Monday, September 02, 2013

Obama Makes Tough Decision this Weekend: No, not what to do in Syria: What Golf Course are we going to Play?

Barack the Terrible has had a rough couple of weeks: Stalling and dithering and leaking and not deciding and leaking and dithering and stalling some more. Finally he made a decision on Syria: Punt to congress. After that tough and gut-wrenching decision -- one that few presidents have the courage to make (he says sarcastically), there's only one thing to do: Go golfing:

President Obama played golf on Saturday following his major announcement that he had decided the United States should take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons on civilians during that country’s civil war.

The president and Vice President Biden left for the course within minutes of his Rose Garden speech in which he asked Congress to first approve such action.

They played at nearby Fort Belvoir with regular Obama golfing partner Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director, and with Nicholson’s brother, Walter Nicholson, rounding out the foursome.
Obama is an avid golfer, and his outings have resulted in critics frequently saying throughout his presidency that the president is enjoying himself while too many Americans are out of work or suffering through another crisis.
Regarding that last sentence, can you imagine what the press would be doing right now if GW Bush had decided to go golfing in the middle of a military crisis? And as far as being an avid golfer goes, can anyone tell me what Barry's average golf score is? You can bet that if he was any good at the game he's spent most of his presidency playing, we'd know exactly what his golf score is.

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