What Obama will do on his summer “vacation” — write a jobs plan

posted at 2:45 pm on August 18, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The Washington Post reports that Barack Obama will go back to the drawing board during his vacation* this month and draw up a plan to stimulate job creation.  At least that’s what Obama has promised, along with a deficit reduction plan that he has promised since April:

President Obama has decided to press Congress for a new round of stimulus spending and tax cuts as he seeks to address the great domestic policy quandary of his tenure: how to spur job growth in an age of austerity.

Obama will lay out a series of ideas in a major address right after Labor Day, when he and a largely antagonistic Congress will return from vacation, the White House said Wednesday.

The president is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers, new spending for roads and construction, and other measures that would target the long-term unemployed, according to administration officials and other people familiar with the matter. Some ideas, such as providing mortgage relief for struggling homeowners, could come through executive action.

Obama also plans to announce a major push for new deficit reduction, urging the special congressional committee formed in the debt-ceiling deal this month to identify even more savings than the $1.5 trillion it has been tasked with finding.

In other words, we’re going to get more of the same policies we got in Porkulus in 2009.  Obama will offer short-term gimmicks to get short-term boosts in spending, go back to the “shovel-ready” projects that even Obama finally admitted were a mirage, and offer more public safety-net spending while calling it a “stimulus.”  The fact that we’re headed into another recession clearly showed these Keynesian gimmicks as failures seems to have escaped Obama’s attention.

Investors Business Daily’s John Merline gives a better diagnosis of the real problem holding back investment and growth:

If the federal government’s regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues, and the third largest in terms of employees, with more people working for it than McDonald’s, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined.

Under President Obama, while the economy is struggling to grow and create jobs, the federal regulatory business is booming.

Regulatory agencies have seen their combined budgets grow a healthy 16% since 2008, topping $54 billion, according to the annual “Regulator’s Budget,” compiled by George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis.

That’s at a time when the overall economy grew a paltry 5%.

Meanwhile, employment at these agencies has climbed 13% since Obama took office to more than 281,000, while private-sector jobs shrank by 5.6%.

John also gives us the Chart of the Day, showing the growth in regulatory agencies over the last 18 months:

The Obama administration is in the regulatory-expansion business, and buddy, business is a-boomin’.  Not only did the Federal Register of regulations expand 18% in 2010 alone, Merline says more than 4200 new regulations are “in the pipeline,” not including items like Dodd-Frank, the EPA’s new clean-air rules, or the new CAFE standards recently demanded by Barack Obama.  He also quotes the Heritage Foundation’s analysis that Obama’s first 26 months in office has cost the private sector more than $40 billion in additional regulatory compliance — and that’s not including what ObamaCare will do over the next couple of years.

The Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee released an interview with CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder explaining how regulatory uncertainty keeps investors on the sidelines, and American growth in suspense:

If investors can’t get a reasonable risk forecast, they don’t invest. At least, they don’t invest in this economy.

If Obama really wants to produce an effective jobs plan, it would consist not of short-term gimmicks but in rolling back the regulatory adventurism of his first 30 months in office. He would push for effective tax reform, especially in the corporate code, that would flatten the structure, lower rates, eliminate the crony corporatism built into it, and get more revenues as a result. Deficit reduction would comprise entitlement reform and the elimination of the massive wave of future liabilities that we cannot possibly meet. Anything else is just short-term political pandering, which is exactly what we got from this administration the last time Obama came up with a “jobs plan.”

* – No President goes on vacation. Ever.  The optics of going to Martha’s Vineyard while calling for national “sacrifice” might be awful — well, no, they are awful — but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness.  Every President does so, and every President works every day while doing so.

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The president is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers…

…incentivizing me to fire the guy now sweeping the floor and hire another guy to take his place to access the tax benefit.

Pure genius.

Akzed on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

A Big Ol’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”

David in ATL on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

If Obama really wants to produce an effective jobs plan

How to tell when the entire paragraph will venture into fairytale land?

Suggest that Obama wants to produce anything effectively.

VibrioCocci on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

* – No President goes on vacation. Ever. The optics of going to Martha’s Vineyard while calling for national “sacrifice” might be awful — well, no, they are awful — but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness. Every President does so, and every President works every day while doing so.

So why is the headline titled “What Obama will do on his Summer Vacation?”

I think Ed was hijacked mid writing.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

More “created or saved” jobs through the implementation of another “stimulus”!

