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Isn't W like 6 ft tall? So how tall IS Michelle??
She's 5'11. Probably wearing heels.
She's standing on a staircase
She has the higher ground!
So it's over?
Name checks out.
Those damn Obamas are now lying about their height??
I think this was on a staircase
Michelle Obama was asked about that on the Today Show after Barbara’s funeral, and she said she saw Laura giving W. a cough drop and asked him to grab one for her, too.
Is this picture from today or from the past?
Old pic but W loves him some Michelle. There are other pictures where they are also seen being friends. Edit: who doesn't love him some Michelle?
Ya know, I clicked in here before the pic loaded hoping for some Rob Lowe hugs, but this will do.
Michelle said her and W are buds at formal events when everyone is buttoned up and stuff and they just joke around with each other.
I don't get the hate on her. Calling her a man and Obama gay. The Gorilla remarks I've seen and heard. The disdain for her wearing sleeveless dresses. It's almost like they are all thinly veiled racists who happened to be in denial about their own sexuality. Oh wait, maybe I've found the answer.
I didn't vote for Obama, but I think she was a wonderful first lady. Eloquent, gracious, kind, loving and I swear her and Barack's relationship is something many people should envy.
I didn’t vote for Obama and I didn’t like a lot of the decisions he made. But he was Presidential. And I freaking love Michelle. She’s someone I would love to be friends with.
He did his best to represent us and that I can admire. I didn't always agree with him, but grew to appreciate him as his final years in office were happening.
That man could give a speech.
His pauses. I love them so much.
I saw him give a speech on 10/31/06 in Milwaukee. He hadn't even announced his candidacy yet but we all knew we were looking at a future president.
I was too young to vote for Obama, but would have. I think he moved too far to the right, and I'm upset that he failed us on some of his promises. But, overall I was satisfied with his presidency and would take him back in a heartbeat.
I just never thought that complete sentences were one of the things I was gonna miss so much from a president.
Well mostly... the media saturation in the last decade is just stupid, but it doesn't take much digging to find tons of shit his administration did that few Americans would agree with. Just like pretty much every other administration.
That being said, Michelle is the best first lady in my lifetime for sure, followed by Barbara. Incredible women.
I reciprocate what you said. I love them both despite my political affiliations or predilections. And I love the sweet pics between all the former POTUS’s and FLOTUS’s.
Is this Trump's presidential face? He looks constipated, but always wearing it when around other world leaders
That honestly looks like the face of a man who is in a lot of stressful pain every day. And im not saying that to humanize him. Im saying that as an honest interpretation from someone who has seen what years of pent up, angry, physical and mental pain can do to a man’s resting exterior.
I voted for Obama twice and while I didn't like some of his decisions, you have to admit he made better choices than the last 4 presidents. Comparing presidents to some hypothetical ideal that we have never had isn't very helpful...he was a GREAT choice in the times and context we were given. I will never regret voting for him over McCain in 2008, McCain did not have the right temperament for that moment of crisis. Too hot-headed. Never cared for the "Bomb bomb-Iran" joke from a dude who was tortured in Vietnam for 7 years. He lost his way at some point.
Wasn't a huge fan of Bush when he was President, but I'm loving him now. Maybe he wasn't the right President for the time, but he's definitely good people.
I didn't love Bush the president, but Bush the man is an actual human being with all the virtues and failings of all of us. I like him much more now.
How do you think Trump will change after his presidency? I cannot imagine him even remotely sympathic as opposed to what Bush turned into.
I think he will be a pariah. He doesn't think much of the bush administration either
I wasn't a Bush supporter, but I do think that he was never evil in his intentions, but did what was he thought was right. Trump on the other hand is just a shitstain of a human being. He has zero compassion and empathy.
My ex voted for Obama specifically because of Michelle. He felt that any man who was able to gain the love and respect of a woman of such high character, intelligence, and accomplishment probably had a lot of positive things going for him.
Her book tour interview are some of the most inspiring interviews I've ever watched.
She's a women I hold in high regards as a role model. As a 31 year old man, when I grow up I wish I can be like Michelle Obama.
This is an excellent point.
her and Barack's relationship is something many people should envy.
That's why they hate it.
She's so cool, they ran out of negative thoughts about her, so they created nonsense insults.
She tried to make school lunches healthy in an attempt to curb childhood obesity. The nerve of that bitch.
It is so crazy that she got so much flak for trying to do something so noble.
I feel like many of them are racists but use the whole man/gorilla insult because they can’t find anything substantial to criticize about her character or intelligence so they have to resort to looks, in which there’s absolutely nothing wrong with how she looks to begin with.
