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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    The problem with Bush was that he ran as a Conservative and concealed the fact that he was a Liberal Globalist, just like his father.

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't know, but it does seem to indicate that Bush is a class act.
    Yes. And he's also aware that he played a lot of golf himself as President.
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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    I don't have a problem with him playing golf. What I DO have a problem with is taking a trip to Florida to play golf, or taking another vacation at taxpayer expense while the rest of the country watches our pennies closely.
    But you had no problem with the Bush vacations that were triple to Obama's and were on the tax payer dime. Okay I got it now !

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    But you had no problem with the Bush vacations that were triple to Obama's and were on the tax payer dime. Okay I got it now !
    Bush went to the ranch that HE owned and Camp David....... Obama spends extravagantly. His kids go skiing in Colorado, a family trip to Africa, ridiculous spring break vacations. He is abusing privileges. I don't see him going home to Chicago for a weekend away at HOME.
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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Yes. And he's also aware that he played a lot of golf himself as President.
    Actually, he didn't according to him. He says he stopped playing in '03. Maybe he's not fully telling the truth, but I have no evidence to the contrary and I really don't care if he did go golfing.


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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    You sure he didn't say something like, "Don't give up your day job"?

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Yes. And he's also aware that he played a lot of golf himself as President.
    Bush quit playing golf (after 24 rds.) in 2003 because he didn't think it was right while the Iraq war was being fought.

    As of June 2012, Obama played 100 rds. and counting

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...ents-beat-that

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    If Bush were talking of a current Republican POTUS with an elevator within the garage, it would not be an issue. What liberal MSM?

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    He is, he handled the transition out of the WH extremely well too, very classy.
    You mean he disappeared and as the worst President ever who was leaving with the lowest approval rating ever. What else would he have done?

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    Re: Bush: Don't criticize Obama for golf

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Actually, he didn't according to him. He says he stopped playing in '03. Maybe he's not fully telling the truth, but I have no evidence to the contrary and I really don't care if he did go golfing.
    You're right, he did stop playing. Having said that, he certainly loved taking vacation days! Compare his total to those of Obama (so far) and Clinton. After reading those numbers, you'd have to be partisan hack to ever complain about Obama's golf. Jeepers.

    How many days has President Barack Obama been on vacation since assuming office in January 2009? How much has he golfed? CBS News Correspondent Mark Knoller has the answers.

    Since 1996, Knoller has kept tabs on all kinds of presidential data — How many summits? With whom? How many press conferences? — including how often the occupant of the Oval Office at the time leaves the stifling (literally and figuratively) climate of Washington to go on vacation. Successive White Houses have generally found that when their numbers are at odds with the bearded and booming-voiced reporter's figures, the official tallies are the ones that need correcting.

    Knoller — who always notes that presidents are never truly on vacation, given the demands of the job and the era of 24/7 communications — graciously shared his latest data with Yahoo News. So here it is:

    As of Aug. 13, 2013, Obama is on his 15th vacation trip, covering all or part of 96 days total. He's spending this vacation in Martha's Vineyard with his family.

    At the same point in his presidency — Aug. 13, 2005 — George W. Bush had made 51 visits to his ranch in tiny Crawford, Texas, totaling all or part of 335 days. (Note: Bush sometimes used the property to host world leaders.)

    Bush also traveled seven times to his family’s oceanside compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, covering all or part of 26 days — bringing his total number of vacation days at this point in his presidency to 349 days. (335+26 doesn’t = 349, but remember the “all or part of” caveat.)

    What about former President Bill Clinton? At this point in his second term, he had taken 11 vacations covering all or part of 84 days.

    “The trips were mostly to Martha’s Vineyard or Jackson Hole, WY. Though he also spent a few days in Hilton Head for New Year’s and then to the Virgin Islands for a few days,” Knoller said in an email.

    And former President Ronald Reagan? At this point in his second term he had made 29 trips to his ranch in California, spanning all or part of 180 days.

    None of these figures includes visits to Camp David, the presidential retreat outside Washington, which Knoller does not consider vacation.

    What about golf? Obama has played two rounds thus far on this vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, bringing his total to 135 rounds as president so far.

    He has played 60 rounds at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington, D.C. — the home of Air Force One. He has played an additional 31 rounds at Fort Belvoir in nearby Virginia. Obama has played 18 rounds each in Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard, “and a few others along the way,” according to Knoller.

    Bush played 24 rounds of golf as president — but he stopped in the fall of 2003, after deciding it was not appropriate to be seen playing golf while American troops fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Yahoo!
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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