Skip to comments.Michelle Obama will feel our pain in Spain but only at $2859 a night
Posted on 07/28/2010 8:49:48 AM PDT by toma29
"The pain in Spain falls mainly on the vain".
After Obama declared in a July 27, 2010 interview with ABC's Elizabeth Leamy, Were not that far removed from what most Americans are going through," we find out that Michelle Obama has booked a very expensive vacation to Spain accompanied by "long-time family friends". The liberal media that did decide to cover it calls it a "private" vacation, but since when have the Obama's used their own money?
The trip will not include Obama and Malia. And strangely, the trip will coincide with Obama's birthday because he will be visiting his CEO office at the auto plants he owns in Michigan and taking a trip to Chicago to attend Trinity Church with William Ayers.
I have a few questions.
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I guess the taxpayer will fund the trip because she is visiting the King of Spain?
I understand how the French people felt about Marie Antoinette living large while they starved.
Only $2859 per night? WTF? Were all the good suites already taken? Sheesh! They can’t treat our royalty like that!
The list, ping
It's a shame, because she has a lot to offer in an area where good people like her are badly needed.
$2800 (a nite) is a small price to pay to keeping Obama out of Washington D.C...
Is she using her own money for this trip?
AFGE and 4-5 star hotels is a slap in the damn face to all of us.
It’s good to be the queen.
And now we know why, right Michelle?
that’s $2,800 a room? Per night. Times 30.
Nice vaca for a 9 yr old.
I suspect that the WH staff is either afraid to counsel the Obamas about their foolish behavior OR they try but neither BO nor MO listen. Really, can ANYONE be this stupid! You’d have to be TRYING to tick off as many Americans as possible with these in-your-face, gauche nouveau-riche stunts.
The Obama’s to a suffering nation: Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.
life is grand when the little people are paying for it. we deserve it because we allow it.
It would be, except for the fact that Obama isn't going. This is for Michelle and one daughter. That's why they only need 30 rooms. If the King were going, they would need an entourage of 500 people, as he has had on other presidential trips to Europe.
Is she using her own money for this trip?
Yes, I would like to know the answer to that too ??
How about the other 30 rooms ???
How about the dog ??? Who pays for the dog’s room, board and airfare on this vacation ???
He’s no different than any other dictator. Livin it up.
After Movin on Up.
Michelle Obama: Madame the people have no jobs....Well, let them vacation in Spain
Don't worry, w-girl, I'm sure that the obama's will be as transparent about this as they have been about everything else so far.
hey cut her some slack...she’s only a couple years removed from worrying about credit card bills...and stuff. At least that’s what Bambi would have you believe.
That was back when she had that job working diversity issues for the hospital for $300K per year. She knows the hard life.
That poor dog is nothing but a prop for that family. Perhaps the younger daughter has grown attached to it, but the rest of the family just look on it as a prop, to be passed around to staff to walk, feed etc.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
well to be fair steroids are extremely pricey.
The staff stays in the same hotel as the players. Why should they complain?
The things the poor King of Spain, who is ill, has to put up with. First Hugito Chavez and now this vulgar woman.
Not only that, but it’s the off season.
And Customs won’t be checking her bags.
Why do these people need so many vacations? They’ve never done a day’s work in their lives.
I am not sure that they even have one; the most expensive that I could find was a villa at only 1540 euros.
I did find a combo package clearly meant for large parties at 2200 euros per night; occupancy is set at 6 people; the package includes 3820 square feet inside and 2217 outside, with separate dining area, two separate bedrooms, two restrooms, three terraces, five telephone lines, and breakfast is included for up to six guests.
“The staff stays in the same hotel as the players. Why should they complain?”
By “staff,” I was referring to the larger set of White House advisors/confidants and supposedly clearer-headed people who actually care about perception—the ones who look at polls and try to salvage at least a VENEER of propriety.
Don’t know about anyone else, but my life is full of people who don’t mind speaking their minds to me (albeit tactfully). Spouses, employers, and family members often play devil’s advocate and keep most of us in line. But this bunch in the White Hut must be immersed in yes-men and ill-bred flunkies who want their short-lived ride on the gravy train. That was my only point.
Following their Spanish jaunt, Mrs Obama and Sasha will tour the oil slick-devastated Gulf Coast of Florida before spending ten days on the New England resort island of Martha's Vineyards, a long-term favourite of celebrities and politicians.
WELL, well! Guess not getting invited to Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding really put her nose out of joint. Therefore,in order to NOT be totally over-looked, Le Petit Michelle decided to “Show the rest of the World that SHE had something BETTER to do that weekend”! Granted, I’m just being a “smart alek” here, but with the whole Country going to hell in a handbasket, is this really a good time to be wasting the Tax Payers hard earned money??????????
At ~3K per night of taxpayer money, the payin’ in Spain goes mainly down the drain...
She’s callous and self-indulgent is the charitable explanation.
But consider . . .
Out of nowhere she decides to go to Marbella. She’ll be out of town for Barack’s birthday. Her activities in Spain will be closed to the press. She has to know she takes a PR hit for this. If I were in foreign intel, say in France which just declared war on Al-Qaeda, I would want to know what visitors she has in Marbella. Lots of dirty big money, much of is Islamic, floating around that town the height of the season.
“A picture is worth 13 trillion words”....updated to reflect our indebtedeness to the current residents of the White House.
I doubt the government employees were paying the “rack rate” for their rooms. They were more likely paying the “government rate”.
When I was a federal employee, a very lowly law clerk, back in the 1980s, I got to stay at the Ritz Carlton on a work trip because they charged government employees the “government rate”, which was set just low enough to fit into the per diem limits. (The hotel was newly remodeled and was trying to get business back. They only offered that special rate for a few months.) Of course, I couldn’t afford a meal there. There’s no government discount for the food.
Shut up and eat some cake, you ungrateful peasant!!!
Sorry, but I was being somewhat sarcastic....and did’t tag it.
You’re absolutely correct about the gravy train.
30 rooms @ $2859 times 5 days = $428,850
Add in food and transportation, plus other amenities and you’ve got yourself a nice fat bill for the peons back home.
30 rooms at $3000 bucks a night.
I wonder how many days to multiply that by? Not to mention all the SS, attendants, cars, food, shopping trips and all.
There goes our summer of recovery.
Maybe the Obama’s know they were only a place-holder for Hillary Clinton and so they are living it up while they can. Obama is ramming through all the framework that Hillary would have had a hard time getting done. Once Obama lays the foundation for Marxism, Hillary will finish the job.
I just hope that all those who voted for Obama will eventually learn that voting for trash gets you trash. As for the Obamas feeling the pain that a lot of Americans are feeling, they sure are living la vida loca with other people’s money.
“Don’t cry for me, aren’t cha tiny.”