“Michelle needs to wear more 'age appropriate' clothing.”
SAnn on May 24, 2011 at 18:47:31
“She's not an old lady. She looks just like a successful working woman in her 40's who by the way looks to be in pretty good shape. I would love arms and a waist like that to show off. She's inspiring to the rest of us to take better care of ourselves and teach our kids to exercise regularly. Why do we need to be so critical all the time. She's great! You go Michelle, make us proud.”
janemarple on May 16, 2011 at 00:10:03
“The same could be said for many women her age, and even older.Classic style, however, is ageless. Too bad more of them don't know this.”
“This was one of the poor decisions Michelle Obama's has made since entering the White House.”
MyNameIsJames on May 10, 2011 at 16:50:00
“Its a good decision. If Racists from GOP don't like it- that is their problem. Who are they to tell the Obama's anything?”
The Notorious PDF on May 10, 2011 at 16:45:27
“This is one of the stupidthings right-wingers have showed their ignorance and big0try about since Michelle Obama has entered the White House.”
RiceStarz on May 10, 2011 at 16:43:16
“Mind sharing the others which got you worked up about for naught?”
Mediorite on May 10, 2011 at 16:41:55
“I know! How dare she invite a thoughtful family man who directs his harshest criticism towards his artistic peers to read poetry at the WH!!! The nerve!”
SDH283 on May 10, 2011 at 16:41:34
“Really .. because Sarah told you that? Or FOX?
Why don't you use this as an opportunity to learn about Common and his poetry?? Or is poetry too elite for you?
Here's why it's a GOOD THING: this morning, I had never heard of him .... now I have read/listened to some of his work ... I know MORE about something now, than I did earlier, thanks to Mrs Obama promoting someone.
What do YOU know about Common, other than what you have been 'told' to think?”
PrimusElijah on May 10, 2011 at 16:40:40
“If you knew Common, you really wouldn't think so. I guess anyone who's a rapper just can't escape the stereotype. Does this also include H.Rap Brown?”
Kisha Chapman on May 10, 2011 at 16:40:35
“Name them, can you do that or did Faux news tell you what to think?”
XzibitX on May 10, 2011 at 16:39:46
Ferrante Photo on May 10, 2011 at 16:39:43
“When Laura Bush said the Dixie flag wasn't a flag of racism but of heritage that was a poor decision. Did you comment about that ?”
Tingly Leg on May 10, 2011 at 16:39:38
“Yep just one of them.”
naschkatze on May 10, 2011 at 16:38:57
“Along with the trip to Spain last year. However, I would never accuse her of not being an in-your-face kind of person.”
“It is clear that FOX News opposes President Obama, but that does not mean that what they are doing is wrong. President Obama's choice of pronouns is poor. There are too many I's and me's in his speeches. Someone aught to draw this to his attention.
In addition, if what the visitors to the White House says is true, there are also too many pictures of the President hanging around there. The most unhealthy thing in any person's life, is for him to have a love affair with himself. The President seems to be encouraged to do so, by those around him. He has the worst set of advisers. They use every excuse to flatter his ego.”
Nov 28, 2009 at 10:48:00
“I saw the interview and felt a pit in my stomach. President Obama reminds me of why it is unwise to elect an African American President who does not come from an extremely wealthy, powerful, an influential White, political family. The President had to pander to many powerful interests to be elected, although he received over 90 % of the African American community votes. He received a large percentage of Latino and Jewish votes also compared to Sen. John McCain
It is now payback time, and many decisions Mr. Obama makes is in relation to these special interests groups. President Obama does not seem to be his own man, but rather a puppet. In addition, Rahm Emanuel in league with Mr. Axelrod and the interests they represent, seems to head the Obama administration. They have more power than the Vice President Joe Biden , and even the President himself.
Perhaps we may yet see the hope and change we so believed was coming, when President Obama rids himself of his shackles and becomes his own person. If this doesn't happen quickly, then America is screwed; 2012 seems like eternity.”
“A good post Mira. Under the Obama administration outsourcing to India will indeed rise. More Indian businesses will be established in the USA, and the revenue they receive will be repatriated to India. Much of the funds placed into healthcare reform will go to India. So the US will be borrowing from China to pay India.
Now, I do admire the diligence and shrewd financial acumen of South Asians, but when they use their skills to siphon off huge sums back to the Indian economy to the detriment of Western economies in which they are established then it becomes a problem. It is a case of 'recolonisation'.
