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The Presidential Planner: Obama Heads to Martha's Vineyard
ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 08/18/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Obama will spend the morning at the White House in two closed-door meetings, first with his senior economic advisors in the Oval Office then with his national security team in the Situation Room.

In the afternoon, Obama heads to the island oasis of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to spend the next 10 days vacationing with his family.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Eat your peas.
1 posted on 08/18/2011 7:17:28 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It seems a lot of people are PO'ed that Obozo's taking yet another vacation, sorta like Nero while Rome was burning...that Michelle needs another vacation.

But think about it. This is a good thing! A least he's not in Washington trying to destroy the American economic system.

2 posted on 08/18/2011 7:21:12 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can’t cut into 10 straight days of wall-to-wall ice cream and golf. So this morning’s meetings will produce the new wonderful revolutionary jobs plan, Tada: )collect more taxes, borrow more money, buy more votes for 2012.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 7:21:46 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The market down 500 and Obama goes to Martha’s Vineyard. All the while, talking about “shared sacrifice”.

If the GOP nominee can’t use this, and can’t win... it’s time to scrap the GOP.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 7:22:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I realize that any President does not really “take” a vacation.

With the malaise this country is in, taking 10 days “off” just doesn’t look good...especially with so many people not working.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 7:22:25 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Face it, “O” w ent on the bus tour because he literally did not know what to do with himself.

He had a hole in his calendar and wanted to get the most MSM bang for the buck and went out ‘into the country’

It’s not like he had anything to say he COULDN”T have said right in DC


6 posted on 08/18/2011 7:22:25 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hasn’t been mentioned much yet, but if Obama wants to win Florida ( which he will NOT) he should have vacationed down here..


7 posted on 08/18/2011 7:24:45 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: woweeitsme

“I realize that any President does not really “take” a vacation.”

Have you been paying attention? When Obama is at work, he barely works. I’d bet he takes a vacation the same way any average non business owner takes a vacation.

Notice I stipulate non business owner. I believe an average business owner has more responsibility and dedication than Obama.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 7:26:22 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: ken5050

This guy is such a train wreck, the one thing we did not need is him here drawing in a hurricane.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ken5050

“Hasn’t been mentioned much yet, but if Obama wants to win Florida ( which he will NOT) he should have vacationed down here..”

Naw, too many folks would have asked him for his citizenship papers..........

LOL


10 posted on 08/18/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: econjack

“A least he’s not in Washington trying to destroy the American economic system.”

BUMP!


11 posted on 08/18/2011 7:29:06 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: econjack

Notice that his bus tour was only in productive white areas. He didn’t take it to the inner cities. He was probably afraid the tires would get stolen. As for his vacation, this is what happens when people have nothing, live off of credit cards and then fall into money, someone elses. They spend it as fast as they can.....before it goes away and it will go away if the people have anything to say about it.


12 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:10 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
King Obama doesn't have to eat his peas. He calls forth the royal pea eater.

Obama is a typical welfare recipient. He's at the grocery store piling lobster and steak into the shopping cart, paying for it with his food stamps, driving back to his section 8 housing on public transportation without a care in the world. Meanwhile, the tab is really getting handed to his clueless kids.

13 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Mouton

I don’t want him here eiher..but from a political perspective, it woudl have given him great publicity..he cod have visited several cities..Orlando ( done Disney World with the kids) Tampa (Busch Gardens) Miami ( South Beach)


14 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: econjack

Maxine Waters isn’t happy with him. That’s not a good sign.
0bama should invite 30-40 kids from the Hood to share his vacation home.


15 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:53 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Look for a dem challenger soon.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 7:31:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dang it, and thanks to our investment portfolio tanking, I have to break it to my kids and the dog that our 10 day break in Martha’s Vineyard is on hold

Hey Barry, send us some t-shirts! I can let you know the sizes....


17 posted on 08/18/2011 7:32:22 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the bus tour is over?


18 posted on 08/18/2011 7:34:29 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The guy is himself, the dumbest SOB in America. He sends out flunkies akin to his own leanings to tell us tall us the two trillion dollars private corporations hold is what's causing our problems. They tell us that every one dollar in food stamps returns a dollar and sixty seven cents!?

