Skip to comments.Obama unhappy with criticism of his NYC date night
Posted on 10/29/2009 3:19:47 AM PDT by SkyPilot
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says only once since Jan. 20 has White House life annoyed him.
It was the Saturday in May when, trying to be a good husband, he kept a campaign promise to take his wife, Michelle, to New York after the election for one of their "date nights" - dinner and a Broadway play.
Conservative commentators and Republican officials criticized him for doing so.
"People made it into a political issue," Obama told The New York Times Magazine for an article about the Obamas' marriage, appearing in the Nov. 1 issue. The article was posted on the Times' Web site on Wednesday.
"If I weren't president, I would be happy to catch the shuttle with my wife to take her to a Broadway show, as I had promised her during the campaign, and there would be no fuss and no muss and no photographers," he said. "That would please me greatly."
Presidents, however, don't travel by any means other than secure government aircraft or vehicles.
Obama added: "The notion that I just couldn't take my wife out on a date without it being a political issue was not something I was happy with."
The article explores the effects of the presidency on the couple's 17-year union, and revisits well-documented tension between them in earlier years as Obama pursued his political career in Illinois, leaving Mrs. Obama largely home alone in Chicago with their daughters.
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1. Obama and Michelle were rightly criticized because their little "Date Night" to NYC was not in conjunction with any official travel. It cost the taxpayers millions, because it isn't just the cost of the Gulfstream that flew him there. Everytime a President moves, it involves massive airlift that is being used for 2 wars. The White House Communications Agency has to move, and that involves an entire C-17 cargo aircraft. Limos, security, staffers, etc all add up to a boondogle. If GW Bush did this, the MSM would have crucified him.
2. The Obama are clearly abusing their Presidential travel privledges. More Obama strap hangers and staffers went to Europe (on two occasions) than any other President visit in HISTORY! Let's not even mention flying in pizzas from Chicago, trips to the Grand Canyon, Marth's Vinyard....oh...and what else? I know I am leaving some of them out.
3. Lastly, Obama probably has a bad memory of the night because there were rumors (just rumors mind you) that Michelle had been drinking heavily that night.
4. Where the heck has the MSM been on these "well-documented tensions between them in earlier year?"
Where? Where has the reporting been on that? What "tensions" do reporters know about?
I have three simple words for Mr. Obama. “GET OVER IT”!
What a sad, sorry little whiner he is. If he didn't want to be the de-facto political leader of the entire free world, then he didn't have to run for the Democrat nomination. If he didn't want every arch of his eyebrow to be a political issue, he didn't have to accept the nomination.
“People made it into a political issue,”
Thats because it IS, jerkwad.
You spent taxpayer dollars for your little jaunt to NY. That makes it our deal.
I just call her “The Incredible Hulk”
Lucky him. Pretty much every night since Jan. 20 has annoyed me.
“Obama unhappy with criticism of his NYC date night”
Wah, poor bastard.
P*ss on this illegal, unconstitutional poser-in-chief and the lowlife scum that voted for him.
So why didn’t he take her on a date after the election but prior to his inauguration? He would have kept a promise and not had access to all the amenities that he says just can’t be helped.
was not something I was happy with
Who talks like this? Who gives a flying *&^K what makes you happy? This guy cannot step outside his own head for even one second.
“I just call her The Incredible Hulk
I call her the first Sasquatch.
Haven't we been told by the Left since the '60s that everything is political? Live by the sword, die by the sword.
“Obama added: “The notion that I just couldn’t take my wife out on a date without it being a political issue was not something I was happy with.”
Dumb sh**! Your damn “date” cost us a fortune! Walk across the street to get your grub for dinner!
She reminds me of a sasquatch in a human costume
Two words to Obama(not sure what his name really is).
hope to see him displeased as often as possible, because he has done much worse to millions in this country
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