August 06, 2010

The Tone-Deaf Tour Continues

Michelle Obama's conspicuous consumption is even infuriating our allies, including the U.K.'s Daily Mail, which rips the free-spending First Lady and her entourage:

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 50,000 a day.

The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette.

And her critics will be further annoyed when they learn that the president's wife had a Spanish beach closed off today so that she, her daughter and their entourage could go for a swim.

I'm sure if they made an effort they could find a way to plot a more tone-deaf public spectacle to reinforce the notion that the first family is grossly out of touch with the economic pains being experienced by so many Americans... but it might be tough.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 6, 2010 07:35 PM

Let's call it the "Marie Antionette Tour"
"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Posted by: LibertyAtStake at August 6, 2010 08:20 PM

Or the "Let Them Eat Cake Tour"

Posted by: Dave-O at August 6, 2010 09:06 PM

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. Any new inventions, Dr. Guillote?

Posted by: Zeek at August 6, 2010 10:52 PM

An ARROGANT and NO CLASS First Lady, she has been an embarrassment to the USA since day one !!

When she FINALIZES all her "vacations", she will be received well on the campaign trail !!!

Democrat candidates couldn't ask for a better poison pill !!

Posted by: Jenna at August 7, 2010 07:09 AM

Let Them Eat Lobster
The simple truth is Barack Obama is a narcissistic flim flam man, in the hip pocket of elite financiers like George Soros. The President, like Nero, is fiddling while his country burns. He couldn't care less about the plight of the unwashed masses. In fact, unlike so many of his democratic cronies, he's even incapable of crocodile tears. It comes as no surprise that his wife acts out the same derangement in character. They are two peas in a pod.

Posted by: Thingumbob at August 7, 2010 08:44 AM

I have to wonder why in the heck she needs a 68 strong security detail. Seems rather excessive. Like her entire trip.

Posted by: William Teach at August 7, 2010 09:41 AM

She needs a 68 man security-detail because she brought 40 friends along with her on our dim(s). Those guys have to do three shifts/day and cover every place the wookie (and her friends) want to go in advance.

Posted by: emdfl at August 7, 2010 09:56 PM

I'm so glad that Michelle has already seen all of America, so we won't be bothered by those air traffic delays and motorcades once Barack gets a new job in about 2 years.

Posted by: Neo at August 8, 2010 08:35 AM

THis is such a disgrace of to the position she is holding. Closing beaches, extravagant spending, The "Material Girl" is sending all the wrong signals to the world. Did SHE EVEN think of going to the Gulf Coast of Florida for her vacation, they are celebrating the National Seafood festival.. Or is THIS BELOW her new held position of "Queen" Beyond dissapointed.... Reference other first ladies, Bush, Clinton, who had the class to go to thier own homes, lake houses, friends estates, national parks for a break.. Who does she think she is, a celebrity..

Posted by: Tom at August 8, 2010 11:10 AM