Kind of says it all, doesn’t it?
The Clintons spent their first Christmas as President in Hilton Head, which they quickly acknowledged was a mistake. Not only did the press savage them for leaving the White House (and forgoing Camp David) during the holidays, but they personally felt bad that they tore their staff and protection away from their families on Christmas. So, they spent the rest of their Christmases in office in the White House (except the year they went to Sarajevo to spend Christmas with US troops stationed there during the Balkan War).
The Bushes’ family tradition was to spend Christmas at Camp David, so that their staff and protection could be near their families on this special day. Bush the father instilled this tradition in his son, George W., who carried it on during his own presidency. The Bushes spent a combined 12 Christmases at Camp David.
The Reagans spent every Christmas in the White House so his staff and protection could enjoy the holiday with their families. Soon after the holidays, the Reagans took a vacation to their ranch in California…AFTER the people who worked for him were able to enjoy their family time. The Reagans owned the ranch, and paid to have it transformed into a Western White House with no cost to taxpayers.
Every year, the Obamas essentially tell the people who work in the White House to “go f*** themselves”, since the Obamas demand to be entertained and lavished with unimaginable luxuries in tropical Hawaii (instead of Chicago, where Obama is supposedly “from”, depending on what political points he wants to score that day).
In 2010, Michelle Antoinette Obama cost US taxpayers an extra $63,000 to entertain her, by demanding a private flight to Hawaii a few days before her husband was able to make the trip. She just couldn’t wait to get away from Washington. Other massive expenses for entertaining the Obamas in paradise are detailed here.
In 2013, when these people are out of the White House and living in Hawaii full time (where the Obama Presidential Library will be built), Michelle Antoinette can spend every Christmas there, hopefully on her own dime.
UPDATE: H/t Ace of Spades for more on this
For more Class vs. Crass examples of how the Obamas compare to the first families before them, click here.
Honestly, of all the things we do here at HillBuzz, the one that makes the Left howl the most is when we just simply illustrate, side by side, the behavior of the Obamas compared to the people who lived in the White House before them. Those simple images of the Obamas behaving terribly, wasting taxpayer money, and making asses of themselves just resonate with Americans on a basic level when juxtaposed with facts about other first families.
This crass behavior is historic and unprecedented. There has never been people living in the White House who behave this way, with such contempt and disregard for the American people and American way of doing things.
The Obamas are truly alien in every sense of the word.
If you remind people of what the norm for presidents and their spouses has been and should be, and directly contrast that with the Obamas, the Left goes insane…because they know there is no defense of what the Obamas are doing to this country.
While sticking YOU with the bill!
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