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Obama off to yet ANOTHER vacation!

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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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Well, it must have been an exhausting week for poor Barry Soetero. Just back from 10 days on Martha's Vineyard, he's off to Camp David for the long weekend. Oh, the stress!!

Ironic his chopper trip was shortened by bad weather --- maybe Mother Nature is telling him to get his narrow butt back in DC and to do his damn job!



President Obama has left for Camp David without making a comment on the new jobs report -- though Republican critics were happy to talk about it.

GOP members said the new Labor Department report -- showing zero growth in jobs last month, with the unemployment rate holding at 9.1% -- reflects the failure of Obama policies.

Vacation time



(AP) WASHINGTON — The White House says bad weather forced President Barack Obama to ditch his presidential helicopter, Marine One, en route to Camp David and board a motorcade to get to the presidential retreat in Maryland.

It happened Friday afternoon after Obama had already taken off from the South Lawn of the White House aboard Marine One, accompanied by daughter Sasha. The sky was overcast.

White House officials say a last-minute bad weather call was made. So instead of going directly to Camp David about 70 miles northwest of Washington, Marine One diverted to an alternate landing area and the president motorcaded the rest of the way.

Chopper trip shortened




posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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I remember when lil Bush took all those vacations, then Bam!, 9/11 happened. Has Obama worked so hard he and the fam deserve another retreat? I would agree he's been very stressed lately, just look at all of that gray hair
. Oh, & I'm sure this vacation is on the American tax dollar again, right?



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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I guess capitulating to the demands of religious zealots and right wing bigotry is very tiring.

Peace



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Hey... have you thought about looking at vacations and presidents and how Obama stands out compared?

I don't think you have...

Point being, Obama has a pretty good history of NOT taking vacations compared to past presidents.

Actually hasn't taken a lot of time off at all...
edit on 9/2/2011 by mudbeed because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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(This is a reply to - Mudbeed)

Exactly....and it is labor day weekend.....most of the country is having a long weekend....I think it is ok that President Obama takes some time off too.





edit on 2-9-2011 by caladonea because: changes



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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while i have no love for politicians:

take a look online of photo-images of the past 5 or 10 Presidents on their Inauguration Day.

then compare those photos to photos taken on their last day in Office.

four year post. look like they've aged 10 years. i doubt it's all fun & games.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Lol yeah!

No shiz guys... it's labor day weekend... give the guy a break from your partisan bullshiz for one damned weekend.

If he didn't take a break this weekend you would probably say..

"Obama doesn't take Labor Day Weekend off, doesn't not understand American Holidays"...

amirte?



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by mudbeed
Hey... have you thought about looking at vacations and presidents and how Obama stands out compared?

I don't think you have...

Point being, Obama has a pretty good history of NOT taking vacations compared to past presidents.

Actually hasn't taken a lot of time off at all...
edit on 9/2/2011 by mudbeed because: (no reason given)

I personally find his vacationing habits offensive compared to previous Presidents for one major and glaring difference. Reagan, and both Bushs had their residences/get away homes converted into National Command Centers within weeks of the election that put them in office. So...when Reagan was in California or Baby Bush was in Crawford, the physical location changed but the real effect of being in the White House didn't.

How exactly does that work at Martha's Vineyard? Are the SS running a. to rebuild and then restore the grounds every time he comes? I'd love to see a true vacation comparison that leaves OUT the 'Working White Houses' past Presidents spend a good % of their "Vacation" time at and strictly compare locations that were not functional government facilities.

At least Camp David is a very real working location for the President. It actually makes me curious why he's going there, of all places. I believe I recall him making a couple statements regarding Camp David as something less than his first choice for a spot to relax. I wonder if others are due at Camp David this weekend for some official business they don't want the entire WH Press Corps to sit outside the door and speculate on? Hmmm... Where are the key people in Israel and the Palestinian Authority this weeked?



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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PRESIDENTS TAKE VACATIONS?

I sure hope he at least has the guts not to fly around in a helicopter. A president flying in an actual helicopter is ridiculous. He should drive a Toyota like everyone else.

I bet no other politicians or civil servants will have the gall to take off this holiday weekend. George W. Bush certainly worked while the rest of us were all sleeping...that guy was great!

I bet NObama won't even pay attention to all the staff that always accompany the president wherever he goes. He should be at his desk; these days it is impossible to work from home or on the road.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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I wish I was President. It must be nice as a Democrat, when you never stopped going on about Bush being on vacation, golfing, and goofing off, being one of the biggest slackers to hold the job. Obama may end up beating Carter as the most useless President in the last 100 years!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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What the hell has he done to deserve these holidays?



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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I seldom believe what the media states or what the government PR types state. I mention this because I for one don't think that he's on another vacation.

I think that he is on a "pretend vacation" to the public while he and others secretly and quietly brain storm key and current issues of major concern with key political strategist while they plan their next move that will support the demise of America and the collapse of its financial structure while grabbing the last reins of power from the military that would be necessary to answer to no one.

If we could find out who will be with the Obama while he is at Camp David, it would go a long way to helping us discern what type of brain storming session he is in attendance for.

Anyway, just wanted to mention this item because as I stated earlier, I for one don't think its another vacation.

Stating it is another vacation implies that they hope it will raise some blog talk eyebrows and while everyone diverts their attention to such garbage, all the blah blah blah then allows Obama to say that racism is involved and that working on matters of importance to the nation is sometimes best kept private for matters of national security.

It is a political cover and using the vacation label is being used to be divisive, because that is what works best for the Democrats. Just a thought.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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The economy is circling the drain, and he has done nothing to fix the many problems this country faces. He does not deserve "time off" or any vacations. NONE. He's hiding from public view because job growth was ZERO last month for the first time in history, many Americans cannot even afford the food for a cookout, and he's out of office AGAIN. He refused to answer any questions about the latest dismal news on jobs.

And you think he deserves "time off"??? He deserves to be FIRED.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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having no ideas and have been a dismal failure of a president for the last 3 years with no hope of doing anything positive.

take another vacation or the pc word "long weekend" meh


this speaks to the BIGOTRY of the left and democrats sure they Talk the TALK but have never in a day since their inception EVER WALKED THE WALK.

hes president he wanted the job he got the job and we got NOTHING in return.

i AGREE obama needs FIRED!!!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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It's called a weekend.

Ever heard if it ?




posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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reply to post by mishigas


It's called a weekend.

Ever heard if it ?


It's called another opportunity to run and hide from his responsibilities. He's a dismal failure --worse than even Carter. He's a weakling on the verge of a nervous breakdown.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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You do know it's Labor Day Weekend, i.e. a holiday, congress itself is off until the 7th. Pretty petty excuse for a complaint.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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A holiday, is it? Well excuuuse me! I thought that those guys were always on the clock?



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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If I were president, I'd take as many vacations as I could. I mean think about it, you have a lot of "retreats" at your disposal. May as well use them.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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I'm sorry, I think I missed something! I thought he had been on vacation since he was elected!!



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