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Report: Obama to be in Hawaii as Nation Goes Over the Cliff

President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.”

According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an Obama stay will be in place for 21 days, from December 17 through January 6.

The White House has not officially announced the vacation, and it is unclear if the travel plans are finalized or if the Obamas will be in Hawaii for the entire three-week window covered by the restrictions.

An upcoming vacation could provide subtle pressure for Obama to reach a deal, since not getting one might force him to cancel his coveted time in Hawaii. Even though the election is behind him, Obama’s advisers would probably think it too much of a public relations nightmare to have the president luxuriating in paradise while the country embarks on a season of massive pain.

In the past, Obama has made sure he got his vacation time in – even extending his scheduled Hawaii sojourn after being forced to delay its start because of negotiations with Congress.

What’s more, the Obamas skipped their traditional August trip to ritzy Martha’s Vineyard, an excursion that would have contrasted too severely with a candidate supposedly fighting for the middle class. They presumably are more than eager at this point to get away.

The Hawaii Reporter estimates that the total cost of the vacation to Hawaii and federal taxpayers, including funding for travel, staff and protection, is at least $4 million. Obama’s vacations are more expensive than those of previous presidents because of the huge costs to fly Air Foce One and an accompanying cargo plane for nine hours or so to Hawaii.

457 thoughts on “Report: Obama to be in Hawaii as Nation Goes Over the Cliff”

    1. Had to look that one up, William – “I am the state.” Sad but true – his useful idiots are responsible for re-electing a demagogic statist who has no compunction about draining America’s treasury dry in order for him and his family to live the life of royalty.

      1. May all the sheeple who voted for him bask in the dreams of the wonderful environment of Hawaii as they struggle to survive as peasants in the cold, cold reality of the edge of the cliff.

          1. Gross…Star is here, too…
            How middle school of you, dear…is their anything intelligent you would like to share? Or is that all you have in the tank?

          2. My favorite phrase of the year – and I quote – “is THEIR anything intelligent you would like to share?” I know that it has almost become an Internet cliche to jump down someone’s throat when they mix up THEIR and THERE or YOUR and YOU’RE. We all do it from time to time. But I just couldn’t help but weigh in on this one.

        1. Hi Wally. I’m a sheeple and I voted for the President again. I’m so sorry. I’m just a blind sheeple that doesn’t think. I just vote for celebrities and statists whenever they run for office. I’m glad you’re such a rugged individualist who would never exhibit sheeple behavior. By the way, it’ll make great Drudge copy to imagine that Obama is “off in Hawaii” when the economy goes off the cliff. Don’t blame Boehner or Grover Norquist. It’s this President who just plays golf all day and goes to Vegas when something like Benghazi goes down. I wonder if he was drinking and gambling when he was out there in Vegas during the Benghazi incident? Probably. After all, he’s a Maoist, a statist, a Chicago thug, a Muslim, a Marxist, a Commie, a traitor, a Kenyan. And yet, because of my sheepleness, I voted for him AGAIN. And sixty million other sheeple agreed with me ( to the tune of 332 to 206). Best of luck to you in getting through the next four years.

          1. So why did you vote for America’s first black, racist, kenyan clown? Was it his $1Trillion wasted tax dollars on his campaign donors and social program frauds, was his amnesty for the illiterate criminals who snuck into our country, was it his raising our National debt to $16 Trillion, was it selling guns to the mexican drug cartels, or was it watching the slaughter of our Libyan embassy personnel? There is much more, but you have yet to say why.

      2. Monday, Mark Steyn was guest host on Rush’s radio program . He reported the government has spent $1.4 billion to pay for all the outings the Obama and his family has taken..He did not report over what time period.

        1. One (1) year cost $1.4 billion to support the Obama’s – however, that was not for 2012 as the election cost untold billions for all his campaigning.

        2. The time span in which $1.4 billion was spent for Obama family vacations, including the one Hawaii trip when Mrs. Obama flew separately and the dog flew in another plane because Mr. Obama couldn’t leave for until two hours later. The huge entourages, staff, Secret Service, limos, AF1, cargo planes – all very costly to the taxpayer. Perhaps it would have been better to buy this family a vacation home in the U. S. so they could emulate G. W. Bush who only ever flew to his home in Crawford, Tx. and was scorned by the press for the waste.

          1. Pssst – the cargo planes -more than one- are required to carry the limos, the helicopters and all the other equipment required to support this sh*tbag when he’s traveling.

