Joplin Destroyed, 125 Dead, Thousands Missing: Obama – See Ya On SUNDAY
Barack Obama channeled his inner Libertarian yesterday, as he announced he intends on staying out of everyone’s business by NOT visiting Joplin until Sunday, the day after he gets back from his vacation.
Some President’s – every one before Obama come to mind – felt it necessary to visit scenes of devastation when they occurred on American soil, to give support to the American people in their time of distress. But perhaps those President’s didn’t have a fancy dinner to attend, or a ping pong match with foreign leaders, or maybe they didn’t have a golf game scheduled, or whatever else women do while on vacation.
Those 125 dead folks from Joplin will still be dead on Sunday if and when Obama shows up. The 750 injured will still likely be injured and the thousands missing will still likely be missing. The destroyed town will still be destroyed and there will still be lots of chances for the perfect photo op when and if Obama arrives. Remember – he cares.
For now though, it’s off to the cricket pitch to watch a match. Later, to the pub for a half-pint of Guinness and maybe a bag of crisps. Tonight, a dinner at the palace and Shakespeare in the park.
Obama cares – just not so much THIS week. But come Sunday I’m sure his eyes will be leaking fluids. If he decided to go on Sunday. If not, maybe Monday. Or Tuesday.