Skip to comments.Barack Obama Golfs While the Middle East Burns
Posted on 06/16/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT by kristinn
Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the nearby estate of the very-much-alive tech billionaire Larry Ellison.
The White House said Obama received regular briefings on the worsening crisis in Iraq during his golf weekend. "The president directed [National Security Adviser Susan Rice] to continue to keep him apprised of the latest developments," said spokesman Josh Earnest, "as his national security team continues to meet through the weekend to review potential options."
Earnest's report was the latest in a long tradition of presidents trying to assure the public they're on top of things even as they hit the links for a leisurely round, sometimes in fabulously luxurious settings. Presidential golf can be a sensitive subject, especially if there is an international crisis at hand. Nevertheless, Obama continues to play, even as fears grow that events in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere have brought the world to a very dangerous point.
Obama has never made the golf missteps Bush did, in part because he would never allow the public a good look at him playing what some still consider a frivolous, rich guy's sport. "Like JFK, he had downplayed his love of golf during the  campaign for political reasons," wrote sympathetic journalist Jonathan Alter in The Promise, a book about Obama's first year in office. "Obama barred cameras from the course when he played. Wrong Image."
Now, perhaps more than ever, it's still the wrong Image. Will the president keep playing while his and the world's problems mount?
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Just out of curiosity, what ‘missteps’ did Bush make in regards to golf? IIRC, he stopped playing when we had our military in harm’s way. GWB never stood up for himself and the Media is still walking all over him.
Just watching the "community organizing" part of his job description!
Not to worry. All is under control.
He is “monitoring.”
Too stupid to play the violin, barely plays golf......
I don't know which is more pathetic, that the president is being "apprised" by Susan Rice who has lied to a whole nation five times in one day or that he has chosen a spokesman, Josh Earnest, whose very name says he is an oxymoron.
Franz Kafka could not have written this better.
He is a very very sorry specimen for the Office of President of the United States. He’ll go down in the history books as an example of what NOT TO BE as President!
Dana Perino said on The Five the other day that she would advise GWB not even to leave the WH for a walk or a bike ride if something was up.
“The president directed [National Security Adviser Susan Rice] to continue to keep him apprised of the latest developments...”
Oh good. Susan Rice is his eyes and ears. Nothing to worry about.
Obama golfs and vacays, Rice and Earnest are merely lackeys following the script. So, who is really running things? I think we all know.
Why did he spend Fathers Day golfing with some of his queer buddies instead of being with his kids?
I’m afraid those history books will one day have a chapter entitled:
“The United States, The American Experiment That Failed. 1783-2017”
He is Nero of all US president we ever had
Hell, I’d start a collection for his green fees if he’d just stay out there..
Do you think he will blame the Christians, while he fiddles, like Nero did? We might as well just start calling him Nero, he is trying to burn down America.
He loved golf before becoming president?
Could uh fooled me.
He sucks at it.
Again, Obama plays with his putter and his balls while thousands die because of his stupidity, cowardice and treason.
Just another day of creating hell, by pajama boy.
Please read the entire article to find out.
Among others. She’s the chief string puller and coordinator.
Its not a muslim holiday. Why would he celebrate it?
when asked why he was golfing while the middle east burns, obama said “I’m not the president of the middle east.”
Her jump shot in college?
She comes from a long line of Apparatchik?
Just as the clown planned. he has no care for anyone but himself and communists that he works with.
“Do you think he will blame the Christians, while he fiddles, like Nero did? We might as well just start calling him Nero, he is trying to burn down America.”
Since Nero rhymes with Zero, we could come up with a great bumper sticker.
“Nero and Zero, fiddling around while the world burns.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned;
Zero golfed while Iraq burned;
Blame the Christians and GWB!
Anybody else notice a pattern here? Hmmmmm..?
Do commies play golf?
Only if they can cheat and bend the rules so they win every hole.
However, his dem base, the media, the latino ‘citizens in waiting’ all sing his praise...
We love him, we love him, we love him,
and what he says we’ll swallow, we’ll swallow
“the bear is loose!” lol!
Golf-—the American media would buy it.
Golf is 0bama’s security blanket.
“You just let me know what’s up. You got this, right? Alright, I’ll be on hittn’ the links if you need me!. Later!”
Obowma, slacker in chief.
Bammy has the world,s weakest Laser beam.
That question answers itself.
“Hell go down in the history books as an example of what NOT TO BE as President!”
You’re wrong on that. Liberals write the history books that are used in schools. Obama will get important pages simply as the result of being the first “peep of color.” There won’t be a mention of the debacle of his reign.
Will there be “history” when the Messiah of Israel sets up his one-world government here on earth?
And that’s not too far off. Most of the people alive today, and who survive the coming disasters, will see that happen right in front of their eyes.
I hate to disagree, but it seems to me that America is at it’s safest when Obama is out playing golf.