Scroll down: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-confronted-by-local-reporter-about-non-stop-and-expensive-first-family-vacations/
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.
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.
obummer says [[Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good Everyone must have some skin in the game.]]
[[The Obamas summer break in Marthas Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.
But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers money on vacations alone in the past year.
Branding her disgusting and a vacation junkie, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.
The top source told the National Enquirer: Its disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.]]
how many billionaies are they goign to have to raise taxes on just to keep up with the expenses of the obama’s vacations?
[[First Lady Michelle Obama over the last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel.
Her vacations, the cost of which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Marthas Vineyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore]]
[[Mrs. Obamas early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
Obamas round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) excluding meals and other room costs
Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)
TOTAL COST: $1,474,200Then there are the unknown costs:
Rental of office building in Kailua on canal
Security upgrades and additional phone lines
Costs for car rentals and fuel for White House staff
staying at Moana Hotel (Secret Service imports most of the cars used here to escort the president)
Surveillance before the president arrives
Travel costs for Secret Service and White House staff
traveling ahead of the President]]
[[According to whitehousedossier.com, Michelles trip to South Africa this year cost taxpayers an estimated $800,000 (when you include the use of Air Force Two). And lets not forget her previous solo-trip to Spain, which was estimated at $400,000+.
And remember when the Obamas dog flew separately on their vacation to Maine last year?
Or the Obamas date night when they took Air Force One to New York for dinner and a Broadway show, then flew back home again??? How much the heck did THAT cost us?]]