President Obama’s 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. Here’s Koffler’s report:
The business of memorializing our war dead done, President Obama headed out to the Fort Belvoir golf course today, finding his way onto the links for the ninth weekend in a row.
Obama earlier today laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and met with families of those killed in battle. But he emerged from the day’s solemnity to go golfing for the 12th time this year and the 70th time of his presidency.
The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq.
Two things here. First, why did it take a Brit paper to “leak” the news that Obumbler is out playing, on the day we are supposed to honor our nation’s dead soldiers, when the country is going to hell in a handbasket in the midst of three wars? Contrast this to Bush’s decision to give up golf while the Iraq war was going as because it was unseemly? Sure doesn’t bother the current Narcissist-in-Chief, does it?
Secondly, is there any wonder that the American Soldier holds Hussein Obama is only slightly less disdain than they held Osama? The man hates the miltary, he abhors Americanism, trashes the Constitution, runs down our country at every turn and then has to termity to thumb his nose at our honored dead on Memorial Day.