August 19, 2013

FOD

Golf Count:
YTD: 29
PTD: 140

Blowie is back in D.C., after a nine day vacation.  Did you miss him?

While I think he does less harm while golfing and biking - I am still struck by the blatant hypocrisy of the president and his family.

If I have kept track correctly, it took four aircraft trips to get the Obamas and their dog to the Vineyard.  The first dog, Bo, arrived first, hitching a ride on an Osprey with some of the advance party.  Michelle went next, followed later by Blowie, and then the first daughters arrived later in the week.

Not to mention the Secret Service and other WH staff filling up the 70+ rooms that taxpayers rented on the island.

The Obamas stayed in a mansion and ate at fancy restaurants:
President Obama proved Sunday night that even as he fights for “the middle class” he prefers to hang out with “the upper class,” indulging in an expensive repast at the overpriced “The Sweet Life Cafe” on Martha’s Vineyard.

Dinner can easily run above $200 for two, even if the Obamas stick to the Let’s Move diet plan and share dessert.
I get that people indulge on vacation - but they go on vacation all the damn time, and we pay for it.  To work off the heavy meals, the president played six rounds of golf in nine days.  They caused numerous businesses to suffer losses as streets were closed to traffic to accommodate their presence.  And what are the president's plans for the next two weeks?
Obama also hits the road again at the end of next week, this time on official business. He's scheduled a bus trip through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to talk about making a college education more affordable. Thursday's stops include the State University of New York at Buffalo and Henninger High School in Syracuse. On Friday, Obama planned to answer questions at a town hall-style event at SUNY-Binghamton before a stop at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. He is to be joined there by Vice President Joe Biden, a native of the northeastern Pennsylvania city.

The stops are the latest on Obama's summertime tour to highlight his economic proposals for the middle class.
If there is one thing to be learned from the stunning example of Obama's actions versus his words, it is that he is exalted above us mere middle class peons, living the good life on our backs, fighting the evil opposing party for unalienable rights like health care and a college education (though I can't find those listed in the Constitution) while eating lobster and hitting the links.

President Me, not thee.

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