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Exasperated lib columnist admonishes Obama
American Thinker ^ | August 13,2011 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 08/13/2011 6:08:09 PM PDT by Hojczyk

I confess that I'm having great fun watching the liberals waking up to the fact that the image of President Obama they bought into was a fantasy, and underneath is an arrogant, cold, and incompetent executive, with no experience at all in running anything.

This morning brings Colbert King, the liberal Washington Post columnist, who take his first step down the path to a reality-based perception of The One. King displays a certain annoyance with Barack Obama, explaining to the president why it is so stupid for him to be going on vacation:

King goes on to list many other facilities and luxuries available to the president and his family. What's fascinating here is the indirect allusion to the parties, the hobnobbing with stars and athletes, the exuberant exploitation of their supreme position in the American status hierarchy. The Obamas take such pleasure in using to the utmost, all of the privileges and facilities made available to live large. The sheer number of parties they throw is astounding, though almost unmentioned in the liberal media, so far.

This is not the way a president should be spending his time. Not when, for the first time in U.S. history, the country's credit rating has been downgraded; when so many families are barely scraping by, many not knowing where the next mortgage or rent payment is coming from.

It is by now obvious to King and many others, that President Obama spends an awful lot of time in leisure activities and just isn't very good at running things. He is implying that things are going to hell because Obama is lazy, not spending enough time at it.

None of this is explicitly mentioned, of course. But the foreknowledge is out there for both King and his readers.

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1 posted on 08/13/2011 6:08:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Yet King will be first in line to re anoint O'SpendsALot in the next election cycle. The fruit does not rot far from the tree.
2 posted on 08/13/2011 6:13:56 PM PDT by Oiao
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To: Hojczyk

Not newsworthy. Now this would be newsworthy: Pelosi acknowledges Obama’s incompetence, throws support behind Palin.


3 posted on 08/13/2011 6:16:26 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: Hojczyk

“He is implying that things are going to hell because Obama is lazy, not spending enough time at it.”

If he spent any more time at it, the country would be East Germany by now. Be glad he has a lousy work ethic.


4 posted on 08/13/2011 6:18:35 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Hojczyk

I think Obama is paying $50,000 a day out of his pocket for his stay in Massachusetts. A ridiculous sum of money, when he just got through attacking Millionaires and Billionaires and those flying private jets. Especially since last year he had a special plane to fly his dog up.

$50,000 a day is a lot of mony to most Americans, but it is a paltry amount when you figure what it cost to fly him up there ,security, helkicopters,local police costs, communication experts, they all have to eat and sleep, it is a boon to the local hotels, I guess, but at what cost to Amrrica’s taxpayers.? It’s not like he hasn’t had other vacations this year and Golf outings,trips to Camp David,a special vacation for the Wookie, and Christmas in Hawaii is just around the corner. the Secret Service agents havent seen their wives in weeks as they trail around behind His Majesty.

TRILLIONS IN DEBT AND FOR OBMA IT’S PARTY TIME/


5 posted on 08/13/2011 6:20:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

The problem is the country would have been a lot better off if Obama had simply partied instead of inflicted his socialism on the country. A do-nothing president is far better than a do-Marxism president.


6 posted on 08/13/2011 6:22:14 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Venturer
I think Obama is paying $50,000 a day out of his our pocket for his stay in Massachusetts

Fixed it for you

7 posted on 08/13/2011 6:26:55 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Venturer

$50,000 Per week is the figure quoted in many articles.


8 posted on 08/13/2011 6:28:01 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: all the best

I wish conservative commentators would remind people that Bush spent his vactions on his OWN property. He wasn’t costing the taxpayers 50k a day to stay at ultra luxury homes and hotels with massive restaurant bills and sightseeing tours for the wife and her entourage. It’s quite different. I would love to go to Camp David personally. Sounds like a really neat place.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: JusPasenThru
Pelosi acknowledges Obama’s incompetence, throws support behind Palin.

This could only happen if we could somehow cut off her supply of MDMA.

10 posted on 08/13/2011 6:29:57 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: driftless2

I think while Baraq & MooseChelle party, ValJ is doing the dirty work.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 6:31:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dandiegirl

Yeah, the rumor is, Obumbles doesn’t care much for Camp David.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 6:32:01 PM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: Venturer

If he’s spending 50k/day of his own money, it won’t be long before he is as broke as those rappers and one-time pro athletes. Too much bling will break ya pretty fast.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 6:33:32 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: all the best

I agree wholeheartedly. Every golf outing is a brief respite for the Republic. Play through, Mr. Pres(id)ent! And have another round on me.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 6:34:35 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Not forbidden by the laws of Physics, so, it must be OK.)
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To: Hojczyk
Colbert I. King
Colbert I. King
Opinion Writer Washinton Post

It’s no time for a presidential vacation

By , Published: August 12

Is there anyone in the White House with nerve enough to tell Barack Obama that Martha’s Vineyard is the last place on earth that the president of the United States should find himself next week?

