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Why is Obama returning to Washington?
The Hill ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/13/2014 9:24:12 PM PDT by upchuck

President Obama won't make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday.

The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won't say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He's expected to return to Martha's Vineyard, where he's been vacationing, on Tuesday.

Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he's taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader.

But the White House is "not anticipating a major announcement on immigration when the president is in Washington," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling with Obama in Massachusetts.

Schultz did say that Obama will be meeting with Vice President Biden while he's back in Washington. And Obama will be without both press secretary Josh Earnest, who is out on paternity leave, and Schultz, Earnest's top deputy, while in the nation's capital.

"Eric Schultz is staying," the spokesman quipped, dipping into the third person.

Adding more mystery to the topic, Schultz said the administration did not "anticipate any major significant news developments out of Washington those few days."

But if the president is only coming back to meet with staff face-to-face, it could invite questions about wasting taxpayer dollars.

According to Air Force documents obtained Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, the roundtrip travel expenses for the president's 2013 vacation to Martha's Vineyard totaled $1,164,268.

A return to Washington merely to meet with staff would also seem to undercut assurances offered by the White House that the president is fully operational, even when vacationing away from the capital.

Asked about partisan criticism of the vacation last Friday, Schultz noted Obama "travels with a wide array of communications equipment, and we also travel with a staff that allows us to have robust operational capabilities."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bho44; marthasvineyard; obamavacation
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What's wrong with "Go To Meeting?"
1 posted on 08/13/2014 9:24:12 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

The situation with ISIS and the starving thousands has reached critical mass. Our involvement in Syria, and arming rebels has caused the current ISIS situation. Other countries are demanding he do something as they are holding him directly responsible now. The administration can’t hide the ISIS Crisis anymore


2 posted on 08/13/2014 9:26:45 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: upchuck

He forgot his favorite bong?


3 posted on 08/13/2014 9:27:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: upchuck

I dont get mad about these guys going on vacation. I think it is an easy shot against any President.

But coming home in the middle of it for two days only means one thing: Reggie Love over for dinner.


4 posted on 08/13/2014 9:27:36 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: upchuck

Reggie Love


5 posted on 08/13/2014 9:28:24 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: upchuck

Probably just bringing back his first plane load of commie lib money and to let the dogs out.


6 posted on 08/13/2014 9:29:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: realcleanguy

The idiot started the machine tinkering with the buttons on the panel, and now doesn’t have a clue how to shut the damned thing down. What’s an idiot to do?


7 posted on 08/13/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: upchuck

Lobbyist left checks there for him to pickup.


8 posted on 08/13/2014 9:30:59 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: upchuck

Michelle threw him out of the . . . Mansion


9 posted on 08/13/2014 9:31:09 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: realcleanguy

except this trip home was planned before he left.


10 posted on 08/13/2014 9:31:39 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: upchuck

-St. Louis is burning...

-Isis is proving him to be a liar, again.

-Russia is likely about to do a “Humanitarian Incursion” into Ukraine, using the EXACT same rhetoric that Obama used to justify Libya.

-Israel is about to smack down Hamas again.

The world is coming apart, it is largely OBAMA’S FAULT, and his Golf Vacation rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful cronies, while this is all going on, is starting to look bad

Even Rachel Maddow is calling him out on MSNBC, right now.

When it gets that bad, you know he is in real trouble..


11 posted on 08/13/2014 9:32:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: upchuck

If he isn’t fundraising or playing golf, who knows what he does ...


12 posted on 08/13/2014 9:33:36 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

or his balls? Golf balls, that is.


13 posted on 08/13/2014 9:36:04 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: upchuck
Because he left his brain in Chicago, carefully supervised by David the “whore” Axlerod, caretaker for the puppet. Hey David, at what point do you get tired of this?
14 posted on 08/13/2014 9:36:10 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: upchuck

.... but officials won’t say why Obama is taking the unusual, and COSTLY, trip back to Washington

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He’s just trying to stay ‘in character’ .... spend LOTS, accomplish little (or in this case, maybe nothing).


15 posted on 08/13/2014 9:37:53 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: upchuck

He forgot his banana.

16 posted on 08/13/2014 9:38:32 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: VanShuyten

17 posted on 08/13/2014 9:41:01 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: upchuck

We use WebEx. There’s good meeting technology out there now.


18 posted on 08/13/2014 9:41:26 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: upchuck

Why cn’t they tell us why he’s coming back? /rhetorical


19 posted on 08/13/2014 9:44:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: upchuck

To put some space between him and the wookie?


20 posted on 08/13/2014 9:46:32 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: upchuck

The Nobel committee called. They want their trophy back.


21 posted on 08/13/2014 9:50:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“I dont get mad about these guys going on vacation. “

Normally we shouldn’t be mad, but consider how lavish the Obama’s are with the treasury? Their vacations are over the top. Bush went to his ranch in Texas where he had an office. This dweeb goes on golfing weekends at $2 million.

http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com


22 posted on 08/13/2014 9:52:40 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He forgot his 9 iron.


