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Obama may delay start of his Christmas vacation
whtc ^ | Monday December 13, 2010 8 minutes ago | Alister Bull

Posted on 12/13/2010 1:21:46 PM PST by Red Steel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is likely to delay the start of his Christmas vacation to help several of his key legislative goals pass Congress before the end of the year, the White House said on Monday.

Obama is tentatively scheduled to depart on Saturday for Hawaii, where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation. But lawmakers are still debating the extension of Bush-era tax cuts and a new nuclear weapons deal, both of which Obama is eager to see approved.

"The president will be here for as long as Congress is here," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, adding he saw a good chance this would keep Obama in Washington next week.

Obama wants to make the most of the remaining time that both chambers of Congress are in the hands of his Democrats, before control of the House of Representatives switches in January to Republicans and they increase their weight in the Senate.

Congress is debating a $858 billion package of measures to keep income taxes low and extend unemployment benefits, as well as ratifying a new START nuclear weapons treaty that Obama has said is vital to U.S. relations with Russia.

The Senate takes a procedural vote on the tax package later on Monday. Obama thrashed it out with Republicans and has been criticized by other Democrats for conceding to their demand for a two-year extension of tax cuts for wealthier Americans.

The White House also hopes Congress will lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Senate Republicans last week used delaying tactics to prevent a vote on a regularly approved military funding bill that contained a repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

Gibbs said he was confident the ban would be repealed by the end of the year.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: aloha; christmas; dadt; delay; dream; fubo; lameduck; marxist; muzzie; obama; obamavacation; obooboo; onebigmistake; start; starttreaty; tax; taxes; vacation
Here comes the lame duck jam session to jam everything. His Christmas wish list is to pass DREAM, DADT, and START.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 1:21:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

What a TROOPER!

Why, he’s almost like Abe Lincoln in his dedication to his job....


2 posted on 12/13/2010 1:24:04 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Red Steel
Gibbs said he was confident the ban would be repealed by the end of the year.

So... Do you think he'll enlist?

3 posted on 12/13/2010 1:25:19 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Red Steel

As we speed the start of his retirement......


4 posted on 12/13/2010 1:25:35 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic......Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: Red Steel

Why does he need to delay? Can’t he just leave Slick Willy in charge?


5 posted on 12/13/2010 1:27:03 PM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: Red Steel

Leave already!!


6 posted on 12/13/2010 1:27:44 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Red Steel

Please, GO!


7 posted on 12/13/2010 1:28:51 PM PST by fullchroma (Please, GO!)
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To: Red Steel

Maybe he doesn’t believe in Christmas?


8 posted on 12/13/2010 1:29:24 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Red Steel

Well first, you would have to assume he is a Christian...


9 posted on 12/13/2010 1:29:29 PM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: Red Steel
Obama is tentatively scheduled to depart on Saturday for Hawaii, where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation.

When has the Obama family NOT been on vacation? Hello???

Anyone remember how the press complained and attacked GW when he would go home to Crawford, TX, actually do some physical labor on his "vacation" week once or twice a year?

Interesting to compare the every-other day (or so it seems) Obama junkets/vacations all over the globe and the comparable silence by the press.

I would like to see a "cost to taxpayers" comparison of GW's trips "home" to Obama's international jet-setting vacations. I would imagine one Obama trip probably outspends all of GW's vacations in 8 years combined. ($100 million per-day trip of recent as an example).

10 posted on 12/13/2010 1:30:17 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Red Steel

isn’t ramadan over?


11 posted on 12/13/2010 1:31:21 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Red Steel

“Tax Cuts & Unemployment Benefits” At 4:10 pm ET, the Senate vote was 62 -7 in favor, 60 yes votes, that moves the bill forward to an up and down majority vote.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 1:32:26 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He’s been on vacation all year. This is lame-duck time... time to ram more crap down the throat of the American public.

If he misses a few days of “Christmas vacation” (what’s a muslim-sympathizing marxist care about Christmas anyway), he can always make up for it by taking another 9-11 months off next year.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 1:32:55 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Red Steel
Christmas Vacation???

What the heck does an islamic, muslim communist need with a Christmas Vacation??

Wan't "Rham-eeee-Don" some time ago?? The little tin god shoulda taken his vacation then. Did he forget??

14 posted on 12/13/2010 1:33:34 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Red Steel

Haven’t we been here before? This last-minute cram session where the worst sort of crap gets shoved through in the interest of “going home”...

And good luck getting through to your congress-crook this time of year to express your views.

IF there is any organization on the face of this earth more corrupt than the US Government (particularly CONgress and the current President), then I would sure like to see it. WE make a fuss about how corrupt the Mexican government is... at least they don’t try to hide it.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 1:34:22 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: TheBattman

Obama is tentatively scheduled to depart on Saturday for Hawaii, where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation.


When did the Obama start traditionally spending their year-end vacation in Hawai??

When we started buying the flight ticklet and picking up the tab for the $2500 dollar a day house?


16 posted on 12/13/2010 1:34:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Red Steel

Or, as I’m sure the kenyan refers to it...X-mas vacation.


