For all the dire warnings about the urgency of passing the “stimulus” plan, Barack Obama isn’t inclined to take any time to actually sign the bill that Congress spewed until he takes some time off.
After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.
Obama arrived at his home in Chicago on Friday, and treated wife Michelle to a Valentine’s Day dinner downtown last night. The couple was spotted leaving upscale Table Fifty-Two, which specializes in Southern cuisine, with the first lady toting what appeared to be a doggie bag.
The president plans to spend the Presidents’ Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.
Far be it from me to nay say a person’s wish to treat their spouse to a getaway. I just returned from doing just that. I, however, have not been proclaiming – several times daily – that there is an emergency that requires immediate action. There’s a bit of a difference there.
It’s a bit hard to believe that there is a crisis when the one proclaiming it takes a three day vacation. There is a huge disconnect between Obama’s urgent proclamations and his behavior. Those mixed signals are a problem that he appears to be oblivious to.
The Detroit executives who went, hat in hand, to Congress begging for taxpayer dollars found out the hard way that flying in to beg on private jets was not smart. One hopes that the American voters also notice the stupendously bad judgment of a doomsayer who takes a vacation before delivering “salvation”.