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Obama’s Vacation Raises Eyebrows

August 18, 2011 by  

Obama’s Vacation Raises Eyebrows

On Tuesday, at the opening of the White House Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa, President Barack Obama spoke on the need for urgent action in Washington. Saying he wants “to leave no stone unturned when it comes to strengthening this economy,” Obama listed off the same measures he has been urging Congress to pass for several months — cutting the payroll tax, passing incentives for businesses to hire veterans and passing trade deals.

“So I don’t care whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, Independent, if you’re not registered with any party. I want to enlist your help. I need your help sending a message to Congress that it’s time to put the politics aside and get something done,” Obama said. “You do your part. You meet your obligations. Well, it’s time Washington acted as responsibly as you do every single day. It’s past time.”

The President spent three days this week traveling across the Midwest, talking to rural communities hard-hit by the recession about his Administration’s plans to put the economy back on track. Obama is now facing widespread criticism, though, because his family leaves Thursday to go on a 10-day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, just one day after the end of his Bus Tour.

Images of Obama fundraising, golfing and on vacation — especially in such a well-heeled location — undercut his message that the economy is his ‘singular focus,’” Doug Heye, a Republican strategist, told POLITICO.

Businessman and oft-rumored Presidential candidate Donald Trump told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren that Obama “takes more vacations than any human being I’ve ever seen.” The New York real estate mogul criticized Obama’s vacation further, saying: “Well, I mean, it sends a bad message. Here we have a country that really is going to hell in a hand basket. Let’s not kid ourselves. What’s happening to this country is horrible. All over the world, they’re talking about it. And we have a president that’s constantly — whether it’s Martha’s Vineyard or someplace else, constantly on vacation… We have to work in this country to bring it back.”

According to the POLITICO article, White House Press Secretary defended the Martha’s Vineyard vacation to reporters last week.

“There’s no such thing as a presidential vacation — the presidency travels with you,” Carney said. “He will be in constant communication and get regular briefings from his national security team as well as his economic team, and he will of course be fully capable if necessary of traveling back if that were required. It’s not very far.”

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  • robert

    hes not doing anything anyways

    so he may as well go be with his children
    and wife

    and have some fun like all the american people are
    everyday

    end the fed end the fraud end the central banks right out
    of the ten planks of the communist manifesto

    • Robert Smith

      Let’s see…

      You’re irate over Obama taking so many vacation days on the taxpayer’s dime (61 thus far).

      But I’ll bet you think George W. Bush earned every minute of his leisure time (196 days at the same point in his presidency).

      Facts sure are embarasing to the right.

      Rob

      • Vagabond

        robert you sound just like the average liberal with your head up your ass licking obummers boots in mute addoration,

        • Jana

          Robert S,
          Actually I really don’t care that he goes on vacation, what I care about is he goes on the most elaborate of vacations.
          At least Bush went to his ranch back in Texas, and relaxed.
          Obama the President of Blame takes expensive vacations and sends his wife to Italy with 40 of her best friends. All they know how to do is spend.
          Even on vacation any President is on 24 hour call.

          • Arecee

            Yes, Bush made tons of mistakes as did Clinton, and Bush Sr. and Carter, all the way down the line. Bush however was still connected at his ranch should there be an issue and it didn’t cost us an arm and a leg for him to vacation. Mr. B.O. is off on his own and doesn’t give a hoot about what happens while he’s away. I would love to take a vacation but I can’t afford to as I’m paying for his. Did you see his NEW bus? Who’s paying for that??? $1.1 million for a three day trip. YEP, he’s taking advantage while he’s in office! Enough is enough already.

          • smilee

            Arecee says:
            August 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

            Obama is also connected that goes with the job also the security and the bus is part of that and will most likely be used for many years not just three days and will be there for the next president to. By law the president has no say so about his security. Obama has taken 61 days vacation so far at this point GW Bush holds the record at over 180 at the same point in his presidentcy, Obama has less that Reagan and the elder Bush which both have less thatn GW but all more than Clinton who had taken only 28.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jana,
            now you know Nobummer has to be relaxed to work on his plan to come up with a plan for a plan!!!! gimme a BREAK!!! I need a vacation from HIM!!

        • Karolyn

          Facts are facts. Doesn’t sound like bootlicking to me!

      • wandamurline

        I’m irate that he is using tax payer dollars to campaign. He should be using his own DNC money for this trip, not the tax payer’s monies as I do not support him, but he takes my money to advance his political career….and I’m irate that he is talking jobs in America while traveling in a bus that was purchased from a Canadian company….not an American company or an American company located in Canada. So, how can he say he wants jobs in this country when he is purchasing his bus from another country when there are several great bus companies in America. He is a fraud, a flim-flam snake oil salesman with a great speech writer and a teriffic teleprompter.

        • independant thinker

          “I’m irate that he is using tax payer dollars to campaign.”

          Exactly. His is using a $1 million plus bus that we taxpayers financed to do his campainging and the irony of it is while he is trying to promote his “new jobs agenda” the bus was made in canada not the US.

          • smilee

            The bus is part of his security for him and future presidents not just for what you say. It has nothing to do with Obama or any other president past or future

          • http://?? Joe H.

            independant,
            After Nobummer gets done shaking hands, kissing as- er babies and traveling the US on vacation the bus will probably be broke down!!

        • mlb921

          We are going through very lean times for most Americans. The President needs to show some restraint. But of course he won’t. We need to put a God fearing, Country Loving, Leader in the White House. This Hope and Change thing was all smoke and mirrors.

          • 45caliber

            Of course he won’t show restraint! He’s the President! Presidents are the same as kings – just like Michelle said. And kings own everything! He is only using what he ‘owns’ after all. (How do you taxpayers like being slaves now?)

        • Christin

          wandamurline… YEA!… You said it all.

        • WickedPickle

          HE didn’t purchase it.. This was a hiccup from the secret service.. ALSO it’s to be used for other diplomats (of either side) and will probably be utilized by future presidents and diplomates as well.. I do agree that it would have been more american to have purchased an american product but that’s our g’ment.. NEVER THINKING! ALSO, I’d rather this than traveling in AF1 or that special copter which I might add the fuel alone could add up to the price of that bus on ANY given trip. I’m not saying he didn’t pick it out (by the way it looks) and he didn’t veto the sale, but look at the stats: Air Force 1 (one trip) over 2 million dollars total.. Road bus 1.. Not even close.

        • Thinking About

          I was just as irate when GWB bus came from Canada. This is terrible thing to happen. And furthermore I am still waiting for GWB to apologize for his Canadian bus and now Obama should stand in line to apologize also.

      • Average Joe

        Robert Smith,

        Pssst! GW is gone…has been gone…and…is not comming back. Try to stay focused, we are talking about BO now. Why?…..because he is here now…has been here for 2.6 years….and will be here for another 1.4 years.
        What is it with you liberals, that whenever we talk about what’s going on now…..you keep making time travel comments and accuse us of being happy with someone else ( who actually did the same stupid crap)?
        Why do you alway “ASSume” that we were happy with Bush? Quite frankly, many of us have not been plaeased with any polititicans in our lifetimes (with very few exceptions).
        Please take some time to pull your head out of your backside….and stop assuming….and start actually…..thinking (for yourself)!
        Whining isn’t pretty….and your comeback….doesn’t interset me….in the least (I’ve considered the source).
        Geeeeez….wadda Maroon!

      • Tim

        I don’t know where people get their facts on days off, but it’s not credible to believe that Bush took off more. After the 9/11 attacks nine months into his presidency, Bush didn’t take time off for a long time.

        When Bush did take time away from the White House, he usually went home to his ranch or to Camp David — a government owned presidential retreat. Neither cost the taxpayers much extra since Camp David is always under guard, and a president’s home has to be guarded anyway.

        The Obamas seem to live the high life on the backs of the taxpayers with their partying, expensive overseas junkets, constant golf outings, and vacations. That arrogant attitude really chaps us.

        • smilee

          TIM

          They do not count Camp David as vacation days. Their vacation days are a matter of public record and that were they get that and I have not heard any discrepancies between liberals and conservatives as to the number of vacation days taken they agree on this

      • 45caliber

        Rob:

        You libs are getting hung up on words again, I see.

        Tell me, if you go on a vacation, you get to visit new places, buy pretty things, eat at the best restaurants, etc. Vacation. But if Oblama does the same thing and insists he is actually at work, you believe him. If Bush did the same thing, he was on vacation. And how many managers of anything do you see off playing golf every work-day afternoon? Not many if they want to keep their business!

        I’ll call it as I see it, regardless of what you or he calls it. I don’t consider it a work day when he listens to a thirty minute report and spends the rest of the day having fun.

        • smilee

          Why are you so ANGRY?????

          • Jana

            smilee,
            He didn’t sound angry to me, just stating facts.

          • smilee

            Jana

            FACTS????????????? You got be joking!!!!!!!!!

  • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan

    Since this guy doesn’t learn from his mistakes, the more vacation he takes between now and Nov 12, the better for the country.

    • Average Joe

      Actually, his brain has been on vaction since he took office…..the body is just roaming the world…looking for it.
      Just my observation……

      • 45caliber

        Considering the expected size of that brain, he may be looking a LONG time!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          45caliber,
          the proverbial needle in a haystack!!!!

    • Christin

      Allan,
      AverageJoe,
      45caliber,

      Good one… Ha, ha… :) thanks for the laugh guys.

      The teleprompter-reading, Bilderberg (empty) puppet had a brain???

      If he lost it maybe he could go to OZ and get a new one from the wizard.

      • Average Joe

        Humor is the only way I can keep my sanity sometimes….and it’s good for the heart and soul.

        A chuckle a day, helps keeps the anger away.

  • http://yahoo skyraider 6

    he is, sorry to say a phoney a foreign student born on u.s. soil,any former students of his out there?let’s hear from you

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLInio

    he likes lavish vacations that are paid for by the tax payers dime ,he can afford it let him pay for it out of his own pocket.

    • Jennie

      Amen to that!!

    • Vagabond

      ssean you know that aint gonna happen,

    • 45caliber

      sean:

      He’s a KING! How can you expect him to do that? His subjects are the ones who are supposed to pay. (If you think this is bad, take a look at the parties Michelle throws at the White House.)

    • smilee

      Sorry but he is paying for his vacation the government pays for his security which we have been doing for years and years now, so quit your lying

      • http://?? Joe H.

        smilee,
        come on, thell the WHOLE story! The people are paying for security, transportation, accomodations, as well!! Maybe, and it’s a big maybe, he’s paying for their meals, but I doubt that as well. Probably on an expense account!!

        • Jana

          Especially going to Martha’s Vinyard a very EXPENSIVE place to go. Even if he did pay for his own, the government still has to pay for the security to stay in this expensive place. However, you know good and well the taxpayers are paying for this.

          • smilee

            I said he was not paying for the security so we agree, but OBAMA pays for Matha’s vineyard which costs $50,000.00 a week this is how it has been for many years and many presidents but many on here want you to believe their lies and which they claim are facts, he is not getting any perks that former presidents didn’t get.

  • tim

    The guy is taking advantage of everything he can while he’s president. His parties, her vacations, his golf thier family vacations. He has no clue what he’s doing, but he’s gonna take advantage of being president and getting everything from the taxpayers. He’s basically a welfare president, were supporting all of his shenanigans!!

    • jag

      Thats what happens when you have a wicked king. You support him and he does nothing for you.

    • Jana

      tim,
      He obviously thinks he has become President of a huge resort, and he is entitled.

    • Stickwoman Red

      I could go through all the comments, but most agree that he is the most “pampered presidents” we’ve had in history. I have a friend who works in D.C. and sees all the waste that has been dumped at the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. No more mention of his & Michelle’s every Wednesday night cocktail parties by the Lame Stream Media, but they do happen and with high recognition stars, musicians, poets, etc. The Obamas are milking these four years for EVERYTHING they can get out of the taxpayers and the status of the office. As was previously stated, Bush went to Camp David or his ranch (which he owns) and did not incur any lease or rental charges to occupy and quit golfing after 2003. Can you imagine the uproar if Laura Bush had gone on a separate vacation from the President as Michelle has now for the first 2 years in office (Spain & Africa) and still has yet another one with her husband and children??? When this sham of a president does work, he destroys the country, so while it might cost us taxpayers big bucks to entertain him, it is a small price to pay to keep our country safe!

  • thinking

    Well at least he is taking a vacation in the USA, after he travels in his canadian bus pushing for jobs in America. After his one term maybe he will move to Canada with his lifetime retirement package paid by the people he is trying to screw.

    • marjorie

      Just keep the creep in the U.S. He visited Ottawa just after he was elected, eyeing our lovely parliament buildings and likely thought he’d set up a satelite station here. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. We have a good Prime Minister and are not interested in having an American system set up here, thank you. Oh, yes. That’s a beautiful bus. Canadian, ay!!
      Be thankful he takes so many vacations. Think how much more damage he could create if he was in Wash. with his henchmen. God bless America.
      Love Americans, true Americans. A very proud Canadian but first, a very humble Christian.

      • Jana

        Thank you marjorie, and God bless you.

    • 45caliber

      I’m betting on Kenya as his final home. Any takers?

  • home boy

    i just hope i can get a tee time while he is here.

  • sik a dat

    Sick of this hypocritical POS potus!!! He thinks he’s got a free ride…he could if it were back to KENYA! Stinkin theif and double talking liar! He’s got a plan alright and it’s to SINK OUR COUNTRY!

    • Average Joe

      He is planning to make a plan about some plans he thought about once….while he was planning his plan…..you know, the plans we always here about, but never actually see?
      Mr. Obama, I have your plan ready…pack you sh!t and get the fck out of our nation ( Do not pass GO, don’t collect $200)….there’s your F-ing plan!

  • TIME

    Ok lets see, Barry said this, and Barry said that, yet oddly its the same thing’s over and over again year after year the same problems the same old same old.
    And you know whats really odd about that?

    Lets see, Oh yea, Johnson said the same things, so to did Nixon, and whats really strange so did Ford, Carter, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, and now Barry too, OMG, “””do you see a pattern yet?”””

    What will it take to wake you all up so you can see the same patterns over and over again?
    What will it take before you get it?
    How long do you have to be hit up side the head before you start feeling pain?
    Will it be when your 401K’s are drained, when your home is taken way due to your TAX’S going so high you can’t pay anylonger?
    Will it be when you work 100 hours per week and still can’t feed your family?
    Will it be when your told what kind of car you can own, and who you can talk with?
    Or will it take until your on your knees in a mound of dirt above a large hole cut into the earth where thousands of other bodys are squrming about half dead, as you hear the gun go off behind you?

    There is no differance between the leaders of the RebO’s or the DemO’s
    WOW, how can that be?
    Well lets start with this if a Progressive is a Progressive first, and a DemO 2nd, and Progressive is a Progressive First and a RebO second, REALLY What differance is there?

    Perhaps this will help you better to understand this, if you have a coin, is the coin two separate parts? No, right?

    It has a head, and a tail, yet its the same coin right?
    So now if you have a Progressive with a head and a tail is it not still a Progressive? You all know that there is NO DIFFERANCE between either party, its a scam.

