In between vacations Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are either planning vacations or at parties or “playing golf and hobnobbing with rich donors” and corrupt forces which loot the American treasury.
The vacations and hobnobbing are so plentiful even Big Media outlets have jaws on the floor and eyebrows on the ceiling. The British Daily Mail checked the Michelle Obama Spain tab for American taxpayers:
“She is on a four-day visit and will be staying at the five-star Villa Padierna, rated as one of the world’s top 30 hotels, with 40 friends. The party has reserved 60 rooms.”
The Chicago Sun Times put down the cheerleader pom-poms from JournoLister U and also checked the tab:
“Taxpayers pick up the tab for staff and security at the exclusive hotel and most of the expenses for the plane.
First ladies often go on vacations, with and without the president. An issue for Mrs. Obama may be how many: New York in March; Chicago, over Memorial Day; Los Angeles in June; Camp David — sort of an extension of the White House — in July; Maine in July, to highlight Acadia National Park, and now Spain. Mrs. Obama is glamorizing Spain’s coastal resorts before her Aug. 14 first family weekend visit to Florida’s Gulf Coast, to encourage tourists scared away by the oil spill. Starting Aug. 19, the Obamas will spend 10 days in Martha’s Vineyard.”
So detached from reality, so “don’t get it” are Barack Obama and Michelle Obama they consider themselves as holding back – sacrificing! Whether it was the arduous and failed trip with Oprah (”As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days….”) to Copenhagen for a waste of taxpayer dollars in Chicago, the ceaseless parties or the latest trip to Spain – how they suffer! The rooms at the Hotel Villa Padierna per night cost $2,500.
This is not like the hard working, rarely vacationing, Hillary and Bill Clinton splurging on a weekend wedding for their only daughter in a small town in upstate New York. Even families of modest means consider a wedding of an only child an opportunity to “stimulate the economy” and celebrate and major life event.
The Barack Obama and Michelle Obama looting of the treasury for vacations and parties and slush funds for cronies is paid for by Americans. It is, as noted yesterday at the Daily News, a Marie Antoinette style spending spree and contempt for taxpayers:
“The Obama modus operandi is becoming clear. From lavish trips to Spain to reportedly flying Bo, the President’s Portuguese water dog, on a separate aircraft to vacation with them in Maine, to a date night in New York City that perhaps cost nearly $100,000, their idea of austerity is really just the lap of luxury, at least for ordinary folks.[snip]
Instead, Michelle Obama seems more like a modern-day Marie Antoinette – the French queen who spent extravagantly on clothes and jewels without a thought for her subjects’ plight – than an average mother of two. While she’s spent her time in the White House telling parents they should relieve their chubby kids’ dependency on sugar and stressing the importance of an organic veggie garden, hopping a jet to Europe to meet with Spanish royalty isn’t the visual the White House probably wants to project. Perhaps they’ve forgotten the damning image of John Kerry, on the eve of the 2004 election, windsurfing off the coast of Nantucket?
I don’t begrudge anyone rest and relaxation when they work hard. We all need downtime – the First Family included. It’s the extravagance of Michelle Obama’s trip and glitzy destination contrasted with President Obama’s demonization of the rich that smacks of hypocrisy and perpetuates a disconnect between the country and its leaders.”
Mary Todd Lincoln had a penchant for shopping while Union troops died that forced Abe Lincoln to hide her excesses in the budget. The obnoxious self-styled modern day Mr. Lincoln wannabee does not bother to hide the excesses, but rather indulge in some excess and corruptions of his own to match his former boss and current wife.Michelle Obama is a real let down. I didn't expect her to be perfect or even noble. I just thought she had more common sense than her mixed husband. Instead, she's demonstrated that she's just as idiotic as he is.
That's been obvious for some time. But there was a bit of hope early on (December 2008) that, as First Lady, she'd find something worthy to work on and conduct herself with dignity.
I was willing to write off much of her nonsense as "devoted wife, overly devoted wife." And give her a fresh start of sorts.
But she proved herself to be as trifling as her husband.
The Story airs on NPR and so many of you are e-mailing me about it.
First off, I am not Dick Gordon (my name is Betty, hello) nor am I married to Dick Gordon or his mother or daughter.
In other words, I didn't wake up in his bed and I didn't make his bed.
He appears to be on a lengthy vacation.
If you're worried about that, I am too. After week number two, I started thinking, "He must be sick." Hopefully, he's just traveling.
But the replacements.
I think it just demonstrates that there's only one Dick Gordon and that he's the only one who can really do that show.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):