No, it wasn’t your imagination. As Twitchy reported last night, the White House-Hollywood industrial complex jumped the shark when Michelle Obama appeared to announce the best picture winner at the Oscars. Press secretary Carney proudly tweeted out a photo today.
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) February 25, 2013
Notice anything? Twitter users did.
@jpodhoretz dunno but my army ofcr hubby said none of em had combat patches/medals.I was like who r they & why's Michelle using em as props?
— MSC (@MSC2134) February 25, 2013
The Obama's always have live props RT @jpodhoretz Who was in the room with Michelle Obama last night? A Praetorian guard?
— Jen Stroup (@JenStroup) February 25, 2013
FLOTUS even had some human props for her Oscar presentation. I guess it runs in the family. #oscars2013
— Karen Peikert (@KPeikert) February 25, 2013
Laura Ingraham asks a key question.
Should our troops be used as Michelle's Oscar props? http://t.co/rDgd2vlOy4
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 25, 2013
Asked, and answered.
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) February 25, 2013
Why was Michelle O at the Oscars and why did she use service personnel as props but not thank the military? http://t.co/LLsHeu974U
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 25, 2013
That’s right. She didn’t even thank them:
She declared of the Best Picture nominees, “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.” Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas, an odd omission for the White House that nevertheless was pleased to have them arrayed behind her like, well, set decoration.
The disgust and outragre rightly continue.
Think about this…Michelle even needs props..TO PRESENT A FUCKING OSCAR.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 25, 2013
FLOTUS announces Best Picture.Why?and military as props.Disgusting.
— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) February 25, 2013
— Luis Alvarado (@latinostrategy) February 25, 2013
— Deborah Pauly (@YnotDebPauly) February 25, 2013
Interesting FLOTUS surrounded herself with WHITE HOUSE military a week from Sequestration. Bet to see how many military Oscar props are cut
— Carrie Devorah (@GodinGovt) February 25, 2013
Amen. Our men and women in uniform deserve unending gratitude, not to be used as props for someone else’s gain.
This Twitter user puts it in a sad nutshell.
Children and the military used as backdrops and props for POTUS and FLOTUS. Maybe next year they can win an Oscar for Best Set Direction
— Nancy (@NancyInWI) February 25, 2013