Now that the BP oil spill is gushing freely again it must be time for another Obama vacation. Starting Friday, Obama will be taking his third vacation since the disaster first happened. This time, the Obama family will be visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a problem with the President taking a vacation. I just took one myself, but then again I’m not the President of the United States either. Sure the leader of the free world should be able to take some time with his family on vacation……a few times a year. But this is Obama’s third vacation in the 80+ days that the Horizon oil spill disaster has been in existence.
President Bush used to catch heat for going down to Crawford, TX when he should have been dealing with issues of the day. At least that’s what our liberal friends in the media used to say. But mainstream criticism of Obama’s vacations seems to be lacking. I think what’s missing here is a little perspective. Not to mention the President’s own words. Obama said this back in May:
“I’m not going to rest or be satisfied until the leak is stopped at the source, the oil in the Gulf is contained and cleaned up, and the people in the Gulf are able to go back to their lives and their livelihoods.”
The very least that he could do is do what he told all of us to do. Take a vacation in the Gulf. Instead the Obama’s will vacation in Maine. About as far away from the trouble in the Gulf as you can get. But hey, he’s more of a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of guy anyway.
Americans want to have a President that cares. Or at least one that “looks like” he cares about the problems affecting our lives. Another Obama vacation is just the latest example of how this guy just doesn’t seem to care. Either that or he just doesn’t get it. No worries though, I’m sure the gusher will still be gushing when he gets back. What’s a few more days anyway?