Audio: First Lady tells heckler that one of them is leaving the fundraiser

posted at 12:31 pm on June 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Lots of politicos get heckled, from grassroots activists to the President of the United States, and all of these incidents have one thing in common: the cluelessness of the hecklers.  Generally speaking, the higher the profile of the speaker, the gentler they have to handle the hecklers, which is why you won’t see Barack Obama tee off on people who interrupt him, at least not during a speech. That’s both for political reasons — no President wants to come off looking bitter or angry — and for strategic purposes.  If one heckler manages to force a President into ad hoc engagements, then the heckler parade will be never-ending.

That calculus doesn’t apply to First Ladies, though, or at least it didn’t last night.  When an LGBT activist started heckling Michelle Obama at a Democratic fundraiser, she gave the crowd a choice as to who they wanted at the microphone:

First lady Michelle Obama experienced a rare face-to-face encounter with a protester late Tuesday – approaching the activist and threatening to leave a fundraiser if the person did not stop interrupting her speech.

Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist, interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.

Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to confront Sturtz eye to eye, according to witnesses.

“One of the things that I don’t do well is this,” she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. “Do you understand?”

A pool report from a reporter in the room said Obama “left the lectern and moved over to the protester.” The pool report quoted Obama as saying: “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

And they did.  Sturtz got escorted out of the soirée post-haste, much to her clueless consternation:

“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz said. “I was taken aback.”

Bullies often are when their own tactics are turned on them.  That’s exactly what happened here.  Sturtz paid the $500 entry fee specifically to gain access to disrupt the event.  She interrupted a speech that others had paid good money to hear, rather than wait to see if the First Lady would take questions.  And then she’s “taken aback” when the speaker pushes back?

Frankly, I think Mrs. Obama took the right approach, especially since she’s not an elected official who has to be held accountable for her performance in office. One can make the argument that a President who won’t usually even entertain questions had better be prepared for a few interruptions when he’s monologuing through a press availability, for instance, but interrupting a speech from any First Lady is just flat-out rude and self-important.

Nor is that the only example of cluelessness in heckling.  Dale Franks describes an incident yesterday where conservatives ended up biting off their noses to spite their faces:

Tonight was the big night for the big Muslim/Diversity seminar where the US Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee, Bill Killian, and FBI Knoxville SAC Kenneth Moore were gonna explain to us how we might be prosecuted for saying nasty things about Islam or Muslims on the interwebs.

Taking a play from the book of liberals who shout down speakers like Ann Coulter, however, some conservatives showed up and apparently ruined the event by constant heckling.

So, to all you hecklers who ruined the seminar by being disruptive: Now none of us know what Killian meant when he said Facebook postings might be criminal. We don’t know how he thought he could prosecute such postings. That would’ve been interesting to know. Now we don’t know, because you effed it up. So, the next time Coulter gets shouted down by Lefties, you can have nice big cup of STFU. You’re no better than they are.

Update: A number of commenters are claiming that the White House “scrubbed” the transcript, but I think the problem is that they likely only had the audio. It’s very difficult to make out what the exchange actually was from just the audio above; the pool report is necessary to distinguish it. Rather than make assumptions, the transcriber at the White House would have used the “[unintelligible]” placeholder to note where the specific words could not be distinguished.

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It’s fun to watch all of the cracks in the facade; of course we saw their cracks before they moved in. We haven’t had a President since George W, and we certainly have not had a First Lady since Laura Bush left.

MustLoveBlogs on June 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Nice work as always, RWM.

This is what the liberals want, though. They are succeeding beyond their dreams – they have destroyed the family and indoctrinated people into believing that the government will take care of them.

kim roy on June 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Thanks. Before Progs get too smug, I would suggest that they take a look at how Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy have been ‘taking care’ of the people after they ran out of money.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Moynihan has been debunked….that whole gambit is over. It isn’t welfare that hurts the black family, its poverty. People in poverty tend to seek out welfare. But the problem is poverty.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I accept that everyone you hate is debunked. Fair enough.

