Fox News never seems to tire of accusing the left of playing “class warfare” against the rich (and never mind Fox’s own war against the poor). But Fox quickly threw aside its cheerleading for the 1% now that there’s a chance to demonize Obama as too rich. Anyone remember how relentlessly Fox attacked President Obama’s "elite" Martha’s Vineyard vacation over the summer? Well, now it’s Obama’s “pricey” Hawaiian Christmas vacation.
Fox Nation perhaps justified its hypocrisy by blaming the trip on Michelle Obama. Their source for this attack? That bastion of credibility, the National Enquirer. Actually, it was the U.K.’s Daily Mail which based its article on the Enquirer. Here’s an excerpt of what got posted on Fox Nation:
Michelle Obama insisted on a pricey holiday to Hawaii… She allegedly wanted the taxpayer-funded $4 million trip when Barack Obama sought instead to make the short trip to Camp David in Maryland.
Political sources told the National Enquirer that the 47-year-old’s spending is rocketing and she even went on a shopping spree before the Hawaii trip.
What the longer article stated – but got left out of Fox Nation’s excerpt was that the bill to the taxpayers was for Obama’s flight to Hawaii:
His flight was estimated by the Hawaii Reporter as the largest expense of the holiday trip, which will cost more than $4million in total.
But his family is covering the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, which costs up to $3,500 a day, or $75,000 a month.
I guess if President Obama was a real American, he’d have picked a state closer to Washington, D.C. as his home town.
Comments on the Fox Nation post are closed - so we can just imagine what kind of Christmas spirit the "civil," "tolerant" community demonstrated.
But his family is covering the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, which costs up to $3,500 a day, or $75,000 a month."
A $4 million flight? A $3,500/day beach rental?
Wow — with prices like that, it’s gonna awfully difficult to think of the President as a “skinny, ghetto crackhead”.
Isn’t that right, Brent BOZOell?
I believe Fox describe this time as a “working vacation” for the former President.
Last night I went to a Unitarian service that gave the offering to Metro CareRing, a major Denver food bank. Thursday night, I attended a fundraiser at a live music venue for the same. Happened to help with the event. I live at the poverty level in the status quo United States. Just read about single mothers with children not being able to get shelter space in Los Angeles because there are hardly any.
I’m not voting for anybody. The system is a lie. Democratic politicians suck about as much as Republicans.