NY Daily News cover blasts Obama for vacation return after Foley murder

posted at 1:21 pm on August 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

There’s tough media coverage, there’s harsh media coverage, and then there’s … brutal media coverage. The New York Daily News, not exactly a bastion of conservative voices, provides the latter on Barack Obama’s “now watch this drive” moment yesterday:

Their article didn’t pull any punches, either:

President Obama put his own spin on the oft-quoted advice of predecessor Teddy Roosevelt: speak strongly and carry a nine iron.

The vacationing commander-in-chief returned to the golf course Wednesday after calling for justice in the brutal killing of an American journalist by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorists. …

The president zipped quickly from a local school to a Martha’s Vineyard golf course after his 12:45 p.m. media session. Obama delivered a short statement and took no questions from the assembled media.

And it doesn’t get any better for Obama at the Daily Mail. The British newspaper ran pictures of a laughing, jovial Obama on the links immediately following his five-minute statement about the beheading of an American citizen:

President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that ‘when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.’

Less than 10 minutes after leaving the podium Obama teed-off and was seen laughing with friends and fist-bumping them during a five-hour game Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard  – his seventh round in ten days. …

ABC News political director Rick Klein told Fox host Greta van Susteren that the White House is ‘well past the point of caring about the so-called “optics” of things like this. And the president himself clearly doesn’t … care about the way it looks.’

Klein said he found it ‘jarring to see him on the golf course just minutes after giving an address like this.’

What puzzles the NYDN’s Larry McShane is why Obama came back to work earlier in the week, but didn’t after the Foley beheading by ISIS and the subsequent revelation of the failed hostage rescue. Most of Washington’s been wondering about that too, and Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez had some thoughts about that as well. If the videotaped butchering of an American journalist by the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization can’t encourage Obama back to the Oval Office, what did? Ramirez tees it up:

ramirez-puttering

Maybe Obama should start puttering around the office a little more, eh? Allahpundit called this Obama’s “Now watch this drive” moment in an update to my post yesterday, and it seems that this is rapidly becoming the consensus.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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Obama the Clueless

Oil Can on August 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Wow! Could the media actually be waking up?

JusDreamin on August 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Thank you Ed, for covering the azz in chief.

Not to forget this traitor.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Summarized in pictures

Don’t miss this either.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Now imagine if the media ran stories and cover photos like this every other day or week. Obama’s approval ratings would be in the toilet even despite the welfare crowd and black community supporting him no matter what he does.

Aizen on August 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Screw Iraq.
Tired of hearing about that hell hole since 2003.
Keep golfing Mr. President.
Hater gonna hate.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Thank you, President Obama!

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Actually Obama’s azz is a pretty safe place to be.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Obozo hates America and more specifically, white people, so he really doesn’t care about the Foley’s.

Flange on August 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

FORE!!!ward.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

That never gets old.

Aizen on August 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM

While you guys complain about golf, optics, and neckties, Obama has been busy authorizing a dozen airstrikes and counting just since this video was released.

everdiso on August 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

O-bozo and OJ: The golf course homicide detectives.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Good! I hope with this warranted criticism this is a return to a little bit more sanity in our media but I’ll instead wait and see if they return to the status quo.

Ukiah on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

What puzzles the NYDN’s Larry McShane is why Obama came back to work earlier in the week, but didn’t after the Foley beheading by ISIS and the subsequent revelation of the failed hostage rescue.

He came back expecting to star in a situation room photo op featuring the rescue of James Foley. We’ll never see that photo now.

kcewa on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Finally, we see a split screen comparison in the Obama administration.

The media delighted in doing this regularly with Bush in office.

Screen A – something horrible happening
Screen B – Bush walking around somewhere else smiling

Stings, don’t it, Obots?

Good Lt on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Yeah, the guy’s a D*ck. We already knew that…well some of us.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need a Deep Fried Tequila Shot…

ToddPA on August 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM

84 airstrikes against ISIS so far in just a few days.

And you guys cry about golf and neckties.

Sad, sad little people you are.

everdiso on August 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM

O-bozo and OJ: The golf course homicide detectives.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

LMAO!!!!

Oh Ed, you have a Hall of Fame post right here!

