Does the Obama family really need to take this expensive vacation?
We just heard from President Obama that the middle class is struggling. We also heard that he is taking another those vacations that will cost a fortune:
"The Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation.
Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water access to Chilmark Pond, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Staying at the home of Chicago corporate finance manager David Schulte is a break from past Obama vacations because the $21 million home they've rented, Blue Heron Farm, isn't available. Schulte's summer home sits on nine and a half acres, has ocean views and a basketball court."
Does anyone at the Obama White House understand how bad this looks? I guess not because Valerie Jarrett is going for the ride!
Does anyone in the White House Press Corps dare ask that simple question: Why such an extravagant vacation when so many middle class Americans are downsizing their own vacation plans?
At some point, we have to conclude that the Obama team is "out of touch," "tone deaf," not very "savvy" or just plain arrogant.
Maybe all four!
Or maybe they just don't think that anyone in the media will ask them about it!