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    Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    I just had to post this Wall Street Journal article, to point out what seems to be what the president is most focused on, and what he sees a top priority.

    Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk
    By ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

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    But as president, Mr. Obama has neglected the court. He has played only seven known games of basketball since taking office, compared with 25 rounds of golf, a sport he picked up about a decade ago when he was an Illinois state senator. That's more golf than former President George W. Bush played in two terms, according to CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who tracks presidential trivia. (In 2003, Mr. Bush quit golf, saying he did so out of respect for the troops serving in Iraq. Since leaving office, he has returned to the sport, an aide says.)

    Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk - WSJ.com

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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I just had to post this Wall Street Journal article, to point out what seems to be what the president is most focused on, and what he sees a top priority.
    this is breaking news? do you ever post anything that is not blatantly partisan?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    this is breaking news? do you ever post anything that is not blatantly partisan?
    Do you ever have an opinion that isn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Do you ever have an opinion that isn't?
    absolutely.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    this is breaking news? do you ever post anything that is not blatantly partisan?
    The article itself isn't really partisan... I just thought it was quite interesting that while we have some of the most pressing issues this country has faced in decades, that president Obama has found the time to golf 25 times, when he hasn't even made a decision on the troops he's sending to Afghanistan.

    I remember how the left hammered Bush when he golfed, but I guess democrats have two sets of standards.

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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I just had to post this Wall Street Journal article, to point out what seems to be what the president is most focused on, and what he sees a top priority.
    Yeah this is some breaking news. Well other than him quitting gold because of an injury and him playing again before the end of his term. Much like him quitting drinking but drinking before the end of his term.

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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    absolutely.
    Okay, so it was partisan, and not blatantly partisan.
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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Okay I've seen this complaint about Obama now for some time. To be fair, I don't know if I can blame him for playing golf as a reason for his delays. I think it's just his nature to be indecisive. Afterall GHWB went to Kennebunkport a lot, and GWB went to Crawford. It didn't affect their decisions.
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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I just had to post this Wall Street Journal article, to point out what seems to be what the president is most focused on, and what he sees a top priority.
    Please prove that this is what the President is most focused on and what he sees as a top priority.

    See...the article is not partisan...but your comment most certainly is unless you can prove it. Let's see if you can.
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    Re: Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk

    "Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk"

    I see no proof of this. How many strokes is he taking? I'd like to compare.

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