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President Obama Returns
to Hawaii Vacation
Post-Cliff Deal

ABC News, by Devin Dwyer

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 1/2/2013 1:42:17 AM

Less than an hour after Congress and the White House resolved the fiscal cliff, President Obama boarded Air Force One to return to his planned Hawaiian holiday vacation. He boarded the plane at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Md., shortly before midnight Wednesday following a New Year’s Day of political drama on Capitol Hill. The 10-hour overnight flight was scheduled to arrive in Oahu around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday when he will reunite with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, who have been vacationing there since just before Christmas.

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How nice for him! /s Priorities all in place. /s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/2/2013 1:45:18 AM     (No. 9094072)

I hope he chokes on some poi.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/2/2013 1:45:52 AM     (No. 9094073)

Too bad the deal didn´t cut all funding for Air Force 1. That would have been sweet to see him go through airport security like the rest of us as he takes multiple hops in coach class red-eye flights to get back to his multi-millin dollar, tax-payer funded vacay.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Now or Never, 1/2/2013 2:18:25 AM     (No. 9094085)

I hope a (very large) coconut drops on his head.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissMann, 1/2/2013 2:36:06 AM     (No. 9094095)

Other than wasting a LOT of jet fuel, why exactly did 0bama leave Hawaii in the first place? It´s not like he helped things along...he could have given arrogant interviews from Hawaii.

Found out over the holidays that more relatives than I thought had voted for this poseur. Depressing. Very depressing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 1/2/2013 2:47:20 AM     (No. 9094099)

Message: Dear Leader cares, he really cares. So much caring. He flew all the way to DC just to help people. Those greedy Republicans caved under the weight of his massive leadership skills, and now the nation is once again saved from their meanness and ignorance. Dear Leader saved the day, and now on the 7th day must he rest.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Theadora, 1/2/2013 6:12:23 AM     (No. 9094153)

Reply #3...

I´m afraid it would just bounce off his head.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/2/2013 6:49:56 AM     (No. 9094181)

Wow, being a public service employee sure has it´s perks. But, hey, until something cast atrophic happens they are now running the show. Obama´s behavior and lack of work ethic epitomizes what they all are.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/2/2013 6:59:43 AM     (No. 9094188)

This deal is not done. Nothing is fixed. The can has been kicked.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 1/2/2013 7:33:35 AM     (No. 9094239)

"No word from the White House on when the president is expected to return."

Must be nice to have a vacation, especially one when you can stay in HI indefinitely.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/2/2013 7:45:11 AM     (No. 9094261)

I hope the next Congress has the guts to shut this government down. No debt ceiling increase and only cuts. Let´s start proposing cutting out totally the Dept. of Energy and Education to start. No more pork either.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/2/2013 7:49:37 AM     (No. 9094270)

You can´t accuse them of kicking the can down the road. It would be more accurate to say they kicked it down the driveway.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mjsp, 1/2/2013 8:21:18 AM     (No. 9094317)

I doubt if his "family" even knew he had left. They certainly do not spend much time together.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/2/2013 8:23:57 AM     (No. 9094319)

Entitlement president and I don´t mean all the goodies he passes out to his peeps either. Obama and his lovely wife Michelle have the same mindset as your typical welfare queen. Now shut up and keep the swag coming. They deserve it!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 1/2/2013 8:55:33 AM     (No. 9094377)

Stopping an increase in the nation´s debt ceiling will amount to "Custer´s Last Stand" for the Repubs. I believe they did the right thing on the fiscal cliff thing, if only that it sets the table the real battle ahead.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/2/2013 8:56:53 AM     (No. 9094378)

Just as everyone else heads back to work after the holidays are over.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/2/2013 9:00:23 AM     (No. 9094388)

Less than an hour after the vote, which means AF1 was on ready alert for how long? Now, that is one very big meter running. No expense is too much for the Won.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/2/2013 9:08:20 AM     (No. 9094407)

First cut the congress should is to the White House vacation budget. As it stands now it apparently has unlimited funds.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: get er done, 1/2/2013 9:13:02 AM     (No. 9094424)

Congress should cut funding for AF1 fuel while the plane is enroute. Give the pilots parachutes.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 1/2/2013 9:35:03 AM     (No. 9094484)

