Skip to comments.For Obama, a Real and Rare Vacation in Hawaii (Barf alert)
Posted on 01/04/2014 1:02:43 PM PST by kristinn
After a two-week vacation on the windward side of Oahu, ensconced with his family in a private beachfront rental, President Obama prepared on Saturday to return to the chillier clime both politically and weather-wise of the nations capital.
In an end-of-year news conference before he left Washington, the president said he hoped that his annual tropical getaway would leave him refreshed and ready for the challenges of 2014. I am sure, he said, that I will have even better ideas after a couple days of sleep and sun.
He may have gotten his wish. As the people around here say, Mahalo! (Thank you!)
No News Is Good News
Air Force One was barely off the ground for the 10-hour flight when White House aides began making bold predictions: They expected no urgent news to break during the trip. And this year for the first time since Mr. Obama took office and began making a regular Christmas sojourn to Hawaii, where he lived as a teenager they were right.
Mr. Obamas winter vacation has often been delayed, cut short or interrupted by the demands of the Oval Office in 2009 by the fight over the health care law; in 2010 by the question of extending President George W. Bushs tax cuts; and in 2011 by the extension of unemployment insurance and a reduction in payroll taxes. (Mr. Obama was also in Hawaii in 2009 when a terrorist tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight bound for Detroit with a bomb concealed in his underwear.)
Last year, Mr. Obama returned to Washington in the middle of his vacation to deal with a fiscal showdown before flying back to Hawaii.
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Why did I know when I saw the headline that this was going to be from the NYT?
They are really pathetic. I remember when they acted like Bush was derelict in his duty for going to Texas in August, where it might actually be worse (weather wise) than DC in August, which is dreadful.
Lord, help us....
Not sure which is worse, if they are just paid whore bootlickers or if they really believe this tripe.
Not near as rare as Hawaiian vacations are for me.
“Even Better Ideas”?Is this guy TOTALLY”OUT TO LUNCH”?????
Why is it always about him?
Such is the life of an overworked poor mac daddy.
His biggest overwork problem is trying to keep track of all the lies he tells.
Do you remember when Bush”41”would have the insensitivity to run his speedboat up in Kennebunkport wasting all that”Precious Gasoline”?????????????????????
Does Ashley Parker get those knee pads from Nordstroms?
They're paid whore bootlickers. Nobody, even leftards, are stupid enough to not know that the slimy little commie RATbastard is the most corrupt US politician ever.
The MSM just gets their laughs by putting out "this tripe" because they know it infuriates us and they love that.
Ashley Parker really needs to get out more. He/she is clueless.
My god. These people don’t even bother putting on the kneepads anymore, they are already in the position.
All the clown has done for 5 years is vacation, play golf & fund raise!
Not a speed boat. Just a fast fishing boat. (with 3 outboards).
Fallujah fell to eL Qaeda, Mr. Obama. any comments? worth a damn..
what a disgrace .. regimes fall.. and so do poll numbers.
So many lives lost, so many men with lasting nightmares about the fighting in those cities, men with lost limbs, brain damaged, etc..yet not a word from Obama. It is like a kick in the gut to those that fought for those cities to now see them lost again!! I will stop now b/c what I want to say would get me banned!
The NYT giving the finger to the peasants again.
I haven’t had a vacation since 2000 and I have never been to Hawaii. I don’t see how the title of this article can be said to apply to Obama when it would accurately apply to me.
If this were any R, the first sentence would not make it sound like they’re staying in a simple setting:
“....ensconced with his family in a private beachfront rental”...
They’d say something like:
“....the 1%er took his/her [token black][Down’s Syndrome][some other leftist insult] baby to a multimillion dollar, 200K/day [or whatever] mansion.”
If the GOP had gonads, which they don’t, they would use photos of the King and Queen frolicking in Hawaii on our tax dollars. They could point out the abuse of our tax dollars being sucked up while disabled vets and We The People get benefits cut as well as loss of medical coverage. The photos with the appropriate comments would be awesome in the 2014 campaign ads.
It reminds me of a story I read about how Spencer Tracy, an alcoholic, allowed himself one weekend a year in which to indulge out of sight of everyone but the hotel staff who cleaned up his room afterwards.
Update from NYT reporter Ashley Parker via Twitter
:My surf instructor, who was a year above Obama at Punahou: "Man, we invented the Choom Gang. Barry got that from us!"
If I didn’t know better, I’d say the Times was parodying itself.
The speedboat I do not remember, but I clearly remember realizing how the NY Times (it was them) went from treating Bush (pere) golfing as emblematic of his elitism to Clinton’s golfing demonstrating that he was just an “ordinary guy”. It was breathtaking, really.
WA WA WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA -- I'm so terribly sorry that he was able to have spring, summer, and fall multimillion vacations, but got a phone call or two each "winter vacation."
Anyone who owns a business or has a leadership position in the private sector knows how often we can go away, uninterrupted.
We're truly the laughingstock of the world now.
NYT doesn’t allow comments. That’s too bad.
That’s okay...just see his name or face and I start puking.
Rare as a $5 dollar bill.
The cancer in the WH is well fed by the sycophants.
I was praying for sharks.