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Obama's Vacation Blues
Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 08/18/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT by Kaslin

August is when politicians retire to their vacation homes and relax at taxpayer expense. Congress is paid for a 5-week vacation and President Obama and his family have made it a tradition to enjoy a luxurious vacation at Martha's Vineyard, the playground of the rich.

The President loves to stroll the streets of Martha's Vineyard, enjoy ice cream and bike riding. Most of all, he loves to play golf. Since assuming the presidency, Barack Obama has played almost 200 rounds of golf, no matter what crisis is ongoing.

During this vacation, he played golf during a Ukrainian civil war, a conflict in Gaza, the beheading of innocent Christians by the terror group ISIS, and a five day riot in Ferguson, Missouri.

All of these distractions undoubtedly upset President Obama, who had to interrupt his vacation for an occasional news conference and real work.

Yesterday, he made brief comments praising his administration for effective military action against ISIS in Iraq and blasting the police for their response to the riots in Missouri. Upon concluding the news conference, the President was on the golf course within minutes.

Obviously, golf helps relax the President, who has undoubtedly been stressed recently. This week, Obama not only had to deal with turmoil overseas and in Missouri, but he was also criticized by an unlikely source. He is used to being blasted by Republicans, who oppose his policies, but he must have been shocked to read about the blistering attack from his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Mrs. Clinton claimed that the President's feckless response to the Syrian civil war created a vacuum that was filled by Islamic terrorists. The President denied his policies were ineffective and claimed that the comments were “horse...”

So, the President cannot even relax in peace and has to deal with critics all over the political spectrum. He must realize that Hillary Clinton is running for President and has to distance herself from his failed policies. In a convenient public relations move, on Wednesday night, the President and Mrs. Obama joined Hillary and Bill Clinton at the birthday party of Ann Jordan, wife of lobbyist Vernon Jordan. Prior to the event, Hillary Clinton said she was looking forward to “hugging it out” with the President.

The party must have been a blast for the President was photographed dancing alone in the country club ballroom. Of course the problem with this image is that while the President was dancing the night away, Ferguson, Missouri was in flames, police officers were firing tear gas at rioters and innocent Christians were being slaughtered in Iraq.

Barack Obama is a modern day Nero, golfing and partying while the world burns. This presents an image of a disconnected President who is unconcerned with the crises at home and abroad. It is no surprise that his approval numbers are stuck at 40 percent.

Obviously these poll numbers show that Americans are tired of a President who specializes in leisure pursuits instead of solving problems such as the border crisis. With a wide open border, we have no idea whether ISIS or another terror group is exploiting this weakness.

There is no doubt that ISIS is already operating in the United States. This week, a picture was posted on Twitter of the ISIS flag in the front of the White House. The other day, a New Jersey man was questioned by police for flying an ISIS flag in front of his house.

Amazingly, the President likened this real ISIS threat to a “JV” team. Maybe if the President spent less time on vacation and on the golf course, he might be a better judge of our terrorist enemies.


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Barack Obama is a modern day Nero, golfing and partying while the world burns. This presents an image of a disconnected President who is unconcerned with the crises at home and abroad. It is no surprise that his approval numbers are stuck at 40 percent.

If the polls were done honestly his approval numbers would be 20 percent at the most

1 posted on 08/18/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If the polls were done honestly his approval numbers would be 20 percent at the most


I believe closer to 40%. There are a lot of people in the USA that hate the USA. Otherwise, this jerk wouldn’t have been elected in the first place.


2 posted on 08/18/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Kaslin

Hey kid! How does it feel to be in complete charge as president?
Please tell me. I would very much like to know.

3 posted on 08/18/2014 7:39:58 AM 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: Kaslin

At a glance I thought it said he was a “modern day negro”.


4 posted on 08/18/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: boycott
I believe closer to 40%.

With our 'come one come all' third worlders to the front of the line immigration policy, together with 40 years of Dept of Education preaching America hate, I believe it too.