    Look the facts are what they are, look at the list of Government officials and high level bankers who have bought homes in countries where there are NO Extradition laws….

    Note: who they are, you know all the name’s as you know all the players as you see tham daily on the news, oh and oddly many news casters have done this also.

    Don’t you question why they would be compelled to do such? Is it not unlike what the high level Nazi’s & the SS did after WW II?

    If you believe in what this nation was founded on then stand with these Moral Principals and lets Take the TRASH out.

    Vote for the ONLY person who has a soild record of standing up and having a real Moral Base, Dr. Ron Paul.

    • home boy

      you have made some excellent points an yet you conclude by talking about voting. you stated that it doesn’t matter which side of the coin you look at , it’s still the same and right you are. so how do you think that by voting you can change things. it should be obvious by all your statements that the political system has failed and will continue to fail this country. so the obvious solution would be to get rid of the disease, the politicians. other wise ,as you say, it’s same old same old thing.

      • eddie47d

        What are you going to replace voting with Home Boy? A Dictatorship? Then if you don’t like that Dictatorship then what? I’d like to have a say in who is elected even if my candidate doesn’t win.

        • home boy

          your so smart you can’t come up with an idea . man has tried everything for 6000 years and nothing works. maybe if you realized we live in a world control by satan you would then realize that we can not exist with out the help from god. read 1john 5;19 .. so you keep on voting because its your right and watch the status quo continue.

        • Christin

          eddie47d,

          We don’t ‘replace’ we ‘Restore’ our Republic the way it was supposed to be for a start… and as Homeboy says, we ‘Return’ to God.

          1John 5:19
          “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

          • Karolyn

            Your belief, not fact.

          • eddie47d

            Homeboy originally said we should get rid of our system and the politicians and I responded to his odd comment Christin.

      • TIME

        HB,
        Look Dr. Ron Paul’s record is strong, he is a man of
        “Unimpeachable Moral Principals.”
        I resanote with these factors as thats how I also do business.
        I strongly feel that this nations root problem is that we have allowed persons with “”NO moral”” grounding to become leaders, by way of who loks better, who sounds better who dress’s better, thus the problems started rather than doing we have gone to who Acts the way we think they should. We don’t need any more actors we have really quite enough of them.
        What we do need are real leaders who are bound to Truth, Honesty, and Goodness, as well as the well being of our Nation as a whole.

        Look if we as in you and I did a business deal ~ I am sure that you would rather walk away from the table feeling good about the deal we just struck, rather than walking away thinking – I think I was taken to the cleaners.
        Would that be correct?

        Well thats whats wrong with our nation, the leaders make deals and your not even at the table, nor do you have any say in the matter at all.
        Its all been planed out in advance what the outcome is. Thats 100% totaly wrong in all respects, and on some level all of you know that.
        You just need to be “”honest”” with your selfs and admit it.
        Thats when you will wake up.

        Look I am not a a political person at all, I hate politics, I just see them for what they are.

        We need to break the cycle and we need to vote in the “BEST” persons to do the job.

        We have to stop with the same old same old, really has any of the contribed rhetoric the media puts out over the last 50 years as being the most importaint issue ever been addressed?
        No, why, they are Non Issues!

        Can we ever get back to what this nation was founded on?

        Thats is really quite simple, we are all created Equal, but thats only in the form of equal to make a go of it.

        Not ~ equal in genetic value, ~ not equal in effot expended.

        You all have to (think) rather than react, that will require getting out of your box’s, be they either DemO or RebO, be an American First and formost.
        Think about what is good for our Nations health, not just your own personal heath, and for God’s sake don’t place yourself above the nation.

        I can only hope I have answered your question.

    • Daylo

      RON PAUL thinks it is okay for Iran to have a nuclear bomb cause “everybody else does”… Never mind the leaders of this country have threatend to blow Israel off the map — our only true ally in the whole middle east.

      No one single candidate has ALL the answers, but Ron Paul is too lackadaisacal about nuclear weapons.

      Doesn’t Ron Paul also want to legalize some drugs too?

      • Robert Smith

        Yup, particularly pot.

        After all more than a dozen states have VOTED for medical pot.

        What do you think about states’ rights?

        Why should the christian alcohol be the only recreational drug of choice?

        Rob

        • Vagabond

          while I dont use pot (I did try it a few times and I did enhale but it did nothing for me so I just quit messing with it) I have many friends who have smoked pot over the years and they worked at their jobs some of them in law enforcement most of them if not all are retired now but still smoke their pot. I do not see a damned thing wrong with pot being placed in the same category as alcohol. it would be cheaper and the money spent trying to erradicate it could be spent in a more worthwhil way,

          • Carol J

            Fine. Legalize marijuana. Just as long as those who vote for it will pay my medical bills. I am extremely allergic to it. I get sick if I even walk into a room where someone has smoked it. It usually takes 2 weeks for me to completely recover from the sinus and lung congestion it causes.

        • JeffH

          Robert Smith, you couldn’t resist could you…your disgust for anything christian is so bad that you had to bring it into the discussion to facilitate your own “rise”…there are atheists and then their is your kind of atheist Rob. When are you gonna bring your favorite second subject up? The subject that is most dear to your heart? It’ll be a matter of time but I’m sure you’ll have a gay old time with it.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            JeffH,
            I’m beginning to wonder if Robert is one of those kids that were molested by those preists. He’s not smart enough to know that they were in no way representing Christianity!!! They were representing their own desires!

      • Mirage

        Right on … but you forgot the most important thing about Ron Paul – he was AWESOME in the movie “Bruno”!!!!!!!!!

        Seriously, having a strong dislike of Texas politicians, I don’t know much about Paul, other than I agree that our sandbox wars never shouldn’t have taken place.
        All in all, he doesn’t seem like a bad guy, and I suppose he might be a cut about the average Washington scumbag, but that is not saying much.
        In the end, it appears, our political system won’t allow for an honest politician to be anything more, than marginally affective … the big money undertow is just too strong.
        Perhaps chaos could change things, but who knows, I’m just an office chair pundit, like the rest of you.

      • Average Joe

        Daylo,

        And your point is?

        While Iran produces lot of oil…it lacks refineries to even make their own gasoline, which they must import from elsewhere…and you are worried about them getting a NUKE?…Pardon me while I laugh hysterically at you.
        Even if they did get a nuke..
        1. They aren’t the only ones in the region to have them.
        2. Even if they had one, they don’t have the capability to launch one at the US…..and if they did, we would just shoot it down…and then retaliate.

        As for your comment about the legalization of drugs, please point out where in the Constitution that the government has the right to decide what is moral and what is not….I can’t seem to find that clause.
        Drugs are first and formost, a moral choice and if someone gets “too involved” in drugs, it can become a medical issue…but never a legal issue. What a person does with their own body is nobodies business but their own….period. For the government to attempt to force their moral views on others is not only reprehensible….it is Un-Constitutional.

        • Daylo

          PUUUUHHHLEEZE! The use of recreational drugs is not a moral choice. It is a legal issue simply because if the guy who gets high on marijuana and has a car accident and kills your child or someone else’s child, he gets off scott free if the drug is legal. No prosection.

          Average Joe, huh? I doubt it.

          As far as the nuclear problem, I would put all of my belief in the intelligence in the Israeli Mossad than I had an “Average Joe”. Don’t think Iran has the capability with all of their friendly resources in Venezuela and throughout other dictator-run countries? You are quite the little naive person, I’d say.

          Perhaps you need to wipe off those rosy little glasses you’re wearing.

          • Karolyn

            Get real! If someone is under the influence of legal alcohol, he is held responsible, why why would it be any different under the influence of legal pot? Alcohol is legal, why not pot? Alcohol is even more harmful. Actually, I have never heard of anyone getting convicted of vehicular homicide under the influence of pot.

