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Obama is Back on the Links

by Keith Koffler on December 30, 2011, 10:53 pm

After a morning workout, President Obama is back on the golf course with his standard Hawaii crew – his friends Mike Ramos, Greg Orme and Bobby Titcomb.

This is the 34th time the president has been golfing this year – padding a record for annual golfing as president he set earlier in the week – as well as the 92nd outing of his presidency and the fourth round in the seven full days he’s been on Oahu.

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Shofar December 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm

You know for a guy who said he was going to be taking it easy for a week or so, I’m talking to you Mr. Koffler, you sure are posting a lot. Your wife is going to smack you on the tokhes. But then again, that ain’t so bad!

Happy New Year to you and your family. May you have a blessed and prosperous year!

Keith Koffler December 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Wouldn’t be my first smack in the tokes. Happy New Year, Shofar, may this one be better than the last for you with respect to your health.

Janice/Granny Jan December 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Happy New Year. Here’s what puts the Granny in Granny Jan. My littlest, greatest star:

Suzie December 31, 2011 at 3:35 am

Aloha Janice..cute video:)
Can’t seem to post this but thought you would enjoy on utube “Barack Obama speaks pidgen”
Happy New Years Warriors!

Susan December 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

What a precious little treasure you have GJ! Now I know why you never give up the fight…

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” — Thomas Paine, 1776

Car in December 31, 2011 at 8:24 am

I called it when he posted the “I’m taking a few days off” note. LOL.

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

If he didn’t write Drudge bait–he could kick back…LOL.

Janice/Granny Jan December 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Bobby Titcomb seems to have a lot of free (doing) time.

AZ Granny December 31, 2011 at 12:06 am

Obama is a busy man with workouts in the morning and golf in the afternoon. It’s sad that his family, daughters especially, are not a priority in his life.

Happy New Year wishes to all!

One Mad Woman December 31, 2011 at 2:52 am

Good, maybe he will stay there and find a whole big enough he can crawl into.

Lizzy December 31, 2011 at 3:20 am

Happy New Year may we all continue our wonderful long discussions!
Do the list it will only hurt a bit:).

richb December 31, 2011 at 5:16 am

For how the press crucified Bush for playing golf, you can sure hear the crickets chirping when it comes to their boy Barry. I highly doubt Obama will be giving up the game at all in office unlike W did after his first year in office. This guy’s day is so short compared to Bush’s. Barry will want a second term just to keep the great vacations coming.

Doesn’t he get that he will have plenty of time for golf and time off in early 2013?

Swedish lady December 31, 2011 at 7:06 am

Happy New Year to you all ! 2012 ( I like the sound of that number ) will be an exciting year, I am sure. Keith, I so appreciate your blog, I look forward to following the Washington dramas here next year as well.
When you celebrate over there, we ( or most of us ) are sound asleep over here but have a good time all of you.

Keith Koffler December 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks, Swedish Lady, and thanks for all your comments that help make the blog a success. Happy New Year.


Star December 31, 2011 at 11:09 am

I have a friend in Jerusalem who apparently never sleeps–you Europeans are tough! Well, maybe not Europeans, but you know… I got a job feeler to work in Gibralter–then I remembered I can’t see much, can barely ambulate and have Mom to take care of. Oh, well…apes as a selling point were at least amusing.

brstevens December 31, 2011 at 8:13 am

Obama spends most of his free time on the golf course or in the gym with his buddies, but in interviews where he and Michelle sit down with Barbara Walters or some other softball tosser they complain about how the pressures of being president and the laser focus the job requires takes him away from his family. And we’re all supposed to feel sorry for the sacrifices he’s making in his personal life to be such a wonderful leader for us all? Ugh.

Happy New Year to you, Keith. May the Drudge links keep coming for you fast and furious and provide the increased exposure you deserve. Happy New Year also to the WHD faithful. Some of you are nuts but you all have great personality! :-)

Car in December 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

I’m pretty sure my husband works much harder than Obama, and he wouldn’t THINK of spending a minute of his spare time away from me or the kids. He goes to the gym only because he HAS to and regrets that time away from home.

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

He’s a keeper…

Car in December 31, 2011 at 8:23 am

Some of you guys said 95, I said 94 … who is going to be right?

The anticipation is killing me.

Car in December 31, 2011 at 8:30 am

Here’s to 2012!!!!! It can only get better, right? Stolen pipes, struggling to keep our business afloat, Detroit going broke, friends who passed away- other friends who lost their s/o, and a car accident that nearly killed my husband … I’m ready for the new year.

WHO’S WITH ME? Let’s hope for change ;)

Just2old December 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m with you Car in. Hope we all have a better year!

Go Wings and go Blue!!

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

Yeah… girl, rooting for ya.

