Obama Says, Let Them Eat Cake … Rents $8.9 Million Hawaii Home for Holidays



Perception is everything … Living La Vita Loca while the rest of America worries whether they will have a pay check and a home. Is this really the image that Obama wants to project to the American people? How could a President who for one second tires to tell American people that he understand their plight and feels their pain while renting this 7000 sq foot home out?

Some things just look and smell inherently wrong. Paying Senators off for their vote was one. Staying in this over the top rental property while average Americans go belly up is a second.


While millions of Americans lose their jobs and homes, the Obama’s jet off to Hawaii and rent an $8.9 million home for the holidays. While most Americans cannot afford to take a vacation and are doing “staycations” instead, Barack Obama and family in tow are roughing it up as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as We the People foot the expense.

Stephanopoulos on GMA says in his interview that when he talked to Obama back in September, he was already pining for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The United States has 10% unemployment and only 29% of Americans think that the country is headed in the right direction.

Welcome to the Obama Winter White House … Obama family from renting an $8.9 million Hawaiian mansion for the holidays … $4000 a night.


Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

Let me guess, the White House will spin this as stimulating the economy.

UPDATE I: Who Knew Recharging was so Expensive? One Presidents recharge is another communities inconvenience … Of course we were being sarcastic when we stated above that Obama would spin this as stimulating the economy. I guess we all should know better by now.

Last Christmas, the Secret Service checkpoint was nearly a half-mile makai of North Kalaheo Avenue, giving people an opportunity to drive within yards of Obama’s vacation home.

“Now they’re turning around in our driveways,” Sutherland said.

Directly across the street, Sharon and Scott Miscovich had an identical problem.

“It was a lot less of everything last year,” Sharon said. “Now we get all the commotion.”

Secret Service agents had visited their home before the first family’s arrival and “apologized in advance for what was going to happen,” Sharon Miscovich said.

Yesterday, all of the neighbors along Kailuana Place had to stay on their property and were barred from venturing on to city and county land as the presidential motorcade entered the neighborhood just after 3:30 p.m.

“We’re not overly happy, but it’s great for him (Obama), the state and for everybody involved,” Miscovich said.

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  • Comments

    17 Responses to “Obama Says, Let Them Eat Cake … Rents $8.9 Million Hawaii Home for Holidays”

    1. Buster on December 26th, 2009 1:59 am

      President POS !!!

    2. Susan on December 26th, 2009 9:14 am

      Freaking UNREAL! Guess who’s flipping the bill and paying Osama bin Laden Barack Saddamn Hussein Obama’s rent??? WE THE PEOPLE of course!! The term “WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE” has just reached new highs. It’s one thing to try to cram a pathetic healthcare plan down our throats, but to “live high off the hog” at the taxpayers expense is something entirely different…

    3. NewGirlBoston on December 26th, 2009 11:03 am

      Do we know for a FACT that the American Taxpayer picks up the cost for the Obama Holiday vacation?

      Doesn’t something like this come out of Obama’s annual salary? Where are we getting this information?

      Regardless—-in these economic times—I think Barry & Michelle are sending the WRONG MESSAGE TO AMERICANS! What? Camp David is not good enough for the freakin Obama’s? How come they weren’t invited to stay at one of Oprah’s mansions? These people make me sick. Talk about Hypocrites! As soon as Barry stepped out of the White House, Al Queda planned another attack, too.

      Wonder what Barry has to say about that??? Luckily- this time the attempt was thwarted. Maybe not so lucky next time.

    4. flutter1 on December 26th, 2009 11:14 am

      And the press used to complain about Bush going to his own ranch in Crawford, TX. I bet the overhead for just this vacation, above and beyond the $8.9mil rental, will be more than all the same expenditures for Bush’s entire 8 years of vacations.

      Can you imagine the hotel, meal, and transportation costs for all the security, entourage and media that is being shelled out in paradise.

      I wonder how many confirmed reservations by ordinary tourists got bumped because of this little First Family excursion?

      More change to believe in.

    5. blah blah on December 26th, 2009 2:57 pm

      Is he supposed to stay at the Days Inn?He is the POTUS.
      SM: Nope, but one extreme does not justify the other. You make a comment like, what is he supposed to do … stay in a rat hole. No, Obama is supposed to have the common sense as the POTUS to lead by example.

