Thanks to faithful No Quarter reader, French Nail, who alerted me to this article detailing the vast generosity of Obama - with your money. Oh, how I wish I was not making this us: Obama’s Holiday Bribes; PRO-OBAMA JOURNALISTS GET PAID WITH TAXPAYER MONEY, TO SURROUND OBAMA DURING HOLIDAY IN HAWAII. Yes he did, and yes we are:
Obama will enjoy a 13 day Hawaiian Holiday repleat with a corps of jouralists (sic), payed for with your tax-dollars.
Obama will enjoy a 13 day Hawaiian Holiday repleat(sic) with a corps of jouralists (sic), payed (sic)for with your tax-dollars.
(Dec. 11, 2009) — Just after the aftermath of yet another insult to our allies via the refusal to participate to the traditional events surrounding the award of the Nobel Prize including a dinner with the King, on the pretenses that the recipient was a very busy, sitting “President,” responsible for not one, but two, wars and facing the worst economic crisis “EVAHHH!”, the White House is quietly organizing yet another vacation-time for the Obamas.
They would have you believe that nothing has been decided yet, when in fact the logistics of booking their 13 day vacations in Hawaii, from December 23 to January 3, are in full swing!
And the invitations for the entourage are out!
Joy! Obama has found a way to keep the media in his back pocket. No doubt, he felt them begin to pull away, and like suitors, lavished them with an expensive gift. Except the cheapo didn't pay for it himself. Nope - you did. Merry Christmas to them!!!
Naturally, it wasn't the American press that reported this:
Yesterday, December 10, Laurence Haim, the only French-Press-accredited, White House correspondent — but for the AFP — revealed that she had received an email inviting her and a guest to stay for the duration of Obama’s trip to Hawaii, at a Hotel next to the Obamas’ vacations spot. Her revelations were aired on the French TV leading evening news program.
To listen to the program in French, go to the 20:00 mark in the broad cast at http://www.zataz.com/news/17388/canal-plus–regarder-gratuitement.html
(UPDATE – 12/13/09: 10:10 PM — The audio file has now been archived, and moved to a new url: http://player.canalplus.fr/#/299716 )
According to Haim, the entire corps of White House correspondents, domestic and international has been invited (with a guest of their choice), to follow the Obamas under the sun at the American taxpayer expense.
In times when the American people are facing a bleak and sobering Christmas, when millions have lost their jobs and homes, the Obama Court is relocating to a Hawaiian paradise on the public dime. And to insure the cooperative silence of the Main Stream Media, it is bribing the lackeys of the press, with lavishing and outrageous favors.
This would be cause enough to raise eyebrows, but since when is 13 day vacation outside of the mainland U.S.A. accpetable (sic) the “President” of a nation at war?
I guess Christmas at home in Chicago or New Year at Camp David does not fit the standards of the Grandiose Obamas (emphasis mine).
Probably not Historic enough!
I love the snark, but I bet it sounded better in French (what doesn't? Bear in mind that it was written in French and translated.). But no doubt - it wouldn't have been "historic" enough. I had been wondering the same, too, why they didn't go back to Chicago or to Camp David. But no doubt, the writer got it just right.
Isn't it refreshing to see SOME in the media finally waking up to Obama and who he really is? About time. Though I don't expect those reporters plus one in Hawaii at a luxury hotel on OUR DIME are going to look too deeply anytime soon.
You know what would make me happy in the New Year? For this kind of bribery to stop with these politicians, be they the president, senators or representatives. If they or their plans cannot stand on their merits, then they deserve to fail. I am way, way past over it. How about you?