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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. Your tone suggest you are jealous of the president and his family. Too bad. Maybe you should pray about it. ,Maybe God will drive some that hate from heart.

  2. John Sherwood, you are so right!!!! We didn’t elect her to do a damn thing, but she sure spends plenty of OUR money on her nonsense.
    D C Salter, where did you go to school? You obviously did not learn how to write using correct grammar.

  3. Why should anyone care? She work for our government at no salary, Why shouldn’t she go where she chooses when she wants and with her kids on vacation. Many parents fly separately to provide protection for their children.
    You seem to forget it was the president Bush who spent all his time in Texax at the ranch!!!!!

    • NO SALARY!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!…how much do you think we are paying for all these vacations, her expensive clothes and shoes and diamonds. Enough is enough. What other presidents wife recieved a salary. NONE. Why does she think she is so special. Well, she might think she is, but ask millions of Americans what they think about it. SHE IS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. The Obamas have been living on tax payers’ dollars since they were teens and maybe before. They have no idea what it is to pay their own way. And liberal and PC people pay with a smile. Go figure.

  5. it would be none of my business if she were doing it on her own dime. A very brazen woman, making the most of her husband’s position. Hopefully this is the last year we will have to endure the Obamas.

  6. This may the last ski she will have as her husband is finished as president and then the American tax payer wont have to foot her bill and the kids. She will be poor like the rest of us and not able to take any more vacations. Now thats fairness.

    • In reply to your comment saying the Obama’s will be poor after they are kicked out of the WH….your wrong. The taxpayers will take care of the whole family for the rest of their lives…that includes security and everything for them. Sad, but true.

  7. If I were a democrat, the excuse would be…she needs the relaxation after all it is stressful running the country behind the teleprompter & coordinating the bloates staff in the White House. As I am not, the facts are: Typical noveau riche “in tall cotton”

  8. Michelle and the entire Obama family have gone above and beyond
    with their travel to far away places.
    She is very much in your face and needs some control. The president is
    making his trips and expense.

    Also the girls haven’t been left out. Who pays for all these trips, food and secret service?

    It is almost like this is all new.

    • WE THE PEOPLE (PEONS) pay for it. Every cent of it. That includes all the idiots that voted for him and gonna vote for him again. The black people would spend their last penny on him and what is he gonna do but SHIT in their faces. He is in it for him. I think he would also shit in Michelle and his kids faces if he thought they were going to get in his way. Better wake up all of you. We are going down FAST. You black people just think of this. He loves his muslim friends, and muslims do not like blacks. HMMMMMMMMMMMMM
      http://www.islam-watch.org/Larry/Blacks-Muslims-Should-Be-Ashamed.htm

  9. I’m sure the First Lady isn’t alone on the mountain. She deserves time off for fun just like anyone else. This is in sure bad taste I don’t know how anyone would lower them selves to make such comments.

    • If we didn’t have reason to be making these comments, we wouldn’t be. Your going to go up against how many millions of people who are trying to SAVE America, and defend a few who are trying to take America down. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!

  10. Hoooooray for MeeShell da Mooch !
    She stayed inside the continental United states instead of spending untold buckets full of our bucks in some Swiss or other alpine resort overseas.

    She is actually trying to be as frugal as she can. We should all appreciate her steadfast and difficult effort to save the country money.

    Just think of the savings in jet fuel, crew layovers, transportation for her servants and protective staff she has given us.

    Whatta Gal, huh ?

  11. Can someone please tell me where it is written that the American Taxpayers have to pay for these vacations? I can’t seem to find out where it is written.

  12. It’s very simple. Calling her Michelle Antoinette is more than appropriate. She and her husband are part of the “elite” of Utopia that are unaccountable to anyone for they are the “elite” and we are their servants.

  13. Keith,
    As usual nice piece of honest writting. It’s refreshing that we have choices in America but clouds of deceit hover over our heads at times and leads us in the wrong directions. This family in the White House has done this exact thing and now that approval ratings are 50% for Obama it appears as if four more years will be added to their luxurious vacation time. You would think they could at least send us tax payers that got them there a post card or something. This is an outrage and it’s nice to know that your root of information may seed the understanding that people are wrong to vote for this family again. God Bless, RG

  14. http://www.westword.com/2012-02-23/news/poop-fairy-idea-expands-idaho/ from westword:
    Scene and herd: Speaking of cleaning up, Michelle Obama brought the First Daughters to Aspen over Presidents’ Day weekend, where they stayed at the home of Paula and Jim Crown, owner of Aspen Ski Corporation. We’re guessing that the town was itching to erase the work of one Lee Mulcahy, an artist and former Aspen Ski employee who lives four blocks from the Crowns, and who, along with fellow members of Occupy Aspen, created a sculpture outside of his house — “public art in a public place,” Mulcahy points out — with “lots of references to the Revolution, both American and French,” he reports. “We even made a guillotine and hung a Barbie from the third-floor window.” The city sent a note (copied to Aspen Ski Corp.) asking him to remove it; Mulcahy, who’d installed an earlier homage to the Crowns outside of the Aspen Art Museum (which he’s now banned from entering), declined.

  15. Scene and herd: Speaking of cleaning up, Michelle Obama brought the First Daughters to Aspen over Presidents’ Day weekend, where they stayed at the home of Paula and Jim Crown, owner of Aspen Ski Corporation. We’re guessing that the town was itching to erase the work of one Lee Mulcahy, an artist and former Aspen Ski employee who lives four blocks from the Crowns, and who, along with fellow members of Occupy Aspen, created a sculpture outside of his house — “public art in a public place,” Mulcahy points out — with “lots of references to the Revolution, both American and French,” he reports. “We even made a guillotine and hung a Barbie from the third-floor window.” The city sent a note (copied to Aspen Ski Corp.) asking him to remove it; Mulcahy, who’d installed an earlier homage to the Crowns outside of the Aspen Art Museum (which he’s now banned from entering), declined.

  16. The Obama family is getting all of the vacations in NOW because they will not have a second term for the taxpayers to get ripped off. What a farce!

  17. Michelle Obama – phony and a hypocrit, big time. Smoke and mirrors people, smoke and mirrors. Her “do as I say” – “not as I do” attitude makes me sick. We don’t want or need the food police in America, either.

  18. 1. I didn’t hear any complaining during Bushes record number of vacation hours. 2. I don’t think it’s that strange for a millionaire to go skiing. You did know the Obama’s are millionaires and that they paid their own expenses during Aspen right? The only cost incurred in the family travelling is having to use Air Force1 or 2 (Security/Work) and whatever the salary of the secret service is. 3.You guys have no idea’s where priorities are. Why not cry about something that actually matters like oil subsidies? You people want to cry about the guy in front of you while other people screw you in the rear. Idiots.

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