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(The Weekly Standard)   Not only does 0bama have the temerity to be Presidentin' while black, but now he's going to be the first president to ever take a vacation. WHAR IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES, WHAR?   (m.weeklystandard.com) divider line 100
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2013-06-14 08:38:58 AM
This obsession with the cost of Presidential security is downright creepy.
 
2013-06-14 09:17:30 AM
Who says this is a vacation trip?

Also, FTFA: "the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past"
 
2013-06-14 09:20:17 AM
Looks like we're almost back to normal.
 
2013-06-14 09:38:45 AM
WHAH IS THE LAMSMESTREAM MEDEEUH IGNOARIN DIS?!
 
2013-06-14 09:38:51 AM
Articles like this indicate to me that the "scandals" of the past month have been a tremendous flop.
 
2013-06-14 09:41:54 AM
The only one that I want to know more about is Prism.

Unfortunately, that's the only one it seems that Republicans are down with.
 
2013-06-14 09:42:06 AM
It's like Republicans have never seen that Brad Pitt movie where he has to kill that man-eating lion. That kind of security costs money!
 
2013-06-14 09:42:24 AM
You would think that the press would be happier to go somewhere interesting instead of to Bush's ranch in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Texas.

Also,

hinten: Who says this is a vacation trip?

Also, FTFA: "the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past"


Yes, God forbid that the American President visit other countries for any reason. It did say that they were trying to squeeze in a family vacation there, but it looks like it was mostly a working trip.
 
2013-06-14 09:43:03 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: This obsession with the cost of Presidential security is downright creepy.


And what a coincidence it is that it's only an obsession with Democratic presidents.
 
2013-06-14 09:43:17 AM
Why this obsession with always stating his color of skin? It makes any argument you have that whatever he's doing is right seem weak., like if I disagree then I must be racist. That card is way old and overplayed.
 
2013-06-14 09:43:47 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: This obsession with the cost of Presidential security is downright creepy.


Isn't explaining his security apparatus in such detail emboldenating the terroristers into conflagraterationing his personage or like such as? Y DUZ WEAKLY STANDIRR HAYT MURKA?!
 
2013-06-14 09:44:09 AM
It's arguably one of the most stressful jobs in the world.  Does anyone really want a president to work non-stop with no vacations to de-stress or clear his head?

Imagine if your surgeon never took a vacation, working 70-hour weeks non-stop all year round.
 
2013-06-14 09:46:10 AM
Is there, like, a schedule for this derp or something, or do conservatives just randomly pull slips of paper out of an "outrage" hat from time to time?

I do have to question if all of this is really, strictly necessary though... 56 support vehicles have to be airlifted in? An assault team in case of a rogue cheetah?

I have to seriously wonder if presidential security hasn't become one of those things where we could get 99% security for, say, $5 million and then every .1% after that costs another $5 million....

I mean... I'm cool with Obama as president, but odds man.... odds....
 
2013-06-14 09:46:22 AM
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2013-06-14 09:46:26 AM

OHDUDENESS: like if I disagree then I must be racist


What I've learned from republicans is that you don't have to be racist to disagree with Obama.

But it helps.
 
2013-06-14 09:46:51 AM

Trivia Jockey: Imagine if your surgeon never took a vacation, working 70-hour weeks non-stop all year round.


Imagine all the people, living for today
 
2013-06-14 09:47:11 AM

Trivia Jockey: It's arguably one of the most stressful jobs in the world.  Does anyone really want a president to work non-stop with no vacations to de-stress or clear his head?

Imagine if your surgeon never took a vacation, working 70-hour weeks non-stop all year round.


He really hasn't done a whole lot of work to justify a $80-$100 million dollar vacation (if there is any validity to this article).
 
2013-06-14 09:48:02 AM
THIS IS THE WORST THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE
 
2013-06-14 09:48:52 AM
I don't expect Obama to travel in the lowest class, but in these economic times, he shouldn't travel first class, either.

Isn't there some sort of middle passage to Africa?
 
2013-06-14 09:49:01 AM
American Standard?!? Don't they make toilets?
www.americanstandard-us.com

For me to poop on
 
2013-06-14 09:49:20 AM
We've gone from "it's perfectly fine to spend half your presidency on vacation" to "NO VACATIONS AT ALL!".  I wonder what changed?
 
