Obama to cut short holiday in Hawaii, leave Wednesday for Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

  • Article by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 26, 2012 - 5:07 PM
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thehoffersDec. 26, 12 4:23 PM

Do nothing politicians who dein to come home early from their vacations, in order to get nothing accomplished until the next time they go on vacation.

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MickeyDec. 26, 12 4:46 PM

Oh my Gosh! This is so unbelievable. He is so caring that he would cut short his 32nd vacation to go to work. Even though we spent 1.4BILLION to support him and his family for the last four years he is going to come back for a photo op and tell us the Republicans don't want to have millionaires pay their fair share. Anyone who has an IQ of .1 or higher can see that millionaires tax rates are higher than everyone else, but how many of the low information voters believe the lies of the administration and the left? It totally amazes me.

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liora51Dec. 26, 12 6:04 PM

According to CBS until now "President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch ...and Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch." Thinking, thinking, Oh guess what? G. W. Bush took 180 days off during his first term. Only a fraction of that was before 9/11/01. And that pre-9/11 vacation meant he missed the briefing that should have raised flags about the likelihood of an attack on the airlines. And then the rest of his FIRST term he had to have taken around SIX MONTHS off while CIC of a country at war and reeling from terrorism. Obama's less that 2 1/2 months over 4 years makes him a workaholic compared to the last Republican President.

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lawstarDec. 26, 12 9:51 PM

Please note that George W. Bush also refrained from playing golf while the nation was at war. And both Bush and Reagan worked while at their ranches.

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justlistenDec. 26, 1210:03 PM

On Christmas Eve, Obama called members of the military to thank them for serving the nation, then joined his family for dinner, the White House said. The Obamas opened gifts Christmas morning, ate breakfast and sang carols. -- Couldn't find time to squeeze in a church service around Christmas? Wouldn't his advisors at least cook up an appearance to try and provide the appearance of celebrating his Christianity?

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liora51Dec. 26, 1210:15 PM

Please note that there is no indication that Obama doesn't do the same and, frankly, I see no moral or ethical difference between a game of golf and puttering around a ranch. What ever floats their boat and keeps them from going crazy in the job. And it doesn't change the tally, kiddo, in descending order: Bush 180 days by August 17th in his first term during the start of the wars that would last over ten years. Reagan 112 days puttering on his ranch by August 17th in his first term, including the periods he claimed not to remember when the Iran-Contra hearings were held. Obama: 61 days putting on the green by August 17th of his first term. Went home for the holidays while awaiting Boehner's recovery from his latest failure to corral the House Republicans.

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crystalbayDec. 26, 1211:35 PM

"This is so unbelievable. He is so caring that he would cut short his 32nd vacation to go to work."..................Obama-haters would criticize him for taking the time to grab 6 hours of sleep at night or an hour off to have dinner with his family. Petty-minded people actively scan for any opportunity at all to insult our commander in chief. I guess they have nothing better to do, liora51? This particular line of criticism is, however, laughable given how few days off he's taken compared to Bush.

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jtsnscDec. 27, 12 6:37 AM

Over the last 4 years Obama has given this country the biggest division of people and the largest tax increase (aca) so far in the history of this country with another on it's way. With accomplishments like this I wish he would never come back from vacation.

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bizsmithDec. 27, 12 6:55 AM

Even Paul Ryan said Obama won fair and square. The sore losers will never believe that. I didn't vote for him but he is the Presdent. Cut him some slack.

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