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
Fly the whole damn restuarant and its staff to the white house. Still cheaper than going out!
Chris Wallace (OX NEWS) had it right when he called this Administration “The biggest whiners of any Administration in history”
“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.”
If he weren’t president, I’d also be greatly pleased. I imagine Obama looks in the mirror as frequently as possible and asks, “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?”
One big ass ugly, angry woman.
It is one thing to Fly out to NYC on a Date night with your significant other. It is quite another thing to leave NYC without at least making arrangements to have real Pizza from a reputable establishment in New York sent to the White House on a regular basis if DC does not have an acceptable product available.
Is this the hope and change we were waiting for?
Are we going to sit back and stand for this kind of thin skinned behavior from the Administration over criticism of their poor choices in a somewhat under appreciated Italian American Delicacy produced from NYC, the capital of Pizza?
Have you no shame?
Hush and say no more! Being from Chicago and living on their Pizza for a few decades is not an acceptable excuse as far as I am concerned.
Like they know the difference between a good meal and McDonalds anyway. She doesn’t look like she has missed any meals lately!
Was that picture taken in Kenya?
They be pimpin'
Their response: "Let them eat CRUMBS!" There is no cake left; Obama and his queen along with their evil minions have eaten it all and still they demand "MORE"! His so-called "highness" is upset because it is ALL ABOUT HIM. He does not care one whit about the suffering masses. It is ALL ABOUT HIM and HIS WANTS and HIS perceived "needs".
I hope and pray the entire democRAT party pays a massive price in the up coming elections for this wicked, evil, ANTI-American, Marxist, communist, socialist and his angry black woman "Queen of hearts".
He looks drunk or doped up, Michelle just looks mad,not drunk.
No, that little boy is cute.
I guess even Obummer was once, too, before the creeps in his immediate family helped him develop into a nasty cynic. We'll be sincerely praying for him as throw him out of office, and no kidding about it.
There's a McDonalds somewhere between Tysons Corner and Falls Church though. :D
If it’s good enough for Americans..
I don't know about her---but Ohaha and his minions are clearly on mood-alerting substances.
Notice that no matter what catastrophe befalls them, Ohaha's out on the hustings, grinning and glad-handing dumb Dims.
Sap-happy Gibbs always has some cute riposte to the media, no matter the occasion.
Gotta be a "connection" there. Maybe "La Familia" has a key to the WH back entrance?
I got two words as well.
Marshalls had another red tag sale?
This reminds me back when Newt became the Speaker of the House and the Clintonids made him ride back where the luggage gets pack and Newt spoke publicly about it. The Jon Stewart media and all the liberal clones jeered and sneered at Newt crying over where he got stashed on public transportation.
Liberals are people who never grow up they are always picking their noses and well never-mind.
"Is Michelle Obama a Drunk? "
The Enquirer seems to think so.
And you know? The only consistently reliable sources for information anymore seems to be the Canada Free Press, Pravda and the Enquirer.
They report, we decide my friend. LOL
"I don't know about her---but Ohaha and his minions are clearly on mood-alerting substances."
Sure would explain an awful lot 'bout that gaggle, wouldn't it.
Oh please----this is another WH-manipulated distraction to keep Americans off-kilter about the REAL annoyances WE have to deal with since he took office.
His trashing the Constitution, turning America into a Third World, losing our freedoms, the debt burden, high unemployment, sinking home prices, watching Ohaha handout our money to cruds like ACORN. The vision of Chicago mobsters like Rahm and Axelrod sitting in our WH.
Those are real annoyances.
He could have quietly kept his “date” promise as president-elect. He is the one who went looking for a bump with a Camelot style stunt.
Not a very happy couple....
As adults, everything to them is a "performance," to hear the applause, to feed their egos.
This confession indicates Ohaha had a need to be universally applauded for his "date night" exercise.
According to him, all America should have been enthralled over this.
If he weren’t pres. that would please me greatly also.
What a whiner! If his little date night hadn’t of been at taxpayer expense I wouldn’t have cared where he took Aunt Esther.
Aw, look at the pic of the two love birds in post #1. Isn’t that sweet? They must have had a great time in the city.
Well, son, it's not like you didn't know that was part of the job. Everything a president does in public is political. The other 40+ presidents managed. Why can't you. Along with the perks come some poop. Learn to live with it. No, don't. It is more fun watching you complain about everything.