Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

REGAL R&R: Obamas live like royalty on lavish Hawaiian holiday
The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 2, 2014 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 01/03/2014 8:47:23 AM PST by dead

History will record that on the 12th day of his latest Hawaiian vacation, President Obama tweeted about Obamacare.

That was one of the president’s few visible acts of official business during his 16-day holiday retreat before he and his family return to Washington on Sunday. The president’s winter recess has rivaled just about anyone’s dream getaway, filled with endless golf, dinners at high-end restaurants, snorkeling at a closed nature preserve and a private, after-hours visit to a spectacular zoo...

(snip)

The president’s aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise...

Otherwise, the trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living for the president with his family at a beach house in trendy Kailua, an oceanfront neighborhood in Oahu where the homes rent for $3,500 per day — more than many families earn in a month. The Obamas are paying for the $56,000 cost of the rental home, although taxpayers foot the bill for the first family’s travel on Air Force One — which, at more than $180,000 per hour, makes for a couple of million-dollar flights. R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas.

What’s more, hundreds of federal workers — from White House staffers to the Secret Service security detail needed to protect the Obamas — join in for what turns out to be an all-expenses-paid vacation. According to watchdog.org, the government rented at least seven homes in the area, costing taxpayers more than $183,750 of what the organization says will likely be a $4 million bill.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/2/what-a-life/#ixzz2pM3BM4YY Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: grifters; hawaii; obama

1 posted on 01/03/2014 8:47:23 AM PST by dead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dead

It’s great to be King!


2 posted on 01/03/2014 8:49:01 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Royalty doesn’t live that well. They have to pay for their own vacations. The Obama’s cost more than all the royal families of Europe COMBINED!


3 posted on 01/03/2014 8:54:28 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

He didn’t even go to church on CHRISTMAS!!! HELLO MUSLIM!!


4 posted on 01/03/2014 8:56:13 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Filth.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 8:56:19 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Albion Wilde

“Luke, you will not find a more retched hive of scum and villainy than this place”. Obiewan was correct.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 9:00:06 AM PST by DownInFlames
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dead

The trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living.
Is that how he defines equality?.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 9:05:22 AM PST by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Send the plane with Bo and Sunny back and leave them in Hawaii.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 9:05:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

ROTFLOL He is never on the job.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 9:06:37 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

-— The president’s aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise... -—

I don’t care who you are. That right there is funny.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 9:10:25 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
Hi guy, I hope you are doing well.

We shouldn't complain about the president taking a luxurious 14 day vacay, because destroying the United States is very hard work.

Oh, btw where is that Iranian mole these days?

5.56mm

11 posted on 01/03/2014 9:11:36 AM PST by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

No...seriously...he’s a communist. He was picking pineapples and cutting sugarcane to show his solidarity with the workers.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 9:17:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: duckman

KMOV-TV reporter Larry Conners was fired by his station and investigated by the IRS, after he interviewed Obama and asked tough questions about how appropriate his pricey vacationing was at a time when Americans were experiencing a tough recession.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/22/reporter-who-alleged-possible-irs-targeting-after-tough-obama-interview-has-been-fired/


13 posted on 01/03/2014 9:21:56 AM PST by research99
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dead
Our communists dictator, what do we expect. America, all hail your King, His Exalted King Obama.
14 posted on 01/03/2014 9:47:08 AM PST by Logical me
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
And for the 5th year in a row Obama family Secret Service detail are spending the Christmas holidays away from their families. Almost 3 weeks this time.

President Bush made it a point to stay at the WH during Christmas so his SS detail can be with their families.

15 posted on 01/03/2014 9:47:29 AM PST by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freekitty

I had morning news on this today (don’t know which channel) and I swear I heard them say something about Obama and downtime. Really??? When does he ever have “uptime”???


16 posted on 01/03/2014 9:55:25 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

You got that right.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 10:04:06 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

When Reggie is in town...


18 posted on 01/03/2014 10:15:15 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy
obozo panders to the muslim religion visually, but I'll betcha he prays TO NO ONE! And if you look at the faces of the mooch and the moochettes, notice how sullen faced they appear to be, how void of any depth of emotion except a glum look on their faces. They are a boat without a rudder...they believe in nothing and have no religious base within their lives. All they know is they can lay their hands on the very best of everything...except true happiness and inner peace.
19 posted on 01/03/2014 10:17:08 AM PST by itssme
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dead

Actually, this is a small price to pay for Obummer doing no damage to America the last two weeks. I’d gladly keep him there until January 2017 if he would agree to keep doing nothing.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 11:08:05 AM PST by colorado tanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
What? You expect Royalty to Not live like Royalty?
21 posted on 01/03/2014 12:19:24 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: itssme

How sad, but true.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 12:27:08 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: dead
I know I had a much better time on my vacation last summer, on a "road trip" with my 11 YO son. Over the course of two weeks, we enjoyed the following adventures:

Stopped for photos at the Midpoint Cafe on Route 66 in Adrian, TX.

Spent a night at the Historic Route 66 Inn in Tucumcari. The following day, we attended a beautiful Mass at St. Anne's Catholic Church. The priest gave one of the most uplifting homilies I have ever heard.

Visited Four Corners

A 3 hour horseback ride in Monument Valley, and a stop at Goosenecks State Park.

Drove the Moki Dugway to Natural Bridges National Monument. On the return trip to Mexican Hat, we stopped for some incredible stargazing.

Spent 3 days at the marvelous, historic Parry Lodge in Kanab, UT, where we stayed in the "Yvonne D'Carlo Suite". We took advantage of the proximity to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks for a horseback ride through Red Canyon, and a day of canyoneering in Water Canyon, including 5 rappels from 40'-90'.

Kanab became one of my favorite stopping points. It's a great small town, and the Parry Lodge was awesome. They show free movies in an old barn on the premises, from a catalogue of movies made in the Kanab area.

Visited the "Little A'Le'Inn" in Rachel, NV, and got within 10 miles of Area 51. That we came so close was about the only downer of the trip.

Met up with family for 3 days in Las Vegas, visited the Mobster Museum and saw "Million Dollar Quarter" with my brother-in-law.

Took the train from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon, and stopped at the "Standin' on the Corner Park" in Winslow, AZ.

Visited Slide Rock State Park in Sedona:

Enjoyed a visit to Tombstone, eating lunch at "Big Nose Kate's Saloon", with a ghost tour in the early evening.

Last stop was Roswell, NM, at the special request of my son. He wanted to see the Alien Museum.

To put it mildly, it was an unforgettable trip.

PS: please note that these pictures are not mine...I downloaded them out of time constraints, and I wanted to show a bit of the magnificent beauty we enjoyed.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 1:15:43 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Mr. Reporter Boyer, when Sultan Hussein travels a half dozen big jets go, not just one.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 11:49:25 AM PST by Rockpile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson