As the world goes topsy-turvy, what has President Obama been doing lately? One thing is for sure: the president has not been hammering out a compromise on the deficit:
When President Barack Obama opened the first meeting of his fiscal commission last April, he promised to be “standing with them” as they produced recommendations for curbing the nation’s escalating debt.
Republicans and Democrats say they are still waiting...
Obama’s reluctance to join the debate in a sustained way has provoked rising frustration among lawmakers from both parties, who are speaking more forcefully about what they view as his absenteeism on one of the most pressing issues before them.
That's not to say he hasn't been busy. In fact, he's been working on his NCAA basketball picks, which -- per the requirements of Article II -- he wil soon share with the world via ESPN. He's also hosted a summit on bullying, attended a fundraiser and, of course, gone golfing.