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NYT: Sequester Complicates Obama’s Free Time (Oh no!)

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From a tear soaked New York Times:

Amid Cuts, Does a President Dare Tee Off?

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR | March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Fair or not, the extracurricular lives of American presidents are often measured by how they compare with the everyday pursuits of the people they lead.

Don’t worry. Now it is unfair.

And so as the nation’s federal workers and others prepare to tighten their belts amid budget cuts, reduced overtime and furloughs, it is inevitable that someone would ask the question about President Obama and golf.

“Inevitable”? Obama has been endlessly golfing and vacationing for five years in the midst of a recession and the worst economic ‘recovery’ in history. And the New York Time just gets around to noticing?

In fact, they still aren’t asking any questions. Others are:

It came this week from, among others, Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate, who expressed outrage that the White House had canceled daily tours of 1600 Pennsylvania at the behest of the Secret Service, which said its officers were needed more elsewhere…

Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, even proposed an amendment that would prohibit the president from going on any more golf trips at federal expense until the tours resume at the White House.

Ari Fleischer, press secretary to President George W. Bush, said: “If George Bush were playing golf while this was under way, there would be pandemonium in the press corps about it.”

There was pandemonium whenever Bush golfed or fished, or even went to his extremely modest house in Texas for a working vacation.

For Mr. Obama, the months ahead will be tricky. Few people object to a president taking some time to relax — to work out, play basketball, sit on a beach, go to dinner. And like all presidents before him, Mr. Obama does all those things with the costly machinery of government orbiting around him.


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  1. Teed off

    March 7th, 2013

    I’ve been teed off since he took office.

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    March 7th, 2013

    What’s the logo on that soviet-red hat, a hammer and sickle?

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  3. old_oaks

    March 7th, 2013

    Shooter McSUCKASS eats pieces of shit for breakfast!


    Can’t wait for his big St. Patty day celibration, he is after all 3/4′s Irish!

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  4. Ten Megaton

    March 7th, 2013

    Amid Cuts, Does a President Dare Tee Off?

    What the fuck do you think?

    “Fire up Air Force One, we’re going to Pebble Beach.”

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 7th, 2013

    Yeah please go on vacay so the low to mid info voters can confirm you’re a bullshitting crunt.

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  6. Anonymous

    March 7th, 2013

    The odds will catch up to him. If he flies enough, eventually his plane could crash.

    Fate could excise the national cancer that Rewoosicans don’t dare to face

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 8th, 2013

    Maybe a tsunami could hit Martha’s Vineyard at just the right time. Odds, anyone?

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  8. jobe

    March 8th, 2013

    Do you really have to show pics of this lowlife scumbag !!!! Now I can’t even have lunch !!!

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