obama Off To Another $4 Million Dollar Vacation

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    Because this stuff is promulgated just to stimulate the oversized amygdalas of conservatives. They basically exist to burn with outrage.

    It's how they are wired.
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    You would think that one of them would be honest enough to look beyond partisanship.
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    I guess its because he is traveling on our dime
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    The POTUS leaving our White House to go to his house is now the same as the POTUS renting a beach villa in Hawaii and disrupting citizens in their houses at Christmas? Whatever.

    Who vacations in Illinois? I don't know. Who vacations at their own home?
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    As every other modern president has.

    If the president traveling on our dime upsets you, perhaps we can discuss any/all presidential travel? What would be a reasonable standard? What are the boundaries? Just remember, we would first have to address how the president could go on vacation some other way. It's not as if he is permitted to travel without security, nor is it actually reasonable to think that he should.
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    Keeps this up he may lose the next election
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    We don't need no stink'n two term limits
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    Hawaii, please keep our "royal" family. Permanently. Paleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
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    I don't care about the costs of his vacation due to security concerns. Let him go there on his own dime after he isn't the president anymore if it costs the taxpayers aka slaves that much. He's got the rest of his life to go to Hawaii after 2016. This is unbelievably selfish and irresponsible, and you can bet your last stick of beef jerky that I will continue to say that after 1/20/17.
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    The fat white liberal media will have to dig deep once again to save his political hide in time for the next election. Don't worry libs, they will work overtime to accomplish the DNC's goals.
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    I don't have a problem with Obama going on vacation. It is the most stressful job in the world (if you do the job properly and don't cancel all the meetings), so vacations are needed from time to time, and they will be expensive. I don't like to see foreign vacations (except when combined with official business), and I don't like to see the first family going on expensive vacations without the president. Michelle and the girls were not elected, and do not have the most stressful jobs in the world.
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    The first family might not be elected but they are still free to travel just as any of us are. But given their position, they obviously require a great deal of security and logistical planning as they are and will always be potential targets while the president is in office, not only in the sense of some crazed lunatic, but even some agent of a hostile government. That it comes on our dime is just the price we have to pay given the modern realities of the world in which we live.
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    17 days seem a bit much
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    No, it isn't. The job is a reward for favors owed. He's got it made the rest of his life as long as he doesn't go back on those favors and continues to answer to his real bosses.
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    Sorry, they need to suck it up and go on a local driving vacation or a Camp David vacation if the POTUS is not with them. Otherwise, they need to reimburse the gov't for all expenses. Going to Europe (without the president) on the taxpayer dime is not acceptable. At the very least, Michelle should reimburse the gov't for the cheapest commercially available first class tickets, and the going rate for hotel rooms at the same hotel for her and her guests. That does not cover the costs for security, but it's better than nothing. If Michelle can't afford the costs, she shouldn't go, or she should at least wait until Barry can join her.
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    Seems like Republican presidents travel like CEOs while Democrat presidents travel like royalty.
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    Same length as congress, actually a day or two shorter

    The Obama's did/do pay for their own expenses or reimbursed the govt for the equivalent of first class plane tix/hotel rooms etc... since the first family is not permitted to fly commercial for security reasons. This is standard for every president. Given how much attention is paid to their every move, I would think you would know this already...I mean, it is common knowledge.

    Seriously dude, you have to realize that this is all just really foolish nonsense regardless of who is in office and is designed to just get respective bases in a tizzy. Partisan hacks love to get all morally self-righteous about opposition presidential travel. All of them though conveniently turn a blind eye once a president from their own party is in office. It's bs no matter the side, so why even give in to it?
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    Wonder why they look so happy? ;)

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    Dec 22, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; US president Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama, along with their children Sasha and Malia, who is not pictured, attend the NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Akron at the Stan Sheriff Center. Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, is the head coach of Oregon State. (Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports)
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    Possibly because the whole friggin world is now seeing him for exactly what he is---a disgraceful, incompetent waste of humanity in the WH.
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