UCLA Activist Over Screening Of American Sniper: “Death To America”; “Can You Screen Videos Of US Troops Getting Executed?”…

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“Can you screen videos of US troops getting executed (or at least reenactments of that) so I can just kick back and relax?”

Via Truth Revolt:

UCLA activist and former student Seth Ashernasserpal Newmeyer, along with other UCLA student activists, has recently been pressuring the school’s Campus Events Commission to cancel a screening of American Sniper on Tuesday night. After heated debate on the CEC Facebook page, the event was modified to include a discussion for students who wished to critique the film and its perceived racism.

Newmeyer has commented incessantly on the screening event page, calling for collective action against the CEC and condemnation of the film for glorifying US troops.

Seeing the war cases on similar moral grounds, Newmeyer suggests to the CEC that they instead screen videos of “US troops getting executed,”

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Poetic Justice: Faulty Roof Solar Panels Cause Fire At Green Party-Run Hove Town Hall In UK…

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Classic.

Via Breitbart:

A large fire occurred yesterday at Hove Town Hall caused by a faulty solar panel on the roof of the building. No-one was hurt. Locals have been quick to take aim at the Green party with jibes over their record in office at Brighton and Hove city council, which owns the building.

The fire started in the early afternoon, sending up billowing clouds of thick black smoke which could be seen from miles around. Firemen were in attendance shortly after 1pm, and were able to extinguish the flames within the hour.

George Dalmon, who was in Hove Town Hall at the time of the fire told the Brighton Argus: “There was big black smoke billowing out, it looks quite major. Everyone has been evacuated out of the building. Somebody said something about it being a solar panel.”

A woman passer-by told reporters: “There’s lots of acrid smoke which is so bad that lots of passers-by are covering their mouths. The smoke seemed to be coming from the back of the building. You can see the smoke from at least half a mile away. It’s thick black smoke, it’s got to be quite a substantial fire.”

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AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Defending Partial-Birth Abortion: You Know, The Phrase “Living Fetus”‘ Is “Hopelessly Vague”…

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How is the term “living fetus” vague?

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch joined a group of former U.S. attorneys in signing an amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court in 2006 in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart that argued that the federal ban on partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional because its language was too vague.

In their brief, for example, Lynch and the other former U.S. attorneys argued that the term “living fetus” was too vague to be understood by those responsible for following and enforcing the law.

Congress enacted the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003 with broad bipartisan support. Senators Joe Biden of Delaware, Harry Reid of Nevada, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont all voted for it.

The law defined a partial-birth abortion as follows: “(1) the term partial-birth abortion means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion (A) deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus; and (B) performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus.”

In the amicus she signed, Lynch and her fellow former U.S. attorneys argued that this definition did not provide sufficient “clarity” as to what it prohibited.

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Hilarious: 8-Year-Old Pens Letter To Mooch Eviscerating Her School Lunch Program…

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Gold. Pure gold.

Via Weekly Standard:

A friend sends along an email attachment—a handwritten letter by his 8-year-old son, Peter. It’s addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama. “It all started because he saw something about school lunches [and] how ketchup is bad for you, and that Michelle Obama wants to limit the amount of ketchup” in schools, my friend explained. When the boy’s mother reminded him he attends a private school, making the ketchup rationing a nonissue, “He said something about wanting to ‘give a voice to the voiceless.’”

But ketchup is actually the least of the boy’s concerns, as he then continues onto foreign policy, the crisis in the Middle East, and the need for boots on the ground. (“He also disipionted millons of Americans by not bombing Syria.”) In addition, Peter recommends that the president urge the United Nations to send peacekeepers to Ukraine.

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Bitter Old Man McCain Mocks Cruz Over Claims He’s Pushing For Troops To Carry Private Firearms On Bases…

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There’s a fine line between being witty and a smartass. McCain isn’t aware of that line…

Via The Hill:

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is “pressing” for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.

“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue,” McCain told reporters on Monday. “I’d be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing me.”

“Maybe it was through some medium that I’m not familiar with. Maybe bouncing it off the ozone layer, for all I know,” McCain joked. “There’s a lot of holes in the ozone layer, so maybe it wasn’t the ozone layer that he bounced it off of. Maybe it was through hand telegraph, maybe sign language. Who knows?”

Cruz’s office issued a statement maintaining that the Texas Republican is not new to the issue.

“Senator Cruz has been discussing this issue for a long time and he looks forward to continuing to raise it in the Senate Armed Services Committee where he serves with Chairman McCain,” according to the statement.

Episcopal Seminary: Jesus Christ Is A Transexual Icon…

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Uhh, what?

Via RedState:

Yesterday, I posted on how history is being tortured in the service of promoting homosexual marriage as a completely normal thing that was honored through the ages but lately forbidden by uptight, sexually repressed white guys. It isn’t sufficient that marriage, and institution formed by Christ, be made to support distinctly un-Christian acts, now our Savior, himself, is being outed as a transexual.

The political left has always been quick to enlist Christ in their causes even when they are, themselves, devout atheists. For instance, (picture)…

Really? A devout Jew? What food did Jesus, who is God, prescribe for the Passover (hint: not kale and quinoa)? What is the only food in the Bible that we know Christ ate (Luke 24:35-48)– it ain’t tofu?

So it will come as no surprise that now we learn that Christ was actually transexual.

Patrick Cheng, an ordained minister in the majority-homosexual Metropolitan Community Churches and an openly homosexual faculty member at EDS, attempted to claim biblical characters such as the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8 as examples of transgenderism.

“There’s a lot of work being done on the transgendered Christ,” Cheng revealed, producing several different books that either focused upon or addressed the notion of Christ as transgendered.

“Jesus has the experience of being excluded from the family,” Cheng noted, listing another perceived commonality with transsexuals, along with a sense of homelessness.

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Disgusting: Illegal Alien Accused Of Raping 10-Year-Old Girl Three Separate Times…

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Sick bastard.

Via ABC WGNO:

KENNER, La. (WGNO) – A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said.

The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times.

After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom.

25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex with the victim three times between March and April 3, 2015.

Rivera remains in custody. At the writing of this report, no bond had been set.

Police said Rivera is an undocumented immigrant.

Super Intelligent MSNBC Panelist: If Republicans Keep Attacking Hillary, The 2016 “Vagina” Turnout Is Going To Be 100%…

Wow, that’s amazing!

Via Truth Revolt and Digitas Daily:

Radio host and MSNBC talking head Stephanie Miller was on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton Monday afternoon when she made an off the cuff, and off the wall, prediction about the 2016 election. Trotting out the tired canard that talking about Hillary’s age or criticizing her in any way is sexist, Miller contends that if Republicans keep attacking her, something unusual will happen.

“What I like as a woman, Rev? Is keep playing this age card and this sexist card, we’re going to have, like, a hundred percent turnout of everyone in the country with a vagina,” says Miller. She then goes on to slam Rubio as the real candidate of yesterday before saying “please take us back to a third Clinton term, please!”

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Race Baiting Author Toni Morrison: “I Want To See A Cop Shoot A White Unarmed Teenager”…

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To no one’s surprise, this fine, upstanding lady was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama in 2012…

Via Daily Caller:

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison took a harsh view on the issue of racial disparities in the justice system during a recent interview.

“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,” Morrison, 84, told The (U.K.) Telegraph.

“This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” Morrison said. “And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’, I will say yes.”

The comments come following a series of high-profile cases in which white police officers have killed black men.

Morrison, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2012, has focused almost exclusively on race and racial issues in her work. She began her literary career as an editor in the 1960s for black liberation activists such as Angela Davis and Huey Newton. In 1970, she released her first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” about a young black girl who felt inferior because she had blue eyes.

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Muslim Family In Alabama Says Daughter Left Home To Join ISIS

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Via Fox News:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet.

Hassan Shibly spoke at the mosque on behalf of the parents of the young woman, whom he identified only as Hoda. He said the family has been “extremely traumatized” for months and has been in contact with law enforcement and government officials since she disappeared while also pleading with Hoda to return home.

“For them this is worse than losing the life of a child, to have them join such a horrible, horrible gang of violent extremists,” Shibly said, adding the father is worried about the mother’s health. “Nothing can describe the pain they are facing.”

Shibly, an attorney and chief executive director for the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Hoda left in November.

