How dare this family man take time away from the country's problems just like Congress has--since August 3 btw--and escape from people like Senator Tom Coburn (Jerk-OK) who says the president likes to help the poorest and the least fortunate among us only because as a poor and less fortunate Black kid of a single mother, he got all kinds of good stuff from the gummit like food stamps so he and his mom could, y'know, eat. What kind of country is this that allows that sort of free give-away for leeching minorities?
But I digress. Apparently, even the failed presidential candidate blow-hard, Donald Trump, is chiming in on the frequency of presidential vacations, even though he's too dumb to realize that Mr. Obama is a slacker on vacation taking time compared with Dubya and Saint Ronnie. But don't tell the guy with the stupid hair and purdy mouth that fact.
THE EMBARRASSING DONALD TRUMP, FAILED, ALMOST-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: “They used to complain about George Bush, but I understand he’s already exceeded George Bush and we’re not even through the year. ... I think it sends a very, very bad message,”
But Mark Knoller of CBS, the unofficial keeper of presidential work schedules, reported that President George W. Bush had taken more time off than Obama at this point in his first term.
Obama’s upcoming vacation is his ninth vacation since taking office. Obama has spent all or part of 38 days on vacation away from the White House. He has also made 14 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 32 days, for a total of 70 days, Knoller said.
Bush, at this point in his first term, had made 14 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 102 days, Knoller said. He also made 40 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 123 days. His vacation total at this point in his presidency was all or part of 225 days away.
Of course, these facts won't stop the rightwing snivellers from foaming at the mouth and spewing their toxic spittle all over the internet over President Obama's well deserved vacation. They don't deal in facts, rather, they prefer lies and distortion to keep themselves roiling in their fake outrage.
BTW, to the numbnuts who think the president is "on vacation," understand that the president is still on call as the president even when he's on Martha's Vineyard and being briefed daily. IOW, he's doing presidential work even though he's here in Massachusetts enjoying quality time with his family-- a family value, afterall. Don't you just love family values presidents?
Welcome back to Martha's Vineyard, Mr. President.
Enjoy your family.
Every other president has done it, even in critical times.