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CNN: Michelle Obama's 'Dress Probably Cost Around $12,000'
The Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 02/12/2014 5:24:28 AM PST by yldstrk

One guest thought the cost of the dress was close to $10,000.

"Well, first of all, I love the dress on her because I think it's so elegant and so simple. I mean, that shape is what we call the princess shape. It's got that sort of poof at the bottom that's very sort of billowy at the same time. It's strapless. I think we want to call that French blue, maybe," said a guest.

"Some people might call it periwinkle and it's got this sort of jet bodice and everything, and I think it's realy pretty. But a dress like that from Mrs. Herrera could potentially run up to almost $10,000."

Another guest on CNN last night thought the cost was about $12,000. "Well, by the way, I think that dress probably cost around $12,000. But that's just my guess," said Sally Quinn.

"FLOTUS was wearing a black and liberty blue Carolina Herrera gown," the pool reporter said.


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Disgusting
1 posted on 02/12/2014 5:24:28 AM PST by yldstrk
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To: yldstrk

That’s why we had to raise the debt ceiling lol..

To buy a dress big enough to fit that fat ass


2 posted on 02/12/2014 5:27:52 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: yldstrk

3 posted on 02/12/2014 5:29:24 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: yldstrk

That’s the thing about Marxism: The ruling class live like Kings while they force the rest live like bugs. In essence the exact opposite of what they preach.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 5:30:22 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: yldstrk
Moochelle Antoinette accompanied by the Poseur in Chief! Black is beautiful just ask they carry the card.
5 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:58 AM PST by blaveda
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To: yldstrk


6 posted on 02/12/2014 5:33:34 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: blaveda

Did the dre$$ feature a boob belt ?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 5:34:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: yldstrk

Response for Mooch:
“Well, by the way, I think that dress probably cost around $12,000. But that’s just my guess,”

Response for Laura Bush:
“Shameful! The cost of that dress would feed every kid in Atlanta! A slap in the face to every American! An impeachable offense! Congressional hearings should be scheduled at once! Who does she think she is?!”


8 posted on 02/12/2014 5:34:51 AM PST by albie
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To: JoeProBono

She could have bought 12 kids’ school wardrobes for what she spent on a dress she will never wear again


9 posted on 02/12/2014 5:36:25 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Much like the fake prince she has now crowned herself the fake princess


10 posted on 02/12/2014 5:37:16 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The dress did in fact sport a boob belt


11 posted on 02/12/2014 5:37:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: albie

Laura Bush would never have spent that much on a dress. Even for rich people, that is just stupid. In fact most rich people are rich because they are thrifty.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 5:39:25 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk; Jane Long; LibLieSlayer; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
Didn't Sarah Palin let the Governor's Chef go after she was elected?

Yeah, Sure am Glad we don't have her.....

13 posted on 02/12/2014 5:39:31 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They probably had to go to ‘DC Tent and Awning Co., Inc.’ to find enough fabric.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 5:40:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: KC_Lion; Jane Long; LibLieSlayer; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx

Yes indeed , Sarah Palin said she didn’t need a chef and she sold the private plane too.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:41:18 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
overpriced rags + classless cow = overpriced rags + classless cow


<apologies to innocent bovines>

16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:41:26 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

It is far more elegant to wear something classic and frugal


17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:42:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Also............Thier low information voter base may admire dream and maybe even touch but may never achieve even with a black president in the WH. To stupid to realize they’ve been had, blinded by color, massaged by thier very own plantation owners


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:42:56 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: yldstrk
Quite agree.


Q: what's even more declasse' than nouveau riche ?

A: nouveau riche on OUR DIME

   (or in this case, 120,000 of our dimes)

19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:58 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes they were so attractive, she was just as cute as a button on a boil.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:46:48 AM PST by blaveda
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To: yldstrk
What? Do you expect Michelle to wear “off the rack” clothes? A dress that cost 12 large is entirely fitting for the consort of the pResident of the World's largest Banana Republic.
21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:47:17 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: ronnie raygun

They are even faux frauds.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:48:25 AM PST by blaveda
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To: Tupelo

She can shop at Macy’s and get altered like everybody else


23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:49:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I think that Michelle actually foots the bill for the dress. This same TV interview also suggests that she pays a deeply discounted price for the advertising afforded the designer. I like to buy nice things and have no problem with her purchasing this dress for herself.

