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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by chickie View Post
    This isn't about Bush. For God's sake STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM. He's not the damn president FOR OVER A YEAR! This is Barack Hussein Obama's mess. His wife takes a $400,000 vacation meeting with kings and movin' on up. He's been on vacation since he bought the election. We're ALL tired of them! We want them OUT of the White House!
    It's brought up because none of you bitched about these things when Bush was in office. You only bitch about them now that Obama is in office. How did so many of the exact same things become so offensive so suddenly to you?

    The reason why all of your crap seems so disingenuous is because you all came crawling out of the woodwork right after the election in 2008 instead of rallying against the opulent, deficit-creating spending between 2000 and 2006.

    I've literally heard people claim that TARP was Obama's bill (it wasn't). I've heard people claim that the Great Recession started under Obama (it didn't). I've heard people claim a ****-ton of things that are patently false now that Obama is in office. I've also heard people bitch about things that they used to defend when Bush did them.

    It's called hypocrisy.

    You're fine with two unfunded, unfinished wars that cost more than $1 trillion (before interest, mind you). But pissed off about a $250,000 vacation. It makes no sense.

    Were you this pissed off when Bush took vacations - more than any other president in history? If not, why? Why were you not out there bitching about it then?

    I'm pointing it out, honestly, because I'm trying to figure out why you hate this president so much but tolerated all the qualities you seem to dislike in him when they were exhibited by his predecessor?

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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    It's brought up because none of you bitched about these things when Bush was in office. You only bitch about them now that Obama is in office. How did so many of the exact same things become so offensive so suddenly to you?

    The reason why all of your crap seems so disingenuous is because you all came crawling out of the woodwork right after the election in 2008 instead of rallying against the opulent, deficit-creating spending between 2000 and 2006.

    I've literally heard people claim that TARP was Obama's bill (it wasn't). I've heard people claim that the Great Recession started under Obama (it didn't). I've heard people claim a ****-ton of things that are patently false now that Obama is in office. I've also heard people bitch about things that they used to defend when Bush did them.

    It's called hypocrisy.

    You're fine with two unfunded, unfinished wars that cost more than $1 trillion (before interest, mind you). But pissed off about a $250,000 vacation. It makes no sense.

    Were you this pissed off when Bush took vacations - more than any other president in history? If not, why? Why were you not out there bitching about it then?

    I'm pointing it out, honestly, because I'm trying to figure out why you hate this president so much but tolerated all the qualities you seem to dislike in him when they were exhibited by his predecessor?

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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    It's brought up because none of you bitched about these things when Bush was in office. You only bitch about them now that Obama is in office. How did so many of the exact same things become so offensive so suddenly to you?

    The reason why all of your crap seems so disingenuous is because you all came crawling out of the woodwork right after the election in 2008 instead of rallying against the opulent, deficit-creating spending between 2000 and 2006.

    I've literally heard people claim that TARP was Obama's bill (it wasn't). I've heard people claim that the Great Recession started under Obama (it didn't). I've heard people claim a ****-ton of things that are patently false now that Obama is in office. I've also heard people bitch about things that they used to defend when Bush did them.

    It's called hypocrisy.

    You're fine with two unfunded, unfinished wars that cost more than $1 trillion (before interest, mind you). But pissed off about a $250,000 vacation. It makes no sense.

    Were you this pissed off when Bush took vacations - more than any other president in history? If not, why? Why were you not out there bitching about it then?

    I'm pointing it out, honestly, because I'm trying to figure out why you hate this president so much but tolerated all the qualities you seem to dislike in him when they were exhibited by his predecessor?




    Can you link to these claims?


    1st show where 75k was spent of our money per day in a recession for a 1st lady to galavant with 40 of her closest friends in a foreign country.
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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    It's brought up because none of you bitched about these things when Bush was in office. You only bitch about them now that Obama is in office. How did so many of the exact same things become so offensive so suddenly to you?

    The reason why all of your crap seems so disingenuous is because you all came crawling out of the woodwork right after the election in 2008 instead of rallying against the opulent, deficit-creating spending between 2000 and 2006.

    I've literally heard people claim that TARP was Obama's bill (it wasn't). I've heard people claim that the Great Recession started under Obama (it didn't). I've heard people claim a ****-ton of things that are patently false now that Obama is in office. I've also heard people bitch about things that they used to defend when Bush did them.

    It's called hypocrisy.

    You're fine with two unfunded, unfinished wars that cost more than $1 trillion (before interest, mind you). But pissed off about a $250,000 vacation. It makes no sense.

    Were you this pissed off when Bush took vacations - more than any other president in history? If not, why? Why were you not out there bitching about it then?

    I'm pointing it out, honestly, because I'm trying to figure out why you hate this president so much but tolerated all the qualities you seem to dislike in him when they were exhibited by his predecessor?

    Nonsense...Now we are supposed to believe that liberals all of the sudden are never hypocrites when it comes to politics?


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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Executive travel is a yearly budgeted item and has been for many decades.
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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Executive travel is a yearly budgeted item and has been for many decades.

    Is the First lady, and her entourage of 40 hand maidens the Executive of the United States? What formal reason is this trip? Look, stay on the same page libs....either this is a vacation, or it is a function of the President's office. Which one?


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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    I can't believe Republicans have sunk so low that they criticize Obama's wife for taking a vacation and for having the government pay. If you think this vacation has any affect on this country fiscally you are just plain stupid.

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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    It's brought up because none of you bitched about these things when Bush was in office. You only bitch about them now that Obama is in office. How did so many of the exact same things become so offensive so suddenly to you?
    Nonsense. I bitched about Laura Bush EACH AND EVERY TIME she went on five-day trips to luxury resorts in Europe with her friends.

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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nonsense...Now we are supposed to believe that liberals all of the sudden are never hypocrites when it comes to politics?


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    Everyone can be; but you used to love the very things you now hate.

    There were huge deficits before Obama took office.

    Bush signed TARP into law, not Obama. The recession began in December, 2007 - nearly a year before he was elected. But you all blame him for everything.

    Obama took 26 vacation days in 2009. Comparatively, Bush took 69. President Obama’s Vacation Days | FactCheck.org

    I didn't see people complaining about the money in security and travel it cost for Bush to take 165% the number of vacation days as Obama did.

    The difference (and I'm not complaining about the vacation, because it means nothing to me - neither, really, did Bush's vacations - other than I think he took too many) is that I'm ambivalent about Obama. I don't think the stimulus was spent properly, but I believe it should have happened. It should have been spent creating and improving infrastructure which would have created more contracts with private employers and would have created more jobs.

    My biggest problem is that everything he's signed has been watered down through the legislative process to the point of being nothing but figurative.

    Glenn Beck calls the Wall Street Reform bill the "end of the Republic" - when regulations on Wall Street were much tougher under Reagan than they will be under Obama's bill. I'm just tired of the drama queens who cry about everything - everything they once defended when done by their person.

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