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CURL: The Obamas live the 1 percent life
The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 03/31/2013 9:54:54 PM PDT by Perseverando

Snip:

But something remarkable has happened with these occupants of the White House: Neither President Obama nor first lady Michelle appear to give a damn about perception. They won the White House and, by God, they’re going to enjoy their time there, no matter the cost. And who cares what you think, anyway?

How else to explain the nonstop vacations the pair keep taking during what Mr. Obama calls the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”? In 2013, the First Family has already enjoyed three vacations — that’s one a month. (Sorry, Joe America, you might have to forget your week at the beach again this year, but make sure you get those taxes in on time!)

The Obamas ended 2012 and kicked off 2013 in an $8 million, 6,000-square-foot house in Hawaii (they left well before Dec. 25, by the way). There, the president played five rounds of golf (breaking the 100-rounds-as-president threshold). Scarcely a month into Term 2, Mrs. Obama headed off for Aspen, taking along the couple’s daughters. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also hit the Colorado slopes. While the girls (and Joe) were gone, Mr. Obama nipped down to Florida for a four-day boys weekend of golf, teeing it up with his buddies — and Tiger Woods. He hit the links again this weekend, then dropped in for an NCAA tournament game in Washington.

Jumpin’ Joe, for his part, spent New Year’s in the Virgin Islands and popped off over the Easter weekend for a golf outing at the glorious Kiawah Island, S.C. (where rounds of golf on the spectacular Ocean Course run $353 — nearly $20 a hole). His third vacation of the year came the same week as reports that he and his entourage spent $460,000 for a single night in London

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1percent; moochelle; obama; vacations
Interesting information just before this "snip" about the changes George W. Bush made to his schedule so as not to appear too self serving and imperial. He also made an effort to stay in D.C. until after Christmas so as to allow Secret Service, staffers, etc. to spend Christmas with their families.

I have a number of issues with "W." and his administration, but Obama sure know how to make him look really good!

1 posted on 03/31/2013 9:54:54 PM PDT by Perseverando
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Commies desire to be governed by the elite few that “know better” than they. Don’t expect the OWS idiots to be alarmed by this Marxist 1%er.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 10:00:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Perseverando

The unemployed 99% need to Occupy the White House. Of course, the occupants will probably be on vacation. They’re gone a lot.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 10:06:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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” Movin On Up......”


4 posted on 03/31/2013 10:07:42 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Perseverando

I have a theory. Obama and his family are living the life that millions of blacks can only dream of living. Their own circumstance are worse than they were thirty years ago, but they have their idol.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 10:09:38 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Godwin1

” Movin On Up......”

Thing is, the Jeffersons earned it.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 10:10:18 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: RobbyS

American blacks are certainly conditioned to celebrate when another black does well in life, so that would be part of it.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 10:13:20 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perseverando

Word for the weary.

I do not deal with Idiots anymore. If the US is the land of idiots, thuggery, or just plain bastard-ism, get off me.

I live without you. I choose as well. I choose life.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Perseverando

And the sheep all go: “Meeeeeh”!


9 posted on 03/31/2013 10:16:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perseverando

The headline is just silly, the obama’s live the 0.001% life on our dime.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 10:39:25 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: RobbyS
I have a theory. Obama and his family are living the life that millions of blacks can only dream of living.

This is the well-worn Adam Clayton Powell theory, that I remember my Mom espousing. She approved of it entirely. So Adam Clayton Powell is President, finally.

11 posted on 03/31/2013 11:11:41 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Perseverando

12 posted on 03/31/2013 11:22:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Perseverando

Obama also had a golf tutor.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jonty30

And we are conditioned to treating our Presidents as royalty. The Last President who lived frugally was Calvin Coolidge. Harry Truman lived something like a middle class life style. Jimmy Carter made a show of it, but Reagan brought back the imperial style, which Obama is now doing with “Flash.”


14 posted on 03/31/2013 11:29:12 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Perseverando

they live the 1/10th of 1% life.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 11:47:48 PM PDT 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: svcw
The headline is just silly, the obama’s live the 0.001% life on our dime.

So there are 3e8 people in the USA then 0.001% of these amount to 3e8 X 1e-5 = 3000 people, or some several hundred families living this HiLife. Well, ballpark!

16 posted on 03/31/2013 11:47:54 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: RobbyS

Ronald Reagan made sure that he paid for his horses feed at his ranch. The Secret Service horse feed was paid for by the Secret Service.

The evil thief we have in there today probably pays for very little.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 11:50:38 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: RobbyS

That’s what I think too. They don’t mind living a bad life, as long as they can live vicariously through the Obamas.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 1:55:05 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: JoeProBono

Just how old is that vacuum cleaner? LOL!


19 posted on 04/01/2013 1:56:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Perseverando

We are now well done. Anyone got the fork? Hope$ & Change$


20 posted on 04/01/2013 2:07:17 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Godwin1

May I remind you that GEORGE JEFFERSON *did* work for a living! HE built that dry cleaning business. And I’d like to think he’d b*tch slap O’butthead.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 2:45:53 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Perseverando

Finally the gift to the Queen of an IPOD with his speeches make sense.

OBO truly believes that the masses believe he is the smartest person on earth.

We are burning food, corn, for fuel. Just one more step to water the corn with GatorAde. Then we have a movie remake in reality.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 3:29:08 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: Perseverando
These selfish freeloaders will suck this country of money just for their own pleasure..

Every time I hear about these freeloaders going on vacation I think of the homeless and the poor children that will not have a bed to sleep in like other children..I was talking to my daughter about some of these people her and others give out sleeping bags,coats and health items to these people on the streets..

