You might think a president of the United States would want to look, well, presidential.
Not the current occupant, evidently. He didn’t want to go to the border – although he did want to party in Texas; he doesn’t want to talk to Congress – although he does like to bash them; he doesn’t want to tackle the Middle East crises – although it could be headed to war. No, instead, as Jennifer Harper in the Washington Times relates:
As White House golf monitors eagerly will tell you, Mr. Obama took the weekend off and got in his accustomed round of golf at a championship course in Maryland — the 180th game since he took office, or thereabouts. He’ll also take a most pleasant 15-day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard next month. And this week? Here’s what his schedule looks like, verbatim from the White House press office:
“On Monday, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. In the evening, the President will host an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House. On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks on the economy at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. On Thursday, the President will travel to the New York City area to attend a Democratic National Committee roundtable. On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.”
Meetings about what? His itinerary for Martha’s Vineyard? Secret meetings with union representatives or Latino interests? Or is it whatever Valerie Jarrett has decided he can do to bamboozle voters in the midterms?
None of this is what a real president would do. He is as hollow as the Greek columns used at his Colorado DNC acceptance speech.