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Evita & Michelle Spend Your Money For Broadway Junket

The Peronistas of America are headed to NYC tonight, on the taxpayer’s dime of course, to catch a Broadway show.


How many of you have been able to jet back-and-forth to NYC lately?  But its okay, we will never know how much it cost.

For the evening, the first couple jetted to New York City for date night. A Broadway show and probably dinner were on tap.

The White House refused to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers.

“Hi, guys,” Obama said to reporters and visitors gathered at the White House as he and Michelle left for their night out.  Both were decked out:  She wore her hair up, heels and a sleeveless black ruffled dress that fell below the knee while he went tieless in a dark suit and white shirt.

My first thought:  what is wrong with staying in DC?

If the Obamas wanted to catch a show closer to the White House, they had some choices in Washington: Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre; Valerie Harper in “Looped” at the Lincoln Theatre; “Rent,” at the Warner Theatre; Noel Coward’s “Design for Living” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; or Stoppard’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll” at the Studio Theatre.

Had this been the Bushes, the networks would be breaking into primetime to begin criticizing the trip.  But lucky for Obama, he has an aggressive media somewhat like the Soviets had.

Aren’t liberals even the teeniest upset about this junket, too???  I wonder when the American people will wake up and realize that they elected a Diva and his Wife to the White House.   While Barack spends our future in billions and billions of dollars, he enjoys a Broadway show tonight. 

Good one, Mr. President.  That hurt.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. This is unbelievable!!! But what’s worse is the MSM will not criticize him at all. This is so wasteful and inappropriate. How many Americans have put trips on hold, yet this man wastes taxpayer dollars!!!

    Comment by Scherie — May 30, 2009 @ 7:57 pm - May 30, 2009

  2. Let’s see…..

    $70,00 just to turn on the key to start AirForce One
    Extra Secret Service for Diva and his Mrs.
    Broadway tickets (unless some like Ted Kennedy paid for them)
    This is just an altogether PRICELESS TRIP!

    Comment by PatriotMom — May 30, 2009 @ 8:22 pm - May 30, 2009

  3. The White House refused to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers.

    Nice. I guess destroying the country is tiring work.

    On the bright side, he could have brought the Broadway show to the WH on our dime.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 30, 2009 @ 8:48 pm - May 30, 2009

  4. The article stresses the Obamas’ “date night” promises and history… HOW MANY “date nights” did they have in his first two years in the Senate??

    Comment by JFH — May 30, 2009 @ 8:52 pm - May 30, 2009

  5. Does any other American citizen find this statement offensive?:

    “I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished.”

    It ain’t “ALL FINISHED” until you get out of office. You’re telling me you put in more effort in campaigning than governing??!!

    Comment by JFH — May 30, 2009 @ 9:11 pm - May 30, 2009

  6. I wonder if he decided to buzz Staten Island in a low flying Air Force One again?

    Comment by neko — May 30, 2009 @ 9:42 pm - May 30, 2009

  7. Maybe he should go to fum buck texas every 4 or 5 weeks for another vacation. DC to New York, I’m guessing 150 miles. DC to fum buck tx, I’m guessing 1600 miles. You guys kill me, or you guys would like to kill me because; me and the rest of the intellegent and semi intellegent folks will be voting to keep you numb nuts and I mean NUTS out of power for decades to come.

    Yes We Can! OOPs, Yes we did and, will continue doing!

    Comment by Larry — May 30, 2009 @ 10:04 pm - May 30, 2009

  8. Carbon footprint?

    I guess Obama didn’t understand that the presidency entails some sacrifice. If he weren’t president and just spent his own money to charter a G5 for the trip – no problem.

    But to move the presidential entourage just for the evening (and the requisite mobilization of state and local law enforcement) must cost millions.

    Thank you, sire! May I have another?

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 30, 2009 @ 10:16 pm - May 30, 2009

  9. I think BHO should set a “date” to put in a full day’s work at his desk. Who the hell is doing the heavy lifting in this administration?

    Comment by dave christensen — May 30, 2009 @ 10:28 pm - May 30, 2009

  10. Now you guys are being totally ridiculous.
    Does it never occur to you that when you criticize someone, the people who read your words are judging YOU far more that they are sharing in your judgement of your subject?

