Our Marie Antoinette President

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On Friday, in yet another report tagged with the word “unexpected,” economic growth in the United States slowed to a 2.2 percent annual rate, well below economists’ predictions of 2.5 percent. This anemic trend represents part of the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Most Americans understand that such a reality requires a certain amount of belt-tightening on their part. President Obama and the First Family? Not so much. A series of upscale vacations, substantial portions of which are underwritten by taxpayers, continue to be an integral part of the Obamas’ lifestyle.

Few reasonable Americans begrudge “down time” for the president or his family. Yet at a time when the word “staycation” has become an increasingly familiar part of the American lexicon, one might think a president who both vilifies the rich and reminds Americans that he wasn’t born “with a silver spoon in my mouth” might be a bit more sensitive to the kind of vacations taken by the president and his family.

In a rather odd way, he is. When the president’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia, took a Spring Break trip to Mexico with 12 of her friends and 25 Secret Service agents–one that reportedly cost taxpayers $2.5 million–it was covered by the mainstream media. AFP filed the initial report, and the story was subsequently picked up by Yahoo, the Huffington Post, and the International Business Times, as well as foreign publications, such as Daily Mail, the Telegraph and The Australian.

Yet by the same evening, all of the stories had been removed from each of those sites. The updated links either directed one to a site’s home page or 404 error pages, reading “page not found.” What happened? The White House got a compliant media to scrub the story. Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, confirmed this to Politico: “From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.”

Again, such concerns for the safety of First Family members are entirely legitimate. Yet some questions remain unanswered. Why would the president allow his daughter to travel to Mexico despite a Texas Department of Public Safety warning not to go there because “cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas”? Why was it necessary to include a dozen friends, making the trip more expensive and security far more complicated? Why are members of the mainstream media taking marching orders from the White House? Why did the trip cost taxpayers $2.5 million?

Perhaps, as the saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last week, Judicial Watch released a report revealing that First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Costa Del Sol, Spain in 2010 cost taxpayers $467,585. Again, no reasonable person begrudges a woman in the public spotlight some rest and relaxation. But as the New York Times reports, part of that R&R included a stay at the “five-star Hotel Villa Padierna near Marbella, where at least 30 rooms were reserved for the entourage, including those for security. The hotel is one of Spain’s more luxurious establishments, with rooms ranging from $500-a-night to a $6,600 suite with 24-hour butler service.”

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  • Anamah

    The amazing thing is Obama incredible luck to became so rich in a such short time keeping in mind his contempt for wealth and being so clumsy and incompetent on economy and finances; he doesn't understand how businesses work in the real world. So it is a real mystery how the guy made his remarkable carrier to grow his fortune. Maybe in the future somebody are going to take a good look on that…

  • truebearing

    The Biblical proportions of the Obamas' arrogance and insensitivity is a perfect indicator of their malignant narcissism, which tells us they won't voluntarily relinquish power. We will see a constitutional crisis before the year is out. There hasn't been two spouses this rapacious for power since the Macbeth's.

  • Rocky Mountain

    It all seems excessive to the average man (which I am or less, LOL) but this is very small potatos and I'm not going to worry about vacations in Aspen or anywhere else. Where would you like them to stay, at a Motel Six by a skateboard park? After all, he is the President and even though I didn't and wouldn't vote for him I don't want him looking like a cheapskate either. I think the security issue is bigger – not the money part of it – and I agree that the press shouldn't be reporting on his daugher's whereabouts. If we really are so worried about the money part of it be sure and be equally as critical if Romney gets elected about his vacations and state dinners.

    • Maxie

      Maybe you can explain why these junkets all seem to include 500 of their closest friends?

    • tired of the obama's

      Random thoughts.

      Yeah, we "average" people may THINK it's excessive, but it's really not, according to…Marie Antoinette?

      Yeah, we were all expecting the Motel Six route, so the way it has turned out has been a shock.

