FLOTUS ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment

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Seriously, I believe FLOTUS was channeling Marie Antoinette, Queen of France with this quote:

In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her “dear friend” and “chit-chat buddy” Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow’s visit by President Obama, is a “sacrifice” on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States.

Yes, traveling to Denmark in Airforce One, staying at posh 10 star hotels if not shacking up at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg and having tea with Queen Margarethe is truly a hardship. I wonder if Michelle’s 26 attendants accompanied her on this sacrificial outing?

39 Responses to “FLOTUS ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment”

  1. 1

    Blast

    Very deceptive quoting. Taking one word out of context and then assigning your own verbiage to what she actually said.

    First Lady Michelle Obama said to a gathering of Chicago Olympic Organizers in Copenhagen…

    (full text link)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-First-Lady-at-Mayor-Daleys-welcome-reception-in-Copenhagen-Denmark/

    Part of the actual speech.

    “And I know that’s what all of you have been working for for these past few months. As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home, and you have put together a phenomenal set of ideas that, no matter what the outcome is, we should be proud of as a city. ”

    She was taking to people who really have been working their butts off to bring the Olympics to the USA, Chicago her hometown…. the persons she was referring to when she spoke of sacrifice.

  2. 3

    Patvann

    Steven sacrificed.

    Trooper sacrificed.
    (And his smelly socks have more “quality-of-character” than the Klingon-bitch will ever know)

    I feel guilty because I don’t feel I sacrificed enough.

    Thousands of our best sacrifice today.

    Neither the big plaid-assed spoiled Klingon, nor her narcissistic husband know the meaning of the word, nor did ANYONE think or say her daytrip was ANY kind of sacrifice whatsoever.

    The union-bosses and thugs running Chicago who THINK they are “sacrificing” need to find honest work.

    May Rio win. Chicago deserves NOTHING but good governance. When that ever happens, they can bid for the Olympics.

  3. 4

    missed something

    @”Blast”

    so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home,

    Ya, you are not helping. Many people sacrificed to steal money from Chicagoans. MO just jumped in on the end.

  4. 6

    proof

    Blast: “As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me” doesn’t pass the smell test. What “people”? Who in their right mind would say that a trip to Europe in a posh plane, in posh accommodations and rich cuisine is a “sacrifice”?
    Bueller? Bueller??

  5. 8

    AnnMonterey

    @newsjunkie_ky: Or caviar and lobster as is her usual hotel room service.

    MEchille is tone deaf and completely out of touch. To comment about ANYTHING she has sacrificed, beginning with her affirmative action education is, well,…it’s a habit, this whining and complaining. Remember she felt downtrodden at Princeton as well. These fools are going down as the worst we have in our society.

  6. 9

    Aye Chihuahua

    editor

    As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days

    Such a sacrifice it is to hop on board your own plane to fly over, having your husband follow on the next day. (The cost of just the fuel for Air Force One to go over is $1.5 million.)

    Such a sacrifice it is to endure the finest living and sleeping accommodations with those hard mattresses and scratchy sheets. Terrible.

    Such a sacrifice it is to tolerate all those meetings with royalty and the pretty people, smiling and schmoozing and rubbing elbows with the upper crust. Why, those people probably haven’t bathed in weeks.

    Such a sacrifice it is to have teams of assistants running about to do your every bidding.

    Such a sacrifice it is to have teams of Secret Service personnel, as well as scores of police and military people, making sure that you are completely safe from every threat.

    Such a sacrifice it is to force yourself to enjoy whatever food and beverages are put before you inside the castle by the queen.

    Such a sacrifice?

    No, ME-chelle….that’s not what a sacrifice looks or sounds like….this is:

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  7. 10

    Aye Chihuahua

    editor

    @Blast:

    She was taking to people who really have been working their butts off to bring the Olympics to the USA, Chicago her hometown…. the persons she was referring to when she spoke of sacrifice.

    Ummm…NO, she wasn’t referring to the sacrifice of others.

    She was referring to her own “sacrifice” as well as that of her husband and Oprah:

    As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days

    That damned public education…it’ll getchya every time, eh?

  8. 11

    Missy

    @Aye Chihuahua:

    First, thanks for putting up these photos, painful as they are to look at, we can never repay our troops for what they have sacrificed, these images are a necessary reminder of what they go through for all of us.

    RBO has a post up where Beck mentioned the cost of both planes total……$2.4 million. They added this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoNInZ2ClQ

    Think what $2.4 million could have done and ya think that some of these artists are not paying attention to the continuing Obama extravagance?

    Sacrifice? They haven’t a clue.

  9. 12

    Blast

    Aye:She was referring to her own “sacrifice” as well as that of her husband and Oprah:

    Cynical and totally inaccurate… your slice of the quote is misrepresenting what Mrs Obama said.

