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Michelle Obama Decides to Ski Aspen

Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News.

The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail.

Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”

The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.

Just last August, she sojourned on Martha’s Vineyard, and the month before she travelled to southern Africa for a trip that mixed official business with tourist outings like an African safari. In July 2010, she took an exorbitant excursion to the southern coast of Spain, flying out with friends and family on a large jet that often serves as Air Force 2 and then staying at a ritzy hotel.

What’s more, as the government struggles to cut the deficit, the symbolism of a first lady jetting out to Aspen with a security entourage at taxpayers’ expense to ski would seem to send the wrong message about cutting back on spending.

For her last two Hawaii vacations, Michelle left separately from her husband at extra cost to taxpayers in order to ensure she got the full vacation while the president was forced to remain in Washington a few extra days to finish work with Congress.

President Obama last summer called for “an attitude of shared sacrifice” to solve the nation’s deficit woes.

Michelle this weekend is reportedly staying at the Aspen home of a wealthy Obama backer from Chicago. She held a fundraiser at the same residence last July.

809 Responses to Michelle Obama Decides to Ski Aspen

  1. If the angry black woman actually puts a pair of ski on please put out a “MOOOOOOOSE IS LOOSE” warning to all people who are actually out on the slopes. Her oversized can could create quite a bit of havoc, damage and injury…….just sayin

  2. Just another example of the elitist attitude they have developed since taking office. The country owes them something and that is exactly how they conduct themselves. I suspect that we will all be surprised post Obama how much corruption will be uncovered by the new administration. Southside Chicago politics is notoriously corrupt and that is their calling card. Add the close relationship with known domestic terrorists and anti-American types and it is shocking that anyone supports them…GOD save this country.

    • The real threat to our country is sitting on the Supreme Court–appointed by Obama….Elena Kagan and she’s pro sharia law and pro sharia finance–and btw there are now sharia compliant banks and companies operating all over America…and there is one tiny, huge gigantic thing wrong with that….1/8th of all profit from a Sharia company/bank has to go to jihad–in Sharia jihad is a good thing–so 1/8th of our companies/banks profits will be sending money to jihad cover operations that will turn around and kill our military and most likely fund terrorism worldwide (that means here to). What a load of crap that is to swallow…call your bank and find out if it is Sharia compliant and if it is pull your money out..and then tell your friends…our country is under assault and we don’t even have a clue!

  3. whose surprised by this? they’re filthy liars in all things.In january,we’ll get what we deserve if we vote this clown back in. of course, they do have the votes of all the dead people,and cartoon characters……maybe they’ll vote themselves back in……..we’re done

  4. President Obama: “an attitude of shared sacrifice”
    Queenie Michelle Antoinette Obama: “I’ll share anybody’s sacrifice as long as I get to go on vacation at TAXPAYER expense. Those little people owe that to me because I have never been proud of this country yet I stay here and work hard at getting those lemmings to eat the right food, leaving me all the ribs and fries I can get. I’ve been working so hard at those fund raisers my lard butt is slimming down so I need to go on vacation and eat my ribs! Grow up people! You are there to serve me, the Queenie!”

  5. If my kids missed as much school as hers I would have to appear in court to explain why. While she and the kids are skiing in Aspen and eating at ritzy restaurants, back home other kids are having their lunches taken away by the food police at school and given chicken nuggets…Amazing…the enemy within is destroying America…wake up!

  6. I’ll be looking for these trips on the Obama 1040. Value of the airfare and lodging (if Obamas did not pay) should be declared. If the purpose of the trip was to make speeches about chicken nugget lunches being better than turkey, fine. Then don’t hit the slopes.

  7. Disgusting is the only word that comes to mind.
    When our economy is so bad because of her husbands
    lack of leadership. Mrs Obama feels entitled to another taxpayer vacation

    They had better get it all in because if Americans have any sense they will be gone in January of 2013

  8. This is news? Seems like this woman is on vacation more than not. In the spirit of the shared sacrifice called for by her husband, you’d think she could limit her taxpayer funded holidays to maybe 10 or 15 a year.

