Oh, Good Grief!… Michelle Obama Will Lead US Delegation at Opening Ceremony of London Olympics

Oh good grief!
They’re everywhere.
Now they’re hijacking the Olympics.

For the second time in her life Michelle Obama can be proud of her country.

The First Lady will lead the US delegation at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.
Yahoo reported, via Conservative National News:

First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the official American delegation to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the White House announced on Friday.

The group includes women’s soccer Olympic great Brandi Chastain and basketball star Grant Hill, a member of the 1992 “Dream Team.”

“This summer I’ll be cheering on Team U.S.A. at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country,” the first lady said in a statement released by the White House.

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  • Indiana

    Where can I register my opposition?

  • USMC Thomas

    IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!!!!

  • Greg

    There should be some in the team that dislikes the politicization of the ceremony sufficient to wear there shirts backwards

  • JenBee

    *eye roll*

    Please GOD, let the nightmare be over in November.

  • Granny

    I wonder just how much THAT little vacation is going to cost us? I’m sure it will be a very pretty penny -and I suspect that the Europeans and Londoners in general will not be particularly happy about either the traffic jams or the takeover of what should rightly be the UK moment of glory.

  • Redwine

    These two miserable grifters are both sociopaths and narcissists. They remind me of the Ceaucescus of Romania and the Marcoses of the Philippines. They will meet their disastrous fate as these two totalitarian ruling couples did.

  • http://gatewaypundit pamlinson

    Too bad we can’t say the same for our representatives in the oval office. Right now what we have instead are a pack of feral toddlers.

  • ebayer

    Michelle Obama’s “Kanye West/Taylor Swift moment”

    This is one of the most disgusting stories I have ever read in my whole life.
    She is so totally RUDE and shameless.

    “…this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country”
    Really? It’s all about the athletes? Really?

    Bullcrap,it’s all about keeping the Obama’s in the spotlight and stealing the attention away from the athletes.

  • neverends

    Of course! That confirms it, I won’t watch the opening ceremony. Why do they have to ruin everything for us “little people”?

  • lonestar

    This is disgusting. I thought the person leading the team was supposed to be chosen by the athletes participating and be an actual athlete from the US Team.

  • Stonedome

    Maybe she’ll be ejected over th Atlantic…

  • dwd

    She’ll be there to make sure athletes from the USA don’t win too many events, because we need to spread the medals around.

  • Oh Noes!

    How much is going to cost us taxpayers? How many family and friends will be going at our expense? Please make this stop!

  • Granny

    #10 June 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    lonestar commented:

    This is disgusting. I thought the person leading the team was supposed to be chosen by the athletes participating and be an actual athlete from the US Team.

    _____

    Yes, you are correct. However, do remember that Ann Romney will be riding for the US in the Equestrian events. Michelle couldn’t let her have any of the spotlight you know – or run even the slightest risk that Ann might get to lead that team!

  • thenabrd

    is there a new sport at the olympics this year that is the reason for this? maybe she’s the sole member of the “do as i say, not as i do, while i lie my butt off and dictate what you’ll eat” team.

  • DANEgerus

    Because Ann Romney is competing and Obama needs to one-up Mitt?

  • kato

    Just one more reason not to watch.

  • l.barney

    NO! Please SOMEONE get her to change her mind..I am sure she’ll have one of those old time “voodoo dolls” made up to look like our Team USA complete with PINS for each one!

  • Little David Puddy

    Chewbacca obviously doesn’t realize the distraction and inconvenience she is going to cause with all the security, lodging requirements, police escort motorcades, etc, etc, etc. England should tell her she’s not welcome because, if I remember correctly, Obama didn’t pay his $200 Congestion Fee he was levied last summer. These people make me sick. Seriously, the thought of these people representing and running our country makes me actually feel like vomitting.

  • Joanne

    Stupid.

  • Sparky

    I am in a full Wookie boycott. There are so many TV programs and telecast that I am boycotting, that at this rate I can pretty well turf my TV.

    I used to like Jeopardy until they announced that Mooch would be on the show. Sadly, Alex, you are now on the “no” list, too.

  • Little David Puddy

    Hey Guys,

    I don’t belive Anne Romney is actually competing as an athelete. I belive she owns and trained one of the horses that will be competing but ridden by someone else.

