How low can politics get? Well, the Party of No Ideas may have finally hit bottom.
They not only opposed President Obama on the stimulus, the auto bailout, health care, middle-class tax cuts, and Wall Street reforms. Now they’ve also come out – against his family vacation!
That’s right. The Republican National Committee, under Michael Steele, issued a statement blasting President Obama for taking his family to Maine for the weekend.
It’s wrong for him to take any time off as long as oil’s still leaking in the Gulf, they argue. And, if they go anywhere, the First Family should have gone to the Gulf coast, not the Maine coast.
How pathetic. First of all, maybe Michael Steele doesn’t know it, but there is no more oil leaking into the Gulf – thanks in part to the team President Obama put in place. And, of course, he’s already made several trips down there. The Vice-President and the First Lady have also been on the scene.
When’s the last time John Boehner, Sarah Palin, Mitch McConnell, or Michael Steele have been to the Gulf?
And who are Republicans to complain? George Bush spent 977 days of his presidency vacationing on his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
At least, Barack Obama has better taste about where he spends his vacation time.
That’s my parting shot for today. ?