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Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

Paul Bedard
The Washington Examiner

Blue collar workers are upset with the number of vacations the first family take. The Obamas are shown returning from their Christmas vacation in Hawaii in January. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


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…

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Update: Blue Collar Democratic Voters Resent Obama Vacation Trips Analysis from The Conservative Commune.

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