Its Good to be King: America Headed Toward Fiscal Cliff and the Obama Royal Family is Off to Hawaii For 17 Day Vacation
Remember when President Barack Obama stated that every one had to have skin in the game? What he failed to explain was he meant everyone except himself. How is it that someone who claims that everyone must sacrifice does not begin by setting the example himself? Amazing how Barack “Mr. 1%” Obama asks others to do what he will not himself.
“Everyone must sacrifice… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”
But as America is on the verge of going over the fiscal cliff, King Obama and his Royal family are off to Hawaii for a 17 day Christmas vacation. How many Americans are taking a 17 day Christmas vacation? It’s good to be king, isn’t it. Many Americans are still out of work, a record number of Americans are still on food stamps and many are just giving up looking for employment. Now all Americans face the fiscal cliff and the increase of their taxes in 2012 thanks to Obamacare. However, this does not stop Barack Obama and his family from living La Vita Loca. Although Obama pays for the lodging, the American tax payers pick up the security costs where last year the trip cost more than $1 million.
While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter.
President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip.
Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2.
Amazing how the only thing that has stopped Barack Obama from vacationing and golfing was reelection. Not the economy, not record number of Americans om food stamps, not record number of American on disability, not continued poor jib growth, not the specter of a fiscal cliff, not out of control federal spending, not the lack of a budget, not a Middle East on the brink and not the assassination of a US Ambassador and death of three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas’ holiday vacation plans.
The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6.
With the staff, special forces, local police presence and equipment, the President’s visit adds up annually to at least a $4 million vacation courtesy of the Hawaii and federal taxpayers.
While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes, taxpayers pick up the cost of security and waterfront housing for the Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard as well as staff accommodations at a plush beachfront Waikiki hotel.
The Economy is #1 Issue in 2012 Presidential Election and Obama Does not Even Meet with his Own Jobs Council
The economy/jobs is the number one issue with Americans in the 2012 Presidential election. Obama has stated in multiple State of the Union speeches and on the campaign trail that jobs is his primary focus. Really?
Who really thinks that jobs have been a priority for Obama? When asked in an interview by the Des Moines Register, Obama stated that he had no regrets over prioritizing Obamacare over jobs. So then it should come as no surprise that Barack Obama didn’t even join in on “Job Council” monthly calls.
Remember back in July when the administration told reporters Barack Obama was too busy to meet with his jobs council? How about Obama missing more than half of his daily briefing meetings as well.
The absentee president cant be bothered with doing the job of president, he has been too busy for four years campaigning instead.
Polls Indicate Mitt Romney Beatings Obama Among Veterans In Key Battleground States as Military Vets Retreat Away from the President
US Military veterans are abandoning Barack Hussein Obama, the Commander Campaigner in Chief in droves. It would appear that military veterans want a new Commander in Chief, not a Campaigner in Chief, not a Golfer in Chief, not a Divider in Chief, not a Vacationer in Chief and certainly not Eye Candy in Chief.
President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief.
The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory: They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida.
But recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing the battle. Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he’s got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has even overtaken the president with younger veterans.
Instead, even as Obama has been gaining in the overall polls, several NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls conducted from Sept. 9-11 had Romney well ahead of Obama among veterans in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. And in Colorado, a poll released Sept. 16 by SurveyUSA and the Denver Post found both veterans and military families supporting Romney over Obama 53 percent to 39 percent in a survey that included third-party candidates.
Back in May, Obama had the lead among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans. But a Reuters/Ipsos poll from September says that’s evaporated, with Romney now up 48 percent to 34 percent.
Powerline discusses the three reasons why Obama is striking out with military veterans.
Why is Obama striking out with vets? The Romney campaign cites three factors: (1) opposition to the looming potential defense cuts under the budget sequester, (2) problems with Obama’s foreign policy positions, and (3) the backdrop of the stagnant economy that’s left the post-Sept. 11 generation of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a difficult time finding work when they return home
MISLEADER: Obama Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs Struggles To Explain Why Obama Finds Time to be on ‘The View’ & Whoopi Goldberg But Not World With World Leaders
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA – MISLEADER …
Talk about a total disgrace on the part of Barack Obama. He makes time to be on ‘The View’ but not to meet with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu as the Middle East burns and tensions mount with as Iran is about to become nuclear. Barack Obama
fiddles goes on The View as the Middle East burns.
