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Obama Offers Saudis Condolences From the Golf Course

President Obama Saturday offered condolences to the Saudis on the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz – while playing golf with three junior aides.

The crown prince, who was considered the heir apparent to Saudi King Abdullah, died Saturday in New York.

At 11:42 am Saturday, White House press pooler Christi Parsons of the Los Angeles Times sent out word that Obama had already arrived at the Andrews Air Force Base golf course. Nearly half an hour later, at 12:11 pm, the White House sent out a statement by Obama on the Saudi prince’s death.

It was with great regret that I learned of the passing of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia . . . On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to King Abdullah, the royal family, and the people of Saudi Arabia.

Saturday marked the 27th time Obama has been golfing this year. It was the 85th outing of his presidency.

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146 Responses to Obama Offers Saudis Condolences From the Golf Course

  1. What else is new? This is the same guy that skipped the Polish president’s funeral to play golf. Wonder what he has to say about Karzai siding with Pakistan against the US? Our troops are over there fighting and dying for what? Freedom? Liberty? Or is it all part of Obama’s grand plan to take US down a notch or two? I despise the man for what he is doing to America.

  2. “It was with great regret that I learned of the passing of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia . . . On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to King Abdullah, the royal family, and the people of Saudi Arabia.” …… FORE ……….

  3. He fears no retrobution at the polls because his constituency consists of those (rich and poor alike) that live off public money, just like he always has. Like pimps and Madoffs, work is something others better do quickly, or he’ll blame them for all his failures! He has ego galore, but zero ethics.

  4. What a stellar dude our fearless leader is. Complete lack of class and decorum. Remember when Michelled hugged the Queen of England? Doesn’t this administration have a director of protocol, or, more than likely, they just don’t care.

    • Moochelle is the director of protocol.
      “Whatever I think is right IS right. I have more class in my little finger than that silly old queen.!

  5. The thing that strikes me about the sheer amount of golf he plays, is not the fact that he has that much free time, which I find hard to believe, but that any free time he has available he would rather spend on the golf course than with his kids. My life is my job and my kids; there isn’t any “me” time. Its not a complaint, but just the nature of having children and raising them. With all his duties, dinners, trips, etc…if there was any free time left, wouldn’t one want to spend it with your kids?

    • President saying :
      We are getting out of Iraq 2011
      I’m passing healthcare reform
      Supporting GM and Chrysler turnaround
      Banking reform
      I’m getting for Ben Lou-den
      I’m adding minorities voices to Supreme Court

      • We are getting out of Iraq 2011 — Bush’s plan.
        I’m passing healthcare reform — Through bribery and reconciliation.
        Supporting GM and Chrysler turnaround Overturning a century of bankruptcy law to pay off the unions and nationalize Government Motors.
        Banking reform — Frank-Dodd, authored by two of the biggest crooks of our lifetime.
        <I’m getting for Ben Lou-den Think you meant to say getting Bin Laden. Regardless, he had to be dragged off the golf course to pretend like he had a hand in that one.
        I’m adding minorities voices to Supreme Court If minority voices means Marxists like him then yes he did. Clarence Thomas is a minority, but he never made his a color a rung on the ladder of his career.

          • Think you meant ditto head, and yes I am. I’ve been called a lot of things because I oppose his Marxist principles — never a traitor. I like to think of myself as a constitutional conservative and I’m probably old enough to be your grandmother. I would spank some common sense into you if you were my grandchild. Probably wouldn’t have to, because you would have been raised to be more responsible.

          • As usual completely wrong… I’m 57 a businessman who understand in a democracy you have to compromise…Only Jesus has the answers, not some puffy man made ideology your are worshiping. Just keep paying Russ that 55 mil to spread derision and strife while we could be working solve these problems that have been in the making for 30 years.

          • Worse yet, you’re a old man with no common sense. America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. I’m sure you’d like that whole mob rule thing, but I like representative government. Mr. Businessman (probably taxpayer funded), I worship no man. Doesn’t appear you can say the same thing about your messiah…

          • Again your problem is your extreme views…Compromise and balance is how this country has prospered that what’s escaped the GOP and will prove your demise. So I assume you hate SS and you are not receiving it ?

