Anger mounts over Michelle Obama's 5-day Spanish holiday

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by mishigas
reply to post by maybereal11
 


This isn't solely about money. And it's not a case of her daughter has some terminal illness and wants to fulfill her lifelong wish before she dies.

It's about sensitivity for the millions of Americans who are suffering as she jets away to Spain. The words "Let them eat cake" truly do come to mind.

This might be a good time to teach her kids a lesson in sensitivity for the plight of others.


Well said! I see many of my acquaintances working two jobs and still losing their homes, all the while paying the taxes that allow for the lavish trips. They would not be able to go on eight vacations this summer if they were not spending taxpayer dollars for the flight, the secret service and whatnot. I don't care if she did pay for part of her trip she has to understand that the situation is grave and appearances DO matter. Even if they intend it to be a one term trip they should at least pretend to care about those they claim to lead!
Yes, her life should be dictated (at least while her husband is POTUS) by the condition of the country. She doesn't seem to care.




posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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It's perfectly clear that Michelle the Wookie has now become an embarrassment to this administration.

Her lavish spending sprees and blatant disregard for the American taxpayer will be more evident as we approach the next election and she realizes her hubbie may be a one termer. She will milk us for all we're worth.

I bet she is proud of America now.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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Originally posted by mothershipzeta
By the way, can we amend the thread topic?

"Anger mounts among people who already despise the Obamas over Michelle Obama's 5-day Spanish holiday."

Edited for truth.


lol, Obama is a massive EPIC failure! It doesnt take a partisan hack to understand the disaster that is the Obamas.


The people who say "She should have taken a vacation here in America" would have complained that she shouldn't have taken a vacation at all if she had done so.


Explain how taking a vacation here is worse than taking a vacation in Spain. Shes helping the spanish economy, but giving the US economy the bird while she prances around on a US taxpayer jet, along with US taxpayer funded guards.


With so many ways to be damned if you do, damned if you don't, it's best just to ignore the professionally and perpetually outraged.


Ignore us at your own risk. You are the minority, we are the majority.


You know them - they're the people with the "Don't Tread on Me" flags that somehow didn't mind their Constitutional rights being tread upon by the Bush administration's repeated violation of the 4th and 5th Amendments.


Yet Obama continued Bushes failed legacy and has kicked it into overdrive, yet liberals seem to be fine with it so long as its their guy pushing the buttons. Fail much?



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Yagerbombs
 


?? AF2??


Did she pay for the use of Air Force 2?


Huh?

Really....getting facts straight is difficult, I know....especially if those "facts" are spun from the likes of the Fox "news" web and similar "sources"....

So....which one of those brainiacs is spewing that bit of disinfo?


lulz its time for you to stop posting!

en.wikipedia.org...


Air Force Two is the air traffic control call sign used by any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the Vice President, but not the President.[1][2] The term is often associated with the Boeing C-32, a modified 757 which is most commonly used as the Vice President's transport. The C-40 Clipper, a version of the Boeing 737, also serves in this role.


Nice self ownage though..



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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The First Lady's trip to Spain HELPED America. It was part of an international relations campaign that every American First Lady has been a part of during the last forty years or so. Believe it or not, 'Merica exists in a world populated by other countries, and it is important for us to maintain good relations with our allies, as it is for them to maintain with us.

Good relations don't happen quickly or easily. Maintaining a good international posture takes effort. Her trip is one facet of our international policy. Yes, it was a vacation; yes, it was part business. YES it did matter.

Can the First Lady visit other countries? YES, SHE CAN. Just like every other First Lady before her. It is an implied part of the job, as it will be for the next First Spouse.

In fact, I believe that Sarah Palin will be elected President, and her husband shall take many trips overseas in such a role, only he might be called the First Mister. Unfortunately, if this happens, the Russians might invade our country, aided by Chinese sympathizers and North Korean sleeper agents.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Back at ya, Cowboy!


Nice self ownage though..


I guess you missed my point? (again...)

Air Force Two

Read about it, AGAIN please, before you declare "ownership" on me.....(oh...and "ownage"???
...{From SOURCE:} --

"Ownage" has become a modern equivalent to a “Turkey Shoot,” such as an experienced faction verses a beginner or disadvantaged faction.


Errrmmmm...note the words "experienced", and "beginner"? That's why the term is usually reserved for use by younger, and INexperienced persons.

Know who the 'VPOTUS' is?

NEVER, ever ever will the airplane that the FLOTUS is on be designated as "Air Force Two". (Well...I can think of one instance...IF the Veep is onboard too..).

