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Obama Makes His Way to the Golf Course

by Keith Koffler on May 26, 2012, 2:00 pm

There was no question he was going golfing this weekend. The only unknown is whether he’ll golf again tomorrow.

He’s at his usual place, the Andrews Air Force Base course with one of his usual companions, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson. Also along are Marvin’s brother Walter and Pete Selfridge of the White House advance office.

This is the 98th time Obama has been golfing as president and the sixth time this year.

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Girly1 May 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

It’s only fitting – the ‘trip director’ is the hardest working staff member! Someone has to keep the laziest, most incompetent faux president from dying of boredom!

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gracepmc May 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Biden delivering remarks to families of the fallen military today in Arlington.

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Janna May 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Oh yes…he loves the military sooo much he screwed them out of using the golf course AGAIN.
What a putz!!

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Lizzy May 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Veterans of America we thank you and are forever in your debt. I am so
very ashamed the President can’t find time to thank you properly but rest
assurred we will never forget you. God Bless you all.

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langley spook May 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I am worried… sometime after “2016″ the USN will most likely name a ship after Obama…
Being a USN Vet that thought just makes me vomit… but the USN has NO LEADERSHIP and is soooo “P.C.” nowadays….

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Lizzy May 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

You know that’s been in the back of my mind perhaps we could say
sorry we can’t afford it and it would be true. God knows that’s the
last person to have a ship named after him. Grassroots protests seem
to be a good place to start when we have to cross that bridge.

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langley spook May 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm

“grassroots protests” = I wish… If so we would NOT have a:
USS George HW Bush (CVN-77)? OR USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78)?? OR USS JFK (CVN-79)??? = all PATHETIC names of CVNs.
CVNs are the Flagships of the USN and SHOULD be named as such… (re: ENTERPRISE, LEXINGTON, RANGER, AMERICA, UNITED STATES, MIDWAY, CORAL SEA…)

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Lizzy May 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm

The President’s named were all veterans.

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langley spook May 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

How many Vets & Active Military did Obama ‘force off’ (re: NO ONE is allowed within 5 miles of the Andrews AFB Golf Course when Obama is there) this time?

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SnarkEsq. May 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I’m only surprised that Whitaker isn’t there. Most three day holiday weekends their Chicago buddies are at the WH. I figured MO took her pals to Atlantic City to see Beyonce and party like “celebs” while the husbands stayed back in DC to play golf and do whatever it is they do.

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creeper May 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Plotting his next vacay between the fifth green and sixth tee.

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langley spook May 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Keith,
I understand you work in the Obama WH and are NOT allowed to ask “real questions” BUT?…
Who is this ‘Marvin Nicholson’?
What is his relationship with Obama?
Why are they golf buddies?

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Sadie May 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Marvin was a “caddie” to the Mass.”cad” Kerry…he just exchanged one golf course for another. It’s like the “Jeffersons” theme song…

♪ Movin’ on up …♪

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The Original May 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I know that he never has really held down a job . . . but since he pursued this office to the degree of potential fraud, you would think that for 4 years he could at least attempt to look like he is working every now and then.

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Sadie May 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

October 2004 (from a ABC online article)

Marvin Nicholson has been indispensable to Sen. John Kerry, serving as the candidate’s personal aide, or “body man” as the campaign calls him, since he decided to run for president in 2002.
“My business card reads: ‘Marvin Nicholson, Chief of Stuff,’ ” he said. “I make sure he’s got everything from his briefing books to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”
The two met while Nicholson was working at a Massachusetts windsurfing gear shop. Over time, he became Kerry’s golf caddie, then his driver and later his personal aide.

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Girly1 May 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Nicholson is an ex-bartender turned caddy….

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Sadie May 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Obama is a former community organizer who is a “cad”.

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sablegsd May 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Oh snap!

