The Obamas’ Unending Summer Vacation

record-breaking 47.8 million Americans are on food stamps, an increase of about 1.3 million from a year earlier. The official unemployment rate is 7.7 percent, a number that obscures the reality that millions of Americans who have given up looking for work aren’t counted, and that the labor force participation rate of 63.6 percent measured in December 2012, is the lowest in 32 years. The national debt is $16.7 trillion and growing. White House tours have been cancelled due to sequestration. And amidst it all, Barack Obama and his family have taken four lavish vacations in three months.

Every president deserves time off. Yet the unabashed luxuriousness of the Obamas’ lifestyle reflects a genuine tone-deafness with regard to the pressing concerns of millions of Americans, as well as the president’s priorities. Even as he blamed sequestration for the decision to cancel White House tours that would have cost a total of $2 million for the rest of the year, it was revealed that the known cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii last year was at least $4 million. That vacation was also the fourth one taken in Hawaii in four years, three of which involved separate flights First Lady Michelle Obama took to get there ahead of her husband. This year’s separate flight, necessitated by the president’s trip back to Washington to complete the fiscal cliff deal before returning to Honolulu, cost taxpayers an additional $3.24, and ran the total tab for the 2012-13 trip to more than $7 million.

The total for the four trips combined? More than $20 million.

However, holiday vacations to Hawaii hardly scratch the surface. These vacations were also interspersed with trips to locales like Florida or Southern California. In addition, the president’s “mini-vacations” have raised eyebrows. His three-day golf outing at an exclusive club in Florida, where he was joined by Tiger Woods, occurred less than two weeks before the sequester kicked in — even as the White House Blog raised the specter of “harmful automatic cuts” that are “threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs, and cutting vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.”

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) put that trip in perspective, noting that it cost American taxpayers “over a million dollars,” which was “enough money to save 341 federal workers from furlough.” The rest of the family was on vacation in Colorado at the time, meaning taxpayers are billed for yet another separate use of Air Force One, which costs approximately $180,000 an hour to use. This marks the fourth Colorado ski vacation in four years for the First Lady and and her daughters, Malia and Sasha. Judicial Watch confirmed that the cost of 2012 trip, including U.S. Secret Service costs, as well as accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen, totaled $48,950.38.

Speaking of Malia and Sasha, Breitbart News reports they are currently on spring break in the Bahamas at the exclusive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, a story neither the White House or Atlantis would confirm. At this time it is unclear how much this trip will cost taxpayers, but Judicial Watch confirmed that last years’ trip to Mexico by Malia, accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and as many as 12 of her friends, cost taxpayers $115,500.87.

And then there is Martha’s Vineyard. Politico is reporting that the First Family will be going back there for the second time in three years, for the “traditional Vineyard vacation” the president was forced to skip last year when he was campaigning for reelection. In 2011, Obama and his family spent eleven days at a $50,000-per-week beachfront rental property. At the time US News & World Report noted that while the president is picking up the tab for the rental, the title of the article reminded Americans that there are far more expenses — borne by the taxpayer — associated with such a trip: “Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions,” it stated.

Former Clinton spokesman Mike McCurry dismissed critics of that vacation. “I think all this ‘Why is he taking a vacation?’ stuff is ginned up by the media,” he said. “I don’t think any American will fault him for getting away, especially if he comes back with some fresh ideas on how to create jobs.”

Four days ago, Planet Money reporter Chana Joffe-Walt illuminated the Obama administration’s “success” in that regard. “Since the economy began its slow, slow recovery in late 2009, we’ve been averaging about 150,000 jobs created per month,” he said during a Public Radio International (PRI) interview. “In that same period every month, almost 250,000 people have been applying for disability.”

Again, no one is denying that vacations are a necessary component of the First Family’s life. Yet it is a bit more than ironic that the same media who roundly criticized former president George W. Bush for what amounted to a series of working vacations at his own ranch in Crawford, Texas, is conspicuously uninterested in the lavish nature of the current president’s sojourns. That silence becomes even more curious when, unlike his predecessor, Obama has constantly railed about the need for “shared sacrifice,” the “deeply destructive” nature of the sequester, and in one of the more recent of many his many class warfare rants, bashed Republicans for favoring “jet owners over teacher jobs”–even as he and his family have often doubled down on the use of Air Force One to arrive in the same place at different times.

In fact, the only thing that has seemingly upset the media about Obama’s excess was their lack of access during his get together with Tiger Woods. Ed Henry head of the White House Correspondents Association was particularly incensed. “We’re not interested in violating the president’s privacy. He’s entitled to vacations like everyone else. All we’re asking for is a brief exception, quick access, a quick photo-op on the 18th green,” Henry complained. “It’s not about golf–it’s about transparency and access in a broader sense.” That would be the same media that both criticized Bush for golfing, and ridiculed him when he gave it up because he thought it sent the wrong message to families grieving over soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When a member of the White House press corps recently brought up a question about the cost of the president’s outing with Woods, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was clearly agitated. “John, you’re trivializing an impact here,” Carney said, before getting back to the administration’s talking points about the sequester and its devastating effects on ordinary Americans.

Yet it is precisely those talking points that are completely at odds with the First Family’s lifestyle. As many Americans continue to cope with the weakest recovery on record, it would be nice to think the president might demonstrate some sensitivity to their ongoing plight or at least make a minimal effort at limiting the stunning bill they have left the taxpayer with. With regard to that reality, there are plenty of places Obama and his family could enjoy both down-time and privacy that would cost far less taxpayer money at a time when the economy remains exceedingly fragile — and president is allegedly concerned about every dollar in reduced spending that has been engendered by the sequester. Instead, Americans are witnessing the kind of self-indulgence that puts an exclamation point on the “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy that afflicts so many progressives who express their “solidarity” with “ordinary Americans” even as that solidarity amounts to little more than lip service.

When the Obamas enjoy yet another lavish vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this coming August — accompanied by a taxpayer-funded entourage that includes dozens of Secret Service agents, communications officials, aides, chauffeurs, U.S. Coast Guard personnel, a presidential helicopter, a jet, and armored SUVs to transport the First Family around the island — perhaps the president will take a moment or two to reflect on the reality that millions of Americans, due in large part to the Obama administration’s woeful economic policies, won’t be taking any vacations at all.

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  • Western Canadian

    One of the more telling behaviors of those who are incapable of productive work, have no understanding of the creation of wealth or earning an honest income, is the utter contempt they have for the masses (who they laughably profess to love and care for ), and their sickening assumption that they are to live like royalty off the sweat of others labour, while tut-tutting over the need for shared sacrifice.

