Last month White House Spokescomedian Jay Carney made the laughable claim that President Obama spends the “vast preponderance of his time” on official duties vs. campaign events.

Here’s a short comparison of Obama vs his predecessors when it comes to re-election cycle fundraisers (the Bush and Clinton totals are through November):

As of March 6, Mr. Obama has participated in 191 fundraisers, already topping the re-election cycle totals of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who held 167 and 173 fundraisers, respectively, according to Mr. Doherty, who has been tracking figures for an upcoming book, “Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign.”

Also in the article is a bit about how Team Obama actually sells access to Cabinet members:

In addition, Mr. Obama has deployed Cabinet members and senior aides across the country in aggressive and unprecedented ways. The officials will appear as surrogates at so-called “super PAC” events, as well as campaign and party events. The campaign’s “Speaker Series” programs sells time with White House advisers and Cabinet officials. For $5,000, supporters can buy a “season pass” to see officials when they come to town.

Obama pledged to run the most transparent and ethical administration in history. How’s that working out when it comes to getting data on how much taxpayers are getting soaked for all of The One’s campaign trips?

White House and campaign spokesmen repeatedly told The Washington Times they were abiding by all campaign laws in their reimbursements for political travel by the president, vice president and other administration officials, but could not shed any light on how those reimbursement figures are determined and when and where the reimbursements are made.

“Change you can believe in!”

Update: Speaking of the jet-set president and an oft-vacationing first family, Larry Connors from St. Louis station KMOV will probably not be invited back to the White House to interview Obama:

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19 Responses to “The Latest on the President Who Doesn’t Spend Much Time Campaigning”

  1. maladroit on April 13th, 2012 1:09 pm

    Barry can only appear before college kids and unions; the rest of the country knows he's a liar who can't run on his record.

  2. SignPainterGuy on April 13th, 2012 1:30 pm

    He also appears before young kids in class, TOTUS in tow, and reads "Where the Wild Things Are" with FLOTUS where he can demonstrate his childishness without reserve !

  3. SignPainterGuy on April 13th, 2012 1:36 pm

    Poppin` Jay "The Caller" Carney surely must be trying for the "Baghdad Bob Bold-Faced Liar Award". Remember how BB claimed there were no bombs exploding outside the palace …. while visible dust fell from the ceiling and the camera shook !?

  4. Joe Redfield on April 13th, 2012 1:59 pm

    Not only will Connors not be invited back, KMOV might have a problem with its license. El Presidente does not forgive insolence from peasants.
    Also, I wonder if Connors was asked afterwards if he could provide names and addresses for the viewers who questioned the Vacationer-in-Chief's need for time off every other week.

  5. Granny55 on April 13th, 2012 2:25 pm

    I hope he made it home alive!!! Wow – directly questioning The Zero and living to tell about it!!!

  6. SignPainterGuy on April 13th, 2012 3:14 pm

    He`ll surely spend some "behind the woodshed" time for his random act of journalism !

  7. Patti on April 13th, 2012 4:31 pm

    The Obamas have taken 16 vacations at taxpayer expense.

    They include a President’s Day 2012 ski trip to Colorado, an extended stay in Hawaii at Christmas 2011, a Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., vacation during summer of 2011, a trip to Africa and Botswana in June 2011, another Colorado ski vacation on President’s Day 2011, Christmas 2011 for an extended trip to Hawaii.

    Before that it was Florida, Chicago, Spain, Martha’s Vineyard again, Mount Desert Island, Maine, Chicago, New York City, Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon and Martha’s Vineyard again.

    President Bush made 30 trips to his Texas ranch.

    “The Obama trips have become more controversial because of the costs associated with moving the first family to a public vacation spot, (often even sending Mooch and his family on ahead – also at taxpayer expense) unlike the Bushes to their remote ranch in Crawford, Texas. For example, the Hawaii Reporter said the first family’s 2011 Christmas vacation in Hawaii would exceed $1.5 million.”

  8. Marshall_Will on April 13th, 2012 8:29 pm

    Cronies are already hard at work to do away w/ local TV stations. Period.

    Given hard times many folks are foregoing cable altogether opting for HDTV rabbit ears instead. Big Telecom/Cable doesn't like it. It's all for the benefit of the little people you see?

    With their backs against the wall look for more of these types of interviews. God love Larry Connors..!

  9. Marshall_Will on April 13th, 2012 8:30 pm

    Just send me the bill. As a taxpayer it was worth every PENNY of it! His jet setting ways are bound to be his undoing. Once ousted I'll just forward the bill to DNC. Ooops, this wound up in my inbox by mistake!

    TIA!

  10. Obama_Blows on April 13th, 2012 9:09 pm

    Why do we adults put up with this cretin and his ilk??

  11. ChapBix on April 13th, 2012 10:32 pm

    "Obama pledged to run the most transparent and ethical administration in history. "

    With this administration, it is always the opposite of what they say.

  12. ChapBix on April 13th, 2012 10:36 pm

    "living to tell about it!!!

    For now.

  13. ChapBix on April 13th, 2012 10:37 pm

    Before Obama is done, he may make Clinton look like a piker.

  14. ChapBix on April 13th, 2012 10:40 pm

    Sounds like more campaign ad material, to me. Visualize an ad where the viewer sees AF1 take off repeatedly, and underneath text informs the viewer of where the Occupier in Chief is traveling to on that trip. Along with that could be the dates of travel and expense.

  15. @jeffythequick on April 14th, 2012 12:14 am

    If you ever wonder what happened to him, check out…
    http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

    See if you can read the whole site without laughing…

  16. @jeffythequick on April 14th, 2012 12:22 am

    To add to this, just show a gas pump spinning out of control for the expense with the president sitting in a lounge chair on the beach with his bonny smile.

  17. SignPainterGuy on April 14th, 2012 1:20 am

    I just couldn`t read the entire thing; even funny lies get old !

    I think my fave was the one about our guys committing suicide below their walls. BB was hoping for more suicides !

    Of course, the one about him saying we may have two tanks at the airport, so an officer was sent to look. The officer returned in a panic saying, "The whole American army is at the airport !" was also snort worthy !

    Thanks for the link !

  18. jeffythequick on April 15th, 2012 10:35 pm

    I'll have to see if
    http://www.welovetheobamaspokescomedian.com is taken.

    There will be reams of information to pull from.

    Actually, I'd love to see a Crossfire type show where the guests:
    1. Have to submit their talking points prior to their appearance
    2. They are vetted for everything they say, and
    3. They are called back to explain bald-faced lies, especially when confronted with incontrovertible data.

    If they talk over someone else, their mike is cut, and they are not allowed to come back/spew for a week, and their talking points are part of the show notes. If they just lie, the mike is cut, and they cannot come back for a month.

    I don't mind a difference of opinion, like "raising prices will increase demand," but idiocy like "Bush is the reason for my armpit hair falling out, and every other malady known to man, and Obama is all the goodness in the world" just has me changing channels in search of something more believable, like "Gilligan's Island".

  19. SignPainterGuy on April 15th, 2012 11:28 pm

    That could be actually informative, but like watching racing for the wrecks, I`d be watching this show for the libs getting caught and the expressions on their guilty faces !

    "Gilligan`s Island"; I`ve been catching old episodes of such moldy oldies as "Car 54", "Get Smart" and the original "Mission Impossible" on MeTV !

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