The Republican propaganda machine is stirring up controversy over Barack Obama taking a long weekend and going to Maine with his wife and two daughters!
The idea that the President takes any time away from the White House is criticized as showing that he is not concerned about the Gulf Oil Spill, or the economic mess that this country is in, thanks primarily to the Republicans who ran the government totally for six years, and created most of the trouble that led to this Great Recession! 🙁
You would think that Republicans in Congress don’t take time off for vacation! Should not they be required to stay until those who are unemployed and running out of payments receive the extension that the Democrats have been trying to enact? Should John Boehner be playing golf when times are bad? 🙁
Why is it that all of these Republicans and other critics are entitled to time to cool down, refresh their heads, and take it easy to recharge their batteries, but the leader of the free world is not so entitled? 🙁
It is not as if the President is kept out of the loop, is not kept well informed constantly through communications and staff if any issue arises!
Why is that when George W. Bush spent nearly two and a half years of his eight in office away from the White House, that was perfectly alright? 🙁
How about all the time Richard Nixon was at San Clemente or Key Biscayne; or Dwight D. Eisenhower was golfing; or Ronald Reagan was at his ranch in California; or George H. W. Bush was at Kennebunkport, Maine? And how about all the time that John F. Kennedy was at Hyannisport, Massachusetts or Palm Beach, Florida; or Jimmy Carter was in Plains, Georgia; or Bill Clinton was at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts?
The whole point is NO ONE should make an issue of how much time the President of the United States is away from the White House, as long as he is doing his job!
No one can say that Barack Obama has been lazy or escaping the responsibilities of his job, the greatest burden since Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression and World War II!
So how about stopping the petty criticism, and instead show willingness to HELP the President through tough times? Fat chance, of course! 🙁