May 1, 2009, - 11:18 am

Michelle Hussein Obama, “Role Model,” Settin’ an Example on “Sacrifice” (After Obama Dumps on Hedge Funds Demanding “Sacrifice”)

By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, President Barack Obama–discussing the Chrysler bankruptcy–chastised investment firms and hedge funds that wouldn’t just throw in the towel and screw their investors. “Everyone needs to sacrifice,” he told us.
But as he spoke those words–words he keeps saying to everyone but his mirror–all I could hear was, “Sacrifice as I say, NOT as I do.”
Take wifey, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Hussein Obama Idi Amin Dada.
I mean, she’s really takin’ this “sacrifice” thing to heart . . . with her tacky Bozo the Clown shoes. And her White House spokespeople aren’t too keen on talking about it, perhaps because of how much they cost: $540. Yup, that’s “sacrifice.” Mmmm-hmmm.

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Michelle Hussein Obama “Sacrifices” in $540 Clown Shoes

Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.
While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
That’s right: These sneakers – suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps – are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion’s hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.
They’re out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barneys New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks, which are a cult favorite among fashionistas.
It’s likely Michelle got hers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that often outfits her.
“They’re shoes,” the First Lady’s reps sniffed when curious reporters inquired about the fancy footwear.

Barf. When his wife starts wearing sneakers that cost less than $200, like the rest of America, then her husband can lecture investment houses about “sacrifice” and screwing their clients out of their investment money.
Until then, remember Mrs. Hussein Obama’s 540 buck clown shoes whenever he tells you you need to “sacrifice.” (And remember that she dresses like an extra from “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” whenever you hear about what great style and taste she has.)
As reader Duane notes:

More of the “let them eat cake” mentality of Obama administration. What better way to show the masses that you can identify with them, than wearing shoes that cost as much as a house or car payment for many of them?

To sum up, the Obama’s monumental sacrifices:
* $10,000-plus tricked-out swing set for the kiddies;
* $55,000-plus tuition for the kiddies at a school, where they dine on cheese and crackers and roasted Atlantic salmon;
* $540 sneakers.
And yet, the magazines and newspapers keep telling us they are sooooo “down to earth.”
“Down to earth”? Puh-leeze. This elitist couple ain’t even in the same galaxy.
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Shhhh. Nobody tell Michelle Hussein Obama that Lanvin (and the clown shoes) is designed by Elber Albaz, the North African-born Israeli Jew, whose family had to flee for Israel, when all the Jews were kicked out and their homes and land were stolen by the Arabs. This “evil Zionist” designer even served in the Israeli Army. Horror of horrors.

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19 Responses

Whatever happened to the rhodium ring?

timjansing on May 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

To sum up, the Obama’s monumental sacrifices:
* $10,000-plus tricked-out swing set for the kiddies;
* $50,000-plus tuition for the kiddies at a school, where they dine on cheese and crackers and roasted Atlantic salmon;
* $540 sneakers.
Debbie, Not to mention his green 860 mile delivery of thier majesties pizza because they are too good to eat Dominoes, Pizza Hut, etc….
Obamas fly in chef 860 miles… just to make pizza
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1168940/Obamas-fly-chef-860-miles-White-House–just-make-pizza.html

eloopd on May 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Not to mention the “cheap and frugal” inaugural

i_am_me on May 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

what’s worse is that she paid $540 bucks for apair of sneaks that I’d have sworn needed to be tossed out- I can’t believe somethng new would look like it had been ussd in 10 professional clam digging contests followed by a few cleaings of the dairy parlor.

Mistress_Dee on May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

For goodness sake, Mrs. Obama regularly wears J. Crew.
Your swing-set numbers are way off.
[M: YUP, THOSE PICTURES LIED. AND SO DID THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITTING SHE WORE THESE $540 SHOES. SHE WEARS A VERY FEW J. CREW ITEMS AND A TON OF OTHER VERY EXPENSIVE CLOTHES AND SHOES, AND YOU FELL FOR THE RUSE. THANKS FOR GIVING US A FICTION CHECK. DITTO FOR YOUR SWINGSET NUMBERS, WHICH WE VERIFIED. IT’S A $10,000-PLUS SET. YOU BELIEVE THE LIES. WE VERIFY. DS]

Middleman on May 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Who am I to question “Reader Mike”?

Middleman on May 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

“SHE WEARS A VERY FEW J. CREW ITEMS AND A TON OF OTHER VERY EXPENSIVE CLOTHES AND SHOES”
The Daily News piece you quote says “her usual J. Crew cardigan.”

