The Romneys Take a 'Vacation' in New Hampshire: Who's the Best at Faking It for a Photo?

Chris D 2012/07/03 18:00:00
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It's always awkward when politicians take vacations, trying to be like the rest of us. They have to look like they are having family time, but usually it's all just a publicity stunt. There are forced fake family moments, and embarrassing pictures in bathing suits. The Obamas like to go to Martha's Vineyard. The Bushes were partial to Maine. Who does the fake vacation better?

The Romney brood on vacation, on holidays, and generally just playing around.

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  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/05 11:18:48
    JT For Political Reform
    I never vote for either Bush, nor do I like either Bush but I have to laugh at all of you knuckleheads that just go on and on about Bush. First of all, when Katrina hit, Bush was at his ranch which is very near where the disaster hit, after Katrina, Bush quit golfing and kept working, something this fraud we have now hasn't even got a clue about. You can bad mouth Bush all you want but he knew where the oval office was and he conducted his job out of it and when he wasn't there he conducted his job from the ranch or Camp David, Obama hasn't and I'm not even sure if he knows where the oval office is. One other thing, Bush never took credit for what the military accomplished, he gave them credit, not like Obama who thinks and acts as if he accomplished it himself. I don't like either man as president but at least with Bush you got someone with compassion for the troops whether you agree with his position or not. Also he was saddled with 9/11 and Katrina and still managed to get the economy headed in an upswing, the fraud hasn't a clue, handing out free condoms in a community center is a long way from knowing how to manage a country, at least Bush had people to back him up from previous administrations that understood political and economic realities.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/05 17:17:41
    Lakota Deviant
    He managed to get the economy in an upswing? Really? I'm not saying Bush was a total idiot nor am trying to say Obama is a great president. I'm not going to polarize people or my president past or present but just trying to make the point of how Bush took a lot of time off at our expense and when Obama takes a vacation everyone is up in arms that he's spending too much.
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/05 17:54:49
    JT For Political Reform
    I think you really need to look at what cost the Obama's have gone to on those vacations. Just London alone when Michelle and the girls went there screwed up that town for a whole week and it was far more expensive than anything Bush or the past presidents have done. #1, W's wife didn't go on elaborate vacations by herself, she traveled with her husband when it was necessary. There's a big difference of meeting up with the wives of other countries with their husbands than there is just taking off because it doesn't cost them a damn dime. This country is broke and it's about time the top officials all the way down showed some goddamn respect for the hard working people of this country. I have seen none of that from this president or his siblings. If he was so worried about fiscal responsibility than he should lead by example.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/05 21:31:02
    Lakota Deviant
    I totally agree that spending by the government should be reduced no matter who it is on all levels especially when it comes to personal things. And factoring the trip to London still doesn't come close to Bush if you want to keep comparing the two. And if you think its totally free for them it's not, they paid for their food, expensive lodgings etc. themselves. They should be allowed some freedom to travel it's a stressful job , and it's part of diplomacy, plenty of other first lady's have been abroad.
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/05 21:54:29
    JT For Political Reform
    You were the one comparing the two and if you remember, Obama hasn't even been in office for 4 years yet, Bush was in for 8. Apples and oranges. Your example article doesn't explain anything if you read the whole thing. It's a known fact in DC that Obama has spent more money on more things that are meaningless than the previous presidents and most of those complaints come from his own party. They don't like it anymore than I do.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/05 22:17:17 (edited)
    Lakota Deviant
    Yes I get the difference in amount of years served and I'm still talking about per year on average. It's not difficult and fairly obvious who spends more: amount spent divided by how much time spent in office. The article was to point out that other first ladies have been abroad and with family. Is it just because of the times we live in or a double standard you hold for Obama's family? Well if you could provide some statistics of facts maybe an article on Obama spending more on meaningless things than any other president. I don't know if anyone has quantified this or this is just a claim biased on perception. Don't get me wrong I agree that they still spend too much money regardless if they aren't the worst culprits.
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/06 02:17:50
    JT For Political Reform
    My sources come from DC and no I will not reveal them for their sakes. You can believe what you want but I know the truth.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/06 05:55:35
    Lakota Deviant
    Really now you have your own sources in DC and you can't share any information or backup any of your claims. Sure I'll take your word for it.
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/06 11:25:24
    JT For Political Reform
    I don't care what you believe. If I named sources then they would be exposed to the wrath of the Democratic Party tools.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/06 18:33:48
    Lakota Deviant
    Well just for kicks let's hear of this frivolous spending you don't have to tell me where you got it from. You might change my mind.
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/07 02:16:10
    JT For Political Reform
    Two clues. Health care and the auto industry. And no it didn't save any jobs.
  • Lakota ... JT For ... 2012/07/07 03:59:10
    Lakota Deviant
    Are we still refering to personal spending or just money spent in general?
  • JT For ... Lakota ... 2012/07/07 10:32:08
  • TruBluT... Lakota ... 2012/07/03 23:44:54
    Do you really think he wasn't working while down at the Ranch? I happen to know that several international leaders came here for meetings. Sometimes getting out of the cesspool that is DC is more conducive to accords.
  • JT For ... TruBluT... 2012/07/05 00:24:07
    JT For Political Reform
    He just hates anything that isn't far left, which in reality means he isn't thinking and doesn't want to think. ;-)
  • mobilsq 2012/07/03 22:55:49
    The Obamas
    Great photo mrs. Romney looks so pleasant.
  • dallas mobilsq 2012/07/03 23:02:06
  • biggerman dallas 2012/07/03 23:34:35
  • dallas biggerman 2012/07/03 23:39:31 (edited)
  • JT For ... dallas 2012/07/03 23:46:02
    JT For Political Reform
    And Dallas is a m*r*n.
  • Scatter... JT For ... 2012/07/04 00:00:06
    I wish I could rave you a million times.
  • biggerman dallas 2012/07/03 23:47:11
    "white" - if you can't refer to "black" without being racist then you not getting a pass on "white"
  • teigan dallas 2012/07/04 05:31:55
    I type wookie and look what comes up. LOL

