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Obama On The "Sacrifice" Of "No Vacations" In His Own Words

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A few weeks after none other than a suddenly critical NYT took on the topic of a "tone-deaf" president's vacation days during times of domestic and global crises, the topic of Obama's vacationing days during the twilight of his presidential career, one already marked with near record low approval ratings, has suddenly become mainstream media fodder.

Entier Reuters, which takes up NYT torch as follows:

President Barack Obama gave Americans an update on U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium on the White House lawn with Marine One, the presidential helicopter, parked in the background.

 

Four hours later, he offered an altogether different tableau: a golf game with friends at a lush course on Martha's Vineyard, the upscale Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week vacation.

 

contrasting scenes, which quickly sparked some hostile commentary from critics, illustrate the dilemma of taking time off when you are the most powerful leader in the world and, by definition, handling major issues all the time.

None of this is new or exclusive to Obama of course. His predecessor certainly wasn't immune from vacation gaffes:

While on vacation in Maine in August 2002, Republican President George W. Bush reacted to a suicide bombing in Israel from the first tee box on his golf course.

 

"I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now, watch this drive," Bush said before swinging his club. The Republican president later gave up playing golf when his popularity plummeted after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Still, the volatile geopolitical state of the world which is the most fragile in decades, with the biggest threat, aside from the numerous regional wars, being the second Cold War spiralling out of control, is one which the president seems to take almost casually: it is this nonchallance that appears to have stunned most.

The president's Republican critics have already hammered him for going ahead with a vacation just days after authorizing airstrikes in Iraq - the first direct U.S. military action there since the last U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. But White House staff allowed press photographers to take pictures of the president with club in hand at the beginning of his Saturday game. That is rare. Journalists seldom get to view the president playing golf, which he does almost every weekend in Washington when the weather is good.

 

The fact that reporters were given access to him on the same day as his somber comments on Iraq showed a White House wanting to appear immune to critics of Obama's taking time off.

Judging by the response this is merely the latest tactical misstep by an administration that is now affectionately known as a bull learning to tango in a china store.

On Monday he plans to attend a Democratic fundraiser and, if previous vacations are a guide, he will spend the rest of his time putting, eating dinners at upscale restaurants, and spending time with his wife and two daughters

 

This year's presidential trip to the island is longer than previous years, when his stays have lasted just over a week. Obama, in office since 2009, is scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday for a couple of days of meetings before coming back to Martha's Vineyard to finish his vacation. Several dozen anti-Obama protesters held signs and waved at passing vehicles on Saturday afternoon at a traffic circle near a bridge that links Cape Cod to other parts of Massachusetts.

But what is the most damning aspect of this whole "straight to TV" scandal of an administration which should probably have been on vacation from day one, considering the fate of the US economy markets has been in the hands solely of the Federal Reserve, with both the legislative and the executive merely doing lip service to either Bernanke or Yellen, are Obama's own words on the relevant topic. To wit:

"You give me this office, and in turn, my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you. The American people should have no patience for whatever is going through your head because you have a job to do. You don't make that decision unless you are prepared to make that sacrifice, that tradeoff. Those who make mistakes in the president's office make them because they haven't fully thought through the dimensions of that choice."

And the clip:

For once, the president was spot on.

 

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:17 | 5077996 RacerX
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I think "Deaf and Dumb" is a better description for the responses.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:20 | 5078019 Keyser
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401 fund raising events in between his time on the links hardly constitutes "working hard"... 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:23 | 5078053 TeethVillage88s
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I guess going to Law School and Editing the law Journal never meant studying all day and working on his extra curricular activities.

Law School was too easy? Didn't you at least watch some episodes of the "Paper Chase"?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:28 | 5078087 negative rates
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If you have to fall back on the Fed now, you know you're in trouble.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:29 | 5078098 max2205
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Sweet talking serpent

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078110 r00t61
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Whether the Teleprompter-in-Chief, past or present, is taking time to go golfing, or lunching in the toniest towns and shops, or whatever, is immaterial. They all do it.  They're all hypocritical little parasites enjoying themselves at taxpayer expense.

