Everyone Must Sacrifice, Except the Obama’s … First lady Michelle Obama Enjoys a Ski Weekend in Vail



Remember when President Barack Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos everyone must sacrifice? It was 2009 and Obama just signed the worthless $787 billion stimulus plan that was supposed to fund “shovel ready” jobs. Only to later admit there were no such thing shovel ready projects.

It would appear the first lady Michelle is doing her part of sacrifice … she is in Vail, CO this weekend. Keep up the sacrifice Michelle and all that you do. Maybe she will tell the folks at Vail what to properly eat? Who knew that skin in the game meant that bruised or chaffed while on a ski weekend?

First lady Michelle Obama is among the Presidents Day weekend crowd.

Obama arrived Friday night for a weekend of skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek, according to local sources.

“Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”

Remember when Obama said the following, from the White House Presser, Feb 15, 2011.So what vacations are the Obama’s sacrificing, skipping going out to dinners or putting off saving for their children’s education like ”We the People”? The Obama’s have no idea what people are going through, nor do they even seem to care to try to by setting an example.

Just like every family in America, the federal government has to do two things at once. It has to live within its means while still investing in the future. If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, you might put off a vacation. But you wouldn’t want to sacrifice saving for your kids’ college education or making key repairs in your house. So you cut back on what you can’t afford to focus on what you can’t do without.     

UPDATE I:More White House sacrifice, VP Joe Biden style … Joe Biden and wife spending holiday weekend in Florida Keys.

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  • Comments

    18 Responses to “Everyone Must Sacrifice, Except the Obama’s … First lady Michelle Obama Enjoys a Ski Weekend in Vail”

    1. cadillac on February 19th, 2011 8:21 pm

      Let’s keep tabs on how many vacations she has taken? It is getting ridiculous and sad…

    2. NGBoston on February 19th, 2011 10:04 pm

      Wonder if Michelle took off her $1020.00 pair of Rossignol skis after a day on the expensive slopes, to then slide on her $600.00 Designer Sneakers before heading out to the Crab Cake and Filet Mignon dinner to preach about keeping American kids healthy and all that bs.

      LOL—-How is the White House Garden these days? Oh, do tell another abismal FAILURE. Kinda’ like the current Presidency.

      J O K E – except nobody is laughing.

    3. LOL on February 19th, 2011 10:09 pm

      Yes, because NO ONE should be taking vacations, you do yourself a disservice by not fighting “real” things

    4. Sacrifice is for the little people: Michelle Obama vacations in Vail, Co. on February 19th, 2011 10:31 pm

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    5. NGBoston on February 20th, 2011 3:20 am

      #3—Sorry, but I have to disagree. All Americans who do work hard to provide and support themselves or their families DO deserve a vacation.

      All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

      However, think the point of this thread topic was
      “everything in moderation.”

      The Obamas do deserve family vacations just like anyone else,,,,,point again being….how many is too many and, even for millionares (which The Obama’s are without the Presidential salary)—-nothing like the ECONOMY STILL SUCKING and people not being able to get jobs while the First Lady puts an image out to the public that the common Americans plight is of no matter to her lifestyle.

      Sends the wrong message.

    6. just1girl on February 20th, 2011 6:25 am

      How many luxury vacations have the Obama’s taken now? Michelle seems out of touch with average everyday people. Not good form, really.

    7. nun on February 20th, 2011 9:39 am

      And exactly from what exhaustive and burdensome work has she been doing to warrant a “vacation”?

    8. Michelle Smith on February 20th, 2011 10:53 am

      Gee, it must be nice to have a nice long Holiday weekend to spend skiing or relaxing in the Florida Keys. I wouldn’t know as I have to work on Monday, so no vacation for me. Not only have I not had a vacation in two years, I haven’t had a raise in two years either. But hey, somebody has to pay for all the extravagant vacations and dinner parties for the POTUS and First Lady, after all we know how much they are having to sacrifice.

    9. nun on February 20th, 2011 11:57 am

      I remember all the press coverage over George W. Bush’s vacations. His choices were either to HIS ranch in Crawford, TX (not too many reporters considered that a vacation mecca) and to HIS PARENT’S home in Kennebunkport.

      This administration reminds me of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
      SM: The thing about W’s vacations to Crawford or Kennebunkport was that they cost the tax payers no money. He either went home or to his parents. The only expense was secret service; however, they go everywhere.

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    11. Waterboy on February 20th, 2011 9:58 pm

      Where will the queen be off to next?

    12. Just Bearly on February 21st, 2011 11:14 am

      I hope she tips her ski instructor well….

      You have to give her some credit. I mean she deserves to ski in the Winter, because the President gets to golf all Summer. Just don’t do it on our dime while the country keeps going to hell in a bucket.

      Oh, and please Mr. President, send me some stimulus money so I can take a Vail ski vacation too. Its only around $2 or 3k a week to take an upscale ski vacation there…. I’d venture to say that most mortals cant afford the tab for that right now.

    13. Just Bearly on February 21st, 2011 1:15 pm

      I reread my post. Its around $2 to 3k for a ski bum to take a ski vacation in Vail. Factor in the Obama entourage of secret service agents and chaperones and the cost of a few days skiing must run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Truly the antithesis of skiing. Skiing is meant to be enjoyed most in solitude with no crowds. Just you and the mountain without having to deal with an amusement park atmosphere.

      Sorry… as a hard core skier most of my life I had to vent some more about this.

    14. NGBoston on February 21st, 2011 8:28 pm

      Nun—Most “First Ladies” do indeed have a full social calendar.

      Ms. Obama seems very rooted in the causes for Parents against Obesity and various other campaigns.

      This is not out of the norm for any partner of the Commander in Chief. One thing I will say that I definetly gave her kudos on, was no cell phones for her children, and no FACEBOOK or internet time. As they near closer to their teenage years (the oldest is a teen I believe) I do applaud her here for demanding that they spend time on their studies before surrending what little family time they do have to being drawn into the curse of electronics. Teens today are constantly texting, on Facebook, or playing video games. Get outside and get involved in the community more instead of worrying about Tweeting and Twitting and all that BS.

      =) Just my lousy 2 cents worth- sorry a little O/T

    15. HYPOCRISY: First Lady Michelle Obama on the Slopes of Vail and Chowing Down on Short Ribs | Scared Monkeys on February 22nd, 2011 7:57 am

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    16. xschild on February 22nd, 2011 4:02 pm

      Hey monk, why are there no photos of Moo skiing.
      Can Moo ski, can Moo’s kids ski? Can’t find first pic of Obamas skiing. Eating, walking(think that’s a strut). Eating, eating and some more eating. No skiing. Just wondering why Moo and the girls would leave frozen DC for frozen Vail. Is there a place called ‘The Inkwell’ in Vail?
      For more information on ‘The Inkwell’ look up interesting places in Martha’s Vineyard. Maybe she is looking for loose votes for 2012 or few dimes to fill coffers for 2012. Pressing flesh and kissing babies.

    17. Dolf on February 23rd, 2011 5:55 am

      Could be worse.
      she could be snowboarding

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