Michelle Obama pushes soft diplomacy on visit to China

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smit1610 wrote:

This is just a big waste of taxpayer dollars. Why is she and her children, plus Mother flying to China on Air Force One for a vacation? A big, big waste at a time when millions are hurting!

Mar 21, 2014 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
smit1610 wrote:

This is just a big waste of taxpayer dollars. Why is she and her children, plus Mother flying to China on Air Force One for a vacation? A big, big waste at a time when millions are hurting!

Mar 21, 2014 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
smit1610 wrote:

This is just a big waste of taxpayer dollars. Why is she and her children, plus Mother flying to China on Air Force One for a vacation? A big, big waste at a time when millions are hurting!

Mar 21, 2014 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
smit1610 wrote:

This is just a big waste of taxpayer dollars. Why is she and her children, plus Mother flying to China on Air Force One for a vacation? A big, big waste at a time when millions are hurting!

Mar 21, 2014 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

Dear China,

I am sorry for the US sending you a hateful, skank-posse of entitlement minded, disrespectful, idiots. These fools are NOT representative of the good people of the US. These are opportunistic pigs stealing and living off the people. Come to think about it, not unlike the wealthy elite in communist nations like yours. Nevertheless, do not judge us by the fools before you.

Mar 21, 2014 9:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trichiurus wrote:

A pointless trip at taxpayer expense. How much longer must we feed Michelle’s ego?

Mar 21, 2014 10:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse

gcf1965 wrote: “hateful, skank-posse of entitlement minded, disrespectful, idiots… opportunistic pigs stealing and living off the people”

Wow someone woke up and decided to be Mr. Grumpy-Pants, didn’t they? Good lord, Laura Bush and the Bush daughters NEVER got this much hatred, animosity and disrespect from liberals.

Your claim that “I only hate Obama because of his politics” is revealed to be a bunch of BS when you attack his family the way you just did. Not that anyone believed you before this…

You know, there’s a reason that people think the GOP is the party of angry, old, racist white men. It’s because of people like you.

Mar 21, 2014 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
smit1610 wrote:

Okay, the trip is alright because Laura Bush did it!! I thought Obama was suppose to be a little different (transparent, etc…). In fact, he is just the opposite and I am very sorry that I voted for him in 2008 (he fooled me too). The point is that the country is running up huge deficits and the Obama’s minus the President (are running up millions on a vacation funded by the taxpayer) at a time when millions are unemployed and hurting.

Mar 21, 2014 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

US, The Bush daughters rarely accompanied their father or mother on trips. And they surely did not move extended family into the whitehouse and take them on vacations at taxpayer expense. When Laura(and previous First Ladies) travelled as “First Lady” it was to further the policies and goodwill of the nation, to act as an ambassador and representative of the nation and or her husband. It was not another thinly disguised taxpayer funded vacation excursion with the extended family and entourage. Why is mamma on an official trip? I do not apologize for the words I use as the sheer disdain, disrespect, and in-your-face entitled attitude of michele obama is disgusting and shameful and brings great reproach on an otherwise lofty, classy, and noble position. And yes, GW did get this and greater levels of disrespect from liberals, burning effigies, calling for war crimes prosecution, name calling, etc. Barbara and Jenna were often the target of speculation and slander.

“angry, old, racist white men” has nothing to do with it, if you are not angry with the destruction brought on by this incompetent fool and the shamelessness of his wife in flaunting her ability to do as she please than you have a problem. She is acting just like one would expect from someone who openly and unapologetically announced that she was never proud to be an American, and now she wants to represent our country. She disgusts me and that feeling should be shared by anyone with an iota of respect and pride in the US of A.

Mar 21, 2014 1:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

smit, how did he fool you?

He was publicly listed as the most liberal senator. His record showed his apathy at doing his job simply voting “present” most of the time. He publicly announced his goal was to fundamentally transform America. His political experience, or lack thereof, was no secret – unlike the rest of his life that he has spent millions to keep that way. He had no job history, no record of accomplishment, NO experience doing anything other than making plans and that is no great accomplishment. As far as we know, whatever plans he came up with were never actually pput in play. All he is capable of is talking and even then he has to have someone else via teleprompter to tell him what to say.

Say you are ashamed of voting for him, that you liked what you saw, that you just failed to care enough to know who BHO was, or say that you just didn’t believe that someone so utterly unqualified for the job would actully be running for the office but please don’t say that you were fooled as there was no attempt to hide the sheer incompetence of the man at being a leader.

