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Putin Has Put Obama’s Vacation Plans On Hold!’

From a tear soaked Politico:

Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy

By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE | March 5, 2014

Vladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold.

Obama is headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of Miami, Fla., on Friday for an event about education and the economy that first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway.

Now, the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering.

“The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of the weekend,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “However, it is possible the president may return to the White House on Friday as events unfold in Ukraine.”

Obama isn’t expected to head to Kiev or anywhere else if the weekend in Florida gets scrapped, but more likely have a repeat of last weekend, which he spent in briefings and on the phone with foreign leaders after Putin began moving troops into Crimea.

Huh. We heard Obama was skipping his briefing even last week.

Anyway, we sure hope that Michelle and the girls’ vacation to China will still proceed unaffected.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Putin Has Put Obama’s Vacation Plans On Hold!’”

  1. Enthalpy

    Just heartbreaking!

    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that President Obama incurred $7,396,531.20 in flight expenses alone for his 2013 vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard and his trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno Show. The records came in response to Freedom of Information lawsuit filed after the stonewalling of requests filed in August 2013.
    According to the Department of Air Force documents:
    • The outbound flight to Honolulu for the Obama 2012 – 2013 Christmas vacation cost taxpayers $2, 214, 393.60. The return flight to Washington was $1,871,961.60. The total price for flight expenditures alone came to $4,086, 355.20.
    • The outbound flight to California in August, 2013 for Obama to dine with high-dollar fundraiser Jeffrey Katzenberg and appear on the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” cost taxpayers $1,209,926.40.The return flight to Washington was $935,980.80. The total price for flight expenditures alone came to $2,145,907.20.
    • The outbound flight to Martha’s Vineyard for the Obama family August vacation cost taxpayers $890,323.20. The return flight to Washington was $273,945.60. The total price for flight expenditures alone came to $1,164,268.80.
    From December, 21, 2012, to January, 5, 2013, the Obama family spent their Christmas vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the president briefly flying back to Washington to work on a budget deal before returning to finish out his vacation. In early August, 2013, Obama flew to California to dine privately with high-dollar fundraiser DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg in the presidential suite at the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel and to appear for the sixth time on the Jay Leno “Tonight Show.” Also, in August 2013, the Obama family spent eight days vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, at the $7.6 million home of David Schulte, founder of the private equity firm Chilmark Partners.

    • canary

      You left out his recent weekend golf trip to California and the rest of the family going to Aspen to snow ski during the Ukraine riots and towards the end of Sochi games in which Obama snubbed Russia in front of the entire world leaders to follow him in boycotting the games. And to think the Russia even opened with two lesbian dancing to ease the tensions when everyone was concerned for safety and security.
      Putin was allowing the gay U.S. Troops along with the straight troops to use one or two of their routes into and from Afghanistan.
      I don’t think it’s safe for them now. They might be held captive and hostage and ordered by Obama not to shoot and serve the Russian soldiers tea, biscuits and apples.
      I hope he goes on his vacation and smokes cigarettes. He doesn’t like cold weather nor DC.

    • Astravogel

      It is possible that the prevailing winds caused the
      difference in costs. It mostly blows West to East.
      My car gets better milage with a tailwind.

  2. Oh, the horror! How can Obama possibly continue to work so hard for America without a few days off every few days?

    He may be going back to Washington as events unfold in Ukraine? Holy crap! What would have to happen for Obama to definitely stay in Washington to do his friggin’ job? I realize that everyone is probably better off that he is not more involved in foreign policy… he’d only make it even worse, but even a self obsessed moron like Obama should understand that flaunting yet another luxury vacation for the Obama clan while the world is burning down around us all… wait for it… is just plain bad “optics.

    Let’s face it, if he does stay in Washington, it’s more about optics than about any foreign policy issue. President Mommy pants doesn’t care about Russia beyond the fact that Putin is making him look like an idiot. AGAIN.


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