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Michelle Obama Decides to Ski Aspen

by Keith Koffler on February 18, 2012, 8:17 am

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.

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Hammermill February 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

The 0bama’s have all the class of a used condom lying in the gutter.

Cynthia February 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

Your condom?

Thomas Prendergast February 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

August 2008 last vacation.
2009 Short Sold town house in La Jolla
2009 Short Sold RV
2009 Sold Boat
2009 Moved to Wyoming from San Diego
2010 moved company out of California to Wyoming

I am surviving.

Budvarakbar February 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Great — similar things here

crazyrightwingmom February 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You sound like us…all property gone, no equity left for a life of hard work. A meal at a restaurant is a rarity!

Darrel February 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm


Try and catch up with modern times. Even a liberal crack ho such as yourself should be using condoms. Now swallow Barry’s load and get up off your knees.

Vicky Bevis February 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm


Save your breath.
“Don’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”

tnmccoy February 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

If it was, he’d probably have paid for it, unlike most of the loonies like you who always have your hands out.

Kim Baliey February 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Blacks use no condoms, Cynthia says.
No wonder they have litters instead of births.

Lisa February 20, 2012 at 1:29 am

Remember this is 2012 November lets vote for a change.

nifongnation February 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

They don’t have money for them. Only money for Nike Air Jordan’s, that they steal anyway, and spend the money on drugs.

play February 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

Hope a the food police inspect her lunch before she eats!

Daisy February 18, 2012 at 11:41 am


jack February 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

Scottie Wood February 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

I pray he’s defeated. Heaven help us if he gets reelected. And Michelle is as bad or worse.

AFVET February 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

I pray he’s defeated too.
Rush has stated that it is going to have to be by a landslide because if it is close, he will win.

Granny Jan/Janice February 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

Tweet, tweet
@jaketapperr R U going to Aspen for long wkend with Michelle Obama? Sounds very 1% Can’t wait to see it on ABC

Susan February 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Good for you Granny Jan. We all know why there has been a news blackout on her latest mini-vacation.

Perplexed Boogliodemus February 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

Why on earth would you have to moderate comments? I’m sure everyone everywhere is thrilled that Michelle and the girls get to take a dream ski vacation. Anyone who would object to that must be jealous.

Anonna February 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

LOL — now that was funny!

kimdi01 February 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

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!”

Gene February 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

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!

Dugway February 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

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.

tamalezebra February 18, 2012 at 10:49 am


Jakartaman February 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

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

Sam February 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

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.

Ladyswiss February 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

Gosh, who weeds her garden?

Spanky Spankster February 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

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.

Susan February 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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.

Fontana February 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

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.

Fontana February 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

*middle class*

Davie February 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

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.

Michelle N February 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

Vote this family OUT!

Spanky Spankster February 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

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.

Michelle N February 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

Barack and Michelle need to ski themselves back to Chicago for good!

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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.

davh356 February 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

She should just stay on vacation, her hubby will be gone in November.

eveready February 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

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

Wake up america February 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

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.

Rikicad February 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

The Obama’s are no way reg people they are elitist. They don’t care about everyday people. Obama and his family suck pray for an Avalance

Kathleen February 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

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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Rikicad February 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

is Oswald free

Pilot.Dave February 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

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.

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Are you admitting that you will vote for him again?

jadams76 February 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

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 .”

Jdam February 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Peas & chicken nuggets

Sean February 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

Take a vacation from doing nothing?… interesting concept

sandiego1969 February 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

She heard there were lots of sliders there so she went as fast as her stubby legs and a government jet could carry her.

roberta February 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

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.

BlogMagog February 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

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.

george February 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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.”

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

And make sure she doesn’t steal everything in it when she leaves like the Clinton’s did.

Ghostsouls February 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

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.

DeniseVB February 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

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.

BlogMagog February 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

Can we please move up the elections? I’m so over paying for this woman to vacation around the world.

kenny February 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

reading the comments, I easily note the lack of any liberals trying to defend
this trip…..are the voters beginning to wake up?

AFVET February 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

The libs don’t have a ski to stand on in this thread.

GotFreedom February 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

. . .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. . .

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).


Kathleen February 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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.

Susan February 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

No wonder Zero and his cohorts want to keep the illegal alien cash cow flowing…

Anonna February 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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.

Rick Simm February 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

“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.

Susan February 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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.

bondmen February 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

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!”

hagoodman February 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

You are sick

Darrel February 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Sick of the Mooch. Sick of Bumbling Barry Oblamo.

Anonna February 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

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!

Rick Simm February 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

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.

Steve February 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

Oh please. Who doesn’t take a vacation?

eveready February 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

get your ugly empty head back into the sand

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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

Darrel February 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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?

Norbert G. Ginsel February 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

I’m surprised that they let her in. Assuming she skis, I think her sitzmarks would ruin the slopes.

linda February 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

that’s right michelle, milk the tax payers for all you can get while you’re in there. wonder how much we paid for security and transportation?

efalone February 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

Nothing is to good for our Queen, you peasants sicken me. Be happy with what they give you, and feel grateful.

eveready February 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

your queen is married to a queen…stay happy until they take from you
in order to give to me

disc-0-duc February 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

Well this is hope and change I guess. After more than three years we now know that hope and change is nothing but a broken record. Spend the people’s money to the point of bankruptcy, vacation like crazy while the rest of the nation suffers through the Obama depression, and point fingers in all directions instead of taking a day of contemplation and mirror gazing. Can’t wait for a real leader to take over next January.

marianne723 February 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

According to Michelle Obama, “The truth is, in order to get things like Universal Health Care and a revamped Education System, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of the pie so that someone else can have more.” Well, we give and give, but she keeps eating all the pie.

mdsum1 February 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ha! A couple of days ago I told someone that Michelle must be furious that she has not had a vacation since Christmas. If you think she takes a lot of vacations now just wait and see how many she takes if Barack gets reelected.

Lucy February 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

Bless her heart. She wants to be like us so much.