Kathleen Parker: Americans still have conflicted feelings about their first ladies

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  • silo Sandy, UT
    March 1, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    hahahaha - "Hitlary took a few also, but doesn't hold a candle to the current FL."

    Not a single data point to support your statement, yet you make that statement as if it is fact.

    If I had to guess, I would suspect you were involved in multilevel marketing of some health supplement. I say this because your first response to someone asking for facts is to insult them. You second response is to demand they prove your claim isn't false.

    I never claimed that michelle hasn't taken vacations, but knowing those details in the context of other first ladies vacations would justify the outrage from you, and from patriot. Neither of you seems able to provide those facts, so its fairly easy to disregard your posts as opinion, but not informed opinion.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    March 1, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    Here we go again, getting this preachy rant from one of the Obama worshipers, going on about the first lady. Talk about context? Making false accusations and lies about what Patriot said, is a typical leftist tactic. Name ONE thing he said that is inaccurate? Obviously not being enamored with Mrs. Obama like SILO is, doesn't equal a lie! Please all knowing one, tell us about all the lavish vacations Laura Bush took to her private ranch in Texas. Please go on about her trips to Hawaii and Europe, South Africa, Aspen..... Hitlary took a few also, but doesn't hold a candle to the current FL.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    March 1, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    patriot - posts like yours are always interesting to read. you have firm opinions on things where the facts either don't exist, or are the exact opposite of what you claim. It Says a great deal about you and the credibility of your posts when they contain absolutely no context.

    For example, your comment on lavish vacations. How much more has Michelle spent on lavish vacations than the previous 5 first ladies? If you can't cite those numbers, which I suspect you can't, then you're fabricating your outrage as fact.

    Also, you minimize the efforts from Michelle Obama in fighting childhood obesity through proper diet and exercise. What kind of person berates another for fighting childhood obesity? Apparently you, and ever rightwing poster. You skip the fact that the first lady runs an initiative called 'Joining Forces', to provide support and work opportunities for our returning service members. Was she 'forcing that down your throat' as well, or did you simply not bother to do research?

    One positive in reading your posts going forward, I'll always recall ellison's quote, "We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions."

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 1, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Laura Bush did alot for literacy of children in America. What has Michele done other than take lavish vacations and appear on the Jimmy Fallon show? Yes the whole thing about nutrition is fine but not forced down our throats. Of course not being proud of her country is always something we will all remember about Michelle.