Back from fundraisers, President Obama hits the links

To demonstrate that he feels the nation’s economic pain over sequestration cuts, President Obama earlier this week announced that he would return 5 percent of his salary in a stand with federal workers. With that announcement, some hoops at the Easter egg roll and two grueling California fundraisers out of the way, the president today took to the golf course to stand with his caddy.

Interesting theory, certainly. But what possible reason would people have to become defensive?

If you have a problem with the president taking some time off to hit the links, you might be a racist. Also, Bush.

Look, that Bush guy is still golfing! While Obama was busy teaching kids how not to shoot free throws, Bush was just goofing off, as usual.

  • $35038462

    I never see it coming, which is really silly of me because they always do it — when their back is against the wall, scream “Raaacism!” Really, it is so far off my radar, I never see it coming.

    • Squirrel!

      Right? When you think there’s no way racism could be played, they always find a way. It’s amazing!

      • $35038462

        Like your user name. My husband is convinced we have robotic squirrels in our back yard spying on us and beggin for food :).

        • Squirrel!

          Haha! Thanks! Is that what they use them for? I heard about them but never bothered to find out their purpose. I chose the user name as in the distraction from the issue at hand. “Don’t look now but…. squirrel!”

          • $35038462

            That’s what the past four and a half years have been like, haven’t they? It’s hard to keep up, but constant vigilance! Keep on keepin’ on!

          • Miss Clairee

            Several albino squirrels hang out in our back yard from time to time. I guess our neighborhood is raaacist against brown squirrels (snort)!

        • TugboatPhil

          GW, I have those too. They are DHS land drones!! Don’t give them food! They are the ones calling for the helicopters!

          Gotta go. The Missus says it’s time for morning meds.

          • $35038462

            And I just gave mine his :)

        • David

          You too?

  • Patrick Dennehy

    @wlfpack81 – “ANNND so what? Bush golfed while we had 2 wars going on!”

    Actually, Bush stopped playing golf from 2003-2008. You know, so he could actually do his job instead…

    Obama plays more than I do and I work at a golf course. By the time I am finished doing my job, I am too tired to play…that seems like a foreign concept to Obama

  • syvyn11

    Well, THANK GOD there isn’t a global crisis like Norks rattling their sabers, threatening America and her allies with Russia and China coming to their aid. Maybe if the demented Fat Justine Bieber clone were to nuke all the golf courses in the world, maybe that would get O’s attention?

  • Brett McMicken

    Most people don’t know this, but Obama is the first black president ever to golf.


    apparently, that “first black president” title gives him a free pass on just about anything.

    • Love of Country

      I know, and he’s not even black …. that’s what kills me. He’s just as white as he is black. Dr. Ben Carson is black. Herman Cain is black. Mia Love is black. Bill Clinton is black … and he was the first, lol.

  • Squirrel!

    Oh c’mon, we know he doesn’t actually make the decisions. Someone else does that so he isn’t really necessary for anything important. He’s just the face they put on the brand. He was probably promised perpetual golfing as part of the deal.

    • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

      Must be Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi making the decisions.

      • Squirrel!

        Well, not who I had in mind, but they’ll do.

        • CherDash

          @disqus_OrNLlUp4KV:disqus George Soros.

      • Psalmist1972

        Actually it’s Michelle Obama who makes the decisions.

        • Squirrel!

          I thought she was a perpetual vacationer & nutrition dictator.

        • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

          You might be right. She looks like the one that runs things.

        • TugboatPhil

          I think it might be Michelle’s mom. She’s the only one that stays around the White House.

    • Anderson

      Valarie Jerret

      • Squirrel!

        Ding ding ding ding!! You are the winner!!

  • Silenttype78

    Aw….I miss Bush.
    He actually stopped golfing when the nation was in trouble.

  • JCRocks

    If he’s on the golf course then he’s not signing executive orders. MORE GOLF!

    • Anderson

      They have a robot for that, it doesn’t matter.

  • Scott Carroll

    “Back from fundraisers, President Obama hits the links”

    Alternate headline: “It’s a day ending in ‘Y'”

  • Frank Drebin

    As per the sequester, Prez was required to reduce his handicap by 5%.

    Also, reduce his ‘laser-like’ focus on the whole JOBS thingy, from what it was previously.

  • Anderson

    I’m just so sick of this crap that I don’t even care anymore. I just want this term to be over, the country to survive in spite of him and to survive in the event the economy and civilization collapses.
    BTW liberal loons, Bush stopped playing golf when we went to war because it was frivolous, insensitive and it just plain looked bad. This POTUS couldn’t care less either way.

  • R.C.

    Wait a minute…. This 0bama character is so laser like focused and in touch with the pain the American people are feeling, I believe he has actually taken on a second job as a caddy to supplement his income.

  • RedSoloCup



    Most people don’t know this, but Obama is the first black president ever to golf.


    What drives the Obama golf hate? Do they just hate seeing a black man on the green? Logic clearly plays no part in it.

    And you liberals claim to not be racist?

  • gracepmc

    And perhaps when Dempsey gets back from “assessing the level of training that American troops can provide to Afghan security forces” he can inform the Chief of Golf and Fundraising that 6 more American troops and a doctor were sacrificed on Saturday.

    • Squirrel!

      And they’ll celebrate with a concert at the WH.

      • gracepmc

        And that concert will be held on the one month anniversary of the closing of the WH tours.

  • Maxx

    Oh well…he might as well be on the links because the past five years of his administration has essentially been nothing more than one loud “fore!”

  • arttie

    What about all the people who sequestered themselves from the work force unemployment numbers by quitting looking for work??

  • TocksNedlog

    And YES, it is (of course) the same people that complained about Bush playing soooo much golf — and were oh so outraged about it after Michael Moore made such a big stink over it in “Fahrenheit 9/11” — the SAME people that are now looking to excuse the duffer-in-chief by saying “What’s the big deal? Bush did it, too!” Hypocrites.

  • Tom Chipp

    A Titleist golf bag, I seem to remember someone going through all kinds of crap for a name on a piece of equipment.

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  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    If Obama would cut out just 5% of his lies for the ‘sequester’.

  • RedSoloCup

    I wish he had never came back. Since he pretty much doesn’t take his job seriously.

    • lillymckim

      I just wish Oprah/Hollow-wood had given him and the wife acting roles.
      They are so good at it.

  • TonyMitch

    I’m telling you the “Affirmative Action President”. Got the job because he played the black man card. Now that he’s got the job do as little as possible for the paycheck. Nobody has the balls to fire him and guess what they didn’t.

  • David

    “All work and no play makes me a dull boy,” OBlamer said to a loud roar of approval from the lapdog press.