This is all part of the general right wing assertion that the President is both a Machiavellian strong man and also an ineffectual boob and wimp. It also goes well with the argument that Michelle is a trashy, lazy, fat, Marie Antoinette, completely out of touch with the real duties of a real First Lady and only in it for the glamor and snacks. Of course if they are evil through and through everything they do that is apparently good must be either truly evil or at least understood as fake and for show. So every public good deed, in the right wing imaginary, must be balanced by an identical reversal of itself in private.
For these people, as I believe Ezra Klein just noted in the Vox piece I'm not bothering to read, the evidence of their eyes reinforces the beliefs they already hold and what they see can never contradict what they know. In fact: the more pictures they see of Michelle and Jill Biden doing things for the Military the more convinced they will be that its all a lie. They can't even grant Michelle enough machiavellian evil nature to assume she can carry on the fraud in private.
I've got no clever cure for this. Its just an observation. To the extent that we share any values with the right wing at this point--even love for fluffy kittens, or cute babies, or veterans--we still can't share any real work with them administratively or on policy. Because their goals and their sense of our motives and intentions are so askew.
Cross Posted at No More Mr. Nice Blog