Skip to comments.Lobbyist close to White House behind effort of golfers to quell jokes about Obama
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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
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Oh for Heaven’s sake. Is this on the level?
Obama’s sand wedge is smacking America every time he swings.
Podesta slices another one deep into the woods.
Go ahead, John, card a birdie like you guys always do.
Caddy to Obama: "Very good, but you teed up on an addled duck egg"
Now, they can’t talk about his golf????
They can’t talk about his big ears?????
In the old days, Obama’s handlers would have just sent Guido & Luigi out to break their kneecaps.
Imagine if a Repub golfed and partied this much?
Pray for America
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”.
What’s B. Hussein’s handicap? Everything?
The _resident wants the ridicule to stop, because it is very effective.
Ok stop but on November 7th because this has nothing to do with politics right
He gets more childlike each and everyday!
This is pathetic. Hello ahole, our Ambassador was killed!
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.
Even when meant to be humorous, this line of politicking reinforces misperceptions of the game that dont 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)
John Stewart gets a horse head in the mail, David Letterman gets a check.
lost ball? Bushes fault!
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.
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.