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It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 12/03/2011 4:36:12 AM PST by sunmars

While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter.

President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip.

Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2.

The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10.

The White House travel office announced the president has no public events scheduled for the trip.

The President's family covers the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, for their vacation - a ‘Winter White House’ that costs up to $3,500 a day, or $75,000 a month.

But the local and federal taxpayers help pay the bill for travel and security.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alowhore; imamonvacation; kingofthedeficit; obamavacation; vacation; vacationvacation; wagyu4him
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seriously don't come back, most people get 2 or 3 days at christmas........17 days. How many is that this year? Does he do ANYTHING?
1 posted on 12/03/2011 4:36:21 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

“What are we paying you for,?” Gov Christy asks.


2 posted on 12/03/2011 4:38:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: sunmars

What a slacker putz!


3 posted on 12/03/2011 4:38:46 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars

ever notice he never hangs around to celebrate the normal traditional american christmas or any other christian holiday, its always in hot hawaii or somewhere else he doesnt have to do it. They never want to be in the WH for any christian celebration.


4 posted on 12/03/2011 4:39:35 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

My daughter with be angry. Security tightens when zero is around and she cannot order pizza to be delivered


5 posted on 12/03/2011 4:40:08 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: sunmars

” It must be nice being President... “

Maybe...

But, “It’s good to be King!!”


6 posted on 12/03/2011 4:42:37 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: sunmars
We can only pray that this metrosexual keeps his shirt on. I don't look forward to seeing images of him and lardbutt eating shave ice.


7 posted on 12/03/2011 4:43:43 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: sunmars

How often did the Obama family travel to HI prior to his immaculation?


8 posted on 12/03/2011 4:44:47 AM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: sunmars

It’ a “working vacation”, he’ll be hunting for his birth certificate.


9 posted on 12/03/2011 4:45:04 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: sunmars

Arrogant little metrosexual snot. On the other hand, it gives Newt that much more ammo in the debates! (as if they didn’t have enough to work with already)


10 posted on 12/03/2011 4:46:23 AM PST by albie
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To: sunmars

The 17th is awfully early to be heading out for Christmas.

Is it possible he has set it up so he can go through the histrionics of delaying his holiday (while Shelly and the girls do indeed jet ahead) in order to heroically fight the do-nothing congress and do the people’s business?


11 posted on 12/03/2011 4:47:42 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: sunmars

“This way” protects Holder for a little while longer.
Can’t fire him—I’m on vacation.


12 posted on 12/03/2011 4:48:57 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters. Let the dead rest in peace.)
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To: sunmars

I remember the days when the US media would go bonkers if Bush would spend more than 3 days at his home in Crawford TX chopping wood. They hounded him constantly that he should be in DC working instead of vacationing at his own home. Now isn’t it funny that only the DailyMailUK reports this stuff? OBowMao wasting more taxpayer money on transportation and security for himself and family who always travel separately.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 4:50:53 AM PST by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: sunmars
But, don't worry. He won't be resting. Remember, he said

"I will not rest until....blah, blah, blah"

14 posted on 12/03/2011 4:50:58 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: sunmars
Maybe this is O’s solution on how to raise his poll numbers; get out of town.
15 posted on 12/03/2011 4:52:25 AM PST by Shannon
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To: sunmars

Really.

When is this clown NOT on vacation? Remember when the media threw a collective hissy fit, counting up the days GWB wasn’t in the White House?

Seriously, I wish someone would add up the number of days our historic young President actually does his JOB... and how much money he and Moochelle have spent of OUR money to slack off and go on vacations around the world.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 4:54:03 AM PST by Pravious
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To: sunmars

Geeez they’re idiots. And I mean everyone around him.
They NEVER THINK about how something might LOOK. Or maybe they do, and just don’t care... I guess that’s more accurate.


17 posted on 12/03/2011 4:55:00 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
They NEVER THINK about how something might LOOK. Or maybe they do, and just don’t care... I guess that’s more accurate.

...and the MSM in this country will provide him cover. Note that the story is from a UK paper.

