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No We Haven’t Forgotten How Conservatives Criticized Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Pix

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Since Michelle Obama first became the First Lady of the United States, criticism of basically everything about her has been rampant among right-wing voters with racist and sexist undertones. Among this criticism is the accusation that Mrs. Obama “doesn’t look or act” like a First Lady, apparently because of her sense of fashion, which includes sleeveless dresses.

In two famous interviews with Al Shapiro from NPR at Mitt Romney events in 2012, a Virginia voter Bobbie Lussier summed up how Republicans feel about Mrs. Obama’s image. She stated that, “I mean, can you imagine you know, Kennedys or the Bushes or anybody doing pushups on the floor? I mean you know. That’s just not a first lady.” Lussier further said, “They talk about more like her dresses and how she looks and stuff and her arms and whatever. […] You see her walking around in shorts, and you know, just real casual wear.”

So not only is it inappropriate for Michelle to wear sleeveless dresses to any functions or shorts when she’s on vacation in very hot locales, but she is criticized for doing push-ups and encouraging Americans to live a healthy lifestyle. Although Mrs. Obama is one of the smartest and most educated First Ladies of all time, she is constantly put down for her appearance by allegedly religious and conservative voters. Additionally, Jackie Kennedy herself, who was referenced by Lussier, also wore sleeveless dresses.

Melania Trump on the other hand, whose husband is the current front-runner for the Republican party, has received no criticism for not being a suitable future First Lady based on her appearance or history of racy photoshoots. This seems to indicate that the conservative voters were only criticizing Mrs. Obama not because it isn’t “First Lady-like” or because it goes against their conservative, religious views, but simply because she is a Democrat and maybe even because she’s African American and that in itself is not suitable.

Mrs. Trump, who is Donald Trump’s fourth wife, which also seems to have raised no concerns about how that may be a violation of the sanctity of marriage, is a supermodel with a portfolio filled with nude photos. Of course Melania can do whatever she pleases, as it is the 21st century and women should feel free to use their bodies as they see fit, but when it comes to the media silence on these photos and whether she would make an appropriate First Lady compared to Mrs. Obama’s exposed-arms scandal, it raises questions about the true intent of this criticism.
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Whether you loved the Obamas or hated them, this raises the question: Why the double standard?

We’re not judging Melania, but we are asking why the same people who judged Michelle are giving her a free pass? Thoughts? Let us know and PASS IT ON to ask others the same question!

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  1. As if their aren’t hypocrites on the left.

    Remember the anti-Bush Wars left? Remember all the demonstrations and marches? Where did they all go once the Nobel Peace Prize Democrat President took over the Bush Wars PLUS started five more of his own? That deafening silence is exponentially worse than people not commenting on some woman’s career before she was not only not First Lady yet, but wasn’t even married to the man who would become President.

    (BTW, all of the articles below were written by LEFT-wingers. I guess there were a few principled left-wingers who held a Democrat President to the high moral standard as a Republican President.)

    “The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in Britain has estimated that, in the first three years after President Obama took office, between 282 and 535 civilians were credibly reported killed by drone strikes — including more than 60 children.”

    http://droneswatch.org/2013/01/20/list-of-children-killed-by-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-and-yemen/

    http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/22/dirty_wars_jeremy_scahill_and_rick

    “We’re looking right now at a reality that President Obama has essentially extended the very [drone war] policies that many of his supporters once opposed under President Bush,” says Scahill.”

    Obama to boost US Military in Iraq
    http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/in-reversal-obama-says-he-will-boost-us-military-support-in-iraq-1.250643

    Obama Has Bombed Twice as Many Countries as Bush
    http://alibertarianfuture.com/big-government/war-big-government/obama-bombed-twice-many-countries-bush/#sthash.M4GXI4L3.dpbs

    To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts that He’s Bombed Seven Countries
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/06/obama-summarizes-record/

    Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

    U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015
    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/us-dropped-23144-bombs-muslim-majority-countries-2015

    U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Killing Civilians at Greatest Rate in Seven Years
    http://www.newsweek.com/us-airstrikes-afghanistan-killing-civilians-427877

    US Airstrikes Kill 150 People in Somalia
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Drone-Strike-Kills-150-People-in-Somalia-20160307-0028.html

    Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program
    https://theintercept.com/2015/11/19/former-drone-operators-say-they-were-horrified-by-cruelty-of-assassination-program/

    Every Year Since Obama Won the Peace Prize, US Has Broken its Record of Killing Afghan Civilians
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/year-military-breaks-record-afghanistan-killing-civilians/

  2. We all know it’s about race. Add to that, now we have a whole lot of womanizers who tore themselves away from the porn to vote.

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