We know at least two people who won’t be taking that 3am call.
After his speech, Mr. Obama tried to call both Mr. Boehner and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, but was told they were asleep.
An election loss will do that to you. When combined with a little alcohol, sleeping pills and old age.
Is this kind of sh*tty? Probably. But if you want to run with the clique you can’t call after 9pm and you can only wear pink on Wednesdays. If Barack Obama is unwilling to abide by the rules, he’s just going to have to find different Queen Bees to serve. Beauty sleep is no-negotiable. Plus, while Boehner and McConnell head to work this week to handle the Fiscal Cliff, likely by delaying the same disasterous combination of spending cuts and tax increases for six months, until they are safely beyond having to engage in bipartisanship.
Obama, for his part is heading back to business as usual, exhibiting exemplary leadership by boarding a plane to Asia for a victory tour.
President Obama yesterday announced he’s jetting off on a victory lap around Southeast Asia, despite a new government report warning the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff will plunge the US into a recession and drive the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent.
Obama and Congress have just 52 days to reach a deal to avoid sailing off that precipice, when a devastating double whammy of tax hikes and budget cuts will rock the economy and hit just about every American. …
But those tense negotiations won’t interfere with Obama’s boarding Air Force One for a three-day tour of Bangkok, Rangoon and Phnom Penh.
Along the way, he’ll meet with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to mark 180 years of diplomatic relations, chat with Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and attend the East Asia Summit in Cambodia. He takes off Nov. 17.