          • Average Joe

            Daylo,
            Your report card is in and the results are:

            Does not follow directions.
            Has a below average comprehension ability.
            Does not play well with others ( has a superiority complex)

            1. You didn’t provide the clause that I ask for from the Constitution that gives congress the authority to make “Moral Laws”…put up or shut up.
            2.”It is a legal issue simply because if the guy who gets high on marijuana and has a car accident and kills your child or someone else’s child, he gets off scott free if the drug is legal. No prosection.”

            Not even a nice try at common sense or logic in your statement.

            Were you dropped on your head as a child? Alcohol is legal right now…and people who have alcohol in their systems when they have an accident….are proscuted everyday ( heck, they even prosecute without the accident if you are DUI, DWI or whatever term your state uses). What makes you think that Drugs would not fall under the same “legalities” as alcohol? Besides, anytime that an accident is deterrmined to be someones fault ( regardless of circumstances)…they either face Criminal or civil penalties.

            Your statement is an utter FAIL!

            3. “As far as the nuclear problem, I would put all of my belief in the intelligence in the Israeli Mossad than I had an “Average Joe”.”

            First of all, I didn’t ask you put your beliefs anywhere. I just stated the facts…as I know them to be. But, I am going to go out on a limb here and speculate that you “ARE NOT” an intelligence expert ( based on the other drivel you’ve spewed forth from your un-intelligent mouth) and therefore…your opinion has no weight with me.

            Time for you to bone up Bubba….it is never a good idea to come to a battle of brains….when “YOU” are obviously unarmed.

            Okay, let’s here some more of your “less than brilliant” ramblings…..

            Daylo…..Daaaaaaylo…..Daylo comes and he needs to go home…..
            Daylo…..Daaaaaaylo…..
            Come Mr. Sillyman give us more sillyness….
            Daylo comes and he needs to home…..

  • phil

    congress takes off every other week during the year . shall we get on them too !

    • Average Joe

      Yes, actually…any questions?

  • Wapitiman

    Now don’t forget folks that Nobama has his attention focused laser-like on America’s problems! And he is taking his work with him! (onto the golf course where he’s probably as good playing golf as he is bowling!)

    Let’s tell this to the millions of Americans who are out of work and desperate.
    Let’s tell this to the millions of Americans who have lost their homes and are desperate.
    Let’s tell this to the thousands of recent graduates who face joblessness as well as large debts.
    Why do I think this ‘laser-loser’ is more focused on ego satisfaction than the demands of our nation?

  • Daylo

    He has to get in all of those taxpayer-paid vacations while he is still in office. Come 2012, if anyone has any sense he’ll be out of there.

    • 45caliber

      Hummm. You are right. I hadn’t thought of it that way. He’ll have to pay for his own in 2013, won’t he?

      • Vagabond

        not really. with the huge unearned retirement package he will get plus the money we will be paying for security for him and his family it wont be costing him anything,

  • Daylo

    Have you noticed that people have stopped calling your “racist” when you speak out about him? What does that tell you? EVERYONE is fed up with this complete and total hedonistic moron.

  • Karolyn

    EVERY President has taken vacations, some in the middle of bad situations in the country. I just heard yesterday about John Adams leaving Washington in the summer one year for vacation and staying away for 8 months! It seems like everybody left DC in those days because of the diseases spread in the summer; however, he stretched it quite a bit, partly to be with his sick wife. They deserve some time off. Bush was on vacation when Katrina hit and took his sweet time dealing with it. His father was in Kennebunkport on vacation during a recession and pretty much told everybody to shove it when they criticised him. Congress is on vacation too. As was said, the President is really never totally disconnected. Would you want his job?

    • 45caliber

      Karolyn:

      I wouldn’t want the job of President – but I’d bet that I – and nearly everyone else in the US – could do a better job of it than Oblama does.

    • libertytrain

      Karolyn, you are incorrect, Bush didn’t take his fine time dealing with Katrina… The goofy Mayor of New Orleans and the twit of a Governor, get the total blame for what happened.

      • Jana

        libertytrain
        You are so right. President Bush tried talking with the Governor BEFORE the hurrican even hit, to NO avail.
        Bush did not have the authority even as President to override the Governor or the Mayor.

        • libertytrain

          Jana, exactly. He tried, she was a moron.

      • Karolyn

        I distinctly remember everyone buzzing about “Where’s the President in all this?” It was like he didn’t even know the hurricane was coming. The public was talking about it for days and nothing was heard from the White House – or the ranch. And then he finally flew by to see what happened, which incensed people because it was like God was viewing the earth from above.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          karolyn,
          yup, you libbies would have loved for Bush to have gone into New Orleans without being invited by the governor!! Then you could have impeached him for violating Posse Comitas law!!! then when he didn’t you were disappointed and called him uncaring!! The mayor of the city had 145 busses sitting there all locked up that could have been used to transport people that didn’t have transportation! They sat there and slowly flooded! He didn’t even tell the people to leave the city! Bush tried for two days to give them help and the mayor and governor turned it DOWN!!!

    • Average Joe

      Karolyn,
      Back in the day ( when our nation was founded), people were still riding horses, horse and buggy etc.
      Traveling from N.C. or any other state took weeks if not months to go back and forth between D.C. and their home states. Travel was not easy during those times (remember that the nation was still mostly wilderness in those days). The Congress was not expected to be in Washington 365 days a year. As a matter of fact, they had to put it in the Constitution that the congress must convene in DC at least once per year in order to conduct the governments business ( they weren’t expected to be there at any other time because they were expected to live within their constituency where they could here from the people in their states and stay informed on the issues of their respective states). It was only after transportation started to improve that they started spending more and more time in DC. The more time that they have spent in DC, the more damage they have done to the nation as a whole. Personally, I would like to see them spend 9 months on vacation and 3 months in DC….the less they do….the better off the nation and we the people are in the long run. In other words, they need to go home to their districts, learn to listen to their constituents…and then meet in Washington once per year for 3 months….and then go home until next year.The only people that need to actually be in DC all year long….is the Supreme Court and president…and if Congress isn’t in session, then the president really doesn’t have a whole lot to do…other than to defend our nation ( if we are attacked) and our “rights”.

      CONGRESS….GO HOME!!!!

  • john

    Karolyn The fact is obummer has taken more vacations than any other President. As long as he is on vacation there is less chance he can destroy this country more than he all ready has.

    • Robert Smith

      John claims: “Karolyn The fact is obummer has taken more vacations than any other President. ”

      Absolutely false.

      Rob

    • Karolyn

      Not fact!

    • Average Joe

      john,

      “As long as he is on vacation there is less chance he can destroy this country more than he all ready has.”

      Actually it is congress that needs to be on extended vaction….remember…congress makes the laws, sets economic policy and all budgets for the nation…not the president…he only signs the bills or vetoes them….if they aren’t wrtitten….he can’t do squat…good, bad or indifferent.

      CONGRESS GO HOME!!!

    • smilee

      john says:
      August 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

      Wrong, Wrong Here is the truth Obama has taken 61 days at this point in his presidency , GW Bush holds the record, 180 days more than his dad and Reagan, Clinton had the least at 28. I guess shooting off your mouth before getting the facts does not bother you or do you know and just lie about it?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        WAAAAAAAA! BUSH BAD!! BLAME BUSH!!! WAAAA!

        • Average Joe

          Joe H.

          That’s Smellee you’re talking to…were you somehow expaecting a different rant? I have been here 2.5 years and Smellee still has learned anything….and I’m not expecting any miracles to happen anytime soon…..just sayin’

          • Average Joe

            * still hasn’t learned anything….