Obama put in an appearance during the wheelings and dealings, made a few threats if they did not give him what he wanted (our tax money), and jetted off in the wild blue yonder to plan his next family vacation. I wonder if he will go to Russia this year?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2013 9:53:02 AM     (No. 9094519)

These articles that blare out at 100 decibels are obnoxious.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: valinva, 1/2/2013 10:02:20 AM     (No. 9094532)

The cost of the trip back to Hawaii is 3 million dollars! Obama is already talking about needing more revenue. I wonder why.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: larryp, 1/2/2013 10:48:22 AM     (No. 9094620)

I thoughht that Kailua-Kona was loaded with sharks...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/2/2013 11:09:27 AM     (No. 9094673)

I keep seeing that infamous poster of Obama dressed as a French King over the inscription

You Should Be Thanking Me

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/2/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9094706)

A lot safer there.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Reality, 1/2/2013 11:48:46 AM     (No. 9094767)

Can anyone think of a good reason why we should have to pay for two trips to and from Hawaii for this grifter to posture as our savior?
Biden is the one who did the dirty deed.
0blamer should just keep going west to his homeland in Indonesia.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/2/2013 12:08:32 PM     (No. 9094800)

If I posted what I wish, I would get a visit from the Secret Service. They would probably agree with me. Heck, they´re only human.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/2/2013 12:43:30 PM     (No. 9094861)

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Zero summed up in six short words, recently observed on a popular T-shirt......."Chosen By Satan Elected By Fools."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/2/2013 1:07:59 PM     (No. 9094899)

Dittos #4 - What was the point of Barack coming back to Washington in the first place? It´s not like he was needed there for anything. The government runs along fine without him. ValJar runs the White House, the government basically runs itself. All Barack does is cost the taxpayers more money. Maybe it would be better if he just spent his time away on permanent vacation? Wait a minute, he already does that.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/2/2013 1:09:49 PM     (No. 9094903)

Whoever said that "Pigs can´t fly", never heard of the Oikbamas.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TexMeg, 1/2/2013 2:16:31 PM     (No. 9095021)

Has anyone else seen the picture of obama on Yahoo´s home page? Such conceit . . . disgusting.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 1/2/2013 2:20:01 PM     (No. 9095024)

Whadda ya want from him? The poor guy’s been toiling tirelessly on our behalf over the past four years. Can we blame him for being in a hurry to get back to vacationing with his family? If spending more time with his family is apparently what he wants, putting in for early retirement would be the way for him to go.

Think “President Joe Biden.” People in the know say if you ask to see his birth certificate, he shows it to you without a moment’s hesitation. With Biden, I believe he’s pretty much a ‘what you see is what you get’ guy. With Obama, we certainly know better by now, don’t we?


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Reply 32 - Posted by: strike3, 1/2/2013 3:21:25 PM     (No. 9095113)

It doesn´t much matter where the DIC is located at any given moment. He gets the same amount of work done.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/2/2013 7:43:20 PM     (No. 9095538)

Ok fine, Obie. Now back to Hawaii for another 4 million dollar junket, no? Good to be the king, right Obie?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/2/2013 8:24:23 PM     (No. 9095588)

I hope the island capsizes


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Reply 35 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/2/2013 8:41:50 PM     (No. 9095603)

I just saw Les Mis...and the president bears a strong resemblance to Thernadier--the thieving, lying, "master of the house" innkeeper with his hands in everybody´s pockets!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: artiec, 1/2/2013 9:28:02 PM     (No. 9095641)

I´ll bet AF1 has been idling on the runway the whole time.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/2/2013 9:35:36 PM     (No. 9095649)

He and the missus spend like ghetto dwellers who win the lottery, but they are even worse, since what they are spending is not their money.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: artiec, 1/2/2013 9:40:16 PM     (No. 9095654)

There are some posts wishing harm to Obama. Stop it! That kind of stuff lowers us to the level of the liberals that hate us and everything we stand for and believe in.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 10:29:31 PM     (No. 9095699)

Welcome to OPM deluxe for the two grifters.

He was here to razzle dazzle but how to sign the deal ? Auto signature.

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