      That is what a President is supposed to do … not bleed the system dry in a time where everyone suffers but him and his family.

      He might as well live it up now in the next 3 years, BECAUSE OBAMA IS GONE IN 2012!!!


    6. eric on December 26th, 2009 3:08 pm

      I figured SM would show its phony outrage on this topic.A few things to keep in mind…

      1.) The President receives $400,000 a year in salary, paid in monthly installments, and an expense allowance of $50,000 to defray official expenses. Official perks of the Office include use of the White House, its staff and facilities, medical services, recreation, housekeeping, and security services. Also included is budget for personal and professional staffers, use of a Government airplane (Air Force One) and an entertainment allowance. Additional perks include use of Camp David and Blair House, which serves as the Presidential guest house and a secondary residence if needed. I haven’t found the President’s actual Government pay grade (if there is one), but his salary far exceeds that of Government Senior Executive Service members in Grade 5 (SES-5)

      2.) The First Family’s food, beverages and dry cleaning ALL come out of the President’s personal pocket. The First Family has staff members designated for their personal shopping.

      3.) When President Obama leaves office, his retirement benefits include a pension, an office, a staff, 24/7 Secret Service protection and reimbursements for staff, travel, postal and office expenses. The Presidential pension is not fixed but matches the current salary of Cabinet members (equivalent to Senior Executive Service Level I personnel), which currently is $191,300 per year.
      SM: I would not expect an Obama suck up and apoligist to have a clue. I would say the same thing if it were GWB. Oh, he used to just go home to his ranch, that’s right.

      It is the perception.

      People are suffering and this clown lives it up like King Louie.

      There is no way he can relate to the common man or even pretend to. He could care less … LET THEM EAT CAKE.

      He lives life on the pervrbial pork hog, taxes to people and could care less. Say Goodbye BARACK … YOU WILL BE OUT IN 2012.


    7. Travis on December 26th, 2009 3:25 pm

      Yours is an /d/ot/c post.

      So Bush playing pretend ranch hand and Reagan riding the ponies made you crazy, too?

      Give it up. This man works hard. He is 24/7 trying to fix a country gone horribly wrong. His motivations are clean, unlike the cr00 ks who came before him.

      All presidents return to their family community, it seems. Don’t be so small as to begrudge him that, too.
      SM: LOL, you are an idiot. You say dont begrudge him, yet you say negative things about GW and Reagan. What a clown. Drink some more Kool-aide, will ya!

      Motives are clean. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Yea, taxing people who make less that $250K is really clean isn’t it? Taking billions away from seniors is really clean. Giving the OK to Harry Reid to pay off senators is really clean. Hurry up and get back to watching MSNBC.

      All Presidents do not return to a rented home at $4000 a day. What a buffoon.

      Get used to the slogan … Barack: The One is One and Done … Adios in 2012.


    8. ernie on December 26th, 2009 3:38 pm

      Why do you care? It’s not your money. It’s the Obama’s own money. They have worked hard all year trying to improve things in this country and deserve a nice holiday vacation away from whiners like you. And remember, this is Barack Obama’s hometown. He is going home for the holidays like so many other Americans. It’s not like he can stay at his late grandmother’s condo where he grew up. He’s the president and there is security to think about. So give it a rest for the holidays and stop being the Grinch.
      SM: Obama has worked all year to take other people’s money.

      Sorry all you suck ups … Barack Obama cares nothing of the people and it is about time the fools who voted for him realize it. Obama is an elitist. He might as well live it up while he can before we the people storm the castle and vote him out in a landslide.

      A President leads. However, this community organizer would not know the first thing of what it means to lead by example. You Liberal idiots used to rail on the fact that GWB squandered his opportunity. What do you think Obama has done in one year? DUH! He comes into office on the BS mantra of hope and change with a 75% approval rating and flushed it down the partisan toilet.

      There is a reason why Obama is under 50% approval and it is not Republicans who have run away from this clown.

      Say goodbye Barack … 2012 is not too far away.

    9. Scared Monkeys on December 26th, 2009 3:47 pm

      Um, #5, 6, 7, & 8 just to let you know that you are not really that cleaver …

      We know you are the same person posting using different names making it look like there is so much outrage to the post.