Susan December 31, 2011 at 12:41 pm

You’ve got a gaggle of Texans with you, Car in. Here’s hoping for better times for us all in 2012. Happy New Year!

Scullman December 31, 2011 at 8:34 am

At least with Bush we could actually watch his golf swing off the first tee a few times. Kennebunkport in the fog, comes to mind.
Athletic form with the driver but nothing to write home about, like many off us.

Obama? I challenge anyone in the press corp to cough up the video of his golf swing on the course. Not the practice range with a 9 iron, but driving off a tee down the fairway.

You’ve never seen it and you never will.

It resides with the college transcripts from Occidental and Columbia and the samples of his legal writing from the Harvard Law Review.

And if you saw him throw out the baseball first pitch in his mom jeans in Chicago, just transfer that image in your mind to the golf course, and you’d understand why you’ll never see the golf version of it.

It’s a National Security embarrassment, like everything else.

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 9:21 am

Here’s his golf swing in 2009 @Martha’s Vineyard through the magic of camera phones. Apparently, all camera phones are now confiscated on public courses by the Secret Service as threats because we don’t get these candids anymore.

I’m can’t testify to his swing but I id notice his typical arrogance taking a deep bow after his shot but then he might have been just practicing his bows:

Scullman December 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

Thanks for the vid Granny Jan.

Like I said, it’s the golf version of his first pitch that bounced in front of home plate.

By the way, he’s hitting from the ladies tee on this hole.

The mens tee would be the blue markers behind him.


Just2old December 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

Thanks JG! I’ve seen better swings on a playground!!

Hey, I called 93…will he back out today? I bet so.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

He’s got that Tiger Woods swagger, ruh-roh :D Enjoyed that clip, thanks GJ.

Wigglesworth December 31, 2011 at 8:57 am

Will Michael Moore be making a film juxtaposing Obama’s golf with soldiers dying in Afghanistan?

417 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year which is the 2nd highest yearly total next to last year’s 499.

JeffreyDahmerHadMoreClass December 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

Why does Obama work out in gyms so much? To preserve his handsomeness? Why does he golf so frequently? Why can’t he go out among his people and comfort them, all impoverished and heartbroken that they have no future in America anymore? Because of his policies?

Car in December 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

To get away from his wife, duh. He doesn’t look *that* fit to me – skinny and lanky, yes. I’m a gym rat myself and I know his type. Those who go to the gym to “go” to the gym, not to work out. Anyone know what is workout routine is like?

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

Spindly–sorta nerdy but not in an amusing BIG BANG THEORY way.,

Shofar December 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Star- ya know I just discovered that show, and it really is funny! Wolowitz is a little unnerving, maybe because one of my best friends in HS was just like him, but other than that it is a great show.

Star December 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I admit it–I am powerless over TBBT.

Fitriantii June 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

Atleast in the new year, we will wake up lest we will perish. Please note that no acoitn can be taken by the Administration, if we adopt certain permissible methods for agitation. The only method of agitation, which is prone to risk is strike, including mass casual leave. The permissible forms of agitation are (i) Boycott of Excise day celebrations, (ii) Resignation from the Honorary posts such as Recreation club, canteen, welfare society etc, (iii) Refusal to wear the uniform (in view of the order of the Central Information Commissioner to the effect that there are no official instructions available in the Department to insist on Uniform), (iv) Refusal to attend the protocol functions (this decision requires only self respect). It will be better if the Association leadership guides the cadre in the above path of agitation so as to have uniformity in the agitation. It seems Association does not want to displease the Administration as Mr. PV.Raju does not want to displease the Association leadership.If Association does not give the call for agitation, why the officers with self respect cannot do the above, in their individual capacity atleast????.

srdem65 December 31, 2011 at 9:29 am

He might be busy on the golf course, but he took the time to send me 2 e-mails yesterday asking for my money. The same guy who threatened to withhold my SocialSecurity check for political reasons now thinks that I, or anyone in my family, would want him to be in power for another 4 years.

Yes, it’s personal. Yes, I resent being vilified by you, your supporters and the MSM because IT’S PERSONAL, “Barack”. And while I’m venting, strangers do not call me by my first name and you, sir, are a stranger to me.

Just2old December 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

Nice vent srdem! May the new year bring us new and true leadership! Enough of this Chicago style bull sh!t!!

Happy New Year!

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

I’ll never forgive him for threatening the troops paychecks while the First Lady was on her Support The Troops AND Fundraising Tours.

And he’ll do it again …..

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

Good one, SrDem! I get cranked like that when the NYT and his suckie-poos blatantly shill for him–yes, you, AssPress, MSNBC, CNN, 60 Minutes, The View, you all know who you are.

