You can’t be serious…
President Obama is trading the stump for the surf Thursday – and he’s getting an earful about taking a family vacation from some of his Republican rivals.
Obama has no business spending 10 days on swanky Martha’s Vineyard while the country’s struggling and 14 million Americans are out of work, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney complained.
“If you’re the President of the United States, and the nation is in crisis, and we’re in a jobs crisis right now, then you shouldn’t be out vacationing,” Romney told Chicago’s WLS radio.
Not that a Republican pot would call a Democrat kettle black (no pun intended) but…
Never mind that Romney is heading to the island for a $2,500-per-head fund-raiser on Aug. 27, and that his travel plans include stops to raise more dough at swanky vacation getaways like Nantucket and Cape Cod.
Romney has made so many trips to his $10 million vacation pad on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee that Politico.com has dubbed his frequent absences from the campaign trail the “Mittness Protection Program.”
Romney also owns a $12 million beachfront getaway in La Jolla, Calif., north of San Diego.
And just to make sure we’re totally clear…
Another GOP contender, Newt Gingrich, flat out insisted Obama “ought to cancel his vacation – period.”
Then Gingrich announced he’s taking his floundering campaign to Hawaii this weekend – which happens to coincide with his 11th wedding anniversary.
Key members of Gingrich’s campaign staff quit in June after their boss took off on a Greek cruise with his wife.
These mickiefickies got some nerve. They’ll take any chance they get to throw the POTUS under a speeding bus.
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