Obama losing blue-collar Democrats

In three years and three months, Barry and Moochelle have taken a total of 17 lavish vacations, at a time when millions of Americans remain unemployed and the national debt surpasses America’s GDP.

Obama’s tone-deaf disconnectedness from the economic hardships of many Americans is now finally registering with an important swing bloc of voters — blue-collar Democrats.

Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner writes, April 26, 2012:

Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.

“They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t do on their tax dollars,” added the GOP pollster.

He and several other top-tier Republican pollsters, organized by Resurgent Republic, traveled to 11 battleground states to host focus groups of independent and swing voters, mostly Democrats, who voted for President Obama in 2008 but who are now on the fence.

During the focus group discussions about debt and spending cuts, many in his group volunteered criticism of the presidential vacations as something that should be cut. Among the lines McLaughlin wrote down was one from a Democratic woman who said, “Michelle Obama spends $1 million to take the kids to Hawaii,” and another who said, “President Obama was the only president to take so many trips.”

The theme, said McLaughlin, is that the first family “is out of touch” with working class voters.

He added that the president’s attack on the rich and GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s wealth is working, but the voters were also lumping in the president’s vacation spending in with the General Services Administration’s Las Vegas scandal and federal spending for those who aren’t looking for work.

“There really wasn’t a real dislike for Romney. It was just that he is too rich. But on the other hand there is a start of resentment of the government,” he said. “What surprised me is that these were Democrats back biting on their own president,” added McLaughlin.

Moochelle wearing a Jean-Paul Gaultier top in Marbella, Spain, 2010.

One of the 17 lavish Obama vacations was in August 2010, when Moochelle and her entourage spent 4 days in Spain’s southern resort of Marbella, staying in 30 rooms in the country’s most exclusive 5-star hotel, the Villa Padierna.

With the announcement by Judicial Watch on Thursday that Moochelle’s Spanish vacation alone cost taxpayers almost half a million dollars (at least $467,585), working-class Democrats who had voted for Obama in 2008 are sure to feel even more alienated.

~Eowyn

6 responses to “Obama losing blue-collar Democrats

  1. I don’t believe the Obamas CAIR (oops, I mean’t CARE !) to be in touch with the public. They are self- serving deceivers and are going to live it up on the taxpayers $$$$ while they have the advantage of being residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington,D.C. ! They are going to take as much as they can, while they can. I don’t think many realize how many other people they moved into the White House with them & go on trips with them, either.
    I have a word for Moochelle–you can buy designer clothes but you can’t buy CLASS !! As Sarah Palin once said “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig”!!

  2. You have to have worked for a living to earn a blue collar…
    and misappropriating funds at your last gig doesn’t count.
    (see:why Moochella had to give up her law license before she
    was disbarred in Chicago ..and how Barry was too busy being
    trained in Moscow to sit for the bar-exam )

  3. Thank you, Grouchy, and God bless you! :D

  4. The monetary system won’t last much longer because the value of the assets the international banks are holding is plummetting. People who are fed up with Obama and Romney for their unability to care about the US Constitution, which is all about taking care of the people, not making sure that the elite, and their lackeys, are swagging around looking vulgar. If people are unhappy about the vacation taking, check out the “red carpet” of celebs at the Press Dinner tonight. I dread to think what the funny speech the President will be about.
    It seems that the further out they take this charade the more US citizens are impressed. They are in awe of the bling and the pomp and ceremony………………….. it’s like when Samuel was sad when the Children of Israel wanted a king, but God said, that’s what they want.
    So that’s what they got. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.

  5. romney too rich so why did these same people vote for kerrey? not sure but isn’t kerrey possibly even richer then romney. anyone who votes for obama is an idiot obama must go… okay the left wing moronic local newspaper has a talk of the county section and here are some local dumbosities a. bush took more vacations then obama. b. obama needs to travel it is part of his job to meet his constituents etc.. still blaming bush 3 years later this to their tiny brains is the bush economy we have dumbed down our nations education too far we have dumbed it down so far we are endanger of deevolving

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