British journalist calls out President Obama

Posted on: May 31, 2011

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the U.S. the day we remember our fallen heroes. Nile Gardiner, a British journalist for the Telegraph, wrote an article titled, “Barack Obama’s decision to play golf on Memorial Day was disrespectful and hardly presidential.”

Granted President Obama did lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in the morning – the first time during his presidency that he did so. But then he jetted off to Fort Belvoir in the afternoon to play golf.

As Mr. Gardiner so eloquently said in his article,” Above all, it would be viewed as an act of extremely bad taste on a day when the
nation remembers and mourns her war dead. I can’t imagine the PM even considering it, and I’m sure his advisers would be horrified at the idea. And if the prime minister ever did play golf on such a sacrosanct day he would be given a massive drubbing by the British press, and it would never be repeated.”

However, not one article can be found in any U.S. newspaper reporting Mr. Obama’s 12th time this year playing golf and his 70th
time since he became president. Even George W. Bush stopped playing golf when he was president in respect for all the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.  But not our dear leader, Obama, he needs his “me time.”

Mr. Gardiner then opined that the least the president can do on Memorial Day is spend the whole day with veterans and servicemen’s families while acknowledging their sacrifice. It is little wonder that, as Gallup reveals in a new poll, US military personnel and  veterans give Barack Obama lower marks for his job performance than members of the general public. The president’s actions smack of poor taste, as well a lack of empathy and support for the US military, hardly the kind of leadership the White House should be
projecting at a time of war.

You make the call, should President Obama stop playing golf and get serious or does he really need “me time?”


2 Responses to "British journalist calls out President Obama"

Hey Linn
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I am one of Obama’s biggest critics because he is more than anything the NARCISSIST IN CHIEF
Blessings on you and yours
John Wilder

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