“Cut his vacation short”? Gimme a (scheduled) break

Horseshit Magazine, circa 1966

Horseshit Magazine, circa 1967

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.

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! “After midnight! – Wow, the poor man is working so hard for us, he’s up late at night, leaving his beloved family to jet through the darkness to save us from peril.  

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.


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11 responses to ““Cut his vacation short”? Gimme a (scheduled) break

  1. anonymous

    This all stinks. Who, other than this egotistical president, would have his staff release a statement a full week ago that he’s taking time from golf to return to DC yet give no indication why? Transparency my arse. It’s pure Hollywood theatrics, like a movie teaser, to keep the press wondering. Bullshit is being kind.

  2. This soap opera continues on it’s ill-fated mission. Let’s all demand his resignation as the price for our cooperation. Holder’s as well.

  3. AJ

    Shoplifting not robbing: there’s a difference you know. And why the release of the video since it had absolutely nothing to do with the shooting. Was it to prove that Michael Brown deserved to be shot dead? Of course, they did the store owner a big favor in releasing the video because now he doesn’t have a store–gone, nothing left, destroyed by retribution. Will the police be held liable? And why did the police bring the full force of their militarized hardware against reporters and protesters yet stood down and allowed looting?

  4. AJ

    “. . . Radio host Dave Hodges also claims to have spoken to a source from within the Department of Homeland Security who told him that violent rioting and looting, “was encouraged and exacerbated by undercover DHS agents posing as members of the Black Panthers.”

    “In the past five days I have been contacted, via one of my most trusted sources, a member of DHS, who is opposed to the events and DHS involvement in Ferguson, Missouri. This source stated that DHS is running the Ferguson Police Department and that their actions are designed to antagonize and to provoke the locals to violence. He further stated that he believed that the ultimate goal is to inflame the local citizens to such a point martial law will be declared,” writes Hodges. . . .”


  5. Riverside Chick

    It was a scheduled break for 2days. He goes back to the Vinyard after that. He can look like he’s working on crisis that he has no intention on addressing.

  6. Peg

    It plays well with the low information crowd. You know – the ones who stuck us with him for 8 years!

    • I mentioned the trip this morning to a self-identified liberal Democrat this morning and his immediate response was, “you telling me Bush didn’t have photo-ops of him cutting wood at his ranch?”. So yes, they are clueless, and programmed: blame Bush and utterly fail to see the utter hypocrisy of staging a photo-op pretending to show a man hard at work on the nation’s business.
      Not to mention that the round-trip-cost of this particular photo-op is estimated at over $1 million of tax payer money.

  7. anon2

    Malia hitched a ride home with pop, probably to collect the wad of $$$$$ she demanded for participating in the phony aren’t we having fun bike ride photo op.

  8. Fred2

    “the White House has outsourced its PR department to the North Koreans.” with all the smoothness and suavity we’ve come to know and love.

  9. sunbeam43

    They (Malia and Obutthead) probably needed to get away from the Mooch for a spell!

  10. Col. DeBeers

    Went on a shake shack run. Everybody knows you cant get good greazy burgers in the Vinetard.