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Obama Golfs While Country Goes to Hell

June 22, 2010 at 7:13 am 45 The Loft
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Question for you… When is going yachting during a crisis bad but going golfing during the same crisis ok? Answer… that’s an easy one… when you are Barack Obama. The White House was quick to criticize BP’s chief executive for going yachting in the midst of the Gulf oil spill, but they sing a different tune when the country’s chief executive goes to concerts and golf outings during the same crisis. Is Obama on the job, or what?

As noted in the Washington Post, White House spokesman Bill Burton mocked BP CEO Tony Hayward for taking his yacht out on the water, saying, “You know, look, if Tony Hayward wants to put a skimmer on that yacht and bring it down to the Gulf, we’d be happy to have his help.”

“Tony Hayward, I guess, took himself at his word that he was going to get his life back here. It’s clear that he has,” Burton said. “But what’s important to us is that the people in the Gulf get their lives back. It’s not so easy for them to just take a weekend away and forget about everything that’s happening down there.”

But what was Obama doing this weekend? He went golfing, and according to Burton, that’s ok: “I don’t think that there’s a person in this country that doesn’t think that their president ought to have a little time to clear his mind.”

A little time to clear his mind? Is he kidding me? It’s “clear” from Obama’s performance in office that there is nothing upstairs at all! He has no leadership skills, no management skills, and he certainly doesn’t know how to connect with the American people. While others are losing their jobs and scrambling to figure out how to pay the bills, Obama is golfing because his job is just so stressful. Give me a break!

The Hill reports Saturday’s golf outing was the 39th of his presidency. On Friday, Obama took off for a Major League Baseball game. A few weeks ago, he was hosting a concert by Paul McCartney. The fact is that Obama just doesn’t get it. President Bush gave up golf while in office, saying “he didn’t think it was appropriate that he keep playing while troops were fighting in Iraq.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Sunday that Obama “can no longer take his eye off the oil.” Was his eye ever on it? Has he EVER stepped in and exerted leadership for the sake of leading and not just using a crisis to advance a socialist agenda?

Steele: “While it is fitting and appropriate to look at the yachting activities of the BP CEO, with incredulity, it is equally incredible that President Obama finds himself on yet another golf course as oil continues to spew into the Gulf. Until this problem is fixed, no more golf outings, no more baseball games, no more Beatle concerts, Mr. President. The stakes are too high for President Obama’s lackadaisical approach to both his responsibilities and the challenges we face.”

Of course, the media find a distinct difference between yachting and golfing. As noted by NewsBusters.org, the Sunday political talk shows on the various television networks all pilled on the yachting story, yet there was no outrage directed at Obama for his golfing.

Of course, no one is defending Hayward’s poor public relations move here.

Instead, if media are going to spend so much time on his yacht outing making the case that it shows how detached he is from his company’s crisis, the same MUST be said of a President that is golfing as millions of gallons of oil slam into HIS nation’s coast.

Without similar scorn, our press are just once again demonstrating their infamous double standard — not that we’re at all surprised.

Massive debt, out of control spending, continued high unemployment, a Gulf coast disaster, and on and on, while Obama lives it up. If Obama is “on the job,” then I want that job!

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  1. Think About It June 22, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Actually the ‘big zero’ probably does less damage to the country when he is golfing than when he is….[“uh” what does he actually do?]. His attitude is typical of many of his generation [especially the liberals]. Kind of reminds one of the Emperor Nero does it not.

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  2. Sonja June 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    …Funny…I was thinking Nero too. :- In more ways than just Rome burning.

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  3. Ringo June 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Clear his mind? Let’s hope he does’nt get his knickers in a bind and come up with any more ideas!

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  4. Ringo June 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Clear his mind? Let’s hope he does’nt get his knickers in a bind and come up with any more ideas!

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  5. kokororo June 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I was thinking “Let them play golf”?

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  6. Double Ace June 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

    When he is playing golf he isn’t F*&*ing something else up. Keep him on the golf course and out of the citizens business. We will all be better off.

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  7. Steve June 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I am a died in the wool Republican, but I am also old enough to remember similar things said about Ike. I wouldn’t want to equate Obama to Ike in any manner.