    Congratulations America, your White House is occupied by members of the trash element.

    • jacob

      Which he has been doing since he was born….
      So what else is new ????
      Was is record at the Senate anything else but yell HERE..!!! at roll call and Oh yes :
      Opposing McCain's legislation to curb Freddie and Fannie's abuses….

      I guess it serves us Republicans right for our choices for presidential candidates, such as
      McCain and Romney, too decent to debate with a market place demagogue…
      Herman Cain wasn't convenient because of an alleged infidelity and Gingrich either because
      he likes women….
      I dare bet he would have been acceptable had he been gay…..
      RIGHT ?????

      • Ghostwriter

        Uh,can somebody tell me what Mary Sue did to have her comment deleted by the administrator?

        • Mary Sue

          I don't even remember what I said, but either someone "reported" it or it was auto-deleted for some reason.

        • Choi

          I found out a few months ago that there's a THIRD party "administrator" who actually does this.
          The other day they did it to me(not the 1st time) the second I hit "Submit Comment"
          It seems they're "watching" the comment box as one types.
          In fact typing this comment seems to be a slow slog as there is a DELAY in typing and seeing it in the box.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "The other day they did it to me(not the 1st time) the second I hit "Submit Comment"
            It seems they're "watching" the comment box as one types. "

            It's automated rules-based software. There are people who review in some cases, after it goes to a queue.

            That's how all forum software filters members.

    • lgw

      Well said!!

    • Whateverman

      Relax, Western Clown…It's okay…Shh…Shh…Yes, it's been 5 years since they voted in a black president in the USA…Yes, black…Yes, as black as the night…What did you say? We won't allow it in Canada? No black Prime Minister? You never know…Damn!Is there a doctor in the room??? Western Clown is down!!! No pulse!!!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Relax, Western Clown…It's okay…Shh…Shh…Yes, it's been 5 years since they voted in a black president in the USA…Yes, black…Yes, as black as the night…What did you say? We won't allow it in Canada? No black Prime Minister? You never know…Damn!Is there a doctor in the room??? Western Clown is down!!! No pulse!!!"

        You are a racist. We talk about behavior, culture and ideology and all you can think about is skin color.

      • Drakken

        Relax kaffir muslim, soon your going to get a taste of western wrath, served cold.

        • Whateverman

          shut the phack up, you little nazi kraut. You have been making these empty threats but nothing has come of it.
          Why don't you tell your juden friends how great the Crusades where?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Are you defending our socialist president of muslim culture?

            When you go off on a wandering rant It's hard to tell what you do mean…

          • Mary Sue

            why do you believe utter nonsense about the jews? Shouldn't you be past middle/dark ages ignorance?

      • ytdontplay

        "Black as night?" The chump's half black. Grew up as a mutiracial rich kid. Acts white. A spoiled brat. "Black as night." that's a scretch.

      • LibsRpedos

        He is half black, liberal freak. The dems will NEVER elect a true African American.

        • UpChuck.Liberals

          I believe you meant to say, Dems will NEVER elect a true Black American. Or at least one they can't control with shiny vacations and planes.

      • Mary Sue

        You have NO CLUE how politics works in Canada, so please STFU.

        The whole country does NOT vote for Prime Minister. It does NOT work that way. Only the people in the Prime Minister's "district" vote for him.

    • MrUniteUs

      Oh Canada, You would have a hissy fit if Americans bad mouthed your Presidnet.
      By the way what's this I hear about the Keystone Pipeline Oil and China.
      So you want to transport the oil through the USA and then send it to China.
      We risk the polluting are farmland water tables. While China and Canada profits.
      Oh no Canada.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        They want to send oil to Texas to US refineries, but this president of muslim heritage won't allow it so far.

        You mix half truths and lies and think the half truth will have any credibility.

        • Mary Sue

          that mister untiedus doesn't even know the difference between Keystone and the Northern Gateway pipeline! The one that will "sell to china" is Northern Gateway, NOT KEYSTONE!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Facts only confuse some of these liberals. Well, facts confuse liberals in general, but a couple here must be really, really liberal. If you know what I mean…

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      Notice how this author chose to mention Barry's encounter with Tiger Woods but neglected to mention that Barry also sent for his gay lover and body man Reggie Love while Michelle (his "beard" according to members of Jeremiah Wright's church). Hey, we don't seem to mind these Presidential encounters, Clinton and Kennedy did it on a number of occasions. They loved women and it just so happens that Barry likes men.

    • Obama Guy

      Really pathetic Canadian. Just sad. Black people can't take vacations…..

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Anyone can, but I can't afford to pay for it any more.

      • Mary Sue

        Canadians by and large are NOT racist against black people.

    • Ray Burke

      Beautifully expressed !!! What can be done to curb these outrageous excesses?

    • Bob Moore

      why is it so wrong for Obama to have all the perks that go with the job, but OK for the Radical Right. Could racism have anything to do with it along with downright hate. Get over it, you lost the election!!

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Why is it so wrong for Bush to go to his private ranch and meet leaders there, but it's fine for Obama to spend even more? Why was it wrong for Bush to do anything, and patriotic for liberals to say so! But it's racist for us to say anything about obama doing even more of those same things?

    • 2thmechanic

      Yes…don't we know it?

    • skelnav88

      Wow. Thank you!!! That was so well said.

  • robertjohn

    As I have commented elsewhere in the past, obama is merely the public persona, the face of the cabal that is attempting to take over the country and to destroy our way of life. President Teleprompter has demonstrated over and over again that he is certainly not the brains behind the operation. His contract calls for him to flit about, stay on prompter, give speeches packed with lies, and to distract from what is actually taking place. In return, he gets to enjoy and to abuse the perks of his office and to party to his hearts content. After observing the worm who currently calls himself obama for over four years, I believe that it can be no other way.

    • Gabrielle

      I don't think I have ever dissected the persona known as Obama until reading your post. My goodness, but I think you have nailed it.

      I also believe that traditional American values are under assault on so many fronts that it is impossible to defend against these assaults with any meaningful opposition. The Republican Party is not the answer as all they seem interested in is going along to get along. Does that party stand for ANYTHING any longer?

      We are out numbered by a relentless foe known as the left. We can't avoid any of pounding our country is taking and yet so few seem to be aware or even interested? If there is such a place as Heaven, please God let me avoid all of the Founding Fathers as I could not look one in the eye considering how badly our generation has failed them.

