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Obama Has Shot 41 Rounds of Golf as President
White House Dossier ^ | July 15, 2010 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 07/16/2010 8:05:39 PM PDT by RobinMasters

President Barack Obama has played a remarkable 41 rounds of golf since becoming president, easily outpacing his predecessor and possibly damaging his ability to portray himself in 2012 as a populist advocate of average folks.

With the excursions lasting on average at least five hours, the president has devoted a total of more than 200 hours to golf, not counting time spent on the White House putting green. That’s the equivalent of twenty five eight-hour work days, or five work weeks spent smacking golf balls.

The former community organizer’s 41 trips around the links – a standard of recreational activity well beyond the budgets of most Americans – compares to only 24 total outings for former President George W. Bush, according to statistics compiled by White House chronicler Mark Knoller of CBS News. Bush, whose golf outings were used to help deride him as a callow, lazy, rich boy, played his 24th and last round on Oct. 13, 2003, saying he was ending the practice out of respect for the families of Americans killed in Iraq.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovacation; golf; lackofwork; obama; sixty100days
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1 posted on 07/16/2010 8:05:41 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

The oil is killing dolphin, but Obama just keeps on golfin’!


2 posted on 07/16/2010 8:09:05 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: RobinMasters

He’s a duffer.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RobinMasters

Caddy Shack hack


4 posted on 07/16/2010 8:10:34 PM PDT by funfan
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To: RobinMasters

Not on excerpt list, crappy flash site, post the whole thing here so we can save our eyesight.
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Obama Has Shot 41 Rounds of Golf as President
by Keith Koffler on July 16, 2010, 3:30 pm

President Barack Obama has played a remarkable 41 rounds of golf since becoming president, easily outpacing his predecessor and possibly damaging his ability to portray himself in 2012 as a populist advocate of average folks.

With the excursions lasting on average at least five hours, the president has devoted a total of more than 200 hours to golf, not counting time spent on the White House putting green. That’s the equivalent of twenty five eight-hour work days, or five work weeks spent smacking golf balls.

The former community organizer’s 41 trips around the links – a standard of recreational activity well beyond the budgets of most Americans – compares to only 24 total outings for former President George W. Bush, according to statistics compiled by White House chronicler Mark Knoller of CBS News. Bush, whose golf outings were used to help deride him as a callow, lazy, rich boy, played his 24th and last round on Oct. 13, 2003, saying he was ending the practice out of respect for the families of Americans killed in Iraq.

Since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 rig workers and started the Gulf oil spill, Obama has teed up seven times, according to White House Dossier’s count. This includes back to back sessions April 23 and 24 while on vacation at the Grove Park Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC, just days after the crisis began.

Obama’s focus on golf borders on obsession. Startled reporters follow him out to the course in the motorcade in the broiling Washington heat and then wait in the air conditioning while he puts in 18 holes. Rarely does he play any less.

On June 19, he dragged the 67 year old Vice President Biden onto the course for a sweltering 18 holes, calling into question whether he was trying to commit murder-by-golf in order to free the 2012 VP slot up for Hillary.

From a period stretching from April 3 to May 22 of this year, the president went golfing eight of nine weekends. WOULD YOUR WIFE LET YOU DO THAT?? WOULD YOU LET YOUR HUSBAND? Michelle, what gives?

He went out only once in June when, with the Gulf of Mexico slowly becoming the new U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and accusations of presidential inattention at their height, White House image counselors appeared to think the golf needed scaling back. But he’s back with a vengeance, having made his way out on the course both weekends so far this month.

Since he’s officially on vacation this weekend in Bar Harbor Maine, there appears to be little holding him back from heading out to the greens at least once.

While on the course, Obama for the most part likes to keep it nice and light, often playing with a youngish crowd. No deep discussions of policy on the links.

One of his companions on nearly every outing is Marvin Nicholson, the affable, White House trip director. Nicholson, a former “body man” to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is the perfect guy for getting away from it all, having worked as a golf caddy, a bartender, and in a windsurfing shop – where he met Kerry.

