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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post


    What a fluff piece. We call that a 'cover' story. Its pure bull****. It's the same lame pathetic ploy as 'sniff...thats mean...my mommies dead dude...and I cant believe you would say such a thing"

    SHOOOOORE...thats the reason... she promised her dear dear friend.

    WHEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Come on now - we have to give pbrauer a little slack here. Let's look at this holistically: She's invited to Spain for a very solemn reason - to comfort a dear dear friend because of her fathers death, and then goes to the beach, goes sightseeing, shopping, meets the King of Spain and has a grand old time for 5 days. Can't you see Michelle was all broken up about this and now that she's home, needs a break from Spain to reflect and contemplate life and it's complexities?
    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 j-mac View Post
    So you are equating trips to Crawford to his ranch, which BTW had a situation room, and working office, to Michelle's opulent, and garish display of complete insensitivity with a tax payer funded trip to the Mediterranean coast? Really?

    The two are complete, and utter opposites!


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    Hint: Michele is not the president, she does not need a situation room or working office.

    Which brings us to the key difference. You are making a big deal about a non official going on a vacation. Bush was an actual elected official who went on frequent vacations. This whole thing is retarded in the extreme. What it really is is a bunch of anti-Obama whiners(as opposed to those who oppose him on actual thought out grounds) who are patting themselves on the back about how they revealed this horrid act, while the rest o fthe world sits back and laughs that any one even cares.
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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The reason sometimes Bush is brought up, is because of the hypocrisy, some people vilify Obama for doing certain things that they said nothing about when Bush was in office.

    What does it matter to you what the Obamas do in their own time with their own money minus security costs of course.

    I thought the number was 250 000? Someone wanna get that story straight?

    Meeting the king and queen of nations is always gonna happen, guess you don't like improving relations with allies?
    A few things to note:
    1. This behavior during economic duress wouldn't be bad, except it's what vacation in the last 8 weeks... and where?
    2. You are comparing Bush 43 vs. Michelle Obama?
    3. If you are, please remember, The Ranch or Camp David is not Spain.
    4. I don't recall Laura Bush being a vacationholic. But each First Lady makes their own mark their own way.
    5. Obama claimed stellar/superior judgment vs. Bush. This was another opportunity to prove it's another Obama myth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    A few things to note:
    1. This behavior during economic duress wouldn't be bad, except it's what vacation in the last 8 weeks... and where?
    2. You are comparing Bush 43 vs. Michelle Obama?
    3. If you are, please remember, The Ranch or Camp David is not Spain.
    4. I don't recall Laura Bush being a vacationholic. But each First Lady makes their own mark their own way.
    5. Obama claimed stellar/superior judgment vs. Bush. This was another opportunity to prove it's another Obama myth.

    .
    I am somewhat dissapointed by this, I will admit.

    I think if he was gonna campaign as the peoples champion, which he did. Him and his family should live that way in office.

    I think at this moment in time, it does not look good at all. When I saw it I was kinda like

    But all in all. Whatevs. We got bigger fish to fry... anyone for Gulf Coast Shrimp?

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

    People keep comparing Bush and Michelle taking vacations while not understanding one HUGE difference: one is the President who is the leader of America and one is the wife of the President!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Hint: Michele is not the president, she does not need a situation room or working office.
    I beg to differ actually... the first lady has an office in the White House and THIS particular first lady has 24 staff members supporting her, and a budget of over $2.0 million dollars, of which just the 15 staffers identified with the title "First Lady" in it take up. Not sure how much more the other 9 support staff earn. So, maybe you should tell Michelle she doesn't need a situation room or working office. She has enough staff to start her own Presidency.




    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which brings us to the key difference. You are making a big deal about a non official going on a vacation. Bush was an actual elected official who went on frequent vacations. This whole thing is retarded in the extreme. What it really is is a bunch of anti-Obama whiners(as opposed to those who oppose him on actual thought out grounds) who are patting themselves on the back about how they revealed this horrid act, while the rest o fthe world sits back and laughs that any one even cares.
    Hmm... wonder why a non-official with no need of an office, needs 24 staffers and an office in the White House, being paid for by the tax payers.
    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 Jetboogieman View Post
    I am somewhat dissapointed by this, I will admit.

    I think if he was gonna campaign as the peoples champion, which he did. Him and his family should live that way in office.

    I think at this moment in time, it does not look good at all
    good for you, it looks really bad

    ask ms dowd and her employer, the grey lady

    really dumb and tone deaf politics

    nothing to gain, except a suntan

    and who wants to look like john boehner?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    good for you, it looks really bad

    ask ms dowd and her employer, the grey lady

    really dumb and tone deaf politics

    nothing to gain, except a suntan

    and who wants to look like john boehner?
    May not agree

    but

    that

    was pretty

    funny

    LOL!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I beg to differ actually... the first lady has an office in the White House and THIS particular first lady has 24 staff members supporting her, and a budget of over $2.0 million dollars, of which just the 15 staffers identified with the title "First Lady" in it take up. Not sure how much more the other 9 support staff earn. So, maybe you should tell Michelle she doesn't need a situation room or working office. She has enough staff to start her own Presidency.
    This is why no one takes the nut job right serious. She does have duties as first lady, but she has no need of a situation room, period, nor any need of a working office while on vacation. You have to try and spin some simple statement into some big conspiracy. You work in nothing but exaggeration and misdirection.


    Hmm... wonder why a non-official with no need of an office, needs 24 staffers and an office in the White House, being paid for by the tax payers.
    Maybe because even as a non-official, she does have things she does do? Maybe this is not uncommon for first ladies? Why does it bother you so much?
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    Re: Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post


    What a fluff piece. We call that a 'cover' story. Its pure bull****. It's the same lame pathetic ploy as 'sniff...thats mean...my mommies dead dude...and I cant believe you would say such a thing"

    SHOOOOORE...thats the reason... she promised her dear dear friend.

    WHEEEEEEEE!!!!

    I am so sorry you can't handle facts.


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