  • AthletesBeingReamed

    All the athletes will be asked never ending questions about how they feel about being led by MO. The whole topic will lead to surprisingly dull TV interviews and the athletes themselves will resent being portrayed as Obama Zombies.

    This will not help the athletes in their shining moments. They will look bad being used in this way. I’ll wager they already resent this move.

  • paul52

    Gee, will the Mooch-in-Chief be back in time for the annual trip to Martha’s Vineyard? We wouldn’t want to overtax her Highness. At least she’ll be off the campaign trail for awhile.

  • Dwayne the canoe guy

    She is not marching in the ceremony leading the athletes.

    From UPI

    WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Friday announced first lady Michelle Obama will lead the presidential delegation to the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.

    “In anticipation of ‘Olympic Day,’ a global commemoration on June 23 of the birth of the modern Olympic Games, President Obama today announced the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. First lady Michelle Obama will lead the delegation this summer, accompanied by Olympic and Paralympic greats to attend the Opening Ceremony, meet with U.S. athletes and encourage American children to be active in their daily lives,” the White House said in a release.

    The delegation will include U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Louis B. Susman, three-time Olympic medalist soccer forward Brandi Chastain and Dominique Dawes, a four-time medalist in gymnastics and co-leader of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

    “This summer I’ll be cheering on Team USA at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country,” Michelle Obama said.

    “Olympians and Paralympians are true American heroes and role models for all of us, especially our young people. And I know that this delegation will help inspire a generation of young people to get into the Olympic spirit by getting active and healthy so they can reach their fullest potential and reach their dreams.”

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2012/06/22/Michelle-Obama-to-lead-Olympic-delegation/UPI-82891340386364/#ixzz1yYJkiLQn

  • Catblaster

    I totally get this. They’ll put all the athletes on a big cart and let the First Clydesdale trot around the stadium. Why are ya’ll kvetching?

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  • SeniorD

    Well, let’s see

    Top 3 floors of 5 star hotel reserved for Sasquatch and Co. – check
    20 vehicle motorcade through London’s already interminable traffic causing severe blockages – check
    Special new (and expensive) wardrobe for trip – check
    Special – ‘Michelle only’ shopping at Harrah’s – check
    Special meetings with ‘Princess Kate’ – check
    Special communications suite to call ‘hubby’ with the latest ‘dirt’ on the Royals – check
    Extra Added trip to Paris to meet with new Socialist President – check

    Yeah, our very own Affirmative Action sponsored Sasquatch is ready for London.

    Now if only the Brits would refuse her entrance.

  • bigkahuna

    Mooch will be there for the hot dog eating championships…..as a competitor

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  • hermie

    This is just another opportunity for NBC (National Barack Channel) to continue to give the Obamas free campaign ad time. The cameras will always be on her or her reactions to an athlete’s competition. Of course they will also bring her in for the daily recap and have her pose with the winners.

    If the FEC wasn’t in the hands of the Dems NBC should be fined for their illegal in-kind campaign contibutions.

  • bigL

    Gad if they win we will have to have special monitors a la Fahrenheit 406*. Tehy willbe placed in the homes showing Obama et us droning on all day long. Oh yeah we have those–they are caled TVs.

    What an embarassment to the OLympics, the US team.
    (*Obama took a cut in the 451)

  • bigkahuna

    Her hubby obigears was boong to enter the dog eating competition but he was too busy screwing the usa and shredding the constitution.

  • Blue Hen

    Someone put us some knowledge. Has the First Lady ever been party of the delegation before?

  • befuddled

    Sounds more like another “official” vacation for Me-chelle and friends. I wonder if Wintour will be tagging along to preview her ambassadorship.

  • Alana

    “Jan Ebeling, Mrs. Romney’s longtime riding tutor, and his horse Rafalca, co-owned by Mrs. Romney, earned a berth on the United States Olympic dressage team on Saturday. ”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/us/politics/horse-co-owned-by-ann-romney-earns-a-spot-on-the-olympic-dressage-team.html

  • Rob

    Can’t wait for that fawning interview from Bob Costas. Hey, maybe if we’re lucky Birdman will crash this appearance or some other photo-op the Wookie has planned. He was wearing the Union Jack, remember? I’d pay anything to hear him make those bird calls again. She’d have a full-blown seizure!

  • Mary

    Ditto, all comments. No politician (or spouse) should be involved.

