January 21, 2009, - 11:15 am

The Obama Girls’ Menu: For All the Talk About Helping the Poor, Obamas Lead the Elitist Life

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

13 Responses

There’s a new lamp on order for the oval office. It’s shade made entirely of the skin cut from B. Walters’ jowls over the course of 30 years of “lifts”.

spiffo on January 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Just imagine. When the kids get older they can volunteer for the pro-HAMAS / pro Hizbullah American Friends Service Committee (They are located in the upper school’s community Service directory – http://www.sidwell.edu/upper_school/communityservice_directory.asp).
By the way, I wonder if either Al Sharpton bothered to mention the disparity in education of Obama’s daughter’s when compared with the education of those who put Obama into office during the education forum Debbie wrote about yesterday.

i_am_me on January 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

In my previous comment, the end of the parenthesis got placed into the URL. The correct URL is: http://www.sidwell.edu/upper_school/communityservice_directory.asp

i_am_me on January 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Ironic, seeing how he just froze WH employees who were making less than half of what he spends to send his kids to private school. Sacrafice for thee, but not for me liberals.

eloopd on January 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I agree with the post in general;
ironically, though, the Sidwell menu, for all its elitist aspects, is not very healthful. Lots and lots of artery-clogging saturated fat, and refined grains, which are virtually the same as guzzling down sugar. The Center for Science in the Public Interest would not approve.
I do have to defend arugula though. It is a cruciferous vegetable, which like all other cruciferous vegetables can help lower the risk of certain types of cancers. I buy it myself at Whole Foods regularly. It costs a few dollars, but some of the people knocking arugula drink alcohol, certainly more expensive for most people, or drink various other beverages, also costing more in their aggregate.

c f on January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Elitist? Um….okay. President Obama went to Columbia and then to Harvard Law School. Michelle, who came from a hard-working, two-parent, and solidly middle class background (her father was an incredible man), attended Princeton and then went on to Harvard Law. Obama spent his prime money-earning years being a community organizer when, as a former President of the Harvard Law Review, he could have been clerking for some Supreme Court Justice. To me, he’s served his time helping “the least of these” and shouldn’t have to prove any more to anybody by trying to lower his lifestyle.
If the Obamas want to send their kids to the best private schools, then more power to them. Have you heard about what’s happening in the DC public schools? Why would any parent send their children there if they had the means to send them elsewhere? I salute the efforts of Superintendent Michelle Rhee, but DC schools are not there just yet. And the Obamas are under no obligation to endanger their children’s education by trying to prove they’re “one of us”. That’s just silly symbolism. And the Obama girls were in private schools long before they moved to DC, so this is nothing new to them. Besides, I love the fact that we have two poised and polished little “Black American Princesses” in the White House, and I pray every day that they stay that way. I would hate to see them fall victim to the culture of vulgarity and mediocrity that is so pervasive among too many of our youth today.
I don’t know why we constantly want our political leaders to prove “they’re one of us”. I don’t want somebody like me in the White House….I want them to be better. I remember when the media raised such a big stink when the 1st President Bush didn’t know about grocery store scanners. I thought, “So the hell what! Hasn’t he got more important things to worry about? Let him concentrate on running the free world…I’ll do the grocery shopping!” And let’s face the facts….no one who has the connections, the ambition, the ego, and the drive to run for President is an “average American”. It’s only conservative White folks and ignorant, stuck-back-in the-60s low-class Black folks who are decrying the Obamas as “elitist” and “bourgie”. For the rest of us Black folks who are striving hard every day to get our piece of the American dream, we’re happy to see that a Black family living the “Our Kind of People” lifestyle (in reference to the book by Lawrence Otis Graham) is front and center on the world stage. These are the kind of folks I grew up seeing in my church and my neighborhood, not the Fantasia Barrinos of the world….
Years ago, good ol’ Rev. Ike once said that, “The best way I can help the poor is not be one of them”. In my younger militant days, I decried that comment. But as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I see the wisdom in his statement!

JibberJabber on January 21, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Well, well , well. Its the Clinton White House all over again. Clinton shoves SECUS 2000 down everyone throat while they live the life of the elite new rich above everyone , do as I say do not do as I do.
I wonder when he is going to start the genocide , like he did with his cousin ” The Butcher of Kenya!” Raila Odingahis
Watch Obama as he stands next to a butcher named Raila Odingahis OBAMA”S cousin. Just take a look at what Obama has supported: death and slaughter. Odinga ran on the ticket of ‘change’ and redistribution of wealth using US taxpayer money.

Odinga ordered all records relating to Obama’s birth sealed. Now Odinga expects the payoff.
Congressmen don’t not let the Electorate vote Obama in until he show’s that he is constitutionaly qualified so far Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally-qualified natural-born citizen and is ineligible to assume the office of President of the United States.î
But he is in office! So what the crack head’s wife does should not shock you Debbie.
All the Celebrities that take credit for putting him in office need to be boycotted, starting with Oprah, Will Smith

This say’s it all! God Help us!

Johnny V on January 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

This seems really simple to me. They’re the parents’ kids, the parents have earned their money and they should be the ones to decide what school the kids go to. As long as the taxpayers are not footing the bills, it’s fine with me. As far as the redec of the WH, $100,000 ain’t that much money considering.

sanantonioins on January 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I say give them chitlins, collard greens, hamhocks, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, catfish, gumbo, black eyed peas, sweet potato pies and grape soda. Now if that is good for the rest of DC residents then it should be good for these spoiled brats. Hey when I roll through the hood this is what is offered and it is mmmm…good. Dont hate, just eat.

californiascreaming on January 22, 2009 at 2:54 am

I’m writing in defense of arugula, and the bad rap and misassociation it’s been getting since Mr. and Mrs. Obamessiah’s appearance on the world stage. I’m an American of Franco-Italo ancestry, 53 years old, and arugula was part of my regular diet as a kid. It grew in our backyard in NJ, and my mother picked it with the dandelions and other greens that grew there and served it up in salad. Stray cats peed on our arugula, but my late mom waved off my concerns and said the red-wine vinegar would kill any germs. That’s the arugula I know.

Julianne Barbato on January 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

The circus out in Washington, DC., for the unlawful swearing in of the impostor president, Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro and so forth, is now over. All the gushing and slobbering over the trashy looking rag worn by the militant Michelle Obama, has faded into the night. I wonder how many of the mindless mouth pieces giving their commentary about the “wonderful, smart First Lady,” know that in 1993, Michelle Obama, was ordered by the Illinois Supreme Court to stop practicing law? The faux First Lady was ordered by the court; it was not her choice. The records are sealed by the court so we don’t know why, but I am told by lawyers sending me email, it had to be something major for such drastic action.
The A-list stars from Hollywood were out in full regalia to celebrate history: the first African American president. Barack Hussein Obama aka and so forth, is the first mulatto to run for president, but he is not the 44th president. He is an usurper who has committed a horrible fraud on our nation. Someone or a number of people knew years ago that his citizenship would become an issue and began greasing the skids to pull off this fraud.
There is a conspiracy and a cover up here, just as there is regarding all the documents and records Obama is hiding from the American people.
We know that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., met in private with Obama on January 14, 2009. A gross conflict of interest since Roberts is deciding current cases before the court where Obama is either the defendant or the target of the litigation. Roberts’ role in the unlawful swearing in of the impostor president was a sobering moment. http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd430.htm

Johnny V on January 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Perhaps this is why Obama is still collecting “donations” on his website? Just a thought – unless they are still inundated with t-shirts!!

Lou35 on January 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm


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