23 posted on 08/13/2014 9:54:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: upchuck

oh, *that* Washington..

they always close I90 and 520 bridges when he comes to Seattle.


24 posted on 08/13/2014 9:55:56 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: upchuck

Val needs signatures. This beeotch is not dumb. She is running this WH right now.


25 posted on 08/13/2014 9:57:58 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Bratch

thank you for the booty. Mighty decent of you.


26 posted on 08/13/2014 10:02:49 PM PDT by mirkwood (prostate)
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To: upchuck

Maybe Obama plans to resign. (And then I woke up)


27 posted on 08/13/2014 10:07:58 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Vermont Lt
Getting away from Moshell and stoking a few cheeseburgers with fries?

vaudine

28 posted on 08/13/2014 10:10:45 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: upchuck

I figure it’s all about the “optics” and that only matters because of the elections in November. Otherwise he’d just stay on vacation.


29 posted on 08/13/2014 10:11:48 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coups d’état .)
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To: upchuck
Even his caddy said "Vacation? Really?"
30 posted on 08/13/2014 10:15:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: teletech
"Maybe Obama plans to resign."

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

B-ing-O!

(His speech -- "You won't have B-O to kick around any more.")


31 posted on 08/13/2014 10:27:10 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: upchuck

At first I thought it was just to spend more money, but then after reading through the latest posts it seems the French Prime Minister said “’When people are dying, you must come back from vacation’: French FM seems to slam Obama”

Thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3192623/posts


32 posted on 08/13/2014 10:27:14 PM PDT by huldah1776
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That’s it! Obama (0) is flying back to DC to take a call from the French Prime Minister (FPM):

FPM: “C’est va, Mr. President.”

0 — “OK, I’m back from vacation ... now what?”


33 posted on 08/13/2014 10:46:47 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: upchuck

misplaced his balls


34 posted on 08/13/2014 10:49:05 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: upchuck

I get it. He’s the president. ....but in these times isn’t Camp David good enough?


35 posted on 08/13/2014 10:55:18 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: tcrlaf
That sounds logical.
Problem with present-dent Obama is he is never logical for the good of anything. He likes to watch and laugh enjoy his privilege
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I'm his first priority will be his sons.
They are all model citizens because of their votes.
36 posted on 08/13/2014 10:56:04 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: teletech

My dream too. *sigh* Great while it lasted.


37 posted on 08/13/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: spodefly
If he isn’t fundraising or playing golf, who knows what he does ...

I don't understand the castigation of Obama for his Presidential golf habits. He's at 185 rounds of golf so far while in office--far behind Woodrow Wilson's 1,200 rounds and Ike's 800 rounds. I always feel safer when the Commander in Chief is ankle deep in a sand trap rather than personally piling up blunders in the international and domestic arenas.
38 posted on 08/13/2014 11:12:42 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: garjog
Normally we shouldn’t be mad, but consider how lavish the Obama’s are with the treasury? Their vacations are over the top. Bush went to his ranch in Texas where he had an office. This dweeb goes on golfing weekends at $2 million.

I think the Obungler hates white people, so his lavish vacations are a way to stick it to the (white) "man." Out on the golf course, he gets his time away from the wookie.

39 posted on 08/13/2014 11:18:21 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero played a fiddle, while Obama plays a "flute")
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To: tcrlaf

“Even Rachel Maddow is calling him out on MSNBC, right now.”

if you can take her for more then thirty seconds, you’re a better man than I.


40 posted on 08/13/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by willywill
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To: upchuck

By going on vacation, Soetoro is sending a message: He CELEBRATES the slaughter of Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims.

He never goes anywhere except to do something evil, to promote something evil, or to pick up money.


41 posted on 08/13/2014 11:25:08 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: willywill

“Even Rachel Maddow is calling him out on MSNBC, right now.”

if you can take her for more than thirty seconds, you’re a better man than I.

you know, a second reading of my own post could be taken as a compliment to maddow.


42 posted on 08/13/2014 11:25:52 PM PDT by willywill
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To: VanShuyten

Is Reggie Love anything like Muskrat Love?


43 posted on 08/13/2014 11:32:26 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: PghBaldy

I thought he was coming back to a big party where the hildebeast would be present.


44 posted on 08/14/2014 12:08:32 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: upchuck

That’s funny. Get plug for the sponsor of Rush and Hannity. And that’s why BO would never use them. Besides, the pomp and ceremony of his majesty deigning to return because the world can’t revolve without his steady hand.

And now the press is worried about his extravagant expenditures? After all their flagrant spending with money that is not theirs?


45 posted on 08/14/2014 12:11:04 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: VanShuyten
Reggie Love.


46 posted on 08/14/2014 12:11:30 AM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: upchuck

He probably has a couple of fundraisers to attend in D.C.


47 posted on 08/14/2014 12:17:53 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Vermont Lt; All

Maybe to announce new Supreme Court candidates?


48 posted on 08/14/2014 12:21:48 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: upchuck

To see a boyfriend?


49 posted on 08/14/2014 12:41:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: upchuck

Valerie said to.


50 posted on 08/14/2014 12:50:48 AM PDT by onona (meh)
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