Skip to comments.A Surprising Critic of Presidential Vacations
Posted on 03/10/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT by Hoodat
White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obamas weekend vacation in Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida.
What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. Its just that the weather will be a little warmer, Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One.
Hey, at least hes being frugal about it. The rooms are only $2500 per night.
There is at least one critic of the idea that a president should be taking a lot of vacations: this guy.
Essentially the bargain that any president, I think, strikes with the American people is: you give me this office and in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you. And the American people should have no patience for whatever is going through your head because youve got a job to do.
And so how I think about it is that you dont make that decision unless you are prepared to make that sacrifice, that trade off, that bargain and I think that whats difficult and important for somebody like myself who has a wonderful forbearing wife and two gorgeous young children is that they end up having to make some of those sacrifices with you, he continued. And that is a profound decision that you dont make lightly.
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So, if the 2006 Obama was critical of how the 2014 Obama acts, doesn’t that make both of them racists?
More evidence of what happens when you elect somebody with no executive experience to the highest executive position in the land.
Obama was actually talking about a President in that quote.
Baraq is just the face of the Chicago mob.
As long as ValJ is on the exec desk, hey no reason to worry.
At least Bush OWNED his vacation home in Kinnebunkport.
The slimy lying partisan weasels of the media won’t mention this of course. Ever. Thanks Hoodat.
A weekend of sodomy with Reggie Love and other perverts
We need a Republican with executive experience like Scott Walker
Even Reagan own his ranch in Santa Barbara
Probably playing club music like this song