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