“Just nine months into the Obama presidency“, wrote Dan Spencer on RedState on June 17th
the New York Post reported that Obama surpassed former President George W. Bush on the number of days spent on the golf course when Obama played a round of golf for the 24th time in his presidency — a milestone it took Bush almost three years to reach.
On that same day, CBS News reported
President Obama spent about 4 hours on Father’s Day playing a round of golf at the Beverly Country Club with two old friends and an aide. It was his 100th round of golf since taking office.
(Emphasis added) Father’s Day? Father’s Day? You’d think a man who uses his children as an excuse for not doing his job would spend Father’s Day with them:
President Barack Obama dismissed criticism he doesn’t spend enough time developing relationships with Washington deal-makers who can help push his agenda forward.
In an exclusive interview with CNN chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, Obama said he is determined to make time for his family.
“Sometimes Michelle and I not doing the circuit and going out to dinners with folks is perceived as us being cool,” Obama said. “It actually really has more to do with us being parents.”
UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: The purpose of this post is not to suggest that Obama is a bad father, rather, as per one of the categories in which I included it (“Liberal Hypocrisy”) that he’s a hypocrite. I agree with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that Republicans’ problem with President Obama was “isn’t that he’s a bad person. By all accounts, he too is a good husband, and a good father — and thanks to lots of practice, a pretty good golfer.”
By all accounts, he does seem to be a good father.
Like many parents with time-consuming jobs, he could have made choices. Given the time he devotes to his children, he would have to give up some of his recreation, like golf. He could have used that time to do the schmoozing essential to his job.
How many parents give up going to the movies so they can do their jobs and spend time with their children.
I apologize for any misunderstanding this post crafted in haste may have caused.