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Obama Goes Golfing on Memorial Day

The business of memorializing our war dead done, President Obama headed out to the Fort Belvoir golf course today, finding his way onto the links for the ninth weekend in a row.

Obama earlier today laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and met with families of those killed in battle. But he emerged from the day’s solemnity to go golfing for the 12th time this year and the 70th time of his presidency.

The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq.

Obama is out with the three younger aides he typically has in tow on his golf excursions, junior White House staffer Ben Finkenbinder, White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, and Energy Department staffer David Katz.

In a sign of his determination to play no matter what, Obama is golfing even though it is currently 95 degrees at Fort Belvoir and it “feels like” it’s 98 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.

825 thoughts on “Obama Goes Golfing on Memorial Day”

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  2. Israel is about to strike Iran, and Obama said he is like lazer like focus on job creation and look what Obama is doing? What an idiot. It’s more like Obama is getting a 4 year vacation at the expense of taxpayers. UG!

  3. Canadian Prime Minister off to Afghanistan today ….
    American soldiers risking their lives abroad today …..
    Tornado victims attending funerals, trying to put their lives together …

    Obama plays golf.

    Who the frig has got the gonads to tell me the will vote for this POS in 2012?

  4. “The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush…” What utter crap. The comparison you should make is not who golfed or didn’t goll, but who – as in GW Bush — tossed the soldiers like so much worthless cordwood onto his wars of lies, and who (Obama) is trying to extract them from this reckless murderous escapade that has weakened and crippled this once-great nation.

    1. Don’t forget Libya. Days not weeks remember? Now more than 3 months after that lie, we find he did indeed put boots on the ground. He isn’t doing anything for our troops other than putting them in harms way.

  5. Because he has no internal allegiance to America, he has no comprehension of respect to our fallen soldiers. With behavior like this from the POTUS on Memorial Day, you have to wonder about the patriotism of those who say that they will still vote for him in the next election.

  6. I would take him playing golf any day over working in the W.H. At least, this way he is not spending our money. Heck, he should take all of congress with him…maybe our economy whould turn around.

  7. People honestly need to find something to do with their lives. The dude is human, he deserves time off.

    Everyone complaining is pathetic. I feel sorry for you. Then again, you forget how many moronic people live in this country.

    1. Were you awake when the O’Bamas were drinking Guinness and celebrating his Irish ancestry at the same time Joplin residents were searching for their loved ones after losing everything? The guy probably hasn’t spent an entire day in the Oval Office since he got there and here you are being an apologist for him. How disgraceful.

    2. Oh so hes just “human” when he needs time to relax…but in 2008 he was the best thing to happen to America, nay PLANET EARTH since Jesus Christ…..you Obama supporters are all bi-polar nut jobs, i really think half this country needs to be committed to a mental institution… Obama gets a nobel peace prize, he gets world wide messiah status…..WHY?

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  9. BO is a robot, and seems only engaged emotionally when it involves his own race and religion (Muslim). Beyond that, he pretends to care with words..of which he hopes to maintain power and get re-elected.

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    Last i check it was a HOLIDAY , Thats what Americans do on this long weekends, you clowns need to give it a rest.

    1. Are our troops kicking back and celebrating? No, they are in harms way for assholes like you and that pathetic so called commander in chief.

    2. We are in the midst of three wars…one of which is the LONGEST in this nations 230+ year history….relaxing at a time like this for those in positions of leadership seems like folly…or outright arrogance

  11. Does the Golfer-in-Chief wear his mom Jeans while golfing?

    I only golf about once or twice a year and I have my own business. Any more than that, I feel I’m wasting time needed for other things

    Here’s a few reasons why I think he golfs weekly while the US collapses: (1) As a black liberation cult theology adherent (they dislike whites BTW) and as a socialist and a globalist and a new age occultist (he has occult good luck charms in his pocket), Obama is happy seeing the US fall to 3rd World status with orthodox Christianity suffering. Therefore he’s celebrating on the golf course. (2) He knows he’s not elibible to be President since he is not natural born. He also may know he’s using a fraudulent SSN from a deceased man in CT, and his golfing is a way of celebrating the ignorant masses the the liberal elite press supporting him greater than imagined. (3) He’s doing an in-your-face to white people since mostly white people golf, esp. in the past.

    BTW, How much did the Air Force One trip cost to Joplin, MO? Millions. Could that money have been spent to help the Tornado victims?

    An impeachment process sincerely needs to be implemented for this President. Some reasons: not natural born, using fraudulent SSNs, likely fake birth certificates, possible dangerous cult belief that White people are cursed Edomite devils needing destruction (common belief in black liberation theology), also possibly believing that blacks are the true Israelite/Hebrews (major antisemitism), spending the country into ruin, lying or telling half-truths often (Websites list his numerous lies), and possibly believing like James Cone founder of black liberation theology, that a civil war is needed if blacks don’t get all they want, the unconstitutional Gov’t run health care, and many more reasons.

  12. Come on now!! I’m as republican and conservative as you can get, I hate Obama’s views but I played golf today too. Too many people are upset with his golf> let’s be more upset about his socialistic views. Does playing golf or going fishing make you less of american? Let’s be concerned about more important things

    1. strack you would be right if we werent in the midst of the longest war in US history… a war longer then World War 1 or 2…..that is really amazing.

  13. I guess on LONG holiday weekends he must STOP LIVE. this is becoming too funny,he took a break maybe you guys should too.

  14. the GOLFER in CHIEF needs some downtime. In 17 month his first term and Jimmy aCarters second term will be over and he will become the X GOLFER in CHIEF

  15. THREE WARS and this POS goes golfing on Memorial Day???????????????????????????????????????????

    F. YOU Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. THE LIST: IN HONOR OF FALLEN…
    Medics brave fire to save lives in Afghanistan…
    U.S. Dead in Afghanistan Tops 1,500…
    OBAMA HITS GOLF COURSE FOR ROUND NO. 70…

  17. laser focus on jobs, change, .. after hard work golfing. the BP oil scandal showed me a Hawaii born president isn’t sensitive to the water? what about banker justice? TSA invasive patdowns of obvious non-combatants as shocking a civil rights abuse as ever seen in our country, and our constitutional scholar civil rights leader doesn’t protect our shores, our borders, our privacies, our… i did vote for obama, hoping for change..

    1. Opps you can correct that mistake…join the Revolution and support Ron Paul in 2012…I’m sure you will be proud to have a True American as a President!

    1. don’t forget Mirror… [had…to…add…this…reply…in…slow…motion…because… of…a…message…to…”slow…down”…from…the…management…of…this…comment…site…]

  18. I guess he should have done like me and done a BBQ,i can see where that is a stretch from golf, I can see your next post is of him staying too long in the bathroom…..SMH

  19. Let us examine Barry’s own words before he became king of the world:
    “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” – Sen. Barack Obama December 20, 2007.

    What did the VP have to say:
    BIDEN FLASHBACK: ‘If he gives authorization to war… without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him!’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dRFJ6CF2Mw

    Where is code pink? Cindy Sheehan? War protestors? Nightly news showing US troops death tolls and maimed in action tolls? HYPOCRITES! LIARS!

    IMPEACH BARRY ON THE WAR POWERS ACT NOW!

    1. Why would we impeach Obama we never Impeached Bush when he went into Iraq and lied about weapons of mass destruction. We lost lives with his incompetence.

  20. Days not weeks (You Lie!). Only killing, bombing, and destroying, but not an armed conflict and War Powers Act does not apply (You Lie!).

    Obama – THREE wars! Still in Iraq, still in Afghanistan, and now Barry’s own little war in Libya, a sovereign nation that did not threaten the USA. Bush at least had congressional approval for Iraq and Afghanistan – Barry has UN and NATO approval only.

    Obama Bin Lyin, says Libya is no flying, says days not weeks, and now it all reeks, Obama Bin Lyin.

    Obama Bin Lyin, round the world he go’s flying, taxpayers are crying, from trying to pay for Obama Bin Lyin to go flyin.

  21. I’ll bet the residents living in tornado alley are out and swinging the sticks this lovely holiday weekend. This man disgusts me.

  22. While viewing “America the story of us” I realized that what made America accomplishments etc are now being dismantled. Incandescent lamp–being phased out, space program–now at it’s last breath, nuclear/atomic weapons are now being phased out against russians. The automotive industry–also gone or changed. I could go on and on…..

  23. Give him a break, he just got back from a week in Europe, and a forced trip to Missouri, not to mention a full morning schedule….no wait….GiveUSaBreak….and the veteran’s the R E S P E C T they are due, especially on Memorial Day.

  24. Americans are dying and the Obama’s are partying

    Gogo May 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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    yea!! that really makes sense , i guess anyone who is out at a golf course or a picnic really hates America.

    I feel sorry for some of you , i guess the hate for this man is round the clock and 24/.7,, What pathetic lives you live , Maybe you should get out from the house and go find someone to love.

    1. Carrie, the average American is just a drooling moron according to the Obamas, according to you Obama is a modern day messianic super being…..surely one you hold up on such a pedestal can do something more then play golf….

  25. Impeachment is not good enough for this traitor. I’d like to revoke his AF 1 privileges and lock his butt up in the white house for the next year and a half. Both he and MO are an embarrassment as well as insult to our troops. Vote them out and then throw them both into a nice jail cell where they belong.