      He IS the president. THAT'S why I should pay for 12 private school kids to be secure in a "no travel zone."

      The security part and the money part are kind of intertwined.

      We all know that anyone who doesn't take extravagant vacations involving other people's money is a cheapskate..So that takes care of the spending too much money part.

      y

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Gasbag:
      We are not in a recession, we are in DEPRESSION. Unemployment is 11%, not 8.
      What a moron, keep sucking Obamas hoo hah

  • pierce

    Let us all face reality, this recession, rather depression, is only for ordinary, hard working Americans who make sacrifices in their own mundane lives, Never should the first family have to set an example. Let us face up to the fact they are elitists, and elitists take advantage of their lofty position in life, always have, and always will. " We will show every one we are making no sacrifices because we don't have to, because we are better than you, we are the President and family of the U S of A, so there." And what is even funnier is the Bushes and the Clintons never acted like that.

    • Questions

      Much as I'm not a Democrat, calling the current U.S. economic situation a "depression" stretches the imagination to the absurd. Yes, it's true: People out of power, whatever the country, instinctly paint a darker than normal picture, so as to justify regaining power. That's to be expected. But wild exaggeration doesn't serve anyone's purpose. We're not even in a recession, much less a depression.

  • Amused

    Oh cut the crap Alhert and the rest of you phony hypocrits , Obama's living no differently than either Bush Sr. or Jr. , Clinton Reagan or any other Pres.What a bunch of hate-filled , little children .Repocons have been doing NOTHING but throwing tantrums on the sidewalk since the guy's been elected .
    What ? Was GW eating dog food from 2006 to the end of his Admin ? Whilst millions lost their homes and retirements nesteggs ?
    Marie Antoinette ? What a small and vicious miond ypou have Alhert , and no shortage of like minded sycophants .Repocons bring the term "sour grapes " to new levels .

    • truckwork

      Yes, you're right but neither Bush, nor Clinton or Reagan ever asked the American public to share in the sacrifice, nor did they demonize those who have been successful in their lives financially. The fact of the matter is Obama and his wife have been liars and hipocrites since they began to run for office in 2008.

      • Guest

        How is asking somebody to pay the historical marginal tax rate on their non-income assets the same as "demonizing those who have been successful in their lives financially?"

        • truckwork

          “The free market has never been a license to take whatever you can from whomever you can,” and “Their philosophy is simple. We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.” President Obama in Kansas, 2011.
          This from a President who collects more from Wall Street financial folks than any other canidate and who signed financial "reform" legislation that continues business as usual with derivitaves and predatory loans to those who are economically vulnerable.
          He has continued to talk of the difference between the "very rich" which he defines as those who make over $250,000. This amount is not a lot for a couple filing jointly who have used their money wisely, saved for a rainy day, put their kids through college without loans, never took a dime of government money, and have paid off their debt, now he wants to take more when they are attempting to save for retirement.
          No, he justs wants more people dependent on the government. It's about his power over others, and that's tyranny. That's evil and therefore his rhetoric demonizes those who have done well when they haven't done anything wrong.

      • Amused

        What ? All those you mentioned raised taxes .What universe are you living in ?

        • truckwork

          Strawman

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        Exactly, Truck

    • Rifleman

      What’s wrong with hussein spending some time relaxing at home? Where did Bush take his vacations? On his ranch. Where did Bush Sr. take his vacations? At his home in Maine. Where did Reagan take his vacations? On his ranch.

    • vladdy

      That's not amusement; that's ad hominem.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Nope, wrongo, and Bush has nothing to do with Obamas free ride.
      Bush always went to Crawford.

      Whahhh, whahh….you dont like our prez…whahhh, whahh…You phoney idiots are the biggest babies in the planet.
      You were the kid at school that constantly ran to the teacher, tattled on kids. I see you-you are a phoney

      • Amused

        spoken like a true spoiled brat …and IDIOT . Go kick yourself to sleep tonight btw don't choke on those grapes. Better get someone to put you in restraints on election day …you know …just in case .