These people are also absolutely furious that some black woman was able to be ridiculously smart, successful and accomplished; in a wholesome and loving marriage with her husband who in turn held the highest position in office of this country; with two great children... the poster children of the ideal American family that everyone wants or wish to be. They’re jealous of everything and feel entitled that they should easily get such success in life without working for it and that only white men and women can be President and First Lady.
You're damn right. It's clear Michelle and Barack are genuinely best friends unlike the the current administration's marital 'arrangement' (probably a better word...) and lack of respect for each other.
Thinly veiled? I think once you start calling someone a gorilla you're smack dab in racist territory.
Ther veil is just a confederate flag.
I LOVE Michelle Obama. She was and is an amazing role model. She was brilliant but approachable. Strong and kind. She was elegant but not standoffish. Their love and his love for her was inspiring. Before that you had a wife that was loved but seemed a little Stepford-esque and someone who was smart but wasn’t seen as desirable. I grew up looking at these successful men and how they viewed their spouses and figured I had two options. I could either push myself and find someone kind enough to cheat on me discretely or fall back in line and be loved. Michelle Obama was an inspiration. She was so smart and feminine and assertive and warm. And her husband seemed to love her so much BECAUSE of this and not despite it. It was an inspiration. I may not agree with all of her husband’s policies but I LOVE Michelle Obama.
She's smart as hell too. Went to UCHi and worked for a top firm in Chicago before starting political life.
They hate everyone
Especially themselves it seems.
I don’t remember where I read it, but I saw an article the other day about a study that found insecure men were a key demographic of support for Trump. Shocking.
It’s just such a cesspool of cultish and toxic behaviour. I used to browse in 2015 and early 2016, and it was a lot of people just memeing Trump. Then it just morphed into this toxic propaganda machine.
the people still on there are the dull ones that never realized it was a joke
And if you watch Michelle's recent interview with Oprah (very good) you will learn the feeling is mutual: she was furious that he gave credence to the birther movement, when he knew it was a lie.
Yeah, well, that sub is full of complete morons. The amount of false information and downright lies I see on there truly astounds me.
Earlier on the news when they were talking about the cough drop they said that W and Michelle are usually seated next to each other when there is a meeting of former presidents. So they have a weird sort of buddy cop thing going on.
There's a pic of the front row of the Bush funeral near the top of T_D today, and Michelle is labeled as "Male". That's their joke.
As for me, every time I imagine meeting her, there's a hug.
Michelle is a sweetheart.
Every picture is from the past
Went through this comment thread to find this
It’s from 2016 at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.
When George W passes I hope she (without anyone knowing) slips a cough drop into his hand in the casket. He would like that.
An old cough drop too. One from his presidency lol
need me some sugar!
I grew up a red sox fan hating the yankees. After college i realized all that hatred was silly so i stopped hating the yankees. Despite all that happened during Dubya's presidency i can't help but let the hatred go. These Michelle posts only make it sweeter.
Agree. Just because he was a bad President doesn’t mean he is a bad person. In fact, I imagine he isn’t that different from how he is fictionally depicted in the Harold and Kumar Gitmo movie and would be fun to converse with over a beer or some yard work. Trump on the other hand is both a BAD human (the worst really) and a BAD President ( the worst really).
No beer for W, he got sober and has stayed so for decades after being an alcoholic mess as a young man.
I learned a while back we are doomed to just have bad presidents and not hold it against them.
The reality that the job is too difficult for just about every single person these days is the hard truth.
But they don't have to be personally cruel and capricious.
You can make flawed decisions in hindsight, but you can still have made the right call based on the current data. Donald Trump doesn't give a fuck about data or Intel, it's all "from his gut."
He basically quotes Colbert on truthiness
The reality that the job is too difficult for just about every single person these days is the hard truth.
If you look at how much stuff the Executive Branch directs & oversees, the only hope for a President is to choose some really good advisors & delegate power responsibly.
not a job i'd want...( my blood pressure is high enough as it is...)
I was thinking the same thing today. I don't forget that Bush was a bad President, and some of his actions consequences are still going on today. But I do believe he was doing what he and his advisors told him was the right thing to do. Not for power or fame, but for the country. I believe he also cared about all Americans and not just his base. If 12 years ago I was somewhere and President Bush came in, I would love to shake his hand and have a conversation. If Trump came in, I wouldn't give a damn about shaking his hand.
fun to converse with over a beer or some yard work.
i was too young to vote then, but i remember that being the sentiment that people liked the most about him, literally "i think i could grab a beer with him" aw shucks charisma. then 9/11 happened and people were frothing at the mouth and he delivered for them, which further cemented his support, until the whole no-weapons-of-mass-destruction thing.
