Obama’s Trip to Williamsburg: With a Government Shut Down Hours Away … Does Obama Have the Audacity to Take Another Vacation


Are you serious, another Obama vacation? Barack Obama with yet another example of more Presidental skin in the game …

Whether the government is on the verge of shutting down or not, what is up with this President going on yet another vacation? As reported at the Daily Press,  President Obama and the First Family are planning to visit the Colonial Williamsburg. They are calling it a long planned family trip. And to make matters worse, on Thursday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration established a no-fly zone over Williamsburg that will be in place from Friday through Monday.

So the question remains, will Barack Obama have the audacity to take this vacation if the government shuts down? Also, the question needs to be asked why Obama and Michelle think its ok to continuously take vacations when most of America cannot afford to. Did Obama run for President so that he could receive the perks of the job? It is certainly looking that way. One would think that a President would have a bit more empathy for the plight of Americans and not continue to take a vacation or going golf at every opportunity. Not only have people questioned whether Obama has the ability to lead and is late to the show when dealing with important issues like Libya and the budget crisis resulting in a possible government shut down … Obama gives the perception that he is not engaged with the disastrous situation in America.

Just the other day Obama stated that he “remembered what it was like to pump gas”. Maybe Obama would also like to show “We the People” that he remembers what it is like to do without. As the Lonely Conservative opines, “while so many Americans suffer through this rotten economy and endure the inflation caused by his policies, we can still live vicariously through the Obama family. Lucky us”.  No wonder Obama wanted an answer on the budget battle this morning and the pending government shut down because he has a vacation planned for this weekend.

UPDATE I: Doug Ross has Obama’s calendar and asks the question … Is this the calendar of a President concerned with a budget, a government shutdown, the troops, unemployment or rising gas prices. The answer would be no.

2012 cannot come soon enough.

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  • Comments

    23 Responses to “Obama’s Trip to Williamsburg: With a Government Shut Down Hours Away … Does Obama Have the Audacity to Take Another Vacation”

    1. southernsue on April 8th, 2011 8:05 am

      he has to go along with his ilk!

    2. A Texas Grandfather on April 8th, 2011 9:48 am

      Love the graphic.

      I think Barry’s handlers are telling him to get out of the way because he could say something to mess up their agenda.

    3. Mark on April 8th, 2011 10:18 am

      Did Scared Monkeys actually read the story cited (in the Daily Press)? In the first paragraph: “if Congress is able to come to agreement on the budget.” NOT “even if the goverment shuts down.” There’s plenty of real stuff to complain about. Why make stuff up?

    4. st. mojo on April 8th, 2011 10:24 am

      you’re bogus.

      SM: Sorry libtard, George Soros sites like media matters get no links on this site.
      Learn to read dude.

    5. Ed on April 8th, 2011 12:05 pm

      Did you even read the article you linked to? It says in the first sentence that he’s not going if the government shuts down.

      Try lying a little less.

    6. Jayne (on the left coast) on April 8th, 2011 12:32 pm

      There must be some awesome golf courses in Willaimsburg.

    7. Steve Holloway on April 8th, 2011 1:35 pm

      “O” knows he doesn’t have long before Trump comes up with the proof that he may not be born here. Also “O’s father is a British subject, which the constitution says the president has to have been born from natural born parents (and that is both parents not one) and one more big question is his s.s.n., it is somebody else’s from another state.

      It will be the GREATEST fraud in modern history when this thing breaks loose. This has been known for over two years. It will take someone like Trump to make this happen. You can’t make this stuff up and it is really happening. It will hurt this nation so bad that things will never be the same.

      This is NOT about him being black, but people forget he is also white. I don’t care what color a person is, it is what’s inside and your actions that counts, and this man‘s fruit is evil….God Bless all.

    8. BW Gush on April 8th, 2011 2:06 pm

      Pretty sure I didn’t hear anyone bitching when the last guy spent more time “clearing brush” at his ranch than in the White House.
      SM: Just how much money was W costing the tax payers staying at his own home? DUH!

    9. Rodrigo de Alexandre on April 8th, 2011 3:05 pm

      loser, he already canceled the trip! and the shutting down is not his fault, but the republican tea party

    10. Tom on April 8th, 2011 3:07 pm

      I read the article twice and it is clear that Obama is only going to go if there is agreement on the budget that averts a shutdown. Otherwise he isn’t going anywhere. The article itself debunks your headline.
      SM: TOM … and brilliant rocket scientist who can’t read.

      What part about my post don’t you get where this President should not go on vacation whether the government shuts down or not? This President is a non-serious clown. 2012 cannot come soon enough. Hell, even blacks and hispanics are bolting from Obama.