        • Western Canadian

          Sometimes you manage to get things right, but it must be by accident. Normally, you are one of the most ignorant a**holes on this or any other website. Your postings on this issue being examples of your normal state.

  • Bamaguje

    The GOP has been handed more ammo to take down the Indonesian White House impostor in November.
    They should not hesitate to use it regardless of the sychophantic lamestream media, after all the ostentatious Obama has been trying to incite Americans against the rich, while he and his family leads a wasteful extravagant lifestyle at the expense of taxpayers.
    With all the time he spends golfing; is Obama any good? Tiger Woods in the making?

  • Spider

    How exactly did obama get his fortune ? I have never heard this reported anywhere. Most of the positions he has held don't generate the kind of money he appears to have. I am sure this was an intentional omission on the part of the Lamestream Media but I am sure everyone would like to know..

    • truckwork

      The majority of Obama's money came from books that he wrote and advances on those books.

      • Maxie

        Only 'his' book "Dreams From My Father" made money and that was 'ghosted' for him by Bill Ayers.

        • truckwork

          Don't know about who wrote the book, but http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/04/fueled_by
          Obama and Michele made $3.9 M, from "Dreams". Income tax returns show, 2004, $207,647. 2005, $1.6 M including book advance. 2006, $983,826.
          As a side light, Bill and Hillary made $109 M between 2000 and 2008. That's $12.1 million a year!
          Both incomes are a whole lot more than my wife and I made in our entire 30 years of wedded bliss combined, and President Obama wants to take more of my money and give to others?

    • vladdy

      slush fund? stimulus? slush fund from the stimulus?

  • Schlomotion

    This is an example of Zionists being selectively soc.ialist.

    • Western Spirit

      What?

      • Schlomotion

        Sure. It's OK for Ahlert to stop blathering about stock money and dismantling Marxist welfare for a few minutes to wail about Obama spending taxpayer money on a vacation. Look how lascivious he makes that money-spending by the President look because his foreign policy is bad for Israel. He disclaims it at the beginning but then proceeds into paragraph after paragraph of yellow journalism about every leisurely move of the First Family and every expense. It just goes to show that soci.alism can be turned on and off like a rhetorical switch at his convenience.

        • Ghostwriter

          Unbelievable! Still bashing Jews huh,Schlomotion? Still can't resist it,can you?

          • Schlomotion

            As long as a Jew is acting badly, I will feel as free to bash him as any other person who does that.

          • Western Canadian

            You mean that as long as a jew is breathing, you will bash him. Bigoted jerk that you are.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Whahhhhh….whahhh….. Jews are bad, tell your dad.
      You really ARE a bag of baked wind

      • Schlomotion

        What know ye bags o' wind, ye blatherskate, bladdin' on o' weet wi' ye bladarie?

        • Western Canadian

          This is the closest to coherent you have managed since you invaded this page….

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          I never smelt a smell that smells as bad as schmuckmotion smells.

          • Schlomotion

            I have it on good authority that that's not true.

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            You mean your own upper lip

  • Boston

    Well I hope that Queen Michelle is proud of her country now.

  • Ricky Michael

    If all the Obamas did was only go on vacations and nothing else, we as a nation would be much better off.

  • Linda Rivera

    Did you not know that Obama is Emperor of the World, and taxpayers are mere peasants?

    • Amused

      No I did not know that Linda .As far as I can see he was ELECTED by the American Electorate -[voting citizens] and sibce that day whiners ,handwringers and hypocrits have been howling like a bunch hyenas . Funny , I was a taxpayer since atleast 1964 , and dont ever remember being called a peasant , nor refering to a US President as " Emperor of the World " …..do you ? I do remember one Pres who raised my taxes 8 times …Ronald Reagan , and so far Obama after 3 years has not raised my taxes not once . So what are you talking about Linda ?

      • truckwork

        No president on his own can raise taxes. Not Obama and certainly not RR.

