Horrible Karma Hoses Obama’s Plans To Spend More Time Not Doing The Job He Campaigned For

“Memba back in the day when the MSM excoriated George Bush for heading down to Crawford, where he basically did the job of President while doing some manly things around the ranch? Or flipped out over some rounds of golf? Yeah, not so much anymore, where Washington Post writer Anne Kornblut seems to be saying “sheesh, why can’t the world just stop for a bit so this guy can take a proper vacation?”

Traveling as president has its advantages: no traffic to the airport, a cadre of personal flight attendants and a luxury aircraft that takes off whenever the passenger in chief wants.

But as President Obama has discovered, there is also a downside.

Trying to schedule a vacation — or even a weekend away — has proven next-to-impossible for the first family; world events keep conspiring to mess up their plans. Their vacation in Hawaii over Christmas was pushed back because of the health-care debate. Two months later the same issue forced the Obamas to cancel a family trip to Indonesia over spring break. And all three of the president’s most recent foreign trips — including voyages to Asia and Copenhagen — have been rearranged or postponed at the last minute.

It should have come as no surprise, then, that soon after the Obamas announced plans to spend a long Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, a massive oil spill that for weeks had been lurking off the Gulf Coast finally made landfall, wiping out birds and fish, mucking up the shoreline and driving round-the-clock cable news coverage.

You mean things keep happening that require the attention of the POTUS? How rude!

The long-awaited Chicago visit comes at the end of a week of “horrible karma,” one adviser noted, with the oil spill, the collapsing European economy, an escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula and, on Wednesday, a stock market that closed below 10,000 for the first time in months. (“At least Elena Kagan is doing fine,” joked the adviser, referring to the president’s Supreme Court nominee.) Perhaps his Chicago friends are in on it: the last time Obama set out to spend vacation time with his inner hometown circle, over Christmas in Hawaii, a young Nigerian man tried to bring down an airplane with a bomb in his underwear.

Look, Obama works hard, what with all the golf, the parties with Beyonce, basketball, campaign rallies, dissing allies, offering bribes. We just need to give the guy a break and let someone else deal with all the issues that come with the job.

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11 Responses to “Horrible Karma Hoses Obama’s Plans To Spend More Time Not Doing The Job He Campaigned For”

  1. mojo says:

    You ASKED for the job, slick. Fought for it, even.

    So quit yer bitchin’…

  2. Mike says:

    He probably needs the rest.. All that bowing can muck up one’s back!

  3. captainfish says:

    ba-ba-boooohh hoooooo.
    wwaaaaaaahhhh

    I would love to be paid $400,000, plus book royalties, but speaking engagement fees, plus free political gifts, etc….

    heck, I could even give them 2 years before I asked for a vacation.

    what about the media barraging pres bush for his vacations?? While “hard at work” Obama has had more than Bush by same time in his term.

    And, yes, I consider the golf outings as vacations.

  4. John Ryan says:

    oil cleanup is socialism !! there is no mention in the US Constitution of the Feds doing that kind of work

  5. gitarcarver says:

    oil cleanup is socialism !! there is no mention in the US Constitution of the Feds doing that kind of work

    Actually, you are wrong Ryan. The area in which the oil spill happened is Federal, not state, controlled. In that BP and the oil flow across state line, they are regulated by the Federal government according to the Constitution.

    So once again, you continue to show your ignorance.

    However, isn’t it interesting that the government you love and the regulations you love so much not only failed in this case, not only helped cause this mess, but are getting in the way of the cleanup?

  6. The Watcher says:

    Yeah, it’s a real b**ch when you’ve actually got to do work at the job you were elected to do.

  7. captainfish says:

    “what, me work? But, I’ve never worked before. gasp”

  8. Bunny Colvin says:

    Dubs spent 487 days @ Camp David, 490 days @ Crawford and 43 days in Kennebunkport. And it wasn’t as if his was an uneventful presidency.

    Manly things around the ranch, Screech? You are so gay. West Hollywood is the spot for you.

  9. gitarcarver says:

    Dubs spent 487 days @ Camp David, 490 days @ Crawford and 43 days in Kennebunkport.

    Do you really think that the resources to keep Camp David, the Ranch, and Kennebunkport secure are the same thing as the resources needed to protect the president and his family as they move all over the world?

    Are you that naive?

    (That is somewhat of a rhetorical question.)

    Manly things around the ranch, Screech? You are so gay. West Hollywood is the spot for you.

    Still can’t make a comment without insulting someone,eh?

  10. Otter says:

    Still can’t make a comment without insulting someone,eh?

    Mostly because on the internet he can at least Pretend he has balls.

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