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W.H. defends Palm beach vacation
politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 02/14/2013 11:05:10 AM PST by ColdOne

When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off.

"The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovacation; bhovisit; obamafamily; obamavacation

1 posted on 02/14/2013 11:05:18 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
F'ing party pric!
2 posted on 02/14/2013 11:08:36 AM PST by Logical me
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To: ColdOne
What a chump.
He thinks he can go spout nonsense for a couple of hours and then "deserves" a vacation.
3 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:12 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: ColdOne

Must be nice to jet around the country and the world on taxpayer funded vacations & 3-day weekends.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:29 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ColdOne

Choom gang reunion?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:29 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: ColdOne

Obama’s people love it. If they were prezzy, that’s what they be doin’. Livin’ large and gettin’ over on da man.

Who was that person that dared ask such a question? That person shall be excluded from any future WH events, (and given an audit by the IRS as a parting prize).


6 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:37 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe Rush will let him stay in his guest house.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 11:14:09 AM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: ColdOne
Here's the tally on the Obama's Hawaii vacations.

Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million

The $20 million figure is based on estimates of the cost of the four Hawaii vacations the Obamas have taken during Christmastime 2009-2012. According to a detailed breakdown by the Hawaii Reporter, the annual excursions in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of it attributable to the expense of taking Air Force One, at an hour rate of about $180,000, on an eighteen-hour roundtrip journey to Honolulu and back.

But $4 million almost certainly underestimates the true tally, as it does not include many miscellaneous items like the cost of flying advance teams out to Hawaii and separate flights Michelle Obama took in 2010 and 2011, when she left ahead of her husband, who was forced to stay in Washington to finish up work with Congress.

This year, Obama returned from Hawaii to complete a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and then jetted back to Honolulu, where he is now engaged in Part 2 of his vacation. The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab this time, bringing the cost of the 2012-1013 vacation to well over $7 million.

8 posted on 02/14/2013 11:24:16 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ColdOne

I don’t get this whole vacation thing.

Presidents take more vacation in one term than most Americans take in 20 years.

They don’t need that much vacation. Especially for what we pay them.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 11:28:19 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne

Instead of West Palm Beach, I think he should go on a cruise.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 11:30:00 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Vendome

I wish politicians would take more vacations, in fact, I would suggest them taking a permanent vacation.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Vendome
Presidents take more vacation in one term than most Americans take in 20 years. They don’t need that much vacation. Especially for what we pay them.

Indeed! The last time I could afford a vacation Dubya was in office. Why am I subsidizing an office holder who presumably serves at the will of the people to live like royalty off the backs of the people? If they want vacations let them cover costs of their transportation and security too. That's what the other rich and famous folks do.

I'd like to see the next conservative candidate for president put no taxpayer funded vacations on his platform.

12 posted on 02/14/2013 11:40:30 AM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: red-dawg
Instead of West Palm Beach, I think he should go on a cruise.

I can recommend a cruise line or two. /thought police unapproved

13 posted on 02/14/2013 11:47:36 AM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: ColdOne

If he’s going to spend a “holiday” weekend somewhere, he should pick a holiday that everybody has off, like Memorial day, not some Federal only holiday like President’s Day. But I have mixed emotions: Any day the President is out of DC is a good day.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 11:49:18 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ColdOne

That SOTU thingy pooped him out!


15 posted on 02/14/2013 11:49:27 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: RikaStrom

Heh. I wonder what this fag would do if all the crappers died at once?


16 posted on 02/14/2013 11:52:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ColdOne
I see Politico44 still says "A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency" at the top of the page. I wish you would include that with every one of your posts from there.
17 posted on 02/14/2013 11:55:01 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ColdOne
The WH need not worry - the press is averting their eyes, as usual.

Besides, we can't expect President Obama to actually wait until spring before taking spring break.

18 posted on 02/14/2013 11:55:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Vendome

Exactly right. However, the pay is minuscule in comparison the the extravagant daily life the first family lives. Every day is a vacation for these grifters. They each have large staffs for personal and professional needs. Their meals are prepared by a vast kitchen staff, drivers and security at the snap of a finger. Their staff does all their shopping for clothes, groceries, personal. Moochie has a personal hairdresser and manicurist. What the hell do they need to get away from?


