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Obama Plays Golf for the 99th Time

by Keith Koffler on June 9, 2012, 2:10 pm

President Obama this afternoon went golfing for the 99th time of his presidency.

Obama is on the links at Fort Belvoir with White House staffers Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulson.

This is Obama’s seventh time golfing this year.

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mo1 June 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Given that President and Mrs. Obama dislike Congress so much that they will not invite any member of Congress (much less their spouse) to a dinner or lunch at the White House in order to foster goodwill, and given the president’s love of golfing, one would think he could find a Congressman to play golf with occasionally. (Obviously, since he is never played golf with the woman, he would not invite a Congresswoman.) Amazing that he’s only done this once I believe. Even more amazing, given the number of trips he makes on Air Force 1, and his willingness to invite wealthy musicians and celebrities to fly on the plane, is the fact that he is never apparently invited a Congressman, much less a Congresswoman, to fly with it on one of his all too frequent trips across the country. Or has Nancy Pelosi been hitching rides that we don’t know about?

DeniseVB June 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Isn’t AF1′s manifest supposed to be public ? Afterall, it’s the public picking up the gas bill.

Granny Jan June 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thanks Keith. I was waiting for this post. I hope the RNC/Romney remembers to celebrate the 100th. The private sector is doing so well he can go golfing 100 times etc. It almost writes itself.

Lizzy June 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm

This will call for a big WH bash Hollywood stars and Wagu for everyone!
Except for all of us poor working folk. Maybe he will award himself a gold ball:)

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Maybe he’ll stop now, just out of spite.

DeniseVB June 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

If he were making the first tee time in the early a.m. this wouldn’t bug me so much. He plays on military courses, so that really screws up the schedule for the troops and vets.

Nor does he seem to want to have family time, especially that he’s on road and away from home so much. If that sounded catty, then tell the Obamas to stop saying family is their first priority :P

Owen Kellogg June 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

He does family time on weekdays during the hours that the rest of us are at work working. Have you ever looked at the huge gaps in his schedule? Between 8 am and 2pm last Friday, he did five minutes of actual work.

Slack June 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

One can’t help but wonder why this wonderful father never takes his older daughter golfing?

Car in June 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I KNEW today was going to be a golf day.

Stephen C. June 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Sooner or later President Ofer will shoot his age, no he will shoot his times played. My guess is about 114 times.

Sara B June 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Just be glad he isn’t golfing with Biden. Guess who is on the hook for his weekend jaunts?
http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/08/report-smokin-joe-biden-spends-1-million-annually-for-golf-outings-and-other-weekend-adventures/

Lizzy June 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yes I saw that too he is as bad as BO. He charges the Secrest Service
rent for the cottages on his property. If a man is willing to take a bullet
for you couldn’t let him sleep free? These are the worst freeloaders I’ve
ever seen.

CCG June 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Yes – the word needs to get out on his 100th golf outing. It takes an average player 4 hours to play a round. That is a total of 400 hours of golfing – or ten work weeks for someone who actually works. Add in the ????? hours of campaigning and the real story becomes clear – he’s focusing like a lazer on jobs. Right.

DeniseVB June 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

When you put it in that prospective, 10 weeks off just for golf in 3.5 years really does sound bad. Add the weeks off for his Christmas and summer vacations. Whoa.

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Plus motorcade back and forth to the course.

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

Exactly, It’s more like five hours in total. So, 500 hours.

Lizzy June 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Secret cannot spell or type today:(

RickW June 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

C’mon Lizzy, Joe needs the money. He’s going to be unemployed come January 2013…….. :>)

langley spook June 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Keith, you better have a “Obama’s 100th Golf Game” special post -LOL

Susan June 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hope he faces a lot of “headwinds” on the course today…

Sadie June 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Nah, just the usually “fore”play with the guys. Makes it much easier to “screw” the country when he gets off the green. ; )

Car in June 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

My Private-sector working husband is working today. He’d love to have a Saturday OFF let alone go golfing. He works every other Saturday to give his employees time off, but he’s got extra duty since some are taking holidays.

