In the D.C. world where it seems that everything else is “unexpected,” isn’t this just predictable:
At the predictably unproductive G-20 summit meeting in South Korea, the president faced demands from China and Germany that the Federal Reserve stop its policy of "quantitative easing" -- which is, given Republican obstructionism, one of the few tools available to promote U.S. economic recovery. What Mr. Obama should have said is that nations' running huge trade surpluses -- and in China's case, doing so thanks to currency manipulation on a scale unprecedented in world history -- have no business telling the United States that it can't act to help its own economy.
But what he actually said was "From everything I can see, this decision was not one designed to have an impact on the currency, on the dollar." Fighting words!
His whining is becoming tiresome. Always, it’s “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” with him anymore.
But the bitter irony goes deeper than that: the main reason Mr. Obama finds himself in this situation is that two years ago he was not, in fact, prepared to deal with the world as he was going to find it. And it seems as if he still isn’t.
And then there’s this from the op-ed pages of our very own home town newspaper:
“…we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.”
Boy oh boy. Leave town for 10 days and the snakes just start slithering out of every crack and crevice. Isn’t it bad enough that Big Guy has to do “hand to hand combat” with his R-word “enemies,” now we have to do battle with our so-called friends too?
Honestly, Big Guy returns to the Big White after his 10 day diplomatic mission to Asia and immediately people are jumping all over his case for embarrassing America. Hey! Is it his fault that Bush drove the damn car into the ditch!
Oh dear! It looks like our incredible shrinking President just keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Well, it is autumn in Washington – maybe he’ll just head south for the winter. I hear South America is beautiful this time of year.
Meanwhile, Lady M is still recuperating from exhaustion following her most recent round of sacrifices for her country.
Today she’ll be recovering with the mocha caramel chocolate chip and extra crunchy Cheetos.