It is interesting how many Indian Americans tried flattered the President during the campaign giving him golden statues of their mythical figure hanuman to ensure his success, and the pujas that were done in Obama's honour. This groupd ingratiated itself with Obama the same way they did with Blair and Labour in the UK. The final result, is that many top jobs in the Obama Administration, much more than in any other administration before him, are held by Indian Americans. The purpose of these well placed employees, is to sway the mind of the employer to their benefit. One example, Vic Pandit from Citibank escaped being fired due to the intervention of his friends. If Obama does not become his own man then we are all screwed.”
anshumanmishra on Dec 7, 2009 at 17:53:35
First, it is wrong to attribute singular character traits to a billion people. It would be easy for me to say that all Americans are rude, ignorant, obnoxious red-necks who thump the bible and shoot at anything that trespasses their property. However, during the course of my life, I have interacted with enough people from the US of A to know that this is a great misconception. People are the same everywhere, greedy, generous, conservative, liberal, fearful and exuberant in equal measures.
Next, the amount of flattery that Indian Americans have done is no more and no less than that of other corporate leaders of non-Indian origin. Jeff Immelt? Bloomberg? To claim that this is a repatriation of "our" hard-earned dollars to a third-world country thousands of miles away smacks of a subtle "nudge and wink" form of racism that I find disgusting.
By your lofty standards, it is by all means just that American corporations should earn most of their revenues from outside America, like Coke does, but the reverse should not be allowed. To keep things in perspective, the biggest IT company in India is IBM. Yes, the reason most American IT developers face increasing competition is because of America's Big Blue. So stop blaming other countries and other people for things that you still retain a modicum of control over.”
“The President and first lady have joined the corporations in outsourcing jobs to India. Why didn't the FLOTUS chose an American designer and kept the cash in the USA? When is she going to wear something that is designed by an African American?
Mr. Khan's dress was fabulous, but I did not like how the FL's shoulders appeared in it. Her back looked very muscular. She should have worn the shawl around her neck or about her shoulders to partially conceal the muscularity. This is weight lifting gone amok.”
PamperedHousecat on Nov 29, 2009 at 19:23:32
Did you ask if Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan ever used an African-American designer? Of course not! Probably because you never even THOUGHT of the ethnicity of the person behind any of their dresses.
Now suddenly, you're all concerned about FLOTUS fashion designers.
And I remember some of those off-the-shoulder numbers that Nancy tried to wear. You say Michelle's shoulders are "too muscular"? Well not only were Nancy's shoulders "bony", but at her age she should have NEVER exposed so much skin. All you needed was a pencil and you could have played "Connect the Dots" with her liver spots.
I keep reading posts by you Obama haters that "how could so much money be spent in a time of recession", or "what about the poor"?
Did you care about a recession when GWB used up the surplus?
And remember this recession did NOT begin on Jan. 22, 2009. NO! It began as far back as the middle of 2006, and guess who was in the WH then?
Yes, GWB only gave 6 state dinners during the 8 years he was in office, but that was because he was cheap, and in letting other heads of state invite him to dinners without reciprocating, showed just how classless he was.
His idea of a state dinner, was a bar-b-que on the ranch dressed in blue jeans and boots.
MICHELLE, BARACK , YOU ROCK!!”
nikki2009 on Nov 28, 2009 at 19:17:50
“Now we know why you have only 2 fans.”
NevaforLeadership on Nov 28, 2009 at 18:41:54
“Naheem Khan lives and works in the United States.”
WillCooney on Nov 27, 2009 at 23:47:35
“Get a life! You don't know what you're talking about when it comes to the designers that Michele Obama has worn and, no one cares what you think of her shoulders. You're simply a hater!”
jaielaw on Nov 27, 2009 at 17:04:41
“Khan is an American citizen and his company is in New York. The embellishment work on the gown was done in India at his father's workshop, but the dress was constructed here. It's not as if the beading/embroidery business is strong in the U.S., even in New York. To the extent the industry is here, it is prohibitively expensive, and the quality and range of choices usually don't justify the price. Most designers work on such a razor-thin margin, that such choices make a huge difference in whether they stay afloat.
“The President looks old and drained. He is not my idea of a handsome dude.”
rzan1 on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:48:32
“I think he is extremely handsome, and underweight or not, he has extraordinary presence.”
ywcachieve on Nov 17, 2009 at 19:52:58
“GYRainforest..He he looks damn good and young for a man of almost 50. Our president a handsome man.”
H321 on Nov 17, 2009 at 19:11:15
“Sorry he doesn't swing that way.
Underweight? Stressed? Yes. But he has a good looking face, great big white smile and a healthy look. I think he is very handsome, especially in the world of Washington. He can stand to gain about 15 pounds though.”
