Friday, February 27, 2009

Good For Me - But Not For Thee

In yet another instance of left-wing double-standard aggrandizing (of course, NOT covered by the Obama-worshiping MSM), we learn that Michelle Obama has been accepting "fashion freebies" (naturally, dismissed by her spokesperson as "loans" from designers and/or items that will be donated at a later time - with no mention of "when," exactly, the items might be returned and/or donated and, therefore, no longer having the use of said items): (Emphasis mine)

The items Obama has either borrowed or received free have included a $17,313 pair of Loree Rodkin diamond earrings and clothes and gowns worth $1,000 to $6,000. In some cases, Michelle Obama's representatives have said she will donate the items to the Smithsonian. {In "some cases"? What about the "other cases"?}

That makes no difference, Rampell says.

If somebody gives her a dress and it's worth $6,000, and she's not expected to return it, then she has $6,000 worth of income, or she's received a $6,000 gift, he says. I'm sure that the company is deducting the cost of that dress, the cost of manufacturing, the design, the materials and all that other stuff. And then when she gives it away to the charity, then she gets a charitable contribution for it.

While some articles in the press have reported that the clothes or jewelry were given to her free of charge or lent to her, none has criticized Obama or compared her practices with Nancy Reagan's. Instead, the articles have swooned over her fashion sense.

Some may remember First Lady Nancy Reagan being ripped a good one for the same practice - although Nancy Reagan was demonized, while Michelle Obama is deemed the next Jackie-O and "leader of the fashionable world."

And it takes little imagination to remember the ridicule and remarks like "Palin is a spoiled brat" (well covered in thousands of MSM articles and blog postings for months) when the Republican Party spent $150,000 on Sarah Palin's campaign wardrobe (incidentally, ALSO donated to charity - but that fact is of little relevance).

Neither of these ladies is Michelle Obama, of course.

Nor are they Democratic harpies feeding off the soul of the American people.


LewWaters said...

This fawning religious fervor over the Obama's is very problematic for the country. It is obvious that the diety of Obama is considered "above the law" and can do no wrong. At least, not yet.

I fear the backlash when Americans, especially Black Americans, wake up to what a bill of goods they were sold with this mulatto charlatan.

Angie Lee said...

Oh, I know what you mean, Lew. It is terrifying, the thought of what will happen. Compound that with morons like Jeanine Garrafalo (?sp) saying blacks and women in the Republican party suffer Stockholm Syndrome - and specifically targeting Michael Steele. It will not end well, that's for sure.

LewWaters said...

Isn't that something how Blacks that think for themselves and become Republican are somehow either nottrue Blacks or sell outs, to White Democrats?

And, they say we are in lock-step?

If you haven't had the chance, click on the link to the right to the National Black Republican Association and then watch the three videos of Frances Rice on Blacks and Republicans.

I'd like to see Janeane Garofalo tell her she is suffereing from Stockholm Syndrome. I think Frances would politely rip her a new ass. ;-)