    WE all know what we think of Obama. Some hate him, others really like him. Nothing you say about his night on the town will change any minds. But it will be taken as yet another data point in the overwhelming case for how utterly clueless and absurd the opposition to him is.

    Its seething, mindless hatred. I pity you all for what you will make of yourselves these next eight years.

    Comment by Tano — May 30, 2009 @ 10:39 pm - May 30, 2009

  11. I know Tano is simply engaging in generic trollspeak, but the mechanisms of trollspeak are so familiar as to be completely tiresome: make a bunch of generalizations that have little to do with the substance or details of the point in question and then assert the superiority of “The One” and all of his sycophantic supporters.

    Nevermind, of course, that the premises of this post remain unchallenged: Urkel (as Tammy Bruce is so fond of calling him) and his wife are spending and carrying on extravagantly at the taxpayer’s expense, and rather than calling him on it, the press is celebrating it as “cool” behavior worthy of the diva-in-chief.

    Comment by Kurt — May 30, 2009 @ 11:05 pm - May 30, 2009

  12. So the left is heard from above. Another toadie. Obama can do nothing wrong. Monday morning early, GM will declare bankrupcy, Obamateleprompter will close their plants, lay off white collar workers, and furlough 50% of the hourly workers. The Chrysler workers are home, biding their time. But Chairman Obama and Princess Grace jet off to NYC. They needed entertaining? Because all the parties at the White House these past 4 months have gotten stale and boring. The mindless toadies in the Democrat party will make excuses for this, just as they have the other blunders.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 30, 2009 @ 11:10 pm - May 30, 2009

  13. Tano, how do you arrive at “hatred”? Hatred? You have totally missed the point.

    I think we are getting exactly what we deserve honestly. We wanted a king so we select one who thinks he is king and he acts like a king.

    Comment by EDinTampa — May 30, 2009 @ 11:18 pm - May 30, 2009

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    You can’t say they don’t have onions.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 30, 2009 @ 11:25 pm - May 30, 2009

  16. I find all of this quite amusing considering both Ronald Reagan and George W Bush spent well more than a year of each of their terms away at their ranches. The cost to the people of the USA must have been much higher than a night in NYC.

    And again, I must note that calling the President ‘Evita” is about as mature as those on the left side who called the last President “shrub.”

    Comment by Steve — May 30, 2009 @ 11:57 pm - May 30, 2009

  17. Where will these two parasites go once Soetoro declares martial law for the “generated crisis” Biden was talking about?

    Keep your eyes on the supermarket shelves…first food shortage in the USA will be the key to the trigger Soetoro will use to put the FEMA forces in charge of the streets.

    He isn’t acting like a King. He is acting like an opulent, megalomaniacal dictator. Just giving us a hint as to how it’s gonna be.

    Bear1909 out

    Comment by bear1909 — May 30, 2009 @ 11:58 pm - May 30, 2009

  18. I hope the conservative criticism of George Bush was as loud as it is for Obama:

    Summary: Bush spent 487 days at Camp David. “And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there.”

    You complain about a trip to NYC. What about all those trips to Crawford? How much outrage did the press have about that? Barely a a blog entry on CBS’ webpage…

    Comment by johnmeister — May 31, 2009 @ 12:09 am - May 31, 2009

  19. Bear1909- Oh, please!

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 12:18 am - May 31, 2009

  20. Evita and Michelle. Took me a second to get it, and it’s hilarious!

    Comment by Seane-Anna — May 31, 2009 @ 12:55 am - May 31, 2009

  21. I find all of this quite amusing considering both Ronald Reagan and George W Bush spent well more than a year of each of their terms away at their ranches.

    What I find amusing is that you unwittingly demonstrate how full of shit liberals were to piss & moan about it. Of course you give us the requisite “Wepubwicans did it too!!!!” hysteria.

    BTW, if I can buy Alcee Hastings a Lexus, the least he could do is buy me a Tundra.