Get it yet?
~~~~~
(Bonus credt: Any idea what the same airplane/s --- there're more than one, ya know --- used as "AF1" when the POTUS is aboard are called when they're NOT carrying him? OK...or "her", maybe, someday....)





[edit on 12 August 2010 by weedwhacker]



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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cool story bro, still doesnt change facts.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 04:02 PM
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the fact is when they realise they wont be elected again, they will try to milk us for all we have,and this is the moment when we have to stop them,someone must take him down the hard way!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Well...guess YOU told ME, huh?





posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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you cant beat "cool story,bro" with a facepalm man,that line is too awesome.
YOSPOS



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Yagerbombs
 


Well...guess YOU told ME, huh?




come at me brah!!!!

I bet you would never dare tell that to me in front of my face. You are nothing but a keyboard know it all.

So I am a castrated beta ***got becuase I like to cook and I do most of the cooking. So what?? Many men on this site love to cook and do most of the cooking.

Is Anthony Bourdiain a beta ***got because he does all the cooking in his family

You are a ****ing idiot who thinks he knows everything but in fact you know ****!!!.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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I have been listening to Sean Hannity and his ilk for quite some time and I thought I had the right wing talking points down but this tosses me for a loop so let me see if I have been following along so far.

-If you are unemployed it is because you are lazy.
-if you lost your house it is because you were stupid, greedy, or both
-if you need to utilize social programs such as disability, food stamps, etc. you are a socialist
-if you cannot afford to spend two weeks in Spain it is Michelle Obama's fault.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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I am gonna have to stop the silliness right there, before the rest of the world gets pissed off at us even more.

There aren't any real poverty stricken Americans, except in Appalachia. all this boo hooing that we are in a recession so the prez can't take a vacation is downright embarassing.


I said it, you guys are embarrassing. Go to the slums of India, Congo, or Columbia and tell me American's have it so bad.

I will quote the line from George Carlin, whom you all love so much:

What in the hell do white people have to sing the blues about? Banana Republic run out of kackis?

I can tell you that I am still stuck in rush hour with just as many gas guzzling suv and cars.

This is a recession, not a depression. Quit being drama queens. Even if it was the Great Depression, the president and his family have earned every right to take vacations.

You don't care about the thousands of other elites taking vacations. Funny how selective this group is.

Again, the lesson is if you do well in school, and get a good job, you can take a vacation.

You can try to backpeddle that all you want. Win a scholarship, good for you. But dont' try to cheapen it and other smart people's efforts because you decided to skip class, smoke pot and go to vo tech.

oh,here is another Obama family fact for you guys to chew on the Faux doesn't give you:

Obama has visited more countries in his first year then any other president.


You work hard, you get to play hard. That is the moral of the story.

Get over it.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Nicely put.

A LOT of fuss has been made over her vacation. Really? Why, I wonder, are the people who are upset about her vacation REALLY that upset about it? Perhaps they've been steered this way and manipulated by the mainstream media who has tried to make this more important than it really is. How many previous First Ladies got to take vacations without an uproar? Just about every darn one of them. So, why can't Michelle Obama do the same? Maybe they feel she is unworthy for some reason...

I can't say I've ever seen a thread complain about a First Lady's vacation (Really?) before this one. Maybe one is out there. I just haven't seen it. She is the First Lady. Get over it and accept it. Again, nicely put.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by ElijahWan
This is a joke right? Oh wait no...I know what it is....It's the opposition party, making a big deal out of NOTHING....EVERY President/First Family has notoriously spent tax-payer money quite lavishly when they were in office. Hell, President Bush used Air-Force one for private trips (AND SURELY A SECURITY DETAIL) atleast 77 times during his 8 years in office.

It's just like a few of the above posters said, it's not about left, or right, it's about them vs us....(The Average Citizen).

Point is this is Politics as always......I can see tomorrow's headlines

"President Obama uses Bounty Toilet Paper, Costs an extra $5 per roll for Tax-Payer."

GIVE IT A REST, JEEZUZ!

[edit on 8/6/10 by ElijahWan]


I don't think this deserves to be dismissed. The unemployment rate is going back up and they say we are headed for that double-dip recession everyone keeps talking about. And during the election of 2008, Obama's camp would have us believe that Cindy McCain was the lavish big spender. Meanwhile, the 'royal' family continues luxurious trips and vacations while American citizens out of work desperately seek employment. What a nice pot the Obamas are, calling the rest of us kettles black.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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I think you are missing the biggest part of the point here.
Where were you when Bush was clearing brush at his ranch and the moonbats were throwing their hissy fits?

Sure those may have been considered typical Bush vacations but it didn't involve tax payers, passports or 40 close friends.

Why is doubling the number of vacations a Prez and his family is allowed to take okay all of sudden?



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:55 PM
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Compared to the war, £50,000 is nothing, barley hits the radar.

[edit on 12-8-2010 by _Phoenix_]



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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I am gonna have to stop the silliness right there, before the rest of the world gets pissed off at us even more.

There aren't any real poverty stricken Americans, except in Appalachia. all this boo hooing that we are in a recession so the prez can't take a vacation is downright embarassing.


This is where I should politely tip my cap and walk away....from someone who knows not what he/she is talking about...

No 'real poverty stricken Americans'? Are you from 90210 or somesuch?


You don't care about the thousands of other elites taking vacations. Funny how selective this group is.


I didn't elect any of those elites to do a job, and I don't pay taxes to support them.


Again, the lesson is if you do well in school, and get a good job, you can take a vacation.


Yeah? And what does that have to do with the Obamas? They got into school because of their skin color, got special treatment because of it.


oh,here is another Obama family fact for you guys to chew on the Faux doesn't give you:

Obama has visited more countries in his first year then any other president.


And that's a large part of the problem. He thinks he is doing some kind of good, traveling all over the world instead of staying in DC and learning his job.
The universe is laughing at him behind his back.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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So ah...does anyone know when the next vacation is...or has it already begun?



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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Since you asked,
politics.usnews.com...




President Obama will be taking two breaks from his official duties over the next few weeks. On August 14, he and his family are scheduled to visit Florida's Gulf Coast for the weekend to get some R&R and show the country that the region is still open for business despite the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obamas will start their main summer vacation on August 19 when they go to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, an elite island retreat, for 10 days.


Michelle really wasn't in Spain for vacation, she met with the Saudis.





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