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Obama says Air Force One travel is ‘not my choice’ in sharp exchange
Yahoo! News ^ | April 12, 2012

Posted on 04/12/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama on Thursday firmly rejected any criticism that his worldwide travel on Air Force One or his family's vacations have left him out of touch with Americans' struggles, saying flying aboard the famed official plane is "not my choice."

"The fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I'm raising a family here. When we travel, we got to travel through Secret Service, and Air Force One, that's not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people," Obama told KMOV of St Louis. The interview was one of four sessions the White House arranged with local TV in states expected to be battlegrounds in November.

KMOV reporter Larry Conners had told Obama that some of the station's viewers "are complaining, they get frustrated, even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, different vacations and so forth, sometimes maybe, they think, under color of state business and that you're out of touch, that you don't really know what they're experiencing right now."

"Well, I don't know how many viewers you're talking about that say that," Obama countered. "We do hear from some," replied Conners. "I hear from all kinds of viewers about everything," Obama shot back. "I'm sure you do," said Conners.

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KEYWORDS: airforceone; obama; obamavacations; vacationerinchief
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:41:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

That’s the same look he has when somebody in the foursome ahead of him three-puts.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:25 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then explain Mooshelle’s fleet of jets that she used to cart dozens of her friends and hundreds of security personnel to her opulent, ostentatious, and BLOODY EXPENSIVE “vacations” in Spain and India.

Imagine *YOUR* carbon footprint, BLOODY HYPOCRITE, when the rest of us go to REAL jobs and do little errands driving Hyundais and Hondas.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m confused. I thought he said it was “Spiffy.”

I’m sure he’d rather fly AF 1 than business class on American Airlines.

The sacrifices he makes for our sakes. We must all pledge allegiance to him in gratitude.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:21 PM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: jiggyboy

It was their decision that Micelles would fly separately to Martha’s Vineyard.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:29 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people

94 rounds of golf, Mr 0bama??? At one round a day, that's over 3 months of golf. You sure you're working hard for the people?

7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:43 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think most folks understand how hard I work

What a POS. Is he that out of touch that he really believes that "most folks" believe he does much of anything except wipe his butt with soft taxpayer paid for tissue each day? All of his days are scripted and put on teleprompters.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Using Air Force One is not the issue. Where it flies him (and Moochelle), and how often, is.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like this is a touchy subject for Obummer. This idiot is spinning and lying through his teeth. Americans do see the Kobe Beef President as out of touch. No one thinks he is working very hard either.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:46:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reporter serves him up a softball.....and he actually connects a sentence or two without his aid Telie Prompter...but they left out the ah ah ahs...and errs..errs...errs


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:46:55 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the commies flew the dog back from hawaii for a photo-op at a store.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then stay home, a$$hole.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:49 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...whipped dog yelps the loudest.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t stand his use of the word, “folks”.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When does Connor’s IRS audit start?


16 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you come right down to it, he’s just another one of Eric Holder’s people. No more. No less.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
what plane the boy, his shrew and their spawn fly on isn't, but where they go on the taxpayers dollar IS!!!
18 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: laweeks

Of course not. He has 24x7 STAFF on payroll to wipe his butt with silk tissue. Not that he needs it, his s**t doesn’t stink, just ask him. . .


19 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:26 PM PDT by Salgak (The Energizer Border: I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people,

We understand you work on behalf of totalitarian socialists. He probably thinks AF1 isn't good enough.

20 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:27 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Local media are the only journalists asking the Marxist tough questions.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Touchy touchy little babies... FUBO! FUMO!


22 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well bless his heart!


23 posted on 04/12/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s going to have fun flying on Southwest ,him and da missis


24 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Most Americans understand why you fly AF1......as for how hard you are working .....LOL

Come on.... Mr. President ....most Americans know you are a lazy slacker who would rather campaign, play golf than actually govern... Err I mean rule.... us peasants


25 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: jimbo123

King Putt. It is hard being me.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Approved this post.)
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To: Salgak
Not that he needs it, his s**t doesn’t stink, just ask him. . .

He's so divine and above us mere mortals, that he probably has some one else s**t for him.

27 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:32 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, he needs all those vacations.

It’s hard work dismantling the Constitution and destroying America.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, he needs all those vacations.

It’s hard work dismantling the Constitution and destroying America.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 5:57:49 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Brad's Gramma

When you think you are god then AF1 probably seems like a sacrafice.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. —Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Popman

The Pres_ _ent is a shuckin’ and jivin’ fraud and chrnic liar. He is a spewer of one lie after another because he is of his father, the father of lies a murderer from the start. The real tragedy is so many fellow Americans defending the lying bastard.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 5:59:18 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RightOnline

Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner!


32 posted on 04/12/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It certainly wasn’t my choice to have him flying on AF One, and he’s free to stop any time he’d like. (Hopefully Jan 2013 is the latest.)


33 posted on 04/12/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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34 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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35 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s all about him, how great he is, how hard he works and how he deserves it all, blahblah blahblah blah.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why does he work so hard at doing so little? It must be some kind of community organizer thing.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The victim card aboard AF1 ?
When will our MSM laugh at this ass ?


38 posted on 04/12/2012 6:05:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I think most folks understand how hard I work” Yup, that’s exactly your problem Barky. We DO understand exactly how hard you work. You should be FIRED!


39 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: luvbach1
Using Air Force One is not the issue. Where it flies him (and Moochelle), and how often, is.

Upon his inauguration, GWB let Bill & Hillary fly "home" to Arkansas on AF 1.

I don't recall. Did Zero put AF 1 at GWB's disposal to fly him home after the inauguration?

40 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Chode

“what plane the boy, his shrew and their spawn fly”

...that’s ‘alleged spawn’! I still don’t believe he ever touched that beast!


41 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:41 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vacation


42 posted on 04/12/2012 6:08:34 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: jimbo123
I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people,

I am a folk and I don't understand it.

43 posted on 04/12/2012 6:08:39 PM PDT by Parmy
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44 posted on 04/12/2012 6:09:02 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Batman11
yeah... yer prolly right
45 posted on 04/12/2012 6:10:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
 

 

 

 



46 posted on 04/12/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: jimbo123

He would obviously much prefer to be riding his bike in those mom-jeans.


47 posted on 04/12/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by HumbleButExceedinglyAccurate
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To: okie01
I don't recall. Did Zero put AF 1 at GWB's disposal to fly him home after the inauguration?

Yes.

48 posted on 04/12/2012 6:13:32 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes Mr O, I understand, destroying this once great country is really hard work.

Romney should run with ‘at least you wouldn’t have to pay for my vacations’!


49 posted on 04/12/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This punk just doesn't get it,Yes,he has to travel on occasion.Europe...China...Japan,etc.It's the damn Spanish vacations,at $10K/night,when half the country's households are getting food stamps and the *real* unemployment rate is 10%.
50 posted on 04/12/2012 6:16:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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