Mark Levin: Michelle and Barack Obama ‘power hungry,’ ‘arrogant’

During the 2008 election cycle, political talking heads kept a sharp eye on the alleged extravagance of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. And decades ago they had a lot to say about First Lady Nancy Reagan and her lifestyle in the White House. Why are there no stories about First Lady Michelle Obama?

London’s Daily Mail newspaper claims Michelle Obama has spent $10 million in taxpayer money on vacations. And on his Wednesday evening show, radio host Mark Levin went after the Obamas, particularly as the coverage of Michelle Obama in the White House seems lacking compared to Nancy Reagan.

“Look at her, spending all of this money, flying all over the place,” Levin said. “How often did they trash Nancy Reagan? And for what? For raising money privately to replace the china in the White House, because Jimmy Carter was there, and you know what that meant — nothing was taken care of. Because she borrowed gowns for state dinners? I was there. I remembered how they trashed her. She’s a piker compared to Michelle Obama.”

Levin had some choice words for what he called the Obamas’ “arrogant” and extravagant lifestyle: “They talk a good game about the little people. They talk a good game about the average family, the middle class: ‘I want to help this group, I want to help that group.’ What they are is power hungry.

“They love living like a king and a queen and they’re arrogant about it. They are rubbing our noses in it. That’s why people are getting pissed off. There’s no way that we should be paying $10 million over the last year, according to The Daily Mail, for Michelle Obama’s trips. And the arrogance! They have utter contempt for you and me.”

  • Jagraham

     This doesn’t even count the side benefits such as medical, continued security, which cover extra thousands of dollars plus millions in pay for apperances and speeches after their term ends.     
    Check this out……….
    Salary of retired US Presidents ………….$180,000 FOR LIFE
    Salary of House/Senate …………………..$174,00?0 FOR LIFE
    Salary of Speaker of the House …………$223,500 FOR LIFE
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders …… $193,400 FOR LIFE
    Average Salary of a teacher ……………. $40,065
    Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000
    I think we found where the cuts should be made!

  • Phil_in_VA

    read the comments in the Mail piece… get a different perspective…. this is a sleazy hatchet piece… do an annotated cross-reference with Nancy Reagan… compare apples to apples

  • Jagraham

    Subject: Fw: Alaska Airlines Ass Chewing
     Defiantly worth the short time!! Jack Do you remember the scene? The Senate. Barbara Boxer hearing from a Brigadier General? Silly General! He addresses Barbara as “Ma’m”, and she CORRECTS him, telling him she’s “worked SO hard to earn the title, “Senator”, so please  use that when speaking to her.
    Get a load of this letter!Read the letter sent to Sen. Barbara Boxer from an Alaskan Airlines pilot below.  Many of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer on June 18, 2009 as she admonished Brigadier General Michael Walsh because he addressed her as “ma’am” and not “Senator” before a Senate hearing.This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines named Jim Hill. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska !!!!! 
     Babs:You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, “ma’am,” instead of “Senator”. After all, in the military, “ma’am” is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world’s most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, “We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”? None? One? Two?Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general’s taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance, which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.What I am writing, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Acton (1834 – 1902) so aptly charged, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, “Mr. Power” has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.
     Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is “Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat.” It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by “ma’am”?Have a fine day. Cheers!Jim Hill16808 – 103rd Avenue Court EastSouth Hill , WA 98374
     If you care about the way our Country is heading, Please circulate this to remind every voter that the “cesspools” MUST be pumped out when we go to the polls in November, 2010


  • Retired and Loving It

    I wonder if they are “rubbing our noses in it” simply because they are WANTING us to get mad and start a rebellion.  Better lay low until we can vote him out of office….no?

  • Jrrrr

    Obviously, Obama like the rest of America’s liberal racists, accepted the liberal affirmative action message that blacks must write off all criticism as “racism,” which allows him to arrogantly presume his every action is error free.

  • http://smallthoughtsfromasmallmind.wordpress.com/ Small Thoughts

    Since the beginning of slavery the Obamas and their kind have been waiting for their turn sat the public trough. Their time has come. Don’t interrupt their feeding.

  • Thediehard

    All repukelibaggertarians are liars and whackjobs by defiition, since reality is always against you, but really, you stupid jerkoffs, calling the Obamas “power hungry” and “arrogant” goes RIGHT along with your belief that the senile bad-movie actor still had naturally brown hair in his 70s, and that the loser quitter caribou-barbie plastic cutout could see Russia from her back yard.


    The Obamas have NOT spent “ten million dollars on vacations.”  THAT IS A FLAT LIE.

    You moronic psychotics bought that same crapola about them “spending twenty million dollars on their trip to India,” because YOU ARE STUPID.  It was “twenty million RUPEES,” and that INCLUDED the cost of the ENTIRE Secret Service team!


    Or drive, or own property, or have credit cards, or have contact with children.

    Repugnantbaggertarians have the credibility of a teenage prostitute on crack, and even less sense. “Don’t raise taxes on Rush Limbaugh or he won’t be able to create jobs!”

    Holy flaming dog crap. Just go not believe in the theory of gravity off the top of a tall building.

  • Anonymous

    Michelle needs our “permission” for any future trips or vacations – PERMISSION DENIED.  Use her own money.


    AMEN WE SEE IT ALL DAY-IN DAY-OUT 24/7 365 and on and on and ——————-on.