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Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: Slicer-in-Chief doesn't get it ()
Date: September 07, 2014 02:53PM

...Vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard in August, Obama chose to go directly from making a statement about the beheading of American journalist James Foley to the golf course, and drew criticism from across the political spectrum for appearing insensitive.

Asked if he wished now he could go back and reverse his decision to hit the links then, Obama said that, in retrospect, appearances might have mattered that day.

“It is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation. Because you’re followed everywhere. And part of what I’d love is a vacation from … the press,” he said.

For presidents enjoying some leisure time, there’s always “the possibility of a jarring contrast given the world’s news,” Obama said. But, given the pain of that moment, the contrast might have been too stark, he conceded.

“You know, I actually feel energized about the opportunities that we’ve got,” Obama told the “Meet the Press” moderator in a sit-down interview taped Saturday.

And after finishing, the president quickly headed to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for an afternoon of golf in 90-degree-plus heat.



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Re: Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: life goes on ()
Date: September 07, 2014 02:58PM

If he denied himself some diversion because of every soldier who tragically got killed he'd be doing himself a grave injustice. That is the nature of the job, he's not a priest.

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Re: Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: wmJ4L ()
Date: September 07, 2014 06:20PM


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Re: Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: mednu ()
Date: September 07, 2014 07:23PM

wmJ4L Wrote:
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> Do you mean like this?
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCm9788Tb5g


Close. Bush's wasn't quite as bad but stupid nonetheless.

So, Obama </= Bush.

Congrats on making your point.

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Re: Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: libs hate America. ()
Date: September 07, 2014 07:42PM

Libs. What failures. It's not possible to hate the USA more than a lib.

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Re: Obama concedes heading off to play golf after beheading "contrast might have been too stark"
Posted by: Hrundi V Bakshi ()
Date: September 07, 2014 08:03PM

Slicer-in-Chief doesn't get it Wrote:
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> > “It is always a challenge when you’re supposed
> to be on vacation. Because you’re followed
> everywhere. And part of what I’d love is a
> vacation from … the press,” he said.
>
>

He is so full of shit. He loves the liberal media. It's like his own private marketing group. Its no wonder he cant lead anyone, he believes his own BS.

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