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President who spends half his time outside of DC: I need to spend more time outside of DC!


On “Meet the Press” December 26, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Obama’s “biggest regret” is that the severity of the economic crisis forced him to “spend almost every waking hour in Washington focusing very hard on solving that crisis” and thus kept him from traveling the country to connect with the American people.  According to Jarrett, Obama recently told aides, “I really want to figure out a way where I can spend more time outside of Washington listening and learning and engaging the American people.”  Jarrett says that in 2011 the president’s schedule will “reflect that priority” — that is, include more time outside the nation’s capital.

He’s spent “almost every waking hour” on the economic crisis?  Right, which is why he spent over half of his time thus far on a big government takeover of our health care system.  Even if he had spent all of his time on the economy, there are no results to show for the effort.

Anywho, there’s just one problem with this assertion that he needs to spend more time outside of our capital:

But it turns out Obama has already spent nearly half his presidency outside Washington.  As of January 2, Obama has been president for 712 days. According to figures compiled by CBS News reporter Mark Knoller, who serves as a sort of unofficial White House record-keeper, Obama has spent 339 of those days — nearly 48 percent — outside Washington.

According to Knoller, Obama has spent 176 days on domestic trips, 70 days on foreign travel, 58 days on vacation, and 35 days at Camp David.  (You can add a couple more vacation days to the total before the president returns from his break in Hawaii.)  Nevertheless, Jarrett claimed that Obama has had to spend “almost every waking hour in Washington” since taking office.  The truth is more like half of that.

Presidentin’ iz tuff.

I wouldn’t mind if he did spend more time outside of DC.  The less time he spends destroying our country more than he already has, the better off we will be.

January 3, 2011 - Posted by | Obama, shameful


  1. Obama out that much is not a bad thing. I wish Congress would spend that much time out of DC. The less government, the better!

    Comment by Steve | January 3, 2011

  2. Funny, I remember the Left going banannas because G.W. took ONE afternoon off to play a round of golf. Wonder why they are so silent on Obama’s absence from 1600 Penn Ave?

    Personally, I agree with Steve. The less time he spends in DC, the better off the Nation will be.

    Comment by Whittlin' Man | January 3, 2011

  3. It was actually Crush’s thought first…I just parroted.

    Comment by Steve | January 4, 2011

  4. Obama going on vacation is the only time I ever applaud the man.

    Comment by SojournerLove | January 5, 2011

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