But…What about YOU?

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

If you look at any demographic data from the Federal government, you will notice that illegitimacy began to skyrocket in 1965, which coincidentally was when most welfare programmes were put into place. After Welfare Reform was put into place in 1996, AFDC/TANF caseloads dropped by roughly 50 percent and the illegitimacy rate also fell. Opponents of Welfare reform charged that reform would throw millions of children into poverty. In reality, child poverty has dropped substantially since reform was enacted, from 20.8% in 1996 to 16.9% in 1999.

The intention of Welfare programmes is to benefit low income Americans, especially children. Yet, the evidence indicates that children and parents are actively harmed rather than helped by welfare.

Nearly all welfare aid for children goes to single parent households. But current research indicates that both Welfare dependence and single parenthood have significant deleterious effects on children’s development, impeding their ability to become successful members of mainstream society.

* Prolonged Welfare dependence reduces children’s IQ levels.

* Dependence also reduces a child’s earnings in future years; the longer a child remains on AFDC in childhood the lower will be his earnings as an adult.

* Being raised on Welfare also increases the probability that a child will drop out of school and will be on Welfare as an adult.

* Analysis shows that these effects are caused by Welfare per se, not simply poverty; a poor child without Welfare will do better than a similar poor child with welfare.

* Out-of-wedlock childbearing and single parenthood are the principal causes of child poverty and Welfare dependence in the US.

* Children raised in single parent families are more likely to: experience behavioural and emotional problems; suffer from physical abuse; engage in early sexual activity, and do poorly in school.

* Boys raised in single parent households are more likely to engage in crime; girls are more likely themselves to give birth outside of marriage.

* These effects are the result of the collapse of marriage per se rather than poverty; a poor child living with a mother and father united in marriage will do better than a similar poor child living in a single parent home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, children born to single mothers are:

* 5 times more likely to commit suicide

* 32 times more likely to run away

* 20 times more likely to have behavioural disorders

* 14 times more likely to commit rape

* 9 times more likely to drop out of school

* 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances

* 9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution

* 20 times more likely to end up in prison

Women have been encouraged not to marry. Illegitimacy is a primary cause of poverty and this fact is present in every demographic group.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Bullies often are when their own tactics are turned on them. That’s exactly what happened here. Sturtz paid the $500 entry fee specifically to gain access to disrupt the event. She interrupted a speech that others had paid good money to hear, rather than wait to see if the First Lady would take questions. And then she’s “taken aback” when the speaker pushes back?

Frankly, I think Mrs. Obama took the right approach, especially since she’s not an elected official who has to be held accountable for her performance in office. One can make the argument that a President who won’t usually even entertain questions had better be prepared for a few interruptions when he’s monologuing through a press availability, for instance, but interrupting a speech from any First Lady is just flat-out rude and self-important.

It all depends on whether you think she was just a normal person bravely standing up for herself against a bully, or a thin-skinned person who does not like to be challenged.

I’m having a hard time seeing the heckler as a bully, considering this is the First Lady we’re talking about, who had the microphone, the crowd, and the Secret Service protection. I’ve been seeing a lot of outrage lately from Democrats who don’t like to be challenged, and that scenario would fit Michelle Obama to perfection.

Still, while I’m not exactly in the mood to lavish praise on her for what could be nothing more than being thin-skinned, I wouldn’t criticize her for it, either. It was a fairly reasonable response to heckling.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Now none of us know what Killian meant when he said Facebook postings might be criminal. We don’t know how he thought he could prosecute such postings. That would’ve been interesting to know. Now we don’t know,

Oh, come on now. Do you think he would’ve given a coherent, consistent answer anyway? If course not.

ddrintn on June 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

* OF course not

ddrintn on June 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

They are NOT of us, Schad.

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

You win the understatement of the century.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Now we don’t know

Sure we do, by the way. “The right to free speech is not absolute…fire in a crowded theater…blahblah…”

ddrintn on June 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

YOU HAVE ONE CHOICE.

