We're getting early reports that perhaps the "top kill" process may be stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf. We hope that's true, and sustainable.
But while thousands of barrels of oil kept gushing from the BP well, and Iran was tap-dancing all over him, and North Korea was laughing that it could torpedo our ally in the South with impunity, what was the president up to this week? Let's take a gander at his schedule, shall we?
He did a sit-down to talk hoops with Marv Albert. He did events touting the failed $1 trillion economic "stimulus." He hosted Duke's basketball team. He did a pair of fundraisers in California for Barbara "Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer that roughly overlapped with the memorial service for the 11 rig workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Also, this weekend, instead of attending the national Memorial Day service to honor our fallen heroes at Arlington, the Commander-in-Chief will be grilling up some mean burgers in his backyard in Chicago.
Nothing, but nothing, is to interfere with the Bama's leisure. Be gone with your silly demands! Malia wants another hot dog.
A few months ago, Democrats voted to raise the national debt ceiling to $14.3 TRILLION, because $12.1 TRILLION just wasn't enough. They did the deed, then ran away, hoping the American people wouldn't notice.
Well, we noticed then. And we notice again today, because today is a day that will live in infamy. Today, we topped $13 TRILLION in debt. According to the ever-spinning national debt clock (www.USDebtClock.org), we hit record debt levels today. Per taxpayer, we each owe $117,975. The US debt to GDP ratio is a frightening and dangerous 90%. We're closing in on big, fat, Greek-levels of catastrophic debt.
And where is the President? Planning a long, Memorial Day getaway and raising money for Barbara "Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer. And where are Congressional Democrats? Voting for ANOTHER $160 BILLION spending bill---which is not paid for (except by raising your taxes.)
As we're seeing in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, nations that are this top-heavy with debt are only headed in one direction: collapse. Greece is fortunate because there is a European Union at least somewhat willing to pull its chestnuts out of the fire.
There will be no one to pull our chestnuts out of the fire. The Chinese and a few others are doing it now, but they're already getting mighty queasy about our fiscal situation, as well they should. They're not going to be around forever, and they're certainly not going to bail us out.
We're in this alone. And still, the Democrats party like it's boom times, and the president channels his best Alfred E. Newman: "What? Me, worry?"
Given that we've suffocated under the Obama regime for 16 months now, we know that we wake up every day to some new horror coming from him and his administration. Just when you think you've heard it all, some new appalling nightmare is sprung upon us.
Today's outrage: The Drudgereport is reporting that Obama plans to bag the annual Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery in order to spend the long weekend on vacation in Chicago. Instead of appearing at Arlington---the national symbol of our war dead---Obama will stop by the Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Illinois. Yes, at least he's making an appearance at some cemetery that day, but come on. There's a reason the Commander-in-Chief has always shown up at Arlington: it sends a highly visible message that he deeply honors the men and women who've made the ultimate sacrifice in service to this great nation. But Obama would rather eat deep-dish pizza in his hometown all weekend and then squeeze in a little speech at a local cemetery.
The message he is sending is one unbecoming of the Commander-in-Chief. It's disgraceful, and it's dangerous. If he doesn't care enough about our war dead to show up at Arlington, why should our enemies care about making even more American war dead?
Iran just checkmated President Obama on its nuclear program by doing a meaningless "deal" with Brazil and Turkey on its enriched uranium and succeeding in watering down possible sanctions to the point of further meaninglessness.
North Korea has attacked our ally in the South, without fear of any meaningful retaliation.
Oil continues to gush by the thousands of barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico, on this, Day 34 of an economic and ecological disaster. Team Obama? Team Obama? Anyone? Anyone?
Rasmussen Reports that 63% now favor repealing ObamaCare in its entirety.
Is it no wonder that they also report that his job approval has fallen to a new low: 44%?
Imagine, if you will, that all of this was happening under President George W. Bush.
At the White House yesterday, President Obama stood next to Mexican President Felipe Calderon as Calderon blasted the new Arizona law aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and drug traffickers, and violence from his country. It would have been merely bad if Obama had said nothing in response to Calderon's outrageous, inappropriate, rude, and wildly illogical criticism. But Obama went further: he backed up Calderon's attack on Arizona with criticism of his own, saying that the law was "misguided" and that it might lead to racial profiling, something the law expressly prohibits.
Can someone please remind Obama of 2 things?
1) That Arizona is one of the 50 U.S. states and is not Iran, North Korea, or Syria. Actually, he treats those nations BETTER than he treats Arizona.
2) He is supposed to be President of the United States, not President of the World. He is supposed to be representing US, protecting US, defending US. Not representing, protecting, and defending Mexico, illegal immigrants, drug traffickers, terrorists, or anybody else. But with his disgraceful display yesterday, that's exactly what he did. He's got one job to do: protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. He won't even do that.
Mr. Transnational sitting in the White House supports everyone else's interests BUT our own. He won't defend us. He won't defend our allies. No wonder our enemies are running circles around him.