September 3, 2010
(Congressional Country Club, Bethesda) New employment figures released Friday are in the tank, the nation seems on the verge of revolution, but president Obama is playing it cool -- appearing relaxed in saddle golf shoes and smiling broadly for the media.
The unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months as more people entered the job market looking for work and struggled to find openings. The rate rose from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent. One Republican called the numbers "catastrophic."
The president on Friday, from the 9th hole at Congressional Country Club near Washington, said the rise in the unemployment rate is "positive news" but "not nearly good enough." He plans to hold a press conference next week, sometime, maybe Friday, if it works out, or possibly the following Monday, if he's not too busy, to discuss a "broader" package of socialistic proposals.
"Even though I can't physically be in Martha's Vineyard or Bar Harbor right now, surrounded by all my wealthy friends, my heart and my mind are very much with Valerie Jarret and George Soros, sipping piña coladas on a yacht, or just splashing lazily in the surf," mused the president.
"But back to that economy stuff, we are confident that we are moving in the right direction, which is as far Left as possible, and we want to keep whatever this thing is that is happening going so we can accelerate governmental job growth as much as possible" Obama said, flanked by caddies and several of his economic adviser-buddies, also looking cool in saddle golf shoes.