Knothead December 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

Does anyone know what his handicap is? Be nice now.
What is his best outing?
As a former golfer I think he probably still is in the 100′s plus. Nothing to brag about for someone who constantly is out on the course and walks across the water hazards instead of around them.
May God Bless the USA and it’s citizens.

Shofar December 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Sammy Davis Jr. was once asked what his handicap was. His answer was being a black, one eyed Jew.

Old Timer December 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Golf Digest list #1 JFK (80s), Ike, Ford (80s), FDR (before polio), Bush Sr (11 handicap), Bush Jr. (a 15),Clinton and then Obama at # 6. They did not list his handicap nor his low score. Golf Digest also rated Woodrow Wilson much lower and stated he golfed more than Ike. LBJ only golfed to secure votes from Senators.

Obama might have a complex being the 4th best president and only #6 in golfing.

anneinarkansas December 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

At least he can not do damage there….interesting choice of good friends (?)….would love to know his scores and handicap.
Moochelle is probably eating and modeling her expensive clothes wherever she can.

earthangel December 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

I look forward to a genuine Q&A (with emphasis on the ‘A’!) session when this group (

earthangel December 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

Greetings to all anf my wishes for a really Happy New Year! The crowning achievement in 2012 will be when Obummer gets voted OUT

earthangel December 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

Greetings to all and wishes for a truly HAPPY NEW YEAR….withOUT

Star December 31, 2011 at 11:05 am

And….another shocker—the NYT is at it again cheerleading–he will make Republicans the focus, come one, come all and trash the Republicans, the bums…Editorial AND story. Today is my last day of being able to comment or read it or something–paywall… Walk it off, Star–you can do it!

Car in December 31, 2011 at 11:50 am

I never read the times w/o first girding my loins for battle. You know what you’re getting.

Star January 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I watched a doc about the NYT last nite on the History Channel..came in late and don’t know who made it. Anyhow, it was about a bunch of sort of dweeby guys in khakis wringing their hands over how they will ever make money… I have a great idea, men (and they were–though the new editor is a woman who needs to start wearing makeup)–if people provide you a lot of free content in comments–don’t charge them. It’s not that we are mean and don’t want to pay you–it’s that we don’t have money for this!

girly1 December 31, 2011 at 11:50 am

Happy New Year to you and your family, Keith….and to your ever-growing legion of afficianados! As the old bromide goes – ‘Sunlight is the greatest disinfectant’….and you, dear Keith, are a breath of fresh air!

You have become my ‘first read’ every morning….and I wouldn’t be surprised if the community organizer checks in every hour or so during all of his ‘down time’! Keep up the great work!

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 11:51 am

Congratulations on being named the best White House blog. It’s a great list:

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

And MOTUS and iOTW too, OH MY … all great and deserving picks! Love the category titles :D

Keith Koffler December 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Thanks Janice.

Shofar December 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I know this is going to be off point, but I would like to say thank you to all of the regulars on this blog. You guys have become a sort of on-line family, and I always look forward to reading your comments.

I think that Keith needs to sponsor a WHD convention for all the regulars, we could have it at some modest little place like Camp David, since no one else seems to want to use that location.

To all of you, thank you for being a part of my contact with the outside world, and putting up with some of my off beat comments.

Happy New Year to everyone! And be safe! And to our dear Swedish Lady – Gott Nytt År!

srdem65 December 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Right back atcha, Shofar! And the same to all the regulars here.
As for 2012; like the lady said “buckle up, the ride’s gonna get rough”.

Star December 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Same–as I said once, Shofar, you always bring it. Same for SrDem, Swedish Lady, Susan, Car In, Granny and faithful Muslim kitty, and many more. That guy with the goat legs on his site–maybe less so…what was his name? Epith…something…

I would say Happy New Year, but I don’t believe in it.

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Obama’s New Year’s remarks…me,me,me,me,me,me,me,me

Janna December 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm
Keith Koffler December 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Janna.

Anonna December 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Happy New Year to you, Keith, and your family, both the one in your home and the one that gathers here to comment!

May we all have a good new year — with a good new President.

Keith Koffler December 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Anonna, happy New Year to you too!

MOTUS December 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Happy New Year & Congratulations on the Fabulous 50 Blog Awards Win!

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm

You too MOTUS :)

MOTUS January 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thanks DeniseVB! Happy New Year!

Lindy December 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Happy New Year, Keith!

While I don’t post often, I remain a faithful follower and I’m hopeful that things will be better after election day 2012 :)

fool4jesus December 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Why hasn’t he been indicted yet? Lets start with the 3 fake Social-Security cards. Wait a minute…..didn’t he put a comrade on the Supreme Court that checks and then tosses all bad things about her god? Yes, that is a small “g”.

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