Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Imperial President and his Imperial Vacation

How many damn vacations does this family take anyway. But I digress. Let's just talk about THIS lavish vacation:

Talk about disembarking.
The first family’s dog, Bo, reportedly joined the Obamas in style over the weekend for their weeklong vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Bo, a Portuguese water dog, hitched a ride on one of two Osprey MV-22 helicopters that landed with various personnel ahead of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, The Telegraph newspaper in Britain reported.
It was the first time the Ospreys — which take off like helicopters but fly like planes — were used in support of a presidential flight aboard Marine One.
The Obamas are scheduled to stay on the island through next weekend. The president kicked off the trip with a round of golf.
The Obamas are staying at Chilmark, on the western end of the tony Massachusetts island dotted with multimillion-dollar homes, including the vacation home owned by David Schulte at which Mr. Obama is staying. The Chicago specialist in corporate restructurings donated $2,000 to Mr. Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.
The visit to Mr. Schulte’s home also is inconveniencing Chilmark residents because Mr. Schulte’s $7 million home is much closer to the main public roads than the home the Obamas used for previous Martha’s Vineyard vacations and thus is forcing one to be closed to vehicles.
The Martha’s Vineyard Times said people can expect “extraordinary and lengthy” detours.
“Anyone aggrieved by this closing should email or call the White House,” local officials said in an email to residents.
"Michele, I wonder what the peasants are doing for vacation this year?" 
"I don't know daaaahling, but tell the butler to get me another one of those expensive martinis."

Remember the good ole' days when GW just retired to his ranch for a few weeks a year? Now we have a screw-up in chief who rarely gets out of bed before 8 AM,  plays more golf than any other sitting president before, takes innumerable lavish, taxpayer-funded vacations, and loves to wrap himself in the luxuries of the office not seeming to care at all about appearances. Meanwhile, he loves to make snide comments about the appearance of the lifestyles of Americans who have legitimately earned their luxuries:

In a recent interview with David Blum for Kindle Singles, Blum asks the president about the American dream, saying, "Part of the American dream -- even if you're poor, or lower-middle class -- involves yearning for tangible things you can't afford. Were there things, when you were growing up, that you yearned for that you couldn't afford?"
You mean like a a former nobody community organizer yearning for lavish taxpayer-funded vacations he couldn't otherwise afford? 

"Let them eat cake, Barack: I've got plenty of expensive wine to drink."

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