Mar 21, 2014 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

gcf1965 wrote:
“US, The Bush daughters rarely accompanied their father or mother on trips.”

Bush’s daughters were adults. Are you going to criticize a mother for wanting to keep her children near? You’re disgusting.

“When Laura(and previous First Ladies) travelled as “First Lady” it was to further the policies and goodwill of the nation, to act as an ambassador and representative of the nation and or her husband.”

And who put you in charge of deciding the purpose of these trips? This explicit purpose of this trip is to promote diplomacy and improve goodwill of the nation. You’re a hypocrite.

“I do not apologize for the words I use as the sheer disdain, disrespect, and in-your-face entitled attitude of michele obama is disgusting and shameful and brings great reproach on an otherwise lofty, classy, and noble position.”

I know you don’t and you never will, because you’re a disgusting, hateful, racist bigot, and you will die that way. If this was 50 years ago, you’d simply be calling her an “uppity n*****”. But that language is too uncouth in this century, so you have to disguise your blind, bigoted rage by claiming that she somehow “deserves it” – how???

“And yes, GW did get this and greater levels of disrespect from liberals, burning effigies, calling for war crimes prosecution, name calling, etc.”

Yes, and Obama’s had effigies of him being lynched – by other racists like you. He’s had more death threats in his first year than Bush did through his entire presidency – by other racists like you. Bush DID commit war crimes, you forget. The US signed the Geneva Conventions (which was used to prosecute and hang Nazi’s by the way), which explicitly defines water boarding as torture – so whether you agree with it or not, it IS torture. And Bush gave explicit approval of water boarding. Therefore, Bush gave explicit directions to violate the Geneva Conventions, which explicitly makes him a WAR CRIMINAL; just like the Nazi’s we executed after WWII. Deal with it.

“Barbara and Jenna were often the target of speculation and slander.”

BS and you know it. Prove it.

“angry, old, racist white men” has nothing to do with it”

It does, actually. It’s what you are to your core, it’s what you will always be, it defines your mentality, it defines your life. Your hatefulness, your bigotry, your vitriol, your anger – you are the GOP’s values personified, and that is exactly what is wrong with the party, and exactly why the party will shrivel and die. Your hatred is going to consume you as you watch this country become less and less “yours” and more and more “ours”. And as you watch the progress that is made because of it, you will one day realize – maybe in your dying breaths – that you were wrong.

Mar 21, 2014 2:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@Smit1610- You probably have a lot in common with this young lady: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIMnIh10po0#t=91. It is a short 4 minute video but worth watching. She felt duped too.

Mar 21, 2014 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

Michelle Obama to husband…having wonderful time with mom and children…im so happy, those sheep, whom we govern, are paying for this entire thing. Honey, should I order, the 1966 chateau Latour for 2000$, or 1961 lafite, for 4000$ with dinner?..we will need six bottles..email me and let me know…Ty, for sending us here..michelle

Mar 21, 2014 2:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

US, your talking points are tired and baseless. You have nothing to defend the obamas with so you resort to name calling, baseless accusations (as if you know who I am), and made up BS that no one of any intellectual honesty could possibly believe. Hey, I am sorry the obamas are such sorry people, but unfortunately they are and the color of their skin is not an issue. My two favored possible nominees for the GOP are both black men Alan West and Ben Carson, both of whom I would vote for before any of the other potentials. You see, it is only the left that keeps bring up race, unwilling to admit that the first “black” man in the whitehouse is an unmitigated disaster and seeking to blame his failures on the “angry, old, racist white men” that are just opposing him because he is black (not really though, is he?)

It must be a sad little world you live in to hold on to so much hate, self-deceit, bitterness, and fantasies that you have to make up your own version of what is really happening. You give obamas a pass on anything they do no matter how unprecedented simply BECAUSE they are black, seems like the real definition of a racist to me, making judgements about a person solely on the color of their skin.

Mar 21, 2014 2:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

@gcf1965..totaly agree

Mar 21, 2014 2:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

gcf1965 wrote:
“My two favored possible nominees for the GOP are both black men Alan West and Ben Carson, both of whom I would vote for before any of the other potentials.”

Modern racism is a funny thing. These days, race and politics are conflated, so it’s very easy to disregard race IF they happen to agree with you politically. Which is why the GOP loves to parade around people like Alan West, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, etc. – “Look, we’ve got brown people too! See, we’re not racist!” The challenge is, can you look at a black person who DOESN’T agree with you politically and not be consumed with hate? My guess is no. Honestly – can you name a black democrat that you don’t hate?

