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Barack Obama's 'vacation from hell'
Politico ^ | 08/15/2014 | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

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 president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marthasvineyard; obama; obamavacation; vacation
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We have the ‘President from hell’ ... and history has come and sat on our doorstep.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 5:28:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Two weeks off” from what?


3 posted on 08/15/2014 5:29:18 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SeekAndFind

wah wah wah!!!


4 posted on 08/15/2014 5:29:21 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind
But within the White House, these precious few breaks from Washington are highly valued, both by the president and his staff.

Read this far.

5 posted on 08/15/2014 5:30:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 08/15/2014 5:32:04 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: SMARTY

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


7 posted on 08/15/2014 5:33:26 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009 Christmas holiday in Hawaii.

*SOB!*


8 posted on 08/15/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind

And it’s back to DC this weekend to visit Reggie.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 5:35:08 AM PDT by jimbo123
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10 posted on 08/15/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SMARTY

He certainly has Satan’s agenda on a couple of things....


11 posted on 08/15/2014 5:36:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 08/15/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: SeekAndFind

>>> The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure

The president has been an utter failure

Fixed it for you, Carrie, no charge.


13 posted on 08/15/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: skeeter
But within the White House, these precious few breaks from Washington are highly valued, both by the president and his staff.

Precious few breaks from the President's fundraising schedule? LOL!

14 posted on 08/15/2014 5:39:22 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Set yourself free, Bambi. Resign. You are not a leader. So do us all a favour.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sir Napsalot

Contradicting the spin that this is a ‘working vacation’,

innit?


16 posted on 08/15/2014 5:40:39 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
But within the White House, these precious few breaks from Washington are highly valued, both by the president and his staff.

Wow, it is really gratifying to know that the President and his staff enjoy going to Martha's Vineyard!!!

17 posted on 08/15/2014 5:41:01 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 08/15/2014 5:41:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind
After an unusually quiet Christmas vacation in Hawaii last year, aides marveled at how clear-headed and energized Obama seemed upon his return.

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.

19 posted on 08/15/2014 5:41:32 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: SeekAndFind; Roscoe Karns

Dammit Lootie. This sucks. I can't go to the beach or play golf without someone bitching.

20 posted on 08/15/2014 5:41:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

His MISSION ACCOMPLISHED moment.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: kevkrom
Good analysis.
The drive-by lens is curious indeed.
22 posted on 08/15/2014 5:42:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The working half of America hasn’t had a vacation in 5 years, so la de da!


23 posted on 08/15/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s such a shame. We really should send him on a 2 year vacation to make up for it.


24 posted on 08/15/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SoFloFreeper

He will never resign, matter of fact it wouldn’t surprise me if he seeks a 3rd term using FDR as an example.


25 posted on 08/15/2014 5:44:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how old Carrie is, that she has not yet learned that life intrudes on everyone’s plans, including vacations now and then?
Then Carrie, and Obama need to learn this Amish proverb:
“To do nothing is tiresome. One can never stop and take a break.”


26 posted on 08/15/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

That’s the thing. This Obama KoolAid drinking author didn’t realize that she/he gave the impression (or maybe the stark truth) -

THAT A JayVee TEAM IS IN CHARGE

(while “Obama AND his staff having these precious few breaks”)


27 posted on 08/15/2014 5:48:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: skeeter

No kidding! I understand the sycophant mentality these pathetic presstitutes wallow in as much as I understand any mental illness, but the blatant and total disregard for even the most basic truths goes so far beyond “illness” that you have to believe they have gone totally insane.

“Precious few breaks”?! Obscene.


28 posted on 08/15/2014 5:50:44 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: bray

So true - I haven’t had a full week off in two years. I feel so sorry for the President.


29 posted on 08/15/2014 5:53:48 AM PDT by wewereright
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To: SeekAndFind
But within the White House, these precious few breaks from Washington are highly valued, both by the president and his staff.