I read how these pathetic communist could care less while people are going hungry while they live it up on Lobster and champagne..One day these freeloader will choke on all that food they stuff their guts with..

23 posted on 04/01/2013 4:53:40 AM PDT by PLD
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To: RobbyS
Blacks see it as a “Black Man” sticking it to the “White Man” and that is exactly why Zippo is doing it.

Everything Zippo does is designed to divide people, especially along racial lines.

24 posted on 04/01/2013 5:26:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Perseverando

                                                 HYPOCRITE!

25 posted on 04/01/2013 5:29:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: autumnraine

Those were terrific vaccums, I wish I had my grandmother’s.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 5:31:05 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: hadaclueonce
Finally the gift to the Queen of an IPOD with his speeches make sense.

I'm still smiling that the Obamas were NOT INVITED to Kate and William's wedding. LOL

You know they desperately wanted to go, especially Michelle, who stated publicly that she'd go if she were invited. Well, she was not invited. That's what she gets for wearing a sweater and not wearing nylons to see the Queen. Slapping Elizabeth on the back was the last straw. No royal wedding invites for her!

27 posted on 04/01/2013 5:39:56 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Perseverando

I am the same age as 0bama, he is about 2 months older than me. He and his family have taken more vacations in his time as pResident as I have my entire life. And I’ve done reasonably well over the years.

It is just mind blowing how in your face they are about not giving a flying %&@$ about the perception of Roman Emperoresque excesses, or for the people who pay for the first moochers extravagances. But in another way it is not, because it is not due to some blindness to how they appear, but it is done on purpose.....and I”m sure they really believe that they are “owed” it.


28 posted on 04/01/2013 5:47:59 AM PDT by machman
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To: Jonty30

you wrote:

“American blacks are certainly conditioned to celebrate when another black does well in life, so that would be part of it.”

I think many blacks are conditioned to celebrate when another black pulls one over on whitey, cons the system, beats the man, etc. You DO NOT see blacks celebrating the success of blacks who have worked hard, studied hard, planned, saved, built, joined the military to get out of the ghetto, raised their own kids, took responsibility, etc.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 5:54:48 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Perseverando

Who was it who had the theory that to understand Obama you had to understand the mind of the African anti-colonialist, Marxist dictator?


30 posted on 04/01/2013 6:02:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: autumnraine

My daughter, who studies celebrities and how people feel about them, calls this “false intimacy.” You think you know a celebrity, and of course, the person behind the mask is so often very different. What strikes me is that this guy doesn’t even throw coins at his crowd of followers.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 8:03:23 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: IMR 4350
Blacks see it as a “Black Man” sticking it to the “White Man” and that is exactly why Zippo is doing it.

I think this is what is behind the ubiquitous tendency of black democrats, once elected, to graft and extort as much as possible from the "government" (ie, taxpayers) to enrich themselves and their friends and families.

32 posted on 04/01/2013 8:06:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: vladimir998

Well, this is not really different from Italians/Sicilians who supported the Mafia, or the Irish who supported the corrupt urban political machines. They have this notion that the game was rigged and that they had to cheat to win.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 8:07:25 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: MrB

Yes, just look at what they have done to Detroit,what they did to NYC /Chicago under black mayors.


34 posted on 04/01/2013 8:09:24 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Perseverando

They are way above the 1% life. More like the 0.1% life.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 8:10:10 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: RobbyS

Even down to city council members in KC, Mo.
I remember back in the early nineties, Carol Coe, a city council member was having most of her living expenses paid for by the city and/or her campaign funding and was indignant when anyone would question her on it.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 8:13:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perseverando
The part that gets me is how the press is complicit in all of this. They know the truth, yet refuse to report it.

I am currently visiting Virginia and just got done reading the Outlook section of the Washington Post. This is the one editorial piece that highlights the best efforts of the WaPo editorial board for the preceding week. In its eight pages, there is not a single word printed that is critical of any aspect of this current regime, (although there was an article that was critical of Bush).

We are seeing the same thing happening in the fascist takeover of Cypriot bank accounts. Those with 'connections' were able to get their millions out days in advance, yet no one in the media is reporting this. Instead, they are happy to paint the Russians as victims in all of this.

George Orwell was right. He who controls the present controls the past. And he who controls the past controls the future.

37 posted on 04/01/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: MrB
With blacks often it's more about “FLASH” than substance.

If they have flash they are important in the black community.

Look at the members of the Congressional Black Caucus how ridiculous some of them dress and some of the things they do.

One of the best examples is Sheila Jackson Lee.

Wears her hair in a crown, takes a limo instead of walking 1 block, makes people walk behind her, it goes on and on.

To normal people she's nothing but a clown, but in her district it make her look important.

38 posted on 04/01/2013 8:45:05 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: RobbyS

I think it is different in that the Irish and Italians never doubted the value of hardwork. You never heard an Irish-American kid say studying hard in school was “acting English” or “acting WASPish”.

It isn’t about a “notion that the game was rigged and that they had to cheat to win”. It’s bigger than that. Too many black Americans simply have no concept of the game itself. It is foreign to them.


39 posted on 04/01/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Perseverando

No, they live the 1/100th of 1% life.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 9:53:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: vladimir998

Many do, but as far as the Irish were concerned, the immigrants had a terrible reputation, which helps explain the Nativist movement of the 1850s. Most were peasants who now found themselves in an urban environment, had no skills and were famous for their drunkedness. It wasn’t special to America. Back in Ireland, there was a temperance movement of significance. Poverty was rampant, and the English were departing people because they didn’t want to keep them in work camps. Coming to the coastal cities, they competed with the blacks and there was a great deal of hatred between the groups, as well as with the Natives.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 10:39:57 PM PDT by RobbyS
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