          • No I don’t receive SS, but what the heck does that have to do with your dreams for revolution? Unfortunately, there is no way to compromise with Marxist ideologues. Once they get what they want, they always want more. By the way, I share the same ‘extreme views’ as our founding fathers. You might want to pick up a history book, written before the progressive era, and learn something about America’s founding.

          • DJJ, you are too blind to see that this president fits this country like a square peg goes ina round hole. If by great things you mean subject us to Marxism, know that it will never work here. It is not in the American DNA to submit.

  6. “On belhalf of the American people, I extend my condolences to king Abdullah, the royal family, and the people of Saudi Arabia……FOUR!”

    • Oh…and I’m wondering what the OWS morons are saying about this. Are they pissed off about their prez playing his 85th round of golf, or are they defending that record with the same old boring liberal yick yack about having the “right” to laze away on the green, as most of them have probably never HEARD of golf?

      • From everything I’ve been able to glean from the videos taken by good citizens who talked to the 0WS crowd, they appear to come in three classes.
        (1) The Marxist activists, aka Obama’s army. Check out some of the videos where they are calling the space they are occupying ‘bases’. Kinda militaristic sounding to me. They are conducting Marxist boot camp for the other two classes.
        (2) The useful idiots. The misinformed young kids who are being taken advantage of, because their parents never taught them critical thinking skills or instilled moral values. The ne’er do wells, the skid row bums, the artsy fartsy crowd, and the professional students who make college their career. They spend their lives getting all those degrees and joining every moonbat, take us back to nature, nihilist nonprofit organization they could invent. Taxpayer funded of course. These people don’t even know who their elected members of Congress are! They just know to vote Democrat.
        (3) The anarchists. This crowd would like to take us to a Mad Max period, and the Paulbots are foolishly joining their ranks. These people will be the ones to incite violence…

        • OWS and the Tea Party are one and the same. It is time for America to wake up and take the country back. One vote for one voter. The Constitution doe not say we the people and the corporations. Remember what they said about George Washington and the troops. that is what they are saying about OWS.

          • In your dreams pal. The Tea Party is nothing like 0WS. We want to preserve what out founding fathers gave us, and 0WS wants to tear it down. Too bad most of the 0WS ‘troops’ are spoiled layabouts.

  7. Life imitates art:

    JERRY

    You can’t make a health inquiry on a cell phone. It’s like saying “I don’t want to take up any of my important time in my home so I’ll just get it out of the way on the street.”

    GEORGE

    On-the-street cell-phone call is the lowest phone call you can make.

    JERRY

    It’s an act of total disregard. It’s selfish.

    GEORGE

    It’s dismissive.

    JERRY

    It’s pompous.

    GEORGE

    Why don’t you think before you do something?

    ELAINE

    Here’s a thought – Bye bye.

  8. “It was with great regret that I learned of the passing of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia . . . On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to King Abdullah, the royal family, and the people of Saudi Arabia.”

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to hit a seven iron and I need to concentrate on important things. Thanks for your attention. Bye.

    • Maybe he can take off the cleats and motorcade to the embassy later…sign the book…speak to people…you know, represent us–after all, the Saudis are filling up a lot of cars here.

    • I heard that as well. Knowing that he is a terrible golfer makes it even worse: it’s not as if he’s really good and needs the outlet, as many do with something they are successful at doing. Golfing is his selfish indulgence.

  9. So, our campaigner-in-chief thinks a news release is just as good as a phone call?

    This president, just can’t do anything the proper way.

    15 months and we can start rebuilding this country with new people running our government.

  10. to all who say he’s incompetent, well you’re wrong. he is very competently destroying this country. that was his plan from the very beginning and it’s working.

  11. So What! Should he have convened the press in the Rose Garden and interrupted TV schedules to say “Hey sorry your guy is dead, who in the bull pen?”. Glad you keeping score as to how many times he plays golf. You obviously have some issues with your priorities. But, then again, you are a “veteran White House reporter”. Ha!

