Apparently the Teadummies are having another 19th Nervous Breakdown about Obama and his family trying to get out of town for a few days of family vacation:
The Gadfly basically has thrown in the towel talking about how Teahadists are pure bullshit artists when it comes to their faux outrage about Obama's vacation time so in an effort to save valuable 1's and 0's space in the digisphere, the next time some loud mouth, know nothing right winger starts belching and whining about Obama's vacation time, just pull out a printed copy of the following, read it aloud and in it's entirety to their fat ugly faces so that all present can hear, and then wait for the bulging veins in their fat stupid foreheads to explode:
Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.
Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period. Even Lyndon Johnson, who spent 484 days at his ranch in Texas and at Camp David during his presidency, came in under Bush’s vacation time. Some claim the cost of Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million, but the numbers are hard to confirm.
A recession started in 2001 as Bush took office after 22 million jobs were created during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000. Bush began wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and presided over the loss of 4 million jobs. The debt when Bush left office was $10.6 trillion. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled "Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years."
President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.
Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.
When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.
President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.
Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said, “No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.
President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.
No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.
All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation.http://politic365.com/2012/05/08/obamas-vacations-of-any-president-bush-racked-up-the-most/
The Gadfly especially liked the part that talked about how badly Shrub was fucking up the peaceful and prosperous country that Bill Clinton had handed over to him while simultaneously racking up record setting numbers of vacation days.
Additionally, there is a laughable and easily disprovable story circulating among wingnut websites of how "purportedly," which in wingnut world means - 'my huntin' buddy Bubba told me,' that Obama's family vacations have cost taxpayers $1.4 billion compared to the British Royal family's outings only costing their taxpayers $57.8 million. Thankfully there are people still remaining in this country, none in the circle of conservative politics it should be noted, who value the truth. So some diligent folks, who in this case come courtesy of Little Green Footballs blog, investigated those right wing claims and gee - shock of shock - the numbers turn out to be pure horseshit and manipulated. Read the sordid truth here at this link [click here].
And that dear readers, in a sane world, should, once and forever, put an ignominious end to the ridiculous whining about President Obama's vacation time.