Skip to comments.Obama Flies the Family Over to Paris For Vacation
Posted on 06/06/2009 9:20:37 AM PDT by Starman417
It's getting harder and harder for libs to defend the "Par-tay" President!
Consider that this was reported by the Boston Globe, owned by the New York Times. When these guys start criticizing Obama it's something to talk about!
Obamas' trip to Paris raises some eyebrows By Joseph Williams Boston Globe June 5, 2009Wow! At least one reporter has discovered what elitists the Obama's really are? Maybe there is hope for the Republic after all.
WASHINGTON - So much for the Obama common touch.
After whisking his wife to Manhattan for dinner and a Broadway show last weekend, President Obama is treating his family to a Paris vacation - paid for, in part, by taxpayers.
The White House confirmed yesterday that first lady Michelle Obama, their two daughters, and his mother-in-law will fly today to the City of Lights to join the president, who has scheduled meetings with French officials and will appear at a ceremony tomorrow in Normandy marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
Last year on the campaign trail, the Obamas prided themselves on staying close to the people. Much was made of Michelle Obama's down-to-earth J.Crew wardrobe, candidate Obama's off-the-rack suits, and the family's search for a "shelter dog" to satisfy the wishes of 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha for a puppy. Now, the French press is buzzing about whether the first family will dine at a posh restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower, what fashions the first lady will wear, and whether she'll outshine Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, her glamorous French counterpart.
But the trip has raised eyebrows among government watchdog groups, particularly since it comes so soon after the Obama's pricey "date night" jaunt to New York - the president called it fulfilling a campaign promise - and in the midst of what Obama himself has called the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
One public interest group notes that the White House still hasn't disclosed expenses from the Manhattan trip - estimated to be about $30,000 - and argues that the public should get a full accounting of a "flashy" European vacation.
Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, said that because Obama has such a demanding job, few would begrudge him some presidential perks - as long as he doesn't completely indulge himself on the taxpayer's dime. The problem, she said, is that Obama has not made his expenses public, and thus is failing to keep his pledge to run an open, transparent government.
"I doubt we'll see the true cost of the trip to Paris," Paige said. Not keeping his promise "has been a disappointment, to say the least," she added.
A White House spokeswoman said Michelle Obama will accompany her husband to the Normandy tribute, but otherwise the family's schedule while in Paris will be private. Under government rules, the spokeswoman said, Obama will personally pay for any non-official expenses he and his family incur on the trip, but their expense report will not be released. The president plans to return to Washington on Sunday, but his family plans to stay longer in Paris.
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He and Michelle are so tacky. Jeffersons, hicks from the sticks, you name it. Suddenly, they’ve won the Lotto and they’re on a roll.
Three Five Zero Zero
It’s good that people are noticing that he is running up a big tab during a recession. Worse still, he looks bad after complaining about business CEO travel.
I think Obamachev’s honeymoon is just about over.
It wouldnt have been a big deal if he had taken them all on Air Force One on the entire trip, but of course he couldnt do that because he could have his non-muslim wife in an Islamic country with him. So she had to catch up to him in Paris.
The people are hurting - the highest unemployment in a quarter of a century, and zer0 is flying his family to Paris for vacation. Do I need to ask who will be footing the tab?
This pic of Rooster from Beretta looks like Obama partying. From Pimp to Prez in 1 generation.
By the time King Obama’s first term is up he will have racked at least 200 billion just on trips. All this visit to improve America’s image is just a smoke screen for this child like nitwit to sponge on America’s wealth for pleasure. These trips are nothing but ego trips.
I really think that the media is missing the point about Obama’s extravagant behavior. The fact of the matter is that he is behaving very much in the manner of a KING. King’s aren’t just extravagant because it’s so much fun (although that makes the job much easier), they are extravagant in dress and manner to BY CHOICE in order to demonstrate that they are THE KING. My belief is that Obama’s view of himself, his role as President, and his legacy is to be viewed as a sort of Kindly King who came to power and did good things while, incidentally, doing what kings do: living high and enriching himself and the members of his court. It would not surprise me to see a movement soon to allow for more than two terms for His Highness since kings are generally kings for life and why should it be any different for King Obama?
“Waiter....there are snails on her plate...”
Who are these creepy people and their hangers on that have decided their mantra will do "DO AS A SAY but NOT AS I DO"! Selfish, immature prigs-standard liberal MO but exceptionally brazen and greedy.
Been saying that for a long time. You are exactly right and millions of dumb Americans just were duped
What a joke. The big MO can't outshine a flea in fashion much less Carla!
His entire life has been one giant “Free Ride.” He is a symptom has to how far we have fallen.
Well thank God for the 22nd amendment, so we won’t see a King Obama rule indefinitely.
Politically, it would seem impossible to repeal the 22nd amendment.
As long as we still have a Constitution, this shouldn’t be a concern. But we need to be concerned about what happens the next almost four years, and maybe four after that if he’s re-elected.
Wait a minnit! Isn’t he supposed to represent the US at the D-Day memorial? Am I missunderstanding this post?
Every time I see that dress I wonder if there is a message in it? The flag of the Haitian empire comes to mind.
Well, it doesn’t look good on either one of them. But on her, it looks hideous.
There’s a definite resemblance.
Boy, would his white bank VP granny be embarrassed ...well, maybe not, since she, her nutty daughter, and her passive agressive Communist husband raised him to be what he is now.
Kinda reminds me of the markings of the Black Widow spider.
That's how I see him, too. It's all about Obama or Dunham whatever his name is. He's a sociopath and now he's living the sociopath's dream. But who is behind him?
I hope it’s over. I did hear that some comedian was laughing at a reporter who bowed to him, so maybe there’s hope.
So much for the Obama common touch,agree.
fly off on dual vacations in foreign countries for a week plus.
yea, that’s what i do when times are tight... well, i guess that’s what i do... since i’m paying for it.
A few perks? Excuse me, but in these times one would think he of all people would not even give a hint of extravagance. Especially extravagance on the taxpayers' $$$. He and Michelle are contemptible.
I guess thats why she has to wear a belt under her boobs rather then at her waistline. She is to large in the rear to get one to fit properly.
She’s definitely got that Black Widow thing goin’ on. Don’t know what the larger significance of that is - but the imagery is definitely there.
I thought that the black and red dress was the “Black widow spider dress”.
Again with the ugly “Worldwide Wrestling Federation” belt. She loves those things (along with cheap, flimsy sweaters).
“the White House still hasn’t disclosed expenses from the Manhattan trip - estimated to be about $30,000”
Say what?! Estimates I’ve seen are all at least about TEN TIMES that much!!!
Why don’t they go to a nice Muslim country for vacation with the girls, say, Pakistan or Indonesia...
Why Paris and not Kenya?
Could it be because European culture is much nicer for the girls than Kenya, which is a filthy, violent sewer?
She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to "rule" on day one.
LOL! Thank God that us men only have to wear a jacket and a tie. And that's it.
Women gets to be creative with the way they dress but sometimes they can really bomb at it.
They could go ahead and marry the girls off while they are there.
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