There’s a third-world style humanitarian crisis on our border. Terrorists have established their own state, a Caliphate, no less. Israel is on the cusp of war with the Palestinians. The economy cratered the first quarter of the year. And here is your president, joshing today in Denver after a night of billiards and pizza.
Meanwhile, President Obama’s aides are feeding the boss’s churlish insouciance.
The White House has been promoting it’s latest PR stunt, “The Bear is Loose,” which features vignettes and videos of Obama – “the bear” – happily hop-scotching off his programmed schedule and staging impromptu appearances wherever he likes, presumably with his anguished Secret Service detail trailing behind.
Wrote senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who, one would think, should be focusing on more serious matters, in a White House “blog” post Tuesday:
Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say “the Bear is loose.”
Lately, the Bear has been loose a lot, and this week will be no different. The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas, where he will meet with Americans who’ve written him letters and whose stories – their challenges and successes – resonate with folks from across the country.
How much denial can one man muster? The Bear needs to get back to his den, where his cubs are being eaten by wolves.