          • smilee

            Joey

            Unfortunately you do not know the difference between the truth and a rant, telling the truth isn’t a rant lying is and that is your specialty.

        • Thinking About

          Hey Bubba Bushy, can’t take the truth about your boy W. W blamed the recession on Clinton and anything else he and the tabloid media could frame up. When statements are made Obama has taken more vacation than any other president is not true and you cry cry cry someone is pointing out W took more. Facts hurts the Bubba Bushy bunch.

  • phil

    I’m not taking up for obama but gwb was on vacation the entire month of august 2001 as the memo came in from the cia that ben ladin was ready to attack..do you really believe condi didn’t tell gwb of this memo.?

    • 45caliber

      phil:

      There is a little difference between Bush taking a month for vacation at his ranch and Oblama taking a vacation at taxpayer expense ever couple of weeks. Please remember that.

      • Robert Smith

        You claim at our expense… Prove it.

        Rob

        • TIME

          Robert,

          Whom do you think pays for these holidays if its not the US tax payer that whom do you think, the magic pixie dusters?

          Really, no one can be that dense.

          • JeffH

            TIME, sorry but I beg to differ with you…that dense? You just replied to one and you can bet that two or three other members of that club will chime in. Of course I also knew that you knew also.

          • Karolyn

            The Obamas pay for their own vacations other than transportation and Secret Service.

          • Brad

            Lets see Karolyn,

            The Obama’s pay for their own rooms while on vacation plus food but the tax payer pays when their there for officail functions. It costs money to put fuel into those aircraft ruffly 660K for Airforce one to include the maintenence costs, crew, secret service agents their food lodging, oh and don’t forget they have to travel atleast two weeks in advance to map out routs sefe for the president and first family. No one takes into consideration the external costs to a vacation, so how much did it cost us when Ohmama went on his tour of the Pacific with some twenty odd warships to include his staff wife and kids. Before you go off and dig against another President do the math first, Bush primarily stayed local; ie camp David or his ranch very little cost there. Now you compare where the Obamas have been and the total cost to the taxpayer and you will see it’s cost the US taxpayer more to have tham go on vacation then any other President in history.

          • Jana

            Karolyn,
            Obama may pay for his own vacation and that of his wife and 2 children, but who pays the expense for the secret service advance team that has to go in a few weeks ahead of time and stay to make sure sure the place is secure? Who pays for the what 30 to 50 other secret service and secretaries that are needed to keep him functioning as Pres. plus Michelle my belles secretaries and their secret service? When they go to expensive places the cost goes up for the hotels for the secret service too.
            So no big deal that we don’t pay for the four of them when we have to pay for 50 others.

          • smilee

            Jana says:
            August 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

            The secret service is getting paid regardless of where he is, you make it sound like they get paid more when he travels. These are the perks of the presidency and has been for many presidents now and has nothing with it being Obama other than he is the current recipient.

        • Average Joe

          Robert Smith,
          Prove to us that it isn’t. If you have facts, put them on the table….don’t just spout off the “WE” need to prove something to you (we don’t need to prove anything to you…if you are in doubt…look it up)…put up your counterpoints with verifiable facts for us to research….or pour yourself a cup of STFU because you are only blowing smoke up your own backside.

          Wadda Maroon!

          Karolyn,

          Don’t tell us…prove it with facts…opinions are just that….opinions and nothing more.

          The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
          John F. Kennedy

      • smilee

        45

        Obama is paying the $50,000.00 a week cost to rent where he is vacationing not the taxpayers, his security is paid for by the taxpayers as was all his predecessors when on vacation. I guess lying does not bother your conscious

        • Jana

          smilee,
          OK, how many is in his security? How many members of security were in the advance team? How many secretaries for Michelle went?

          • smilee

            Jana

            What’s that got to do with anything that has been the perks of this job for many many years now and did not start with Obama, this is no bigger deal not than it was before so why do you want us to believe it is so bad now.

  • Jerry

    Come on Americans, let him have his vacation and above all his golf but allow us to apply a few rules and regulations similar to the ones he has placed on us Americans:
    1. He can only use a putter. Drivers tear up the grass thus destroying the pristine beauty of the land.
    2. He cannot wear cleated shoes for the same reason.
    3. No caddy allowed (subservience you know). He must carry his own bag.
    4. His bag must contain a written and published copy of all the regulations he has passed on us poor capitalists.
    5. What else? Oh yes, he must be handicapped by the same amount his blundering has raised the National dept.
    6. And finally, his golf balls must be certified that they will cause no injury to any wildlife or people and be biodegradable in case he loses it in the ponds or woods.

    • 45caliber

      Jerry:

      “His bag must contain a written and published copy of all the regulations he has passed on us poor capitalists.”

      And you expect him to CARRY that HIMSELF? Wow! You have a greater view of his strength than I do! I’m not sure the Hulk could carry that much!

  • Tara

    Subject: Dear Obama, send a soldier on vacation and you stay home

    Dear Obama,

    After your 40-vehicle entourage bus tour this week, I hear you are going on yet another VERY pricy, tax-payed vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, so I have a few suggestions for you. Since you seem to have so much time and taxpayer money to take vacations and go to fancy golf resorts, I suggest you remember each and every American soldier around the world who is fighting for your freedom. Perhaps when soldiers are on leave from defending our country, you should send them and their families on a nice vacation of their choice, and you stay home.

    We Americans think you’ve taken quite enough vacations, and you should stay in Washington and actually do the job we gave you do to.
    I think that since we are footing the bill for them, you should be required to show exactly how much they are costing us. For instance, isn’t it interesting that the press and the libs are so interested in Sarah Palin’s emails, but when it comes to your constant vacations, they are SILENT.

    While you are sitting in your plushy, air-conditioned, highly guarded Oval Office, where you are in no danger, think of those who are in Afghanistan in 120 degree heat and facing real danger everyday, the kind of danger that you are clearly ignoring, and fighting the very-real enemy that you want to befriend. That’s not what they are fighting for!

    Instead of going around the world on your apology tour, making speeches to La Raza, suing Arizona and promising amnesty to illegals (only to get their vote), how about visiting Afghanistan once in a while. Put on one of their uniforms and lay in a foxhole in that 120 degree heat, where there is no air-conditioning. While you’re there, forget the phony photo ops and spend your time personally thanking every American tax-paying soldier who is making huge sacrifices and putting their lives in daily danger to defend this country, of which you are so embarrassed. In my opinion you should just stay there and let someone else who loves this country lead it instead.

    Since you are so hot under the collar about billionaires and corporate jets, and always talking about sacrifice, I suggest you stop being a hypocrite and take your own advice. You give up your very expensive private jet and let soldiers fly home in it, while you and Michelle take an army transport plane for your trips around the world. After all, we are paying for your fancy jet, shouldn’t we decide what you do with it?

    I suggest that next year, you skip the fun BBQ, beer drinking and golf excursions on Memorial Day and instead devote the whole weekend to remembering veterans and thanking those who are still with us. Remember this, the whole world is watching.

    I suggest that instead of going to Martha’s Vineyard or Hawaii or campaigning for your doomed re-election, you take that time and go to a soldier’s funeral or an army hospital or visit a family who’s loved one is fighting for you.

    To Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and all the democrats out there talking about sacrifice, but instead are doing your best to take away our freedoms, do a little sacrificing of your own and give to a soldier your vacations, fancy first class plane seats, and the huge, undeserved retirement plans you’ll be receiving when we fire all your sorry asses.

    Lastly Obama, please make sure that soldiers around the world get their 2012 ballots out months ahead so that they have plenty of time to mail them back. They, more anyone else, have the right to vote. I’m sure they didn’t sign up to defend your freedom killing policies, and something tells me that most of them will vote your sorry ass out, and this is something you fear.

