I met a politician who wasn’t there

During the 2008 primaries, Hillary argued that Obama wouldn’t be there to take that 3 a.m. phone call:

Events have proven she was right.  When the phone rang about Benghazi, Obama didn’t answer.  Judging by White House silence regarding events in Algeria, Obama’s been ignoring a few phone calls too.  Serious budget negotiations?  Obama can’t be bothered.  Is signature initiative, ObamaCare?  Obama phoned it in to Nancy Pelosi.  National security issues around the world?  Obama leads from behind.

Now that Obama is trying to embarrass Republicans by contending that they’re cold-blooded killers who want schools to be awash in blood, someone hunted down his 1999 voting record in the Chicago Senate, and discovered that he wasn’t there either (h/t Ace of Spades):

Obama present on bill to disarm schools

Looking at that “present” vote on an issue Obama now contends is just about the most important one of our times, far exceeding the debt burden he’s passing on to our children, I suddenly realized that I’d read about Obama long before he came on the political scene. Indeed, there’s a perfect description of Obama, including that 3 a.m. disappearing act, that dates all the way back to 1899:

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away

Here’s Glenn Miller’s recording of this very disturbing song (and the perfect anthem for a very disturbing President):