The bigger question is why MSM sources that are traditionally aligned with the Democrat team have decided to turn on Obama in this fashion. 

I think that they have already made a conscious decision, a long-term strategy, to start distancing themselves from Obama to pave the way for Hitlery in 2016.

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:32 | 5078120 Pladizow
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Where you stand depends upon where you sit!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:43 | 5078204 gh0atrider
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gh0atrider doesn't know about you guys... but personally, BO gets me feeling all volksy.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:44 | 5078213 gh0atrider
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STOP JUNKING GHOATRIDER!!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:54 | 5078281 jcaz
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No problem-  Joe's got this shit handled......  BUWAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAH

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:02 | 5078326 espirit
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"Don't do as I do, do as I say."

Austerity, Bitchez...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:12 | 5078377 Pure Evil
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g0atfucker actually had me laughing at those!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:35 | 5078497 Cacete de Ouro
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It's tough work in those bathhouses.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:24 | 5081004 samcontrol
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that is not much.
I spend 15k once or twice a year on holidays and I am an idiot.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:05 | 5078687 Not Goldman Sachs
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Stop chewing bite-trons

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:33 | 5078126 knukles
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Conscious?  Hah ha ha haha
Politically adept manipulation, no guilt or remorse.
#sociopathicfucks

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:23 | 5078447 chubbar
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The MSM doesn't mention that the U.S. started the conflict in Ukraine (among other places).

They don't mention that Malaysia is charging the Kiev gov't of shooting down MH17. In other words directly confronting one of the main talking points in the U.S's march to war.

They don't mention that Eastern Ukraine actually VOTED to join Russia (AKA self determination, one of the constitutions founding principles).

They don't mention that Putin has every right to sent in humanitarian aid to anyone he chooses, to say nothing of it being one of his neighbors.

In short, the main stream media is joined at the hip with this administration in every crucial, important matter. They are co-conspirators in getting a world war started. Always remember that and the fact that not one of those dickless reporter wimps could ever imagine actually doing what they went to school for instead of bending over for 20 pieces of silver.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078115 knukles
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He don' do no va-k-shuns.  He's on Fact-Finding Missions.
Mooch and the kids vacation all the time!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:34 | 5078145 Sudden Debt
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For a guy from Kenia, vacation is even to much work so if you look at it from his point of vue...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:44 | 5078560 Oldwood
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Just another sacrifice for his peeps.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:28 | 5078092 The Phallic Crusader
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he knows less about the Constitution than the legal affairs writers at Slate.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:53 | 5078273 NidStyles
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Doesn't matter this article is basically the media laying groundwork for the eventual take over by the Executive. You can't have a coup unless the masses think you don't do enough and have to more to fix the mess you may have had a hand at. 

 

I think more of you need to go back and actually read the NDAA. It basically states that from now on anything these people says is aimed at generating a specific reaction. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:06 | 5081252 Roll Tide
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For all of you who care - the lobster last night was outstanding.  It is true that they taste better if you eat them fresh from the ocean.  Barak loved them!

Having a wonderful time.  Wish you were here.  

 

Signed, Michelle

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:43 | 5087765 inhibi
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Law school is a joke. I went to NU engineering undergrad. Then when I graduated, I went for my masters in 2 years (only took me 1) and am now getting my PhD and JD concurrently (5th year). If I had to rank all the programs from hardest to easiest it would go:

undergrad engineering

phd engineering

masters engineering

jd

Reading technical papers during my PhD and then reading even the most fact loaded, convoluted, law cases, really put it into perspective. Law school is a joke. Its a joke because almost everyone in law school never took a hard science class or had to read scienctific articles/papers that require:

1). Massive amounts of studying and brushing up on mathematical concepts/biological concepts/cehmistry etc, not BS (since law is, you know, made up)

2). Incredible attention to detail. If you cant understand a sentence in a technical paper, most of the time, you wont be able to understand anything after it, since it all builds on each point (once again completely different from law)

3). Logic beyond that 2nd grade level required to understand a law case.

