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NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf
News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

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 doesn’t like it?

COOPER: He hates it. We were up there for the G-8 last weekend and I’ve 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 everybody’s going, “Why doesn't he spend more time up there?” No golf.

MATTHEWS: No golf.

COOPER: It's all about the golf.

MATTHEWS: Doesn’t 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, it’s got bowling, it’s 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.

Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bhogolf; bhoparty; campdavid; golf; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obama; obamatruthfile; teeparty; theamateur; vacationing
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Of course playing golf, vacationing and campaigning is more important to him then doing the job he was hired to do.
1 posted on 05/27/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
MATTHEWS: Doesn’t he have a little putting green?

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.

2 posted on 05/27/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Kaslin

The real Obama 2012 slogan - FOREward.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin

No wonder he sometimes forgets the US is in a recession.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Kaslin

“COOPER: There’s wildlife, I saw a squirrel.”


5 posted on 05/27/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Kaslin

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!)


6 posted on 05/27/2012 7:15:03 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Kaslin

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?


7 posted on 05/27/2012 7:18:33 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Perhaps he should move into a set of quarters at Andrews, there are probably some within a few hundred yards of the first tee.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Kaslin

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!


9 posted on 05/27/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: 21twelve
Well I guess, I live in the wild then because there are lots of squirrels where I live and lots of houses around me

Obviously though she has never been out of the city and probably has never seen a real cow

The poor gal /s>

10 posted on 05/27/2012 7:21:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure he’ll have one built there in his second or third term.


11 posted on 05/27/2012 7:23:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: erod

I am for it


12 posted on 05/27/2012 7:23:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Golf is how he escapes the Wookie.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 7:23:56 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Army Air Corps
"The real Obama 2012 slogan - FOREward."

Good one!

Leni

14 posted on 05/27/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I shudder to think about it


15 posted on 05/27/2012 7:25:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Maybe that's why Michelle always seems angry.

Doubtful.

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?

16 posted on 05/27/2012 7:26:15 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: 21twelve

17 posted on 05/27/2012 7:28:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Kaslin

He could still practice swinging his club.


18 posted on 05/27/2012 7:28:52 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Kaslin
COOPER: There's wildlife, I saw a squirrel.

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.

19 posted on 05/27/2012 7:32:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am surprised he doesn’t build an airfield there so he can go up in Air Force One.

He just loves our plane.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 7:38:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t golf a 1%er game?


21 posted on 05/27/2012 7:38:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Elizabeth Warren, 1st Cherokee on the Mayflower?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep - Union built probably only cost 3-4 hundred million.


22 posted on 05/27/2012 7:38:44 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Kaslin
Zero has been flogging the course for three years and we finally hear about it now. So, since when would the NYT run a story like this one if there wasn't an agenda?

Hillary!

It's too obvious.
23 posted on 05/27/2012 7:46:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Bratch

24 posted on 05/27/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Bratch

Squirrels with coconuts is a bigger threat


25 posted on 05/27/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

26 posted on 05/27/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin

27 posted on 05/27/2012 7:53:46 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass
Camp David was renamed after Ike's Grandson.

Ike who never took credit for the bravest invasion in US history. ( sorry Joe Biden).

Ike had putting green installed at the White House

Hated to be in the Spotlight.

Even though he was a member of Augusta National he never attended the Master's Golf Tournament because he did not want to distract from it.

But the Winner got to play Monday with a REAL American Hero on Monday after the Tournament.

28 posted on 05/27/2012 8:07:08 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Kaslin

Why doesn’t he go to the nearest Air Force base then?

(I retired from the Air Guard you haters)


29 posted on 05/27/2012 8:22:26 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: pankot

and the kids

funny how the kids “have to play 2 sports” but neither has ever joined Dad on a golf course


30 posted on 05/27/2012 8:27:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: GreyFriar
Perhaps he should move into a set of quarters at Andrews, there are probably some within a few hundred yards of the first tee.

That's a good idea. He doesn't like living in the White House. Probably because the ghost of Abraham Lincoln keeps him awake at night.

