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Another break for Obama Burton defends new vacation
politico.com ^ | August 27, 2009 | By POLITICO STAFF

Posted on 08/27/2009 12:01:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

After a mid-August trip to America's national parks and a weeklong vacation on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama plans ...

... to take a little more time away from the office next week.

Obama will head to Camp David on Wednesday, September 2, and stay through the weekend, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters in a Thursday briefing.

Joking that it may have been "wishful thinking" to suggest Obama's current trip out of Washington would coincide with a news-free week, Burton quipped that the president needs a "break from his vacation."

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1 posted on 08/27/2009 12:01:36 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Tweedle Dum has to twiddle his thumbs while his staff does the work writing new scripts for TOTUS.


2 posted on 08/27/2009 12:03:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“Joking that it may have been ‘wishful thinking’ to suggest Obama’s current trip out of Washington would coincide with a news-free week...”

When in fact it coincides with Ramadan! Funny, that...


3 posted on 08/27/2009 12:03:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I really think they think the 1000 SEIU/ACORN astroturf fake, bogus, town halls and KennedyCare allows the teleprompter to stop campaigning.

Maybe they spotted a trend that when he stops campaigning/teleprompting his poll numbers go up a few points.


4 posted on 08/27/2009 12:06:10 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

all bammer does is RUN AWAY and HIDE that’s the bottom line.
His “vacation” is in reality a total disassociation from the duties of the office of POTUS.
He’s a damn runaway


5 posted on 08/27/2009 12:06:39 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Interesting!

Maybe the funeral will wear him out and take him off the golf course.


6 posted on 08/27/2009 12:08:20 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don’t think anyone bemoaned that,” Burton said.”

Burton has go to be joking. We constantly heard complaints from the MSM about how much vacation Bush took.

That said, I’d like Obama to take as much vacation as he likes. The less governing he does, the better it is for America.


7 posted on 08/27/2009 12:08:41 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Sounds like Obama’s handlers have finally figured out what a terrible communicator he is, and have decided to keep him away from the teleprompter. He can spout campaign generalities, but he’s not capable of handling details. Unfortunately,(for him, not us) he doesn’t have a competent VP to back him up. That was another reason the left hated Cheney so much.


8 posted on 08/27/2009 12:08:44 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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These left wing liars cried and whined when W spent time at his own home in Texas. But Prince Wee Wee can go all the country and spend, spend, spend and it’s just fine with them.
God I hate liberals.


9 posted on 08/27/2009 12:10:41 PM PDT by DinkyJackson
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To: ozzymandus

He is probably celebrating Ramadan. Another reason to keep press and photogs away. I am sure he’s discreet about it but gotta keep photos away.


10 posted on 08/27/2009 12:10:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
For the second time in just a few days, however, the deputy press secretary emphasized that Obama hasn't disengaged from his responsibilities.

"When you're president, you've always got that job," Burton said.

On Monday, Burton pointed to former President George W. Bush's vacation habits to defend scattered criticism of Obama's August schedule.

"As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don't think anyone bemoaned that," Burton said.

Unreal. They never stop playing partisan politics-EVER!

11 posted on 08/27/2009 12:12:33 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

12 posted on 08/27/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

He is getting out of the public eye because they know people are sick of him. Won’t do him a damn bit of good with all of the nonsensical Kennedy flap that is going on 24/7.

....now Teds body is at 4th and vine, and we are all held captivated by the idiocy.

One leftist has the ability to sicken as well as another.


13 posted on 08/27/2009 12:13:35 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

It was a bait and switch Alinsky tactic.... say it like you never said it, so therefore you never said it.


14 posted on 08/27/2009 12:14:11 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

no surprise here folks... I suspect Obama will not do much of anything except relax and meditate for the next four weeks in honor of Ramadan....


15 posted on 08/27/2009 12:17:09 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Is it a coincidence that Obama's vacation of relaxation and meditation coincides with Ramadan?)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Media reports:

Bush Vacationing in Crawford (his own home) August 2001-2008: "How can that lazy Frat boy take off from work when the world is in crises?!?!?!"

