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Obama’s Latest Vacation Is In Jeopardy

From a tear stained New York Times:

For Obama, a Mini-Vacation Is in Limbo

April 7, 2011

President Obama has some real motivation for getting a budget deal: his family vacation.

And to hell with what is good for the country. By the way, how many vacations has Mr. Obama taken during the 430 odd days that the country has been without a budget?

The White House confirmed on Thursday that Mr. Obama and his family are scheduled to depart for a weekend trip to Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, a getaway that will be scrapped if there is a government shutdown.

Why should it be scrapped? Colonial Williamsburg is run by a private foundation. (Actually, the evilly rich Rockefeller family.) It is not a national park. It won’t be affected by any government shutdown.

But it’s not like Mr. Obama has ever shown any qualms in the past about vacationing while the rest of the country suffers.

Not that anyone will suffer from a government shutdown. Indeed, the worst that can be said about it is that one quarter of the nearly 3 million federal employees will get their own ‘mini-vacation’ – with pay, of course.

“The first family has a long-planned family trip to Colonial Williamsburg this weekend,” said Josh Earnest, the deputy White House press secretary. “The president’s priority is working with members of Congress from both parties to avoid a government shutdown, but obviously the family’s plans will change if an agreement is not reached.”

Why? Can’t Mr. Obama refuse to compromise with the Republicans just as easily from Williamsburg as he can from the White House? Or is he afraid the ghosts of the Founding Fathers will haunt his decision.

Mr. Obama has had terrible luck when it comes to work interfering with play.

Maybe that is because he spends such an inordinate amount of time ‘playing.’

The family’s Hawaiian vacation in 2009 was interrupted by the Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane. Their attempt to relax in Martha’s Vineyard in August of that year was cut short by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. His visit to Indonesia, where he spent several years as a child, was delayed by the final votes on the health care bill…

We can hardly contain our tears.

Meanwhile, most of America don’t have the money even to pay for the gas for a vacation. And too many people don’t even have a job to take off from.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Obama’s Latest Vacation Is In Jeopardy”

  1. River0 says:

    “All work and no play makes Barack a dull boy”, as the old saying goes.. It’s easy for the Golfer-in-Chief and leader of the free world to become so absorbed in work and the well being of his fellow citizens that he loses track of time and exhausts himself.

  2. Chrispbass says:

    There have been many articles that have made me want to comment but this one finally got me to register at this GREAT site.

    The audacity of this article. Crying about how poor Obama’s vacationS are bring interrupted by matters of State. Is there a cause I can contribute too so as to ease his pain? Maybe a fund for another vacation?

    • proreason says:

      Welcome Chris.

      To contribute, go to any Obamy website. Doesn’t matter which one because the purpose of every Obamy website is to get him relected so he can live in luxury at our expense.

    • Chrispbass says:

      Thanks Pro. I dig your reason.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “presidentin’ be hart”

  4. Petronius says:

    The problem here is coconut risk.

    If the government shuts down, government employees will not be available to remove the coconuts from the coconut trees in Williamsburg.

    Hence the need to postpone.

    • tranquil.night says:

      By-gosh, the man’s a genius:

      “A. The Internet if full of reports that falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks. However no proof of this statistic can be found even though no proof of this statistic can be found even though it is very often quoted by many people. So sadly, the answer is not really known at this time it is a cause du jour of the Democrat Party.”

      150 could easily be made into 150,000,000 in Pelosi-land.


    • proreason says:

      I’m confused.

      Are coconuts those round things in trees that kill people, or non-essential gubamint employees, if such a thing is possible?

  5. Papa Louie says:

    What is there about life in the White house that is not a vacation? They have room service provided by their own personal chefs, a cleaning service, servants, recreation rooms, banquet rooms, a movie screening room, etc. And its all paid for by the tax payer. May I vacation there while the President and his family are away?

  6. canary says:

    Why would Obama’s family vacation at Colonial Williamsburg, when there are far more interesting patriotic American Historical places to visit?

    Could it be for an Obama propaganda lesson for those young innocent minds?

    Daddy, Mommy? Why do some of the protesters dress with costumes, wigs, and funny hats?
    (they are so different than the funny outfits that Rev. Wright and Gaddafi and daddy’s family)

    Get real. They aren’t hearing the Tax issue, it’s reading the rolling throwing stones of daddy saying
    they are racists.

    They will see the candle making, horse buggies, aprons, and old way of making beer and ale
    and visit the historic Public Gaol jail which once held Black Beard among others.

    Optical sensory learning. Colonial dressed people are associated with capturing run away slaves.
    No doubt the historical building will have people in Colonial day costumes playing guards. Chains hanging from the walls. Tables where mentally ill were strapped down.

    Anyone want to bet we’ll see pics of mommy and daddy doing a lot of pointing and story telling?

    I just don’t think they chose this place to take attention of their recent South American aloha vacation they went on as soon as Obama ordered bombings on Libya, just not his buddy Gaddafi.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    This poser has been running for re election since Day One of America’s downward spiral. So when he isn’t running for King of America he is on “Mini” vacations.
    Nation toppling is tough stuff and damn arduous. I’m just surprised that he wants to stay here and mingle with the us sweat hogs.
    There are some really fine links (golf courses) around Colonial Williamsburg.
    I’m quite sure this has not escaped his mind.
    Have a fine time President while America wallers in the shiite you create then vacation on.
    (rotten SOB)

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