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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree. When im on vacation I dont think about work at all. Im not bugged about work, etc. I tend to believe when a President is "on vacation" its directly the opposite.
    I agree with this, and the focus on Presidential vacations in general is way too partisan. But, there is something developing with this particular vacation that has me irked.

    Oabama's interrupting his vacation and coming back to the WH on Sunday... for something that they will not confirm or divulge... then going back on Tuesday. Why? Transporting the President around is expensive. If it's important, say so. If it's not important enough to say so, don't come back, just do it from your vacation spot. Without explanation, this is being too fast-and-loose with taxpayer money.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Yup. Got a lot of kids killed for no good reason.

    Stop with the silly partisan BS. It's affecting your ability to think rationally.
    Which party would I be a partisan for?

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

    Obama apparently agrees with me, and is coming home for a day.

    A return to Washington merely to meet with staff would also seem to undercut assurances offered by the White House that the president is fully operational, even when vacationing away from the capital.

    Asked about partisan criticism of the vacation last Friday, Schultz noted Obama "travels with a wide array of communications equipment, and we also travel with a staff that allows us to have robust operational capabilities."



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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Obamacare. You may not like it, I don't have any particular love for it, but it did get done.
    That was early 2010. I said SINCE then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and that won't happen since congress is also on vacation for the entire month of august.
    Technically, theoretically, Congress is not on vacation. They're back home working with their constituents.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    The President is the President wherever he goes, and I'm surely not the only one who's seen photos of how much the Office ages a person. But a "friendly" such as Dana Milbank saying that Obama is giving the appearance of "tone deafness" is significant. A majority of Americans now find his handling of foreign policy poor:

    —42 percent say the conflict between Israel and Hamas is “very” or “extremely” important to them; 60 percent disapprove of the way Obama has handled it.

    —40 percent consider the situation in Afghanistan highly important; 60 percent disapprove of Obama’s handling of it.

    —38 percent give high importance to the conflict in Ukraine; 57 percent disapprove of what Obama has done about that.

    —38 percent find the situation in Iraq of pressing importance; 57 percent disapprove of Obama’s handling of it. Foreign policy no longer a strong point for Obama as troubles pile up across globe, AP-GfK poll shows | Associated Press GfK Poll

    Not good. Not good for the President, and not good for our country.

    Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns - The Washington Post

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Obama going golfing costs 400 billion per year?
    Obamas unwillingness to reign in spending costs 400bn in a year in interest payments on the debt.

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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.

    But....but...Benghazi!!!
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    That was early 2010. I said SINCE then.
    Actually you said SINCE 2009. So his reply was correct.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Obama apparently agrees with me, and is coming home for a day.

    A return to Washington merely to meet with staff would also seem to undercut assurances offered by the White House that the president is fully operational, even when vacationing away from the capital.

    Asked about partisan criticism of the vacation last Friday, Schultz noted Obama "travels with a wide array of communications equipment, and we also travel with a staff that allows us to have robust operational capabilities."

    Read more: Why is Obama returning to Washington? | TheHill
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    If that's why he's really coming back... which I don't believe, but will run with for discussion purposes... then he is being irresponsible with taxpayer money.

    Not that that, in and of itself, is unusual, of course.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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