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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Everyone needs a vacation, including the President.

    I had to cut vacations short twice due to crises of various sorts. It sucked, but it goes with the territory.

    I didn't like when the left criticized Bush after being led by the noses by Michael Moore, stating repeatedly that there is no such thing as a vacation for a President. It doesn't happen.

    That said, I think the optics would have been better for Obama if he cut this one short and returned home to the WH. I remember people melting down like the Wicked Witch because Bush didn't jump up in the room of kids on 9/11, screaming and running to do something. Those minutes he sat in the chair caused more meltdowns than you can imagine. If Bush was supposed to react in a nanosecond, the same standard should be applied to Obama. At the same time, the people who obsess about Obama's golfing need to generally speaking cut him some slack. If the world is in relative calm, there is nothing wrong with him swinging some clubs. If the world is in chaos, as is the case today, he would be wise to get his priorities in line.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    What do people think he should be doing? ordering the dropping of bombs somewhere on the planet, taking out terrorist with drones, he's done that.

    If possible, congress should be legislating/writing bills that make sense to submit for signature, instead, they're wasting time and taxpayer money trying to sue and impeach Obama.
    And right now, with Congress out of session, there is quite literally very little he can do. Anything Obama could do right now, he'd have to do by executive order, and we know how much the righties love that.

    I think we've hit Peak Wingnut, where literally NOTHING Obama does could possibly make them happy, short of his resignation.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And right now, with Congress out of session, there is quite literally very little he can do. Anything Obama could do right now, he'd have to do by executive order, and we know how much the righties love that.

    I think we've hit Peak Wingnut, where literally NOTHING Obama does could possibly make them happy, short of his resignation.
    I get the feeling that you guys dont actually know what the President does, that you think he just passes laws with congress. When the fact is, he is the final executive of 20 different departments involved in almost every area of your life, and how they spend 3.5 trillion dollars. He has almost sole power over the running the military. He is responsible for enforcing 51 titles of US code, treaties, and millions of regulations within the departments.

    There is quite literally a million things he can do.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I get the feeling that you guys dont actually know what the President does, that you think he just passes laws with congress. When the fact is, he is the final executive of 20 different departments involved in almost every area of your life, and how they spend 3.5 trillion dollars. He has almost sole power over the running the military. He is responsible for enforcing 51 titles of US code, treaties, and millions of regulations within the departments.

    There is quite literally a million things he can do.
    When I said "nothing he can do," I should have been more clear that I meant in conjunction with Congress, as the post I quoted alluded to.

    As far as the stuff you listed, he's still doing it, even when he's on vacation, just like every other president.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    When I said "nothing he can do," I should have been more clear that I meant in conjunction with Congress, as the post I quoted alluded to.

    As far as the stuff you listed, he's still doing it, even when he's on vacation, just like every other president.
    Show me some evidence.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Show me some evidence.
    Well, I'm not following him around every single day. But I have no reason to belueve he's not.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    When I said "nothing he can do," I should have been more clear that I meant in conjunction with Congress, as the post I quoted alluded to.

    As far as the stuff you listed, he's still doing it, even when he's on vacation, just like every other president.
    You mean while he's playing golf all day, he's still doing it, playing golf.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    You mean while he's playing golf all day, he's still doing it, playing golf.
    Yes, all Obama does is play golf, dawn to dusk, every single day.

    You guys are making fools of yourselves.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes, all Obama does is play golf, dawn to dusk, every single day.

    You guys are making fools of yourselves.
    Maybe you can tell me what else he does, because I sure don't see it.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think we've hit Peak Wingnut, where literally NOTHING Obama does could possibly make them happy, short of his resignation.
    Wrong. They'd criticize him for cutting and running.

    You are right in your first statement.

    The anti-Obama crowd has taken the virulent hatred that the anti-Bush crowd had to a completely new level.
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