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Michelle Said to be Considering an Extended Vacation

by Keith Koffler on May 22, 2013, 9:29 am

With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard.

According to the Boston Globe, “Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period.” But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and then stay for two weeks at the end of the summer, the Globe reports.

The White House has not commented on the Obamas’ vacation plans.

The Obamas are said to be eying a house in Farm Neck on the Vineyard. If they land there, the president will have easy access to the lovely Farm Neck Golf Club and Cafe. Here’s the view from the tee on the third hole.

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It appears Michelle may be skipping her usual spring excursion overseas, which in the past has included stops at a luxury resort in Spain and in South Africa. Instead, she’ll accompany her husband next month on an official trip to Africa.

But not to worry. She already spent two weeks in Hawaii this past winter and jetted out for some Apsen skiing in February.

The Obamas opted out of their annual trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 2012, likely because they were campaigning and because a luxury sojourn there would have conflicted with the campaign image Obama was trying to project as a fighter for the middle class.

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creeper May 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

So they figured the optics of a luxury vacation weren’t good last year with an election coming up but they think the public will be fine with weeks of playtime in the middle of a six-pack of scandals.

What do these people use for brains?

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Harryo May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Cowards can run but they can’t hide.

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leroy May 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

tihs (dyslexia)

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Biff Wellington May 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

major bullsiht…(same here)

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Albert May 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I don’t think you know what dyslexia is.

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Tony May 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

I’ll bet Leroy knows what an eloh$$A is though………….

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mensa141 May 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

It is Albert and Tony, right? They are spouting like eloh$$As

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BinRaleigh May 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

You know they won the election, so they do not have to care what you think it looks like. They have 4 years left, barring impeachment and conviction, so they get to do whatever they darned well want to.

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jay jay May 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

Obama should just go with his family. By now everyone knows his lieutenants run the show any way they like. He just kicks around, looking out the window, taking phone calls from celebrities, watching Netflix, and picking his nose.

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jc May 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

LMFAO….this comment may actually be the closest to the truth I have ever seen in the whole time barry has been in the white house….there is a scuzzy machine running things and ol’ barry is just an idiot prop…he’s like Mandrin in Iron Man 3…were going to find out he’s just some lame kenyan stage actor……..

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D krueger May 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

He’s been trained from youth to be a stage actor. He’s probably being directed by George Soros and his cronies.

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tdrag May 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

David Axlerod. You can be sure this Marist worm has his hands all over these scandals.

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tdrag May 23, 2013 at 6:31 am

…marxist worm…

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Calypso May 23, 2013 at 7:37 am

You’ve got that right! It’s so good to read these comments. Some folks do understand exactly what BHO is—a fraud, cultivated from youth by pig Marxists to subvert this nation.

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geepa May 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I have been referring to him as President Jarrett for months now.

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rocker98 May 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I have called hin the zero since he has been elected. Notice, no capitals, no respect. Just like he gives U.S.

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TWagner May 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

You guys are killing me…thx for the laugh…made all the funnier becos it’s prob true.

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emsmama May 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Kind of like he was doing the night of the attack in Benghazi.

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joyce small May 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Yeah let Obama go to MV..The presidency
follows him wherever he goes..of course
it won’t be any fun for the girls..but
hey that’s the chance you take.
DC will be hot this summer if a SP
is appointed..but I am not counting
on that.

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Floyd daBarber May 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Soon as Michelle is out the front door, Obama will be sneaking Reggie Love in the back door so Reggie can, well, sneak it in Barack’s “back door”, just like old times.

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Monnie May 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I’ve been wondering if Moochelle knows about Barack and Reggie, and just would rather the Occupier not have to sneak around to get his man love. Maybe Zero was with Reggie the night of Benghazi.

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Mo Better May 23, 2013 at 8:15 am

Monnie, you’re on the right track. I’m not sure that the Narcissist-In-Chief is so brazen as to bring his homosexual partners into the White House, but I would be surprised if he hadn’t long ago figured out a way to get gone from 1600 Pennsylvania without being noticed. I think that on the night Benghazi was going down Barfy was going down in one of the District of Corruption’s homosexual bathhouses, hence the nickname, Bathhouse Barry Soetoro!

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Ryk Lee May 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

Moochelle is for appearances only, the marriage was contrived when Barry decided to enter the political spectrum. I would not be surprised if Reggie Love was a guest in the White house the night Benghazi went down. There will be some tell all books, once we get rid of this Poser in Chief.