“Allen West has a point. You jokers, stop being politically correct. You have absolutely no idea, of the evangelistic drive of the Islamist fundamentalist. Will you believe that infiltration has occurred and is occuring when an entire state is wiped out?
Arthuride, what utter bunk.
"The criminal element is the evangelical extremists in Christianity that are attempting to convert everyone who is not a bible-thumping miscreant Christian who believes that God wrote the Saint (King) James Version of the Bible. "”
Rogan on Nov 7, 2009 at 08:11:40
“If the massacre at Fort Hood, had been perpetrated by an entire squad of Muslim soldiers, acting together as a squad, you might have a point.
And yes, in some senses, we DO have to wait for something on a larger scale to happen, or for direct evidence in some other way, before we leap to the paranoid conclusion, that "terrorists are infiltrating our military."”
1differentdrummer on Nov 7, 2009 at 06:13:02
“I'm sure you have reasons for thinking as you do, but the Klan has been in the Army for many years. Terrorism, a tactic, has been there since at least Viet Nam when there were riots caused by racists attacking blacks.”
“Earl, do not blame the military. The shooter's action was based on his ideaology, and religious fanaticism, and not stress. There is no way any system can thoroughly prevent the results of religious fanaticism. This incident is the first, but will not be the last. There is a lot of 'holy-hate' simmering in Muslims believers which propels them to take action. It is time America wake up to the reality.”
clevelandchick on Nov 7, 2009 at 01:25:32
“The shooter was a Major in the miltary. That means he spent some time there as a career person before he snapped. Your assessment does not jive with reality. The guy snapped, he did not want to got to Afghanistan. As a psychiatrist he listened every day soldiers recount killing innocent civiilians for whaterver reason.
I has nothing to do with this mans race but his state of mind.”
“My heart goes out to the family, relatives, and friends.
I must say however, that yesterday I was utterly disgusted with President Obama's light hearted shout out at a moment of such profound tragedy. I wish someone close to him, as well as his 'handlers' could describe for him, his insensitivity at that moment. He really did come across as arrogant and narcissistic.
I think the whole country is still waiting for him to rip the oratorical mask off and bare his soul, because so far, he just looks plain awful as commander in chief.
To those who will be dismissive of my comments, and will attack me as a troll, do note, I am not a right wing Republican, or an Obama hater. I think however that a person should call it as he sees it.”
“I am fond of President Obama. However, I feel that his over inflated ego is getting the better of him. All the people worship has flown to his head and made him feel almost invincible. It is healthy for him to eat humble pie,now and again, since this will no doubt cause him to rethink some of his policies and reorder his priorities.
I hope that he can fully appreciate that It is time to stop being celebrity -in-chief and time be Commander-in-Chief. He should also remember, that a president must not only be presidential, but appear to be so.”
kbkw54 on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:43:07
“He needs to work on the country's problems not Chicagos. Where are the 3 million jobs?”
rubygreen on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:40:57
“You just don't get it. His ego is in check in a big way!
He won, he's the President, a well respected one around the world, at that!
Get over yourself and accept the fact that he is going to be here for the next 7 plus years.”
notyouraveragebear on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:40:41
“Says a member of the FAILED GnoP - and boy do they know failure!!”
Gretel1or2 on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:40:33
This has nothing to do with Obama's ego. All countries have sent their heads of State and the US was no different. The President gave it his best shot and he handled the loss with class and dignity. I doubt that you are "fond of Obama" as you claim. This reference that you make to his ego is a direct talking point from the likes of R.u.s.h. Limbo, the GOP and drudge report.”
smit9187 on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:38:44
“Bug off tr0ll!”
rzzza on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:38:20
“he's not being full of himself and i think in all humbleness he went there to try to do good for america, it wasnt an ego thing. it was him trying to work hard to do something tangible and positive for america.”
shaggyct on Oct 2, 2009 at 18:38:16
“So were the Spanish, Brazilian and Japanese leaders also being "celebrities" by daring to represent their nations in Copenhagen?”
“Is Rahm Emanuel the President, and not Barack Obama?
I am disgusted by the President's delay in deciding quickly on the troop increase issue. Why wasn't he in constant contact with Gen. McChrystal, before the General was forced to go public.
Yet, here waltzes off Mr. Obama to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago, as payback to his rich sleazy Chicago supporters.”
“A great deal of the Conservatives' tirade, and their disdain and contempt for the President, is steeped in racism. They will however, constantly deny this.
