What a day yesterday. If I were a Left Behind-reading type of guy I’d say we’re heading toward some real serious problems as a planet in the coming months. Riots in the U.K., tanking in the economy (because of 40 knuckleheads in the U.S. House of Representatives), President Obama’s biggest challenger Rick Perry saying we can “pray away” our problems, and Wisconsin voters going to the polls in a show of liberal strength that Obama has had almost NOTHING to do with.
Perhaps It’s not quite Armageddon, but I think Bill Murray’s characterPeter Venkman from “Ghostbusters” could effectively see just how chaotic events appear to be in the world of American politics.
Reports came out yesterday morning that President Obama hadcanceled a scheduled speech for that day. The official reason why is that he visited a ceremony for the dead soldiers from last week’s Taliban attack. But that doesn’t require him to be out of the loop all day.
For all we know he finished his public grieving with the soldiers’ families then returned to the Oval Office to hide under his desk curled up in the fetal position wondering what the heck he needs to do to get us out of all this mess.
However, he could have spent the day getting together with his war-room advisers to figure out that he’s got more than enough time to fix this nation and his 2012 campaign. When you’ve been in office three years and people are whining about how your primary opponent would’ve done a better job, then you definitely have your work cut out for you.
This article originally appeared in Loop21.com under the headline “Obama’s Disappearing Acts.”