Bad news: Lawrence O’Donnell not happy about cost of Ann Romney’s shirt

posted at 6:01 pm on May 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, a spiffy example of what I said in the last post about using dumb distractions to create a sour impression of Romney. When you can’t talk about $5 trillion in new debt, talk about a $990 shirt that the candidate’s wife bought with her own money. When you can’t talk about unemployment dropping below eight percent, talk about car elevators. If this economy ends up in a double dip, we may well see an “all Seamus, all the time” format on MSNBC for the month of October. Can’t wait for Martin Bashir’s dramatic eulogy for Man’s Best Friend on Election Day eve.

I’m not going to spoil the surprise of who delivers a reality check to O’Donnell about the cost of Michelle Obama’s shoes. You’ll just have to watch; that’s why I post the clips, my friends. Exit question: Doesn’t this guy wear $88 socks? Hello?


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Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Keith Obermann are the epitome of liberalism being a progressive mental disorder ending in insanity. These babbling idiots make the three stooges look like intelligent human beings.

volsense on May 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Don’t forgit Chrissy “fling some foamy spittle” Mathews.

SparkPlug on May 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The first time I saw this I was stunned that our first lady would go out in such an outfit. They have no class! But she represents the people who voted for them.

They have allowed vulgar singers in the white house and not a word of condemnation, touched the Queen, when everyone knows that you never do that, closed beaches in Spain for her and her friends. You notice the press has never posted a pix of her in her bathing suit, but they did of hillary. I bet they will knock themselves out trying to get one of Ann Romney and will have it all over the papers. Bet they never get one.

Bambi on May 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Here’s another Summer’s Eve all incensed about Ann’s fashion choices.
pain train on May 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yeah, I read that earlier. Meet Suzi Parker.

Buy Danish on May 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Perhaps Larry could do some more checking after he gets his nose out of Obama’s ass.

http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-obamas-expensive-fashion-rivals-ann-romney-182659116–abc-news-politics.html

GarandFan on May 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM

There’s a lot more value in the $990 shirt than Mr. O’Donnell’s salary, whatever it is MSBNC pays him.

MessesWithTexas on May 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Celebrity Net Worth estimates him at $8 million — but that includes his Hollywood writing/producing/acting career as well (wrote for West Wing, acted in Big Love, etc.).

Nonetheless, that’s not chump change, especially for a socialist.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/lawrence-odonnell-net-worth/

Dark Star on May 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

When these Libtards focus on Ann Romney they simply highlight the sharp contrast between her class act and Michelle Obama’s noxious howling at the moon.

BTW how much does Michelle O. pay the taxidermist each week to have her back-hair removed?

SparkPlug on May 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Typical moron liberal. Worried about a shirt. What about vacations to Spain? Pea brain. I can’t wait for MSNBC to go down the tubes and take their dishonest, hack, liberals with it.

ultracon on May 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If John Edwards’ $400 haircut is fair game, so is Ann Romney’s $900 shirt.

Armin Tamzarian on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I trust you understand the difference between campaign expenses and private purchases? Between your own money and other peoples money? Oh never mind my asking – you’re a prog…

Valkyriepundit on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

It’s America, Mr. Ed, Ann Romney can wear what ever she likes. And I think she looks fabulous. I think it will be refreshing to have a first lady with some taste and decorum again.

Kristamatic on May 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Sure, it’s America and anyone can do whatever they want. She looks ridiculous wearing clothes meant for a 22 year old.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Does this idiot O’Donnell ever see the clothes that Michelle Obama wears that costs thousands of dollars? Does he make snide remarks about her? Of course not! He would be on the street looking for a job! Then he would never have a chance of getting a chance at the position he has been praying for and that is to take over Monica Lewinskys old spot under the desk in the Oval Office!!

Jersey Dan on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

If John Edwards’ $400 haircut is fair game, so is Ann Romney’s $900 shirt.

