Obama Putting Vacation On Hold, Returning To Washington For “Unspecified Meetings”


Obama Putting Vacation On Hold, Returning To Washington For “Unspecified Meetings” (ZeroHedge, Aug, 17, 2014):

Earlier we joked that “it is rumored, although unlikely, that a city devolving into a state of emergency and actual curfew, will be enough for the president to take a break from his golf game and make a teleprompted statement later today.” Just a few short hours later, in a stunning development and in what may well be a first for the president, Obama announced he planned to take a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and return to Washington on Sunday night for “unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.”

According to CBS “The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back in Washington for those discussions. Part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.”

Well, he is. But one wonders if the president taking a break from taking a break will fix everything overnight. If Obama was indeed serious about fixing things, instead he should have announced that he was staying on the Vineyard for the next two years.

More from CBS:

Those crises turned the first week of Obama’s vacation into a working holiday. He made on-camera statements on U.S. military action in Iraq and the clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. He called foreign leaders to discuss the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, as well as between Israel and Hamas.”

“I think it’s fair to say there are, of course, ongoing complicated situations in the world, and that’s why you’ve seen the president stay engaged,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

Obama is scheduled to return to Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday and stay through next weekend.

Even though work has occupied much of Obama’s first week on vacation, he still found plenty of time to golf, go to the beach with his family and go out to dinner on the island.

He also attended a birthday party for Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan’s wife, where he spent time with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

So… futures open limit up in a few hours as the algos price in even more global destruction and resulting monetary “stimulus”?


3 thoughts on “Obama Putting Vacation On Hold, Returning To Washington For “Unspecified Meetings”

  1. I wonder if any of the economic moves by Putin is making him nervous……..they would say nothing to the fools watching US media…….but it ought to get someone’s attention……..

  2. Any financial stimulation will be for the few at the cost of everyone else…..
    Presidents have cut vacations to announce world wars, too………but I don’t see how he can do it……nobody will join with him. The US is bankrupt, not paying Germany back it’s gold was the final signal to greedy gut interests around the world. Perhaps that is why Germany asked for their gold………not repaying was very stupid.
    He can get no allies, and no coalitions.
    If he goes it alone, as he has by starting the same war he ran on ending, it still won’t sell. Americans are sick of endless wars, and no warmonger will get anywhere. The US needs to clean it’s own house…….
    It doesn’t portend good reasons. Military rule in dissenting cities?
    Something bad is in the wind.

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