Obama’s latest vacation plans foiled by Putin


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The crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has created a quandary for President Obama. He may actually be forced to cancel his South Florida vacation plans for the weekend.

The president and first lady were scheduled to appear at an event on education and the economy at Coral Reef High School on Miami’s south side Friday. As it turned out, the first couple’s daughters were added to the passenger manifest, and the family was going to make a long weekend of it, according to Politico.

Enter Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to ruin those well-laid plans.

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“The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of the weekend,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “However, it is possible the president may return to the White House on Friday as events unfold in Ukraine.”

According to Politico”

Obama isn’t expected to head to Kiev or anywhere else if the weekend in Florida gets scrapped, but more likely have a repeat of last weekend, which he spent in briefings and on the phone with foreign leaders after Putin began moving troops into Crimea.

A state of emergency? You decide, but I can say this: No one messes with the Obamas’ vacation plans and gets away with it.

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz

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  • CarolineJenkins

    If he has to return to DC what do you bet Michelle and the girls stay on and AF-One can pick them up on Sunday?

    • Jay Hanig

      At a bazillion dollars an hour operating cost, I fail to see the problem.

      • susandanielspi

        Actually $169,000/hr. plus the cost of security, vehicles, etc.

        • Jay Hanig

          Well, there you go. Even less of an issue then. Obama can just give them his credit card.

          • Chuck Burns

            You mean “our credit card”

          • Jay Hanig

            That’s a given. Surely nobody thought he would pay his own way?

  • SusieQ

    My bet is he still goes. Work! he has a pen and a phone, you can do that from the golf course, work, give me a break.

    • C Breeze

      Golf???…Try windsurfing, those jug ears will give you a natural wind advantage… (Watch out for sharks and Russian submarines)…

      • SusieQ

        You ever heard of Dumbo?

    • Myrtle Linder

      Yes indeed, he can do what he wants, work or play, stand on his head or fly……There is one thing he will not do, utter the name of “JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH?” JUST THE IDEA COULD CAUSE HIM TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

      • SusieQ

        Hmmmmmmm… just thinkin’.

    • SusieQ

      I was correct, he did go, Putin be damned!! a guy gotta’ have fun.

  • Richard McGrath

    Poor King Obama.

  • joesmith10280

    Obama is a lazy you know what

  • susandanielspi

    Does anyone think an international emergency will stop the mooches in the WH from going on vacation?


    Imagine that! The Russians are saving American tax payers millions of dollars. Who would have thought? Thank you Vlad the impaler.

    • Doug

      You took my line. I was going to ask if after sex do his partners call him Vlad the Impaler. Congrats.

    • Brian Robinson

      Not really saving money actually costing us more because now he will fly down there come back flyback down to FL and stay longer then pack up the B!tch and muttts and come back to DC. So that’s an extra round trip for AF1.

      • ONLYJB1

        Oh my God, never put that scenario together. Hope you are wrong! Wait, chewbacca and mutts are in China. The king was venturing alone to probably South Beach and golf or at least putting his putter and balls in another hole!

        • Brian Robinson

          I thought the China trip wasn’t until later around May?

          • ONLYJB1

            Is it? I swear I read the other day all of them, including mama robinson were doing spring break there. Was my news source wrong?

          • Brian Robinson

            They are planing to go but they have not left yet. It is this Month though. March 19-26

          • ONLYJB1

            Tks! I blame myself! I began reading and my B.P. rose and my eyes glassed from total anger and I did not read close enough! Hey, something could still happen then! My hopes are up!

  • InklingBooks

    Reminds me of the British ruling classes during the 1930s. Hitler like to schedule his major moves on a Friday, so the British Foreign Office officials faced what was for them a most painful possibility–canceling that weekend in the country. They usually chose to go and wait until Monday to do anything. By then it was too late.
    And notice that Putin’s move into the Ukraine came on a Friday. This new dog knows the old dog’s tricks.
    –Michael W. Perry, Chesterton on War and Peace: Battling the Ideas and Movements that Led to Nazism and World War II

  • RE Hafner

    Our pansy in chief has to be the clown of the century. Sarah is correct, when will Obama come out of the closed and start wearing a skirt?

  • rphunter

    What? They don’t have telephones in Florida? If AF1 goes there, he can run everything from the comm center there. The real problem will be with the First Lady gets a hold of him for messing with her plans. Grin.

  • Les Kimbler

    Aww, Barry can’t spend any more tax payer money on a frivolous vacation? THANK YOU PUTIN. Make Barry actually do some REAL presidential work, because apparently bankrupting and making a welfare country out of America is very tiring.

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