2013-06-14 09:49:26 AM

skozlaw: Is there, like, a schedule for this derp or something, or do conservatives just randomly pull slips of paper out of an "outrage" hat from time to time?


I always pictured one of those wire barrel cages, like they use for bingo or the lottery.  Orange boy gets to turn the crank at the end once a week and they draw a new outrage ball.
 
2013-06-14 09:51:41 AM
STFU, EABOD, then DIAF.

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2013-06-14 09:52:05 AM

OHDUDENESS: That card is way old and overplayed


My only complaint with it is not that it's necessarily inaccurate most of the time, but that it ignores the only other major point of opposition that explains the insane meltdown conservatives have had over him: he's a democrat.

There's really only three reasons conservatives are so perpetually outraged about every breath the man has drawn since January 20th, 2009:

1. He's a democrat
2. He's black
3. He's a black democrat

I mean, I'm not going to say there aren't things he does with which I seriously disagree or that I think he's been a truly standout president, but I have a hard time reconciling the reality of his presidency with the insane level of rage directed at him by conservatives over what they imagine has been his presidency without including the latent and overt racism that deeply infects their ideology.

No, racism isn't the ONLY reason conservatives have become so rabidly insane over him, and not all conservatives are so completely nuts about him because they're racist (many are simply opportunistic shiatheels who are mad their party isn't in power) but it's a BIG PART of it for MANY conservatives.
 
2013-06-14 09:52:07 AM
This administration has a few actual scandals right now.  Why are conservatives wasting their time on this petty shiat?
 
2013-06-14 09:52:57 AM
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2013-06-14 09:55:34 AM

IrateShadow: This administration has a few actual scandals right now.  Why are conservatives wasting their time on this petty shiat?


Benghazi - Not an actual scandal
Umbrellagate - Um, no.
IRS - No WH involvement, IRS head resigned, moving along...
NSA - Congress allowed it, court approvals now instead of before

The bar for actual scandals has not reached much higher than that one time Obama used some binder clips to collate his documents.
 
2013-06-14 09:55:43 AM

skozlaw: or do conservatives just randomly pull slips of paper out of an "outrage" hat from time to time?


Trying to find a reason to criticize this president is a full-time job for many conservatives.
 
2013-06-14 09:56:02 AM

OHDUDENESS: Why this obsession with always stating his color of skin? It makes any argument you have that whatever he's doing is right seem weak., like if I disagree then I must be racist. That card is way old and overplayed.


I know, it's not like the majority of his most vocal opponents have used racist terms and implications to fire up the most vocal and vehement of the anti-Obama base, those who are most often racist.

And if they did, it's because they, too, share in that vitriolic hatred for non-whites, and in no means are disingenuously rankling them to make sure those people always get out and vote against that Kenyan, socialist, fascist, tyrannical, anti-colonialist who's just a little bit uppity.
 
2013-06-14 09:56:08 AM

OHDUDENESS: Why this obsession with always stating his color of skin?


I dunno, maybe it started when the American Right Wing launched an assault on Obama's credibility by accusing him of being a foreign-born socialist Muslim with a forged birth certificate, a belief still espoused by many Republicans to this day, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Might have something to do with it.
 
2013-06-14 09:56:37 AM
At least if Obama gets a memo while on vacation mentioning someone is determined to attack us, that he will act on it, rather than ignore it.
 
2013-06-14 09:57:16 AM

IrateShadow: Why are conservatives wasting their time on this petty shiat?


You mean as opposed to the not-at-all petty "scandal" over the attack in Benghazi? As opposed to all the prior presidents who totally didn't have any such things happen during their... oh, wait.

Or maybe you mean PRISM, the product of the bipartisan domestic spying program that was started in 2001, has been publicly debated numerous times and reauthorized by both democrats and republicans in Congress who saw no backlash from the public?

Maybe you mean the IRS "scandal" where the IRS singled out a bunch of political groups for scrutiny over their political activities when they applied for a tax-exempt status that disallowed political activity?

Truly outrageous. History's greatest monster.
 
2013-06-14 09:58:14 AM

LessO2: At least if Obama gets a memo while on vacation mentioning someone is determined to attack us, that he will act on it, rather than ignore it.


Oh, sure, play that card! You know, the lamestream media never gave Bush credit for the days on his watch when 3,000+ Americans weren't killed in a domestic terror attack!
 