          2. Hawaii is now part of the US.
            Obama has probably taken about 100 days of vacation by now.
            Bush took 1,020 days of vacation- 32% of his presidency, almost 3 years. Imagine the damage he could have done if he’d worked eight years instead of only five!
            I wonder what the daily cost of running and protecting the presidency is these days when NOT on vacation…

        3. Time span was four years – January 2009 to the forthcoming January 2013, so Mark Steyn’s figure doesn’t encompass the planned Hawaii trip discussed in this article. Add $4 million to the $1.4 billion. It seems these people vacation only on the taxpayers’ money. I do believe they pay the rental fee for whatever mansion they rent. I wonder if they vacationed so luxuriously before they had access to the peoples’ money or did they vacation at all? Patient-dumping (Mrs. Obama) and Community Organizaing (Mr. Obama) are both difficult and time-consuming work, so they probably never had a chance to get away.

      3. Nov. 30th: I know taxpayers fund the plane and security detail the President uses but do we pay for the actual vacation…rooms, food, entertainment? Someone should sneak some pictures of our ‘royal family’ gorging themselves while Americans suffer…but it’s too little too late now…

        1. When they went to England to visit the queen because they were upset they had not been invited to the wedding of Kate and William I read in the British papers they were made fun of because of the huge entourage and costs involved in the trip. They took several armoured vehicles,cargo planes, the WH chefand his staff, the press core, which may be why they like him so much since taxpayers fund their vacations, marine one, air force one and a huge security detail. I was written they spent more money on the trip than the Queen herself has ever spent. You won[t read that in American papers because they are in the Obamas back ppocket.

      1. Sorry, Julie. I saw Willaim’s apt French, and jumped right in before I saw your even MORE apt French. Apparently, great minds think alike…

      1. The Nobamas ran up a $ 1 400 000 000.oo bill for their travel,fancy dinners, Marbella, the Vinyard etc. . It ONLY cost the UK tax payer $ 58 million for the royal familiy last year. something is wrong BIG TIME..

    1. You’re right. The less history that BO leaves behind him, the easier it is for him to assume whatever position will further his immediate goal.

    1. As long as we’re Frenching;

      “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi”? – Obama

      Remember the “Vote Virgin” ads? Would it be fair to say he’s “servicing” us all now?

        1. Just to be more specific, I’d say that the Socialists live more like “royalty” rather than “fat-cat capitalists”. Fat-cat capitalists are still subject to the whims of the government.

          1. And, the sad thing is the people spoke on November 6th and this election was stolen. 100’s of precincts reported 100% to 140% of the vote for Obama. Precinct watchers who were republicans were thrown out so the dems could get the necessary votes they needed. His day will come, all wicked people have their day of judgement. Michelle and BarryO are a blight in the eyes of good, moral, God fearing people.

          2. “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill

    1. so true…but the masses follow these fools in zombie-like fits…hence they become enslaved and their masters live like kings…while they suffer the simplest things on a daily basis…i can’t write the word “fools” enough…but, alas.

    1. Nah, between Obamacare expenses, Mooch’s causing school cafeteria machine changes, and steroidal demands from Obama’s Union buddies, Hostess had to shut down. No cake for you!

      Actually, though, since she’s a “Do as I say, not as I do” kinda gal, she is probably holding Twinkie the Kid hostage in the Lincoln Bedroom for her own gluttonous pleasures…

      1. The great gymnast Nadia Comaneci wrote in her book”:Letters to a Young Gymnast” the dire conditions they lived in. She managed to escape in 1989 and now lives in Norman,Oklahoma.

    1. Ceausescu? How about Enver Hoxha?

      “A personality cult will be developed around Hoxha. He will be portrayed as the saviour and supreme commander of Albania and given epithets such as ‘Great Teacher’ and ‘Sole Force’. A museum will be dedicated to his life, placards and bulletin boards proclaiming his thoughts will be displayed in towns and villages, and statues of the dictator will be erected throughout the country”

  1. My prediction – Michelle and crew leave one week early, then Obama joins them for the last two weeks.

    There will be a grand “deal” right before Christmas, and congress will pretend they couldn’t possibly have reached a deal any sooner (like, say, three years ago).

    1. How many times have you seen both Obama’s get on or off the same plane as we did in the past with presidents? I don’t recall Michelle ever getting on or off a plane. She always flies separately. And their dog even has his own flight. $$$$$$ for fun at the expense of the taxpayer.

      1. I suspect the dog would probably be happier at home with the staff that actually care for him.
        But Teddy Kennedy bought him for the 0’s, so he’s kind of used to being a Show dog…
        Poor critter…

      2. This is how Michelle Antoinette sends the message that she is as important as BO. It says that she has her own busy schedule and does NOT accompany him like a wife accompanies her husband. She is her own little, expensive circus in the Obama tent.