    • JacksonPearson

      Obama is following the Cloward/Piven strategy to a T. He's keeping a pile of chaotic muck continuously in front of him, with no fixes or solutions. Meanwhile, the country keeps swirling towards the black hole!

      • robertjohn

        I am well aware of the Cloward/ Piven strategy. My point is that he is not the one in charge.

        • JacksonPearson

          Then who is, George Soros?

          • robertjohn

            I do not know for sure. One thing is certain though, obama is not intelligent enough to be doing this on his own. He has demonstrated this point many times.

    • TruckingMack

      Attempting to take over? RJ, you must've fallen asleep. They took over a while ago.

    • Ray Burke

      Very well stated !!! I wholeheartedly agree with your conclusion.

  • WildJew

    Speaking of the man (Obama) that has taken over the country and is destroying our way of life, I wonder why Frontpagemag avoids this culture war going on. Just now there is an historic case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the definition of marriage. Obama is fundamentally transforming America into something its Founders never envisioned.

  • jacob

    Please allow me to correct you.
    Obamba is not the face of the cabal that is ATTEMPTING to take over the country :
    He is the face of the cabal that has OVERTAKEN ALREADY THE COUNTRY…!!!!!
    And the Congress parasites are helping them by commission or omission….!!!!!
    Which is precisely why he can do whatever he pleases and take as many vacations as he wants…
    PERIOD…!!!!!!

  • WildJew

    Thanks. I corrected my post.

  • AnOrdinaryMan

    Obama needs to be banned from further use of Air Force One. He needs downtime? (With those banker's hours he keeps?) Give him a membership in Motel 6, like the rest of us.
    Just curious, where does Bibi Netanyahu go, when he takes a break? I'll bet HIS vacations are nowhere near as lavish or self-indulgent as our man-child Prez.

    • Ghostwriter

      What did AdinaK say to have HER comment deleted by the administrator?

      • Mary Sue

        I'm sure it was random, just like mine.

        • Whateverman

          She said something racist, as usual: Islamist in chief, jive talkin's baboon, half-breed, etc…
          It was too much for the admin on FPM. CAn't say I blame him

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "It was too much for the admin on FPM. CAn't say I blame him"

            IOW, your sensitive religious feelings were hurt and you complained again and again.

          • Drakken

            Ohhh did the little kaffir whine and cry like the outraged muslim he is? Heres a tissue.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Well, if someone reported the comment to have it pulled, I think we know who to blame for that.

          • Ghostwriter

            Somehow,I can't blame the administrator for pulling whatever Whateverman said. It probably crossed the boundaries of good taste and common sense,like much of what he posts.

  • pierce

    I think he has had more vacations courtesy of the US taxpayers than any President in recent history.
    He criticized George W for taking vacations, but GW went back to the ranch in Texas to relax and work on the property.
    If Barack spent his own money, he would not have gone to Hawaii, or Aspen, or Martha's Vineyard. Those are the playgrounds of the rich and famous.
    He in essence is saying to the tax payers, F Y, do as I say, not as I do, for I am your President.
    Barack gets a salary of $350,000 and a whole lot more extras he does not have to declare.
    This is supposed to be a time for austerity for us, but not the prez. F Y america.

  • Gamaliel

    Remember how the Democrats portrayed Mitt Romney as a rich man out of touch with the American people?

    • Winston

      And the low life radical activist in the tainted WH was not rich when he illegitimately became el presidente.

  • Rostislav

    But – what else to expect? Just between us, devoted believers in the Holy Social Justice: our dearest Comrade Stalin had never broken his Caucasian vocations because of omnipresent hungry lines for bread or even because of GULAG prisoners' riots! It took Hitler to change his healthy agenda, and as long as Obama enjoys no Luftwaffe attacks within his borders why shouldn't he follow Uncle Joe's pleasant way of living? Or did his voters hope that during the second term the SORB (my R is for "Red") would suddenly become very laborious and very modest? Then – again, strictly between us! – it was a mighty wrong hope. The only thing, his voters did really voted for, was the famous long spoon for dinners with Devil. Those, who got such a spoon, have no reasons to worry, and those, who didn't, have no reasons to feel offended by the Devil's unethical eating customs: everybody knows that any mass devotion to the Holy Social Justice, be it in Egypt, in Germany, in the USSR or in the USA, is always rewarded with a life-long healthy style of holidays for the Most Devoted Comrades! Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg. Russia.

    • Fritz

      Not that I am defending the despicable tyrant, but Comrade Stalin lived the life of a monk compared to Barry and his entourage, as a matter of fact Stalin rarely left Soviet territory, that didn't stop him from creating a portion of the Soviet auto industry to build Packard inspired limousines for him and his inner circle. Also unlike Barry's pals, Stalin's comrades may have lived the high life, such as it was in Soviet Russia, but had to live with a suitcase sitting next to the bed packed and ready for the inevitable knock on the door for when they ended up on Joe's bad side. As I understand it Stalin had a luxury apartment building especially constructed for the upper echelons of the Communist party and military just to keep an eye on them, they even had a back stairway that allowed the NKVD easy access to each apartment sight unseen.. I think it was called "The House on the River Bank" . I would equate Barry's lifestyle to that of an African dictator, or perhaps France's Louis XIV, who built lavish palaces for himself away from the squalor of 17th century Paris.

      • Rostislav

        It's a rare event to hear good words, defending our Dear Leader's modesty, but, alas, these words sound hollow for me: they do not take into the account the difference between the Soviet reality of 1930-1950 and the present-day American (or even African) one. I afraid, your compatriots (now and at least for a few years more) simply aren't able to understand the average Soviet family's level of subsistence. You know, we were reading Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" in our tiny overcrowded cubicles (there were five of us in our 18 sq. meters room, and my, against the seven in the neighboring 23 sq.m. room weren't my family lucky!) and we didn't believe our own eyes: "Their POOR peoples have CARS of their own?! They can buy wonderful fresh food without any lines and fighting for less rotten potatoes?! They can go easily from one place to another without official permissions?! But just how can it be?" Many Russians were full of sincere envy not to Uncle Joe, but to their relatives in labor camps: at least those were fed regularly and enjoyed their barrack beds all for themselves, without 2 or 3 co-sleepers… So, our uncle Joe's "modest" daily (or rather nightly) abundant feasts, personal trains and numerous security-guarded estates near Moscow and in Caucasus may be far from Obama's way of life, indeed, but nevertheless the cosmic distance between Stalin's pleasures and our displeasures was many light years longer than any present-day frolics of your dictator. I agree that their luxury standards are nearly incomparable, but then their full absence of ethic is 100% similar, and that's the main thing, not the choice of particular pleasures of that or this epoch. Rostislav.