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  8. dubyavee June 22, 2010 at 9:45 am

    thinkabout it I beg to differ.
    I think Obama is working tirelessly to destroy this country and everything we hold dear. That takes some hard work and if he needs to take a breather, well by golly he should.
    I don’t think he is representative of any generation though. He is like a good farmer…a man outstanding in his field.

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  9. Tucker Scofield June 22, 2010 at 9:47 am

    It is one thing to elect an unqualified but attractive and well-spoken man-child to glibly apologize to world leaders for our country’s supposed failed policies when all is well. But it is quite another to have to look to that unqualified, attractive man-child for true leadership during a disaster and see nothing but a deer in the headlights.
    What would a true leader do? As a counterpoint I offer up New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. You say it’s fair to think that the federal government isn’t equipped to handle oil rig disasters? Well, nobody prepared Rudy Giuliani for what was to happen on September 11th, 2001. He attended no classes that prepared him for collapsing infrastructure, he read no books that showed him how to mobilize a crippled city, he attended no online courses that told him how to behave when 3,000 of his citizens died on his watch. No single person, place, or event prepared Rudy Giuliani for 9/11. Instead, his WHOLE LIFE prepared him for it. Unlike BHO, Mayor Giuliani was QUALIFIED to serve. Unlike BHO, Rudy Giuliani was a man of action and not some pencil-pushing intellectual elitist who could spew forth whatever the teleprompter tells him but couldn’t find his A$$ – yeah, I said it – with both hands. While there were valiant efforts nationwide on that day and the days that followed, no single man can hold a candle to the leadership Mayor Giuliani showed in mobilizing and rallying that city, HIS city. He was a true leader, and true leaders don’t sit by and point fingers when there’s work to be done.
    We need a leader. But instead, we elected “Hopey-Changey” the braying jackass. I hope America remembers that on November 2nd.

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  10. voteright June 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Obama is not governing the country. The country is being run by the Czars & the Center for American Progress– a George Soros Funded Global Goevrnment Think Tank headed by John Podesta.

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  11. Liberty4310 June 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Three thoughts.
    First, I hope that after 39 golf outings that BHO plays golf better than he throws a baseball.
    Second, it seems like the thing to do is kick BP while it’s down and its CEO while he’s down. Frankly, I can’t imagine that a strong company like BP got there by being poorly managed or cutting corners. Besides, they are the owners of the oil lease, but it was being operated by sub-contractors, not BP. Companies do not become successful by being, as some assert, greedy. Call me what you will, but I believe BP and its CEO are getting a bum rap.
    Third, the Nero analogy regarding BHO came to my mind, as well. However, I think it is more than that. BHO is focused on his agenda to socialize America to such an extent that he will do anything that he believes will further his ambition and not do anything that he thinks will interfere with it. He does not care about this country or its people, but instead, pushes his grand scheme. He and his minions will once again “solve” a problem by creating worse problems. How handy for him that this crises happened and he has just the right remedy in Cap-and-Tax.
    For us, the key is to get Republicans and those who would caucus with Republicans elected in November and get rid of BHO two years later. My only fear, as I’ve stated elsewhere, is that after the Democrats get creamed this November, there is better than a 50-50 chance that BHO will issue an order nullifying the election results. After that, we can be sheep or we can fight. There will be no inbetween.

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  12. Dingbat36 June 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    WHAT!! Burton suggests that Tony Hayward outfit his yacht with skimmers and come to the gulf? What the hell for……he’s a foreigner and wouldn’t be allowed to assist, like any number of countries which have been denied. The White House is “milking” this crisis which is too good to waste.
    Speaking of making people accountable, the minerals and mines agency is under the President’s control and the Horizon drilling plan was approved on his watch but Obama has no resemblance to the last honorable Democrat to sit in the oval office. That would have been Harry “the buck stops here” Truman. Obama is too busy being the “Finger pointer in Chief”, shooting hoops, and playing golf to take responsibility for anything. OOPS, I forgot to mention his (oh so expensive to the taxpayers) date nights during which he and his lady love jet all over the country at our expanse…….or the junkets to stuff his face with some sort of food which strikes his fancy at the moment.

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  13. voteright June 22, 2010 at 10:10 am

    The three thoughts that came to my mind:
    1) The Deepwater Horizon was a planned accident.
    2) When the Oil spill kept spreading, help from 13 different countries was refused in order to really make it a monumental disaster.
    3) Stop all drilling here and make the disaster an excuse to promote Cap & Trade.
    Before this happened Cap & Trade was “dead in the water” — pun intended.

