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Obama Golfing with Old Friends

by Keith Koffler on July 5, 2014, 1:45 pm

President Obama is out for his usual Saturday golf, playing this time at Andrews Air Force Base.

He’s got a couple of friends in town for the three-day weekend it seems, as Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker have joined regular Obama golf partner Marvin Nicholson, the White House Trip Director, for today’s outing.

It’s the president’s 23rd time playing this year and the 180th of his presidency.

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pianogirl88 July 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm

It would probably take less of your time to report the weekends when he is not out on the golf course. How soon do they leave for the next vacation?

gracepmc July 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Is there a bigger suck up than Marvin Nicholson?

Girly1 July 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Nicholson is Kerry’s old ‘body man’. He worked in a windsurfing shop where Kerry was a customer.
He is also an ex-caddy but he gets his own caddy now. Nice work if you can get it…

The only person missing in Obama’s regular foursome is an ex-golf club shop employee since he already has the chef, the travel director, and the ex-caddy. Well, I suppose he could get the dishwasher from the WH kitchen. Then again, Michelle probably has him working overtime.

gracepmc July 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Obama’s “best and brightest”.

Audrey July 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

He has friends?

Zephyr Dmm July 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Kiss a$ses.

Julie Brueckheimer July 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

He would throw anyone under the bus, anyone! So if those friends had brains the size of a bean, they’d be very careful.

CiscoKid July 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

He needs the relaxation, after all, destroying a great Nation is hard work, although Obama finds it easy.

Sportinlife10 July 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Is that the Eric Whitaker, the MD from Chicago, who was State Director of Public Health, and under whose aegis massive funds (directed at helping poor AfAms and AIDS patients) disappeared, not once, but again and again?

Julie Brueckheimer July 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Yes, and I think that when Michelle Obama was working in Chicago, it was for the same hospital. They were supposed to be helping poor blacks, but they helped themselves (to the money) instead.

Artcat July 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Just curious if his day starts earlier when it is a golf day than it does on a work day.

Cool Breeze July 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

You know, I don’t begrudge the President for his golf. I’m a golfer and understand the desire to get out there every weekend and play. The issue is his playing partners. If he were to make the best use of that time to build relationships with Senators and Congressmen/women, it would be time well spent. But to be playing so regularly with his pastry chef and travel director, it really is a lost opportunity.

anneinarkansas July 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

They pander to him and never ask questions…his comfort zone.

gobnait July 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I do begrudge him that. After attending three fundraisers in Texas, he didn’t even bother to visit the border to see firsthand the mess his policies created.

apr_47 July 6, 2014 at 12:55 am

He could care less.

I'mNoDhimmi July 6, 2014 at 9:05 am

Actually, no. He couldn’t care less.

DeniseVB July 5, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I know what you mean, it’s not that he plays golf, it’s what he doesn’t do the rest of the week (or what he does, he goofs up).

Julie Brueckheimer July 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm

OT. What do you think of Billy Hurley III? He is on wikipedia. He’s got quite a story, and I think the golf world is hoping he will win this Fourth of July weekend and then some. If he doesn’t become a golf star, or when he retires from golf, I think he has a future in politics.

gracepmc July 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I saw a little bit about him. Hope he does well. He deserves it. Good guy.

Kevin July 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

What exactly is this “trip director” responsible for doing, and what do we lowly taxpayers pay this flunky? What a court jester/clown this guy must be. Clearly he has no self respect. And the last commenter is right, a round of golf with the President could and should be a chance to build relationships, consensus, and could also be used as a “reward” or a carrot to get things done. Instead this thug President plays with the groupies every weekend, where he can be told over and over how great he is by the same low level clowns every week. Kind of sad, just like his Presidency.

Sportinlife10 July 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Altogether now, “How Great Thou Art”.

DeniseVB July 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

At first I thought this article was one of those parody sites, but link is to the Chicago Sun Times :)

Let the Obama Library bidding wars begin, this one includes a model green neighborhood called Obamaville (gigglesnort) …..

New Yorker July 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

No, this is the actual rendering of his library. :-)

Sportinlife10 July 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

You guys are really funny. What a welcome laugh.

DeniseVB July 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm

OH MY, liberal heads exploding in the comments! LOL!

New Yorker July 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Yes, I should have put a “Warning, Liberals Hating” comment attached. It’s now a scientific fact: Democrats have NO sense of humor. I thought this was hysterical.

DeniseVB July 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Considering some of the ways GWB was portrayed or threatened ….. this is an excellent source of Liberal Tolerance…..scroll down for the photos…..

So yeah, that “Presidential Library Outhouse” is funny in comparison ;)

Julie Brueckheimer July 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I’m willing to bet that the proposed site is all that ghetto real estate Valerie Jarrett bought up on the Near South Side when they were planning for the Chicago Olympics which didn’t materialize.

DeniseVB July 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

You made me looky…..

I’m surprised Chicago even made the short list.

Bonnie July 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Just think! Chicago is the murder capitol of America.

Julie Brueckheimer July 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Just this weekend–and it’s not over yet–37 shootings with 3 fatalities.

gracepmc July 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

With all the “humility” of the Obama reign.

Take that Gaddafi.

gracepmc July 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm

It occurs to me that perhaps Chicago or even the United States are just too, too provincial for the awesomeness that was the Obama Rule. I’m thinking some floating mega ship — that would travel the world — sharing the greatness of America’s first black President — with the entire world. Just floating, port to port, bring hope and change to the masses….

Unfortunately the name I had for it went down with another ship….

Lindy July 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

From the article, “Tourists will generate hotel and restaurant business, both around the library and downtown.”

Tourists who venture into that area will be fortunate if they are not carjacked. Having lived up there, I certainly wouldn’t drive into that ‘hood, let alone stay in a hotel nearby.

belabella July 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Life is good!
For Him!

lizzytalorburton July 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm

What did you expect? He does things for spite anyway, a real childish jerk. I can’t wait until he has to spend his own money someday (who knows, maybe it will be stolen money).I wouldn’t put anything past him and tranny.

Proof July 6, 2014 at 12:14 am

Played golf only 23 times in 27 weeks??? Which sumbitch denied our president his modest recreational getaway four whole times this year???

apr_47 July 6, 2014 at 12:52 am

Obama took some time off while he’s getting ready for another explosion to hit us. We were not through with the Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS, the Veteran’s hospitals and then wham, the illegal minors coming across.
Hey, he’s taking time off to prepare for another bomb coming our way.

Island Girl July 6, 2014 at 2:02 am

Awww how sweet. I bet they are having a slumber party toight, maybe some kool aid and popcorn discussing current events.

Jeff1000 July 6, 2014 at 3:22 am

Hussein golfs while Rome burns.

Joanne July 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

The silver lining? At least he is not making a speech.