On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Barack Obama senior consultant struggled to answer the question as to how President Obama found time to meet with Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of ‘The View” but some how could not manage a face to face meeting with world leaders, like Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Transcript from NewsBusters.com:
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: I want to go back to the UN though and New York this week. You say that he’s got schedules, that foreign leaders have schedules. But the President has blocked out time to appear on The View on Tuesday. So, he has time for Whoopi Goldberg but he doesn’t have time for world leaders?
ROBERT GIBBS, OBAMA SENIOR CAMPAIGN ADVISER: No, Chris. Look, the President is going to be actively involved at the UN General Assembly.
WALLACE: He’s not meeting with any private leaders. He’s giving a speech.
GIBBS: Chris, they have telephones in the White House. Last week, he talked to the President of Egypt. He talked to the leader in Libya. We don’t need a meeting in Washington just to confer with leaders. We’ve got a strong…
WALLACE: But he does need the time to be on The View?
GIBBS: We have a strong diplomatic – I’m sure if he was doing an interview with you on Fox News, you’d have no problem with that.
WALLACE: Well, he hasn’t, but that’s not the point.
GIBBS: I’m sure that’s not the point. No, look Chris, he’s got a strong schedule. He’s actively involved.
WALLACE: You don’t have a problem with the fact that he’s not meeting with any world leaders, but he’s going to appear on The View?
GIBBS: I have no problem with that, because, Chris, you’re the President of the United States every minute of every day.
Priorities … Meet with a Pirate Good, the hell with the PM of Israel
Barack Hussein Obama is not a serious President. He is more concerned with being and campaigning for president than he is actually doing the job as the president. Obama would rather joke around with the likes of David Letterman, hand with the Hollywood elite, fund raise and of course golf. When will America wake up and realize that Obama is not serious and is either overwhelmed by the job, or actually wants war to break out?
Sorry, but this should be considered criminal, how about impeachable? At what point is Barack Obama going to be and do the work of the President of the United States, rather than just campaigning for the position? Obama, the “Campaigner in Chief’ has time for David Letterman, The View, ‘Talk like a pirate Day’, the Woman’s USA Olympic basketball team, Beyonce & Jay-Z but not the leader of our greatest ally in the Middle East as Iran goes nuclear. This is nothing more than dereliction of duty on the part of Obama. Honestly, I can understand how individuals voted for Obama in 2008 as they bought his BS of Hope and Change and were fooled by the political rhetoric of an “outsider” candidate. However, for those who vote for Obama in 2012 knowing what this President has done for four years, his failed economic polices and his lack of leadership are either woefully ignorant, are total leaches on society or just have a disdain for their country.
If a Republican President was every doing the same as Obama, the corrupt liberal media complex would be ripping him to shreds.
UPDATE I: However, Gibbs was not done on the FOX News Sunday shredding his brand of Democrat Obama manure as reported by CNN. Gibbs actually said with a strait face that Romney ha the advantage over Obama in the debates because he had previously participated in many debates in the GOP primary. The Political Wire has called it the quote of the day. Please, spare us the BS. Obama is a master campaigner and BS’er. Also, how can any one be considered a favorite when they will have the liberal corrupt MSM complex moderator against them?
A senior Obama campaign adviser said Mitt Romney has a leg up on President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential debates.
“Mitt Romney I think has an advantage, because he’s been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year,” Gibbs said Sunday on Fox News.
Mitt Romney Slams Obama For Saying He Can’t Change Washington From Inside … So Much for Change You Can Believe In
Romney says Obama has thrown in the white flag of surrender again …
On the campaign trail Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama’s comments that he could not change Washington from the inside. Romney had a fantastic response to Obama’s weak “I can’t change Washington” comment. Romney vowed to give Obama that chance to making change from the outside with a presidential election win in November 2012. It is time for a new President when Obama waives the white flag of change surrender. Obama has gone from the candidate of change and “YES I CAN” to “NO I CAN’T”. Barack Obama promised change and now he is the one who cannot get change even though he had a Democrat House and Senate for the first two years of his presidency.
Mitt Romney says he will make changes from the inside, he will bring Republicans and Democrats together and restore the American economy. Maybe Obama should have spent more time governing and leading, reaching across the aisle as he promised, and not campaigning, golfing, vacationing and causing a greater divide. Just a thought.
Hot Air has more on Obama’s failure to be able to influence Washington as the Leader of the Free World. Um, wasn’t this the rason why he was elected in the first place?