Armin Tamzarian on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I trust you understand the difference between campaign expenses and private purchases? Between your own money and other peoples money? Oh never mind my asking – you’re a prog…

Valkyriepundit on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Don’t forgit Chrissy “fling some foamy spittle” Mathews.

SparkPlug on May 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

ewww, that’s a horrible mental image…soon he’ll start drooling (and literally so) when he talks about Dear Leader aka Henry V…a simple tingle won’t do it anymore…

jimver on May 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

…sure!…what’s John Edwards doing at the moment?

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Actually, Lady O wore $540 dollar sneakers to a food bank. I site the opposition:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/29/michelle-obama-wears-silv_n_193138.html

tbrickert on May 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

But the best part was Larry the moron saying “I believe they were only $440” like that makes a f***wit of difference. Really, he jumped in there like he was revealing the single most important issue facing this country today.

Dark Star on May 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Every time I see Moochelle in her highly touted “fashionably iconic couture” I think of:

“a person who is living “ghetto fabulous” – lives above their means, sometimes with means of support other than legitimate work. Money and housing may come from welfare assistance, relatives, or illicit activities”.

tru2tx on May 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Mega Mac (quite literally Mega) queen of the Rombots pulling off a pretty lousy attempt at a defense of Ann Romney.

Here, Meggie. Use this one next time. While the Obamas and their surrogates go on and on about how the Obamas are SO poor and SO much more in touch with the average American compared to the Romneys, who exactly is paying for all of those dresses for MO ranging in the THOUSANDS of dollars? MO is wearing brands/designers that many wealthy Americans couldn’t wear. If Ann Romney is so much more privileged than the Mooch, then it’s only fair to expect that much more spending on her clothes… and guess who the big spender is.

MeatHeadinCA on May 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Andrew Young begs to differ….

jimver on May 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Wasn’t the Edwards haircut thing just people making fun of him for being such a prissy fairy-boy? I mean really, a dude spending that much on his hair?

Scrappy on May 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Armin Tamzarian on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Okay, than so is Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe. Let’s work towards consistent coverage on things that don’t make a damn to the average person’s life.

Cindy Munford on May 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Scrappy on May 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I think you are right, it hit the news about the same time as that video of him primping in a mirror before a TV appearance. It was precious.

Cindy Munford on May 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

If he paid for them himself, why did he have to disclose them?

In its filings with the Federal Elections Commission, John Edwards’ campaign disclosed that the candidate received two $400 haircuts from a Beverly Hills stylist this year. What do you get for a $400 haircut?

Valkyriepundit on May 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Keith Obermann are the epitome of liberalism being a progressive mental disorder ending in insanity. These babbling idiots make the three stooges look like intelligent human beings.

volsense on May 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM
Don’t forgit Chrissy “fling some foamy spittle” Mathews.

SparkPlug on May 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

…we need to get the four of them in a circle!…no!…not to do what you’re thinking…since I don’t thing any of them can salute anymore!
The should spew spittle spastically on each other…instead of at the camera!

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

If John Edwards’ $400 haircut is fair game, so is Ann Romney’s $900 shirt.

Armin Tamzarian on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I trust you understand the difference between campaign expenses and private purchases? Between your own money and other peoples money? Oh never mind my asking – you’re a prog…

Valkyriepundit on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

But John Edwards has a hair weakness. His FEC filings show two $400 haircuts, which raise at least two issues. The first is: What can you get for a $400 haircut, anyway? The second is, given Edwards’ past trouble of looking like he cares too much for his hair, couldn’t he have put the trims on his personal account?

From Salon, not exactly a conservative bastion.

Fish, barrel: some disassembly required.

pain train on May 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

we need to get the four of them in the same circle mental ward!…

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

jimver on May 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The first time I saw this I was stunned that our first lady would go out in such an outfit. They have no class! But she represents the people who voted for them.