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t begrudge the chief executive a little time off from the Oval Office.

But to be leaving town to spend 10 days luxuriating in an affluent, New England summer town when millions of Americans can’t find work? To fly off to the Vineyard when the public is losing faith in Washington’s ability to fix the nation’s economic problems, and with people anxious about their futures?

What is he thinking? It’s not as if the Obama family is living in deprivation in Washington.

Without leaving the White House grounds, they have access to five full-time chefs, a tennis court, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, a jogging trail, a putting green and a movie theater that shows first-run films on demand. That’s hardly roughing it.

And if the president ever feels the need to get away, let’s say to seek a little solitude and tranquility beyond the confines of hot and humid Washington, the American taxpayers have thoughtfully provided a secluded country residence for the first family’s exclusive use in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park. It’s called Camp David. A hardship post it is not.

Camp David comes equipped with 24-hour guard service, including fighter jets, to keep gawkers and riff-raff out of sight. For presidential enjoyment, Camp David’s wooded mountaintop has a swimming pool, a sauna, tennis courts, a bowling alley, a trout stream and movie facilities, again with first-run features on demand.

___________________SNIP_____________________SNIP


15 posted on 08/13/2011 6:34:35 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: corlorde

Yeah, the rumor is, Obumbles doesn’t care much for Camp David.

I wonder why? Too outdoorsy for him. Maybe too many bugs for the little ones and the moose and her mother.


16 posted on 08/13/2011 6:34:50 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Hojczyk

Doesn’t King know vacation is Obama’s job.


17 posted on 08/13/2011 6:35:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Hojczyk

Loved this comment at the source article:

“As far as I’m concerned, he can go wherever and stay there forever.”


18 posted on 08/13/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hojczyk
Without leaving the White House grounds, they have access to five full-time chefs, a tennis court, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, a jogging trail, a putting green and a movie theater that shows first-run films on demand. That's hardly roughing it.

Colbert King is missing the point.

Obama doesn't go to Martha's Vineyard to vacation in August, he goes there to get away from the press while he celebrates Ramadan.

He's been doing it every year since he became president.

-PJ

19 posted on 08/13/2011 6:39:55 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Hojczyk

How dare he disparage the Vacationer-in-Chief!!!


20 posted on 08/13/2011 6:42:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

He’s obviously a racist.


21 posted on 08/13/2011 6:44:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Political Junkie Too

Is the ring going to out for repair again ?


22 posted on 08/13/2011 6:47:14 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: dandiegirl
Libs realize Obie is becoming seen as lazy, and as incessantly taking advantage of the perks when others suffer in this economy and there's lots to do. We know this because Chrissy Mathew's weekend show addressed the subject .

Chris referenced CBS Mark Knoller's facts that W vacationed 198 days, while Obie has only vacationed 67 days.(approx. #'s iirc) The impression was that GWB spent much more time on vacation that Obie. That's the GWB who put his clubs away during the war.

Personally, I don't remember GWB taking a "vacation" EVER. Camp David, and his Crawford ranch often, yes, which are basically remote White Houses.

I also suspect that they're comparing W's 8 years vs. Obie's 3 yrs. At least we can take comfort that no one watches the show. They only raised the subject, imho, to blunt coming criticism.

23 posted on 08/13/2011 6:48:02 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Hojczyk
One line that King slipped in his article in the Post that says how he really feels about Obama's ability to fix the economy:

"Show them, if you can, where you are taking the country and that it’s not you, sir, who’s being taken."(bolding mine)

What I take from that is that King doubts that Obama has come up with any plans or can do anything, as he has been incompetent so far. And the "not you...who's being taken" seems to me like he is telling Obama - enough with the excuses, pay attention to the problems, you own them now. And stop finger pointing, blaming everyone else, and asking others to do your job!

24 posted on 08/13/2011 6:48:33 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: Hojczyk

The Progs wanted a DICK-Tater. They didn’t get one. He tries to be one (skirting Congressional approval and doing things ‘under the table’ while Congress is on recess). They expected him to get all ‘ghetto’. Their fantasy that they projected on this empty suit didn’t come to fruition.

Progs need a ‘daddy’ figure, since they either didn’t grow up with a real one or reject the one they had.


25 posted on 08/13/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: chiller

W’s vacations, while snarked at by the MSM, were very low key affairs.

Baraq & MooseChelle appear to go out of their way to flaunt their high living - letting us serfs know our tax dollars are being well spent on the royalty.

I think it’s beginning to grate even on some of the Dems.


26 posted on 08/13/2011 6:55:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Oiao

Yet King will be first in line to re anoint O’SpendsALot in the next election cycle. The fruit does not rot far from the tree.

Or the “Road Apple” from the horse...