Hindsight is 20 20, but I believe he was given some truly raunchy data from a war hawk secretary, VP, and generals, and those pirates were feeding the same shit to Congress which is why if you remember there wasnt a big outcry from the opposition party either.
I would rather see his advisors hung than him over it, but I guess he was the guy who hired or kept that crew on board, so the buck did stop with him.
God I can already feel just how civil this thread will be
THATS IT STAND BACK EVERYBODY IM GONNA SAY THE N-WORD AND THERES NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP ME!
MRS OBAMA GET DOWN NOW
When bush was president, everyone wanted to impeach him for war crimes. There were constant protest.
Now he is America’s grandpa.
Did everyone just forget that? What happened to those people? All the protesters??
There's plenty of people on reddit who are too young to remember anything substantial about Bush's presidency.
I guarantee the same people who forgive W.'s shit because he hugged Michelle Obama will forgive Trump in 15 years when he's dead from eating too many well-done steaks in one night. It's gross.
people have very short memories
I really hope Republicans and Democrats can get to a space where this kind of inter party friendship is not unusual...
Let's be real, Democrat and Republican is not the reason a good amount of those people don't like this photo.
What is the reason then?
Bush 43 is very polarizing because of Iraq, and Michelle is married to the drone king who has many legit criticisms agaisnt him and many weird ones.
It's always weird to me how so many people absolutely hated 43 when he was in office, and then after seeing him painting and hanging with Michelle change to "he was a bad President, but he seems like the type of person I'd like to grab a beer with".
He was elected twice because he was “the type of person I’d like to grab a beer with”.
Seems like personality is a pretty significant factor in elections.
Well, yeah. Look at every Presidential election from the past three decades or so - in every single instance, the more charismatic, more engaging candidate has won, no matter their flaws:
Bush Sr. vs Dukakis
Clinton vs Bush Sr.
Clinton vs Dole
Bush Jr. vs Gore
Bush Jr. vs Kerry
Obama vs McCain
Obama vs Romney
Trump vs Clinton
I'm not saying the best candidate won in each of those instances, but for sure the bigger personality did.
Wow. Interesting take.
Not really. Democracy is literally a popularity contest.
Nobody ever said that "popular" equated to "best suited for the job." It just equates to "who the people want."
Yea while people may hate to admit it Trump was definitely the more charismatic of the two. Ignoring his daily sociopathic twitter outbursts, he was always on camera, speaking off the cuff, traveling around the country, and constantly communicating with the people he needed to persuade in order to win the election. Hilary on the other hand assumed she had the easy win and didn't put herself out there as much. And whenever she spoke it just seemed so robotic by comparison, seeming like a typical career politician reading off the cue cards.
Trump definitely felt to be more "human" out of the pair, as weird as that is to say.
I once saw Hillary Clinton talk about how she loves hot sauce and has kept a bottle of it in her purse since the 90s. Her delivery of this story sounded like a desperate, pandering lie to seem more relatable.
Turns out the story is completely true. When someone relates a quirky, personal fact about themselves that should make them seem more relatable and instead comes across as some sort of politics robot, they may not be the ideal candidate.
I was about to say unlike this last one, then remembered who the other candidate was...
but he seems like the type of person I'd like to grab a beer with".
That was a large part of why he was popular in the election process, his charisma and down-to-earth persona. People actually criticized Al Gore for being too wooden and boring, like they were detriments to running a country properly.
The whole way up, from elementary student govt to the White House - being the more relatable one is a solid half of the battle.
I narrowly lost the election for High School Student Council President, even though I barely tried and I was a well-known stoner, but I just liked to have a laugh and party, so I had an edge.
I'm glad I lost though, because I would have to attend every school event and I liked to skip those days to get stoned and play PS2.
I wish more people would realize that it's okay to disagree with someone's political decisions but still be chill enough to grab a beer with that person. There's way too many people that just devolve their world view to "fuck republicans" and "fuck democrats" and treat people from those parties as the literal anti-christ.
Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis as a result of a war based on lies?
As a non-American, the way Reddit and Imgur seem to idolise Bush like a "cutesy little kid" who didn't do anything wrong and Obama as some sort of idol of democracy it's quite odd. Like I get hating on Trump and everything but automatically propping up all the previous politicians like they're amazing just because you don't like the current one? That's taking "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" a little overboard in my view.
I've been thinking I've been going crazy lately... have people stopped thinking completely?
