Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh, For Christ's Sake...

From NBC Sports:

Look, if there's anything that proves President Obama isn't a Muslim, it's the fact that he skipped church to go play golf. That's as American as a fife and drum on the Fourth of July. But despite the fact that Ward Cleaver tried to get away with the same thing in practically every episode of Leave it to Beaver, conservative-leaning blogs are in a holy uproar of Obama's frequent golf outings. Example: he's played 43 rounds of golf -- 23 of them played on a Sunday. That's more than Bush in both terms! That's about every other week. How Christian. NOT.

The Obama's are on a 10-day vacation at Martha's Vineyard. From the Boston Herald:

Instead of attending church services at one of the dozens and dozens of quaint, island Christian churches yesterday morning, the commander in chief hit Our Lady of the Fairways, aka the Vineyard Golf Club, yet again, to play 18.
It was Obama's second outing to the posh, private golf club since landing Thursday on The Rock. The prez teed off at 8:30 a.m. under cloudy, drizzly skies. A perfect day to be inside. Like, say, in church!
Now you'd think, with polls showing that one in five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim -- and with the furor over the president's flip-flops on the Ground Zero mosque -- that his White House handlers might have orchestrated a nice little photo op of the first family doing a little vacation worshiping yesterday morning.
Because, despite the administration's insistence that Barry is a Christian and that he prays daily, most Americans have noticed that Obama rarely attends church. That's a noticeable departure from previous presidents, such as George W. Bush and Clinton, who were on their knees every Sunday.
Of course, the last time Obama had a regular church, it was Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright fame, and, well, we all know how that turned out.
The president's handlers have said Obama doesn't attend services regularly because he doesn't want to be "hugely disruptive to congregations." This is apparently not an issue on the golf course.

Heartening to see the media focusing on the pressing matters of the day, isn't it?

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Anonymous said...

Apparently the current commander in chief has the same affection for those Sunday morning snooze fests called sermons as the Ronald "the Gipper" Reagan did. In fact the only thing I respected about Reagan who was so fond of screwing middle class Americans in the ass each and every time he had a chance is that he didn't go to church like some kinda holier than thou two faced coward. He was a coward enough in almost every facet of life so his absence in church actually served as his only one redeeming quality.

Still the Best Goddamn Lookin' Man in Show Business Today...

Anonymous said...

Who in the hell cares. Religion was established to scare us in to being good. We all know how to be good without the mumbo jumbo, whether we choose to be is another question. President Obama, be good and tee it up!