U6 Unemployment Is At 14% But Don’t Worry, The President’s Dog Was Airlifted To Martha’s Vineyard On A Marine V-22

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In the UK Telegraph, of course:

Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.

Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

In the air he swapped his suit and tie for khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves, while Mrs Obama wore a yellow-and-white summer dress.

Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.

It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.

Wow, I’m sure the American media will savage President Clueless as soon as they get around to it.

Here’s the U6 number.

8 thoughts on “U6 Unemployment Is At 14% But Don’t Worry, The President’s Dog Was Airlifted To Martha’s Vineyard On A Marine V-22

  1. I could say that by this time in Bush the Younger’s reign, he had spent twice as much time on vacation as Obama has, and by golly, I just did! I could also say that, had Romney won, he might have strapped Bo to the wing of the v-22. Oops, I did it again!
    However, didn’t the nation vote for a change? By golly, they did! I don’t know about the nation, but nothing tics me off more than seeing Obama do the old same-o. Doesn’t the man realize what an image of unearned privilege he presents in moments such as these?

    Give him hell, Utah, the bastard deserves it!

    • Greg, I wouldn’t raise an eyebrow at all if Obama hadn’t closed the White House, and then demonized his opposition for it. I wouldn’t raise an eyebrow at all if Obama hadn’t just threatened the veterans, again, and then demonized his opposition for it … etc, etc, etc. But by God himself, Obama will not give up his teleprompter, or his stump. Meanwhile, your kids and grand kids are still not welcomed in YOUR White House. So yes, a story like this raises my eyebrow.

      You are dead on the bullseye about business as usual in Washington. They continue to leave us simple folks to pick up the crumbs they just finished fighting over.

    • I suppose you could say that except that most of Bush’s “vacations” were in Crawford, Texas at a ranch he actually owned, not to Martha’s Vineyard, The Hamptons or Hawaii. Bush had a working version of the White House at Crawford and often met with foreign leaders and dignitaries there – Wikipedia lists just a few:

      Visitors to the ranch have included:
      Russian President Vladimir Putin, November 2001
      British Prime Minister Tony Blair, April 2002
      Saudi King Abdullah, April 2002, April 2005
      Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, August 2002
      Chinese President Jiāng Zémín, October 2002
      Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, February 2003
      Australian Prime Minister John Howard, May 2003
      Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Jun’ichirō, May 2003
      Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, July 2003
      Mexican President Vicente Fox, March 2004, March 2005
      Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, April 2004
      Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía, November 2004
      Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, March 2005
      Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, April 2005
      Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, August 2005
      German Chancellor Angela Merkel, November 2007[11]
      Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, February 2008

      Bush stopped playing golf when he decided that it was not appropriate for a President to play golf when he had soldiers in the field. More soldiers have died in 4 years of Obama than in 8 years of Bush – yet Obama has played 133 rounds.

      Bush didn’t demagogue sequestration or stop tours of the White House. He didn’t pass an oppressive health care bill and then exempt government employees from it. Food stamp, unemployment payments and disability claims didn’t reach historic records under Bush.By Obama’s own admission, this is the worst recession ever – yet instead of cutting spending, he spends and borrows more, accumulating record levels of debt.

      Other that that, Obama is exactly like Bush – they all do it – but given the circumstances, I’m sure even a person of limited intellectual capacity could be made to understand why some would see Obama’s actions as an example of monarchical delusion.

      • Bush is a friggin’ multi-millionaire! LIke Kennedy not taking a salary, Bush decision to stay on his own property for vacations is no hardship, no sacrifice.
        As for the ranch, it was a prop. Bush bought it to make him look more western, sold it soon after he was out office. Surely, you don’t think that Bush kept clearing brush after the cameras were turned off.
        However my point was that it is silly to compare the two administration’s unconstitutional peccadilloes. But the mere fact that Obama is smarter than Bush (yes, he is, c’mon!) makes his outrages, as outlined in your list of grievances, even worse in comparison. Obama had Dubya’s horrid Presidency to serve as a model of bad Oval Office behavior; the man has used it instead as a starting point for further, and worse, assumptions of power.
        We have seen what the prudent and money-smart GOP does when they control the government of a state. They don’t pass bills requiring sound finances, they don’t insist on clean legislation, bills with no pork.
        Nope, they go after poor voters, and I do not mean the requirement of a valid ID . I am talking about shortening the time for early voting, the closing of polling places convenient to the neighborhoods of the working poor, the gerrymandering of districts. They are in it to secure their future first, to hell with the electorate.

  2. Why did Obama fly his dog to Martha’s Vineyard?…perhaps he was hungry…( rim shot)

    As far as Obama being smarter than Bush the younger…I don’t know about that. GWB at least understood the optics of a very public political life. Obama has no clue, either that, or he just doesn’t care and has the attitude of “Let them eat cake.”

    Bush’s only problem was his public speaking ability. In private, according to reliable sources, he was very affable and easy to talk to. On the other hand, Obama is a good public speaker, but in private, he’s so uptight, you couldn’t drive a 4 penny nail up his ass with a go-devil.

    I’m not a fan of GWB by any means, but one thing I will say about him is that he has more class in his pinky finger than Obama has in his whole administration.

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