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Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book

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Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.

In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.


Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”

“The most concerning thing, I think, is the use of taxpayer funds to actually abet his re-election,” Gray, who worked in the Eisenhower administration and for other Republican presidents, said in an interview with TheDC on Wednesday.

“The press has been so slow in picking up on this extraordinary increase in the president’s expenses,” Gray told TheDC.

Specifically, Gray said taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.

When the trip is deemed political, it’s customary for the president to pay the equivalent of a first class commercial ticket for certain passengers. But Gray says that hardly covers the taxpayer cost of flying the president and his staffers around on Air Force One.

“When the United States’ billion-dollar air armada is being used politically, is it fair to taxpayers that we only be reimbursed by the president’s campaign committee for the value of one first-class commercial ticket for each passenger who is deemed aboard ‘for political purposes?’” Gray asks in the book.

“And is that bargain-price advantage fair to those opposing an incumbent president?”

In the book, Gray admits Americans want their president to be safe and comfortable but argues the system should be reformed to stop the amount of unquestioned perks given to the president.

“There is no mechanism for anyone’s objection if a president were to pay his chief of staff $5,000,000 a year,” he told TheDC. “And nothing but a president’s conscience can dissuade him from buying his own reelection with use of some public money.”

Aside from a salary, the president gets a $50,000 a year expense account, a $100,000 travel account, $19,000 entertainment budget and an additional million for “unanticipated needs,” he notes.

Here is a sample of other pricey taxpayer funded perks exclusively reserved for the president:

The president can to appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation: Obama has 469 senior staffers and 226 are paid more than $100,000 a year, according to the book. Seventy-seven are paid as much as $172,000 per year. He also has appointed 43 “czars.”

The president can vacation for free at Camp David: Gray writes that each round trip made to Camp David costs the taxpayers $25,350. It’s also estimated that the combined transportation and personnel costs for a Camp David visit are $295,000 per night.

The president has a full-time movie projectionist in the White House theater: Projectionists sleep at the White House and are there 24 hours a day in case anyone needs to see a movie. “Compared to the 450 times President Carter used the movie theater in his four years in the White House, the average American citizen, according to industry statistics, goes out to see a movie slightly less than five times a year,” Gray writes.

The president’s family’s gets certain travel and security expenses paid while vacationing: “First Lady Michelle Obama drew flack from the media and irate citizens when it was disclosed that, not counting Saturdays and Sundays, she spent 42 days on vacation — within the span of one year.”

The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer: “Bo made the news when he and his handler were flown to join the president on vacation in Maine,” Gray wrote about the Obama family dog. “It has been reported that the first family’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.”


by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Replies (21-30):
candlegal
by Judy on Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

Quoting celticwych:

  1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
Quoting Annsf:

The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.



celticwych
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:57 AM
1 mom liked this

I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

Quoting candlegal:

Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

Quoting celticwych:

  1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
Quoting Annsf:

The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.




MomTiara19
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Would there be the same complaint if Romney won?

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Really?  Post some links.

Quoting Annsf:

The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.


candlegal
by Judy on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:16 AM
1 mom liked this

hmmm, let's see, Let me show you what disrespecting a President looks like.  



  • Man arrested for threatening Bush near White House

    http://www.Reuters.com/article/2008/01/28/us-whitehouse-arrest-idUSN2848993920080128

    Desi arrested for threatening Bush

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1495553.cms?headline=Desi~arrested~for~threatening~Bush

    Man Arrested For Telling His Girlfriend He Was Going To Kill Bush


    Threats against Bush at public protests


    A protester with a sign saying “Kill Bush” and advocating that the White House be bombed, at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    “Save Mother Earth, Kill Bush” says this sign from a November 20, 2003 protest.
    (Source: Innovative Minds.)


    A recommendation that Bush should hang, from an October 27, 2007 protest in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    “Bush is the disease, Death is the cure,” says this protester at an anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: People’s Cube.)


    “I’m here to kill Bush (shoot me)” reads this protest sign (location unknown).
    (Source: I found this image several years ago in an online report about an anti-war protest, but I unfortunately failed to note down where or when the protest happened, and the Web site that originally hosted the report is now defunct.)


    Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)


    A sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    Remember the guy in our first picture? Here he is again, with another explicit death threat against the president, this time calling for “Death to…Bush” at the October 27, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    And here he comes again with a third message, this time brazenly calling for “Death to…Bush” at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    A protester with a sign showing Bush being beheaded.
    (Reposted on michellemalkin.com; original source unknown.)


    Bush being beheaded by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    Bush’s head in a basket after being decapitated by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    A sign saying “SMITE BUSH” at the June 5, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    Protesters call for Bush to be beheaded with a guillotine, at a protest against Bush’s second inauguration, January 20, 2005, in New York.
    (Source: Fred Askew Photography.)


    An effigy of Bush being killed, at the April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)

  •  
    Quoting celticwych:

    I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

    Quoting candlegal:

    Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

    Quoting celticwych:

    1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
    Quoting Annsf:

    The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.





    motha2daDuchess
    by Bruja on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:28 AM
    wrong, it is NOW at a level of care...

    Quoting candlegal:

    We already know it needs to be trimmed down.  I do agree this should be with every President, this one has just taken things to a new level of excess.

    Quoting brookiecookie87:

    This is only half as bias of an article you normally post. Well it does slam President Obama for something money related it also points out things wrong that would impact whatever Political Party in the future.

    So I agree with it. We should look at what the President gets to spend if there is something that is too wasteful or too excessive trim it down.


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    celticwych
    by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

     I know exactly what disrespecting a president looks like thank you.  Unlike some others in here Ive no desire to argue with you candlegal.  President Obama, is still the most disrespected President that I have ever seen. 

    Quoting candlegal:

    hmmm, let's see, Let me show you what disrespecting a President looks like.  

     

     

  • Man arrested for threatening Bush near White House

    http://www.Reuters.com/article/2008/01/28/us-whitehouse-arrest-idUSN2848993920080128

    Desi arrested for threatening Bush

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1495553.cms?headline=Desi%7Earrested%7Efor%7Ethreatening%7EBush

    Man Arrested For Telling His Girlfriend He Was Going To Kill Bush


    Threats against Bush at public protests


    A protester with a sign saying “Kill Bush” and advocating that the White House be bombed, at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    “Save Mother Earth, Kill Bush” says this sign from a November 20, 2003 protest.
    (Source: Innovative Minds.)


    A recommendation that Bush should hang, from an October 27, 2007 protest in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    “Bush is the disease, Death is the cure,” says this protester at an anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: People’s Cube.)


    “I’m here to kill Bush (shoot me)” reads this protest sign (location unknown).
    (Source: I found this image several years ago in an online report about an anti-war protest, but I unfortunately failed to note down where or when the protest happened, and the Web site that originally hosted the report is now defunct.)


    Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)


    A sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    Remember the guy in our first picture? Here he is again, with another explicit death threat against the president, this time calling for “Death to…Bush” at the October 27, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    And here he comes again with a third message, this time brazenly calling for “Death to…Bush” at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    A protester with a sign showing Bush being beheaded.
    (Reposted on michellemalkin.com; original source unknown.)


    Bush being beheaded by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    Bush’s head in a basket after being decapitated by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    A sign saying “SMITE BUSH” at the June 5, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    Protesters call for Bush to be beheaded with a guillotine, at a protest against Bush’s second inauguration, January 20, 2005, in New York.
    (Source: Fred Askew Photography.)


    An effigy of Bush being killed, at the April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)

  •  
    Quoting celticwych:

    I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

    Quoting candlegal:

    Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

    Quoting celticwych:

    1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
    Quoting Annsf:

    The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.





     

    candlegal
    by Judy on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    LOL, Yeah, keep your head in the sand and keep on believing that.

    Quoting celticwych:

     I know exactly what disrespecting a president looks like thank you.  Unlike some others in here Ive no desire to argue with you candlegal.  President Obama, is still the most disrespected President that I have ever seen. 

    Quoting candlegal:

    hmmm, let's see, Let me show you what disrespecting a President looks like.  



