Missed putts … microcosm of the Obama Presidency.
We do not even have to ask what Barack Obama was doing today when the 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast that was reported to have been felt from Toronto, Canada to Atlanta, GA. To answer the “how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop” questions for Media Matters as to whether Obama was bike riding or golf, its was golf. Like there was ever a question.
According to accounts, following the quake Obama went back to his golf game as if nothing happened and pursued to miss a putt.Then he missed the tap in putt as well. Obama picked his ball up and called it an eagle. Rumor has it that he blamed the earthquake for his poor putting today, but not before he also blamed GWB, the Japanese earthquake, European headwinds, the Arab Spring and the Tea Party.
Shortly after 2 p.m., reporters were ushered onto the fairway of the first hole, where the president and his party — Democratic powerbroker Vernon Jordan, aide Marvin Nicholson and friend Eric Whitaker — were already deep into putting.
Obama didn’t appear to be on his game.
Obama took two practice strokes before trying to sink a putt from several feet away. He missed, and tried to tap it in, but missed again. Obama picked up the ball to allow the others to play.
As quoted from above, “Obama didn’t appear be on his game”. That’s an understatement. He has not been on his game for quite some time. All America has do do is take a look at the economy, jobs, debt and the overall misery to know that not only has Obama not been on his game, but he has no game. Americans are tending to agree as seen by Obama’s 38% job approval rating.
Mediaite, please don’t try and make more of a mocking post than what is intended. There is this thing called, irony, sarcasm and an imagery that no president would ever want. It’s bad enough that the US economy has been experiencing an earthquake and seismic tremors under Obama’s policies, but real one’s as well? And of all times when Obama is on vacation, playing golf and he whiffs while putting. Imagine, just imagine if the 5.9 magnitude earthquake caused more damage than it did. Thankfully, it did not. What a photo-op, Obama golfing during a quake. Maybe he can make up for it when Hurricane Irene hits the US later this week.
Brian in a Blue State