Skip to comments.President Obama, Bo the dog go Christmas shopping in Alexandria
Posted on 12/21/2011 2:24:56 PM PST by Qbert
His payroll tax cut plan might be stuck in Congress, but President Obama found another way to boost consumer spending Wednesday: He went Christmas shopping.
(KEVIN LAMARQUE - REUTERS)
Obama ducked out of the White House at about 12:45 p.m. for a quick jaunt into Virginia, where he dropped more than $235 in less than an hour.
The excursion began at some big box stores at Potomac Yards in Alexandria. With his wife Michelle and two daughters already vacationing in Hawaii, Obama brought the only remaining member of the family with him: Bo, the Portuguese water dog.
It was a good trip for the nations first dog. The first stop was a Pet Smart, where the president purchased a dog bone and a chew toy totalling $41. Bo also was spied by nosy reporters and paparazzi sizing up a brown poodle named Cinnamon.
Okay, Bo, dont get too personal here, Obama admonished, clutching Bos leash.
The trip came in the middle of what might otherwise have been another tense day for the president, who just before leaving the White House called House Speaker John A. Boehner and implored him to support a two-month extension to the payroll tax that remains in limbo.
Obama has delayed his annual winter vacation in Honolulu, even though his family decamped from D.C. last Friday. He has not said whether he intends to join them for Christmas, but his shopping trip included picking up some gifts for daughters Malia and Sasha.
After Pet Smart, Obama went into into Best Buy, heading to the Wii section and buying a game called Just Dance 3.
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So who was the “Just Dance 3” bought for?
It’s not going to be much of a surprise now.
Well, at least Bo is hetero.
Dog bone and chew toy for $41.00?
Did he put it on his presidential credit card?
bisexual Muslim....why isn’t he checking out specials on Mexican machine-guns?
Don’t tell the Occupy crowd that he shopped at a “box box” store. Those are run by the eeeevil 1%.
"So who was the Just Dance 3 bought for?
Its not going to be much of a surprise now.
The smartest president ever.
Did he buy any solar panels?
According to the professor who came to our office for Black History Month and lectured us ignorant white folk for a solid hour on the sainthood of Obama, he's the most brilliant man ever to draw a breath.
I've boycotted those stupid events ever since.
Now, how did "big box" become "box box"? Did Jim put gremlins in the machinery?
$235 less $41 = $194. wonder which of his “ladies” gets he gift less than $200?
Pets are allowed in a number of stores, Petsmart being one.
Hmmm....I would have expected him to out source this excursion ....
We’re not a Christian Nation...Dontcha know.
And another thing... "His" payroll tax cut plan? Since when did the abberation the Senate passed magically become "his" plan?
Just a little bit of Sandy in Seattle ....
PetSmart encourages you to bring your dog in their stores if it is on a leash.
At least he’s spending his own damn money.
They make this crap up to “prove” he’s not a muslim. And by the way, I thought the obamas didn’t celebrate Christmas.
AHH, keep this man out of my city and state!
It’s prolly a Kwanzaa gift
Does Ramadan have presents?
How do you know “Cinnamon” isn’t a tranny poodle? :-)
Yeesh, isn’t it speshul to know the leader of the free world can take gripe-n’run potshots at the GOP and then take a day to shop at PetSmart?
I knew shelley would leave the dog home wth him.
I doubt that was his intent as molsems do not celebrate or even recognize Christmas.
“$235 less $41 = $194. wonder which of his ladies gets he gift less than $200?”
Well, she already got a $100,000 vacation, courtesy of the plebeians.
Another BS photo op.
What amazing luck the WH press just happened to be there ...
“”picking up some gifts for daughters Malia and Sasha.””
To obozo: I guess when you’re a flat out liar, you can’t remember that you once said you don’t buy your girls Christmas presents. Gee - that made you sound so profound, so above the rest of us and now I’m sooooo disappointed in you!
Have any of us ever seen any person shopping with their dog? I’ve never even seen a seeing eye dog in stores...
And why did he go to Virginia to shop? Why did he diss the good retailers of the District of Columbia? The White House is in that District. Doesn’t he believe in supporting his hometown businesses? The state of Virginia, rather than DC, is getting the sales tax revenue from his spending.
Yeah, if Obamao owned a convenience store or fast food restaurant, it would be the one with the line around the corner that you see on the way to Grandma's house on Christmas Day.
Ooops - looked closer and I guess he’s in the pet store...
Bo was there as a guide dog...
“What amazing luck the WH press just happened to be there ...”
Oops, forgot...this was just a photo-op. Thany's why there's no one else shopping.
The Prez is a doofus!!!
It was a flat out shameless photo op.
The MSM was out in full force ...
Barry finally finds a job he's good at.
(Photo: Associated Press)
I wonder how many thousands of real shoppers were highly inconvenienced (let alone the retailers) by his mobile convoy.
You’re absolutely right. IIRC, Before the White House, they didn’t celebrate Christmas or Birthdays...It has something to do with the word “Happy”. I believe Merry Christmas was early on referred to as Happy Christmas.
A $41 chew toy for a dog is a disgusting display of decadence.
I hope his supporters on welfare, food stamps and housing vouchers are happy for him.
Check out the police tape:
a dog bone and a chew toy totalling $41
and folks wonder why we’re in the mess we’re in..
I have to say “BO” is cute and the only thing easy on the eyes in that family.
OMG!! I actually feel SORRY for the poor bast@rd!!! His wife and kids couldn’t WAIT to go on a vacation!!! WITHOUT their MEAL TICKET!! Oh, wait....WE are their meal ticket.
“Have any of us ever seen any person shopping with their dog?”
Just about every single day.
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