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.
Isn’t golf a 1%er game?
Yep - Union built probably only cost 3-4 hundred million.
Squirrels with coconuts is a bigger threat
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.
Why doesn’t he go to the nearest Air Force base then?
(I retired from the Air Guard you haters)
and the kids
funny how the kids “have to play 2 sports” but neither has ever joined Dad on a golf course
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.
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.
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.
See post# 9 He goes there a lot
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.
I think Barry should play golf - all the time...
100% of the time.
Do they have golf at Leavenworth?
How can anybody be so obsessed about a game he is crappy at?
Pray for our Troops
That’s silly...didn’t Clinton used to go to Fairfield PA to golf sometimes while staying at Camp David?
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.
Either that or “Obama: The Tee Party Candidate!”
She is a squirrel. The MSM are nuts.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This assertion gives me reciprocal reason to hate golf...
That little dip he does makes him look like a sissy.
How embarrassing to swing like that in public.
He’s been getting a LOT of practice, though, so maybe he is getting better.
Boy, he DOES suck!!! You think with ALL the GOLF he plys, he would be a LOT BETTER!!! Miss Sissy.
Helen Cooper is a black Liberian born.......do they NOT have squirrels in LIBERIA???
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.