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    President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    .......after "blasting" Congress for not working hard enough....

    ..... and refusing to meet with Republican Leadership to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling.....


    .....well, I guess holding SEVEN TIMES as many Fundraisers as President Bush had at this point in his Presidency can really take it out of a guy...


    ... I mean, he's so busy, what with his golfing.... and his vacations.... and more golfing..........


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    President Barack Obama will be taking a break for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

    He'll travel to Camp David in western Maryland Friday afternoon, following some morning meetings....

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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    I recall that liberals criticized Bush for many of the same reasons, ie that there's a lot of **** going on, and for the fact that he spent time at Camp David. I will call this topic Exhibit A when I present my argument that hardly anything matters beyond party affiliation.

    In a few years we may have a Republican President and you'll be defending him/her every time they go to Camp David or take a break.

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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I recall that liberals criticized Bush for many of the same reasons, ie that there's a lot of **** going on, and for the fact that he spent time at Camp David. I will call this topic Exhibit A when I present my argument that hardly anything matters beyond party affiliation.

    In a few years we may have a Republican President and you'll be defending him/her every time they go to Camp David or take a break.
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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I recall that liberals criticized Bush for many of the same reasons, ie that there's a lot of **** going on, and for the fact that he spent time at Camp David. I will call this topic Exhibit A when I present my argument that hardly anything matters beyond party affiliation.

    In a few years we may have a Republican President and you'll be defending him/her every time they go to Camp David or take a break.
    Presidents need a break, it's true. However I would like to point out two things. First Obama's detachment from any leadership role, any work on our economy etc.. It's not like the guys been pulling all nighters with his Cabinet about job creation for the past month and doing double duty at the negotiation table with Republicans on the debt ceiling. Let's put things into perspective here.

    Second, the mans priorities have clearly been on re-election during arguably, the worst economic crisis in the U.S. since the 1930's. His other priority seems to be golf - which optically, looks very bad and is indefensible again, when so many millions are unemployed, more millions are losing their homes, we're involved in 3 wars one of which Obama's Admin is being sued by the Congress (not sure if "sue" is the right word but you know what I mean).
    Last edited by Ockham; 07-02-11 at 09:57 AM.
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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Presidents need a break, it's true. However I would like to point out two things. First Obama's detachment from any leadership role, any work on our economy etc.. It's not like the guys been pulling all nighters with his Cabinet about job creation for the past month and doing double duty at the negotiation table with Republicans on the debt ceiling. Let's put things into perspective here.
    Funny how the wingnuts are only concerned with Obama's working schedule and not Congress'

    I guess the rightwingers forgot how they whined when the Dems took control of the House and forced them to work 5 days a week. Meanwhile, the republicans are working hard to set a new record for laziness


    Congress is voting less this year, but is it actually working less?

    At the height of the worst recession and soon to be depression in 75 years, how many weeks of vacation did our Congress grant themselves this year? 23 1/2 weeks of vacation. But they don't call it vacation. They call it non-legislative periods. They call their time off "work periods" for meeting their constituents and raising campaign funds.


    Here's a thought. If you want to meet your constituents, consider that a cost of doing business. Americans should not be paying Congressmen and women to hang out in their home state shaking hands any more than I should get paid for waving at homeless men at the Walmart stoplight.
    Can't wait to see how upset you get at the 23 1/2 weeks of vacation your republicans reps took. My guess is you're only poutraged about Obamas' ONE day of vacation. The 163 days your repukes took is A-OK, right?

    PS - Speaking of leadership on the economy, how many jobs bills have to republicans passed? Have they gotten past ZERO yet?
    Last edited by sangha; 07-02-11 at 10:05 AM. Reason: to add PS

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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Funny how the wingnuts are only concerned with Obama's working schedule and not Congress'

    I guess the rightwingers forgot how they whined when the Dems took control of the House and forced them to work 5 days a week. Meanwhile, the republicans are working hard to set a new record for laziness
    You're clear indication you do NOT want to discuss facts is evident, so I'll just bypass rest of your ignorant words. Your attempt to curve the spotlight off of Obama and onto Congress may work other places, but 400+ congress people are not playing golf 13 weekends in a row and are NOT taking vacation at Camp David.

    I'd say "nice try" but it was actually a feeble try.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .......after "blasting" Congress for not working hard enough....

    ..... and refusing to meet with Republican Leadership to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling.....


    .....well, I guess holding SEVEN TIMES as many Fundraisers as President Bush had at this point in his Presidency can really take it out of a guy...


    ... I mean, he's so busy, what with his golfing.... and his vacations.... and more golfing..........


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    President Barack Obama will be taking a break for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

    He'll travel to Camp David in western Maryland Friday afternoon, following some morning meetings....
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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You're clear indication you do NOT want to discuss facts is evident, so I'll just bypass rest of your ignorant words.
    Translation: You can't refute anything I said, so you won't even try. Instead, you'll just immaturely post some personal attacks even though it's against the rules to do so.

    Your attempt to curve the spotlight off of Obama and onto Congress may work other places, but 400+ congress people are not playing golf 13 weekends in a row and are NOT taking vacation at Camp David.

    I'd say "nice try" but it was actually a feeble try.
    Just as I predicted, you have no argument; just childish name-calling.

    Again, Congress has taken 163 vacation days which is more than Obama has taken. The repukes in congress work only Tues-thurs (ie 3 days a week) and reducing the deficit is a job for CONGRESS, not the president.

    Can't wait to hear you complain about the GOP's 3 day working week. (I can't wait because it will never happen)

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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I recall that liberals criticized Bush for many of the same reasons, ie that there's a lot of **** going on, and for the fact that he spent time at Camp David. I will call this topic Exhibit A when I present my argument that hardly anything matters beyond party affiliation.
    Bush didn't go to Texas unless Congress was out. The Senate is staying behind in an EMERGENCY session because of the debt ceiling. If a Republican President skips town to take a few days off under these conditions, yeah, I would be critiquing.

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    Re: President Obama Takes a Break at Camp David

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Translation: You can't refute anything I said, so you won't even try.
    You're right. I can't refute "wingnut" and "rightwingers". Sorry you had to pull Obama defense duty this weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Instead, you'll just immaturely post some personal attacks even though it's against the rules to do so.
    When you get some better comebacks for 13 straight weekends of golf, and the lack of leadership that even the Democrats do not like, let me know.

    Joe Manchin seems to agree with me.

    Democrat Joe Manchin Still Doesn't Think President Obama is Showing Leadership in Shutdown Standoff - The Note



    And that's not new... we saw the lack of leadership through the healthcare debacle, which everyone agrees is severely lacking because Mr. Obama decided to let Reid and Pelosi create the bill. Obama was on the sidelines - just like he is now on the Debt Ceiling. At least he's consistent.

    Al Franken lays into David Axelrod over health care bill - Manu Raju and Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

    But then again, Mr. Obama has stated he'd meet with foreign leaders with ties to terrorism without preconditions, yet not the Republicans in Congress. You're defense against that is, Alinsky type attacks and accusations with claims victimization claims that I am "name calling". Bored already... the typical loud, abrasive, outraged liberal (or is it progressive?) outrage and rhetoric is boring to me. You're type of "discussion" is a dime a dozen on any political forum.

    Tell me when you have something substantial to discuss with some intellectual honesty...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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