The problem comes because her and her husband preach to others that they should not enjoy the same freedom when spending their own money and it should redistributed in as many creative ways as possible.

I know I will catch heat for this here but I don’t have as much of a problem with the cost of state dinners as I do say for their Hawaiian vacations and especially that jaunt they took to try to secure the Olympics for Chicago. State dinners serve diplomatic purposes and help us appear as a generous country. Reagan hosted 35 of them. Elaborate first family vacations all over the world on the taxpayer dime on the other hand are absurd and offensive.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:54:57 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m guessing the cost of the dress is a direct result of the amount of fabric required to cover that fat, lazy, disgusting libtard’s backside.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:02 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

I don’t think it is appropriate timing, when so many are out of work, for this dress. Maybe Robinson didn’t pay a dime for it, and Herrera was thrilled to make it for her, but it is still profligate and confirms that she is in it for the spoils and the graft and thinks she is Beyonce and doesn’t care about the abysmal state of our country.

She is not just some dame who married a millionaire. No one cares what that dame blows her husband’s money on.

She is supposed to be First Lady, but she is more like Porky Pig.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JoeProBono
It's got that sort of poof at the bottom

...and another one on her right.

27 posted on 02/12/2014 6:07:35 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: yldstrk

28 posted on 02/12/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: yldstrk

We will have to agree to disagree. The problem is when we criticize Michelle’s choice of dress ( assuming it was not purchased by tax payer funds) we are engaging in the same class warfare that the democrats do their best to incite.

No, she is not just some dame who married a millionaire, but she does have the right to purchase for herself to wear what she would like. You are wrong people do care what the dame who marries the millionaire spends their money on. We must be careful not to fall into the same trap of envy that is used as an argument to redistribute wealth.

Now, we can give our opinions all day about if the dress is flattering or not, but Beyonce probably would have worn something classless that would have made even the randy french prime minister blush.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 6:11:36 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Migraine

“Lipstick on a pig” comes to mind.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 6:11:37 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: longfellowsmuse

She is not a queen. She is the wife of a political leader. Everything she says and does matters, but she thinks she can wear an overpriced dress and not get criticized for it. I do not for one little minute agree with you. And I bet you dollars to donuts the taxpayers bought that dress. It is a disgusting display when times are so bad. If times were good it would be disgusting and over the top. If she wants to wear thousand dollar bills pasted on herself to show how “riche” she is in private, that is one thing. This is entirely another. Who are you anyway “likes to buy nice things”. What church do you go to? How much have you donated to the poor this year?


31 posted on 02/12/2014 6:17:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KC_Lion; yldstrk
The word pretentious, while perfectly describing MO, comes no where near Sarah.

Sarah is the salt of the Earth and would be as comfortable preparing her guest a meal of moose chili as she would be delivering our nation's (honest) State of the Union address.

32 posted on 02/12/2014 6:20:48 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Sarah Palin is also smart and attractive as well as caring and down to earth.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 6:23:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
"Who are you anyway “likes to buy nice things”. What church do you go to? How much have you donated to the poor this year?"

Huh? What is wrong with buying nice things? Occupy-style class warfare BS.

34 posted on 02/12/2014 6:25:39 AM PST by Third Person
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To: longfellowsmuse

You are right about the redistribution and they have made sure they redistribute some of it to themselves. It is an American tradition and value to stretch a dollar until it squawks and blowing money on garbage is not good stewardship. It is disgusting.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 6:25:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Third Person

I completely agree with buying quality.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 6:26:59 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Come on folks, the commie POTUS has already declared “I am president so I can do anything I want”. So there is no surprise that the taxpayer’s will foot the bill, for her majesty’s beauticians, wigs, dresses, etc.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 6:29:59 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: longfellowsmuse
re: criticizing the dress

I've been one to appreciate that Michelle often wearing dresses has had a positive impact on women and girls. It's nice to see girls want to look feminine. It's also nice for heavy set girls to see in Michelle that they can do better than just put on spandex blend pants.

