Appearing on the Washington Times right now:
And when you read the article, you start getting an eerie feeling of déjà vu:
Mr. Obama has played golf far more often than former President George W. Bush. In his eight years in office, Mr. Bush played just 24 times. His last time as president was Oct. 13, 2003.
He said in 2008 that he gave up golf “in solidarity” with the families of soldiers who were dying in Iraq.
So here we are back to the old meme of Obama golfing again.
But there’s also a very interesting mangling of the basis of the story here. The basis is that Obama didn’t go to the funeral of the Polish president. Here’s how wingnut blog Powerline describes it:
So it is interesting to see that Barack Obama went golfing today rather than attending the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria.
No. What’s interesting is how wingnuts totally mangle what actually happened. John is trying to sell it as Obama just skipping the funeral, when the fact is that President Obama was forced to cancel the trip because of the ash cloud over Europe. The news has had nonstop coverage of the volcanic eruption and the disruption in flights because of it. Does John think his readers at Powerline are really so stupid as to believe that President Obama just decided to blow off the funeral to go golfing? It would appear that way.
And Powerline isn’t the only wingnuts going with this story. There are many more on memeorandum.