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“Quid Pro Dough”, Payoffs For Policy, That Have Made Bill And Hillary Filthy Rich

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Yes, let’s topple the two one percenters…

Via NY Post:

Hillary Rodham Clinton used her clout as secretary of state to do favors for foreign donors who gave millions to her family foundation — and who paid millions more to her husband, Bill, in speaking fees, a new book charges.

Records show that of the $105 million the former president raked in from speeches over 12 years, about half came during his wife’s four-year tenure at the State Department.

The claims in “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” come just a week after she launched her presidential campaign.

They raise questions about shady foreign money flowing into the Clinton Foundation — and what actions Hillary took in her official capacity in exchange for the cash.

“During Hillary’s years of public service, the Clintons have conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions,” writes author Peter Schweizer, according to The New York Times, which first reported the story.

“Some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets.”

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Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

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Color me not sad.

Via NY Post:

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader.

The conviction, which can be appealed, and muted Islamist reaction following it underscore the dramatic downfall of Morsi and Egypt’s once-powerful Muslim Brotherhood group. However, Morsi escaped receiving a death sentence in the case, which Islamists derided as a “farce.”

Morsi and the Brotherhood swiftly rose to power in elections after autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s 2011 ouster, only to find themselves imprisoned a year later when millions protested against them for abusing power and the military overthrew the government.

But as Mubarak and members of his government increasingly find themselves acquitted of criminal charges, Morsi and the Brotherhood are at the receiving end of heavy-handed sentences.

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Hillary Clinton: “We Must Topple The One Percent!”

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Not bringing up the poor, just pulling down the rich.

Via NRO:

The New York Times this morning:

In a meeting with economists this year, Mrs. Clinton intensely studied a chart that showed income inequality in the United States. The graph charted how real wages, adjusted for inflation, had increased exponentially for the wealthiest Americans, making the bar so steep it hardly fit on the chart. Mrs. Clinton pointed at the top category and said the economy required a “toppling” of the wealthiest 1 percent, according to several people who were briefed on Mrs. Clinton’s policy discussions but could not discuss private conversations for attribution.

“Topping the wealthiest one percent”! Admittedly, Hillary Clinton — estimated net worth $200 million, who gives speeches to Goldman Sachs for $400,000 – does have a lot of experience with toppling things, considering how the new Libyan government, the relatively pro-American Egyptian government and portions of the Syrian and Iraqi government control toppled on her watch…

Good News! ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Seriously Wounded In Air Strike

Someone needed a little better aim…

Via The Guardian:

The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian.

A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March. The source said Baghdadi’s wounds were at first life-threatening, but he has since made a slow recovery. He has not, however, resumed day-to-day control of the organisation.

Baghdadi’s wounding led to urgent meetings of Isis leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader.

Two separate officials – a western diplomat and an Iraqi adviser – separately confirmed the strike took place on 18 March in the al-Baaj a district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. There had been two previous reports in November and December of Baghdadi being wounded, though neither was accurate.

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Lesbian Couple Sues Atlanta Sperm Bank After They Learn Donor Is Schizophrenic Dropout…

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What are the odds these two champions of diversity vote Democrat?

Via AP

He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.

Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with his sperm, they got a batch of emails from the sperm bank that unexpectedly — and perhaps mistakenly — included the donor’s name. That set them on a sleuthing mission that quickly revealed he is schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary, they said in a lawsuit filed March 31 in Atlanta.

On top of that, the photo of him they’d seen when deciding on a donor had been altered to remove a large mole on his cheek, the suit says.

Collins and Hanson said the Atlanta sperm bank promoted the donor’s sperm, saying it came from a man with an IQ of 160, an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, who was pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience engineering. He was eloquent, “mature beyond his years” and had “an impressive health history,” sperm bank staff told them, according to the lawsuit.

“They represented him, both orally and in their donor literature, to be the best of the best,” a lawyer for the pair, Nancy Hersh, told The Associated Press.

The women, who live in Ontario, Canada, sued Xytex Corp., its parent company, sperm bank employees and the man they say was the misrepresented donor — the biological father of at least three dozen children, according to the lawsuit.[…]

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Black Supremacist Civil War! Michael Eric Dyson Kicks Cornel West Out Of Race Baiter Club For Being Too Critical Of Obama…

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My hands down favorite part of Dyson’s horrifically jealous screed – when he claims he “was just as critical” of Obama as West has been, which is complete and total BS. Dyson’s role in the Obama-era is to use his time on MSNBC as the porn equivalent of a fluffer.