ToddPA on August 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Wait a sec, dogboy, are you actually still arguing that 84 airstrikes in just a few days isn’t bombing the crap out of them?

everdiso on August 20, 2014 at 3:05 PM

You’re all wrong. obama is “bombing the crap out of them”.

Lester said so, from Canada, with no links, but, just like obama single-handed killed osama, just believe, teabaggers.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Is the media suggesting he’s lazy? Sounds pretty racist to me. I demand they resign and go to rehab.

Xanatos90 on August 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

oh, another “the media is waking up” scoop. let me know when a front page headline on the washington post says in big bold letters

“THIS GUY’S AN ASSHOLE”
We’re sorry.

Mitochondrion on August 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

That the Euroweenies shame obama is schadenfreudig beyond belief. They cheered him…so orgamically…in 2008 and now they have the peacenick eunuch they so desired.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

and let’s not forget the double travesty–King Putt stroking it on the same day they laid Maj. Gen. Greene to rest…

hillsoftx on August 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Much like the USSR, in Obama’s USSA we need to get real news from other countries media. It has been that way since 2008 and it is only getting worse. If King Barky the Liar hadn’t had the media 110% behind him his approval would be in the 20s.

jukin3 on August 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

From Ed’s post yesterday about Obama’s “statement”:

Update: The statement itself, castigating ISIS and lauding the memory of James Foley, was emotional and engaged.

So, I think we can safely say that Obama was faking whatever “emotion and engagement” some folks were seeing yesterday.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I don’t think the elite media really want to know why he came back to DC….

d1carter on August 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

The moron on chief, recently

About the only even slightly tenuous link the muzzies have to “building the fabric of our nation” was the good practice the U.S. Marine Corps got when Jefferson sent them to fight the Barbary Pirates in 1801.

And the only thing muzzies know about democracy is when some gather together and take a vote on whether they will attack Jews or Christians that day.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

we’re more comfortable with Obama wielding this sort of power because he seems a hell of a lot more effective and responsible with it.

urban elitist on February 8, 2012 at 9:33 PM

ROFL

Thank you, 52%’ers.

Bishop on August 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Obama the Clueless

Oil Can on August 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

He’s not clueless and he is totally aware of what he is ding and how it chaffs conservatives. He pllays the right like they were a fiddle.

Walter L. Newton on August 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

the president himself clearly doesn’t … care

Yup.

And anyone observant would have seen long ago that he never did.

He really doesn’t care about the United States or Americans, it’s all about the partay.

talkingpoints on August 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Heh, Bishop

Those of you whe feel your views ate rooted in sound logic, should ask yourselves why you’re so defensive.
urban elitist on May 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Crappy Mac old-style keyboard. I feel like I’m typing on an old Royal reporters typewriter.

Walter L. Newton on August 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

And yet morning joe thought it was ok….
Shows hes not scared of them

Via mediaite and newsbusters

Idiot

cmsinaz on August 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

So, I think we can safely say that Obama was faking whatever “emotion and engagement” some folks were seeing yesterday.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Right to fist bumps and guffaws on the golf course, the man is a ghoul.

Bishop on August 21, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Less than 10 minutes after leaving the podium Obama teed-off and was seen laughing with friends and fist-bumping them during a five-hour game Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard – his seventh round in ten days. …

Less than 10 minutes….. let that sink in for a minute.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Top 5 signs you’re golfing too much:
- A journalist was just beheaded
- A General was just assassinated
- An ambassador was just burned to death
- A riot is ongoing
- Thousands of Christians are being beheaded/raped/tortured

faraway on August 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Somehow our checked out, part time President has made all 317 million of us . . . Golf Widows.

TheStatistQuo on August 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM

“I acted stupidly.”
/The Won

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Heh. My week is made. Even Don Imus was complaint about it.

” and if you have to read a prepared statement how genuinely heartfelt can it be?

Cleombrotus on August 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM

“Bumps in the road.”

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Totally disgusting. Those Daily Mail pics make me sick. He’s grinning and high fiving like he doesn’t have a care in the world.

cat_owner on August 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Remember how “outraged” libs were that Bush waited something like 6 minutes after being told about 9/11?

The Notorious G.O.P on August 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Ed
You need to update with Joe’s clip this am

cmsinaz on August 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Right to fist bumps and guffaws on the golf course, the man is a ghoul.

