Surf’s up! Obamas taking $4 million Hawaiian vacation as America plunges over fiscal cliff

As Twitchy reported earlier, despite the fast-approaching fiscal cliff, President Obama can’t be troubled to meet with Congressional leaders. Well, it looks like the country will have to wait a little longer for even a halfhearted show of leadership. While the president is threatening Americans that Republicans will steal their $2000, he’s preparing to embark on a three-week, $4 million Hawaiian vacation. Funded by taxpayers, of course.

The Hawaii Reporter estimates that the total cost of the vacation to Hawaii and federal taxpayers, including funding for travel, staff and protection, is at least $4 million. Obama’s vacations are more expensive than those of previous presidents because of the huge costs to fly Air Force One and an accompanying cargo plane for nine hours or so to Hawaii.

The trip is set for December 17 to January 6. We’re set to reach the edge of the fiscal cliff on January 2. As Obama and the Democrats’ irresponsible policies send us hurtling toward economic disaster, the president and his family will be enjoying their pu pu platters. Maybe they’ll even do a little cliff diving of their own!

Conservatives are absolutely livid:

While Obama’s reckless disregard for Americans’ welfare is nothing short of infuriating — and downright disgusting — this Twitterer does make an interesting point:

  • DRomani

    While many in America are starving, out of work, desperate and dying – and the Dems really think this man cares one iota about the people?! Come on!! Wake up!!

  • don s

    He probably thought he was going to lose the election and so he planned this trip to Hawaii with the family to set up his new mansion on the Big Island. Now it’s just going to be the Western White House.

    • Clayton B

      …or he knew, all along, he’d win.

      • Zane Henry

        certainly would explain his “bored with it” demeanor during the first debate.

  • Jack Deth

    I’m curious to discover if Oahu or any of Hawaii’s other islands they may land on will capsize once Michelle steps off Air Force One?

    Hey, a noted Democrat thought it could happen to Guam!

    • Zane Henry

      That was the illustrious Hank Johnson. Let’s never forget the name of the biggest moron in Congress. He is indicative of what’s wrong with our government. He’s only there to take up space and vote how the white liberal elites tell him to vote.

      • Emjay Graykat

        But what about the rocket scientist’s who voted him in? One man may be an idiot, but his electorate is the real issue. Corrine Brown is a race-baiting and corrupt ingrate in congress and her district continues to vote for her in over the last 30 years. Her district looks like a fuzzy snake winding it’s way the north size of the city. Her constituency consists of the poorest blacks in the city, and they’ve remained so under her “leadership” for those entire 30 years while her daughter get’s gifts from African presidents and she can’t account for her political finances.

      • ked5

        he also replaced an even bigger moron re: cynthia mckinney. give him credit for something.

  • BobTheUmp

    Now we know why Biden had to go to Costco!!! Picking up the Presidents snacks for the long hard trip to Hawaii. I hope Boehner schedules critical negotiations on sequestration for the day after he is scheduled to leave.

  • Tabitha Taylor

    King Hussein & his wookie Queen are nothing short of despicable traitors! They literally make me wanna puke! I cannot understand the zombiefied idiots that actually look up to these people — actually put them where they are can look in the mirror & maintain any self respect! He’s no different than a despot 3rd world dictator except he hit the motherload by conquering America. Ship their commie asses off to Zimbabwe, it’s where they belong!

    • stuckinIL4now

      Wookie Queen–love it–with apologies to wookies and wookie queens everywhere else.

      • Jay Stevens

        “Y’all are giving Wookies a bad name. Please stop or I’ll pull your arms off.”

        • Lady 12

          Chewbacca wouldn’t waste time with words – Han Solo’s the only one who can understand him anyway.

  • BoltUp

    Taking a vacation from what? He never does anything of significance anyway. No budget negotiations. No tax negotiations. No response to Egypt. Nothing done about Benghazi or Fast&Furious. But I guess the DC area golf courses are all too cold this time of year…

    • Pendog

      Hey, it was a tough 4 yr. campaign.

      • Elaine Langbehn

        Yeah….all those lies he told just wore him out!!! He is such a jerk!!!

  • Elaine

    While he’s vacationing, the feds are getting ready to do all business online by March 1, 2013. You have to get an account to file taxes or receive checks. It has to be direct deposit, so you give them all your information! You also get this WARNING:
    “You are entering an official United States Government Web site, which may be used only for authorized purposes. If you provide information through this Web site for an unauthorized purpose, or attempt to upload information and/or change any information stored on this Web site without authorization, or use this system for any other fraudulent or unlawful purpose, you may be subject to prosecution for violations punishable by imprisonment and/or other penalties under title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028 and 1030.

    When you save your enrollment information your IP address will be captured.

    The Government may monitor and audit the usage of this system. All persons are hereby notified that the use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.”
    Lord help us. Go to and see.


    The Obamas live like Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos at OUR expense !!

  • Angie (D)

    He’s the one that “cares” about the average person.

    God the progs are morons.

  • Guest

    This is the official Obama vacation portion of the White House’s website. And it’s more outrageous than you can imagine. Raise your hand if you think it says stuff like: “The Republicans know that the President cannot depart on his vacation until this is resolved and are using that to their advantage.”

    • rae palmer

      Yes, funny site, though it almost sent me through the roof at first. I do hope you realize it’s a parody site.

    • Smitty 

      Uhm. No. is the website for the WhiteHouse. is not.

      Perhaps you should clarify your post to not look like a complete moron.

    • Jay Stevens

      I would say that the “Parody of” label in the upper right corner of the home page is pretty much a giveaway.

      • pepper grove

        Yes! I was duped and am really embarrassed by it! Unfortunately I discovered it after submitting my comment.

  • louisiana_mom

    All presidents should be required to vacation at Camp David during their presidency or reimburse any additional cost to the taxpayers!

    • Jerseygalnny

      I agree!

  • Lady 12

    For perspective:
    It costs between $5,000 and $10,000 to self-publish a book if you’re cheap.
    It costs Samaritan’s Purse $6,000 to send a veteran and their spouse on a two-week vacation in Alaska.
    It costs that same charity $66,000 to dig a well in Africa for an entire village to get water.

    • Smitty 

      Yes, but a Veteran and a spouse do not require the same level of protection, and security (and the infrastructure to support it).

      You might not like the guy – but he is the President of the United States and he is entitled to the privledges thereof, and one of those privlidges is being able to use the VC-25’s whenever he wants, and take vacations with his family.

      • Lady 12

        First off, wasting my tax dollars is NOT a privilege of any office whatsoever. Secondly, you’re right, he is the president – and therefore he has the responsibilities of the office! We are approaching the edge of a fiscal cliff, and he should be doing his job, not fooling around in Hawaii.

      • rickg62

        Yes he does have privileges. He has two, living in the White House and the security of the Secret Service. Beyond that everything else falls under the realm of responsibilities. If he wants to vacation fine, but not the extravagance of kings. We own Camp David for a reason, as a get-away for the First Family, but as we have heard they don’t like it. It’s not good enough for them. George Bush (both) took vacations, but at Kinnebunkport and Crawford Tx respectively, both family homes. Reagan vacationed at his ranch in Calif. Let the Obamas go home to Chicago if they want a vacation but that might put them too close to their roots and the smell of political rot might be too much for them.

        • Jay Stevens

          But, but, but Camp David is so … yesterday.

          • Lisa Dean

            And Camp David is so Republican….yucky poo!

      • Maria

        But if this was a Republican President, you’d be all in an outrage. He has a responsibility to this Nation to not run it into the ground, which is exactly what he is doing. Like him or not, he is irresponsible.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Just further proof that he didn’t really want the job, he’s never wanted the job, he just wants the perks of the job and he wants to stick it to Americans bcuz he hates America and believes that he is entitled to spend or squander our money however he and his sanctimonious hypocritical other half FLOTUS please. They are worse than Ferdinand and Imelda, they are worse than Louis and Marie and they both deserve to me MA’s end. Wonder where is all the outrage from the stupid little dumbmass morons who complained about their job hours being cut due to the ObamusScare/RobertsTax. Guess it’s okay for the king’n’queen to live lavishly and extravagantly on money they didn’t earn–they’re not greedy–but those who actually earned their money are greedy for wanting to keep it and enjoy it.

