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Michelle Obama Dons a $6,800 Jacket: Does it Offend You When the First Lady Wears Expensive Clothes?

Fergie 2012/07/31 20:00:00
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Michelle Obama wore an exquisite J. Mendel cap sleeve jacket to the London Olympics reception -- and there's no denying it's gorgeous -- but there is some controversy over the price: $6,800. Check out the dud... and the critical reactions in the video below!



It almost seems like the First Lady can't win because she has also been criticized for wearing "cheap" clothing, but that seems to be the status quo for females in the political world. When you see the First Lady (any First Lady) wearing expensive clothes like this, does it seem like she's flaunting her wealth like some claim. Does it offend you? Or does it go with the territory of being married to the President of the United States?

EXAMINER.COM reports:
Move over, Ann Romney. It looks like you’ve been outspent in the wardrobe department by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.
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  • J 2012/07/31 20:14:42
    Yes
    J
    +27
    Only because the left made such a huge deal over Ann Romney's clothes and even Sarah Palin's.

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  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/15 21:23:25 (edited)
  • Billy the kid 2012/10/02 01:20:52
    No
    Billy the kid
    +1
    why on earth shouldn't she wear it??She's a very attractve lady with a very high profile-you can't get much higher than being the wife of the President,surely.And let's face it, they're not exactly in dire poverty,are they!!!
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/09/16 01:46:46
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    All the First Ladies have done it; if Michelle tried some "austerity" crap everyone would know it was crap. I kind of hope she does it, for that reason.
  • care1 2012/08/20 14:27:25
    Yes
    care1
    People are out of work and loosing their homes and insurance. Michelle may want to start pulling magic out of her hat for the american people. sad face
  • 215TheVoice 2012/08/19 19:04:11
    Yes
    215TheVoice
    +1
    I'm sorry, but didn't the President make a considerable amount of money with his BOOKS? Taxpayer dollars my you know what... You travel to the types of affairs they HAVE to attend, and you want them in tacky cheap clothing, is that it? Among other World leaders and the wealthy.
  • Sheila Yaffe 2012/08/18 19:13:17
    Yes
    Sheila Yaffe
    +1
    How dare she flaunt while the rest of us are being ripped off by her husband.
  • mandy_hot_Lanta 2012/08/17 19:59:33
    No
    mandy_hot_Lanta
    Michelle was a millionaire before she became the first lady. She has earned the right to wear what she wants. She volunteered her services for those less fortunate. She is to be commended
  • FortunaVeritas 2012/08/15 01:46:02
    No
    FortunaVeritas
    As the President is a symbol, so too is his wife and there are certain times that one must dress in finery if one is the sort to be part of state functions and the like.
  • JG 2012/08/10 17:20:06
    Yes
    JG
    Showoff!!! How much did the taxpayers pay of this cost? what a diva!
  • BILL 2012/08/07 21:24:55
    Yes
    BILL
    +1
    Michelle Obama just being Michell Obama is offensive and What is really under all of that Makeup
    mic
  • charles... BILL 2012/08/22 16:29:27
    charles nelson
    +1
    I know it not nice to make fun mentally challenged person, so I won't mention Sarah and be nice. oh sarah
  • BILL charles... 2012/08/22 21:11:39
    BILL
    OK
  • Nancy BILL 2013/01/01 19:52:09
    Nancy
    +5
    you are sad and a bigot
  • L.A. woman 2012/08/06 19:31:35
    Yes
    L.A. woman
    +2
    ordinarily it would not. But, this first lady it does. If she and husband are going to demonize money, and belabor the struggles of the middle class, then they should show a bit more discretion when it comes to the cost of items they put on their backs, the cost of vacations which the tax payer pays for especially, since they have done everything possible to stifle job creation with the Obama Economy.
  • Sherry 2012/08/06 18:52:41
    Yes
    Sherry
    +2
    For same reason J said. Remember, it's us who the occupier in the WH expects to tighten our belts, miss that dinner out, some other crap he expects us to do, while they do nothing of the sort. No example of being in touch with us peons by any stretch of the word.
  • Nancy Sherry 2013/01/01 19:54:42
    Nancy
    +8
    maybe you should have gotten better grades in school , gone to college and become a rich person too then you wouldn't have to tighten your belt.
  • juice 2012/08/06 17:19:21
    No
    juice
    +2
    As long as she didn't buy it with taxpayer dollars, she can wear what she wants.
  • Bob DiN juice 2012/08/10 01:09:48
    Bob DiN
    The word is out that she did.
  • Tre 2012/08/06 14:31:07
  • Boss 2012/08/05 17:50:46
    No
    Boss
    +1
    it,s probably borrowed...like all those stars on the red carpet...most designers would give an eye to have her wear their stuff...
  • Nancy Boss 2013/01/01 19:55:06
  • Dave 007 2012/08/05 12:05:10
    Yes
    Dave 007
    +2
    My tax money, hard at work.
  • PeeDonkeyPit 2012/08/05 05:29:25
    Yes
    PeeDonkeyPit
    +3
    Everybody must sacrifice - except, apparently, those calling for the sacrifice: the Øbama's...
  • Michael 2012/08/04 20:55:02
    No
    Michael
    +1
    Let's spread the wealth! Also, glad it is a New York Designer, originally from France, however... with boutiques worldwide still.Wonder where it is made! Like the Olympic uniforms, probably not IN New York, but with designers and fabrics made in USA
  • Bob DiN 2012/08/04 19:33:36
    Yes
    Bob DiN
    Gross
  • Muriel 2012/08/04 15:32:44
    Yes
    Muriel
    +1
    I think there are many beautiful jackets out there that don't cost an arm and a leg. She should be an example to her husbands constituents who are hurting because of his lousy economic policies. They are pitting the rich against the poor and then live higher and more ostentatiously than most rich people.
  • clasact 2012/08/04 10:02:20
    No
    clasact
    its no different then anyone else had it on
  • gingin6 2012/08/04 04:25:44 (edited)
    Yes
    gingin6
    +3
    What crazy person spends 6800 on a jacket? I wouldn't even if I was rich.