    That “swamp” is still looking pretty full, eh?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 31, 2009 @ 12:58 am - May 31, 2009

  22. Why is stating some comparative facts hysteria? Reacting in such a way as you have is is a way dumbing down the conversation by refusing to discuss the facts. That said, I am not calling you dumb.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 1:06 am - May 31, 2009

  23. Liberals are funny. Obama can do no wrong. They are toadies. He craps all over everyone, he smiles Michelle smiles, oh well. Liberals are mindless robots. Like the old Soviet Union and todays Venezuela, no fair criticising the dear leader.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 1:30 am - May 31, 2009

  24. How many of you have been able to jet back-and-forth to NYC lately?

    Good question. How many of us have been elected President lately?

    Comment by M. Bouffant — May 31, 2009 @ 3:56 am - May 31, 2009

  25. Know what makes me laugh? No Liberal can ever defend how well President Obama is Governing — instead all we hear, like lemmings in 1984, is how President George “Emmanuel Goldstein” Bush is horrible.

    Every Liberal I encounter needs an Emmanuel Goldstein to call their own: Be it Rush, Bush (I or II), Palin, Ms. California, etc. et. al.

    How does going to a Broadway show improve the economy? How does doing a fundraiser in Las vegas help President Obama govern?

    The Liberals will never answer these questions; They are too busy fulminating against their Emmanuel Goldstein’s. Welcome to Oceania.

    Comment by JSF — May 31, 2009 @ 4:00 am - May 31, 2009

  26. JSF, your hypocrisy is amusing. 77 trips to Crawford from Bush, 1600 miles each, with nary a complaint from the right; One personal trip to NYC and Obama is “Evita!!!” and “a dictator” and we’re in “Oceania”. Geez, loosen your Depends and take a breath.

    Comment by Crusty Dem — May 31, 2009 @ 4:32 am - May 31, 2009

  27. I was going to write, “outraged liberals crying ‘Bush did ______’ in 3…2…1….

    But I see they already beat me to it. No argument that it was a worthwhile trip, no argument that Obama is perfectly justified in using the taxpayers money to fly 3 airliners into NY, have NYC police secure a route and escort his motorcade or have secret service and NYC secure Times Square and the theater….only whiny complaints that “Bush went to Crawford” or “Bush went to Camp David”.

    The difference is that Camp David and the Crawford Ranch are fully equipped with situation rooms, secure lines, conferencing, and everything else the president needs to work, which he regularly did, at both.

    Camp David in particular does not require flying Air Force One, Air Force Two and a huge Military transport as Obama did to go to a “date night”. Its not that far away.

    Google is full of pictures of Bush meeting with everyone from his cabinet to foreign heads of state at both and just as many pictures of him giving press conferences from the ranch.

    Obama spent millions of taxpayer dollars to entertain himself and his wife. He met with no one. He wasn’t doing any work. He wasn’t serving the country. He was serving absolutely nobody but himself and his wife, and thought absolutely NOTHING of charging the American taxpayers millions of dollars for it. The arrogance is staggering.

    Comment by American Elephant — May 31, 2009 @ 6:55 am - May 31, 2009

  28. “The difference is that Camp David and the Crawford Ranch are fully equipped with situation rooms, secure lines, conferencing, and everything else the president needs to work, which he regularly did, at both.”

    Yeah, but remember: Barry’s always ready to do important Presidential business, ‘cuz he’s never without his Sooper Dooper Secure Obama Blackberry! I know that makes me sleep better…how ’bout you?

    Comment by AF_Vet — May 31, 2009 @ 7:48 am - May 31, 2009

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  31. For all their phony rhetoric, this affirms the grasping materialism that is liberalism and what is an appearance of impropriety to conservatives is the liberal’s pretense at royalty. Liberals don’t view using taxpayer funds for personal pleasure as anything but entirely natural, i.e. aren’t we all The Public? This “I have arrived” mentality requires opulence — to better separate them from us.

    Comment by Ignatius — May 31, 2009 @ 9:22 am - May 31, 2009

  32. Everyone needs to get away for at least a night out on the town. Just because the past few presidents have been older doesn’t mean they couldn’t do the same thing. I think it’s great!! Who knows that the tax payers paid for this trip? I’m sure they have some money of their own. Then again it’s just jealously.

    Comment by Linda — May 31, 2009 @ 9:53 am - May 31, 2009

  33. First off, you are lumping me in with “all Liberals” and assume that I think that Obama is doing a good job, I think that he has screwed up many times. I also know that some things take time, that we can’t fix America in a short period of time. and I don’t believe that you can fix a problem by throwing money at it.

