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Media’s Full Spin-Cycle on Obama’s (Many) Vacations

Written on Thursday, August 25, 2011 by

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I was watching a video clip from Bill O’Reilly’s show about how “not all Martha’s Vineyard residents were happy about Obama vacationing there. “

Near the end, one very angry looking liberal said, “Obama’s taken what, 61 days at this point, and George Bush took 180 days at this point.  I think he’s okay.”

Really?   Was this true?

According to my Bing search, those are definitely the vacation numbers the Main Stream Media blockade is heavily promoting, along with articles about how Obama has taken ‘much less vacations than President Bush or Reagan.’

I dug deeper—trudging through the many faces of Media Matters, Huffington Post etc. but the closest I came to a semi-accurate account of Obama’s vacation days came from reporter Mark Knoller for CBS “News”.

According to Knoller:

  • Since taking office, President Obama has taken 10 “vacation” trips of lengths from 2 days to 12.
  • They total all or part of 61 days.
  • His “vacation” starting today is #11.
  • These numbers are separate from his 20 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 48 days

WAIT a minute…WHY are Obama’s Camp David visits not included in that number?  Isn’t Camp David the famous Presidential Playground?  If not, why is it called “Camp” David?

Knoller made a big point of saying that President Reagan made 43 trips to his ranch in FOUR YEARS, totaling 349 days.  He also said President George W. Bush made 77 visits to his ranch in FOUR YEARS, totaling 490 days.

Since Obama doesn’t own a ranch—as both Reagan and Bush did—then his Camp David vacations (oops, I mean “visits”) definitely SHOULD count.  If Obama owned a ranch, I think we all know that there he would be (and I’m sure he’d have a golf course on that sucker, too).

So let’s re-do Obama’s vacation numbers, using reality this time.

In less than TWO YEARS Obama has spent 61 days ‘regular’ vacation plus 48 days at Camp David which equals 109 vacation days.

But even this number doesn’t seem to quite jive.  What does CBS’s Knoller consider a “vacation”?

Does Obama’s trip to Indonesia count as a “vacation”, or was that considered a work trip?  Most of the reports called that one a Muslim outreach trip—however he did take his entire family and they did seem to have lots and lots of fun while they were there… And what about his jaunt through Ireland?  That trip, too, wasn’t called a “vacation” in any of the reports I found, although Barack was photographed chugging beer in a pub.

Does Knoller consider playing golf every weekend a “vacation”?  As of March, Obama had played 60 rounds of golf—or in liberal terms, “Obama has spent two months of his presidency on the golf course.”

Another thing I couldn’t find real answers for were the costs of Obama’s vacations.  I don’t recall Presidents Reagan or Bush taking ultra-expensive, in-your-face European vacations the way Obama and his wife do.

Again, the liberal articles were overpoweringly pro-Obama when I did a Bing search but I did find a Blaze article about the Obama’s fancy Hawaiian Christmas vacation last year which estimated the TAXPAYER TAB to be at almost $1.5 million.  Here’s the breakdown from the Hawaii Reporter:

  • Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
  • Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
  • Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
  • Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) – excluding meals and other room costs
  • Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
  • Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)
  • TOTAL COST: $1,474,200

Then there are the unknown costs:

  • Rental of office building in Kailua on canal
  • Security upgrades and additional phone lines
  • Costs for car rentals and fuel for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel (Secret Service imports most of the cars used here to escort the president)
  • Surveillance before the president arrives
  • Travel costs for Secret Service and White House staff traveling ahead of the President

The interesting thing about this particular trip is that the report suggested that the Obamas could have stayed on beachfront military bases to save taxpayers money and cut down on security cost and personnel.

“The president visits the military base daily to workout, bowl with his kids or enjoy the more private beach there,” the report said.  “He also could have stayed at a home 15 minutes away on the beach fronting Bellows Air Force Base as President Bill Clinton did.”

And then there’s Michelle.  How much have all her separate ultra-elitist vacations cost us taxpayers?   A report in the UK Daily Mail says we the taxpayers have reportedly spent $10 million on Michelle’s vacations IN THE PAST YEAR ALONE! Has there ever been a First Lady in the history of the United States who can match Michelle’s lavish vacations, taking along everyone in her entire family (sans Barack), friends and a huge entourage?

 

According to whitehousedossier.com, Michelle’s trip to South Africa this year cost taxpayers an estimated $800,000 (when you include the use of Air Force Two).  And let’s not forget her previous solo-trip to Spain, which was estimated at $400,000+.

And remember when the Obamas’ dog flew separately on their vacation to Maine last year?

Or the Obama’s “date night” when they took Air Force One to New York for dinner and a Broadway show, then flew back home again???    How much the heck did THAT cost us?

The spin is spinning so fast in the Main Stream Media right now that, as usual, they’re hoping if they throw out vague numbers of past presidents’ we’ll forget all these pesky details regarding the Obama’s.

You’ll see these numbers over and over:  Obama 61, Bush 180.

When you see these numbers, remember to QUESTION THEM and research for yourself.  Remember that President Bush spent most of his vacation days on his own personal ranch—not spending exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars on over-the-top European vacations.

