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Obama Stuck in Sand Trap

That is, he went to the beach with his family.

President Obama, Michelle and the girls are spending the day at the beach in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard.

I think, given his passion for the game, it’s excusable to wonder if he’d rather be somewhere else. I mean, I’m not questioning whether he loves his family. It’s just, he seems a little obsessed.

Anyhoo, the White House was careful to point out that Obama also spoke by phone today with President Poroshenko of Ukraine. He “expressed his strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Obama, that is. Probably Poroshenko too. 

Obama Golfing Relentlessly on Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama is giving the metaphorical finger to critics of his excessive use of the golf course, playing for the second time Sunday in two days on Martha’s Vineyard.

In fact, the president as of Sunday evening had spent 33 percent of his time – we’re including sleep, meals, bathroom visits, and so forth – on the golf course, playing for roughly 10 of 30 hours since landing midday Saturday.

And Martha’s Vineyard, vacation paradise for Fat Kitty liberals, loves it.

From the the pool report describing the trip from Obama’s vacation home to the golf course:

The drive across the island was an uneventful ride past wooded hills, cedar-shingled homes and a farm stand. A woman on a scooter honked enthusiastically as we rode by. One man, a beach towel hanging around his neck, thrust his fist in the air.

Ah yes, these are Obama’s people. The community organizer’s true community.

Obama Sunday was at the Farm Neck Golf Club, same place he could be found swatting away Saturday. It is his 29th round of 2014 and his 186th of 2009-2014.

Robert WolfHe played once again with Cyrus Walker
 and Ahmad Rashad
 and, this time, Robert Wolf, a wealthy investment banker. There he is, over to the left. Looks like a non-self-loathing type of guy.

Wolf serves on two White House “advisory boards,” the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Both have obviously been giving bad “advice.”

Obama on Vacation, Playing Golf

Wadjooexpek?

President Obama arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today at 12:41 pm ET, spent 30 minutes at his luxurious vacation home, and then sprinted out to play golf. He landed at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, on a peninsula overlooking Nantucket Sound.

The White House reports that Obama’s golf partners are sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker, the cousin of Valerie Jarrett, and basketball player Ray Allen.

The president also spoke today by phone with British Prime Minister Cameron, French President Hollande, and German Chancellor Merkel.

It’s his 28th time playing golf this year and the 185th time of his presidency.

Meanwhile, speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas) blasted Obama as an “absentee President.”

“I think the president should actually stand up and do his job as commander in chief, should spend less time on the golf course and more time doing the job to which he was elected,” said Cruz, who apparently missed the irony that he himself was busy running for president in Iowa instead of doing the job to which he was elected.

Obama to Take 15-Day Vacation in August

President Obama will embark on a 15-day vacation next month, even as the nation and the world are engulfed in crises from the border with Mexico to the Middle East.

The Obamas will depart Washington on Saturday, August 9th and head for Martha’s Vineyard, staying in a $12 million vacation home until Sunday, August 24th, reports the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

The president will return to the town Chilmark, the site of last year’s Obama sojourn, where he will rest up “in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound,” the Times reported.

According the the newspaper:

The seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house, sits on a 10-acre lot and is assessed at more than $12 million. It features 17 rooms in total, expansive water views of Vineyard Sound, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.

The president’s extended vacation on The Vineyard comes after a 16-day stop in Hawaii over Christmas, adding up to a total of more than 31 days of vacation in less than a year, not counting weekend getaways.

UPDATE: David Martosko over at the Daily Mail discovered that the owner of the home backed Hillary over Obama in 2008.