Fail: FLOTUS’ $6,800 jacket ‘princely’; The Romneys spun as out of touch
Ah, yes. Remember that? All the breathless barking by the lapdog media over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. How dare she she need clothes? She’s just some hick from the sticks and all. But, when it is Michelle Obama? Also breathlessness from “real journalists,” but in this case it is breathless Squee-ing.
— Teodora Stanev (@KOSMOSNET) July 30, 2012
Fit for a queen? Michelle Obama wears $6,800 jacket to royal visit: http://t.co/a7cuQ8S5
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 30, 2012
Wait, what? We thought stylish was bad, according to the press. Just ask Ann Romney’s shirt.
More from NewsBusters:
On Monday morning, Washington Post gossips Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger hailed Michelle Obama the fashion plate with the headline “Fit For a Queen (Truly).” For a reception at Buckingham Palace for heads of state, Mrs. Obama wore a “very fancy” jacket priced at a “princely $6,800.” Readers could exhale, the American now fits in.
The very same Washington Post greeted the GOP nominee’s wife with a much different spin online, despite a lower price tag. The headline was “Ann Romney’s $990 T-shirt is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign” and Suzi Parker began by asking “Does Ann Romney wear her $990 designer shirt while driving one of her two Cadillacs?”
Sigh. When Sarah Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate, one of the first things that the always-biased MSNBC ran as a graphic was, “How many houses does Palin add to the Republican ticket?” Senator McCain and his wife own several houses, you see. Cue the super scary music!
Success and wealth are bad, unless it’s a Democrat’s success and wealth. Then it’s hunky-dory and only a topic of discussion in order to Squee over how glamorous they are. Fancy pants is not considered “out of touch” if sweet, sweet liberal policy designed to keep the pesky masses feeding at the government trough is the result.
Those who don’t blindly accept what the media tell them, call out the press on the blatant hypocrisy and double standards.
Democrats blast Romney's wife for wearing $990 jacket.. What are they saying now that Michelle Obama wore a $6,800 jacket to the Olympics?
— Blake Sandquist (@BSandquist) July 30, 2012
— Illegal Alien (@rovibe71) July 29, 2012
— Laura Donovan (@LauraDonovanUA) July 30, 2012
Michelle Obama spends $6,800 on a jacket, but we're told to believe the Romneys are out-of-touch with middle America. LOL
— Kevin Eder (@keder) July 30, 2012
Yep! The media, in collusion with the Left, are desperately trying to spin The Romneys as out of touch. As we saw last month, they are sinking so low as to deceptively edit video and promote utter lies about Mr. Romney. Remember the great WaWa debate that the media tried to create out of utter lies? Oh, look at Romney! He doesn’t even know about Wawa! Totally out of touch.
They tried the same thing with jet skiing and by mocking Ann Romney for being into dressage, which is physical therapy for her Multiple Sclerosis. And even if it wasn’t, who cares? Desperate attempts at spin by desperate people.
Your daily reminder that the Obamas are INSANELY WEALTHY. But, you know, dressage! http://t.co/kjE0a9kb
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) July 30, 2012
The real “out of touch” people are The Obamas. Or should we say the poor little rich Obamas, who have admitted they were worried about their own finances and their own “fearsomely expensive lifestyle.” President Obama also hobnobs with his Hollywood buddies constantly, calls Hollywood starlets “typical young Americans,” holds swanky fundraisers left and right and pooh-poohs the fact that most Americans are hurting economically. Let them eat cake; they are “doing just fine.“
This Twitter user finds one glimmer of light in Michelle’s swanky jacket, though.
I don't care that the jacket cost more than I make in a month. At least Michelle Obama looked presentable this time. http://t.co/CJ2yF14m
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) July 30, 2012
Yes, please do! Out of touch? Look in your mirrors, media … and President Obama.