Monday, June 1, 2009


RNC: "As President Obama prepares to wing into Manhattan's theater district on Air Force One to take in a Broadway show, GM is preparing to file bankruptcy and families across America continue to struggle to pay their bills," the GOP said. "Have a great Saturday evening -- even if you're not jetting off somewhere at taxpayer expense."

I'm waiting for them to figure out the cost of security and gas every time President Obama decides to go out to lunch for a burger.

Hey, douchebags, he's the fucking President. Security is what is required especially in light of right wing extremism and domestic terrorism. I'm too lazy to do it, but it's only a matter of time before someone exposes this latest hypocrisy and finds a story of former President Bush taking Air Force One to a rodeo and tractor pull or some monster truck rally. Besides the fact that the RNC got their facts wrong again (as usual):
The president and first lady Michelle Obama flew to New York from Washington on what a White House press pool report called a Gulfstream-type plane, rather than one of the larger craft that serve as Air Force One, Politico reported.
The Obamas also reportedly paid for their own tickets and dinner. When the hypocrites figure out how much taxpayer money was spent on Bush's 900 vacation days with Air Force One flying to Crawford, TX practically every weekend, then maybe they'll see a little perspective. Until then, they should remember that Obama is president, he won the election and unless they have something of substance to say, they should just shut the fuck up.


Annette said...

It cost $24,000 for the trip according to MSNBC

And it was still considered Air Force One.. anytime the POTUS is on a plane it is AF1..doesn't matter the size or the former designation. It could be a commercial liner or a bi-plane they use in an emergency they will still call it AF1 if the president is on it.

It isn't the plane it is the POTUS's call sign. So, technically they were correct, they just neglected the But what else is new with the

Broadway Carl said...

I know that whatever the plane the Prez is on is conseidered AF1. But the story is meant to mislead - when they say AF1 they intend for the reader to think of the large jetliner that is much more expensive to run and that did the NYC flyover last month. In fact, I'm waiting for a wingnut to ask why they didn't kill two birds with one stone and go to the Broadway show at that point.