Michelle Obama Substitutes Eye Rolling for Politics

barack-michelle-obama-boehner-luncheon-reuters_uni_1358812239Originally posted on American Thinker.

On Inauguration Day there was lots of talk about laying aside partisan differences and coming together as a nation.  However, during the inaugural luncheon Michelle Obama’s body language indicated that if she has anything to say about it over the next four years, laying aside and coming together will include rolling her eyes.

The day started with Obamacare advocate/Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts swearing in Barack Obama, a man who vowed to defend a Constitution he’s in the process of dismantling, and did it with his hand on a Bible the president mocks Christians for clinging to.

Besides paying homage to a large activist government, the President delivered a speech short on specifics that defined “our journey [as] not complete until” liberty is defined his way and the “precise path to happiness” takes America in the direction he wants us to go.

Then the President ‘laid aside’ and ‘came together’ by accusing political adversaries who were genuinely wishing him well of being those who trade “absolutism for principle…substitute spectacle for politics…[and] treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

After the swearing-in ceremony the President and his entourage attended a ceremonial luncheon hosted by the Congress.  The midday event featured comments from people like New York Democratic Senator/shameless opportunist Chuck Schumer as well as Nancy Pelosi who, if she had worn a hat with a celery-green feather, could have easily passed for a Bloody Mary.

Part of the ceremony included freshly-tanned Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner presenting the Capitol flags to the President and Vice President Joe Biden.  Laying aside differences and coming together for the day, Boehner closed his remarks by graciously wishing the President, as he commences with finishing the fiasco he started, “Congratulations and God speed.”

It was during the luncheon, while gorging on a sumptuous 3,000 calorie feast that included lobster, bison and apple pie, the newly-coifed healthy food advocate Michelle Obama revealed how she, as first lady, lays aside differences and comes together with political foes.

With her leftist husband sitting on her right and the right-leaning Speaker of the House sitting on her left, as John Boehner leaned in to tell the President a joke Mrs. Obama turned away, exuding an unattractive level of palpable derision by shaking her head and rolling her eyes.  That’s right, acting more like Sasha and Malia than the first lady of the United States, Michelle actually rolled her eyes.


As a friendly John Boehner chatted up the President, Michelle ignored him and kept right on eating as if he wasn’t there.  At one point, while John was speaking, the first lady peeked out from under her new bangs, looked at him out of the corner of her eye, and made a face that dismissed as silly whatever it was the Speaker was saying.

Boehner kept talking to Barack and at one point lifted his hand to make a point. To shield herself from being grazed by his hand, in a move that would give body language expert Tonya Reiman plenty to analyze Michelle turned her shoulder and elbow toward the Speaker.

Then, void of any hint of subtly, while chewing a mouth full of food, the first lady shot Boehner a disgusted look, rolled her eyes, turned forward and shook her head disapprovingly.

Sitting to her right, unaware of what was going on, the president was doing something weird to his nose that looked as if he was in dire need of a 57th inaugural monogrammed handkerchief.

So there it is.  During the inauguration, barely a mention of our national debt, the President laid aside differences and came together by rebuking Republicans for thwarting the journey toward big government, clean energy, gay marriage, amnesty for illegals, extended entitlements, and engagement with international tyrants.

In support of that progressive agenda, after laying aside differences and coming together, Michelle Obama rolled her eyes at the man who represents the party that she believes “mistakes absolutism for principle… substitutes spectacle for politics…[and] treats name-calling as reasoned debate” – things that neither Barack nor eye-roller Michelle would ever think of doing.

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