The cult of personality and media adulation of former first lady Michelle Obama is so strong that all she needs to do is show up at an event to send the crowd into a frenzy.
And such was the case Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, when Obama surprised the audience when she took the stage with host Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
Michelle Obama walks out on the Grammys stage with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and J. Lo. pic.twitter.com/tfjPpjRQ2G
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No sooner than Obama had opened her mouth, the crowd erupted in wild applause — for no other reason than this is the expected behavior if you want to be in with the hip crowd.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the south side…,” Obama began, before being drowned out by thunderous applause.
Michelle Obama: From Motown to-
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That’s it. No secrets of life or other gems that will forever shape you. Just the fact that our heroine listened to Motown was all that was needed to send the crowd wild.
When she did get to finish her scripted remarks, she said:
“From the Motown records I wore out on the south side to the Who Run the World songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story. And I know that’s true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song. Is that right, ladies?”
Oh, if only the Democratic Party can convince Mrs. Obama to run — the party has already proven that qualifications mean little.
On a positive note for Democrats, Obama appears to be growing fond of the limelight, in spite of previous remarks to the contrary.
One thing is certain, she understands the power of pop culture and its critical role in American politics today.
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For me, a big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—whether that’s for a birthday, a quick catch-up after work, or a major milestone. So I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs. She is one of the most genuine, caring, and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music!
But then, the Grammy crowd is a Democrat-friendly crowd, as seen in the reception Speaker Nancy Pelosi received Saturday night at the annual pre-Grammy gala put on by Clive Davis.
With the federal government poised for another shutdown in a matter of days due to the Democratic Party’s refusal to yield in the quest to enhance border security, Pelosi was out rocking the night away.
In the photo below, she’s seen hobnobbing with anti-Trump liberal Barbra Streisand.
“The first introduction tonight is of someone who has joined us many times before but somehow I know and all of you out there know this year is different,” Davis said at the event.
“She’s front and center making history as never before,” he continued. “She’s now the highest ranking female politician ever. Ever. Ever. In the United States. Need I say more? Ladies and gentlemen, join me in giving the warmest welcome to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.”
Someone might have informed the 86-year-old music mogul that the last time Pelosi was the speaker, some ten years ago, she was also the highest ranking female politician.
For a party that is forever preaching about rising above the limitations of gender, they sure are obsessed with celebrating women.
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