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Obama Heads Directly for Golf

by Keith Koffler on December 8, 2012, 11:31 am

As the country makes its way to the edge of the fiscal cliff, President Obama today is making his way to the golf course, playing for the fourth time since being reelected.

An unusually warm Washington fall has allowed Obama to golf right up to his Hawaii vacation scheduled for later this month, when he will play constantly.

And we’re keeping score. Since Election Day:

Obama Golf Outings: 4

Meetings with Boehner about the Fiscal Cliff: 1

It’s Obama’s 108th time golfing as president and his 16th time of 2012.

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Star December 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Maybe rename it The Fiscal Sand Trap? I am sick of cliff anyhow. I am a professional namer and these people are insultingly bad at it. It offends me. They already HAD a cliff–the Medicare throwing off cliff…Hmpf. No standards.

Girly1 December 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Fiscal Sand Trap? Agree, it suits him to a tee.

Scottso December 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

the only thing he’s wasting is time and money.

Susan December 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Just wait until they start pushing the “Doomsday” plan, Star. Once we fall off the “fiscal cliff”, that will be the new vernacular in D.C. politico speak.

Star December 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

I always kind of liked Poison Pill.

Star December 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

The are losing the Metaphor War, itself one.

ol gator December 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Does he strut the same pimp bounce down the fairways as he does when
walking up to a podium ? My guess is it depends on a good or bad shot made.

Been so disgusted with his re-election , I’ve stepped back from staying informed as before..I have a good life to live & I’m not going to let Mr. Ovomit bother me anymore.

…will come up for air in approx. 4 yrs. :)

Shofar December 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

In four years the air we breath will probably be taxed, but only on those making over $25K a year.

Susan December 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

No rest for the weary, ol gator. We need you in this fight. George Washington spent 10 long years away from his home fighting to free this country from the tyranny of the crown. While I’m no George Washington, I’ll do everything in my power to restore the legacy he and our founders left us.

The 2014 mid-terms are right around the corner, and it would give me great pleasure to make as big a donation I can to any solid conservative who challenges Bawling Boehner in the primary process.

OldTimer December 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

Susan…..I think the big effort should be to regain the Senate. There are six toss up states…S. Dakota, W.VA, Alaska, Arkansas, La and NC. I say start there.

AFVET December 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

The primary goal should now be to get rid of Harry Reid.

Susan December 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

Agree with you both that taking the Senate is the greatest priority. However, until Boehner is replaced with a principled conservative, we are never going to get a handle on the spendthrift in the White House. Boehner is so duplicitous that he is purging conservatives from the fiscal committee ranks. As someone said earlier, he is as useless as teats on a boar hog.

Star December 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I think Boehner is capable of making a couple of moves. As I said–I am not ripping on him.

Terri December 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I agree and so do many of my friends. It was exhausting to go through the election and be pounded and trashed hour after hour, in the media. As long as that media has the IN that they do with the White House, there is nothing we can do. No one will every ask him a legitimate question, No one will every ask him if he is embarassed, like they asked Bush every second, NO one will ever hold him accountable for anything…not even the DEATH of a US Ambassador..which by the way, is an ACT OF WAR. But nope…nada, zip, crickets from the media. It is criminal, disgusting and very very frustrating. THE ONLY thing at this point that will be Obama’s downfall, will be some sort of event that even HE cannot get away from

Langley Spook December 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Amen Terri.
That sums up how I feel/have felt since Nov. 6

Lisa December 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I wish Keith put a like button on the responses. *like*

Swedishlady December 9, 2012 at 4:18 am

Terri, well said. The reelection was very, very frustrating. Depressing. I want the US to be a shining beacon in the west but now…´s almost like the US is occupied by enemy forces. I am hoping for the event that will be his downfall too. There are many possibilities for that out there. He has such a murky past. And the media might turn on him when the economy collapses.

srdem65 December 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

An anonymous source at the WhiteHouse known only as “Mo” reports that the President told his wife that his doctor had ordered him to get more exercise and fresh air every chance he had. MrsO, concerned for her husband’s good health, graciously offered to go with him to the golf course, but he insisted that she go shopping instead. Unconfirmed reports are that every golf outing costs MrO in excess of $10,000 in personal credit charge purchases.