I don’t know.  I find it a little frustrating that with unemployment at 9% and with our country on the verge of economic collapse, the Obama’s’ indulgent vacations seem like, I don’t know, a bit of a slap in the face to struggling Americans.

It’s sort of like Barack and Michelle are laughingly saying, “Look what we get to do that all you little people will never get to do in your entire lifetime!”

Or maybe I’m just bitter that my husband and I weren’t able to take our own summer vacation this year because of economic instability.  All I know for sure is that while the Obama’s are partying it up once again, it feels like us taxpayers footing their bills are in for a rough winter…

 

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  • SKPatriot , MI

    Kinda sickening to read how twisted the main stream media is. Just remember in 2012!

    • camel riding prayer rug making muslim

      With so many brain washed voters we are in big trouble in America.Look at what obama is doing. He said Bush was not a patriot because he added to the debt 4 trillion dollars over 8 years. obama has excedded that in less than 3 years but because he is black its okay. We all better arm up bigtime and get lots of ammo to and maybe even buy a few hundred dollars worth of silver so you can buy food when the dollars becomes worthless. Wake up America.

    • dixiedarlin’

      this article forgot to mention the Copenhagen fiasco where Obama and his cronies all flew on AF1, followed a few hours later by Michelle and her planeload of cronies aboard AF2….wonder how much that cost? Same thing on this current Martha’s Vineyard vacation….again they felt it necessary to fly separately…what’s up with that….and how much? not to mention those pesky carbon footprints they are leaving behind.

    • patty

      THEY FEEL THEY CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT AND IF ANYONE COMPLAINS THEY PULL THE RACE CARD. THEY HAVE DONE MORE TO DIVIDE THE RACE SINCE THE KKK. THEY HAVE NO SHAME.

    • Bob Miller

      The old timers had a phrase for this kind of spenidng.

    • Patricia

      what was it?

    • Lynn

      Know exactly the one you have in mind, Bob, and have used it myself several times in the last 2+ years…

    • webster hayman

      Since everone seems to be making a big deal about vacation cost, what do you think Bush’s 497 days at the ranch cost us? What about his 485 days at Camp David? Add another 80 or so in Maine, whats that, geez about 3 years of vacation time in 8 years of office. Please discuss amongst yourselves.

  • http://Obama'sOnlinePoliticalMachine James Kirksey

    No doubt, Presidents have stress and need to get away often. What I object to is the number of friends and supporters Obama takes on his vacations. Why should the “working air transportation” become an airborne “Party Boat,” for political cronies.
    Obama is not a monarch, with royal blood; only a questionable messenger, who hides his past from those who pay his salary. Let’s move him out of public housing in 2012.

    • Willowspring

      Get him out of the People’s House! Although he will get his pension for the rest of his life, and that probably even if he is found guilty of treason for usurpation, he has no business taking these kinds of vacations and so often. I have wanted a full accounting of this for a long time and think every AF1 trip fuel cost should be included in these expenses charged to the American Taxpayer. This man thumbs his nose at America and it infuriates me! He just like anybody else that doesn’t have to pay their own way whether it be welfare or food stamps. I see steaks and fancy foods in shopping carts being paid for by food stamps and I can barely afford my groceries. There is something wrong with this picture!

  • ShadyRay

    Another example of our elitest in charge. Lame stream media roasted Bush for spending $30 to $35 million on his re-election celabration but not a damn word on Obumbler for spending $1oo million on his! That’s BS!

  • Colorado

    The main difference as I see it is Bushq, Bush2, and Reagan went to one main location. Thier own homes\ranches and the Obamas go some place different everytime. That requires the Secret Service to redo all the work where as with the other 3 it was done once and just needed tweeks on additional visits.

    • Patricia

      they still go on too many separate expensive vacations and jaunts. what a waste of taxpayer money. o is such a corrupt creep. I hate thieves,liars and cheaters. they are all three. corrupt to the core.

    • Kathy

      and at the very least the money stayed in America…

  • Dan

    Hypocrisy comes in all colors, ages, and sexes … Hypocrisy comes in all religious faiths, or those who have no religious faith at all … Hypocrisy is everywhere, every day, and never goes away . . .

    Jesus Christ is never hypocritical … Jesus Christ died for all colors, ages, and sexes … Jesus Christ is the answer for people of all religions and those who have no religious belief at all . . . Jesus Christ is everywhere, every day, and never goes away.

    God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born and live among humans as one of us, to suffer the things that we all go through, and then allowed us to crucify Him. He died on that Cross, was buried in a stone tomb, and rose from the dead on the third day. He did all of this to provide a way for sinful Man to have a means to be forgiven of Sin and to be worthy, in the eyes of God the Father, to have eternal life to enter into Heaven.

    Jesus paid the price for your sins and for mine. To claim this gift of salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life, you must willingly and genuinely accept Jesus as you Lord and Savior. This is a decision that only you can make.

