History, if it’s kind, will call this America’s “coming out” week. Should it choose to be unkind, it may say “coming apart.” Either way, we’re on vacation.
Before we left, we let another squirrel out of the Supreme Court’s cage to join the circus:
Then Big Guy en famiglia boarded Air Force Won and Too for a week long visit to deepest Africa.
He left strict orders with Harry to make sure the kids get their homework done while he’s gone.
So our undocumented voters can finally come out of the shadows while they’re voting twice or thrice.
So with everything in good hands at home, and because we don’t have enough problems right here to warrant all of Big Guy’s attention, he is off to Africa to solve all the troubles in the world. Because, as you may know, he has a gift.
He’s visiting all of the political hot spots in Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. No, wait – here’s are new updated itinerary: Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
Apparently we didn’t have enough money, thanks to the Sequester, to transport and properly arm our entourage for those dangerous locations. So we’re just going to have to settle for a little sightseeing in our armored vehicles with bullet proof glass. We began the trip at the “infamous embarkation point for those destined for lives in chains.”
In his first - and, many Africans say, long-overdue - extended tour of the continent, President Barack Obama will focus on political and economic issues, but is also paying homage to a painful chapter in American history.
On the first leg of his eight-day visit he is taking his family to the House of Slaves, a fort built in the late 18th century on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal, as a transit point for the human traffic and now a museum.
Because symbolism is important.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network