Obama now reigns over Versailles on the Potomac. And America's taxpayers are the vassals who bankroll the opulence of King Louis-Barack and Michelle Antoinette." Deroy Murdock (Hoover Institute, Scripts Howard) nails it in his National Review article.
King Louis-Barack and his family really know how to share your pain. The "we're all in this together" seer of America's hope and change takes our bucks and we keep the change. "Let them eat lentils" is Michelle Antoinette's airy solution to her growing food-stamp constituency (is M-Antoinette embarrassed at the girth of her loyal cohort?).
From lavish White House dinners to the non-stop celebrity bashes that run the gamut from the secret 2009 Halloween Bash to the 2013 "private" victory Conga Line bash, Versailles on the Potomac rocks year around. Vacations? How about June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. or Michelle Obama's August 2010 vacation in Spain that cost American Taxpayers $467,585. Here is a partial list from Judicial Watch.
The beat goes on even during the sequester. The Obama girls, ages 12 and 14, spent spring break at the luxurious Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The first girls were seen clubbing at a nightclub that caters to pre-teens and teens. Then off to Sun Valley. All with an entourage of Secret Service agents, advance personnel, motorcades, helicopters, and jumbo jets. Moreover, preparations for Michelle's 50th birthday bash are evidently proceeding as scheduled, as are the plans for their August vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
The "shared sacrifice" is heartwarming.