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Obama May Have To Delay His Vacation!

From an anxious Washington Post:

Obama may have to put Hawaii vacation on ice for a few days

By Perry Bacon Jr.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Will Congress keep the president from starting his vacation on time?

President Obama had planned to head off this weekend with his family to Hawaii for their annual Christmas break at a rented vacation home near where the president grew up. But with Congress still working on a tax cut [sic] agreement that has critics in both parties, and a number of other issues still to be resolved, White House officials say the president may have to endure the Washington cold for a few more days.

"I think the President is hopeful to spend a little time with family and friends in Hawaii, but if Congress is here the President will be here," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Monday afternoon.

Speaking to reporters, he added, "I think you’ve got a few extra days to pull together those Christmas presents that you put off buying. I think obviously there’s a decent amount still left that getting out of here Friday or Saturday is probably not the day I’d pick in the pool."

Congress was supposed to finish its lame duck session by this Friday, but it’s unclear if it will meet that deadline.

There is an obvious reason for Obama to be here: He must sign into law any legislation passed by Congress. In theory of course, he could do that in Kailua, the city near Honolulu where he usually stays on his vacations. Obama signed last year’s stimulus into law in Denver.

A more political reason is that Obama has declared the bills Congress is considering – such as the ones that would repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell," the tax agreement and a nuclear weapons treaty with Russia known as New START – as major priorities for his administration. It would undercut that message if he were in shorts playing golf as Congress debated any of those issues…

Yes, these are all such "major priorities" that Mr. Obama ignored them until the last minute of the lame duck Congress. What was he doing for the last two years?

Obama delayed his vacation last year as the Senate considered the landmark health care overhaul, even though that version of bill still had to be passed in House before it became law. He’ll likely be watching a lot of C-SPAN again this year on a few days he could just as easily be on the beach

Stop it. We’re going to bust out crying.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Obama May Have To Delay His Vacation!”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Oh, the Hue-Man-ity

    • JohnMG says:

      …….“Obama May Have To Delay His Vacation!”……..

      When has this asshole ever had a job to the degree he would NEED a vacation? Better yet, when has he ever had a JOB?! And when has he NOT been on vacation?

      Community organizing is not work–it’s shit-disturbing. Lecturing is not work–it’s running ones mouth, which, by the way, is the ONLY thing Obama has ever run. And he can’t do that without a teleprompter. He’s no Constitutional scholar since he can’t even quote correctly or completely from it. He’s clearly not an economist, since anything he’s ever achieved financially he’s done with other people’s money. He hasn’t a scintilla of psychological finesse. His foreign policy is one-dimensional–and Marxist. He is a non-stop liar, although that seems to come naturally to him, so how could that be taxing in any way? And as a Chicago thug he even has other people do his head-busting.

      No, I think pimp is more his lifestyle, so he’s always on vacation. Yeah. Pimp–that’s the ticket.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “He hasn’t a scintilla of psychological finesse.”

      Wow, that statement rings so pure. Indeed, I’ve known salt-of-the-earth people who could turn a phrase, pick up on subtlety and deal in innuendo very well. This guy is nothing if he’s not patently blunt.

      Brilliant remark JMG. Great stand-alone.

    • yadayada says:

      spot on !!!

    • proreason says:

      You don’t give him enough credit John.

      Covering up everything you are, everything you believe, and everything you have done in your life has to be mentally exhausting.

      Imagine pretending to be straight, a Christian, an American, black, a public servant, a Constitutional scholar, a hard worker, smart, self-directed. It can’t be easy.

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”Covering up everything you are, everything you believe, and everything you have done in your life has to be mentally exhausting”………

      Well, pro, that supposes he had something to do with the cover-up–which I seriously doubt.

      In 2004, when he gave the address at the Democratic convention, I told Mrs. MG; “Watch this guy. Nobody’s ever heard of him and he gets a chance to address this convention? He’s somebody’s tool.”

      He hasn’t done a thing for himself–ever! Isn’t affirmative action swell?

    • Mae says:

      JohnMG: “Obama’s my name, vacation’s my game.” 2004 was my “transition” year–publicly stating for the first time I was voting for a Republican for President. Up to that point I’d been a leftist Democrat, gradually sliding into an Independent, tending Conservative (a whole ‘nother story). When Obama gave that Dem convention address I said to one of my co-workers to watch this guy as he would either be Hillary’s V.P. or running for President in 2012. Was told that wouldn’t happen. Didn’t know anything about BHO, but saw how well he gave the speech and how good looking and turned out he was (what happened to that? Maybe finding out how corrupt he is has made us realize his homeliness). So I was off by four years. Little did I know that he would be trying to”off” our country.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Struck a cord there Marine………OOOORAH!!