        • Toa

          Rostislav, your commentary should be expanded into a FrontPageMag article…Bravo!!

  • sononthe_beach

    O's hordes of dreamy-eyed fans act as a roadblock that prevents criticism and accountability from gaining any traction on the national stage. The Right takes him on, but is routinely ignored by his Koolaid drinkers who run the nation's elite propaganda machinery. Insulated by this wall of sycophants and the security of his last term, O' is immune to critics of his vacations. Future historians will eventually get the story of O' right–long after his DNA addled worshipers are taking their dirt naps.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    The Obama's are the most uncouth, crass, and ungracious first couple to have occupied the White House. Their vulgarity is boundless.

    • Questions

      They've been saying the same thing about monarchies for centuries. What else in new?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "They've been saying the same thing about monarchies for centuries. What else in new?"

        What's new is that monarchy planted itself inside the Whitehouse. You didn't notice the change of venue? Didn't the United States fight for independence in order to create a more perfect union with a constitutional democratic republic specifically designed to ensure such tyranny could "never" happen?

        That's what's new.

      • Mary Sue

        yeah except the President phenomenon was invented for that very reason…

    • Ray Burke

      Amen !!!!!!!!

    • quignewton

      Perfectly said.

  • Mach1Duck

    The First Family does not give a HOOT about the average American. If you did not contirbute, you get the boot.

    • sononthe_beach

      Mach1Duck?? Sorry, I nearly spilled my coffee and fell out of my chair on that one. LOL!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Mach1Duck?? Sorry, I nearly spilled my coffee and fell out of my chair on that one. LOL!"

        Something Al Sharpton would say if he somehow was cured of all his delusions.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    The Head Re-Distributor In Chief & MOOchelle Antoinette said: "Let them eat poi."

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "The Head Re-Distributor In Chief & MOOchelle Antoinette said: "Let them eat poi.""

      "Let the eat (on the tab of) the rich."

      There are rich people left who can pay, right? Where's that "One Percent?"

    • Mary Sue

      someone once told me that poi tastes like wallpaper paste.

      Which had me wondering, how on EARTH did they know what wallpaper paste tastes like?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Which had me wondering, how on EARTH did they know what wallpaper paste tastes like?"

        That's the most popular snack food in Western public elementary schools. It's basically the same thing they serve…er use for "arts and crafts" paste.

        • κατεργάζομαι

          lol Mary Sue and objectivefacts.

          ~Kids who eat craft past are likely the same kids that get M & M's stuck up their nostrils…jus sayn'

          • Mary Sue

            Ms Hoover, I don't have a red crayon. I eated it.

          • κατεργάζομαι

            lol Mary Sue. .and BTW,

            ….. an M&M would fall out of the nostril of most of Obama constituents…however,

            …………For Obama voters' nostrils Mars offers candy coated Peanut M&M's..

            ……..jus sayn'.

          • Mary Sue

            I know right!

    • κατεργάζομαι

      .
      Obama's limo BREAKS DOWN in Israel: President's $1.5m 'Beast' is towed away as he arrives for historic first visit – after his driver puts GAS in the tank instead of diesel………

      UK MailOnline: (photos) – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2296295/O

      ~ Hire that government worker to pump DIESEL……
      …………….Into The PEOPLE's AIR FORCE ONE Vacation Carnival Cruise Line!

      Problem solved.

    • Ray Burke

      Aloha !!!

  • pierce

    It looks like everyone is in complete agreement. Our President and first family are out to screw each and every one of us.
    How does it feel America?

    • Ray Burke

      It feels like we lost !!!

  • Spider

    What eles is new? This is what you get when give someone access to unlimited amounts of other peoples money. This is what getting into office is all about right now: It allows you access to the treasury to enrich yourself your friends your family and your contributors who put you there. I believe now for evey dime you give to a politician you get back 1 dollar from the treasury. Simply put we now have a government that nothing but a corrupt tyranny – just like King George…

    • Gabrielle

      Can you imagine the power he feels when he visits poorer countries with the American taxpayer's checkbook in hand and he gives out 200 million here and 3 billion there? Heady stuff even for a well-grounded adult, but put in the hands of this ridiculous man child? Well luxury vacations every month should not surprise anyone.

    • Ray Burke

      Hear !!! Hear !!!

  • kasandra

    Stop the presses. Apparently the children have left the Bahamas and are now in Sun Valley: "A local news affiliate in Idaho reports that the Obama daughters are spending Spring Break skiing at Sun Valley."

    • figment newton

      sorry, didn't see yours

      • kasandra

        No problem. The Obama's simply have no shame or sense of proportion.

  • figment newton

    >>>>Speaking of Malia and Sasha, Breitbart News reports they are currently on spring break in the Bahamas at the exclusive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island

    as of now, the obama spawn have moved onto their skiing vacation. 2nd in one week. http://www.kmvt.com/news/breakingalert/Obama-Daug

  • Lan Astaslem

    affirmative action grifters on parade

    • T. Marcus

      "affirmative action grifters"….Oh, no, CERTAINLY nothing racist being said there, is there? If you take into account that affirmative action had NOTHING to do with Obama's going to universities, how else can one explain comments like this? This entire string of replies stinks of unintelligent malcontents unhappy over losing an election. If anyone cares to share figures that show that travel costs have been significantly higher for the Obama administration than Previous ones, I'd love to see them. As to W "working vacations"????? Come on, this guy slept through his entire presidency and had Dick Cheney and Karl Rove do all the heavy lifting.

      • Mary Sue

        actually, it did. Obama was nothing more than an affirmative action student. He won't release his transcripts but from what people know that were around at the time, he spent more time smoking pot than doing actual school work.

  • BS77

    Straight out of Animal Farm by George Orwell. All animals are equal, but some are "more equal" than others. Louis the XIV never lived it up like this.

    • Fritz

      Louis probably would have had they Jet aircraft in his day.

  • jem

    If you had a basic distain for the American values of individual responsibility, hard work, and free market capitalism, etc. And, on the other hand, you felt strongly about redistribution of wealth, economic equality, and perhaps even racial revenge. Would you not soak the system for all you were worth? Just asking.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "If you had a basic distain for the American values of individual responsibility, hard work, and free market capitalism, etc. And, on the other hand, you felt strongly about redistribution of wealth, economic equality, and perhaps even racial revenge. Would you not soak the system for all you were worth?"