31 posted on 05/27/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT by zot
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To: Kaslin

I live on one of the top 10 rates golf courses in California. I own two sets of golf clubs and have played only once in the ten years I’ve lived here.

Why?

I hate ugly pants and still have sex.

Obama is a fairy and slight on male hormones. He only plays golf because he could never compete against a real man, in a real sport.

Camp David sounds like the perfect spot to do guy things....for real men.


32 posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Tailback

See post# 9 He goes there a lot


33 posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
"His love of golf is so great he doesn't even like the famed presidential retreat because it doesn't have a golf course."

It is funny how all the time when he was campaigning the media went on and on about what a great basketball player he was and yet you rarely hear of him playing basketball. I guess if they had told his real passion was golf that would have been to elitist.

34 posted on 05/27/2012 8:53:53 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: Kaslin

I think Barry should play golf - all the time...

100% of the time.

Do they have golf at Leavenworth?


35 posted on 05/27/2012 9:04:25 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Kaslin

How can anybody be so obsessed about a game he is crappy at?

Pray for our Troops


36 posted on 05/27/2012 9:41:15 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Kaslin

That’s silly...didn’t Clinton used to go to Fairfield PA to golf sometimes while staying at Camp David?


37 posted on 05/27/2012 9:47:37 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kaslin
Yeah, I've heard that about him. Hates being president.

But you wanna nail his feet to the floor for an indefinite period, you talk sports at him. Then you got his undivided for as long as you can keep up the chatter.

Empty suit.

38 posted on 05/27/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Army Air Corps

Either that or “Obama: The Tee Party Candidate!”


39 posted on 05/27/2012 9:57:28 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: 21twelve

She is a squirrel. The MSM are nuts.


40 posted on 05/27/2012 10:16:56 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Carry_Okie
"It's too obvious." [emphasis added]

All that money Bummer has been stashing in his war-chest then goes with him? Doesn't that suggest that the die has been cast and there is no out for the Donks?

41 posted on 05/27/2012 10:22:39 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Kaslin

It doesn’t seem to me that anyone in this family just likes to curl up in a chair and read a book or have some quiet time. The area where Camp David is located is very restful and quite private. Not sure why they are always so obsessed with going somewhere where there is lots of bling.


42 posted on 05/27/2012 10:38:38 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

She’s always angry because her private life lie is public. She married a beta male because of ambition. The world knows who he is, and she is stained by association.

She takes out her anger on her staff, and via over indulgences such as exorbitant vacations, meals, etc. Feels it’s “owed” her.

I remember watching BHO give a speech at the convention in 08; (at least I think it was that). MO was on stage with the kids. The body language was amazing. He was totally into himself, no thought or looks to his family.

She was just plain angry looking. Just pissed off to be there.

Kind of knew then that this was a different kind of dysfunctional.


43 posted on 05/28/2012 12:02:49 AM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: Kaslin

It might be okay that he golfs so much if he was any good.

He has terrible form.

Anybody ever here a score get leaked? His scorecards are in the same vault as his school records.


44 posted on 05/28/2012 3:16:12 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone else notice how he and Michelle also seem so ungrateful for everything? Moaning and groaning is ll they do. They have luxuries most people would kill for.


45 posted on 05/28/2012 3:22:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Kaslin

This assertion gives me reciprocal reason to hate golf...


46 posted on 05/28/2012 3:33:33 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: hattend

That little dip he does makes him look like a sissy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7w7S0hRWYU

How embarrassing to swing like that in public.

He’s been getting a LOT of practice, though, so maybe he is getting better.


47 posted on 05/28/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Boy, he DOES suck!!! You think with ALL the GOLF he plys, he would be a LOT BETTER!!! Miss Sissy.


48 posted on 05/28/2012 4:02:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Helen Cooper is a black Liberian born.......do they NOT have squirrels in LIBERIA???


49 posted on 05/28/2012 4:04:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: scooby321

Was Ike trying to project an elitist image with his golf? I don’t think so but I think Obama does because the word on him is supposed to be that he’s a really good golfer.


50 posted on 05/28/2012 4:15:17 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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