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Obama Schedule || Monday, May 7, 2012

by Keith Koffler on May 6, 2012, 11:25 pm

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00 am || Meets with senior advisers
2:30 pm || Holds a conference call with elected officials and student government leaders from across the country to discuss student loan rates

All times Eastern
Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm


Sadie May 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

The schedule is a ruse. He’s sleeping in late tomorrow.

dwj May 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

Student loan rates again? What an idiot. Does he think this is some damned important wedge issue that Americans are terribly concerned about?

Get out of bed and get to work on things that matter!

CAR May 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

I thought he wasn’t going to rest until everyone had a job. Or something like that.

What a waste.

Just2old May 7, 2012 at 7:17 am

Jobs are the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up and the last thing he thinks about when he goes to bed. Focused like a laser bearm! What a bunch of BS.

Owen Kellogg May 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

Someone should call him to the carpet on the student loan issue. Obama has turned a competitive student loan industry into a government monopoly which now comes with monopolistic pricing. The student loans I began paying off at the beginning of 2007 now carry an interest rate of 2.36%. But the new government monopoly offers only 6.8%. Today’s students are getting screwed, and it’s all because of Obama.

DeniseVB May 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

Kids can alway pick cheaper schools or start with community college to get the core subjects under their belt.

Kids can also work really, really hard in high school, ace their grades and win scholarships.

So many options, I don’t understand his Studen Loan obesssion either, nor do his supporters. If they want a free education, join the military then they’ll pay for it :D

Swedishlady May 7, 2012 at 3:33 am

And Europe wakes up with the results from three elections, France, Greece and Serbia. The most important one, France, resulted in a comeback for Socialism as Hollande was elected. But I guess an American would say that there is not much of a difference between a European Socialist and Conservative, at least not a French one. I think that the reason for the result was that it´s hard for the incumbent to win an election with the economy in turmoil and that the French got tired of the preening Sarkozy. Sounds familiar ? Take warning Obama when you celebrate a Socialist victory in France. It´s the economy, stupid. And it´s you.

Car in May 7, 2012 at 7:10 am

Yea, the markets aren’t too happy about what happened in Europe. Hollande wants a 75% tax on “the rich”. good luck with that.

AZ Granny May 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

I read on Drudge that the wealthy French are considering relocation to London, Singapore or NY, to beat the taxes. 75% tax won’t do a lot of good if it drives the rich out of the country.

DeniseVB May 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

And Obama is supporting him 100%. Gah.

Car in May 7, 2012 at 7:09 am

This is his great idea? Student loan rates? @@

Robin H May 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

Keith, Who are his senior advisors? Are these his czars, his cabinet, Axelrod? Who?

DeniseVB May 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

Good question, and when was Obama’s last Cabinet Meeting ?

Susan May 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

His last Cabinet meeting was January 31, 2012. They are just for show anyway. The shadow government of administrative czars and czarinas answerable only to him are running the country now. The rules and regulations they are spitting out in record numbers have the same effect of laws passed by our legislators. All part of his blueprint for transformation of our constitutional republic into an imperial presidency.

Keith Koffler May 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

Robin, senior advisers would generally be White House people like the chief and deputy chiefs of staff, National Economic Council director, NSC director, Communications Director, a couple of general advisers like David Plouffe and Valerie Jarrett, the legislative affairs director, the press secretary, maybe some of their deputies, the vice president, OMB director and a handful of others, or portions of this group that he may in particular want to have in the room. Not the Cabinet, except maybe Geithner or Hillary.

SnarkEsq. May 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Keith, thanks for answering that question. I always wondered about it too.

Lizzy May 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

Mr President please explain how student loans, war on women and the so
called Buffett Rule will put food my table and a roof over my head and a paycheck every week?

Susan May 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

He’s probably licking his wounds after the lackluster attendance to the kick off of his “Forward” campaign. I’m not a George Will fan but he really hit the mark when he called Obama out for his pathological narcissism and described him as “incontinent” in his speech making. Ouch!

Jean May 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

He must be heading off to the golf course this afternoon. He’s got to relax after all those fundraisers.

Quintis Arrius May 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Student Gov’t Leaders? They can do squat on most College campuses. Way to go to fritter away another day.
BTW, they are laughing at us down at Gitmo.

gracepmc May 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Brought this over from the Weekly Standard Laugh Line

From Mark Halperin of Time:

Romney also has the luxury of an open schedule. Although without the gilded mantle of the presidency, he can spend every waking hour as a full-time candidate, while the President is required to do his day job.

The Original May 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Makes you wonder why Kerry didn’t win in 2004 since Pres. Bush appeared to actually work.

You know what . . . where I live in farm country . . . the work day starts as soon as the sun comes up and ends when the sun goes down. Sometimes earlier . . . sometimes later. Day after Day . . . except Sundays during which most of the people in my area attend the worship service of their choice.