What Obama, Biden did after ‘strike Syria’ speech even disgusts media

Obama-Golf-Pose-wideApparently 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.

And on Saturday, literally within minutes of announcing he had decided the U.S. should engage in a military strike in Syria and asked Congress 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.

In a May 2008 interview with Politico, then-President George W. Bush told of his personal decision to stop playing golf.

According to the article:

For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

Bush said he made that decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization’s high commissioner for human rights.

“I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man’s life,” he said. “I was playing golf — I think I was in central Texas — and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, ‘It’s just not worth it anymore to do.’”

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
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  • Boca Legend

    Obama should be drawn & quarterd on the White House lawn for his failures, incompetence, and bad behavior.

    • CarlaJD

      That would be too easy, why not live the rest of his life in a dunce cap, without a teleprompter behind a lectern that is too tall for him

    • msueh

      The body fluids would kill the lawn.

  • Sharon B

    Obama doesnt have a shred of humanity in his bones. His eyes are devoid of any emotion. He disgusts me as a human being and an American citizen.

    • Truth Bearer

      Is he really a human being? His actions belie him being one! His actions show him to only be a self-centered sociopathic individual who has absolutely no true feelings for anyone other than perhaps himself and his family when they just so happen to serve his political purposes for all of the good touchy-feely photo ops that show him as being a loving and caring father and husband–somehow I seriously doubt that the image that is fed to the American Public strictly for Obama’s publicity purposes to try and increase his support among his base and other easily fooled people across this nation who still think that he is their “Black Messiah” come to take their side on everything. They are so blinded to his treachery and bald-face lies that they follow in his train like lemmings being led off the edge of a cliff!

  • seazen

    Bush stopped playing golf because it was too complicated. Ignoring Afghanistan, deregulating banks, and bombing Baghdad to smithereens was easy.

    • Wanda McIntosh

      WHAT ROCK DID YOU CRAWL OUT FROM UNDER? OBAMA AND THE GANG SUPPORT MORE DEATHS OF CHILDREN BY ABORTION EVERYDAY THAN THOSE THAT DIED FROM THE CHEMICALS USED WHICH I THINK WERE PROVIDED BY OBAMA HIMSELF. WE KNOW HE WAS GUN RUNNING TO THE SYRIANS IN BENGHAZI AND FOUR AMERICANS WERE MURDERED BECAUSE OF IT…

    • Sulli159

      oh do your homework.
      July 31, 2002, declaring that free markets must not be “a financial free-for-all guided only by greed,” Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley law, a sweeping overhaul of corporate fraud, securities, and accounting laws. Among its many tough provisions, the law created a new regulatory agency to oversee public accounting firms and auditors, and imposed an array of new requirements for financial reporting and corporate audits

      • Mike7106

        And the rich kept getting richer.

        • JJBuck

          And you can be rich too…anyone can….all you have to do is work hard and manage your money well.

    • kathi

      f you stand up for Obama and his pack then you are brain dead or on his meal ticket. How can you be so blind to what he is doing?
      Bush did a fine job and makes Obummer look like the racist fool he is

    • pslinger

      Typical liberal moron.

    • Carolkitfox

      You are a liberal and Bush was 500 times the man and president the liar in chief Muslim communist Ovomit is. He is totally useless and working hard to destroy country from within with the help of his anti american buddies. If you can’t see that, get your head out of sand and educate your self.

      • seazen

        So you are willing to write this “president the liar in chief Muslim communist Ovomit” and then suggest that I educate myself? Seriously? And where can I go to get the education that will put me on an equal level with you?

      • Nursieee2

        amen to that. Bush was a good President, the military love him to this day. At least when he stepped off the helicopter at the Whitehouse and paused and looked at that soldier gave him a real salute! Obama is pathetic.

  • Steve

    Folks, this the same president who supports same sex marriage, is as liberal as it gets, come on you need to back him. Maybe this is how he deals with stress…

    • uselogic

      Umm, HuffPo or Koz are over there. Not here.

  • Wanda McIntosh

    THEY BOTH NEED TO BE TARED AND FEATHERED, CHARGED WITH TREASON AND HUNG BY THE NECK.

  • Bob

    Look, he’s pretending he has the job he REALLY wants…….Drum Major.

  • leftiesaredopes

    i don’t remember the preezy playing golf after benghazi. in fact, on twitter everyone is asking him “where were you?”. what we do know is he went off to las vegas the next day to do some campaigning.

  • Press Watch

    I WISH HE WOULD PLAY GOLF IN SYRIA
    to get a first-hand look at what’s happening there!

  • linda cppl

    WHY must we always be first so we can be condemned first? Pres. Obama got scared of his public opinion, and the UK. So, I say, they need help but someone else should be first, 2nd, 3rd…show the world that we have the allies behind our decision. We must encourage leadership elsewhere……we do not have it here.

  • Chance Hammond

    Seazen, you always get it wrong. What’s it like going through life being wrong about the most fundamental issues that face the country?