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Obama Takes the Week Off

President Obama appears to be mostly taking the week off, making a rare sojourn at Camp David through Tuesday before celebrating the Fourth of July and then heading out on the campaign trail.

Obama presumably also has his usual August vacation lined up as well, though it’s not been announced where he will be headed. It is known, though, that with an election coming up, Obama will not be restoring himself at his customary location, the super-rich enclave of Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama at Camp DavidThe president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job, but it’s questionable how many hours he’s putting in at the office. Obama found time for 33 fundraisers in June and campaigned widely, sometimes returning to the White House after Midnight and then sleeping in the next day.

Obama will return to the the White House from Camp David Tuesday and then preside over the White House Fourth of July festivities Wednesday. He will be campaigning in the critical battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania Thursday and Friday.

The White House often argues that Obama can perform his duties as president anywhere and suggests that’s exactly what he’s doing when he appears to be obviously resting or campaigning.

But it’s hard to see why he would head to Camp David for a long weekend – he’s been there since Saturday – if his goal was to focus on matters of State. And the Thursday and Friday campaign romp will be of the type from which it’s the least easy for him to conduct business – a barnstorming bus tour.

321 Responses to Obama Takes the Week Off

  1. Of course Obama needs week off as 33 campaign trips in June is a lot of work and will spend first summer vacation in someplace besides Martha’s Vineyard maybe he will join Michele on another trip to Spain that cost tax payers 450 thousan or Africa that cost 450 thousand or one of the other 19 vacations michele and girlstook that the cost is unknown but if re-elected Obama problay will move White House to Hawaii where last year for Christmas week it cost tax payers 4 million dollars at least Bush went to his ranch for vacation that was set up one time for work and many foreign leaders joined Bush at his Ranch and setting up one time is much less than setting up Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii twice a year where President stayed in 5000 thousand dollar beach house and onlyhad Hollywood stars and other rich and famous join him

  2. Good for our Prez. He’s been working so hard for the past few days.. getting donations, sending people out for donations, and figuring out ways to increase his re-election war chest. He certainly deserves some more time off.

    Don’t worry O. You’re going to get plenty of time off starting next year.

  3. The mid-Atlantic is clobbered by a derecho, millions without power, and Obama takes a vacation.

    Had this happened under Bush and he took a vacation, the news would be flowing over with accusations of how he’d ignoring the emergency.

    But, since it’s Obama – well, can’t criticize him.

  4. “taking the week off” Except to campaign, you can’t prove to me he ever came to work. Even Obamacare is wrongly tagged. It’s actually Reid/Pelosicare. Remember? Obama was absent right up until the end. He showed up only to tell us the Republicans were hindering progress. At the same time the republicans were not allowed to sit in there “secretive” meetings. Some of which were held on legislative grounds so the protocol for “all” to be involved would not be broken.

    Guess who this sounds like?
    From the Declaration of Independence, tead just one of the many infractions of the King below.
    “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.”

  5. Isnt FLOTUS in Paris on a vacation er fundraising before taking time off at Marthas vineyard? Tighten your belts and give more one and almost all-

  6. A week off in July then usual August vacation…

    Normal people would forget vacation and focus on work when they are fighting to keep their job. But the Obamas are brilliantly abnormal (actually not to their sort) in that they have been and are continuing to aim for milking all the Kingly perks before November 2nd comes. It has always been set in their mind that the enjoyment of Kingly perks in 2nd terms is icing on the cake.

    Whining about having to perform his day job…

    Can’t even hide his true character in one of the most critical moment of political career eh?

    This empty suit was groomed and hoisted to king’s pedestal to show Americans that they too are just as easily manipulated as the wretches in third world.

  7. The SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare has given America ONE LAST CHANCE to decide its fate:
    We have ONLY ONE CHANCE TO TAKE THE CREDIT CARD AWAY FROM THE DEMOMARXIST MORON who has never made a dime of money on his own and SPENT HIS LIFE TELLING OTHER HOW TO SPEND THERE MONEY ON HIM AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE OF HIS MESSIANIC WISDOM!!!!
    She is really Proud of America now!

  8. So what is new….Obama has taken the last 3-1/2 years off! All is does is campaign, vacation, play golf, party and play the blame game. It will be so good to kick this freeloader out of the WH!!!!

    • You forgot to mention a daily lecture written by someone on staff to put on the teleprompter for TV which takes 1/2 a day to prepare for then a nice lunch more golf a dinner party servants scattering everywhere and then a vacation from all of that! How exhausting to be King!

  9. So what is new….Obama has taken the last 3-1/2 years off! All he does is campaign, vacation, play golf, party and play the blame game. It will be so good to kick this freeloader out of the WH!!!!

  10. “… The president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job …” REALLY? And what ‘day job’ would that be other than campaigning? It seems that Oblamer has delegated anything that he’s supposed to do and his only job now is campaigning and flying around the country on OUR AF One or touring around in a bus. He’s SO DONE; he’s cooked!

  11. Don’t forget the 6-hour golf outings. Tough on the scheduel, huh? Poor guy hasn’t had a vacation in a month or two. I wanted to go to Key West for a week, but I can’t afford the gas or staying at the Holiday Inn.

  12. Has anybody seen a president and I use the term loosely,who begs for money like this guy? It is a clear indication to me he is so desperate to stay in office not for the country but to continue the lifestyle he and his family have become accustomed to .

    Can you imagine if reelected when he no longer cares about a second term what his vacations will be like?