Via Michael Eric Dyson (New Republic):

Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned” is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal terms: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.” Even an angry Almighty can’t compete with mortals whose love turns to hate.

Cornel West’s rage against President Barack Obama evokes that kind of venom. He has accused Obama of political minstrelsy, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface”; taunted him as a “brown-faced Clinton”; and derided him as a “neoliberal opportunist.” In 2011, West and I were both speakers at a black newspaper conference in Chicago. During a private conversation, West asked how I escaped being dubbed an “Obama hater” when I was just as critical of the president as he was. I shared my three-part formula for discussing Obama before black audiences: Start with love for the man and pride in his epic achievement; focus on the unprecedented acrimony he faces as the nation’s first black executive; and target his missteps and failures. No matter how vehemently I disagree with Obama, I respect him as a man wrestling with an incredibly difficult opportunity to shape history. West looked into my eyes, sighed, and said: “Well, I guess that’s the difference between me and you. I don’t respect the brother at all.”

West’s animus is longstanding, and only intermittently broken by bouts of calculated love. In February 2007, West lambasted Obama’s decision to announce his bid for the presidency in Illinois, instead of at journalist Tavis Smiley’s State of the Black Union meeting in Virginia, calling it proof that the nascent candidate wasn’t concerned about black people. “Coming out there is not fundamentally about us. It’s about somebody else. [Obama’s] got large numbers of white brothers and sisters who have fears and anxieties, and he’s got to speak to them in such a way that he holds us at arm’s length.” It is hard to know which is more astonishing: West faulting Obama for starting his White House run in the state where he’d been elected to the U.S. Senate—or the breathtaking insularity of equating Smiley’s conference with black America.

Despite West’s disapproval of Obama, he eventually embraced the political phenom, crossing the country as a surrogate and touting his Oval Office bona fides. The two publicly embraced at a 2007 Apollo Theater fundraiser in Harlem during which West christened Obama “my brother… companion and comrade.” Obama praised West as “a genius, a public intellectual, a preacher, an oracle,” and “a loving person.” […]

West remained allied with Obama until he took the White House and, in football parlance, faked left and ran right. “[Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit,” West complained in an interview with Salon. “He acted as if he was … concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality, and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair.” It’s worth noting that the president’s actions were in keeping with the demands of his profession: Like most recent Democratic politicians, Obama nodded in a progressive direction while campaigning but toed a more centrist line when it came time to govern. What distinguishes West is that he assailed Obama’s insufficient leftism and proclaimed it a racial betrayal. “I would rather have a white president fundamentally dedicated to eradicating poverty and enhancing the plight of working people than a black president tied to Wall Street and drones,” he told The Guardian. …

West’s fears of his narcissistic tendencies seem to have come true in his fight with President Obama. Hedges also used the language of the jilted lover in describing West, noting that he “nurses, like many others who placed their faith in Obama, the anguish of the deceived, manipulated, and betrayed.” West admitted to Hedges in their interview that he went “ballistic” about Obama because he had been “thoroughly misled”; or, put differently, he was crushed that Obama had ideologically cheated on him.

West’s narcissism in this matter is not exemplified by his sense of being jilted but in the way he has personalized his grief. And the longer West has nursed his resentment, the more he has revealed parts of himself that even he may not understand or be able to explain, since political disappointment in a politician’s behavior rarely provokes such torrents of passion, such protracted, dastardly, and sadly, such self-destructive hate. The volatility that West said roils his personal relations may also mar his political ones. Now he lumbers into his future, punch-drunk from too many fights unwisely undertaken, facing a cruel reality: His greatest opponent isn’t Obama, Sharpton, Harris-Perry, or me. It is the ghost of a self that spits at him from his own mirror.

Harvard History Professor Asks Students To Self-Assign “Privilege Points”…

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What are the odds “white” is listed as one of the items classified as a privilege?

Via NY Times:

…Colleges may not realize it, but signals they send can project upper-middle-class values. The $15 for a class outing can require an hour and a half of work; free tickets to student events are supposed to be handled discreetly but get announced at the door.