Okay, hold the phone — the President of the United States is powerless to influence Washington’s inner workings? I thought that was supposed to be the entire point of America electing him?
leading from Behind: How’s That Obama Cairo Apology Speach Looking Now? US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens & Three others Killed in Libya (Sean Smith & Two Marines)… Suffocated & Gun Shot Wounds?
So America, how that “Hopey-Changey” Barack Obama Cairo speech looking now?
President Barack Obama made it one of his first priorities to head off to Cairo, Egypt and speak to the Muslim world in his so-called Cairo speech (VIDEO), calling for renewed Middle East peace talks as well as an agenda for economic and social development in the region. How naive does Obama’s Cairo speech look this morning as two US Embassy’s were attacked yesterday, one in Cairo, Egypt and the other in Libya? Especially since Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy officials were killed yesterday and the US State Department provided an apology on of all days, September 11, the 11th anniversary of 9-11.
Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit – for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear. We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.
Indeed, faith should bring us together. That is why we are forging service projects in America that bring together Christians, Muslims, and Jews. That is why we welcome efforts like Saudi Arabian King Abdullah’s Interfaith dialogue and Turkey’s leadership in the Alliance of Civilizations. Around the world, we can turn dialogue into Interfaith service, so bridges between peoples lead to action – whether it is combating malaria in Africa, or providing relief after a natural disaster.
Take a good look what Islamists killed, a man that was there to help the very people freed from dictator Muammar Gaddafi
Sarah Palin weighed into the fiasco on Facebook stating, “Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs.” Where was Obama when all this was going on? What took so long for Obama to condemn the act? Obama was so quick to jump into the fray of the Trayvon Martin murder case and the Cambrige, MA police incident, yet not the attacks on US Embassy’s and murdering of US citizens? Barack Obama should be in front of the American people yesterday denouncing this. But of course Obama is leading from behind and truly showing his smallness as the incredible shirking President needs to focus poll in order to find the right words.
A note to President Obama, this was an act of war … stay home today and off the campaign trail and pretend that you are the President of the United States. Instead what came as a response for the US, a State Department disgraceful apology that the Obama WH is trying to distance itself from. So who is to blame for the ill-advised apology, President Barack Obama or Sec. of State Hillary Clinton? Some one has to be to blame or is now one in charge?
Not only did they choose a crucial stage of the US election campaign, but the assault took place on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11.
As such, President Barack Obama will come under overwhelming pressure to respond when he wakes in Washington this morning. Put bluntly, the destruction of diplomatic premises resulting in the murder of an ambassador would amount to an act of war.
Given that America’s most senior representative in Libya appears to have been killed – with some reports suggesting that three other staff also died – Mr Obama’s response will have to be far tougher.
Sorry Mr. President but you are going to have to do a lot more than simply offer your outrage and condemning the killings. It was originally reported that the killings were a result of a rocket attack. However, some are now reporting that Ambassador Stevens died of suffocation and the other three embassy workers of gun shot wounds.
The Americans were targeted in an attack in their car, trying to move to a safer venue away from the violent protests that erupted at the U.S. Consulate, Reuters reported. Stevens died of suffocation, while the three other personnel were killed by gunshot wounds, CBS News reports.
This was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979. Guess who was President then? My how the similarities of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are just uncanny. How in the hell does Barack Obama not stay in Washington, DC and act like the President as the Middle East burns? Instead, its campaigning as usual.
Posted September 12, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Christopher Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya Killed Along with 3 Others US Embassy staff officials in Rocket Attack … Obama WH Finally Confirms Story
Look what happens when you apologies to Islamists …
The US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other US Embassy staff officials have been killed in a rocket attack on their car during Islamist protests. The were killed near the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Can you say, ACT OF WAR! For hours there was no confirmation by the US State Department that Christopher Stevens had been murdered. Finally the Obama WH has confirmed the accounts, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Embassy staff members have been killed. Sorry, but it is time for Barack Obama to do his job. Enough of the Comedian in Chief, enough of the Campaigner in Chief, enough of making a joke of the Presidency … its time to be Commander in Chief. This was an act of war against a US Embassy and the murder of a US Ambassador and three other Embassy officials. What are you going to do?
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
Gunmen had attacked and burned the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, a center of last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, late on Tuesday evening, killing one U.S. consular official. The building was evacuated.
The Libyan official said the ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was being driven from the consulate building to a safer location when gunmen opened fire.
“The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them,” the official in Benghazi told Reuters.
VIDEO – from Legal Insurrection Via al Jazeera
Statement from Obama White House finally released.How long did this take? It would appear that the Obama WH has a faster turnaround on making opposition political ads in reaction to the GOP than they do getting ahead of this foreign policy nightmare and death of our US embassy workers.