Really? ONE is a “choice”?

I thought she was ‘educated’.

GarandFan on June 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Do you have a better definition of “conservative”?

happytobehere on June 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

If we want to get technical, I would actually describe Obama (and Bush and Clinton and Reagan) as neoliberals not “conservatives.” All three purported to be fighting for the democratization of American life or of global affairs, and all of them actually fought to restrict participatory democracy in everything but elections that kept them in power. So neoliberals.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

So, when you want to get technical, you spout nonsense?

No, let me try again.

When you want to get technical, you redefine all your terms so that you can classify people on opposite ends of the political spectrum as “all the same” based on your own arbitrarily chosen standard?

I guess the second is more descriptive. Still, my first attempt was a good summary.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Hey moochelle, don’t let the door hit you in your wide fanny as you leave.

crosshugger on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

All three purported to be fighting for the democratization of American life or of global affairs

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Name one people, I triple dare you, who are free, or freer, due to Obama.

Nobel watches you.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

How about you quit being ‘technical’ so as to find an escape route.

How about you get practical and honest for once? Quit being black and homosexual, and finally get into a greater reality?

Can YOU qualify?

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

libfree cannot match up.

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, the globalists totally destroyed the American family, not Progressives.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

A loss of wages has much more to do with divorce rates than homosexuality or other kinds of sexual progressivism. And its divorce that has broken what you imagine as the American family (a construct which needs to be unpacked). The “American family” is not a productive economic unit in and of itself. Without a decent wage the kids produced by the American family need to be subsidized.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM

That’s painfully twisted. Sure, let’s blame loss of wages for the high divorce rate rather than anything logically related such as no-fault divorce, the “what’s in it for me” attitude, and the sexual revolution, none of which had the first thing to do with loss of wages.

You’ll probably try to pull out statistics showing a correlation between affluence and sound marriages, while completely missing that you’ve swapped cause and effect.

The American family is not supposed to be a “productive economic unit,” per se, although as long as it has a budget involving income and spending, it is in fact an economic unit by definition.

And the War on Poverty has illustrated for the last 50 years now that giving money to people that are poor does not help them stop being poor. Welfare reform did more to help poor people in this country than all the years of the Great Society together. And Obama has been busy undoing it as fast as he can, which is probably why more people are on welfare than ever before.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 5, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Name one people, I triple dare you, who are free, or freer, due to Obama.

Nobel watches you.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Ummm…ummm….aaaahh…that libyan terrorist who was jailed in UK ?
And all those illegal mexicans who were in jail .
See :O

burrata on June 5, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I haven’t read all the comments, but has anyone made a reference to someone’s arms being pulled out yet?

BobMbx on June 5, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Name one people, I triple dare you, who are free, or freer, due to Obama.

Nobel watches you.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Philadelphia New Black Panthers?

BobMbx on June 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

“one people” = one nation

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

A pool report from a reporter in the room said Obama “left the lectern and moved over to the protester.”

Having an aggressive, bad-ass First Lady isn’t something I’m finding easy to appreciate. The fact that she left the podium to get in someones face is setting a good example? Don’t think so.

And didn’t Mrs. Obama also lack the ability to behave according to protocol at one of the debates last year?

Michelle O. has her own problems with self-control.

lynncgb on June 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

One does not heckle the Queen, especially a peasant.

fight like a girl on June 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

One does not heckle the Queen, especially a peasant.

fight like a girl on June 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

This is it in a nutshell, Congrats Girl,

THREAD WINNER.

ToddPA on June 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Thanks. Before Progs get too smug, I would suggest that they take a look at how Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy have been ‘taking care’ of the people after they ran out of money.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

But it won’t happen to them. They’ll be different!

Reality isn’t a strong suit of progressives.

kim roy on June 5, 2013 at 3:04 PM

..she shoulda mooned the beyotch..

The War Planner on June 5, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I agree that the heckler was out of line but I dont’ understand why anyone would pay $500 for another “It’s for the Children” speech.

hopeful on June 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Nor is that the only example of cluelessness in heckling. Dale Franks describes an incident yesterday where conservatives ended up biting off their noses to spite their faces:

Absolutely wrong take away for Dale. But then again, he’s n0ot clear-eyed about our rights, hence his cheap shot in telling us to shut up.

There’s heckling, as in not interested, in the heckled’s POV. Then there’s aggrieved protest. the entire premise of the Govt calling that meeting was wrong and the POV of the crowd was to make sure the Govt grasped the fact that they were full of it. That the Govt was wrong was cemented when the FBI guy said in closing something to the effect of “we’re probably not going to prosecute you for protesting” WTH!!! We have the right to assemble. We have the right to air our grievance and this putz thinks that maybe if he didn’t like the content of our grievance, he’d shut us down?

There is a viral epidemic running thru our Govt and it is the notion that ‘they rule, we obey’. Which is the exact opposite of we-the-people’s contract with the Govt, “we elect/self-rule, you serve”. It is not the job of any Govt peon or elite to dictate what they think is best for us, their job is to rule with our expressed consent and as merited, lead by persuasion in a direction best for all of America, even if sometimes as a group, we-the-people might be myopic on an issue or two.

AH_C on June 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Moynihan has been debunked….that whole gambit is over. It isn’t welfare that hurts the black family, its poverty. People in poverty tend to seek out welfare. But the problem is poverty.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

In true liberal fashion you miss the heart of the matter. What causes poverty? Throwing money at poor people doesn’t help them it only makes them dependent on government and engenders voting habits that elect politician that will throw more money at them. What lifts people out of poverty? OPPORTUNITY.

hopeful on June 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Moynihan has been debunked….that whole gambit is over. It isn’t welfare that hurts the black family, its poverty. People in poverty tend to seek out welfare. But the problem is poverty.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Poverty in America is indicated by free cellphones, cable tv and a government issued (and funded) credit card, and soon to come: free obesity treatment. (in case you miss the intent, outside of the US poverty is indicated by starvation)

Poverty in America ain’t so bad when you get right down to it.

BobMbx on June 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

We need to move on from the “imagine if a republican did/said that” line. I hear it every day with every new stupid move this admin makes.

As for Mooch, that in your face move was just part of her “culture”.

flstc on June 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Read the details offered.

It was a GAY who heckled Moochie. And look how she reacted.

I find that…interesting…

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Poor ol’ mooch is probably fed up with all the gay activity from lil barry at home.

And reggie is really startin’ to get on her last nerve.

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Angry racist black woman.

TX-96 on June 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

When has this First Lady ever acted like a First Lady?

Bitter Clinger on June 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

When has she ever just acted like a lady?

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Angry racist black woman.

TX-96 on June 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Care to justify your inane comment?

Ric on June 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM

From the Tennesseean reporter;

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Victoria Jackson was among the protesters.

LINK

Jeff2161 on June 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

You do realize that globalizationillegal immigration Same Sex Marriage is producing all of the problems you see in terms of the decline in the American life. Both parties are on board with it, so not quite sure what you plan on doing. But good luck!

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM

It works with just about anything, doesn’t it?

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Jesus….I thought at least that conservatives agreed that “free trade” had produced unintended consequences for American wages. Well unintended if you bought the party line from centrist Dems and the GOP in the 1990s.

liveasaslaveanddie on June 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM

So…someone as stupid as you purports to “educate” college students.

Amazing!

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Frankly, I’m offended by some of the comments in this thread directed at the flotus. Some comments border on racism

partisan on June 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Cite one, you lying sack of shit.

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I take issue when “immigration” is used as a stand in for “dang Mexicans stole my job and made me listen to the spanish language in public.”

liveasaslaveanddie on June 5, 2013 at 1:12 PM

WHO CARES?! Take issue with anything you want, nancy-boy. Just do it somewhere else.

You’re a boor and boring…neither of which is amusing.