Opposite Day on August 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM

How long does it take to write up a plan of “I will gladly pay China in 2013 for a whole boatload of money today!”

teke184 on August 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Rush covered this last hour and I think he’s right, it has no chance of passing the house and thus is nothing more than a means to hammer the opposition with while on the campaign trail.

maineconservative on August 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Another day reeking of economic incompetence… Thx PBHO!

Khun Joe on August 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Meet the new plan….same as the old plan.

tommyboy on August 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM

All the lsm can talk about is bush taking 181 days to obama 61

Nevermind, the quadrupled amount if time he’s been on the golf course more than W

cmsinaz on August 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Don’t believe everything you hear about too many regulations. – Obama

lorien1973 on August 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM

If the federal government’s regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues

And that’s just the Feds. How big is it when you count the relentlessly expanding state and local regulators? The direct costs are massive, and the indirect costs in terms of delays and quashed projects are incalculable.

forest on August 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM

“A Big Ol’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”

David in ATL on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

AKA Satan Sandwich?

Youngs98 on August 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM

He’ll write nothing. He’ll peek over one of his adviser’s shoulders and copy his work. I bet he learned that trick in college, which is how he managed to pass his courses.

honsy on August 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Obama Jobs Plan

1 -Raise taxes on everyone
2- Take over another major business or two.
3- Send the DOJ, the IRS, the EPA and two other agencies
to be named later to investigate any business not
funding my re-election.
4-pass new pro-union regulations
5-Pass a new special windfall tax on the unemployed
6- Have the EPA name the cockroach an endangered species, closing most all businesses and immediately raising the nanny state constituancy.
7. Announce that all illegals only need provide proof of citizen ship by producing an online copy of their birth certificate.
8-call in all printed money to be permenantly replaced by even larger denominations of freshly printed money-free of charge, there by causing great stimulus to the economy.

Don L on August 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

*dailing Chicago phone number*

Hi, Bill, it’s Barack. Um, uh, I could use a little writing help again…

red winger on August 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

the reason Obama hasn’t released his plan yet is because they can’t figure out how to spell ‘quadrillion.’

olesparkie on August 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

We are already hearing itll be the same deal he had with boehner before he kicked it up in price

It will be the same spiel folks

cmsinaz on August 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM

So why is the headline titled “What Obama will do on his Summer Vacation?”

I think Ed was hijacked mid writing.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

That was my bad. I meant to put vacation in quotes; fixed now.

Ed Morrissey on August 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM

“Dear Barry, you are doing an awesome job. Don’t listen to anyone. Love, Barry”

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM

And where will this take place?

A golf course? Polo match? Bike trail? Dining with those he wishes to tax?

capejasmine on August 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM

The Washington Post reports that Barack Obama will go back to the drawing board during his vacation* this month and draw up a plan to stimulate job creation.

The Two-man Super Awesome Infallible Job Creation Plan: Obama and Biden submit their resignations, and let John Boehner be President.

That didn’t take long.

Steve Z on August 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM

The epitome of hypocrisy is Obama promoting American jobs on a bus tour with million dollar Canadian made buses.

volsense on August 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM

You really think he’s “working” on it? He’ll do what he always does: Let someone else do the heavy lifting for him, then take credit for it. (And if it doesn’t work, blame someone else.)

Socratease on August 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I hope Moochelle eats his paper.

esnap on August 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM

The president is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers…

…incentivizing me to fire the guy now sweeping the floor and hire another guy to take his place to access the tax benefit.

Pure genius.

Akzed on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

As the owner of a small business, this was my very first thought. Epic fail. Do these people NOT connect A to B?

herm2416 on August 18, 2011 at 3:09 PM

No, really. This time shovel-ready means something. I promise.

hillbillyjim on August 18, 2011 at 3:10 PM

So, Bill Ayers is joining him at Martha’s Vineyard?

Vashta.Nerada on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

When Obama gets back from Martha’s Vineyard and gives his big-time jobs speech, he should lead off with: “Man. I needed a vacation from my vacation!”

Jim Treacher on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Anyone want to bet that his “plan” is for a new committee or czar be created to address the issue?

Also I find it unbelievable he is calling for tax hikes still when he couldn’t get them passed with the democrats when he had control of Congress.

JeffinSac on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

F O R E !!!

hillbillyjim on August 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM

The epitome of hypocrisy is Obama promoting American jobs on a bus tour with million dollar Canadian made buses.

volsense on August 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM

“But the nice wood and fancy seats inside of the bus were installed here in the USA!”

