May 31, 2011

Putz Putts, Disrespecting the Dead

You'd never know it occurred thanks to the US media that dutifully ignored the story, but Barack Obama used Memorial Day as an opportunity to squeeze in a round of golf for the ninth weekend in a row.

Can you imagine David Cameron enjoying a round of golf on Remembrance Sunday? It would be inconceivable for the British Prime Minister to do so, and not just because of the usually dire weather at that time of the year. Above all, it would be viewed as an act of extremely bad taste on a day when the nation remembers and mourns her war dead. I canít imagine the PM even considering it, and Iím sure his advisers would be horrified at the idea. And if the prime minister ever did play golf on such a sacrosanct day he would be given a massive drubbing by the British press, and it would never be repeated.

Contrast this with President Obamaís decision to play golf yesterday, Memorial Day, for the 70th time during his 28-month long presidency. For tens of millions of Americans, Memorial Day is a time for remembrance of the huge sacrifices made by servicemen and women on the battlefield. The president did pay his respects in the morning, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, but later in the day traveled to Fort Belvoir to play golf. The story has not been reported so far in a single US newspaper, but was made public by veteran White House correspondent Keith Koffler on his blog.

It took a British paper to report this story of Americans least favorite socialist dishonoring the dead. Obama simply doesn't know how to be Presidential, or perhaps he simply doesn't care how this will be perceived.

I can't wait until this man is driven from the office he continues to denigrate.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 31, 2011 09:15 AM

Barry can't do Memorial Day. He sees dead people in the audience. Golf is the only escape from his sixth sense. /

This most un-American Manchurian Marxist pResident is an evil that God would only visit on an America that has turned from Him. Stupid and Evil are handmaidens that joined to put Barry Soetoro into office, and he continues to do his worst to The Republic.

Posted by: twolaneflash at May 31, 2011 12:35 PM

Don't you get it? We want him to play golf, even on Memorial Day. In fact, have him play every day. It distracts him and he is not bothering us.

Posted by: david7134 at May 31, 2011 06:53 PM

I'm surprised he even bothered to acknowledge the day at all. Apparently someone managed to convince him a token gesture (laying a wreath at Arlington) was necessary before he proceeded to entertain himself.

David7134 has a good point though; the more time Obama spends on the links and on vacation, the less damage he does to our country.

Posted by: RandomThoughts at June 1, 2011 03:03 AM

I am on record on the Web as being in favor of planting lots and lots of anti-personnel mines on golf courses, if that were legal, of course.

Sorry, Sir, my attitude is somewhat soured by having to live in Southern Florida, which is just all ate up with damnyankee golf trash.

Posted by: Justthisguy at June 2, 2011 02:14 AM