Even CNN finally broke down and noticed; heck, not even the New York Times could ignore the optics of President Obama hitting the links just minutes after giving a quick presser on the savage beheading of journalist James Foley:
…as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism erupted over what many saw as a callous indifference to the slaughter he had just condemned.
So, to clear things up, “Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley.” The fist-bumps didn’t either, apparently.
@blakehounshell It's his last term. Honey badger don't care.
— Fox Terrorism Expert (@CultofNewMedia) August 22, 2014
— BT (@back_ttys) August 22, 2014
Tone deaf. RT @blakehounshell “Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley"
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 22, 2014
— C. Irwin (@Bookwormdearlor) August 22, 2014
— Ride It Down (@Beer__Wolf) August 22, 2014
@blakehounshell My late father would've shaken his head and said, "He's useless as tits on a boar."
— MarcyJMiller (@MarcyJMiller) August 22, 2014
@blakehounshell they said it with a straight face?
— Jackie Brooks (@jbrookscnm) August 22, 2014
— Mike G (@Goodie1969) August 22, 2014
— MTPockets (@pop213) August 22, 2014
— Neil Anderson (@Stump_Speech) August 22, 2014
— Mariana (@sasso333) August 22, 2014
@NumbersMuncher if you have to issue a statement like this you're doing it wrong.
— Joe Dryler (@joe46and2) August 22, 2014
@blakehounshell His grief was obvious in all those pictures of him yukking it up.
— Carolyn Valk (@CCValk) August 22, 2014
— Hank Steenstra (@hanksteen) August 22, 2014