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Barack Obama-the Traveling Salesman
Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Lurita Doan

Posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

During the past year, Barack Obama has attended over 100 fundraisers. Even in a cynical, political town, such as Washington, DC Obama is racking up some staggering numbers, with time spent out of the office leading the list.

We are a generation that is used to executives who work outside of the office using air travel, telework, video conferencing, off-site, motivational conferences, international, simulcast product launches and a host of other 21st century management techniques to enhance a worker’s performance. But in this age of out of the office “productivity” activities, the average American is a mere piker compared to Barack Obama.

Peter Drucker, the management guru, once said that an effective CEO spends his time on an organization’s priorities because “time is the scarcest resource of the manager. If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed.“

Few executives seem to spend as much time out of office as of Barack Obama, but with the recent Chapter 11 filing for bankruptcy by Fuller Brush, thoughts about door-to-door traveling salesman immediately brought Barack Obama to mind.

Consider: Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf in the past 36 months, attended over 250 fundraisers (100 of them in the past 12 months),and taken 78 days of vacation.

The Presidency of the United States is, arguably, the most difficult job on the planet. Certainly, Americans want a president that is refreshed, rested and capable of making sound judgment calls on the complex issues of the day, but Barack Obama has taken more than just a few days off; he’s taken them at great cost (literally) to the America people.

In the past year, Obama has done 20 fundraisers in California alone, traveling via Air Force One at a cost of approximately $180,000 per hour flying time. While several of the fundraisers occurred on the same trip, even the President of the United States can’t change the basic rules of physics, so, Obama, on Air Force One, will still require approximately 5 hours to fly to California and 5 hours to return from California.

A modest cost estimate might show that the10 hours of air time costs, alone, for a round-trip fundraiser in California is upward of $1.8 million. Then, consider the sheer number of trips made by Barack Obama, and Americans can see that Obama’s fundraisers in California cost the American taxpayer anywhere from $7 million dollars to $30million dollars –and that’s just the travel costs to California fundraising events. Imagine then, the cost of traveling to the other 80 fundraisers this past year.

If Americans consider the President’s time spent playing golf, those numbers are also startling. A round of golf, where the course has been cleared (because he’s the President and because of security) might be able to finish in about 3 hours. Of course, usually Obama golfs in the presence of hundreds of spectators such as occurred in Nantucket this past summer or in Hawaii over Christmas—so assume in those cases that the play is a bit slower. In general, though, the average time to play a round of golf is approximately 4.5 hours. If Americans do the math, then 90 rounds of golf, averaging 4.5 hours equals about 405 hours spent golfing and several dozens more hours traveling to golf courses to play..

Then there are Obama’s vacation days. (Now, hopefully some of the golfing occurred during Obama’s vacation days—though Obama often counts golf as a work day since he golfs with other politicos.) During the past three years, Obama has taken about 78 days of vacation. Most American workers work, on average, about 2000 hours annually. Obama’s 78 days of vacation equal approx. 1872 hours, so Obama has spent almost one year of his three years in office on vacation.

And, as always, there is the travel to get to the fundraising, golfing and vacationing.

What becomes clear is that Barack Obama is traveling around—a lot—selling himself, and trying to garner perks, privileges and a second term in office, but very little work that benefits the average American taxpayer seems to be getting done with our taxpayer dollars.

It’s no surprise that President Obama rarely meets with his Cabinet—he doesn’t have time—he’s traveling. It’s no surprise that Obama has little understanding of the complexity of current, American political issues since Obama rarely meets with the opposition. Obama doesn’t have time, he’s traveling.

Consider: three years is 1096 days. Even by the most modest of estimates, with over 250 fundraiser, 90 rounds of golf and 78 vacation days, Obama has spent 40% of that time pleasure-seeking and fundraising.

Is it any wonder that Obama has no understanding of the struggles of the small business owner who spends 14-hour days, six or seven days a week trying to grow a business? The struggles of the small business owner who is being crushed under the Obama Administration’s excessive regulatory stranglehold and who has to use his personal savings to finance business growth, who has to use his home as collateral to gain access to capital and who hasn’t had a vacation in five years has more in common with aliens from outer space than with Barack Obama.

Our nation is facing big problems, and we need folks willing to work now to solve these problems now. Delaying hard decisions is a sign of weakness and will surely lead to failure. So, it’s a bit scary when Drucker warns managers against ignoring fiscal priorities in favor of “a grandiose future”, as Obama seems to have done.

