Factcheck: Obama Promised NO Vacations If Elected

Remember when Obama promised that he would not take vacations if elected President?

The video features then-Sen. Obama discussing his book “The Audacity Of Hope” with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 2008.
The future president was talking about how those running for president need to be prepared to “give their life to it.”

“The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said.

“I am giving myself to you.”

He “then proceeded to hit the golf course 186 times (and counting).”

(via dailycaller)
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WS5B19LC4

Let’s do the factcheck:

25 December, 2015: 
Obama’s Hawaii Vacation Digs & How Much He’s Spent on Vacations Since Taking Office
Like many families, the Obamas have set off to warmer climates for the Christmas holiday.

This time last year, it was widely reported that President Obama took relatively few vacation days, in comparison to other presidents:

 

  • At same point in his second term, President George W. Bush had amassed 405 vacation days
  • President Bill Clinton took 174 vacation days
  • President Ronald Regan took 390 days of vacation time
  • President Obama had taken 161 vacation days to that point in time

Judicial Watch: Secret Service Expenses for Obama’s 2013 Hawaii Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $316,698.03, Taxpayers Paid Over $8 Million for 17-Day Vacation

January 2, 2016: Obama to travel more in final year in office

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97% Climate Science quotes from “Flying Climate Frauds“:

” … one transatlantic flight can add as much to your carbon footprint as a typical year’s worth of driving.


“In an interesting analogy, we learn from the writer-producer Richard Broad, of Boston’s public-television station WGBH, that a single trans-Atlantic flight consumes all the energy that an acre of forest produces in 100 years.”

 

 UPDATE:

Utter farce: Obama visits a warmist via “18 car motorcade, no doubt preceded by a flight in Air Force One”

US President Barack Obama has paid a personal visit to a mother who has echoed the greatest fears for many parents across the world in a heartfelt letter.

She wrote to Mr Obama — not expecting a response — to convey her thoughts, worries and hopes for the future in which her son would grow up.

In her letter, Mrs Martin described her “overwhelming sense of dread” about climate change.

“Will my son be able to thrive on this planet?” she wrote.

President Obama Discovers a Climate Believer, Pays Personal Visit

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