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Obama to Vacation in West Palm Beach
Washington Dossier ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:10 AM PST by upchuck

Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class.

Obama presumably will head directly to some fabulous golf course, having not been able to play in recent weeks because of the cold weather in Washington.

While Obama may pay some hotel and other miscellaneous costs related to his vacation travel, taxpayers are on the hook for much of the expense, shelling out for the president’s travel aboard Air Force One, a cargo plane that carries supplies, and the cost of the president’s substantial staff and security retinue.

While unemployment stands at nearly eight percent, Obama is taking his second vacation of 2013. The year is only six weeks old.

Obama initially traveled to Hawaii in late December. He returned after a several days to work on a fiscal cliff deal, and then went back for several more days in early January after signing a bill. So this will also be the third time in less than two months that taxpayers have footed the bill for a round-trip Obama vacation.

It’s not clear if Michelle is going with him – the White House announcement of Obama’s plans doesn’t mention her. She usually goes skiing in the Rockies around this point in the year.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovacation; bhovisit; palmbeach; vacation
Grrrrr!! Special place for ya nobama.
1 posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:14 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Doesn’t Rush live around there somewhere?


2 posted on 02/14/2013 6:49:24 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: upchuck

Is he going from Friday to Monday? That doesn’t seem like much of a vacation to me. We are going to see family over the weekend but I don’t consider it a vacation. Monday is off anyway so it really isn’t necessarily a vacation. If Obama was taking extra days off from work, then it would be considered vacation.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:50:30 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: mkmensinger

Maybe Zero and Mr. Snerdley can play a round of 18.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 6:50:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: mkmensinger

Make it a foursome, 0banana, Rush, Snerdly and LtC West.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 6:53:59 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: upchuck

President’s Day: Is that the day when if Obama steps outside the White House and sees his shadow we get four more years of stupidity?


6 posted on 02/14/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: mkmensinger

He will probably stop in for a cigar with Rush. HAHA


7 posted on 02/14/2013 6:55:27 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: napscoordinator

In the present economy, a 4 day weekend with a Monday holiday is a typical middle class vacation.

See, he’s just like the rest of us peasants.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 6:55:52 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: upchuck
Obama is taking his second vacation of 2013. The year is only six weeks old.

You can take the obomas out of the chicago ghetto, but you can't take the chicago ghetto out of the obomas. They're going to scroung every tax payer penny they can for themselves while they can. Once a low life scrounge, always a low life scrounge.

This is why paracitic theft is now refered to as "oboma money." The paracitic obomas are leading the way. They're showing the once a month welfare slugs how it's done.

9 posted on 02/14/2013 6:58:32 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: upchuck
It’s not clear if Michelle is going with him – the White House announcement of Obama’s plans doesn’t mention her. She usually goes skiing in the Rockies around this point in the year.

They're attempting to buy class with other peoples money. It doesn't work that way.
The more they rob and plunder, the more pathetic and worthless they appear.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 7:06:00 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: mkmensinger

Rush had it right yesterday when he described the President as always campaigning, never governing and thereby eluding the blame for all the problems he has caused. Read it. Its worth the time.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 7:08:03 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: concerned about politics

The Clintons perfected the technique.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 7:09:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: upchuck

I have a limited amount of vacation time available to me.

I am taking a day tomorrow. Kow what I’m doing? Getting tires for my wifes car... fixing the engine light on my truck so I can get it inspected... get it inspected... clean brush piles at the back of my property...

I want to go to West Palm Beach. I want to go to Martha’s Vinyard. I want to go to Hawaii.

On the flip side I get to see my Obama-suporting neighbor wake up around noon and walk outside in his pajamas to check the mail for his welfare check.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 7:11:58 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The Clintons perfected the technique.

Oh yeah. I remember that. They were referred to as "White trailer trash" because they couldn't control themselves around other peoples money either.
They're still considered royalty among the welfare crowd even today.

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14 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:03 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Bingo.

They never go HOME to Chicago...only to the most luxurious, jet-setting places. Those filthy ghetto drifters won the lottery. They’re determined to use it for all it’s worth. And if rich whiteys end up paying most of the bill, so much the better.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 7:20:12 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: upchuck

More likely he’ll be in Palm Beach on the island as opposed to W. Palm. The Breakers, perhaps.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 7:23:58 AM PST by surrey
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To: upchuck

To be fair to JugEars...He needs to reside (vacation) in a place where the Secret Service can protect his skinny arse. This location fills the bill


17 posted on 02/14/2013 7:27:57 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Obadiah

LOL!! Post of the day. Awesome!


18 posted on 02/14/2013 7:31:40 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: surrey
More likely he’ll be in Palm Beach on the island as opposed to W. Palm. The Breakers, perhaps.

West Palm is where hoi polloi reside. West Palm Beach is the barrier island right on the Atlantic ocean where Rush Limbaugh and other über wealthy live. I have been around both places

19 posted on 02/14/2013 7:32:02 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: upchuck

Heads up, Rush!

I was just there a week ago. Thank God, I’ll miss the inevitable delays.

