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The First Couple’s Chance
to Put Themselves First

New York Times, by Mark Landler

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/12/2013 9:33:18 PM

EDGARTOWN, Mass.— President Obama and his wife, Michelle, have begun a weeklong holiday on Martha’s Vineyard that, for now at least, is more a romantic getaway than a family vacation. While their daughters, Malia and Sasha, are away at summer camp and not scheduled to join them until later in the week, the Obamas have put off their usual menu of family activities like mountain biking and a trip to the local bookstore in favor of dinner at the Sweet Life Cafe and a cocktail party. Mr. Obama also found time for back-to-back golf days

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: couchguy, 8/12/2013 9:36:41 PM     (No. 9470811)

Romantic getaway? Did Reggie take the wookies place?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/12/2013 9:38:23 PM     (No. 9470814)

So so interesting.......

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/12/2013 9:47:24 PM     (No. 9470826)

Chance to put themselves first? That´s all they ever do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/12/2013 9:47:49 PM     (No. 9470827)

Read only if you need an emetic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smsnod, 8/12/2013 9:48:24 PM     (No. 9470828)

I never noticed that they have ever had a problem putting themselves first.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suziannr, 8/12/2013 9:55:28 PM     (No. 9470837)

oh good. we get to pay for the "girls" to fly to join the romantic duo. we´ve already paid for Bo to fly in how own aircraft. its´ good to be KingZip

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Reply 7 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/12/2013 10:12:57 PM     (No. 9470853)

Are we going to get to see them dancing on the beach like the Clintons? Not sure I can take it again without being sick.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 8/12/2013 10:13:48 PM     (No. 9470854)

Is that how a couple of Narcissists see it? Seems more analogous to Daniel in the Lions Den.

OR together alone, even : "EEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEUUUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!" [As an expression of revulsion or disgust.]

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MeiDei, 8/12/2013 10:18:15 PM     (No. 9470856)

I will refrain from commenting on the romantic get-away & golf course.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 8/12/2013 10:31:48 PM     (No. 9470868)

Media whore Mark Landler, writing from his knees.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jinx, 8/12/2013 10:39:53 PM     (No. 9470871)

They don´t need to get away to throw a cocktail party. They do that every Wed. night at the WH. Those two like to party and play golf. They don´t like to work.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NancyD, 8/12/2013 10:51:33 PM     (No. 9470876)

When DON´T they put themselves first?

All of their expensive trips all over the world, too many vacations to count all during a time when they are cutting the military and adding all kinds of new entitlements.

It´s disgusting.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Shells, 8/12/2013 11:00:07 PM     (No. 9470888)

Mark is, without question, on the White House payroll.
Which means you and I pay his salary.

I demand my money back you drooling hack.

P.S. Mark. Your knee pads must be pretty worn and shiny at this point. Buy some newer cushy ones to make your servicing of the Ones even more pleasurable. You just earned it, you jerk.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/12/2013 11:17:05 PM     (No. 9470900)

Their entire lives have been about putting themselves first.

Obama golfs and plays with Reggie. Woodie hangs with her girlfriends, and momma raises the daughters.

I have never seen unhappier children in my life, especially given the privileges they are entitled to as the WH first brats. Let them live in Newark for a week and they may actually appreciate the opportunities they´ve been given. Bahamas then Aspen. What a tough life, all on the tazpayer´s dime. Spare me the BS.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MMC, 8/12/2013 11:29:43 PM     (No. 9470908)

Michelle didn´t have to pack or make any arrangements, just tell people what she wants done.... And Bo still got ´forgotten´ or had to ride his own plane. Frick and Frack sure have no problem spending OPM.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/12/2013 11:29:56 PM     (No. 9470909)

200 plus had to go along with them????? NSA briefing daily-----heck, didn´t he go weeks on end before without any morning briefings. All for show and an excuse to drag everybody´s azzzzzz along with them.
Wake me when the nightmare ends!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grayjay, 8/12/2013 11:38:45 PM     (No. 9470918)

Dinner at the Good Life Cafe. How appropriate, since they have become masters of living the Good Life....on our dime!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MEMcL, 8/13/2013 12:15:50 AM     (No. 9470951)

This makes me throw up! How charming! How romantic! So Kennedyesk! These nasty people are just thumbing their noses at all of us, and so is the suck-up NY Times.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: noddy, 8/13/2013 12:19:28 AM     (No. 9470957)

I didn´t think anyone could enjoy the trappings more than Bubba Clinton. Was I wrong. And what is even more sickening than it being so sickening, is that they know they are shoving our noses in it.

A couple of months ago I read here that The Wookie was planning on staying a month in Michelle´s Vineyard. If that´s the case they will be more extra flights involved.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/13/2013 12:36:53 AM     (No. 9470971)

Put themselves first. How novel! They never do that! Never! It´s like they´ve never taken a vacation in the entire time they´ve reigned over us! The deserve it!

The New York Times swoon brigade

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Crosscut, 8/13/2013 4:35:09 AM     (No. 9471061)

Who gives a rat´s azz?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/13/2013 4:43:40 AM     (No. 9471066)

Exactly WHEN have they ever NOT put themselves first?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/13/2013 6:50:35 AM     (No. 9471135)

Hmmmmm. That´s interesting ..... news reports yesterday indicated the surly sisters and 200 friends traveled on Air Force two and the dog on another plane later. Now we see they´re at camp, not on Martha´s Vineyard. Frankly I don´t give a rat´s patootie but just sayin - someone needs to get their stories straight.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/13/2013 9:53:08 AM     (No. 9471421)

The First Couple ALWAYS put themselves FIRST. Hundreds of Millions of Dollars spent on their lavish, luxurious, and expensive vacations is really appalling when most Americans are struggling to put food on the table. And 0bama had the ignorance and arrogance to tell the disabled vets that there is no money for them, their benefits will be cut.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 8/13/2013 12:01:52 PM     (No. 9471718)

The NYT is just one of many portals into an alternate universe.

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