Skip to comments.Barack Obama's 'vacation from hell'
Posted on 08/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened.
The presidents plan to snag two weeks off in Marthas Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009 Christmas holiday in Hawaii.
On the eve of his departure late last week, Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants from committing genocide. Then as he wrapped up his first round of golf on the Massachusetts island Saturday night, The Atlantic interview with Hillary Clinton hit the Web, sparking days of speculation about the fraying Clinton-Obama relationship.
The White House thought it might get beyond the frenzy du jour on Wednesday night when it released much-anticipated details of their interaction at a birthday party they toasted the guest of honor and even sat close to each other!
But by midnight, as protests over a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, spun out of control, a White House spokesman posted on Twitter that Obama had been briefed on the situation. And early Thursday afternoon, Obama was back in front of the cameras, delivering his fourth statement on chaotic world events since his vacation began.
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We have the ‘President from hell’ ... and history has come and sat on our doorstep.
“Two weeks off” from what?
wah wah wah!!!
Read this far.
So on his 2 week “vacation from hell” (is it a vacation a month for this guy? Is he going for the “most rounds of golf as president” award?) he had read from teleprompter for a few minutes? My heart bleeds etc.
I think Obama should stay where he is and continue doing whatever it is he is doing and in the meantime, a panel or board of director’s can be appointed by a bi-partisan commission of “We The People” for the remainder of Obama’s term until we can schedule an emergency election. :D
And it’s back to DC this weekend to visit Reggie.
Over at Ace of Spades, they’ve put forth the idea that you have to read these news story like it’s a movie screenplay or a book, with Obama as the designated hero of the story.
In that respect, everything is looked at from his point of view. Nothing is ever about whether it’s the right thing to do, good public policy, or even sound political tactics. Instead, every story, every analysis, centers on what it means for our protagonist, Obama.
I’ve got to say, it’s remarkably spot-on as a way of viewing how these articles are framed. The world is falling to pieces and Obama’s foreign policy is a smoking ruin. Do we look at those policies to learn lessons about what worked and what didn’t? Do we offer any new strategies to help fix the issues and prevent them from happening again? Of course not... instead, we write about how this effects “our hero” and his vacation.
>>> The presidents plan to snag two weeks off in Marthas Vineyard has been an utter failure
The president has been an utter failure
Fixed it for you, Carrie, no charge.
Precious few breaks from the President's fundraising schedule? LOL!
Set yourself free, Bambi. Resign. You are not a leader. So do us all a favour.
Contradicting the spin that this is a ‘working vacation’,
Wow, it is really gratifying to know that the President and his staff enjoy going to Martha's Vineyard!!!
2 week? TWO? So now we are up to two?? From taking a one week vacation every month to two. So basically he will “work” half the month and take off half the month.
Funny. I don't remember Obama ever being what I would describe as "clear-headed."
I hope every minute of his wretched life is filled with Hellish torment.
Dammit Lootie. This sucks. I can't go to the beach or play golf without someone bitching.