The Obamas Party Like Royalty as the Country Boils Over in Disgust
August 6, 2010
He’s jetting all over the place, his wife is jetting all over the place, ordering special food and special clothes, vacationing every other week. Four vacations in July alone! See, Obama and his wife don’t understand what everyone is complaining about. They have never had it so good. They don’t want for anything. They don’t even pay for anything. In fact, they look at it as though they are owed this.
The ruling class is having a big party, partying like never before. The Obamas are living it up. Concerts at the White House, top chefs cooking for them, flying in from all over the country.
Michelle has a beach close down in Spain after taking 40 of her best friends and leasing 60 rooms in a five-star hotel, paid for by you, because they deserve it. But you have to pay. You have to pay up.
The point is they are living a lifestyle they have not earned, and they are living it off the taxpayers while criticizing the very system that enables them to live this way: $100 Kobe beef as appetizers at White House parties? The American people do not like this kind of arrogance. The American people do not like this kind of craziness.
Now, I don’t know. You probably haven’t heard about this. In the latest Carville-Greenberg poll by James Carville, Stan Greenberg (Democracy Corps is the name of their company), they say that disapproval rates for Obama are now at “revolution levels.” The only question is, are they talking about the American Revolution or the French Revolution. We have Michelle Antoinette Obama running around Spain. King Louie Obama the Second is here. It could be both. Revolution levels.
CALLER: Yeah, hi. Please do me a favor. If you have to hold me over, I have something extremely important to tell you. If you remember right, back in the ’80s when Ronald Reagan was president, Mrs. Reagan changed the china in the White House, and the liberal establishment went wild. They said that she was a spendthrift and she was this and she was that. Yet Barack Obama’s wife goes to Spain with an entourage of about 40 or 50 people, I don’t know what it is.
RUSH: It’s 40 rooms.
CALLER: She goes to a hotel and it costs $6,000 a night.
RUSH: No, no. Maybe her room does. The average price is $2,500 a night.
CALLER: So $2,500 a night. And you know, I mean, when Mrs. Reagan changed the china, the liberal establishment went wild.
CALLER: I am so upset with this administration. Here people are dying so far as unemployment is concerned, and people go to Spain and spend $2,500 a night? What is going on with this country?
RUSH: Basically what you are asking is: Why isn’t there any outrage similar to the outrage in the media over Nancy Reagan changing the china? Why is there no outage over Michelle (My Belle) Obama with all these expenditures? She has 60 secret service people, by the way, on this trip to Spain. The answer is patently obvious. I guess you’re also asking: Why is there so much anger over the fact that I have earned what I have? It’s as simple as conservative versus liberal. It’s no more complicated than that, and as far as the media is concerned, Mrs. Obama deserves this.
RUSH: Now, we had a caller moments ago upset that the media is giving Michelle (My Belle) Obama a pass and they really ripped into Nancy Reagan. Not true. Last night on the CBS Evening News they covered it. Here is a montage of Sharyl Attkisson, the investigative reporter on Michelle Obama trip to Spain.
ATTKISSON: A posh hotel where rooms normally run from $300 to $6,000 a night. The First Lady’s group is said to occupy 60 rooms. Purely personal parts will be paid for by Mrs. Obama and friends. Official portions — the First Lady will visit the king and queen — will be on the taxpayer’s dime. That includes transport on the Air Force version of a 757: $146,000 for the round trip, not counting four to five days’ ground time. Expenses for Mrs. Obama’s support staff and the mandatory Secret Service detail which could number 70 agents, at the $273-a-day federal per diem, that’s $95,000 just for Secret Service room and board. One newspaper called Mrs. Obama “Marie Antoinette.”
RUSH: That was the New York Daily News. At least Sharyl Attkisson covered it. I don’t know for how long she will be at CBS, but she did do a report on Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News about the actual expenses. Now, since somebody brings up Nancy Reagan and the china, as is the case almost all the time this is unreported, misunderstood, misreported. State dinners had become so large by the time of the Reagan presidency that none of the china could accommodate the number of guests that they could put in the State Dining Room. So Nancy Reagan, she did, she ordered over 4,700 pieces of Lenox China which was enough place settings of 19 pieces for 220 people, which is what they can squeeze into the State Dining Room.
They just didn’t have the numbers to replace the old. So she went out and bought new china. She bought American. Michelle (My Belle) Obama is over in Spain. Michelle (My Belle) Obama is not stimulating American economy at all. So we can say here, Nancy Reagan turned to an American company and had them create and sell some White House China that probably cost less than one night of all of Michelle’s guests in that hotel in Spain.
They are a genuine aristocracy. They are no more representatives of the “working people” of America than anybody else is.
Now, the UK press is a different store. The UK Daily Mail is just one example. They are ripping Obama to shreds in the UK. “Spanish Police Close Public Beach for Michelle Obama’s £250,000 Spanish Holiday.” That is $375,000, and it’s being paid for by us. Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering [$65,000] a day, and don’t misunderstand. She is not representing America. She is going to see the king and queen, much like a businessman would go a have a meeting to deduct a whole trip.
This is a vacation. You don’t take 40 friends with you on an official trip. She is on vacation, and we’re paying for it. The UK press is all over it. They have pictures. This UK Daily Mail story (you can see it at Drudge) prints out to 12 pages. It’s huge, with all kinds of pictures of the beach that has been cordoned off — and Michelle’s car van of SUVs that she moves around, and pictures of the hotel. So the UK press, they are laying it on thick. And by the way, one thing I need to mention about the Reagan china: Taxpayers did not pay for it. US taxpayers did not pay for the china that Nancy Reagan bought. It was a gift to the White House Foundation by California friends of the Reagans. I kid you not. It was not paid for by the taxpayers.
Above from Moonbattery.
Compare to the very similar China-derangement tossed at Laura Bush.
So why did Mrs. Obama go to Spain at this time? She’s not tone-deaf politically. What was behind the “mother-daughter” vacation?
A White House source told me that Blanchard’s father passed away and Mrs. Obama was not able to make the funeral at the beginning of July. Blanchard had promised her daughter she would take her to Spain for her birthday. She asked Mrs. Obama and Sasha to come with. (Malia is at overnight camp.)
“She felt it was important as a dear friend to do this,” I was told.
Top Ten Activities To Honor Friend’s Departed Father At Michelle Obama’s Five-Star Funeral Jam
10. Barbecued shrimp slightly al dente out of respect for the dead
9. When snorkeling, bereavers hold their heads upside-down so brilliantly-colored coral fish appear to be wearing sad face frowns instead of happy face smiles
8. Commemorative Jet-Skiing
7. Morning’s mani-pedi group outing begun by reading of appropriate Psalm, and then reading of a random cartoon from Marmaduke: The Classics, because you can’t start your day off too heavy on the Spanish Riviera
6. Extreme zip-line excursion reminds everyone that life is fleeting
5. Resort’s specialty drink? The “Mortal Coil Monsoon”
4. Waiters and bartenders only tipped 7% to remind them that there are things more important than money
3. Bereavement Para-sailing
2. Booze Cruise’s Martini-and-crossed-swords flag lowered to half mast
And the number one activity to honor the dead at Michelle Obama’s five-star funeral jam…
1. Moment of silence strictly observed after each Bama Slamma shot
Bonus! Number 0.
0. Every day after the spa, Michelle flexes her biceps and announces she’s giving Father Blanchard a “two-gun salute”
See how mournful she looks.
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