The root of it is ignorance. In your bubble world, blacks are nothing but lazy mooching welfare queens, thugs and murderers. Because that’s the image portrayed by your media. That’s all you’re every confronted with, and that’s all you know. Then when see folks like Alan West or Ben Carson, and realize “Hey, they’re not so bad.” The more you get people of other races, the more you’ll realize – we’re not all that different. Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians – our differences really are only skin deep. But with the shrinking tent of the GOP and your media that is completely insulated from outside views, I don’t imagine you’ll ever get to that point.

Until then, you’ll continue to use your dogwhistle rhetoric to scapegoat minorities for all of our problems – “It’s those illegal immigrants coming over the border and stealing my tax dollars. It’s those lazy inner city urban people who do nothing but mooch off of my hard work. But I like Alan West and Marco Rubio, so I’m not racist.” Suuuuuure you’re not ;)

So good luck taking your country back. (By the way, just WHO are you trying to take it back from?)

Mar 21, 2014 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mkhunt wrote:

How much did this one cost us?

Mar 21, 2014 6:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

Vitriol is not an argument or a position. Nor does it lend anything to the discussion.

@US You’ve been using the race card literally for months/years–it’s old and worn out. This President is being judged for what he is, not what he looks like. He is a liberal, secular progressive who believes equality is founded in dependence on the government–without appreciating the fact that dependence diminishes the person.

He sees himself first as a citizen of the world, with his American heritage secondary to some self-defined world view. Fortunately, he has the right in this country to define himself that way. However, many of us are not buying it as it only serves to desecrate the core principles upon which this country is founded. For that reason alone, there are those of us who will not submit. Call that racist if you wish, it will not cause us to compromise our position.

Mar 21, 2014 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
f00 wrote:

Most Chinese will look at this and think, “who else but whites would let blacks rule them?”

Mar 21, 2014 7:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

If some White House people had ‘asked’ in advance, the expats who live here could have offered some great advice on how to ‘smile’ in Chinese…..

Mar 21, 2014 9:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

gcf1965 is just a racist… and probably an ‘angry white-haired white boy’…
‘He was publicly listed as the most liberal senator. His record showed his apathy at doing his job simply voting “present” most of the time’… this is the biggest lie. That’s right gcf… a LIE….
But I don’t have time to show all the others, nor the inclination to feed your shill filled brain…..

Mar 21, 2014 9:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

All the ‘Sons of the Confederacy’ are out in force I see… You guys really should practice up on your ‘code words’ more carefully. At least your politicians try to use them as much as they can….
But any way you slice it, we aren’t going to return to the days of slave holding white men who run the country as their own private corporation. Women want to have rights (I know that’s a foreign concept for you), as well as people of color. The days of counting ‘coloreds’ as 3/5ths of a person are gone – bet you hate that don’t you?

Mar 21, 2014 9:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

you know…it didn’t take my spouse being elected president to be proud I am an American (a US American). even with all the whites, heterosexual straights, gays, blacks, Asians, Indians, Latinos, Italians, racists, righties, lefties, businessmen, welfare recipients, laborers, professionals, men, women…etc.

Mar 21, 2014 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

USofRationality and Edgyinchina- You guys are the typical liberals. When something is posted that you disagree with you automatically hold out your race card. It is so predictable that it is sad. I would hate to see the world through your eyes being so preoccupied with race all the time. US, your post just defies logic all together. Go back and read it. Trying to say someone is racist unless it goes against their politics is, well, illogical at best. Edgy, your post is just as bad as USofRat, calling gcf1965 an “angry white-haired white boy”. That tells us all we need to know about you.

Mar 21, 2014 10:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bighammerman wrote:

Hey smit1610,
So what else is new. The Obama’s do a great job spending our money on crap. This is a good example of how they do it.

Mar 21, 2014 11:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bighammerman wrote:

Hey USofRationality,
You do not have a clue and need to pull your head out of your butt. Your support of the Obama’s only speaks to your own stupidity.

Mar 21, 2014 11:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fafsbo wrote:

Who elected her?

Mar 21, 2014 12:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
p_daddy wrote:

Why on earth must they waste time by being forced to listen to her lecture them about anything?

Mar 22, 2014 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ns3 wrote:

i wonder how American women leave there husband alone ? in kenya by the time u return you will find a second wife attending to ur husband and possibly sleeping on your bed. Women are free to make visits and as long as they want so dont misunderstand me. we love and respect women. my point is out of context but this attracted my attention

Mar 22, 2014 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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