Golfing. Traveling. Fundraising. Vacation. Golfing, and then more fundraising. And, oh yes, vacation. Obama has made his priorities clear to Americans. Obama is all about re-election, pleasure and re-election—as long as it can continue to be done at the expense of the American taxpayer.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; conman; fundraising; obama; obamagolf; shyster; travel

1 posted on 03/12/2012 5:04:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
An insult to traveling salesmen.

He's a con artist.

2 posted on 03/12/2012 5:19:08 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Kaslin
“A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group by gaining their confidence. A confidence artist is an individual operating alone or in concert with others who exploits characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty and honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naivety and greed.”
3 posted on 03/12/2012 5:20:42 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: ryan71
The whole fainting crap goes right along with your definition of working with others to exploit a group.

It reminds me of the tricks that the phoney baloney good time rockin rolling faith healers use. Bark is a snake-oil salesman, a conman, a wise guy, a confidence man, a shyster, a hustler, a flat out crook.

4 posted on 03/12/2012 5:45:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Kaslin

bho3card


5 posted on 03/12/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Kaslin

He should be impeached for abusing his office to get reelected. The extra fuel he is using to travel around the country must run into the millions and he should pay for it.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 7:15:07 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: ColdEquations

I believe you are falling way short on the 28 vacation days per year. You forget the many vacations he took in between. Also President Bush worked on his vacations, unlike that arrogant lazy pos.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: ColdEquations; darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; TheOldLady
ColdEquations
Since Mar 9, 2012

He has only NINE posts. In them he steps on SEVEN toes:

1) Defending Obama's fundraising.

2) In favor of the Intelligent Design guy at NASA getting fired.

3) Thought Palin was "unprepared"

4) Says "everybody does it" when looking at how out-of-touch Obama is on the economy.

5) Defends Maher by asking why people waste so much time on him.

6) Minimizes the Breitbart video of Obama at Harvard.

7) Presses for a national ID card.

SNIFF...

9 posted on 03/12/2012 5:24:13 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ColdEquations; darkwing104; 50mm; TheOldLady; grey_whiskers
Interesting post profile you got there. Ball's in your court, Skippy.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge
Looks like the Mods already zotted him! Bummer!

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12 posted on 03/13/2012 3:39:37 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: ColdEquations; grey_whiskers; Old Sarge; darkwing104; 50mm; SunkenCiv; humblegunner; Allegra; ...


So long, ColdEquations (Posting History - Erased)

Hat Tip to Grey_whiskers and Old Sarge

Obombi campaign staffer and probable retread gets obliterated by a sizzling escort to the alley behind FR





Shuck that jive somewhere else


Thank you JoeProBono

FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

13 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:26 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; ColdEquations

Cold Equations couldn’t coldly equate his way out of a waterlogged fishwrap.
Noted that he failed to note Obama perpetually vacations and golfs.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 5:39:24 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I’d impeach him for putting his filthy feet on Ronald Reagan’s desk, the pig.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 5:58:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Old Sarge; ColdEquations
Must have been a retread troll.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 6:03:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: TheOldLady

Impeach him for thinking the Constitution is no limit to his power.
Impeach Congress for making it appear that way.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 6:05:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

Okay. Heck, I’d impeach him for getting up in the morning because he’s sure to do something to diminish our country.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: grey_whiskers
In them he steps on SEVEN toes:

Which presumably equals the number of his teeth. Good riddance.

19 posted on 03/13/2012 10:09:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: All that hair is really just a Whig.)
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To: TheOldLady

I agree!


20 posted on 03/13/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Kaslin

Disgusting! Can’t WAIT for him to be sent to the dustbin of history!


21 posted on 03/13/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: TheOldLady
You’ve been at it again!
The smell of 0zone in here is choking.
Where do all these trolls keep coming from, is there a factory somewhere?
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22 posted on 03/13/2012 5:00:37 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07
Hi, sweetie. Unfortunately, just anyone can sign up here and post after being monitored for a short time. Sigh...

There is no way that the mods can check them all for subversion and being retreads.

Sorry you missed the excitement, but that guy was openly campaigning for Obama. Pretty cheeky.

It's very nice to see you.
23 posted on 03/13/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

I would have had him impeached for not showing up to the swearing in ceremony on time. That’s just me.

Oh, there’s also the little matters of not producing a valid birth certificate, attempting to bribe Andrew Romanoff and Joe Sestak to drop out of their Imperial Senate races against key political cronies, Operation “Fast and Furious”, attacking Libya without the consent of CONgress, and Solyndra. Let’s not forget them like the media has.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 6:22:56 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Amen, friend.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 7:16:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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