Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on November 15, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Hours after Barack Obama scolded America for being too lazy to attract foreign investment, the President set an example for the nation by … hitting the links.  And conservatives can take heart, too, because Obama got a chance to golf with a real patron of capitalists:

President Obama golfed on Monday with his long-time friend Robert Titcomb, who in May plead no contest to soliciting a prostitute, according to the White House pool report.

“The president’s fourball at the Mamala Bay Golf Course includes his long-time friend Robert “Bobby” Titcomb who was arrested and plead no contest in May to soliciting a prostitute, Marvin Nicholson, and White House advance man Pete Selfridge,” the report read.

In April, Titcomb was arrested in Honolulu and charged with a misdemeanor for soliciting a prostitute after he approached an undercover police officer. Titcomb’s attorney, William Harrison, said at the time that Titcomb did not fully agree with the facts of the case, but plead no contest because he wanted to take responsibility.

Titcomb is an old high-school friend of Obama, so give the President full marks for personal loyalty along with a demerit on public relations.  But if Obama objects to America’s laziness, how does he justify spending his Monday on the golf course while Congress and its so-called super committee debates how to reduce deficit spending, in part to boost the very investment Obama lamented less than a day earlier?

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Leading by example

cmsinaz on November 15, 2011 at 8:09 AM

how does he justify spending his Monday on the golf course while Congress and its so-called super committee debates how to reduce deficit spending, in part to boost the very investment Obama lamented less than a day earlier?

I thought it was already established that Obama’s lecturing tone is intended for the American people. The rules he dictates don’t apply to himself. Rather than ask him to abide by the rules he sets for us, we should simply be grateful to have him as our leader.

aunursa on November 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Hey, he’s got a tough week ahead sitting on an airplane for all those hours and then tough meetings with foreign leaders. Question: does he have a putting mat on AF1?

JimK on November 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Obama INHERITED his lazy ass.

maverick muse on November 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Titcomb has created more economic activity and “jobs” than obama has.

Scores (in more ways than one).

ted c on November 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM

And once again he is fundraising on our dime.He told a group at his fundraiser that he Michelle and the girls will be back to Hawaii for Christmas vacation. It must be nice to be the King…

sandee on November 15, 2011 at 8:14 AM

lazyness for me not for thee

Gwillie on November 15, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Grow up, China.

MNHawk on November 15, 2011 at 8:15 AM

You know, the funny thing is, I think this is the laziest president this nation ever had. While he was a professor at the University of Chicago, did he do legal research and publish articles in law journals? No, he wrote memoirs, which is the laziest “scholarship” there is. When he met Michelle at the law firm, was he himself working hard there to become a partner? No, he was just killing time waiting for other opportunities. And when he was in the Illinois Senate, did he study bills to determine how best to cast his vote? No, it’s easier in Illinois to just vote “present.” And he golfs on Monday. Maybe someday we’ll have a lesbian president, but for now the L word in the White House is “lazy.”

radjah shelduck on November 15, 2011 at 8:17 AM

We’ve definitely got to get rid of this handicap in the White House.

Rovin on November 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Football Legend Joe Theismann said the following yesterday to the Daily Caller:

“To me, leadership is: You stand up in front and you give direction to people and you say ‘this is where we want to go’ instead of sitting down and blaming somebody else and saying, ‘well, they’re not cooperating so we can’t get this done,’”

I think we all have seen enough of Obama’s “leadership skills” to know he is light years from this position Theismann is talking about.

pilamaye on November 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM

“Titcomb” is a pretty good name if you’re soliciting a prostitute…

crazy_legs on November 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM

c’mon morrissey, the president deserves to take a break every now and then!! its a tough job, he needs to recharge his batteries.

but only obama, no one else. the rest of you have been resting for too long, back to work lazybones!!

chasdal on November 15, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Lazy? Golfin is hard work.

tinkerthinker on November 15, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Obama INHERITED his lazy ass.

maverick muse on November 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM

He inherited Michelle?

txag92 on November 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Obama has been screwing the entire American working public all at once. Barry’s friend Titcomb was simply trying to screw the American working public girl one at a time.

Yoop on November 15, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Bobby, former Northwestern flight attendant(Daily Mail UK), was Obama’s closest friend. They were legendary skirt-chasers on Hawaii. OK, I made that part up.

Obama has to keep Bobby close so he never reveals Obama/Barry’s sexual exploits that are legendary on the island of Hawaii.

No Niks on November 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Obama INHERITED his lazy ass.

maverick muse on November 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM

how so?

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM

This is truly one of the most infuriating remarks the poseur in chief has made. The other would be when he said Americans lacked innovation. The man is a pompous jacka$$.

I think he should talk to the governor of Virginia about how many jobs he has brought to our state.

What a jerk.

scalleywag on November 15, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Maybe Titcomb was pimpin’ Barry out?

coldwarrior on November 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM

When he met Michelle at the law firm, was he himself working hard there to become a partner? No, he was just killing time waiting for other opportunities.

radjah shelduck on November 15, 2011 at 8:17 AM

He was “like a spy behind enemy lines” during the brief time he was collecting paychecks in the private sector.

forest on November 15, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Titcomb who was arrested and plead no contest in May to soliciting a prostitute, Marvin Nicholson, and …

Yikes, that was poorly worded, especially for Marvin!

KS Rex on November 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

KS Rex on November 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Don’t be hatin’ on Marvin. He gots to make a living. :-)

coldwarrior on November 15, 2011 at 9:41 AM

A prostitute? Heck, most of his administration have sold themselves for far less than a roll in the hay. Pointing out the left’s sexual degeneracy is merely reinforcing what they believe to be a badge of homor. It’s sad that the right only wants to talk about money when there left has instituted a morally corruptive agenda -that it might break apart the family and religion in order to institute its Godless totalitarianism.

Don L on November 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Now, imagine if George W. Bush had done this…

Khun Joe on November 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM

The peasants are suffering yet the King and Queen are off traveling the world on our dime, with the pretense that it’s work related so we’re stuck with the bill. And what’s with Michelle going to that organic farm to give a lecture on her “Let’s Move” program to eliminate childhood obesity, then she then hands out boxes of M&M’s to the kids.

GrannySunni on November 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM

And what’s with Michelle going to that organic farm to give a lecture on her “Let’s Move” program to eliminate childhood obesity, then she then hands out boxes of M&M’s to the kids.

GrannySunni on November 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM

If she handed out carrots the kids wouldn’t go home and tell their parents to vote for her husband.

Ditkaca on November 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Titcomb is obviously associating with a better class of prostitute now.

GarandFan on November 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Titcomb is obviously associating with a better class of prostitute now.

GarandFan on November 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM

There it is.

Tim_CA on November 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM

But if Obama objects to America’s laziness, how does he justify spending his Monday on the golf course while Congress and its so-called super committee debates how to reduce deficit spending, in part to boost the very investment Obama lamented less than a day earlier?

Easiest question to answer ever: HE DOESN’T CARE!!! He’s the most famous President ever and that’s all he wanted out of this gig. He doesn’t care about you, business, anything. He wants to spend stupid amounts of YOUR money and get rich doing it.

I mean, he’s using THOUSANDS of your tax dollars to buy HIS OWN BOOK.

I curse you, Obama voters. I curse you.

Sponge on November 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Ah, a prime example of our lazy thug-in-chief, who could seldom be bothered, when he was in the senate, to actually vote yes or no.

sadatoni on November 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM

There is no irony in Obamaworld.

RebeccaH on November 15, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Say, isn’t prostitution one of the oldest capitalist transactions?

Dandapani on November 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM