It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her. She declared of the Best Picture nominees, “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.” Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas,
During the final run-up to the announcement of Best Picture two years ago, the producers of the Academy Awards gambled by playing the stirring address of King George VI (Colin Firth) as background to a silent montage of other best film contenders. Had another picture won, the moment would have been not just anti-climactic but hugely disappointing. This year, the unmistakeable symbolism of a black first lady surrounded by U.S. troops in Army dress blues suggested strongly a belief that "Lincoln" was the winner. One can almost imagine that the ultimate surprise would have been marked by an appearance of a President who had been waiting just off-camera. It would have been one of those celebrated Hollywood moments that would have been replayed for decades to come. Unlike the dramatic victory of "The King´s Speech," the scene of Mrs. Obama declaring the winner to be "Argo" must have deflated both the White House and its cheerleaders at the Academy.
Why do those overpaid people in Hollywood think they are doing something honorable and brave by making a picture? None of them have done anything honorable in their lives, all the ones who have are gone now is just a bunch of narcissists boobs who couldn´t figure a way out of a paper bag unless they had a script. Heck they can´t even pick out a dress or suit without help, all those stylists they have on and that question, who are you wearing?
I´m with #2. The snarky comments from the leftists at the bottom of the original article are disgusting. Most of them are slams on Jennifer Rubin being Jewish, and her support for Israel. So what does that have to do with Jennifer´s comments on Moochele hogging up attention at AA ceremony?
Since we are cutting the Pentagon´s budget maybe first on the list will be the fine military who are assigned to "stand in back of moockie when she appears at the oscars". The sight from behind could be described as evil as water boarding
#8; you have to remember 2 things about the military, that make it easy for the WH to exploit:
1. If you order them, they will appear at 11 PM, EST. Civilians can´t be ordered like that, and most would find something else to do on a Sunday night, if it was "suggested" they be in the WH in formal dress.
2. They don´t have to rush out and by tuxes, since they all have that snazzy formal military dress uniform. (Which, by the way, they have to buy, personally, as part of their duties at the White House.)
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