27 posted on 08/13/2011 6:57:20 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: all the best

It takes a long time for a lib to notice one of their own is lazy or incompetent. That is really saying something..


28 posted on 08/13/2011 6:57:27 PM PDT by Average Al
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29 posted on 08/13/2011 6:59:14 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . . DAYS - NOT WEEKS IN LIBYA! - WHERE ARE MY FRIES? . . . . . .)
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To: chiller
Personally, I don't remember GWB taking a "vacation" EVER. Camp David, and his Crawford ranch often, yes, which are basically remote White Houses.

You are absolutely correct. The Crawford ranch was so fully equipped as GW's office that the SS referred to it as the "Texas White House." Bush worked when he "vacationed" there. He invited political leaders, foreign heads of state to meetings, and conferred with his staffers and advisers whom he also hosted there while they worked in a more secluded, yet productive atmosphere away from the distractions of DC. The best asset of Bush's ranch during those times was the level of relaxed, gracious, sincere hospitality all those people enjoyed. Something Obama has never shown to dignataries.

And I am sure it all cost less than the Obama's vacations, or Michelle's so-called "official" visit to Africa where she played she was "working" for what...a day...during that expensive charade on our dime.

30 posted on 08/13/2011 7:01:19 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: nascarnation
"....it’s beginning to grate even on some of the Dems."
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Clearly it is.

31 posted on 08/13/2011 7:08:20 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: CitizenM

Howard Fineman & Mathews began the show addressing the comparisons to Jimmy Carter, which they’ve obviously been hearing.


32 posted on 08/13/2011 7:12:08 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Hojczyk
The muzzie in chief doesnt break a sweat thinking about acting stereotypically.

He's as American as Yassir Arafat.

33 posted on 08/13/2011 7:20:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: nascarnation

Hell yeah!
After all, she’s The Iranian Of The Day!!!!

http://www.iranian.com/main/singlepage/2008/valerie-jarrett

Moslems seem to stick together, huh?


34 posted on 08/13/2011 7:21:56 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Obama doesn't go to Martha's Vineyard to vacation in August, he goes there to get away from the press while he celebrates Ramadan.

It's harder to notice the daytime fasts. Bingo!

35 posted on 08/13/2011 7:36:35 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oiao

“Yet King will be first in line to re anoint O’SpendsALot in the next election cycle.”

Amen.


36 posted on 08/13/2011 8:12:00 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I’d love to see an official state dinner where bacon or some kind of pork product is served in every menu item.

Watch him stammer and stutter and hesitate and then say something about how his doctor told him to start eating healthier so he can’t have the pork.

It’s a shame the black American muzzies can’t partake of baby back ribs slathered in barbecue sauce. HAHAHA!


37 posted on 08/13/2011 8:19:15 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: CitizenM
What I take from that is that King doubts that Obama has come up with any plans or can do anything, as he has been incompetent so far. And the "not you...who's being taken" seems to me like he is telling Obama - enough with the excuses, pay attention to the problems, you own them now. And stop finger pointing, blaming everyone else, and asking others to do your job!

King's just another liberal who's thinks Obama's being taken to the cleaners by conservatives in Congress. King's solution to Obama's problems is for Obama to spend more time politicking, trying to pass left-wing initiatives. No thanks. The one thing I learned from my college years is that there is no politician in elected office who is more left-wing than any random journalist. The unhinged radicalism of the average journalist is why so few ever make it into elected office, and not for lack of trying.

38 posted on 08/13/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Venturer

No...he’s paying 50,000 a WEEK....still an obnoxious sum, but I doubt that HE is really paying. He makes $400,000 a year so he;s spending 1/8 on a vacation??


39 posted on 08/14/2011 4:29:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chiller
The Bush's ONLY went to THEIR ranch......plus he did a lot of Physical work while there.

Obama IS Lazy.

40 posted on 08/14/2011 4:32:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

You forget his book money that made him a millionaire.


41 posted on 08/14/2011 4:39:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

still......I’d bet a lot of money tht it’s NOT coming out of his OWN pocket.


42 posted on 08/14/2011 4:44:17 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Hojczyk

Yes, the libtard is now perceiving things. Not processing, not analyzing yet, but the brain needs time to adjust to non-blindness.


43 posted on 08/14/2011 6:51:16 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: Hojczyk

Things are going to hell, because George Soros is running the presidency. Obama is playing while George runs the show and makes money by manipulating our stock market. Obama doesn’t have to work - he is ‘kept’.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT by abclily
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To: dandiegirl
I wonder why?

Probably due to the fact that staffing is primarily provided by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps and his "not so hidden" disdain of all things military.

45 posted on 08/15/2011 5:46:59 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: dandiegirl
I wonder why? Too outdoorsy for him. Maybe too many bugs for the little ones and the moose and her mother.

No, more like if Moochelle goes off for a walk in the woods, we'll have to endure another decade of kooks on late night radio describing Bigfoot sightings.

46 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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