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Howard May 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

….and hopefully the can stay on vacation until 2017.

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Bruce May 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Yes

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Kcender May 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Actually Valerie Jarrettt and mother-inlaw actually run the White House. Anyone that throws a ball like he does is easily p-whipped. IMV

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karel eekels May 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm

The best thing for him to do and a great service to the country is for him to spend more time on the golf courts.

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crazyamerican May 23, 2013 at 12:09 am

And don’t forget photo op’s. Lot’s and lot’s of photo op’s….

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teapuglicrap May 23, 2013 at 3:40 am

AH YES!! While dubya was taking 3 1/2 YEARS of his 8 on Vacations, Bar-B-Queing down i n Texass, where were all you “conservatives” at????

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RICKVA May 23, 2013 at 7:29 am

you are a moron. It did not cost millions of dollars annually for Bush’s vacations and he did not charge the FBI to watch him like Biden does. In terms of golf, Obama has played more rounds than tiger woods. The Obama’s are the Jeffersons who moved uptown, without the class. No president including Nixon has had so many crooks spying on America than Obama

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Overloard May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Dubya, didn’t spend millions on lavish vacations, he went to HIS OWN HOUSE in Texas and worked his ranch. Don’t ofrget he stopped playing golf after he was criticized while the war was on. The war is still on but nobama is playing golf, another words “screw you” I’m President.

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Ryk Lee May 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

Bush also went to Camp David every X Mas so that his security detail could be with their families, you sir are a jerk. Move on from the past, and try to post adult opinions.

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MilitaryMom May 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

The Tea Party and it’s members have more class in their little finger then what I see in your post…..God Bless America..

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Turnberry217 May 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Well said and hopeful the people of this great country feel the same way!

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Martha Chandler May 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

Picking his nose is what he does best.

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siylence May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

3.5 years. Don’t try to prolong the destruction. As for them doing whatever they want…yeah that’s worked out so well for them since 2008. It’s because they do whatever they want that they’re now under Congressional investigation and the consequence of impeachment is being seriously considered. Running and hiding while avoiding all Constitutional duties is going to end badly for the Obama Administration and anyone connected to it. It’s inevitable at this stage and Obama and company is already proven to be the most disastrous and irresponsible, not to mention corrupt presidency that this country has ever known.

If you voted for him once, shame on you.
If you voted for him twice, shame on you.

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exbobbie May 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I detest this man as much as anybody else, and what he and his administration has done, and is doing, to this great nation, but please, lets not get delusional. This man will not be removed from office, by impeachment or any other method, other than the end of his term.
No one with the authority has the will, or nerve, to attempt to remove him, they are all afraid of the inevitable results if they try i,e., widespread civil unrest, failure to convict in the Senate, absolute crucifixion by the MSM, and being responsible for trying to remove America’s first, so called, black president, it just isn’t going to happen.

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Patrick May 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Prob true…that just means this guy will get away with criminal activity because of Race….go figure.

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dwstick May 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

With his lapdog Attorney General, that is a certainty!

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Joe S. May 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Actually, Joe Biden is the best impeachment insurance.

Our choice is either a crook or a fool for President.

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daniel casher May 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I’d rather have the fool.

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HeywoodJablome May 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Are you saying Joe is a crook?

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Austen Heller May 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

They are both crooks and they are both fools.

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mythenjoseph May 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I would LOVE to see that culminate! This blue gum Kenyan is a treasonist and should be more than impeached. Go old school on this arrogant subversive.

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joyce small May 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Nor will they try to remove the first woman
president if it is HRC. The media
will sit on their hands for as long as that
woman who will be close to 70 when
she runs for office is president.
I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Bill
takes over if HRS becomes incapicitated
again.

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JIM May 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

He actually might be impeached. If the republicans take the senate, they might have enough votes if obama is tried for crimes and actually could be impeached.

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Frank Durman May 22, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I PRAY you’re right.

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bcats May 23, 2013 at 2:06 am

Bill Clinton was impeached but he stayed in office!

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Funny reeferman May 23, 2013 at 1:21 am

America is not about to impeach a black president

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CDA May 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

That’s right the entire Fascist Democrat Party is so stupid they will let their entire party be destroyed to prop up their Novelty President. Oh, well 2014 is looking more and more like a fine time in America – buh bye Fascist Democrat control of the Senatre.