      Try again sonny.

      However … Obama is going bye, bye, that is a fact.

    10. Michelle Smith on December 26th, 2009 4:14 pm

      Some people are clueless. Do you really think he’s spending his money? NO.

      He doesn’t make that kind of money from his current job. But for the sake of argument. Suppose he is paying for him & his family to vacation in Hawaii. I doubt very seriously that he’s paying for the entire entourage that he takes with him. Also, why would he not go to Chicago to vacation? That’s where he lived prior to becoming POTUS. What is that not good enough? Better yet, maybe he should stay at the White House and save some money. How many of us get to take a trip to Hawaii for Christmas? How many of us still have jobs & a home?

      This is the most arrogant and uncaring President this country has ever seen. I can not wait for his term to be over. I’m sick of seeing his arrogant face on t.v. every time I turn it on. I’m sick of his lies and hypocrisy. This man does not give a rats ass about the American people who elected him as POTUS.

      He has taken more vacations in his first year than anyone I can recall. Most of the working people have to work a year before they can get a vacation and usually it’s a week maybe two. This man has been on vacation since he took office.

      What a p.o.s.

    11. Travis on December 26th, 2009 6:07 pm

      LOL, YOU are the real IDIOT. What was it in my post that was negative about Bush and Reagan?I just pointed out that they took vacations like all other Presidents do.I just dont see you crying about them because you are basically a hypocrite.

      You need to stop drinking your Kool Aid and watching FOXNEWS..

      He wrote 2 books and I am sure he deserves to take a vacation.He can easily afford it anyways so who cares?
      You know he was born in Hawaii, and last time i checked that was a state.(i know i know (kenya))

      Get used to the slogan …”NO_NO_NO keep the status quo”—vote Teabaggers 2012

    12. Susan on December 27th, 2009 8:48 am

      # 3 – The taxpayers pay (and have always paid) the salaries of all elected/appointed officials government wide, to include federal, state, and local governments. We also pay the salaries of all federal, state, county, and local municipal employees. So yes, we know for a fact WE THE PEOPLE are footing the bill for Barry, Michelle, and the girls WASTEFUL, ASTRONOMICAL, OUTRAGEOUS, VERY EXPENSIVE holiday vacation.

    13. flutter1 on December 27th, 2009 9:38 am

      “Bush playing pretend ranch hand and Reagan riding the ponies”

      Those comments are shots at Bush and Reagan, and you intended it to be so. Don’t play innocent.

      Obama has played more golf in his first year than Bush did in eight. In fact, Bush quit playing golf out of respect for those serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    14. NewGirlBoston on December 27th, 2009 8:20 pm

      #11- Travis—-Honestly- you don’t have a clue.

      You’re head is still squarely up Barry’s Ass.

      He will be GONE in 2012—-and the only credit given to his BRIEF history in American Politics is the insane amount of money he spent which YOUR GRANDCHILDRENS GRANDCHILDREN will still be paying for. And then who are you going to blame our Country’s debt on then????

      Some IDIOT also suggested that since Barack wrote 2 books, this somehow makes this arrogant man an “Author”…in need of a break????

      AMERICA NEEDS A BREAK ALREADY! From this Administration! It’s a farce!

      We made it through to 2010. Another attempted TERRORIST ATTACK while Barry is bowing to our enemies and telling us not to be judgemental.


      Happy New Year!


    15. Michelle Smith on December 28th, 2009 11:04 am

      Someone forgot to take their meds today.

    16. Barack Obama Does not Rest Searching for Those Responsible for Christmas Day Underwear Terror Bombing on a Hawaiian Golf Course | Scared Monkeys on January 2nd, 2010 11:52 am

      [...] Juxtapose the above quotes from Barack Obama to a man playing golf. Good grief, who is responsible for this man’s image and PR? Do Americans really want to see their President playing golf while assuring them that he will not rest until all are held accountable? Once again this President has a complete disconnect from the people … “Let them eat cake.” [...]

    17. More Lack of Presidential Sacrifice: Barack Obama Takes 20 Man, 10 Car Motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii | Scared Monkeys on January 2nd, 2011 1:29 pm

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