O’bama Kneepads.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM

The president is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers…

…incentivizing me to fire the guy now sweeping the floor and hire another guy to take his place to access the tax benefit.

Pure genius.

Akzed on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

As the owner of a small business, this was my very first thought. Epic fail. Do these people NOT connect A to B?

herm2416 on August 18, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Nobody in the Obama inner circle has ever had a real job, let alone run a business. They simply do not understand how the real world works. Their entire world view is from an academic one where in theory giving a company a tax break for hiring someone should mean more hiring. But since they have never actually run a company they don’t know that there are 100 other factors that come into play including the most obvious….unless the tax break > the salary of the new employee, it’s still a net loss to the employer if the employee is not needed.

angryed on August 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Jobs plan -

1 – give everyone food stamps (vilsac)
2 – give everyone unemployment checks (carney)
3 – force everyone to buy a car (commerce clause)
4 – profit!

lorien1973 on August 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM

So, Bill Ayers is joining him at Martha’s Vineyard?

Vashta.Nerada on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I’m sure the guy with the Long Face will swing by on his way to dock his yacht in Rhode Island…

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM

This simply proves beyond a doubt that Odumbo had no plan despite J Carney’s assertions to the contrary. This guy is one big wrecking ball!

rjoco1 on August 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM

No President goes on vacation. Ever.

True, but this president has not, not gone on vacation more than any other. Unless of course you believe CBS.

vcferlita on August 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Probably be cheaper in the long run to PAY Barry and his regulatory minions to STAY ON VACATION until Jan 2013.

GarandFan on August 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Honestly, I don’t think this guy has ever had an original idea. He’ll have staffers and advisors writing the “jobs plan” and then come to us with a bunch of stimulus spending using phrases like targeted job growth or focused incentives. He knows he’s out next year, so he’s going to try going to the well one more time.

John Deaux on August 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM

If Obama really wants to produce an effective jobs plan….

surely you jest! 3 years into the game is a little late.

katablog.com on August 18, 2011 at 3:17 PM

but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness.

You don’t know much about politics, do you?

faraway on August 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM

— but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness.

As someone trying to start a business, I haven’t had a day off in years either. But I don’t get to put my feet up on a Martha’s Vineyard escape while I ponder the plight of the masses either.

pedestrian on August 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Are you kidding me? When he’s in washington he can hardly spend any time in the oval office. Between throwing parties for rappers, golfing, state dinners for enemies, gosh is there any time to spend in the office. When he does, his filthy shoes are up on the desk that has been so revered by other Presidents.
Sorry, he’s not spending a moment on jobs. He has never had to and his czars and soros probably have their heads together to see how fast they can tank our country!

Bambi on August 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Some ideas, such as providing mortgage relief for struggling homeowners, could come through executive action.

Bam-Bam will just dip into his stash, and with a stroke of his mighty pen, pay the mortgages of millions of people who bought houses they now can’t afford.

What could go wrong?

AZCoyote on August 18, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Maybe Obama will just do more of the same because it’s been so successful. Don’t you all realize that if it weren’t for George Bush, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Republicans, Tea Party activists, the earthquake in Japan, the White Sox being behind the Tigers and bad luck the unemployment rate would be zero?

bw222 on August 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM

angryed on August 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM

You betcha. A one time “tax credit” or whatever won’t do a damn thing to increase hiring. Thanks to government regulations and unions, taking on an employee is not only expensive, but can continue to be expensive if you have to lay them off.

He’s banking on this idea sounding good to people who don’t know anything about the costs and risks of hiring an employee. Then when the Republicans shoot it down, he’ll have political ammunition.

This whole thing is completely dishonest politicking to set up his re-election “do nothing congress” arguments. Everything he says about ‘jobs’ will be a lie. The man is disgusting.

forest on August 18, 2011 at 3:22 PM

All the lsm can talk about is bush taking 181 days to obama 61

Nevermind, the quadrupled amount if time he’s been on the golf course more than W

cmsinaz on August 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM

..let them have that debate. It isn’t a winner — and be debugged to a fare-the-well on another HA thread — because Bush held meetings and regularly had visitors to the ranch where they conducted working sessions.

Besides, you add count the time Obama’s been golfing as half-days and he’s up to almost a hunnert days off.