    If you believe that you are a sinner, as is everyone, and you want the peace, love, and joy that comes from having a personal relationship with God, please open your heart and earnestly pray this prayer:

    Lord Jesus,
    I am a sinner and know that I deserve an eternity of punishment in Hell for my sins. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You came to Earth to pay the price for my Sins. I ask You to be my personal Lord and Savior and to come into my heart and completely fill me with your Holy Spirit. Forgive me my sins, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, and abide with me forever. Thank You , Lord Jesus for loving me and saving me !
    Amen

    If you sincerely prayed that prayer, you are now a Christian. The next thing you should do is to find a local Bible-believing, church to help you grow in your faith and to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The prayer you prayed above is the start and now you should seek to learn more and grow stronger in your faith.

    Avoid so-called “churches” that try to “sugar-coat” what they tell their members. If the church you find does not talk about Sin and Hell or only talks in non-specific terms about Jesus, find a Bible-Believing church instead. Avoid “mega-churches”, as most of them are only in it for the money and tell people what they want to hear and/or preach the “prosperity gospel” to draw people in … Find a small, local church and start attending regularly !

    • Sonja M

      Dan,
      You are right on.

      AMEN

    • Dale

      Thank you, Jesus. It won’t be long. The lips are on the trumpet!

    • Anita M

      Although this is certainly true regarding a relationship with Jesus Christ as our Savior, however, it has absolutely nothing to do with this article. That is the point of comments, is to critique the article in question.

    • http://our.homewithgod.com/treeblooming RobertaW

      Yes they are living it up till it ends! and for them it willnever end cause they are millionaires…books and movies..my goodness he was not in office a month and they were making movies from his swearing in!!the puke will be in our faces till the end!! Remember…kick him out of OUR White House in 2012!! al those idiots who voted for him..i hope you are all shaking in your boots for your part in the destruction of OUR precious United States!! Fools! and you are right about the article….it has nothing to do with a discussion on Salvation….say focused people!

    • Joan Workman

      What does all this religion have to do with Obama/Michelle costly vacations, Dan?

    • Dr. Barbara

      Knowing Jesus Christ is not a religion, it’s a relationship. Religion may or may not have anything to do with untold millions being spent on vacations, but Jesus has everything to do with everything. This country was founded on Christian principles. To ignore those very fundamental standards is a slap in the face of every true American. So to have a known liar leading the most Christian nation ever to grace this planet is very much about Jesus. If you really want to know the truth, read the Book of John. Don’t get caught up in “church speak.” Just get a good, modern day translation and read it. Go ahead, I dare you. I’ll bet you’ll find that you agree with…..Who, now? Oh yes…that would be Jesus!

    • http://patriotupdate OLD SCHOOL

      not a DAMN THING!!

    • patty

      OBAMA AND RELIGION IN THE SAME SENTANCE IS AN OXYMORON.

    • Inez A.

      Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Why don’t you shut up. If i wanted to be preached at i would go to church. No, i’m not an athiest & i do believe in God. But i don’t believe in that so called President [Obummer], He is the WORST we have EVER had!!!

    • http://patriotupdate charlene

      shame on you Inez. You are a Christian and you use the Lord’s name in vain. That is one of the ten commandments. Don’t speak of religion if you can’t manage yourself. As for Obama, many loathe him. Bible says to not judge, but to judge who you are and to be careful of your friends. Otherwise, if you don’t believe it in, don’t have them as friends and don’t vote for them.

      Live it.

    • randellmd

      well said. Yes we must be discerning and filled with knowledge and wisdom as to where we worship and who we listen to. Many wolves have infiltrated teh pulpits of America.

    • openeyes

      What about when they call it all love and forgiveness, and don’t mention all the murder an rape? I mean that is what God did through the most of the old testament right? Why count 3 days as a huge sacrifice? I call that spending Easter at dad’s. So why can’t an all powerful deity just forgive without killing? Who has to die for you to forgive?

  • Dale on left coast

    Bush goes Home to his ranch . . . and it is called a “Vacation”???? That is just plain Nuts!!! If O’bumbler had gone to his house in Chicago, which he may or may not own, would that be a vacation? Not likely.
    The O and family are enjoying livin the high-lift at the expense of the taxpayers . . .
    Time to move Jimmah II along . . . we can’t afford this any more!!

  • Chuck King

    If you want to continue to total the costs of the vacations and fund raisers at our expence, tally the amout of jet fuel used. AF1 (two required on every trip for him) uses five gallons per mile. The C-17 for vehicles, security, etc. uses 10.93 gal per mile. The mod 757 Michelle (let them eat cake while eat lobster) uses consumes 3 gallons per mile. He/she gets the bargain rate of $3.50 per gal. Do the research and tally the bill in fuel only. It is staggering, yet we have to endure near $4.00/gal fuel and we are told to conserve. How does one spell hypocrisy?

  • deep south

    Look, the Libs and their minions have never understod public “SERVICE”…..that service has an element of sacrifice. To these people, political office is like winning the lottery. They go into offie broke, and come out wealthy. Well, Barack and Michelle have won the big pot. He is “King” for 4 years and “deserves” to act like one. These people are lovers of European Monarches and would like to create one here…….and unless we can stop his executive orders, he may pull it off.

