Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama Golfs 150th Round

Obama's arrogance knows no bounds.

He doesn't seem to care that spending hours on the golf course is thoroughly inappropriate given the state of the country. He doesn't seem to care how his life of privilege and leisure looks to Americans suffering under his economy and his ObamaCare debacle and his general abuse of power.

From the Washington Times:

President Obama’s approval ratings may be stuck in a sand trap, but that has not deterred him from sticking to his weekly round of golf.

After teeing off Saturday at the private course in Florida where the movie “Caddyshack” was filmed, Mr. Obama hit the milestone number of 150 golf rounds in less than five years in the White House.

The Secret Service loaded Mr. Obama’s golf bag emblazoned with the presidential seal into the motorcade Saturday morning to head to the private Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie. Sporting a blue polo shirt, tan slacks and a cap, Mr. Obama spent five hours on the private course with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, friend Cyrus Walker and former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Mr. Obama wasn’t much of a golfer before he ran for president. His regularity on the greens started April 26, 2009. He played 27 times that first year in office, including seven rounds during his vacations on Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii.

In his second year as president, Mr. Obama played a little more — 30 rounds. He included a woman for only the second time when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined on Oct. 10, 2010.

...The president played even more in his third year in office — 34 rounds. Throughout his presidency, he has most frequently used courses at nearby Andrews Air Force Base and Fort Belvoir.

...Mr. Obama put aside his weekly golf outings several times while running for re-election in 2012. His annual total fell to 19 rounds, seven of which were in the two months after he won a second term.

Never having to run for office again has given Mr. Obama a free pass to spend every weekend on the golf course. So far in 2013, he already has passed his 2011 record with a total of 39 rounds of golf, as of today. This includes his whopping 27 holes played in one day at Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 14.
Obama has played 39 rounds of golf in 2013 alone!

That's amazing. By the 45th week of the year, Obama managed to play 39 rounds.

This golfing habit reinforces his air of detachment from the responsibilities of the presidency. It's as if he doesn't really want to do the work of the president. It appears he just wants to wallow in the perks that come with being a celebrity.

Obama claims he didn't know about Benghazi or the harassing of conservatives by the IRS or the utter inadequacies of the ObamaCare website or the NSA spying on our allies. Don't blame him. He didn't know. He was too busy being cool.

Obama really is a terrible president.

He should stay off the golf course and devote his time to keeping his promises.

Here's liar Obama lying to you:

APRIL 9, 2009 – "And we will not rest until we reach a day when not one single veteran falls into homelessness."

MAY 11, 2009 – "I will not rest until the dream of health care reform is finally achieved in the United States of America."

NOVEMBER 2, 2009 – "We will not rest until we are succeeding in generating the jobs that this economy needs."

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 – "I will not rest until business are investing again, and businesses are hiring again."

JANUARY 28, 2010 - "We will not rest until we build an economy that's ready for America's future."

MARCH 5 2010 – "I'm not gonna rest and my administration is not gonna rest in our efforts to help people who are looking to find a job."

MAY 26, 2010 – "We will not rest until this well is shut, the environment is repaired, and the clean up is complete."

JULY 8, 2010 – "My administration will not rest until every American who is able and ready and willing to work can find a job."
On July 27, 2013, Obama reiterated his vow/lie to the American people:
OBAMA: And as long as I have the privilege of holding this office, I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again; to build that better bargain for the middle class; to make sure that the American Dream is something that’s achievable for everybody – not just today, but for decades to come.
"I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again."

That's a lie.

I suppose Obama and his hacks could argue that he isn't resting when he's playing golf, but that would be a ridiculous stretch.

I think it boils down to this: Obama has extremely loyal followers so enamored with their hero/savior that they excuse even his most despicable statements and behavior. And, NO ONE is more enamored with Obama than Obama.


UPDATE: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: 'Joining Forces' with you on Veterans Day
We’re proud of how far we’ve come, but we are nowhere near finished. We’re not going to stop until every veteran and military spouse who wants a job has one; until we reach every family affected by the unseen wounds of war; until every student veteran and military child gets the education they need; and until every community and every American shows their admiration and support for you and your families in ways that you feel every single day.
Waiver for golf time.