Urgent, impassioned campaign against gun violence interrupted for vacation and some golf lessons

posted at 6:43 pm on February 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

I know what you’re thinking but let’s be fair. If he took a break from insinuating that gun-rights supporters don’t care about children getting shot for nothing more than a few lessons with the local club pro, that would be callous. But he’s not. He’s taking a break from those insinuations for lessons with thousand-bucks-an-hour top pro instructor Butch Harmon. He’s not taking this gun-control thing lightly, guys. Not now, I mean. He took it pretty lightly for the past 10 years or so, especially during election years, but now he’s serious. Or he will be, once he finally gets the kinks out of his swing.

Rest assured, he’ll be back on the trail soon working hard on not solving the problem.

The President’s golfing weekend at The Floridian GC in Palm City, Fla., will include more than golf on a Tom Fazio course or an afternoon of ball beating at the Harmon School of Golf on campus. The Harmons, Butch and son Claude III, are flying in to work with President Obama, who inquired through an aide if they would be on property during his stay…

“He’s a left-handed player, I’ve seen film of his swing before,” said Harmon, who analyzed Obama’s swing when the President first took office. “It’ll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course. He’s just like all of us that play golf. He wants to get better.”

Bush famously golfed in his down time, and was famously castigated for it, until 2003 when he stopped because he couldn’t justify an elite leisure pastime when Americans and their allies were suffering in Iraq. Well, we’re out of Iraq now; America’s suffering is over. Tee it up. Here’s The One this afternoon in Chicago, the current gun-control capital of the U.S. and the gun-violence capital of the U.S., calling for more gun control, naturally. But not just gun control; this clip captures him in a rare moment of genuine insight, not just pushing the talking points du jour.


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The fierce urgency of-FORE! *swish*

ThePrez on February 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I despise this POS.

BeachBum on February 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

He’s late submitting his budget to Congress as well, but what’s a bent law every now and then.

antipc on February 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

All those rounds and rounds of golf and he still sucks?

Naturally Curly on February 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Obama is one loathesome, arrogant, sob. Thanks to all the empty-headed liberals who worship his highness…………

ultracon on February 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Look at that screenshot of the CNN clip, it’s like the zombie extras from “The Walking Dead” all gathered in one room.

Question for youse guys: How many of you have a private jumbo jet that costs you nothing to fly to Florida for $1000/hr golf lessons? Just wondering because it seems sort of 1%’ish to me.

Bishop on February 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Wouldn’t it be fun to see a highlight reel of Barky playing Golf.

He practices a lot. He might even be good at it.

CorporatePiggy on February 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

He can take all the lessons he wants, he’s still gonna suck at golf.

DaveDief on February 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I despise this POS.

BeachBum on February 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

As do I.

But every moment he is hitting the little white ball he is not destroying the Republic.

I say let the miserable, traitorous POS play golf 24/7.

We could build him his own golf course – twenty or thirty even – with the amount of money he burns through in an hour in deficit.

turfmann on February 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

This disarmament putsch is as phony as Obama’s score card.

rayra on February 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Don’t forget the other part of this sad tale: The wife and kids are skiing in Colorado this weekend.

So that’s two jumbo jets, two full security details, two advance teams, two sets of fighter escorts, etc. etc. etc.

It is indeed nice to be the king. And the queen.

Bishop on February 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I’ve always been of the mind that complaining about presidential vacation time was stupid….. but at some point, it is a bit much

@AsalamaTweetum

Opinionnation on February 15, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Fore-ward.

mad saint jack on February 15, 2013 at 7:10 PM

When the going gets tough, the tough get to the golf course.

Another Drew on February 15, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Don’t forget wifey-poo is on a seperate vacation…

… Row harder you dogs!

Seven Percent Solution on February 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Obama sure went quickly from “I can’t afford to make long distance calls” to “I’m golfin’ with Tiger for a week”.

But unlike the lottery winners, who go overnight from ordinary to well-funded, Obama’s using other people’s money for his wings. Which makes him a perpetual loser.

Lourdes on February 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

“I will not rest until everyone American who is able, and ready and willing to work can find a job.”

UUUhhhhhhhmmmmmmm…..

Barry?

trubble on February 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Butch better be careful with any criticism…drones.

d1carter on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Hey everybody! President Obama’s playing golf!

Get mad, then scratch your butt and get glad.

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Mr. President is an opportunist. He takes advantage of every opportunity to loaf. He’s a campaigner and a loafer. The country needed a leader like no other time in history and what did half the country vote for? A lazy loafer who has no idea how to solve the nation’s problems, he just likes to give speeches about them.

