As Government Shutdown Looms… Obama Skips Town to Spend Time With Reverend Al
And to think… It was just yesterday that Obama told Congress to act like grownups.
As a government shutdown looms, Barack Obama skipped town today to spend time with his pal Reverend Al Sharpton.
The Washington Post reported:
A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”
Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.
The LA Times says that Obama is just stepping back.