    • righthook38

      Exactly! I’m so sick of people saying he’s just in over his head. It’s not incompetence….it’s intentional!! He wants the economy to collapse. How can people not see that??? He thinks we’re a selfish greedy nation who got our wealth by mistreating others, and we deserve to be brought down a peg or two. If you’re successful in this country, it’s because you essentially stole it from your workers…and you should be punished. That’s his philosophy. Just read his books….it’s all there. He makes no secret of his views.

      • $23988033

        Yes you are right!!!!!! It is all intentional …everything Zero does is to redist. US wealth overseas.

      • Maria

        It’s his philosophy and that of all the moocher Liberals. The funny thing is, he didn’t earn his own wealth, and chastises those he believes didn’t (even if they really did).

  • Fred

    Look on the bright side. We go over the cliff, no money to fuel air force one to bring the slugs back to DC. win win!

    • Vennoye

      You brightened my day considerably!!! Thanks.

  • Josephine (D)

    But somehow Romney was out of touch?

    • tredglx

      It’s different for the conservative 1%ers than it is for the liberal 1%ers. Didn’t you get the memo?

  • pairadimes

    Holy $#@% &*%#!. What the $&%$ is this #@&*! doing? Oh, and many thanks, %$&* #@$%! voters who put this $%@&! back in office. Good job.

    • Lisa Dean

      Tell us what you really think…LoL Love the character placement BTW

  • Lisa Dean

    Maybe he thinks he can catch some big surf after we go over the cliff and fall into the ocean. I’ve heard Christmas time in DC is very pretty too bad the Obama’s don’t agree.

  • tredglx

    Come on people, the whole time he’s living it up in Hawai’i, he’ll be constantly thinking of his subjects – sorry – countrymen.
    And thinking “boy is it good to be better than them.”

    • Jay Stevens

      “It’s good to be the king.”
      Tom Petty by way of “History of the World, Part I”

  • Timothy Beaty

    You can disagree with him politically, but he’s not a moron. Perhaps this means he knows a compromise will happen before Dec. 17?

    • Lisa Dean

      Well, we’ve got 16 more days to see if that prediction happens.

    • Maria

      He doesn’t care.

  • farmgirl

    Is ANYONE surprised by this? 4 million would certainly help the folks suffering from Hurricane Sandy! Obummer is only in office ’cause “da folks are drinkin’ the kool aid!”

  • michael s

    But taxpayer money used for Israeli housing settlements is OK?

    • alex

      Yeah. Because its helping people, and a country that everyone else hates. We are basically Israels only ally

    • Maria

      They’re allies, oh uninformed Liberal.

      • michael s

        So. They’re still undeserving.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    You’ve got to love the dems, tax the rich, as Obama takes his vacay to the tune of 4 mil. Add 1.4 billion just for last years jet-setters. Keep whining about the 1%, as your tax dollars dissapear in a flash. You are all complete idiots.

  • Kurt Harlacher

    Barry seems to push the limits of what he can get away with. He is laughing the whole time because he knows the media will cover for him. I bet he giggles every morning he wakes up because he can’t believe he got elected for a second term.

  • Emjay Graykat

    Timing is important in the world of political stunts. Prediction: He’ll make the sacrifice and fly back from Hawaii just in time to ride to the rescue and work things out between both parties, knowing full well the Republican’s plan to cave.

  • walterc

    We need to be quiet about him going to Hawaii while we go over the cliff. If we demand he stay for negotiations Michelle and the kids will go on ahead and we’ll pay for two trips to Hawaii, or worse yet, he’ll go to Hawaii and commute back to D.C. for the meetings.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      The SMF never heard of Skype?

    • Linda Ponzo

      But that’s exactly what he wants, so all of his subjects see him as a martyr for having to cut his family vacation short to attend to some silly thing called a fiscal cliff. These people have no frigging clue what goes on in this country.

    • $24698634

      And who will he negotiate with? Congress will not be in session during that time.

  • Toqin
  • Marcy Cook

    I hope he stays on vacation that is the only way this country will make it for the next four years.

    • Maria

      If he stays on vacation, it would cost us billions.

  • Joeb

    The First Moochers should be charged for ALL of their vacations. Presiden B.O. only has a 50,000 annual expense account but used up 1.4 billion of our taxpayer dollars for his vacations and personal protection in 2011. It’s time to hold these moochers accountable and make them pay back every cent or face jail time for misuse of public funds.

    • michael s

      Do you support our tax dollars going to moochers in Israel?

      • KansasGirl

        Oh goody…here comes the strawman. Putz!

  • ladyjk

    Please, I beseech all you rational, caring congress personnel to not be intimidated and do not cave on this one. You have already lost round one you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by opposing Obama and the liberals on this round. Put their backs against the wall and get out in full force that Obama and the liberals are the ones that have caused this situation. Please stand up for us and the nation this time–don’t cave!

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      Sorry to disappoint.
      A half-century of watching the Progressive takeover tells me that the scripts are already written.

      Ms.Lindsay Grahamnesty will spit-shine A.F. One before Der F�leaves.

      Bone-Ya will wail & moan, screeching “A Mighty Fiduciarily Responsible Warrior Am I!” at the top of his little lungs until his necktie melts—— and then trip over himself scrambling up so as not to miss out on signing.

      I suspect they’ll tape the “live” signing for later broadcast to us serf before Der Dingleberry leaves so he’ll be able to get another couple of choomings in before takeoff.

  • dennylee60

    Well after rolling over John Boehner in the budget talk, it is time to take a break.

  • rivers

    Barack and Michelle are going to Hawaii for twenty days to the tune of 4 million in tax payers money because they are assholes who don’t give a crap about the millions in this country who are trying to figure out how they are going to pay for Christmas presents this year.
    Yeah. I’ll bet spending Christmas at the White House would just like, totally suck, couldn’t expect the lord and savior to subject himself to that on his birthday, now could we?

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on INTERNED in Northfield!!!.

  • Janice Riemersma

    Let’s start cuts with o’s vacations

  • Andrew B

    He’s not out of touch. He’s rubbing your faces in it. Same as flipping you the bird. He knows full well what he’s doing and how it will be perceived. He and the lamestream media pushed you to the ground Nov. 6; now Obama’s rubbing your face in the dirt, knowing the msm won’t criticize him for it.

    • Maria

      And he knows that the 58 million who voted for him are too dumb to realize it.

      • michael s

        No 58 million is closer to who voted for the I can’t win my home state, the state I governed, I couldn’t get my running mate’s delegates loser of a candidate.

  • $129448

    Romney goes to the movies with his wife last week and the media goes insane

    • King Leer

      And he actually put…GAS! in his car at the gas station!

  • Justin Case

    Right and Romney was the guy out of touch with the American people. Obama is the most tone deaf president ever.

    • Vennoye

      Obama is not tone deaf………he just does not care. He goes out and tells his followers one thing, then does the exact opposite. That is where MSM, Letterman, Comedy Central covers for him. His followers know what he said….not what he does. January 2013 is going to be the start of an interesting time for Obamabots.

    • michael s

      No he’s THE MOST popularly elected president EVER.

  • alumin

    More of the same from the lazy liar in chief. What did you expect when he was elected….that he would actually WORK? pfffftt! Too bad his transportation to Hawaii couldn’t have been the SS Minnow! He would be stuck on that island with his white brother, Mr. Howell!

  • Quite_the_Pundint

    Hawaiian vacations for me, but none for thee. It’s good to be king.

  • Smitty 

    George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.

    Fine be outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and feel free to use the GOP as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.

    The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.

    During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800.

    So please, remind me how the President and his Family do not deserve a vacation for Christmas.

    • Jan Nyn

      Give me a break! Last year the cost of BO’s family was $1.4 billions to taxpayers

      • Smitty 

        No. No it was not. If it was i will stand corrected, but please feel free to show proof of this.

        The 1.4 Billion is the entire cost of the presidency, (e.g. Running the White House) it is not just “Vacations” or “President Obama’s Family”

        It does not however count the Military’s cost (the VC-25’s, VH-D3 or VH60’s) or their costs for Presidential Security.

        • Lisa Dean

          OH here we go again. Bush’s vacations were to his own homes. Why can’t Obama go to Chicago? That is where they are from, remember, he ran as an Illinois senator. Remind me why a 13 year old needed to go to Mexico with 25 of her closest friends plus full detail of secret service, cooks, local Mexican police, vehicles, doctor etc. Remind me why Michelle and their daughters needed to bring two of Michelle’s friends and four of their daughters needed to go to Spain and other Mediterranean vacay spots. Remind me why they needed to go to Aspen to ski over President’s day weekend. Remind me why she and her two daughters needed to go to S. Africa with her mom, a niece and a nephew along with her makeup artist and hairstylist. She’s not even doing humanitarian missions on these vacations. And, finally, will you find it appalling that they took a 17 day, $4M vacation when we get to pay more taxes and more people loose their jobs? Why can’t the President and his family live with just a bit of frugality as an example to Americans? I mean he wants us to cut back right.

