Friday, March 21, 2014 3:32:50 PM
@SleepyHallow: As @MeGrendel said, many of Bush's weekend "vacations" were actually spent meeting with various dignitaries "on the QT" (Quietly, without fanfare). Whereas Obama goes for weeks at a time, on the public dime, with full entourage, and plays golf...
And what about all those fundraising trips? I count those as "vacations" as well since he`s not doing one single bit of "President work" but he flys across the USA to raise money. Sickening.
And he still has 3 years to go! 42 in 8 years for Bush 131 in 5 years for Obama.
Just do the math! Actually, I have no idea how many vacation days Clinton or Reagan took, but I know they did FAR less golfing and fundraising.
Yes, let's look at these vacations: When they compare Bush vs. Obama, they compare DAYS instead of TRIPS, which includes all the days he spent on his ranch in Crawford Texas (325), where he held many meetings and entertained foreign leaders. Take that 325 from 367 & you get 42 days.
Bush`s vacations: His Ranch in Texas His family`s place in Main.
Obama`s vacations: Family: -Hawaii (x6) -Martha`s Vinyard (x3) -Grand Canyon -Mt. Desert Island, Maine -Panama City Beach -Chicago Barack: -Floridian Yacht & Golf Club Michelle & Girls: -China -Spain -Africa & Botswana -Aspen -New York -Vail Girls: -Atlantis Resort for Spring Break
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:15:08 PM
I agree to a point and I disagree to a point. He likes to lead on not enforcing laws and making changes to tax laws, which is clearly defined as the job of congress, but leads from behind on nearly everything else. It's like he wants to make a more powerful version of the old "President of the Congress" that we had before Shays Rebellion. Back then, the position was so weak when John Hancock was elected in 1785 and he never even showed up to take the job. Now it seems like Obama wants to enter that position just with all of the executive privileges that have been acquired over the years. Honestly, I see Kerry and McCain making more policies and talking with more leaders than Obama does.