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Michelle Obama sparks fury after splashing out on $6,800 designer jacket for Palace reception
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/30/12 | Tamara Abraham

Posted on 07/30/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by Justaham

Political commentators have expressed their fury over the fact that Michelle Obama wore a jacket worth $6,800 to the pre-Olympics Opening Ceremony reception at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

Though the dazzling J Mendel jacket and skirt won critical acclaim from the style set, some pundits are furious that she elected to spend so much money on a garment while so many in the U.S. are suffering financially.

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KEYWORDS: buckinghampalace; designerjacket; michelleobama; moochelle
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 8:14:56 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The woman is a waste...as is her vapid dork hubby.

And folks still have the audacity to pick on Sarah, who has twice the IQ and multiple times the morality of either of the Obamaloon pretenders.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Justaham

FROM THE ARTICLE: Political commentators have taken issue with the fact that the design ‘cost more than the average American family makes in a month’

First of all, I would venture to guess that it cost more than the average American family makes in 2-3 months, at least. Secondly, I could make a copy of that for $15 or less.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 8:22:23 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Justaham
Moochelle Ubamugabe.
4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:22:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Justaham

The US “news” media will be right on this. As soon as they dig up how much Laura Bush spent on clothes as First Lady so they can show comparisons. You know, gotta’ be “in context”!


6 posted on 07/30/2012 8:23:28 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Justaham
France had Marie Antoinette and America has Michele Obama.
7 posted on 07/30/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Da Coyote

Folks, we’re beginning to sound like some OWS sour grapes out there.

First question we ought to ask — WHO PAID FOR THE JACKET?

Did she use her own money, or tax payer money?

If the former, why should we care?

A fuss should only be made if she used our money.

So, which is it?


8 posted on 07/30/2012 8:24:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Justaham

This must be the first time she’s ever been proud of her wardrobe.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: Justaham
Typical left wing scrounge. She's scrounging up as many freebies as she can get her hands on while the going is good. This woman has no class.

You can take the Obomas out of the Chicago ghetto, but you can't take the Chicago ghetto out of the Obomas.

10 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with your comments.
Typically clothes like this are provided gratis by the designers to get publicity.

I know this will be difficult for a lot of FReepers to believe, but on the site for 20-somethings that I troll undercover, MooseChelle is still quite admired.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

Michelle Obama wore a jacket worth $6,800 to the pre-Olympics Opening Ceremony.....
Yea, she bought it at Target....


13 posted on 07/30/2012 8:28:59 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Justaham

> ... she elected to spend so much money on a garment while so
> many in the U.S. are suffering financially.

Let them eat cake.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 8:30:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Justaham

...make...purse...sow’s ear...


15 posted on 07/30/2012 8:31:11 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: baddog 219

You’ll be able to buy it at Target this fall for $49.99, made in China


16 posted on 07/30/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Justaham

Look! Are we socialist, like them. They hipocrits we know that. As long as it was her money or Obamas pay check, I don’t have a problem with how they spend thier money, even though it may be tacky and hipocritical. Attacking someone on something so superficial as how they dress or what it costs invites our enemys to judge us as we judge them!


17 posted on 07/30/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: Justaham
Look! Are we socialist, like them. There hypocrites we know that. As long as it was her money or Obamas pay check, I don't have a problem with how they spend their money, even though it may be tacky and hypocritical. Attacking someone on something so superficial as how they dress or what it costs invites our enemy's to judge us as we judge them!
19 posted on 07/30/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: SeekAndFind
First question we ought to ask — WHO PAID FOR THE JACKET?

Politicians get to write off their clothing as a business expense. They come free with the house.
OR, they can except "gifts" from political "friends."
(I'm surprised Moochell didn't demand the queen give her - as a gift, of course - the royal crown. Does the queen not realize who she is???)

20 posted on 07/30/2012 8:35:06 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Justaham
She wore a $68,000 jacket!

(Just doing my Bill O'Reily imitation!)

21 posted on 07/30/2012 8:35:10 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SeekAndFind
Did she use her own money, or tax payer money?

There is a third part to that question, did someone else pay all or part of what the jacket is worth?

22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:35:28 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: SeekAndFind
First question we ought to ask — WHO PAID FOR THE JACKET?

Politicians get to write off their clothing as a business expense. They come free with the house.
OR, they can except "gifts" from political "friends."
(I'm surprised Moochell didn't demand the queen give her - as a gift, of course - the royal crown. Does the queen not realize who she is???)

23 posted on 07/30/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Justaham

I realize that this is going to be disliked by most of our readers.

As much as I dislike the current administration and the way they are destroying this great country I would still prefer that our leaders (yes, unfortunately she is considered a leader by some people in the world) are at least well dressed.

In fact it is an even bet that the designer either loaned her the jacket or gave it to her.

