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Timing of Obama vacation another brick in the wall
BizPac Review ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 12/02/2012 10:00:33 AM PST by cap10mike

President Obama is once again in disengagement mode. The first family has scheduled another vacation – for three weeks, beginning Dec. 17. This in and of itself doesn’t bother me. Presidents are entitled to take vacations – even presidents who spend more time on the golf course than they do in the Oval Office. I don’t even begrudge him the disruption he’ll be causing his constituents. According to the Hawaii Reporter, the Obamas’ vacation will hugely restrict the comings and goings of the residents living in the upscale Oahu neighborhood, where they’ll be staying. Streets will be barricaded and, unlike many voting precincts, identification will be in constant demand. In this day and age of terrorism, whether the president believes it exists or not, this, too, is understandable, although I believe he could have chosen a locale where the neighbors’ lives would be less disrupted, especially during the holidays. Have the Obamas ever heard of Camp David? And then there’s the price tag, which while mind-bogglingly pricey, doesn’t even rate my rage meter today. The Obamas’ three-week fling will cost the taxpayers a cool $4 million. Although this bothers me somewhat, I won’t complain. I realize security costs money. It’d be nice if they could keep expenses down to a mere $1 million a week, though, wouldn’t it? No, my real beef is with the timing of the thing.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; obama; obamavacation; timing; vacation
Is golf and body surfing the president's idea of negotiating with congressional leaders?
1 posted on 12/02/2012 10:00:35 AM PST by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

Two words from Barry, “I won”.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 10:06:46 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: cap10mike

shouldn’t be surprising’many muslim families take month-long vacations around christmas.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 10:07:11 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: machogirl

I really wonder how many people bought the line about him “reaching across the aisle and working together with the opposition”?


4 posted on 12/02/2012 10:09:44 AM PST by rbg81
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To: cap10mike

So when the news readers state there are four weeks until the ‘fiscal cliff’ ... there really are only TWO weeks and a few days!


5 posted on 12/02/2012 10:11:33 AM PST by zeaal
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To: cap10mike

Responsibility to Benghazi Barry is “above his paygrade”.

The arrogance of this cretin is mind-boggling but, this is what we get when we allow liberals to control our schools and dumb down our kids.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 10:11:53 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: cap10mike

Notice how Democrat presidents take off for Christmas, forcing Secret Service agents to be away from their families? Reagan and the two Bush presidents would wait and leave after Christmas so the agents could be at home.

Now is there any wonder that many decent family men leave the service because of the intolerable working conditions? What they have left are quite a few swinging single types (unfortunately, not always single) who go for the wild life. Hence, the poor judgement and scandals.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 10:12:12 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: rbg81

Reaching across the aisle are RINOs and Conservatives caving. We are toast.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 10:13:07 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The timing of this so-called ‘vacation’ is precisely defined by the 12th amendment. He is making himself completely unavailable and unapproachable between the states’ certification of their electoral voters and the counting of the electoral votes by the joint session of congress.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 10:18:40 AM PST by Mr170IQ
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To: cap10mike

This in and of itself doesn’t bother me”

...why doesn’t it?! Why in the hell does every article make a mention that some things about this turd “doesn’t bother them” or “it’s ok”?! Everything about this peon is bad news! Period!


10 posted on 12/02/2012 10:32:08 AM PST by albie
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To: DustyMoment
"The arrogance of this cretin is mind-boggling but, this is what we get when we allow liberals to control our schools and dumb down our kids."

You've nailed it - and don't forget; "public schools" worked really well for Adolph Hitler.

11 posted on 12/02/2012 10:35:57 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: cap10mike

No need for him to actually work in the oval office... while there are thousands of fellow traveler bureaucrats minding the store at the EPA, FDA, HUD, State, gun-running consulates, un, congressional ‘Rats, and courts at every level...


12 posted on 12/02/2012 10:46:55 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: machogirl

That’s all he knows.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 10:49:44 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bwahahahaha!


14 posted on 12/02/2012 10:50:26 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: zeaal

That’s right, and he’s using the time to make his pitch to the voters instead of negotiating with congress.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 10:53:03 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: DustyMoment

Yep, that’s one way of looking at it that I’d never thought of. Thanks.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 10:54:51 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

It’s basically pure Chicago style arrogance. He knows Boehner, and crew are too CS to close down the government, and they will give him what he wants.