Hussein Vacationing in a richman’s estate on Martha's vineyard: “Oh, the poor man, he needs a rest after solving All the world's problems!"

16 posted on 08/27/2009 12:18:55 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ramadan lasts a month


17 posted on 08/27/2009 12:19:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"Burton quipped that the president needs a "break from his vacation."

Teleprompters aren't reloaded with the new health care propaganda yet, so Obama told to lay low a while longer, till the Kennedy funeral, which will also be the launch of the health care offensive. What better time that when Media can use the funeral as an excuse for a days long bombardments of free health care campaigning while Obama stands on top of Kennedy's casket preaching how it was his dying wish to give All Americans commie care.

18 posted on 08/27/2009 12:19:21 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I would be happy if the Prez just went ahead and took a vacation for the rest of his term of office.


19 posted on 08/27/2009 12:19:55 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Every normal man must be tempted at times to hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats" -Henr)
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To: kabar

The holiest day of Ramadan is

http://www.when-is.com/lailat-al-kadr-2009.asp

Sept 15th this year?

What is the practice of this day, I wonder


20 posted on 08/27/2009 12:22:09 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve been lookin for that pic. I had made an animated gif with flapping ears, but I lost the darn thing.This one will be perfect...


21 posted on 08/27/2009 12:22:48 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“Joking that it may have been “wishful thinking” to suggest Obama’s current trip out of Washington would coincide with a news-free week, Burton quipped that the president needs a “break from his vacation.”

Hope the Kennedys enjoy the joking and quipping the death in their family has brought forth from the White House.


22 posted on 08/27/2009 12:22:57 PM PDT by John W
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To: TRY ONE

Exactly.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 12:23:11 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"The holiest day of Ramadan is http://www.when-is.com/lailat-al-kadr-2009.asp Sept 15th this year?
What is the practice of this day, I wonder

The have family get togethers for feasting and thighing of small children I believe.

24 posted on 08/27/2009 12:25:34 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: kabar

The Obamas have not been observing the fast, what with their excursions to famous ice cream parlors and such.


25 posted on 08/27/2009 12:26:49 PM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: nikos1121

“I suspect Obama will not do much of anything except relax and meditate for the next four weeks in honor of Ramadan....”

He seems true to his previous statements...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw


26 posted on 08/27/2009 12:27:21 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

George Soros is the real president anyway. Zero is just his figurehead.


27 posted on 08/27/2009 12:28:23 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎) marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the first day of the following month, after another new moon has been sighted. The Eid falls after 29 or 30 days of fasting, per the lunar sighting. Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fast; a special celebration is made. Food is donated to the poor (‘Zakat al-Fitr’), everyone puts on their best, usually new, clothes, and communal prayers are held in the early morning, followed by feasting and visiting relatives and friends. The prayer is two rakaahs only, and it is optional (sunat) prayer as opposed to the compulsory five daily prayers.

Laylat al-Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر‎) (also known as Shab-e-Qadr), basically the Night of Decree or Night of Measures, is the anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe also that this night is when their fate in the following year is decided and hence pray for God all night long and pray for mercy and salvation. This practice is called Ehyaa (basically meaning "revival").

28 posted on 08/27/2009 12:31:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Campion
He is the money man. There's no doubt he getting everything he wants, including all our money.
29 posted on 08/27/2009 12:31:51 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Palladin

They are not Muslims.


30 posted on 08/27/2009 12:31:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
As obsessed Zippy and the ‘Rats are with polling, they probably know he gets a bump in the polls when he's out of town. Maybe it's a reverse of the old Rose Garden Strategy. Instead of hanging out around the rose garden, hightail it out of town.

ObamAlinsky will probably get another nudge up in the polls if he's seen blubbering at Kennedy's memorial service, or wherever it is he is supposed to set up his teleprompters (is that tacky or what, having teleprompters at a funeral?). So maybe he should look for more funerals to crash and other places to go on vacation. He might get back up to where he was in the polls just after inauguration, if all he does is vacation and go to funerals.

31 posted on 08/27/2009 12:33:18 PM PDT by chimera
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I am all for Obama taking as many vacations as possble

A 3.5 year long one would be perfect.


