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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 07:00 PM
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Send this info to anyone you hear bash President Obama for taking a vacation - The Facts
Edited on Wed Aug-17-11 07:15 PM by Tx4obama

George W. Bush:

Days at Camp David: 487 days (149 trips)
Days at Texas Crawford ranch: 490 days (77 trips)
Days at Kennebunkport Compound: 43 days

Total: 1020 days, more than 1/3rd of his presidency. Bush set the record for most vacation time taken by president.

And that does not include days of vacation taken elsewhere.


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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 07:07 PM
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1. Related article from Politicususa.com
Fox News Claims that Obama is on Vacation More than George W. Bush

SNIP

Monica Crowley claimed that, He actually shoehorning the job of the presidency into his busy schedule of going on vacation, listening to the comic stylings of George Lopez, swaying to Paul McCartney, playing golf, shooting hoops, taking smokes. What else is this guy doing? Is he ever working? OReilly pointed out that people said the same the thing about Bush, and asked what the difference is between Bush and Obama, and Crowley told a boldfaced lie, Obama is taking a vacation every five minutes. Hes blowing off steam almost every day.he is got partying going on. Hes at the Nationals game. Bush took two vacations a year in August and at Christmastime that was it.

Crowley is lying. Bush spent 1,020 days of his presidency on vacation. To put this into context, John F. Kennedy spent fewer days in office, 1000, than George W. Bush spent on vacation. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David, 490 days at his Crawford ranch, and 43 days in Kennebunkport. George W. Bush spent 69 days in Crawford during his first year in office. In contrast, according to FactCheck.org, Obama spent all, or part of, 26 days of his first year in office on vacation. This was less than all three previous Republican presidents, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, but more than the two previous Democratic presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

SNIP

http://www.politicususa.com/en/obama-bush-vacation


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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 07:47 PM
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2. I always figured.
When you're as stupid as Dubya, every day is a vacation day.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 08:43 PM
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4. I don't know.
Edited on Wed Aug-17-11 08:49 PM by Control-Z
He had trouble eating chips and watching TV. Sounds like every day, just getting out of bed safely, was work for Bush.

Edit to add: Or was it a pretzel that knocked him off the couch?
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:39 PM
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5. On Bush - too much credit
he seemed only half there when he wasn't "on vacation".
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 12:09 AM
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6. Bush wasn't a #blackpresident
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 10:01 PM
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15. Please stop the #RaceCrap
Believe it or not, some of us - who worked hard for him in 2008 - don't like his presidency. Period. And it has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin, it has everything to do with being a corporate Democrat to the bone.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 01:06 AM
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7. **Through this point in his term, B*sh was off nearly 50% more than Obama**
----Obamas 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.----



says it all. 102 days off since his term, at this point Obama's term is at??? B*sh was off a ton, and that's why this country went off the rails during his 8 years of hell. No one did anything positive, and the administration was as lazy as he was (Katrina anyone?)


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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 01:44 AM
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8. I think you have a typo. In the 3rd paragraph if the 102 is about Bush it should be 225. n/t
Edited on Thu Aug-18-11 01:46 AM by Tx4obama
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Mr Deltoid Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:12 PM
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13. 1/3 of Bushes presidency was vacation time
FOX is sooo laughable

K&R
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:00 AM
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9. Freeps just say * worked from home.
How do the apologists REALLY know?

I can't get away with that at work any more, even though my work really can be done from anywhere.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:23 AM
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10. what's funny is they were talking about obama taking a vacation and the complaints
on the local news. they do a segment every day with a national person split screen. the local guy at the end asked for a comparison how much vacation time had george w bush taken by this time and the other guy skirted it saying that wasn't a good comparison because he went to his OWN retreat. a better comparison would be with george hw bush because the economy was similar and he went to kennebunkport. not sure why WHERE they went really matters. i think it is because bush took more vacation than anyone else. And they don't want to make that comparison. Obama has generally taken weekends and some time during the summer.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 08:43 AM
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11. And that doesn't even count the Olympicsh trip! *hic*




Or the time he hit a police officer in Scotland while biking.

Or the time he trashed the landscaping at Buckingham palace.

etc., etc., etc.

He was a rock star president all right. One of those out of control rock stars who constantly goes on binges and trashes hotel rooms.
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Philippine expat Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:05 PM
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12. Two wrongs don't make a right
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 08:00 PM
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14. It is NOT wrong for President Obama to take his family on a vacation in the summertime n/t
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