What did we think would happen - our kids would learn critical thinking on their own & immigrants would suddenly forget crass self interests and love america for her ideal of freedom and liberty for all?

5 posted on 08/18/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: VerySadAmerican

Me too, it was only your post that caused me to reread the line.


6 posted on 08/18/2014 7:48:08 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Kaslin

He is a member of the liberal ruling elite. He lives the good life at the peoples’ expense and scorns them. He and his America-hating wife hate this country and feel they are entitled to live high off the hog.


7 posted on 08/18/2014 7:49:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Kaslin
If the polls were done honestly his approval numbers would be 20 percent at the most

I agree. And if the polls were done as they are in a republican administration the figures would be in the single digits.

8 posted on 08/18/2014 7:51:23 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Kaslin

The hardest thing the chief sodomite has to do is fake outrage, I suppose that could give you the blues.


9 posted on 08/18/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve never had a 5 week vacation. Nor a 4 week vacation. The longest vacation I had was 2 weeks and it was over 20 years ago.


10 posted on 08/18/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: I want the USA back
In short, President Obama is living the very high life like the citizens of the capitol of the fictional Panem from The Hunger Games series. No thank you.
11 posted on 08/18/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: I want the USA back

Have you ever noticed he cannot salute? I remember that the press made a big deal that George Bush could not salute perfectly.

But Obama does it while bent over so he doesn’t have to exert any energy. It’s disgusting.


12 posted on 08/18/2014 8:03:37 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: VerySadAmerican
At a glance I thought it said he was a “modern day negro”.

And I thought, "modern day Zero."

13 posted on 08/18/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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14 posted on 08/18/2014 8:13:33 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: boycott

Yeah especially the lame stream media. That is why they are giving that arrogant pos such high approval rating.


15 posted on 08/18/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: VerySadAmerican


16 posted on 08/18/2014 8:22:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
grifter? sorry, I'm not familiar with that word
17 posted on 08/18/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: boycott

I wish these polls would stop polling the mentally ill. Of course, since ALL LIBs/DIMs are mentally ill, that won’t happen.


18 posted on 08/18/2014 8:45:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I wish these polls would stop polling the mentally ill. Of course, since ALL LIBs/DIMs are mentally ill, that won’t happen.


Welfare mamas are still supporting Obama. They’ve got to have someone paying for their obamaphones.


19 posted on 08/18/2014 9:08:47 AM PDT by boycott
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To: BunnySlippers

I had two 6-month vacations due to unemployment, otherwise, the only full two-week vacation ever was used to work 18 hour days gutting and re-building my kitchen.


20 posted on 08/18/2014 9:20:16 AM PDT by cyclotic (Join America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: All
Both couples were on vacation on Martha's Vineyard---M/M Obama joined
Hillary and Bill at the birthday party of Ann Jordan. Hillary said she was
looking forward to a “hug-out” after her deleterious remarks went viral.

HILL AND OBOBO "HUG IT OUT" AT ELITE MARTHA'S VINEYARD ENCLAVE: Hillary Clinton dissed Obama’s foreign policy
failures....comments seen as an attempt to create space from an unpopular White
House. The "hug-out" was to assure the aghast lefty vote sipping chilled Cristal
that her remarks weren’t meant as an attack on their beloved Black man.

"No big deal---you wanted to pepper spray terrorists, I wanted to water-bomb them w/ happy face balloons."

Wiping away a tear, Obama's former van driver, Tommy Vietor
said of the hug-out, “They’re friends and human beings first,” he sobbed.

Vietor sat in on Situation Room briefings and had National
Security Clearance. Vietor now does "messaging" for a living.

Hillary hired Vietor to mastermind her rollicking pre-campaign book tour
(as the $14 million book deal went straight to the $2 bin).

21 posted on 08/18/2014 3:36:17 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Kaslin

I’d be willing to pay Congress and Obozo (and all his minions) to take a 52 week vacation, every year.


22 posted on 08/18/2014 7:52:29 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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