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The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

With the fiscal cliff averted at last on New Year’s Day, President Barack Obama returned to his vacation spot on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii Wednesday morning for some much-needed R & R. Obama had previously cut the vacation short to deal with the fiscal crisis.

Each U.S. president has found his own way to unwind from the stresses of leading the free world, including Harry Truman, who once called the White House the “crown jewel of the federal penal system” because he felt so confined there. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush both escaped to ranches out west.

But Obama prefers to spend the holidays at lavish rented estates in his former home state of Hawaii, where he plays golf, works out at the nearby Marine Corps base, and spends time with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia on the beach.

The First Family rents a home each year on Paradise Point, a lush, green stretch of land in Kailua Beach, Oahu, that juts out over the ocean and contains an exclusive gated community.

The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

 

The Plantation Estate on Kailua Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

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  1. Jerry Manderin

    January 4th, 2013

    How can his flaunting of these extravagances not ENRAGE the populace at large?

    Wait. I know at least half of that answer.

    Damn the MSM.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 4th, 2013

    The inside looks wooden, flat and uninviting. Just like the 0bamas. Interesting.

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  3. Left Coast Dan

    January 4th, 2013

    We each get a day there though, right? Plus the plane trip?

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  4. norman einstein

    January 4th, 2013

    Looks like a great party place, but it’s wasted on those two stiffs.

    They just indulge themselves like this because they can.
    It’s royalty, flipping the bird to all the “little people”.

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  5. eternal cracker p

    January 4th, 2013

    Obama should come check out a typical American get away: Blow 1/2 the budget on fuel to get somewhere that’s not quite where you want to go otherwise it would cost too much, deal with sub-par accommodations because 1/2 the places are closed down and what remains open they can’t afford to pay workers, listen to the kids bitch because you really don’t want to spend another 5-10 bucks on something that will be trashed or lost in an hour, leave early because you’re out of money and don’t come back for another few years because you need to save.

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  6. Houston

    January 4th, 2013

    Hmmm. Let’s see. My last vacation I drove my family to East Tennessee to see family in the “Home Country”. Plus I had a staycation because I lacked funds to take the family anywhere.

    Norman’s right, we’re little people.

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  7. RightWinger

    January 4th, 2013

    Now I know why my social security tax was up an extra $30 in today’s paycheck. I knew it was expiring (the “holiday”), but $30 x 26 paychecks year = $780. Yet there are low information morons, like Rush says, who still want to sit here and argue with me that middle class taxes did not go up!

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  8. annieoakley

    January 4th, 2013

    Sigh….What is a paycheck?

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  9. Jerry Manderin

    January 4th, 2013

    Stay strong annieoakley. I know your sighs…you’re not alone. Not much comfort, I know.

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 4th, 2013

    Two points:

    1. All solid surfaces. Can you imagine Moose’s shrieking amplified by the the room aacoustics?

    2. So Barak has come full circle… he be back on de Plantation. (Sorry…I HAD to.)

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 4th, 2013

    One more point about that second picture: the place looks as artificial and structured as its occupants. Like a Boca Raton gated community.

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  12. MNHawk

    January 4th, 2013

    Ever notice the most material people are leftists that proclaim themselves to be anything other than such?

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  13. Twellsy

    January 4th, 2013

    They’ll have to fumigate that place after that crew leaves.

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  14. IMPEACH Obama

    January 4th, 2013

    It’s a shame that pool has an island in it.
    Mooch will only be able to dip her big ole feet in it. rotfl

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  15. Hawaiian

    January 4th, 2013

    Yesterday Barky decides he wants to take the girls out to Island Snow for a shave ice. So the secret service shuts down all traffic on Kailua Road, essentially all traffic through that little town, for almost an hour before hand. The motorcade brings them there, Barky mugs for the camera, then right back “home.” Security then keeps all traffic off the road for a half hour afterwards. So, for almost two hours the peasants couldn’t go anywhere just so numbnuts could have a 10 minute sno-cone photo-op.

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  16. Debbie

    January 4th, 2013

    I notice the water level had to be dropped a few inches so it wouldn’t overflow. And that decor IS really bland.

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  17. Anonymous

    January 4th, 2013

    Picture Barky doing his best Al Green standing in the middle of that room. Next that chandelier drops on his head. Hopefully it’s cast iron. That thought makes you smile don’t it?

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  18. Hawaiian

    January 4th, 2013

    And, I guess as a small consolation, Oahu’s been socked in for a few days now. Windward side has been getting drenched almost non-stop. So, apart from the little shave ice trip, Soetoro and the Grifters have been cooped up in that dump since he got back here.

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  19. Noelegy

    January 4th, 2013

    Wow, it really looks like they were roughing it.

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  20. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 4th, 2013

    You are all mistaken. The photos show the accommodations for the secret service and crew.

    Here is where Barry and Mooshell stay. It has the only thing they need and they’re right at home.

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  21. Anonymous

    January 4th, 2013

    @SiS, you forgot Reggie Love

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  22. Hawaiian

    January 4th, 2013

    Those pictures must be from before they stayed there…..I don’t see any turds or wookie hair in the pool.

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  23. Blink

    January 4th, 2013

    Wow. You can stay at some nice places for the price of a few obamaphones.

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