http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/18/palin-obama-very-tone-deaf-with-vacation/

“Asked if he should go, Palin responded ‘I wouldn’t if I were he, especially to Martha’s Vineyard,’ and added, ‘I think he will hear from enough Americans that he will come back early.'”

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/profiles/jim_daly/~/media/files/pdf/about/newsletters/201012-Jim-Daly-newsletter.ashx

“Spending time with your family will strengthen relationships and build memories. Shared activities, whether working together on a project or taking a vacation trip, are key to a lifetime of family closeness.”

So let me understand this fully: President Obama, who has young children, shouldn’t take a needed family vacation right now to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts because he should neglect his familial role as father for the debt problem, when, according to Christian organization Focus On The Family says that taking a vacation trip is key to a lifetime of family closeness. So which is it? Focus On The Family, which promotes Christian values, advocates taking your children on vacation for family closeness or Palin, who clearly supports Christian conservative familial values, telling him he shouldn’t go especially there to Martha’s Vineyard because he’s got work to do. That isn’t exactly promoting familial values and closeness when you say to a father, “No time with your kids, buddy, get to work.” The man has worked enough, he deserves some time with his kids and wife who obviously need him. The entire Tea Party is dunking their bags for vacation getaways, too, as the summer rolls down into the school year for school aged children.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4728085-503544.html

“He will likely miss the place: According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, today’s trip marks Mr. Bush’s 149th visit to the presidential retreat. The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.”

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008050054

“But getting back to her suggestion that following Bush’s example would save taxpayer money. President Bush took 149 trips to Camp David, 77 visits to his Crawford ranch, and 11 trips to his father’s Kennebunkport mansion. Since Air Force One reportedly cost $56,800 per hour to operate in 2004 (which Bush used to get to Crawford), and the plane can travel up to 630 miles per hour, it cost at least $259,657 to get the 2,880 miles to Crawford and back, each time Bush went, or roughly $20 million dollars just for taking the plane on the Crawford trips alone. Add in the cost of putting up Secret Service and other staff for the ranch trips, as well as the Kennebunkport and Camp David trips, and you get, well, a lot.”

Former President Bush, who took a lot of vacations, spent more on his trips than President Obama. So the Poster Boy for the Christian conservatives spent far more money on vacations than the Obama family did, yet Obama is the one criticized for taking a family vacation to–gasp!–Martha’s Vineyard. Where, according to conservative Christian Focus On The Family, vacations are necessary to build family closeness. Can you say “hypocritical”? I knew you could! It seems like the conservative Christian movement has picked on President Obama since his very first day in office; from “birther” claims to much need vacation time to his opinion that people should be given equal rights under the law. To me, it seems like another bout of Damn Obama and his little kids, too. Yes, let’s crush the family values of a “liberal”, for the country needs him more than his kids and wife do. No family time for you Obama, because you’re evil. Well hell, let me place that personal ad:

WANTED: Female between the ages of 14-21, must like climbing and heat, must be intact virgin, for sacrifice to the volcano to stop the evil homosexual onslaught. EOE.

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