    When you hear people complaining about wealthy politicians, do a little fact check….. those that come into office wealthy (Bush 41,41, Regan)spend more of their own money….at their own ranch or vacation home. Those that become wealthy IN office, party on YOUR dime. Of course, I think few libs pay any or they pay very little tax….. maybe the founders were right. You shouldn’t be able to vote unless you have something to lose. (business or land) That way you won’t vote to take away the fruit of other’s labor for redistribution of wealth.

    • Patricia

      o need to go. hate moochers and traitors.

  • Chuck King

    If you want to continue to total the costs of the vacations and fund raisers at our expence, tally the amout of jet fuel used. AF1 (two required on every trip for him) uses five gallons per mile. The C-17 for vehicles, security, etc. uses 10.93 gal per mile. The mod 757 Michelle (let them eat cake while I eat lobster) uses consumes 3 gallons per mile. He/she gets the bargain rate of $3.50 per gal. Do the research and tally the bill in fuel only. It is staggering, yet we have to endure near $4.00/gal fuel and we are told to conserve. Yet he condemns corporate jets. How does one spell hypocrisy?

  • RL

    Back during the politically incorrect days of the 1950-70’s there was a term applied to negroes who had sudden income and spent it lavishly–Ni$$er Rich. Seems like it still applies.

    • daves

      That’s pretty harsh.

      Plus I don’t see how it applies since President Obama was already wealthy before becoming President of the United States.

    • Proud Amerian

      @Daves…Yeah, but he wasn’t $10 million vacation rich!!! Personally, I’d like to spend MY OWN money on MY vacation…not on the Obummer’s vacations!!!

    • outspoken

      AND he is staying rich by NOT SPENDING a single dime of HIS money, only taxpayers. AND DON”T forget that muchell has over 20 handmaidens, totaling over 1million in salaries p/year, at taxpayer expense….most other prez paid for their staff out of their own pocket…..but not the obuttas

    • Penny Fuentes

      He doesn’t spend a dime, WE do. We pay for their food, their utilities, their limos, their parties, date night, michelles mom. We Pay for EVERYTHING. These people are just going to milk as much as they can, before they are gone.

    • Patricia

      o was not rich. in 2000, maxed out credit cards. both o and m were so corrupt, their law licenses were revoked in chicago. o and m are very wasteful, particularly with taxpayer money. o should have been impeached already. damn reid and holder. o is most corrupt,worst pres ever. all lies. all bad decisions. ABO anybody but obummer nor hill.

  • am2sweet

    Yes, I heard on our regular Nazi news that Bush was at his ranch ‘on vacation’ more days than Obama has been ‘on vacation’. What they don’t tell you is that he had many meetings there with other dignitarys. He also met with his advisors there to work on problems and no doubt got more done than sitting in the White House with everyone around bothering him. Bush did his job and Obama isn’t so the media need to check facts before telling their lies.

    • daves

      The only article I read about this from CBS did mention that President Bush worked on his ranch. I am sure President Obama is always working one way or another also. The only reason this ever comes up is because so many people whine about him being on vacation.

      Plain silliness.

    • Proud Amerian

      @Daves…NOT likeing that the current president spends OUR money on HIS vacations when so many of “We the people” can’t even TAKE a vacation, isn’t whining…it’s a valid complaint which the Obumers should consider. If, however, all these vacations lower his chances of being re-elected, I say it will have been money well spent!

    • daves

      Yes and it will be a valid complaint for the next President too. Republican or Democrat.

      The President has zero choice about the secret service and they are going to be working anyway whether he’s at the white house or in Martha’s Vinyard.

    • Patricia

      no one has or ever will be as bad as oblabla.be sure the silver,china,art,etc. are inventoried at WH and check for vandalism and destruction as well as theft by the immoral,unethical,corrupt scalawags there now. clintons were awful too.

    • http://patriotupdate OLD SCHOOL

      for once this FOOL was right!!but for the life of me i dont know why you people dont just disreguard this TROLL???

  • June

    This has been set up for a long long time. He (Obama) has been groomed for being President while the #**? behind the scenes have put people in place, including the media, to take over America. That goes for Hillary too. None of them have any love for America , except what they can steal from it.

    • Joan Workman

      June speaking of stealing from the people, has everyone forgotten that Hillary and Bill stole alot of furniture, pics, etc from the white house when they left? Wonder what O and M will steal, I’m sure far more that the clintons.

    • Millard Huff

      DON’T FORGET HILLARY WANTS TO TAKE YOUR GUNS
      AWAY TO.

    • Patricia

      hill is an ugly,tired,stupid wannabe.

    • patty

      They can be the worst kind. Sure as sugar she couldn’t sleep her way to the top.

    • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

      Reminds me of Frank Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ movie, the ‘Stealing the Towels’ segment. Looks to me like most ‘hotel room thieves’ are liberals; the conservatives would just call the front desk, tell them they liked their stay and wanted souvenirs, and ask them to put it on the tab, thus BUYing the towels!