    As to Crawford being fully set up as another White House, this i saying that The people of the US had to pay for Two seats of Power on a regular basis the than only one. and I believe that many of you are saying that President Bush never left the White House at taxpayer’s expense for a night of entertainment. Do you really belive that?

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 10:11 am - May 31, 2009

  34. This proves he’s a Commie. Real Americans don’t go to Broadway shows. Next thing we know, the White House residents will be eating sushi.

    Comment by Billy Bob — May 31, 2009 @ 10:44 am - May 31, 2009

  35. AE: What are you saying–that the Winter Garden Theater (or whichever theater it was) isn’t equipped to be HQ for a national crisis? I would have expected a situation room backstage right next to the Green Room! 😉

    The problem with the “BUSH DID IT TOO!” argument is that Obama was supposed to represent “change” and a new way of doing things. Saying, “But Bush did it too!” just reinforces the fact that the “Change” slogan was total BS.

    Comment by jellibean — May 31, 2009 @ 10:53 am - May 31, 2009

  36. Yes, Mr. Obama is not about change, one of the things that disappoints me about him. That said, why does that excuse past presidents from their time off periods. What about Mr. Bush’s many golf junkets. Did he have a golf cart set up as a situation room?

    I’m just saying that it is silly to lose touch with the greater issues by focusing on a night out. He did not commit a mortal sin anymore that his predecessor did by playing golf in a time of war. It’s petty sniping.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 11:11 am - May 31, 2009

  37. Steve,

    What during the past 8 years did the Left not antoganize Presdient Bush about? Really, if he said the sky was Blue, the daily Kos, keith Olbermann, Rhandi Rhodes would say the sky is Red.

    We on the Right learned from the Left. Show me how the Left were treated Bush with the same way Obama “should” be treated in dissent.

    There will be a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG wait.

    Comment by JSF — May 31, 2009 @ 11:16 am - May 31, 2009

  38. You can’t change the past; you can only deal with the present moment. Bush was treated badly by the Left, as Clinton was treated badly by the Right. It is the pattern of politics. Using your argument, gays should beat up the straights because many of them have done the same to us.

    I am not saying that Obama gets a free ride. The people who say that this should be the case do not live in the real world. All I’m saying is that sniping at him for a night on the town with his wife when every president before him has done much the same thing is a waste of time and a waste of anger.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 11:31 am - May 31, 2009

  39. Steve,

    I had friends on Capitol Hill during the Impeachment — if you ever lived in Political DC, you learn that the past is never really past (when I left in 97, some old Dems were still arguing about the 68 primary). During the Impeachment, we thought that the democrats would see that President Bill Clinton was wounded, kick him out and make Gore prwesident — think on that alt future. The GOP would not challange until 2004.

    But Democrats (and look around the Blogs or listen to Pacifica, Air America or MSNBC) think Conservatives and republicans are the enemy, not anti-American leaders, such as Chavez or Ahmadinijad.

    How long can you stand up and say “this far, not further,” when the Left always makes “Emmanuel Goldstein’s” of EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN since Hoover?

    When will the Lefct police itself?

    Comment by JSF — May 31, 2009 @ 11:42 am - May 31, 2009

  40. JSF- I’m really not sure what your point has to do with what I’ve written at any point in this discussion. And as to the commentators on the Left, how are their criticisms any different in tone than those of such people as Savage, Coulter, Levin and so many others on the Right. It’s the way that these sorts on both sides play the game of politics.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 11:50 am - May 31, 2009

  41. Ok, so I assume Steve will be harsh in his critisim when President Obama sets up a vacation estate?

    It’s ironic. Ronald Reagan said the 11th commandment was “Thou shalt not critique another Republican.” Only bit of his the Libs listen to, and then they take it to the extreme.

    Oh, and bad news for for bob. Looks like Obama’s already found his brownshirts but don’t worry, he’s already following in the footsteps of bob’s idol.

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 31, 2009 @ 11:55 am - May 31, 2009

  42. Steve,

    You brought up Clinton and I knew what is actually going on in the ground during that time.

