Friday, August 12, 2011

Critics Question Whether Pres. Obama Should Take Luxury Vacation During Tough Economic Times

barack obama, black politics, african american politics, martha's vineyard

By JasmineHughes, Your Black World 

If you ask White House press secretary, Jay Carney, he’ll tell you that just as most Americans do, Obama needs down time to regenerate and adds, “Besides, the presidency travels with you.” However, in light of the economic turmoil and astronomically high unemployment rate, many are questioning how appropriate it is for President Obama to be vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard next week; a place where the average home can run nearly $1 million dollars.



  1. The man needs some time to relax. The pressures of being the Commander in Chief will take it’s toll if he is constantly stressed with no time away. Besides as they say, it’s not like he won’t be on top of things so it’s really a working vacation. GW Bush took many vacations.
    We want him to be the best that he can be, mind, body and spirit. The critics would rather him just drop dead from exhaustion. Can he catch a break?

  2. Don't you really think he's been on a vacation since Jan. 2009? Now sit back and watch the Obamatrons attack me for telling the truth.

  3. Its true that Geo. W. Bush took more vacations in his first tenure in Office than Obama, but Obama has taken more foreign trips abroad that were basically vacations.

  4. How can the average American identify with taking a vacation to Martha's Vineyard?
    I'll bet you none of those good people in Pennsylvania who cling to their guns and religion can take a vacation to Martha's Vineyard.
    The Obama's should be taking a vacation to Negrotown Knoll Florida, or Possum Trot Mississippi, or the Southside of Chicago to see how real Americans live and work.
    Is Obama an elitist?

  5. Hey loveblooms24: Some of Obama's sharpest critics say that he has been to doing to much relaxing in the White House and that's why his public approval ratings have silpped.