What economic troubles?

I don’t see no economic troubles here.

Remember, folks, it’s WALL STREET bankers who don’t get it.

n the early 1980s, many critics in the press took First Lady Nancy Reagan to task for her fashionable clothes and gatherings — for “exercising her opulent tastes in an economy that is inflicting hardship on so many,” in the words of a 1981 New York Times article. While it’s true that at any given time, critics of any administration can claim that the First Couple is insensitive to this or that hardship Americans are enduring, the fact is, at this particular moment, Americans are enduring lots of hardships, and lots of anxieties to go with them. Is transforming the White House into a glam nightclub the best message for Barack and Michelle Obama to send to a suffering and nervous nation?

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/as-economic-worries-worsen-white-house-puts-on-the-glitz-94648609.html#ixzz0ogc58Mua

h/t Dan.

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3 Comments on “What economic troubles?”

  1. Steve B Says:

    While Rome burns, and all that…

  2. xbradtc Says:

    It’s amazing how tone deaf the administration is on so many topics.

    If they’d had the usual staid, boring “rubber chicken” dinner, indoors in the White House (which we built pretty much just for this kind of thing!), no one could really criticize it.

    But the O!s just have to take everything to the next level, don’t they?

  3. But it is different when Lord Zero does it. Reagan was all about greed, where Obama’s opulence is all about letting the average black person in America know that they have arrived, and that they are entitled. When Lord Zero decides that some people have made enough money, he wasn’t talking about himself or his friends. He was talking about other people with money.

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