proud

I maybe going to hell ;)

Lem said...

Behind the Mask

See those clothes?

I had 2 closets that were un-wearable within a couple of years.

SOJO said...

@Saint Croix

It's not just relaxers, it's extensions up the wazoo.

SukieTawdry said...

Meh. I think she just meant to say "busy, working mother." (Which is not to say she isn't a bubbling cauldron of resentment or a perpetually angry woman, because I think she's both.) Notice how she had to quickly clarify that she was referring to her former self. She'd look pretty silly now complaining about having to schlep the kids around or not having time to prepare nutritious meals.

Michelle isn't particularly good at this stuff. During the first campaign, she had a tough time connecting with average women. She would commiserate with the stresses and challenges of working mothers by noting the high cost of private school and ballet lessons.

This is on the secret so don't tell anybody... Michelle is a beard provided by the Jesse Jackson cabal in Chicago.

In the story I heard, it was the Jeremiah Wright/Trinity Church cabal. Church brothers on the down low (of which Jeremiah was one) could keep it on down low by marrying one of the church's spinsters. LOL

NotquiteunBuckley said...

God continue to bless the Obama's.

Understanding how one could not expect a certain amount of indulgence for reasons American, if that term has a resonant meaning, is not a conservative goal for reasons broadly encompassed within the limited understanding of my interpretation of Orson Welles.

"I am, have been, and will be, only one thing: An American" (sic*)

*just me memory here mates

Chuck66 said...

I say she wants to be a victim. Single mother is a good victim status.

Its like one of my friends...a fairly well off white girl from the suburbs, whose parents are quite comfortable and gave their kids everything.

She constantly posts on her facebook page how disadvantaged she is because she is a female. You'd think she was a black growing up in the Jim Crow south.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

So the question naturally ends up:

Why does Snerdley hate the States to the extent he doesn't celebrate the 4th of July?

If Snerdley don't, why don't all those others?

Who are we?

Why are we here?

Is The Most Admirable Stockdale 'round these parts anymore?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I went to comment at Maggie's Farm Blog.

I couldn't.

"I've rarely felt so troubled when commenting, even on the most finest of eccentric sites, but I've problems.

With the grammar.

The "Not ... but" is not right is it?

Indulging in ignorance as I am because I sometimes learn from doing so, lessons both positive and negative, "diagnosis" were someone to have it, means less to me than to you, and perhaps an irony meter overbounds.

Nevertheless, especially here in CO, a diagnosis, even when in hindsight seemingly accurate if not quite as precise as these cases sometimes are, lacked meaning most profound.


Addendum: my go to website, the Hillsdale one, is no longer giving access to Buckly to me, perhaps merely based on my browser.

Either way, I dislike change like this harshly."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

How did you not make a billion and a half, dollars, by "EMANCIPATE YOURSELF" white boy?

You had all that privi-leges and shit.

MayBee said...

Snort. Note to Michelle: your husband's office is right down stairs.

Chris Low said...

After the President's best looking AG gaffe, this one seems about right. I heard Holder is so upset he can barely function this morning.

Joe Schmoe said...

Hey, picking out menu items to be prepared by a world-class chef day after day can be taxing.

Bob said...

Did this "slip" occur before or after the Prez noted how hot the Cal AG was? Correlation?

Nomennovum said...

Being someone's beard is a lonely existence.

Nomennovum said...
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Jay said...

After Barry comments on the looks of the California AG, no less.

Coincidence?

EMD said...

Dr Freud, Dr Freud, please pick up the white courtesy telephone.

Racist.

Scott M said...

Hey, picking out menu items to be prepared by a world-class chef day after day can be taxing.

Interesting choice of words.

rhhardin said...

It's a stereotype thing.

Black women are single mothers.

She's feeling the oneness with blackness.

Mitch H. said...

She's always seemed unhappy to be playing a political wife.

Really? That'd be weird, she grew up in a "machine" family. People always talk about Obama as if he's a product of Chicago's Machine, but really, he's more of an outside contractor - a technocrat who figured out a grand new trick to let everybody milk the hell out of the federal teat in a novel and ferociously successful fashion. Michelle's parents were foot soldiers in the old machine.

I am serious-I don't think MO is attractive.

Titus, I hate to break this to you, but you're gay. Your metric for female attractiveness is irrelevant at best, unless Mrs. Obama is setting out to become a clothes model at her advanced age.

Not as pretty as Jackie O but prettier than Laura, Hillary, Barbara, Nancy, Rosalynn, Betty, Pat or Lady Bird. And what kinda damn hippie names their kid Lady Bird anyway?

It wasn't her name, just her nickname. I'd have to look up what they hung on her in the birth certificate... "Claudia Alta". Literally nobody addressed her as such. It's kind of a presidential tradition - nobody called Grant "Hiram" or Tecumseh Sherman "William" or even Calvin Coolidge "John Calvin". There was this pre-birth-certificate theory that the reason Obama didn't want his released was that it named him "Barry" or possibly there was a replacement naming him "Barry Soetero". Oh, well. Things were more amusing before the State of Hawaii ruined our fun.

Patrick said...

Easy enough to forgive the "single mother" slip, but the insinuation that what she is experiencing is anything like what an ordinary mother experiences is laughable.

Lem said...

"You got the husband who's president"

She didn't get/build him?

Jay said...

The idea that Michelle Obama is a "busy working mom" is silly and obscene.

mark said...

"I am such a busy single mom! It is so hard when I send my daughters to party in the Caribbean while I only get to ski in the Rockies. Le Sigh ..."

virgil xenophon said...

After I hit armatel@ 7:41 I skipped all the comments to zero in here on his "...the auto-whine that plays in Michelle's head" bit.

LOL!!! PRICELESS!

virgil xenophon said...

PS: You DO realize, do you not, Armatel, that I'm ahm a' stealin' that little descriptive phrase..

Amartel said...

Steal all you want, I got more.

bpm4532 said...

Yes, every single mother requires a chief of staff and...

AlanKH said...

Where's the marriage certificate?

Nathan Alexander said...

It's not just relaxers, it's extensions up the wazoo.

That's not normally where the extensions go, right?