I hope some day they will be forced to accept and admit that this is the problem. Let us hope that some day soon, a respected White Christian Conservative, will stand in the midst of Congress and address the President Obama as "You ---g n---gr.
A moment of truth like that would be preferable to a near assassination, or actual assassination of the President, by a godly White Conservative.”
“In all fairness to Mr. Wilson, President Obama has not been truthful on a lot of issues. However, nevertheless, there is no excuse for bad manners and lack of civility.”
deevee on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:35:42
futate01 on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:34:50
“name one, and back it up with proof. I'm not interested in you space alien conspiracies. I want hard evidence.”
mama4obama on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:34:39
“President Obama has never lied to the American people! Joe Wilson is the liar especially since specifically in the bill it says that NO illegal immigrant can be covered by it. Just makes me more determined to never vote for Republicans again.”
gdcb1128 on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:33:46
“Bush lied his way through 8 years and never was this disgraceful behavior seen.”
ZenBastard on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:33:33
“Here come the apologists.....never fails.”
SassySafrine on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:58
“You are trying to sooth yourself to justify this boorish behavior.
Wilson was outright lying.”
JohnnyChristmas on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:52
“There's been no excuse for any of the subversion of the past eight months.
I've never seen more adults act like punks on a schoolbus!
I'll never forget this, nor forgive.”
Weirdwriter on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:35
“You're off a bit. Sen. Wilson was not only unbelievably rude, he LIED.”
speaker145 on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:18
“Name one issue he has not been truthful about -- and provide proof that he has not been truthful instead of your opinion!”
usamade on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:08
“No fairness to Mr. Wilson, he doesn't deserve it.”
luckincan on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:32:07
“Wilson was completey wrong and inexcusable....on top of this he was de@d wrong about he facts.”
Sandiaman on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:31:53
“Goes with the territory; in all honesty! Look at Bush Cheney.”
blindjester on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:31:52
Give an example.
Are we talking birth certificate here?”
cybexg on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:31:34
“Go to political fact check, Obama's record for truthfulness is pretty good.”
treat2day on Sep 9, 2009 at 23:31:02
“The non-partisan organization FactCheck.org has debunked the claim that health care reform would mandate coverage for illegal immigrants.”
“The Republicans especially the White Christian Conservative Christians, who are preventing their children from hearing the President's speech today, are in danger of alienating their own children in the future from the God they claim to serve.
Children see things differently from adults. They also however pay more attention to what is done, than what is said. They read between the lines. These 'White Christian Conservative -kids' after they would have compared the text of the president's speech, to the hateful furore of their parents, they will begin to question their parents' faith.”
jewellthief on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:28:17
“agreed.... and like most things parents prevent kids from doing, in no time will this speech be on YOUTUBE and available to all, kids and parents alike.... you know how kids are when they're parents tell them NOT to do something?? we were kids once, too.... I know I did my share of 'stuff' my mom said I shouldn't do.... heh heh....
also agree w/ you on him being over exposed..... I tend to agree..... of course, this over-exposure comes w/ the 24 hr news cycle.....”
“I believe the Times Magazine has it right; President Obama is over-exposed. I have 'Obama-fatigue', and I am sure many others also. His 'every-minute', 'everywhere-appearances' is similar to what persons experience in Communist countries, where the 'Comrade-Leader' is seen everywhere and in everything. This 'every-day dish of Obama' unfortunately feels like indoctrination and occultic manipulation. The President needs to hide himself away for at least a year.
Just in case a few of his supporters want to brand me an 'Obama-hater', do note, I like the President and do pray for his success daily; but plain and simple, he is over, over, over-exposed.”
RUKidding0 on Sep 8, 2009 at 14:03:02
“You are undoubtedly correct, but you have to understand that Obama has no choice but to be over-exposed; because, he see's himself as the successor of FDR and LBJ in terms of advancing the cause of social democracy and must get legislation passed before the extent of his utopian socialist ambitions become clear to the American people.
To re-quote Norman Thomas (ACLU founder and socialist), “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”
The health care debate has already awakened people to the fact that the hope he promised in his campaign is a hope for socialism, beginning with federal takeover of health care. Time is running out. People are already becoming aware of the socialist nature of his agenda. Obama must act aggressively if he is to tale full advantage of his temporary Democrat majorities to dramatically advance social democracy in America before he turns into his real predecessor, Jimmy Stagflation Carter.”
nomobull on Sep 8, 2009 at 08:41:30
“we are sorry that you and the time magazune are so used to a figure head president that sits in his office and reads that you are confused by one that actually works at his job,”