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Quintis Arrius May 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Thank you for keeping score, Keith.
98 times x 4 hours (average)=392 hours of missed opportunity. I realize, as most Americans, that presidents don’t come into office with a depth of experience in all areas one needs to be up to speed on. I, therefore, see the time spend on the golf course by this president as wasted hours of opportunity to become steeped in facets of things he would need to be familiar with.
How much better off would the economy be if this president invited the captains of manufacturing, finance, mining, oil and gas exploration, medicine, aviation, and agriculture to come to the WH on a Sunday afternoon instead of recreation time at Andrews? Have a quite Sunday pm with 1 or 2 people from these areas to discuss and exchange indeas. Obama could ask questions about how areas of the economy are working or not working with government regulation or intrusion.
How much better would we as a nation be with a well informed chief executive from these Sunday afternoons? We will never know. Instead we have a spectacle of a man who is so comfortable with his current status and status of the country he sworn to defend, that 98 times he decided to take the day off.

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sablegsd May 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Deep, heavy, completely pissed off sigh here.

SCFOAMF, AKA as president composite downgrade pisslam clump of smegma, and Barry Soetero, REALLY angers me. Daily. Multiple times daily. In fact, it might be creeping into the hate category. Excuse me, I have to go ask for forgiveness.

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qestout May 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

After golfing his 98th time, he’ll go back and relax with his feet up on the Resolute Desk. Family gone to Beyonce concert in Atlantic City, dancin’ to “Irreplaceable” and singin’ “to the left, to the left”.

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rduke305 May 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hey…just wondering if he paid for that damn fine golf bag (pic at weaselzippers.us)? He ‘s probably looking for perks…i.e., “Hi Avid Golfer, play just 100 rounds at Andrews and get your free personally embossed golf bag as a token of your loyalty!”…Ha…and then the next email we’ll get is “Hi Potential Donor, send me $3 bucks and enter to win a chance to play a round of golf with me and Slo Joe”

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WyoFlycaster May 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

How stupid of this administration not to have the president get a fake ranch to clear brush off of because you didn’t hear of these complaints when Bush spent 3 times the number of days away from the White House at this point in his first term.
Obama – just not clearing enough brush for America.

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Susan May 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

You must have been in a zombie trance if you didn’t hear all the complaints from the yapping hyena left every time President Bush left Washington. Yeah too bad the fraud in chief and the lobster queen can’t spend a few days at their million dollar Hyde Park mansion in Chicago rather than taking separate planes to exotic and expensive tourist traps on our dime…

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Girly1 May 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm
Cymry May 27, 2012 at 5:51 am

While I don’t begrudge an American President and his family some time off now and then from what I’m sure is a very difficult and stressful job, at the same time I would expect them to actually DO that job in order to qualify for said time off. Maybe, since they are supposed to work for us, the taxpayers, we should insist that they earn their vacation/sick time the same way we plebians do — a certain number of hours/days off per certain number of hours/days actually worked, punching a literal time clock, if necessary. Now, one would think that a person who is grown-up enough as to assume the highest office in the country would also be grown-up enough to have a proper work ethic (a full day’s work for a full day’s pay), but . . .

My question is, will there be some sort of fanfare when he hits his 100th golf game?? Like with trumpets and confetti and an announcement — “Congratulations, Mr. President!! You have just completed your 100th game of golf!! Let’s see what you’ve won!! Please accept this ’100th golf game completed’ certificate inscribed with your name and this coupon good for 10 additional rounds of golf between now and November. You also qualify for our ‘frequent player miles,’ which entitles you to discounts on food, drink, and other products at our exclusive member’s clubhouse!”

Sorry, got a bit carried away. Like sablegsd above, I need to go get forgiveness for my attitude.

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Magdalen May 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Oh yes, the friend of the poor and downtrodden….

with free stuff like birth control pills and abortions for everyone…

what a disgrace for a president.

May we have someone with integrity in the white house, please God?

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mortimerzilch May 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

somehow NSA leadership is giving Obama instructions where they can’t be heard. It must be that the people he golfs with are relaying the NSA’s To-Do list to Obama. Do these guys have access?

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mortimerzilch May 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

they used to grumble about Eisenhower on the links too much too….

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