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Obama Flies the Family Over to Paris For Vacation
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-09 | Mike's America

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, 2009

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.

Wow! At least one reporter has discovered what elitists the Obama's really are? Maybe there is hope for the Republic after all.

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: normandy; obama; vacation

1 posted on 06/06/2009 9:20:37 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

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.


2 posted on 06/06/2009 9:27:44 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Three Five Zero Zero


3 posted on 06/06/2009 9:31:19 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: livius

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.


4 posted on 06/06/2009 9:37:11 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Starman417

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.


5 posted on 06/06/2009 9:39:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: OnTheDress
Obama Flies the Family Over to Paris For Vacation

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?

6 posted on 06/06/2009 9:39:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama - Muslim Socialist Enemy of America!)
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To: Starman417

This pic of Rooster from Beretta looks like Obama partying. From Pimp to Prez in 1 generation.

7 posted on 06/06/2009 9:39:40 AM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: Starman417

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.


8 posted on 06/06/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Starman417

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?


9 posted on 06/06/2009 9:40:19 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Starman417

“Waiter....there are snails on her plate...”


10 posted on 06/06/2009 9:41:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait!)
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To: Venturer
It is so breathtakingly IN YOUR FACE it is jaw dropping.

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.

11 posted on 06/06/2009 9:43:00 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: InterceptPoint
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?

Been saying that for a long time. You are exactly right and millions of dumb Americans just were duped

12 posted on 06/06/2009 9:43:37 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Starman417
what fashions the first lady will wear, and whether she'll outshine Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, her glamorous French counterpart.

What a joke. The big MO can't outshine a flea in fashion much less Carla!

13 posted on 06/06/2009 9:48:47 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I like Sarah Palin because all the WRONG people I despise hate her.- Dennis Miller)
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To: dfwgator
“Waiter....there are snails on her plate...”


14 posted on 06/06/2009 9:50:31 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Starman417

His entire life has been one giant “Free Ride.” He is a symptom has to how far we have fallen.


15 posted on 06/06/2009 9:50:33 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: InterceptPoint

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.


16 posted on 06/06/2009 9:50:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: CAluvdubya
The big MO can't outshine a flea in fashion much less Carla!

Hideous?

17 posted on 06/06/2009 9:53:45 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Starman417

Wait a minnit! Isn’t he supposed to represent the US at the D-Day memorial? Am I missunderstanding this post?


18 posted on 06/06/2009 9:54:15 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: cbkaty

Every time I see that dress I wonder if there is a message in it? The flag of the Haitian empire comes to mind.


19 posted on 06/06/2009 9:58:50 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: cbkaty

Well, it doesn’t look good on either one of them. But on her, it looks hideous.


20 posted on 06/06/2009 9:59:04 AM PDT by livius
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To: GinaLolaB

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.


21 posted on 06/06/2009 10:01:21 AM PDT by livius
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To: kalee

Kinda reminds me of the markings of the Black Widow spider.


22 posted on 06/06/2009 10:03:57 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Unions are great, providing you are too weak or too stupid to stay employed by your own merit.)
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To: InterceptPoint
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

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?

23 posted on 06/06/2009 10:04:49 AM PDT by livius
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To: y6162

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.


24 posted on 06/06/2009 10:05:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: Starman417

So much for the Obama common touch,agree.


25 posted on 06/06/2009 10:20:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Starman417

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.


26 posted on 06/06/2009 11:00:04 AM PDT by sten
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To: Starman417
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

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.

27 posted on 06/06/2009 11:02:12 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Starman417

28 posted on 06/06/2009 11:02:35 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: maggief

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.


29 posted on 06/06/2009 11:05:39 AM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: cbkaty

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.


30 posted on 06/06/2009 11:06:00 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: kalee

I thought that the black and red dress was the “Black widow spider dress”.


31 posted on 06/06/2009 11:52:39 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: maggief

Again with the ugly “Worldwide Wrestling Federation” belt. She loves those things (along with cheap, flimsy sweaters).


32 posted on 06/06/2009 12:08:11 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Starman417

“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!!!


33 posted on 06/06/2009 12:10:10 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: Starman417

Why don’t they go to a nice Muslim country for vacation with the girls, say, Pakistan or Indonesia...


34 posted on 06/06/2009 12:26:37 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Starman417
Why doesn't he take the girls to Kenya to meet their uncles and his great family of impoverished deadbeats?

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?

35 posted on 06/06/2009 12:28:29 PM PDT by Bon mots
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Didn't they just have a Hawaiian vacation? He hasn't done anything yet for Chrissakes.

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36 posted on 06/06/2009 12:33:09 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: InterceptPoint; Starman417
The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he's officially sworn into office.

She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to "rule" on day one.

Obama Ready to Rule from Day One

37 posted on 06/06/2009 12:45:49 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Cecily
Again with the ugly “Worldwide Wrestling Federation” belt. She loves those things (along with cheap, flimsy sweaters).

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.

38 posted on 06/06/2009 1:03:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Bon mots

They could go ahead and marry the girls off while they are there.


39 posted on 06/08/2009 9:56:53 AM PDT by Cecily
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