The Politico Wonders “Where’s Waldo, Er, Obama?”

The Politico finally catches up with the rest of America in playing “Where’s Walbama?” Most of us noticed this back around February 1, 2009, when Obama started outsourcing all the things he wanted done to Congress, and spent time partying and playing sports. He talked about creating jobs, but rarely got his own hands dirty. He talked about this and that progressive agenda, then ticked off his far left base by then doing nothing. And then he talked about jobs, and did nothing. When something important happened, Obama tended to finally discuss it several days to two weeks later. Japan has a massive natural disaster? Offer prayers, then go play golf and head to the Gridiron dinner. Uprisings in the Arab world? He’ll get to ya. And now the Politico has

President Obama staying in background on deficits

That’s a nice way of saying “Obama does something else while deficit burns.” Or, “where the hell is the president?”

When President Barack Obama opened the first meeting of his fiscal commission last April, he promised to be “standing with them” as they produced recommendations for curbing the nation’s escalating debt.

Republicans and Democrats say they are still waiting.

While Obama has said he’s committed to deficit reduction, he has also has made clear it is secondary, at least for now, to his “winning the future” agenda. And that reflects a strategy driven by what his senior aides believe voters care about most — jobs, not deficits.

And he is, and has been, mostly absent on jobs, too.

But until House Republicans join their Senate GOP counterparts in appearing open to raising revenues, the administration is reluctant to weigh in too heavily, believing that a grand bargain that would inflict bipartisan pain will be difficult to attain

In other words, until the House GOP appears ready to raise taxes and fees, so Obama can Blame Them, he’ll putter around. And with all the important legislation going on in Washington, with all that is going on in the world, what does Obama want?

After the Senate deadlocked last week over how to cut billions from the budget, Obama on Monday called for a rewrite of the federal education law — and made a full-throated pledge to shield education from the budget knife.

“I’m determined to cut our deficits. But I refuse to do it by telling students here who are so full of promise that we’re not willing to invest in your future,” Obama said during a visit to Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va. “I’m not willing to tell these young people right here that their education isn’t a priority.”

That’s right, he’s now stuck on No Child Left Behind and educational reform, a matter of such extreme importance that no one else is talking about it. He has several interviews set up this morning (no press allowed) to talk about NCLB. He did something similar Monday morning.

All in all, Obama is the kid sitting in the back row listening to disco, while everyone else is jamming to heavy metal. Disco may be pleasant to the ear, but, no one else cared. (Did I just seriously date myself as a child of the late 70’s/early 80’s?)

More: Having solved America’s economic woes, stopped the nuclear problems in Japan, and deposed Ghadafi, Obama took time to fill out his NCAA brackets on film.

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9 Responses to “The Politico Wonders “Where’s Waldo, Er, Obama?””

  1. […] The Politico Wonders “Where’s Waldo, Er, Obama?” Most of us noticed this back around February 1, 2009, when Obama started outsourcing all the things he wanted done to Congress, and spent time partying and playing sports. He talked about creating jobs, but rarely got his own hands dirty. He talked about this and that progressive agenda, then ticked off his far left base by then doing nothing. And then he talked about jobs, and did nothing. When something important happened, Obama tended to finally discuss it several days to two weeks later. Japan has a massive natural disaster? Offer prayers, then go play golf and head to the Gridiron dinner. Uprisings in the Arab world? He’ll get to ya. […]

  2. Black Sabbath says:

    We’re being led by an America-hating, Marxist, Chicago-Machine community organizer. 27 months into this administration, this is what we have:

    An economy in shambles.
    A foreign policy in tatters.
    The Democrat Party broken, having lost 700+ seats.
    The crown jewel of his presidency declared unconstitutional with over half the states suing to get out.
    Gas, food, clothing prices skyrocketing.
    Two endless wars, Afghanistan now with a record death toll.
    The Middle East in turmoil and the President throws a Motown concert with his corporate millionaire Democrat pals.
    Declares his loyalty to the unions versus the American taxpayer.
    Imminent possible nuclear catastrophe.

    And the big news is that Obama is going on TV very soon to show us his NCAA brackets.

  3. captainfish says:

    Hey Black Sabbath… loved your music, ma’an!!

    Nothing ticks me off more than our pusillanimous Republicans cow-towing to statism and refusing to put their feet down, is a president who refuses to acknowledge the problems of the world. Let alone the problems of this nation.

    OMG, Japan is about ready to melt-down and was almost washed away from history and what is he doing? NOTHING. I heard more from China than I did from the US. We should be air-lifting massive, massive amounts of food, water and portable housing over there.

    Now, maybe its the Japanese who are saying “not right now” to our subservient leader, but you would at least think we would be the first. China and Russia were!

    This is not right. This can’t stand. The US can’t stand as long as this is the way our country is set to operate.

    He cares more for golfing and setting his NCAA brackets than he does for the destruction of humanity on Japanese shores!!!!

    A MAN, a PRESIDENT, would not have left his war room for a week trying to do, plan, strategize any and all things he could do for the nation of Japan. Being in constant contact.

    They are one of our greatest allies, ma’an!!

    If this WERE the 70’s Teach, you know he’d turned that White House in to a rainbow colored toke house. He’s already been doing the music and parties.

    Can’t you see him layin back in a bean-bag, toking up a roll laughing at the “BIG WAVE, MAN!”

  4. david7134 says:

    Captian, who said that the White House isn’t a toke house?? If the big news guys knew anything, they wouldn’t tell. The guy is really out of control.

  5. captainfish says:

    TrueDAT David7134

    but… words do leak out.

    stories of womanizing and Marilyn Monroe and Kennedy turned out true.
    stories of womanizing and drug use for Clinton turned out partly true and partly still a story.

    Now, we go to a man whose mind is just so far out of this existence, you can’t help but think there’s massive drugs being brought in.

    Either that… or…. gawd, it’s just too damned awful to comprehend….. a president who is actively, forcefully, willfully out to undermine, undersell, undercut and betray the US.

    yeah… ok. I don’t buy the drug angle either.

  6. I’d have to say that it is either all the rich, fatty foods he eats, or, the man is just in over his head. Possibly both. Someone over at Ace’s wrote ” Obama wants to BE president. He doesn’t want to DO president

  7. Doomed says:

    Obama knows exactly what hes doing.

    1. Failure to drill….leads to higher gasoline prices. The Theory is that the people will beg the government for action if gasoline becomes painful…say 6.00 per gallon…….he knows what hes doing.

    2. Japan….He has people to deal with that.

    3. Egypt…he has people to deal with that.

    4. 2 wars…he has people to deal with that.

    5. Massive debt…he knows what he is doing…he is trying to force the US to accept a humongous overbloated budget and then be forced to RAISE TAXES to pay for it….cutting is not an option.

    6. Golf….he knows what he is doing.

    7. Parties…he knows what he is doing.

    In short…HE IS CLOWARD AND PIVENING AMERICA.

    Cloward and Piven state:

    Their goal was to strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party, thus forcing it to implement a national solution to the problems.

    He knows exactly what he is doing…..HE HAS EVERY INTENTION OF BANKRUPTING AMERICA….its in the manual.

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