Two days before the Oscars, Michelle danced the “Dougie” with Jimmy Fallon and declared that “was so much fun.” The First Lady needs to focus less on her own stardom and having fun and more on issues becoming of a First Lady such as the epidemic rate of 73% black babies being born to single mothers. Wouldn’t it be great if Michelle Obama championed character building programs for young girls like the one offered by the Best Friends Foundation which teaches girls to delay sexual activity until after high school and focus on going to college.
For that matter Michelle could take the same message of self-esteem to young boys, particularly black boys who are incarcerated at a rate six times that of their white peers. Best Friends Foundation has a character-building program for boys too. While she’s at it, why doesn’t Michelle Obama add marriage to her second term platform? The First Lady has a strong marriage and is the product of a strong marriage. She knows firsthand how important being raised in a family with two parents is to a child’s future.
Ever since President Obama was elected the country’s first black president, he and his wife have viewed themselves as special, somehow above it all, including past presidents. Of course the mainstream media fueled the Obamas' obsession with themselves and the media continues to do so to this day. But after four years, going on five, of the unemployment rate stuck above 7.5% and our debt (76% of gross domestic product) at the highest level since 1950, it’s time for Obama to start governing for real and the First Lady to rub the stars out of her eyes. Neither was brought to Washington to become famous.