  2. all the pols will be on vacation. it’s that time of the year. however, being what things are they should cut that short and get serious about their responsibilities…

    1. Ga. Entitlement. What percentage of the population can take such time off? That takes ANY time off for the holidays? I had thanksgiving off and that’s it. Same for my husband. Same will be for Christmas. I may have to work Christmas eve.

      Honestly, screw them. I’m sick to death of it.

  3. Wow, hasn’t even started his second term and already racking up more debt on the taxpayer’s dime.

    Imagine if Obama were as good at creating jobs and getting an economy going as he was at taking vacations, golfing, parties and lying.

  4. Is anybody surprised? This just highlights how seriously the president views the “fiscal cliff.” The “fiscal cliff” is another prop for the main strem media and Obama supporters.
    The president doesn’t give a damn about the “fiscal cliff” real or imagined.

    1. I couldn’t agree more, 44Guyton, and heck no, I’m not surprised.
      The fiscal cliff is not all that Obama doesn’t give a damn about.
      I never thought a President would allow his Muslim Brothers to attack our embassy and get away with murdering 4 Americans.
      I never thought a President would swear up and down that he would cut a $9 trillion deficit in half, and then when elected boost it up to $16 trillion in 3 years…and THEN get re-elected!
      I never thought a President would be anything like Barack Obama is now.

  5. How Obammie never visits or vacations at his mansion in Chicago? A vacation in Chicago would seem the best for him. He could sneak off and leave Moochele and the kids at home alone and head down to his favorite bathhouse for a quick blow job or some of that other kinky homosexual activitiy.

    1. Why didn;t they report that Obama and family spent 9.2 trillion dollars in one year of taxpayer’s money? That’s more spent than all the heads of Europe combined.

      No, you only heard how rich Romney is.

      1. Dixie. For the love of God get your facts straight before posting on the Internet. As you know, the Internet does not tolerate misinformation.

        1. I hope you are the first dope to feel the pain that is about to rain down on this nation. Now STFU and go troll some other site idiot.

    2. Let me summarize every past and future MSNBC broadcast.

      Obama Good.

      George Bush Bad.

      Republicans at fault.

      You’re a racist.

      I just saved you hours of watching that foolishness. You’re welcome.

      1. Thanks, but unnecessary, already deleted MSNBC from the channels on my T.V. along with other nonsense networks. I don’t even want to hear their liberal idiocy or see their smirking faces.

  6. Astounding how the Obama’s repeatedly drag his staff, SS agents and a host of others away from their families during the Christmas/New Year holidays. So very considerate of them.

  7. The writer is dreaming if he thinks Obama is worried about the MSM turning his vacation into a PR flop, no matter what is or is not going on in DC.

    Obama has the MSN by the short hairs; he knows it, they know it. Quit pretending that there is objectivity left.

    1. I get my news from Pravda. It is more objective. What I do not understand is how the MSM reporters can live with themselves. They have to actually believe for there to be this mass groopthink and blind obedience. If that is true then our only hope is to take back the PTA and grow a generation that can think for themselves. My generation is the last one to grow up in a free America. Once we are gone what is happening now will be considered normal. If God picks our leaders then the message is clear, we are being punished.

    2. Exactly right. President Eye Candy has a teflon quality never observed in an American politician. Never. No matter what happens he is excused. nothing will ever stick. No incumbent in American history would have been re-elected with his record of failure, arrogance, apathy, and ignorance. Any one item is his massive baggage would have sunk anyone else, yet here he is. The MSM jettisoned all credibilty and trust with the public and dragged him over the finish line.

      Obama could burn the entire country to the ground and the MSM along with the sheeple liberals would be stumbling around on the ashes, dazed and having lost all, and they would pose for pictures with him, then blame Bush, Bain Capital, and the Tea Party.

      1. Do you all think that this is his last stint at being president? He will have the law changed so he can become our king. He is like foot fungus, he will never go away

  8. Why would it be a PR nightmare for a president from which no one expects anything competent, on the right, and none of which he does is understood by those who voted for him?

  9. Most people on the job for less than 4 years get only 2 weeks of vacation per year and take turns holding down the office during holidays. It is his turn since he had Christmas vacation last year.

  10. this is the piece of #*^% some stupid americans voted for thinking he cared about them. ha, he just wanted 4 more years of being on our money to vacation, travel and live extravagantly without working. he’s sticking his finger at each and every one of us as he arrogantly goes about whatever he wants knowing he is ‘king’ for 4 more years and to hell with you! do you feel as stupid as you are yet!?!

