Obama Chic: Now Selling Campaign Gear for the One Percent

Obama? Why, he’s the middle class warrior, isn’t he? He’s the veritable man of the people, darn it. He has beer summits and he chows down on burgers and fries just like us reg’lar folks. Gone are the arugula days, the million-dollar vacations and secret Hollywood star-studded Halloween parties…. one out of three ain’t bad, anyway. On the other hand, perhaps all those claims of Obama’s middle class appeal are a bit of a show. If Obama’s new high-end, très chic campaign gear is any indication, he’s driving right for the vaunted One Percent.

With such famous haute couture designers as Vera Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg, team Obama is offering designer tote bags at $85, t-shirts with the hefty rice tag of $55, and a “Thakoon-designed silk scarf” that will set you back $95. With all that you’ve hardly got the sort of gear you might wear to a beer summit.

It’s all part of the Democrat Party’s “Runway To Win” campaign to raise cash for the cause.

As to the Republicans, t-shirts on Mitt Romney’s website cost no higher than $30, Newt’s t-shirts are only $20 — or you can get an embroidered polo for $40 — and Ron Paul charges even less offering his Ts for the low, low, dime-store prices of $17 and $18.

It is just a small thing, of course, but it tends to add to the long list of proof that Democrats speak out of both ends of their… well, their mouths. On one hand they pretend at being the party of the people, yet here they are catering to the one percent with campaign gear that most Americans could not justify paying for. It is just a piece with the whole picture of the elitist Democrat Party, to be sure.

The list of designers for this new Democrat-wear (and at these prices it’s a bit hard to even use the word democratic in the title) is filled with a who’s who of today’s hottest names in fashion: Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Beyonce & Tina Knowles, Derek Lam, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Tracy Reese, Narcisco Rodriguez, Rachel Roy, Thakoon Panichgul, Grace Tsao-Wu & Laura Kofoid, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marcus Wainwright & David Neville, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Richard Blanch, Eddie Borgo, Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, Sean Combs, Prabal Gurung, Monique Pean, Russell Simmons and Vera Wang.

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Posted by on January 12, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, corruption, Democrats.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    It’s all the royalties they have to pay to that guy who drew the Che poster!

  • PBunyan

    What, no Obama Birkenstocks?

  • jim_m

    It’s all cheap trash compared to what Moochelle spends on her T-shirts. 

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      @jim_m723:disqus wrote: “It’s all cheap trash compared to what Moochelle spends on her T-shirts.”

      Moochelle, living proof that Billy Joel was right!

      “Where have you been hidin’ out lately, honey?

      You can’t dress trashy till you spend a lot of money.”

  • Stephen

    Lol… a $50 shirt qualifies as an “elite” item?

    When will Wizbang quit hiring burger flippers?

    The funniest part is the burger flippers all have dreams of striking it rich, so they carry the water for the millionaires, defending them at every turn – protecting the money bags of the rich as they earn substandard wages with low benefits.

    Fools – the whole lot.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      If $55 is the normal price you pay for a tee shirt, you are the one percent, Chomsky.

      You should hang yourself immediately just in case.

    • emrengineer

      Nice try at changing small items to try to make a point.  First it was $55.00, not $50.00, so you changed the price to make it seem not so bad.  Second it is a ‘t-shirt’ not a ‘shirt’ that is that price (check the link, second page).  A shirt (say a nice business dress shirt) for $50.00 isn’t that big of a deal, but a t-shirt for $55.00, now that’s hard to defend.  And since you couldn’t, you tried being dishonest instead.  Wow nevah saw that coming….

    • Olsoljer

      What’s the matter, your unemployment benefits running out?  Makes you cranky huh?

    • http://profiles.google.com/rtssdorsai Jeff C

      my t-shirts are 5 for $14 at Walmart or Target …  so $55 is elite …

      • Stephen

        Yeah – less than $3 each for a t-shirt at Walmart.

        What I said…

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Snarking at the common man in defense of the defender of the common man.  You go there Stephen.  Just a little more support like that and all but the 1% will be running from y’all.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R7FMXY3DZP7JF7SGSPIOSLLXNE Stephen

            Yeah – cause if you spend more than $3 for a t-shirt you’re “elite”… lol….

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            If you spend $55 for a t-shirt, you are the 1%.

  • MichaelLaprarie

    Ha-ha.  Well, Obama was The One (Percent) …

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Warner, when will Kevin give you a ban hammer so you can take out the trash?

    • warnertoddhuston

      I think I have one! But I’m still getting used to everything here. 

      I have to say, I should avoid comments, though. I get too heated and too sarcastic too early in comments sections! LOLLike the idiot above. He doesn’t know me from Adam, but from one post he’s decided he knows my entire life’s history.He isn’t smart enough to be an ignoramus.

      • Gmacr1

        “He isn’t smart enough to be an ignoramusanus”

        FIFY, no charge.

  • http://twitter.com/superflippy Susanna King

    I’m sorry, by using the term “One Percent” non-ironically you have broken the Unwritten Code of Right-Wing Bloggers, which states that Thou Shalt Not Use the Language of the Left Except When Being Snarky. As punishment, you will be taken out back and flogged with a pair of unwashed pajamas.

    • jim_m

      I disagree.

      It conforms to Alinsky’s Rule #4:  “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules”  Rule #5:  “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”, and Rule #6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

      Define the left by their own terms. Make them live up to their own standards and crucify them for not doing so displaying their rank hypocrisy for the world to see.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    Who is less credible as John Q. Public?  Barrack Hussein Obama or our own stephen?

    • SCSIwuzzy

      I thought he was stepehen…