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Campaign 2012: Obama to skip Martha's Vineyard vacation this summer
latimes.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Christi Parsons

Posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama won’t be spending his summer vacation in the well-heeled haven of Martha’s Vineyard as he has done for the last three years, according to sources familiar with the White House decision.

The Obama team isn’t supplying a reason for the decision not to go to the island -- a convenient and security-friendly place for presidents to visit that is better known by the rest of the country as a playground for the privileged. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s plans.

There’s not much doubt about the mixed-message problems such an exclusive venue could bring for a president running for reelection, especially when one of his major campaign themes is to portray his Republican opponent as rich and out of touch with the middle class.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ma; obama; vacation

1 posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So where IS he going to spend our money?

Mecca?

2 posted on 07/03/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

of course not.

he’ll disrupt the lives of millions across the country and cost the taxpayers tens of millions by hitting 25 cities in the 7 days he would be on vacation


3 posted on 07/03/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That, or he’ll take his vacation overseas while he shakes the can for campaign cash


4 posted on 07/03/2012 5:45:11 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is not going to Martha’s vinyard because a brit bought it and won’t let him in.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 5:45:43 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Mitty has this awesome place in NH.
I’m sure he’d rent it to Baraq & MooseChelle, no?


6 posted on 07/03/2012 5:47:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must be in big huddle with someone.
Where’s the wifey?


7 posted on 07/03/2012 5:50:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
THE REST OF THE STORY: HERE

Don't believe the LA Slimes implication that Dear Leader is "giving up" a vacay of his own accord. A coupla rich Brits bought the place he usually goes and decided they aren't willing to give up the place for the Kenyan and his brood.

8 posted on 07/03/2012 5:51:52 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

....the people of Martha’s Vineyard tired of his street hustling Three Card Monte act and are not willing to play anymore. THAT’S why the push for foreign donations...he could go to Russia and finish working out “THE DEAL” that suddenly disappeared from the news.......


9 posted on 07/03/2012 5:53:38 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think its hilarious that the new owners “choose” not to rent to the Obama’s.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 5:54:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LASlimes breaking in a new pair of knee pads i see...
11 posted on 07/03/2012 5:57:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A sign of genuine desperation.Soon they'll be announcing that Osama won't be playing golf until the end of the year.
12 posted on 07/03/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: mylife

http://www.mvgazette.com/article.php?33117

Blue Heron Farm, the Chilmark estate that President Obama and his family have rented for three past summer vacations, was sold last week for $21.9 million. The gentleman’s farm will be occupied by a high-profile European couple, Lord Norman and Lady Elena Foster of Thames Bank in Great Britain.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awww, poor baby. I haven’t had a vacation in over 20 years so don’t care if he misses this one.

Happy 4th of July everybody!


14 posted on 07/03/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: digger48

He’s had 3 years of vacation from reality.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 6:09:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

16 posted on 07/03/2012 6:12:16 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry will be clearing brush at his brand new ranch in Ohio.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 6:12:22 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mylife

“I think its hilarious that the new owners “choose” not to rent to the Obama’s.”

I think no one else at Martha’s Vinyard will, either, otherwise Big Media would have simply told us afterwards that they had stayed in Martha’s Vinyard as usual.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 6:14:09 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RummyChick

Darn the hard luck.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: treetopsandroofs

The more I think of it, nobama and mooch-elle should probably spend their vacay in court and then in Leavenworth for what they have done and are doing to this wonderful country.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

And in the presidential museum on the display of Martha’s Vinyard where so many presidents vacationed, it will also be noted that in 2012, Barry CANCELED his vacation to save America, etc.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 6:18:18 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What? George Clooney has not invited him to use his villa on Lake Cuomo?


22 posted on 07/03/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Poor pitiful ol Obama.


23 posted on 07/03/2012 6:21:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BooFrickinHoo!


24 posted on 07/03/2012 6:32:24 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I cannot wait until they are booted from the Whitehouse, what kind of a neighborhood will want them?

Will they be forced to live on an impregnable island surrounded by an army of their choosing?

They will make up some bloated story and will probably take off for Kenya, my money is on that bet.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 6:44:36 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Is your state Obamacare free yet?)
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To: Eye of Unk

Not a chance.
Baraq’s ego won’t let it happen.
He’ll have a nightly 2 hr gig on PMSNBC.
For the 60% of the time when he’s on vacation or playing golf, Blowprah will substitute.
And the family will live in Manhattan.
I’m sure there’s some $34k/year elementary schools for the kids there.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 6:49:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting that Washington won’t tell the American people where their President is going. What’s he afraid of? Must be a huge security risk for him.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: RC2

sure he’s busy plotting with other scandalous sorts.....
how to spin his next lie to the morons who lap up everything he says like gospel.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A British couple bought the retreat the One usually goes to, and it’s not open for boarders.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 7:50:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should vacation on historic Chappaquiddick Island.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why doesn’t he join his Attorney General at Disneyland? Well, maybe not . . . he might scare the kids.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 8:42:02 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has a load of vacations for 3 1/2 years. Now we are rolling up to November and he’s going to skip one. Wow!


32 posted on 07/04/2012 4:00:05 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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