Monday, December 5, 2011

FOD 2011.12.05 - Two Parts

Part I:

It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation
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.
He was just there two weeks ago for an economic summit. I guess he liked it so much he wants to go back.

His wife and kids will be there as well. No word on whether they'll fly together, or take seperate flights like their Marth'a Vineyard summer vacation and last year's Hawaii winter vacation.

Gosh, was it just last August when the obama clan spent eleven days on vacation at Martha's Vineyard? Let's see ... eleven days in August, plus seventeen days in Dec. is a total of twenty-eight days - FOUR FRIGGIN' WEEKS!!! - of vacation in a six-month period. That's about one month out of six on vacation. Nice work if you can get it.

I guess he's just plumb worn out from ... wait, give me a minute ...

What the hell has he done to need a vacation?

He must be exhausted from ruining the economy, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work, running guns to Mexican drug cartels, bowing to foreign heads of state, endless rounds of golf … oh yeah, and all the campaigning and fund raising he's been doing lately.

As Harper points out, this little trip will cost the taxpayers in excess of $1M.

What an asshole. We'll all be better off when he's on a permanent vacation…

(Don't miss Part II below the bobblehead.)

Part II:

NJ governor Chris Christie asks, and the NY Post's Micheal Goodwin amplifies on, this question:

What the hell are we paying you for?
On Monday, (Christie) called Obama “a bystander in the Oval Office” for ducking the congressional committee charged with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over 10 years.

“I was angry this weekend, listening to the spin coming out of the administration about the failure of the super committee, and that the president knew it was doomed for failure, so he didn’t get involved,” Christie said. “Well, then, what the hell are we paying you for? ‘It’s doomed for failure so I’m not getting involved?’ Well, what have you been doing, exactly?”

The questions are rhetorical in that we know what the president has been doing and why. He plays golf and campaigns. Governing is beneath him.

He doesn’t talk much to members of Congress or his own Cabinet. They’re beneath him.

His connection to the public consists of speeches before large crowds, and he ducks behind the curtain and into the security bubble as soon as he finishes. The people are beneath him.

Warped by a sense of entitlement and self-aggrandizement, Obama refuses to take responsibility for finding practical solutions to problems. He prefers the glory of transformation rather than the roll-the-sleeves-up work of reform.

When he can’t get his way, he appoints a czar and ignores Congress. Democracy is beneath him.

He could have brokered a deficit deal, but doing so would have demolished his campaign slogan that Republicans are to blame for everything. Any deal would give him ownership of the results, and end the fiction that politics are beneath him.

In fact, he’s all politics, all the time. His idea of bipartisanship is that everybody agrees with him.

He’s so bad at the job that the frequent comparisons to Jimmy Carter are unfair to Carter.
I couldn't have said it any better myself.


Old NFO said...

Good rant, and I agree with you!!! And one more little point, that 17 day vacation, it means his security teams DON'T get to spend Christmas with their families...

CenTexTim said...

Unless they take the family to Hawaii for Christmas - but I get your point. It is one I hadn't thought about.

Jim - PRS said...

Both Bushes spent Christmases at Camp David, approximately 90 miles from Washington, D.C. so that the security and staff people, most of whom live in the D.C. area, could be home with their families. I gather Camp David isn't good enough for The One.

He and his wife are horrible people.

CenTexTim said...

Jim - No argument here.

kerrcarto said...

17 days in Hawaii then the Christmas break which means he will have pretty much the entirety of December off.

CenTexTim said...

"...he will have pretty much the entirety of December off."

That may be a good thing. It gives him less time to screw things up even worse than he already has.