    And by the Left always saying “Bush/palin/Ms. california/Rush/ etc. et. al. are evil/stupid,” It does not engender food feelins on holding back from criticsism.

    I listen to Rush and Thom hartmann (Air America) in the morning. Whereas Rush will say that a Democrat is good in something (i.e, Bill Clinton is a good politician), Hartmann never finds anything good to say about ANY Republican.

    You can’t say “Don’t attack on this,” unless you can show proof that democrats were civil in their disagreements the past 8 years. History did not start on 1/20/09 and it did not start 1/20/00. But lately, democrats think we are at year Zero and the GOP must be as supplicant as the press when it comes to President Obama.

    I wait to see how the Left showed civil dissent during the past 8 years.


    Comment by JSF — May 31, 2009 @ 11:58 am - May 31, 2009

  43. Livewire – Yes, I will be critical of him. I already find that these burger jaunts / photo-ops to be an incredible waste of time and resources. If it was once every few months it would be all right. Every week, not so much.

    The point is, no one is immune from criticism. for instance, if this stimulus package bombs, as portions of it very likely will, I want to talk about it when it happens, not to speculate on how it will fail before it has a chance to take root.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 12:03 pm - May 31, 2009

  44. JSF – I’m not saying that “Don’t attack.” I’m saying “why bother.” I’m saying “what’s the point.” I’m not holding up Air America as good for the country any more than I am Rush Limbaugh. What I am saying is that being critical just for a night on the town with his wife is a waste of time.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 12:08 pm - May 31, 2009

  45. My favorite episode of the inappropriate Broadway show attendance was Condi Rice attending SPAMALOT while Bush vacationed, both of them ignoring the catastrophe in New Orleans as people drowned waiting for Homeland [In]Security to do anything at all.

    I’ll take the Obamas any da

    Comment by Old Catholic — May 31, 2009 @ 1:04 pm - May 31, 2009

  46. I can’t believe the liberals don’t realize these times are different. The unemployment rate during the 8 years of GW Bush was 5.2%. There are 6.8 MILLION unemployed souls in Obamas America!
    9% unemployment on it’s way to 12% unemployment!
    Obama has taken us $9 TRILLION dollars in debt. Americas debt rating is about to be lowered for the first time in 150 years! He owns auto companies he owns banks. Yet on the weekends he jets off to NYC to party with Princess Grace and have dinner and a show. God Lord people, wake up and grow up. Did you know that his typical schedule is 9:30am -5pm? M-F? It’s hard to avoid the fact that some liberals are dimwitts like Biden or morons like Geithner. Read the posts defending Obamateleprompter.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 1:24 pm - May 31, 2009

  47. Okay, I really tried to be sensible. as I will not stoop using the attitude that so many do, I will go back to lurking.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2009 @ 1:53 pm - May 31, 2009

  48. Sensible? Is Obama like Bush or is he different? Is he representing hopenchange or not? I wasn’t fooled. Some in here were. Members of the Soviet Politboro rushed past the citizens in food lines in the Zil limos. On thier way to oppulent banquets. You don’t see the correlation? I’m not the fool.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 2:42 pm - May 31, 2009

  49. When is someone a liar or just a hypocrite?
    During the campaign Obamateleprompter made a big deal out of banning lobbyists from his campaign and his administration. He even made it a point to single out workers in McCains campaign who had ties to lobbying firms. After his election, Obama asked for waivers so he could appoint a few lobbyists to some offices. Now, on friday, when the media doesn’t pay as much attention…..Obama withdraws the whole and complete executive order banning lobbyists and the waiting period.
    Barack Obama, liar or just a stark hypocrite. You choose. I wasn’t fooled. Were you?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 4:10 pm - May 31, 2009

  50. I understand the point that you’re making, Steve, and if you don’t want to be cheap in your criticisms of Obama, you don’t have to be, and more power to you.

    But some of us watched in outrage for 8 years while President Bush gave his all for the America and the left absolutely destroyed every move he made. And he did a decent job. Now Obama’s here, he’s screwing up at every turn, and it’s OUR turn to criticize. It’s our turn to be the annoying mosquito in the left’s ear. We owe it to ourselves– and, frankly, to our country– to be as unrelenting in our criticism as they were in theirs. And I can only speak for myself, but I don’t intend to go easy on anybody or be sparing in my criticism for the next 4 years.