  • Michelle in MA

    here’s the question I posed on one of these articles in the msm defending obama. they said Bush took xdays and went to his ranch while obama only took xdays and as the president he is always working. Sooooo then with that logic wasn’t Bush working when at the ranch???? Duh!

    And how much did a trip to the ranch cost versus a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, or Hawaii, or Spain, or any of the other numberous jaunts the obamas have taken. I don’t recall the Bushes bringing relatives, friends, or his mother-in-law for added costs like the obamas. So really who has taken more vacation time or wasted the tax payers money more Bush or obama???

    • Patricia

      o is the worst by any word, thought or antiAMerican action. o needs to go asap.

  • Fred

    Please dont mention “Ranch”. That will be the next thing we have to pay for. Can someone attempt to explain why Obama and his wife had to take separate planes to go to Martha’s Vineyard. I thought a family vacation meant the family was going to do things together. It just doubled the cost of that part of the trip for the Average American who is already paying for an economy that is disastrous.

    • Millard Huff

      MAYBE SHE WAS GETTEN LAYED

    • Sammie

      or maybe she was in a hurry to get there before bo so she could get laid!

    • Proud Amerian

      LOL…you’re kidding, right? By who???

    • http://patriotupdate Betsyross

      Perhaps herladyship, is afraid to crash with her obomba!

      Or perhaps this a wishful thought, afterall,
      she has to contend with Chicago steambaths.

      And she wants us to pay double for her rather large behind.
      B

  • Jan

    It really doesn’t matter what the liberal media puts out there, by now we know the truth and see how Obama says one thing and then, runs off blowing millions more for lavish trips. We are not dumb. We know and we vote. He is going to live it up and get by with it while he can and no one is going to do anything about it for fear of the screams of the blacks. Until we stop catering to certain races and treat everyone the same, this will continue regardless of what shape it puts our county in. He doesn’t feel American’s pain and he isn’t creating jobs. He would not have hired Immelt from GE to be jobs czar if that was his intention. Obama meant he would be creating jobs in foreign countries, not here.

  • RL

    WhatReallyHappened.com Go there and read the truth.

  • http://Comcast R.Woodworth

    You all need to be looking at the 19 states that Obama won, and you had better find out why! Did he win through his crooked usual ways, more blacks and illegals than American voters. What were his lying campaign speeches in those states. I believe that blacks believed Obama would buy Buicks to be parked in front yards and placed on blocks, and Obama would buy gas and pay rent or buy houses for votes. Obama even said that anyone over 55, who were retired, would never pay Federal taxes again?

    • daves

      Are you saying that black people aren’t America? That’s not very nice.

    • Proud Amerian

      LOL…I noticed that. I don’t think that’s what was meant…at least I hope it wasn’t! That wouldn’t be very nice at all. I don’t like Obumer, but it has NOTHING to do with color. It’s his policies and practices that stink.

    • patty

      The black community has been feed the victum card by the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and Democatic black people. So when O came they thought he was their savior from what they don’t even know. We need more leaders like Herman Cain, West and Sowell.

    • deep south

      Woodworth……do you recall the public appearance Obama was at shortly after his election where a “supporter” stood up and told him that her refrigerator and kitchen cabinets needed replacing……and asked who she needed to talk to in his administration to have that taken care of? That was in Florida. Of course, it was closer to Chicago where the infamous ladies stood in line for “Obama money” that came from his “Obama stash”. This suggests that Obama might not win a state if you could filter out those who are too stupid or uneducated to reason through a question as simple as “Where do you think Obama gets the money you are lining up for?” More importantly….19 out of 50 states. (sorry, 57…in Obama’s America)The large population centers hold most of the sorriest welfare frauds and geographically represent less than 1/4 of the country. What would happen if the rest of us excluded them from the political process? Rather than the rest of us succeding from the union, just kicking out those states that suck the country dry. Most of China’s loan money is to support them…why should we pay for that?

    • Public Citizen

      Study up on the quality of our political electees during the last half of the 20th century. Then chart the results.
      Draw a vertical line at the point where the voting franchise was given to those between 18 and 21 years of age.
      You will see that the drop off coincides with this one event.
      We need to raise the voting age to 25. This is the scientifically documented age at which the human brain is fully developed. The last portion of the brain to achieve full functionality is the centers dealing with long term planning, judgment, and extrapolation of consequences.
      Those below age 25 are not capable of judging the validity of campaign rhetoric and are most easily swayed by the “political manure spreading”, no matter what the source.
      The more irrational and strident the rhetoric the more easily the message is accepted by the gullible and naive.

    • Patricia

      you must be a dem. college students got suckered, but so did lots of independents and others. 80% unemployment of college grads and impending cuts for citizens to give free scholarships to illegals, along with lots of wasteful,corrupt spending to pet NPR,Amtrak, biased,corrupt czars,ocare(which will raise medical insurance premiums,deductibles,noncoverage,longer lines,etc.but give for free to illegals.)Also,o has imported 80,000 radical muslims all over the USA, AND they are not investigated nor tracked nor Americanized. Deport all radical Muslims(all who wear garb,do not speak English,hate women,want to kill infidels,even though most of us believe in God,nonbelievers are atheists and dems)
      and deport all criminals(o) and all illegals(oblabla too)DRILL.TAriffs60%. deepcuts,cap, balance all budgets every year.quit overspending. tired of corruption and lies.