Yet people like you keep telling themselves and everybody around them about how "hard" it was. No wonder lawyers tend to suck.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:45 | 5078229 Stoploss
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LYING SACK OF SHIT.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:15 | 5081286 drendebe10
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More "truth" from the incompetent corrupt arrogant narcissistic illegal kenyan indonesian alien muslim pathological liar in chief sciopath. And the sheeple lap it up.  The king had new clothes,the king has new xlothes. But is that a banana stuck up its azzho?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:26 | 5078066 y3maxx
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"Liar in Chief"

Bar None

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:32 | 5078122 holmes
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The Dave Dinkins (ex NYC Mayor) of national politics

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18 | 5078003 QQQBall
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So what is golf? OJT?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18 | 5078009 Four chan
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hardly working.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:20 | 5078027 kurtosis
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:37 | 5078163 Sudden Debt
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Wow!! Let's hope it's not true because once it's established in on big country like france, it's as good as global.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:54 | 5078279 NidStyles
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The only thing big about France is the average size of it's prostitutes vaginas. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:57 | 5078298 knukles
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Frenchwomen also have very large hairy nutsacks

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:42 | 5079479 Implied Violins
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At least they give it up...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:23 | 5080852 Lea
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NidStyles, if not "big", the word central certainly applies to France. It has borders with Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, it's is within spitting distance of the UK, and Paris is a world hub of tourism with an average 15 million tourists per year.

See the problem?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:28 | 5081018 samcontrol
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Nid

la concha de tu hermana conchudo de mierda! Encule de ta rasse.

First, leave prostitutes alone.
Second, leave France alone.

This French dude can give you a BIG ass kicking whenever you need it you yellow pussy.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:47 | 5078230 WTFx10
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Fuck ,enough of this ebola shit. When 100's are dying daily in the cities then I can give a fuck.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:30 | 5078810 mobtown
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Try moving to Baltimore, so you can give a fuck.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:23 | 5078033 NoDebt
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I can't believe he would have said one thing while he was running for office and done something different when he got there.  Utterly shocking.

Frankly, I feel better when he's not around.  

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:29 | 5078100 negative rates
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That's okay, the guys pullin the strings at the MIC, won't even return your call.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:58 | 5078306 knukles
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They don't even return his calls anymore

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:11 | 5078373 negative rates
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They don't have return his calls because they make his calls.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:36 | 5078830 knukles
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Touche!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:22 | 5078036 Jumbotron
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"So what is golf? OJT?"

A walk in the woods spoiled.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:30 | 5078099 TeethVillage88s
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Could be some ball cleaning time in the Locker Room. Maybe the Locker Room is the real focus.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:15 | 5078402 Pure Evil
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If it has a bath house, then he knows he's at home.

Time to take a selfie of my junkie.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:21 | 5078039 Itchy and Scratchy
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Ain't  sure if he's werkin' hard ...or hardly werkin'?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:23 | 5080998 rbg81
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Obama would have, and did, say ANYTHING go get elected POTUS.  Almost everything out of his mouth was a lie.  Claiming that he would take no vactions was one of the dumber things he said.  As usual, no one in the MSM will hold him to account.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:22 | 5078045 newdoobie
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So, is he saying that all his mistakes are because he didn't know what he was getting into?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:23 | 5078052 Bastiat
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Gosh, you'd almost get the impression that he's a lying sack of shit.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:25 | 5078063 NoDebt
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They're all lying sacks of shit.  Just some of them are effective lying sacks of shit, and some aren't.  Obama isn't.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:51 | 5079529 Implied Violins
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True psychopaths don't even care if they get caught lying; hell, they can easily pass lie-detector tests while lying blatantly. They just don't give a shit. And that's how you fill a sack.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:25 | 5078061 Oxygen
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That is America!
Play golf while everything collapse

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:03 | 5078332 ugmug
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Just toss some booze and porn tapes out to the press like a bunch of Obama lap dogs that they are and you'll shut them up until the next news cycle.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:17 | 5078415 Pure Evil
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He's trying to one up Nero.

While the world burns, he's trying to plug the back nine.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:27 | 5078062 Icewater Enema
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"Those who make mistakes in the president's office make them because they haven't fully thought through the dimensions of that choice."

How to pop it on the green from here?