    Why should I?

    Comment by CH — May 31, 2009 @ 5:47 pm - May 31, 2009

  51. I hope they took the Metroliner to New York. A round trip on the train would be a helluva lot cheaper than taking Air Force One. Isn´t he the one that has been lecturing executives about their jets? Isn´t he the one that told us we´re going to have to make some sacrifices? Since he seems to like some fast food they should have rented a dvd and called Pizza Hut.

    Comment by Roberto — May 31, 2009 @ 6:19 pm - May 31, 2009

  52. #43 CH is exactly right. The left destroyed R Bork, Clearance Thomas s reputations. Most recently two hispanics in the Bush administration. But the right is suppose to go easy on Obamas nominees? After the fact the media tries to imply that Democrats cooperated and helped Pres Reagan. When in fact they fought him every step of the way. When he turned out to be one of the most popular Presidents in 100 years, all of a sudden Democrats and the media forgot what obstructionists they were. The left wants only Democrats to play hardball. Those on the right who comply are fools, it will get them no credit with the liberals anyway. Fight for what you think is right. Then let the chips fall where they may.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 6:28 pm - May 31, 2009

  53. Ditto, Roberto.

    Steve – I don’t think the president should be a prisoner in the White House.

    The thing that riles so many conservatives (and others. I am sure) is that the Dems spend an awful lot of time lecturing us about our “greed” and the extravagances of the private sector and turn around and pull stunts that make Dennis Kozlowsk (disgraced CEO of Tyco) look like an amateur.

    Remember all the posturing a few months back about the CEOs of the Big 3 going to DC in corporate jets? Well the price being paid for that little dose of liberal demagoguery is thousands of blue-collar jobs in places like Wichita, KS.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 31, 2009 @ 6:36 pm - May 31, 2009

  54. All I can think of with this story is that the “Charcoaled Kennedys” have moved-on-up.

    How long before Michelle starts speaking French, ditches the JCrew for something more regal and we see Obama lighting up some $500 Cuban cigars?

    Charcoaled Kennedys relivin’ Camelot.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — May 31, 2009 @ 6:47 pm - May 31, 2009

  55. Ouch

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 7:32 pm - May 31, 2009

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  57. “Charcoaled Kennedys”. Good one!

    Comment by Seane-Anna — May 31, 2009 @ 8:11 pm - May 31, 2009

  58. I read that the Obamas flew down in a Gulfstream and not a 747 (VC-25) so the carbon footprint wasn’t all that big.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 31, 2009 @ 8:24 pm - May 31, 2009

  59. Yeah, but remember: Barry’s always ready to do important Presidential business, ‘cuz he’s never without his Sooper Dooper Secure Obama Blackberry!


    Comment by American Elephant — May 31, 2009 @ 9:27 pm - May 31, 2009

  60. Bush was treated badly by the Left, as Clinton was treated badly by the Right.

    Clinton was treated badly by the right? How so? Holding him accountable for lying to a grand jury is treating him badly?

    Bush was, and still is, called a liar by Democrat politicians and the mainstream media, despite every bipartisan and nonpartisan report concluding that he did not. Clinton was excused for lying to a grand jury even though he admitted he did.

    Bush was burned in effigy; plays, books and movies were written, produced and performed encouraging his assassination.

    Bush was held accountable for the negligence of a Democrat Mayor and a Democrat Governor, despite having repeatedly begged them to allow him to step in, and despite having launched the biggest, fastest most effective emergency response in world history.

    Bush was blamed for an economic collapse that he repeatedly warned (over 25 times) would happen if the irresponsible, corrupt practices at Fannie and Freddy were not reformed. Democrats filibustered those reforms and then blamed him when the inevitable happened.

    How was it that poor Clinton was treated badly again?

    Comment by American Elephant — May 31, 2009 @ 10:36 pm - May 31, 2009

  61. Um President Clinton looked into a camera and lied to me , lied to us all!
    And he disgraced the office. Because as his wife yelled to him he couldn’t put aside his own desires to maintain a standard of decency we should easily expect from any President. One of GW Bushs great achievements is returning decency to the office. No intern scandals, no selling of Lincoln bedrooms, no hiding in the back of cars to skunk away to trysts.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 31, 2009 @ 10:52 pm - May 31, 2009

  62. We are being lectured daily about tightening our belts, doing our share. It would be nice to have a leader who led by example. Didn’t behave like a Russian Tsar, or like Marie Antoinette.
    That is what riles us so much, we are being treated like sheeple – do what the lord and master demands and be quiet while he dazzles us with his wonderful life style.

