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Obama’s Vineyard Break Teeing Off Many Critics (Obama Backlash Gaining Speed)
Boston Herald ^ | August 18, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson

Posted on 08/18/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT by lbryce

Hey, President Obama: The stock market’s in the toilet, the nation’s credit rating tanked and unemployment’s still over 9 percent, what are you gonna do now?

He’s going to the Vineyard!

The prez and his family are scheduled to arrive on The Rock late this afternoon to begin a 10-day vacation on the celebrity-choked summer home to the rich, famous and well connected. And as the first family got set to check into Blue Heron Farm, their $50,000-a-week summer rental in West Tisbury, the chorus of catcalls continued over the commander-in-chief’s ill-timed retreat.

Former Mass. governor Mitt Romney said Obama should take a pass on the Farm Neck Golf Club, call Congress back to Washington and get going on the economy.

“If I were president today, I wouldn’t be looking to go spend 10 days on Martha’s Vineyard,” the GOP White House wannabe said in a Chicago radio interview yesterday.

“Now, Martha’s Vineyard is in my home state of Massachusetts so I don’t want to say anything negative about people vacationing there,” Romney continued. “But if you’re the president of the United States, and the nation is in crisis, and we’re in a jobs crisis right now, then you shouldn’t be out vacationing. Instead, you should be focusing on getting the economy going again.”

Obama, who will be spending his summer hols on the island for the third time in three years, is expected to maintain a very low profile this year — even lower than his usual under-the-radar M.O. In contrast to former president Bill Clinton, who was a regular one-man party during his numerous forays to The Rock, the current First Vacationer is a recluse anyway.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backlash; marthasvineyard; obama; vacation
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Boy, oh, boy! Hot diggity-dawg! The nascent undercurrent of dissent, anger, resentment is beginning to surface, the Obamas as America's Most Hated Family is the nation's greatest spectator sport.
It's like I've got front row seats in ancient Rome's Colleseum and the festvities are about to begin. Lots and lots of popcorn, beer, laying back my Lazy-Boy, hunkering down for the long haul. I think it's gonna be fun!
1 posted on 08/18/2011 5:21:39 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
Not with Hussein's cult and the worshipful media!

Mark Knoller of See BS "news" has already put out a piece talking about how Hussein really isn't on vacation that much.

I have seen media outlets--national and local--say NOTHING about Hussein's plummeting numbers. They LOVE the Kenyan commie.

2 posted on 08/18/2011 5:26:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: lbryce
Fifty grand a week. I guess we should be thankful. After all, he had to have two death stars built in Canada at 2.2 mill just to haul him around for a few days.

We don't have a President. A President at this point would resign. We have a dictator.

3 posted on 08/18/2011 5:27:30 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: lbryce

They’re our national joke and nightmare at the same time.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 5:28:01 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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5 posted on 08/18/2011 5:29:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: lbryce
their $50,000-a-week summer rental

At taxpayers' expense, no doubt. And, didja' notice that Her Royal Hindass Mooch-elle came separately, which boosts the cost of this jaunt even higher. Coupla' grifters with no talent, no skills, and no common sense . . . and certainly no feelings for the suffering Americans . . .

But, doncha' worry none, the unemployed who'er getting foodstamps and unemployment will still vote for the ass-hat no matter what. Incredibly insensitive of the two deadbeats.

Their contempt for the American idiots who put those two in our White House must know no end!

6 posted on 08/18/2011 5:33:52 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The media outlets do love him by and large.

But even they can’t over-ride the Carville Precept.

The economy sucks, it’s getting worse, and a majority of voters are going to blame Baraq.

FWIW we are starting to see some liberals starting to snark about the bus tour, the vacation, and the lack of action on the economy. Dems up for re-election in 2012 are going to be swimming against a tsunami.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 5:34:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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We need an official listing of his vacation days, where, who was with him, and how much it costed tax paysers.

We need FOIA filed with the Secret Service to get their records on this.

Also, list quasi diplomatic trips like the one to India. What percentage was pleasure vs. a few minutes reading a teleprompter?

I am sick of the pages and pages of damage control propaganda on Google when you query Obama vacations. The insist that Bush I, II and Reagan took more vacations. That is insane.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 5:40:11 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Let’s count fundraisers too...at this point Bush had about 13 what is 0bama up to 147?


10 posted on 08/18/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Recovering_Democrat; All

I suspect a tectonic shift is about to happen in the national dialoge questioning as to how WE could have been bamboozled by this know nothing marxist regurgitator.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 5:48:58 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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from what I've read sounds like Michelle, girls, mamma, and friends left earlier and B.Hussein O. left D.C. alone..nothing like flying fleets of planes for one family!!!
Michelle has ant in her pants and can't stay in one place for long...
12 posted on 08/18/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by haircutter
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I don’t see what the problem is.

Obama, the genius, has obviously got the country — the whole world, in fact — spinning like a top. The whole thing’s running so smoothly that he can afford to take some well-deserved down time to recharge the ol’ battery pack. What’s wrong with that?

You guys are just jealous.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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What do you expect Zero doesn’t know what he is doing?

So he is going to get the most benefits that he can during the last 15 1/2 months in office.

He is just another Democrat loser that got lucky in the last election.

Just don’t wreck the White House when you leave!


14 posted on 08/18/2011 6:04:46 PM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: lbryce

Even NBC’s Brian Williams was questioning his trip tis evening...


15 posted on 08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT by tubebender (The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some very good ideas)
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To: cripplecreek

OMFG. Ha ha ha ha. I love you for that!


16 posted on 08/18/2011 6:18:14 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I wonder if all his golf games are considered vacation


17 posted on 08/18/2011 6:20:13 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: lbryce

Ya’ll bein’ RASCISTS!!! /s...


18 posted on 08/18/2011 6:24:15 PM PDT by mo
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To: cripplecreek
Obama's racist, there's not a single black kid in that picture.

I wonder what the black population of Martha's Vineyard is?

19 posted on 08/18/2011 6:38:24 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (The only problem some people have with tyranny is that theyÂ’re not the tyrant.)
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To: Steely Tom

O has no understanding of his role as president.


20 posted on 08/18/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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