The obligatory “Obama enjoying himself at Mandela’s funeral, Michelle not so much” post

posted at 1:51 pm on December 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

I appealed to Providence to deliver some real news today so that I wouldn’t be reduced to blogging something you’ve already seen on 20 different sites. But alas, no news was to be found.

And so the atheists win again, my friends.

Three possibilities. One: FLOTUS looks sour because, let’s face it, she usually looks sour. Two: FLOTUS looks sour because, unlike some people, she knows that state funerals aren’t the time for goofing off with your geopolitical BFFs.

Three: Ahem.

I think what’s going on there between the second and third photos is simply Obama having left his seat to deliver his eulogy and then returned to find Michelle having slid over into his spot to make conversation with the PM. But admittedly, there are … alternative explanations:

If nothing else good comes out of this, at least the “Selfies at Funerals” guy came out of retirement for one last post. Exit question: Dude?


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One of the reasons I like him: a president like me.
 
urban elitist on April 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

rogerb on December 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM

No comparison. Was Mooh P.O.’ed about the “Selfie” or the blonde?

Probably both.

Laura probably did not want to be at the Communist’s Funeral. Don’t blame her a bit.

kingsjester on December 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

14 year old boys take selfies at funerals, not Presidents of the United States. This guy is such an embarrassment.

rbj on December 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

No room for Reggie? :[

Jeddite on December 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

That’s pretty bad when you need the Secret Service to protect you from your wife.

myiq2xu on December 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Snark & photos. Nice.

22044 on December 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Can we please stop pretending that Michelle Obama is pretty?

sentinelrules on December 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Dude?

Um yeah, Laura is just like Michelle…

cozmo on December 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

From the few seconds I saw from a CNN clip it looked like another Wellstone moment for liberals to schmooze. Then I heard Rush say the same thing.

I still have this niggling recollection of flaming tire necklaces, farmers being murdered and their land taken and a few other occurrences in South Africa. Something about a bread basket being turned into famine or something. Maybe that was another African leader. I’m sure Mandela had nothing to do with that. Right?

DanMan on December 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Wellstone on the global scale, no more, no less.

obama is all about himself.

He preaches “I am Mandela, he would have wanted us to…” and lampoons the Rs, the eternal thug.

He has the class of rats.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

So I guess…..It’s Bush’s fault?

dirtseller on December 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

The FLATUS is not amused.

Mason on December 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Comment of the day

And,..FLOTUS looks Peeved:
………
http://twitpic.com/do92rk
canopfor on December 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

A good pilot could probably land AirForce 1 on that lower lip.

LegendHasIt on December 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

“Wait a minute. There something called a selfie? I need to get myself in on this.” -obozo

Flange on December 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Two: FLOTUS looks sour because, unlike some people, she knows that state funerals aren’t the time for goofing off with your geopolitical BFFs.

Objection, facts not in evidence, Your Honor. This explanation relies on Michelle having some shred of propriety or deference, and we’ve never seen any indication of that in the past.

Fabozz on December 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Nothing worse than an unhappy beard.

Akzed on December 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

The fools of Africa booed GWB, after he’s done more good for them than obama could ever dream of.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Don’t worry, Allahpundit. At your funeral I will be mourning like a NorKo politician. :)

Blake on December 10, 2013 at 2:02 PM

All this for a flag?

rogerb on December 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM

The fools of Africa booed GWB, after he’s done more good for them than obama could ever dream of.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

These are the people who thought raping an infant was a cure for AIDS.

Blake on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

The evil eye

cmsinaz on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I like the “best one”.

God, dear YOU, what a shame to America!

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I’ll take door number 1.

Related – have you noticed the tone of the coverage from the Presstitute Organs, specifically how the South Africans are blessed to have the Obamas there?

Steve Eggleston on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Don’t worry, Allahpundit. At your funeral I will be mourning like a NorKo politician. :)

Blake on December 10, 2013 at 2:02 PM

AllahP’s funeral will likely be a pyre of feral cats.

Jeddite on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Obviously, FLOTUS FATASS is just looking around for the hot dog vendor – she hasn’t eaten in almost 10 minutes – poor thing is starving!

Pork-Chop on December 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Objection, facts not in evidence, Your Honor. This explanation relies on Michelle having some shred of propriety or deference, and we’ve never seen any indication of that in the past.

Fabozz on December 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Sustained.

Steve Eggleston on December 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Michele’s expression would make Zoolander proud.

djaymick on December 10, 2013 at 2:11 PM

At least Michelle is wearing sleeves….. Thank you…

sandee on December 10, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Kinda tacky

djl130 on December 10, 2013 at 2:12 PM

President Selfie

CycloneCDB on December 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Pork-Chop on December 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

LOL! Thanks Pork-Chop!!

Deano1952 on December 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Pretend president at a pretend Humanitarian’s funeral acting the fool as always. As for Michelle’s grumpiness, she just doesn’t iike being around white people, ‘buff said.

Neo on December 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Oh come on didn’t anyone else look at Obarky in the first picture and not think of this!