  • YourMaster

    will she be having lesbian sex with arab women to represent the gays at the olympics…
    …maybe they should nuke it while she’s there.

    or they should not allow her to return to the USA afterwards.

  • Flex

    Yahoo needs to do some better fact checking. I do not believe Grant Hill was on the 1992 Dream Team.

  • bg
  • mackykam

    Now the entire world will glimpse the real size of her bubble butt as she parades around the stadium in the opening ceremony. Just imagine that on a wide screen!

    Good thing I don’t have a plasma TV. That ass-shot could be permanently burned into the plasma screen. I’m not insured against that!

  • Nelle

    If Birdman could dart past her with a platter of lobster and fries, and get her galloping out of the stadium, I’m willing to contribute.

  • donh

    MeMeMe Meeeechelle is competing in the Bertha Butt Boogie boxing….> http://youtu.be/rLQqxfM-90c

  • Major Kong

    Never seen so much “No-Class” until potus and flotus came stumbling along. Glad I don’t have cable…NBC gets nada from me.

  • Redwine

    The higher these narcissistic sociopaths climb, the harder they will fall.

    Sooner. Faster. Please.

  • Granny

    It gets better – MUCH better! You must go see this . . . NOT a Joke!

    https://my.barackobama.com/EventRegistry-20120622-HQB

  • lethargic

    Good grief Gertrude! This non-athlete has no place in the Olympics. Class-less.

  • blackbush666

    Lets hope she doesnt wear shorts. A nation turns its back and gags.

  • Granny

    And while we’re at it, if you are foolish enough to try to win that Dinner with The None for a $3 donation, you should be aware that it will cost you hundreds in taxes . . . the “prize” is income just like all other lottery winnings . . .

    http://legalinsurrection.com/

  • just-saying

    Viewership of the Olympics will lessen dramatically whenever Mooch is shown. Some of us will opt to not watch, in case we have to see her.
    .

  • the real wow

    #47 June 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Granny commented:

    I saw that and am speechless. Will they stop at nothing? I feel the office of the President and the presidency have been cheapened and transformed into a carnival sideshow, with the pair of them as barkers!!!!

  • http://www.eaglesup.us USMCdaughter1

    I think I have to wash my hair that night/day/weekend. This sight of the first wookie is enough to make me feel like I need to scrub and scrub some more.

  • Granny

    #52 June 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    the real wow commented:

    #47 June 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Granny commented:

    I saw that and am speechless. Will they stop at nothing? I feel the office of the President and the presidency have been cheapened and transformed into a carnival sideshow, with the pair of them as barkers!!!!
    _____

    That is about the size of it. But then, you cannot turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse and class is something you are raised with, not something you acquire along with your millions. Lets just say that Michelle is definitely no Laura Bush or Jackie Kennedy.

  • Winston Wolfe

    You have got to be kidding me.

    Un
    Real

  • Winston Wolfe

    I do not believe Grant Hill was on the 1992 Dream Team. – Flex

    You’re correct. He wasn’t.

  • Carlos

    Don’t know about all of you folks, but I can’t WAIT to see the outfit she shows up in!

  • PAvolley

    Well who knew they added Community Organizing and Patient Dumping to the Olympic games?

  • Greg

    Erm… it’s a rather common thing for the first lady to do. Laura Bush did it in 2004. Nancy Reagan was at the Olympics in 1984.

    You people have mental problems, something I do not say in jest or as an insult. A handful of you do not even try to disguise your overt racism and/or utterly puerile disdain for women. No wonder the church website booted this sad one-note joke of a blog. Get some help.

  • Amash

    The cow is leading the athletes into the stadium, not just attending. When will just leave. The 2 of them think of NOTING but themselves. I’m sure he thinks this will get him votes. All it will do is stop many of us from watching. I’ll not even watch any event she attends.
    Because of he election they can’t just out and out take a vacation. This is an excuse for her and her entire group of friends and family to go on vacation on our dime once again.

  • Jack

    I don’t have to do anything to represent the US Olympic Team.

    Just show up, like my last job at the hospital.

    Michelle Obama.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #41 bg & #47 Granny..

    via Rush – June 22, 2012

    Obama’s Desperate Fundraising Ploys

    ==

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  • Elanor

    And the Olympic Committee thought a bunch of knitters enjoying Ravelympics was denigrating the athletes but this isn’t.

    Yeah. Right.

