Skip to comments.Obama Confronted by Local Reporter About Non-Stop (And Expensive) First Family Vacations
Posted on 04/13/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by Daffynition
BC news recently reported that most Americans are cutting back on their vacation plans due to high gas prices and the lagging economy. But the Obamas seem to be oblivious to the issue.
The topic of the First Familys frequent vacationing is one that a St. Louis TV anchor thought was worth investigating. Larry Conners of KMOV-TV wondered if the Obamas spend an inordinate amount of time vacationing at the expense of the American taxpayer?
This is not exactly a new topic:
The frequency and cost of these the Obama family trips has been covered on the Blaze as recently as December when the First Familys Hawaiian vacation was reported to cost as much as $4 million dollars.
Last summer the Daily Mail reported that Michelle Obama had already spent up to $10 million dollars on trips to Spain, Vail, and Marthas Vineyard.
Conners was among a group of local newspeople from around the nation invited to Washington for individual sit-down interviews with the President. Conners covered many topics with Mr. Obama, but his question about the taxpayer funded vacations (and the Presidents answer) is worth reviewing:
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How did the President respond? In a slightly testy fashion:
Well, I dont know how many viewers youre talking about that say that.
Conners parried with:
We do hear from some.
The President seemed to be trying to diminish the question by saying the following:
I hear from all kinds of viewers about everything.
He eventually gave a sort-of answer, but it really side-stepped the question:
But the fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, Im raising a family here. When we travel, we got to travel through Secret Service, and Air Force One, thats 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.
The answer managed to avoid the real question about the frequency of the family vacations that the Obama’s take.
The question about the vacations starts at the 1:40 mark of this clip: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-confronted-by-local-reporter-about-non-stop-and-expensive-first-family-vacations/
In other words, nobody I know says I take too many vacations.
Of course, he has surrounded himself with people of like thinking.
I hope they do understand how hard he is working. If they do, they'll throw the bum out.
From The Article, the closing line: “Could this become a campaign issue for the GOP?”
OMG, That’s Funny!
Vacation Gal working out to fight obesity trains for a charity race. With chariots.
I can’t remember the last time my wife and I went on an actual vacation. We typically do a few weekend excursions each year, and that’s been about it. Thus far this year I’ve not even purchased a fishing license, and that with the opening of trout season coming soon. The way things are looking I may not be able to afford the fishing license or fishing trips this year. The best I’m looking at is staycations thanks to the policies of Obozo and the liberal loons ruining this country.
Larry Conners of KMOV-TV will be audited every year of his remaining life that a Democrat administration is in power.
I don’t think that Moochelle’s billion dollar extravaganza to India was even mentioned. I don’t think ANY DOLLAR AMOUNT was pushed into Obummer’s face. These two grifters will continue this until they’re thrown out of office.
Well it is your choice, you don't have to have as many vacations in distant places.
I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people.
For a guy, whose only job is to read what in on the teleprompter and sign what is in front of him, he and his administration have no excuse to take vacations.
Considering Noobamas daily schedule, which is quite often read on the air by Mark Levin, I would say he’s been on vacation from day one.
Actually let me correct that: Considering Noobamas life, he’s been on vacation since the day he was born in Kenya.
So where’s the outrage from NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, et al with these excessive, not to mention mega-expensive, Obama vacations? They sure made a big deal out of it with Bush. Where’s the gnashing of teeth??
Oh...I forgot. They aren’t biased. They even tell you that. It must be true then.
*Sigh*...I hear ya. I need to go to NH...am postponing the trip b/c I need an oil change instead. I never remember having to prioritize decisions like this. This obamaeconomy sucks.
The thievery only gets worse after they leave. Notice Jimmy and Bill. They are not exactly living like Harry Truman did.
I used to deny that the GOP was invested, partnered, and complicit with Obama. I just couldn't believe such a thing could be true.
However it is becoming so glaring and obvious that it just cannot be ignored anymore. If anyone dares to even mentions one the the thousand things that are known to be wrong or ‘unknown’ about the man with no past, the GOP are the first ones to jump in condemnation.
You are not allowed to even ask the simplest most obvious questions. Why does Obama have an SSN from a State in which he never lived? How is that even possible?
Oh my God! The GOP will start fuming and call you every name in the book. This is very odd behavior indeed.
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