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants. [...]
I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.
This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.
Senator McConnell (KY-R) “Obama hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.”
Come the election eve 2012, Obama supporters will not be chanting four more years, they will be saying “fore” more years. Mitch McConnell said what most Americans have thought during the Obama presidency. McConnell stated, “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour”. After over 100+ rounds of golf and no clue how to fix the economy or help create an environment that is convulsive to job growth … but he can certainly play golf.
The Senate minority leader delivered a scathing speech Wednesday hitting the president for failing to solve the country’s problems.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delivered a scathing speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, saying that President Obama has spent more time on his golf game than solving the country’s problems.
“For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour,” McConnell said.
America cannot take another “FORE” years of a President who has acted so small in the face of such huge issues. America needs a leader, not a community organizer.
The Lying King: Barack Obama Says He “Spends Every Waking Hour” Fighting For You … When He is not Playing Golf, Vacationing & Fund Raising
The Lying King, Part Deux …
President Barack Obama told an audience yesterday that he spends every waking hour fighting for them. He would think about them and fight for you. Seriously, every waking moment Mr. President? First of all this is a lie; second, no one cares if you are thinking about them, people want results.
A lot good his so-called spending every day fighting for America has done, yesterday’s new jobless claims jumped sharplylast week to 386,000, an increase of 34,000 in initial jobless claims from the previous week.
Barack Obama was so consumed thinking about Americans every waking moment and the terrible jobs situation and high unemployment that when his White House Press Secretary was asked why he and his Jobs Council had not met is six months, the response was, “he had too much on his plate”. Actually, the real answer is that Obama had attended 89-100 fundraisers where people paid $40,000 a plate.
Every moment thinking of you …
Or maybe Obama was contemplating the plight of the American people during his 101 rounds of golf? Or how about those multitude of vacations, he was obviously very concerned and thinking of those Americans not able to take vacations.
Yup, every waking moment fighting for you America …
The Gateway Pundit has many more examples of Barack Obama’s “Spending Every Waking Hour” Fighting For You .
President Obama, please stop insulting us with your dribble. You have spent every waking moment doing two things, ramming Obamacare down the throats of Americans and trying to get reelected.
Obama Says Jobs Priority One, That’s Why He Hasn’t Met With Them Publicly in Six Months, But Has Time for Fund Raisers, Vaction and Golf … Romney Says, Obama’s “priority is keeping his own jobs and that is why he is going to lose it.”
Obama’s Jobs Council AWOL … and you wonder why there are being no jobs created? How can anyone justify this while the President conducted 89 fundraisers in the last six months. Obama is obviously concerned more about his own job than helping create those for America.
President Barack Obama has repeatedly said that jobs were his top priority. Really? The jobs numbers hardly show that. But it gets worse, Obama’s Jobs Council has not met publicly for six months. SIX MONTHS!!! Its bad enough there are members on this panel who are CEO’s who outsource jobs, something that Obama has criticized his opponent Mitt Romney for doing while at Bain Capital. All this while millions of Americans are out of work, unemployed and underemployed, Obama’s Jobs Council is MIA.
President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council hasn’t met publicly for six months, even as the issue of job creation dominates the 2012 election.
At this point, the hiatus — which reached the half-year mark Tuesday — might be less awkward than an official meeting, given the hornet’s nest of issues that could sting Obama and the council members if the private-sector panel gets together.
Mitt Romney responded to this news of Obama’s Jobs Council in Bowling Green, Ohio in the video (4:00 mark) below and stated you would think that with a situation so bad in the United States when it comes to comes that the President would spend all of his time on helping people get jobs. Instead in the last six months Obama has held 100 fund raisers and had ZERO meetings with his Jobs Council. Romney went on to say to cheers, his [Obama's] priority is not creating jobs for you, his priority is keeping his own jobs and that is why he is going to lose it.
Mitt Romney holds town hall in Bowling Green, Ohio
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was questioned by the press as to why Obama’s Jobs Council had not met publicly in six months. After twisting and trying to find an answer to an inexcusable situation, Carney said that the reason why they have not met was because Obama had a lot on his plate. Yup, he was just too busy. That is why is the last six months Barack Oabma has been able to hold 89 fund raisers, go on vacation and play multiple rounds of golf. Yup, Obama has a full plate, too full a plate than to make JOBS his priority. At least he has a plat, unlike millions of Americans without a job and without a home.