Anyone with any credibility whatsoever has run away from Obama like he's fallout in Jonestown Kool-Aide.

What the guy is going to do for the next 18 months is quite problematic. He needs to be rescued and extracated from office. He's got nowhere to go and nowhere to hide.

Martha's Vineyard is Obama's Corsica.

19 posted on 08/18/2011 7:36:25 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The guy is himself, the dumbest SOB in America. He sends out flunkies akin to his own leanings to tell us tall us the two trillion dollars private corporations hold is what's causing our problems. They tell us that every one dollar in food stamps returns a dollar and sixty seven cents!?

Anyone with any credibility whatsoever has run away from Obama like he's fallout in Jonestown Kool-Aide.

What the guy is going to do for the next 18 months is quite problematic. He needs to be rescued and extracated from office. He's got nowhere to go and nowhere to hide.

Martha's Vineyard is Obama's Corsica.

20 posted on 08/18/2011 7:36:34 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: RC2

“Notice that his bus tour was only in productive white areas. “

Maxine Waters noticed. I saw Ms. Waters on Morning Joe today. She was bemoaning Obama not addressing the high unemployment among blacks. What I noticed was how Ms. Waters gently suggested that Obama wasn’t doing enough for blacks. There was no vitriol, no anger, no calling him a racist who hates blacks. She simply seemed slightly discouraged that Obama wasn’t doing enough.

If that had been GWB taking a bus tour to prosperous white communities in the midst of a recession, the entire CBC would have been jumping up and down calling him a racist.

Liberals are full of hate, and they are unable to unleash it on Obama. If a Republican wins in 2012, look out, a lot of pent up hatred is going to be let loose.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 7:36:39 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Look for a dem challenger soon.


You’re right. Even the Rats can’t stand him much longer.

I think it’s more likely they’ll make him pull an LBJ.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus
How did Maxine Waters ever get into elected office. Do people in CA pay any attention to people like Pelosi, Boxer, and Waters? Same with Harry Reid, even though he's from NV. I guess people just want the "free stuff" so bad they'll vote for anyone who promises it.
23 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:44 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: ken5050

and if he went to Key West, he would only be 90 miles from his island communist paradise.


24 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:50 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: brownsfan

If a Republican wins in 2012, look out, a lot of pent up hatred is going to be let loose.


You’re right.

But if 0bama wins, look out, too.

No matter what, we’re in for some unpleasant times.


25 posted on 08/18/2011 7:39:25 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Soebarkahlounger heads for a grueling vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.


26 posted on 08/18/2011 7:41:31 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: blackdog

I believe it is closer to his Hameau de la Reine than Corsica, The return to ShiCAgo will be his Elba, hopefully his Saint Helena.


27 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:21 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern whites died between 1861-65 so that Obama could use Affirmative Action.)
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To: brownsfan

Yep “a lot of pent up hatred is going to be let loose.” This will happen on both sides. Obama has set the black people back 100 years by his policies. If he wants to truly settle things down, right now, RESIGN, don’t wait for the election. At least it would be his decision, not the peoples, and things may settle down. If they don’t, they will have to take what comes.


28 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:39 AM PDT by RC2
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To: econjack

How did Maxine Waters ever get into elected office.


Promises. And she’s smarter than those who vote for her.


29 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: econjack
How did Maxine Waters ever get into elected office.

Gerrymandering of districts. Its how all the worthless POS's stay in office (see Sheila Jackson Lee).
30 posted on 08/18/2011 7:45:27 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: unkus

“You’re right.

But if 0bama wins, look out, too.”

If Obama wins a second term, it’s the death of the Republic. I’m not going for the overly dramatic, I firmly rationally believe it. If Obama wins, it means that a majority of Americans, regardless of performance of the government, desire communism. It will be a mandate for Obama and the communists.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: econjack

#5th Congressional district California
Ethnicity:
10.4% White, 34.1% Black, 5.6% Asian, 47.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other.

Does this answer your question?