9-Iron or PW?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:42 | 5078857 knukles
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Unintended consequences.
Hit an easy 9 and fly it or a hard wedge and yank a worm burner off to the left?

 

Huh?
Whatju say?
No, I mean about what?
No, I hadn't heard about that.
Iraq? 
I got us out of there years ago.
Whatchu think I ask Vlad for a beer and golf sit down?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:26 | 5078065 GOLD AND SILVER...
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Go to hell Kenyan.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:30 | 5078077 Dr. Engali
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I watched this video earlier today. The funny thing is, his supporters don't care how many vacations he and the Wookie takes nor how extravagant they are. I guess they see it as a form of reparations.

At this point, I think we are better off with him golfing and out of the picture. At least we won't have to look at him on teevee.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:29 | 5078078 Jack Sheet
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... ..with his w i f e...?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:36 | 5078084 souljaboy
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I hope he stops playing golf just so all the idiots who write about it will stop using 'golf' as a verb.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:30 | 5078097 vyeung
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Obozo dosen't work, he just pretends to work. The fascist/nazis do all the planning and coordinating. He just reads off the teleprompter.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078117 negative rates
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That plus the speech writer sucks too.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:43 | 5078215 WTFx10
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Obozo dosen't work, he just pretends to work. The fascist/Zionists do all the planning and coordinating. He just reads off the teleprompter.

fixed it

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:41 | 5078543 Shizzmoney
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To be fair, he didn't know that in 2014 that conducting a military campaign in foreign lands was as easy as hitting the "R2" button in Call of Duty when calling in an pin-pointed drone airstrike.

Just set it and forget it!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078104 Jayda1850
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What else are you supposed to do when you're nigga rich?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078106 semperfi
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The dumbass American sheep deserve this guy and whatever happens on his watch for being so stupid to elect him twice.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:52 | 5078617 knukles
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Yeah... well I didn't vote for him and have to put up with the stuff, too.
So have some pity, semperfi!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:31 | 5078107 grgy
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Best quote ever! 

"We Americans are so tired of being thought of as dumbasses by the rest of the world that we went to the polls this past November and removed all doubt." - Clint Eastwood

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:32 | 5078114 Flagit
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OMFG!

Today is an absolute smorgasbord of chaos in the world on Zero Hedge.

Putin flying the finger over Ukraine

Double whammy of ISIS(JIZ) airstrikes and now a coup in Iraq.

Even ISIS in JFK.

RIOTS in St. Louis!!!

Ebola Ebola Ebola

Markets......well you know.

We have officially turned over enough rocks that fucking Mickey Rourke finally showed up!

 

Soo much chaos, soo little time.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:33 | 5078131 negative rates
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There is no time like show time, when show time is no time for changing your mind.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:25 | 5078469 Pure Evil
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Well, at least it took all his other fiascos off the front page.

Anyone remember the IRS scandal, Bengahzi, Obamacare, etc?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:21 | 5080563 db51
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and then Robin Fucktard Lib Williams offs himself and clears the headlines from all media sources, including the Net.....

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:32 | 5078116 kurtosis
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EBOLA ALERT IN FRANCE: a french member of parliament says he was told by reliable doctors that multiple cases were being treated; ask the health ministry to confirm; pretends the doctors have alerted the ministry;

http://patrickbalkany.fr/blog/virus-ebola-en-france-patrick-balkany-inte...

http://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/maladie/ebola/selon-patrick-balkany-plu...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:34 | 5078141 negative rates
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The alert heard round the world, and ignored of course.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:32 | 5078119 The Phallic Crusader
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I know politicians lie and break promises, but candidate obama swiftly became Bush reminding me that Perot, Nader, and Paul were all - each of them - better than the sacks of shit otherwise offered by the duopoly.

The only way you could vote for Obama the second time around is if you figure there's only 2 viable parties and you wanted to vote against Romney, who was outright bought and paid for by Sheldon Adelson and the right wing Israel Firsters....

 

I think Obama has actually pushed back some agains them and other interventionists, somewhat, in a way Romney never would have.

 

With Romney, he'd had had Congress reinstate the draft, or issue an 'executive order' doing so, all to send troops to Gaza to defend Israel.

