“When it comes to curbing unemployment, President Obama ‘will not rest’ until everyone looking for a job can find one, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. A couple of hours later, the White House put out an announcement that the president will soon begin a nine-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.”
—Peter Nicholas, LA Times
Right. Obama “will not rest” until he’s solved the unemployment problem, O.J. Simpson will never cancel his search for the real killers, and the United States will never lose its AAA credit rating. Excuse me while I retch. Not that I begrudge President Barry his many vacations—the country, after all, is safer when he’s on the bum—and with all our reprehensible Congress-critters out of town as well, an almost forgotten sense of well-being has temporarily settled over the hinterlands; unless, that is, the residents of said hinterlands were luckless enough to have been heavily invested in the stock market on Friday.
Times are tough for Mr. Hope ‘n Change. 51% of U.S. voters are now saying they’d rather vote for a sack of nuts, assuming they can find any that aren’t already working in his White House. 80% of American Muslims still love the guy, though. Not bad, considering that only 43% of Catholics have a favorable opinion of the Pope. Ah, well. At any event, our economic troubles will soon be a thing of the past—the Senate Democrats have named Hanoi John Kerry as one of the members of the new Supreme Soviet…er, I mean the Congressional Debt Committee. Can Barney Frank be far behind?
UPDATE: CLYBURN, VAN HOLLEN, BECERRA NAMED TO SUPREME SOVIET
Well, I was wrong. Ol’ Barn didn’t make the cut. Instead, the charming Ms. Pelosi, intoxicated as always on Barbary Coast water, has named—as Carnak the Magnificent might have said—a black, a quack, and a flack; however, as John Hayward at Human Events laments:
It’s a pity we couldn’t have Pelosi herself on the Super Committee, as she’s one of the top economists in the Democrat Party. She’s the one who discovered the mystical stimulus power of unemployment benefits, which she described as “one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy,” able to “create jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”
…Pelosi also promised that ObamaCare, the greatest single job-killing predator to emerge from the beast pits of the Beltway, would give the economy a “jolt” that would create four million jobs. I don’t know how the Super Committee can be taken seriously if this economic MVP is sitting on the sidelines. Maybe she’ll text some ideas to van Hollen’s Blackberry during the meetings.