  2. P. Aaron says:

    A ‘Vacation’ in Granholm’s Michigan = Snowday

  3. TerryAnne says:

    Oh no! The National Obama’s Christmas Vacation is going to be postponed? That’s my favorite holiday special!

  4. untrainable says:

    I’m sure if he asks Bill Clinton to come and stand in for him, he’d be glad to pretend to be president for a few days. That way Barry can go on vacation on time. Wouldn’t want to keep the wife waiting now would we Barry?

    • River0 says:

      Yes! How about a new rotating presidency? Bill can take over for a month or so, then Hillary can take the reigns from Bill. She needs to practice being Commanderess In Chief, since… well, who knows? Something might happen.

      This will give the Sophomore-in-Chief a good long rest, and maybe an extra vacation. Moochelle, too, needs lots of TLC and strokes for the bang-up job she’s been doing against parents, i.e., “We can’t just leave [American kids’ diet] up to the parents!”

  5. TerryAnne says:

    Merry Christmas! S****er was full!

  6. fallingpianos says:

    Since Obama likes to vacation where it’s warm, I say let’s put him on a permanent vacation… to Club Gitmo with his homies.

  7. canary says:

    He has no family living in Hawaii anymore. His Indonesian born half-sister lives in D.C.

    After the elections, he definitely has some campaigning to do in HA.

    And it will be interesting to see if he brings his private Film Production crew & cameras to work more on his mother’s movie, in which Obama plays himself. It’s probably double dipping. If you film my presidency dictatorship I’ll star in your movie on my mother. How come his mother took to wearing head coverings and veils as the centuries of conservative and liberal muslims war grows in Indonesia, his true “enchanted” place of his best memories in his lifetime. Did he not say, even the presidency has not filled his empty hole.

    Be prepared for a Rich Royal Family & castle in the U.S. such as in England to bring tourism.

  8. canary says:

    JohnMG. Obama claims John Kerry set it up for the unknown Senator to speak at the convention. Obama spoke at John Kerry’s fundraiser and then preceded to travel and accompany Kerry to fund raise. Obama would speak on importance of job training. (oh the irony. Obama did have a knack for fund raising for his own Senate. A real traveler across the country intimidating large companies)
    Obama tells it Kerry campaign manager called while his personal driver was driving him to one of his own campaign events.
    (If you recall, Obama’s 2000 National experience was terrible as his credit card was denied to rent a car from Hertz, and he stayed at a cheap hotel on Venice Beach (yeah right) and not being a delegate Obama couldn’t even get on the floor.

    So, Obama was a bit worried and thought of all this stuff he’d talk about, and then low and behold the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright’s sermon came to his mind. The audacity of hope. It was that audacity of our torn nation that made him turn off the basketball game he watching and start to write his speech.

    Once at the convention in Boston. a reporter gave him a hard time about the 10,000 a plate breakfast & dinner. Reporter informed Obama 150 donors gave $40 million and that was worse than Chicago, and what kind of message was that sending the voters. Obama replies John Kerry’s voting record speaks for itself.

    excerpts from The AUDACITY of HOPE by Barack Obama 2006

    Page 358)
    ” I spent most of the first three days at the convention fulfilling my role in this pageant…
    I practiced my speech in front of a video monitor, did a walk-through of how it would
    be staged, received instruction on where to stand, where to wave, and how to best
    (snicker)] use the microphones…..
    It wasn’t until Tuesday night, after my staff and Michelle had debated for half an hour
    over what tie I would wear (we finally settled on the tie that Robert Gibbs was wearing),…
    Page 359) …..Just then, one of of the production managers came into the hold room and told me it
    was time to take my position offstage. Standing behind the black curtain, ….Then I
    walked onto the stage.

    I WOULD BE lying if I said that the positive reaction to my speech at the Boston
    convention – the letters I received, the crowds who showed up to rallies once we got
    back to Illinois – wasn’t personally gratifying…..
    Still, the torrent of publicity that followed the speech reinforces my sense of how fleeting fame is, ……..”

    Obama couldn’t win a pageant. He looks goofy like Puff Diddy. Both just sell themselves as stars, and hang with thugs.

  9. Mithrandir says:

    The Entitlement President
    ~seriously, stop scratching your head trying to figure out this tone-deaf guy.

    When you…..

    …unreasonably reward black people for doing nothing, it creates conceitedness.
    …lower every hurdle for success, it creates an entitled dependency.
    …make them the sacred race, they believe they have no need for self-introspection.
    …do whatever it takes to boost self-esteem, it creates arrogance.

    These people had a protective firewall surrounding them from the time they were born, until the time they die. Every criticism has been beaten down as ‘racist’, and now look at what the liberal experiment has wrought?—Obama

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