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Stunning Insensitivity from Michelle Obama


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Originally published at The American Thinker.

Michelle Obama’s lust for luxury has always been a bit of a problem for her husband and Democrats in general. Jetting off to five star resorts with a large entourage has too much dissonance with the rhetoric denouncing inequality currently in favor with the left. But the First Lady has now outdone herself, and because a picture is worth a thousand words, the damage may be a bit more serious than the occasional grumble over designer shoes and livin’ large.

After all, millions of Americans are mired in unemployment, underemployment, and hopelessness. So in the face of all this, Michelle Obama has chosen to tweet on the FLOTUS twitter account a picture of her dogs dining on china and crystal:

FLOTUS dog tweet

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller noted:

Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793.

Indeed, Michelle Antoinette has already been the object of satire by several talented artists:

MichelleAntoinette

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102 Responses to “Stunning Insensitivity from Michelle Obama”

  1. This is nonsense. How does depicting our FLOTUS in a wig and a natural pic make any point worth discussing? Stick to facts not rhetoric.

  2. Shocker….(eyes rolling)

  3. This is a disgusting misrepresentation. It is a humorous photo taken the day of the State Dinner for the President of France. Every president hosts state dinners. She snapped a pic of her dogs. It is cute, not what your article is trying to depict. I would have thought better of you! Shame.

  4. K-sandra Palmer if you don’t get the point, then you are just an idiot!

  5. Thomas Knaack says:

    Michelle Obama is a socialist, ant-American piece of ****.

  6. Oh dear, you are way off whom ever put this up. I expected more from you, must say shame on you. How on earth can you wish for the others to respect and honour your values, when you produced tosh such as this.

  7. As I said facts, not rhetoric this includes childish insults and name calling.

  8. While the Country is struggling with higher bills, unemployment, healthcare and taxes, the FLOTUS let her dogs dine with china and crystals and even has the nerves to post the pictures! How insensitive, cruel, selfish and arrogant can she be?

  9. You are disgusting to promote this lie from a dubious site like The American Thinker. Shame on you for posting this as Jewish press.

  10. Well you know what happened to poor Marie Antionette lol

  11. Evan Thornley says:

    Why is this Jewish news ?? If I wanted to read partisan political commentary, there are plenty of places to go to – I subscribe here for thoughtful Jewish ideas and news. Unimpressed :-(

  12. You r a disgrace for printing this rubbish

  13. You guys got me. Here I am thinking that the person who wrote this is a total *******, when I realize that it must be a joke. Nobody is that big an *******. Good one.

  14. There is no reason to post this on a Jewish news site. It has nothing to do with Judaism or Israel. I certainly expected better. It makes me ashamed. And you should be ashamed for publishng it.

  15. Just her yak hair wigs cost the taxpayers about a million bucks, she is as useless as her hubby

  16. David Michalowski says:

    Is this Jewish National Enquirer?? SMH

  17. Don’t like it, go read The Jewish Daily Forward. That rag will be more to your liking.

  18. All the lefty's are blowing a fuse!

  19. Excuse me? How can you compartmentalize who Obama and his show wife are and separate that from his posture towards Israel?

  20. It is a fact that they spend millions on vacations. So–don’t twist…

  21. Here she is discussed for buying middle class garments from JCrew. You might want to look at some others and then get a life.

  22. what’s stunning insensitivity is your disrespect of our First Lady!

  23. I’m not a fan of the First Lady, but I think your a bit out of line with this one. It is making you not credible. I am sure you have more important issues to discuss than a cute picture of dogs at a table…

  24. Eretta Honey says:

    I think u are entitled to print whatever you feel in your paper . Personally I appreciate it because what few American publications are left seem to be afraid of this bully administration . The shame here is that we Americans have to get the truth from foreign newspapers .

  25. This is disgusting. Attacking our First Lady does not make any sense. Policy perhaps, but not attacking Michelle Obama. As a staunch Zionist who votes “D” I find these constant petty attacks to be embarrassing for a pro Israel site. And Jesse Kaellis “Obama and his SHOW wife”? She has a degree in law from a prestigious university. She is brilliant. Shall we attack Rebbitzens and wives of Israeli office holders? Grow the hell up and stick to facts. Your attitudes make me ashamed.

  26. ^^This is bull. It is embarrassing. And her education is probably higher than yours.

  27. So, how much do your politicians spend on vacations? You are a fool.

  28. Ilene Kent says:

    Never EVER has a first lady been so open to ridicule. Knock it off.

