President Lazy, President Selfish
President Obama recently admitted to suffering from a terrible condition:
Asked by Walters to name “the trait you most deplore in yourself,” the president — who was interviewed alongside his wife Michelle — responded, “laziness.”
“You’re lazy?” Walters asked.
“You know it’s interesting, there is a deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me.
“It’s probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii and it’s sunny outside, and sitting on the beach,” Obama said with a smile.
He grew up in paradise and that made him lazy. Aw, poor baby.
You know, if I were a lazy person, I would not run for the most important position in America, and one of the most important positions in the world. If I knew that about myself, I simply would not run for an office that requires such massive effort and constant work in order to be effective. And if I were lazy and was still somehow thrust into the position, I certainly wouldn’t admit it to Barbara Walters and then go and set new personal records for golfing.
But then, I’m not Barack Obama:
With this one, Obama reaches a new milestone, having gone golfing 90 times in less than three years as president. That’s about three months of golf, given that the excursions generally take about five hours – much of the useful portion of the day.
What’s more, it’s the 32nd time he’s been on the links this year, a record for the president. His 32 outings eclipses the 2010 mark of 30 and is far ahead of his 2009 tally of 28 rounds as president.
President Obama might be the most selfish president ever. Instead of staying home with his family, President Obama had to go golfing on Christmas day.
Big deal, you say?
Well, the big deal is that a bunch of Marines had to work–blocking roads and doing other miscellaneous security detail–instead of being home with their families.
Here are some of the comments from the wives of these men. (I am not going to include the link to this page, nor am I going to include names, because I don’t want anyone in trouble. I do, however, have the screen shot and have copy and pasted the comments verbatim.)
“You also have to understand that, a lot of people were unable to get to their homes during Christmas Eve, Christmas and even today. That’s a major inconvenience for families trying to enjoy their holiday. Also all of those guys out there missed out on Christmas, leaving their wives and children at home alone so the President can play golf. It may not affect you, or be important to you, but to the families affected it’s a sensitive subject and frankly I feel that people are allowed to be upset by that. You are entitled to your own opinion, but you really should consider expressing your opinion in a different way. Cursing and calling people names isn’t respectable.”
“Because he’s here, I didn’t get to see my husband all weekend, on our baby girl’s first Christmas, so he can have his vacation. So when I can’t get to my house because he wants to play golf it just adds insult to injury and yeah, gets on my nerves. I agree that it’s a sensitive subject for some of us who are more effected by his being here.”
“I was so angry! They blocked off my driveway… -_-”
“It takes him forever to play too because he isn’t good at it either lol!”
“hahahahahahaha i hate when hes here. last year her and the kids where at the big park (which is across from my house) and i couldnt even turn onto mokapu! they wouldnt let you walk over either! i actually feel really bad for the kids”
There are more where this came from, but these comments captured the general mood.
Obama has managed to make a lot of superlatives applicable to his record, and to his august personage, during his three years in office. None of them positive.
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