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

But the problem is poverty.

liveasaslaveanddie on June 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

That “problem” is usually dealt with by GETTING A JOB.

Of course, that requires getting of one’s butt and actually working for a salary. Sort of “pulling one’s self up by one’s bootstraps.”

Welfare is easier.

Besides…jerry springer….

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Moynihan has been debunked….that whole gambit is over. It isn’t welfare that hurts the black family, its poverty. People in poverty tend to seek out welfare. But the problem is poverty.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Poverty in America is indicated by free cellphones, cable tv and a government issued (and funded) credit card, and soon to come: free obesity treatment. (in case you miss the intent, outside of the US poverty is indicated by starvation)

Poverty in America ain’t so bad when you get right down to it.

BobMbx on June 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Our federal government measures poverty by measuring average income and then simply declaring that if you have below X% of that average income you are therefore ‘poor’.

This conveniently ensures that ‘poverty’ is something we will always have.

slickwillie2001 on June 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Name one people, I triple dare you, who are free, or freer, due to Obama.
Nobel watches you.
Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

February 14th brigade,libya?

can_con on June 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

can_con on June 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

February 17th Martyrs Brigade.

can_con on June 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

This conveniently ensures that ‘poverty’ is something we will always have.

slickwillie2001 on June 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

There is profit, both financial and political, in poverty.

Jabberwock on June 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

This is how the Obama’s will leave the White House.

faraway on June 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

1325 days and counting….

faraway on June 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM

i’m sorry, but if a gop first lady did this, the lsm would be bashing her instead of the heckler….she’s too thin-skinned, not classy, yada yada yada

cmsinaz on June 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I agree..:)

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Audio: First Lady tells heckler that one of them is leaving the fundraiser

The pic of Mrs. O, truly a beautiful woman. Her exterior just accentuates the warmth within.

arnold ziffel on June 5, 2013 at 5:33 PM

This hurts to say but Michelle was correct here..:)

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Your husband had one choice the evening of Sept 11.

He went to bed.

can_con on June 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

The labor movement hasn’t had any real power to control benefits or wages in this country since the late 80s.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Hogwash. As evidenced by the control public employee unions have, especially in D.C.

D-

Del Dolemonte on June 5, 2013 at 5:48 PM

She looks much better than when punkin-head took office.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz said. “I was taken aback.”

Well Ms.LBGQTZEG protester, you’re lucky you weren’t in the “Hood” or Moochelle likely would have thrown down on you and knocked you out!

Kjeil on June 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Raise your hand if you are surprised that HotAir would find a way to dump on Pamela Geller’s protest.

Spliff Menendez on June 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

That’s both for political reasons — no President wants to come off looking bitter or angry — and for strategic purposes. If one heckler manages to force a President into ad hoc engagements, then the heckler parade will be never-ending.

Yeah, but I still like it when Joe Wilson yelled, “You lie!” But at least he didn’t continue on and have to be escorted out of the Capitol. At least Wurzelbacher let Obummer speak his mind when they talked on camera during the first campaign.

When these jackals (from both parties) can no longer speak from their bully pulpits without be shouted down and heckled by many people at once who are not affiliated with each other, then we’ll know we’re in deep trouble.

But, don’t forget that in both of the recent heckling events these were people from the far left, so of course they’re going to treat them more nicely than a TEA Partier doing the same thing.

But would a TEA Partier heckle the President or the First Lady? Probably not. We’d rather slide deeper into despotism, Socialism and economic depression in a civil, genteel manner.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 5, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Key West Reader on June 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

He probably adds white to his hair to appear to give a flying flip.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Sorry, I was trying my best to stay off the grid today.

Heh, teh kittehs can haz…

So, that’s your signature, right?
No. This has no legal basis.
Am I the only having been presented with this nonsense?
No one could possibly forge my signature. No one.
The great incompetences.

mickytx on June 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Raise your hand if you are surprised that HotAir would find a way to dump on Pamela Geller’s protest.

Spliff Menendez on June 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

When did Pamela Geller change her name to Ellen Sturtz.

