While mainstream media takes Republicans to task over the “fiscal cliff,” President Barack Obama is on holiday, including golfing with his long-time friend Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.
After arriving in Hawaii late last night, the president spent this morning at his family’s vacation residence along the shores of Kailua, a quiet town on a stretch of beach on the east end of Oahu., according to reports.
Saturday, the president lounged at his family’s vacation residence along the shores of Kailua, a quiet town on a stretch of beach on the east end of Oahu, while Americans fretted over major tax hikes and massive spending cuts.
Shortly before noon, the president traveled to the Kailua Marine Corps Base, and hit the links at the Kaneohe Clipper course. Meanwhile, much of the country ponders thousands of dollars in new taxes that will hit them if Obama fails to lead.
Content that a Democrat-friendly mainstream media has his back on “fiscal cliff” marketing, Obama golfed with close aide Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass, and childhood friends Mike Ramos and Bobby Titcomb, whom the president has known since the 1970s.
Titcomb was arrested in April 2011 in an undercover prostitution sting operation however the conviction was reportedly later expunged from his record.
While Obama vacations in Hawaii, negotiations over the deficit are stalled. The Obamas left Washington late Friday for their annual vacation in Obama’s native state after telling reporters in a hastily scheduled appearance in the briefing room that he would “see you next week.”
His return date is undetermined, however the nation is scheduled go over the “fiscal cliff” Jan.
A growing segment of Americans feel the "fiscal cliff" is a political game that Obama feels he is winning with the help of a friendly media and election winds at his back.
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