Yeah, well, not.
Nothing on Obama’s schedule this morning suggesting that he is serious about salvaging the broken deficit committee, as you can see below. Midway through Obama’s Hawaii and Indonesia trip last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney noted that Obama wasn’t even making calls to Capitol Hill.
Because, Carney acknowledged, a successful panel that managed to move legislation through Congress would totally interfere with Obama’s reelection strategy, which is to run against a do-nothing Congress just like Harry did and get himself photographed holding up an erroneous “Romney Defeats Obama” headline in the Chicago Tribune.
Okay, Carney didn’t acknowledge that last part, but he might have well have.