Skip to comments.Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas
Posted on 04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT by MissesBush
Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing staycations because they cant afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first familys 17 lavish vacations around the world and dont want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.
They view everything through their own personal situation and if they cant afford to do it, they cant enjoy it, they dont like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself, said pollster John McLaughlin. In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling hes not sharing in that struggle and hes basically doing what they cant do on their tax dollars, added the GOP pollster.
He and several other top-tier Republican pollsters, organized by Resurgent Republic, traveled to 11 battleground states to host focus groups of independent and swing voters, mostly Democrats, who voted for President Obama in 2008 but who are now on the fence.
McLaughlin handled blue collar and Catholic voters in Pittsburgh on April 3 and Cleveland on March 20. He found that they are very depressed about the economy and feel that their tax dollars are being sucked up by both the rich and those living on government assistance.
During the focus group discussions about debt and spending cuts, many in his group volunteered criticism of the presidential vacations as something that should be cut. Among the lines McLaughlin wrote down was one from a Democratic woman who said, Michelle Obama spends $1 million to take the kids to Hawaii, and another who said, President Obama was the only president to take so many trips.
The theme, said McLaughlin, is that the first family is out of touch with working class voters.
He added that the presidents attack on the rich and GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romneys wealth is working, but the voters were also lumping in the presidents vacation spending in with the General Services Administrations Las Vegas scandal and federal spending for those who arent looking for work.
There really wasnt a real dislike for Romney. It was just that he is too rich. But on the other hand there is a start of resentment of the government, he said. What surprised me is that these were Democrats back biting on their own president, added McLaughlin.
How dare this rabble question the actions of “The Won”. They must be made to understand the Obama NEEDS these vacations as it is a very hard job deciding how best to run our lives. Have the people no compassion?
All animals are equal, but some Democrats are more equal than others.....
“Comrades!” he cried.
You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples.
I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.
Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig.
We pigs are brainworkers.
The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us.
Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples.
Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back!”
I believe most average people (this of course precludes leftists, class warfarists, stupid envious people who know in their hearts that they’re less intelligent and/or industrious than others) don’t envy wealthy people for merely being wealthy. But they know the difference between a Carnegie or an old-money family who lived quietly and on their own dime, and people like the Obamas who not only neglect their noblesse-oblige (not that they’d ever understand that concept) but do it on the tax-payer dime while telling everybody else to put more air in their tires.
Obviously, these “blue collar dems” are RAAAAYYYYSSSSISSSStSSS.
Everyone knows that black democrat politicians are ENTITLED to use their offices to “live large” due to the legacy of slavery. To protest that entitlement is raysssist.
Hey these disgruntled Democrats need to zip their lips and just accept that their betters are deserving of a few rewords. After all, the Obamas are doing what Lenin and Stalin failed to get accomplished.
I’m not sure what their motivation in being unhappy with Obama could be, but I suspect racism.
this is what comes to mind when I hear of the Obamas’ excesses:
Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
(There. That put an end to the "angry at PRESIDENT! Obama (Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmm)" story.. on to the NBC-cherry-bomb journalism's spin.)
The class warfare and 'hate-the-rich' game Obama and the left are playing is not only divisive but dangerous. That many of the leftist proponents of class warfare, such as Barack Obama, are, themselves, rich, is simply ironic. It's unfortunate that so many Americans, living in the 'land of opportunity' are fooled by Obama and the left. His 'hate-the-rich' meme is simply a way to deflect his abject failures that have badly damaged the American economy. His attempt to, in effect, shift the blame for that to those who have been financially successful is transparent. With multimillionaire Mitt Romney as his opponent, Obama is pursuing a campaign strategy that has double benefits - if it works. I can only pray that, like his Marxist policies, it fails.
oh, I agree with you, completely, but the tune still comes to mind
The similarly nouveau riche Clintons took extravagant vacations, too, and no one cared because anyone who wanted to was working. For the Obamas to live it up while so many are involuntarily unemployed, and watching their costs of living go up daily, is showing a tin ear.
I expect them to enjoy a very low key vacation this summer. By Christmas it won’t matter one way or the other, they will go to town on the taxpayers’ dimes.
Definitely agree !
I’ll bet that the fact that they never seem to go home - to Chicago for vacation is part of their problem with voters. Theoretically, that location is set-up for the Obama’s, e.g. secret service stuff, etc. It seems like every other POTUS has a home to go too, including W, but not the Obama’s.
All you needed was an understated “tee hee” ... not even an LOL.
What really made me mad when I was young was to see Scrooge McDuck rolling around in his vault full of gold coins and wads of currency when I couldn’t buy a candybar ... ;-)
“It’s unfortunate that so many Americans, living in the ‘land of opportunity’ are fooled by Obama and the left. His ‘hate-the-rich’ meme is simply a way to deflect his abject failures that have badly damaged the American economy.”
Hillary’s “hardworking white people” will not be voting for the Kenyan Pirate in the fall.
Are they racist? Who cares?