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As World Burns, Obamas Take Kids on Taxpayer Funded Rio Spring Break Vacay
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 03/15/2011 8:31:41 PM PDT by kristinn

While American ally Japan faces the world's worst nuclear power disaster in decades on top of a 9.0 earthquake and apocalyptic tsunami, the Middle East is in flames and the U.S. facing bankruptcy, Barack Obama is trying yet again to take his daughters on a taxpayer funded Spring Break trip overseas.

Last year, Obama scheduled a family trip with no diplomatic importance to Indonesia and Australia timed to his daughters' Spring Break from the elite Sidwell Friends School. That trip was cancelled at the last minute, which still cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in squandered advance planning expenditures, when Obama was pressured by Democrats to stay in Washington for the healthcare bill debate in Congress and then cancel the trip again to deal with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico months later.

This year, Obama is jetting off to Rio de Janeiro with the wife and kids on another trip timed to the girls' Spring Break at Sidwell Friends which begins on Friday, March 18. The Obamas head for Brazil that evening according to the White House (via The Chicago Sun-Times:

"On Friday evening, the First Family will travel to Brasilia, Brazil."

Obama will spend Saturday in Brasilia.

The Miami Herald reports on Obama's schedule in Rio on Sunday:

Next Sunday the president will be in Rio de Janeiro where he is expected to visit Corcovado, the peak where the landmark statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over the city, and a favela – one of the many makeshift settlements that sprawl across the hills of Rio. The military and police have recently been engaged in a pacification program to retake the favelas from drug gangs and other criminals.

Obama is expected to devote part of the day to family time but it is possible he will make a major address in Rio."

The Obamas will then head to Chile and finish the trip with an overnight stay in El Salvador.

The Obamas are scheduled to return to the White House on the 23rd. Sidwell Friends Spring Break ends on the 28th.

The Obama administration faced down questions today about the appropriateness of the trip given the global situation. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, "He is the president of the United States. There are major issues all the time that a president has to contend with, which is one of the reasons why he has such a substantial support framework around him when he travels."


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KEYWORDS: barrysbigadventure; bhofascism; brazilvacation; democrats; liberalfascism; obama; obamatruthfile; vacation
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Nothing against the daughters (and please leave them out of the criticism), but Obama has his presidential priorities set to his life and wants and not set to the priorities of the nation.
1 posted on 03/15/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Spring Break for the Obama Globe Trotters and Spring Broke for us.


2 posted on 03/15/2011 8:33:54 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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3 posted on 03/15/2011 8:34:30 PM PDT by jimbo123
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4 posted on 03/15/2011 8:35:50 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: kristinn

Now Kristinn, to be fair, Obama heard that the Brasilians erected a statue in his honor on Corcovado Mountain. /sarc

:->


5 posted on 03/15/2011 8:35:58 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: jimbo123

hmm, the party never ends for them does it? Bush was ridiculed for being in a classroom on 9/11, and zero is partying away while our country and the rest of the world are disintegrating....


6 posted on 03/15/2011 8:36:26 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: kristinn

Can anyone imagine the MEDIA HOWLING if Bush had done this?

The man gave up golfing COMPLETELY.

Just WOW!


7 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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I can still hear the merciless shrieking of the enemedia if G.W.B. so little as took a weekend off at the Crawford ranch.
 
 
 

8 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:17 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: kristinn

Rome burns and Obama goes on vacation.


9 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kristinn

Blame it on Rio


10 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:50 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: kristinn

Remember when that 60 min guy asked him about the huge drop in stock market valuations? He flamboyantly LAUGHED to show how blase he was about it, then got asked if he was PUNCH DRUNK.

Aloof and remote.

Louis XIV with the high-heels, cane, and HUGE curly wig...


11 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

O BARRY O, WHERE ARE YOU?
Tune: “Car 54, Where Are You?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPtM6Q_mwA

There’s an earthquake in Japan
Bahrain’s broken out in fights
There’s a dollar jump per gallon
Gas is up to record heights
There’s a Russian getting riled
Now Khadafi’s running wild . . .
O Barry O, where are you?


12 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:42 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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14 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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15 posted on 03/15/2011 8:44:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lapsus calami

“I can still hear the merciless shrieking of the enemedia if G.W.B. so little as took a weekend off at the Crawford ranch.”

You got that right. No mention of this on our local Chicago news. Just a cheery announcement that our gas prices are on the way down—they were down “one cent” today. Unbelievable....they will do anything to cover for this guy.


16 posted on 03/15/2011 8:44:46 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: gaijin

At this point, I think I would take Carter over Obama, at least Carter was trying to make things better. Obama is more interested in playing golf and vacationing then governing. Obama sucks as a leader and he knows it and doesn’t care. I guess he thinks “It is good go be the King”.