 

Libertarians seem to want to stick to their ideals, which is noble - it just means unremitting futility at the polls, which means the duopoly continues...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:47 | 5078236 wonderatitall
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....so? vote democrat, facist

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:27 | 5078479 Pure Evil
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Dude, you forgot your sarc tag.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:13 | 5080214 Slave
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And voting for the duopoly brings it down how?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:38 | 5078167 jacship
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NOW WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS

THANS SMUDGE

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:41 | 5078197 rsnoble
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Giving himself to us?  In chains and shackles delivered to the town square at high noon I hope?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:42 | 5078198 Notsobadwlad
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It used to be that we had elections and they actually counted the vote.

Then there came corruptions of the vote. As Stalin said: "It does not matter how the votes are cast, only who counts the votes" (which is why disgusting Harry Reid is still in office; his son counted the vote and after a convenient "power outage", disgusting Harry made a miraculous comeback from being down about 8%.

With Obunghole's 2012 election we found that nobody actually counts the vote anymore. The press simply declares who is the winner and because it has been all arranged ahead of time, the opposition never challenges the result.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:48 | 5078239 WTFx10
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Nigga gots to get a job!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:52 | 5078276 Flying Wombat
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"Please, Mr. President, Stay On Vacation"

http://thenewsdoctors.com/please-mr-president-stay-on-vacation/

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:00 | 5078301 Son of Captain Nemo
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So where's the 357 with hollow points ready to be placed under his chin at the end of that video?...

Not kidding.

If he did that to himself he'd have all the absolution (certainly  from me) and around 89% of his countrymen!!!!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:03 | 5078331 jmcadg
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"I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now, watch this drive," Bush said before swinging his club. The Republican president later gave up playing golf when his popularity plummeted after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Can you imagine Obumhole saying this. After seeing him attempt to hit a ball ... Bwahahahaha.

The only thing he is good at is being late.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:10 | 5078367 roadhazard
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Congress is gone for five weeks and nobody else gives a shit so I'd go chill out too. Tar baby is already bombing all he can now until Putin pulls the pin and throws the shit & the fan at the Ukes/West.

If I lived in Europe I'd be stockpiling fire wood.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:11 | 5078374 CHX
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But, but... He does everything to improve his swing. That should count as something too, no?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:13 | 5078388 Billy Sol Estes
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I don't need a messiah

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:15 | 5078398 trader1
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if you all made it to the end of the clip, obama says: "i could imagine myself doing it".

so, is he really on vacation if he's bodily there, but mentally at work?  

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:16 | 5078403 americanspirit
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I'm not gonna be happy until I hear that there's an outbreak of Ebola on Martha's Vineyard and everyone on the island is in quarantine. I do hear that Wookies are extremely vulnerable to Ebola since their favorite meal is fruitbat sushi.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:19 | 5078424 EBT excepted
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long as he recharge my EBT, i'm a love him...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:20 | 5078430 RaceToTheBottom
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I wonder what the actual data is on vacations of the last say 4 presidents.   Interesting if they went down to working vacations...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:21 | 5078439 q99x2
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Can't he go pretend to be president somewhere else?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:24 | 5078459 medium giraffe
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rpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on purpose it's being done on pu

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:24 | 5078465 dumbStruck
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Sack-a-fecal lame.
Pawn in the great game.
Lead us your stupid followers this day,
Into a lootin shootin dawn of the damned.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:36 | 5078515 NewAmericaNow
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Good reference to have if things go from bad to worse

http://newamerica-now.blogspot.com/2014/02/beyond-collapse.html

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:37 | 5078523 Seize Mars
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He's an imbecile.
He's a fake, a plant, like Gene Rosen or Robbie Parker.
It's all Rothschild, all the time.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:58 | 5078652 Duc888
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"He's an imbecile.
He's a fake, a plant, like Gene Rosen or Robbie Parker.
It's all Rothschild, all the time."

 

Yes, they actually made a movie about Obama quite a few years ago.

