Five of the most-liked Washington Post comments from the weekend

December 16, 2013

Politics grabs four of our five spots. A comment from the Redskins-Falcons liveblog sneaks into the top five.

1. From Who’s afraid to make fun of Michelle Obama? Not #BlackTwitter by Soraya Nadia McDonald; adreed (24 likes) 

What riles the right wing and the trolls below (and the Twitter-trolls cited) is that Mrs. Obama is a smart, accomplished, self-confident independent woman married to a smart, accomplished, self-confident independent man, and that the two of them like and respect each other and treat each other as equals. The trolls’ ideal image of a woman — especially a political wife — is Nancy Reagan, who proved her independence and achievement by developing two entire facial expressions: one of smiling passivity, the other of adoring rapture while looking at Ronnie. [Read the full comment here.]

2. From Exclusive: Thousands of HealthCare.gov sign-ups didn’t make it to insurers by Sarah Kliff; Charlie Watkins (21 likes)

As Hillary would say, “What difference does it make?”

The media will cover it up and thrill us with stories of the success of Obamacare.

3. From Mike Huckabee might run for president in 2016. It’s hard to imagine he can win by Chris Cillizza; skettelhut (16 likes)

Oh good, another Republican waiting for the voice of God. No wonder the world is going to Hell in a handcart, what with the Lord preoccupied with the political fortunes of the GOP elite.

4. From McCain says Iran sanctions bill ‘very likely’ by Josh Hicks; SFNM (13 likes)

It’s time for sanctions on John McCain.

5. From Redskins at Falcons: Live by Alex Prewitt, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes; no punt intended (11 likes)

Shanny got what he wanted tonight:

Kirk looked very good for his second pro start and looked like a guy who could start in the NFL.
Shanny proved that his system works with a quarterback who makes reads and gets rid of the ball quickly and from the pocket.
We lost thus improving our draft status for all our picks other than our first-rounder.

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