The United States is about to start a war with Syria, yet President Obama still had time Thursday to meet with NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to discuss - wait for it! - jobs.
Pres. Obama is working hard to create more jobs for the unemployed. I pledeged to him that I would do everything I c… http://t.co/N1jd9Wn1Fi— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2013
Working side by side with the President on getting America back working is bigger and better than the 5 NBA Championships I won!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2013
To Pres. @BarackObama: Put me in the game, I'm ready to work!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2013
Don't forget that Obamacare officially starts on October 1st.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2013
On my way to the airport thinking about growing up in Lansing, MI and now going to meetings in the Oval Office! Wow!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2013
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be in a working meeting with the smartest and most powerful leader… http://t.co/psey9ATrbF— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 30, 2013
There was great information and strategy that was laid out in the meeting today at the White House with Pres. Obama!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 30, 2013
Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett later thanked Johnson for the "great meeting."
Isn't that special?
Our nation is talking about going to war, and the President of the United States has time to discuss jobs with a former basketball player.
What makes this even more disturbing is that National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper briefed members of Congress about the situation in Syria Thursday.
It appears Obama was not involved in the conference call.
So our President doesn't have time to talk to Congress about a looming war, but he does have time to chat with a former basketball player.
That of course shouldn't be at all surprising, for back in June Obama delayed a meeting about Syria to talk to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
A man has to have his priorities you know!