  • Rob

    “You people have mental problems, something I do not say in jest or as an insult. A handful of you do not even try to disguise your overt racism and/or utterly puerile disdain for women. No wonder the church website booted this sad one-note joke of a blog. Get some help. ”

    Criticizing this ugly disgraceful clown does not mean we have mental problems. It just means we’re disgusted by the hypocrisy and racial hatred that seems to spew from her like water out of a hose. If you can’t see that then that’s your blindness not ours. Now get off your high horse and go troll somewhere else. You’re not welcome here!

  • Jan N.

    It’s called tradition. Laura Bush led the U.S. delegation at the 2004 Olympics and Hillary Clinton led the U.S. delegation at the 1994 games. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Tim in Cali

    When did the Olympics get an opening ceremony ?

    I’m taking bets..Barry will want to light the flame

  • ebayer

    Maybe while she’s over there she can bring back the bust of Winston Churchill that her husband ejected from the Oval Office.

  • democraps suck

    What a crock of $hit…guess I will not be watching the opening ceremony

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Oh my, somebody in the USOC is SUCKING UP WAAAYYYYYY above the call of duty.

    @68 Why would they do that? So they could have something else to flip off beside Reagan and the US Public? http://tinyurl.com/8y9k58b

  • oneagainstthederp

    This is a tradition. Laura Bush led the delegation in 2006 and Hillary Clinton did in 1994. Your conclusion jumping knows no bounds.

  • Shawn

    Okay, since I don’t remember any other First Lady doing this (doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened), and since she will be representing me, I request she double-dutch all the way throughout the entire ceremony, all the way around the stadium too, so she truly represents her “Let’s Move” campaign ;oP

  • oneagainstthederp

    Rob, you mention “racial hatred.” But you’re not calling out your co-commenters who call her a Wookiee? Or a sasquatch?

    “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, “Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,” when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.”
    -Matthew 7:3-5 NLV

  • NitneLiun

    I’m no Obama fan, but some of you people posting comments are complete idiots.

    She will not be marching with the team in the opening ceremonies. She will be observing the opening ceremonies from the stands, along with every other national delegation. She is not the first First Lady who has performed this role. Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton have done it also.

  • Candance

    #54

    “Lets just say that Michelle is definitely no Laura Bush or Jackie Kennedy.”

    Yep, she never ran over anyone with her car, and she’s not hopped up on pills like the late, great Jackie.

    I guess it was OK when Mrs. Bush led the delegation, right?

  • BG Mann

    I am sick of Michelle thinking she is Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • GRT

    Let’s reflect.

    If President Obama or the First Lady weren’t helping represent our national teams, how would you react?

  • Sasja

    This is a win, win for Bammy. He gets her out of the house and doesn’t have to listen to her nagging about when she can take another vacation. We know how she truly feels about the USofA, so this isn’t because she’s proud of her country of birth.

  • M.J.

    Does anyone do their research???

    It is TRADITION for first ladies to lead the U.S. delegation at the olympics!!! Laura Bush led the U.S. delegation at the 2004 Olympics and Hillary Clinton led the U.S. delegation at the 1994 games.  

    If the first lady decided to break tradition and not lead the delegation this year, you would all be bashing her for not supporting the American athletes and calling her unpatriotic for not going.

    There are many things you can blame the Obama’s for, but this isn’t one of them.

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  • msr

    Hey! She’s an athlete! Throw a saddle over her back and she could be part of the dressage team.

  • Sasja

    Two first ladies attending the olympics, or anything else for that matter, does not a tradition make.

  • Flintstone F.

    ebayer #68

    You’re so close. How about we just trade the wookie for the bust? They keep her and we boot Bobo out of office.

  • Sasja

    This may be another reason for her horning in at the Olympics. Ann Romney will be there as the horse she co-owns with her trainer will be competing.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/06/18/ann-romneys-horse-wins-an-olympics-berth/

  • Flintstone F.

    #73

    There’s a resemblance between Michelle Obama and Chebacca. They often comb their hair the same way. She also has a very large mouth and is furrowing her brow most of the time.

    She actually looks like a Wookie. It’s an objective observation.

  • xiphos

    Has PETA been made aware of this?

  • James

    So because of obama’s massive ego and cheap politicization of everything 24/7, an actual american athlete will be deprived of having the honor of holding the american flag and leading her fellow athletes. Sick.

