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Thu Dec 22, 2011, 12:17 PM

What other recent President would have risked missing spending Christmas with family?

None.

In the past Presidents drop everything and run off to a holiday vacation. Obama is busy trying to get Congress to do something.

I congratulate him on putting his duty before vacation.

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Reply What other recent President would have risked missing spending Christmas with family? (Original post)
liberal N proud Dec 2011 OP
JoePhilly Dec 2011 #1
zipplewrath Dec 2011 #2
JoePhilly Dec 2011 #3
zipplewrath Dec 2011 #4
NavyDem Dec 2011 #5
treestar Dec 2011 #6

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 01:25 PM

1. Obama hates Christmas, so that's not really a fair question.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 01:59 PM

2. Now THAT'S funny

Are you in touch with your inner Colbert?

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 02:01 PM

3. LOL. Actually ... I was trying to channel Fox and Friends.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 02:10 PM

4. Colbert does it better.

It's what makes Colbert so go in my estimation. He actually does a better "Fox and Friends" than they do. They sound incoherent and stupid. He actually makes their arguments better than they do.

One of his favorite tricks is when he has some left leaning guest on and he asks the "what's wrong with that" question. They explain the potential downsides or catastrophy associated with a particular strategy that he suggests and his response is something along the line of "And that's good right?"

He never backpeddles from his statements and accepts the natural conclusions of his positions. Fox and Friends just wander all over the place and just deny any downsides.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 02:21 PM

5. As someone that has missed many holidays with family to do my duty

I applaud our President.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 03:32 PM

6. FDR! Matt Damon!



Seriously, I applaud that. And the righties who whine that Michelle and the girls should have stayed, so as to save the taxpayers from two flights, can walk off a short pier.

Yes, I have seen whining to that effect.

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