Former WH Aide Bill Burton: Obama Shouldn’t Be Criticized for Golfing Because He “Monitors Crises” On the Golf Course
Criticism of Obama’s constant presence on the golf course reached a fever pitch when it was revealed that he hit the links immediately after giving a statement about the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS. But Bill Burton, a former White House aide, says it’s all good — he’s actually monitoring crises the entire time he’s playing golf!
Former Deputy White House Press Secretary and current Priorities USA senior strategist Bill Burton wrote in Politico Magazine Monday that the criticism of President Barack Obama’s rounds of golf during his vacation the last two weeks has been misplaced, first because even executives need time off to recharge, but more because the president is never actually “on vacation,” instead constantly monitoring domestic and international crises.
So Americans are being murdered, there are race riots in Ferguson, we’re billions of dollars in debt, Christians and Yazidis are now victims of genocidal terrorists after Obama made the brilliant decision to pull out of Iraq — and Obama’s handling all of this on the golf course. Because that’s what real leaders do. Real leaders don’t sit behind no stinking desk… real leaders make sure they stay below par.
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