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This is not going to make me popular. I do not care. I’ve had enough.
Yesterday, I watched a video of my First Lady–well, not mine, but the FLOTUS—shaking her booty at America. The lack of dignity is appalling. Of course, people were clapping and hooting, enjoying the dance. I was not, and if I’d been in the audience I would have remained quiet.
I am of another generation; the first ladies of my lifetime started with Mamie Eisenhower. I thought Jimmy Carter was a putz, but I admired his wife’s dignity. Jackie Kennedy was a picture of grace under pressure, in her difficult and often humiliating marriage and in the ugly death of her husband. Nancy Reagan, Pat Nixon, Barbara and Laura Bush, were all gracious women. Hillary, while she could be a termagent in private, by all reports, at least conducted herself with some dignity in public. Lady Byrd Johnson, too. Almost forgot about her, and she’s not forgettable.
Now Michelle. She is aggressive, dominant, and has stated clearly that she hates America. She has her girls in a private school where a private chef prepares expensive lunches for the student body while she has decimated the school lunch programs across the country with her “no child left hungry” program. The only good thing about her program is that kids have started to brownbag it for lunch. What an amazing idea! Bring your own lunch! How about that!
She’s an environmentalist, she says, as she goes jetting all around the world using thousands of gallons of expensive and air-polluting fuel. She spends what seems to me an inordinate amount of time doing TV spots which also cost the taxpayer in terms of security and transportation. When she travels, she never stays at the Motel 6. Oh no, not Michelle. Only the best will do. Her entourage also has to be housed in lavish quarters, of course. All on our tax dollar.
She has called the White House “a very beautiful prison.” I don’t understand why she feels that way, since she’s always jetting off to places you and I will never see.
Michelle, you need to practice what you preach. You’re for the underdog, you say, as you wear outfits that cost thousands of dollars, made by the extremely underpaid. You want redistribution of wealth, you and your husband say, as he increases our already astronomical national debt—the one he said was unAmerican when he was a senator. You said, after Barak’s first election, that you were proud of your country for the first time in your adult life. Everything you have done since then shows not pride in your country, but arrogance and pride in yourself.
The legacy you are leaving is one of self-indulgence and carelessness about the people whose money your are so lavishly spending, while you preach equality and class warfare.
I am not impressed.