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littleleers May 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Sure, maybe Obama won’t be removed. And perhaps the Dems figure correctly that the LIV (low information voters have a short memory)….but Patriots of all color and stripes WILL be sure to vote in the midterm elections and we will run the rats out! The Senate will turn and the House will gain even more seats for the GOP/Tea Party. Obama will be the worst Lame Duck POTUS ever. THe problem is that come 2016, the LIV will assume that Operation Recovery America will be attributed to Obama’s intelligence and skill and not to the Republican/Tea Party congress. Thusly, either Hill of Beans or John, “Vietnam” Kerry will win the Presidency.

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Just Jill May 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

As bad as I hate to admit it, I think you are right. Too many cowards and Rino Whores will stand in the way of getting rid of the plague in the White House.

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Monnie May 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Yeah, we’ll suffer through an epic economic collapse with the Occupier blaming everyone but himself. Imagine Boehner the crybaby holding impeachment hearings in the House—not gonna happen. If we’re under martial law in 2014, there won’t BE an election, and we’ll have Zero as POTUS for a lot longer. Meanwhile, his cronies, especially Soros, will be raking in the money & perks. The whole thing is nauseating.

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BinRaleigh May 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Yeah, this administration is so bad that Jimmy Carter is starting to look Presidential.

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stephshar May 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I always thought Rosalynn Carter was a classy lady. Yes, Jimmy is an old fool but can we bring them back anyway? It would be a great improvement at this point.

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Prorkba May 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

Is eating ten pounds of poison better than eating a hundred pounds of poison? No! The answer is to eat no poison. And, that is why all socialists, progressive or otherwise, must go.

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Mike May 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I would vote for him a third time

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Vicky Bevis May 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I wouldn’t vote for him the first time. Don’t get nostalgic!

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JoeAmerican May 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Mike … you would vote for dog-sh*t sandwich too. You are what makes people sick and disgusted with the education system in this country … you are an ignorant fool Mike!!!

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Merida Mikey May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

WHAT?????????????????????????

What planet are you from? Planet Idiot?

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EdtheHead May 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Yep…they get the best the Taxpayer can afford!

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mar May 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Right, but on our dime. They just destroy, lie and plead “knowing nothing”. Well I am one fed up American, used to be Democrat, and am very sick of their lies and deceit. Obama has ruined our Democrat party, Ruined the trust in our government and his word.
Hey Democrats – wake up “we have been conned”! Worse yet we all went along willingly.

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george May 23, 2013 at 3:36 am

I RESPECT YOU, that took courage.

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John May 23, 2013 at 9:48 am

I think the problem with the Democratic party started long before Obama. When Kerry got the Democratic nomination back in 2004, I knew something was wrong. I was a Democrat then but changed my affiliation to no-affiliation (Independent). I had never heard of Obama when he ran in 2008, and the only thing I found was he was a junior Senator with a history of just voting present. There was no way I could vote for someone with exteremely little political experience. And then after 4 years, with nothing positive to show, people vote him back in? I fear for my country.

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Jonathan May 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Yes, they get to do what they want to, like they always did. Drink, Party, Fly off to Vegas on Air Force One while American die. They laze in the sun in Spain while the IRS hounds Obama’s innocent but political opponents. They get back from Mexico in time to ski in Utah and Colorado while their Agents seize phone records, emails, and intercept Reporters’ private communications to make sure that no one is on to the latest scandal without a partyline being available to spin it.

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Elaine Miller May 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

they are bleeding us dry,” let them eat cake” obamas

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Buzz May 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

“what do these people use for brain?”

The only purpose their brains serve is to hold their ears apart.

NEVER expect a democrat to tell the truth.

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jerry May 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Substantial responsibility in some cases.

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Average Joe May 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Do you really believe Obama or anyone of his cronies really cares what the American public thinks of them at any point except during an election? He is elitist, thuggish, and believes he is just as entitled as those he puts on welfare are. I honestly think if he could, he would change his title Your Royal Highness.

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fedupinky May 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Their rectums

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barry1817 May 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

your response makes the assumption that they have brains

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RJOGuillory May 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

…whether it be BO or GWB…GHWB…Dick Cheney…Clintons… they are just the actors in the play that is being strung out in order to destroy the Consitutional Basis for this country…we’ve been telling you folks for years…but we are all just tin-foil-hat-folks….eh?…oh…btw…I was a federally protected whistle-blower for over two decades with the US DoD…they are as corrupt as can be…

Regards,

RJ O’Guillory
Author-
Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

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Sharon May 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

You are assuming they actually have a brain.