  29. Humiliating, slanderous, and undignified. It should be removed from JewishPress.com immediately because it does not live up to the standards of the Jewish community. If you have a policy problem with Mrs. Obama, address it in scholarly and respectable manner. These cartoons do nothing other than bring ridicule upon the Jewish Press.

  30. JD Méndez says:

    Repeat after me with the more modern pronunciation: beeatch. In times past it was pronounced: bitch.

  31. Where did this paper come from? I never heard of it. And what does the article have to do with Jewish issues anyway? Leave our First Lady alone, please. She’s doing a terrific job.

  32. Ilene Kent says:

    It’s a New York paper Joan.

  33. What does the article have to do with Jewish issues? I don’t get it.

  34. I’m amused that the Jewish Press never excoriated previous First Ladies regarding their “extravagencs” such as mediums and astrologers. tell me, how should the First Lady dress? As a scullery mad? A “Mammy” or as a ?

  35. it wasn’t a problem when nancy reagan spent money

  36. Can you imagine the criticism if she did not care? She has been a good role model for women and certainly for her daughters. Leave her alone!

  37. Good Job Jewish Press, keep it up. We Jews can laugh at ourselves and at others too. It seems that some people prefer to censor opinions with which they disagree. That reminds us of who …

  38. Bailey Karr says:

    i dont like this at ALL

  39. What’s going to happen when she has to spend her own money, or Ovomit’s?

  40. Why is everyone getting so upset? I don't remember any restraint on the Left when it came to hating GWB. Remember how you called him a Nazi, hung him and burned him in effigy, made movies about assassinating him, made fun of his family? I do. I remember how you blamed everything on him and are still blame GWB — all the way into B Hussein Obama's SECOND term! Those who voted for BHO for a second term are partly responsible for what happens to Israel at the hands of this incompetent. immoral narcissist. Take a look as the entire Middle East goes up in flames because of this idiot! And you put him in office so he can pressure Israel to make nice with the murderers funding all the terror in the world? You're a real piece of work as my mother used to say.

  41. Moishe Pupik says:

    The MDL (Michelle Defense League) certainly has a lot of trolls available at their beck and call.

    It's as if they have their own Community Organizer telling them where to pop in and leave a comment.

  42. Don’t believe it !

  43. Ken Man says:

    Well we may say “God save the Queen” (;-)) cos nothing will save the president, …… like eeeew if I was the French president I don’t think I’d be happy knowing some mutts had been breathing all over my cutlery & wine glasses & farthing on my chair

  44. Sorry- I hate Obama, but First Lady’s and Presidential family members are OFF LIMITS… You’re out of line here.

  45. off limit for the kids not her. she lusts for power and spends our money like it’s her own.

  46. Their kids are off limit never hear anything about them.. She however deserves it. She put herself front and center with her big mouth and spending money like it’s her own. The fact that neither one of them have any love for Israel or America should be enough to wake up some of you. Good job Jewish press. Keep me informed always about everything that pertains to Israel and America.

  47. Why pick on Michelle- its not her fault she is so ugly and with those big buck teeth-we have had an earlier First lady-Jackie Kennedy who wasted millions of tax-payers and hubby's dollars on her "haute couture"and remodellng of the White House"This trait seems to be a Demoratic gene

  48. Violet Helms says:

    Racist drool. I am not one to use those words but one look at the picture and it was all that came to mind. Use your words people. Surely you can think of something better than this.

  49. what does this have to do with being Jewish or a Religion? This is beneath you!

  50. This is beneath you. You are only making yourself look stupid for reporting this

  51. apparently article has been removed from website :)

  52. I think I missed something: Isn't being Jewish, at least in some measure, to have a sense of humor? I though this tweet was delightful. In a way, it was as if our First Lady was poking fun at the whole elegance thing she lives in, sharing it with us all. I don't for a moment imagine she has the kind of ego that I see so many of the comments suggest she has. And the references to Marie Antoinette–now those I find despicable. Would we prefer the French President be taken to a burger joint? Yes, a lot of people are having a hard time right now; but the First Lady didn't cause this. And neither does she begin to live in the opulence of many of those bloated CEOs who think they are worth millions, while they pay their workers minimum wage. That's what's really wrong in America. And no, I am not a fan of the President's on a number of issues. But as a Brit who became American, I value what our White House dinners represent. Oh, and I'm going to get my son's dog a nicer dish.

  53. I'm sorry, Moriah. There is no 'Love' button for me to click for your comment.

  54. Rebecca Susan Wright <3

  55. Legitimate proof has been given, time and again, that this administration, the Obamas, are imperialists, at the very least; cold, calculating Communists, at worst.

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