BTW, I just read that while he was campaigning in Chicago, something miraculous happened to Jesse Jackson Jr. Hmmmmm. http://news.silobreaker.com/chicagoland-feds-drop-jesse-jackson-jr-indictment–while-obama-in-town-to-deliver-speech-5_2266611861023621126

scalleywag on February 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

And why don’t you ESAD.

BeachBum on February 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM

SOS…what’s changed?…still golfing and campaigning…and the country is still going in the wrong direction…when do the vacations start?

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

unknown to many the planes, trucks and cars shipped to the destination point, staff to drive all these plus the staff to take care of the POTUS and the security involved is a tremendous cost of money and time. The media is very quiet about all this.

mixplix on February 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

He’s taking a break from those insinuations for lessons with thousand-bucks-an-hour top pro instructor Butch Harmon.

Let’s assume for a moment that he’s actually paying this guy with his own money. (I’ll stop for a moment to let you finish laughing and catch your breath.) That said, I thought that rich folks like himself didn’t need all that extra money and should be happy to fork it over to the U.S. treasury, pronto, for Uncle Sam to spend on more worthwhile endeavors.

The hypocrisy never ends.

Bitter Clinger on February 15, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I saw that clip of him encouraging fathers and extended families. A real stopped clock/blind squirrel moment for The Won.

Cindy Munford on February 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

You always want us to act like liberals, we just can’t do it.

Cindy Munford on February 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

then scratch your butt and get glad.

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

…while I’m back in mom-chumps basement… gumming and chewing myself!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

So bho is off golfing at taxpayers expense in FL and mo is out in Vale on vacation at taxpayers expense. It seems those two just can’t be together for anytime unless it is for elections or something that needs both of them?

I don’t think they really want to be around each other by all their actions. bho spends as much as possible away from dc on his constant campaigning away from that horrible nasty wh!

BTW, I will add my I despise this POS. And I will add mo also!
Drudge had the Valentines dinner those two had, $900.00! Think of those poor hungry kids that had nothing to eat yesterday!
L

letget on February 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Another lame worthless post. Trend? TREND. You’re about as stupid as they get.

CW on February 15, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Official: Dorner died from a single gunshot wound.

Ballistics tests will be conducted to determine if his gun was the source. Preliminary tests indicate that it was.

He was NOT burned alive.

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Don’t blame him for wanting to get away from Mooochelle “Aunt Esther” Lardbutt. And, WE pay for it.

Dingbat63 on February 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Wouldn’t it be fun to see a highlight reel of Barky playing Golf.

He practices a lot. He might even be good at it.

CorporatePiggy on February 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

He’s bad at it and I’ll tell you why. He is a spoiled little chickenshit too stupid and proud to listen and take constructive criticism.

arnold ziffel on February 15, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Sheriff’s office: Autopsy shows former cop Dorner died from single gunshot wound to the head. Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 7:46 PM

That’s sad. I wish he had been crispy crittered given what he did to innocents.

Dingbat63 on February 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

That’s sad. I wish he had been crispy crittered given what he did to innocents.

Dingbat63 on February 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

That would have made him a martyr, and it’s bad enough some on the Left want him as the stuff of legend for future generations. Instead he took his own life–the coward’s way out.

A fitting end, I would say.

Liam on February 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Liam…yeah, your probably right.

Dingbat63 on February 15, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Just wondering because it seems sort of 1%’ish to me.

Bishop on February 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Envy is so-o-o-o-o unattractive.

Can’t he just eat his waffle in peace?

Solaratov on February 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

BTW, I just read that while he was campaigning in Chicago, something miraculous happened to Jesse Jackson Jr. Hmmmmm. http://news.silobreaker.com/chicagoland-feds-drop-jesse-jackson-jr-indictment–while-obama-in-town-to-deliver-speech-5_2266611861023621126

scalleywag on February 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Obama, Holder…they don’t even TRY to be subtle or even hidden about their grotesque lack of ethics. They don’t care if you notice they’re cryptically crudely depraved. Not even trying to hide it.

Lourdes on February 15, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Chumpy,
Time to look in the mirror again, and cry yourself to sleep just like the last time. No friends, no job, no life, no hope for you.

teacherman on February 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money played enough golf..

ProfShadow on February 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

scratch your butt

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Expert at same checks in.

Del Dolemonte on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Bush famously golfed in his down time, and was famously castigated for it, until 2003 when he stopped because he couldn’t justify an elite leisure pastime when Americans and their allies were suffering in Iraq.

Am I the only one who never heard this before?

I was a political junkie to an unhealthy degree back then. I don’t remember this at all.

Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention at the time it was reported, but if any democratic president did something like that, the media would be swooning over it nonstop for the next 50 years.

