Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Should Barack Obama be criticized for playing golf while oil spills?

Barack Obama golf
Barack Obama has been taking some leisure time as of late, playing a round of golf, taking in a White Sox baseball game, and getting criticized for doing it.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele stated, "As oil continues to spill in the Gulf and unemployment hovers at 10 percent, the President can no longer take his eye off the 'oil.' '' Very punny, Mr. Steele!

Mr. Steele does have a point with regards to Obama's treatment of the oil spill. In my opinion, the President waited almost two months to connect with BP Chairman Tony Hayward and, after a twenty-minute closed door meeting, came away with a whopping $20 billion settlement that BP may or may not have in its coffers. The taxpayer is going to wind up with the burden once again unless the public helps come up with solutions.

RT @stephlovescards Have u seen this? http://bit.ly/9eQeFY #Obama #BP take notice and clean up the oil spill already!

"President Obama finds himself on yet another golf course as oil continues to spew into the Gulf," continued the RNC Chairman. "Until this problem is fixed, no more golf outings, no more baseball games, no more Beatle concerts, Mr. President."

Nero fiddles while Rome burns? Same statement used by a Left-winger, for example, who chastised President Bush picking up a guitar, strumming along with folks on V-J Day.

Should a President be allowed time for rest and relaxation in the midst of crises?

The President of the USA (or any other country) leads by example. Father's Day should be a time spent with loved ones and I saw nothing wrong with quality time with his daughters. As far as sitting in on the Paul McCartney Concert, which woman wouldn't want 'Michelle' sung to her by a legend?

Seriously, Mr. Obama, please help with the oil spill clean-up so that, in three more years, the public isn't trying to impeach you, much like the attack on President Bush. Since I'm putting in my wish list, health care plans have been on the table since 1993, "HillaryCare"... remember?

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Red Chalkton said...

His handlers seem fine with his golf, as seen here

Stacy Solomon said...

Hilarious Red! I must go back to that website!