For six years now, conservative commentators have been harping on President Obama’s “excessive” taking of vacations. I remember them even doing this during the first year of his Presidency. This ridiculous criticism has been debunked time and again, but they won’t let it go. Of course, we WANT Presidents to take some vacation time as it helps them to recharge and relax from what is actually a pretty brutal job.
But this talking point should be laid to rest forever, especially from hypocritical conservatives who NOT ONCE criticized their guy for taking too many vacations.
As of August 25, 2014:
During his eight-year presidency, Bush did take 879 days of vacation, including 77 trips to his Texas ranch. So far, Obama has taken about 150 days off. LinkThere’s a couple of charts here that you should look at. They’re from 2013 but show the amount of days and numbers of vacations taken by Obama, Clinton, Bush and Reagan. They are illuminating.
Now can we please stop?