Middleman on May 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I wonder of Julie Myers got a pair of those for her outstanding service to DHS. After all, that was another circus!!!

ICEnomore on May 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Its not the fact they live expensive that bothers Debbie and me. If you’ve made it, you deserve it. No – its the hypocrisy – saying one thing and doing another when no one’s looking. The Obamas can lecture others about sacrifice – when they’ve walked the walk themselves.

NormanF on May 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Norm, I can’t recall a comment from Michelle Obama telling American women to dress frugally — can you?

Middleman on May 1, 2009 at 4:01 pm

It is a good thing for people to be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor, absolutely. And, most Americans want and expect the BO’s to enjoy themselves. At the same time, it does appear MO is falling for all the fashion rag adulation and trying to live up to the hype. I can’t imagine any prior first lady wearing fashion items that obvious. Eau d’nouveau riche wafts over the scene.

iowavette on May 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

No politicion understands sacrifice-they just preach it

mindy1 on May 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

What’s really disgusting about the Obama Presidency is that we have a man who uses religious phraseology like “being your brother’s keeper” while his real-life family . . . his literal family members . . . live in adject poverty.
His aunt in Massachussets, his half-brothers in Kenya, etc are all dirt poor.
Obama lectures on us on taking care of our figurative brothers, while he fails to take care of ANY of his literal siblings.
An absolute tool.
As for Michelle and the kids, they went shopping while Barack spent an hour with his dying grandmother.
They are hypocrites of the first order.

JSobieski on May 2, 2009 at 10:39 am

i just got some much needed running shoes from Modell’s a few weeks ago…$19.99 plus tax—$450 would put a nice dent in my Visa/HMO bill!

EminemsRevenge on May 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Don’t forget that after the “stimulus” bill was passed, which was so important it had to be passed immediately without debate, the Obamas flew to Chicago for the weekend to shop. I guess Tyson’s Corner Mall in VA or the Mazza Gallerie in DC were just too low chic for them. No time to sign that important bill when there’s shopping to be done.

Greg on May 2, 2009 at 8:46 pm

MYSTERY SOLVED after all these years.
Yes, my respected co-DebbieSchlussell.com friends after seeing the “close up” of Michelle Obamas legs/shoes I immediatley (a) lost my lunch and (b) cross referenced her feet with the known imprints of another famous individual…BIGFOOT.
It was not just Michelle Obamas hairy legs/ankles that caused me to do this painstaking research but it was something she wrote in her Harvard Thesis which I quote from: “Besides hating White People for getting into Harvard due to their grades, hard work, and test scores I must confess that I miss trampling through the forests and avoiding being captured. If only that pesky 16mm videotape was not taken. I was just walking along and BAM a group of (hated) White Males videotaped me and I was having a bad hair day too. Then they had the nerve to take cast imprints of my feet and it had been years since my last pedicure and my toenails looked like 4-inch FRITOS. Those damn White People and espically those White Males. I will get them back even if I have to marry a White Person hating Muslim Extremist Democrat and go to a Racist Church for 20 years. After all they haven’t caught me yet. Sasquach”.
I rest my case.
Jeffrey Schrembs, American Citizen
PS: No, this was NOT a racist attempt (so don’t try to deflect the facts because we ain’t falling for those tricks any longer) because whether her skin is polka dot covered with orange sprinkles her feet are HUGE and her ankles/legs are HARRY!

Nostradamus on May 3, 2009 at 2:09 am

Jeff Schrembs is HILARIOUS and his most recent post (see above) is HILARIOUS as well. It is a “must read”!
Sincerly,
His Father (Elvis Aron Presley)

Nostradamus on May 3, 2009 at 2:11 am

LOL!! I loved reading this piece and felt compelled to add the fact that they serve $100 a pound Kobe beef at the White House on Wednesday nights. I live in Metro Detroit and like my fellow residents know all too weel about the sacrifices this area has had to make for years and find it laughable that an elitist president can ask others to sacrifice when his wife wears shoes in public that could pay for someones mortgage payment this month or the other extravagant objects they hold so near and dear. Just chalk it up to another president who talks the talk but can’t walk the walk, and we all know he won’t be the last.

Acroyear on May 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

And yet, the hypocritical Left-Wing media are silent. Can you imagine what they wd do if Nancy Reagan wore $0 sneakers during a recession?!
BTW, those sneakers look like the $15.00 Converse sneakers I used to wear in gym class.

Thee_Bruno on May 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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