      Apparently that's how communism really works and allah has no problem with it either.

    • T. Marcus

      "racial revenge"???? What planet are you living on? If, by "redistribution of wealth" you mean a tax structure which will tax the super rich a FAR LOWER percentage than at most times during the previous century, perhaps you need to learn a little history. Or, do you believe that President Eisenhower was exacting 'racial revenge"? Perhaps Ike was born in Kenya???

      • Mary Sue

        no, redistribution of wealth as in forcing more and more people onto food stamps and welfare, and THEN hiking up the taxes or going into massive debt to pay for it.

  • cxt

    Does not really surprise me. Standard Lefty behavior—food stamps for YOU–extended vacation for THEM.

    Part of me though thinks the problem is much deeper. By and large Lefties either have little actual understanding of ecomics and/or their econ theories are seriously of-base. So its entiely possible that many Lefties really don't understand just how bad things are–and how bad they can get..

    They have grown up in a world where the largest problem is too much food not too little, there is ALWAYS plenty of money to fund whatever wacko theory/social experiement they want, "most" folks are ok. So at a basic level they really don't "get" that a civilization takes work and they really don't grasp that it can all go away.

    • Questions

      Instead of making shrill, wild generalizations about "Leftists," understand that this profligacy long has been a condition of those who wield State power. If you really want to curb these spending excesses, think about how to reduce the size and scope of the State.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Part of me though thinks the problem is much deeper. By and large Lefties either have little actual understanding of ecomics and/or their econ theories are seriously of-base. So its entiely possible that many Lefties really don't understand just how bad things are–and how bad they can get.."

      It goes like this: Bush caused a depression and if not for Barry we'd all be in soup lines but now we have federally funded ATM cards without any obligation to work. Pretty awesome dude! Just wait till the economy really picks up and then those rich people can pay even more taxes so they can afford to raise our allowances. Weee!! O-BA-MA for emperor!

    • mlcblog

      I actually do find it a bit shocking how the leftist idealists can so crassly turn to piggery!!! as in Snort.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I actually do find it a bit shocking how the leftist idealists can so crassly turn to piggery!!! as in Snort."

        The left has been programmed to accept an elite as long as it's their elite and they think their lives are evolving towards the final state of Heaven on Earth.

        The pigs themselves were always pigs with suits on.

  • BLJ

    This what grifters do. They grift. Barry and his bride of Frankenstein are teaching their daughters the trade very well.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "This what grifters do. They grift. Barry and his bride of Frankenstein are teaching their daughters the trade very well."

      This is the age of the grifter, that's for sure.

    • Mary Sue

      the sad part is his kids are probably already thoroughly as brainwashed as kim-jong un.

  • Randy CA

    They are milking it.

    • κατεργάζομαι

      So THAT's that giant $uCKing Sound we hear!

  • pinnie

    I find thier greed< unconscionable…vile and in poor tastes. They really haven't any class to speak of. Both lost law liscenses.<(lol)…corrupt lifestye. BO,has been living on the dole all his life! Not much there. Just common Grifters like BLJ said. My biggest problem is …he is the last word on r life and liberty? (Benghazi) …and r Troops..In this regard…I thin Congress should step in and get rid ot them.Nixon went down for a lot less….but then again….Nixon was a repub.white man…..

    • T. Marcus

      This is racist crap. "Lost law licenses"….are you implying disbarment? If so, show me a shred of evidence. You might also consider learning to spell if you wish to be taken seriously as a political commentator.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Did Nixon's white skin save him?

        You're the one using the racist card here.

    • Ray Burke

      I think you're on to something !!!

  • pagegl

    Every time I read about another Obama family vacation I remember an interview Michelle had with Barbara Walters before the 2008 election. There were accusations that the Obama's were elitists, so, Walters asked Michelle about it. Michelle's protested with explanations that she and Barak were from humble beginnings so they just couldn't possibly be elitists. Don't pay any attention to our affirmative action degrees, don't pay any attention to the designer clothes, don't pay any attention to the fact that we have never had a real job and we're still raking in money hand over fist, nope, we're just plain, ol' folks. Yeah, right.

    • robertjohn

      I am also sure that the obamas would give you the old line that they, being black, cannot be racist because blacks do not have any power.

    • Mary Sue

      Mooch-elle clearly does not know the meaning of the word "elitist"!

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Now, back off and move away from her lobster feed!

    • T. Marcus

      What exactly constitutes a "real job" to you? Most would consider working as a lawyer to be actual work. It's not digging ditches, to be sure, but it's long hours and hard work nonetheless. "Designer clothes"…I can't help but hear you saying under your breath "uppity n……"

      • Mary Sue

        "Community Organizer" is not a real job.

    • Whateverman

      Affrimative Action degrees!!!LOL!!! "Oh no! The fact that they are black has nothing to with this!!! No, we are not racist"

      • Mary Sue

        "Affirmative action degree" means the person did not earn it legitimately through, you know, merit.

  • Winston

    The Obama family reminds me of those apostate mega-church pastors who refuse to preach sin but lavish themselves in riches… wolves in sheeps clothing.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "The Obama family reminds me of those apostate mega-church pastors who refuse to preach sin but lavish themselves in riches… wolves in sheeps clothing"

      But they do preach sin too. They encourage it.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    .
    Obama's limo BREAKS DOWN in Israel: President's $1.5m 'Beast' is towed away as he arrives for historic first visit – after his driver puts GAS in the tank instead of diesel………

    UK MailOnline: (photos) – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2296295/O

    ~ Hire that government worker to pump DIESEL……
    …………….Into The PEOPLE's AIR FORCE ONE Vacation Carnival Cruise Line!

    Problem solved.

  • Mike in VA

    Personally speaking, I wish Obama would go on permanent vacation to Hawaii. Problems solved…

  • Affinity

    as the scripture says, what you sow, you WILL reap. its in God day!

    • Deborah

      From your keyboard to God's ears!

  • maybeushouldtravel

    hilarious, how many months of the year did GW spend on his ranch and playing golf?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "hilarious, how many months of the year did GW spend on his ranch and playing golf?"

      12 months for each of his 8-years in office, right? And the taxpayers had to pay a kajillion dollars per year for it too. And that was after he destroyed the economy and placed jihadis in power all over the globe.

      Bush wrecked everything. Now Barry is stressed and of course he deserves as much vacation and at any expense. Blaming others and destroying things can be very tiring. Seriously. I'm sure he's so tired all the time.

      Yawn.

