Skip to comments.In Speech On Tough Times For Americans, Obama Brags 'I Have Better Plane' And 'Bigger Entourage'
Posted on 06/13/2011 3:34:45 PM PDT by Nachum
Imagine a Republican president, giving a speech on tough economic times in which he claimed that the plight of Americans who are hurting is what is on his mind every day as he walks to the Oval Office. Imagine that same Republican president, in that same speech, bragging that he has "a better plane" and "a bigger entourage" than when he was a candidate. Now imagine the howls from the MSM about such president's vainglory and insensitivity. President Obama gave just such a speech today.
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Well, we HAVE provided him with a rather nice one.
Rome is burning...
Hey, Obozo, here are a few facts that you were apparently not taught during your years at Columbia and Harvard. You have NO plane. You have NO entourage. That plane belongs to me and all the rest of the American people. What you call an entourage is in fact a group of MY employees. In fact, Obozo, YOU are my employee, and I’m sure as heck going to do everything in my power to get the rest of the shareholders to join me in firing your flippin’ azz. Then we’re going to fumigate that plane before we let a real American use it again. Putz.
The Dems are preparing extraordinary fraud for 2012, and with the 38% effing idiots that will vote for him, and that fraud he might just get four more years.
WE have to make certain he doesn’t get there, and we must make certain Democrats don’t hold a majority of anything but losses.
He thinks he is cute.
Well, aren’t you special...
I doubt that would be enough. I say they strip out all of the security and other high-tech gear and auction it off, maybe some tin-pot dictator from the 3rd world can buy it.
Get a new plane for the new American President!
I thought you had to be older than 12 to hold the office of President. Silly me.
The pilots and crew of Air Force One are flying more hours than a rookie on a beer run. They are tired of it too and are adding more crew to Air Force One. I know this for a fact because I'm one of the instructors that trains the crews. Our company (Atlas Air) has had the Air Force One and E-4 contract for over two years and I've been doing it for about 8 months now.
Last year (2010) Obama flew in Air Force One 172 times, almost every other day. White House officials have been telling reporters in recent days that the Democrat doesn't intend to hang around the White House quite so much in 2011. They explain he wants to get out more around the country because, as everyone knows, that midterm election shellacking on November 2nd had nothing to do with his health care bill, over-spending or other policies and everything to do with Obama's not adequately explaining himself to his countrymen and women.
And with only 673 days remaining in Obama's never ending presidential campaign the incumbent's travel pace will not likely slacken.
At an Air Force estimated cost of $181,757 per flight HOUR (not to mention the additional travel costs of Marine One, Secret Service, logistics and local police overtime), that's a lot of frequent flier dollars going into Obama's carbon footprint.
We are privy to some of these numbers thanks to CBS' Mark Knoller, a bearded national treasure trove of presidential stats. According to Knoller's copious notes, during the last year, Obama made 65 domestic trips over 104 days, and six trips to eight countries over 22 days. Not counting six vacation trips over 32 days.
He took 196 helicopter trips, signed 203 pieces of legislation and squeezed in 29 rounds of left-handed golf
. Obama last year gave 491 speeches, remarks or statements. That's more talking than goes on in some entire families, at least from fatherly mouths.
In fact, even including the 24 days of 2010 that we never saw Obama in public, his speaking works out to about one official utterance every 11 waking hours. Aides indicate the "Real Good Talker" believes we need more.
Related: Obama spends nearly half his presidency outside Washington , plans to travel more
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Obama has spent over $100 million taxpayer dollars flying around in Air Force One and probably another $100 million on his entourage. Obama is just another tin-pot dictator living lavishly at the expense of his subjects. And we seniors have to "tighten our belts" because we aren't getting a COLA again this year - and none last year!
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED PUT THIS GREEDY WINDBAG IN OFFICE!!! BE MORE CAREFUL IN 2012
did you read post 12?
Bravo! Well said, FRiend...
While more and more people think he's disgusting.
I even know a couple of hardcore liberals who can't stand him now.
Putz? Man, that’s way too light.
Great stuff. Thanks.
Is there a third party source for this?
Google searches can reap a lot of info - - I thought this was interesting.
Yes. Very interesting. Puff piece interesting, but interesting
Well said, FRiend!
There are no words to describe 0bama but one sums it up: WICKED.
If there are any Republicans with the guts to hold him to the law, he’s supposed to reimburse us when he uses that plane for campaigning. And it is pricey.
I recall Bush making sure it was known what a priviledge it was for him to live in “the people’s house”. Some of those Christmas tour shows, etc. where they viewed themselves as the “caretakers” (like when Mrs. Bush bought some new china or whatever). I think they really meant it too.
Opulence...I Haz It.
BARACK OBAMA: I actually visited this plant about three years ago. I was still running for office. Somebody in the plant showed me a picture of the two of us together. And I looked so much younger then. But, ah, so it's true I've got a lot more gray hair now than I did the last time I visited, but, I have a better plane, so it's a fair trade . . . I will not be satisfied till everyone who wants a good job that offers security has a good job that offers security. I won't be satisfied till the empty storefronts in town are open for business again. I won't be satisfied till working families feel like they're moving forward again, that they're progressing again. That's what drives me every day as I walk down to the Oval Office . . . We got everything we need to help our workers adapt, and to help our fellow Americans through this tough period. But it's going to take all of us working together. The private sector, government, not-for-profits, academia. And that's what I came back to talk about today. I brought some folks with me. You know, I travel with a bigger entourage these days than I did three years ago. So the group I brought today is called the Council on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness
But a much smaller "following."