    Then the lefties come out and whine – Bush did it!! He didn’t have lavish parties, he didn’t make every lunch break a photo op. He didn’t fly Laura to Texas for a special Valentines date, or NY for the Theater.

    We didn’t get hope, but we sure got change – to something America never had before – not a president of the people, but one who believes he is way above the people, and will shove it down our throats daily.

    Comment by Leah — May 31, 2009 @ 10:54 pm - May 31, 2009

  63. When Bush was at his ranch in Texas, the media reported, and the Left complained, that he was frittering away his time “on vacation.” As pointed out above, never mind the foreign leaders entertained in Crawford or the meetings with cabinet members held there.

    Is anyone else old enough to remember how LBJ’s visits to his ranch in Texas were reported? The media used to say that LBJ was at “the Texas White House.” In other words, Republican president goes to his ranch, he’s “on vacation.” Democrat president goes to his ranch, he’s “at the Texas White House.”

    As for Obama’s junket to New York, the salient points have already been made. Obama has been lecturing us about our carbon footprints. Obama called the auto executives “tone deaf” for the extravagance of flying their corporate jets to Washington. What does “Bush took vacations too” have to do with Obama’s staggering hypocrisy?

    Comment by Conservative Guy — June 1, 2009 @ 1:48 am - June 1, 2009

  64. It should be mentioned that Bush was criticized for not having enough lavish parties in the WH and for having so few state dinners and head-of-state guests (and invitations extended to a hostile press).

    Comment by Ignatius — June 1, 2009 @ 9:14 am - June 1, 2009

  65. both of them ignoring the catastrophe in New Orleans as people drowned waiting for Homeland [In]Security to do anything at all.

    I’ll take the Obamas any da

    My favorite was Mayor “Chocolate City” Nagin getting his ass out of Dodge, buying a house in Dallas while leaving the people who voted for him (assuming it wasn’t the mob) to rot.

    My favorite was Gov. Blanco using helicopters to survey her house. And let’s not forget she put a stop to any unnecessary building, except to remodel government offices.

    My favorite was Rep. William Jefferson (D, La.) commandeering military rescue vehicles to rescue his bribe money.

    My favorite was liberal media types who got all pissy because they weren’t allowed to splash photos of the dead on the news.

    My favorite was Anderson Vanderbilt’s fake tears.

    My favorite is liberal a-holes who delight in smearing many emergency personnel who responded and, like FEMA, were there almost immediately.

    My favorite is liberal a-holes who do everything they can to gloss over the colossal failure of liberalism. However, no matter how much you polish a turd, it’s still a turd.

    My favorite is the liberals who lied about all of the military being in Iraq while at the same time pissing and moaning about there not being enough in Iraq.

    My favorite were the liberals who called for James Lee Witt, who waited 3 weeks to respond to hurricane Floyd (the deadliest storm since Agnes), to take over in NO.

    And, of course my favorite is your beloved Obamas chowing down on Wagyu beef while folks in Tennessee and Kentucky froze to death.

    I could have added far more, but I’m tired.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 1, 2009 @ 9:29 am - June 1, 2009

  66. #63
    And LBJ was BBQing while thousands died in Vietnam.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 1, 2009 @ 9:31 am - June 1, 2009

  67. LBJ was a Democrat, it’s not the same.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — June 1, 2009 @ 8:08 pm - June 1, 2009

  68. #45 The Old Catheter blames Condi Rice, Secretary of State, for not attending to New Orleans when Katrina blew in.

    So, it stands to reason, that Hillary Clinton had better have her thunder thighs present and all aquiver at the first sign of any upcoming national disasters.

    I don’t know why, but we should attempt to keep the Old Catheter accommodated. Perhaps the Post Master General should go along for good measure.

    Comment by heliotrope — June 2, 2009 @ 9:26 pm - June 2, 2009

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