    11. super dave on April 8th, 2011 3:33 pm

      what obama and his thug posse doesn’t want you to know is that if every American was taxed at 100%, it would not clear the deficit that he and his thugs have created. so don’t be stupid and vote for these criminals in 2012. they have already destroyed our lives and the lives of our children.

    12. Jeremy on April 8th, 2011 6:43 pm

      You all can near but you aren’t listening… Its a no go if the government shuts down… Literacy makes you think twice about cutting funding to education. Read the article first, comprehension is very important, then accurately quote the article…. Three spin starts here…

    13. Jeremy on April 8th, 2011 6:50 pm

      I was born in hawaii, too. My birth certificate says the same thing as Obama’s, “certificate of live birth”. So I must be a muslim, from kenya. I faked my certificate of live birth so that I can fool everyone and become potus 40 some years later. You are right, biggest fraud ever. I can’t wait to be the pres.

    14. Scared Monkeys on April 8th, 2011 9:38 pm

      #3 Mark … can you read? Or are you just a pompous LIB who just has diarrhea of the mouth? Did you read what I wrote? The very first sentence that was wrote said the following …

      Whether the government is on the verge of shutting down or not, what is up with this President going on yet another vacation?

      Are you liberals incapable of reading comprehension? I do not care whether there was a shutdown of government or not, this clown we call government thinks that its his job to go on vacations and spend the tax payer $’s in the process. He was elected to do the work of the people, not go on vcation at every chance.

    15. An 11th Hour Budget Deal Struck … There Will be no Government Shutdown | Scared Monkeys on April 8th, 2011 10:33 pm

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    16. Daria Black on April 8th, 2011 11:06 pm

      Seriously. Reading is fundamental. The article you are linked too clearly states that the president isn’t going anywhere if the government shuts. In fact, he canceled his trip to hammer out this problem. But I guess you don’t want to let the facts get in the way of your hatred.
      SM: Are you that ignorant? Put the Kool-Aid down long enough to actually read what I wrote … or is that too difficult for you liberals? I will repeat the first line of the post ..

      Whether the government shuts down or not … this President is a joke and a clown to go on yet another tax payer paid vacation. He should sit is A$$ down in DC and do the work of the American people. In a time in which Americans cannot afford to go on vacations thanks to his policies … Obama and the first family go on yet another.

      Don’t your though libs, Obama will be able to take all the vacations he wants following the 2012 election when he becomes a private citizen again.

    17. Daria Black on April 9th, 2011 10:31 am

      Okay, my bad, I didn’t read the first sentence clearly. That doesn’t excuse not doing a basic Google search to figure out that this president has not taken a lot of vacations in comparison to previous presidents.

      Better yet, I’ll do the leg work for you since fact checking seems to not be a conservative strong point. I guess it’s easier to spout bits of Truthiness when you don’t have to rely on facts.



      Obama has been in the oval office working. Seriously, find something else to be fake outraged about. How about being outraged that the republicans just tried to strip affordable health care away from women or that they tried to play chicken with the health and welfare of the country by risking a government shut down over riders.
      SM: I guess it does not excuse you either of reading or being an aganda driven liberal either. How lame a link you provide that W is in Crawford as vacation .. ah his home that is basically like the White House South. No different than when Reagan when to his ranch known as the Western White House. Obama’s vacations are actual time away, not him being engaged ond on the job. How typical of liberls to skew the truth. Oh sorry for being PC … lie.

      You better look in the mirror before you throw out allegations.

      Different times ask for different actions. There is no way with three wars going on, a terrible economy, millions of people out of work and a federal budget spiralling out of control … SHOULD ANY PRESIDENT BE TAKING AS MANY VACATIONS AS THIS PRESIDENT DOES!!! I would reite the same if a republican was in office.

      Obama in an unegaged clown. Obama has been in the Oval Office working, lol. This punk is so far in over his head. The term for what Obama is doing is “caught in quicksand”. He is so overmatched and unqualified to be President that any movement he know does, he sinks deeper.

      Obama is one of the worst leaders America has ever seen. Thankfully that will be a moot point in 2012.

    18. Daria Black on April 9th, 2011 11:50 am

      Seriously, your responses are so lulz that I can’t take you seriously. In all honesty, you really don’t have anything worthwhile to say about President Obama which is why you resort to calling him names, spewing conservative (haha) talking points, and fake outraging over stupid things. Both Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D Roosevelt took vacation time and we were embroiled in World Wars during both of their presidencies.

      When it comes to doing his job, the president is no better or worse than any other president we’ve had. No, wait, I take that back. He’s definitely better than the last clown that was in office, LOL. Additionally, even if he is on vacation the president is always on call and he has proven that he can do more than one thing at a time.

      But it’s okay if you don’t agree. I won’t attempt to use facts or logic anymore to get you to step out of the Fox News echo chamber and think for yourself. They must have some really good cookies and Kool-Aid in there for so many people, like yourself, to have been suck into the alternate but delusional reality they’ve created.