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Wally May 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The will of (their) people!! You know, the low-information voters and the libs that are wetting themselves over the O’s being the King and Queen!!!

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Shootingstar May 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Short answer….she doesn’t give a fig! And all the extra plane trips back and forth….move on,folks,nothing to see here. They can seemingly do whatever they…spend our tax money however they want.

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CookCountyVoter May 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Brains?
Not required for political office.

Liars, cheaters, sex addicts, crooks, addicts, and the like
are routinely voted in office – brains/intellect/integrity/honesty/God-fearing humans are a drawback nowadays.

Pray for change!

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joyce small May 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This reminds me of Watergate..during the summers
of 1973-1974 when all the fat hit the fire..
and I believe Pat Nixon spent a lot of time
that summer away from the WH. Nothing
spells more fun though then a hot humid
summer in DC and a trifecta of scandals.

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nonya business May 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

They’re better enjoy that vacation because if I had my way they’d spend the rest of their lives in jail for the lies and strife they have brought this country.

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Andrea Shackamaxon May 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

These people aren’t concerned with public opinion–their priority, over the next 3 years, is to milk every ounce of luxurious living and privilege out of this Presidency as is humanly possible–does anybody remember how the Clintons tried to steal the White House furniture when they left office? Well you’ve ain’t seen nothing, yet!

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Jack Boot May 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Chief White House Butler should initiate towel count / ashtray inventory well ahead of end of term.

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democRATsSuck May 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

It worked on the useful idiots who infest the democRAT trailer park, didn’t it.

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frosty7530 May 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

they use/abuse the brains of others. I am appalled at polls showing Most Americans are OK w/Pres; even after all that has been revealed. There have been long-standing rumours that this is a very troubled marriage. Behind the scenes there are reports of loud verbal abuse & conflict.

Why can’t they save us some $$ by going to Camp David in this situation, maybe doing a shorter trip to Cape Cod? I just got through reading Clint Hill’s beautiful book on Jackie Kennedy. We all know she loved luxury and getting away from WH by visiting friends in high/elite/beautiful places. She rejected Camp David at 1st, later regretting she did not spend more time there, as she learned more about it. Nearly all our 1st families, as different as they were, appreciated the beauty, isolation and restfulness of Camp David. There is plenty of room for over-night guests as well. Michelle could easily throw one of her soirees here and nobody would be the wiser. I am also wondering why the girls are not going back to their over-night camp? I recall Malia looking so sad when she was shown meeting her parents after just coming home. Was she sad to leave camp, or just traumatized by the whole demeaning esperience. Perhaps a “tough love” rugged sports camp? And then we have the official WH nanny, Valerie Jarett joining her Oval Office Family, 24/7 for whole duration of vacation; what purpose has this woman in the private lives of the first family?

Michelle is very proud of her intelligence and popularity, but what is she thinking, in terms of keeping her good name and image, with all this indulgent extravagance at this time? Stay tuned, the next side show will begin shortly.

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dave blackwell May 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

the king and queen have shiite for brains

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AjCarter May 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

They don’t care what we, the people, think. They have become accustomed to living the high life. Most of us are lucky to get a two week vacation a year and certainly not a 6 week vacation like the Obama’ seem to think they are entitled to because of their position.

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JOSE May 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

HER BRAINS ARE IN HER VERY LARGE REAR END MOOCHELE IS A MOOCH ON AMERICAN TAX PAYERS AND SHES A RACIST

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MesRes May 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm

They are the kind of people who don’t use their brain when vacationing, that is constantly.

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scootie May 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Shite.

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Mark May 23, 2013 at 1:30 am

I wish the 0bama’s would take a vacation from being useless to America, and useful to her enemies.

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jimbo May 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

Cranial Rectumitis is rampant with the obama clan and his Cabinet and staff.

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JCause May 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

Creeper, this time around they don’t care. The reason is pretty simple: they already won reeelection and now as a lame duck, image is useless.

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gina May 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

They should not be getting away with spending our money like this… I think he should change this law… Americans pay for the White House and Camp David. Anything else should be paid by them. our country is broke and my kids and grandkids will be working to pay their vacations. it’s sick and very (again) un-American.

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DeniseVB May 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

Why not CampDavid !!?? Great idea. Already fully staffed and secure for the family. A nice pool, hiking trails, tennis court and many out buildings for their guests’ comfort.

