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Middle Class Warriors Dine Out for $260

by Keith Koffler on December 29, 2011, 8:42 am

President Obama and Michelle had dinner last night at Honolulu’s famed foodie paradise, Alan Wong’s.

The middle class was not invited.

I realize the Obamas are wealthy people, and that wealthy people have the right to drop $260 of their disposable income on chow. But if you’re going to invite Associated Press photographers along to capture your trip to Target and stage photo ops at PetSmart and Best Buy, then I’m going to write about your unpublicized excursion to Alan Wong’s.

The press pool was not invited in to take photos this time. In fact, others were discouraged from doing so too. From the pool report:

Diners have been trying to takes pictures of POTUS, only to be chased off by advance staffers.

Since when are people not allowed to take pictures?

According to the pool report, the Obamas and their friends dined on the five-course “tasting menu” that was tasty to the tune of $75 a person, $105 with wine. Among the highlights were “Sassey Salad” and bacon wrapped pork loin.

Here’s something they might have eaten, from Alan Wong’s website:

Whatever. Maybe that’s the Sassey Salad. The top part, anyway. Looks sassy.

I’m going to go out on a pretty firm limb here and say they had wine. That brings the bill for two to $210. Add in Hawaii’s 4 percent sales tax and we’re at $219.40. Let’s assume a 20 percent tip at the very least and the total comes to just over $260.

Not counting gas. For a motorcade.

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Bob in Tampa December 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

Well at least this proves one thing. They may be totally out of touch but they are definitely not Muslim if they’re eating pork wrapped in bacon!

Ron December 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

Do you really think that Muslim Men play by their own rules? From my viewpoint he is Definitely a Muslim as well as Un-American

JEAN POOLE December 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Right-on Ron. You can’t have a muslim father and grandparents and go to a muslim school in Indonesia with that stuff rubbing off on you. Obamamamamama hates the Brits too. I know I am one.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

No one saw them eat it. Could be a ploy to throw us off track.

Ron December 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

I will continue to remind people not to pay any attention to what our inept President says but watch closely what he does. He is a Disgrace to the Oval Office and an absolute disaster for this country. Hope & change will come when we throw the bum out of office.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

Amen

Lizzy December 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

We have no first day just a entitlement woman spending out of sheer greed!

Norbert G. Ginsel December 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

If its their money, OK. It’s still a bit silly to invite photogs in for propaganda shots and then claim this dinner is personal business and not to be photographed. If they wanted privacy OK. Keep the press away. Period. Then they can pig out as much as they like. I mean, she’s got to keep that girlish figure, doesn’t she?

These antics just perpetuate the developing image of the Obamas as low-class grabbers. He plays golf;she eats. We won. Shut up.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

Enjoy the ride, it’s about over.

Barry December 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

Norbert, I don’t see your name on the payroll. If you’ll contact me when I get back to town, maybe we can arrange a small monetary award for your kind comments. Thanks. Keep up the good work!

TrickyDick December 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

It’s nice to think they’re spending their own money, but it’s most likely per diem.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 10:26 am

Using public records, a news article in 2008 pointed out the Obamas were living way beyond their means before his first book was published. Their $150k condo had so many lines of credit against it, they owed over $200k when they sold it. He’s running the country the same way ! Of course the article was dismissed as racist :( Google Obama magic beans ;)

Susan December 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

Brian Sussman, sitting in for Mark Levin, talked about those magic beans a few days ago…

http://www.briansussman.com/politics/before-the-senate-obama-was-upside-down/

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

In a way, it’s not simply that they are spending their own money.

They would not have the money to dine like this if they weren’t traveling on taxpayers’ money. If they had had to pay for everything that got them to those seats in that restaurant, they would be enjoying a glass of water each and watching other people eat.

Taxpayers are providing the foundation for this kingly lifestyle.

AFVET December 29, 2011 at 11:54 am

Damn right !
If they hadn’t snared the Presidency and all the perks, THEY would be experiencing the plight of the middle class.

TrickyDick December 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

Maybe they wouldn’t have had as many perks, but keep in mind that he was a U.S. Senator when he was elected. The big key, however, is the statement,”…the Presidency and all the perks…”. These are the same perks appreciated by Bush, Clinton, and all presidents before them.

Lisa December 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

He must have gotten pretty hungry after spending 7 hours on the golf course.

Frank December 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

How much does it take for people to realize how much of a fraud Obama is? He will surely and without any uncertainty whatsoever as the worst president ever to hold office in this country. It’s downright disgusting, its like he knows that he’s going to be a one term president and abusing his power as much as possible while he can. Democrats in general have been notorious in doing this during both midterm and presidential election years, particularly during lame duck sessions after they’ve been voted out of office. This is Obama’s way of giving the American people the middle finger as it seems he’s determined to go out with a massive debt tab placed upon the American taxpayers that only seems to accelerate with each passing day.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

He sure acts like he’s a one-termer.