        • Amused

          You're RIGHT , and UNDER the signature of the aforementioned TAXES WERE RAISED -8 TIMES BY REAGAN ALONE ….so cut the crap kiddies.

          • truckwork

            Really Amused? You agree with me and then say "TAXES WERE RAISED -8 TIMES BY REAGAN ALONE ….so cut the crap kiddies." It can't be both! It's one or the other. Let me type it slowly so you can understand it and in capitals just in case you can't see what you agreed with.

            NO PRESIDENT ON HIS OWN CAN RAISE TAXES. NOT OBAMA AND CERTAINLY NOT RR.

            And your arguement that RR raised taxes, is a straw man. This article wasn't about who is or isn't raising taxes, it's about the hipocracy of the President and his First Lady. RR, Bush and even Clinton didn't ask the citizens to "share in the sacrifice" and then live a lavish lifestyle at the expense of the taxpayer.

  • Linda Rivera

    SCARY……

    Is this REALLY our AMERICA??????

    Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 – Key Points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcBaSP31Be8

  • Linda Rivera

    An inferior health care plan that no one wants and CANNOT afford to pay. The threat to jail and/or fine those who don't purchase the government enforced plan.

    Massive spending as if there is no tomorrow. Fighting wars we have no money for. Massive borrowing.

    The Massive giving away of Billions of dollars every year to other countries, including the OIL-WEALTHY Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and laugh all the way to the bank with FREE infidel money. Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless Americans.

    Massive debt. The massive printing of paper money out of thin air to DELIBERATELY create out-of-control inflation. There is no question that the total DESTRUCTION of America's economy is planned. The results will be horrifying. In the once wealthy and great nation of America, millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them.

  • Linda Rivera

    Organic, non-GMO avocado, fruit and nut trees and berries must be planted in all of our nation’s cities’ and towns’ parks to help the many millions of Americans who will soon be in a desperate struggle to survive because of the frightening, highly destructive economic policies of our government.

    Watch it. And weep for our great nation and people:

    FALL Of The Republic – The Presidency Of Barack H Obama – The Full Movie HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8LPNRI_6T8&fe

  • Linda Rivera

    WAR is being waged on American BUSINESSES and American JOBS!
    Americans must NOT be denied the human right to jobs and businesses!

    FOXNEWS
    Is Fed Raid on Gibson Guitar​ Company Enforcing Policy . . . or a Push to Target ‘Made in the USA’?
    September 07, 2011

    They are among the most sought-after musical instruments in the world.
    Gibson is also a company that is proud to put the “Made in the USA” label on its instruments. While the company has lower-end lines that are made overseas, every guitar that bears the “Gibson” label is made in the U.S. by American workers.

    Related Stories
    Attacking U.S. Companies Is No Way to Create Jobs

    Gibson: Feds Want Guitar Woodwork Done by Foreign Labor

    Related Video

    Gibson Guitar CEO: Don’t Know Why We Were Targeted

    On August 24, armed agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Homeland Security raided the corporate headquarters and two factories of the Gibson Guitar company. The agencies took away 24 pallets of Indian rosewood and ebony, as well as a number of guitars and computer files.

    “I think they’re taking the position that we should be shifting these jobs overseas,” says Bruce Mitchell, the chief legal counsel for Gibson. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/07/does-w

    • vladdy

      I'm still waiting for all the musicians who stand with the "working man" and play Gibson Hummingbirds because they're the best accoustics the stand up for Gibson. Don't know if these folks DO play Gibsons, but I wouldn't be surprised: Steve Earle? Lucinda? Williue? Neil? Where ARE you guys?

  • Western Spirit

    obama is only one of the politicians richly rewarded, and i do mean richly, for their position in the ruling class. they are all ripping us off, both republican and democrats, getting rich off of making the average guy a pauper.

  • Western Spirit

    kiss the middle class goodbye as we descend into oblivion here in the land where the middle class once reigned supreme.