Let’s crunch some of those sequester numbers, shall we? Unless there’s a permanent SS field office on Martha’s Vineyard, we’ll be paying her security an extra $200-$400 per day. Not to mention her drivers, flight crew and other personnel required for her protection and comfort. I can’t bear to think of time away from their families this summer also. Such a bad idea to even consider!

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Nancy May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

Meanwhile they have closed the White House to the public which is the public’s house due to sequester but she can extend and we have to pay for the Secret Service etc. This is so Kremlin.

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Scott May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Meanwhile they send loads of taxpayer cash to foreign countries who do nothing for us, give taxpayer cash to illegal immigrants who’ve done nothing to earn it…thus forcing the rest of us fools to work until we drop dead long before Social Security kicks in.

Seriously, are these people deliberately trying to destroy this country?

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sb May 22, 2013 at 10:55 am

@Scott:
You’re just figuring that out now?

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Sliver Lining May 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yes, they are. Welcome to the party, albeit a little late.

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JOSE May 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

WE HAVE NOT HAD A VACATION SINCE OWEBOMA TOOK OFFICE AND THAT GOES FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE I KNOW

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JOSE May 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

lets see giving 30 million criminal illegal invaders amnesty who will then bring in 50 million of their relatives most being old sick uneducated unskilled and poor and going right on the government dole as soon as they get here….ya thats exactly what the democ rats want to do…they will all vote democ rat but because liberalism is a sick twisted mental disorder there wont be a country left for them to rule. We are doomed if amnesty passes.

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HM Phobe May 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

Be a lot cheaper for the country to build a golf course at Camp David than to pay for this fool to travel everywhere to golf. Just need to build 6 holes with enough varying tees that he could get 18 in.

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Frank May 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

There is already an 18 hole golf course at Camp David.

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leroy May 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

they even have skeet shooting at camp david

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Matman May 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm

….just need to invite Dick Cheney for some shooting with Prez 0zero…..

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contrarian May 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

Totally agree, Denise. And don’t forget: they have a trapshooting range at Camp David, and we KNOW how much Obama loves to shoot the clays.

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LaFurnt May 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Camp David would be excellent!! Don’t forget the skeet shooting range.

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Matman May 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

….I think Levenworth would be a better fit for Prez 0zero and the first wookie….

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garys opinion May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

That would include fuel for Air Force One!

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Wyatt Larew May 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

I think the Elite is getting tired of the common slave complaining and telling them how to live their lives. Your Grandchildren, as for them well, they plan on killing all of us well before he has the chance to pay for this regime. Obama is a DICTATOR ushering in a NWO it’s not a conspiracy he is about to use an Iron Fist. IE…..2 billion bullets and a secret SS i mean DHS army! Get your kids ready to fight for life not for America. America was sold a long time ago. This system has just been propping up the same families since 1913. Any educated person can see this. There are just so many people in denial that know this too. It is just too much for them to accept the fact that they have been duped. It is called Pride. We have been so proud that we turned our backs on reality and now we will pay the price.

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Dave May 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

I really do hate to say it, Wyatt, but your predictions are, I fear, accurate. This lying, cheating impostor is singular in his determination: He wants a totalitarian USA, where he is czar Obama the first. I was going to call him and his wife America’s Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, but I think Louie and Marie had some affection for France. These two hate this country with their hearts and souls (whoops…they have neither).

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Monnie May 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Wyatt, it will be fascinating to see how the sheeple react when they realize those tin-foil hatters were right all along about the NWO and the plutocrats’ plan to eliminate the USA and kill off most of the global population. Soros selected Obama as the agent to help finish off the USA, and even now the Obamabots worship him.

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TruthFinderXXX May 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

Yup

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mountaine May 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I agree with you !!!! There is alot we have to change !!!
They should only be in D.C. 6 months of the year and have their other job to go back to…..live like we do….get their own medical, NO MORE PERKS !!!! NONE !!!

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Jonathan May 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Absolutely! Obama should pay for every vacation himself. He is a public servant, not a King… Mr. High and Mighty Big Head forgets that the American People have seen their net worth go down by a minimum of 30% under his Administration. Gas is higher than it ever has been without dropping due to the ignorant and corrupt things he has inflicted on us.

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JOSE May 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

WE HAVE NOT HAD A VACATION SINCE OWEBOMA TOOK OFFICE AND THAT GOES FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE I KNOW

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srdem65 May 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

She has no obligation to live in the WhiteHouse, after all she is a single mother. If the extended vacation isn’t long enough and she wants to extend her absence from DC for 2-3 years..OK by me.

