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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Just how many vacation has Obama taken since January 2009?

    How does he compare to his two-term predecessor, George W. Bush?

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-s-vacati...211532262.html


    Everyone needs to take a break from time to time, eh?

    Even if he's the president of the USA, who's always on the job, no matter where he is 24/7.
    I thought so. It seemed that Bush was always on vacation, or just got back from vacation, or preparing to go on vacation. But the actual days taken is more important that the # of vacations, IMO. You could take 50 vacations of two days each = 100 days. But then someone else could take 15 vacations of 10 days each = 150 days.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    You are the one who is whining. You are whining over the fact that Obama's insensitivity has been in the news and is being talking about in this forum. Even congress critters in your beloved democrat party were stunned.
    ACtually no I haven't, I have only been pointing out the hypocrisy of people such as yourself. Nice try, but again you fail like your name.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So what do you think of Congress taking a vacation now? Don't you think there are pressing matters at hand?
    They all should be in DC - both Houses, both parties. That's why Congressional reps need to be in term for longer than 2 years (doG strike me for posting that). This is the cycle every 2 years. Now they're all out tryingto save their jobs, along with 1/3 of the Senate.

    Obama didn't take any more "vacation" (such as it is) than any other President, just like Bush, contrary to what Michael Moore and Wapo said, was never really on vacation either.

    Damn with everything going on in the world right now I can't believe people are arguing 24 pages worth of something so damned dumb.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They all should be in DC - both Houses, both parties. That's why Congressional reps need to be in term for longer than 2 years (doG strike me for posting that). This is the cycle every 2 years. Now they're all out tryingto save their jobs, along with 1/3 of the Senate.

    Obama didn't take any more "vacation" (such as it is) than any other President, just like Bush, contrary to what Michael Moore and Wapo said, was never really on vacation either.

    Damn with everything going on in the world right now I can't believe people are arguing 24 pages worth of something so damned dumb.
    The one thing the military taught me was that perception can be everything. We were taught to be careful on our actions that could be perceived in a different and uglier way. Punishments in the military can be done simply off bad perceptions. And most of all, just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD do something.

    Can the President go on vacation and STILL be in touch with his advisors? Absolutely. However, the perception this president is giving is that he simply doesn't care about what is going on in the world. That perception is one of weakness when it is looked by dictators, tyrants, and terrorists. Actions by others can then be done simply by that perception.

    Right now is not the time to be going on vacation for ANY of the members of congress or the president if only to show the world we are united instead of divided and impotent which is what the world is seeing from our leaders. Right now IMO, we are projecting weakness and our enemies are acting on that perceived weakness from us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    I thought so. It seemed that Bush was always on vacation, or just got back from vacation, or preparing to go on vacation. But the actual days taken is more important that the # of vacations, IMO. You could take 50 vacations of two days each = 100 days. But then someone else could take 15 vacations of 10 days each = 150 days.
    I am amused at all of the progressives on this forum who are attempting to divert the discussion from the insensitivity Obama displayed by heading to the golf course straight from an emotional press conference on an American's beheading. This is not about vacation. It's about a president foolish enough to not consider the optics of smiling and laughing away at a golf course right after a press conference on a beheading.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    ACtually no I haven't, I have only been pointing out the hypocrisy of people such as yourself. Nice try, but again you fail like your name.
    Yawn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Yawn.
    Typical, I accept your concession and defeat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I am amused at all of the progressives on this forum who are attempting to divert the discussion from the insensitivity Obama displayed by heading to the golf course straight from an emotional press conference on an American's beheading. This is not about vacation. It's about a president foolish enough to not consider the optics of smiling and laughing away at a golf course right after a press conference on a beheading.
    #1: I'm not a progressive.

    #2: Bush was on vacation when Katrina hit, despite him and everyone in the nation knowing that a "perfect storm" was about to hit. He also didn't cut his vacation short right away. It was a while. And then it was to do a fly-over (the now infamous picture of Bush looking out his plane window from "above the fray" representing his dissociation from the rest of the people in the country.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    #1: I'm not a progressive.

    #2: Bush was on vacation when Katrina hit, despite him and everyone in the nation knowing that a "perfect storm" was about to hit. He also didn't cut his vacation short right away. It was a while. And then it was to do a fly-over (the now infamous picture of Bush looking out his plane window from "above the fray" representing his dissociation from the rest of the people in the country.
    Fact is Katrina at a Category 1 storm hit Florida Thursday into Friday, when it got to Category 3 on Saturday Bush declared a federal state of emergency for Louisiana and putting into action FEMA. That was prior to Katrina hitting New Orleans. Please try and refrain from providing incorrect information due to partisan views.
    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: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Fact is Katrina at a Category 1 storm hit Florida Thursday into Friday, when it got to Category 3 on Saturday Bush declared a federal state of emergency for Louisiana and putting into action FEMA. That was prior to Katrina hitting New Orleans. Please try and refrain from providing incorrect information due to partisan views.

    As I said, Bush was on vacation while Katrina was on its way to certain destruction of a part of the country. And was late in cutting his vacation short...it took some public questioning about it before that happened.
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