PRO-AMERICANS SPEND $150K ON CLOTHES  10:10 pm October 22, 2008

by Ken Layne

Joe and Jill the PlumberBARACK THE BARGAIN HUNTER: Conservative blog TownHall.com investigated those fancy Obamas to see how much they spent on clothes. Barack & Michelle’s nomination night outfits cost under $3,000, or about 2% of Sarah Palin’s RNC shopping spree — and that includes a custom-made suit for Hopey. The Obamas also apparently bought their clothes with their own money, like Americans who support capitalism. [Town Hall]

 

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{ 49 comments }

pepe October 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm

It’s socialist to pay for your own clothes.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl October 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Is making your own clothes capitalist or socialist? I forget. Hand-me-downs can go fuck the Berlin Wall though.

hockeymom October 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I love Michelle Obama’s style…but she needs to watch it with the flair.
I detect a slight flair addiction.

Undeterredbyreality October 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Ladies Hope Journal is in the tank.

sweetits October 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Supporting local designers is not the American way. Now shopping at Saks represents the average Joe.

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Ken, I’m surprised you haven’t figured this out yet. Giving giant quantities of money to big, elite businesses = Capitalism = good Republican practice.

Giving money you have earned yourself to hard working small businesses = Communism = standard Democratic practice.

The difference between Capitalism and Communism is the amount of money you have. Why do you think Commies use things like “rubles” and “euros” instead of good ol’ American dollars?

Lionel Hutz Esq. October 22, 2008 at 10:24 pm

In fairness to Palin, Guiliani buys all of his dresses at Saks.

Serolf Divad October 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Seriously, you know Repubs are in trouble when they start playing the “but you do it, too” game.

AngryBlakGuy October 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm

…completely off topic; but this is REDICULOUSLY FUNNY!!!

BillyClubb October 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm

[re=144053]Undeterredbyreality[/re]: Freudian slip there, it’s Ladies Home Journal, not Hope Journal. So… stop obsessing about Barack Obama.

Crab1 October 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm

But if you add up how much that black guy spent on his fancy education vs. what Hockey Mom spent on her education you can see who the real out of touch elitist really is.

WhatTheHeck October 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm

When Walnutz says Obama is inexperienced, he’s so damn right. Obama has no clue how to milk the system to get those extra perks.
Lesson One: Never use your own money.
Lesson Two: Never let big Government force you to pay taxes.
Lesson Three: Never spend just chump change. Go Large.

These, my friends, are the lessons learnt from 5 1/2 years of going without.

Johnny Zhivago October 22, 2008 at 10:52 pm

[re=144064]Crab1[/re]: Exactly… I like Palin’s home spun values and the fact that she’s encouraged her children to drop out of school (great role model for Americans concerned about keeping college expenses to a minimum), to join the Army and get pregnant at an early age. In fact, if she would convince her pregnant girls to join the army, I’d be over the moon with her.

Giant Robot October 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm

[re=144058]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Holy shit!

space stout October 22, 2008 at 10:59 pm

obviously these wardrobe items were less expensive because they were made out of HALF BREED MUSLIN!

ladymacbeth October 22, 2008 at 11:01 pm

you don’t need a six figure wardrobe budget when your every gesture bespeaks grace and style.

plus you know, beyond hot wife.

Johnny Zhivago October 22, 2008 at 11:05 pm

[re=144058]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: That was hysterical!

Giant Robot October 22, 2008 at 11:08 pm

[re=144074]ladymacbeth[/re]: Conversely, you can’t polish a turd…

PoliTacky October 22, 2008 at 11:13 pm
ms_mcgee October 22, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Yes, elitist Michelle shops at The Gap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vkWRIcezc0

ConfederacyOfCuntses October 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm

I make all my clothes out of teh Muslin.

Hooray For Anything October 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm

I think they missed the Che Guevara t-shirt Obama always wears underneath his dress shirt that he bought at the local Socialist Bookstore for $15

jagorev October 22, 2008 at 11:22 pm

A $1,500 custom-tailored suit really isn’t that bad. I don’t make much more than the average American, but even I’ve got one “good suit”. And Barack made his money from being an author, not RNC handouts. He’s earned several nice suits. His money, he can spend it however he wants.

Honestly, this is why McCain’s $500 Ferragamo shoes never really became a big deal either (though his wife’s outfit at the RNC was a bit much at $300k). Who cares if the McCains want to spend their own money on nice stuff?

With Palin, it’s not the size of the bill, eye-popping as it may be; it’s the ethics of the thing.

slinkimalinki October 22, 2008 at 11:26 pm

why is the ladies home journal obsessed with obama’s gas pump?