    • Mary

      Well said . . . I’ve never thought of the age of the voter, but I can definitely see how that’s true.

  • Tom Stewart

    The George Soros Media Empire Needs The Martha’s Vineyard Vacation, Yikeess, In Sports It Is Called “Stalling” Waiting For The Imposter Muslim Pres Obama And Eric Holder To Bury “Fast And Furious” One More Lie. God Bless America And The Tea Party Patriots With Sarah Palin.

  • http://Comcast R.Woodworth

    Joan Workman………. Obama will steal the Cadillac’s, Buicks, golf clubs, and the transponder that he made all the speeches with. Obama will have to talk to his parol officer, wife, children, doctors after his term has ended?

  • Jan

    I was flipping through the channels yesterday and stopped long enough to here Ed Schultz on MSNBC twist the truth about what is going on hoping he can fool some more idiots. They are getting pretty desperate right now. Obama’s poll numbers are sinking and they are still dumb enough to think their lies will be believed to make the polls come back up. They attempt to compare Bush spending four trillion in eight years on wars, hurricanes, and other disasters with Obama’s lavish spending of more than five trillion in two and a half years on mainly paying his supporters back, lavish vacations, and treadmills for shrimp crap. Thankfully we have lots of people out there getting out the truth with their investigations. If they don’t see the difference then, they just don’t want to. The Obama’s and their crony crooks are mocking all those who still believe in them and the ones who are left with the bill. I’m still in shock that something hasn’t been done already to stop what Obama is doing. He can still do a lot of damage in the remainder of this term. Think about it…he has squandered over five trillion in less than three years.

    • http://patriotupdate Betsyross

      MSNBC? Whats that?
      Who listens, perhaps the mindless.
      With shrinking audience, they will soon be only a bad memory!

      These REDS, have had their day.

      Good riddance to bad rubbish!
      B

  • HardWorkingAmerican

    MOST “Americans” only get 14 days of Personal Time Off their fist 5 years of emplyoment with a new company (and “NONE” of their vacation exspenses are company paid). But of course we don’t have any stress in our little peon lives.
    Yes “peon” is the appropriate word to describe how our “President” think about all hard working Americans. Definition #2 on dictionary.com states a peon is; “a person held in servitude to work off debts or other obligations.”

  • cheryl jessup

    These parasites in the WH are disgusting. I think Michell knows her husband will be looking for a job in 2012. She’s intends to spend as much money and enjoy all the perks while she can. Lets see how many expensive vacations her and her husband take when he is out of office. The only thing that really makes me sick is, if we can’t prove he was not illegibal in the first place we will be supporting them till they die.

    • Jan

      Obama won’t need a job. He has already stolen enough to last them a lifetime. Plus, we keep on paying him after he leaves.

    • Millard Huff

      SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN TO THEM

    • Proud Amerian

      Oh Millard…NOW who’s not being nice. ;o)

  • Jan

    Obama hired Immelt as jobs czar to send jobs overseas then, he bought two black buses, each costing over a million a piece from Canada to go on a three day (jobs?) campaign bus tour here in the states for us to pay for. Now, that is not even counting all the other expenses and etc. He flew there and even flew the buses there. He only got on the bus pretending he was traveling around on them. He spent three days mocking taxpayers then, needed an eleven day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to rest up from laughing so hard how stupid people were even wanting his autograph.

  • proudamerican

    The picture on this blog pretty much says it all doesnt it? “So long suckers” is exactly how obama looks at it. In his mind he has earned a vacation because he has accomplished what he set out to do and that is ruining the economy while pretending to save it. There are some suckers out there that actually believe he has saved it if you can believe that! These are the most extremely gullible individuals ever huh? A used car salesman’s dream!

  • http://yahoo Joanne

    The best is he doesn’t care what America thinks of his golfing and vacations, that’s why he vacations with the elite at Martha’s vineyard. Mr. “I’m out for the little people” is the biggest farce. For some reason liberal America thinks they know better what’s good for us Americans! We’re just stupid!

  • Sgt. KEN USAF

    SHUT UP peasant. Do not question me. I am KING. Now BOW down. oBUMo:

    • Proud American

      Sounds about like his attitude Sgt. Ken!!!

    • Mark

      BTW< Let them eat cake. No wait, cake's too good for them.

    • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

      ‘Cake or Death? …Oh, sorry, we’re out of cake!’

    • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

      ‘The King is a Fink!’
      (Remember Wizard of Id?)

  • Ed Watson

    When oh when are we gonna get the numbers straight? Bush had 6 years to spend his money not 8. The last two years were run by the democrats in the house and the senate. SO, figure the money spent by Bush in 6 years and that spent by Obummer in 5. That is the real picture.