The War Planner on August 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Obama’s team is telling anyone who will listen what the game is….

1. Float a jobs plan that nobody will agree to
2. Paint the GOP/Tea Party as racist/homophobic ideologues
3. ???
4. 2012 Reelection

faraway on August 18, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Where are the buses…?

Seven Percent Solution on August 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM

but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness

well, I guess that just makes me a churlish hobbit…with an approval rating lower than atheists and Muslims. Yep, I’m gonna start calling HA my “feel-good-about-myself” factory!

PrincipleStand on August 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM

You really think he’s “working” on it? He’ll do what he always does: Let someone else do the heavy lifting for him, then take credit for it. (And if it doesn’t work, blame someone else.)

Socratease on August 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I agree. My guess that he’ll do a brief briefing and then it’s off to the links or the sail boat or the restaurant.

INC on August 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM

PureEvil genius.

Akzed on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM

PatriotRider on August 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM

griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness

If he actually worked I would not complain. If he didn’t spend stupid amounts on his vacation trips (like the soiree in India, not one but two complete hotels) I would not complain, but regardless of what CBS has to say, THIS GUY DOESN”T ACTUALLY DO HIS JOB AT ALL.

And he has taken a ridiculous amount of vacations. Explain to me why he deserves a vacation while we are in the midst of the worst economic crisis of our era?

Would you take a vacation like in this situation Ed? I sure as hell would not. This is just one more demonstration of his lack of regard for teh suffering of the American people.

Fail likes the perks not the work. His “new” plan is the same old crap that doesn’t work.

He’s basicly absent, useless, obstructionistic and incompetent. For that he gets paid time off?

We are entitled to crank about it, imho.

dogsoldier on August 18, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Where are the buses…?

Seven Percent Solution on August 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM

One has been deemed Obama’s campaign bus, because that’s what he was doing when they said he wasn’t.

The other is being bugged, and rigged, for the Republican nominee. Can you think of a better way to get the drop on your opponent?

capejasmine on August 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM

So why is the headline titled “What Obama will do on his Summer Vacation?”

I think Ed was hijacked mid writing.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM
That was my bad. I meant to put vacation in quotes; fixed now.

Ed Morrissey on August 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Ed – know what I like about you most? (No, not tech advise ;)… you have the integrity to make a change due to a mistep, without a rambling excuse as to why it was first done.

Very rare, but very encouraging.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 3:37 PM

So, Bill Ayers is joining him at Martha’s Vineyard?

Vashta.Nerada on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM

We’ll just have to look for all the nautical terms used in the plan.

Left Coast Right Mind on August 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM

…Obama will go back to the drawing board during his vacation

Back? He never went there to begin with. And for Obama, it’s not a drawing board. It’s a coloring book.

Also, if no President goes on vacation, why do they take them? Why don’t they just stay in the White House?

SlaveDog on August 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM

What the heck has he been there for since Jan. 2009? He is clueless, utterly inept and now found out, finally.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Want to stimulate the economy without blowing another hole in the deficit?

two words: tort refom.

Why is no one talking about that?

Deafdog on August 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM

On the vacation thingie, he’s on vacation no matter where he is. He is “utterly inept”, as Trump says, for 1001 reasons.

Let him go away. It’s just where he’s going that is the ‘beauty’. Suits him and Michelle to perfection. Couldn’t happen to a more hapless carnival.

Shame on the land for bringing them.

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM

The other is being bugged, and rigged, for the Republican nominee. Can you think of a better way to get the drop on your opponent?

capejasmine on August 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Whoa! O_O

I hadn’t even thought about that, but I’m sure you’re right. I hope the GOP nominee refuses to so much as set foot in that bus!

Mary in LA on August 18, 2011 at 3:53 PM

* – No President goes on vacation. ……… Every President does so, and every President works every day while doing so.

Mind you he’s not going to rest until he fixes this all, tho.

Alden Pyle on August 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM

he needs to take his big black armored bus out there to Martha’s Vineyard and tool around the island like he’s Strelnikov.

exceller on August 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM

“This president is grossly inept” — Trump

Schadenfreude on August 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Building roads creates jobs? Can we stop with that meme ever? We have plenty of roads we can’t repair, plenty of bridges that are crumbling. Maybe a lot of them should never have been built in the first place.

