This is merely an idle observation on a lovely Saturday August afternoon, so no links: I just wanted to mention that there is something deeply entertaining about watching half the Establishment Left try to explain that the President doesn’t really have the power to do anything about the economy, so why are people freaking out when he goes on vacation anyway?
It’s entertaining for four reasons:
- The same people screamed about Bush’s vacation, and were happy to blame him for everything under the sun;
- Bush actually managed to accomplish things, despite the Republicans only enjoying full control of Congress from January 2003 to December 2006 (and losing all control after that);
- Between January 2009 and December 2010 Barack Obama and his Democratic party had a Congressional majority that Republicans could only dream of. Which they then proceeded to utterly waste.
- Best of all? Their beloved man-god whines about it so.
It really is a lovely day out, you know. Although I’ve been told that that storm clouds are on the horizon…