Obama will not change vacation plans
August 24th, 2011
12:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama will not change vacation plans

(CNN) - There have been no discussions about President Barack Obama changing his vacation plans and leaving Martha's Vineyard early, according to White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

But White House officials are "watching the weather reports" and tracking the progress of Hurricane Irene closely, Earnest said.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. do we care....

    ask us if we care...!!

    August 24, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    The President can walk and chew gum at the same time. He seems to be handling things just fine. At least he hasn't been on vacay 161 times.

    August 24, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. Rose from Alice, TX

    Enjoy your vacay!!! God knows YOU and your family deserve it...especially since you have 5 more years to deal with the crazies aka Republicans!

    Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. Ed

    Why would he? I took more vacation this year then he did, he's had only 64 days in 2.6 years while Bush had 180 at this point.

    August 24, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    It is not 'scheduled' to be in the MA area until Sunday afternoon.

    August 24, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Yes, it will take something a lot bigger than a puny Cat 3 hurricane to get Obama off the golf course. He is a man of steel and resolve when it comes to his golf. Everything else, not so much.

    August 24, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  7. Jerry

    Are you kidding me? For this president playing golf and being MIA from his job is priority "Número 1." His also clueless underlings (flunkies?) will handle the economy, etc., etc., until he feels like returning to his job.

    Come to think of it, he may do the country a huge favor by taking a permanent vacation. Wait a minute, though!!! That may mean that we are stuck with "the mouth", Joe Biden.

    God help America.

    Remember 2012!

    August 24, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. gt

    the weather is one thing .. but the vacation ... when american are dying for work maybe thats a reason to end it early...plus working on getting our troops home now and not loosing another life in afganistan is a better reason..

    August 24, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Why would President Obama change his vacation plans.

    August 24, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  10. Howard

    The President ordered the cabinet to cut $100 million from the $3.5
    Trillion federal budget.
    I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same
    thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2000 a month on groceries,
    household expense, medicine, utilities, etc, but it’s time to get out
    the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.
    I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio, 1/35,000 of my
    total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending
    $2000 a month; I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I'm
    going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that’s what sacrifice is all
    about. I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly,
    luxuries. I am going to take one for the team !!!!

    August 24, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People

    Well, I am sure if a daily briefing lands on President Obama's desk stating that there is a threat of an attack on the U.S. President Obama would not ignore it like the shrub did in August of 2001 while allegedly on a "working" vacation for the entire month of August.

    If the shrub had not been too busy cutting brush, 3,000 innocent Americans may still be alive.

    Ten years later, President Obama's administration cleaned up the OBL problem BEFORE he went on vacation.

    August 24, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. NVa Native

    It's nice to now have a well educated, intelligent, and experienced President who can multi-task and consider all his options to make the correct choice – again and again ........... and he speaks intelligible English – not some texican gibberish.

    The Repubs are so afraid of Obama they will stop at nothing to try to slander him.

    August 24, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  13. MICK

    Stay on vacation Mr. President.

    Golf is much more important than doing the peoples business. Why is it you are not in Washington working on jobs for the American people. You and the rest of the political hacks are totally out of touch with the voters. This country needs to clean house in the next election. Maybe we can find someone that is willing to make a decision and lead us for a change.

    Wolf Creek

    August 24, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    After 31 months on the job, Bush the shrub, had logged 225 vacation days. Over his 31 months, President Obama will be completing his 70th day of vacation. But if you are from the GOP party, which has been wrong on every important issue for 30 years, you will have to repeat the Fox talking points, and hope someone is listening.

    August 24, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  15. Elbert

    I'm so glad he's on top of the weather reports. Wouldn't want to get rained on while playing golf!

    August 24, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. max

    Waiting for the negatives comments...

    August 24, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  17. Name king

    Hey the president need to rejuvenate. Be knows that the repugs will block his jobs plan because the repugs sensed that the American people are unwilling to back him. So why even bother. Obama jobs approval ratings are in the toilets. There is no way the repugs will find it profitable to not finish This president off. Kiss that big jobs plan good by. He probably will get some small temporary job plan to past which won't do much to help situation. Hey obama stay as long as possible.

    August 24, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. Little Jimmy Truth

    Kanye West: He loved vacations and his job.

    August 24, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Woman In California

    Good. It's about time you STOOD UP and let them know YOU ARE IN CHARGE and that their opinions REALLY DON'T MATTER.

    Enjoy your vacation.

    August 24, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Doyle Wiley, MI

    No need too.

    August 24, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. one voice

    Why should he change His plans, President Obama could take the next 3 months off and still have less day of vacation than the CROOKED President Bush(43).

    August 24, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  22. Little Jimmy Truth

    Kanye West: He is better than FDR.

    August 24, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    Clearly, the "liberal mainstream media" was asking all the important questions about the pressing issues of our times, not silly crap about oh, say, whether the POTUS might be taking a short vacation just so they could turn around and feed the rabid Teatrolls some red meat blurb article designed to send them into a gran mal hissy fit.

    August 24, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  24. diridi

    very smart dude, I am voting for this dude....

    August 24, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |