Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Barack Can’t Be Bothered to Govern

While campaigning in 2008, he blew off injured Soldiers who were expecting a visit.

After he won, he told Republicans to get in the back seat and not talk.

He had plenty of time to campaign in Europe, but hop over to celebrate one of the greatest single events of the 20th century? Nah.

After the Fort Hood incident, George and Laura Bush visited For Hood. Barack took the week-end off to relax at Camp David, a locale he has since shunned in favor of more glam (and expensive to taxpayers) resorts here and abroad.

These days, Barack doesn’t even bother to talk to his own people.

“Democrats wait by phone for President Obama – He doesn’t call. He doesn’t write. He doesn’t drop by for a visit. …

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) is trying to cut a deal on the nation’s fiscal crisis, but he can’t recall the last time he talked to the president.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is in charge of one of Obama’s top priorities — preventing a rate increase on student loans — but he hasn’t talked to the president in months.

And Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is the go-to guy on high gas prices, but the chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hasn’t spoken to the president much since the previous Congress. …

But both policy meetings and social gatherings with committee chairmen, ranking members, back bench freshmen and GOP swing voters — all hallmarks of the early part of Obama’s term — have been few and far between with the president these days.

Source:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76601.html

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