What seems stuck in the craw of millions of patriotic Americans is Obamas' 1 percent lifestyle the endless ski and beach vacations for the couple and their daughters, including the president's 118th round of golf while in office.
"My kids asked me a couple of years ago why we never went on family vacations," states patriot Steve Gibson. "I told them that we had to pay all of our expenses first and there wasn't any money left over for a family vacation. Then I keep seeing … stories about the Obamas taking trips everywhere and I don't know what to think. I have been laid off twice in the past year and am currently in the job search mode again. I just don't understand why the Obamas think they deserve to vacation on my tax dollar."
Patriot Ron Kaye agrees that "this is not about those pampered girls, it's about the money, which looks worse and worse every month. But the Obamas don't care what it 'looks' like. They ARE the first family and by G-d they're going to go when and where they want on as many planes as it takes; taxpayers be damned. Can anyone spell uppity?"
Patriot Charlene Sanders echoes Mr. Kaye with a Marie Antoinette twist. "He doesn't give a damne' about us. He's the president and by god he's going to do what he wants … to heck with whatever anybody else thinks. Seems like a 'Let them eat cake' attitude to me. And then his uppity wife tells us how to eat in a healthful way. What crust! And coming from someone who was lower crust until they oozed their way into the Oval Office."
White House watcher Barry Kahn juxtaposes the first couple's lavish lifestyle with the president's decision to cancel all White House tours. "Their extravagance boggles my mind. Why is it that they can get away with this stuff? The White House is closed to tours by American born citizens for supposed security reasons and meanwhile some posers from Kenya can globe trot with security in tow and the media says nothing?"
Patriot Scott Hord is flat-out disheartened. "I used have to some measure of respect for the Office of the President, until that ... well, regardless of who was in command, but this current President and his family putting on airs has truly left a bad taste in my mouth."
Constitution reader Jason Lockwood also sounds fed up. "You know this Obama high-steppin', jazz-listinin', high falutin' lifestyle? I'm continually amazed that our country continually allows this narcissistic family to live such lavish lifestyles at the expense of the rest of the hard working 'Joes.' I'm printing off a copy of my comment here and sending it in with my quarterly payment to the IRS. That'll show 'em."
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