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  14. RightStuff June 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

    What I can’t tell from the photos is, has the dweep president lost his cargo shorts?
    “The tyrant is often a weak little man. He has no special qualities that set him apart from anyone else – yet the gullible idolize him.” Etienne de la Boetie, France, circa 1550

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  15. ProLifeOnCampus.com June 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Don’t complain. The country is much safer when Obama is on the golf course.

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  16. J.M.D. June 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    If we are to assign blame for what’s happening in the Gulf and to our country, it lies solely at the feet of the ill-advised majority electorate who put B.O. in office (I leave his middle initial out for a reason).
    Every one of you who voted for this fraud deserves everything you get. My only regret is that you’re dragging those of us who did not vote for him down with you!
    John McCain was probably the weakest candidate the GOP could have chosen, and Gov. Palin too big a target, but he is a patriot and she an accomplished “can do” leader with executive experience. I can’t help but wonder how they would have handled this disaster. I guarantee there would have been no concerts, parties, or golf games, but a lot of rolled up shirtsleeves and “midnight oil” burnt to find a solution.

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  17. Will June 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Hayward was at least with his family on the yacht but Obama was not by playing golf on fathers day.

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  18. Allen June 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    The comments are on target. What scares me is there are still many who believe this Impostor…. 46% of the country thinks he is doing a good job!!!!
    The three groups are: The black community, the Latino community and people under 30!!!
    Until people wake up, and recognize this man is trying every way he knows how to destroy our country….no one is safe..
    And kudos to: Tucker Scofield!! great post sir!!!

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  19. D Jones June 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I’m a bit disappointed in your uplook. You must believe Mr. Obama is the Messiah if you believe his golf outings determine that we are going to Hell. “If My people will humble themselves, confess their sins, I will forgive their sins and heal their land.” This is the only boundary to our nation going to Hell. Prayer is what will turn this nation around 180 degrees, not Mr. Obama golfing or not golfing. Prayer is what will stop the Gulf oil spill. Prayer to the Creator of all things is what will restore oil soaked nature. America must humble itself, confess its sins…Almighty God will forgive and bring restoration healing. Please don’t place that much confidence in one man’s golf outings.

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  20. gilplyn June 22, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I’m reminded of OJ Simpson who promised to search high and low until he caught his wife’s killer, then promptly went out golfing. However, I agree with a previous comment that B.O. is probably a lot less dangerous when he is playing golf. Too bad he can’t take all of congress with him for an extended golf holiday!

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  21. Tucker Scofield June 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    D Jones: C’mon man, don’t take that so literally. I’m a Christian and you are spot-on in that our strong national sense of morality was what made this nation great and a return to that morality can once again establish us in His favor. But you lose credibility by taking symbolism and reducing it to a literal translation. And further, I believe that miracles are performed AS WE APPLY THE GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US. In other words, we do OUR part to stop that oil spill and God does His part by showing us the means of getting it done. I don’t believe that sitting in fervent prayer is going to get the job done because we are responsible for ACTING UPON THE KNOWLEDGE HE HAS GIVEN US.
    My opinion.

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  22. Abbycat June 22, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I agree with you, Tucker. Jesus invited all the apostles to walk on water, but only Peter got up out of the boat.

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  23. Rhea June 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not a Libertarian, but this guy sums Obama up pretty well.
    Have you read the headlines the past few months? President Obama has proposed trillions of dollars in new taxes, along with trillions of dollars of irresponsible, unsustainable big government spending. With no way to pay for it all…except to wipe out small businessmen and women, and wipe out the middle class…and enslave our children and grandchildren with a mountain of debt and heavy taxes for a lifetime. It is, plainly and simply, the VERY definition of Socialism.
    Read more…http://www.rootforamerica.com/home/socialist.php

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  24. Rhea June 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    http://www.rootforamerica.com/home/socialist.php

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  25. Skullsplitter June 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Great comments as usual Tucker! Always right on and well thought out about both Obama and Christianity.
    BTW: This is the first time I have commented since the new format and I had to create a user account again (third time). Luckily no one took my login name, Skullsplitter (a good beer).

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