          • $24698634

            Like GWB wanted us all to cut back after 9/11? After one of the biggest attacks in the history of the U.S., he told us to go shopping.

            Just say you hate the guy; it’s ok.

          • Lisa Dean

            It’s ok to spread lies because it’s Bush right.

          • Lisa Dean

            Here’s Bush’s speech You Ninny

            President Bush didn’t call on Americans to run up their credit card bills.

            He encouraged them go on living their lives as they were used to doing. And he expressed concern about a nation and an economy paralyzed by fear of terrorists.

            “I ask your continued participation and confidence in the American economy,” Bush said in an address to the nation on Sept. 20, 2001.

            “Terrorists attacked a symbol of American prosperity. They did not touch its source. America is successful because of the hard work, and creativity, and enterprise of our people. These were the true strengths of our economy before September 11th, and they are our strengths today.”

            Bush did not, at any point, use the word “shop” in that momentous speech.

            Nor did he ask anyone to “go shopping” in a speech one week later.

            “When [the terrorists] struck, they wanted to create an atmosphere of fear,” Bush said at a Sept. 27, 2001, speech at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. “And one of the great goals of this nation’s war is to restore public confidence in the airline industry.

            “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the country. Fly and enjoy America’s great destination spots. Get down to Disney World in Florida. Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed.”

            One of the only references Bush made to shopping at the time was on Nov. 8, 2001, when he said he had seen signs of a courageous people in the aftermath of the attacks.

            “This great nation will never be intimidated. People are going about their daily lives, working and shopping and playing, worshiping at churches and synagogues and mosques, going to movies and to baseball games,” Bush said.

            The word “shopping” also turns up one more time. On Sept. 17, 2001, Bush addressed the fear some Muslims had of a backlash.

            “I’ve been told that some fear to leave; some don’t want to go shopping for their families; some don’t want to go about their ordinary daily routines because, by wearing cover, they’re afraid they’ll be intimidated,” Bush said.

            “That should not and that will not stand in America. Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America. They represent the worst of humankind. And they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.”

          • Lisa Dean

            So if Bush didn’t ask Americans to “go shopping,” who did?

            A guy named Frank Pellegrini. A writer for TIME magazine.

            Referring to Bush’s Sept. 20, 2001, speech asking Americans for “continued participation and confidence in the American economy,” Pellegrini added his own commentary and translation: “And for God’s sake keep shopping.”

            The rest, as they say, is history.

        • Lisa Dean

          That $1.4 billion is the cost of the first family. Which does include secret service, military salaries, air fleet upkeep, air lift squadron etc. It does not include the policy operations of the White House.

          • Sharon Schlund

            Which by the way was more expensive then England’s Royal Family’s upkeep. This was news not to long ago!

    • Maria

      Unlike Obama, Bush actually did WORK on vacation. That is something B.O. doesn’t do even off vacation.

      • $24698634

        Really? Are you there with him?

        • Maria

          Prove B.O. does work. :-) Are you there with him? Next!


      enough with bush , you idiot, obama is going to kill this country and all you can think about is bush

  • Peyton

    It will take 2000 My2k’s to cover that.

  • disqus_E2YzUEgI2z

    Obama doesnt care wake up people

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Hey, it was a rough campaign! He had to answer QUESTIONS n stuff!

  • my preciousss!!

    and how is that patriotic? and why is the media letting him get away with it?

  • Amy Meredith

    Directly from the WHITE HOUSE: The President knows it’s been a tough year for many Americans, so crank up your heaters, play some Hawaiian music, and enjoy online “The 2012 Obama Hawaii Vacation.”

    Seriously?? People are having a “tough year” and it will help to follow Obama’s 20-DAY, $4 MILLION Hawaiian vacation??

    Really? REALLY?

    • clocker1

      outrageous. The green man telling everyone to crank up their heaters?

