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More hatches battened against Obama than hurricanes

Except for a ground level big black Canadian bus manufactures celebration through white bitter clinger flyover country, President Barack Obama’s best jobs strategy-to-date may well have been his vacation with Irene on Martha’s Vineyard.

Apparently the only jobs lost were those under contract for the weekend series in Flushing between the Braves and the Mets. No word yet from Rev. Al Sharpton on whether President Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t impose forced busing from Harlem to higher Hastings-on-the-Hudson ground because they don’t care about black people, but I digress.

I suppose that this disappointed Braves-Gamecock roosted on the dry ground of Stone Mountain of Georgia (and the rest of the record 36% of American males without needed gainful employment) should be happy that the President’s vacation is a working one, after which his administration will unveil a “very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control the deficit.”

There is much life to be lived between now and Obama’s expected return to his autobiographical duties after Inauguration Day, 2013 and there is always reason to hope for improvement. After all, Barack recently scored a 37 after ten full frames of bowling. In 2008, he quit after only 7 frames.

So maybe the President has learned something about the economy from Irene’s visit to the Bay State, if not the last 2.5 years of failure:

“With Hurricane Irene threatening a full-force hit,” The New York Times tells us this morning, “New York City on Thursday ordered the evacuation of nursing homes and senior centers in low-lying areas and made plans for the possible shutdown of the entire transit system.”

Prudent behavior this, and as I argued on Stuart Varney’s Fox Business program yesterday, the East Coast is reacting to the approach of Irene as the private sector has to the full fury of Obamanomics.  Both are battening down the hatches and boarding up the windows.  Capital, like the tourists, is fleeing.  Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the NLRB, the EPA, the endless demands for higher taxes are causing employers to hunker down.

Perhaps as we pray for the storm to pass without loss of life or serious damage, we can add a small one that the president might wake up to the effects of his storm of regulation and taxes. – Hugh Hewitt

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