    Some have posted valet reasons why some will still vote for him but I can’t understand any taxpayer that still cares about this country even thinking about voting for this fraud.Fool me once shame on you fool me twice and shame on me is so apropos in this case,

  13. So he retreats to Camp David for a breather from campaigning to then resume campaigning?

    Wonder if we the people could sue him for breach of contract because he appears never to work, just bloviate and campaign and bloviate and campaign ad nauseam.

  14. This whole monstrosity is a NIGHTMARE!!
    I’m glad the king will shut up for a few days. I would love to wake up from this nightmare.
    Who’s with me??
    What happened in 2010 could happen again to this putz.

  15. You’d think that a president who did his job right and made a lot of promises that he said he’d make wouldn’t have to campaign full time, even though he practically is campaigning full time. And I swear that he hasn’t made one freaking promise and that he has gone back on pretty much everything he’s said. What the hell hasn’t this guy lied about?!

  16. The annointed ones are headed to socialist France to grab more money and then Marthas Vineyard then to Lake Como to George CLooneys event on Lake Como- and Im sure they are still annoyed by life in the US. Free ride through college no debt just a nice clear path thank you Hollywood for this gift to the universe. By the way most fashionable woman in the world- are you kidding me lol

  17. No Worries – Come Nov 6th, his ass is out the door!!! Roberts decision was done on purpose!!!!….he knew if he shut it down, Obama would have a leg to stand on….now he can’t run on anything….now the American people are forced to get rid of Obama and Dems in Congress. Landslide Win for Romney…IT WILL HAPPPEN. – Glad Roberts did what he did – Believe me – Obama and Dems wanted the Healtcare defeated in private – they knew it was the only thing he can campaign on – the liberal left media will do their best to make the election look close – no way with this economy-health care will it be – all Romney has to do is preach his talkiing points and show up – Vegas will not touch the odds on Obama winning!!!!

  18. “takes aweek off”???? From What?? He has not worked as POTUS for about FOUR YEARS.. toobusy blaming, campiagnimng, Lying, and playoing golf on constant vacations….and he takes TIME OFF??? FROM WHAT????

  19. The media double-standard continues. With massive storm damage, wide spread power outages and 100+ degree temperatures across the Mid-Atlantic Nero takes a week off from fund raising to go play golf at Camp David. Imagine the press if Bush had taken a vacation after Katrina leveled the gulf coast. Bush would’ve been crucified, but hardly a mention in the MSM when it comes to Obama.

  20. Have you ever listened to a couple, many be four or five, teenage girls talk to each other at the mall or a couple of guys with there pants hanging down around their knees talk to one another. I swear that if they didn’t use the f bomb they couldn’t communicate. And then to make matters even worse have you ever listened to some adults, at least I think they are, and try to understand what they are talking about, you know the ones with tattoos from head to toe, ball cap on sideways, pants down around their knees, piercings all over. So, finally, after all of this I understand why Obama is viewed as doing a good job and needing a vacation.

  21. I would prefer that he take the rest of the first term off and resign, officially. The damage he has wrought must be undone and it would be better if he stopped making matters even worse.

  22. Article has a mistake, it has him, “celebrating the Fourth of July”. This man will not be celebrating our independence, he leads the new DEMolition Party, destroying democracy and freedoms one day at a time.

  23. The generators at Camp David were probably working better than the solar panels at the White House in running the air conditioning.

  24. I love how the president shows no interest in the city that he resides. DC is a total mess, worst storm ever, triple digits and millions with no power.

    • Gerry, he shows the same disinterest in upholding the Constitution as well. Don’t buy the same B.S. in November America.

  25. I’m sure he also has his usual September, October and November vacations all lined up too. Sad part is, once we hand this clown his walking papers and he has to get a job in the dreaded private sector for the first time in his life, he’ll probably make millions as a “motivational speaker” like Clinton.

    • The idiots who would go to his events would do just as well to get a teleprompter for their home and then just project their PC to the teleprompter. Think of the millions to be made selling the teleprompter as well as DVDs of his last (and only) season. If on ROKU, he’d have to compete teleprompter to head with “24”.

  26. Let’s see…we have wildfires burning totally out of control in the west, destroying hundreds of millions of dollars in property, we have massive heat waves taking down power all along the mid-atlantic coast and this man goes on still yet another vacation?

    Can you imagine what would have happened to Bush if he announced that he was taking his 200th vacation during Katrina?

  27. “The president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job”

    What? Focusing “laser like on job creation”? Judging by all the news reports the only thing Barry is ‘focused on’ is raising campaign money.

    And as evidenced by his whining, he’s doing a poor job of that as well.

    Poor guy. First time in his political life, he’s being judged on his accomplishments, not on the fact he’s from the ‘hood and goes to Rev Wright’s church of Hate and Discontent.

  28. “The president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job, but it’s questionable how many hours he’s putting in at the office. Obama found time for 33 fundraisers in June and campaigned widely, sometimes returning to the White House after Midnight and then sleeping in the next day.”

    I’m sorry? When does he “perform his day job???” He is constantly campaigning or vacationing or golfing! And what the heck is our president doing SLEEPING IN??? This whole term for BO has been nothing but loafing…traveling around giving speeches that he could have done from DC and campaigning!! Vote the bum out.

  29. “The president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job”

    Cut back on the golfing, etc. big guy……What a crybaby.

  30. I’m glad he had this opportunity rest. Life must be tough when spending 90% of one’s time flying around the country at my taxpayer expense begging for campaign donations from the slaves on the democrap plantation.