      May the Truthiness be with you.
      SM: Sorry, coming from a Lib and Obama Kool-Aid drinker, your words cannot be taken seriously.

      Liberal Democrat playbook, page 42 … when in doubt, say those who disagree with you and who are correct get their talking points from Fox News.

      Page 11 … when individuals look to make responsible cuts to out of control government spending say that are looking to kill old people and woman.

      How lame.

      If you actually do not think there is an issue when a President continuously takes vacations when millions of Americans are out of work, have lost their jobs, their homes and their businesses, you have a serious character flaw. The same one that the President has.

      Don’t worry though, Obama will be gone in 2012 and so will Democrat control of the US Senate. You have no one else except Obama to blame for his over-reaching liberal agenda. 2010 was just the beginning. The Dems will lose the Senate in 2010 and the Presidency.

      Only then will adults be back in charge who will actually look after the fiscal future of the US. And if there are RINO’s and other weak Republicans who do not want to do the will of the people, they will be flushed out as well.

    19. Michelle Smith on April 9th, 2011 2:09 pm

      Good Lord the libtards are out today. Wonder how much Daria Black is being paid to troll the internet?

      Now please crawl back under your rock before your head explodes.

    20. Tom on April 9th, 2011 7:30 pm

      Jeez louise. Obama takes about as much vacation as Bush did. When Bush was away in Crawford or Maine, conservatives defended him stating that he still had access to his daily CIA and other security briefings and has all communications tools at his dispoal, and some of his top aides traveling with him. All true. When Obama travels, he also gets his daily security briefings and communications are also with him, as well as some of his top aides. No different as when Bush and other Presidents in both parties were away from the White House on business or pleasure. It is hypocricy to bash Obama to no end, but not have any problem when a Republican President does the same thing.

      I wasn’t happy when Bush was chopping wood and also relaxing in Crawford during the entire month of August every year he was President except in 2004 when he was up for re-election. While he was down there, it looked bad while our troops were dying in Iraq. I am also not happy with Obama flying off to Hawaii for two weeks every December, living like a rich millionaire in a multi-million dollar beach house from one of his rich friends while the economy is in the tank and people are hurting. At least I’m consistent in criticizing both parties and not a hypocrite about it.

      There is plenty to be unhappy about when it comes to Obama. But picking a fight over doing something that all other Presidents have done in the past, and will do in the future, isn’t the right fight to pick and get in a tizzy about.
      SM: No hiprocisy at all. Obama is a lousy President with no leadership skills whatsoever. When you want to make a comparison, it might serve you to compare and apple with an apple. There is quite a difference between being in your ranch that is completely set up as the Southern WH and a hotel room.

      I guess Obama is getting that CIA briefing inbetween making his difficult decisions as to what flavor of ice cream he will order.

      All is vacation taking does during the times we go thru presently is justification that he has no empathy or understanding of the present economy. It shows he is disengsged from the process.

      Let him keep it up … the American people will show their displeasure with Obama in 2012. His lack of empathy for the American publics plight will spell his ruin in 2012. Good riddance.

    21. NGBoston on April 10th, 2011 7:18 am

      #11- SD– Right on, Brother!

      #19- Yes, we love frequent visits from the libtard Trolls just so Red can tear them a new one in writing.

      Overall, they just DO NOT GET IT. Maybe by 2012 they finally will. Let’s just hope we have a better selection of REP candidates to run against him. Palin has stated she will not run. As much as I love Sarah, I believe she is more affective staying right where she is. Love her tenacity and she is a great Motivator of people. With all due respect to John McCain, I don’t think he should throw his hat in the ring again. He most certainly would have made a better Leader than this Clown we have at the helm now. Can tell you one thing, we most likely would not be spending millions on the Libyan Civil War right now that Americans cannot afford.

      Huckabee is not looking too bad to me right now. Very smart Man who I do not believe has ever been taken seriously enough. Everything out of his mouth is generally a true statement in terms of US Government and the way it is running.

      Scott Brown is no RINO in my book anyway (and of course, I am partial to him as he came from Mass) he needs more experience in the Senate until he can run, IMO but I would vote for him in a heartbeat. I like him and Gail Brown his Wife, too—she would someday make a wonderful First Lady if that scenario ever comes to it’s fruition.


    22. NGBoston on April 10th, 2011 7:19 am

      Morning, SM- Klaas/R- can you dig out my last post. Didn’t the Spam Monster get his coffee this am before he started munching on our posts?

      Have a great Sunday ! =)
      SM: Got it! (klaasend)

    23. Jo on April 11th, 2011 9:18 am

      This is stupid. He takes so many vacations and crap. I have friends who rely on their family in the Military to live. They have NO money because he suspended thier pay. This is really stupid and he just needs to let the goverment do their work.

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