As announced he would even before he blew out of D.C. last week, Obama has cut short his vacation to return to Washington to consult with staff.” The ostensible reason is the riots occasioned by the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Missouri, but don’t worry; Barry will have solved that and be back on the greens tomorrow, we are assured.
Even the usually pro-Obama AP is a tad skeptical:
In a rare move for him, the president took a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to return to Washington just after midnight Monday for meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back in Washington for those discussions. He’s received multiple briefings on both issues while on vacation. The White House had also already announced Obama’s plans to return to Washington before the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq began and before the shooting of a teen in Ferguson that sparked protests.
Part of the decision to head back to Washington appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.
Horseshit. We reported here on August 9th, (repeated here, actually, from Keith Koffler’s blog, White House Dossier), while Obama was still staging a phony photo-op minutes before leaving on vacation, and while Mike Brown was still hale and hearty and robbing 7-11s, that he’d be returning today for unspecified “meetings” this Sunday night.
At that time the White House couldn’t say who, exactly the turkey would be meeting with, or why, because they didn’t know – “but he’ll be meeting with someone, just as soon as we can figure out who’s still left in town – maybe the fucking custodian, what do I know?” White House spokesman Jeb Magruder said.
Potemkin Village, all the way down. Staged photos, pre-scheduled “emergency” flights in the dead of night; the White House has outsourced its PR department to the North Koreans.