Michelle Obama Looks Like A Plastic Doll on the Cover of Vogue Magazine

"We are all for middle class wage earners and root for hard working Americans, except when we dress, pose and look like something from Vogue magazine promoting a lifestyle that most of the middle class people we are working so hard for, cannot ever afford."

“We are all for middle class wage earners and root for hard working Americans, except when we dress, pose and look like something from Vogue magazine promoting a lifestyle that most of the middle class people we are working so hard for, cannot ever afford.”

Here is a brilliant idea:

Let us take a couple of $10,000 pictures by some high end photographer of the first couple in an opulent, 1%er setting.  Make them wear ridiculous outfits you know – and they know – they would never wear on a Sunday  – or ever for that matter – at home with the kids.  Photoshop them to death so they look like shiny, plastic aliens from the latest J.J. Abrams version of Star Dreck and then pose the question “How can these two inspire america?” (read the 99%).

Well, I don’t know, maybe if they didn’t walk around looking, dressing and behaving like shiny, life-like plastic dolls from Versailles and maybe if the first lady looked like a normal human being instead of the black version of June Cleaver getting ready for afternoon tea in a taffeta mermaid gown that cost a Wal-mart employee’s half a year salary, then maybe – just maybe – those Americans who are struggling thinking that if they are not part of the 1% then they are worth nothing, would be inspired to want to be something else beside rich or dying trying.

I still find it amazing we are looking at the 1% (Obama, Congress, politicians, fuck even to Hollywood) to make it so that things improve for the 99% at the cost of taking something away from the 1%.

If they were any shinier and faker, they would start melting

If they were any shinier and faker, they would start melting

This is exactly how most Americans look like at home

This is exactly how most Americans look like at home

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  1. #1 by Viva on March 21, 2013 - 3:41 PM

    I like the president & first lady, but I have to agree here. This problem of the average American having so little compared to the very rich and everything portrayed to us as the “normal” and”ideal” ways to live are out of control.

    • #2 by popreflection on March 21, 2013 - 4:21 PM

      You inspire people by being one of them. Not by living the kind of lifestyle you just criticized your husband’s opponent for five minutes ago and which none of the people reading this magazine can ever afford. Michelle and Barack Obama may have been part of the 99% but that was a long time ago. With wealth and privilege come amnesia. Now they are part of the 1%. They don’t have to worry about sending their kids to school or not being able to afford access to health care or losing their home. Yes they worked hard but what use is all that hard work and social upward mobility and thus power that comes with wealth if you are just going to behave like any other wealthy, 1%er? You have to be the change you want to see and when you say you stand for the causes of the 99% while living the lavish life of a 1%er, that makes you just part of the problem and just a notch better than Romney.

      • #3 by Viva on March 21, 2013 - 4:27 PM

        Although that is true, you can’t forget that whether anyone likes it or not, they are a special case. No US president can live a “normal” life, it isn’t safe to be among the plebeians. That is a reality that will change how they live somewhat. But, it has long been a problem (only getting worse) that only the rich can afford to be in politics. I think it should be like it was in the old days (in this way at least, not in all the ways the old days sucked), where you went and held office for a few years, then went back to your real job, and gave someone else a turn in Washington. Career politicians are a joke.

        • #4 by popreflection on March 21, 2013 - 5:13 PM

          I am planning on doing a separate entry on this at a later point, but let me ask you: when was the last time any representative of the middle class had a candidate throw state dinners and soirees for them? And not just a candidate but the president. When was the last time the White House threw a state dinner or a black and white ball for employees of NGOs, charities, volunteers and other public service jobs? When was the last time the White House threw a dinner in honor of hard working folks, inviting them over for a night filled with Jimmy Kimmels and hanging out with the President and celebs. Sure, you can win a dinner with the president and first lady, if you donate money and are automatically entered into a pool, much like a lottery, with thousands of others. But when was the last time, or ever, anyone of these people have actually done something in that regard for us hard working middle or working class – heck even unemployed and poor – folks who aren’t members of the social register?

          Sarah Jessica Parker invited the president and his wife to his house a few months ago. Do you think if I did the same, I would get a response?

          Even the White House Correspondents’ Dinners that are supposed to be about journalists, have become just another 1%er event for celebrities transplanted from Hollywood to DC – but only A listers mind you since most regular actors and SAG members are not part of the 1% . Obama was Hollywood a few years ago going to a fundraiser event with the likes of Spielberg and Katzenberg and other Hollywood hot shots for $ 29,000 a plate.

          The rich and wealthy are the ones being invited to the discussion table and getting parties thrown for them etc while most people – i.e. those who make up the majority of the voter base and also carry the economic burden of the nation – since rich people clearly aren’t – never see any of that.

          • #5 by Viva on March 21, 2013 - 5:14 PM

            Yep, agreed.

          • #6 by Viva on March 21, 2013 - 5:23 PM

            You should write about how hard working Americans, with families are drowning in school debt. Not just credit card and housing debt, but school debt, just to land them in a position of indentured servitude to the richest 1%. All the student loan forgiveness or help talk in Washington isn’t about people who went to school 15+ years ago and can’t afford to pay back the government. Why doesn’t the government prosecute all those crooks who run Wall Street and stole from the country, and forgive the student debt of hard working Americans who are just trying to raise the next generation?

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