Kinbote October 22, 2008 at 11:32 pm

You think she _really_ spent that money on clothes? WAKE UP SHEEPLE! Jeff Larson took her to have her bunghole bleached. Apparently the end of her pipeline wasn’t as Really American as the rest of her.

bitchincamaro October 22, 2008 at 11:34 pm

[re=144068]WhatTheHeck[/re]:

Lesson Five: Never pay retail.

Shalom. Out.

ManchuCandidate October 22, 2008 at 11:37 pm

That’s the October surprise Walnuts can believe in! A guy and his wife who spent $5K of their own money on clothes. Gee, the horror of it all!

j6n October 22, 2008 at 11:38 pm

[re=144058]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Best of the year

HuskyMescan October 22, 2008 at 11:38 pm

[re=144081]PoliTacky[/re]: awesome, i gave you 5 stars , cuz its the damned truth

space stout October 22, 2008 at 11:40 pm

[re=144084]Hooray For Anything[/re]: no money involved- I’m sure it was some kind of barter…

jagorev October 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm

After the seven houses and the Neiman Marcus, I think we’ve established one thing: The Republican nominee in 2012 will wear only clothes purchased off the rack at Walmart. Yes, meet your next white President, America: Governor Mike Huckabee!

Early and Often October 23, 2008 at 12:02 am

[re=144058]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Links like this are quickly justifying the exorbitantly high fees I paid to join Wonkette.

Datsun510 October 23, 2008 at 12:04 am

There goes Obama acting like a good cloth-coat Muslin.
Or is that a Muslim-coat republican?

Ken Layne October 23, 2008 at 12:04 am

[re=144081]PoliTacky[/re]: Well done!
[re=144058]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Okay, I’ll bite. BUT ONLY BECAUSE I AM EXHAUSTED AND EVERYTHING’S FUNNY, NOW.

Datsun510 October 23, 2008 at 12:50 am

[re=144081]PoliTacky[/re]: That is INSANE sweetness!

donner_froh October 23, 2008 at 12:58 am

I for one welcome our new [re=144058]AngryBlakGuy] overlords. Insanely funny.

PoliTacky October 23, 2008 at 12:59 am

[re=144098]HuskyMescan[/re]: I love those godamned happy ads!
[re=144112]Ken Layne[/re]: Your blingee wish is my command, great leader.

Worlds End October 23, 2008 at 1:19 am

Buying clothes with their own money and not on the tax payers dime, who do these elitist bastards think they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Special Agent Jack Mehoff October 23, 2008 at 2:27 am

Bully for us!

fuckinredneck October 23, 2008 at 2:32 am

[re=144082]ms_mcgee[/re]: I like the truly sinister Mohammad Hi-Five ™ they share as Michelle informs B.H.O. of the low low dress price.

BobLoblawLawBlog October 23, 2008 at 4:48 am

I also have to jump on the Michelle-Obama-as-fashion-plate bandwagon. This just shows, once again, that you can give someone all the money in the world, but, if they’ve got cheap taste, they’re just gonna look cheap (Paris Hilton, Sarah Palin). On the other hand, you can drop people with impeccable taste in a fucking Talbot’s and they’ll come out looking awesome (Tim Gunn, Michelle and Hopey).

BTW I thought only white people shopped at the Gap? Besides me, of course. Those jeans don’t allow for any ass whatsoever.

Min October 23, 2008 at 9:46 am

The cover of the Ladies Home Journal?!? The populism. It threatens to consume me.

Doglessliberal October 23, 2008 at 10:01 am

[re=144081]PoliTacky[/re]: oooh, nice

Doglessliberal October 23, 2008 at 10:03 am

[re=144223]BobLoblawLawBlog[/re]: exactly. No matter what you drape on Palin, it is not going to give her grace, class, and real self-confidence born of knowing oneself and lack of ego versus running other people down and bragging about yourself.

snig October 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

Hopey’s shoes have stigmata. They died so that you’re shoes might live.

http://bagnewsnotes.typepad.com/bagnews/obama-shoes-400.jpg

problemwithcaring October 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm

[re=144051]hockeymom[/re]: Yep. Also known as uppity.

zhubajie October 23, 2008 at 6:17 pm

[re=144056]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Maybe the sorts who go on and on about Palin’s looks are comparing her to Giuliani!

Zhu Bajie

zhubajie October 23, 2008 at 6:19 pm

[re=144070]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: I’m sure that if the Palin daughters’ were to go to Iraq, there are a lot of lonely soldiers who’d be glad to help them get pregnant!

Zhu Bajie

ApostolicIlx October 24, 2008 at 1:35 am

Did you know Barack Obama’s Campaign purchased 24600$ from Kids R Us? Probably not, and that is from his own campaign money, not DNC money…Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…It’s Dick Cheney!!!

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