Obama says “What, ME Worry?”


17 posted on 12/02/2012 10:56:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I never noticed that before, but you’re right. Also, Republicans generally go home for their “time off,” cutting down expenses and making security easier.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 10:58:31 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: albie

“...why doesn’t it?!...”

I wholeheartedly agree - the Hawaiian 3 week vacation can and should bother us and we don’t need to feel guilty that it bothers us! This man and his wife rub their vacations in our faces when many of us are struggling ...


19 posted on 12/02/2012 11:02:52 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: rockinqsranch

You’re probably right. Boehner has already caved on ObamaCare. Defund it, for crying out loud!


20 posted on 12/02/2012 11:04:02 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

Indeed. Valerie and Muchelle do all his thinking for him.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 11:06:38 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Didn’t know that. Tell me more?


22 posted on 12/02/2012 11:08:39 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: machogirl

It’s not just Barry saying “I won” it’s Michelle too. She has totally dropped out of the picture. Maybe she won’t do anything for the next four years except hold parties.

(Maybe she’s getting plastic surgery? liposuction?)


23 posted on 12/02/2012 11:11:00 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: machogirl

It’s not just Barry saying “I won” it’s Michelle too. She has totally dropped out of the picture. Maybe she won’t do anything for the next four years except hold parties.

(Maybe she’s getting plastic surgery? liposuction?)


24 posted on 12/02/2012 11:11:21 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: cap10mike
Is golf and body surfing the president's idea of negotiating with congressional leaders?

No, his idea of negotiating is when he signs "wish you were here" on his post x-mas card to the House of Representatives.

Before anyone panics; I used x-mas on purpose 'cause Hussein isn't likely to use the word Christmas.

25 posted on 12/02/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by norton
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To: ladyjane

she might need a toned rear to go with those toned arms.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 11:33:37 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: ladyjane

Moochie is busy getting ready for her new Secretary of State job.

Susan Rice was just testing the post election Race Card Credit limit.


27 posted on 12/02/2012 12:21:25 PM PST by digger48
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To: ladyjane

I think the Obama handlers realized that Moochelle was becoming an object of ridicule, so they decided to play her down a bit. But what’s worse is that they are probably prepping her to be Barry’ s successor.


28 posted on 12/02/2012 12:56:41 PM PST by livius
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To: machogirl

The nobamas and their subhuman ilk are insufferable...and ALL be in prison. Grifter fool parasites.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

It’s so strange when Michelle was making 150-350K and Barry was in the State House and then Senate, they were making good money (min 250K, top 2%), yet they considered themselves struggling and “poor”. Have they every done anything on their OWN?


30 posted on 12/02/2012 1:07:50 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Mr170IQ; LucyT

Mr 170,

Thanks for the astute observation!

LucyT

Ping to the comment!


31 posted on 12/02/2012 1:14:08 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: ladyjane
...it’s Michelle too. She has totally dropped out of the picture. Maybe she won’t do anything for the next four years except hold parties.

We should be so lucky!

32 posted on 12/02/2012 1:26:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: livius

I don’t think being the subject of ridicule would ever stop an Obama. Joe Biden is the biggest clown in history and they never once pulled him off the campaign trail. However, I have been wondering why MOoch has totally dropped out of the picture. I think she’s probably mad that she’s not going to be the queen of Hawaii and has to stay in that prison she calls the White House.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 1:43:08 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: C210N
....thousands of fellow traveler bureaucrats minding the store at the EPA, FDA, HUD, State, gun-running consulates...

"Gun-running consulates"? You mean the ATF and DoJ?

34 posted on 12/02/2012 1:53:49 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Hanoi toy, McCain's their boy. (Hat tip to FReeper |neverdem|.))
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To: cap10mike

A vacation? Dind’t Hitler take those in his chalet? Point being, it’s not important, compared to the coming storm.