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Amagi May 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Suits me fine as well. Even better if he goes with her.

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Susan May 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

I’m with you, srdem. Hasta la vista, Mooch! Don’t let the door hit your substantial rear on the way out.

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Otis Driftwood May 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

Unfortunately she will not be able to stay in place at MV, she will want to take side trips, need to promote MOOOVE, etc. The additional travel will cost even more. This is going to make MV a total mess. If I were living or summer renting there I would be totally pissed.

Now if BO comes up on the weekends I am sure he will have to come up to MA via AF1 or the 757 and land at Otis ANGB then helo shuttle over to MV. More big $$$. He probably will not bring much staff for the weekend as he rarely works on weekends. I feel sorry for all the support teams having to shift gears for this.

Oh, the PerDiem (as per the JTR) : Because it’s peak season – Lodging: $207 / Meals: $66 per day. This is the low side for MV. Also I am sure most of the Inn’s out there at the $100-300 range are already booked for the summer. So a waiver will be requested and granted. Nice we can help stimulate the local economy.

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Moe May 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

They have no respect for others,none. What about the people who vacation on the Island? Motocades and Secret Service will block God knows what. The American people should not have to foot the bill for this family to “Summer” on the Vineyard. This is so wrong,so very wrong.

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Suzette May 22, 2013 at 11:37 am

Even Hawaii is getting burned out on the Obama vacations. Too many closed roads and congestion on the quiet side of the island where they stay.

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LisaC May 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

People always say that the Obamas spend their own money on these vacations. While being worth 6mil. is quite impressive, I have known wealthy people and they don’t spend money on vacations like this.

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Greg May 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

That is because most wealthy people *earn* their money. Others (think Paris Hilton) live like the Obumbles simply because their money was given to them and they have no appreciation for it’s value (or in Bumbles case printed for them).

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gracepmc May 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

Well, since Mooch and the princesses will not be around and therefore,not be offended by the noise and inconvenience of peasant visitors, perhaps the WH could be opened for tours.

I am sure if there was a mandatory Obama Vacation Fee attached to the tours that place would be opened in a flash.

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Julie Brueckheimer May 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

As much as this irks me, I won’t bite or even scratch. This is a distraction from Benghazi, the IRS, the DoJ and the Press. And who knows what else: Obamacare, the immigration bill. . . It’s a perfect example of ‘hey, look over there!’

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creeper May 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

I don’t see this as a distraction from the scandals. I see it as an expansion of them.

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Julie Brueckheimer May 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

I’ll respectfully disagree. This is how the Obama administration works. Take Obamacare, for example. There is so much in it that no one can get a handle on it. If we keep loading scandal after scandal on a pile of scandals, the Democrats will make a point that the Republicans are just in love with scandals. And the public will lose both interest and focus. Maybe it’s just me: I’m not much of a multi-tasker. I like to zero in on one thing at a time, make a good job of it, and above all, come to completion.

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Guillermo Grande May 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

I’m with you Julie. There is too much, too fast, and it is on purpose. It sure isn’t because the media got religion and is trying to redeem their souls. Various forms of the point: if they don’t have a strategy they are incompetent but if they DO have a strategy what is it?

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Star May 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

Someone wrote the other day that this is their technique–replace reality with mush and people wander off. Dan Pfeiffer, phone for you. The Mushmaster.

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Julie Brueckheimer May 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

It’s 8 a.m. here on the West Coast, Guillermo, and there are over 120 comments on this thread. The other posts have a fraction of that. Proves the point.

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Dave-0 May 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

Michelle, please take your husband with you. Relax, take it easy, spend some time with the family.. see you in 2016.

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Joyful May 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

Please no…not 2016, that gives me a stomach ache, too! Rumors swirling what Moo will run then. YIKES! How about they just walk off into the sunset and live happily ever after somewhere they can’t inflict their corruption on us any longer.

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Scottso May 22, 2013 at 10:02 am

FUN FACT: Martha’s Vineyard is one of just 1/2 dozen place names in the United States with an apostrophe. Almost all places in the U.S. remove the apostrophe, e.g. Pikes Peak.

The LOW INFORMATION VOTER wouldn’t know where the Obamas were. They wouldn’t know Martha’s Vineyard from Benghazi.

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schm0e May 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

That makes it easy for a culture that puts apostrophes everywhere because it doesn’t know where they belong. Just choose a place that has one in its name, and you’ll be safe.