    Soldiers put their lives on the line everyday and their families make daily sacrifices as well. They have made this country what it is…the freest and greatest country in the world.

    What are you doing for them?

    • Lonnie Albertson

      AMEN and thanks.

    • mrrzk

      Tara, I want to thank you for this wonderful letter. I hope Obama sees it. I would like to add–Obama has threatened to hold the
      soldiers pay. When Obama wasnt getting his way, that was one of the threats. This is about as LOW as it gets.

      Also, Michelle has 26 “servents”, “housemaids”—WHY DOES SHE NEED SO MANY—WITH THIS MANY, SHE PROBABLY DOESNT EVEN WIPE HER OWN…..
      ….and the vacation she took with 40 of her friends on the taxpayer dollar——THEY TRULY HAVE NO SHAME OR CARE. SAD SAD.

      OBAMA NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED AND IMPRISONED. I PRAY FOR THE DAY WHEN HIS
      WARDROBE WILL CONSIST OF AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT.
      GOD BLESS AMERICA.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        mrrzk,
        ” I don’t understand why she needs so many.” Have you ever looked close at that face WITH make-up???? In civillian life, it would probably take a whole body shop to apply it!!!

    • chilipadi

      Tara, I couldn’t have said it any better although I can sense that you are trying very hard not to spue out some choice words. I wouldn’t have been this kind simply because this man in the White House is enemy #1 of this beautiful country.

    • Karolyn

      So let’s just make all Presidents live in a one-room shack and not pay them at all! Get real! Conservatives are all for the wealthy. Well, the President is wealthy! Did you know that they pay for all of their own food at the White House and all vacation expenses other than transportation and Secret Service? Did you complain about previous presidents and their wives? I would venture to guess that you did not.

      • 45caliber

        Karolyn:

        And you BELIEVE that? Say, I have this bridge for sale … Are you interested? You can charge a toll to cross it and everything! And it is cheap at the price!

        • smilee

          45

          Karolyn is telling you the truth, from your posts it is clear you care nothing about the truth if it feeds your biases and anger.

      • Song

        Another tantrum from Karolyn wawwawawawawawa love that neither you or Robert S. ever back up any of your claims with sources….

  • chuckb

    barry has been on vacation for half the year, the other half he’s campaigning. it’s tough having to read the teleprompter and acting like you have some resemblance of intelligence. think of the stress this mans under when he has to destroy his brother muslims. it took him eighteen hours to work up enough courage to pull the pin on ulsama bin laden, no doubt while kneeling on his prayer rug. do you think it would have taken that long if bin laden was a christian. having to make difficult decisions like that places a heavy stress on a person and deserving of several vacations.

    • 45caliber

      chuckb:

      He didn’t approve the attack on Osama. He kept going to one of his advisors to get approval and she kept shooting down any attack. The people involved got him to approve a measure HE thought was designed only to get more intelligence – and they started the attack without him. He was playing golf at the time they pulled him off the golf course to witness the attempt. His advisor was livid that they deliberately did this without her approval.

    • Robert Smith

      Posted: “it took him eighteen hours to work up enough courage to pull the pin on ulsama bin laden,”

      Bush didn’t get it done for EIGHT years.

      Rob

      • JeffH

        …such a strong response…NOT!

      • Average Joe

        Robert Smith

        Wow, what a comeback. Did you come up with that all by yourself …or did you have help?

        Wadda Maroon!!!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Average Joe,
          He came up with it, but it took him eighteen hours to do it!!! that’s because he’s like Elmira in the cartoons. She burns her finger and it takes fifteen minutes for the signal to get to her pea brain!!!

          • Average Joe

            Are you sure you’re not giving him too much credit? lol

  • eddie47d

    Another ridiculous conversation about Obama taking a vacation. Since all Presidents take time off and during various crises then it really isn’t a problem. If you are all serious about this then get an Amendment passed banning ALL Presidents from taking time off. Make them go the 4-8 years without a vacation. This bellyaching that Obama can’t do this or go there is whining of the highest order. Boo Hoo! On top of that if you don’t want Obama out politicking then ban ALL sitting Presidents from politicking while on the job. Stop being petty nitpicking hypocrites or change the laws for each and everyone of them.

    • Karolyn

      AMEN-AMEN-I say to you!

      • smilee

        DITTO

  • DROB1776

    If obama would stay on perminet vactation the counrty might impove a lot let us hope that nov. 2012 will send the communist into retirement and bring the Country back.

  • 45caliber

    I’m beginning to think that Oblama and family have been on vacation ever since he won the Presidency. He simply appointed his friends to fill in for him.

    • smilee

      45

      Typical of your thinking process

  • Kevin Beck

    I heard yesterday that Congresswoman Maxine Waters was flapping her gums about the president “not visiting any African-American communities [during his Midwest Magical Mystery Tour].” I wonder if she will spout some more hot air over the president spending his vacation in that African-American enclave of Martha’s Vineyard?

    • s c

      Kevin, Maxine Waters isn’t on Bummer’s ‘radar.’ Bummer practically owns the black vote (temporarily), so there’s no point in wasting time sucking up to menials like her. She’s on her own ego trip (maybe she can marry herself).
      Bummer thinks he has to “PROVE” that he’s “one of us.” BLAH! He thinks we can be WOWed by his presence, He thinks no one will be outraged via EXPENSIVE buses that burn THOUSANDS of gallons of smog-creating FUEL.
      It would be better if the people of those small towns found reasons to be ELSEWHERE when Bummer’s buses come to town. Mortals are entitled to vacations, too.
      Screw the idea of false gods taking vacations. Now, if Bummer had the guts to pay for those buses and every expense for those disgusting buses polluting the air, that’s DIFFERENT.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sc,
        Yup! let him pay for it from that nobel he won er was given er was handed on a silver platter without any DUE!!!

  • Raggs

    I for one hope that his vacations last at least until 2012 and behond.

    • JeffH

      Raggs, rest assured that a permanent vaction for O’man starts after the elections…39% job approval rating and just today the DOW is tanking under 11,000 again, gold is up over $1835/oz and confidence in the economy has dropped below 30%…not good for the Wizard of Odd would be my guess.

  • http://n/a John Beach

    You only get to be President once in a lifetime. Take all you can get! Enjoy the rides and the perks because it could all be over in the decisions of a day.

  • phil

    45 caliber….had gwb stayed in wash dc in august he may have prevented 9-11 atacks. instead gwb chose to clear brush on his ranch in crawford ,texas while on vacation…the memo came in july…..

    • 45caliber

      phil:

      Yeah, and that memo never got close to the President. Further it was so ambiguous that even I’d have ignored it. And finally, it said nothing about what the attack was going to be or where. In other words it was far too vague to get anyone excited except libs AFTER the fact.

  • mrrzk

    WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL SO OBSESSED WITH BUSH. I COULDNT STAND THE MAN EITHER FOR ALL HE DID, BUT ALL YOU PEOPLE USE BUSH WHEN DEFENDING OBAMA. DEM OR REP, IT DOESNT MATTER. THEY HAVE BOTH DONE THINGS TO DESTROY OUR GREAT NATION——–BUT NO ONE HAS SET OUT TO DO AND HAS DONE AS MUCH DAMAGE AS OBAMA.
    WHAT I DONT UNDERSTAND IS WHY PEOPLE STILL DEFEND HIM, HE HATE US.
    WE ARE NOT MUSLIMS. WAKE UP AMERICA.

    BY THE WAY, I DONT WANT TO BE MUSLIM AND I DONT WANT TO LIVE BY SHRIAH LAW!!!!

