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

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53 thoughts on “What Obama, Biden did after ‘strike Syria’ speech even disgusts media

  1. jensensah says:

    He is playing golf, because he doesn’t care. If Congress, says no to going after Syria and they gas people again, it is their fault, if they say yes…and we all know what that will lead to…it will be Congress’s fault. Either way…Obama thinks his hands will be clean, and the sick part is, the liberals will play right into, his manipulation! Guaranteed!!!

  2. GIVEMEFREEDOM says:

    Does Biden even play golf???? or is he just along to wash Obama’s ball’s?

    1. msueh says:

      “wash Obama’s ball’s” – Literally and figuratively…

  3. gingercake5 says:

    That woulda been cool if Chris Matthews asked the question of Kerry, instead of Chris Wallace. Does anyone in the MSM care that O plays golf all the time?

  4. Mike says:

    Maybe Obama wants to be Tiger Woods and play with whores on the side.

  5. MortarMan107 says:

    Hey, Liberals! This should make all of you PROUD! Your Heroic Nobel Peace Prize Usurper wants to get into ANOTHER WAR!

    Doesn’t that just make you tingly and giddy? Idiots! Maybe they ought to rename the thing the Pieces Prize in his bloody honor.

    You ALL whined about Bush but YOUR guy – the Muslim/Communist – has bombed more countries in under 5 years than Bush did in 8 and he wants more! Yeah, baby, bomb baby bomb!

    Rank HYPOCRISY is so-o-o becoming to oBOMBa and his Liberal supporters. Much more of Obomba and the world will be turning on US and your next campaign slogan will be “INCOMING!!”.

    Fools, idiots and hypocrites INFEST the Democrat Party.

  6. DurkaDurka says:

    No Republican has yet had a Nuclear War. Let’s see if Obama can bring Death and Black Rain to his followers.

  7. LiveFree says:

    The survey results currently show 17,323 voted No to the strike against Syria,1,383 for congress decide, and 708 voted yes for the indiscriminate bombing (4%). Why are we even having a debate? Lets just say that the president just shot off his mouth and we should call this off and he can go back play golf. Who are the 4% that want this war? I can only suppose it comes from women and gays that Obama wants in the military. So let them go for it, they can be the shock troops in this attack.

  8. disqus_tKUiAezKl2 says:

    I don’t think it’s failure, incompetence and bad behavior. I think the plan is to destroy America and Americans.

    Remember when Obama bowed to the Saudi Arabia king? It’s on YouTube. I believe Obama and others are owned by Saudi oil money and have been for years.

    Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to depose Syria’s Assad and that’s what WWIII will be about.

    With war, comes shortages. STOCK UP on food, drink, meds and supplies.

    And continue to contact your senators a reps at senate.gov and house.gov To find your senator or representative , go to the upper right corner and let them know you don’t want war.

  9. disqus_tKUiAezKl2 says:

    Clinton = Bush = Obama = democrat = republican = CORRUPTION

    WAKE UP. They’re all owned by the same corporations, special interest. foreign govts and crazy billionaires that have their price.

    The rest is theater.

  10. sick of the political BS says:

    oh please, George W. took more vacation time than any other U.S. President past or present including durring the war…….documented fact. President Obama is not great maybe not even good, but no where near the monster you blind Fox News followers make him out to be. Get a life. George W. was the worst President in the last hundred years.

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