They have allowed vulgar singers in the white house and not a word of condemnation, touched the Queen, when everyone knows that you never do that, closed beaches in Spain for her and her friends. You notice the press has never posted a pix of her in her bathing suit, but they did of hillary. I bet they will knock themselves out trying to get one of Ann Romney and will have it all over the papers. Bet they never get one.

Bambi on May 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I had the same reaction — I actually thought it was a photo-shopped joke (her head on top of someone else’s body) — that is how much I couldn’t believe that even Michelle Obama– as tacky as she is — actually wore something that looked like it belonged on Barbarella. Entirely too much crotch for a FLOTUS.

And while that outfit was certainly one of her worse, she really isn’t a good dresser overall despite all the money her outfits cost (and regardless of what the lying press dubbing her the “new Jackie O” and a “fashion icon” say) because she hardly ever wears things that are right for her body type and she almost never wears things that fit her properly (see those too tight, shiny metallic pants in question). Those aren’t hallmarks of “fashion icons.” Goes to show: money can’t buy class.

Dark Star on May 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Media Ignores Michelle O’s $2700 Sweater But Attacks Ann Romney for $990 Top

http://news.yahoo.com/designer-ann-romneys-1k-shirt-says-off-rack-142443039–abc-news-politics.html;_ylt=A2KLOzJ3YaJPWhYAFyjQtDMD

Jason58 on May 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM

If John Edwards’ $400 haircut is fair game, so is Ann Romney’s $900 shirt.

Armin Tamzarian on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I NEVER get tired of this!!!11!!1!!

pain train on May 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

How does the price Ann Romney pays for a blouse effect the price I pay for a gallon of gas at the gas pump?

In fact, how does what Ann Romney pays for anything, effect what I pay for anything? Someone sold Ann Romney a shirt – that means someone owns a store, and it’s open, and employing people. So Ann just made sure someone(s) got a paycheck.

How is that a bad thing did she use tax payer dollars to buy the shirt? Yeah I didn’t think so she spent her own money.

Dr Evil on May 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Note to women: Dems will protect your uterus from Vaginal/Visigoths, but dont you dare wear the wrong shirt or pay the price!!!

boogaleesnots on May 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Don’t forget this, ever.

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

gross, and you bet that abomination costed the taxpayer an arm and a leg, and probably 3,4 times more what Ann Romney paid for her t-shirt…

jimver on May 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Can’t be certain of that. He is on trial, you know, for criminal co-mingling of campaign money and his personal life.

Did John pay for his own haircut or did his donors “contributions?”

He (and Kerry) still owe this small town well over $50k for their 2004 campaign stop. The Kerry-Edwards Campaign, LLC, disappeared shortly after November 2004. The bills didn’t stop coming in here till well after January.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Sure, it’s America and anyone can do whatever they want. She looks ridiculous wearing clothes meant for a 22 year old.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Just admit that Mrs. Romney could be 22 years old, perfect in every respect..

and you would still sit on your duff throwing monkey poo at her,..

She looked fine,.. and 99% percent who aren’t hyper partisan hacks would agree. Try attacking Michelle’s hideous fashion lack of sense,… she at least truly is horrific in her clothing choices.. you’re being petty and throwing mud just for the love of smearing Mitt’s wife.

nothing new for you.

mark81150 on May 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The should spew spittle spastically on each other…instead of at the camera!

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The=They

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

couldn’t he have put the trims on his personal account?

pain train on May 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Well, Silky Pony Edwards is on trial right now for apparently putting a little trim on his campaign account.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Sure, it’s America and anyone can do whatever they want.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

…They sure CAN!…look at you!…day after day after day!
…I’m an AZZ!…I’m an AZZ!…I’m an AZZ!…America is Great!

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

So was the money for Ann’s blouse vs. Madame Pompadour, er Michelle…so shut up for a time. You make the world dizzy. Even when I want to give you a point, you disappoint.

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Lawrence, with the Our Country falling down around our ears you choose to be interested in the damnedest things. Wake up!

mixplix on May 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Don’t forget this, ever.

