Working Class Dems Angry at Obama Royal Family …(Michelle’s Spanish Excursion Cost $467,000)

Michelle Obama waves to her local fans in Spain.

Judicial Watch announced today that Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain cost American taxpayers at least $467,585.

Even working class Democrats are angry at America’s royal family, the Obamas, for their 17 vacations and weekly partying since coming into office.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.

“They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t do on their tax dollars,” added the GOP pollster.

He and several other top-tier Republican pollsters, organized by Resurgent Republic, traveled to 11 battleground states to host focus groups of independent and swing voters, mostly Democrats, who voted for President Obama in 2008 but who are now on the fence.

McLaughlin handled blue collar and Catholic voters in Pittsburgh on April 3 and Cleveland on March 20. He found that they are very depressed about the economy and feel that their tax dollars are being sucked up by both the rich and those living on government assistance.

During the focus group discussions about debt and spending cuts, many in his group volunteered criticism of the presidential vacations as something that should be cut. Among the lines McLaughlin wrote down was one from a Democratic woman who said, “Michelle Obama spends $1 million to take the kids to Hawaii,” and another who said, “President Obama was the only president to take so many trips.”

The theme, said McLaughlin, is that the first family “is out of touch” with working class voters.

If you think this is bad… Just wait until their second term!

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  • Ella

    What an immense relief it will be once we kick this worthless woman and her worthless husband out of the White House in November.

  • Befuddled

    “Out of touch”, that’s impossible. I’ve seen Michelle working the soup kitchen at least twice since her husband has been president. it’s not their fault that there aren’t any soup kitchens at their vacation spots in Hawaii, The Cape, South Africa…

  • tommy mc donnell

    “the first family is out of touch with working families.” that isn’t what union leaders say. ask andy stern, wayne radte, richard trumka et.al.

  • GP….Please replace that picture of Harry Belafonte with one of Moochie Obama…..

  • Raoul

    Michelle Antoinette. Need I say more? If push came to shove, she wouldn’t tie my shoelaces if I was starving and out of water, but if it was her, she’d be screaming for help.

  • SeniorD

    “Live the royal high life! Travel often and expensively” is her motto.

    I’m beginning to think the family in the White House is more like the Beverly Hillbillies.

    Without the class.

  • Time

    This family is sucking the life out of the American dream.. They have abused everything and smile as they do it… There is no longer dreams for the people, only nightmares that lurk around every corner of this once beautiful land.. We sit and watch in disbelief as they party hardy, vacation in the best of style all on the tax payers dime with little worry as to how they spend money.. They care not what they can give to this country and it’s people only what the people can give to them.

  • P. Aaron

    Is this the ‘change’ you were looking for?

  • NeoKong

    What is “fair” about her going on all theses exotic vacations while 47 million people are on food stamps…?

  • Working Class Dems Angry at Obama Royal Family …(Michelle’s Spanish Excursion Cost $467,000)

    Welcome to the party, Pal.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Not the hope and change they voted for? Going to make the same mistake again?

  • kato

    Working class? Well, that excludes a big part of Subprime’s constituency. He plays his jive act for the parasites.

  • Oooh, ahhh, look at those toned upper arms… and that prominent lower mandible.

  • democraps suck

    It is just words…they will all still vote for the Kenyan turd

  • Liz

    Is the first lady allowed to dress like that? That’s just embarrassing for our whole country.

  • mcc

    View, then vote, after comparing the two Obama Celebrity Ads: one from McCain in ’08 and a new one from American Crossroads:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/04/battle-of-the-obama-celebrity-ads/#comments

  • Rachelle

    I am betting the Royal couple will be broke within 5 to 7 years of being weaned from the public breast.

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  • Earthmover

    #17 I read somwhere that the Obamas were in debt HUGE prior to their rise in
    politics. I would tend to believe the story. So undeserving of their position, I
    must be racist.

  • bg

    ++

    ht squeaky

    [The first lady could also be seen with other American politician, known for Obama, who hosts these days in a private house in Marbella: Jesse Louis Jackson Jr., Democrat member of House of Representatives of the United States, son of activist and former Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and also the national coordinator of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

    Several Arab royal families also spend their summers in Marbella for years. Thus, there will be a meeting between Michelle Obama and Prince Salman bin Abdelaziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, while another meeting deck of the first lady the owner of Málaga CF, a billionaire businessman, son of Qatar’s Interior Minister and member of the Qatari royal family, Abdullah Al Thani.]

