Category Archives: Obama
The world is going mad and President Obama is going on vacation. The rest of the government is following The Bear’s vacay lead. On Saturday the US Embassy in Libya was vacated. Fred Hiatt in the Washington Post calls it all a deliberate strategy of withdrawal.
The president will be on a working vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. That is to say he’ll be fundraising. He’ll check in at the Blue Heron Farm. Has Obama checked out of the White House? Krauthammer thinks so. He thinks Obama believes history is traveling on autopilot.
The president is a bear in his own mind. When he takes a scripted trip outside the White House to mingle with the people he likes to say “the bear is loose”.
Here’s Matthew Continetti in the Washington Free Beacon on Obama and the real bear – Russia.
Moving on from broncos, beer and billiards in Denver, the president attended more fundraisers in Texas. But still no run for the Border Crises. He did propose that Congress throw $4 billion at the problem. When Governor Perry suggested he use his executive power to solve the problem he demurred, saying that when he acts on his own he gets sued.
Colorado Senator Mark Udall didn’t show up for his own fundraiser in Denver yesterday. The president did. He also shot pool with Governor Hickenlooper and shook hands with a horse. He was offered a hit of marijuana but turned it down. Fortunately, Maureen Dowd wasn’t in town to offer him a candy bar.
Rich Lowry calls the border crisis Obama’s “man caused disaster“.
In a Quinnipiac Poll President Obama edged out George W. Bush and Richard Nixon in voting for the worst president since WWII. That covers a lot of ground when you consider the competition.
Peggy Noonan thinks the president is a weirdo.
But I’m not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: “So sue me.” …
It is weird to have a president who has given up. So many young journalists diligently covering this White House, especially those for whom it is their first, think what they’re seeing is normal.
It is not. It is unprecedented and deeply strange. And, because the world is watching and calculating, unbelievably dangerous.