According to “Mo”, the President picked three young men to accompany him on his golf exercise on the basis of their having passed the CPR course offered by the FBI because of uncomfirmed reports that security is lax at the golf course. While the SecretService is charged with the responsiblity of keeping the President safe, they have reportedly been seen at the 19th Hole drinking alcoholic beverages, playing Texas Hold’em, and not paying attention to their duties.

Owen_Kellogg December 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

American voters are so gullible. Let’s bash Mitt Romney for being able to afford the lifestyle that Baraq Obama actually lives, courtesy of the US taxpayer.

Terri December 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

The people who voted for this moron, are uninformed, happy to live life that way and should be held accountable for every single thing that happens to our country from now on…but sadly none of them will understand a word I just wrote

DeniseVB December 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We hear so much about his golf outings, never hear about family outings unless it’s an official photo op (church, ice cream, museum, school event).

There was just so much about the Romney and Ryan families during the campaign that looked like, well, real families.

WNY_ROC December 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Drive for show, putt for dough!

Guillermo Grande December 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Statisically speaking anyway. Say, do random golf shots tend to cluster? Anyway check out this article as a predictor for the fiscal sand trap. Then read the first comment for the punch line.

CiscoKid December 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

OT ( But just gotta say )
Just finished watching a special on the Nixon presidency and to hear Gerald Ford saying ” our long national nightmare is over ” after being sworn in as President damn near broke my heart.
Will America’s new nightmare end?
The cover up of a burglary brought down Nixon, yet by my count 6 American deaths are being covered up, 2 by Fast & Furious, 4 in Benghazii, and all Dear Leader does is golf. Shameless!

MichelleIndependent December 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Benghazi -gate is far worse than Watergate,

MichelleIndependent December 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

he is useless.

Langley Spook December 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

just so depressing… cant even think of any new snarky comments to describe the Dear Leader’s pathetic “work ethic”.

cindylou December 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I know what you mean

cindylou December 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

How can we see this stuff for another 4 years? :(

Langley Spook December 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

booze helps. :-\

Lizzy December 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Been in seclusion but stick my head up once in a while only to see that things
are as bad as I thought. He’s so dangerous and stupid treating America like a
Petri dish and he’s the mad scientist.

regina December 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

he only care about himself and not our country.

JP December 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Yes, the stupidty of the American electorate is giving us indigestion. I’m having a tough time dealing with this. Our son and his wife (both college profs) voted for him (what would you expect?), and I can’t bear to speak to them I am so angry at them. They know better. Their jobs are in the Ohio university system and they are always worried they might get laid off because of Ohio’s fiscal problems. Yet, they still voted from the imbecil that sits in the Oval Office. I am so happy they are not coming home for the holidays. I know that sounds terrible, but I am livid at them about their votes being wasted.

Melvin December 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

You may wish to get some therapy – not wanting to see them for the holidays – that’s pretty deplorable no matter your political orientation.

Susan December 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

You may wish to knock off the Alinsky tactics, Melvin. This has nothing to do with politics. That’s pretty deplorable that you don’t have any empathy for those of us who see what a grave mistake our loved ones have made. Last month, more than half of our citizens voted for the death of America as founded. Preezy Revenge is agitating for another civil war so he can accomplish his goal – divide and conquer. Unfortunately, the messiah of the left is no Abraham Lincoln. He’s more like a Robert Mugabe.

JP December 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Susan, what you said is exactly what I am feeling. I know so many others who are in disbelief that our country will never be same. Having to see him for another 4 years makes my skin crawl. Thanks for your support. Your description of the left’s messiah is spot on.

Quintus Arrius December 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I too fear there is a divide starting. The happiest people I’ve met are the gun shop owners…everyday since the election is XMAS.

Melvin December 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

You’re an Alinsky ignoramus. I voted for Romney and helped his campaign. You COMPLETELY missed the point.

JP December 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Melvin, it’s not deplorable and I don’t need therapy. They never come home for the holidays and this year I am truly happy about that.

Melvin December 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

Sad you don’t have a better relationship…given how you allow politics to divide you, it’s no wonder.