  • EJW III

    One of the all time great hypocrits of our generation….the same President Obama who complained about the "fat cat bankers" and the compensation, company planes and overall greed level at the top levels of corporate America. Quite an amazing world we are living in these days….including a press that allows this BS to go on unchecked.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "One of the all time great hypocrits of our generation….the same President Obama who complained about the "fat cat bankers" and the compensation, company planes and overall greed level at the top levels of corporate America."

      But he's not a fatcat banker. He'a a communist czar. That's why they love him.

  • Charley

    He is the chief elitist prince of the USA, and he did us the favor of showing this behavior prior to November 2012, BUT 51% of the voters, being uninformed idiots, voted for him anyway. Stop complaining about this kind of stuff and start focusing and resisting his tyrannical take over of our nation.

    • Gabrielle

      Those who benefit from government largesse will always vote for he who promises the most that's why it is important for democrats to expand government giveaways. They do not fret when they see more and more people on food stamps, they see them as potential and/or forever voters.

      The other problem we have is a media who are as corrupted as the government and will not report facts or the real problems we face. They gloss over Obama excesses and demonize those who want to cut programs.

  • obama Guy

    This essay is from a Saturday Night Live skit, right? You are a very funny guy Arnold. You need your own
    T.V. show.

    • Mary Sue

      says the world's greatest no-information voter…

    • Gislef

      Sadly, the facts in the essay are more depressing than funny.

  • obama Guy

    I know folks, they're black. Oh, the horror.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I know folks, they're black. Oh, the horror."

      Yes, that's it. We're the racists who talk about what losers every nonwhite person is and how much more they need to evolve. That's anti-racism, right? Allowing people from inferior cultures to "evolve" is anti-racism on the Animal Farm.

      • obama Guy

        Are you from Stormfront?

        • reader

          You are an idiot. No need to ask. You had me at you id.

    • Mary Sue

      nobody cares if they're black, except maybe Michael Richards.

      What we care about is them being out of touch and wasting taxpayer's money more than Clinton, Bush, and Reagan combined, JUST ON VACATIONS. The fact that they're black is incidental.

      • Dennis X

        No its the point. The President has taken less take off than bush did. But its portrayed as bush taking " working vacations " in crawford, tx. his home, while Obama is just vacationing in exotic Hawaii. But wait! The President was born in Hawaii, so he was at home, hum. Now here comes the birthers, haters and rednecks!

        • obama Guy

          Thanks Dennis, and Mary Sue, my goodness. Only by coincidence were all the slaves black.

          • Mary Sue

            slavery ain't got nuthin to do with this.

            I sure don't care that he's black. If this was Bill Clinton doing this, I'd be just as unhappy with it.

          • reader

            Speaking of which, next time you take up the reparations case, make sure to ask if your client if he or she is sure not to have ancestors who owned slaves. 'Cause, quite a few free blacks in the South did.

          • Whateverman

            And quite a few act like they wish they did…

        • reader

          No, he didn't. He did disseminate talking points that lie about these stats though – just so all the drones and propaganda media runs with it. Keep running.

        • Mary Sue

          Bush at least had the decency to take his vacations at home where it's cheaper and he's not running it up all on the public dime the way the Obamas are.

          Nobody cares about the President going to Hawaii, though none of his family is even there. Spain and other lavish trips for no good reason vacations, frivolous crap that costs taxpayers a gazillion dollars, hell I don't even remember CLINTON pulling this!

        • Gislef

          The President was born in Hawaii. He doesn't live there. You recall he was the Senator of Illinois, right? Illinois isn't in Hawaii.

          Obama doesn't stay at what was his home in Hawaii when he did live there, either.

    • UCSPanther

      Maybe we appoint Little Teodoro (President Teodoro Obiang's son) president of the USA. I'm sure you would like that. He's a lazy, profligate playboy who lives like a hard-partying teenager into his 40s, owns several high-end mansions around the world and shamelessly steals money that he didn't earn.

      But he's black, and that's all that counts…

      • obama Guy

        "But he's black, and that's all that counts….." To some people, sadly, that is true. You folks are like a man claiming he's a Pacifist but who is planning to launch 10 new wars. I'm an attorney and a con man myself, and you can't fool a con man.

        • UCSPanther

          In case you haven't noticed, we are allowed to criticize the president, unlike in places like Belarus, Russia, North Korea and Iran.

          You can thank British Law, from which American law originates, for that concept.

          You idiots made some really nasty and disrespectful jokes, comments and criticisms about GWB. Now it is our turn…

        • Mary Sue

          ….you're a LAWYER.

          Geez, that explains EVERYTHING :P

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I wonder if he's an expert on race relations at harvard perhaps?

  • Ghostwriter

    Uh,obama Guy,I think the criticism of Obama has more to do with his policies and his frequent vacations rather than his race. I wish you'd get off that. It makes you look stupid.

    • UCSPanther

      They're so hung up on diversity that it wouldn't matter to them if they would up with Francisco Nguema himself ruling and killing them, they still wouldn't criticize him because of his race…

    • obama Guy

      Sure dude, you conservatives (yeah, right) are colorblind. And Playboy has nothing to do with hot babes.
      You are angry White Tribalists, and nothing else.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "You are angry White Tribalists, and nothing else."

        You personally are totally outclassed here in terms of political analysis.

        • Obama Guy

          Do you know the definition of the word class?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Yes, too bad you don't.

            I as a conservative constitutionalist am against any marxist. And I am also against anyone with muslim heritage above their nationalist loyalties,

            Obama is in my cross hairs politically for both.

      • Mary Sue

        there are no white tribalists in Canada, silly obama dude.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "there are no white tribalists in Canada, silly obama dude."

          White tribalism. I mean come on. You really have to be extremely flexible with word definitions to even imagine what his point might be without attributing it to pure delusion. I had no choice.

          Some of my favorite politicians are identified as black, but that's probably due to our culture which gives very little permission for non-class members of the "victim classes" (everyone but the "ruling elites" who are of course white) to criticize class warfare and its tactics. In other words, non-leftist whites are the only ones not allowed by leftists to use the self-serving rhetoric and lies about race and racism. "Blacks" have more leeway to identify the many serious problems with leftist racism.

      • Gislef

        The only one talking about race here is you.

    • obama Guy

      All racism by White Conservatives officially ended on December 31, 1968. Isn't that nice?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "All racism by White Conservatives officially ended on December 31, 1968. Isn't that nice?"

        Your collectivism is just as evil and bigoted as the imaginary racism you hate. The fact that some individuals are racist does not in any way justify your collectivism.

