Skip to comments.The Painful Irony of Michelle Obama's $12,000 Dress
Posted on 02/14/2014 12:30:29 PM PST by Kaslin
Earlier this week President Obama and the First Lady hosted French President Francois Hollande at the White House for an official state dinner. It was quite the affair with caviar, quail eggs, rib-eye and chocolate-malted ganache.
In case you don't remember, Hollande is a full blown French socialist who deeply believes the only way to help the poor is by demonizing and soaking the rich. Hollande is currently moving forward with his plan in France to tax millionaires 75 percent after receiving approval from a court. President Obama holds similar views and has repeatedly told the rich they need to "pay their fair share" so that the rest of us can have a fair shot at life.
But it's difficult to take these positions seriously when the people taking them engage in the very lifestyles they claim to abhor. Take for example Michelle Obama, who wore a $12,000 Carolina Herrera designer gown to the state dinner earlier this week. Just a few weeks before the dinner, President Obama argued income inequality is a major problem facing our America. CNSNews noticed the cost of her dress is more than the average household income worldwide.
The blue and black designer dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore to Tuesdays state dinner for the French president reportedly cost between $10,000 and $12,000, according to news media, which is more than the median annual household income worldwide of $9,733, and greater than the median income for households in at least 87 countries, according to data from Gallup.
Just before the dinner, Michelle Obama tweeted out this photo of her dogs at the dinner table dining on crystal and fancy china.
Bone appétit! pic.twitter.com/vuXRoKEnGY FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February 11, 2014
When Michelle Obama walked out to greet the French President, the media swooned. NBC's Shawna Thomas declared "BOW DOWN!" on Twitter when she saw the dress.
HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THE FIRST LADY'S DRESS. #BOWDOWN Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) February 12, 2014
NBC is the same network that questioned Ann Romney for wearing a $900 designer shirt for an interview with CBS This Morning. The Romneys have donated more than $20 million to charity over their lifetimes and have worked for the majority of their lives in the private sector. The same cannot be said for the Obamas.
Here's my bottom line, I couldn't care less how much Michelle Obama's gown cost. I'd love for every woman to have the opportunity to wear a gown like that in her life. Designer clothes are expensive because of the work that goes into them and I'm happy Caroline Herrera got paid for the work she did. Herrera reaped the reward of having a First Lady wear her art and product thanks to hard work. The issue is the Obamas and President Hollande lecturing the rest of us about how much money we should make, how we spend our money and how much of our money they are entitled to. People like Hollande and the Obamas are either elitist hypocrites or they don't really believe in the socialist policies they preach about and implement for the rest of us.
Editor's note: This post has been updated.
That would be yes on both counts. Not an either/or question.
THey don’t really believe those “principles”. Every leftist redistribution scheme is designed to take from the productive, but not to necessarily give to the leeches. They only get a token of what’s left after the “socialists” have skimmed the best off the top. It’s not to enrich the “poor”, because that could be done much more efficiently than they’ve ever managed to, granting that they ever believed in it, which I don’t. It’s about impoverishing the productive middle class, and to their (the “redistributionists”) own benefit.
The Plebeians are too stupid to know whats happening to them.
1 IN 4 AMERICANS UNAWARE THAT EARTH CIRCLES SUN
Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.
The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade.
Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.
Government causes and takes advantage of such stupidity.
OMG....OMG.....OMG!!! Only STUPID people love these Obamas.
What is this #bowdown thing? It seems to have something to do with Beyonce.
Twitter confuses me.
Eh, that dress is OK, but it’s nothing to get over excited about. And why is a professional journalist using the word cr*p in her post?
Anybody can play dress up.
Doesn’t make either one of the Obamas classy.
That's a very nice dress -- quite flattering -- but I don't see $12,000 there.
And she probably threw it in the trash right after the dinner as no true elitest would dare be seeing wearing the same designer dress more than once.
Charity, or the required Mormon payments?
Mitt Romney is a temple Mormon, he is required to pay 10% of everything to his leaders and that is investigated every two years, and he is issued ID as proof of compliance, annually.
If Mitt, or Harry Reid, or Glenn Beck don't pay, then they cannot enter the temple and must worship among the lesser Mormons in plain buildings, they also lose their place in the after life, and can never become a God, as all three of them anticipate doing.
To be honest it is a nice dress, but the reason it is so expensive is because it is a designer dress. If you have the pattern, you could probably sow it $500 or less
I believe it was charitu
Yep. It's what I tell my kids: "Have you noticed that the longer these guys are in charge, the poorer we get, but the "poor" they claim to be "helping" NEVER get any "richer??"
I don’t know about sowing it, but I certainly could sew it!
Someone is missing their burqa.