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Lobbyist close to White House behind effort of golfers to quell jokes about Obama
daily caller ^ | 9-21-12 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:02:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

A coalition of golf lovers are asking Republicans to stop making so many jokes about President Barack Obama’s love for the golf course, saying such comments are bad for the golf industry.

But could politics be at play too?

The Daily Caller has learned that Tony Podesta, a well-known Democratic lobbyist with strong ties to the Obama White House, is behind the We Are Golf coalition of golfing organizations that has sent letters to Republicans such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio asking them to cut out the criticism of Obama’s golfing habits.

Melissa Low, a spokeswoman for the Club Managers Association of America, confirmed to TheDC on Thursday that Podesta was hired to help with the coalition. Other groups supporting the coalition include the PGA of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the National Golf Course Association of America.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: golf; jokes; obama
will Dems assault PGA club houses for defaming their messiah?
1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:02:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh for Heaven’s sake. Is this on the level?


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:05:27 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: TurboZamboni

Obama’s sand wedge is smacking America every time he swings.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:07:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Podesta slices another one deep into the woods.

Go ahead, John, card a birdie like you guys always do.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:08:57 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama to Caddy: "Wow did you see my power drive...I exploded the ball"

Caddy to Obama: "Very good, but you teed up on an addled duck egg"

5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:09:19 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Correction: Tony


6 posted on 09/21/2012 6:09:55 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama golfs - find a job
7 posted on 09/21/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: TurboZamboni
Q: What is Obama's handicap?
A: His swing.
8 posted on 09/21/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Democrats - The Treasonous Pervert Party)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now, they can’t talk about his golf????

What next????

They can’t talk about his big ears?????


9 posted on 09/21/2012 6:14:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TurboZamboni

In the old days, Obama’s handlers would have just sent Guido & Luigi out to break their kneecaps.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: TurboZamboni

Imagine if a Repub golfed and partied this much?

Pray for America


11 posted on 09/21/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: TurboZamboni

But...but...but...didn’t Mr. Alinsky say that “ridicule” was a potent weapon against your opponents?

Who said only “radicals”, like Obama and his ilk, could use those rules?

The rads cherry pck the Constitution daily to find twisted excerpts to use against America...turn about is fair play, and we know that Obama is all about being “fairrrrrrrrrrrr”, don’t we?

Little thin-skinned Barry wasn’t elected as “Golfer-In-Chief”, and I dare say he probably wouldn’t enjoy hitting that little ball if it wasn’t “white”,

America burns while fiddles around on the golf course and our embassies burn while he parties with Beyonce.

Yet, we’re not supposed to criticize for idling through a presidency, we’re supposed to be in awe of Dear Leader.

I guess he gets a trophy for “participating”, like the Nobel prize, or voting “present”.

The full golf bag is why the chair is empty, but to the unwashed (and “untaxed”) 47-percent, he is to be worshiped for just “being there”.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 6:23:59 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Is Podesta still wearing his Clintoooon Golf Digs: A BLUE DRESS?
13 posted on 09/21/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: TurboZamboni
Is Podesta still wearing his Clintoooon Golf Digs: A BLUE DRESS?
14 posted on 09/21/2012 6:33:35 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: TurboZamboni

What’s B. Hussein’s handicap? Everything?


15 posted on 09/21/2012 6:33:49 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Man Country


16 posted on 09/21/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TurboZamboni

The _resident wants the ridicule to stop, because it is very effective.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by daku
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To: TurboZamboni

Ok stop but on November 7th because this has nothing to do with politics right


18 posted on 09/21/2012 6:50:08 AM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: TurboZamboni

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=JZjc7q2h5dA&feature=endscreen


19 posted on 09/21/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: TurboZamboni

He gets more childlike each and everyday!

This is pathetic. Hello ahole, our Ambassador was killed!

Focus!!!!


20 posted on 09/21/2012 7:21:41 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Pathetic beyond words. More whining from the thin skinned, blue-lipped one.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 7:28:27 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TurboZamboni

Hah! Finally. Ya’ll know how to get past his coolness.

Golf does make men mad, however. Should be banned. King of Scotland tried to do it once. Didn’t work. They caught him golfing.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: TurboZamboni
LOL, note the link the Daily Caller included in the story.

“Even when meant to be humorous, this line of politicking reinforces misperceptions of the game that don’t square with the facts, and in turn can lead to unfair legislation and regulation,” Marin said. (RELATED: Obama golf foursome includes prostitute-mongering childhood friend)

23 posted on 09/21/2012 8:21:31 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: RexBeach

John Stewart gets a horse head in the mail, David Letterman gets a check.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 8:32:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MuttTheHoople

lost ball? Bushes fault!


25 posted on 09/21/2012 8:42:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

They should calm down and appreciate what Obama has brought to the golf game.... more homosexuals, more corrupt politicians, Muslims, communists and white hating blacks.

See, it’s not all bad news.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 8:58:30 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: FrankR
The full golf bag is why the chair is empty, but to the unwashed (and “untaxed”) 47-percent, he is to be worshiped for just “being there”.

It's like that Anthony Quinn line from Lawrence of Arabia that I saw again last night: "I am a river to my people!!!" <gunfire, ululation, shouting>

And a marauder and destroyer to the rest of the people.

27 posted on 09/22/2012 1:40:11 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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