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.
His MISSION ACCOMPLISHED moment.
The working half of America hasn’t had a vacation in 5 years, so la de da!
It’s such a shame. We really should send him on a 2 year vacation to make up for it.
He will never resign, matter of fact it wouldn’t surprise me if he seeks a 3rd term using FDR as an example.
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.”
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”)
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.
So true - I haven’t had a full week off in two years. I feel so sorry for the President.
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.....
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.
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.)
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!
Poor Barry can’t get a break. /s
Yes, we do, when it is over and over and over again, extremely expensive, on our dime, and when the world is in turmoil.
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.
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.
Is he going for the most rounds of golf as president award?
You mean he has not won that one yet???
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!
Must have accidentally turned on the news for a minute.
Oh, poor baby...
That phone and pen gets heavy at times I guess.
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.
Anyone feel sorry this guy?
Oh Cry me a freakin’ river Politico! Someone call for a WAAAAAAAMBULANCE.