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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    He just took one to Hawaii in April. Do you get 2-4 vacations a year? Do you get to take a vacation when you have responsibilities at work? Are you as effective at working between golf holes as you are sitting in your office with your coworkers? He can take a break when he EARNS it. If he cant handle the job, lets get someone in there who can.
    Clearly you didn't read shrub's link or you'd be embarrassed to continue to criticise the number of trips and vacations Obama has taken!
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't begrudge anyone vacation time, particularly when they are in high-pressured jobs. When I was working, I made sure I took every last day I was entitled to take and whenever anyone commented on it - I was entitled to a lot of vacation time - I simple told them not to be jealous or stupid and worry about their own vacation and make sure they take all of it because nobody gives you a medal for sacrificing your mental and physical health.

    That said, I think it's a little disingenuous to compare Bush vacations to Obama's in that if I'm not mistaken Bush took all of his vacation time either at his home in Texas or at his family's compound in Maine. Has Obama spent a day at his home in Chicago since he entered the White House? And what is with the need of liberals to hob-knob with the wealthy when they vacation? The Clinton's leeched off the well to do in Martha's Vineyard too, didn't they?

    Anyway, as has been mentioned already, most every conservative I know believes your country would be much better off if Obama took the next 2 and a half years off vacationing and on the golf course.
    Of course partisan conservatives would think that, as partisan liberals thought the same of Bush, IOW, what partisans think, doesn't matter!
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.
    Not at all. Weve have several lulls where they can take a break. Certainly this year has been a busy one, but thats mainly because of the failure to act in the last 4 years, not to mention decades. Maybe we need to elect someone who doesnt have a family to deal with, or fundraising to care about. Someone who puts the jobs needs ahead of their own.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    His vacations are costing $400 Billion a year?

    Who knew????

    You should really report these expenses to congressional republicans.
    No, they arent. His absence is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm pretty sure that you're wrong.

    Tiger Woods job is playing golf.
    Hence, the hyperbole. Obama plays a lot of damn golf.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, they arent. His absence is.
    Would his person, being glued to the resolute desk help in anyway to resolve the debt crisis?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Hence, the hyperbole.
    Obama plays a lot of damn golf.



    A lot of people on this planet play a lot of golf.

    It's a popular activity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    He might be ON CALL, but hes not on the job. When he isnt on vacation or actually working, hes campaigning or throwing parties at the white house.
    You should learn to be more cynical of all politicians - not just the ones you don't like. For instance, most of every politician's job is taken up by raising funding. Or why do you think that the House and Senate are both presently on five-week vacations, hm? And this is even more important to them now, thanks to your boys on the Supreme Court deciding that money is the same thing as speech....

    and btw - those parties at the White House? Those are part of his JOB...and one he probably hates. It's an essential part of diplomacy, of networking, of building influence among the powerful and influential (which today includes movie stars as it once included media figures such as Mark Twain or other writers). Such has been a part of the president's job since George Washington held the very first state dinner, the very first time he and those he wanted to befriend went hunting or fishing or simply shared some whiskey with the powerful and influential on the taxpayer dime.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A lot of people on this planet play a lot of golf.

    It's a popular activity.
    Most of them with really big jobs - like say, leader of the free world - don't play all that much.

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