    • Karolyn

      The point is why use something that is normal for all Presidents to denigrate one President in particular? – Especially, since he is not as bad as some previous Presidents!!! Get over it!

      • Brad

        So Karolyn,

        Why has the Ohmama administration piled on another 3.8 trillion in new deficit spending and hasn’t passed a budgit in another two year’s? Inquiring minds want to know!

        • smilee

          No money can be drawn from THE Us treasury without appropriation by law, that appropriation by law is the budget and there is one otherwise the government would be shut down and we both know it is not. Facts over rhetoric, Facts over rhetoric, then the truth be known

      • 45caliber

        Karolyn:

        He’s worse than any I’ve seen, and that includes Carter. I really never expected to see anyone as bad as him but I was proved wrong by this one. So your argument is mute.

  • jopa

    For the record: Thirty one months in office and President Obama has taken 61 days vacation and in that same time period George W Bush 180 Ronald Reagan 112 and Bill Clinton 28 days.The House and the Senate months at a time and I believe they only meet three or four times a week now when they are in session.

    • s c

      Here’s your breath of fresh air for the day, bubba j. Bubba Clinton, that great role model of lovers of morality, didn’t need a wife or a bus or Air Force One to go on one of his in-house adventures. When you have access to INTERNS, you don’t need a wife and you don’t need to go anywhere to get away from the wife.
      And, when you have to vacate the W H (and you have a wife like Billary), you can take great satisfaction in knowing that she’s more interested in her job than in policing your lust. Yep, that’s what makes a great prez- LUST. Appearances DO matter, bubba j. So when is the last time YOU took a vacation and AMERICA paid the tab?

      • Thinking About

        Would love to have Clinton times again, economy was good and balance budget. It is the plunge afterwards which has hurt so much.

    • 45caliber

      jopa:

      What is a vacation? Take a look at what he DOES – not what he tells you he is doing. You are simply another lib who likes words instead of considering what is going on.

      I could insist that I never took a day of vacation in my life, if I wished. After all, I worked the days I wasn’t at my job. So does that mean I’ve never had a vacation?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      hey jopa,
      How many fundie has he held? You know, fundraisers? 128 since he started!!! The only one close to him is H. W. Bush with 88 at this time in his term!!! All while he’s supposed to be representing us!!!

  • phil

    mrrzk…alex jones says 9-11 was an inside job….if that’s true bush is much worse than obama wouldn’t you say? and what if they worship the same idol…?

    • 45caliber

      phil:

      I do believe we’re talking about Oblama. Bush hasn’t been in the headlines for nearly three years now. Are you trying to get us off the subject to make your hero look better? It won’t work.

  • Earl

    The BUM is just another illegal taking advantage of America.Our elected officials are as bad as him because they turn a blind eye an let it happen.Americans better buy guns an ammo while you still can, you will have to protect your family from the evil that is over taking this world.

  • Robert Walker

    Here’s a definition for you.
    Bastard: Something of unknown origin. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the English Language.
    Our Fearless Golfer is probably the only man in the world who has spent more than one million dollars, worthless though they are, to prove that he is not legitimate. Our Fearless Golfer is probably the only person in history who does not want to show pride in his educational background. Our Fearless Golfer has never met a golf ball that scared him.
    The Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces cannot field strip a weapon. He depends on others to protect his wife and her children.
    The Chief Executive of the largest corporation in the world, has never, before his employment for this job, held an executive position.
    There is a pink slip waiting for him. It has been signed by many of his bosses, the American People, and it will come as no surprise to him when he receives it. He is very much aware of his ineptness, as are most of the voters of all parties.
    He will fade into oblivion in a few short years, and we will recover from his, and the voters’, foolishness.
    Thank you,
    Robert Walker

  • Karolyn

    Interesting year old blog about the President’s vacations.

    http://ochairball.blogspot.com/2010/07/who-pays-for-obamas-vacations-and-other.html

    • Raggs

      Karo… So your the one that bought the bridge….

      • 45caliber

        Raggs:

        She bought his – but she won’t buy mine! And I asked first!

  • chuckb

    all the bolsheviks and the media are trying to defend barry and his vacations by saying bush and reagan took more days vacation. their days were spent at their homes in texas and california. these were working days for the most part and not traveling all over the world, barry and michelle are traveling to exotic locations and dragging all their flaky friends and relatives along at the tax payers expense. compare the cost of reagan and bush to the muslims vacation expense. that is an eye opener, that’s the one the boilsheviks don’t want to discuss.

    snopes and politicus don’t want to discuss that part. compare overseas travel. check out how many trips barry has made since elected to what reagan and bush made in their entire eight years. barry has broken all records in the two and half years in office and at astronomical costs to the tax payers for their luxurious and lavish lifestyle. even out doing the clintons.

    • Karolyn

      Let’s not get started on “Queen” Nancy Reagan again.

      • Brad

        Karolyn,

        If you can’t substantiate, then shut up. You have brought zero fact of total costs to the tax payer for each presidential vacation. The Ohmama’s estimated cost to the taxt payer for vacation travel is 3-5 million per trip and what the doosy he took of the Pacific rim?

        • Song

          Thank you Brad!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        karolyn,
        Have you ever seen nasty Michelle get her hands dirty? how about feeding the victims of a disaster?? Hand out clothes?? (GASP!) HUG a dirty victim to comfort them???? Laura Bush went to New Orleans and handed food, clothing, and needs to people while there! she also hugged a good number of the people in her line to at least TRY to comfort them!! Even Jimmah Carter built houses for the poor! What the hell has Nobummer ever done for ANY of these people except make things worse by making prices go UP?????

  • Donallen

    We need to stop this cancer on our government. This guy is i typical Muslim. keep pushing and take as much as you can until the people push back and stop you. Throw this disease out of the White House.

  • Average Joe

    I’ve dubbed Obama’s big 1.1 million dollar Canadian bus tour….”The Tragical Misery Tour”.
    I am guessing that he has been trying to make sure he’s caused enough tragedy to the people of America….and if he hasn’t, he’s still got time to finish the job before leaving office (and leave he will, one way or another).

  • chuckb

    average joe, wrong, those motorhomes cost 2.2 million each. we have to keep the muslim and his relatives in style.

    • 45caliber

      chuckb:

      This is the bus of the President! I would bet you are off on the price by AT LEAST a factor of 10. Bullets can go through regular buses – I’d bet money that a good RPG would bounce off this one.

      • Average Joe

        I don’t know why, but every time I read this post…I picture Wyle E. Coyote….firing that RPG…it hitting the bus and it just going….”Tink” and falling to the ground unexploded…… ;)

    • Average Joe

      “those motorhomes cost 2.2 million each”

      I am assuming that the Pentagon was involved in the purchase?…..$75,000 toilet seats….$42,000 cup holders…..$200,000 butt warmers in each seat….etc….etc….etc….. Oh, and let’s not forget the disposable chrystal china set from Tiffany’s……..

      • Raggs

        Don’t ya know… This thing was made in Canada… equiped with a butt washer in the toilet, too bad it cant do any good for the butt on the head.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Raggs,
          for the benefit of accuracy, Fox news reported the other day that the bus cost close to 1.1 Million. STILL TOO DAMN MUCH!!!

          • Raggs

            OH.. I get it we should feel better that he paid 1.1 million for a bus full of chit instead of 2.2 million?

            For the record he needs to be jailed ands strung on his nuts…

  • Raggs

    Wonder if his brand spanking new 2 billion dollar bus load of chit floats?

    • Average Joe

      Porobably not…that’s a lot of “Chit”.

