At first one would think it was a slow news day when headlines included FLOTUS Michelle Obama‘s shopping trip to the Target store in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday. But then the flood of opinions followed.
While a small percentage questioned how an Associated Press photographer just happened to be present to snap the photo of proof that Mrs. Obama did, in fact, shop in a gray baseball cap and sunglasses while pushing a Target-red cart around the store for 30 minutes, many others looked for more to the shopping trip.
Many commented in social media venues that Mrs. Obama’s Target visit was nothing more than a gimmick to make her look like ‘one of us Americans’ just doing their thing. To that, they also argued that she will never be considered ‘one of us Americans’ now that she’s spent time in the White House – and, furthermore, she shouldn’t even try to fool Americans that she is just ‘one of us.’
The day FLOTUS’s husband is unemployed, her kids attend regular public schools, and she shops at Target because she can afford no more expensive stores is when she’ll be ‘one of us.’
So we wait for the next vote-getting ploy the White House pulls that only a fool will believe.
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