August 23, 2014

MATTHEW CONTINETTI: 1,461 Days of Summer: Obama’s endless second-term vacation. He is like Cosmo Kramer of Seinfeld. ‘His whole life is a fantasy camp,’ George Costanza says of his friend. ‘People should plunk down $2,000 to live like him for a week.’ Imagine what they would pay to live like Obama. . . . In the 1990s, we heard about the all-night delivery-pizza brainstorm sessions in the Clinton White House. In the teens, we hear about the soporific, self-congratulatory gourmet dinner parties where Obama is the star. . . . In the 1990s, America had a holiday from history. Today, it has a president on holiday. The boundary separating vacation from vocation has disappeared. The party won’t end for years. And the hangover will be severe.”