    • Jay Stevens

      Sigh. Check earlier in this thread. The URL points to a parody site. Having pointed that out, yes, it is outrageous.

      • Maria

        I caught the parody before clicking on it by the URL. Can’t believe people wouldn’t see that. LoL

  • RightThinking1

    Nothing too good for Nero. The peasants? Let them eat cake…

  • Rulz

    I hope that those home-grown Midwesterner are happy about this and that it satisfies their white guilt and ever-apparent appeasement to coastal marxists.

    • Lady 12

      What about the hippies?

      • Rulz

        I expect that from the hippies, not from people who march around selling themselves as Johnny Appleseed and then voting for Obama, Harkin, Klobuchar, Baldwin, McCaskill because they are worried about a farm or ethanol subsidy or how they might look at a PTA meeting.

        Everyone knows the hippies in the northeast and left coast go Obama and the South and West break Romney.

        The Midwest decided for the democrats.

        They were the difference in this election.

  • Jerseygalnny

    I guess when Romney vacationed at his own personal vacation homes, that wasn’t like the rest of us… Obama doing it on our dime is somehow ok… I am posting this for the our patriots’ group on FR Take a peek, if you like us, join us! God Bless!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Pardon my language, but what a f*&%ing a$$hole!

  • Lin Jarvis

    He should use that money toward paying the huge debt he has saddled the American people with.

  • rant stocks

    OK liberal left if you have a job, is this what you voted for,King Obama and Family living stupidly lavish life while you slave at a job,and he’s living it up on your tax money.The most stupid people in america to support this man for a second term.

  • BigTBoom

    Will I be getting a 20 day vacation from hearing any more campaigning from him because that would be great.

  • rivers

    4 million of taxpayers money? Is that their fair share? I guess they are entitled to that, right?

  • Ron Travis

    i want to know who oks the funds for these vacations with our money i am fed up with this bullshit there has got to be something done about this guy stealing taxpayer money

  • Elena0412

    He’s just a figurehead…

    • BeeKaaay

      A puppet with Soros pulling the strings.

      • Jay Stevens

        And Valerie Jarret as assistant puppetmaster.

  • Sherryelyn

    This vacation took place a YEAR ago! And the information about it was false. The cost included security, his entire staff, the press, Air Force One… Everything a president always requires. Here is the article from a year ago:

  • Sharon Schlund

    Would anyone that loved their country disappear during it’s roughest time….he will let his minions hold down the fort, and blame the Republicans for the country going over the cliff …thanks to all those who voted to re-elect this man. Shame that you don’t know what the He** is going on, nor do you evidently care! And we still don’t have answers on Fast and Furious and Benghazi…..Our rights are being sold out to the UN also. Shame on the MSM for protecting O…makes me sick that they don’t seem to care either!

    • $24698634

      That would include Congress, yes?

  • BeeKaaay

    Typical Marxist. Wealth for me but not for thee.

  • Lidsamy

    Slacker in Chief! Campaigning is HARD! (TM Twitchy)

  • lana ward

    This traitor is laughing at ALL of America. I hope the plane crashes

    • seek456

      that is a horrible, vile comment. Not impressed. (and I’m a republican)

      • lana ward

        Better him be dead than America

        • TEXANONLY

          I hate all democrats

          • lana ward

            All Dems are evil or brainwashed

    • wermet

      NO, NO, NO! If that happened then Biden would become President!

    • Maria

      No, don’t wish that on him, it’s not right. As much as I abhor him, I don’t wish death on him. Did you ever think, just once that innocent people on that plane would die too? Selfish.

    • $24698634

      You are what’s wrong about America today. Blind hatred.

      • lana ward

        I hate anyone who would purposely destroy America,and that’s what communist Obama is doing!!

  • Alyssa Turecek

    He is leaving just in time for the mayan apocolypse on dec 21st.

  • TocksNedlog

    And Nero golfed while Rome burned . . .

  • T M Callahaan

    Nobody was willing to put their name on this “article.”The $4 million is going to two private jets, staff, and protection, with an additional cost because of the distance to Hawaii, according to the nameless Twitchy staff. The logistics involved with moving the president around have always costed money. This very “article” even provides justification for some of it.

    • Maria

      How about Obama cut the vacation entirely and do his job for once? They could have a great Christmas at home like the majority of American people will have to do.