RickB on June 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Frankly, I’m offended by some of the comments in this thread directed at the flotus. Some comments border on racism

nonpartisan on June 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Why? Are you saying she’s not American?

Nutstuyu on June 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Audio: First Lady tells heckler that one of them is leaving the fundraiser

Well, if there was a buffet at that fundraiser, we all can be pretty sure it wasn’t going to be Michelle leaving. Bill Lambeer in his prime couldn’t throw some elbows over the lobster salad tub like that woman.

M240H on June 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Reading (comprehension) is fun(damental).

Whether you know it or not, your second sentence proves my point. Now, if you could only add in illegitimacy, which is the greatest predictor of failed adulthood that there is.

But, focus like a laser on HomoSex, which I didn’t even raise nor about which I care. Spread your cheeks and get fvcked in the ass as much as you want. No KY Jelly/Butt Butter off of my back.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Ouch! I felt that one and it wasn’t even directed at me. Go RWM!

NotCoach on June 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Yeah that went so deep my Inny became an Outy.

Nutstuyu on June 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM

So does this violate Dan Savage’s anti-bullying program?

Nutstuyu on June 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I’d be taken aback by her too, she kinda scares me.
I think that she could have been a less “I lost this Hi ho Cherrio game so I quit” about it.

But hecklers are idiots.

MontanaMmmm on June 5, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Lots to criticize her for, but I can’t blame her for this one.

mikeyboss on June 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Othuga and the Thugette!

redware on June 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM

“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz said. “I was taken aback.”

Aw, poor baby. What’s the matter? Michelle Obama didn’t roll over and let you walk all over her like you expected her too?

Not a fan of Michelle Obama but she did handle it brilliantly. Wish more Republicans would do that.

Cleombrotus on June 5, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Update:

Oh, Ed, why do you always give those people the benefit of the doubt?

SouthernGent on June 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM

There are many good points here, but what low information voters really want to know is…

What is up with Michelle’s hair? Are the bangs to cover wrinkles? Is Botox off limits? And speaking of hair, why does Hillary look like she combed her hair in the dark?

These are the burning questions low info people demand answers to.

KCsecurity1976 on June 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The Left will end up blaming this interruption on conservatives. Make sure you point out to people that it was a progressive LGBT rights protester who was so rude to our First Lady.

hawksruleva on June 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Your husband had one choice the evening of Sept 11.
He went to bed.

can_con on June 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Does she have evidence of that?

BTW, having Michelle Obama run her own Jerry Springer Show is not exactly endearing. Only the most classless partisan would be pleased by her thuggery.

virgo on June 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Ugh. Bad all the way around. The heckler should not have rudely interrupted, the organizers should not have subjected the first lady to a heckler, and the first lady should not have let it get to her. Plenty of blame to go around, though I blame the first lady the least given the circumstances.

Though I will say this: her irritated response to the heckler was almost immediate, and didn’t really give the organizers a chance to hustle the heckler away first. Next time perhaps she’ll take a moment to let others deal with it.

Chuckles3 on June 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Michelle’s got some mean jagged choppers on her!

Sherman1864 on June 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I would hate Michelle whatever her ethnicity.

I guess I am multi-racist.

And a hater.

And I want to chainsaw the rainforest for that matter.

Sherman1864 on June 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Well, libfree?

I call you and you’re always watching me. Where are you now?

Liam on June 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Dude, you come across as the limpest neurotic wimp on the internets

Foxhound on June 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The wrong woman stayed.

But – It sure would have been fun to watch the attendees demand refunds had Mrs BO chosen to hand that mic over to the heckler.

TimBuk3 on June 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Got to say, too, that the wig she’s sporting in the Drudge photo is about the worst one she’s ever appeared in. It looks like something from the Dollar Store bargain bin; and she really looks like a tramp in it.

Doesn’t anybody ever warn her about her appearance?

Solaratov on June 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM

She is a tramp.

avagreen on June 7, 2013 at 3:58 PM

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