    “And I know that’s what all of you have been working for for these past few months. As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home, and you have put together a phenomenal set of ideas that, no matter what the outcome is, we should be proud of as a city. ”

    I do not echo Missy on your use of the pic of our honored heroes, but instead think you are totally out of bounds by USING the image of our patriots for unneeded political point. You have no shame, no honor by using their likeness for such activity.

    There is one thing by not liking President Obama or his policies, you can even be against his trip to Copenhagen, disagree with Chicago being a host of the Olympics, but an HONEST debate would be nice. Misrepresenting Mrs Obama’s speech and then conflating the misrepresentation with actual pictures of our heroes, our grievously wounded warriors… now that takes duplicity to a whole new level.

  10. 13

    Aye Chihuahua

    editor

    @Blast:

    Is English not your native language or what?

    Clearly ME-chelle was referring to an imagined sacrifice that someone supposedly felt that she and Oprah and Mr. Presi-Debt were subjecting themselves to hence her statement:

    As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days

    Let me be clear, once again. What ME-chelle, Oprah, and Obie are engaged in at this moment in Copenhagen has nothing whatsoever at all to do with sacrifice.

    Sacrifice is what is reflected in the pictures. Mrs. Obama is the person who is conflating here.

    Finally, thank you for telling me that you disagree with what I posted. Getting a squeal out of you lets me know with absolute certainty that, once again, I am right.

  11. 14

    Blast

    Aye: Finally, thank you for telling me that you disagree with what I posted. That lets me know with absolute certainty that, once again, I am right.

    You are disgusting for posting pics of patriots for your own personal purposes.

  12. 16

    Blast

    Aye – Typical of a narcissistic personality disorder, I am sure you feel justified in exploiting the images of wounded warriors and our heroes, just so you can project your meaningless point. Nothing is sacred to you… everything is for you to use as you see fit… a true narcissist.

  13. 17

    Hard Right

    Want to see a narcissist blasted? Look in the mirror. Typical of your kind you project onto us what you cannot stand about yourself.

    I’m not surprised those pics upset you. It reminds you of how you don’t know what sacrifice is and how shallow and selfish lefties like yourself are. You can’t stand the reflection.

  14. 18

    Missy

    @Blast:

    “And I know that’s what all of you have been working for for these past few months, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home, and you have put together a phenomenal set of ideas that, no matter what the outcome is, we should be proud of as a city. ”

    There, I fixed it for her, but, can’t do to much for her speech to the committee, the majority of her speech was of course,………..all about her:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/10/chicago-olympics-michelle-obama.html

    All this follows the hmm, hmm, hmm that has been in the news of late. Tone deaf elitists.

  15. 19

    Blast

    Hardly Right: I’m not surprised those pics upset you. It reminds you of how you don’t know what sacrifice is and how shallow and selfish lefties like yourself are. You can’t stand the reflection.

    You are a pissant. Those pics upset me because they are being used to defend an ideological – partisan position.

  16. 20

    Davey

    Oh, please. Torture me with fancy French pastries. Immerse my lumpy jowls in flagons of beef dip Au Jus. Pommel my paunchy lips with heaping mounds of Cordon Bleau. Pour on my balding flabby head endless pipes of Merlot and Remy Martin’. Slather my wrinkly carcass in casks of sauces from every corner of the Realm.
    J’ai un chiot malade et egoiste besoin d’une fessee!

  17. 22

    Blake

    Blast- You don’t know anything about being partisan, right? Aye used those pics to make a point, and he was spot on. I find it offensive that your side wants the pics of the coffins of our brave soldiers photographed- you have no problem with THAT, as long as it might embarrass the previous admin.- but heaven forebid we embarrass your mess-iah by pointing out his (and her) blatant hypocrisy and idiotic moves in the political arena.
    I mean, lets face it, when you are being schooled by the President of France, then you have hit a Carteresque low.

  18. 23

    Blast

    Blake: “Blast- You don’t know anything about being partisan, right? Aye used those pics to make a point, and he was spot on.:

    If the pics were made to really represent what was going on. A speech where the first lady mentions that her and the president did not nearly sacrifice as those who worked on bring in the bid… NOT MAKING A CORRELATION BETWEEN Sacrifice IN WAR! Using pics of our heroes under that situation is blatantly partisan. Since the Olympics and the sacrifice of the Chicago Olympic committee had nothing to do with the sacrifice of our heroes. If you wanna post pics of our valorous heroes, just speak to their successes, and sacrifices without trying to drag in other subjects.

    I WANT TO SEE FRONT PAGE PICS AND STATS FORM THE FRONTS IN IRAQ AND AFG. They both deserve our attention and CONTEXTUALLY, stories that are salient about what they are doing.

    More spin to fog up the reality of the debate. Try to knock down on group or another for political points… just for the sake of doing it. That whole… “I want the president to fail crowd” – I wanted the president to obtain the Olympics… It would have given American the world stage once again.

