With Congress having already blown town for their latest extended vacation that taxpayers are on the hook for, the Emperor himself wasn’t far behind. Barack Obama is packing up the plantation for a trip to the posh enclave of the wealthy in Martha’s Vineyard and he is starting a day earlier than planned. One of the greatest perks of being POTUS, outside of the costly security, cool helicopter rides and that big white party crib at 1600 Pennsylvania NW is that when it comes to taking vacations the sky’s the limit.
There is no shame on Barry’s behalf in making the jaunt up the coast to the Vineyard where he can do the shuck and jive with all of the high rollers who have raked in the cash over his coddling of Wall Street criminals. He will also be sucking down a good share of free drinks while getting slapped on the back for that abomination of a job-killing trade deal that he just crammed down the throats of Americans.
As reported by AP via Yahoo News “Obama Gets Jump on Martha's Vineyard Vacation”:
President Barack Obama's summer vacation has begun.
Obama arrived on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard on Friday, a day earlier than originally scheduled, for a 17-day break before he plunges into a busy September and fresh battles with the Republican-controlled Congress over Iran, spending and other issues.
Obama, Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and dogs Bo and Sunny flew aboard Air Force One to the Coast Guard station on Cape Cod, before boarding helicopters for the short hop to Martha's Vineyard, the summer hangout for the wealthy just to the south.
The president arrived at his vacation home in Chilmark, the same seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property he rented last year, after a 20-minute drive over the picturesque island's gently rolling hills and verdant green spaces.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama realized he could spend Friday night on the island after all and "get started on his vacation first thing (Saturday) morning" so he decided to go for it.
With no official appearances scheduled, Obama will fill his days with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughers, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island's top restaurants.
He traveled with a small group of aides, including national security adviser Susan Rice, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and others, who will update him as developments warrant.
There is a chance that Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination to succeed Obama, will see each other on the island. They are expected to attend a birthday party for Ann Jordan, the wife of Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan.
Obama and his aides are hoping for a more relaxed summer getaway. Last year's vacation began as the U.S. started launching airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq. He interrupted the vacation several times to address political developments in Iraq, the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, 18-year-old black man by a white police officer.
Obama later was criticized for heading to the golf course immediately after condemning Foley's killing.
He also returned to the White House in the middle of last year's vacation to attend meetings. There are no plans for a similar trip before Obama's vacation ends on Aug. 23.
It’s nice to see that we are all having to pay for his entourage to make the trip as well, haven’t Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice ever heard of teleconferencing? It's all about getting over in Obamastan.
The locals will no doubt be in a state of rapture with not only Obama but Queen Hillary both bestowing the gift of their royal presence upon them. In between golf outings, lobster dinners, clambakes and bacchanals that would make Roman emperors envious there will be plenty of time for fundraising. On the bright side, it is the last end of summer vacation that Obama will take before leaving office but with the GOP party bosses about to dump the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton she and Bill will be happy to continue the tradition until 2024.