It’s not an illusion – The Obamas are having a royally good time at our expense, and like most modern Democrats, they have a sense of entitlement about it.
The Kennedys became “America’s Royal Family” over half a century in the public eye – they had fame and fortune before JFK ever set foot in the White House.
The Obama’s on the other hand milk their time on the public dole for all it’s worth, hobnobbing with celebrities (that most of us would stay away from), entertaining like it’s the Roaring Twenties, and taking Jet Set vacations at our expense.
Real monarchs don’t flaunt it like the Obamas, and they don’t cost near as much to maintain, either.
According to the Weekly Standard, the Obamas are averaging a vacation a month, and they don’t necessarily go to the same place, either:
[January] The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. “President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation,” ABC reported on January 6, 2013.
“Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN different partners, spending roughly THIRTY hours on TWO different courses on Oahu. The president made FIVE early morning trips to the gym at the nearby Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay. The First Family spent TWO afternoons enjoying the beach on the base and went for ONE hike to a local waterfall. The president spent ONE father-daughter afternoon with Malia and Sasha, bowling and going out for shave ice, an annual tradition.”
[February] Then the first lady and their daughters vacationed in Aspen over President’s Day weekend. “First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Aspen on Friday afternoon and is here with her daughters for a ski vacation,” Aspendailynews.com reported in February. “Few details about her trip were available. Sources said she is staying at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Co. She is reportedly skiing at Buttermilk today, where the Crowns, of Chicago, own a home on the Tiehack side.”
[Not to be outdone,] Obama went to Florida for a golf weekend. “It was not his motivation, certainly, but President Obama is honoring his modern predecessors on this Presidents’ Day weekend by doing what many of them liked to do on breaks: chill out in Florida with the guys — including, in his case, one of golf’s most famous guys, Tiger Woods,” the New York Times reported.
[March] “Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned…”
Is it just me, or is there something crass and offensive about “He who would be King” and his family living it up at our expense, while presiding over the most miserable economy since the most miserable Jimmy Carter?
The liberal media counted and resented every minute that Bush spent at his Crawford, TX, ranch, even though there were few costs outside of transportation, and he used it more as an extension of the White House, entertaining dignitaries, keeping on top of World events, and even having the press down from time to time. Oh, and it’s eco-friendly, too, unlike Gore’s palace in Tennessee.
Something else which I’ve noted – The current and former Democrat Presidents have been crass acts, arrogant with people, poor executives, and enjoying “Royal Command Performances” by the hottest stars, BECAUSE THEY CAN. (Jimmuh Carter was incompetent, but at least he was humble.)
Whereas the last three Republican Presidents have been humble with people and confident as executives, preferring to vacation at their family homes in quiet country locations. A pattern? We report, you decide.