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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. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Michelle Obama is an intelligent attractive woman. It is difficule for me to understand how she can engage in such activities when so many in the country are having such a difficult time. I cannot resort to name calling as it puts me at the same level as the many apologists that support this couple. All I know is that come November 2012 I hope and pray for change.

    • MLO – Michelle Obama is not an intelligent attractive woman. Listen to her talk and you know those degrees are affirmative action shams. Look at her photos and you’ll see how heavily they are photoshopped – her butt and gut blow up and shrink from one photo to another. She has the biggest repertoire of clown faces that I’ve ever seen. It is impossible that the camera always catches her at an awkward moment in her conversations. She spends a lot of money on her clothing, but it is nearly always too tight and inappropriate for the occasion.

        • What Annona says is perfectly true. And you apparently have nothing to say back except a charge of vulgarity. Michelle is a vulgar woman, just as you probably are. And you’re ashamed to admit it, so you insult others. Way to go for a loony Liberal.

          • Thank you for the defense, tnm.

            Cynthia writes like a back-talking teenager. She (if it is a female) either picks out a word to take issue with or she has a let-fly insult that is just flapping her gums.

  4. If it were just her money it would be one thing, but this is most likely costing the taxpayers and it shows the disconnect and hypocrisy that politicians are capable of every day.

    • The taxpayers pay for the initial analysis of the Queen’s destination for security, whatever needs to be done to make the place secure, the cost of running the airplane round-trip to transport the Queen and the Princesses Obama, the motorcades to take the Queen and Princesses to their place of fun and frolic, and all the extra staff and agents needed to service and protect the Queen.

  5. What else is new, we the taxpayers have also supported her Mother the entire time as she also lives at the White House. They think they are above everyone else. Just read her college thesis and find out what she believes. They are both the two biggest bigots on the planet. Just look into their past. Also, remember what he did to his white and I repeat white Grandmother when he was running for office.He and she both represent everything that is not America from taking from the wealthy thoughts they have. Wonder how much they have given extra to the government they are wealthy or do they say one thing and always do the other. I finally get it that was the change he spoke of only for him did it apply as he has only gotten richer. How many of these vacations did she take before becoming the first lady of freeloading off the American people.

    • Personally, I have no problem w/having a grandmother living in the White House, especially if there are children in residence. However, I do object to MO’s mother being brought onboard since she’s just there as a (mostly invisible) prop to make them appear decent – which they are not.

  6. Give the lady a break. It’s been over a month since her last vacation! Appearing on all of those TV shows dictating what my kids should be eating can take a lot out of a person!

  7. The dancing Hippo needs to stick to her potato sack races and hula hooping! You can bet your sweet bippy that she never saw a ski slope in her life before she and the community organizer left the Hood!

    The Aspen crowd must be snickering behind closed doors! Aspen is not part of the BET crowd!

  8. The only job that either of them will get will be a communists organizer or some
    other Anti-American Job. God I hope they would just Vanish from this planet

  9. Her Royal Thighness Queen Mooch will not be denied. I hope Aspen laid in new stock of Maine Lobster, Kobe Beef, Caviar, sparkling wine, and top shelf vodka for the Royal Mooch.

    You peasants – yes you there: eat your peas and tighten your belts, your King and Queen need your cash.

  10. Socialism is for the people not the socialists. What ever the system, socialsim, capitalism etc there will always be the 1 percent. The President and his family deserve more than you. Get over it and pay your taxes.

  11. All good communist leaders and their wives enjoy the highlife while the masses struggle. Michelle could certainly paraphrase Marie Antoinette with “Let them eat dog food!”

  12. I think we’ve worn out the vacation addiction , obviously they think they are entitled to it being Royal and all. The election 2012 is coming and bullying should be the topic. The Administration will be cruel BULLIES,CHICAGO STYLE INTIMIDATION.