White man’s overbite…I know Raaaacist.

MontanaMmmm on December 10, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Moochelle does not look happy at all…

Steve Eggleston on December 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Nice write up on your site Steve.

dogsoldier on December 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I’m thinking O’s obvious affection for Reggie Love would have immunized Michelle from the jealousy thing by now.

BKeyser on December 10, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Don’t forget, Moochelle banned Vera Baker to the land of Misfit toys 5 years ago.

portlandon on December 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Is she a for real lib/dem, cuz she doesn’t seem to know how the game is played at these state funerals.

Kissmygrits on December 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Its been nauseating Steve @2:04

cmsinaz on December 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

And so the atheists win again, my friends.

Tee hee.

On the topic, here’s another selfie from two guys at the funeral who actually care about and have done something for Africa:

http://instagram.com/p/hv10m1gmyl/#

Good Lt on December 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

I think what’s going on there between the second and third photos is simply Obama having left his seat to deliver his eulogy and then returned to find Michelle having slid over into his spot to make conversation with the PM. But admittedly, there are … alternative explanations:

The body language says otherwise.

MontanaMmmm on December 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Just give her a twinkie and she will be ok.

Gunlock Bill on December 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

The Funeral Crashers.

viking01 on December 10, 2013 at 2:29 PM

You can be sure Schadenfreude can’t imagine Reagan doing this.
Or tweeting abut it.

verbaluce on December 10, 2013 at 2:29 PM

14 year old boys take selfies at funerals, not Presidents of the United States. This guy is such an embarrassment.

rbj on December 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

No dignity. No sense of propriety.

This really is Wellstone redux.

INC on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

As Rush is saying, Mandela Funeral = Obama’s Opening Act

petefrt on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

You can be sure Schadenfreude can’t imagine Reagan doing this.
Or tweeting about it.

(fixed)

verbaluce on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

And so the atheists win again, my friends.

Nowhere in the Bible does God promise to hear and answer the prayers of those who deny Him.

INC on December 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Rice Jarret and Holder sitting right behind.

Trucorgi on December 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

(fixed)

verbaluce on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

And yet it still made no sense.

cozmo on December 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I still have this niggling recollection of flaming tire necklaces, farmers being murdered and their land taken and a few other occurrences in South Africa. Something about a bread basket being turned into famine or something. Maybe that was another African leader. I’m sure Mandela had nothing to do with that. Right?

DanMan on December 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

You’re thinking of Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe, I believe. There’s been talk within the ANC of replication of Mugabe’s “experiment” but so far nothing has happened.

Mandela may have been a communist but he seems to have changed from the type that behaved like Mugabe to something more respectable during his time in jail. His ANC successors are much more worrying, though.

Doomberg on December 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Michelle=beard.

Murphy9 on December 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Schad lives rent-free in verby’s head. Good times.

22044 on December 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

That pout of Moochele’s looks like her lips were caught in a pool drain.

tru2tx on December 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

He’s like Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers picking up chicks at funerals.

jdpaz on December 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I’m sort of surprised. Our President actually looks heterosexual here.

Oil Can on December 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Rice Jarret and Holder sitting right behind.

Trucorgi on December 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Good eyes, I hadn’t noticed them until you said so. Might a taxpayer ask, what the hell are they doing there?

D-fusit on December 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

AllahP’s funeral will likely be a pyre of feral cats.

Jeddite on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Oh come on didn’t anyone else look at Obarky in the first picture and not think of this!

White man’s overbite…I know Raaaacist.

MontanaMmmm on December 10, 2013 at 2:15 PM

You two made me laugh so hard, I almost lost bladder control.

Beyond that, Obama is an childish POS.

BuckeyeSam on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

For scientific reasons, I’m going to need to know who Dubya is talking to there.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

http://www.michellesmirror.com/
luv this
:O

burrata on December 10, 2013 at 2:49 PM

When exactly has Moochelle ever enjoyed herself?

Besides wolfing down a taxpayer lobster or giving the website kickback contract to her Princeton classmate, that is.

viking01 on December 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Where’s Slick Willie? I bet he has his own version of a selfie.

ziggyville on December 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM

The Funeral Crashers.

viking01 on December 10, 2013 at 2:29 PM

He’s like Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers picking up chicks at funerals.

jdpaz on December 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Missed it by that much….

viking01 on December 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Three: Ahem.

Something tells me that’s not the only ‘selfie’ he’ll get as a result of this visit.

dont taze me bro on December 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Hey, Mr. President – if you like your seat, you can keep your seat…

(from twitchy)

mechkiller_k on December 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM

You’re thinking of Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe, I believe. There’s been talk within the ANC of replication of Mugabe’s “experiment” but so far nothing has happened.

Mandela may have been a communist but he seems to have changed from the type that behaved like Mugabe to something more respectable during his time in jail. His ANC successors are much more worrying, though.

Doomberg on December 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM

ANC’s black on black killing spree

http://www.thetruthaboutsouthafrica.com/p/ancs-black-on-black-killing-spree.html

Pork-Chop on December 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Barky and Sleazy Eric probably could get it on during angry Moochelle’s feeding time.

