Hey ignoramus? I don't 'hate' anyone.
I think lots of people are jerks that I do not hate.
And I would think the same thing if GWB or when Clinton had his pathetic hair cut while sitting on the Tarmac back when.
WHY are people so monumentally asinine that they automAtically assume that if you dislike Obama's politics, that you must hate all that is Obama.
Actually, I have said mny times that the guy seems very interesting. I would love to have a beer with the guy
But as a POTUS - he sucks...big time.
Just like GWB and Clinton and so on.
Only political losers are loyal to parties. Wise people always keep an open mind.
I am not wise - but I am not dumb enough to make blanket assumptions about people on the basis of single statements.
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Obama bashing will not end until 2016.
edit: This number is all over the various news sites, but I'm having a hard time figuring out why its so different from a commercial plane. They say its just the operating costs of the airplane. Extra crew maybe?
edit2: Aha, I bet its largely caused by extra maintenance. Air Force One's maintenance program is probably a bit more stringent than Delta's.
Last edited by Deuce; 12-01-12 at 11:14 AM.
One of you will end up here next!
As before, you and others seem to have a problem with a Dem president doing something GOP presidents have done. Unemployment was high under Bush as well as debt. Don't act or pretend otherwise if you do not want to look foolish.
Yeah... look: I don't like Obama, didn't vote for him, have a low opinion of him in general.
BUT... this is just not a big deal. Being President is an incredibly stressful job (look at how most of them age in office), and they need those vacations.
Given that the Prez can't just hop in the family Buick and drive down to Pensacola for the weekend on a whim, any Presidential vacation is going to run into some serious money. There are security considerations, housing for Secret Service, staff that has to be on-hand in the event of an emergency, all that stuff.
I'm all for criticising Obama for legitimate mistakes and misjudgements, but this is kinda petty really.
Also four mil is not even a drop in the bucket when you look at a government that wastes hundreds of BiLLIONS...
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Obviously the average american's problems have nothing to do with the president if he can afford to take 4 mil vacations. Dude is going to leave his post for a 20 day vacation??? 0_0
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