Ed Driscoll

Well, It Sounded Good at the Time


Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

In his weekly address, [Obama] assured the nation that his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy is for real this time, and he’ll spend every minute of every day doing everything he can to jump start the economy. With 1,200 days left, that’s nearly 2 million minutes dedicated to recovery.

Just to get it on the record one more time:

And as long as I have the privilege of holding this office, I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again; to build that better bargain for the middle class; to make sure that the American Dream is something that’s achievable for everybody – not just today, but for decades to come.

— “‘Feisty’ President Obama says he’ll spend ‘every minute of every day’ rebuilding economy,”  Twitchy, Saturday.

The Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation.

Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water access to Chilmark Pond, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Staying at the home of Chicago corporate finance manager David Schulte is a break from past Obama vacations because the $21 million home they’ve rented, Blue Heron Farm, isn’t available. Schulte’s summer home sits on nine and a half acres, has ocean views and a basketball court.

— “Obama Vineyard vacation at $7.6m private resort; more than 75 rooms booked for staff,” the Washington Examiner, today.

To be fair though, if a president makes a speech, and the American public has tuned him out, does he make a sound?

Related: From J. Christian Adams, “President Alinsky Threatens Americans with Rising ‘Social Tensions'”

As to why President Alinsky does what he does (other than fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly), “With declining poll numbers, the president must stoke the anger of his base,” Rich Baehr writes at PJM, as they’re “Bored with Obama.” And of course, the Professional Left will readily excuse the president hob-nobbing with his fellow One-Percenters.