Skip to comments.Obama says Air Force One travel is ‘not my choice’ in sharp exchange
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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That’s the same look he has when somebody in the foursome ahead of him three-puts.
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.
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.
It was their decision that Micelles would fly separately to Martha’s Vineyard.
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?
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.
Using Air Force One is not the issue. Where it flies him (and Moochelle), and how often, is.
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
the commies flew the dog back from hawaii for a photo-op at a store.
Then stay home, a$$hole.
...whipped dog yelps the loudest.
I can’t stand his use of the word, “folks”.
When does Connor’s IRS audit start?
When you come right down to it, he’s just another one of Eric Holder’s people. No more. No less.
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. . .
We understand you work on behalf of totalitarian socialists. He probably thinks AF1 isn't good enough.
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