Guess who is closing in on his 100th round of golf? That’s right… our commander in chief, Barack Obama. During his presidency, George W. Bush stopped playing golf as a sign of respect to the men and women who were defending our country. Obama doesn’t seem to miss an opportunity to do the opposite.
Back in April, GOPUSA carried a story on Obama’s golf outings. At the time, Obama had played around 90 rounds. Mitt Romney, who Obama criticizes for being a “fat cat,” called Obama on the carpet, saying:
“I must say I scratch my head at the capacity of the president to take four hours off on such a regular basis to go golfing,” Romney said during an interview with conservative radio host Bill Cunningham, who asked Romney about Obama’s more than 90 rounds of golf since becoming president. Romney added, “I would think you could kind of suck it up for four years, particularly when the American people are out of work.”
Now Obama is hitting the 100-round mark, and his rhetoric about representing “real” Americans is falling flat. As noted in a story at McClathy.com, Romney is set to capitalize:
“As millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work, President Obama has now played a total of 1,710 holes since taking office,” Romney’s campaign said in a recent release. “A lot of Americans have had to make sacrifices these last four years. We would expect our president to do the same.”
“Gov. Romney doesn’t begrudge the president for taking some time off,” Romney aide Ryan Williams said. “But he (Obama) has spent an excessive amount of time golfing and vacationing over the last three years instead of keeping his eye on the ball on economic issues.” Romney doesn’t golf, Williams said.
Everyone is entitled to relax. There’s no question about that. But how much is too much? And how much is too much when it comes from the man who constantly criticizes people for being out of touch with reality? Hmmmm….