The Golfer in Chief: Barack Obama Skips the 8th Hole to Avoid TV Cameras & Photographers on Martha’s Vineyard



Barack Obama’s White House minions have defended his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, even as millions of Americans are out of work, out of their homes and cannot vacation. WH spokesperson Jay Carney went so far to say, that the President is never really on a vacation.Really? Just curious, why did Obama feel the need to avoid cameras of him golfing … well, most at least, as he could not avoid them all.

If that is true and Obama thinks there is nothing wrong with taking a vacation as the US sinks into what looks like a double dip recession, why did Obama feel the need to skip the 8th hole during his round of golf to avoid TV cameras and photographers? However, Obama certainly had no issue with photographers taking pics of him, making him look presidential and appearing to do work while living it up for the third year in a row on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

However, the Boston Globe reported that when Obama [on Friday] approached “the eighth tee in a golf cart with friend and frequent golfing buddy Eric Whitaker,” he “noticed three TV cameras and a Globe photographer across the street. Rather than stop and be photographed teeing off, the president skipped the hole.”

So, while the White House has been releasing photos showing the vacationing President in a serious frame of mind – like the photograph it released on Friday, showing a solemn-faced Obama in discussion with his counterterrorism adviser, …

Obviously, Obama, his staff and his minions think that the President playing golf is the wrong image. Otherwise they would not mind pics and video being taken. If that is the case, they question that needs to be asked is … WHY DOES HE CONTINUE TO DO IT!!! Obama knoes its wrong, but does it anyhow, nice.

Barack Obama wants to avoid pics of him golfing as Americans struggle and the economy continues to flounder … but he certainly has no problem using the image of dead US Navy Seals to his political advantage after Obama stated there would be no media or photo-ops.  Is it any wonder why Obama’s job approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low. But don’t worry America, he is so concerned with the US economy that he will give yet another speech, after his more important vacation is done.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “The Golfer in Chief: Barack Obama Skips the 8th Hole to Avoid TV Cameras & Photographers on Martha’s Vineyard”

    1. SUPER DAVE on August 22nd, 2011 10:43 am


    2. Buster on August 22nd, 2011 11:30 am

      Guess he just wanted to avoid his and other people’s round of golf to be disturbed by the press.

      How considerate to sacrifice the 8th hole for that.

    3. Scott on August 22nd, 2011 11:54 am

      Can you imagine how crucified George W Bush would have been in the MSM if he were playing golf while the country was suffering?

      Isn’t it funny; how Bush got it after he got hammered for playing golf during the WAR; and immediately stopped; didn’t play a single round after that during his Presidency; AND yet; this guy Obama does what he wants without ramification!?!


    4. Bill B on August 22nd, 2011 12:23 pm

      Just heard he is going to have another speech at 2 today, WooHoo can’t wait for that. Maybe he can tell us exactly how he was calling all the shots for the Libyan rebels in their fight against their tyrant. How he circumvented congress and made all the tough decisions himself because they don’t know what their doing anyhow.

    5. Moi on August 22nd, 2011 12:37 pm

      He’s as serious about golf as he is our economy. Skip out on it when it suits you.

    6. Buster on August 22nd, 2011 1:08 pm

      I heard the only two balls he hit was when he accidentally stepped on the rake in the sand trap !!!

    7. Moi on August 22nd, 2011 7:49 pm sure it wasn’t Michelle who got hit by that rake? I’d be shocked if Obama could even have such an injury ;>)

    8. SUPER DAVE on August 23rd, 2011 6:44 am

      he’s just being true to himself. always running from his responsibilities.

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