35 posted on 12/02/2012 1:54:49 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: albie

-— Why in the hell does every article make a mention that some things about this turd “doesn’t bother them” or “it’s ok”?! -—

Acknowledging evil necessitates action and courage.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 2:02:20 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: lentulusgracchus

Actually, I was referring to Benghazi... however, we know that it was not a consulate whatsoever, but a regime-directed CIA operation to funnel Libyan weapons to Mudslim brudderhood


37 posted on 12/02/2012 2:02:32 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Mr170IQ
The timing of this so-called ‘vacation’ is precisely defined by the 12th amendment. He is making himself completely unavailable and unapproachable between the states’ certification of their electoral voters and the counting of the electoral votes by the joint session of congress.

I should think rather that it is tied 1) to blowing off the GOP attempts to negotiate or rebuff his diktat on the "cliff" tax-trap, and 2) to removing his Mohammedan self from all that Christmas paraphernalia at a time when, as someone else pointed out, other Moslems also go on vacation.

Wherever he's staying, I'll wager a nickel that one room has a subtly-marked qibla in one corner.

I've got another nickel says he comes out as a full-turban Moo before he leaves office. It would be such a coup for the RoP. He won't be able to resist, and we'll find out what he's made of.

38 posted on 12/02/2012 2:05:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Hanoi toy, McCain's their boy. (Hat tip to FReeper |neverdem|.))
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To: C210N
...however, we know that it was not a consulate whatsoever, but a regime-directed CIA operation to funnel Libyan weapons to Mudslim brudderhood....

Well, you're citing things I don't know have been proven yet, i.e. you're beyond my limited knowledge.

I know that someone announced that the raid leader had been killed in Egypt. I thought that was interesting.

39 posted on 12/02/2012 2:09:58 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Hanoi toy, McCain's their boy. (Hat tip to FReeper |neverdem|.))
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To: cap10mike

I see at least three reasons.

1. He hates Christmas, and wants to be far away so the media won’t report how he shows his contempt for Christmas.

2. He knows how congress is going to go on this budget thing. He doesn’t need to be in Washington.

3. He is far away and can get ready for his second term.


40 posted on 12/02/2012 2:46:25 PM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: cap10mike

Watch what happens: at the last minute he will magnanimously give up some of his vacation time to negotiate the fiscal cliff. His family will nobly go on to Hawaii and try to enjoy the vacation without dear leader. See, everyone sacrifices.


41 posted on 12/02/2012 5:30:19 PM PST by Josa
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To: Pining_4_TX

“Notice how Democrat presidents take off for Christmas, forcing Secret Service agents to be away from their families? Reagan and the two Bush presidents would wait and leave after Christmas so the agents could be at home.

Now is there any wonder that many decent family men leave the service because of the intolerable working conditions? What they have left are quite a few swinging single types (unfortunately, not always single) who go for the wild life. Hence, the poor judgement and scandals.”

What you are saying is not exactly true. Bill Clinton did not leave Washington D.C. during the Christmas holidays, except twice. 1 year to go to Hilton Head N.C. and another year he went to Kosovo.

What obama is doing is setting a whole new precedence for presidents. First off his home isn’t even in Hawaii, it is in Chicago. Secondly, none of his family from Hawaii even lives there or is even alive.

George H.W. Bush spent all 4 years at Camp David. President Reagan, spent all 8 years at the White House, and specifically said he did not want to take the staff away from their families. George W. Bush spent all 8 years in Washington as well. I believe Carter did as well. This Hawaii vacation is just another example of how arrogant obama is, and how unquestioning the media is of his behaivor. Personally, I think he does it, to further cement the lie that he was born there.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 6:03:48 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: cap10mike

I thought Clinton was loathsome, but the word hasnt been invented to adequately describe my dislike for Hussein..


43 posted on 12/02/2012 6:46:11 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cap10mike

I haven’t had a three week vacation in 26 years.


44 posted on 12/02/2012 9:08:14 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: castlegreyskull

I agree with you on Obama’s vacationing in Hawaii. What’s even more egregious is the story about the Hawaii Christmas trip being “an Obama family tradition”.

That’s interesting, but I’m not so sure about that tradition existing until they reached the White House. Just sayin’.....


45 posted on 12/03/2012 1:09:03 PM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: astounded

This is America's royal family. Get used to it.
They may have no class, no taste and no compassion for what the country is going through, but they will be around for a long long time.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 6:44:47 PM PST by Baynative
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