    Remember the number 545 ! ! ! That is the clue to it all. When we finally get to CIVILIAN representatives and senators (drawn from a pool like jurors and for a single term, not a lifetime of campaigning for reelection) we will then and only then begin to make real progress.

    • Red

      Congress authorizes and SPENDS the government’s money, not the President.

    • dixiedarlin’

      I don’t know about that…this prez seems to have his ways of going around congress anytime he wants…..doesn’t matter to him what congress or the people want….he does what he wants….

    • Patricia

      o is a big moocher of gov money and taxpayer money. he is accumulating millions for himself. bet m will be left in dust. he is too corrupt and too egotistical. we hate liars thieves and crooks and domestic terrorists and gunrunners and drug smugglers and users. deport all these treasonous traitors.

  • Janice Fortin

    obama’s bitter nonproud: how many vacations?
    and WHAT did it cost AMERICAN TAXPAYERS? and this person who HATES AMERICA with such passion that she burned American flags with her dual-interested husband …how many assistants does a black person need compared to all the white first ladies before her? Is she that helpless or is she just as her husband is doing,LIVING IT TO THE HILT NEVER HAVING HAD IT SO GOOD? She was a lawyer…from what I heard it wasn’t any job that took away her right to lawyer…believe whatever ….. but don’t ever believe for a minute, either of them are for America, OR EVER WERE!

  • Old Dave

    I’m getting a mental picture of Obummer in a toga and laurel wreath, with a burning Congessional office bldg.in the background,
    holding a fiddle, with a putter for a bow.

  • Old Dave

    I’m getting a mental picture of Obummer, in a toga, and laurel crown, holding a fiddle, with a putter for a bow. Washington is burning, in the background.

  • vietnamvet

    Obama and hios wife remind me of a pair of teenagres who have gained entry to an unoccupied summer home.

    While the owners travel abroad, the pair makes sure to sample every bit of goodness available within the mansion.

    They almost make themselves sick by partking too much, because they know their time in the mansion is limited to how long it takes the owners to DISCOVER THEY ARE BEING ROBBED.

  • Yellow Eagle

    Oh…. I think the laim stream media just forgot those extra days and all of our Money he has blown in!!! Right….. You lame stream boys are on your way out the door as we speak!!! HA HA HA HA

  • russell jenkins

    well at least BO will have an unwanted guest this weekend when Irene blows into town. maybe Irene will take BO on a tour of north atlantic.

    • Patricia

      we can only pray. I envisioned a tornado. what a sign of God’s anger at this sinner who is hurting Israel and America. It would be true justice, and a miracle.

  • http://www.facebook.com Pam

    You forgot to add in what it costs for the Secret Service to ‘import’ vehicles for trips to places like Hawaii where they cannot get there under their own steam. And you know those vehicles did not go by slow boat but came in on a C-17 (or other large aircraft that can carry vehicles) instead of going the cheap way and along with lord knows whatever Obama can’t leave at home when he travels.

    In many ways the Obama administration is just deflecting the whole issue over Obama’s vacation by comparing them to outings by other Presidents. It does no matter one twit how many days a President is on vacation but what is happening when he is leaving on vacation and what happens, and how he reacts to it when he is on vacation. I don’t remember him turning over command to the VP but he should have if he did not want to be interrupted during his vacation. Being a west coaster, and no impressed over a 5.9 magnitude quake I do understand how scary and upsetting it would be to people who never experienced an earth quake. He did not even miss a stroke of his golf game and only afterward bothered to get on the phone about the quake – no one has said from sure but I get the feeling that he was called, he did not reach out. Would it really have ruined his vacation to give a statement or hold a short conference to let east coasters know that some terrorists had not knocked down more buildings and that the information h had said no one was killed and few were injured and this was not an attack but an earthquake, that the situation was being monitored and so on. All we heard was after the fact that he was eventually on the phone about the issue. Even if we give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was acting like many in the west were and not getting excited over a small 5.9 quake what about leaving on vacation on a day that the stock market opened and fell 500 points? I don’t know of anyone who would leave, even on a planned vacation, if there was such an emergency at work, as what the stock market was doing on that day, they would have postponed leaving and sent the family on ahead – and joined them when things were okay again. I grew up with a father that often had to interrupt his vacation with the family due to being called back to duty for one reason or the other and spent a married life with a husband sometimes had to delay his departure and join his family later when some things would happen. So I know that often there are times that you can’t just leave it on a second in command or a junior team member. But I also know if you are going on vacation, no matter what, and refuse to have it delayed or postponed, then you make sure there is someone else to step up for you – isn’t that what we have a VP for?

