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2008: Obama Discusses Vacations

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:21 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Summer vacation. Who doesn’t love taking one?

As such, President Obama is currently ensconced in tony Martha’s Vineyard. He is playing golf (as of August 5, 2014, he has played some 184 rounds), doing some fundraising for the Democrats, and one would assume, fitting in some family time as well.

So with that, it’s funny to hear Obama in 2008 discuss presidential vacations:

“You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.”

It’s even funnier because back in January, 2014 while on vacation in Hawaii, the president slammed Republicans for taking their vacations at what he believed to be an inopportune time:

“Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire. And for many of their constituents who are unemployed through no fault of their own, that decision will leave them with no income at all.”

No matter that Rome is currently burning. The president has some golf to play.


UPDATE: The president took a little bit of time from his vacation to make a few comments today from Mass. regarding the Iraq situation, and the naming of new Prime Minister delegate Haider al-Ibadi. No mention was made of Nouri al-Maliki:

This new Iraqi leadership has a difficult task. It has to regain the confidence of its citizens by governing inclusively and by taking steps to demonstrate its resolve,” he added. “The United States stands ready to support a government that addresses the needs and grievances of all Iraqi people.”

The president also reiterated his commitment to provide “to partner with Iraq in its fight against … terrorist forces” in the region.

Further, he insisted that there is no “American military solution” to the problems facing Iraq.

16 Responses to “2008: Obama Discusses Vacations”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  2. Our liar in chief needs a vacation from golf.

    mg (31009b)

  3. He is a loathesome twatwaffle.

    JD (110bf3)

  4. I do wish that JD was not so subtle, and ambiguous in his opinions.

    SPQR (c4e119)

  5. he’s repugnant like butt worms

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  6. Tomorrow, I have a golf lesson about a mile from Tony Rezko President Obama’s old house. I wonder what he shoots.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  7. he probably shoots butt worms out his repugnant butt

    if i had to guess

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  8. If I had to guess – hey, what type of worms would shoot out of your butt – I would say … butt worms.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  9. bingo

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  10. either way just hand him a paper towel

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  11. My forecast for Dog’s Breakfast is that following his term of usefulness to the Politburo, ensconced on Pritzger’s estate, his detail of minders, reduced by budgetary constraints, out whoring around he will be done in by a jealous buggerer, a fitting grin from ear to ear as ’twere a necklace gracing his awesomeness.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  12. I see that Mr. O’keefe made it across the border dressed up like Osama Bin Laden.
    This guy has stones.
    And he loves what used to be his country.

    mg (31009b)

  13. No mention was made of Nouri al-Maliki

    Well, he wants him to go away. Obama was deliberately treating this as a fait accompli.

    Sammy Finkelman (4a5b32)

  14. “Giving myself to you”? When can I return the “Obama Gift” to the 99 cent store and get my money back?

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)

  15. America doesn’t offer any solutions to anything any more. Which is progressive.

    Amphipolis (d3e04f)

  16. They are both ‘extended range’ vehicles. I recently had a Prius Plug In for a weeklong test drive. The vehicle was not a model off the showroom floor, but a proto type production model that is also called an ‘electric’ car.. EDIT2: I been answering as many questions as I can these last four hours. I have to go for awhile,TIA-606, but will try to answer as many more as I can tonight! Thank you all for your passion, stories, and questions. I apologize for the negative experiences you may have had

    TIA TSB-102.CBBH PDF (fc6c31)

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