2013-06-14 09:58:44 AM

gnosis301: It's like Republicans have never seen that Brad Pitt movie where he has to kill that man-eating lion. That kind of security costs money!


Wasn't that movie with Val Kilmer?
 
2013-06-14 09:58:50 AM

skozlaw: I do have to question if all of this is really, strictly necessary though... 56 support vehicles have to be airlifted in? An assault team in case of a rogue cheetah?


These are the same people who complained he didn't have a battalion of marines on standby world wide for embassy attacks.  Of course we'd have a squad for the farking President.
 
2013-06-14 09:59:00 AM

Trivia Jockey: skozlaw: or do conservatives just randomly pull slips of paper out of an "outrage" hat from time to time?

Trying to find a reason to criticize this president is a full-time job for many conservatives.


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"U jelly, bro?"
 
2013-06-14 09:59:59 AM

skozlaw: IrateShadow: Why are conservatives wasting their time on this petty shiat?

You mean as opposed to the not-at-all petty "scandal" over the attack in Benghazi? As opposed to all the prior presidents who totally didn't have any such things happen during their... oh, wait.

Or maybe you mean PRISM, the product of the bipartisan domestic spying program that was started in 2001, has been publicly debated numerous times and reauthorized by both democrats and republicans in Congress who saw no backlash from the public?

Maybe you mean the IRS "scandal" where the IRS singled out a bunch of political groups for scrutiny over their political activities when they applied for a tax-exempt status that disallowed political activity?

Truly outrageous. History's greatest monster.


Even reading that summary makes me feel exhausted.
 
2013-06-14 10:03:04 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: This obsession with the cost of Presidential security is downright creepy.


especially since they get paid if he's in Africa or in his bathroom.
 
2013-06-14 10:03:18 AM
Comparing him to Bush is not fair. GWB was not in charge of making any decisions he was just a puppet that Cheney and  the GOP machine manipulated to push their agenda.
 
2013-06-14 10:04:32 AM
Did they say how much it would cost if he went by himself?
 
2013-06-14 10:04:58 AM
Some "reporter" was told he couldn't go by his boss because he spent $600,000 the last time he went to Newark.
 
2013-06-14 10:05:01 AM
When i see articles like this i am reminded by the end of the movie "Hollywood Shuffle" where Robert Townsend was playing  a black Superman, and a police helicopter follows him and says  "get back to work!"
 
2013-06-14 10:11:27 AM

vernonFL: I don't expect Obama to travel in the lowest class, but in these economic times, he shouldn't travel first class, either.


I completely agree. I understand costs of security details etc. but the president traveling first class is an unwarranted luxury in these times. He and his family should sit back in coach during those trips to save money.
www.whitehouse.gov
 
2013-06-14 10:14:58 AM
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The mantra of the Cheetah Hunters
 
2013-06-14 10:18:56 AM
"To meet our fiscal challenge, we will need to make reforms. We will all need to make sacrifices. But we do not have to sacrifice the America we believe in. And as long as I'm president, we won't."

At least he wasn't lying there.
 
2013-06-14 10:22:10 AM
The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million

per day... amirite?!?
 
2013-06-14 10:24:08 AM

Jairzinho: vernonFL: I don't expect Obama to travel in the lowest class, but in these economic times, he shouldn't travel first class, either.

I completely agree. I understand costs of security details etc. but the president traveling first class is an unwarranted luxury in these times. He and his family should sit back in coach during those trips to save money.
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did you just suggest that a black guy should sit in the back section of a vehicle!?!?!
 
2013-06-14 10:26:00 AM
also, why can't he just hitch a ride in the military aircraft? I mean, they would be going there too right?
 
2013-06-14 10:27:16 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: "To meet our fiscal challenge, we will need to make reforms. We will all need to make sacrifices. But we do not have to sacrifice the America we believe in. And as long as I'm president, we won't."

At least he wasn't lying there.


my trollin was better.
 
2013-06-14 10:31:19 AM

theknuckler_33: The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million

per day... amirite?!?


Hey, that's just the price for Michelle's daily organic lunches and Dom champagne.  Plus those manicurists on board AF1 don't fly for free.

This thing could end up costing taxpayers $60 to 100 TRILLION DOLLARS!
 
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