If that dress becomes a fashion statement, it will be better for prom night and other dress-up choices than choosing to look like streetwalkers in training. It sends the message that fashion can be fun.

The one who I'll criticize for clothing choices is hillary. She doesn't even try to make a fashion statement or look attractive.

38 posted on 02/12/2014 6:32:11 AM PST by grania
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To: grania
I see the two clown's did some entertaining of dignitaries? What was the occasion. Did Michelle take some Prozac to get through the night and act like a First Lady?
39 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:31 AM PST by angcat
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To: yldstrk
The dress was probably given or loaned to Michelle at no cost. Designers do it all the time to have their design associated with a ‘celebrity’ figure.
40 posted on 02/12/2014 6:34:28 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

They are prosecuting the former Virginia first couple for the same type of thing.

Classic Clinton MO.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 6:34:29 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: yldstrk

Seriously, are you a troll?

You have proven my point. I thought it did not matter to you what” the dame who marries a millionaire” does with the money. Apparently it does, since you have questioned my generosity to the poor and my tithings to my church (which are substantial actually)

As I stated before IF she paid for that dress herself, then I have no problem with it..if taxpayers bought it then that is a different story. Envy is one of the seven deadly sins remember and the idea that people are not entitled to spend their money as they wish is what elected Ms.Robinson’s husband….twice.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 6:36:28 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

The only way I could see criticizing the expense of her dress as class warfare is if the Obungholes had honestly earned the money to buy it. They didn’t. I think it is proper and useful to point out the incongruity of how Moochelle and the Kenyan speak disparagingly about the rich and how they flaunt wealth when they get a chance to do so. They are hypocrites of the highest order and calling attention to it is a good thing in my view.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 6:40:07 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: yldstrk

The clothes don’t make the cow.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 6:44:45 AM PST by pallis
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To: jospehm20

Please reread my first post #24 and you will see that I agree with you about their hypocritical nature when talking about wealth. But we must be very careful to soul search ourselves to make sure we are not falling into the same trap we accuse those who elected Obama of….

Sadly the idea that wealthy people have not gotten their money honestly is also a liberal tactic used to justify redistribution of wealth. Much of the Obama’s cash comes from the royalties he earns on the sale of his books. Many famous authors make money this way. Now you may hate what he wrote and think he is lying commie scum ( as do I ) but in a free market economy where people have the right to decide to buy his books can you really say that his money is not honestly made? What about the heirs of the rich and famous who inherit millions? is that honestly made? what trades are so noble that those who engage in them are allowed to keep what they earn? and who decides what a noble profession is? do you see the problem here?

Look, I am no fan of this couple I think he sees himself as a dictator above reproach ( with the blessings of our lazy and inept congress) but we really must be careful not to become the very thing we despise.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 6:51:44 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Good, as long as you are not one of those limousine liberals that wants to parade around like kings while demanding the middle class agree to increased taxes. And if you want to “buy nice things” go for it. AS long as the money you are spending is yours. In Robinson’s case, she is spending our money.


46 posted on 02/12/2014 6:57:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
"It's got that sort of poof at the bottom that's very sort of billowy"

That's not the dress---it's her rear end.

47 posted on 02/12/2014 7:05:30 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Doogle

LMAO


48 posted on 02/12/2014 7:05:47 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

“”It’s got that sort of poof at the bottom that’s very sort of billowy”

That’s not the dress-—it’s her rear end.”

lol, I am just dumbfounded by this crew


49 posted on 02/12/2014 7:07:12 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Please. They are ghetto trash grifters who act like they
just won the lottery.


50 posted on 02/12/2014 7:08:55 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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