Susan December 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

Get over yourself, hypocrite. Makes no difference who you voted for, you don’t have any place lecturing others how to live their lives.

Star December 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

Judge, judge, judge–plenty of families–microcosms of the country–have been ripped apart by the schism over this person. Some are buying in, others horrified. Plenty of family meals have been ruined, believe me! I have never seen its equal. Even during Vietnam.

JP December 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

Mel, baby… don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. I’m at peace but I can’t say the same for you. Go have a therapy session. Maybe, just maybe it might help.

Julie Brueckheimer December 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

He’s a duffer.

NavyDadKansas December 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

What a POS… He can’t take a weekend off from golf to attend the Army/Navy game, in which the winner receives the Commander in Chief Trophy? He has to send Joe Gaffe, instead? Totally disgraceful what this guy does.

RickW December 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Amen, NavyDad. Great photo op too, with him telling the mids and cadets all about how he “GOT” Bin Laden with the Seals……..Wait, the election is over…..He doesn’t need that image any more. Never mind……………

Langley Spook December 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Being a Navy Vet I dont want that pathetic, co-called “CINC” Obama anywhere near the historic & honorable Navy-Army football game. (history & honor; two things Obama has NO clue about)

JP December 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Unfortunately Langley, the CINC sent the dufus to represent him. What a pair they make, huh?

mo1 December 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

The Obamas will show their true colors at the so-called Christmas program to be aired on TNT. One of the performers will be a Korean singer who wrote a song about killingout troops and their familities. The White House has been asked to not appear, but so far the Obamas have declined to not dishonor our service people and their families.

Noma December 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Better he didn’t go. After the rousing welcome that Uncle Joe got, bho is probably glad he didn’t attend the game. I don’t think too many would be happy to see him either.

Michael December 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

He must have reserved his tee time before he knew that the Army-Navy game would be today.

As Commander-in-Chief, he certainly would have wanted to support and honor our servicemen rather than playing golf wouldn’t he.

Well, he sent Biden instead, so no biggie. It’s tough to avoid those schedule conflicts.

RickW December 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Biden smiled a lot, congratulated Notre Dame for winning and took a lot of pix with the midshipmen. Typical day in Joe’s life.

Langley Spook December 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

“congratulated Notre Dame”… that sounds like Biden -LOL

JP December 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Rick, that’s great! We turned it off when at the trophy presentation because neither of us could stand to look at that clown.

cindylou December 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

no excuse,
he could have canceled his stupid golf

Darkangel December 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Just for the fun of it…

Anyone want to take bets on the over/under of Obama’s golf outings in Hawaii? I say 12 during his 20 days there. What’s everyone got? Over or under?

Michael December 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

The next Obama question is will he postpone Hawaii if the fiscal cliff is still unresolved?

Will Michelle and the girls ignore the extra expense and fly out early on their own?

…and will the media once again ignore that outrageous behavior?

Langley Spook December 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

1. Obama will “postpone” just for show
2. of course
3. d#mn right they will ignore

Girly1 December 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

Last year he had to delay his Hawaii trip for 6-7 days due to the ‘debt ceiling crisis’. but he made up for it by extending the vacay an extra week. He wasn’t about to lose one day of taxpayer largesse. The MOOCH and the kidlets had already flown the coop the week before, and lucked out with three weeks on the beach. Almost sounds like he planned it that way so Queenie could have more time.

The big question is why the heck is he taking THREE weeks off?? He hasn’t put in a full days’ work in 4 years. He’s still campaigning. Boehner & Co. need to put strict limitations on his extracuricular activities and personal spending as part of the ‘deal’. Two weeks vacation/year and no more campaign trips. Official business only. That’s it!

Julie Brueckheimer December 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

If Obama were a rap star, his stage name could be Lay-Z.

JP December 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

Julie, this is THE BEST!

Susan December 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

Excellent, Julie. Once he gets AF1 engines revved up we can change it to Pimp with a Plane.

JP December 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

Ladies, you are both on a roll!

Girly1 December 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

Good one!

cindylou December 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm


Lizzy December 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Speaking of Ms Wintour best quote about her ambassadorship.

The incompetent promoting the clueless…