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It’s the vacation, stupid

It’s the vacation, stupid

Obama has a jobs plan.  He will tell us when he is ready.  Until then, just chill.

It’s early in the day, but this Tweet by Mark Knoller of CBS News already is the winner of the Obama Jobs Plan Tweet of the Day, both because it reflects that no one is buying what Team Obama is selling (there is no plan, he just wants to be left alone on vacation) and because the mockery is coming from the MSM:

The Tweet also gives rise to the Slogan of the Day:

It’s the vacation, stupid.


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Waiting 4 weeks to issue a detailed plan is not seizing the initiative.

Obama has been focused like a laser on jobs for the past 21/2 years. Just how long does it take him and his very well paid staff to come up with a plan?

    doggone in reply to Jack. | August 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Proof that our fried economy is not Obama’s fault, since focusing like a lasar on anything for a couple of years will burn a hole right through it.

Flailing about madly and destroying the US economy must be totally exhausting…

C’mon, it’s a working vacation. He’ll be practicing a speech.

OTOH, it is getting increasingly humorous watching those still in the tank for him defend the indefensible. I asked a co-worker yesterday, an unapologetic support of Obama’s, “Remember in late ’06 when you were simply aghast at how anyone could continue to blindly support Bush? Remember how you insisted that they must all be wearing the narrowest of blinders? Remember? Yeah? I know exactly how you felt.”

Shut him up but good. For a minute or two.

Can’t he just eat his waffles?

DINORightMarie | August 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I for one would LOVE to see how much time he has spent on vacation over the last 2.5 years, and the cost to the taxpayers. Not to mention the cost for his administration, the cost of Michelle’s entourage, her world tour.

Then, how much out of their pockets did they ACTUALLY pay, vs. what they said they would pay for these trips?

Does anyone know? We know how many times he’s played golf – because someone chose to keep track of this. But the rest? Why would a journalist want to know that? For Bush – sure!!! For any other president with an R next to his/her name – of COURSE! But the Obama’s – no. They have no accountability.

Who would DARE to tell them to cut back? Why given an example of fugality….have some “skin in the game” (how long, I wonder, till that phrase is labeled “raaaaacist”?)? That would mean that THEY couldn’t have what they’ve EARNED by rights of occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

They have their shields up. Full media protection.

[…] Imagine that. Barack Obama says he has a miracle cure-all plan for the economy but he’ll release it in September in yet another nation abusing speech. Hey, leave Obama alone – he’s on vacation, vacation, vacation. […]

Aren’t we at the stage where everyone has already heard all that Teh Wan is going to say in his speeches? To save time and aid effective communication shouldn’t the WH just number his phrases and issue speeches like this?
“125, 44, 672, 17, 71, 54, 2, 19, 5, 82, 321, 33, 27 and in conclusion I want to thank 547 and 411. 15 to ll.”

Please don’t belabor the vacation issue. While out-of-the-office he has less chance to cause more harm, I say. Encourage him to travel, instead. Fore!

Apparently, Obama is going to propose to SuperCongress that he will trade some very large amount of long term deficit reduction in exchange for some other very large amount of short term stimulus spending.

Needless to say, the long term reduction proposals will once again prove to be largely ephemeral and theoretical, while the new spending will be real.

Obama reminds me of Wimpy from the old Popeye cartoons. He will gladly pay Republicans next week for hamburgers today.