  9. In 2009, Dems cut funding for Medicare by $500 billion.

    Under the guise of a “payroll tax cut,” in 2011 and 2012, Dems cut funding for Social Security by $240 billion.

    Imagine if Republicans had led this action. They’d be accused of trying to destroy our safety net, hurting the elderly, etc..

    Dems are clearly willing to sacrifice the elderly – who probably won’t change their votes because of their age – to further their communist agenda.

    • The “payroll tax cut” in 2011 and 2012 could not have happened without the complicity of Leader Boehner. The House controls the purse strings. If we don’t change leadership in the House and the Senate along with kicking the Marxists to the curb, nothing will change. The establishment Republicans don’t realize the danger this country is facing. It is all about party politics to them.

  10. The Obamas are nothing but highfalutin tricksters. They don’t care about fairness or the middle call OR the lower class. And they certainly don’t care about America. They only care about themselves and their close circle of elites.

    They might as well be selling snake oil.

    Unfortunately, with our dumbed-down school system, the Marxist takeover of our university system and our media, people are too stupid to know that they are being conned.

  11. They are definitely sharing the sacrifice. He stays in the WH, and she goes skiing. Although, I am sure he will get in a few rounds of golf while she is gone.

  12. On 12/31/2006, unemployment was 4.4%. That’s a fact – look it up on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

    On 1/3/2007, Democrats took total control of both houses of the 110th Congress. That’s a fact, too.

    Total control means that nothing gets spent without their approval. They can undo anything a prior Congress has done.

    Do you remember when the misery started? Yep, it was in 2007.

    • No, we don’t need him in Chicago either. He needs to be shipped back to Kenya immediately following his prison term. She needs to go with him. That could be another vacation for him and her. A permanent one.

  13. all these extremely costly vacations every month makes perfect
    sense when you realize one of her husband’s main priorities
    is to destroy the economy of the “USA”….you remember usa that’s
    what she said she was proud of for the first time…as the old has been ‘s
    husband was being sworn in as POTUS

  14. They’re well aware that they can get away with it because they have the Hugo Chavez media in their pocket and two, they know that the nation is now made up of 58% dumbed down Americans. The Obamas have been the most spending of Americans tax payers money then any other family ever in the White House, however, again, they know how ro play the system. Too bad our nation is asleep at the wheel.

  15. The crass behavior of this poster couple for the nouveau riche should, if nothing else, convince those who closed their eyes, raised their hands heavenward, and chanted “Yes, we can” now realize that it is our tax dollars that allowed them – not us – to say, “Yes, we can ….go on exotic vacations, host lavish parties inside our White House, flaunt designer clothes and shoes purchased while living free for the past 3+years, and have so much leisure time as the result of our taxes paying for household staff so as to issue mandates more common in Venezuela than the U.S.

    The “Yes, we can” crowd have served as useful idiots for two of the worst people to ever inhabit the White House who are laughing all the way to the bank.

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  17. And you understand, We the Sheelpe who voted for him will still blindly vote for him again… Meanwhile the GOP and mainstream media are scared to death of Dr Ron Paul as he is the only one not bought and paid for by special interest, so they can’t control / predict his behavior… We deserve to follow Greese with another 4 years of uncontrolled spending and decline. China and Russia are happy as clams over our disfunction.

  18. When told it didn’t seem very “fair” she should go from Hawaii to a Colorado ski resort while the peasants are struggling she said, “Let them eat broccoli .”

  19. Moochelle decided she better go skiing to work off the $300 five course Valentine dinner she shared with her socialist hubby: Lobster in truffle sauce, beef tenderoin, Chesapeake fish, lavish desserts, and expensive wines at the Vermillion, DC’s most upscale restaurant.

