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Liberal Media: Michelle Obama Is Totally Not Out of Touch in that $6,800 Shirt

JamesJr Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:28 PM
I know that Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are both wealthy and I feel they have the right to spend the money they earned however they want to. It just seems to me though that spending that much money on clothes is just such a waste no matter how wealthy one is. It is hard for me to wrap my head around this as I could never see myself spending this kind of money on things that are nowhere near worth that much.
Leslie96 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:50 PM
It's all fine and dandy when they spend their own money. I don't begrudge anyone who has worked hard for it and deserves it. BUT, when lectures come out of the mouths of those that do spend about we little people are spending??? there's a problem with that...you would think that she'd at least TRY to be an example of less excessive spending..while I understand the necessity of dressing well for her position, 6800??? for a blouse she's only probably going to wear that one time? I guess excess is best! ..
Anne_1 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:34 PM
anon: You have a point, I guess.

But as long as whomever is spending their OWN money, I don't give it much thought... one way or another.

But I'll tell you, when my husband was in law school, and flying for one of the Campbell Soup heirs (always on the Forbes top wealthiest people list) our kids were never as well dressed as when we were given the hand-me-downs from their kids.
JamesJr Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:45 PM
I hear you, my brother and his wife are not quite wealthy but are very well off (both surgeons) and they dress their only daughter in expensive clothes that she outgrows in no time. I ask my bro why a pair of Keds and Toughskins like we used to wear is not good enough and he just kinda rolls his eyes knowlingly as he motions towards his wife.
socalcon Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:33 PM
"...they have the right to spend the money they earned however they want to..." Romney earned hers-- FLOTUS is on the public's dime.

"It is hard for me to wrap my head around this...I could never see myself spending this kind of money on things that are nowhere near worth that much..." Yep, hence the 'out of touch' meme.

Remember when the Washington Post slammed Ann Romney and called Mitt Romney's presidential campaign "out of touch" after she wore a $990 shirt during an interview with CBS?

Does Ann Romney wear her $990 designer shirt while driving one of her two Cadillacs?

The very wealthy Mitt and Ann Romney have often been painted as out of touch with average Americans. Ann’s pricey shirt will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s daily itinerary.

On Tuesday Ann wore a colorful...