Also generally on hand is David Katz, a former Obama campaign photographer.

Emphatically not invited for the most part are members of Congress or senior White House aides.

The White House is of course sensitive to the awkward look of the whole thing. A search of of the word “golf” on the White House page or the photo sharing site Flickr brings back only nine official White House photo results, three of which are neither of Obama nor golf. A search for “basketball,” the everyman’s game, brings back 39 photos.

But who wants to be the White House official to tell the president to cut back on golf? Somebody with another job offer, one would presume.

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5 posted on 07/16/2010 8:10:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: RobinMasters

What is his handicap?


6 posted on 07/16/2010 8:11:19 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RobinMasters

He’s movin’ on up there Weezie...movin’ on up.


7 posted on 07/16/2010 8:11:29 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: gorush

What is his handicap?

Robert Gibbs


8 posted on 07/16/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: RobinMasters
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9 posted on 07/16/2010 8:13:07 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: RobinMasters
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10 posted on 07/16/2010 8:13:38 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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To: RobinMasters

It’s amazing how he manages to multi task so well golf one day, destroying the country the next.


11 posted on 07/16/2010 8:13:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: gorush

That is “top secret”!


12 posted on 07/16/2010 8:14:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: RobinMasters
It's not the fact that he golfs - I really couldn't care less if he wants to spend his Saturday afternoon golfing. Everyone needs to unwind. That's why we have weekends.

For me, it's the mind-blowing hypocrisy of the media. They brutalized Bush every time he golfed. It literally was on the 6:00 pm news each time, usually followed almost immediately with a casualty count.

I think most American would be stunned to learned more service members have died in Afghanistan since Obama became President, than during Bush's ENTIRE TENURE. And yet, no one in the media gives Obama any grief for golfing.

13 posted on 07/16/2010 8:17:51 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: RobinMasters

He be heppin’ OJ search fo da “real” killers!!!


14 posted on 07/16/2010 8:17:51 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: windsorknot
He’s a duffer.

So was Eisenhower, who played golf every moment he could. Picking on Obama over his golf time is petty. Let it be.

15 posted on 07/16/2010 8:19:51 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: rfp1234

LOL!

You read my mind.


16 posted on 07/16/2010 8:24:10 PM PDT by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?...)
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To: funfan
I needed that laugh today. If it wasn't so true it would be all just a dream.
17 posted on 07/16/2010 8:27:50 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: RobinMasters
Look I can't slam the guy. If it was ME the headlines would read:

President ExSoldier seems to have moved his office to the FBI indoor shooting range, where he has put more rounds into the backstop than the FBI Hostage Rescue Team practices with on a weekly basis...

18 posted on 07/16/2010 8:29:53 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: RobinMasters

Why are we complaining about this?

The more time he spends on the golf course, the less time he has to spend screwing up the country!

Fore!!!


19 posted on 07/16/2010 8:32:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RobinMasters
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20 posted on 07/16/2010 8:33:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RobinMasters

It’s good to be king!


21 posted on 07/16/2010 8:34:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ExSoldier
Your tag line should be read out to the pulpits of this nations Christian Churches. We already know who the wolves are, and they are hungry.
22 posted on 07/16/2010 8:34:32 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: RobinMasters
Nothing a screaming, errant golf ball to the head wouldn't take care of.

At least I'd have the common decency to whisper "fore" just be-fore the ball smashed into the man-childs gourd.

Keep on golfing, you lying, un-American POS.

23 posted on 07/16/2010 8:36:29 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: ExtremeUnction
Picking on Obama over his golf time is petty

The more time he spends on the golf course, the less time he has mucking things up for the rest of us. Matter of fact, I wouldn't mind if he did nothing but duff on the golf course for the rest of his term.

24 posted on 07/16/2010 8:37:30 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RobinMasters

Hey Bam! It’s the presidency, not TENURE.


25 posted on 07/16/2010 8:41:22 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: RobinMasters

He SWORE not to rest until the economy was turned around, until the oil leak was stopped, until (fill in the blank). Hell, he has taken THREE extended weekend vacations just since the BP disaster!


