To avoid doing any sort of work President Gildchrist took the family (and Marshall) to the ranch. Chip was taking this as a way to mourn the loss of Stacy, his girlfriend, who wasn't really his girlfriend. As for Becca, she was eager to get away from D.B., even though he really wanted to go on this trip.
I wonder if the Obamas watch this show and think "Yup, that's us." But I guess they're too busy watching Homeland.
"She threw away everything we had before we even had anything." Seriously, how is Skip having trouble with the ladies with poetic thoughts like that. Hey Skip, I would like to take A Walk to Remember.