Though the first year of a president’s second term is the most crucial for getting things done before lame duck status starts to set in, Obama as of Saturday has played golf golf 35 times in 2013, eclipsing the previous mark of 34 he set in 2011. And there’s still plenty of golf weather left in Washington. Meanwhile, he may well hit the links several times more once he gets to Hawaii for the Christmas holiday.
Last year, with an election to be won, Obama only played 19 times. He golfed 28 times in 2009 and 30 times in 2010.
Of course outside of this report the adoring Obama media ignored his latest round of golf. Maybe Ted Cruz should take up then game. Then he might get some positive press.
Caddy: The thing is, my hours are getting cut, my premiums are going up, my wife lost her insurance… Obama: Shut up and gimme the 9-iron.
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 29, 2013