RINO in Name Only on February 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Don’t forget the other part of this sad tale: The wife and kids are skiing in Colorado this weekend.

So that’s two jumbo jets, two full security details, two advance teams, two sets of fighter escorts, etc. etc. etc.

It is indeed nice to be the king. And the queen.

Bishop on February 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Isn’t it?

I bet that $1.4 Billion of our money that the Obamas spent on themselves last year will look like chump change over the next four years — now that Obama has been safely re-elected and has “more flexibility” to royally screw over taxpayers. (With apologies to real royal families for the use of the word. Actual royals spend far less than on themselves than the Obama wannabes. For example, the British royal family only costs British taxpayers $58 million a year — a bargain compared to the sleazy Chicago grifters whose lavish, spare-no-expense lifestyle we’re underwriting).

AZCoyote on February 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Chumpy? Come out, come out, wherever you are…
Dry your tears, Chumpy. It’s only the whole world that hates you.

teacherman on February 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Yeah, Chicago, where the young girl was shot and killed by a gang-banger with a gun.

The same gang-banger who got arrested several months ago – with a gun. Was found guilty, and given the TOUGH Chicago gun laws, was released on probation.

GarandFan on February 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Get mad, then scratch your butt and get glad.

chumpThreads on February 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Actually, we already are glad. It is probably better that he be on the golf course, rather than at work – where he would be busily working to make the country even more effed than it already is.

A thousand bucks an hour for golf lessons is “chump” change (even when you add the transportation and security costs) compared to the fiscal havoc that a leftie in the oval office can do at work.

SubmarineDoc on February 16, 2013 at 1:16 AM

How insensitive. At a time when thousands of passengers were stranded in the Gulf of Mexico pooping in bags he was out playing golf? He doesn’t care about people!

MJBrutus on February 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Gosh that white glove makes me think of Michael Jackson. It couldn’t be Obama as the wrong finger is extended.

Don L on February 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM

I despise this POS.

BeachBum on February 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

As do I.

But every moment he is hitting the little white ball he is not destroying the Republic.

turfmann on February 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Maybe the czars and cronies have really been running the country. Other that figurehead stuff, I get no sense he’s in charge of anything except running off to bed during a crisis.
I’m certain he didn’t create Obamacare anymore than he actually wrote his books.

Don L on February 16, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Dear leader’s laser like focus seems to have developed a deadly slice to the left. If Butch can fix that, he is good, really good. Are we paying for these lessons, too?

Kissmygrits on February 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM

He was NOT burned alive.

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 7:41 PM

What a shame..

socalcon on February 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

He was NOT burned alive.

That’s sad. I wish he had been crispy crittered given what he did to innocents.

Dingbat63 on February 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I read the Manifesto, linked by Drudge. There was never any question he was going to commit suicide one way or another, either at his own hand or by cop. I’m sure that if he thought he had a chance at taking out more of them, he would have tried.

I was surprised they got him this way. But I shouldn’t have been. From the Manifesto, it’s clear he was a Democrat: Strong supporter of the POTUS and an anti second amendment guy.

His failure to plan, quite fortunately, caused him to come up short. That and his failure to secure his captives. Did he not think to bring handcuffs?

BOT, I agree with those saying that the POTUS does us less harm on vacation than in office or flying around from city to city firing up his loons. Let him play golf or basketball.

EconomicNeocon on February 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Our county budget is due by much earlier than before due to a change in the type of local government. Our County Executive has not attended some state wide meeting because of the necessity to finish the budget. Shift to our national government; no budget due to the Democratically controlled Senate for almost 4 years which is against federal law. Our President goes golfing and on vacation and has missed his requirement to present a budget. Obama is not doing the job he was voted in office to do and since there is no recall in the federal constitution, maybe it is time to consider the impossible, impeachment and conviction. Fat chance of that, but worth the effort anyway. Nothing else seems to move him; he likes the perks of office like some precinct captain in Chicago. But even in Chicago, if the precinct captain didn’t do his job, he was fired..

amr on February 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Picking his nose with a white glove this time around I see.

Sherman1864 on February 17, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Now you see the legitimacy of his moniker: KING PUTT
Anyone see that photo of Prezie Choombro climbing the stairs to Air Force One with Moochele along side? I swear her hips are several inches WIDER than His shoulders. King Putt and Bench Butt.

Yea, I believe the fundamental reason that Obowmao won in the last election (above and beyond voter fraud) was because he repeated the promises He failed to deliver during his first term with his Hope and Change. The list gets longer every week … as do the record for nationwide UNEMPLOYMENT.
While Romney was saying he would work to “Put America back to work again.” 51% of the voters replied: “Why?”

Missilengr on February 17, 2013 at 7:21 PM