    Blake: I find it offensive that your side wants the pics of the coffins of our brave soldiers photographed- you have no problem with THAT, as long as it might embarrass the previous admin.

    Maybe you need to know that Bush did not allow pics of photos of the coffins coming to to DE. Now the policy is to allow pics of coffins if the family’s permit, which I am holy supportive of. During a time of war I don’t feel it is best to allow the government to not present the full cost and that include the dead and injured. Even under President Obama. No death should go without properly being honored. The American people, I believe are smart enough to know when information is being held back on them or they are being lied to. That is what causes the biggest erosion of confidence. Go in for WMS’s, say the militants are in their “last throws” and shit still goes down hill… there is a disconnect between the eyes and ears, and what people are telling you. Maybe things would have been different.

  19. 24

    Blake

    I am and have been well aware of Pres. Bush’s position on the dead soldiers,and have been supportive of it, as there is a fine line between the public’s need to know, and simply salacious propaganda, which is the only reason you libs wanted the pics to be aired- your side has no compunction to withhold offensive pics, no compassion for the families, and no honesty when it comes to the real reason you want these pics shown.
    Now to get to the PHONY “SACRIFICE” that poor Michele and Barry simply had to endure- oh pleaseeeee! Give me a freakin’ break- it is such a hardship to travel on a 747, and have to eat possibly wilted arugula, while composing a speech where it is all about HER.
    And Barry just has to slam America while he is there, in his speech- he just can’t help himself, can he?
    Chicago not getting the Olympics was a good thing- we haven’t the money, in case you hadn’t looked- and the security would have been a booger too, that close to the Canadian border.
    So yes- I wanted the Resident to fail- to get the Olympics would have only benefitted a few of his cronies in Chi- town, and no one else.
    Besides, Barry needs to kick back and figure out why the rest of the world believes him to be weak as dishwater- after all, when the President of France schools you, you have pretty much hit the bottom of the barrel, wouldn’t you agree?

  20. 26

    Blast

    Blake: there is a fine line between the public’s need to know, and simply salacious propaganda, which is the only reason you libs wanted the pics to be aired- your side has no compunction to withhold offensive pics, no compassion for the families, and no honesty when it comes to the real reason you want these pics shown.

    You are speaking out of both sides of your mouth. You are against release of pics before you were in favor of releasing them? I guess the pics can only be used in a partisan way when it is in favor of your position??? Way to go, Blake Kerry.

  21. 27

    Blake

    I have never been n favor of releasing the pics of coffins coming home- to me, that is an issue that is intensely personal.
    That being said, the pics that Aye had up were not of dead soldiers, so you are talking apples and oranges- that is the trouble with some on the left, you just cannot tell the difference, and you are morally “squishy”- you are all about shades of gray, and hold the moral low ground quite effectively.

  22. 28

    Blast

    Blake: I have never been n favor of releasing the pics of coffins coming home- to me, that is an issue that is intensely personal.
    That being said, the pics that Aye had up were not of dead soldiers, so you are talking apples and oranges- that is the trouble with some on the left, you just cannot tell the difference, and you are morally “squishy”- you are all about shades of gray, and hold the moral low ground quite effectively.

    Double talk, double standard. Using pics of the heroes for partisan purposes is just that. So you see exploiting the actual image’s, including pics of their faces is ok? What a total invasion of privacy! Did any of those in the pics Aye posted know that their images were going to appear in a Flopping Aces? Used by someone who was trashing the First Lady? Let me think for a second… I bet they don’t know their images are being used in such a way.

  23. 31

    Blake

    Blast- I really don’t need to do much to trash the First “Lady”- she looks like she could take Barry three out of three- but it was the Me Me Me parts of her speech that probably turned the Judges’ stomachs- For the Obamas, it is all about them- what arrogant, ignorant hubris. They need a time out- it would be good for the country.
    And one other thing- I notice that all you libs seem to take a course on “How to write on blogs” because you all have the same boring style. Just gotta insert my quotes first, like you were padding an essay.
    Believe me, if I have forgotten what I said, I can and will scroll up to refresh my memory. I do know how to scroll.
    Otherwise, just write my name- I do respond to that as well.

  24. 33

    Jarhead68

    From Blast’s 1st post: As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days…

    This is typical of the Obumbles’ wording. What people said this is a sacrifice for those three to go to Copenhagen. They set up a straw man in every speech they give. They are consummate liars.

    The real sacrifice is the blood of American GI’s being killed and wounded while Obumble dithers over sending reinforcements to Afghanistan. This is not leadership. He’s a fraud, a phony and a child in a man-suit. Disgraceful.

  25. 34

    Blast

    Chihuahua, you are a piece of work. Go play with some fake charts and feign some more outrage. You are the king of inflammatory language. I might not be perfect, far from it actually, but you have a god complex. You are not special… you are just another ankle biter wannabe. Just so you know, any time you attack me personally, I will respond in kind.

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