The Cost Of Failure

This Took Some Digging

Remember When?

Of all the excesses of Obama and this administration this might seem pale in comparison. What it should serve to illustrate is the absolute arrogance of the man and his spouse though. That is not to discount the tax payer dollars that were wasted, nor the time spent away from doing business by this Chicago Shyster-In-Chief. After all, he sees the world as his stage to display his pomposity and big, thick hardheadedness.

This is 2012 and this happened back in 2009 and some of the figures, but just some of the tax dollars wasted, are just now surfacing and it has taken a monumental effort to find out the truth. That shouldn't be possible in the land of the free but then again we have a Chicago thug sitting where he is sitting. The Obama clan is gaining quite a reputation for wasting our tax dollars on their world jaunts as the rest of the nation faces an economic crisis rarely seen. You know the New York City date night. Then Moochelle skies off to Africa for whatever reason nobody has yet to define. So this article details the trip to Copenhagen back in 2009 when Obama and entourage, jetted off to Copenhagen in an effort to bring home the bacon to Chi town with the Olympic prize in hand.

I'm sure some remember that at the time this nation was facing a failing economy, fighting wars on two fronts and the world was transfixed on Iran and its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Just minor details to Obama. He had his eye on the prize, at our expense again. After all, he didn't have better things to do at the time. He might have missed a round or two of golf but what the hey. I wonder if they have golf courses in Denmark?

So off they went as the Obama's are prone to do while the country is going up in flames. It is said that Queen Moochelle herself made an extraordinarily impassioned plea to bring home the bacon for the home town team. It fell upon deaf ears. The IOC issued a first round knock out. I remember how empty handed they returned with looks of dismay on their faces and those of the Chicago crowds gathered in the streets. What? You mean the force of his personality wasn't enough to sway intelligent people? How dumb can those people be?

Judicial Watch, a worthy organization, launched a probe to find out just what his cost of failure was that time to the American tax payer. This is 2012 mind you and the stonewalling and mine fields were put in place as this administration has as its trademark now. The investigators were tenacious however and they were able to bring home the bacon for us to see. Damn those FOI requests, full speed ahead...

The number is an eye-popping $467,175 but does not include the cost of the in-flight expenses of the aircraft. They used two (2) 747s and several cargo aircraft supplied by the US Air Force. Those figures are not yet available but those babies cost some money for sure.

Itemized items are as follows, at least the known ones:

$235,659 - Rental for seven (7) offices in hotels plus transportation and asociated communications

$33, 044 - Cost of the October 3rd extra day in the hotel. What the hell? Recovery time?

$129, 276 - Travel vouchers for hotel, mileage (?), reimbursable expenses and flight costs for attendees. What means of transportation did they have to use with 2 Boeing 747s in tow? Or did Michelle take her own jet again?

$69,196 - Cost to fly the press over and back.

Who went along for the fun?

Barakie Poo and Moochelle, Secretary Ray LaHood, Secretary Arne Duncan, Valerie Jarrett (she'll never miss a junket) and members of the White House Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sports. Who in the heck are those people? The visit lasted from September 21 through October 3rd. October 3rd might be the day the crying towels were finally dried out.

Now Jarrett, often described as "the other half of Obama's brain" served as his Olympic Czar (save me I'm about to become ill). This is sickening to report.

This shindig was pushed on us as "good for the country." Is that right? Bringing home the bacon to his Chicago crony thugs who stood to benefit financially has to be good for the country. Right? After all, that's the Chicago way!

Remember in November.

Oh Yeah!

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Comments 22 comments

Pat Potts 4 years ago

This is a good article you wrote. I love seeing the break down of the expenses as these pigs from hell are still enjoying taking advantage of this country and it's good people. I especially love the picture of seeing November from my house.

Thanks Frog.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Patsy! Good to see ya woman. You can see it too huh?

The Frog

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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

It is obvious that in their minds, these outrageous expenditures are warranted for the King and Queen of America. I would suspect that as this year goes by, these trips will get more frequent. Just in case he were to lose the election, they want to soak up all the culture they can at taxpayer expense.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

OP - I understand fully but no class is still no class.


Pat Potts 4 years ago

LOL yes I can see November from my house. Thanks and good to see you. :)

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Typical! I still say they should have to reimburse America! The nation benefited from this how? It didn't. When one takes into account that we are already in debt, it makes it clear this is financed money meaning it will go up as the interest on it accumulates, so in essence, this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the bill for this trip. Grr! This must stop!

Thank you, Sir Frog, for another scathing expose on the damned duo's antics. Rock the vote 2012!

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Poetvix - You got it Babes. We're broke so just keep running up the tab. On purpose or by design? Your call.


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.


