Skip to comments.NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf
Posted on 05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf.
Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary):
NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf
HELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesnt like it?
COOPER: He hates it. We were up there for the G-8 last weekend and Ive never been able to understand why, you know, Obama, President Obama doesn't like going there. It's beautiful. I mean, the cabins are
MATTHEWS: Did you get to see it?
COOPER: Yes, I finally got to see it. I got to see the presidential cabin.
MATTHEWS: Everybody loved it.
COOPER: It was fantastic. And so everybodys going, Why doesn't he spend more time up there? No golf.
MATTHEWS: No golf.
COOPER: It's all about the golf.
MATTHEWS: Doesnt he have a little putting green?
COOPER: No, it's all about the golf. It's got a couple of places where you can...
MATTHEWS: But it's got skeet shooting, its got bowling, its got everything.
COOPER: There's wildlife, I saw a squirrel.
MATTHEWS: Oh God. I think that shows a limitation at this point. I think it would be great out there.
You think so, Chris?
After all, the President that claims to be a man of the people has now played over 100 rounds of golf since Inauguration Day.
While Obama's adoring media try to paint Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a wealthy elitest out of touch with the public, maybe they should be far more critical of a president that has averaged over two rounds of golf per month while much of the nation struggles to make ends meet.
His love of golf is so great he doesn't even like the famed presidential retreat because it doesn't have a course.
It therefore will be very interesting to see how much attention Cooper's startling revelation gets in the coming days.
I'm not quite familiar with that bit of slang, but I bet it's true. And Chris would know. Maybe that's why Michelle always seems angry.
The real Obama 2012 slogan - FOREward.
No wonder he sometimes forgets the US is in a recession.
“COOPER: There’s wildlife, I saw a squirrel.”
Don’t worry Barry....Myself and alot of good people are working hard to make sure you get to play alot of golf in 2013! (AS an EX-PRESIDENT!)
How long, oh Lord, how long do we have to endure this man and pretend that he is actually the leader of the free world?
Perhaps he should move into a set of quarters at Andrews, there are probably some within a few hundred yards of the first tee.
Let’s retire this piece of chit in November then he can play all the golf he wants and visit bath houses to his heart’s content!
Obviously though she has never been out of the city and probably has never seen a real cow
The poor gal /s>
I’m sure he’ll have one built there in his second or third term.
I am for it
Golf is how he escapes the Wookie.
I shudder to think about it
The community organizer has big expectations while he expects Americans to downsize THEIR lives because "others" in the world see "US" unfavorably." Don't you just want to barf at the hypocracy coming from this man?
He could still practice swinging his club.
She must have been invited to the presidents cabin.
Obama the squirrel doesn't need a golf course at Camp David, he has no trouble finding them close to the WH.
I am surprised he doesn’t build an airfield there so he can go up in Air Force One.
He just loves our plane.