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Monnie May 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Don’t you wonder if these morons took grammar in school? They use apostrophes for plurals, including “it’s”, which drives me crazy.

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Otis Driftwood May 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

Didn’t you get the memo.. ? Their renaming the island to Obama’s Island for the months of July / August.

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TruthFinderXXX May 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

Most of the LoFoVo cannot spell vineyard

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MarjoJimbo May 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

I don’t think most Americans know how swanky Martha’s Vineyard is. They just see the family going on vacation. After all, we never see pictures of the accommodations or any reports about the place. No reporter touches that.

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rhonda May 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

as long as i don’t have to see the witch, its money well spent.

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schm0e May 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

How does one “extend” a 5 year vacation?

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Joe May 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

Not one person on Martha’s Vineyard heard this and said “Yay, she’s going to be here for even longer this year!”

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JT May 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

You story is incorrect. The Obozos didn’t vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in 2012 because the house they previously rented was sold and the new owners didn’t want these disgusting fascists on his property.

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pister May 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

If we could be so fortunate, they could all, Obozo and family…all go on vacation and stay there for the rest of his term. I would rather see the nation go it alone than have this telepromter reading liar muddle through the reminder of his term.

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Pete May 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

We would all be better off!

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DK May 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

We KNEW she was going on yet ANOTHER vacation, the only question is how long and how much will it cost US!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad she is UNPROUD to be an AMERICAN!!!!!!!!

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Rdlake May 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

Why not,time for rats to leave ship

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AFVet May 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

You are correct.
The congress is turning the heat up.
They are attempting to overwhelm the American People and for some it will work.
Not for us.
We are watching, waiting for all the shoes to drop.
this is the time to do it, before the 2014 elections.

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brstevens May 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

But what about the fat children who need her guidance over the summer? How will they do anything other than laze about the house playing video games, eating cheetos, and drinking Mountain Dew? Who’s going to get them to Let’s Move?!

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sportinlife10 May 22, 2013 at 10:13 am

Someone on another site commented that MOOch has been seen in Rapid(‘s) City, possibly eyeing the o’s Rushmore site.
IF he gets on Rushmore, maybe they could use the back of his head (with the scar showing), to illustrate his leading from behind…to say nothing of turning his back on the American people.
Oh hell, why don’t they just carve him in Kenya? Or Hawaii? Oh never mind, I can’t remember where he was born last. Then there’s where he was Bread and Buttered (Dogged), which doesn’t seem to be where he was born.

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Abe Reles May 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

If he didn’t get elected the first time, it’s quite possible he would’ve been carved by a gangbanger in Chicago during a drug buy gone bad.

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Pete May 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

no way in hell does that guy get his head on Rushmore. They are classic leaders of this country and have all made an important impact that bettered the country. BO’s head would be better suited for a volcano.

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Bonnie May 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

Barack, from behind, with those ears, looks just like Curious George!

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Abe Reles May 22, 2013 at 10:13 am

“With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard.”

It’s only been a traditional summer haven for them since they realized all expenses are on the taxpayers’ dime. They’re truly making the most of their “Jeffersons” moment.

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Perplexed May 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

I hope she realizes that this isn’t the south side of Chicago. Since she does not have a background consistent with Martha’s Vineyard it probably won’t feel like home. Isn’t it great to be a member of the ‘elite’ even when you are not born into it.

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Mike Carrington May 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

Let her go! I realize it’s taxpayer money, but every time she squeezes her caboose into an airplane I feel like someone just handed me a lottery ticket.

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TruthFinderXXX May 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

positive thinking will take you far

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Connie May 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

Why not vacation on the moon? The farther away, the better, and take big ears with you!

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Pete May 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

Wow – she’s going on an extended vacation? There’s a shocker. What does she really do besides take vacations and preach that the children of the world are too fat? Well, NOTHING! She has to be one of the more useless first “ladies” this country has ever seen. Then again she has to mirror her useless husband, so I guess she’s doing a great job!

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sportinlife10 May 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

No, no, you’re too harsh! She has given American designers a leg up with her fashion choices.

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Pete May 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

haha – well played!

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glenp May 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

how about a PERMANENT vacation

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sam pizdyukov May 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

This couple has a long history of how to swindle people. Just look what they have been doing in Chicago before they moved to WH.

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Ellsworth May 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

Arrogance personified.

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Jack Mehoff May 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hey if Queen Mooch needs more vacation time at the taxpayer’s expense, it’s raaaaaacist to complain, She and King Curious George are our betters, so shut your pie hole you miserable bunch of peasants.