Anyway I would prefer her to look at least like she is trying to look nice than see her representing this country dressed in sack cloth.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 8:40:17 AM PDT by jdietz (God is great, beer is good and people are crazy, (which is why guns are necessary))
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To: Justaham

“The jacket, which was almost armour-like in style”

Heh, the first thing I thought of when I saw it was “that looks like a medieval tabard.”

As for the cost of the garment...if someone wanted to spend their own money on it, tough beans to anyone who didn’t. like it. Of course, it was probably not paid for with personal money, but the taxpayer-funded 1st Lady Budget (or whatever you call it). So, yeah, more of the same from this administration.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by DemforBush (Ever notice we never see Mayor Bloomberg and Louis XIV at the same time?)
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To: qman
hypocritical.

You bet. Liberals are just fine with limiting, controlling, and spending everyone elses money, but by golly don't you even dare think about touching their stash!
Hands off my stack, Jack! Rules are for thee - not for me!

26 posted on 07/30/2012 8:44:26 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Justaham
and she STILL looked like a silly fat cow...
27 posted on 07/30/2012 8:45:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Justaham
"...are furious that she elected to spend so much money..."

Ok, everyone who believes that Moochie actually spent her own money on this, raise your hand...

(sound of crickets chirping...)
28 posted on 07/30/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: Girlene

no matter how they dress her she is still a galomphing cow with zero poise and zero elegance. There is simply no class to her.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Girlene
She looks nice, but paying almost 7 grand for the jacket....wow. I think the skirt is the prettiest part of the outfit.

I thought big bustles like that went out of style around 1889 or so.

30 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:17 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: catnipman

“A Badger wrapped in a curtain.” ...

Good one! LMAO!


31 posted on 07/30/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s how I feel too. As long as it wasn’t my money I could give a fidge less what her clothes cost.

Of course it is a bit hypocritical for the Obama campaign to try to tell Romney where to put his money while they spend $6800 on a blouse.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 9:05:26 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Justaham

I remember when the Left Wing MSM went bonkers because Nanct Reagan bought new china for the WH even though it was paid for by private funds


33 posted on 07/30/2012 9:07:45 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Girlene

It looks almost as if she’s wearing a bustle.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:08:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: qman
Attacking someone on something so superficial as how they dress or what it costs invites our enemys to judge us as we judge them!

I take it you don't remember the LEFT WING MSM attacks on Nancy Reagan
35 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: SandRat

From the mind of Michele Obama, “Let them wear Gap.”


36 posted on 07/30/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Justaham

You can wrap a ______ in foil, but it doesn’t make it a Hershey bar.


37 posted on 07/30/2012 9:15:35 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

valid point.
but, what about the money she “earned”
because of her raise after her husband became senator?
...in an “important” job,
the hospital didn’t even bother to fill,
after she left ?
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or the money that Barack “earned”,
for an autobiography, that was an untrue “composite”,
and wasn’t even “auto-” ?
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there is a difference, between spending money you earn,
and spending money you got by fraud and corruption...


38 posted on 07/30/2012 9:18:11 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
That skirt looks like a surplus WWII Parachute
39 posted on 07/30/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Justaham

Again we have to look for Non-US media to actually report on this stuff.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: nascarnation

Most 20-somethings are still wet behind the ears, and only worried about where their next piece of a$$ is coming from. I know...I was 20-something at one point in my life.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 9:32:05 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind
A fuss should only be made if she used our money

Or, if she was "given" the jacket in exchange for some favor.

42 posted on 07/30/2012 9:43:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Redleg Duke

Not 68 THOU, 68 HUNDRED. A little difference there.

Personally, I like the look and I don’t care how much it cost. Folks here sound like little kids.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: EggsAckley

Sorry, but when liberals try to tell me my money is not my money but the governments, then I have every right to comment on how they spend their money.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: NEMDF

The average monthly income runs about $50,000. So, 1.5 months.

Unless you are referring to net vs gross.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 10:04:56 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: SandRat

>>France had Marie Antoinette and America has Michele Obama. <<

Marie Antoinette was an innocent girl who gave to the poor and was demonized by the radical left of her time. They told horrible stories about her and even convinced her son that she had sex with him. She prayed for those who persecuted and convicted her. This is well documented.

Michelle is no Marie.


46 posted on 07/30/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Justaham

Kate Middleton wore a $60 dress off the sale rack a few days before the Olymics and looked stunning. Message for moochelle is no amount of money will ever make her look like a human.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Justaham

Oh, what’s the bid deal? I mean, $6,800 is just chickensh*t money to King Effete and Queen Bitter.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 10:29:16 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: jdietz
It is hypocritical as heck but you are likely right- the designer probably loaned it to her to wear. Look at all the publicity he is getting after all! Plus, she will never wear it again. It's too memorable so she probably didn't buy it.
Still, I love watching the libs tie themselves in knots over this. It makes them crazy!
49 posted on 07/30/2012 11:12:29 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: EggsAckley

I personally think it makes her already large rear look even bigger. It’s like a bustle. Yuk.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by luv2ski
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