It's a shame that none of us can appreciate getting away with the family on vacation - if only we had the empathy of this writer and the resources to live beyond luxury on the taxpayer's dime......if only.....

30 posted on 08/15/2014 5:54:21 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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31 posted on 08/15/2014 6:03:40 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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PERSONAL AD SEEN ON MORMON DATING WEB SITE---admired you from afar for so long. What great hair. So self-assured in debates...got my vote. Please make my dreams come true. Just getting out of a horrendous marriage to a jerk obsessed w/ golf, fund-raising, and selfies. Plus I'm sick of doing the Mexican hat dance. Call me.

Signed


32 posted on 08/15/2014 6:08:33 AM PDT by Liz
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To: SeekAndFind

Documentation File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka “Barry Soetoro” a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 6:10:24 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s coming back on Sunday to announce a SCOTUS retirement and the nomination of Holder to the court...just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. (Dana Perino’s theory, I take no credit for it.)


34 posted on 08/15/2014 6:10:53 AM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: Liz

LOL!!!


35 posted on 08/15/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: bgill

Give him two billion to go live in Rancho whatever. California would be a great place for him and two billion would be a great “investment” by the American people!


36 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:09 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor Barry can’t get a break. /s


37 posted on 08/15/2014 6:20:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind
And I just don’t think the American people begrudge their president for taking some downtime with his family.”

Yes, we do, when it is over and over and over again, extremely expensive, on our dime, and when the world is in turmoil.

38 posted on 08/15/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't know what the problem is the Obama's are on vacation every day and have been for the whole time they have been in Washington..
39 posted on 08/15/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind
Over at Politico the conservatives are really beating up Obama and the writers of this story.

The Moon Bats are busily defending Obama, and keep spewing how Bush took a lot more “vacations” than Obama.

What they leave out, of course, is when Bush wasn't working, he called it a vacation. When Obama flies out to the Coast for a fundraiser, “Well that's work, see, and he's not lazy like that LIAR Bush, what with his illegal invasion of peaceful Iraq, lies about WMD, and other war crimes.”

Question for the moonbats: If Bush was so evil, when did he have TIME to take a vacation? What with all his plotting, taking orders from Darth Cheney as they personally waterboarded terrorists millitants at Guantanamo Bay.

BTW, Obama has gone on over 400 separate fund-raising trips in the past 6 years, some lasting weeks. But that's work; not a vacation.

40 posted on 08/15/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Give him two billion to go live in Rancho whatever.

I don't think he's going to earn that much money when he leaves office. Two more years of Michelle & Obama will lead to a new acronym: OFS - Obama Fatigue Syndrome.

No doubt he'll make $20-30 million the first couple of years after his Presidency, from his book and speeches. He'll then be forgotten, because his Presidency is so forgettable.

41 posted on 08/15/2014 6:28:32 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Yes, this confirms it doctor"
42 posted on 08/15/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Durus

Is he going for the “most rounds of golf as president” award?


You mean he has not won that one yet???


43 posted on 08/15/2014 6:47:31 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My God, was this writer sniffing Obama’s used underwear while typing this drivel?!?!

This “suck-up” is almost as bad as Chris “thrill up my leg” Mathews!


44 posted on 08/15/2014 7:10:53 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: SeekAndFind
...a White House spokesman posted on Twitter that Obama had been briefed on the situation.

Must have accidentally turned on the news for a minute.

45 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:05 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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President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened.

Oh, poor baby...

46 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:11 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SeekAndFind

That phone and pen gets heavy at times I guess.

/s


47 posted on 08/15/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor guy, just look at all the stuff he has to deal with.... I feel bad for him.

This is my in-laws opinion. Gag me. Most is self inflicted and his lazy inability to actually do anything.


48 posted on 08/15/2014 9:32:11 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone feel sorry this guy?
Anyone?


49 posted on 08/15/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh Cry me a freakin’ river Politico! Someone call for a WAAAAAAAMBULANCE.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 9:45:40 AM PDT by Jean2 (ox)
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