Moo-ooo-oooooo-ving on uuuuuuuuuup. We finally gots a piece of the pie.

viking01 on December 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I heard that it was raining during the memorial. Was a Marine “recruited” to hold an umbrella over His Royal Highness again while he gave his egotistical speech? You know, the one when he became invested in the injustice of apartheid in South Africa between chooming with his BFFs?

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

State funerals aren’t for geopolitical types to have a social get-together? AP must never have seen the Yes, Prime Minister episode “A Diplomatic Incident” :)

allanbourdius on December 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM

From the little I heard of this on the radio, it sounded like a pep rally or, worse, a political rally. What is it with lefties and funerals. Granted that when elderly people pass away, their funerals turn into occasions, but this pep rally stuff is over line, IMHO.

juliesa on December 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

H/T twitchy.

Other presidential selfies.

@baseballcrank pic.twitter.com/NAhcBIl4fR

MontanaMmmm on December 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Admittedly there are alternatives. Oh, goody, a laugh for the day.

Kissmygrits on December 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Laura Bush just has appropriate solemn funeral demeanor. (And I’m not a Bush fan.) Michelle, on the other hand…

talkingpoints on December 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

H/T twitchy.

Other presidential selfies.

@baseballcrank pic.twitter.com/NAhcBIl4fR

MontanaMmmm on December 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site sold to owners of Townhall, HotAir: report

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Michelle and I have similar reactions to whatever the line-of-the-hour is from TFG.

MTF on December 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

For scientific reasons, I’m going to need to know who Dubya is talking to there.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I believe that is Queen Rania of Jordan.

HTL on December 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Not surprised that President Ohblahblah is embarrassing us, again.

Of course, Michelleda Marcos beside him is POd, the Danish PM is gorgeous, white, and this is the funeral of her terrorist hero.

theflyonthewall on December 10, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Besides being the laugh of the day, this prezzy is boorish and rude. He’s supposed to be at this memorial/funeral service representing our country and he’s taking pics and ticks off his spouse at the same time.

Kissmygrits on December 10, 2013 at 3:18 PM

For scientific reasons, I’m going to need to know who Dubya is talking to there.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I believe that is Queen Rania of Jordan.

HTL on December 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Prime Minister of Denmark.

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Heddo!

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Howdy All!

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Oops…wrong pres

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

For scientific reasons, I’m going to need to know who Dubya is talking to there.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

He does have good taste!

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I believe that is Queen Rania of Jordan.

HTL on December 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM

It’s good to be the king!

WryTrvllr on December 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM

One of the reasons I like him: a president like me.

urban elitist on April 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

rogerb on December 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM

FFS, people; it’s bad enough to indulge the trolls when they’re hear – please don’t a) troll *for* them in their absence, and b) let them live rent-free in your head.

Midas on December 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Prime Minister of Denmark.

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

The question was about who Dubya was talking to. Obama was talking to the Danish PM.

HTL on December 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site sold to owners of Townhall, HotAir: report

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

In other news, Twitchy is undoubtedly about to take a turn for the ‘moderate’.

Midas on December 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Thankful to not be Obama.

Carnac on December 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

As long as his face is always “in the picture”, Obama’s happy.

And Moochelle is just angry because his hubby is talking to a white woman.

(And no, “his” is not a typo)

Sterling Holobyte on December 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Queen Rania is relevant to my interests.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

No dignity. No sense of propriety.

This really is Wellstone redux.

INC on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Face it. It takes a really evil monster to make a funeral for an iconic world leader and make it all about him. Little about the funeral today in the news coverage but plenty about the POTUS misbehaving like some sort of a spoiled child.

Happy Nomad on December 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM

As a side note, after the un-election of Nicholas Sarkozy (and his wife, Carla Bruni), when one sees a spectacular-looking woman at a state event, the question of identity is basically a binary one. It will either be Queen Rania or the Princess of Asturias.

HTL on December 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

How come all my posts with W**kie in them never show up.

Has HA gone RHINO?
Or rather RHINOer.

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Wonder who Clinton is talking to?

kcewa on December 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Can we please stop pretending that Michelle Obama is pretty?

sentinelrules on December 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Hey the plastic surgeon did a good job. You barely notice where the horns were. But it must be hell on her to be sitting on her tail like that. Hence the sour look.

Happy Nomad on December 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

The W**kie is angry! Quick give her lobster!
Don’t blame her/it actually; Obozo is pathetic.

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Nowhere in the Bible does God promise to hear and answer the prayers of those who deny Him.

INC on December 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Nowhere is there proof that the supernatural claims made in the Bible are true.

Good Lt on December 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

For scientific reasons, I’m going to need to know who Dubya is talking to there.

eldernos on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

He does have good taste!

Bubba Redneck on December 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I just KNEW I wasn’t the only one thinking that.

“Nice job, 43. Me Like-ee!”

CaptFlood on December 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

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