  11. Is this going to be another HIS & HER AIRPLANE TRIP? We really don’t need him in Washington as nothing gets done while he’s there as he is not a leader but a follower of Congress. The whole election was a racial nomination as it wasn’t by qualification.

    1. Agreed. Once the supply of other people’s money runs out and the pain starts hitting them, then we’ll see what they think of their tin messiah. I would have thought gas at nearly $4 a gallon would have been pain enough, and enough of a warning of the destitution the man intends to wreak upon us all. But I guess the Obots that aren’t driving Chevy Volts are all taking the bus.

  12. the obese, debt-enslaved robots, encircled within a police caught up in the left vs right paradigm are getting……….exactly what they deserve.

    “the few who understand the system, will not oppose the system. the great body of people incapable of comprehending it, will bear its buden”.
    Lord Rothschild
    If you want to know if you understand the system, ask youself this:
    Can you explain the following:
    -how the dollar as the “reserve currency” is coming to a close.
    -explain the bretton woods agreement of 1948 and how it is ending.
    -bonus points: what major entitlement program has stated via annual statements for over 10 years that: “in 2014, we begin paying more in benefits than we collect in taxes”? (hint: this entitlement program stopped sending you the statements in 2011 ” in light of the current budgetary situation”.

    Whatever you do, keep paying those taxes……

  13. Did you expect anything different our country does not give a flying f**K about its people….. It will bite them in the A$$ one day when enough people Wake up to the realization that they are unqualified to govern the American people.

  14. Did you expect anything different our Government does not give a flying f**K about its people….. It will bite them in the A$$ one day when enough people Wake up to the realization that they are unqualified to govern the American people.

  15. this has got to be the worst president in our history..we elected a punk kid to run this country..hopefully we go over the cliff so even the low income morons have to pay for the big govt they voted for

  16. So while the country burns down in front of us the dictator-in-chief goes for a three week vacation. Congratulations USA, welcome to the turd world dictatorship club.

  17. You get what you vote for! Now you have the campaigner for life, for another 4 years. Such a bunch of ignorant voters that didn’t open there eyes and see that this imposter of a President , doesn’t have a clue as to how to run a Country. He should be required to stay in Washington, along with all the Congress, until they agree on a budget. The Government has to stop it’s excessive spending and waste! Everytime anything important comes up that will show how incompetent Obama is,He takes off out of the Country, then blames evryone else for the mess he’s created by not knowing what he is doing. This whole administration should be flushed down the toilet! And the government needs to stop these automatic increases on all the entitlement programs and budget programs. No other business in the world could survive if they ran a company that way. Start demanding more from this Government to explain itself and it’s actions! If they don’t start doing what’s best for this Country, then FIRE them !

  18. We’ve all heard the comments but it dosn’t matter. This POS has an unlimited credit card of Our (Americans) money and plans on spending it in anyway it pleases except for the promotion of the U.S.

    As long as Santa keeps giving gifts, the uneducated will keep him in power!

  19. Who is going to pay for this lavish vacation? Is it just another nail in the “fiscal coffin” for this country with Obama thinking that what is a few more million dollars added to what he has already forced upon the nation of lemmings?
    Who takes $4 MILLION dollar vacations beyond Obama and his Queenie Michelle Antoinette Lard Butt?

  20. Well here we go the last four years of these miserable grifters. Be assured
    they will be out for all they can get this time. Saw Michelle in the role of ‘first
    lady’ and Christmas and wept silently. The Daily Mail had a huge pic and
    article yesterday and when you look at the big picture it’s clear to see the main
    theme is Michelle’s continual it’s all about ME look. No matter what the
    occassion she always manages to make herself the center of attention.
    Shameful and absolutely no class.

  21. The left has abortion, gay marrage.. its time for the right to start having babies.. whats the point of Holy marrage if all you get at the end is 2.5 children and a luxury car? drop the crap and start cranking out children.. each billionaire should have 500 kids per billion.. great education.. capital to start building their enterprises.. and a snowballing demographic. What did you do for conservatism?.. “I took 100 single women out of the democratic party and had 500 children with them.”

  22. Gee, the President is going home for the holidays. How un-American! He should follow the example of George W. Bush who we all know NEVER took a vacation.

        1. Actually, both Bushes and I think even the Clintons made sure that they were in town for Christmas, usually at Camp David, so that all the people that they have to drag with them on vacation would be in town for the holidays to be with their families, then they went on vacation afterwards. It’s only the entitled affirmative action president who doesn’t consider all the people that would have liked to spend Christmas with their loved ones instead of watching the retard run shirtless through a Hawaiian surf.

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