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Critics Rain On Spain Getaway For First Lady

There are 19 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 9, 2010, titled Critics Rain On Spain Getaway For First Lady. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

It sounded simple enough: a mother-daughter getaway during the dogs days of August.

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Caileagh

Chardon, OH

#1 Aug 9, 2010
The criticism is fair. She is acting like Marie Antoinette. Both of them are. They act like they think they are the king and queen. I wish we could get them out of DC today. They are the worst thing to ever happen to this country.
Katrina

Independence, OH

#2 Aug 9, 2010
So what!!!!

Everyone does what they want to do! Don't hate on the First Lady because you are jealous.
Katrina

Independence, OH

#3 Aug 9, 2010
@ Caileagh, guess you voted for the other guy??? I think this all has a lot to do with a President of color than a vacation. Get over it!!!
MKP

Cleveland, OH

#4 Aug 9, 2010
People need to get a life my goodness, can the Obama's do anything right in the eyes of America? Its sad that everyone across the world admires our President and his wife except for Americans, he's been in office for a year and a half and I hear people saying he's the worse President ever, are you kidding me. I wish people would just come out and be real about why they really hate Obama. I've never seen so much hate in my life, I guess the KKK decided to take off the hoods, and change there names to the "Tea Party", lets face the facts, race is playing a major role in the critism this man and his wife are taking, and we sit back and act like it doesn't and when race is brought up people get offended and strike back with the same old line "why are you throwing up the race card". I see people on TV disrespecting this man and he's our President, you don't have to agree with him but don't disrespect him. America needs to do better and stop embarrassing oursleves because the world is laughing at us because we can't even respect our leader so why should they respect us?
NMK

Cleveland, OH

#5 Aug 9, 2010
Give me a break! She went on vacation. It isn't like the treasury department gave her a debit card. She used her money to take her kids on vacation.
Common Sense Susie

Columbus, OH

#6 Aug 9, 2010
Seriously, as a role model (she isn't invisible), it is really haughty to take a luxury trip while most taxpaying citizens in today's economy are going without (I know I am) as a matter of practicality. 60 rooms X $600 is over $360,000 (for three friends and their children? No, apparently for the entourage of security). And this money could have at least been spent in the US, which would make it a little easier to swallow.
BTW, I am not jealous. I have been to Hawaii, Cancun, Bermuda, and three cruises over the years, though not in the last three years because it isn't economically practical.
And I don't form my opinions based on race.
The Obamas backgrounds and accomplishments are elite, not black or white.
Common Sense Susie

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 9, 2010
MKP - what facts do you have to back up the statement suggesting admiration everyone in the world has for our president, let alone our people?
And people have been openly disrespecting every sitting president in my adult lifetime - I'm 51. We don't live in Saudi Arabia where they dare not speak in opposition to their leaders. This is called FREEDOM. Freedom doesn't mean homogenous thinking.
Oh the race card again

Medina, OH

#8 Aug 9, 2010
The POTUS is surrounded by 60's radicals, self admitted communists, tax cheats, and the list goes on and on. The dislike for him has absolutely nothing to do with his skin color. They are systematically destroying this country. There was a fine outstanding black man named Alan Keyes who ran against Obama and would have made a great president. Stop with the race BS
LAW

Nashville, TN

#9 Aug 9, 2010
I really hate all the excuses people use as to why he is not a good president, we all know its all about race. I cant believe the person who said they Michelle is being like Marie Antoinette when she probably dont even know who Marie Antoinette is.And oh they are the worse who ever was in the WHITE House lets see Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton Just to Point out a few that bought shame ..Really Lets Be Honest And Say Whats really Behind Your Comments.
Brenda Miller

Scottsdale, AZ

#10 Aug 9, 2010
Where is the cake"
Satans Helper

Lorain, OH

#11 Aug 9, 2010
I AM SURE Michelle Obama know's who Marie Antoinette is with her education level.

In fact, do you know who she is high school dropout? I assure you it's not Kirsten Dunst.

Love your Obama, because he will not get re-elected in 2012.
LAW wrote:
I really hate all the excuses people use as to why he is not a good president, we all know its all about race. I cant believe the person who said they Michelle is being like Marie Antoinette when she probably dont even know who Marie Antoinette is.And oh they are the worse who ever was in the WHITE House lets see Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton Just to Point out a few that bought shame ..Really Lets Be Honest And Say Whats really Behind Your Comments.
John Griffin

United States

#12 Aug 9, 2010
Obviously the Obama's are rich folk, it takes millions to become president. And it is their money to burn. Whats the problem we expect them to relate to our problems and give a darn about us? You didn't get the memo the banks and corporations own Washington. It ain't about civil service to represent your country its a business opportunity.
Judy

Middlefield, OH

#13 Aug 9, 2010
This is our tax dollars at work!
someone

West Farmington, OH

#14 Aug 9, 2010
i cannot afford a vaction. this seems outragous.
Whatever

Cleveland, OH

#15 Aug 9, 2010
Why should the Obamas' suffer because the rest of us are too poor to vacation? I can't afford a vacation and I ain't mad at her. If I had the money she has, I'd do the same thing.
Doug F Cleve Hghts OH

Plainville, MA

#16 Aug 9, 2010
Only the Fox News liars, Rush Limbaugh and the RNC have been dogging out the First Lady and saying taxpayers are paying for the trip. The only thing taxpayers paid for was the Secret Service travel and lodging. Period.
Cookie

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 9, 2010
Common Sense Susie wrote:
Seriously, as a role model (she isn't invisible), it is really haughty to take a luxury trip while most taxpaying citizens in today's economy are going without (I know I am) as a matter of practicality. 60 rooms X $600 is over $360,000 (for three friends and their children? No, apparently for the entourage of security). And this money could have at least been spent in the US, which would make it a little easier to swallow.
BTW, I am not jealous. I have been to Hawaii, Cancun, Bermuda, and three cruises over the years, though not in the last three years because it isn't economically practical.
And I don't form my opinions based on race.
The Obamas backgrounds and accomplishments are elite, not black or white.
That's a poor way of thinking. All of us are to do with our lots the best we can in this life... Just because we may not have the money and access that others do does not give us the right to assume others ought not to enjoy life. It would be my fault if I were unable to go on a vacation and I have been working for 31 years, not the state of the economy. Really? Most people take their money and spend it on stupid stuff instead of trying to find ways to create sustianable futures for themselves, perhaps like the Obama's. Judge not lest you be judged. Let's do a better job of minding our own business.... and I mean that in a nice way. If we mind our own, we have no time to mind others.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#18 Aug 9, 2010
Oh the race card again wrote:
The POTUS is surrounded by 60's radicals
What a strange critique. Is there really so much resentment left over after 40 years that the idea of people who were politically active in the 60's remain toxic personalities to politics and political thought?
Judy

Tulsa, OK

#19 Aug 12, 2010
Whatever wrote:
Why should the Obamas' suffer because the rest of us are too poor to vacation? I can't afford a vacation and I ain't mad at her. If I had the money she has, I'd do the same thing.
Problem here is it's OUR money (at least those who pay taxes) that's financing their vacations

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