    That's the working people's money she's pondering off of. If she's making money and using that to spend, then it's okay. But is she making her own money?
  • Apache 2012/08/03 19:53:11 (edited)
  • barby k... Apache 2012/08/04 01:22:44 (edited)
    barby karring
    +1
    By the way nice photos of both women.
    What makes you the expert on Mrs. Obama class? Explain that to the world'
    Mrs. Obama is a black woman that's not trying to be white, and Mrs. Romney is a white woman and don't think she's trying to be a black woman in style and or fashion. Stop comparing the two ladies, they have different taste and flavor in the clothing they choose to cover their bodies. There are reasons Mrs. Obama choose certain outfits for certain occasions or functions. The same holds for Mrs. Romney, so let it be. They are two pretty ladies; can't we all agree on that? No one here so far is bringing up the former first lady before Mrs. Obama and comparing the two in clothing cost, vacations and etc. Show some class yourself, because though you are mostly saying some of this stuff for shock value; it still makes you come off as being really stupid. Are you like that in face to face realtime reality? People are used to intolerant folks, it's when they say or do stupid things; that they draw the attention they sometimes regret. Don't be that kind of person because if you say it or do it, "own it"
  • Nancy barby k... 2013/01/01 20:00:24
    Nancy
    +8
    And finally some reality on this page!!
  • mpurkays Apache 2012/08/04 10:25:33
    mpurkays
    +1
    There's no reason to assume that Michelle Obama is trying to "keep up with Ann Romney". LOL. Don't understand why you are so hateful of Michelle and call her "second class wannabe". Perhaps you consider her lower class because she's black? Just asking. I don't know if this is the reason you dislike her, but I have seen lots of hate towards this woman on this blog. Besides being a woman of poise and grace, there is a lot of goodness in her, and she doesn't deserve the endless hate. Even though slavery was ended hundreds of years ago, racism and prejudice unfortunately haven't ended.
  • Smillin... Apache 2012/08/17 08:43:46
    Smilling Eyes
    Michelle Obama knows NOTHING about class. And, even in a $6,800 jacket, she still looks like a sack of potatoes.
  • Nancy Smillin... 2013/01/01 20:01:38
    Nancy
    +5
    You look like a dumb blonde and now you've proven it.
  • Nancy Apache 2013/01/01 19:58:36
    Nancy
    +4
    are you joking, she was a professional working lawyer when he decided to run for office and was making a ton of money on her own and you think she dressed like a cleaning woman. In whose imagination?????
  • Marek 2012/08/03 15:21:49 (edited)
    Yes
    Marek
    +3
    She preaches communism so she should wear what average person can afford n a commie system.
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/08/03 15:01:53
    No
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
    +1
    Walmart & K-Mart have better looking rags than that
  • Dave 007 Flash,a... 2012/08/05 12:06:40
    Dave 007
    So your answer is Yes?
  • Flash,a... Dave 007 2012/08/05 12:29:25
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
    I voted no. I don't care what people spend their money on if they came by it honestly. Do I think it was good taste or appropiate in light of many stuggling with living pay check to pay check (or unemployment)? I say no. She's a vain person.
  • sandie.gooding 2012/08/03 11:35:41
    No
    sandie.gooding
    She is the First Lady of the United States for gods sake !!!!
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