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.
WH Pool Rpt: "We didn't get a glimpse of POTUS when we returned, though we saw a set of golf clubs resting in a Titleist bag."
— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) April 6, 2013
President back at White House after an afternoon of golf at Andrews. Travel/photo lid for the evening
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 6, 2013
When you tweet about Obama playing golf you get two predictable responses from people on the right and left. Outrage and defensiveness.
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 6, 2013
Interesting theory, certainly. But what possible reason would people have to become defensive?
It's a day that ends with "y." "@BuzzFeedAndrew: Obama's playing golf today."
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) April 6, 2013
Is he just an insensitive pig to struggles of avg. Americans?
President Obama Plays Golf for Second Weekend in a Row http://t.co/DvhaxOHXue
— Maggiebgoode (@maggiejaehnig) April 6, 2013
— Dawn (@aurora_g96) April 6, 2013
Not 2 worry-Those Afghan troop deaths, NKorea war threats & worse econ/jobs mkt didn't keep Obama from golf 2day w/3 pals. 1,385 days left
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) April 6, 2013
If you have a problem with the president taking some time off to hit the links, you might be a racist. Also, Bush.
What drives the Obama golf hate? Do they just hate seeing a black man on the green? Logic clearly plays no part in it.
— Chris (@ThatOtherChris) April 6, 2013
#YouMightBeARepublican you go berzerk every time the Black Man (President Obama) plays golf..guaranteed..every f*cking time!!
— Push Back Oligarchy (@PresSanders1) April 6, 2013
— T. (@wlfpack81) April 6, 2013
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.
— JJ Henry (@jjhenrygolf) April 1, 2013