  20. Are we paying for this? 1 vacation per month? Would congress please pass a law on how much money the taxpayers provide for personal enjoyment. Set a limit. After that they pay 100% of costs. I’d guarantee over the last 3 years, she would have already eaten up a reasonable budget. I’m so over paying for her vacations. They are making me sick. Marie Antonette needs to be kicked out of the people house quickly.

    • Anything Congress might pass (and don’t hold your breath) would simply be ignored. Obama would issue an executive order funding the vacation to the fullest. “We can’t waste time waiting for Congress not to act.”

  21. I am so sick of these welfare recipients living off our dime, they are just like regular welfare recipients. They do no work, and live off our tax payer dime.

  22. My 9 year old granddaughters ski Liberty and Massanutten ( both DC area) almost every winter weekend since they were 7. I’m sure they’re a little more experienced than Malia and Sasha, yet still find those slopes fun and challenging.

    This is to put to rest the Aspen trip was about the girls.

  23. . . .if you have a cell phone, you’ve been footing the bill for a mobile device for a low-income family. The “Federal Universal Service Charge” is often lumped in with other carrier fees at the bottom of your monthly cell phone bill, usually amounting to a couple of bucks a month.

    That money is pooled into a fund disbursed by the FCC to cell phone carriers who provide free or low-cost cellphones for families who qualify for other federal benefits, such as food stamps or welfare. . .
    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/02/08/fcc-wants-25-million-for-cell-phone-subsidy-program-fraught-with-fraud

    So not only are you paying for Mooochelle to go on vacation–AGAIN, you are also having your “wealth” re-distributed by the Feds to pay for cell phones for low income folks–ain’t life grand (because it sure ain’t fair).

    NOBAMA2012

    • What is rarely reported is the fact that of the three top providers of free cell phones to people already living free off of taxpayers is owned by the wealthiest man in the world, Mexico’s Carlos Slim.

    • How weird that someone who merely lives in straightened circumstance because of a chronic illness cannot afford a cell phone. But if I were to spend my disability income and my savings wildly and beggar myself, I would get a free cell phone and lots of other goodies, too.

      If it weren’t for the satisfaction that I find in thrift that allows me to occasionally help others in more need, I would feel like a fool for not going to Aspen, having a nice week or two myself, and then signing up for welfare and sitting back enjoying my free cell phone.

  24. “Mooochelle takes a ski vacation” What’s new?
    We are taking bets on how many more get a ways and vacations the Obama’s take between now and November 1, 2012 at the taxpayers expense.

    • Well, there will still be the summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Then when lose in November, they are going to take one hell of a blowout Christmas vacation to his official birthplace of Hawaii. One last party on the peasants dime.

  25. Skiing is great fun for the whole family, even the First Family. Michelle knows the government influenced media will cover for her so she can safely keep the attitude expressed in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, i.e., “Let them eat cake!”

  26. The set up for this has already been put in place. MoochMORE said in an interview how important it is to get the Princesses Obama out of the White House and into the real world. This “normal mom” lie is ridiculous. On her phone call with Virginian women, she pretended that she had to get off the phone line because “hungry kids” were looking at her and waiting to be fed. Yeah. So I suppose “just plain Meesh” MoochMORE had to be there to supervise the staff putting the chef-cooked food onto the table set by the hosue staff.

    It’s all about the kids!

  27. Mooochelle won’t be on skis. She will be watching, drinking in the lounge. Can you imagine what would happen is she fell? (Not that she would break anything other than her pride) It would make world wide headlines which is something the Obama’s need.
    If anything, this will be another photo op. at the taxpayer’s expense.

      • LOL@U…everything the commentors are saying against MOOchelle and Obuslim is true, and some are very humorous about it. I love it. Getting a good laugh out of this post…LOL

    • Yes, I am waiting for AF Two to come pick me up, with a entourage of hundreds, all at taxpayers expense, after preaching to all other citizens of the need to tighten their belts and eat their peas. Hey, whats another one million or more cost to taxpayers as long as Queen Mooch is happy, right little libtard?