<b>By John W. Lillpop
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President Obama has defied conventional political wisdom by vacationing at a luxurious escape for elitists at a time when unemployment and concerns over a double-dip recession are rampant and near panic levels.

Downgraded U.S. credit, out-of-control deficits, and sinking consumer confidence have ganged up on The One and produced a 26 percent approval rating with respect to economic issues.

Not exactly the sort of numbers an incumbent facing reelection in 14.5 months would savor.

But this is Barack Obama, one-time Messiah and clearly the most egotistical, arrogant, and clueless man to ever occupy the Oval Office.

NOTHING conventional applies to Obama—except for the lust and passion for campaign cash.

Notwithstanding his crummy approval ratings and general disaffection from within even his own party, Obama marched off to Martha’s Vineyard for a 10-day reprieve from the travails of being the most powerful man in the world, filthy rich, and designated champion for millions of little people who still believe in the tooth fairy and other foolishness like Obama’s Hope and Change.

What must he be thinking, ask pundits, both left and right oriented, as they ponder the wisdom of leaving Washington in flames, what with so many Republican fire fighters clamoring to become America’s Fire Chief in 2012? 

A hint may be gleaned from the ongoing saga of Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi, brutal leader of Libya.

Yes, the same tyrant that Obama promised would be disposed of in a matter of “days not weeks” –that broken promise issued five months ago!

As reported at the reference, events in Libya seem to be turning against Gaddafi, with some reports suggesting that he may be packed and ready to vacate Tripoli, once arrangements can be made for a safe landing elsewhere for he and his billions.

All of which suggests that the <b>“His days are numbered”</b> assurance from the Obama administration  and others <b>watching from behind</b> may, in fact, bear fruit soon!

Which our scheming, manipulative president may see as a perfect cover for his Martha’s Vineyard escape and all those dreary reports about the coming economic depression!

In other words, Obama may be betting on a “Gaddafi Bounce” to hide behind long enough for people to forget about Martha’s Vineyard, etc., etc.

But what if Gaddafi outsmarts Obama–once again—and lives on to continue his slaughtering ways?

Obama loyalists claim that the president is not overly concerned.

After all, there are other “bounces” in the Obama arsenal, including the demise of Syria’s Assad likely to occur at any moment.

<b>The really big question: Are there enough “bounces” in the world to sustain the reckless and irresponsible Obama through November, 2012?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/world/africa/20libya.html?_r=2&hp

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