The chief takeaways from President Obama's morning presser were threefold, two of which came in his opening remarks: "Of course Congress refused" to take any action on his latest jobs plan; yet there it lies, prepared to reduce unemployment now, before he and Mitt Romney debate competing plans for the future, for which there is "plenty of time" but to which the GOP is in a perplexing hurry.
Except, of course, their hurry is not perplexing at all. They're cementing the future by refusing to take action, thus creating the very conditions they pretend to deplore.
The third takeaway was his final point: a brisk "Thank you" that concluded what may have been the shortest presidential press conference ever, and which indicated that he had come to make one point and that point was all he cared to make. Now, tomorrow, and for some time.
In short, it appears Obama has decided to burrow into a summertime "Do-nothing Congress" mode. And that's that. Simple, elegant, straightforward.