Every time President Obama and his family take a vacation, the hypocrites on the right whine and complain about it. They typically gripe about how much it costs taxpayers, or how terrible it looks in light of all the people struggling economically in this country.
Here are some of the complaints this time, as President Obama and his family enjoy an 8-day vacation at Martha’s Vinyard.
Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart: “Most of the people in my district could never afford to visit Martha’s Vineyard, and those who could would feel uncomfortable vacationing in a place that has a reputation for being for the elite.”
Maryland Republican Party chairman Diana Waterman: “When there are so many people out there looking for jobs and Americans are struggling to make ends meet, this sends the wrong message to people who are struggling to survive.”
Here’s a couple of reality checks for those critics: At the same point in his presidency, George W. Bush had taken 399 days of vacation, much of it spent at his Crawford, Texas ranch. President Obama, meanwhile, has taken just 87 days of vacation.
Does ANYONE remember Republicans bashing George W. Bush over his excessive vacation days? Didn’t think so. Did the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck take President Obama’s predecessor to task for having taken over a full years worth of vacation time, or roughly 20% of the total time he had spent in office? Nope. They did not.
Not to mention that currently Congress is on a 5-week vacation. In the video below, the question was asked: What are they taking a vacation from? This Congress has passed the least number of bills ever, so it’s a good question to ask. Oh, I suppose we won’t see the 41st attempt at repealing ObamaCare anytime during the next few weeks. But we’re sure that with plenty of rest, the House GOP members will get right to work on that when they get back from sipping martinis.
Please watch this great video as Al Sharpton on Politics Nation, along with guest Nancy Giles, candidly expose “Vacation Gate” for the fraud that it really is, especially compared to George W. Bush’s time off.