Sorry for all you golfers, you just KNOW he’ll be taking up residence on one of the prime places in the area.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 7:33:50 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: upchuck

obammy is actually going to be staying at the Floridian Golf and Country Club in Palm City.
Just on the west side of Stuart.
A REAL nice little place Wayne Huizenga started.
It don’t get much nicer.
Beautiful golf course, great harbour for yachts and very private.
Guess I won’t be sailing too close to that side of the sound this weekend.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 7:35:55 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: Obadiah; upchuck

ANOTHER VERSION:

Groundhog Day and the President’s State of the Union address occur in the same month.

This is an ironic juxtaposition of events.

One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for prognostication.....

The other involves a groundhog.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 7:56:14 AM PST by Liz
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To: All
"SARAH PALIN ON THE SOTU ADDRESS "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal self-serving politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power" (using govt authority and resources to acquire personal wealth).

"Jobs for Jerks" sums up the entire Congress AND the Obamanations.

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In his SOTU, Obama told us he plans to buy even more voting blocks with 29 (count 'em) new federal programs----of course this will not increase the deficit by even a penny---the prez fatuously said.

29 totally free programs?

Sap-happy Ohaha musta dreamed that up while inhaling something on the breakfast table he thought was artifical sweetener. (/snix).

I guess David Axelrod was at Casa de Campo getting a lube job----and didn't have a chance to signoff on that lamebrain idea.

23 posted on 02/14/2013 7:59:45 AM PST by Liz
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To: upchuck

Strange that he vacations in Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard and West Palm Beach. You’d think he’d vacation in Detroit or Baltimore, seeing as he’s down for the struggle.

OK, maybe you wouldn’t think that.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 8:02:57 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: mkmensinger
"Doesn’t Rush live around there somewhere?"

Yes, that is around Rush's domicile - his "Southern Command".

Where does Tiger Woods live?

25 posted on 02/14/2013 8:04:11 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird

Sure hope there’s a special place in #311 for this POS.

(with all due respect to excrement)


26 posted on 02/14/2013 8:07:16 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: upchuck

Indeed, it’s good to be the King!


27 posted on 02/14/2013 8:09:22 AM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: napscoordinator

Monday off is quite a nice benefit for government employees. Not a holiday for private sector.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 8:13:34 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Obadiah

(Snicker) Good one.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:29 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: napscoordinator

Every day is a vacation day for Obama since he hasn’t done the job once since he’s been in office.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 8:28:32 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: upchuck
"It’s not clear if Michelle is going with him – the White House announcement of Obama’s plans doesn’t mention her. She usually goes skiing in the Rockies around this point in the year."

I doubt she'll stay in Washington while he's gone. The girl's are probably out of school next week, so I see her going on a separate trip somewhere, and taking her entourage with her. They're probably keeping her plans close to the vest to forestall criticism, although it's obvious they could care less what the public thinks.

31 posted on 02/14/2013 8:35:44 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

No way would she go if it was West Palm Beach....now if it were Palm Beach, you bet she’ll be renting out the entire Breakers Resort.


32 posted on 02/14/2013 8:37:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Obadiah

33 posted on 02/14/2013 8:43:19 AM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: concerned about politics

Damn! I knew I’d gotten into the wrong “profession”. LOL.

“All play and no work make mussie Barry quite the Marxist/racist/socialist scumbag.”


34 posted on 02/14/2013 8:44:53 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: shove_it

Faaannnntastic! Sounds like a swell time if they could pull it off. I’m sure El Rushbo and Col. West could give some pointers on hussein’s swing. Maybe some tips on tossing a baseball while they’re at it. But no football. Too dangerous. Maybe they could “do some skeet shooting” while they are at it. hussein could bring his black powder fully semi auto lever action 80 round break over .410 ported barrel shot gun in .223 with him. Not to mention a ringer in the weeds to actually hit the clays while hussein keep his weapon horizontal.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 8:46:52 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: upchuck
Didn't he just get back from a vacation in Hawaii?

Does the guy ever unpack his suitcase?

-PJ

36 posted on 02/14/2013 8:48:22 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: surrey

I was gonna say there’s a big difference between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 9:30:17 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Political Junkie Too

He keeps your plane (AF-1) packed and ready at all times, has a travel tzar for that purpose.


38 posted on 02/14/2013 9:37:46 AM PST by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Foolsgold

This 2nd term should really be something to behold. O and Mooch have probably been poring over a map of the world looking for the toniest spots. I’m sure they’re going to milk his reelection for all it’s worth.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 10:17:34 AM PST by surrey
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To: NEMDF

Monday off is quite a nice benefit for government employees. Not a holiday for private sector.

BS. My brother is an Engineer at a civilian company and his company is off Monday. Pick your employer wisely next time.


40 posted on 02/14/2013 10:47:16 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: rktman

LOL!

Sounds like a plan but what about Snerdly?


41 posted on 02/14/2013 11:06:30 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: shove_it

I guess I must have inadvertently left the Snerd-meister out. Sorry. What a wonderful 4 some that would be huh? Well, except one. THE one.


42 posted on 02/14/2013 12:24:58 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman

Roger that.


43 posted on 02/14/2013 2:34:02 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: upchuck

BTTT


44 posted on 02/14/2013 4:59:52 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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