  • http://YAHOO.COM B.FRANKLIN

    IT’S REALLY WONDERFUL TO READ THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEE WHAT THIS MAN IS DOING TO OUR COUNTRY. I HAVE READ ABOUT HIM BEING A KENYAN AND ILLEGIAL. BUT NO ONE WILL INVESTIGATE HIM. HE SPENDS OUR MONEY ALONG WITH CONGRESS AS IT WAS THEIR OWN.WE THE PEOPLE MUST REALIZE THIS MAN IS INTENT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY.HIS FAMILY ARE EITHER SOCALIST OR COMMUNIST,AND THATS HOW THEY RAISED BARRY.QUESTION? WHERE WAS HE BORN ? IS IT BARRY OR BARACK WHOS HIS REAL DADDY. WHY HAS HE SPENT MILLIONS TO KEEP EVERYTHING FROM THE PUBLIC.AND THE BOTTOM LIME “” WHY DOES HE BLAME EVEYONE FOR HIS MISTAKES.

    • Raggs

      Now where do ya think the term “who’s ya daddy” came from?

  • chuckb

    raggs, you may have something there. he sure doesn’t look like his so called daddy, if i remember right there was another kenyan friend of the family. also an activist. could be very easily. maybe that’s what all the cover up is about. come to think about it, isn’t the cover up that got nixon in trouble, i don’t hear one bolshevik calling out for a spoecial prosecutor, maybe we could dig up that old crook sam irvin, however, i doubt the devil would give him leave.

  • JeffH

    When will Obama crack in public?
    by Mychal Massie

    At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, “Get used to it” – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to “get a more fuel-efficient car.”

    The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer and a new pickup truck, they moved to Washington . And instead of making possum pie, with goats and chickens in the front yard, they’re spending and living large at taxpayer expense – opulent vacations, gala balls, resplendent dinners and exclusive command performances at the White House, grand date nights, golf, basketball, more golf, exclusive resorts and still more golf. In the 1950′s they called it acting (N***** RICH)

    Expensive, ill-fitting and ill-chosen wigs and fashions hardly befit the first lady of the United States . The Obamas have behaved in every way but presidential – which is why it’s so offensive when we hear Obama say, in order “to restore fiscal responsibility, we all need to share in the sacrifice – but we don’t have to sacrifice the America we believe in.”

    The American people have been sacrificing; it is he and his family who are behaving as if they’ve never had two nickels to rub together – and now, having hit the mother lode, they’re going to spend away their feelings of inadequacy at the taxpayers’ expense.

    Obama continues to exhibit behavior that, at best, can be described as mobocratic and, at worst, reveals a deeply damaged individual. In a February 2010 column, I asked, “Is Obama unraveling?” I wrote that it was beginning to appear the growing mistrust of him and contempt for his policies was beginning to have a destabilizing effect on him.

    At that time, I wrote that not having things go one’s way can be a bitter pill, but reasonable people don’t behave as he was behaving. He had insulted Republicans at their luncheon, where he had been an invited guest. I had speculated that was, in part, what had led him to falsely accuse Supreme Court justices before Congress, the nation and the world, during the 2010 State of the Union address.

    It appeared, at that time, as if he were “fraying around the emotional edges.” That behavior has not abated – it has become more pronounced. While addressing the nation, after being forced to explain the validity of his unilateral aggression with Libya , America witnessed a petulant individual scowling and scolding the public for daring to insist he explain his actions.

    But during an afternoon speech to address the budget/debt, he took his scornful, unstable despotic behavior to depths that should give the nation cause for concern. Displaying a dark psychopathy more representative of an episode of “The Tudors” television series, he invited Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to sit in the front row during his speech and then proceeded to berate both Ryan and Ryan’s budget-cutting plan. Even liberal Democrats were put off by the act. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned the sanity of Obama’s actions.

    Today, criticism is coming from all sides. A senior Democrat lawmaker said, “I have been very disappointed in [Obama], to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him. It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?” (“Democrats’ Disgust with Obama,” The Daily Beast, April 15, 2011)

    Steve McCann wrote: Obama’s speech “was chock full of lies, deceit and crass fear-mongering. It must be said that [he] is the most dishonest, deceitful and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed” (“The Mendacity of Barack Obama,”AmericanThinker.com, April 15, 2011).

    McCann continued: “[His] performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call [him] what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation [against] those who oppose his radical agenda only add to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by sycophants around him. …”

    With these being among the kinder rebukes being directed at Obama, and with people becoming less intimidated by his willingness to use race as a bludgeon, with falling poll numbers in every meaningful category and an increasingly aggressive tea-party opposition – how much longer before he cracks completely?

    The coming months of political life are not going to be pleasant for Obama. Possessed by a self-perceived palatine mindset, that in his mind places him above criticism, how long before he cracks in public? Can America risk a man with a documented track record of lying and misrepresenting truth as a basic way of life, who is becoming increasingly more contumelious?

    Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County , N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and talk radio programming nationwide. A former self-employed business owner of more than 30 years, Massie can be followed at mychal-massie.com.

    For Those Who Understand No Explanation is Necessary!

    For Those Who Do Not Understand No Explanation is Possible!!!

    • Joan

      This is all so true and I believe that it is because he is told everything that he is to say and do. He was sent to destroy the U.S. and, I believe, is having a problem because he HAS to continue on the same course, but it is becoming extremely difficult because people are
      catching on. He is a danger to our country in so many ways. If ever the nuke thing was a worry, it is now. No one would continue on this course unless they had no choice. Remember how everyone always felt he was thoughtful and took his time, well, I believe he had to get his
      words and actions from a higher place. I have followed articles way back on him when he first ran in Illinois for State Senator and always felt as I do now. Still do not believe he was born in the U.
      S. and not sure who his parents really are. I don’t care if it seems far out or not, that is what I believe!

  • Joan

    Our problem begain in 1954 and has been ongoing at a slower pace. Obama has been sent to accomplish One World Order much more rapidly.
    If you paid any attention to the Obamas in Chicago, you would have realized that they were not just average people you were supposed to believe they were, but instead part of the corrupt, extravagant, self serving, elite, party going parasites that promotes the Chicago style
    hard knuckles politics. They came into the White House and continued to live the affluent life style they were used to. The statements made by both during the campaign were as false are they really are.
    I would like to know just one theing that they are sacrificing?
    when I hear Obama say that we all need to make sacrifices, I would like to personally, to his face, ask “what sacrifices are you making”? God speed us to 2012 and to a new White House Occupant that does not want to destroy our country! There are some that really do love the United States. God Bless America!

    • Raggs

      No dis-respect intentions… But after being on this planet a few years ( some I wont admit to ) why is it that everyone seems to call on the past 1800′s as a “this is how it was” or “this is what he did”
      oblama calls on the past in a “it is bushes fault”.. I say to all hell to oblama and his sorry excuse of a TITLE for the US… The Blame stops here sweetheart!!!!!!!… I want oblama OUT! and I dont care how it happens as long as I will never see his sorry face again… And that is the only past that America needs to see at this time…

  • http://deleted Claire

    During times of crisis, and considering the state of affairs that America is in, no one should go on vacation until things are put in order, regardless of party affiliation. This is what they were elected for and what they are paid to do. I have worked overtime to get a job done, why should they be any different? Regarding presidents-past and present-Obama has had less vacation time than the others. I realize this comment will be a sore spot for some people, but truth is truth and this is what I have found.

  • jopa

    Raggs;In an earlier post you claimed Karolyn had bought a bridge.I think you are a little confused in that it was Sen,Stevens(R) Alaska and Sarah Palin that wanted the bridge to nowhere.You remember Sarah, she was married to a guy named Todd.

  • http://yahoo skyraider 6

    could he be the kenyan canidate ?

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