Earth calling the Obamas: Presidency isn’t a pageant or a popularity contest! Fortunately for me, I was on an international flight (watching Argo) while The Academy Awards were on. I didn’t have to see “First Lady” Michelle Obama tune in via satellite to the biggest celebrity convention in Hollywood to issue the most prestigious award (of course). I’m thankful I didn’t see it live, because I’d probably be out buying a new television.
As First Lady (hard to call her that as she doesn’t uphold the title), Michelle Obama has absolutely no place being involved in the Hollywood spotlight in any regard! It makes me sick that they pry their way into celebrity in any way they possibly can. Anyone who thinks this is okay in the current situation in America should have their right to vote revoked. They’ve been interviewed on almost every daytime/late night show there is, in addition to reality TV appearances. They will be exploiting Malia and Sasha on American Idol within the next few years as their ages are eligible, and you can can bet your bottom dollar, they’ll have a reality TV show when his presidency is over. This is their master plan.
Sadly, the President’s job is to govern and lead, not dabble in celebrity, and it’s blatantly obvious that his celebrity and popularity status are more important than the success or survival of The United States. Their list of celebrity appearances and events far exceed their list of political accomplishments. It’s insulting to the American people.
The irony of the Oscars situation is, Michelle Obama announced Argo as the winner of Best Picture. Ben Affleck, the director of Argo, has been a supporter of the Obamas in the past, but confessed his disappointment and frustration with the President in the recent election. Affleck told the Associated Press, “I voted for Obama last time although he got to be all things to all people then,” adding, “And now he’s got a record which makes it really different … I obviously have more complicated feelings.” Take a hint Obamas! It’s probably things like dishing out Academy Awards that are upsetting people. Go back to the Oval Office and do your job! [End rant]
Silver lining: Argo is excellent if you have not seen it.