First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’
January 30th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
7 months ago

First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’

Washington (CNN) - The end of 2013 may have been rough going for President Barack Obama, but political strife over Obamacare’s botched rollout and NSA spying didn’t cross over into his family life, according to the first lady.

When Obama got his “butt kicked,” his daughters didn’t offer too much sympathy, Michelle Obama told Ryan Seacrest Thursday in a radio interview.

“Oh dad, tough luck,” was Sasha and Malia’s response, the first lady said. “By the way, where’s my allowance?”

Family dinners and time at home is largely kept politics-free, she explained. Talk instead centers on school, history, and what’s on the table – including the occasional “finish your vegetables” conversation.

“I’m surprised at how little they care about our days,” she said of her two teenage girls. “They want to talk about their lives and what they’re going through.”

The first lady – who turned 50 earlier this month and was feted at a star-studded White House bash – said the President told her in advance he’d give her a shout-out during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, when he lauded her work on combating childhood obesity and unemployment among veterans.

The initiatives, he told her, squared with his own push to find ways around Congress.

“One of the things that he told my team is that we have provided an example of all that you can get done without Congressional action,” she said.

The interview – taped in Los Angeles while the first lady raises campaign cash for Democrats – produced a few other tidbits, including Michelle Obama’s daily 90-minute workouts and her Valentine’s Day plans.

“This year, I’ve had this big birthday celebration-my husband really celebrated me so well-he did a great job. I had a great couple of weeks, so I think we’re going to low-key it for Valentine’s Day,” she said.


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  1. just asking

    The interview – taped in Los Angeles while the first lady raises campaign cash for Democrats – produced a few other tidbits, including Michelle Obama’s daily 90-minute workouts and her Valentine’s Day plans.
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    so now the first lady is also flying around the country on the taxpayers dime performing politcial campaign fund raising???!!! is the democrat party picking up the tab for this?? how can this be legal?? the taxpayers are getting screwed over royally by obama and his endless campiaigning on our dime and now the first lasy is doing the same thing. it isn't bad enough they spend endless millions on their vacations.

    January 30, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    If anyone knows kids, then you know that they learned it from somewhere.

    January 30, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Family dinners and time at home is largely kept politics-free, she explained. Talk instead centers on school, history, and what’s on the table –
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    As it should be.
    God bless our First Family.
    Intelligent, well-behaved, presentable young ladies, and a husband and wife that make no secret of their love and respect for each other, and who have made being intelligent cool again.
    Loooove them!!

    January 30, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    just asking wrote:

    so now the first lady is also flying around the country on the taxpayers dime performing politcial campaign fund raising???!!!....
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    No. This is how lies get out. From the article:

    "When Obama got his “butt kicked,” his daughters didn’t offer too much sympathy, Michelle Obama told Ryan Seacrest Thursday in a radio interview."

    Radio. It was most likely a phone call.

    January 30, 2014 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    @just asking
    so now the first lady is also flying around the country on the taxpayers dime performing politcial campaign fund raising???!!! is the democrat party picking up the tab for this?? how can this be legal??
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    10 seconds on google and 5 brain cells at work reveal Laura Bush traveled more at greater tax payer expense. Is the entire modern conservative movement based on low IQ followers?

    January 30, 2014 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. CryBabies

    I think she's a nice lady...don't care for her politics, but a nice lady.

    January 30, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    I'm with you all the way Dominican Mama!!

    January 30, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. TONE

    @just asking
    You just cannot stand the fact that we have an intelligent black first lady can you?

    January 30, 2014 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. AHC

    Why didn't Republicans complain when Laura or Barbara Bush flew around (and still do) on the tax payers' dime?

    Because their complaints about Michelle Obama traveling is a partisan veiled argument – completely empty of substance.

    January 30, 2014 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    @just asking -so now the first lady is also flying around the country on the taxpayers dime performing politcial campaign fund raising???!!! is the democrat party picking up the tab for this?? how can this be legal?? the taxpayers are getting screwed over royally by obama and his endless campiaigning on our dime and now the first lasy is doing the same thing. it isn't bad enough they spend endless millions on their vacations.
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    Sigh.. your ongoing misplaced/fake [and completely WRONG (like the terrible spelling)] spoutrage infers that no other POTUS has ever done the same. Here's a few FACTS for the haters to chew on.
    – Ronald Reagan spent 484 days of his two-term presidency – almost a year and a half – at his 688-acre ranch in California.
    – George H.W. Bush spent even longer – 543 days – in just four years at his family compound in Kennebunkport.
    – George W. Bush gave up golf after the Iraq War started in 2003. “I just think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” Bush said, instead, he spent 490 days at his ranch in Crawford, TX.
    – Obama, wasn’t born into the same kind of privilege as most of his predecessors, so he doesn’t have a summer home, ranch, or family compound, and has to stay in rental properties, which will always seem ridiculously high-end to the average American.

    The only other recent POTUS in Obama’s wealth range was Clinton, who also enjoyed holidays at Martha’s Vineyard. In his first term, Obama spent 72 days on vacation and 54 days at Camp David. George W. Bush, who spent a nearly identical number of days at Camp David – 487 – as he did at his Crawford ranch.

    January 30, 2014 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    "The interview – taped in Los Angeles while the first lady raises campaign cash for Democrats"

    January 30, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. just asking

    The REAL Truth...

    @just asking -so now the first lady is also flying around the country on the taxpayers dime performing politcial campaign fund raising???!!! is the democrat party picking up the tab for this?? how can this be legal?? the taxpayers are getting screwed over royally by obama and his endless campiaigning on our dime and now the first lasy is doing the same thing. it isn't bad enough they spend endless millions on their vacations.
    ----------–
    Sigh.. your ongoing misplaced/fake [and completely WRONG (like the terrible spelling)] spoutrage infers that no other POTUS has ever done the same. Here's a few FACTS for the haters to chew on.
    – Ronald Reagan spent 484 days of his two-term presidency – almost a year and a half – at his 688-acre ranch in California.
    – George H.W. Bush spent even longer – 543 days – in just four years at his family compound in Kennebunkport.
    – George W. Bush gave up golf after the Iraq War started in 2003. “I just think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” Bush said, instead, he spent 490 days at his ranch in Crawford, TX.
    – Obama, wasn’t born into the same kind of privilege as most of his predecessors, so he doesn’t have a summer home, ranch, or family compound, and has to stay in rental properties, which will always seem ridiculously high-end to the average American.

    The only other recent POTUS in Obama’s wealth range was Clinton, who also enjoyed holidays at Martha’s Vineyard. In his first term, Obama spent 72 days on vacation and 54 days at Camp David. George W. Bush, who spent a nearly identical number of days at Camp David – 487 – as he did at his Crawford ranch.
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    i guess it is just too much to expect the brain dead lefties in here to actually read the article.... it is talking about the first lady running around the country fund raising for the democrats, not the president. so naswer the questions. who is paying for this political fund rasing junket? the usa taxpayers?? all the secret service? usa taxpayers. the jets and accomdattions? usa taxpayers. she she rakes in millions from the california celebrities and sends the bill to the usa taxpayers.

    January 30, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |