Obama’s golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 at 10:44 am
Barack Obama, Glenn Hutchins, Cyrus Walker

Sometimes a round of golf is just a round of golf. And sometimes it reveals the ­essence of a man.

President Obama’s decision to hit the links and yuk it up with pals immediately after speaking about the beheading of James ­Foley was no ordinary mistake. Nor was it a simple gaffe.

The decision continues to cause an uproar because, like an X-ray, there is no escaping the image. It shows there is no there there.

With even his media praetorian guard appalled, the golf outing is sparking a wider understanding that Obama is hollow, empty of the routine qualities Americans expect from their president.

Simple decency and respect for Foley’s horrified parents should have been enough to sober him. If that didn’t do it, the realization that the Islamic State had declared war on America in the most gruesome fashion imaginable should have sounded a call of duty in his head.

Instead, Obama continued with his vacation and was photographed looking as if he didn’t have a care in the world. Suddenly, that megawatt smile that often charmed voters wasn’t so charming. It was vacuous.

He looked like an empty-headed frat boy, numb to the world.

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One Response to “Obama’s golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake”

  1. VoteOutIncumbents on 25/25/14 at 4:50 pm

    This is not a bright guy. We’ve seen and heard his gaffes. We know his high school and college grades are cosmic top secret for a reason. His SAT/LSAT are also in lock down. Nine layered CGI birth certificate, social security card issued in Conneticut, a state he’s never lived in. Selective service papers with a time stamp none other has for that year. Something funny with this guy. Just who he is and what he represents are going to have to be left to historians. Heaven knows our MSM has no interest in finding out. All we know for sure is that he likes golf.