Dr. Khurana, the Harvard College dean, said his icebreaker for students — share what your parents do for work — made a first-generation student uncomfortable last year; he now asks instead for a funny story about their middle name.

Ms. Barros was embarrassed during a history discussion about inequality in which the teaching fellow gave students a list of 20 items, from trust funds to college savings plans, and told them to award themselves a point for each. The instructor asked students to raise their hands as he called out totals — 10 privilege points, 11, 12 — so he could mark them on the board. “The numbers didn’t tally up” to the number of students in the class, said Ms. Barros, who with only a single point kept her hand down.

Nicole M. Stephens, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, said such cultural signals enable affluent students to see college as “a continuation of their experience.” A first-generation student may wonder “if someone like me can do well here.”

Students who don’t think they fit in are less likely to reach out for help and more likely to suffer emotionally and have lower grades, said Dr. Stephens.

What would it take to change that?

Dr. Stephens and colleagues published a study last year in Psychological Science in which freshmen were assigned to attend one of two hourlong orientation sessions. In one, panelists gave advice about the transition to college and challenges like choosing classes. In the other, the same panelists wove their backgrounds into advice.

A panelist (three of the eight were first generation) might share that “because my parents didn’t go to college, this is one of the obstacles I faced.” Privileged students shared, too, in one case describing how it was hard to be in large classes because she was used to one-on-one instruction at prep school.

Hands Off Pant Suits! Cher Calls WaPo’s Kathleen Parker A “Snide, Pompous, Bitch” For Criticizing Hillary Clinton…

Fun fact: Cher has a recurring nightmare where a giant bottle of Thorazine yelling her name chases her down the street.

Bonus fun fact: It’s actually Cher’s assistant chasing her trying to get her to take her Thorazine.

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Lib Rag The Root Salivates Over The Possibility Of A … (Brace Yourselves) … Michelle Obama Presidency…

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I know, it’s still a bit early in the day for the cringe-inducing thought of a Mooch presidency.

Via The Root:

Too soon, too soon, of course.

After observing close-up the kind of headwinds her husband has met in Washington, D.C., and beyond, there is absolutely no indication that first lady Michelle Obama is looking to place her own name on any ballot. She has, in fact, said the opposite, although in his just-released book, Michelle Obama: A Life, veteran journalist Peter Slevin reports that she has always been a full partner in her husband’s political career. But it is significant that former first lady, U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hired Michelle Obama’s former communications chief as Clinton enters her bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

With approval ratings that have always surpassed her husband’s and ovations over everything from her Let’s Move! campaign to her Tonight Show dance-offs with host Jimmy Fallon, Obama’s image is one to envy and emulate.

According to reports, Clinton plans to go small in her campaign this time around, emphasizing personality and connection with voters.

If Obama followed Clinton’s path, from first lady to political candidate, she would start out with loads of goodwill. Would she ever be tempted to test that popularity? At a luncheon event during 2014’s National Association of Black Journalists convention in Boston, Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree, who mentored both Barack and Michelle Obama when they were students there, made his own pitch for the first lady’s next career move. While he acknowledged her desire to stay far away from the fray, he deemed President Obama the second-best politician living in the White House.

Though she has been shielded from some of the roughest charges thrown the president’s way, as first lady, Michelle Obama has withstood a fair amount of attacks—personal and political—from both liberals and conservatives. She has been criticized for her work touting healthy eating, her choice not to conform to some feminists’ ideas and even her very body. But like early efforts to tag her as an “angry black woman,” none of the charges have seemed to stick.

As an officeholder, she would be fighting increasingly vicious partisan bickering, but she would also benefit from a ready-made platform of issues that she has worked on in the White House, from childhood obesity to support for military families. The cameras already show up whenever and wherever she’s around.

When she and President Obama took a brief stroll on Washington’s streets during the 2009 inauguration parade, deciding to leave their car to walk and wave on that sunny, frigid day, people climbed over one another to catch a glimpse. When I interviewed workers at a North Carolina truck plant, reacting to a presidential visit in 2012, Molly Costner had not yet made up her mind about her vote in that year’s election, but she was a fan of the first lady, proclaiming her so down-to-earth that she would be the kind of friend you would invite on a shopping trip.