Skip to comments.The Obamas Already Preparing for Move to Hawaii in January 2013
Posted on 08/31/2012 2:31:07 PM PDT by 1066AD
Barack and Michelle Obama will be moving to Hawaii in January of 2013 and preparations are now being made to purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and political center will be located.
Here in Chicago, its pretty obvious that Michelle does not want to move back to this city and its winters (for any reason) and Michelles mother, whos been living in the White House with her daughter and her family, will be happily making the move to Hawaii as well.
I have a friend whose family knows Michelles mother; they have been crystal clear that the elderly Mrs. Robinson regularly says that shell be in Hawaii next year permanently with her daughter and granddaughters. There is neither talk of returning to Chicago to live nor of living in the White House for another four years instead, theres a sense of it was fun while it lasted coming from Mrs. Robinson in her talks with her Chicago friends.
Democrats are already working to locate an acceptable property in Hawaii for the Obamas to live; this land and its complex of buildings must be ready to move-into in January and must meet all the requirements the Secret Service demands since the Obamas will be granted continued protection, by law, for nine years after Barack leaves office. The Reagans, Clintons, and second Bush family all had their post-presidential homes purchased quietly on the side by friends when their times in office were coming to an end. The Obamas are doing the same thing now.
They are not talking about building a complex on vacant land because there is not time for that. They will need a place to live come January, and they are not returning to their home in Chicago that was purchased with the help of convicted felon Tony Rezko. Chicago served its purpose in Obamas life and moving back here provides him no additional benefits. As a former president, hed always be the second most powerful man in a town where the Mayor of Chicago is essentially a feudal king. In Hawaii, the Obamas will hold court as a new royal family on the islands.
Back in 2009, the University of Chicago showed interest in obtaining the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum (and Political Action Center) but all of that cooled when Chicago lost its ill-fated bid for the Olympics; those plans included the construction of parking garages and other support buildings that would have been centered around a temporary stadium that was meant to be demolished and replaced with the Obama Library Building. Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, purchased large tracts of tenement land near the proposed sites of all this construction hoping to cash in with a huge windfall when first the Olympics and then the Obama Library were supposed to be there. But neither of these things is coming to Chicago now.
The University of Hawaii will host the Library, Musuem, and Political Action Center. Most likely, it will be called the Obama Center, like the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Just like the Carters, the Obamas want to live as close to the Library complex as possible so Barack can hold court there, give speeches, and walk through a replica of his Oval Office to relive past glories (which is what Jimmy Carter does on a regular basis, FYI). This is pretty common for former presidents, actually. Both of the Bush families moved close to where their respective presidential libraries were built and the Reagans before them had a post-presidency life in close proximity to Ronald Reagans library.
The Clintons are anomalous for not moving back to Arkansas and living in New York state instead. The Obamas will resume the tradition of the former president living in a new home purchased quietly by friends and allies in the last days of his presidency to be occupied immediately after he leaves office and begins the construction of his post-presidential office and archives of his administration.
Im not familiar with the real estate process in Hawaii, but I bet some of you who are industrious could start to look at transactions and available estates and note those that meet the following criteria for the Obamas new home:
* must have gorgeous ocean views and a private beach
* must be easily accessible via a short drive from an airfield, as Obama will want to travel a lot to give speeches in Jimmy Carter fashion after he leaves office
* must contain a main house with at least six bedrooms (one for Barack, one for Michelle, one for Mrs. Robinson, and one for each of the daughters); ideally the estate will have a separate in-law suite for Mrs. Robinson as shed like some privacy Ive been told
* must contain outbuildings for the secret service to occupy (as they will maintain a command center there for the familys protection for nine years after he leaves office)
* must not have any close neighbors (or if its adjacent to another property, there must be high fences and some kind of barrier between the properties)
* must be easily accessible to a location where the University of Hawaii can maintain the Obama Library and Obama himself can work in his Obama Center
That last one is the big clue to where you will find a spot for their new home since Barack Obama will want to be able to commute easily to the Obama Center, wherever that is built. Hes a young-for-an-ex-president man, so hes got a good 40 years ahead of him to make use of that Obama Center when its built and I imagine he wouldnt want to drive any further to it every day than Jimmy Carter does to the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Wheres a good location that the University of Hawaii would want to build his library, so that it becomes a tourist attraction for Hawaii and also afford the University the Prestige of having it on a campus? The University will be picking up a lot of the cost of the Librarys construction as private fundraising for this project has thus far been anemic. In Chicago, Penny Pritzker has already started making soft calls to inquire if people would be willing to be generous to the Obama presidential library project and shes gotten mostly polite declines (and some hang-ups). Someone who works for Penny told me that.
Figure out where the University of Hawaii could build this, and youll figure out the radius of a 20-30 minute drive (at most) for where the Obamas will have their next home starting in January of 2013.
Also keep an eye on architect Frank Gehrys activities. The Pritzker family funded the Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park in Chicago, which Gehry designed. Hes the architect that designs buildings to look like crumpled paper that has been wadded up into a ball and placed on a pedestal. The idea for the Obama Library building is for it to resemble the US Constitution as crumpled into a ball during Obamas term in office. Frank Gehry will design it, Penny Pritzker will spearhead the fundraising for it, and the Obamas will be living very close to where it will be built in Hawaii.
The clues are there now we just need to figure out where this will be.
Its a place I doubt Id ever want to visit, but its not sitting well with Chicagoans here on the ground that its not being built in Illinois because without the Chicago political machine Obama would not have gotten to where he is. But now that hes there, and will be leaving the White House soon theres no more need for Chicago or Chicagoans.
Hawaii, here they come!
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Might this just be due to Michelle being unhappy that Reggie Love is back int he WH?
Hope and PRAY he's right.
It's not as much about where he was born (and history will one day settle that question), it's about where he lives now.
I’d prefer he move into George’s shack in Kenya.
Their Poor dog. I know what kind of luau zer0 will have once out of the public eye
So Tony Rezko owns property in Hawaii. Who knew?
Back to the scene of the crime.
Some sleuthing projects for Hawaii Freepers :)
That will make it easier to arrest him when the time comes for the treason trial.
I was afraid he was going to move to a non-extraditable country.
Why would you inflict Barack on George?
Here ya go...
Well, there is one thing I can agree with the president on. If I had choice between Chicago and Hawaii I’d choose Hawaii too.
Levenworth is the home they deserve.
I would say a stockade at Schofield Barracks.
I'd like to see an example of their vision of "acceptable" housing, and wonder exactly how would it be purchased/rented.
Yep, Hawaii is far too isolated. They'll go to some leftist bastion like Chicago where Michelle has to worry about him going to the gas station (remember that?).
Obama is going to be 10 times more involved than Bill Clinton has been. Unlike “W”, Obama is going to be in the media spot light until he's dead and buried. Maybe, even after that!
“Also keep an eye on architect Frank Gehrys activities.”
Cripes, if Obama wants to live in a Gehry building, all he has to do is move a few blocks west to Washington Park or south to Woodlawn - there’s plenty of decrepit ghetto housing there that looks as tumbledown as any of the crap that Gehry ever designed.
“* must contain a main house with at least six bedrooms
(one for Barack,
one for Michelle,
one for Mrs. Robinson, and
one for each of the daughters);”
That’s only five bedrooms.
Also, where will Reggii stay?
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