27 posted on 07/16/2010 8:45:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: RobinMasters

28 posted on 07/16/2010 8:59:46 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: gorush
What is his handicap?

A Marxist ideology.

29 posted on 07/16/2010 9:01:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNEMj2I8eYI


30 posted on 07/16/2010 9:08:15 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: All

He is such a twit bump.


31 posted on 07/16/2010 9:10:37 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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To: RobinMasters

I wish he would retire as Resident and go pro. At least it would keep him away from his handlers agenda.


32 posted on 07/16/2010 9:11:41 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RobinMasters

http://newsbusters.org/node/40126/print


33 posted on 07/16/2010 9:13:03 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: RobinMasters

Fighting the racist white power structure with a 9 iron.


34 posted on 07/16/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: RobinMasters

Barry should wear long pants!


35 posted on 07/16/2010 9:20:28 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Iron Munro
...Fighting the racist white power structure with a 9 iron.

WAKE UP AMERICA




36 posted on 07/16/2010 9:26:38 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: RobinMasters

shankapotomus President Barack Obama Golfer Golfing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9m3GyDh6M8


37 posted on 07/16/2010 9:28:40 PM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: Skip Away
Agreed.

Obama playing golf is the least of my problems with him.

Everyone deserves a hobby/exercise time. Even bad Presidents.

Please. The guy's on what, his third or fourth vacation in 18 months, plus his golf time? Party night every Wednesday? Basketball? Date nights with the wife? Burning more fossil fuel using Air Force One more than any other president. H@ll, we taxpayers on gonna have to buy a new plane for the dude 'cause he's going to wear this one out. He's an elitist putz.

From the article:

With the excursions lasting on average at least five hours, the president has devoted a total of more than 200 hours to golf, not counting time spent on the White House putting green. That’s the equivalent of twenty five eight-hour work days, or five work weeks spent smacking golf balls.

Good "job" if you can lie, steal and cheat your way into it, I guess. Pretty much screws the rest of us Americans that have real jobs.

38 posted on 07/16/2010 9:30:42 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: RobinMasters

If he maintains this pace, he’ll complete 85 games in his first term.


39 posted on 07/16/2010 9:33:45 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: mplsconservative

correction: ...taxpayers “are”...


40 posted on 07/16/2010 9:36:55 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: RobinMasters

this takes a lot of balls


41 posted on 07/16/2010 9:37:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: gorush
What is his handicap?

Chronically delusional.

42 posted on 07/16/2010 11:30:52 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: RobinMasters

I personally think the golf course is the best place for 0bama and congress for that matter - the more they play, the less they can screw things up


43 posted on 07/17/2010 12:27:06 AM PDT by BradyBug (Holy Rolling Redneck)
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To: RobinMasters

A community organizer has to keep in practice. That being President stuff is taken care of by somebody else, anyway. Just let him shower and change clothes, give him a teleprompter, and he is ready to be President again.


44 posted on 07/17/2010 2:30:47 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: RobinMasters

Bump! I needed these stats.


45 posted on 07/17/2010 5:04:36 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: RobinMasters

I wish hussein and biden played golf 24x7 preferably in another country, without access to telecommunications.


46 posted on 07/17/2010 5:15:36 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Batman11
He seems like a spokes person in a TV commercial. He is called in to give the PR message - not that involved otherwise.

The constant Golfing erodes his marketing facade

47 posted on 07/17/2010 5:26:39 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Skip Away
"This is an idiotic battle to pick."

Winning both large and small battles on all fronts wins the war.

Confucias say "death by a hundred cuts, slices and hooks......"

Leni

49 posted on 07/17/2010 6:54:07 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Skip Away
I’ve devoted 200 hours to golf in the past month. Who cares?

You ignored my comments about weekly Wednesday parties, all of the vacations, etc. Combined with the amount of golf he plays, 0bama is always goofing off on the taxpayer dime. It's not just the golf.

Welcome to FR, BTW. You may not be golfing as much since you joined. FR is very addictive. :)

50 posted on 07/17/2010 7:39:31 AM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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