    democrat women wookies democrat women wookies
  • JT For ... dallas 2012/07/03 23:45:37
    JT For Political Reform
    And you look like a sick progressive liberal that makes fun of women with cancer and MS, you should be ashamed of your dumb ass.
  • Wulfdane 2012/07/03 22:50:38 (edited)
    The Obamas
    The Obamas are the King and Queen of fruads, their lies are legion and insincerity legendary.
  • Dwight 2012/07/03 22:34:35
    The Obamas
    the obamas don't fake it at all, they just spend other peoples money and the MSM types never publish a photo of the high life they are living.

    Enjoying life on tax payers dimes.
    obama vacation
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/07/03 22:24:51
  • Pm 2012/07/03 21:45:28
    The Obamas
    So Romney is fake eating ice cream? Obama is fake playing with his kids?
  • retrograve Pm 2012/07/04 01:20:15 (edited)
    Right? Sodahead just loves to see people bitch & moan.
  • Pm retrograve 2012/07/04 01:27:24
    It's ridiculous
  • 4gotten Israelite 2012/07/03 21:34:30
    The Romneys
    4gotten Israelite
    It's obvious that Willard is so fake, he's stiff as a board.
  • Z 2012/07/03 21:25:26
    The Bushs
    Romney looks like Gary Busey in that picture.

    Gary Busey
  • biggerman Z 2012/07/03 23:48:01
  • Scatter... Z 2012/07/04 00:00:55
    I wonder if Gary can see out of his right eye...?
  • Z Scatter... 2012/07/04 00:06:33
    I dunno.
  • JT For ... Scatter... 2012/07/05 00:25:37
    JT For Political Reform
    He sniffed enough coke to go blind along with his buddy Barry Soetoro.
  • Scatter... JT For ... 2012/07/05 01:22:38
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/07/03 21:18:24
    The Obamas
    The Romneys look like a normal family on vacation. Nothing set up. The Bush family always seems relaxed and friendly. Only the Obamas send out stiff and formal vibes.
  • JCD aka... TruBluT... 2012/07/03 21:24:36
    JCD aka "biz"
    Why does Romney wear a skirt?
  • seadog6... JCD aka... 2012/07/03 22:25:49

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