“Let them eat cake.” Nobody knows if Marie Antoinette ever really said it, but the fact remains that if she did not utter it in fact, she lived it in deed. “Let them eat cake” was what the French Queen, supposedly, uttered when she was informed that the citizens had no bread to eat. The Queen was so out of touch with society that she never stopped to think about how others live. It’s good to be royalty.
On Thanksgiving, the Obamas had a feast that would have made Marie Antoinette green with envy. President Obama spends outrageous sums of money for lavish dinners and his family gets multiple vacations per year. Meanwhile, 23 million Americans are still out of work and we have to hear from our King President that the rich are evil and that he is the friend of the middle class.
According to the White House, the Obamas enjoyed for Thanksgiving,
Macaroni and cheese
Green Bean Casserole
And for dessert, they enjoyed six kinds of pie,
Banana Cream Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Sounds delicious. Unlike the First Lady, I generally don’t concern myself with what other people eat. However, since ascending to the highest office, President Obama has spoken a great deal about everybody pitching in, making do with less to get out of this crisis that he and his Marxist allies made infinitely more volatile.
However, for him and his family, there’s nothing too good. In 3 years, Michelle Obama took 16 vacations! She flies around the world on our taxpayer-funded plane while her husband tells us how he’s a friend of the middle class.
The royal treatment doesn’t stop there; Obama has taken to throwing lavish dinners with celebrity chefs, event planners and has even had Beyonce perform for him and his guests. In May 2012, Obama threw a dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon that cost $969,793. Gary Walters, the Chief Usher for the White House for every President from Reagan to George W. Bush says the highest costing dinner he can remember was in the $190,000 to $200,000 range.
“During these tough economic times, Americans are reining in their spending wherever possible. The Executive Branch should be mindful of this. Reports of excessively lavish events, however, indicate the opposite.”
The liberal media has been all-too-happy to call it out-of-touch elitism if Mitt Romney lives extravagantly with his own money. However, when Obama does it with our money, there doesn’t seem to be a peep from the mainstream media.
While I cannot rightfully claim to be an expert on the French Revolution, it is safe to say that the cause of revolution was greatly aided by the disaffection of the third estate (the commoners) with the nobility and their entirely separate set of rules. Adding to the volatility of pre-revolution France was the failed economic policies of Louis XVI that brought widespread fear amongst the masses. Finally, the brutal arrogance of the absolute monarch and the infuriating indifference to the common man’s struggles brought the kettle to a boil and the rest, as they say, is history.