      • Mary Sue

        and the berlin wall fell on Nov 9, 1989. Your point is…?

    • Ghostwriter

      Well,obama Guy,you remind me of school in summertime. No class. And just so you're wondering,I got that from the old "Fat Albert" tv series.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Don't you people know that it's impossible for a minority to fail as POTUS? It's your lack of positive thinking that's dragging us down. You right-wing haters.

    I heard those words from the beak of a macaw.

    • keepyourpower

      At least the macaw was smarter than you.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "At least the macaw was smarter than you."

        Interesting to learn. Please help me understand your point. You must also be smarter than me.

    • obama Guy

      Yeah he's a failure (LOL)! The American people had the final say in November. Pathetic. Face it, it's
      over for you folks. And thank God for that.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Yeah he's a failure (LOL)! The American people had the final say in November."

        He didn't fail to lie effectively, that's for sure. The American people had their final say on the 2012 presidential election.

        "Face it, it's over for you folks."

        2012 is over. Time to face the tyrant in 2013.

      • Mary Sue

        no, it's over for you folks in about 4 years. or have you forgotten that you guys elect presidents every 4 years?

  • Jason Prather

    aw, boo hoo! Waah! Is yor precious president takin too many vacations?! If only you wold have known he was going to do that BEFORE you RE-ELECTED him! Oh, wait, you did! I hope he spends ALL of your money jst to go on another vacation! May he go into outer space for vacation! I'd LOVE to see you Obama re-electing animals get stck with that bill!

    • obama Guy

      It's over Jason, now go have a beer, relax and enjoy it.

      • Mary Sue

        nobody enjoys anal rape.

  • Gabrielle

    This may have been said before, but on the plus side at least the girls are vacationing in THIS country and giving something back to OUR economy.

    Have we had enough yet?

    • keepyourpower

      Do you really think they pay for anything? Haven't you ever heard of Comp. That is how the rich stay rich.They are comp'd their rooms, food, everything. No..they are not giving back to the economy..they are sucking it dry.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Do you really think they pay for anything? Haven't you ever heard of Comp. That is how the rich stay rich."

        That's oversimplifying and more false than true. People with leverage other than money are some times comped. People with money only have leverage as consumers when it is used as a medium, not as a reserve.

        SOME TIMES celebrities are comped for example to build a brand for the supplier that does the comping. But rich people are not given special status just for clinging to their funds.

  • 11bravo

    Arnold (Arnie),
    I am usually on board with most of your columns but… This is such small and petty BS, why are you going into this tabloid nonsense. Obama is our president. He was directly voted into office by ALL American's fair and square. He has 2 kids and a wife, of course it is going to be expensive to try and give them a life like they enjoyed in Chicago. With secret service protection and air force one it can get pricey.
    Do you want him to do a Jimmy Carter, and come to us from the oval office wearing a sweater, lecturing us to turn down the heat?
    The drumbeat with Hannity, Greta, you, O'Reily and all the rest is coming across so small and shallow, it does more harm to the GOP than to Obama in the eyes of the masses.

    Give it a rest man!

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      I don't think this is petty and trivial. The whole point of outrageous debt issue is that we have been living beyond our means under the belief that we are ENTITLED to do so. If Americans need to change this thinking, shouldn't it start with our President? What IS he entitled to anyway? Anything and Everything? Should nothing he does regarding his personal benefit be questioned? He's not royalty. We don't have royalty in this country and we all have to behave responsibly if a representative republic is to work. It cannot work if politicians feel it is okay to stick their hands in the till anytime they want and the public gives them a pass and calls it trivial.

      • obama Guy

        Bush ran up this debt (Clinton left him surpluses). It only becomes a sin when a Dem is in office
        (no complaints from you folks while Bush was around). WE DEMAND THAT YOU FOCUS ONLY
        ON REDUCING OUR REPUBLICAN PARTY DEBT. Talk about hypocrisy. Tax cuts not paid for.
        Wars not paid for. Expanding Medicare for White Republican voting seniors. None of it paid
        for by Bush, so of course it is all Obama's fault. The young are on our side now so it's over folks.
        Get out of the echo chamber people. It will help.

        • Mary Sue

          Actually the root of the debt problem started with clinton. The bailouts? That started with Bush BECAUSE of Clinton and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd with the whole fanny mae freddy mack home loan scam.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Actually the root of the debt problem started with clinton. The bailouts? That started with Bush BECAUSE of Clinton and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd with the whole fanny mae freddy mack home loan scam."

            Anyone who can't discern facts from accusations will simply see this as more "blame shifting." You blame Clinton and we get to blame Bush. That is the mentality of the mentally challenged political analysts.

            Objective facts should always matter, but that assumes one can follow along.

    • keepyourpower

      Not ALL Americans voted for him. Plus people from other countries voted for him. People who are not even citizens, voted for him. Other citizens voted more than once. More people voted in some precincts, than there were registered voters. Dead people voted. Then there was the voter machine fraud, in Marion County Ohio….where if you voted for Romney once…there were 2 votes for Obama. That was just the tip of the iceberg. Then the FACT that our votes were not even counted in the USA. They were counted by a firm in SPAIN. And the owner of that firm…is an Obama supporter…paid supporter. Then there are all those contributions that he got from foreigners. Which is illegal. Don't you remember Obama and George Clooney going to Switzerland for a campaign dinner that cost $30,000 a plate? Do you believe those people, in Switzerland, were American Citizens? If you do….I have Brooklyn Bridge to sell you. I could go on with the fraud…but why don't you do a little research yourself. Look up how many registered voters did not even vote in 2012. A huge amount of citizens did not vote. SO NO, NOT ALL..NOT EVEN A MAJORITY VOTED FOR OBAMA. His Presidency was attained through fraud.
      The typical Chicago way.

    • obama Guy

      Good points 11bravo.

    • Whateverman

      Well said, 11bravo! But you're wasting your energy on these people. Their hate for Obama just supersedes all rational. Sad really, when you think about it….

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    • keepyourpower

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  • keepyourpower

    For the Obamas it is LET THEM EAT CAKE! Do as I say, not as I do!
    Guess what? Those are traits of a narcissist! Does anyone understand this?
    I was married to a narcissist. I know. They think of no one but themselves. They do not think of others. So forget him EVER thinking of those in the USA, who are jobless, and hungry! He just does not care. He can't. He does not know how! He has no empathy. No remorse. He is cold. He is unfeeling.
    The ONLY way to make a narcissist think about what he is doing, is to take away his adoration. That is not going to happen with this one. He is here for good. Don't expect to see another Presidency. This will probably be the last one. He will be the SUPREME RULER/DICTATOR very soon, because the majority of the people have drunk the kool aid, or will be given amnesty. And if he decides to step down, the Dems will have enough people on the dole, that a Dem will always get elected. But I just don't see any more Presidential elections in the future.

