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Should President Obama give up golf during ‘sequester’?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 6, 2013 | Peter Grier, staff writer

Posted on 03/06/2013 10:32:12 AM PST by Olog-hai

Should President Obama give up golf for the duration of the “sequester”? That’s what some irritated conservative GOP lawmakers believe. They’re not mad at presidential sports per se as much as annoyed at what they consider to be Mr. Obama’s grandstanding on spending cuts mandated by sequestration. In particular, they’re peeved that the administration, with blaring trumpets, has announced that public tours of the White House have been canceled pending further notice.

So on Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) of Texas offered an amendment to the omnibus spending bill that the House is currently considering. None of the money authorized by this continuing resolution “may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume,” read Representative Gohmert’s amendment. …

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1 posted on 03/06/2013 10:32:17 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

ONLY A STUPID WORTHLESS “CULT” PAPER WOULD ASK SUCH A “question”!


2 posted on 03/06/2013 10:35:45 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Olog-hai

The most self serving, self aggrandizing, conceited and self indulgent president in the history of the USA give up something to show the little people that he will suffer with them? Are you insane? Only common folk have to give things up, not royalty! Off with your head!


3 posted on 03/06/2013 10:41:25 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think this jackass should have all expenses cut off, should buy his own groceries and his fat wife should cook their meals. Additionally, his mother-in-law’s nanny stipend should come out of the phony dummy’s pocket.

Bozo shouldn’t receive a salary; rather he should pay rent for living in the White Hut.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 10:42:46 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d rather he be on the course than in his office. Take a four-year vacation for all I care.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 03/06/2013 10:42:58 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Olog-hai

There is plenty the White House can give up, instead, like true dictators they close the mansion to the public. Another passive-aggressive action from obama. The Congress are the representatives of the people and we should demand this be overturned. This IS NOT Obamas house, it is our house.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 10:48:00 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Olog-hai


Moochelle and her Offspring's Spring Break Vacation begins in 3 weeks...
7 posted on 03/06/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Olog-hai

If he and the first wookie gave up eating it would be better for the country.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 10:51:00 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Olog-hai

He should stop having tours at the White Haus...

...Yeah, that’s the ticket..


9 posted on 03/06/2013 10:58:26 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Olog-hai

Let him play golf....if he will give up the Presidency during the sequester....


10 posted on 03/06/2013 11:02:40 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Olog-hai

NO! By all means keep him on the golf course as many hours a day as you can! It means he’ll have less time to continue his work ruining the country!


11 posted on 03/06/2013 11:08:12 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Olog-hai

No. He should resign.

I’m sick of the ruling elite demanding more and more money from us and giving themselves special privileges and then scorning us.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 11:21:46 AM PST by I want the USA back (Ask me my opinion.)
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To: Olog-hai
Should President Obama give up golf during ‘sequester’?

Stupid question. The answer is obviously "no".

However, what he SHOULD do is stop flying all over creation for weeks at a time to play golf. If he wants to set up a putting green on the WH lawn at his own expense, then he can play all the golf he wants!

God knows he sucks as a president, maybe he can get good at this and go on the PGA circuit after he is tossed out of office.

13 posted on 03/06/2013 11:45:06 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Olog-hai
According to Furio Giunta on The Sopranos golf is a “stupid’a f*cking game.”
14 posted on 03/06/2013 12:16:14 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Me too, I normally agree with Congressman Gohmert but I believe vacations and golf outings should be encouraged for obama, his czars, cabinet and all in his administration.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 12:28:33 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: IbJensen

I respectfully disagree.

I think he should play golf as much as he possibly can - for several reasons.

1. When he is golfing he is not actively destroying the country. With a real American in office, I would worry that goofing off was bad for the country because it was a “sin of omission.” With the non-American in office, that’s not the case. The less he works, the better off we are.

2. It is an in-your-face reminder to his supporters that he is lazy.

3. It is an in-your-face reminder to his supporters that he is one of the 1%.

4. It is an in-your-face reminder to his supporters that he is a hypocrite and doesn’t care at all about “the poor.” He only cares about his pleasures.

5. It is an in-your-face reminder to his supporters that his is a pansy who looks limp-wristed no matter what sport he attempts.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 12:42:16 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: duffee

Gohmert’s heart is in the right place. A President should be attentive. A President should also show restraint, judgment, competence, etc. Without the latter ... we’re better off without the former.

Attentiveness in incompetence is not a virtue.

SnakeDoc


17 posted on 03/06/2013 12:49:39 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Olog-hai

I think he should start playing two rounds per day.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 1:00:54 PM PST by stevem
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To: Olog-hai

The amendment is already dead, killed by leaderships’ hand. But it was fun the five minutes it lasted....


19 posted on 03/06/2013 1:03:26 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Let the boy play whatever course he wants just pay for the transportation and his expenses!
Well All know he never works!
Maybe he could get the celebs to pay for the opportunity to visit the new White Slum!
The pic of JJ sr’s bust in the Rotunda would be worth a million!


20 posted on 03/06/2013 1:10:58 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

I’d pay real money to keep him on the course full-time. For all the reasons listed by others above.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 1:17:36 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Olog-hai

No, but only allow him to play 14 holes


22 posted on 03/06/2013 1:19:08 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: SnakeDoctor

YES! and make Michelle shop at K-Mart for her dresses. If she wants to vacation try camping.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 1:37:22 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Olog-hai

But our Dear Leader needs his rest and needs to combat stress any which way he can!


24 posted on 03/06/2013 1:38:01 PM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

“to the omnibus spending bill that the House is currently considering. None of the money authorized by this continuing resolution”

Continuing resolution?!?!?!?!!


25 posted on 03/06/2013 1:44:59 PM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
If she wants to vacation try camping.

I know campers.

Campers are friends of mine.

Michelle Obama is no camper.

26 posted on 03/07/2013 6:11:08 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I've fixed my problem with procrastination; just wait and see.)
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