  • Man arrested for threatening Bush near White House

    http://www.Reuters.com/article/2008/01/28/us-whitehouse-arrest-idUSN2848993920080128

    Desi arrested for threatening Bush

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1495553.cms?headline=Desi%7Earrested%7Efor%7Ethreatening%7EBush

    Man Arrested For Telling His Girlfriend He Was Going To Kill Bush


    Threats against Bush at public protests


    A protester with a sign saying “Kill Bush” and advocating that the White House be bombed, at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    “Save Mother Earth, Kill Bush” says this sign from a November 20, 2003 protest.
    (Source: Innovative Minds.)


    A recommendation that Bush should hang, from an October 27, 2007 protest in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    “Bush is the disease, Death is the cure,” says this protester at an anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: People’s Cube.)


    “I’m here to kill Bush (shoot me)” reads this protest sign (location unknown).
    (Source: I found this image several years ago in an online report about an anti-war protest, but I unfortunately failed to note down where or when the protest happened, and the Web site that originally hosted the report is now defunct.)


    Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)


    A sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    Remember the guy in our first picture? Here he is again, with another explicit death threat against the president, this time calling for “Death to…Bush” at the October 27, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    And here he comes again with a third message, this time brazenly calling for “Death to…Bush” at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    A protester with a sign showing Bush being beheaded.
    (Reposted on michellemalkin.com; original source unknown.)


    Bush being beheaded by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    Bush’s head in a basket after being decapitated by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    A sign saying “SMITE BUSH” at the June 5, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    Protesters call for Bush to be beheaded with a guillotine, at a protest against Bush’s second inauguration, January 20, 2005, in New York.
    (Source: Fred Askew Photography.)


    An effigy of Bush being killed, at the April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


  •  
    Quoting celticwych:

    I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

    Quoting candlegal:

    Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

    Quoting celticwych:

    1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
    Quoting Annsf:

    The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.





     


    celticwych
    by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM

     Laugh all you want :).  For future reference, Im not much into sand so save it for someone you can intimidate.  President Obama is constantly disrespected so is his wife and his two little girls. Its disgusting. Just as disgusting as the pictures you posted.   The lack of respect in our country on alot of levels is a sad state of affairs.   Our country has been a laughing stock to the entire world for years way before Obama ever took office. 

    Obviously we are on totally different sides of the fence.  We could keep this up all day. But, Im done.  I gave my opinion to your article, I dont agree with you and "thats all I got to say about that :) . " Have a great day :).

    Quoting candlegal:

    LOL, Yeah, keep your head in the sand and keep on believing that.

    Quoting celticwych:

     I know exactly what disrespecting a president looks like thank you.  Unlike some others in here Ive no desire to argue with you candlegal.  President Obama, is still the most disrespected President that I have ever seen. 

    Quoting candlegal:

    hmmm, let's see, Let me show you what disrespecting a President looks like.  

     

     

  • Man arrested for threatening Bush near White House

    http://www.Reuters.com/article/2008/01/28/us-whitehouse-arrest-idUSN2848993920080128

    Desi arrested for threatening Bush

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1495553.cms?headline=Desi%7Earrested%7Efor%7Ethreatening%7EBush

    Man Arrested For Telling His Girlfriend He Was Going To Kill Bush


    Threats against Bush at public protests


    A protester with a sign saying “Kill Bush” and advocating that the White House be bombed, at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    “Save Mother Earth, Kill Bush” says this sign from a November 20, 2003 protest.
    (Source: Innovative Minds.)


    A recommendation that Bush should hang, from an October 27, 2007 protest in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    “Bush is the disease, Death is the cure,” says this protester at an anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: People’s Cube.)


    “I’m here to kill Bush (shoot me)” reads this protest sign (location unknown).
    (Source: I found this image several years ago in an online report about an anti-war protest, but I unfortunately failed to note down where or when the protest happened, and the Web site that originally hosted the report is now defunct.)


    Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)


    A sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    Remember the guy in our first picture? Here he is again, with another explicit death threat against the president, this time calling for “Death to…Bush” at the October 27, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    And here he comes again with a third message, this time brazenly calling for “Death to…Bush” at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    A protester with a sign showing Bush being beheaded.
    (Reposted on michellemalkin.com; original source unknown.)