Obama put in half-days, and mostly just fund-raised this week. The man doesn’t know what a hard day of work is.

Moe June 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

You said it, he does not work, he campaigns and raises money for his re-election. Good thing for us that is looking less likely daily, with freinds like the Clintons and all.

Sara B June 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Is that before or after he punches above his weight?

Robin H June 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

My private sector working husband found out yesterday that the economy is doing so well they don’t need him at his job anymore. He has it until the end of July and then he’s done. I’m sure that since we’re adding so many new jobs a month he’ll have no trouble finding something new. Obama makes me physically ill now.

RickW June 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Hey Robin, good luck to your husband and yourself. We all unload here about Bam, etc, but your situation is real. Lets hope better days are coming.

AZ Granny June 10, 2012 at 2:06 am

Robin, I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s job. Hope your husband finds something quickly. Best wishes and good luck. We will all have to celebrate here when Obama loses his job in November!

Car in June 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

Ga. This is why I can’t celebrate bad news for Obama. Because for now it also means bad news for US.

Good luck to your family, Robin:(

The Original June 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

Sorry about that bad news!

However, here is what I think. Most employers are waiting until they know if Obama will be gone in January before expanding or even keeping their employees. It looks to me like your hustand’s employer just can’t wait.

I understand your fears and frustration. We had to let go almost all of our employees. We are at bare bones. Our business depends on the rest of the economy being on sturdy legs. Our customers need to know that they have a job in the future before they continue spending money. A different President will give them that hope.

Susan June 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

So sorry to hear about your husband losing his job, Robin. Hang on and keep the faith…better times are ahead for us all.

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Sorry to hear that Robin. Good luck to you. I think he made a lot of people physically ill with that comment. Notice how only the Republicans have suggested Obama is out of touch. The press assumes it’s just a gaffe, whereas if a Republican president had said it . . .

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:09 am

Robin, I’m so sorry about your husband. Good luck to you both. Unfortunately, so many companies are sitting tight and not hiring until after the election. Just keep positive and know that this nightmare will be over soon.

TimG June 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

Robin,
I hope your husband finds work quickly. This economy is not “doing fine” but is in fact quite ill.

Tim

A.J. June 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Wow, the next round will be #100. Wonder if Hallmark makes a card for that?

Car in June 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Someone with good photoshopping skills should get working. I really like this one of him.

QueenOfScott June 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Rockett!

Granny Jan June 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Car in June 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

Ha ha ha!!!!

A.J. June 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Good one, Janice.

Anonna June 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

If I had $100 to spare, I’d make Obama’s 100th game the occasion for my donating $100 to Romney.

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Great idea for a Romney fundraising drive, Anonna.

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

Excellent idea. I hope Romney’s campaign is ready to acknowledge BHO’s 100th golf game.

Lizzy June 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Please God or I don’t know how Obamacare will handle a nervous
breakdown of about 313,00 million folks.

A.J. June 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Maybe instead of an election this November Barack will just ask for a Mulligan????

A.J. June 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm

OOH, OOH!!! I just thought of the perfect way to get Obama out of office. I’ll wangle a round of golf with him and then I’ll make him count EVERY stroke. No cheatin’ whatsoever. That should drive him crazy!!!!! Unless he can get the Secret Service to whack me. (I can always bring along a couple of Colombian prostitutes as insurance against that).

Susan June 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Sadly, unless you are a Chicago mobster, Hollyweird phony, or New York/D.C. Trotskyite, the chances of the fraud in chief playing a round of golf with one of the little people has a snowballs chance in Hades of ever occurring.

Just2old June 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Another raffle perhaps? $3 buys you a chance to golf with the liar-in-chief for the 100th time of his preezydentcy?

A.J. June 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I might lie cheat and or steal to get that round of golf but I would NEVER lower myself to pay $3 bucks!!