17 posted on 12/13/2010 1:34:46 PM PST by albie
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To: Red Steel

Obama may delay start of his Christmas vacation

He's postponing a vacation? How can we tell?
18 posted on 12/13/2010 1:37:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Red Steel

I wonder if he has Michelle’s permission to be late?


19 posted on 12/13/2010 1:37:44 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Red Steel

Just a question to throw out...

How many of you are taking an all expense paid vacation this year??

And to the POSPOTUS

Dear arrogant Jerk,

In the spirit of this great depression, wouldn’t it be prudent to save some of OUR hard earned money and have a vacation at the beautifully decorated White Hut?

Sincerely,
BTB


20 posted on 12/13/2010 1:42:37 PM PST by borntobeagle (Mr. Bean could do a better job!!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java
"He's postponing a vacation? How can we tell?"

No kidding! Where does one end and next begin?
21 posted on 12/13/2010 1:44:24 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Red Steel

What day does the next mooselimb holiday begin? That seems more likely.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 1:45:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Red Steel

Sending moochie and the little moochies away so he can have some fun with his iReggie.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 1:50:12 PM PST by Carley (ISRAEL.......NOT SO ALONE!!!)
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To: Red Steel

He spends his year end vacation in Hawaii.

Pretty good for a community organizer.


24 posted on 12/13/2010 1:56:59 PM PST by steveyp
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To: Red Steel
Obama may delay start of his Christmas vacation

Bubba and Hitlery are planning a coup while the One is out playing golf in Hawaii.

25 posted on 12/13/2010 1:57:19 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Red Steel
" .. where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation."

This 'tradition' started when he got in the White House, turned it into a hut and partied 'til the dawn all night long.

The party hasn't stopped, when the going got tough, he reminded Soros that "Hey, you KNEW I had no clue when I said yes", and called in x42, and now the big decision is to vacation or not to vacation ....

THAT is the question

26 posted on 12/13/2010 2:00:44 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Red Steel

Sources: Shit Talk Really Flying at Dem-Obama Unity Meeting, But You Didn’t Hear That From Sources

WASHINGTON DC - An afternoon White House closed-door unity summit between President Obama, congressional Democrats and progressive activists decended into a bitter, profanity-laced screaming match of backstabbing, recriminations and total shit talk, according to sources who request you not mention you heard this from sources.....

READ AT:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/12/sources.html


27 posted on 12/13/2010 2:02:26 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: CMailBag

Ah, Christ, the “historical figure” and “teacher” as obama calls him. That’s the depth of his “Christianity.”

http://blog.beliefnet.com/stevenwaldman/2008/11/obamas-interview-with-cathleen.html

Kind of like basing a religion on Einstein.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 2:03:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Red Steel

He and Mooschelle are celebrating that made-up holiday kwanzaa!


29 posted on 12/13/2010 2:04:44 PM PST by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: Red Steel

Well......G*d bless him for staying and doing his job, I feel so bad that he can’t take his vacation if a job needs to be done. He’s just like the rest of us working stiffs, I’m so glad we elected a leader who feels our pain. / sarc


30 posted on 12/13/2010 2:07:57 PM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave!)
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To: Red Steel

Obama does not believe nor celebrate Christmas! Obozo sees it as just one more opportunity to Vacation! The Bushes use to stay in Washington for Christmas so that all of the staff possible could be with their families for Christmas!


31 posted on 12/13/2010 2:12:45 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: sappy

Don’t forget kwazy kwanzaa


32 posted on 12/13/2010 2:13:44 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Red Steel

What Christmas vacation? He doesn’t celebrate Christmas!


33 posted on 12/13/2010 2:27:57 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: rockrr

a Karenga favorite.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 2:30:11 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Red Steel

whoa!!!! Are we all sure here that he actually said “Christmas Vacation?” Wholly uncharacteristic. A rabid Muslim does not recognize “Christmas”....the Muslim denigrates it. Aren’t we really talking about him saying something like Winter Break, etc.?


35 posted on 12/13/2010 2:30:19 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

*Are we all sure here that he actually said “Christmas Vacation?”*

Exactly what I was gonna post!

Isn’t he afraid that he will implode if he says the word “Christmas”?

After the way he’s gone across the street to avoid saying “Creator” or “God” I’m surprised that he will utter a word with “Christ” in it.


36 posted on 12/13/2010 2:37:11 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Winter festival vacation - OK.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 2:56:23 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Red Steel

I thought he only observed Ramadan.


38 posted on 12/13/2010 4:01:52 PM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Red Steel
...his year-end vacation.

God forbid they should use the term "Christmas" vacation.

39 posted on 12/13/2010 4:04:16 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Red Steel

I didn’t know the last vacation ended.


40 posted on 12/13/2010 4:37:47 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: knarf
sure would like to know just how many “Hawaiian Vacations” the Obama’s took before 2008???

I though Michelle stated that they both had to work and keep their nose to the grind stone to pay off their Student loans, dance and music lessons for the girls...did they fly commercial to Hawaii every year???
Some where I read he didn't visit ‘gramma’ for a number of years as he was too busy getting established and buying a house...

somethings just don't add up!!

41 posted on 12/14/2010 12:10:47 AM PST by haircutter
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