Barry December 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

Thanks Jay. Like I told Devlin, you can come by and pick up your check when I get back to town. Keep up the good work!

Garb67 December 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

Is this really what you consider news? I can’t stand either of these two, and am not rich by anyone’s standards, but that is not an outrageous cost for a meal like that. I’m more irritated by the cost of getting them over there that we paid.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Queen Pelosi’s the one that gets me. How can you spend $10,000 a night for a hotel room? Incredible.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yeah, 10k/night for a hotel AND support OWS, heh.

Star December 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Surgeons and dermies don’t work cheap. Her hubs is LOH-OH-DED. Don’t forget her own insider trading. At least she creates cabana boy jobs with those chocolate chip and caviar massages or whatever they get.

You know the way I look at it–these kinda foolish wastrels often are funny looking and they still have to die like the rest of us. They don’t totally skate.

AFVET December 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

That $10,000 to her is nothing.
She spent $100,000 on booze when she was flitting around the world enjoying the perks of the elitists that wield the mighty gavel in front of the American People on camera while smiling all the while..
Pass the bill, and we’ll read it later.
The wicked witch of the west sees us as peons, chaff in the wind,
those that inhabit flyover country.
I for one am tired of their lectures, including Barack and Michelle.
They all have become disgusting to anybody with any degree of intelligence.
.

rocky December 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Nasty,ugly people.

neednewpresident December 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

We should understand that the first family needs the extreme calories of Bacon Wrapped pork or similar. It is extremely hard work, spending every waking moment planing the destruction of America.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

“Fighting and working everyday for the common man”: his own words.

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:27 am

Mooch needs the calories to keep her butt so big.

rocky December 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

My cat eats catfood and his breath smells like fish!

neednewpresident December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

My dog eats cats and his breath smell like cats

rocky December 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

my fish eats kelp and his breath smells like fishfood

NOBAMA 2012 December 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

Three years in & you Obamabots are still campaigning against GWB…

Sorry, missy, but your boy has a three year record of incompetency & failures that he has to account for.

Not to worry, in 13 months we’re gonna remove the Grifters from the White House & then you Obamabots won’t have to make excuses for Obozo’s failures any longer.

rocky December 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love black people,they constantly remind me how much better i am!

Star December 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Advanced–yes, I heard that about your planet.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Throw much flame lately?

Wake up america December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Well the Obamas play the part real well. Depending what crowd they’re around they morph into that crowd. So if they stand next to a poor person they become poor. If they stand next to a rich person they become rich. So we coud call Obama the ” camillian” president. As long as the Dumbed down Americans fall for it, he’ll keep playing the part.

dixie burch December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

WHAT? They’re tired of lobster?

TrickyDick December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

My family is far from wealthy and would probably be classified as lower- to middle-middle class, but $260 doesn’t seem unreasonable for a special occasion meal. Perhaps the one or two times a year that find my wife and I treating ourselves to The Melting Pot or Flemings (an Outback subsidiary), we’re surrounded by “wealthy” people who are there for their normal evening meal, but I doubt it. I’d guess those places are full of fellow middle-classers who are out on a special occasion. Oh yeah, add in child care for such an occasion and we’re at $300. BTW, if you’re ever in the Tampa Bay area and want to treat yourself to one of the best steak dinners ever, and have the $260 to burn, check out Berns Steakhouse. The middle class is always welcome…

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

Why do you feel the need to appolgize for this trash?

TrickyDick December 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

I had to re-read my post. Sure enough, I didn’t see an apology in there anywhere. The point (which you obviously missed) is that $260 for the occasional dinner out, regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, is not newsworthy.

SHAMROCK December 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

think he meant ‘excuse’ trash

Annie's Mom December 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The key word is “occasional”. This was their second pricey dinner in less than one week.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

I guess not in your world. In mine it would make family history.

rocky December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

Moochelles ass is like two big pillows,yummy!

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

Do sharks eat black people?

Barry December 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

We’re not as tasty as Big Kahunas!

Norbert G. Ginsel December 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

Yup. According to some black activist or pol some years ago, shark feeding grounds were forever changed because they were fed the bodies of black slaves who died on the trip from Africa to the Americas. According to him, sharks still infest the waters marking the slave ship paths. He didn’t mention ‘gators in the South.

True. Maybe somebody remembers who made that claim…..