18 posted on 12/03/2011 5:08:17 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: nuconvert

OK folks ... anybody got a “total” of vacation days for this do-nothing “not-present”? We really need to keep a count and put it on a graph beside the vacation days a typical union worker gets for 3 years of service (or anybody else). People need to see he’s slacking. Bet somebody at FR is keeping track.


19 posted on 12/03/2011 5:09:25 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: HotKat

How often did the Obama family travel to HI prior to his immaculation?
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It’s different now. HE doesn’t have to pay for it.

His Secret Service Agents get to spend 17 days away from their family’s at Christmas.

What an ass.


20 posted on 12/03/2011 5:09:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: sunmars

Hey Obama, let me get the check on this one.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 5:13:23 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’d like to know when’s the last time a pres. took a 17 day vacation?


22 posted on 12/03/2011 5:13:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 6SJ7

I post quite a few articles every week from The Daily Mail.
They’re often the 1st to report news here.


23 posted on 12/03/2011 5:16:25 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sunmars

Hopefully, we won’t have to see or hear him everyday spouting off, preaching to us about the evil Republicans.
This guy is an absolute fraud.


24 posted on 12/03/2011 5:18:26 AM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: sunmars

While almost every American looks at the last years and wonders when they will EVER be able to take a TWO WEEK VACATION again.

Get ready for tax-time, bitches.

ONE BIG ASS MISTAKE, AMERICA.


25 posted on 12/03/2011 5:23:36 AM PST by golux
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To: sunmars

Wait a minute.

Didn’t he say JUST YESTERDAY that Congress “might not be leaving” for break if they don’t pass a tax bill?

“We’re going to keep pushing Congress to make this happen. They shouldn’t go home for the holidays until they get this done,” Obama said in his address

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-pushes-payroll-tax-cut-extension-111137992.html


26 posted on 12/03/2011 5:23:45 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: sunmars

Perhaps 17 days is not long enough? How can the country recover in only 17 days?


27 posted on 12/03/2011 5:26:38 AM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: sunmars

Hussein’s pattern is familiar....long periods of recreation followed by very intense efforts to destroyed liberty and campaign for his perverted world view. All the while his cult keeps the “Things are getting better” lie alive.


28 posted on 12/03/2011 5:26:44 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: FreedBird

What, is the position of president just a figurehead?

How on earth is he authorized 17 days off, and his travel expense for personal business reimbursed by federal funds?

Why does our Congress allow this?

Seriously. This individual is an EMPLOYEE of the U.S. Government. Military having to take huge cuts. Huge cuts everywhere else.

Why, why, why????? He has no need or right to constantly vacation and travel in this manner.

Most people receive 30 days off per year or so. That is all the office of the present should require. He is in a totally ESSENTIAL position and should not be granted so many days for vacation. My military officer husband has 60 days of leave built up becuase he can NEVER take time off like this from his job.

I’m so SICK of hearing how this first family is constantly on some sort of break. They live in utter luxury year round. They do not need any more “breaks.”

We as Americans have only ourselves to blame. We have allowed this to occur, and allowed moochers like the Obamas to take advantage of it. TIME TO ENACT LAWS against it.


29 posted on 12/03/2011 5:28:10 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: sunmars

He has to talk to the judge about Orly!


30 posted on 12/03/2011 5:28:58 AM PST by jrd
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To: sunmars

I wish he would take 90 days. Heck stay there until January 20th. Seriously, we have to pay for him and his family anyway, I would rather him be away from Washington DC and yes Hawaii is expensive, but overall cheaper than what he would spend in DC.


31 posted on 12/03/2011 5:31:09 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Daffynition
He has ZERO regard for the Presidency. Even Clinton was better. Yes there was that ONE picture of him with the shirt off but I believe that was a paparazzi picture (the one of him and Hillary in a hug). Even if it was staged as some people believe which I don't dispute. It was still just one. I think he even took the Presidency more seriously than Obama as sad as that sounds.
32 posted on 12/03/2011 5:34:40 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: sunmars

He’s taking some well-deserved time off after the recent huge drop in unemployment.


33 posted on 12/03/2011 5:36:12 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Cain Train is rollin'!)
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To: nuconvert

I’d like to know when’s the last time a pres. took a 17 day vacation?