    And when did the tax payer get stuck paying for the whole vacation? I understand that we can’t ask the President to pay his own secret service staff, other staff members and for all the cars they been to go from point A to point B but why are we paying for living, food etc for the first family? While most of us get paid while on vacation, very few, if any are given a vacation fully paid and financed by our employers. I am one of Obama’s employers and I did not authorize him a paid for vacation. He should be paying not only his way but for his family too. Doesn’t he get a salary as President? Its not like he has volunteered to be President so that a paid vacation is the least we can do – but he should be paying his own way too. If he had to maybe he would see what people are going through and he would have to sacrifice things too. I know he told us we would have to share sacrifices, and I am! We did without a vacation this year to hold back the money ‘just in case’ and I know many people not taking a vacation because they are either not able to afford one, or are worried about spending the money. If Obama was trying to support his family on his salary he might have e a better idea of how things are for Americans and that things are not getting better and nothing he has done has stimulated anything. Until he does start shouldering his own expenses then there is no way he is sharing in our sacrifice, and has no right to say we should ‘share’ it.

    • Vince

      Pam, when he went to England and made a complete arse of himself. He took 500 people with him, including 6 doctors, and all of his own food! This didn’t go over too well with the Queen. I read this on a UK site. He is the butt of many jokes over there! 500 PEOPLE!
      SHAMEFUL

    • http://patriotupdate Betsyross

      Why so many doctors? Does he have AIDS?

      B

  • judith

    Bet Obama will get off the Island and get back to DC where he belongs

    • cheryl jessup

      I Hope Irene carries him to the land of Oz. They you can hear him sing “If I only had a brain”.

    • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

      No brain, no heart, no courage, he could fill all three parts if he had arthritis too… Only he’s missed the bus, Frank Baum already sent Dorothy back home so there’s nobody to spray WD40 on the rusty brainless heartless cowardly twat, and the Wizard flew off in his balloon so he’d have no way back. Then there’s Glinda, who’d probably ignore him because he disbelieves in gods and magick. Oh, bummer! Would the Munchkins render him for gelatin to make candies or lollies with? Would Ozma freeze him for being a wimp? Would the copper man run out of wind-up and thus not help out? And would the Wheelers just buzz by and ignore him?

  • ColtAnaconda

    I don’t see how going to your ranch can be classified as vacation. But wait a minute I can see where doing ranch work can compare to chillin at martha’s vineyard. Forget everything i just said.

  • Vince

    Oh Bow Mao is setting standards pretty high for any other president to challenge his “Worst President Ever” title! This Kenyan doesn’t care about our country, why would he? He has been molded by the left since he left Columbia. I challenge anyone to find out who paid for his Law school! Records are blocked.

    Transparency is just another big word for liars…

    • Patricia

      about 500 students,profs,townspeople interviewed. oblabla never went to columbia. terrorists bought that degree.he was a lousy high school student. he is left handed and writes very poorly.ayers wrote his first book.second one sounds like second grader wrote it.o is a treasonous traitor and a lying,cheating,stealing,corrupt,worst pres.

    • daves

      Patty – you definitely have some anger issues.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    The job never leaves the President and it looks to me like Mr. Obama needs to do this kind of thing to keep Mrs. Obama happy. She is not a happy camper.

    For conservative political analysis, science and humor see The Two Minute Conservative at http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Now on Kindle.

  • http://patriotupdate Betsyross

    Neither am I, get the HELL out of my campground BO! And stop stealing my money and all the rest of tax payers hard earned $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    This man in the White House is not worth a moments thought. So let us get him out, out, out.
    B

  • Chuck

    They passed a law that the President only had secret service protection for ten years after leaving office, George W Will not have protection after 2018, just watch what they do for Barry, he will get lifetime protection, because he is half Black

  • Ed Tazz

    We shouldn’t blame the black hooligans who are having flash mob stealing from stores, after all our President’s plan for America is wealth redistribution. He started it and the “kids” are carrying out his proposal.

  • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

    Too bad that tropical storm didn’t catch him on a #$*% golf course in Marthas Vineyard and do us a favour… Though getting rid of the entire major-party scam in Congress would be even better!

    The opposite of progress is – Congress!

    • Kathy Leal

      Yes, Obama will be gone. The rest of Washing ton needs to go with him, with no pensions. Pelosi should go first. All the old timers that do not have a clue. All the chicken s–ts too. we need to take our country back.They work for us, the hell with what they want, it’s about time for us to demand.

  • william hardy

    What we have here is field hands in the “big house”, or plantation house. It’s southern reconstruction all over again.Lacking any innate or any learn sense of decorum or class, they go for the most flamboyant or gaudy outlet imaginable. Can you imagine the Obamas vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard even once prior to being the”chosen one”, much less annually?
    Shameful and disgusting.

  • Tammy Cantrell

    If you’re going to add Camp David visits onto Obama (because he doesn’t have a ranch), then you should add Camp David visits onto Bush and Reagan as well.

  • Anita

    I have tried in vain for over a year to get even one answer that actually listed all the trips & golf weekends & vacations & the were did they go’s but you can’t get the information, 99.9% all compare things to Bush.. No logic their since I specifically say Obamas trips.. Reguardless of how they make up or hide info.. Most of Bushes time was at home at his ranch & cooking BBQ… how do we get real answers if nobody is willing to (not even from the White house accountability after the fact info) to say where they went & what it cost the tax payers…just bits & pieces of leaks… their is no reason to say National security for keeping vacation & golf trips or expenses secret