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Candidate Obama Derides Presidential Vacations

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 12, 2014

While politicians tend to take liberties with truth and sincerity, Barack Obama has taken this to new levels. On nearly a weekly basis, decisions he makes are in opposite of what he promised the People when seeking office.

Recently some have criticized the President for going on vacation while the Middle East is in turmoil and Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. He is also been criticized for his many golf outings and fund-raising tours, some of which have also occurred when significant international turmoil was occurring.

Supporters of the President point out that the job is a difficult one and deserving vacations. It is hard to disagree with this logic. However, sometimes vacations need to be put off given unforeseen urgencies. In addition, it is difficult to justify the many outings that this President takes. Finally, when running for his first term, Senator Obama said (emphasis added):

You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’

While the Barack Obama once correctly said that “words matter”, he does not hold himself to this reasonable standard. If indeed words matter, then promises made should be held to an even higher standard.

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One Response to “Candidate Obama Derides Presidential Vacations”

  1. Carl Hackert said

    Watching him deliver his promise to give himself to the office Obama comes across as being very uncomfortable, stumbling and at a loss for words. Could it be that he knew he was lying?

    He has turned out to be the most disengaged, glib, dishonest and laziest POTUS in history. Perhaps, his ever testier disposition and poor judgement are the result of the stress from declining his poll numbers and the failure of his policies all made worse by the long term effect of the illegal substances he used in his teens and twenties?

    Obama now acts as if he wants out of the job he swore to give himself to. He’s like the sociopathic guy who wins the election for Class President but then quits because he was only interested in being elected to prove his popularity, but lacks the ambition to do the hard work of running the Student organizations, and eventually quits or is impeached. If this analogy describes your attitude, Mr. President, please resign NOW before you do more any more harm to the nation and the world.

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