      • T M Callahaan

        All presidents take vacations. Most or all have been parents and deserve to spend time with their families. Even if they’re Democrats. The phrase “do his job for once” is an emotional response. Whatever it is you want him to do he can do from anywhere in the world.

    • Lisa Dean

      If, by your rational, the $4 million is only going to pay for their transportation, private jets (?) staff, protection, and an additional cost because it’s Hawaii then the rest of the 17 days are still being priced. Which would mean that it’s going to cost more than the quoted $4 million.

      • T M Callahaan

        My rational? Only? “According to”, Lisa, “according to.” Please reread.

    • texaswc

      Curious…2 jets…what the F do they need a cargo plane for? Been trying to figure that one out, though my mind is good at coming up with some wild ideas…

  • Maria

    He doesn’t deserve a vacation, especially not a $4,000,000 vacation funded by us, the tax payers. If he funded it himself, then I wouldn’t have a problem with it, except the fact he should be doing his job. Liberals would be all in a frenzy if it was a Conservative in office and he or she took a $4,000,000 vacation, but since it’s Obama it’s all right. They hate the rich, yet think it’s all right when rich Liberals flaunt it. Hypocrites. How about we cut Obama’s vacations and those who rely on the government for their vacations? That would save millions, if not a billion dollars over the next four years.

    • $24698634

      Congress holds the purse strings. Stop voting for the same jerks and this might change.

      • Maria

        I don’t vote for Democrats. 😀

  • Paul C.

    This is the movie star prez, golf, vacations, ect…………………………. is the order of the day err next 4 years.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Math is hard, but let’s try:
    Obama’s cost Americans 1.2B Annually!
    3 weeks in HI . . . 4M!!
    So a 52 week vaca. in HI would save us in excess of 1B Annually . . . BUT . . .
    . . . leave Crazy Uncle Joe in charge!!!
    Math IS hard!!!!

  • Jerry J Brown

    pay for your own damn vacation like the rest of us do!

  • Garth Haycock

    Why is anyone surprised? Obama is the modern day Caligula.

  • michael s

    Its very interesting how a presidential perk which never bothered me,bothers conservatives and you’re keeping costs. What is it about this first family that’s so upsetting? Is it because ————-? You can always sign up for Trump’s March on Washington to protest. Since Donald now wants to be a community organizer.

    • anjullyn

      Your nose is growing.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Keep in mind, the 4m is an estimate, they always go over this because Moochelle has to take all kinds of ridiculous side trips and block streets off of entire towns just so she can indulge in a fat cake. He was re-elected, so he does not care what this looks like. He has been reassured that his loyal masses will blindly defend him on this matter like the good little useful tools they are.

  • DANEgerus

    Because 200 Billion in cuts to spending 1,600 billion in yearly deficits is a “fiscal cliff”

  • vonlmo

    A one-time 4Million vacation is nothing compared to the tens of millions given to the senators & congressmen who receive pensions paid for by you. Why are politicians getting pensions? Who gets pensions anymore ‘cept the pampered politicians who set themselves up to live sweet.

    • $24698634

      Now you’re on to something. Vote the bastards out!

    • michael s

      Yet they’re the first people to call on pension reform for other people. What’s worse are the lemmings never ask why dont they lead by example.

  • $24698634

    Wow! That’s the equivalent of 1 1/4 penny for every man, woman and child in the U.S.

  • Deborah Oscarson

    Obama once again showing his love of country and commitment to duty. Oh wait…that was our previous President…..never mind!!

  • TheTruth

    Sure are lots of whiners here. Are all of you really expecting Obama to hold all of Congress by the hand? If you don’t want the President to take vacations during certain economic scenarios, write your Congressmen a letter and have it put into law. Until then, go micro-manage your kids’ lunch.

    • TexSizzle

      We’re not allowed to do that any more. School-room snoops throw out food brought from home and force the students to eat the garbage Moochelle says they have to eat.

  • BeeKaaay

    Gee, didn’t we see this before? Marie Antoinette said “let them eat cake”

    Things that happened later were not fun.

    So I don’t like where our country is going.

  • seal76

    What would you expect from a guy who was fundraising while our ambassador, an assistant and two former SEALs were being killed.

  • Jay McHue

    “Let them eat cake.”