Norbert G. Ginsel December 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

re: Shark feeding patterns:

It was Major Owens, 1995, U.S. Congress, (D) NY-11 who made that statement. Sorry for the mental lapse.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

Of course, there can be no convincing evidence of this assertion.

And since slavery ended 150 years ago and importing slaves ended before that sharks must be pretty stupid to be hanging round generation after generation waiting for human bodies to be tossed off ships.

He also omits the fact that other fish and creatures in the ocean eat flesh.

I could make the claim that whales changed their swimming patterns after their flexible bones began to be used for the corsets that oppressed women for so many years, but that would just be an assertion, not really worth perpetuating after the last word left my mouth.

Lizzy December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

Yawn.

gommygoomy December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

If by “Middle Class Warriors, you mean, people who are Waging War against the Middle Class, I agree. The sight of Mr. and Mrs. Uppity (That’s right. I said it!) partaking in the SHARED SACRIFICE of the rest of us, is reassuring to those of us, that look forward to next November’s outcome.
It’s way past time that GEORGE and WEEZIE, were shown the door.

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

Will they still get the deeelux apartment in the sky?

dixie burch December 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

What? They’re tired of lobster???

Barry December 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

Wow! I may need to give you a raise, or at least double time on your next check. Good job!!

rocky December 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

i mean like,,,all you have to know about this Urkel (sic?) dork is that he named his own dog after himself,,,i mean what a frickin sick b astard!!!!

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

He was named after how O’Blamer smells – BO.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 11:03 am

If I remember right, the kids named the dog “Bo” for Bo Diddley. Now, why BO let the dog keep a name identical to his own is another puzzle.

I don’t think they spend much time with the dog, so it probably hasn’t been all that much trouble that their names are identical. Bo the dog is just a photo op for Bo the President.

DC December 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

Weak very weak I mean really who cares. There is so much to wrong with this administration and you focus on a $260 meal!!! I understand the point you’re trying to make but it makes you look petty and ridiculous

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

They are such an easy target. They don’t even try to hide their arrogance.

DC December 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

Eating a pricey dinner in peace is not arrogance he’s alotted the same freedoms we have to privacy. Furthermore he paid for it. If you want to write an article over his arrogance than you can focus on say the 1,000,000 $ of tax payers money he and Michelle use on their elaborate trips or the continous vacation, or the enormous amounts of kick backs received by him and the entire senate. A $260 dinner is weak and makes conservatives look stupid.

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

The pricey dinner just reinforces the point that he and Mooch are completely out of touch with reality. It is just part of the overall picture of their excesses.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 10:37 am

But, Obama was focused on just $40 last week ! $260 shouldn’t concern us? Schlepping 10 people in a motorcade, cost of local security……that’s our dime being spent on far more than their dinner.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

Is it weak? Hundreds of people have come here to comment pro or con.

Besides, you are wrong that this only involves the Obamas’ money. They are at that resort at taxpayers’ expense. If they had had to pay for this vaycay they would be somewhere much cheaper and would not have the money to lavish on $260 for a dinner for two. You (if you pay taxes) are providing the foundation for their lavish lifestyle. That they choose not to live in a manner that is sensitive to the hardships of others is, indeed, worthy of commentary.

Dr. 9 December 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

Was that the First Ho eating all that fancy (and expensive) food? Isn’t it old Thunder-Thighs herslef who tells the rest of us to eat grass and seaweed? Typical Leftists, “do as we say, not as we do”.

Randomlight December 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

Ah, it’s good to be the King. Idinit?

Ryan December 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

Really? I mean I don’t agree with the President on practically anything but he has the right to privacy like anyone else. I’d say I should be able to chase people, or hire people to chase people, away from trying to take pictures of me eating dinner if I so desire. It’s my time, my food, my life.

There has got to be some more substantial topics we can be writing about here.

Of all the pathetic policies and anti-freedom ideas that Obama presents, we have plenty of fodder for writing about him, we don’t need to resort to writing about his dinner or his golfing.

DC December 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

Amen

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

And there are more substantial articles written here. This is an article of the administration’s hypocrisy and a symptom of what’s wrong with the President’s fuzzy policies which are re-election politics before country (and people) driven.

Norbert G. Ginsel December 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

Yo, and Nero, a white guy, played the lyre while he burned Rome, so Obama gets to burn D.C. while he plays golf. Regardless what anybody did in history, Obama is a bummer. Get over it. He does NOT get a pass because you have a psychological hard on for something that may or may not have happened historically.

Using your logic, we should excuse an assassination of this Black Democrat president because, in the 1860′s, somebody shot Lincoln, a White Republican president. That’s crazy.

DG11 December 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

The “Let them eat cake” Duo at their best.

