January 21, 2009, - 11:15 am
By Debbie Schlussel
For all of his talk about helping the poor and telling us we have to be community activists, we already know how out of touch with even the average American Barack Hussein Obama is. It’s not just Obama’s “Arugula Moment,” when he famously lamented the price of arugula at Whole Foods to Iowa farmers who’d heard of neither the snooty greens nor green purveyor.
It’s the school to which the Obamas send their kids and the unnecessary and costly redecorating Mrs. Obama will do at the White House.
Obama Daughters: Their School Lunch Fit For a King
First, the school. We already know that attending Sidwell Friends School–the far-left Quaker school for the rich–costs a gazillion dollars a year, well out of reach from most American parents for their kids. For kids in the lower school, as the Obama kids are, it’s $28,442 apiece ($29,442 per year for middle and upper School (they’re too snobby to call it high school–they have to delineate from the little people’s “high school”). Yup, the Obamas are paying nearly $55,000 a year (more than twice the average annual American salary) to send their kids to elementary school away from the Black little people’s kids in Washington, DC. We can’t have that. But that’s old news.
Now, there’s the school’s lunch menu. Look at what Sasha and Malia are eating at school, this week. On Friday, for example, they and their classmates will be dining on:
* Cheese & Crackers
* Baby Spinach with Mandarin Oranges
* Roasted Atlantic Salmon
* Garlic Basil Pasta
* Roasted Local Squash
* Ice Cream
This is a school lunch for a seven- and ten-year-old? It sounds like an expensive meal at a high-end gourmet organic restaurant. Yet, this is what the elite Obama’s kids are eating for lunch at school. Does your child get this kind of haute cuisine for his/her school lunch?
Sorry, but this menu, this family, is totally out of touch with Americans. The only average “Americans” whose menu comes close are the detainees at Gitmo, who dine on the likes of sole amandine.
As much as I dislike Jimmy Carter, I have to give him and his wife credit for sending Amy Carter to public school, where she ate the same average lackluster public school lunch that her urban Washington, DC neighborhood kids ate.
Since the Obamas are all for helping the poor, couldn’t they send their kids to a much less expensive private school, where the kids eat, say, tuna, instead of roasted Atlantic salmon? $55,000 a year could feed a lot of poor people.
Then, there’s Michelle Obama’s decorating of the White House. Today, on the ABC hag-fest, “The View,” Baba Wawa noted that Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball gown’s cost ($1,500) was a sign that the Obamas would be frugal with America’s money. Dream on, Dead Woman Walking Walters. The White House redecorating is more emblematic of the me, too, elitist Obamas.
Every four years, the incoming President gets a certain amount to redecorate the private residence of the White House, already beautiful and state of the art. But times are different now, and they’re tough. Does a residence that was just redecorated four years ago need $100,000 of more redecoration? Why not set an example, and return that money to the treasury or–as the Obamas preach to us–give that money to feed the poor and homeless?
Fuhgedaboutit. The do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do Obamas wouldn’t think about such charity and budget consciousness in times of less prosperity and belt-tightening for other Americans.
Michelle Obama has already hired interior decorator to the elites, Michael S. Smith, for the job. Smith laments that, at $100,000, this is the least payment he’s gotten for a job and that he’s gonna do it anyway.
Thank Heaven for small favors.
Michelle Obama Hired Michael Smith to Waste $100K in Taxpayer Money, While Hubby Asks Us to Do Community Service