  12. “Saturday marked the 27th time Obama has been golfing this year. It was the 85th outing of his presidency.”

    The U.S. economy stinks,
    Obama heads out to the links,
    Plummeting polls?
    Play eighteen holes —
    More Obamessiah hijinks.

    • Sure, ain’t in free fall like he got it ! Last depression took 20 years to turnaround give him a third of that time then you might have a point…

  13. Me thinks if Michelle died while eating pork ribs, Obama would continue to golf….if one of his birth document forgers came forward to tell the truth, he might leave the course (85 times as the country sinks into despair)

  14. Obimbo is a lowlife sumbitch who should have never been in the game, and wouldn’t have without the demorat party out to make the US a commo/fascist state; and they’ve pretty much succeeded.

    • Oh the good ol days…the klu klux klan, women no vote, and slavery. Nothing to work on and now everything to work on under O’bama. Put Bush back in all will be well…

      • You rare probably to young, he was famous for his laziness and many vacations and naps…He paid no attention to governing and many of his wonderful speeches were from his movies and that acting and hands off approach is what the GOP loves.

        • I’m 53.

          Want to explain, DJJ, why every time Obama once again proves himself the utmost moron,that his trolls come out in droves to pick fights with those whe see very well THAT THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES?

        • Nothing but bald faced lies. First of all, the establishment GOP didn’t like Reagan any more than the leftists did. Reagan was a true statesman and, along with the help of a lot of good leaders from around the world, ended the cold war and defeated communism. Bill ‘the letch’ Clinton rode the waves of prosperity from Reagan’s economic policies. Yep, old Bill went hog wild with his Cloward-Piven strategy — home ownership for every deadbeat. Unfortunately, we haven’t had a true conservative in office since Reagan.

  15. No matter what you do or give to this halfbreed bum, he just doesn’t get the nuances of being a gentleman or even a decent man. Condolence calls from the golf course? c’mon how friggin stupid is this slug????

    • It is called being respectful, Paul. Obama is a narcissistic megalomaniac who wouldn’t know the first thing about compassion or concern for a fellow human being. It’s all about him.

      • Really? Can you give me concrete example of how he is uncaring? Teach me Susan, how he has mistreated the people of the country? Unlike your buddies in the GOP who allowed the banks to screw us over before he was even President. Now they want to get rid of all the regulations on their banking buddies so they can do it all over again. You’ll see who is the uncaring are.

          • He let’s black panther intimidate voters. He says nothing about anti-semitism but embraces the protesters at Wall Street. He sent back the bust of Churchhill. He made an ass of himself with the Queen. But worse:

            HE STOLE MY GRANDKID’S AND MY GREAT GRANDKID’S WEALTH.

  16. That damn George Bush, makin ‘b’arak look bad. Can Not Wait for November 2012; if ‘WE’ elect this guy again…….I can not imagine.

  17. Hate Hate Hate….bring the country down so when you get your boy in there you really think it’s going to get better ? What’s good for the goose ….

    • I don’t hate the man, but do despise him. I serve only one master. Most comments here are well-deserved ridicule. You leftists made a career out of hating Bush so doubt you’ll change stripes after the next election. If you want to talk about dividing the country, let’s talk about that. Obama gets his goons to call anyone against his policies terrorists, racists, un-American, and every other insult they can come up with. Whoever the Republican is who wins the next election, they will have many executive orders to cancel, many czars to fire, and every piece of legislation passed during his regime will have to be repealed. Enough is enough.

    • We will have more than our “boy” in there. Conservatism is going to sweep liberalisma nd Marxism back to the deeps pf hell, where it belongs. You will be booted from our schools, our government, and the minds of the next generation. WE will write the history on this one.
      CAIN 2012
      SARAH 2022

  18. Give the poor guy a break- he is just practicing a lot because he knows his presidency is over, there is no way there are enough stupid people to vote for him again, and he becomes a national joke like Jimmy Carter. All he will do is play golf a year from January, so he is just getting ready. Thanks Obama- you ended socialism in this country for 100 years,