In The Middle Of Debt Debate, Obama Heads For Vacation At Swanky Resort In Martha’s Vineyard
Liberal Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan is not amused:
I love my summer vacation. I like President Obama more than most of you.
But a new Marist Poll says that for the first time ever a majority of American adults — 55 percent — will not be booking a summer vacation this year. They’re too worried about jobs and money. The “Staycation” of 2009 has morphed into the “Naycation” of 2011.
But Obama, who’s got us panicked over this debt-ceiling stalemate, will soon be off — again — to Blue Heron Farm, Martha’s Vineyard. Check out the pictures of this “farm” online. You practically drool. It looks like the centerfold of “Town & Country,” the magazine for aspiring zillionaires.
But unless Obama fixes this fiscal disaster — now — he can’t go. He should have a staycay like the rest of us.
At Hot Air, Jazz Shaw notes that this isn’t exactly in keeping with some of the things the President has said about his involvement in the on-going debt debate:
He’s already said that he would be “meeting every day” with congressional leaders until this debt ceiling impasse is resolved. His team has been scolding Republicansfor “walking out of the room” when there is still work to be done. And we’ve been assured that he’s not leading from behind on this one, but is taking charge of the situation.
If this debt ceiling debate is as dire as the President says it is, shouldn’t he cancel the vacation and get his work done first?
Of course, maybe Obama being out of town will make the debate more productive given some of the childish behavior he’s displayed to date.Tags: Barack Obama, deficits, national debt