    Bush being beheaded by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    Bush’s head in a basket after being decapitated by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    A sign saying “SMITE BUSH” at the June 5, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    Protesters call for Bush to be beheaded with a guillotine, at a protest against Bush’s second inauguration, January 20, 2005, in New York.
    (Source: Fred Askew Photography.)


    An effigy of Bush being killed, at the April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


  •  
    Quoting celticwych:

    I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

    Quoting candlegal:

    Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

    Quoting celticwych:

    1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
    Quoting Annsf:

    The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.





     


     

    candlegal
    by Judy on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    In other words you have nothing to prove that obama has been disrespected more than Georger Bush.  That's what I thought.  

    I will have a great day, I always do.   Hope you have one also.

    Quoting celticwych:

     Laugh all you want :).  For future reference, Im not much into sand so save it for someone you can intimidate.  President Obama is constantly disrespected so is his wife and his two little girls. Its disgusting. Just as disgusting as the pictures you posted.   The lack of respect in our country on alot of levels is a sad state of affairs.   Our country has been a laughing stock to the entire world for years way before Obama ever took office. 

    Obviously we are on totally different sides of the fence.  We could keep this up all day. But, Im done.  I gave my opinion to your article, I dont agree with you and "thats all I got to say about that :) . " Have a great day :).

    Quoting candlegal:

    LOL, Yeah, keep your head in the sand and keep on believing that.

    Quoting celticwych:

     I know exactly what disrespecting a president looks like thank you.  Unlike some others in here Ive no desire to argue with you candlegal.  President Obama, is still the most disrespected President that I have ever seen. 

    Quoting candlegal:

    hmmm, let's see, Let me show you what disrespecting a President looks like.  



  • Man arrested for threatening Bush near White House

    http://www.Reuters.com/article/2008/01/28/us-whitehouse-arrest-idUSN2848993920080128

    Desi arrested for threatening Bush

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1495553.cms?headline=Desi%7Earrested%7Efor%7Ethreatening%7EBush

    Man Arrested For Telling His Girlfriend He Was Going To Kill Bush


    Threats against Bush at public protests


    A protester with a sign saying “Kill Bush” and advocating that the White House be bombed, at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    “Save Mother Earth, Kill Bush” says this sign from a November 20, 2003 protest.
    (Source: Innovative Minds.)


    A recommendation that Bush should hang, from an October 27, 2007 protest in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    “Bush is the disease, Death is the cure,” says this protester at an anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: People’s Cube.)


    “I’m here to kill Bush (shoot me)” reads this protest sign (location unknown).
    (Source: I found this image several years ago in an online report about an anti-war protest, but I unfortunately failed to note down where or when the protest happened, and the Web site that originally hosted the report is now defunct.)


    Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)


    A sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
    (Source: Ringo’s Pictures.)


    Remember the guy in our first picture? Here he is again, with another explicit death threat against the president, this time calling for “Death to…Bush” at the October 27, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    And here he comes again with a third message, this time brazenly calling for “Death to…Bush” at the March 18, 2007 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    A protester with a sign showing Bush being beheaded.
    (Reposted on michellemalkin.com; original source unknown.)


    Bush being beheaded by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    Bush’s head in a basket after being decapitated by a guillotine, at an Obama campaign rally, Denver, October 26, 2008.
    (Source: Looking at the Left.)


    A sign saying “SMITE BUSH” at the June 5, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


    Protesters call for Bush to be beheaded with a guillotine, at a protest against Bush’s second inauguration, January 20, 2005, in New York.
    (Source: Fred Askew Photography.)


    An effigy of Bush being killed, at the April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco.
    (Source: zombietime. Click picture to see the image in context with other pictures from that day.)


  •  
    Quoting celticwych:

    I have never seen more disrespect toward any other President.

    Quoting candlegal:

    Because George Bush was so well respected, right?   Yeah, okay.

    Quoting celticwych:

    1.  This is exactly why i seldom come in here anymore.  The constant b.s. about the President.  The blatant disrespect makes me sick.
    Quoting Annsf:

    The "source" is the DAILY CALLER, an anti-Obama website.  These so-called facts have already been disproved.





     


     


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