    OT..

    It’s NOT Your Grandma’s Tea Party Anymore!

    ==

  • anti-bho

    Good to know, but these people have been known to lie through their teeth.

    Michelle Obama Won’t Run for President | The Weekly Standard

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-wont-run-president_642120.html

    So she says.
    Pos never had it so good, and hopefully never will again.

    Michelle Obama: “Fantasy” Is To Walk Out WH “And Just Keep Walking” | RealClearPolitics

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/26/michelle_obama_fantasy_is_to_walk_out_wh_and_just_keep_walking.html

  • bg

    ++

    Earthmover 19 April 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Barry lived a pampered & privileged life, said so himself (sorry about
    all the linked linkage.. but if you really want to know more, they are well
    worth following, your choice)..

    bit more here..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re; #22 April 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm bg

    you = generic

    ==

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  • mcc

    For those following the “Dog Wars” —

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/26/gamechanger-romney-once-saved-a-dogs-life/

    Bonus: Video “Pray for Bo” (includes the lovely “In the Arms of the Angels”)

  • dmh

    A letter from Michelle Obama:

    Dear American Taxpayer

    For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hardworking American people for paying $242,000 for my vacation in Spain. My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.

    Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

    Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters! I’m ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha’s Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you’re not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?

    Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2.

    These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

    I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.

    I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days.

    Cordially,
    Michelle (Moochelle) Obama

    P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION trip to India from which we just returned!

    P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard; it was fabulous.

    And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha’s Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn’t take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.

    P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!

    P.SSSs Don’t forget my ski trip to Vail this winter and now the girls and I are in Africa with my mom. All this while Barack golf’s and campaigns to keep my trips coming for the next 4 years!
    Love Ya! Remember, we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally!
    Love to redistribute – share – the – wealth. .

  • MilitantCatholic

    Folks, if you hate what you see, you better donate time and money to Conservative candidates. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to ramp up the amount of praying you do every day. We’ve got a lot to answer for.

  • Thescribbler

    I blame the mainstream media, pure and simple. If not for them, Obama and his missus would be living in Chicago and be their problem, not the whole worlds. They disgust me, but nothing will be done about their blatant corruption until it benefits the ‘media’.

  • To dmh……that letter you posted to Moochie Obarfa was brilliant!!!!! Wish I was able to share it on my facebook page, but don’t know if I can or how, but BRAVO again!! Let’s just hope the majority of the country takes it seriously come November. God bless.

  • Ladue Pundit

    Drudge is quoting Michelle Obama’s fantasy: “…to walk out of the White House and keep on walking.”

    Wow, that’s my fantasy, too!

  • Marian L.

    #26 April 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    dmh commented:

    Good job! It would be so much funnier if it wasn’t so true!

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  • Tee

    The thing about Obama”, they are cocky and arrogant…that his dissipation of irresponsibilities has spread among their constituents. Which will be a good thing come 2012…with bad economy, high unemployment … the more the people feel taken advantage of..the more dem’s will be voted out of office.

    Its expected. There’s so much corruption under the obama admin. probably more then we realize. Their philosophy: give everything, keep people in dispair, mentally distorted, debilitated, deprived and in apathy. Then when all said and done…spend! spend! and spend!! ..at the expense of the american people.

  • Patty

    Michelle Obama has taken 17 vacations since 2008 and plans to take her 18th vacation in Las Vegas. [13]

    Michelle Obama’s liberal elitism is not surprising given the high degree of liberal elitism that Barack Obama continually displays.

    she has come a long way from her slavery roots and she doesn’t give a …. who says what about her trips. she is having fun on our dime. and that is what it is about. take advantage and rub it in the little people’s face.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Michelle Antoinette: Let them eat dog.

  • jorgen

    Mooching will take a whole new meaning in Obama’s second term.

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  • Greenstew

    Where’s that famous line from Obama?? Share the wealth??Code words for Share your wealth but not mine. LOL

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  • Truth Teller

    Don’t you love working hard to pay taxes to support this traitorous pig? We are collectively nuts for accepting this?

  • Bryan Wallace

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYdn_qL3d80&feature=colik
    Today
    Please watch this video, and share it with everyone you know. Our nation, and my grade, depend on it.