Once again, Barack Obama has put his foot in his mouth. Joe Biden must be rubbing off on him—when Joe is taking a mid-day siesta, that is. In an article released Monday morning, the President defended his favorite leisure activity that he probably prefers to call his “kinetic line-of-play action”—but most people call golf—by saying he spends so much time hitting the links because security restrictions prevent him from doing other activities in an effort to avoid executive duties; activities like taking walks or “squeezing fruit.”
“I just miss – I miss being anonymous.” he bemoans, “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with the girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.”
Funny, I wonder why he didn’t mention other things that “normal” Americans do, like having to fill up his gas tank at almost five dollars a gallon on his way back home, or maybe even putting in a whole 40 hours of work per week.
Maybe it’s because the President isn’t a “normal” American. Normal Americans don’t make endless unfulfilled promises. When a problem comes along, most normal Americans tackle it in a practical and timely manner instead of avoiding the issue like the plague until someone else comes up with a solution then criticizes said solution with no intentions of having an answer themselves.
The absurdity of his statements are mind-boggling. If President Bush had said something similar mainstream media would have a field day. And one obvious question still remains unanswered; if the President misses his anonymity so much, why is he running for re-election? I’m sure plenty of people would rather see Barack on a nice stroll in Central Park with the girls than on their televisions preaching the same tired partisan rhetoric and demagoguery.