32 posted on 08/18/2011 7:48:45 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern whites died between 1861-65 so that Obama could use Affirmative Action.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the horrific economic numbers coming out today combined with shots of Barry bicycling around the vineyard may be driving the last few nails in Barry’s political coffin


33 posted on 08/18/2011 7:52:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crosshairs
"Gerrymandering of districts. Its how all the worthless POS's stay in office (see Sheila Jackson Lee)."

See Barney Frank

34 posted on 08/18/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: brownsfan
"If Obama wins a second term, it’s the death of the Republic. I’m not going for the overly dramatic, I firmly rationally believe it."

Agree.

35 posted on 08/18/2011 7:57:00 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: unkus; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Look for a dem challenger soon.
__________________________________________________________
You’re right. Even the Rats can’t stand him much longer.

I think it’s more likely they’ll make him pull an LBJ.
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Read the comments at the link. No one is sticking up for him.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: BilLies
No, I was aware of the demographics. Clearly, people must be voting on racial lines with little regard to examining what the candidate stands for...especially those who, after he got the nomination, thought Obozo was going to pay their mortgage, gas for their cars, etc. like we saw that one woman say on TV. I wonder if Blacks are better off now than they were before Obozo got into office? If so, people like Maxine will continue to get reelected. I like Glen Beck's solution: If you don't pay any federal income taxes, no votes. If you pay between $10,001 and $20,000, 2 votes; $20,001 to $30,000, 3 votes and so on up to $50K and 5 votes. After that, it doesn't matter. I know it's not feasible, but I like the idea that, if you have nothing in the game, you don't get to play.
37 posted on 08/18/2011 8:02:20 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: RC2

Sometimes wonder if the plan is he resigns.....Hillary on the side waiting....because Biden will also step aside?


38 posted on 08/18/2011 8:06:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Ive been pondering that scenario wondering how it might unfold. Seems to me theres little chance of it b/c so much political/intellectual/emotional capital has been spent keeping Barry in play. The investment so far is huge w/ nothing really to show for it. I just can’t see liberals in general and the political class in specific taking the hit. To admit Barry is a failure implies core liberal beliefs have failed. Barry is embodiment of everything liberals have been pushing for decades.


39 posted on 08/18/2011 8:07:08 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama hasn't "worked" much more as POTUS than he did as a Senator... more vacation and campaigning than actual work (though when he isn't "working", he's doing a bit less damage to the nation...).

Would be interesting to see a comparison of GW Bush's "vacation" schedule and style in his first term vs. the Obama Klan's vacationing so far in his first term...

Let me help a bit - THIS is a GW Bush August "vacation":

And this represents an Obama vacation"


40 posted on 08/18/2011 8:07:48 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: TheBattman

Is Cindy Sheehan in the Vineyard?


41 posted on 08/18/2011 8:13:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: unkus
How did Maxine Waters ever get into elected office? Promises. And she’s smarter than those who vote for her.

Now there's a truly scary thought.

42 posted on 08/18/2011 8:35:06 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: caww

If the President and VP stepped down, that would put Boehner in office. That’s my understanding anyway.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 8:56:09 AM PDT by RC2
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To: econjack

In the early days of the republic, in many states only property owners, i.e., those that had a stake in the country, could vote.


44 posted on 08/18/2011 9:26:34 AM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: JoeA

You’re right. In fact, property ownership was a precondition for voting in the original Constitution.


45 posted on 08/18/2011 9:42:54 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: RC2

That’s right!...then Hillary.


46 posted on 08/18/2011 10:43:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I don’t think Hillary would have a chance. She’s almost from the same mold when it comes to socialism and communism. One of her greatest hero’s is Hitler.


47 posted on 08/18/2011 10:55:58 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

Perhaps she and Bill are just too busy on the International scene now and have been since he was out of office. The Clinton machine isn’t dead by any means...perhaps just moved to the International arenas we now see taking place.


48 posted on 08/18/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

OUCH! The RNC’s Hilarious Postcards From Obama’s Island Vacay

http://www.businessinsider.com/ouch-the-rncs-hilarious-postcards-from-obamas-island-vacay-2011-8?op=1#ixzz1VPDIXiVD


49 posted on 08/18/2011 11:48:33 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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