Bishop on August 21, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Reminds me of one of Bill Clinton’s photo-op visits to Sunday services at St. Johns (across Lafayette Square from the White House). He’s laughing and having a good old time until he saw the cameras. Instantly he got serious and pious. Then, after services he came out and wagged his Bible with “righteous anger” at those who were accusing him of screwing an intern.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

“Bumps in the road.”

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Probably should be updated to:

“Sand traps on the back nine.”

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I’m shocked that the IRS hasn’t been after Ramirez.

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Actually I would have no objection if Obama played golf ALL THE TIME!

*No bill signings.
*No Supreme Court appointments.
*No international apologies for American “misconduct”
*No hare brained speeches
*No fund raising
*No international blunders

Just play golf.

MaiDee on August 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

8 minutes – with time stamped photos

faraway on August 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I wonder if Obama will be mad as hell when he reads this in the paper.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Missouri’s governor Obama has proven in the case of Ferguson to be incompetent, flailing, inattentive, fumbling and paralyzed by the events around him. He has failed entirely to take control of the situation, delegating the heavy lifting to his subordinates, and his feigned “outrage” at the behavior of state law enforcement officials terrorists is most likely an act meant to placate an angry press.

Hey, look! The article on Nixon is multi-purpose!

talkingpoints on August 21, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Schad, old friend, you are a caution.

When you’re hot, you’re hot.

itsspideyman on August 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Obama has set yet another historic record. The quickest lame duck Presidency on record.

Johnnyreb on August 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Wow, this governing stuff is hard. Good thing I’m on vacation!

talkingpoints on August 21, 2014 at 1:54 PM

What puzzles the NYDN’s Larry McShane is why Obama came back to work earlier in the week, but didn’t after the Foley beheading by ISIS and the subsequent revelation of the failed hostage rescue.

have they ever been any more specific about the timing of the attempted rescue than that it occurred “earlier in the summer”? could it have been the reason obama returned from vacation? earlier this week is technically “earlier in the summer.”

independent76 on August 21, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Obama is clinically depressed. He needs help… and hope.

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. … (hope is gone)
Loss of interest in daily activities. … (golfing, not working)
Appetite or weight changes. … (very skinny)
Anger or irritability. … (mad as hell)
Loss of energy. … (can’t seem to get to work)
Self-loathing. …
Reckless behavior (thousands of people are dying)

faraway on August 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM

And the DOJ has opened a Criminal investigation into the terrorists that beheaded James Foley….just as soon as the Benghazi investigation is completed.

d1carter on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Leave it to Joe Scarborough to explain the President’s reason for golfing – “to say screw you to the terrorists”.

Yup. On Morning Joe Scarborough twisted himself in knots to suggest it was the President’s way of not letting the terrorists change our way of life – “heck, Bush told everyone to go shopping after 9/11″.

That’s our boy!

JasperBallbaggins on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

have they ever been any more specific about the timing of the attempted rescue than that it occurred “earlier in the summer”? could it have been the reason obama returned from vacation? earlier this week is technically “earlier in the summer.”

independent76 on August 21, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Reported elsewhere as July 4th.

talkingpoints on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

He came back expecting to star in a situation room photo op featuring the rescue of James Foley. We’ll never see that photo now.

kcewa on August 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

That didn’t occur to me. You’re right. Nowadays with photo shopping he wouldn’t have had to even be in DC for that.

crankyoldlady on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

He’s not clueless and he is totally aware of what he is ding and how it chaffs conservatives. He pllays the right like they were a fiddle.

Walter L. Newton on August 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

You’re right, he isn’t clueless, but you’re wrong. He isn’t playing the right. He is playing the American people. If he was a private sector CEO, he would have been fired in his second month of employment.

The man doesn’t care, he is completely callous on a sociopathic level. Bravo to all you idiots who idolize and voted for this creep. I am so glad that my husband retired last year and is no longer at the mercy of this government.

melle1228 on August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mr. President we have a message from Netanhyhu. Putin is about to invade Ukraine. There are flames coming from Ferguson, Missouri.

[with hands over his rat ears] BLAH BLAH BLAH……. I CAN’T HEAR YOU……. I’M ON VACATION……….

