The President might be spending the whole day in bed today, just running out the clock on an absolutely brutal week for the big guy. And I don't blame him. Given all the bad news he received/caused this week, he and his staff must've awakened this morning with one wicked Kool-aid hangover:
-Obama's deadline for those $100 million in budget cuts comes.... and goes.... (Hey, cut them some slack, it's tough to cut 0.003% of the budget!)
-Governors of both parties publicly oppose ObamaCare. Apparently they're concerned it'll bankrupt their states. No idea what could give them that idea.
-Fox report: States hit hardest by recession get the least Stimulus* funds. Shocking!
-Just an awful day of polls. Rasmussen, Gallup, WaPo/ABC, and USAToday all show serious declines in the President's overall favorability and public support for ObamaCare.
-A new study by the Lewin Group posits that 83.4 million Americans would lose their current health insurance under ObamaCare.
-Mayo Clinic on ObamaCare: not a fan.
-And the White House delays the budget figures until August. Wonder why they'd do that?
-Obama's deadline for a Gitmo policy comes... and goes....
-India to US: "Economy-crippling emissions caps? Uhh, yeah, good luck with all that."
-Obama to Lefty bloggers: "Guys, listen I need you to help me force passage of my awesome health care bill before the August recess. What's in the bill, you ask? Umm, no idea."
-The Big Presser fails miserably. Not only did the President fail to convince anyone of anything (not even his supporters), but he also utters the now-infamous line that Cambridge police "acted stupidly" when arresting H.L. Gates. And for good measure, he offends doctors (see below) and (putting it nicely) gets most of his facts wrong.
-Pelosi: "We have the votes." Blue Dogs: "No you don't."
-Biden being Biden.
-Officer Crowley refuses to apologize, and we learn that he's a racial profiling expert. Doh!
-ENT Docs are miffed that the President accused them in his presser of conducting "emergency" tonsillectomies. No idea why'd they be upset about that.
-The Senate makes it official: no ObamaCare vote before summer vacation.
-Pelosi's starting to lose it, boldy expressing that she doesn't fear the month of August. Good for her. August scares the bejeezus out of me.
-You know things are bad when the market surges because your presidency is falling apart...
-...and the NYT starts worrying about "Obama Fatigue."
-Cambridge cops and police unions ask for an apology. This story is not going away.
-Only minutes after Gibbsy says that the President's done discussing Gates-Crowley, Obama holds an impromptu news conference to distance himself from his "stupid" presser comments. He expresses regret, but never publicly apologizes. (Sounds a lot like the Left's complaints about another President, huh?)
-House Democrat negotiations on ObamaCare break down after a Waxman-Blue Dog throwdown. Waxman later claims that all's well, but no word on when the bill will emerge from his committee. (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
-Scuba gear arrives at the White House because the President's officially under water: Rasmussen is the first poll to have the President's favorability in the negative at -2 (49% approve, 51% disapprove).
Ouch. Just ouch. Ya' think that when the President walked into the Oval office this morning, Rahm gave him the "Champ Kind" speech?