The evil media will say that Bush took 30 days straight every August. I hate them (media).


34 posted on 12/03/2011 5:38:32 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: albie
Arrogant little metrosexual snot.

People have written more than a few books that purport to characterize Obama. Here you've done it in only four words and more accurately too boot.

35 posted on 12/03/2011 5:41:52 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
17 days vacation...

0bambi's current golf score is around 90....so he is seeking to crack 100

that is 100 rounds of golf so far in his occupation of the white hut.

36 posted on 12/03/2011 5:42:49 AM PST by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: napscoordinator

37 posted on 12/03/2011 5:45:05 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: ImNotLying

Obama’s vacations are a golden opportunity for the Republican candidates to exploit.

They should be shouting from the rooftops, repeating endlessly on every talkshow interview they get on, taking out newspaper ads, about how lazy and incompetent Obama is. This issue is a SURE-FIRE WINNER with a citizenry that’s hard-hit economically - and even if the Democrats have billions and the LSM in their pocket, they simply cannot win on this!! It’s there for the taking!!

So why the hell don’t the Republicans exploit this?!

Do they WANT Vacation-Boy to get re-elected?!


38 posted on 12/03/2011 5:46:39 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: sunmars
From this past August.....

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

39 posted on 12/03/2011 5:49:52 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

“I think he even took the Presidency more seriously than Obama as sad as that sounds.”

Well said..Clinton sullied the Office and was and is an absolute disgrace to this nation...Obama is an arrogant embarrassment and deserves ridicule and contempt..he’s earned it..


40 posted on 12/03/2011 5:51:36 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
zero knows he's done, and I think his movements after the white house will be a lot more seriously scrutinized and followed.

He'll still have SS, but the jet-for-a-phone-call will have disappeared.

Is there a muslim community in Hawaii ?

41 posted on 12/03/2011 5:52:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: sunmars

“Does he do ANYTHING?”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Of course he does! Don’t be silly! He wrecks the economy, badmouths the country all over the world, apologizes to our enemies, goes WAY OUT OF HIS WAY to damage our allies and lose their trust. Starts wars while claiming to promote peace, it isn’t easy being the antichrist, can’t a guy just eat his waffle for seventeen days without being hassled by you?


42 posted on 12/03/2011 5:53:11 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: sunmars

Goin all the way to Asia...


43 posted on 12/03/2011 5:54:35 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Daffynition

Ugh! That is a horrible picture. With how “powerful” this couple “thinks” they are, you would have thought they would have ordered that picture destroyed even on personal computers....lol.


44 posted on 12/03/2011 5:55:52 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: RipSawyer

If Obama’s going to just shut down for 17 days, then why not send the entire government home until Jan 2. Forget it. Nothing being done, and zero isn’t going to take responsibility for anything ....so let’s just send them ALL home!! Congress especially.

Why work?


45 posted on 12/03/2011 5:56:56 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Daffynition

OK...There went breakfast....


46 posted on 12/03/2011 5:59:08 AM PST by digger48
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To: sunmars

He knows it is over.

He might as well milk his lame duck period for all it is worth.


47 posted on 12/03/2011 6:02:10 AM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: sunmars

It’s good to be the king.


48 posted on 12/03/2011 6:03:03 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: sunmars

I am recently widowed, My Dad passed away, My Mom broke a vertebrae, and my home is in foreclosure. I scraped together the airfare to spend Christmas with my Mom, but Of course, I will lose a week’s pay because I am self-employed. I can’t really afford it, but I haven’t seen Mom in YEARS.

It is a sin to be covetous and resentful, but I can’t help it. The President is supposed to LEAD, not RULE. It just isn’t right for him to keep having vacations when our country and its citizens are suffering.


49 posted on 12/03/2011 6:03:26 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: sunmars

So Zero will be as far away from DC as he can get (and still be in the U.S. (or is it in Asia?) when his best bud John Corzine (a RAT crook on par with Marc Rich) faces Congress and takes the 5th.

An worthwhile basic question to ask is: What do Renzo, Corzine and Obama all have in common?


50 posted on 12/03/2011 6:10:01 AM PST by rod1
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