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Less than 10 minutes….. let that sink in for a minute.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Well to be fair, OJ thought he would find the murderer of his wife on the golf course. Maybe Obama knows something and the some person who murdered Brown-Simpson beheaded Foley//

melle1228 on August 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Leave it to Joe Scarborough to explain the President’s reason for golfing – “to say screw you to the terrorists”.

JasperBallbaggins on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I don’t think it is the terrorist who are the recipient of Obama’s middle finger salute. It’s us. And the message is that you can’t make him give up his vacation to do his damn job.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Well to be fair, OJ thought he would find the murderer of his wife on the golf course. Maybe Obama knows something and the some person who murdered Brown-Simpson beheaded Foley//

melle1228 on August 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I’m guessing the five hour golf rounds are more a function of being able to stay away from the First Yeti than it is about sleuthing.

What I want to know is if he was changing clothes in the limo on the way to the golf course. Which makes the whole thing even more disgusting because it was pre-planned that he’d pop into the school to read a generic condolence statement and then get on with the real agenda for the afternoon.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM

What gets Obama off the golf course and out from vacationing and making statements?

- I marine being held for over 6 months in a Mexican jail? NO!

- Death of a 4-Star general, the highest ranking military officer to be killed in the on-going war? NO!

- Genocide in Iraq, Iraq – liberated at great cost to us military members – being taken over by ISIS? NO!

Foley’s beheading? Yup…cut the man some slack. We did find something he would his vacation for and even one he would verbally respond to…

easyt65 on August 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Its not that he does not care. As a scorned narcissist, he is FURIOUS. How dare all these people reject me? He is no longer motivated by his or the “optics” of what he does. He has two remaining motives:

1) To make his enemies (ie, Republicans) pay for the sin of rejecting him.
2) Make the most of BEING president…the golf, the travel arrangments, hanging with stars, vacations…the vida dolce!

His staff prop him up and write statements he can read with all the emotion he experiences himself with respect to a video of an American being beheaded…NONE. It has nothing to do with his personal lifestyle or getting back at his enemies, so it no longer animates him in any way.

theosdad on August 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Meh.

The media just realized that real people are getting beheaded by these ISIS jokers.

Real people, just like them (omg! OMG!).

And Obama is just a-partying onward. Not caring about people dying horribly who are. just. like. them.

Its a shock to the poor dears.

Dolce Far Niente on August 21, 2014 at 2:14 PM

talkingpoints on August 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

hmm. well, i’m not a fan of his, but let’s not assume he came back to pick up his golf club.

independent76 on August 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Nice juxtaposition, shows what Barry really cares about.

Wait a sec, dogboy, are you actually still arguing that 84 airstrikes in just a few days isn’t bombing the crap out of them?

everdiso on August 20, 2014 at 3:05 PM

A joke.

Try Dresden, Tokyo, Hamburg, Cologne, Hanoi.

formwiz on August 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Hey, it’s not on the front page of The New York Slimes, so it can’t possibly matter to Commie Libs, right?

oldleprechaun on August 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM

The narcissist lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV

Lack of empathy is one of the most striking features of people with narcissistic personality disorder. It’s a hallmark of the disorder in the same way that fear of abandonment is in borderline personality disorder.

vityas on August 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

“http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201201/lack-empathy-the-most-telling-narcissistic-trait”

(Since I couldn’t post a quote and a link in the same comment for some reason)

vityas on August 21, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Dogeater has Isis scared…obviously

workingclass artist on August 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Boehner, McConnell and every other repub better not even drive by a golf course. I bet the media weasels are stalking, trying to equivocate them playing golf too. Chrissie Matthews will hop right back into obama’s lap if pics of repubs surface.

Brat on August 21, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

He asked me several times about that. I answered him each time telling him to go look up B-29 on yahoo.

A. I disbelieve 84 strikes it’s under 40 I think, including 14 on teh dam last Saturday. That’s 14 missiles or bombs.

Even if it was 84 that still ain’t bombing the crap out of them.

30 planes dropping a full compliment of approximately 8000 pounds of ordinance day after day after day ( B-17 payload, not even B-29) is “heavy bombardment.”

An air campaign won’t do it. Because King Putz effed up we have two options:

Kill ISIS

ISIS kills us.

Libs refuse to accept that or they don’t want to fight. Who wants another fight? NOBODY.

