Skip to comments.It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation
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 countrys 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 ...
“What are we paying you for,?” Gov Christy asks.
What a slacker putz!
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.
My daughter with be angry. Security tightens when zero is around and she cannot order pizza to be delivered
” It must be nice being President... “
But, “It’s good to be King!!”
How often did the Obama family travel to HI prior to his immaculation?
It’ a “working vacation”, he’ll be hunting for his birth certificate.
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)
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?
“This way” protects Holder for a little while longer.
Can’t fire him—I’m on vacation.
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.
"I will not rest until....blah, blah, blah"
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.
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.
...and the MSM in this country will provide him cover. Note that the story is from a UK paper.
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.
How often did the Obama family travel to HI prior to his immaculation?
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.
Hey Obama, let me get the check on this one.
I’d like to know when’s the last time a pres. took a 17 day vacation?
I post quite a few articles every week from The Daily Mail.
They’re often the 1st to report news here.
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.
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.
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
Perhaps 17 days is not long enough? How can the country recover in only 17 days?
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.
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.
He has to talk to the judge about Orly!
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.
He’s taking some well-deserved time off after the recent huge drop in unemployment.
Id like to know whens 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).
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.
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.
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?!
“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..
He'll still have SS, but the jet-for-a-phone-call will have disappeared.
Is there a muslim community in Hawaii ?
“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?
Goin all the way to Asia...
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.
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.
OK...There went breakfast....
He knows it is over.
He might as well milk his lame duck period for all it is worth.
It’s good to be the king.
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.
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?