Economy in Shambles and Michelle Obama Takes Secret Vacation



First lady Michelle Obama showing that she has skin in the game, NOT,  slipped out of DC on a vacation under the cloak of darkness, or at least from the notice of the MSM. America is glad to see that a US credit downgrade, an anemic GDP, a 9.1% unemployment rate and a mountain of US debt does not deter Michelle Obama from altering her lifestyle … you go girl.

Mrs. Obama reportedly jetted into the Eugene Airport, landing at about 11 am PDT. She and family members then headed out in a 11 vehicle motorcade for the ride to Corvallis.

The White House has so far said little about the trip, which was unannounced. It’s unclear how long the vacation will last.

Mrs. Obama and family members flew on a Boeing C-40B, the military version of a 737 that serves as Air Force 2.

Mrs. Obama has in the past incurred criticism for her travels, including an early departure for her most recent Hawaiian vacation and a luxurious 2010 trip to Spain. Most of the costs of her travel are borne by taxpayers.

Posted August 10, 2011 by
Economy, Michelle Obama | 14 comments

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    14 Responses to “Economy in Shambles and Michelle Obama Takes Secret Vacation”

    1. just1girl on August 10th, 2011 1:47 pm

      A trip to CORVALLIS, OREGON would not be on the top of my list as a LUXURY vacation. WHAT is she doing in Corvallis? I was not aware that Corvallis, Or is a vacation destination. WHY is she there?

    2. rightknight on August 10th, 2011 1:57 pm

      This vacationin’ fool could compile a travel
      book to rival Frommer’s Travel Guides of
      the entire world. The weakest chapters would
      be on cost control and efficiencies.

    3. just1girl on August 10th, 2011 2:08 pm

      Oh- I found out she is simply visiting her brother, Craig Robinson, OSU’s men’s basketball coach. Not a luxury vacation but still, how much does this little family get together cost the American taxpayers?

    4. A Texas Grandfather on August 10th, 2011 2:58 pm

      Maybe she is in hiding before the house comes tumbling down.

    5. brie. on August 10th, 2011 3:19 pm

      Well, if it’s a secret vacation how come we know about it. Are they trying to make it look like an inexpensive vacation? I guess Michelle will have to go shopping ahead of time or fly in a designer. They are just laughing at America. Ha! Ha! look what we’ve done. Kenya is calling for you!
      SM: Just firing up Air Force 2 is a costly proposition.

    6. hope on August 10th, 2011 4:27 pm

      Corvallis lies in the Willamette valley and is home to Oregon State University, about 40 miles from the coast. Beautiful country but I am baffled, as well. Personally, I’m still stuck in dream land where the first lady didn’t have the need for secret holidays…

      You say ‘Go Girl’ but obviously she is on aimission called ‘Get it While You Can’! Either way it feels like she’s flaunting her ability to do as she damn well pleases at our expense…

      Earth to Michelle – Get a Job!!!

    7. on August 10th, 2011 4:54 pm

      Don’t worry folks, it’s reported that Moochelle will be back in time for the end of August family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Perhaps she’s just getting some fresh air before 10 days to Barack.

    8. yoyo muffintop on August 10th, 2011 6:13 pm

      Where’s the Speaker of the House? Oh, that’s right, he’s on vacation. Ha.


      Who has more “skin in the game”?
      - John Boener (third in line to the Presidency and Speaker of the House)
      - Michelle Obama (private citizen)

      Hard to believe you folks could look any more foolish.

      SM: Once again you prove to be a fool. It was Obama that said all should have skin in the game. That means his wife too. That’s right, they mean for every one else except them. Yuhoo, you really must be a fool if you do not think that the President and his family are supposed to set an example. Perception is everything.

      No matter, Obama will lose badly in 2012 and this country will be rid of once of the worst presidents it has ever had the displeasure of electing.

    9. brie. on August 10th, 2011 6:45 pm

      This out of way destination will still cost the taxpayers a lot of money. If Obama is going it takes many dollars to fuel Air Force One, plus all the security and their expenses and then add the family and whoever else is going. Plus a 11 vehicle limousine motorcade. I guess they reserved the entire hotel too!!!!

    10. Scott on August 11th, 2011 5:20 am

      Yoohoo has no clue….he spits out Boehner’s name while all his little progressive libtard idiot Congress people are ALSO on “vacation;” when really they are not on vacation but rather back at home attending town hall meetings and doing the work that needs to be done at home; although I think they should be back already since there is only a month and a half and there is no 2012 budget yet…..

      It’s libtards like yoohoo who think the rules do not apply to them…

      Obama was against raising the debt ceiling in 2007; yet is for it in 2011…perfect example of libtard hypocrisy.

      It does not matter who has more “skin” in the game; his wife shouldn’t be using TAXPAYER dollars to go to Oregon or wherever….

      BTW; White House is up to dirty tricks with this movie deal with Sony about Bin Laden…typical libtard hypocrisy.

    11. SUPER DAVE on August 11th, 2011 6:25 am

      yoyo and her never ending democrat propaganda and worship of her kkk democrat party.

    12. Moi on August 11th, 2011 12:40 pm

      Actually yoyo, Michelle has much more skin as she is easily twice the size of Boener if you take her hips into consideration…..

    13. yoyo muffintop on August 11th, 2011 5:40 pm

      Maybe you can point me to the excoriating stories and posts you made about Laura Bush and her vacations during the recession in 2008?

      Go ahead – prove to me that you folks aren’t complete hypocrits and link me to those.
      SM: What was the unemployment rate in 2008? Did the US get downgraded on its credit rating? What was the national debt? Hint, unemployment rate was 7.2% … not 9.1% and fabricated as its actually much higher.

      Stop trying to compare a lladro to a Picaso. You do look foolish.

      BTW, I do not ever remember Laura Bush going to Spain and spending 100′s of thousands of $’s on the tax payers dime. Please do not compare Laura and Michelle, there is no comparison and once again you lose badly.

      Michelle Obama criticised over expense of Spain trip
      Michelle Obama is under fire from her husband’s foes for the expense to American taxpayers of taking her younger daughter Sasha on a “girls’ holiday” with friends to a luxurious Spanish retreat.

      I do not think its asking much for the president and his family to act like they care about the country they govern.

    14. NGBoston on August 12th, 2011 5:05 pm

      YoYo—-again—DO NOT even ATTEMPT to compare Laura Bush to Michelle Obama.

      Two completely different First Ladies…..couldn’t be more different, in fact!

      Let’s just end that one right there.

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