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.