    • Maxie

      Socialist Collectivism cannot succeed with a middle class. The population must be "homogenized" at the sme socioeconomic level. That level inexorably devolves to one of mere subsistence because of chronic shortages resulting from the demise of the productive middle class. Remember the bread line in the former USSR? The Russian middle class wound up in gulags and worse which I can't write because of site censorship.

    • Maxie

      Socialist Collectivism cannot succeed with a middle class. The population must be "homogenized" at the sme socioeconomic level. That level inexorably devolves to one of mere subsistence because of chronic shortages resulting from the demise of the productive middle class. Remember the bread line in the former USSR?
      [self-censored]

  • mrbean

    Mah name Michelle Obama an Ah beez dah fust laday an Ah beez entitled tah dah finest tings in dah life. Ah gonna spend dah tax payaws monies like dey grows on dah monay trays. Yassah. mah huzbend beez dah prez, so awl youse honkay crakas can kiss mah big black butt. Yassah.

    • Boston

      Too bad this isn't Facebook where I could plunk a like on this post. On the other hand, I'd probably get all my Libtard friends mad at me.

    • Maxie

      This gets by the site censors but this doesn't:
      Socialist Collectivism cannot succeed with a middle class. The population must be "homogenized" at the sme socioeconomic level. That level inexorably devolves to one of mere subsistence because of chronic shortages resulting from the demise of the productive middle class. Remember the bread line in the former USSR?
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      • Amused

        Uh …yea ….riiiiiiight . Go back to your dictionary so you can find some more big words , to make a fool of yourself with .

    • Ghostwriter

      mrbean,you can criticize Michelle Obama WITHOUT your appalling "Amos n' Andy" routine.

      • Amused

        Are you kidding Ghostwriter ? ,mr Bean[brain] is a solid hit around here .LOL….the racism lies just under the surface , they love it man .

        • Ghostwriter

          I'm sorry,Amused but I don't find mrbean's "Amos n' Andy" routine funny. It hearkens back to the 19th Century minstrel shows in which white actors in blackface did some degrading things. Maybe,somebody should tell him that things like that aren't done like that anymore. I'd hate to see what mrbean is like in real life. He's probably got a dartboard with a stereotypical black person on it so he can throw darts at it to his shriveled heart's content.

          • Amused

            I guess you missed the satire huh ghostwriter ? But truth is the people here love him , he says what they are too hypocritical to say out loud ….mr.bean's a bonifide proud racist .

          • http://www.dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

            If you can't disprove what other people say, call them racist. Classic lefty tactic, and hardly productive or honest.

          • Amused

            Are you stupid foolster41 . mr bean has gone through great trouble to proudfly prove exactly what he is ….a racist pure and simple .If you dont get that , oh well you can't fix stupid .

          • http://www.dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

            Maybe I should have been more clear. No, I'm not at all arguing that mrbean isn't a racist. He definitely is one.

            What I am saying is false is your FALSE claim that mr bean is popular here, and that people here by large support his racism He is not, and we do not.
            It's nothing but mud-slinging (or, more accurate poop-slinging) garbage, and I won't buy it, not even if were free.

  • Grady Means
  • lizaz

    I wondered what happened with that Spring Break trip to Mexico!!! I never saw a thing about it!! How much more do we have to pay for????? All of his campaign trips until November??????? I hope they aren’t getting too used to it!!!

  • maria

    It is socialism when one laws for taxpayers and another for ruling class, for DBNO ( Democrats by name only).
    Obama is emperor or Eastern King. There was no such cynical President as BHO. But he is not American, not Christian…so what is surprise.

  • Dispozadaburka

    Michelle just visited Naples, Florida (before the Washington "roast") and met with Big donor/s.

    She soooo reminds us all of "Jackie O"

    What next… Fox Hunting in Middleburg?

