As Fiscal Cliff Looms Obama Parties And Plays Golf

The fiscal cliff is looming. In between post-election campaign appearances, President Obama has been quite busy. No, he hasn’t spent much time negotiating with Republicans. He’s too busy partying and playing golf.

With the deadline for averting the “fiscal cliff” less than three weeks away, the president’s schedule this week is exceptionally light. It does not include any time on the links with Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is also an avid golfer.

On Monday, Mr. Obama’s only public event was a trip to Detroit, where he held a campaign-style rally with union autoworkers that was ostensibly a push for middle-class tax cuts but mainly showcased Mr. Obama’s criticism of Michigan’s new right-to-work labor law.

“It seems to me, that time would have been better spent here in Washington, D.C., working on the fiscal cliff, but he was in Michigan,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican.

On Tuesday, Mr. Obama had lunch with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and spoke with Mr. Boehner by phone late in the day.

The president spent much of his evening with first lady Michelle Obama posing for photographs with members of the White House press corps and their guests at a holiday party. Mr. Obama hosted another media party at the White House on Dec. 5.

Read the whole thing, the White House is hosting more than 25 parties this month. The Obamas are leaving for an extended vacation next week, so that would come to about two parties a day.

H/T Fox Nation