Obama having fun in Cleveland while the world burns

Where was our alleged president yesterday?  The country is in turmoil, four Americans shot and killed by Somali pirates, and Kadhafi threatening to blow up gas lines in Libya.  Nothing much happening here that would require a president of the United States to address or focus on or provide some leadership on.  Nah.  Nothing at all.

He and “members of the Cabinet” are “having fun” at some break out session in Cleveland, Ohio.  They had so much fun they are going to do it again.

Obama:  “Now, for those who just joined us, we’ve spent the day in breakout sessions

We had a terrific discussion.  The groups that I participated in were remarkable and had great ideas.  I know the members of the Cabinet had fun, which is why we’re going to do it again.  And over the next several months, what we’re going to be doing is teaming up with mayors and governors and small business owners to host a series of these jobs forums across the country.”

The “Cabinet” mentioned above consists of:

The unusual show of political muscle includes Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the council of economic advisers, who is not a Cabinet member but has equal rank. Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, will also participate.

This is funny.  The white house announced the forum on Monday as follows:

Obama opens the Cleveland forum, titled “Winning the Future,” [WTF Forum] and then will send the invitation-only participants into small groups. Mills will lead a discussion on entrepreneurship; Geithner will lead a meeting on how small businesses can access capital; Solis will convene a discussion on workforce development; Locke will oversee a meeting on how to improve exports for small businesses; and Chu will lead a discussion on clean energy.

And, of course, they had to fire up Air Force One for the trip at a cost of at least $68,000 an hour.

Picture, if you can, the president of the United States AND key members of his cabinet in break out sessions in Cleveland, Ohio,  while, Not Rome, but the world burns.

What. A. Nightmare.

This is what we get for electing a community organizer for president.

Here’s the whole speech, but it’s not worth the trouble to read.

Posted:  02.23.11

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