  26. Bush stopped playing golf only because in his heart he realized he sent soldiers on a wrong war in Iraq – instead of focusing on Afghanistan and finishing the job there. Bush took this country down the deficit hole, refused to pay for the expense (wars) and screwed the country. He had no brains, no balls and no common sense. The military – industrial complex got the better of him. In contrast, you have Obama – dealing with the hand dealt to him by the Bush / Republican crowd in terms of the economy and our confidence level as a country. Remember the bank bailout happened on Bush’s watch – yet Obama ensured the money was spent as wisely as it could have been – based on a bill that was 3 pages long. Obama is not without blame – but they all pale in comparison to the 8 years of Republican rule.

    1. Did you miss the 2008 election? President Bush is no longer president. You also seem to have missed the fact that Pelozi was in charge of the purse strings from Jan. 2007 to Jan. 2011. She wore the numbers right off that credit card Jesse Lee.

      1. Amen Susan….unfortunately the libs just don’t get it, know nothing about facts….only what the lamestream media tells them to think!

  27. Has he no shame? He did manage to spend a split second in Joplin so I
    guess that and Memorial Day was just too much for him he was still enjoying
    th afterglow of his European vacation/campaign tour. And where was the
    First Lady? Not in Joplin too busy unpacking her new clothes from her trip?
    You know those famous belts she loves between $600 and $800 and we pay! That would feed a family for a month in fact some elderly don’t make that much in a month! They are a disgrace.

  28. He is a sickening disgrace. He hates America

    Gogo May 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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    yea!! that really makes sense , i guess anyone who is out at a golf course or a picnic really hates America.

    I feel sorry for some of you , i guess the hate for this man is round the clock and 24/.7,, What pathetic lives you live , Maybe you should get out from the house and go find someone to love..

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  30. the Commander in Chief on the links celebrating those he has sent to their deaths. What a pathetic disgrace to those who have given more than that louse could muster in a life time.

  31. It would have been nice if he would have taken 3 service members with him, maybe 3 wounded warriors, but no, better to take 3 butt licking minions!

  32. All the moonbats would complain when GW golfed, not a chirp from them now. Remember when they blamed GW for always being on vacation when he went to his home in Crawford. Going home is not vacation. How many times has Obama gone home to Chicago, not many. He is always on vacation. This man is a disgrace.

  33. I’ll bet the residents living in tornado alley are out and swinging the sticks this lovely holiday weekend. This man disgusts me.

    Distillerman

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    i saw a Japanese DRIVER in the indy 500 race yesterday , i guess with the ongoing devastation in Japan , i guess he should disgust you as well….SMH.

  34. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!! I had just finished paying tribute on my blog to fallen heroes known to my family, specifically my nephew’s Academy classmates, Travis Manion and Brendan Looney. Mere moments after typing their names, I turn on the tube and there’s the President, trying to wring hearts by telling their story, butchering Travis’s last name twice, and stumbling through his clearly underprepared reading. I can’t recall whether he had his trusty teleprompter, but even that wouldn’t help if you couldn’t be bothered preparing enough to get the story out coherently and pronounce the proper names correctly. In complaining of this sub-standard performance to members of my family, I held back from suggesting that the golfer-in-chief was itching for his tee-off time, but (as we used to say in ’64) in my heart I knew I was right. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. Shame. Shame.

  35. What’s your point? The President plays golf on weekends? So what? Don’t EVEN attempt to put Bushie Junior on some imaginary pedestal regarding his “decision” to refrain from playing golf when that fing illegally elected idiot spent many weeks at his ranch in Crawford ignoring solid intelligence that Bin Laden was set upon attacking the USA. George W Bush was an absolute fing disgrace, went ahead and illegally invaded Iraq based upon some bullshtt “intelligence” of WMDs and some dreamt up connection to 9/11 and you people DARE to put this president down? Bushie, despite all his cowboy tough talk never nailed Bin Laden. Obama did. Furthermore, I’ll bet you think that moron Palin or crazy Bachmann would somehow make better presidents than President Obama. Additionally, the “belief” that the President is a muslim and born in Kenya was propagated by ignorant fools probably not too unlike yourself. That’s ignorance. Perhaps it has something to do with the color of his skin? Hmmm?
    I think your a douchebag. The President likes to golf. He laid the wreath earlier today and did his Duty while small minded aholes like you pick on something as stupid as the number of times he has played this season. Go find an occupation you’re adept at.

    1. Republicans and Teabullies can’t take the truth they are hypocrite’s, whining, liars. Lets see go golfing or Bush Attach IRAQ and kill our soldiers I’ll take Obama going golfing thank you. Just got off of Huffington Post check it out good news for Obama. People are tired of all this BS

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