  • Amused

    Truth is Obama is doing exactly what every other encumbent Pres has done , WITH THEIR WIVES , The difference of course is the blind hatred that you repocons have for the Obama's , it drips from virtuially every post . Do you people really think you're fooling anyone ?
    So just suck it up , you'll get your chance in November , and if Obama wins , I'll be here to listen to your whining and tantrums …..and to mock the living sheet out of you .And just remember , all you phony hypocritical "christians " …..I'm really not that concerned who gets elected , and that's because whoever wins , will be the one G_D puts there .Because this world and this country is not going according to the REPOCON or DEMOCRAT PLAN , but according to HIS PLAN . Contemplate THAT while you fester in your childish hatreds .

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      F-ck Obama and F-ck you

      • Amused

        Hit a sore spot eh ? You are mad , but no Jewess, people like you are just along for the ride .

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      will be the one G_D puts there <<<Stupid… I see you must be ERAV RAV.
      Rabbi Kahane talked about you jerks. You NEVER learn from history.
      GOD put Obama in as JUDGEMENT. YOU FOOL

      • Amused

        Dont worry , if Obama wins I'll be here to see you go into convulsions…lol…you're on the verge now. So G_D DID PUT him there eh ? BTW you are no jew .You simply use that in an attempt t validate what expectorates out of your mouth .<<<VERY STUPID

    • truckwork

      No Obama isn't doing exactly what every other encumbent President has done. While you might be able to make an argument on the fact that other encumbent Presidents took many trips to other places other than 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., you can't make the argument that other Presidents have asked the American public to "share in the sacrifice" while he and his wife continue to live a lavish lifestyle. Talk about double standards…!

      • Amused

        you're full of sheeet truckwork and you now it ,. Obama's living just like every other Pres , since Truman . And dont refer to "the american public " that's a bit disingenuous since Obama's call to sacrifice went out to the rich . And i dont have to make an argument for information that;s been in theb public domain .All the Presidents have had State Dinners , Press Dinners , etc . How about you naming one that hasn;t ? Reagan raised my taxes 8 times , I didn;t see him cutting back on anything ? Bush raised taxes , my taxes …BOTH BUSH Sr.& JR. I didn;t see either one cutting back . You talk a good line of sheeet , that;s about all .

        • truckwork

          How about this "sheeet" amused. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/17/p… "“If everybody took an attitude of shared sacrifice, we could solve our deficit and debt problem next week,” Seems like "everybody" is just that. You want me to provide a definition of everybody for you?
          And no President on their own raised your taxes. Reagan didn't have to cut back because when he proposed to Congress and Congress acted to lower the Capital Gains tax for EVERYBODY, total revenues went up. Additionally what Bush Jr. did for this country domestically particularly for the economy along with the RINO's and Democrats in Congress, didn't make me happy then and I'm still not happy with his policies on that front.
          Now I've supported what I've said and you haven't so who really is full of sheeet!

          • Amused

            All you've done is prove to me that you don't know what you're talking about . The Presidents propose and sign tax increases . Yes , others vote and Presidents veto or sign . As for deficits and BIG Government ? Reagan nearly tripled the deficit and expanded big government almost 20 %. Better go back and read your history books .

          • truckwork

            Tax increases must first be in the form of legislation before either Congress votes on it or the President signs it into law. Any Representative or Senator can propose legislation on any issue, however, before it goes to the president to sign it must first be approved of in both Houses of Congress. The President can propose to increase taxes in his budget, but that budget must first be in the form of a bill. That bill must be voted upon by the House and Senate and approved. Then and only then can the President sign it. BUT HE CANNOT RAISE YOUR TAXES BY HIMSELF!

          • truckwork

            And again, while the President can propose a budget, before he can spend a dime he must first get the House and Senate to pass that budget. He cannot triple a deficit or expand government by himself. The reason for Reagans deficit is because he had to deal with a split Congress for all of his terms in office. The House of Representatives was controlled by the Democrats from 1981 till 1989. Because of this he had to compromise with Congress because of his attempts to deal with the Soviet threat and improving our military to deal with that threat after years of neglect by prior Congresses and Administrations.