I wonder how much of that was on Cheney though? Cheney had a good degree of power in that administration. Though, that would come back on Bush for being complicit.
The war on terror was a great travesty that has allowed the acting president to be in perpetual warfare without any congressional approval.
Watch the HBO doc on Cheney edit: Showtime***
Isn’t there a studio movie too ? Sam Rockwell and Christian Bale as Cheney.
Vice by Adam McKay.
I'm so excited for this movie. Bale gained 100 lbs for the role. Dude commits.
He goes to scary lengths to transform his body.
Machinist and Batman Begins were back to back movies.
Then the the other way with the Dark Knight, the Fighter.
Then again with Dark Knight Rises and American Hustle.
I had no idea it was Bale until the end of the trailer. Also didn't he lose an insane amount if weight for The Machinist, get super buff for Batman, cut weight again for The Fighter, then gain weight for American Hustle? This guy's body goes through a lot.
Interesting decision having two people play Cheney.
Sam Rockwell is playing him as a child
Comes out on Christmas
I would like to, was it any good? The more I research Cheney the more the arrangement between him and Bush seemed odd.
It was never unusual, person to person. GHWB/Clinton, Matalin/Carville come to mind. But the parties aren't people, and with the naked power grabs that the repubs have engaged in recently (see: Garland, NC, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, cloture, etc), that won't change.
Scalia and Ginsberg were friends too
That dude is so in love Michelle.
How could you not be
Im not even mad. I am too.
Remember when people all thought George Bush Jr was the worst president ever.....then that orange fella got elected....
"After me.. theyll find another monster.." - Dutch Van der Linde
I think the new holiday drinking game should be based around finding random Red Dead quotes on Reddit.
If you INSIST!
I mean, more Americans probably died during Bush's tenure.
How can anyone say Trump is worse? Maybe if you only care about personality. But GWB having a cool personality doesn't mean he was a better president. He got us into two pointless wars that killed over a million people, wasted billions of dollars, then basically collapsed the economy.
He’s still isn’t better. Trump hasn’t done anything as atrocious and outright damaging as the Iraqi war. Trump is obviously capable of that and is downright awful in his own right, but his xenophobia and racism is something conservatives were spewing long before him
I mean his death count is significantly higher. And his torture count. And the wars were still fighting. The tweets are bad and the treason is coming but some perspective is goodm
People piss themselves over Russian involvement in 2016 but the Bush family stole at minimum 1 election and started multiple wars.
Edit; trump is bad and sundowning, do not take this as an endorsement
Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis. Why is everyone suddenly ok with W? Does no one remember the 2000s?
I’m Canadian and I thought that George W. was a yokel of the highest caliber when he was in office.
Oddly enough, in my opinion, he became more likeable after his presidency...he became more human...I enjoyed hearing him speak most times.
Losing a parent is really tough - for anyone - and this picture makes me smile.
George lost both his parents this year. Just from a human standpoint, that's heartbreaking. I'm glad he had a moment of joy.
I said this in a different thread, but GWB’s eulogy was really touching. It wasn’t a sitting or past president eulogizing a president who just passed away. It was a son eulogizing his father.
GWB today, at his very core, was a son mourning the loss of a parent (both of them this year as you indicated). Watching him choke up today made me tear up because I fear the day that GWB has experienced twice this year.
A child mourning the loss of their parent always tugs on my heartstrings. I can set aside politics for that.
I just watched the eulogy now as a result of your comment. It was amazing, even though H.W. was from before I was born, it really felt like I knew him personally. W. choking up at the end sent a strong shiver down my spine; it's a truly inspiring eulogy to a man of example.
May George H.W. Bush Rest In Peace
I hope you don't have to experience this for a long time. My dad died when I was 7. It's a tough thing to go through, it's like superman died.
As a guy with two young sons I gotta tell you, a whole lot of brain energy each day gets spent on "don't die, just whatever you do don't die, be alive for them as long as you possibly can, make it last so long that when it finally happens they're almost even a little bit relieved for you."
It's kinda the opposite of "A rising tide lifts all boats". When the tide is dropping, it makes even the tiniest rocks stick out like mountains.
In other words, it took Trump to make the Bushes look good.
He's always been likeable as a person. Now that he is not making decisions and policies for the country that everyone hates he can just be the loveable uncle.
The thing worth remembering is that he was kind of just a face, the shady shit that was going down likely didn't have much to do with him.
90% of these comments are "Why does reddit love Bush now" so why does this have 20k upvotes if most of the comments are against it?
The casual person likes him. The politically active dislike him enough to comment
Jesus christ reddit
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