19 posted on 02/14/2013 12:01:51 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Cyber Liberty

Where should I post it?


20 posted on 02/14/2013 12:07:55 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Watch for a hurricane or earthquake to come out of the blue.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 12:13:49 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Toespi
You know, if it were me in the WH I would live pretty lean...Lobster only 3 times a week, Kobe beef only twice a week and fried chicken, chitlens, frenchfries and watermelon the other 2 days.

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 02/14/2013 12:15:00 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew
“You know, if it were me in the WH I would live pretty lean...Lobster only 3 times a week, Kobe beef only twice a week and fried chicken, chitlens, frenchfries and watermelon the other 2 days.”

With lots of Ripple and Old English as your only extravagance.

23 posted on 02/14/2013 12:28:34 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Toespi

Don’t forget the cigarettes ....


24 posted on 02/14/2013 12:31:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne
I'd use it in the box marked "Source The name of the source (example: The Washington Times)." (IE, Politico44: A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency). You might have to edit for length. It doesn't qualify for a "Barf Alert" but it's good to know upfront we're reading a straight propaganda article.
25 posted on 02/14/2013 12:31:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Vendome

I know, I left a lot out. Forget housekeeping, booze, insurance, dog walker, gardeners, doctors, dentists.......yeah, I would need to get away too, it has to be living hell in the White House.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 12:35:59 PM PST by Toespi
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To: ColdOne

Who was attacking him over it. Cheap little ploy to get some sympathy - poor poor barry, republicans always picking on him.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 12:45:26 PM PST by DManA
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To: ColdOne
"The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said


28 posted on 02/14/2013 1:08:58 PM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Toespi

Heck I guess I could use a good vacation in the White Hut then.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 1:11:20 PM PST by sheana
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m game for that.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 1:26:28 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
"The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said

That's special.

What friends? The Larry Sinclair type down in the Keys?

31 posted on 02/14/2013 2:04:05 PM PST by JOAT
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To: Cyber Liberty

heh.

His lips would quiver.
The flies would hover.
His control would slip.
And he’d scream, Behold All, ABANDON SHIP!

You kknow, the usual. ;-)


32 posted on 02/14/2013 2:11:47 PM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: ColdOne

I see you have a dawg named Fredd. I bet he’s a good dawg. I have a cat named Fred. He’s an unholy terror.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 3:06:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes I do....Fredd is laying on my foot as I type this! I didn’t give Fredd his name. The rescue center that I got him from did.

He has turned out to be a really good dog.

What kind of cat?


34 posted on 02/14/2013 3:36:11 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne; Darksheare

Tabby. He’s a tiger cat. He has tiger blood in him. Darksheare calls him Fred the Insane. We love him. Fred is a rescue too. He walked up to our house, and we took him.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 3:43:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Darksheare

How wonderful. I had a cat I named Bonji. I named him that because as a kitten he would run and jump on the end tables an take out everything that was on it.

He was grey and white. He would always greet my truck when I came home by running in front of it. One day I had some one else drive , I sat in the passenger seat with the door open when he tried to run in front of it I grabbed his tail. Cured him of running out in front of my truck or any other vehicles.

Bonji was a rescue as well.


36 posted on 02/14/2013 4:24:19 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Cyber Liberty; ColdOne

Would you believe that I, being the goof off that I am, neglected to save either tale or description of Fred The Insane [as a futuristic cybernetic creation] or his “Fred-help”?


37 posted on 02/14/2013 5:16:06 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ColdOne
"The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said

In other words, the President is going to enjoy himself on the day officially designated for HIM - President's Day.

38 posted on 02/14/2013 5:28:47 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Darksheare

It’s all buried in the UT. That cat sometimes drives us to despair....Miss slippy had a good chuckle over the caps-lock tech support.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 9:34:41 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I forgot to add at the bottom “Ignore pleas and cries from other room”.
Fred has no idea how famous he is.


40 posted on 02/15/2013 6:48:01 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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