The man’s timing remains impeccable.
President Obama is already known for hitting the golf course whenever he gets a chance, regardless of the high duties of his office. And a man who had now compunction about heading out to the greens moments after announcingthe violent murder of an American citizen back in September would surely have no qualms about showing off his leisure time after committing an act of violence of his own against the domestic security of his country.
So it was with no surprise that Americans watched while the successor to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (neither of whom were known for their after-hours pursuits) decided to make a weekend of it on the links in Las Vegas Saturday and Sunday, only days after announcing his amnesty for up to 5 million illegal aliens in the country.
(As an added bonus, he got to golf with Derek Jeeter, the recently retired Yankee legend who should be more careful about the company he keeps, with his sterling reputation.)
Nope there was no surprise. Just a fair amount of derision.
— Randy Clemens™ (@bostonrandy) November 23, 2014
— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) November 23, 2014
Obama may go to Ferguson – but it depends on how nice the golf course is. http://t.co/C22JDassQX
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 23, 2014
Ah, but it’s not all fun and games being president. There are constitutions to sidestep, centuries-old order to upend, and a poisoned political atmosphere to face that will be lingering over the nation’s capitol for the next two years thanks to that executive order Thursday
After a couple hours of golf this morning, Pres Obama boards AF-1 for flight back to DC. pic.twitter.com/Eamz9LXh5B
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 23, 2014
America can rest easy once again.
@markknoller I hope he was able to squeeze in time to watch SNL over the weekend.
— Marcy J. Miller (@MarcyJMiller) November 23, 2014