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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    this is pathetic. Disagreeing with Obama is not racist. speaking about his wifes 75k a day taxpayer money trip with 40 of her BFF's is not racist. You embarrass yourself when you post such drivel.

    $75K per day is just the security detachment. Everything else is much, much more.


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

    "This isn't how responsible families do their budgets. When times are tough, you tighten your belts," [Obama] said at a New Hampshire forum today. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices. And it's time your government did the same."
    Obama responds to Harry Reid criticism; Goodman upset over remark - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 | 1:27 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    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.

    Well, first, we're in a little different time, with different circumstances. When Bush was in office and for most of his presidency, unemployment was low, the economy was not in a deep extended recession, and the general outlook on our future was not necessarily positive, but wasn't negative either. Fast forward a 19 months since Bush left office and we're in a deep recession, unemployment is staying steady at 9.5-10% with the real number around 17%-18%. Debts Bush created were doubled and tripled by this new White House, people are nervous, not investing, not hiring, our economy and deficits are now being highlighted. Times have changed.

    The Obama's however seem deaf to those changes and are acting as if, nothing is out of the ordinary. To be clear, the Bush's may not have had opulent vacations like Michele's recent one, and the Bush's may have spent a lot of time working out of Crawford, where G.W. had installed a full working office away from the White House (read: Kennebunkport Maine - H.W. Bush) which other Presidents have done prior. Bush did however entertain heads of states and did have entertainment...

    Music At The White House

    Theatrical entertainment plays a large part in the success and enjoyment of a White House event. The President and Mrs. Bush invited dynamic and talented artists to perform for a wide array of events, from state dinners to intimate luncheons. Such world-class entertainers to delight White House guests include:
    B.B. King, Disney's The Lion King, Itzhak Perlman, Jersey Boys Kenny Chesney Lee Ann Womack Marvin Hamlisch Naomi and Wynonna Judd Natalie Cole Rascal Flatts Steven Curtis Chapman The Oak Ridge Boys The Temptations Vince Gill and Amy Grant Yo Yo Ma, etc... LINK
    But again, the world is different... we're in WORSE shape than when Bush was in office so the political view of these lavish concerts at the White House, the weekly party's that have occurred, the vacations, and now Michele's Spain trip under some excuse of consoling a bereaving friend who's father died is laughable. Which begs the question: Do they (The Obama's) just not care, or are they disconnected from reality? I think the latter...
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    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: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Which begs the question: Do they (The Obama's) just not care, or are they disconnected from reality? I think the latter...

    Man you got that right!!!!!!


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

    There are lies, damned lies, and the rightwing US media. You really shouldn't listen to people who only feed your prejudices.

    " The facts and the fiction

    * It's true the Obamas and their guests stayed at the five-star Villa Padierna hotel. But the choice was not theirs: their security attachment picked the location on protection grounds.

    * Mrs Obama was reported to have attended a ball hosted by Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria at the hotel; in fact, she went to dinner with friends.

    * Some 40 friends were reported to have joined the Obamas. But in reality only two friends and their children came, paying some of their own costs. The father of one of the two recently died; Mrs Obama was unable to attend the funeral, and invited her on holiday as a gesture.

    * The first lady did, indeed, eat gazpacho soup, turbot, and veal escalopes at lunch with the Spanish King and Queen. The group also had ice cream for dessert. .. "

    Let them eat tapas? Mrs Obama faces holiday fury - News, People - The Independent
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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    There are lies, damned lies, and the rightwing US media. You really shouldn't listen to people who only feed your prejudices.

    " The facts and the fiction

    * It's true the Obamas and their guests stayed at the five-star Villa Padierna hotel. But the choice was not theirs: their security attachment picked the location on protection grounds.

    * Mrs Obama was reported to have attended a ball hosted by Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria at the hotel; in fact, she went to dinner with friends.

    * Some 40 friends were reported to have joined the Obamas. But in reality only two friends and their children came, paying some of their own costs. The father of one of the two recently died; Mrs Obama was unable to attend the funeral, and invited her on holiday as a gesture.

    * The first lady did, indeed, eat gazpacho soup, turbot, and veal escalopes at lunch with the Spanish King and Queen. The group also had ice cream for dessert. .. "

    Let them eat tapas? Mrs Obama faces holiday fury - News, People - The Independent
    Why only "some" of their own costs? If this is indeed a vacation, why should the tax payers pay any of it?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    There are lies, damned lies, and the rightwing US media. You really shouldn't listen to people who only feed your prejudices.

    " The facts and the fiction

    * It's true the Obamas and their guests stayed at the five-star Villa Padierna hotel. But the choice was not theirs: their security attachment picked the location on protection grounds.

    * Mrs Obama was reported to have attended a ball hosted by Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria at the hotel; in fact, she went to dinner with friends.

    * Some 40 friends were reported to have joined the Obamas. But in reality only two friends and their children came, paying some of their own costs. The father of one of the two recently died; Mrs Obama was unable to attend the funeral, and invited her on holiday as a gesture.

    * The first lady did, indeed, eat gazpacho soup, turbot, and veal escalopes at lunch with the Spanish King and Queen. The group also had ice cream for dessert. .. "

    Let them eat tapas? Mrs Obama faces holiday fury - News, People - The Independent
    Granted, these are some of the facts. Left out was that a few staffers and a whole lot of security also went along. As well, the Michelle did a fair bit of site seeing for being on such a solemn trip to support a bereaving best friend. Were 100% of what you stated above 100% true - it still is an ill advised trip. Opposite was when Barack skipped out on the Poland President's funeral to go... golfing. Probably a trip the Obama's should have taken.

    Given the amount of credit for intelligence to the Obama's, as well as the fact they are all highly educated - they certainly don't see the world the same way as many dumb bumpkin common American's who have to make sacrifices, are jobless, homeless, and helpless - who are looking at this trip for whatever reason it was taken... and are saying, "WTF!!?"

    Michelle could have done what the rest of us probably would have done... send a sympathy card and some flowers, followed by a consoling phone call and a promise to get together "real soon".
    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: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Because that's how the Secret Service works.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why only "some" of their own costs? If this is indeed a vacation, why should the tax payers pay any of it?


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

    did you hear what ms antoinette, our belle, is doing this weekend?

    she's going on vacation

    LOL!

    Obama and Family to Vacation on Gulf Coast in August - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    this time to the gulf (more duty than pleasure, we humbly suggest)

    a few days dodging tar balls on some cordoned beach...

    and then back to the vineyard and the third estate!

    lettem eat cake (they're getting kinda obese)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Because that's how the Secret Service works.
    I believe the article was suggesting that Obama's friends were paying only "some" of the costs....Not the SS...But I understand this is how liberals work to muddy the waters.


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