          • truckwork

            Most importantly you've ignored the whole purpose of this article and my last post. No prior President ever asked the general populace to "share in the sacrifice" like President Obama, and lived such a lavish lifestyle. So go ahead and find for me any documented evidence that either Bush, Reagan, of for that matter, Clinton, JFK, Truman or LBJ ever made such a "request".

            I'm done with you on this subject.

  • Kathleen3

    I find it more than coincidental that mayors, policemen, reporters, priests, and children are routinely murdered by the barbarians in the Mexican drug cartels, yet nary a hand was/is ever laid on past president, Vicente Fox, current president, Felipe Calderon, and the world's wealthiest man, Carlos Slim. Obama sending his teenage daughter to a country that is blacklisted by our own country only further convinces me both the government of Mexico and the U.S. share in the profits of the drug cartels, and the cartels are not about to harm the people or families of those who facilitate the cross border sales of their multi-billion dollar trade.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Just what does Marie Antwobamanet really have to say "Ou'ils manger de la brioche, pas les
    laisser manger cowpie" which is more like it………………….William

    Let them eat cake, no let them eat cowpie………..

  • Amused

    Just ask Robespierre about all of that .

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I was wondering how he has been doing headless and all, might be a tough time getting
      him to comment and it may be that he is gone to where I am not going…………If you would
      be kind enough to channel enquiring minds want to know…………………William

      • Amused

        No ward Robespierre sustained a number of knife or sword wounds before finally dying , He was a zeaklot for the new "citizens " and responsible for many a guillotined unfortunates . The irony there was he went too far and his timing couldn't have been worse , for the French were awakening from their blood orgy .So in a real sense the end of Louie and Marie did not mark , the turnng point for freedom , the death of Robespierre was .

        • WilliamJamesWard

          Ah yes he was worked over but did not die until July 28th, 1794 at Palace de la Revolution
          with Louis-Just and Georges Couston plus 19 others. Legend has it he was the only one to
          be guillotined face up to see the blade coming…………there were to many unfortunates……….William

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Oh and by the way, were not the fellows standing behind Maximillian R. as he
            pronounced death to the unfortunates described as the unemployed, street
            people of Paris and don't take this personally and as the Bloodthirsty Amused……
            .Just ask my hamster Napoleon, he is French……….
            Regards…………William

          • Amused

            No offense taken Ward , but you missed my point ,,as those here who would liken Mr.and Mrs .Obama to Louie and Marie , it was indeed those who took their lives with the "sacred guillotine " who were the real evil of the revolution , and their "Demogogue of the time " Robes-pierre had iitiated the slaughter in the name of "freedom ' yet he used terror and murder , and finally became a vicim of his own zealousness .

  • Jim_C

    These types of articles are for low-info boneheads. This is EVERY president.

  • scum

    Yes, Obama's so different from Bush. Bush worked his way up through the ranks, working night jobs for no pay, sitting in unemployment lines, scratching, clawing his way to the top.

    • Amused

      LOL….good one scum , and he rode his silverspoon right to the top .

      • Western Canadian

        You could have pointed out the stupidity and lack of accuracy of scums post, but since it lines up with your own displays of the same…..

  • Western Canadian

    Oh, by the way, the reputation does not match the ladies behaviour. I don’t know who picked the title for this otherwise worthwhile article, but, besides comparing ANYONE to the obamas is a vile and instulting thing, it could not be farther from the truth to the real M.A. She never uttered the phrase, it was, however, used by one of the ‘revolutionaries’. She was not an elitist, unlike the obamas, she was very generous (might even have made the grade as a christian0. She even went so far as to try to rescue cats from paris, to prevent the poor creatures from being killed through burning…. Pity perception is often stronger than truth.

  • Amused

    maybe you'd like a case of mad cow disease .

  • Western Canadian

    You no doubt could infect her….