17 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kristinn

Disconnect goes beyond words.


18 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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19 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Obama’s learned from last year. He’s planned speeches and trade meetings on this trip to account for his time.


20 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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I thought they just got back from skiing,..after a trip to Spain, after a trip to somewhere else.

They spend more time out of the country on vacation than in it. It’s almost as if he isn’t a US citizen.


21 posted on 03/15/2011 8:47:08 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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22 posted on 03/15/2011 8:47:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: IH8DEMS

Worst leader of America ever.


23 posted on 03/15/2011 8:48:14 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: kristinn

Barak in Rio -- PARTY TIME!

24 posted on 03/15/2011 8:48:19 PM PDT by garjog
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To: freebird5850

Has Hussein lost his marbles ?


25 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:26 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: kristinn
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26 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:31 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: freebird5850

Has Hussein lost his marbles ?


27 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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28 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:47 PM PDT by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: gaijin

What was portrayed as “coolness” during the campaign has proven to be a weird detachment from what is going on. The statements he reads from his teleprompter are delivered with a complete lack of any presence in the moment. He could be reading a recipe. Then he goes off on another vacation....Very strange indeed!


29 posted on 03/15/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: rabidralph

A picture is worth a thousand commentaries...


30 posted on 03/15/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Very funny!


31 posted on 03/15/2011 8:53:32 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger ("January 29,2013....The end of an ERROR!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Makes you think that America should just not accept Barry anymore as a leader...does “Just say No” have any weight here?


32 posted on 03/15/2011 8:54:36 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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34 posted on 03/15/2011 8:56:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

Why doesn’t he take the kids to Disneyland...in Tokyo.


35 posted on 03/15/2011 8:57:13 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: freebird5850

At times like this, I wish we could have a “No Confidence” vote as they do in Parliamentary systems.


36 posted on 03/15/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kristinn

This little vacation should give us some good vacation gal pics.


37 posted on 03/15/2011 9:03:17 PM PDT by Lucky2 (Impeach the corrupt, lying, skinny little fairy bastard and save the republic!)
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38 posted on 03/15/2011 9:04:53 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: Lucky2

Maybe nobama’s going to see what happened to the $8,000,000,000 of tax payer money that he gave to Brazil several months ago for their off-shore drilling development. Maybe they’ll privately give some of it back to him for his re-coronation.


39 posted on 03/15/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: kristinn

This guy is so unfit for office! But then what did we expect from democrats that couldn’t think their way out of a paper sack?


40 posted on 03/15/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: screaminsunshine

President Obama does this traveling so that at the first moment the Republicans show intestinal fortitude and take a position, he can be said to have returned from afar to deal with the matter personally, at great expense to the taxpayer!.


41 posted on 03/15/2011 9:10:09 PM PDT by Bshaw (Please don't tug my nosering so violently....)
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To: gaijin
Where's the picture of Scuzzlebutt...uh, I mean Michelle?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

42 posted on 03/15/2011 9:11:15 PM PDT by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: doc1019

Obama is clark griswald and this feels like national lampoons vacation.


43 posted on 03/15/2011 9:11:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: kristinn

A shameful display of indifference at a time when millions are suffering here and abroad due to his “laser-focus” on jobs.. and ignoring his number 1 job.


44 posted on 03/15/2011 9:16:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Next Sunday the president will be in Rio de Janeiro where he is expected to visit a favela – one of the many makeshift settlements that sprawl across the hills of Rio.

Getting ideas for future housing for us?

45 posted on 03/15/2011 9:21:46 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: IH8DEMS

Did he ever have any?


46 posted on 03/15/2011 9:22:05 PM PDT by tiki
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To: screaminsunshine

I would like to see a comparison of the past presidents and how much time they spent on ‘vacation”...

How many did GW take? I keep getting flashes of GW with a chainsaw/work gloves/jeans, clearing brush on his ranch. That’s work, even if called a vacation.

Obama and his chillun jet around the world, lay in luxury, and spend taxpayers dollars... all while Japan melts down, Libya melts down, the rest of the Middle East grows worse, and so on...


47 posted on 03/15/2011 9:29:35 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: gaijin

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Obama will not be the Dem candidate in the general election in 2012. They will find a face-saving way out for him, but he will be out. No donors will squander funds on a long-shot re-election bid, and the other Dems “down the ticket” from him don’t want to be sacrificed as their comrades were in 2009 & 2010.


48 posted on 03/15/2011 9:38:39 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kristinn

Re-elect Carter/Mondale 2012!!


49 posted on 03/15/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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To: NormsRevenge

Amen.


50 posted on 03/15/2011 9:46:46 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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