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Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas
Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT by MissesBush

Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t 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 can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t 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 he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t 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 president’s attack on the rich and GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s wealth is working, but the voters were also lumping in the president’s vacation spending in with the General Services Administration’s Las Vegas scandal and federal spending for those who aren’t looking for work.

“There really wasn’t 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.


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To: kearnyirish2

voting for him would be racist.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 5:45:54 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

‘Voting for him would be racist.’

Watch for Zero to then garner 99% of the votes from black voters.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 6:24:48 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Nepeta; CORedneck; Archytekt
Actuallyt, if you read the *script intro* a little more closely, he got that chain by suing a "White-Hispanic" who shot his son's dog, and was awarded the business chain in a court-ordered, race-based lawsuit by NAN (Rev Al Charlatan).

sarcasm100

23 posted on 04/27/2012 3:43:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: MissesBush
*** Michelle's $467K vacation for her and her buddies in Spain?? ***

How dare you question 'The Queen's' right! Just because that one $467K vacation to Spain is about the average annual income for Ten (10) Families of four people -- who died and left you boss over her.

Sheesh. You'd think you personally had say or VOTE in this matter. [HUGH sarcasm /off]

But 'series', after they are booted out they SHE should be charged with embezzlement, misuse of public funds, and FELONY THEFT.

24 posted on 04/27/2012 4:08:31 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: MissesBush

This is what you get when you vote in socialism. You have the elite class that enjoys all pleasures life has to offer.

Then the elite class spreads the crumbs evenly to the peons.The peons that they favor over other peons will get a few crumbs extra with perks.

See, ain’t that all fair? I mean, they never promised that you would be wealthy, they just said you would be even.

Miserably even. Now eat yer peas and shut up.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 4:20:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MissesBush

If Demwits are anything, they’re the jealous type.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 6:15:22 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: tcrlaf

27 posted on 04/27/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

“voting for him would be racist.”

I love how they keep up the race mantra after a lot of white people cast their ballots for the Kenyan Pirate; serves them right. Most of them won’t be supporting him this time (for a variety of valid reasons unrelated to race). I like the photo somebody posted of a TEA partier holding a sign: “It doesn’t matter what the sign says, you’ll still call it racist”; what a great slap at the media!


28 posted on 04/27/2012 9:48:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: MissesBush

Most of the Blue Collar Dems are Red Neck. They’ll vote DemocRAT again. Don’t you know that the DemocRATS are for the working man and the Republicans are for the rich?


29 posted on 04/27/2012 5:52:06 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Have the people no compassion?

NØpe!



Where there's a shell, there's a way.

25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
Today we have Obama, no cash, and no hope!

If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.

Or you can get raw with these strings.

How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).

And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, WHO HAS RETURNED HOME!.

Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.

Do it!

30 posted on 05/01/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by rdb3 (If you were tried in court for being a Christian, is there enough evidence to convict you?)
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