We don’t have a choice thanks to OBlamer.

dogsoldier on August 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM

vityas on August 21, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Isn’t that trait common among sociopaths, psychopaths and heavy drug users?

dogsoldier on August 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM

formwiz on August 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I supplied links that numbnuts never looked at.

dogsoldier on August 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM

The MFM sees the reaction of Obama when one of their own is executed by savage barbarians.

They will react on this.

His cool reaction to the slaughter going on of everyone else should have been a warning to the MFM: they are expendable and Obama sees them that way. Only now do they realize that they also have targets on their backs.

ajacksonian on August 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM

So the New York Daily News is now giving our Dear Leader hell. Thank you Mr. Zuckerman.

SC.Charlie on August 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Obama the Clueless

Oil Can on August 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

He’s not clueless and he is totally aware of what he is ding and how it chaffs conservatives. He pllays the right like they were a fiddle.

Walter L. Newton on August 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I don’t see that. I see an empty suit who’s realized he’s completely outmatched by his position and has therefore given up. This “Obama as skillful manipulator” meme is laughable. He’s the world’s worst executive.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Even the NYT is getting some shots in (in their predictably cautious, measured way) Breitbart has the screen grab.

NEW YORK TIMES HEADLINE: OBAMA VOWS TO ‘STAY ON COURSE’

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/08/20/New-York-Times-Headline-Obama-Vows-To-Stay-On-Course

PunditFaP on August 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

#smartpower

everdiso on August 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Schadenfreude on August 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I defend Presidents taking vacas, and for sure there is never anything less that a wealth of hypocrisy when this snark is offered by whichever side doesn’t currently hold the WH.
That said, Obama should’ve found an indoor activity.
Either appear and be engaged and concerned with that incident for the rest of the day – or do not appear.

verbaluce on August 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I don’t see that. I see an empty suit who’s realized he’s completely outmatched by his position and has therefore given up. This “Obama as skillful manipulator” meme is laughable. He’s the world’s worst executive.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Making executive decisions and purposefully transforming a nation aren’t necessarily inclusive of each other.

He’s very competent in his ideology. Unfortunately, progressive ideology will always end up being incompetent.

UnstChem on August 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I wonder if Obama even bothered to stop eating his breakfast when 9/11 happened?!? Something tells me he didn’t let it ruin his morning.

nextgen_repub on August 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

What in the hell does Obamas wife do while he is constantly golfing? I don’t really care what he does on his vacation but he could show some ‘concern” for the two star general’s funeral, and other Christians being slaughtered. Has he ever mention the Marine in Mexico yet? I don’t think so.

garydt on August 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

He’s very competent in his ideology. Unfortunately, progressive ideology will always end up being incompetent.

UnstChem on August 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

If you’re ideology is incompetent and you are competent at it, then……..stupid is as stupid does.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM

What in the hell does Obamas wife do while he is constantly golfing? I don’t really care what he does on his vacation but he could show some ‘concern” for the two star general’s funeral, and other Christians being slaughtered. Has he ever mention the Marine in Mexico yet? I don’t think so.

garydt on August 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Moochelle spends her time cruising the seafood buffet line at whatever swanky restaurant is within grazing distance.

bimmcorp on August 21, 2014 at 5:58 PM

your. jeez.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

What in the hell does Obamas wife do while he is constantly golfing?

garydt on August 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

She wanders in the deep woods and tried to avoid being photographed by anyone except for trailer-park loners.

CurtZHP on August 21, 2014 at 6:17 PM

What in the hell does Obamas wife do while he is constantly golfing?

garydt on August 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

She co-pilots the Millennium Falcon.

nico on August 21, 2014 at 6:40 PM

For a brief, shining moment I had hope this NYDN piece would wake people up. And then I read the comments for it. There is no hope for this country with voters that stupid.

idalily on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Reminds me of one of Bill Clinton’s photo-op visits to Sunday services at St. Johns (across Lafayette Square from the White House). He’s laughing and having a good old time until he saw the cameras. Instantly he got serious and pious. Then, after services he came out and wagged his Bible with “righteous anger” at those who were accusing him of screwing an intern.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Actually, it’s even worse than that. The clip you refer to happened after the Ron Brown memorial. It was a really funny joke, right up until the moment when he looked directly into the camera, and within one step he went from jovial to grief stricken. It was all I ever needed to know about clinton (or his wife).

runawayyyy on August 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM