It looks like the American press has given President Obama a pass for playing golf on memorial day, but not the British press.

I wish Obama and everybody in congress would play 36 holes five times a week.

Anything to distract them from coming up with more ways to tax us and ruin the country.

But, I have to agree with the British writer who says it was a bad move for the Commander in Chief, who should have spent the day looking like a Commander in Chief. There are plenty of family members of the men women killed in our most recent wars who would have appreciated a visit.

For a smart guy he sure can be amazingly tone deaf sometimes.

  • Donn Nemchick

    I don’t know when or if the POTUS played golf on Mem Day but I saw him on the C-span broadcast of the 11:00 am ceremony at Arlington Cemetary and again for an hour at the ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall starting at 1:00 p.m. He looked and spoke like a President and treated the widow of local Medal of Honor recipient Les Sabo with respect and kindness — I think the British media and Johnny S. are nit picking.

  • TJH.

    Get used to Obama. he is a shoe in. Since Trump wont run maybe you can get Ray Romano. The repubicans are a JOKE.

    • Paul

      Obama as a shoe-in is the funniest thing I’ve heard all year. Do you really think the economy is getting better and/or will get better in the next 18 months? hahahaha bye bye flop ears….

  • Marcellus Shale DIscount Sale

    so why no poutrage about yours and anne coulters infatuation with a pleated emphasis on fat, chris christie?

    the guy flies in a helicopter, rides 100 yards in a limo sent from the governor’s mansion without him in it, and leaves early?

    fiscal conservatives are hypocrites and they aren’t even good at it.’

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      But State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes denied that the trip cost taxpayers anything extra.

      “State Police helicopters fly daily homeland security missions and use flight time for training purposes,” Fuentes said in a statement. “These are flight hours that would be logged in any event.

      “Therefore, there is no additional cost to taxpayers or the State police budget, nor is there any interference with our daily mission,” he said.

      • Marcellus Shale DIscount Sale

        and you buy that? i mean you ruin your cynical cred when you situationally grasp at any explanation offered by people who support the right wing idiocracy.

        how about the wasted money to drive the limo down there, so it could go 100 yards, that is a lot of fuel spent on a limo to go 100 yards, and wastefull as all hell.

        how about disrupting the start of a playoff game? and leaving early?

        seems a lot of reasons to find fault with your boy christie, c’mon, its just watch the game right? so from your self appointed beat, you have to be pretty down on him.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

          He’s a politician. He’s not perfect. Obama spent millions to take his wife to New York. Ted Kennedy left a woman to die in her car. He would have been re-elected running as a corpse. You should be a big fan of Sarah Palin. She sold the governor’s jet. There’s not a politician out there who doesn’t have negatives. That’s why you should always vote for the guy who wants politicians to have as little power over your life as possible.

  • howard

    He may have golfed…but he also:


    Laid The wreath…

    Gave a speech:


    I am sure he is sorry that doesn’t meet your high standards.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Tone deaf. One term president.

      • Chad Farthouse

        Yeah, Sarah Palin will defeat him. LOL!

        • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

          He’ll defeat himself.

          The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that in a hypothetical 2012 presidential matchup, a generic Republican candidate earns support from 45% of Likely U.S. Voters, while the president attracts 43% of the vote. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

          • Tim

            Those polls are useless. He won’t be running against “generic Republican” He will be running against an actual person and the field thus far hasn’t polled well at all.


            This is where you respond “It’s still early”

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            It’s still early.

          • Lumpy Rutherford

            Christie is gonna run. I can feel it in my bones. He’s just biding his time.

          • howard

            And he’ll lose.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            If a moderate republican wins it will make no difference.

      • howard

        Not going to happen. He’s going to win big. The republicans have no one that will be taken seriously when it comes to a general election. The nation is tiring of the discourse from the right.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

          Yeah and the nation is thrilled with how the policies from the left are working out. Were you out of the country last November?

          • howard

            And how’s the Tea Party “movement” working out now? Doesn’t seem like this recent conservative wave has the staying power of the Reagan Republicans. It’s too easy to run on the notion that government is the problem, then at some point realize as an elected official–they have to govern. I can appreciate your libertarian leanings, but that model isn’t conducive to fixing real world problems.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Government causes more problems than it fixes. The tea party movement itself isn’t important. The fact that there is a tea party movement should make Republicans more conservative and they only win when they are conservative. The media and the democrats (excuse the redundancy) love candidates like Bob Dole and John McCain and they love to tell Republicans to run “moderates” and all moderate Republicans do in national elections is lose. If the Republicans chicken out and try to please the media and the democrats they’ll lose and they’ll deserve to lose.

          • howard

            The republicans deserve to lose because they pander to the extremes of their party instead of telling them to shut up and deal with progress. The social conservatives, extreme christian coalition, anti-abortion one issue wing-nuts make it hard for a lot of registered democrats or independents to consider conservative candidates because they always have a miraculous transformation as the bible toting, gun loving, pro-life, big business, anti-science nut jobs that the “base” needs them to be. Makes it hard for someone who lives in the modern world but may have some good ideas based in libertarianism or traditional fiscal conservatism to run. The party runs Fox News conservatives and makes it hard for people like me to buy into or stomach conservative candidates since most, particularly since 2004 start with a campaign based in pure hypocrisy so they can curry favor with the base. When you have a candidate that has the balls to stand-up to the wing-nuts in your camp…let me know. I’ll take a listen.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Those radicals took over the House six months ago. The country is conservative. The media are liberal. All politicians pander. That’s how they get elected. Democrats pander to people with class envy who want to get the “rich”. As soon as someone comes up with a legitimate proposal to reform medicare, they run an ad showing and old lady being pushed over a cliff in her wheel chair. There is not a republican candidate who is as radical as Obama.

  • D-Con

    Obama took time to have a dinner and observe Ramadan. Did he do this for some of our veterans?

  • GeeWhiz

    Why’s it so bad that the President takes a day off on Memorial Day just like every other American?

    • Ken

      Because he’s not like every other American. He’s commander in chief of the armed forces. He should show some appropriate respect.

      Play golf some other day; he often does.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Could it be because he’s the Commander in Chief of the US armed forces and isn’t “just like every other American.”

      • Chad Farthouse

        More manufactured, petty, and phony outrage from Wingnutland. You guys get your panties in a bunch about everything and anything this POTUS does. Yawn.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

          If what he did was meaningless then Memorial Day is meaningless.

        • GeeWhiz

          Yeah, really… WOW! Same old song and dance with this site. Obama winks – he should have blinked instead! My, God, why didn’t he?

          You old guys just latch on to anything to criticize the guy – to the extreme. Do you old guys criticize your kids for not attending their local Memorial Day parade too?

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Who’s old?

    • Parker39

      Because he IS NOT “every other American”, he IS the COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

  • benlikestheladies

    I didn’t play golf this year, I was too hungover. Maybe that woulda been Obamas better move, drink like a fish on sunday then lay around the house on monday with tylenol close at hand. Or, maybe he coulda went down to the ranch, clear some shrub and cut down some trees.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      How about showing up at a few more memorial services?

  • Snooze

    George HW Bush played golf on Memorial Day. Its probably why he didn’t get re-elected.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      What year?

      • Mike

        Similarly, The Boston Globe reported that on Memorial Day in 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle laid a wreath at the tomb while Bush spoke to American Legion members in Kennebunkport, Maine, and played golf.


        That year.

        • Chad Farthouse

          Bush Senior is a white Republican. He was permitted to play golf any time he wanted. Either that, or “he wasn’t conservative enough.”

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Nobody questioned either Bushes’ love for their country. Neither Bush refused to wear a flag pin or cover his heart during the pledge of allegiance. If he were not tone deaf he would have spent all day looking like a commander in chief. I don;t think the flag pin and the hand over the heart are a big deal but he made his “patriotism” or lack of it a big deal by all the apologizing for America and associating with Marxists and anti-American activists. Republicans aren’t going to vote for him no matter what he does and he can declare the constitution null and void and the Dems will still vote for him. It’s the independents who voted for him in big numbers in 2008 who will make him a one term president.

          • howard

            The flag on the lapel is faux patriotism and an invalid argument.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            You may be right but it’s pretty stupid for someone who’s love for America has been questioned because of some of his comments and associations not to wear one.

  • Arnie

    Braindead decision without a doubt, BUT the most pathetic part of this entire story is that it was reported by the British press and not the U.S. media. Par (no pun intended) for the course I guess.

    The other scray thing now that I think about it is that none of the Presidents handlers had enough common sense to mention that perhaps this wasn’t a very smart move. That is unless they told Obama and he didn’t care anyways? Which unfortunately wouldn’t shock me either.

  • Niblick

    Even though I typically don’t agree with the British press, this was an enlightening article. Why wasn’t this reported more here in the U.S.? I think it was disgraceful for Obama to golf on a day that he should have spent with more war veterans and their families. Hey, I am a golf addict, but if I was President I would temper my desires a bit and do something more to make me look presidential. Obama at times doesn’t seem to have a clue.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      The fact that it wasn’t reported is a glaring example of media bias. If Bush had done it, the networks would have been all over him. Most people seem to think that bias is about how a story is presented when it is just as much about WHICH stories are presented.

  • Parker39

    As you know from previous posts, I tend to be more supportive of President Obama and his policies than you do John. With that being said, if indeed he did choose to golf on Memorial day, then I would have to agree with you that it was a very poor choice. Again, If it is true, shame on him.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      At least he didn’t go bowling.

      • Bobzilla

        Obama is very consistent. Since taking office, he has never displayed an ounce of patriotism … which is fine with me. There’s way too much phoney flag-waving and cheerleading going on, especially during Memorial Day Weekends.

        • Paul

          And at least we have you to tell us what is phoney and what isn’t.

          • Bobzilla

            You’re welcome.

  • George Bertha

    One word: Figurehead