No Hurry

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”.

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6 Responses to No Hurry

  1. OldeForce says:

    What if Pres.O had just stayed home instead of jetting about the country? Have Fed Agents take the money saved, put in duffel bags, and stand at street corners handing out the cash! Think how many millions of dollars could have gone out to stimulate the economy.

  2. BT in SA says:

    Whaaa? Stay home? No way. He’s got a “spiffy” new ride. Why stay home, when you can hop in your “spiffy” new ride to Chicago for dinner? [Apparently his own private chefS aren't quite cutting it, for him.]

    Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/13/air.force.one/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

  3. Mockingbird says:

    I’m already sick of this stimulus plan. Also, I’m ready for a new President.
    Heck, I’m ready to secede. Again.

  4. kidrob says:

    surprised? mmmmm not really. im sure he travelled to chicago by train. right. mmmmm doubt it.

  5. Bleepless says:

    Remember when W took time off and the MSM panicked that the country would go to Hell as a result? Apparently, the MSM weenies have forgotten. It must be that; surely, they cannot be accused of hypocrisy.

  6. martian says:

    First let’s talk about that trip to Chicago. Every president for over 100 years has had a retreat away from any city so they didn’t have to inconvenience everyone around them with the heavy security. Does the Obamessiah think about that? No. He just goes ‘home to Chicago’ where all of his neighbors have to show ID just to go home. They can’t drive on the streets beacuse all the streets aound his house are blocked off. He just plain doesn’t give a da*n whether he inconveiences everyone in his neighborhood as long as he gets to go to his favorite barber and restaurant. I’ll bet that 10 mile diameter no fly zone over his neighborhood played hell with the traffic patterns for O’Hare, too. Like the Air Traffic Controllers didn’t have enough to do at one of the busiest airports in the world? Is it arrogance? Self-centered? Oblivious? You be the Judge.

    Now let’s talk about that trip to Denver to sign the Spendulus Bill. You have to remember that this guy is a typical Democrat, he’s all about the show. He values the smoke and mirrors over economy and common sense. It probably never occured to him that spending however many hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs for the prez to fly to Denver and back might not be a good idea when you’re doing so to sign a spendulus bill that’s supposed to save an economy that’s on the ropes. Apparently, it’s okay for him to use his private jet for that purpose even though it’s not okay for auto execs to use THEIR private jets to make a shorter trip to Washington to beg for handouts. Again, arrogant? Oblivious? You be the judge.

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