Obama Schedule as Fiscal Cliff Nears: Photo-Ops, Holiday Parties, Golf
Since returning from a trip to Southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed to play three rounds of golf but has met face to face only once with House Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom he is trying to strike a deal on taxes and spending that could prevent another recession.
With the deadline for averting the “fiscal cliff” less than three weeks away, the president’s schedule this week is exceptionally light. It does not include any time on the links with Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is also an avid golfer.
On Monday, Mr. Obama’s only public event was a trip to Detroit, where he held a campaign-style rally with union autoworkers that was ostensibly a push for middle-class tax cuts but mainly showcased Mr. Obama’s criticism of Michigan’s new right-to-work labor law.
“It seems to me, that time would have been better spent here in Washington, D.C., working on the fiscal cliff, but he was in Michigan,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican.
reporters and Americans from across the country.” In all, about 14,000 people will attend a White Houseparty or reception this holiday season.
In addition, Mr. Obama attended a holiday concert Sunday at the National Building Museum and presided over the national tree-lighting ceremony along the Mall on Dec. 6.
Among the few other events on Mr. Obama’s recent schedule were a Dec. 3 meeting with the prime minister of Bulgaria, a Cabinet meeting on Nov. 28 and a private lunch at the White House on Nov. 29 with his vanquished Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.
All this partying just in time to go on vacation to Hawaii for 20 days on our dime. Actually it is more than that. $4,000,000, conservatively speaking. Mele Kalikimaka!
How much longer time before those who love the Republic must take to arms, collectively, to overcome this Marxist and his Marxist thugocracy? Seems to me that words have no meaning to Obama -- and revolution is the desired and intended direction to which he pushes America.