    • Deborah

      I think if the next election is called on account of Barack's ego, there may well be a backlash that would make King George's american revolution seem a bit tame.

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  • Whateverman

    the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.
    It is painful for you that a black man, with his black family, lives in the White House.
    At the end of the day, he is still the twice elected President of the USA and you're not.
    He is the most powerful man on the planet and you're not.
    He will be in the History Books and you won't.
    You're all just a bunch of angry, sad clowns.
    Read it and weep!

    • UCSPanther

      Maybe you should pay for your dear leader's vacations out of your own pocket, mr Jew and White Man hater…

    • winki

      That's just stupid. I'm not mad that a "black man" is president. And he's not BLACK. He's only about a quarter black. So get your facts straight. I don't care to be powerful or be in the record books. But I DO care that he is destroying our great nation. He has apologized to every dictator and America hater he's ever come across. A president is supposed to be proud of the country he represents. Ours isn't. He's still giving millions away to our enemies that we could use to pay down our national debt.

      People all over the country are having to tighten their belts to make ends meet and he takes four vacations in four months? Ridiculous!!!! Let him go to Camp David like other presidents have done. Take working vacations at home. OH, he doesn't really have a home, does he? Do they have one in Chicago? Let them go there to relax. Maybe a Christmas vacation and a summer vacation on the taxpayer's dime would be okay, but these people are out of control. And yes I resent that. Let them tighten their belts, too.

    • Mary Sue

      if you think I have a problem with a black man in the white house, you're nuts. I'd not mind Walter E Williams, Thomas Sewell, Herman Cain, or that other guy in the white house.

      What I DO have a problem with, is a DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST in the white house.

    • Mary Sue

      but I bet YOU'D have a problem with a JEW in the white house, amirite?

      racist.

      • Whateverman

        I won't have a problem with it because it would never happen. Voting for a jew means having the White House, Congress and Senate be extensions of the knesset. Dual loyalty. Americans would never allow that,

        • BS77

          Hey, Whateverman….you are an ignoramus…..and a fool.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Dual loyalty. Americans would never allow that,"

          Now that they got a red-green traitor, dual loyalty has a different meaning. What you're really saying is that Americans won't allow non-leftists and by that you mean that leftists won't allow non-leftists in the Whitehouse now that you have such a spectacular traitor (defined by you as loyalist somehow) tearing apart all that made Western civilization great…on the basis of…drum roll please…lies about "colonialism" and imaginary crimes.

          The bottom line is that you've declared war on us. We noticed.

  • mlcblog

    Wait! they are cancelling air traffic control?!! let the pilots sort it out on their own. Oh, great! Maybe I was hearing things when I heard this recent news item (more than once).

  • MrUniteUs

    First children should remain off limits. Their are plenty of legitimate complaints that could me made toward
    the President and Congress.

    2nd Kind of silly for anyone in Congress to complain about the President's children going on vacation,
    whild Congress is on yet another vacation. Guess how many days Congress is scheduled to be in session this year.

    3rd rather than complain about the sequester, best thing Republicans can do is join with Democrats and vote to canel the sequester.

    • Mary Sue

      I blame the parents.

    • Gislef

      If the children were going on vacations on their own, without government resources, they would be off-limits.

      If President Obama chooses to hide behind them, it's hardly surprising that he makes them targets.

  • popseal

    KING PINOCCHIO knows how to live large………………….

  • Bill

    So much hate…give the guy a break, it's the one part of being president he's good at.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "So much hate…give the guy a break, it's the one part of being president he's good at."

      Hypocritical wasteful spending.

  • Winston

    Obama just thinks he is king. Here's the real KING:
    "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." (Isaiah 9:6-7)
    By the miraculous coming of Christ, the kingdom of God was brought to man bestowing all His incredible peace and joy. His dominion shall never fade but continue to increase in all its glory and magnificence. Simply the establishment of His kingdom will proclaim righteousness and justice forevermore! Indeed, He is great and greatly to be praised!

  • sonnyTR

    Maybe the white house should have better data. This article talks about why. http://www.statisticsblog.com/2013/03/minding-the

  • WilliamJamesWard

    After all is said and done and the money is all gone will anyone be left to care, the next generation
    will think all of the spending and ungratefulness is urban legend, the MSM will spin more lies and
    ignorance will rule the masses of the lowly informed and betrayed in America………….William

  • Ray Burke

    Pay attention, people !!! You are watching a great country disintegrate !!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Murdered, by a thousand cuts. And the press given the responsibility to protect it cheer.

  • tanstaafl

    I still haven't figured out how Romney would have been worse.

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  • tentantoes

    Typical…Obama never had a job in his entire life. He knows nothing about paying for anything. Only really dense people vote for such as him and ESPECIALLY when Mr.Romney was the other choice.

  • AmosJones

    “Since he’s been in office, President Obama has taken 92 vacation days, which comes out to about 18 a year.
    This is nothing compared to the 367 vacation days George W. Bush had taken at this point in his presidency. Even the leader of the free world needs a little R and R. ”
    http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2013/08/10/critics-complain-about-obamas-luxury-vacation-in-marthas-vineyard/

    • LV

      President Bush’s vacations cost a fraction of what the Obama’s have cost the American people. The Bush’s went either to Camp David ( a place which I don’t think that our IDIOT-IN-CHIEF knows exists) or to Crawford Texas to his own property to cut trees. He often conducted official duties from both of these locations, meeting with other heads of state. I don’t believe that ANYONE can find one incident where Osama Obama has met with anyone while in Hawaii. I don’t think that ANYONE can’t find one incident where Laura Bush and her daughter’s flew out ahead of the president and cost the tax payers double. Mrs. Obama has no problem using Air Force One as her personal jet. And don’t forget, we have the mother in law still living in the White House even after both daughters are now able to take care of themselves. NO ONE can name another president since maybe Thomas Jefferson that have their own of their spouses family living with them in the White House. All in All,the Obama’s have done more damage to this country in 6 years than Osama Bin Ladin did in one day. Nothing good has happened to this country on his watch.

  • Jon Gibson

    Doesn’t the cost of the Pres’s trips go into the economies of the locations they vacation at? All his staff are paid, and probably paid very well… the lodging, food, etc… someone gets paid for all of it.