The Lame Duck Graduate


I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Are you listening?


The president announced a new visa agreement plan with China’s government.

Obama said Chinese student visas will be extended to five years, and business and tourist visas to 10 years. The move will also apply to U.S. citizens in China. Previously, visas were granted on a year-at-a-time basis.

Obama said Asia represented an incredible opportunity to create jobs in the U.S. The White House said the new visa agreement could inject billions into the U.S. economy. It said by 2021, Chinese travelers to the U.S. will contribute nearly $85 billion a year to the economy and support up to 440,000 jobs.

At this point I’m no longer sure it would be fair to say he’s even just phoning it in.