MarkT on August 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Maybe he’s going to call for an alien attack hoax!

scalleywag on August 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Vacation – what’s that? We haven’t had a family vacation away from our home since 2002. A couple of long stints of unemployment because of the dotcom bust (one without unemployment pay since I was self-employed) and a bankruptcy because of it has left us at home and grateful to have one.

Our kids are now grown up, who knows when we’ll be able to coordinate work schedules to try and take a real vacation together. It took us weeks of planning to get one day off together to go to the museum.

Not only does the Obama family get to take a great vacation, they don’t even have to pay for most of it. Lucky them.

Common Sense on August 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

The optics of going to Martha’s Vineyard while calling for national “sacrifice” might be awful — well, no, they are awful — but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness.

If what he’s doing is awful then how can criticizing it be churlishness?

How can the guy get away with going on this bus tour, telling everyone we have problems that need to be fixed – now, telling people we need to get jobs back – now, telling people what he’s telling them and then offering to fix those things, but waiting to even offer a plan until after coming back from effing vacation?

You either believe things need to get fixed or not. The way the economy is doing now, he has no business taking a damn vacation. No one begrudges a person down time – when it earned and circumstances dictate.

He could have spent the time he wasted on this bus tour putting together his ‘plan’ then went on vacation. Instead he’s wasted twice as much time as he would have otherwise.

catmman on August 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

No President goes on vacation. Ever. The optics of going to Martha’s Vineyard while calling for national “sacrifice” might be awful — well, no, they are awful — but griping about a President getting away for a few days is just churlishness. Every President does so, and every President works every day while doing so.

While 0bama bundles the economy BURNS! That remains a fact, not fiction. ;o)

DannoJyd on August 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM

“The president is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers”

Keep that in mind. Its the same thing liberals have bitched about Scott Walker doing.

Zaggs on August 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM

How is it that tax cuts -sometimes know as spending in the tax code- are important to a recovery and tax hikes are important to bipartisanship? Or maybe better said, why are tax cuts not a bipartisan issue?

BKeyser on August 18, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Man, that Chart of the Day is lethal for Barry’s hopes and dreams.

a capella on August 18, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Every President does so, and every President works every day while doing so.

Prove it.

Oh, unless you mean he works every day – even on vacation – trying to destroy the rest of us.

Ok, hyperbole aside – what makes you think this guy works every day while on vacation? What constitutes ‘work’ in that context?

Midas on August 18, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Is Bill Ayers being flown in to Martha’s Vineyard to help with the writing?? After all we know he wrote Obama’s first book!! Keep your eyes peeled for Ayers arrival.

IlonaE on August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

* – No President goes on vacation. Ever.

So that explains why I just got zero results when I typed “Bush Vacation” into Google. Amazing!

saint kansas on August 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM

He takes mini-vacations almost every other weekend at Camp David, so that should be plenty. Michelle has it even better flying around the world unannounced with her daughters, mother, and DC Divas (on taxpayer money). Obama needs the permanent vacation he has coming…

stacman on August 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I an write it for him in 2 words and it would be more effective than 5X the money already wasted on “stimulus” crap.

All he has to write is:

I resign.

RealMc on August 18, 2011 at 4:59 PM

These schemes have little to do with Keynesianism. That’s just a fancy name to hide their real purpose: “jobs for the boys.”

In Keynesianism the government is suppose to cut spending in good times and increase spending in bad times, in order to act as a counterweight to the overall market. Its aim is to keep demand growing at a sustainable level. This is old fashion Democratic pork. You’ll notice no Democrat in the history of the universe has ever demanded a cut during good times as Keynes demanded. When times are rough, they say they are Keynesianism, when times are good they say “we’ve waited long enough. Lets spend money like drunken sailors.”

Fred 2 on August 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Yeah, right. First Obama will “write a jobs plan”. Then in September he’ll give a big speech on national TV and tell everyone how he can’t give it to us now to review because his dog ate it.

MeAlice on August 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

every President works every day while doing so

YOU LIE!

He can’t possibly work, because he doesn’t know how to do anything.

disa on August 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Meet the new plan….same as the old plan.

tommyboy on August 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM

There was an old plan?

jdkchem on August 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM

And for Obama, it’s not a drawing board. It’s a coloring book.

HAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one, SD, good one!

herm2416 on August 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Wish I could claim credit for this comment about O’bama’s Vacay, but it’s too good to not share. From another WaPo story about O’bama’s 10 days off.

Staying in a ‘compound?’ Sounds like a cult to me.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2011 at 7:42 PM