Bugwood June 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

$3.5 million for lunch with Warren Buffet or $3.00 for Obama & Michelle. LOL

A.J. June 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Hmmm. I think you’re right, I don’t fit any of those categories. I’d have to lie cheat and/or steal to get in. Of course, if I did that I WOLD be one of them!!!

Owen Kellogg June 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

It’s better that he stick with things he knows how to do (i.e. swing a golf club) instead of things he doesn’t know how to do (i.e. be President).

Girly1 June 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I can’t decide what’s worse-the fact that king putt has spent more time on the golf course than any of his predecessors…..or the fact that he spends this time with such low caliber flunkies. It always looks like Barry wandered into the WH kitchen and rounded up a foursome! Aren’t there some Generals or captains of industry who play golf? Barry needs to broaden his horizons. Then again, he is nothing but a ‘seat filler’ himself! What a farce!

mo1 June 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

If he played with a captain of industry, they might tell him the truth about the economy and his presidency. By playing with WH flunkies, he assures no one will tell him what he does not want to know.

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:15 am

He always plays with the same people because they won’t rat him out for smoking.

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

King putt . . . that is really great Girly1. Can I have permission to use it??

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:15 am

That’s a perfect title for your post commemorating his 100th game, Keith!

Sadie June 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Obama is on the links at Fort Belvoir with White House staffers Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulson.

Does this qualify them as having “green jobs”?

Stephen C. June 9, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Yes, yes it does.

Darkangel June 10, 2012 at 1:38 am

Sixteen and a half man-days on the links, when unemployment hasn’t been this high, this long, since the Great Depression.

And people are still going to vote for him blindly.

America cannot, and will not, long survive this many ignorant voters.

After America is over, last person out, turn off the lights. It’s been swell.

langley spook June 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

…if you can not pass a high-school level basic current events/civics-government class test you should not be allowed to ‘vote’.

RickW June 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Sheesh, langley. Next you’ll want voters to be citizens. No pleasing you! :>)

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

Or require voters to be alive and breathing!

65andcounting June 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

I see that the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary by congregating in DC and if I am not mistaken, First Ladies are Honorary Chair of the organization. Where is Michelle?

srdem65 June 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

Eating her pie and color coding her closet.

The Prez did meet with some of the G.S. I saw a photo op.

RickW June 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

He was probably trying to filch their cookie money.

65andcounting June 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

Nice that the Prez took photos, but it’s the First Lady who is historically the chair. I wonder if Michelle opted out since she has two daughters, neither of whom are scouts and she might be asked alot of q’s about why they aren’t.

LRod June 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

Pres. George W. Bush golfed 24 times in 8 years.

Granny Jan June 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Sneak preview of my President Obama Played Golf 100 Times video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFjZqbiDvAo

Susan June 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Fantastic video Granny Jan. I really thought he would hit 100 today, but looks like he’s going to make us wait another few days…

Granny Jan June 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

THANKS!

Car in June 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

He’s got “father’s day” – you know, the day he abdicates his fatherhood role an goes to play golf. I believe that’s what he did last year.

Granny Jan June 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Many of the ideas came from reading the comments on this post. Thanks, guys.

Keith Koffler June 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Brilliant!!

SnarkEsq. June 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

Love it!

sablegsd June 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Don’t a lot of people get hit by lightning every year while golfing?

Sharon June 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Once again, he’s golfing on a military installation, which means added security and a virtual shutdown of the base. Sunday is for our military to enjoy the recreation that they’ve earned, not for some wannabe golfer who should pay for a private club membership. Besides, he is no Tiger Woods, and for the most part, golf is a white man’s sport. Invite some of your brothers to shoot some hoops…doesn’t the WH have their own basketball court? Why not use the entertainment we pay for at your residence, rather than showboatin’ out in public, going to golf in a motorcade…as usual, wasting money and time. Should be home brushing up on economics and foreign policies…no one needs to see you anymore than we have to…

Girly1 June 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

King putt . . . that is really great Girly1. Can I have permission to use it

LOL. No permission needed, Keith – heard it on Rush a few months ago – so appropos!