We’ve been told for six years about President Obama’s famous laser-like focus. If memory serves, it began trained on job creation before slowly and permanently settling on a little white ball. Few things elicit angrier “Bush golfed too!” tweets than reports that the president is back on the links; he’s very likely golfing right now, so have at it.
What’s the Global Citizen Festival? It’s an annual concert “to end extreme poverty.” Jay Z was there to perform, but the president had to send a video message in order to make his tee time.
After a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear, the president reportedly spent 40 seconds on the phone discussing the matter with his Health and Human Services Secretary, and then left the White House to play some golf. Because, really, there’s no need to freak out or anything.
The New York Times noted that President Obama was “visibly angry” after having to cancel a DCCC fundraiser to deal with the administration’s response to the Ebola crisis. “Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis,” wrote the Times, “there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.” After scolding his top aides, the president headed to the golf course to calm down.
The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Libya July 26 and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias.
It was a heartbreaking scene August 16 at Arlington National Cemetery as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest ranking American serviceman to be killed in the Afghan war, was laid to rest, his son bowing over his father’s casket.
We know that attending funerals is part of the Vice President’s job description, but still; couldn’t the president catch a flight to the funeral of slain police officer Rafael Ramos? At least he found the time to call Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to express his condolences.
Just this week, two Army captains were informed the day before their wedding was scheduled to take place that it would have to be moved … so Obama could play golf.
President Obama swung by the podium August 20 for a quick presser on the monstrous beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS barbarians, then swung by the golf course to swing some clubs.