Skip to comments.Michelle Blames it on the Kids (First Traveler)
Posted on 08/27/2011 10:55:35 AM PDT by jazusamo
Michelle Obama must think most people are easily duped. To quell the disapproval of Americans who struggle to come up with the extra money to fill their gas tanks, Michelle has to spend lots of time -- between booking vacations and deciding how big a wardrobe chest to load into the cargo plane -- coming up with justifications to subdue the public's disapproval of her obvious addiction to pricey vacations.
Last year, prior to heading off to Martha's Vineyard, Michelle took Sasha on an exotic summer visit to Spain. The I-dare-you-to-say-something excuse for that excursion was that it was a "private mother-daughter trip with longtime family friends," which in itself is a contradiction in terms.
A "private mother-daughter" trip with 40 "close" friends and a taxpayer-funded security detail of 68 is hardly an intimate family outing. The entourage was so large that the group required 30 rooms in "Spain's most exclusive hotel the Villa Padierna, a golf and spa resort located along the coast from Marbella."
Sorry, but throwing around mother-daughter language, as if Sasha and Shelley were going to Spain to spend one-on-one "Mommy and Me" time, was nothing more than a manipulative shield used to suppress well-deserved criticism for a four-day trip rumored to cost $375,000.
Every Christmas the Obamas kick back for a low-key holiday in Hawaii on a "family" break that runs about $1.5 million for transport planes; exorbitant rent on a mansion called the "Winter White House"; and lodging for security, staff, and medical backup. Before anyone dares criticize, it's important to remember that the break is a longtime family tradition where two darling little girls get to make an annual visit to walk the hallowed ground that is their father's putative birthplace.
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Good article and well written. Thanks for posting. Just the kind of thing to get me in the mood to take someone’s head off. ; ) Boy, I feel great..
Come on, you are being racist. Criticizing their taxpayer-funded junkets is out of line. Michelle needs to teach the world about healthy eating. :)
It’s starting to get old? Hon, it’s been long past old for quite some time.
Michelle Obama either has no shame or really thinks she is Mrs. Mugabe
So Camp David was coincidentally closed for repairs?
She sure is showing everyone what happens to the human body after eating those big sausages. :-)
Excuse me, but the Obama’s don’t celebrate Christmas. More likely don’t even believe in it. So why are they taking a big celebratory break in Hawaii? Why don’t they just go home and enjoy being at home? They haven’t spent more than 5 days in their own home in three years.
Trips to Spain, trips to the Pyramids, trips to Africa, shopping trips to London and Paris and yet they take the big Christmas celebratory trip to Hawaii when they don’t even exchange gifts under a lit up palm tree.
Nail on Head, a big fat manchelle head
“Michelle Obama either has no shame “
She is so bitter and hates America so much she is determined to rape the taxpayer as much as she can in her 4 years.
That is one vile hateful woman. But then look who she married?
an even more vile pos
Moose-chelle is just making the best of these 4 years. She knows it will be soon be over. I wonder if she’ll make a “let them eat cake”-type comment during the election campaign?
Is there no imputed tax liability due for any of this abuse of the taxpayer?
If I were to take family on a business trip with part of the expenses paid by the company it would be considered a benefit and taxes would be due on the amount of the benefit...
I think you're dead on the money. She's going to get everything she possibly can out of his term and doesn't give a whit who knows it.
I had mother daughter time with my mother all my life. We didn’t need to go fly here or there to have it. We had our time on the front porch, walking downtown, talking in the living room, etc...bunch of malarky is all that is. Mother Daughter time can be ANYTIME, ANYPLACE and... FREE!!!
As in "Eat healthy or else...just look at me!" ;-)
Did you see the defense of the Obamas by libtards at the bottom of the article? Hilarious, yet telling.
You can't schedule mother/daughter moments. All moms know some of the best conversations they've ever had with their children happen in the car doing mundane errands. There is something about a mom with her eyes on the road that inspires all sorts of confidences and bonding opportunities. It doesn't require over the top extravagant vacations. I feel sorry for the Obama girls.
The second comment has to be from a libtard college prof. :)
First Lady Michelle Obama Slipped out of Washington unnoticed Monday for a secret trip to visit her brother, Oregon State University mens basketball coach Craig Robinson, at his home on Corvallis, Ore. Mrs. Obama reportedly jetted into the Eugene Airport, landing at about 11 am PDT.
She and family members then headed out in a 11 vehicle motorcade for the ride to Corvallis. The White House has so far said little about the trip, which was unannounced. Its unclear how long the vacation will last. Mrs. Obama and family members flew on a Boeing C-40B, the military version of a 737 that serves as Air Force 2.
Mrs. Obama has in the past incurred criticism for her travels, including an early departure for her most recent Hawaiian vacation and a luxurious 2010 trip to Spain.
Most of the costs of her travel are borne by taxpayers. The C-40B included a flight crew of eight to 10 people, according to one report. Mrs. Obama is traveling with one of her daughters its unclear which one and her mother. President Obama remains on his own in Washington................
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