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When the Going Gets Tough, the Disinterested Go Golfing June 17, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.

Was getting ticked at the President’s dereliction of duty concerning, well, everything, but Iraq in particular. Thought I’d write a post about it, but Andrew Malcolm had it covered:

As fresh word arrives of Islamic militants continuing their full-speed assault on Baghdad and executing thousands along the way, President Obama rushed back to Washington Monday to convene national security advisers on a path forward.

Well, actually, that’s not true. The commander-in-chief did not rush back at all from his long weekend getaway in southern California.

He arrived in Palm Springs’ sunshine Friday. Saturday he spoke at the University of California-Irvine graduation. He, of course, did a Democrat fundraiser, a feature of almost every trip nowadays.

And then the president played golf, lots of golf. On Sunday he also phoned Spain’s king with congratulations on a long reign. He returned to the White House Monday night.

Today, Obama’s off to Pennsylvania for another speech. And then tonight he’ll do two fundraisers in New York City, including a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Gala.

Obama does like to see himself as a cool guy, calm, observant, thoughtful.

But there’s cool. And then there’s blase. And Americans, watching in shock as the awful sacrifices of lives, limbs and American treasure flood down the drain of futility in Iraq, would much rather have a national leader who at least acts like he cares about this crisis.

The President has exhibited no sense of urgency or even interest in the Iraq situation. But he did finish his 176th round of golf since taking office.

So we don’t have to worry about global crises infringing on his “Me” time.


1. Cathy - June 17, 2014

The ingredients are mixed. The pot is on the stove. Give all this time to stew and bubble up.

Time wounds all heels.

2. lauraw - June 17, 2014

Can’t even believe how bad everything is now. Democrats in charge for a few years, this is what you get.

3. geoff - June 17, 2014

So Obama’s out today doing speeches and fund-raising. That leaves who, exactly, in charge?

Apparently not Joe Biden:

The White House has officially caught World Cup fever, and Vice President Biden is leading the way on the celebrations.
The vice president traveled to Brazil Monday and watched the World Cup game between the U.S. team and Ghana. After the thrilling U.S. victory, the vice president stopped by the U.S. team’s locker room to congratulate them.

Good thing the world is so peaceful and uneventful.

4. daveintexas - June 18, 2014

I’ve seen many different versions of “Obama has checked out, he’s officially bored with being President” including his most recent remark about how he’d really hate it if they lose the Senate.

At this point making him miserable and frustrated and unhappy is about the best I can hope for.

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