Thanks for breaking it down my friend. Here's what I would do if I were running for president. When a new first couple moves into the White House they are given a budget, which is very large, to add the personal touches that make it home for them. I think they're allowed something like $100,000 for new China. If I were running for president, I would announce that I'm not going to spend one penny fixing up the White House for me and my wife. In fact I'd make the announcement that there would be no new China either and that were going to eat off of paper plates, which includes the guests coming to the White House, until we get the budget balanced. Then when I got to the White House, I'd make sure that those paper plates got the media coverage that they deserved. I'd like to see one of the candidates take this approach. Tell it like it is .. "shit weeze broke baby! we can't afford new China! We'd have to borrow the money from old China to get it, and paper plates will do just fine." Any time some one came to the White House for dinner they'd hear the same story every time.

Good hub good reporting pal!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Jim - Yeah and the said part about the new china is that when you turn it over it says, "Made In China." Pathetic!

The Frog

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The Frog Princess 4 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

The money they love to spend is like made of water to them. The breakdown is unreal in my eyes. And yes you go to the store and can only find made in China..the new American dream to our lovely candiates.

Great Hub my frog. Thanks for sharing and informing us so well.

Stu 4 years ago

There is simply no limit to Obama's arrogance. Rather than taking serious steps to resolve our debt, unemployment, geopolitical, and military issues (i.e., his real job), he'd rather spend 100% of his time vacationing and fund raising, and using our tax dollars to do it. The only "work" he ever does is rip our freedoms away, like the NDAA, FCC Carriage Order, SOPA/PIPA, extending the Patriot Act, etc. Although his poll numbers are steadily weakening, it is simply incredible that he has as much support as he has. Even after three years of non-stop mismanagement and law breaking, far too many people just don't get it. Obama in all reality is a dictator in embryo, but many still see him as a shield, against exactly what I have no idea. But that shield is a knife, and if he gets another four years, he will drive it through our hearts. Loss of freedom and over-regulation is strangling any chance of growing GNP and putting people back to work. Compounding this with profligate federal spending, and trillions of "garbage lending" to foreign nations, we will at some point reach a crisis where fiscal reform just won't work, because the debt will simply overwhelm GNP. The Fed will then have to monetize, or the government will have default. In either case, the dollar will become worthless, all US paper wealth will vanish, business will totally collapse, and unemployment will be endemic. In other words, Obama is leading us into a depression, perhaps worse than the Great Depression of the 1930's (at least then, we didn't have a massive federal debt overhang, and insurers were strong enough to provide emergency funding for the banks). The thing that makes our current debt crisis so severe is that there are no potential "saviors" left - government at all levels, business, banks, insurers, consumers, etc. are all swimming in debt. The blowup in 2008 was limited largely to mortgage debt. What about LBO, credit card, and federal debt? These are all time bombs waiting to go off. By far the most serious is the federal debt. And almost nobody in Washington, in either party, seems to care very much, as long as "continuing resolutions" and debt cap increases are forthcoming. But as we know, this is just delaying the inevitable bust, and making its ultimate magnitude larger. I fear that if we don't get a clone of Margaret Thatcher for our next President, we are at risk of going completely down the drain.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - Obama is the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Many of us saw that at the onset. Others got sucked in by "hope and change" which are mere empty words. Now there are those, even to this day, who won't fess up to be duped by a rather good con man.

The Frog

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Rumor has it that it is Michelle who absolutely insists on all this tasteless lavish display of wealth and that if she doesn't get her way she goes wild!

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - There is a viciousness that underlies the woman. I'm not sure how much of a power she is behind the scenes but she has a strong influence on Obama and the way he thinks. She had him sit in Reverend Wright's church for how many years listening to his hate filled diatribes against this country. So she does have a certain amount of power. According to Obama he wasn't listening. BS

The Frog

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vrajavala 4 years ago from Port St. Lucie

The property where the Obamas proposed to hold the Olympics was some slum property owned by Jarrett.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Just learned today, Frog, that Obama's former home in Chicago was foreclosed. He didn't make any mortgage payments since he became the POTUS. Of course not, presidents are above all that!

Ghost32 4 years ago

I do believe No Pants has it right on this right on Frog Hub: PAPER PLATES FOR ALL TILL THE BUDGET'S BALANCED!

Hey, them thar Dixie brand work just fine at the Border Fort, so why not at the White House?

Kudos to Jim and Jim, and Dismember in November!

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Dear Frog,

Wasn't listening? Bull!!

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It defies logic, common sense and leaves me wondering what happened.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Fred - Paper plates and red solo cups for the duration. That's the ticket.

BPOP - Yeah, did you notice how fast he threw Reverend Wright under the bus? It's getting crowded under there.

dahoflund - Logic? Common snese? What happened was the biggest con ever pulled on the electorate got pulled. That's exactly what happened.

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b. Malin 4 years ago

Well Froggy this was a depressing Hub read, but also a great reminder of what is yet to come if this man gets to stay in office. Some really good Comments here, and I have to say, I Love that Sign, "We Can See November From Our House"....Let's not forget that one!

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

b. malin - This link is the first in a series of reminders for those who believed:

The Frog

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