Welcome to PatsFans.com

What FINANCIALLY - Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by IcyPatriot, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    I know it's a breitbart link but it's a serious question.

    Can anyone list one thing the Obama family has done to save the country money in terms of their needing protection everywhere they go? I know everyone needs to get away here and there ... but have they ever decided one time that instead of going to 'X' they were going to divert that money to 'Y'?

    Don't want to hear about Bush and the ranch ... different Presidency - different time and there's little disagreement of how much he sucked anyways.

    This guy promised change ... change from the different way things had been done before ... so just 1.

    Just need 1 to qualify as a valid response ... just 1.
    Answer: __________________
    5 kids from my son's soccer team just went to DC ...
    they raised money to go ... they had to scratch the White House visit.

    I am starting to feel like NEM ... :scared:
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  2. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,217
    Likes Received:
    252
    Ratings:
    +977 / 2 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    No kids in the White House.
    Shisa and Malki are in the Bahamas.
     
  3. Drewski

    Drewski In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,205
    Likes Received:
    106
    Ratings:
    +301 / 0 / -1

    No Jersey Selected

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    In the words a famous French lady - Qu'ils mangent de la brioche
     
  4. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

    Mrs.PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,201
    Likes Received:
    364
    Ratings:
    +674 / 14 / -6

    #24 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Unfortunately, you're starting to sound like him, too.

    Personally, I don't begrudge anything any of a sitting president's wife or children "get" in the way of perks. Can you even imagine how hard it must be to be a family member and to give up your individuality, your anonymity, your friends, your home, your job, your school, your very freedom just because one member of your family decided he wanted to be something?

    You can't go to the store, you can't hang out at the mall, you can't go anywhere or do anything at all without first clearing it with a zillion people and even if you get it cleared, you'll never ever be able to do any of it alone.

    Everywhere you turn, someone is trying to take your picture, someone is trying to ask you questions, someone is making up some story and printing it in some media outlet.

    Every haircut you get, every dress you buy, every movie you see, every shoe you put on your foot - it's all fodder for someone who hates, not you necessarily, but whatever it is they think you stand for....although what an 8 year old or even a 16 year old can stand for is beyond me.

    Everything you read says something negative about the parent/spouse that you love - everything you hear says something negative about them.

    I can't imagine raising children under such conditions.

    And then to hear someone whining that they took a vacation - or that they went out of town for a weekend - as if it's some kind of sin to want your family to have a few moments of normalcy - or a weekend of just being as much of a normal kid as you can while being surrounded by 20 Secret Service agents - it's just really petty.

    And that goes for whatever political party one belongs to.
     
  5. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

    Mrs.PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,201
    Likes Received:
    364
    Ratings:
    +674 / 14 / -6

    #24 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    You see, Harry makes my point for me.

    What did Sasha and Malika ever do to him that he feels the need or the right to deliberately mock children he doesn't even know?

    Imagine being either of them and reading things like this 1,000 times a day.

    How would your own kids hold up under such vitriol?
     
  6. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -1

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Q: What Has the Obummer Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    A: Easy. The American tax payers. :rolleyes:
     
  7. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Okay ... we'll put you down in the they have sacrificed nothing column.
     
  8. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?


    It's a very fair question Mrs. PF.

    Most of America has been forced to make sacrifices.

    What has the Obama family sacrificed in 4.5 years in bad economic times?

    I think a great counsel for Barack and Michelle would be Pope Francis - maybe he could get them to see that their actions are not exemplary of people that understand what sacrifice is.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  9. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Oh, please do go on. Can you expound a bit as to the point you're attempting to make here?

    As for the OP, I think Mrs. summed it up reasonably well.
     
  10. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    If you want to talk about the patriarch...how about his own life?
     
  11. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Running for and serving as president is a choice ... going on vacations nearly every month is a choice also. Many Americans have been forced to make financial choices due to the millionaires he protects ... you know the Wall Street ones who skated after the collapse.
     
  12. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    1.) You asked what the Obama's have sacrificed. I gave one example. Whether or not it was a choice is irrelevant.

    2.) Can you cite your source on the "nearly every month" line?

    3.) I agree on Wall Street.
     
  13. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    It was in the link ... 3 months in 2013 and 3 vacations.
    More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013 | The Weekly Standard

    Look ... they can do as they please ... it's a free country.

    But it doesn't look good when kids are being denied White House tours right now.

    In fact it looks less than good ... it reeks of aloof arrogance ...
    something that might be expected from the rich and well distanced from normal civilization people.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  14. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -1

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    I guess I must have not been very clear that he sucks ass?:confused:

    However, I must say that he does suck ass very well!
     
  15. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

    Mrs.PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,201
    Likes Received:
    364
    Ratings:
    +674 / 14 / -6

    #24 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Well, if freedom means nothing to you, then yeah, I suppose you can say they've sacrificed nothing.

    That is not, however, what I've said.
     
  16. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    So, in other words, you're completely unable to articulate a case against the president or substantiate your prior assertion.

    Figures. I tend to relegate people who use "Obummer" as if it's somehow new or funny to the short bus.
     
  17. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,286
    Likes Received:
    699
    Ratings:
    +1,784 / 35 / -29

    #87 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    Well FINANCIALLY ... and I should have put it in the title.

    What financially have they sacrificed ... I will edit the title because that is what I meant.

    I incorrectly assumed that members would understand what I meant if they read my babble.

    for the record I have posted in the past that
    anyone with young kids is crazy to run for that job ... not fair to the kids IMO.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  18. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

    Mrs.PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    16,201
    Likes Received:
    364
    Ratings:
    +674 / 14 / -6

    #24 Jersey

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    My God!! The horror!!

    They went, as a family, to visit family over Christmas.....they took a weekend away from home and stayed with friends for two days - and now the kids may or may not have escaped the fish bowl over spring break.
     
  19. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16,410
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ratings:
    +861 / 6 / -9

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    A cherry-picked sample size of three friggin' months?! C'mon Icy. You're better than a guy who uncritically spams right-wing canards.

    I have to admit, it is a bit rich watching all of those people who said the sequester is NBD now complaining because - surprise! - negative consequences are manifesting as a result.
     
  20. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -1

    Re: What Has the Obama Family Sacrificed in 4.5 Years?

    What did he do well otherwise?:confused:
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>