32 posted on 08/27/2009 12:34:30 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: kabar
What is your opinion of this? He is a practicing Muslim. So why can't the WH just say 'Obama is taking time off to practice Ramadan"? They admitted he had Muslim roots. Have they admitted he is a muslim?

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

33 posted on 08/27/2009 12:34:38 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Palladin

Yeah it was also reported that they had hamburgers last week.

Is he a cheating,practicing muslim?


34 posted on 08/27/2009 12:36:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

0bama is taking all of this time off while the country burns??

/sarcasm

Isn’t that what they said whenever Bush went to his ranch?


35 posted on 08/27/2009 12:36:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Liberals have no integrity, character, or shame.)
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To: kabar
"It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad."

yep. This earth shattering, birth of Islam day begins with an illiterate epileptic, -who is in a cave practicing his pagan rock god worshiping ritual- being beat up and threatened by a scary "angel" and told to "read" an imaginary book.

The birth of Islam begins with a nonsensical [Qur'an 96:1]""Read in the name of your Lord who created man out of clots of congealed blood. Read, for your Lord is the most generous. He who taught the use of the pen that man might be taught that which he did not know."

Brilliant.The moment of moments: the birth of Islam. An unnamed spirit, representing an unidentified entity, reveals itself to Muhammad, and all we get is this.

36 posted on 08/27/2009 12:41:14 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: kabar

Why would an all-knowing deity ask an illiterate man to read? Why does the spirit tell us that man was created from blood clots when it’s not true? If this spirit “taught by the pen what men did not know,” where are those words? And why digress to an oral recital when written testimony is superior? Why gloat, saying he’s generous - in what way and to whom? But the real question is: if this spirit “taught by the pen what men did not know,” where are those words?


37 posted on 08/27/2009 12:42:01 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

No surprise the chickenshit lying jive turkey, is hiding.


38 posted on 08/27/2009 12:42:42 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Burton quipped that the president needs a "break from his vacation."
Hardy har-har. Moron.
39 posted on 08/27/2009 12:43:00 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Gee, I never realized that being a marxist tyrant was such hard work!


40 posted on 08/27/2009 12:43:37 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Have to take the token shot at President George W Bush to excuse their incompetence. GW could have stayed at Crawford for a year w/the $$ its costing us to house them in Marxist Vineyard.

Pray for America


41 posted on 08/27/2009 12:45:29 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: nikos1121
I suspect Obama will not do much of anything except relax and meditate for the next four weeks in honor of Ramadan....

He's not honoring anything. He's just being a shiftless lazy SOB which is par for the course for Obama. Liesurely is Obama personal adverb.

42 posted on 08/27/2009 12:46:32 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: indylindy

Lets noty forget, with Cogress on vacation, Obama can’t shift the blame for anthing that happens while he’s still there himself. That’s why he’s running away at least until Congress comes back to be able to run behind their skirts.


43 posted on 08/27/2009 12:47:39 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

maybe he’s having a mid-life crisis? maybe he needs counseling from a panel of health experts? maybe he thinks this is europe where it is ok to take a vacation for weeks and weeks and slack off the rest of the year?


44 posted on 08/27/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

They could have put Rodney King in the WH to lipsinc the part for what we are getting out of this act by “0 and the Dems”.


45 posted on 08/27/2009 12:49:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

why take a vacation for ramadan when you’re not going to fast?


46 posted on 08/27/2009 12:50:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

hey look. We LIKE the fact obama’s on vacation. It’s the left that’s ticked off he’s just relaxing while his obamacare is left to rot.


47 posted on 08/27/2009 12:52:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don't think anyone bemoaned that," Burton said.

Oh, pleeze!

That idiot gap-toothed Burton is a lying lunatic...first, George W didn't take a 10th as many vacations as obama has...and secondly, the media bitched about those he did take constantly!!!

48 posted on 08/27/2009 12:55:40 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

BS


49 posted on 08/27/2009 12:56:34 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Says you.


50 posted on 08/27/2009 12:59:03 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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