 

Peter Sellers starred in it as Chauncey Gardiner"".

http://www.moviesunlimited.com/musite/product.asp?sku=D55613&gclid=CMCoq...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_There

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078841/

 

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:59 | 5078655 SheepDog-One
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All this asshole has done is go on vacation, and he wants to lecture me on his sacrifices? All he's done is pimp his own ride, and I haven't had so much as a day off this year. Fuck you Ozero.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:24 | 5078782 Lostinfortwalton
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Got to love the still photos of O with his advisor Rice showing that the Big Guy was on top of everything at the Vineyard. Still, even in this lame attempt to be Kennedyeque, the photos should have been in black and white - like the Cuban missile crisis.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:36 | 5078829 Youri Carma
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I think that under the golf course there is a huge bunker complex. That way they can pretend to be on vacation while in fact be very close to their hide out.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:42 | 5078861 adr
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I do more work in one day than Obama has done in his whole life.

Since I graduated from college 15 years ago I have played golf 5 times. Three of those times were on business trips with clients. 

I would love to golf more but I have to work for a living and have a wife and kid. I have no time to golf. I was on the golf team in high school and college.

So a middle class working man has no time for golf, but the fucking president does? A job that by law can't last more than 8 years and then turns into a cakewalk for the rest of your life. Something is wrong there. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:59 | 5078908 Pareto
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Aint democracy grand?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:12 | 5078984 yellowsub
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Sounds like you should of run for President instead...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:03 | 5079264 NoWayJose
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If we had a consistent foreign and domestic policy; if we had stayed out of Afghanistan; if we had stayed out of Syria; if we had stayed out of Ukraine; if we stopped shipping weapons everywhere; if we had stayed IN Iraq with a small holding force - then the President could take a two week vacation...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:51 | 5079528 83_vf_1100_c
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The guy is such an enormous assclown that words fail me in description of his assclown-ness. I am embarrassed by my countrymen who voted him in, twice and I fear for our future.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:23 | 5079688 AgeOfJefferson
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The essence of hypocrisy that is Obama. What a fool.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:05 | 5080398 El Hosel
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How long has it been since there was something other than a mouthpiece in the white house? 40 (plus) years is the answer, fuck the "Politics" already.... its a made for TV joke.

"Elected Officials", "The Markets", "Foreign Policy".... The essance of hypocrisy.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:27 | 5079698 Dre4dwolf
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Obama proclaims himself to be Jesus, when in reality he is closer to Judas.

 

 

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:08 | 5079902 kumquatsunite
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Doesn't anyone else find it odd that there is never a whisper from anyone he date? Knew as a child? Who saw him in the first few days after his birth?

When my children were born there were dozens of people who saw him from moment of birth to the following few days after his birth; all of whom could easily be found now; as could my old dates. 

Odd no one knows anything about him. Only what he tells us about "him."

By the way, wore a "conservative" logo hat into walmuck this weekend; ya shoulda seen the looks i was getting. Thought the walanimals were gonna tear me apart and throw me to the vultures. They are clearly worried about their free free free.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:59 | 5080384 kchrisc
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The CIA used him as an infiltrator--lying traitor--and then some expected the CIA tool to not lie, even about such a mundane thing as vacations.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:36 | 5080473 Rootin' for Putin
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How is this different to any other affirmative action employee ever?
Cant fire him, racist.  Cant bitch he doesnt do his job, racist.   Cant say he is always on vacation or doesnt follow the rules, racist.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:58 | 5080700 slackrabbit
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In the famous words of Frank Drebbin: Not one man on this force will rest one minute until he's behind bars. Now, let's grab a bite to eat. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:31 | 5080768 TeraByte
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"I am giving myself to you"
Oh Lord, 
wasn´t the track record itself sad enough the Jesus complex had to come along.

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:44 | 5081042 Puncher75
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Charlatan. Plain and simple. Stupid people were fooled.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:11 | 5081537 THE Taipan
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What was the alternative? Puncher75? John McCain? Mitt Romney? Things would either be the same or much worse.

To borrow a page from the Alex Jones textbook, could it be Obama already knows what the outcome of all this turmoil will be and is just following the orders of those above him?

Too bad this youtube clip couldn't run 24/7 in Times Square and other public places with giant TV screens.

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