  • http://www.katablog.com katablog.com

    #59 June 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Greg commented:

    Erm… it’s a rather common thing for the first lady to do. Laura Bush did it in 2004.

    I did Google this and it is true. It surprised the heck out of me because I don’t remember ever seeing anyone but athletes in the parade of nations.

    But no, our feelings about Moochelle and Owebama have nothing to do with racism. Our feelings are based on one person who has taken more vacations than we ever thought possible at the expense of the US taxpayer and another person who has done more in 3.5 years to change America into a country we can’t recognize, ridden with debt, unemployed workers, a failed housing market and actually bought shares of a private company at the expense of US taxpayers. We are tired not of the color of the skin of these two but rather their ignoring the US Constitution, raping the US taxpayer and flaunting it in our faces.

  • Timwi

    Actually M.J. if she were not attending I would be really, really happy that she wasn’t wasting more of taxpayer money on herself and her entourage. Hopefully, people will keep watch and make note of her extravagance and maybe find some more lobster, caviar, champagne receipts to further expose her. Michelle Obama is a despicable woman and since she has never been proud of the United States perhaps we would all be better served if she didn’t promote herself as representing the values and people of the United States. If you care to make a contact you can send an email to [email protected]. It’s going to be so interesting to see how many hangers on Michelle Obama treats to an all taxpayer expense paid Olympic vacation.

  • [email protected]

    What a stunningly tone-deaf mongrel b!tch she is. Nobody wants to see that knuckle-dragging insult to the fashion world lead anything.

  • Heywood Broun

    You know, I’ve never been to London (other than to connect through Gatwick). Wonder if I could get tickets to the opening ceremonies? I’m not interested in them, other than to boo the Wookie.

  • Dwayne the canoe guy

    Okay folks, calm down.
    She is leading a delegation TO the Olympics, not leading the athletes in the parade of nations.

    She wont be parading around the stadium in front of the athletes, she is TO the Olympics to watch, along with other ‘delegates’ from the US.

    Both Laura Bush & Hillary Clinton went to the Olympics and neither of them led the athletes through the stadium and around the track.

    It’s stories like this, posted without explanation of content, that really lowers the level if reporting that Gateway does. Look at all the comments if folks that think Michelle will be on the track & I bet they are tellibg all their friends. That just makes us look crazy when we encounter someone that has the truth of the story.

    Cmon Gateway, yeah you get more hits, but you’re doing the Conservative movement a disservice with this manner of ‘reporting’

  • Kissmygrits

    Look for fewer medals for the A team if she’s anywhere nearby. This will be bad karma for the athletes.

  • stonedome

    i guess now they’ll spin it to say she did more to straighten out the olympics than romney

  • http://gateway fightinggranny

    Oh my, the trolls are out in full force! Remember, you are not entitled to have an opinion unless it agrees with them. They should stick to Media Matters, where they actually matter.

  • how dumbed down are we bg

    ++

    Dwayne the canoe guy #92 June 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

    GP hasn’t been a “conservative” blog
    since Cain was sex, uh, sabotaged.. :-(

    my theory is, just as Islamists have infiltrated every aspect of government
    in the US/West, GP, and numerous other blogs, have been infiltrated by all
    too hungry poser conservatives, what better way to make us prove we are
    what they call us.. 😡

    ==

  • Henry McCoy

    Laura Bush led the U.S. delegation at the 2004 Olympics and Hillary Clinton led the U.S. delegation at the 1994 games.  
    Research, research, research!

  • Miles A. Brumberg

    What about in 2010? Now I remember, not enough minority participation in the Winter Olympics for her taste.

  • Wow

    Hoft truly is an idiot. First Ladies have done this for decades, back to Nancy Reagan.

    Don’t you ever check anything? Guess not.

    There is nothing at all unusual about First Ladies playing this ceremonial role.

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  • Purple State

    Simply put, there’s nothing to be outraged about. This was a role embraced by Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, and we should be proud that any First Lady stands with our athletes.

    I hope people think long and hard about their reactions to this, especially Mr. Hoft.

  • Herb

    No wonder you rightwing bloggers can sell the most ridiculous lies. Your readers are uneducated hypocritical morons with a memory of a flea.

    It’s really embarassing that these s called men are leading the charge in pure petty BS.

    Laura Bush and her girls atttended THREE(3) Olympics on the taxpayer time.