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Oh God…I need a shower now…

I feel…so unclean…soooo unclean….

BlaxPac on May 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

The $400 haircut was with his own money as well.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Repeat with me now:

No man, outside of a Hollywood actor, Model or Executive should ever pay $400 for his haircut that isn’t directly related to the aforementioned career path…period, effin dot.

Any man that would, should not only be loudly and roundly criticized by other men, they should chase him home with sticks as well.

Cripes, I may have spent $400 a year for my haircuts, and that always included a good tip per visit so i don’t have to wait around the next time.

BlaxPac on May 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Again, we have to say sorry for what we have achieved. The Romney’s have been very successful in what they have done to this point in their lives. That is what America allows. If I spend $1,000 on a shirt, it does not mean that I don’t want you to spend the same on what you like. They are trying to sell the belief that their plan can help others get to that place. It is not as if they are taking lavish vacations on the tax payers dime. Why can’t people see the difference? Or, do they not want to see the difference?

eif727 on May 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Putting cost aside, a 60 something woman should not be wearing that shirt.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Why not? Because you say so? I think she pulls the look off pretty well. You really do have Romney Derangement Syndrome, dontcha? You should seek help, angryed.

TarheelBen on May 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Does anyone know if FLOTUS gets a clothing allowance?

She certainly gets a huge staff of hair, makeup and other helpers, all on our tax money.

slickwillie2001 on May 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I sure hope Michele Malkin slapped Juan Williams around. I don’t have time to check into the details.

SparkPlug on May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

It was no contest. They had to stop the fight before the first commercial. I would hate to have Michelle angry at me.

TarheelBen on May 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

There are certain people(on both sides) that only preach to the choir and as such are meaningless to most debates. Larry is one of those. He is a waste of space, spare us!

pgrossjr on May 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Sure, it’s America and anyone can do whatever they want. She looks ridiculous wearing clothes meant for a 22 year old.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I hate to point out the obvious, Mr. Fashionista, but a blouse that costs $900 is not meant for a 22 year old, dumbass.

Dark Star on May 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Obama, widely regarded as a fashion icon, likes the brand so much that she wore a peach cardigan from the same line last week during the Take Your Child to Work Day festivities.

Del Dolemonte on May 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

OMG! Michelle should be more … what’s the word? … cognizant?

Paul-Cincy on May 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Y’all are just jealous because Moochie is introducing a new fashion trend, -tranny hooker chic.

slickwillie2001 on May 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Isn’t the socialist O’Donnell the jerk that spent half his show one night attacking the Mormon faith and comparing it to a cult? They are so tolerant over there at MSLSD.

TarheelBen on May 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

OMG! Michelle should be more … what’s the word? … cognizant?

Paul-Cincy on May 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I think the solution is easier: purchase a full-length mirror.

Isn’t the socialist O’Donnell the jerk that spent half his show one night attacking the Mormon faith and comparing it to a cult? They are so tolerant over there at MSLSD.

TarheelBen on May 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

He had a role on HBO’s “Big Love” — by Hollywood standards, that means he’s an expert on LDS.

Dark Star on May 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Hey, let’s face it, not every woman can be as glamorous as “The Big Mooch!”

pain train on May 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Arrgh! Was the Big Mooch advertising for Howard Johnson’s in that “stylish” outfit?

onlineanalyst on May 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I’m tellin’ ya, O’Donnell should never have given up his gig as Frazier’s brother. It’s been all downhill since then.

Pilgrimsarbour on May 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Is it just me or does O’D look like a chicken laying an egg?

Or perhaps an iguana …

All I know is he’s dumb as dirt and should be replaced a blonde hottie.

minnesoter on May 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

If he wants to rag about that, he needs to take a look at the article on Fox Nation this morning, about Moochelle’s 2,700 dollar sweater.

sage0925 on May 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I looked at the designer’s website that someone linked earlier in the thread. Nobody looks good in the shirt. Not even the model. It’s an ugly shirt. But it still doesn’t make any difference because you are right, it’s America and people can wear what they want and pay what they want.

