Barack Obama’s Out of Touch Problem: Michelle Obama’s Trip to Spain Cost Taxpayers $467K … The Blue Collar Democrat Vacation Backlash Begins



Who is out of touch? It is rather hypocritical of the Obama’s to call any one out of touch when they are taking lavish and costly vacations on the tax payers dime in the midst of a terrible Obama economy. As most Americans can no longer to take any vacations, it is reveled that Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain cost tax payers $467,000. UNREAL! That is correct, thanks to the folks at Judicial Watch who uncovered the outrageous, out of touch spending from the Obama’s.

Michelle and Barack Obama have become the poster children for “out of touch,” especially with working class Americans. Looks like Barack Obama’s own class warfare rhetoric is coming back to haunt him. The Obama’s were warned about taking such a lavish vacation, they just didn’t care.

It cost taxpayers nearly a half-million dollars for first lady Michelle Obama to travel to Spain in 2010, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.

The right-leaning watchdog group estimated that the trip cost $467,585. It based its analysis on documents obtained from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Air Force.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it took his group “two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration.”

“It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars,” Fitton said.

Obama talks about shared sacrifice and ever y one must have skin in the game, except Barack and Michelle of course

Read the full story at Judicial Watch. They obtained the Secret Service records pursuant to an August 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on the report during a press briefing Thursday. However, the Obama’s may have more to worry about than questions from reporters that they refuse to answer.  Barack and Michelle Obama are going to have to answer to “We the People”.

Laura Ingraham exposes Barack Obama’s ‘Shared Sacrifice’ Lie

Barack Obama may have even bigger issues with members of his own party. We called this a while back that eventually Obama’s class warfare and out of touch extravagant vacations while Americans dealt with a terrible economy, unemployment, underemployment, high gas prices and foreclosures was going to catch up with him. That day is here. As reported at the Washington Examiner, Blue collar Democrats are resentful of the Obama’s lavish vacations and lack of sacrifice as they sit home taking “staycations”. That is those lucky enough to take vacation days who are actually employed.

Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.

“They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t do on their tax dollars,” added the GOP pollster.

Out of Touch in the Rust Belt from the American Spectator.

How will this translate at the ballot box in 2012? The Gateway Pundit reminds us, if you think what they are doing now is bad, wait until a lame duck second term when they have zero accountability to the People.

More shared sacrifice from the Obama’s:

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