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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    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
    The thing is the partisanship behind all of this. I have no problem with people having the opinion that president's shouldn't take vacation in times of trouble or crisis or even if people have the opinion that it doesn't matter. The problem I have is when those that defended Bush on his vacation's are now complaining about Obama like it is the end of the world. Vice-versa those on the left that complained about Bush's vacations should also be complaining about Obama's.

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

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    We all know the Libbos weren't nearly as understanding when Bush was president.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    I have no problem with a POTUS vacationing.

    But I have a big problem when he charges taxpayers millions and millions of dollars on I ndividual ones (like his Christmas trip to Hawaii).
    Every time he flies somewhere he takes Air Force One PLUS at least one other plane (loaded with security vehicles) as well...which costs many millions just to fly for 6-8 hours (like to Hawaii).
    And save the 'it's already budgeted' crap. He does not have to spend the money...he could easily give the millions in savings to the local D.C. poor.

    I especially object when he is running the country so badly that over 20% of all U.S. households are on food stamps...and getting worse.

    Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013 | CNS News

    That is pathetic.

    As long as he is Prez and sucking so many of those he governs would go hungry without government assistance; then he can fly coach.

    And if that makes it less safe for him, I don't care...he can vacation close to home and travel by car.

    He can go on his elaborate vacations when he leaves office.


    And Obama lovers with endless excuses for him, please save them...I do not even begin to care what they are.

    As long as so many Americans are in such piverty, he can forget the elaborate trips...it won't kill him.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    In today's world, if Presidents weren't allowed to take vacations when something 'important' is happening, then they'd never get to take vacations.
    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 radcen View Post
    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.
    Sounds like something secret. I'd rather not hear about it than jeopardize something important. I'm trying not to reflexively defend, but I'm sure nobody wants to pack it in for Washington for such a short time if it can be avoided.


    Or maybe he forgot his toothbrush.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sounds like something secret. I'd rather not hear about it than jeopardize something important.

    Or maybe he forgot his toothbrush.
    My Spidey Sense tells me it's going to be anti-climatic. Partly because if it were something super-duper secret it wouldn't be publicized to begin with.
    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 radcen View Post
    My Spidey Sense tells me it's going to be anti-climatic. Partly because if it were something super-duper secret it wouldn't be publicized to begin with.
    It could be the monthly meeting of the Kenyan Society of Super-Secret Muslims. It was his month to host...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And it seems the Cons aren't understanding now that Obama is president yet they gave a free pass to Bush.

    BTW Let's make it clear, a conservative (you) was the one to FIRST bring up Bush in this thread.
    Um, no, I wasn't.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I do when its costing us 400 billion year in interest.
    His vacations are costing $400 Billion a year?

    Who knew????

    You should really report these expenses to congressional republicans.

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

    I'm still waiting for someone to compare Obama to a good president...
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