Cindy Munford on May 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ann Romney can wear whatever ugly overpriced sweater she wants. I am sure the Romney’s pay for her clothes, unlike the 1st Occupier and his mate. I would almost guarantee those overpriced ill-fitting sweaters, sneakers, dresses and accessories are being paid for either by the taxpayers or campaign funds. After all, they only use their own money for tax shelters and donations to Rev. Wright’s old church.
They tried this same stuff with Cindy McCain and Palin. Unfortunately the media only focused on Palin and now it will be Ann Romney.

lonestar1 on May 3, 2012 at 10:13 PM

One joke rags on another’s clothing.

Yawn.

Dunedainn on May 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM

And the libs from MSNBC keep giving.

Now they make the garderobe of the wifes a topic.

What a gift.

Lets compare the warderobe of Michelle and family and what was paid for it (or in case of michelle, should have been paid for it)

huntingmoose on May 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw loafers.

bmmg39 on May 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

The difference here is Romney buys her clothes with her own “dime” not the campaign’s or the taxpayer’s. Michelle O did not shop those circles before BHO was elected. Also does she actually wear J.Crew from Target or is only seen buying it?

KenInIL on May 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Ann Romney seems like a smart woman.
Smart women NEVER pay retail!!

askwhatif on May 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Ann Romney seems like a smart woman.
Smart women NEVER pay retail!!

askwhatif on May 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM

And of course, unless you are #Julia, you spend out of money you’ve earned, not been handed to you…

ProfShadow on May 4, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Wonder if he is not happy about Michelle’s $2700 sweater? Hmmmm?

Amazingoly on May 4, 2012 at 8:36 AM

We would never attack the current First Lady for wearing something so expensive…lol

stingray9813 on May 4, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Ann Romney looks great in whatever she wears, and she pays for it. My gosh, can we talk about the economy and how we will ever get out of this mess!
BTW, I love the name “the first occupier”, that about sums it up. He and his army roaming the streets and attacking the cops. I wonder when they are attacked (cops that is) how they feel about their unions and their pres?

Bambi on May 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM

It boggles me that Lawrence is bothered over such an insignificant distraction. He really shouldn’t be trying to paint the Romneys as “the other.”

Heh.

gryphon202 on May 4, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Sadam Hussein said “socks are socks”. Buy it from KMart..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAg0COnqds

sram on May 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Who is Lawrence O’Donnell?

Gunlock Bill on May 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM

oh look a shiny object!

Buttercup on May 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Edwards most probably used campaign money to get himself a haircut …

burrata on May 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Probably did. He certainly used it for everything else… except campaigning.

gravityman on May 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Also does she actually wear J.Crew from Target or is only seen buying it?

KenInIL on May 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Given the constant campaigning rather than governing, I would not be in the least bit surprised if that whole Target episode was a campaign stunt directed by Axelrod and Plouffe.

gravityman on May 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Epic Failure: Ann Romney trying to dispel the Stepford Wife persona.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on May 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM

“The $400 haircut was his own money as well.” Angryed on May 3 @7:04.

Are you sure about that, Ed? Seems Johnny Boy is about to spend 20 years in the slammer for NOT spending his own money. Demorats never spend their own money….EVER.

volsense on May 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

What’s all the fuss? By Michelle O’s standards, a $900 shirt is only a pair-and-a-half of earrings, remember?

Owen Glendower on May 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Pfffffffffffffffffffffftttt!!!! So when was O’Donnell ever happy ?

DevilsPrinciple on May 6, 2012 at 1:51 AM

“So, what do you think of him(Lawrence O’Donnell)?”

He’s a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard. A miserable old fart. A worthless, steaming pile of cow dung, figuratively speaking.”

Fletcher Reede – Liar Liar

LizardLips on May 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM

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