Geoff Milke December 29, 2011 at 10:06 am

So much for the O being a muslim

neednewpresident December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am

They gave him a special pass as their president. 911 terrorist drank and gambled in vegas before they attacked. And it’s OK for a Moooooslem to lie to an Infidel. He has really played this to the max…

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

I know Muslims and Jews who eat pork. No big deal.

ONTIME December 29, 2011 at 10:06 am

Insanity, not because of the ostentacious surroundings but because we do not even know who this guy is. He has not complied with the law to hold office, he has no BC, no credentials, personal records under legal restraint(?), a suspect SS# and demonstrates a major lack of intellect, procratinates and prevaricates. The guy or fraud burns your candle at both ends, dares you to stop him and laughs as he and his thuggs arrange to take more wealth from this nation..this country has lost it’s moral compass and they have the man to drive them over the edge in the WH.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

Well said.

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:39 am

You are absolutely spot on!

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

Everyone, no flaming other commenters please.

RWC December 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

Keith, how is the vacation going while babysitting here? :-)

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

My week off . . .

Lizzy December 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Sad we can’t be left unattended:(

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Rascals.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

Very eloquent Mr Libtard. Toss out some flame there……

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

You are going to be getting a visit from O’Blamer’s Thought Police. How dare you speak ill of the Dear Leader.
I also have to wonder how many pounds did this add to Moochshell’s big butt?

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

I wonder if Air Force One has a seat size limit?

Star December 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Speaking of the thought police–did you hear that using words like “infection” or “outbreak” on Twitter gets you permanent Tweet surveillance? They are at it again with those big brains over there.

rider237 December 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

isn’t pork wrapped in bacon a little redundant? to be honest, i don’t care how much of his own money he spends. it’s not the price of the dinner. it’s more the cost to get to the restaurant.

our “man of the people” seems to be a little Marie Antoinette-ish.

side note: family vacation = 7 hours of golf? not in my family…..if you want to live.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

Sounds like the kool-aid drinkers don’t like this story.

neednewpresident December 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

Thinking of “Moochie” in a bikini made of bacon. Wouldn’t work though, she is so hot, the bacon would start to cook and slide right off. If they plan to take a swim in the surf, I think bathing suits made from woven Lead fiber would be good…….
Ummmmm Bacon

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

You’re talking about a lot of bacon my friend.

neednewpresident December 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

Costco delivers

No more Mr. Nice Guy December 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

Pietro_F I will you know the hypocritic “Do as I say NOT as I do!” people. Besides the picture looks like something the pig ATE before it was served up to obummer and his wife(?)…..

retired military December 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

Gee Michelle says we have to eat healthy and Obama eats bacon wrapped pork.

Typical liberal mindset

Do as I say and not as I do.

Barry December 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

Jay, I couldn’t have said it better myself. You are definately in line for a nice promotion.

Tim December 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

I will first start off that I am a Republican… and not an Obama fan at all… in fact I will say he is the worst president ever!
…. With that said, I go out and enjoy a nice evening, and I still donate heavily to my favorite charities, so don’t begrudge people who spend their money on themselves. What gets me though…. is the people on government aid who spend that $260 on a liquid dinner at the bar… yet need my tax dollars to live. Taxes should be a flat tax, charities should make up the difference… time to end free gov hand outs!

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

Where are the occupiers when we need them most? #occupyhonolulu

JBar595 December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

Scum, just plain scum.

Bunni December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

If they were there 3 HOURS, you can bet the bar bill would be the GNP for a small 3rd world nation. Bet barries overlords aren’t too happy he and the hag were scarfing down BACON wrapped PORK!

Disgraceful slimes, who are they to tell photogs not to take pics. If I was a photo, I would BOYCOTT EVERY photo-op these grifters stage from here on out.

TrickyDick December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

How much does it cost for a fully-staffed WH kitchen to prepare an evening meal for the first family, Republican, Democrat ot otherwise? There’s some food for thought…

Shredderofmass December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

Soooooo, did the president actually eat pork? Jus wondering.

freecheese December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

This doesn’t sound very healthy for the lard-ass first lady. How dare she lecture us. That’s a lot of pig fat to pump up her gun size arms and fanny !

Tim December 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

funny thing is Jay… you are white… and now we know where you sleep

Lester Spratt December 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

Anyone thinking Moochelle has class should visit http://www.thedailyrash.com/obama-chastises-first-lady-over-unsightly-panty-lines — the story is facetious but the photo is REAL.

NOBAMA 2012 December 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks for the link.

Money don’t buy “class”…

Not to worry, in 13 months we’re gonna remove the Grifters from the White House.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

She’s all ass and no class.

Jim in Houston December 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

You nailed it!