A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”
Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.
If the schedule remains intact, it will be the president’s first trip outside the capital since he officially declared Monday he will seek a second term. And while Obama (D) and his aides have repeated said he will not focus on his campaign in the next few months, his schedule may contradict those words.
Sadly, this is just par for the course for Obama and the Democrats. The Democrats were too scared that it'd hurt them politically to pass a budget with a huge deficit right before the midterms. So, they punted it until the next year.
Obama, also, has had a habit of staying clear of the tough issues. It took Obama months to go down to Louisiana, after the BP spill. Even with his key legislation, ObamaCare, he handed it completely over to Pelosi and Reid. His lack of leadership is just astounding and appalling. We hired him to lead not go to Pennsylvania to shill for his green agenda, while Rome burns.