Apparently there is no crisis, no threat to national security -- nothing -- that will stop President Obama from playing golf.
Four American diplomats slaughtered in Benghazi? He played golf. A terrorist attack in Boston that killed four, including a young child? He still played golf. Holy hell reigning down in Egypt? A vacation to Martha’s Vineyard to play lots of golf.Well, so what? We all know you never let a serious tee time go to waste.
And on Saturday, literally within minutes of announcing he had decided the U.S. should engage in a military strike in Syria and asked Congressional to approve that strike, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hightailed it out of the Rose Garden to, yes, go play golf.
NBC News’ Carrie Dunn was tweeting on the president’s remarks regarding Syria Saturday afternoon and quoted Obama saying Syria’s chemical attack “is an assault on human dignity. It also presents a serious danger to our national security.”
Not long after, Dunn tweeted:
“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,” Fox News reported.
On Fox News Sunday, an agitated Chris Wallace asked Sec. of State John Kerry:
“Mr. Secretary, what message are we sending to Iran and Hezbollah and North Korea when the president announces he thinks we should take military action, but he’s going to wait nine days for Congress to come back before he takes any action, and then he goes off and plays a round of golf? What message does that send to the rebels on the ground whose lives are in danger and to our enemies who are watching?”
It wasn’t so long ago when we had a president with enough human dignity and compassion, forget political savvy, to understand that there comes a time when the commander-in-chief must lead, instill confidence, and at least give the impression of caring that people are dying or will die during military action.You can kiss that kind of thinking, "Adios." Read the rest of it here.
I’m going back over to Bob Mack’s post ‘cause he’s got Obama Goes To Congress -- otherwise entitled Breaking Stupid -- going on over there. Bob pulled a really good quote from the TV series, Breaking Bad. Bathhouse Barry would do well to take the quote under advisement: “Sitting around, smoking marijuana, eating Cheetos and masturbating do not constitute ‘plans.’” -- Walter White / Breaking Bad.