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BobinNC May 22, 2013 at 10:20 am

Does this mean that Reggie is moving back in?

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Janice May 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Poor Moochelle, those Hollywood parties she’s been throwing at our White House have worn her out. What’s a girl to do? Time for another ridiculously inappropriate (not to mention insanely expensive) vacation at our expense.
Gina hit the nail on the head – need a vaca? Go to Camp David – that’s what it’s for.

The arrogance coming out of the White House) and those they surround themselves with) is unbelievable. The saddest part is they don’t even care!

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Boo May 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

Janice, I think they do care – just in a perverse, perverted way. They enjoy sticking it to all of us. Thumbing their noses and flipping ………. I knew it would be bad when he does not have to run again; I just didn’t think it would be this bad, this soon.

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Jack White May 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

So in the midst of an IRS scandal their solution is to run from the problem. Sounds about right for this garbage joke of an administration. I miss all of the Bush bashers, now that they have this pile as their president.

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nonya business May 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Red or blue it makes no difference they are all crooks.

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MarkS May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

As long as you’re not paying for it, why not?

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NVRAT May 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

We need to send her and her husband on a permanent Vacation to Kenya.

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RobNclt May 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

When the ship is clearly stinking and there is no way to save it, the rats jump off.

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Brian May 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

As long as THEY pay for it, not US!

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Xavier May 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

I thought that’s what the last five years have been.

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Dave May 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

She probably figures that with Barry’s impending impeachment and removal from office, she’d better get in all the vacation time that she can.

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Hemant Muley May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

By putting the sleazy, expensive, subversive, unpatriotic, and dangerously incompetent Obamas in the White House for eight years, White America has paid its debt (seventy times seven) for 252 years of institutionalized slavery.

But while these inveterate, shameless swindlers continue to live high on the hog at our expenses (and ruining our country), have the common black folks in America benefited?

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Brian Astby May 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

We don’t need to pay reparations until Africa pays up.

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CK May 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Any debt there might have been was paid in full in 1865 – and then some.

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Brian Astby May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Does she use her Bridge Card to pay for her vacation food?

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Red May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she’d go somewhere, anywhere, out of Washington and keep her big mouth shut! Then maybe we wouldn’t have to read about her in the news all the time. Unfortunately, if the public thinks she’s in the news to much now, just wait until they leave the White House, she’ll be in the news all the time, giving speeches and sucking up the fees!!!

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jpf May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Next we’ll hear she’s going to Greece for the summer. BHO as JFK.

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Yilley May 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

Greece would fit the Obama WH agenda… support the Greece economy while Bernanke is pumping billions into foreign banks.

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Grandma May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

He won………let it go…..

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Brian Astby May 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

Just like GW Bush did.
Did you dummycrats let it go?

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Grandma May 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

Grandma voted for W…….OK? …….now let this one go……

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Marianne May 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Just because he won doesn’t mean he deserves or is even fit to be president. We will not “let it go”. Americans are waking up to the fact that obama has been disastrous.

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Grandma May 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Obama ..yes go after……the family …no

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Marianne May 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The first lady is fair game. It’s in bad taste to live it up on the tax payers dime while the economy is in the toilet.

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manapp99 May 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

She wants to get in as many taxpayer paid vacations she can now that the talk of impeachment is going around. She is afraid she may not have the remainder of his four year term to soak the people.

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John Keyes May 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

Maybe she will take the one way flight to mars?

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Northerngirl May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

The Obamas are self serving pigs. Disgusting that the rest of us are struggling to keep our heads above water and they latch on to the government teat with their teeth.

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Harryo May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

A permanent vacation would be more appropriate for her.

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Yilley May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

It’s not clear – exactly what IS Michelle taking a vacation from?

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Pete May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Kenya is cheap this time of year! How about going and NOT coming back?

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OregonBuzz May 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Sounds a lot like a rat leaving a sinking ship to me.

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Star May 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

We get the “rat” deal–can we try another metaphor?

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J Richie May 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

Did you ever wonder why neither go back to their home in Chicago? Was it ever really theirs?

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Otis Driftwood May 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

to much gunfire, how would they ever sleep?

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nonya business May 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

But guns are illegal in Chicago!

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nonya business May 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

ah crap my sarcastic comment did NOT carry.

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BOStinks2 May 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

She has been on vacation all the while. Maybe she doesn’t want to be around when the poop hits the fan

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