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Obama’s 100th golf round -- President putters while economy sputters
Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:45 PM PDT by Zakeet

The next time President Obama hits the links, it will be his 100th round of golf since coming to the White House. That’s quite a milestone in just 3 1/2 years. As it takes him about six hours to drive to the greens and complete 18 holes, Mr. Obama has spent the equivalent of four months’ worth of work time golfing. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy has been stuck in a sand trap.

Before Mr. Obama teed off for the first time as president, he delivered a State of the Union address that promised his new stimulus bill would “save or create 3.5 million jobs.” At that time, February 2009, unemployment was 8.3 percent and the debt was $10.8 trillion. He kicked off the golf streak on April 26, 2009, and he played a total of 27 rounds in his first year.

When he returned to the Capitol the following year, he stood in front of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with unemployment at 9.7 percent. He asked the Democratic Congress for a second stimulus and an overhaul of the health care system, and Congress obliged. Mr. Obama also said he would freeze government spending for three years, starting in 2011, but that idea got lost in the woods during the 31 golf games he played in 2010, using his personalized “44” Titleist balls, which remind haughty caddies he’s the 44th president.

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Last year, the number of Mr. Obama’s golf outings rose to 33, and many turned out to be memorable.He was on the green on May 1, 2011, when the Navy SEALs were en route to Pakistan, cutting his game to nine holes to hear of their successful mission against Osama bin Laden.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: golf; obama

I like to play with my putter cause it's about the only think that I'm half way competent at ... besides campaigning!

1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

0bama’s 100th round of golf should be the Conservatives’ biggest rallying point to date. There should be videos of children singing songs especially composed for the occasion uploaded to YouTube. There should be parades, poetry readings, and various festivals attended by celebrities.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Zakeet

the man is the president of the United States.....if he wants to play a few holes of golf...so be it. It’s not like he doesn’t have his staff surrounding him....he does. If we can’t come up with something better to challenge him with, we’ll lose.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:18 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Zakeet
OMG he is a lefty! Even his clubs are left handed!!
4 posted on 06/14/2012 9:55:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: Zakeet

Golf, Barry, golf.

You do less damage, though the private sector is NOT doing fine.

Not that you care of course; everything is going according to plan.

Drag those feet while America crumbles.

Don’t forget to act surprised and have Baghdad Jay Carney issue yet another ridiculous “unexpected” press release.

Something for the lapdogs at CBS, MSNBC, CNN and ABC.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 10:01:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Zakeet

I smile thinking of slicing a one iron zinger his way.... FFFFOOOOORRRRREEEEEEEE!


6 posted on 06/14/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Zakeet
Caddy to Obambi....:Sir...that's not your power stroke that exploded the ball....you teed up on an addled duck egg.".....

(thinks...duffer......and I never saw any other golfer fool around with his golf clubs like this guy...totally naive)

7 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:42 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: terycarl

A few holes of golf? His ‘few holes’ of golf time out at more than the total vacation time of the average American. That was the point of the article.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 11:55:50 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Zakeet
I'd be pretty confident that at least a dozen or more very negative developments were reported by the liberal press on days when O was golfing.

Imagine a video showing O golfing while the voice-over reads the negative reports, giving the date and then perhaps O's golf score that day (or, since O probably has his golf records sealed, then just identify the location and golfing partners).

9 posted on 06/14/2012 11:56:10 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Zakeet
I'd be pretty confident that at least a dozen or more very negative developments were reported by the liberal press on days when O was golfing.

Imagine a video showing O golfing while the voice-over reads the negative reports, giving the date and then perhaps O's golf score that day (or, since O probably has his golf records sealed, then just identify the location and golfing partners).

10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:56:25 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: terycarl

if he wants to play a few holes of golf

......That’s 1800 holes of golf.....but who’s counting.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 3:33:32 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: RingerSIX

I smile thinking of slicing a one iron zinger his way

...you carry a 1 IRON!!!! You must be God because he’s the only person I know that could possibly hit one.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 3:36:40 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Zakeet

Obama likes to play with little white balls. What’s the problem with that?


13 posted on 06/15/2012 3:41:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Zakeet

I’m looking forward to the resurgence of Tiger Woods as it coincides with the fall of Barack Obama. They should pass each other along the way sometime around Labor Day.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 3:46:25 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Zakeet

100 days in Camelot.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 3:50:45 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: William Tell

Not only golfing, but what about all the VACATIONS!!!!!!

We,ll know he thinks he,s in trouble by the vacations they take this year!!! Watch for them at STATE FAIRS instead of a SAFARI!!!


16 posted on 06/15/2012 3:58:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zakeet

Too bad he didn’t hit the Links the day after he was sworn in and STAY THERE

The more time he is on the golf course the better off we are


17 posted on 06/15/2012 4:51:43 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Zakeet

18 posted on 06/15/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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19 posted on 06/15/2012 4:58:33 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Zakeet

20 posted on 06/15/2012 5:06:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: terycarl
If we can’t come up with something better to challenge him with, we’ll lose.

The nation has a very long list of reasons why he shouldn't be given a mulligan for his first term.

The fact that he's played 1800 holes of golf in the 3.5 years he's been in office is certainly notable, as it highlights how seriously he's taken his responsibilities.

21 posted on 06/15/2012 5:06:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Zakeet

He plays 100 rounds in 3 1/2 years and a handicap reported to be in the mid 20s? He sucks. He should throw the clubs in lake Michigan and get back to riding around on the girly bike.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 5:45:30 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Zakeet

What’s amazing is that almost half of American voters are still saying they will vote for this dope again.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 6:04:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Zakeet

He even putts like a girl.

Disclaimer: I know there are "girls" out there who could beat me badly at golf. Obama is not one of them.

24 posted on 06/15/2012 6:05:59 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Obama gets under more balls than a Vegas hooker.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: BillyBonebrake
He plays 100 rounds in 3 1/2 years and a handicap reported to be in the mid 20s?

1. You'd think he would have a good coach with him. But then, he is a narcissist so a coach couldn't teach him anything.

2. Where did you hear about his handicap? I have never seen a mention about his golf scores. I figured his score cards are sealed with his birth and school records.

26 posted on 06/15/2012 6:14:21 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Recon Dad

Technically, I don’t carry a 1 iron... but I’ve used my putter at full swing a time or three over the years.

I also know to never point my one iron into the sky and shake it at God. :)


27 posted on 06/15/2012 7:54:46 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: RingerSIX

I also know to never point my one iron into the sky and shake it at God. :)

That’s not what Lee Trevino says, “if you find yourself in a lightening storm on a golf course, hold up a 1 iron, because not even God can hit a 1 iron”.

Lee got hit by lightening once.....


28 posted on 06/15/2012 8:18:28 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: hattend

Does his husband golf?


29 posted on 06/15/2012 10:49:33 AM PDT by equaviator
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