Skip to comments.Obama jet-setting: Public display of bad taste: First family's 'extremely lavish' vacations
Posted on 03/27/2013 11:09:52 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
Have they no shame! Another month, another lavish vacation for the Obama clan.
No, I dont begrudge the first family a little down time, but considering our current economic situation, their choice of venues is just plain tacky.
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Obama won the 2008 election, not because he was the most qualified, but because the populous largely believed he cared about them.
It was the same in 2012. Despite a dismal record, Obama was returned to the White House because of his ability to make people believe that he genuinely cares about the average Joe.
Are we blind? Is it mass hypnosis?
There is a huge disconnect between how the Obamas live and the talk they talk.
The latest slap in the face to the poor saps known as taxpayers is the Obama daughters spring break at the luxury Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Mum is the word on Her Highness Michelle, whose taste in vacation locations goes from lavish to extreme lavish.
The Obamas pick up the direct costs of their daughters vacations, but that is a pittance compared to the cost of the entourage that must accompany them to these exotic locations.
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And that very term is, in my estimation, the thing that inhibits millions of people from publicly discussing the President's grotesque extravagance.
Because any discussion of such in-your-face behavior immediately calls the term to mind. And, in today's politically correct society, you cannot be thought to think such thoughts.
It is, however, what it is...
How do we know that the Obamas pick up the direct costs of these vacations? And how could they afford to? He only makes $400,000 a year, right? She doesn’t have a paying job right now. Both have handed over their law license, so that’s not open to them anymore. They vacation an average of at least once a month, as I understand it.
Don’t forget the filthy bastard Biden, that just charged the taxpayers half-a-mil for one night in Paris.
Fits perfectly to a tee
in just 3 years he spent nearly 1.5 billion on just himself and his personal enjoyement (This does NOT include business trips- just pleasure vacatiosn, golfing, basketball, lavish parties etc etc etc- The cost of takign his freakin dog to ‘petco’ alone was more than some peopel make all year for crying outl oud
What the hell is wrong with htese people? It’s time BOTH parties realize that we are in serious trouble and that the collosal WASTE of monety has got to stop in washington- Had Bush spent 1.5 billion on himself in just 3 years, the press would be goiogn ballistic!
“Obama won the 2008 election, not because he was the most qualified, but because the populous largely believed he cared about them.”
That is largely because the LSM was swooning everytime he was in view of a camera. I think the most sickening was the female members of the LSM taking pics of his backside while he was wearing jeans. I believe they were mom jeans, too. Even more disgusting.
“It was the same in 2012. Despite a dismal record, Obama was returned to the White House because of his ability to make people believe that he genuinely cares about the average Joe.”
That is so scary, that the media can make people believe so much that isn’t true. He’s lied through his teeth for most of the past almost five years, and is never called on it.
He doesn’t care about people. He is a cold-hearted SOB.
My, oh, my! It’s so good to see you posting again! Smiling at you! ;o)
He made millions on his books, and has other “benefactors”?
It’s no fun being a lowlife if you can’t act like one.
Yes and Yes. Obamaphobes are largely like groupies...it didn't matter whether the man liked you or not, he was black and he could talk (with a teleprompter)...Obama milked the dumbest voters among us, children singing Obama songs, teachers preaching Obama to a captured audience...the Cult of Obama was and is ongoing. Most cult members would NOT vet the man...if you did you were racist. Now well on his way in his second term, the Marxist and wife are raising daughters who feel as entitled as their parents and as un-American as their parents.
Michelle Antoinette: The people can’t afford to drive to work? Why don’t they just fly to Spain?
how could that NOT be “mistaken” for a racist comment?
Please suggest a politically correct substitute. Presuming, of course, that you can think of one.
The expression was used in my youth to describe anyone who had come into a sum of money and lavishly and foolishly spent it on things which were of little value to their protracted survival, regardless of other factors.
It was superseded by the less controversial expression "nouveaux riche", but that, semantically, more aptly described a class of newly monied social climbers who confused the (often questionable and overstated) trappings of wealth with class.
How about “misplaced irrational exuberance”?
There is a huge disconnect between how the Obamas live and the talk they talk.
Three card Monte expert loves vacations and lobster,his sheep are walking funny now.
Our military cut to the bone, yet Biden spending $600,000 on one night in Paris. A vacation a month for the First Ghetto Family, yet hundreds of thousands of dedicated DoD employees having their paychecks raided via furlough (even if the days are reduced, middle class families being enviscerated while the Obamas and Bidens party).
I am sick of all of them.
Having not seen the comment, being up early due to unfortunate episodic explosive diarrhea—yes I know: “Thanks for sharing that, td”—and being an Okie myself, I can only surmise that the opprobrious expression was some variant of: ‘African-American affluent.’
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In many pictures, he has his head tilted back, so as to give the impression that he always looks down on people. Or his expression is stern and dour. That is not the attitude of someone who cares about people; it is the attitude of someone who thinks he is better than everyone else.
Contrast that to pictures of George Bush. He leans over to put himself at the level of whomever he is talking to, and he looks directly at them. His entire body language conveys genuine care for other people. George Bush shows a range of emotions in his pictures; you would think that emotion based voters would fall all over him and shun someone like Obama.
The difference, of course, is the press, with their constant coloring of the truth to advance their agenda.
Thanks for sharing that, td.
Contrast Barack Obama with Pope Francis. The new pope lives in a modest apartment in a complex with other priests, takes his meals with them and frequently cooks himself, uses public transportation and unmarked vehicles...
Boehner looks like the head nerd on the Big Bank show.
Sub Saharan socialites.
They have no class, therefore, they have no shame.
The media has painted a picture that the economy has recovered and thus, they’re taking vacations just like the rest of us...and, on our side, you don’t hear any of our sens or HRs even bemoaning their vacations. It is frustrating.
One hopeful thing is if you read the comments below small town or even big city mags/rags/internet newspapers, where you expect only big city liberals to respond, you see a lot of comments of pissed off people...
Me hopes they rise up.
When you are in the Soros-back pocket you can afford anything.
And remember the taxpayer picks up anything related to security, like transportation.
I wonder whether he is taunting the populace, daring them to take a “potshot” so his administration can clamp down martial law?
Really, I think we can expect this kind of behavior.
Just think of every (culturally) black democrat politician that’s been in the news.
Graft, cronyism, and self-dealing seem to be a cultural norm.
And when that politician achieves the office of president,
the ability to perform all these tendencies is greatly magnified.
Where is the scathing editorial comment you are known for?
The Obama-zombies live vicariously through their hero. He’s sticking it to the man for them, so he deserves to live like the king he wants to be. As long as he keeps the public-assistance spigots open, it’s okay.
He wrote a couple of books that have brought in millions. Then there are campaign funds and donors. How do you think Clintons bought a 10 million dollar house when they left the white house?
The mod knows the term as well.
My use of the word??? Post a quote of mine using it or stick your snotty attitude in a very shady place.
The Obamas pick up the direct costs of their daughters vacations,
Well, someone wrote a couple of books that he took credit for.
A good reporter would look into the lifestyles of Presidents - I believe they would find a drastic change for some (Clinton and Obama) while others, while they may have vacationed - their vacations were in line with their history (Reagan and G.W. Bush going to their ranches or other normal vacation spots (Martha’s vineyard) - perhaps upgraded for the security / necessary entourage).
This clown should be an absolute embarrassment for his profligate lifestyle after assuming the presidency. He has no shame, she has absolute gall. I have tried to be an accepting, forgiving person - but am getting d****d tired of this sorry excuse for a leader and his family.
"African-American affluence", indeed.