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Versailles on the Potomac
National Review ^ | April 05, 2013 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT by Steelfish

APRIL 5 Versailles on the Potomac

Deroy Murdock

‘Shared sacrifice” is one of Obama’s favorite mantras. Translation: The White House shares your money while you sacrifice.

Amid the alleged horrors of the sequester, truly shared sacrifice is the last thing on Obama’s mind. The American people are enduring 0.4 percent GDP growth and 7.7 percent unemployment. A record 48 million citizens are on food stamps. Meanwhile, those in America’s royal palace are enduring tropical beaches, country clubs, and ski resorts.

As Joseph Curl recalled in Times, the Obamas rang in 2013 in a 6,000-square-foot, $8 million estate in Oahu’s Paradise Point. That’s when Obama played his 100th presidential golf round, one of five during the first family’s 17-day Hawaiian getaway.

The first lady and her daughters skied Aspen, Colo., in February. But some like it hot, so Obama rode Air Force One to Palm City, Fla., where he swung his clubs with Earth’s No. 1 golfer, Tiger Woods.

Not to be outdone, Clown Prince Biden greeted 2013 in the Virgin Islands. He slid down the slopes of Snowmass, Colo., in February. That month, Biden visited Europe. He and his entourage invested $459,338.65 in tax money for 136 rooms tied to Biden’s one-evening sleepover in London. Biden also stopped overnight in Paris. Rather than rely on, say, the U.S. embassy’s car fleet, Team Biden spent $321,665 for limousine rentals in the French capital. This reportedly was just for Biden’s party; Biden himself appropriately used his secure official vehicle, which was flown with him.

The American ambassador’s residence in Paris (above) was not good enough for Vice President Biden, who bunked instead at the Hotel Intercontinental. Photo: Henry Bourne, Harper’s Bazaar. (snip) Team Biden bunked at No. 2 Rue Scribe, the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. That one night cost taxpayers $585,000.50.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: letthemeatcake; obamavacation

1 posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 04/05/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Seems to me that the closest thing we have to Royalty in America are the people that get to ride in those little carts through the airport.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: nutmeg

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4 posted on 04/05/2013 10:29:27 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Gamecock
Seems to me that the closest thing we have to Royalty in America are the people that get to ride in those little carts through the airport.

The morbidly obese?

5 posted on 04/05/2013 1:39:15 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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I was at CLT about a year or so ago. I was using a walking stick and was in obvious pain. The USAIR agent told me to sit down. She requested one of those little carts to take me to my gate. I was wearing my American Legion polo shirt and found that between the two items I got a lot of sympathy. Now, I have to take one of the airline carts to the gate. The cart bypasses the long security line and I am driven right to the TSA station. I can no longer fly alone. This situation really sucks.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 2:49:09 PM PDT by Ax
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Well, that’s a perfectly justifiable use and that is not what I was light-heartedly referring to.

I have noticed that in the last 30 years or so, our fellow Americans have put on a few pounds.

I just had some visitors from the USA - their son was the first American born of a European immigrant and a Latina - he is only 9 years old and very much overweight.

:(


7 posted on 04/05/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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I heard in honor of the sequester, Caliph Baraq is only going to play 17 holes of golf.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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