August 8, 2014 3:30 pm -

With turmoil in Israel, American bombs falling in Iraq, an immigration crisis at our border, and a Congress that’s an executive order away from impeaching, Politico Magazine (ask your parents what a “magazine” is) has decided to devote a 2,700-word cover story to President Obama’s golf game. Coincidentally, Obama’s golf game is a favorite subject of the right wing media, which keeps a periodic tally of the President’s outings.

Naked wingnut linkbait or not, though, Michael Hirsh’s “Our Lonely First Duffer” promises to glean insights about Obama from his time on the links. For example:

  • “Though a mediocre golfer, Obama is believed to be an honest scorekeeper, which perhaps should reassure us — if only a little — about the official statements coming out of his White House.”
  • “He is also known for maintaining his preternaturally calm demeanor on the course as well as off.”
  • “It has become, more and more, Obama’s refuge from public life — and, perhaps, from what even some friendlier critics are wondering will be seen as a partially failed presidency.”

Shocking, isn’t it? Obama doesn’t cheat, he’s calm like he always is, and he plays golf to relax. Oh, from his “failed presidency.”

But the bulk of the article is devoted to the devastating, painstakingly researched fact that President Obama prefers golfing with his friends! Let me know when you’ve wiped that spray of beverage off of your computer monitor. The significance of this breathtaking scoop is expounded upon at great length, but you can save a lot of time by skipping to its conclusion…READ MORE

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Politico Devotes 2700 Words To Obama’s Golf Game

  1. Anomaly 100 August 8th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Glad they’re covering the important stuff.

    • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Well, you know, nothing much is going on anywhere in the country, or world.

  2. edmeyer_able August 8th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    But why did he use a pitching wedge when it clearly called for a 9 iron?

    • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Cause he’s a Kenyan usurper!

  3. ChrisVosburg August 8th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I just hadda do it, go and read the whole thing, mostly ’cause I couldn’t imagine how it would even be possible to crap on for 2700 words about the President’s golf game, and now I feel like such a tool.

    If I learned anything, it may be that the only thing more boring than 2700 words about the President’s golf game is golf itself.

    • mea_mark August 8th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Neener on you. No way I was going to read it.

    • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      You have waaaay toooo muuuch time on your hands!

      • ChrisVosburg August 9th, 2014 at 12:30 am

        Yeah, here’s me after I finished reading the article, realizing that it’s time I’ll never get back:

  4. Budda August 8th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve used more than 2700 words to describe my golf game…..most were the four letter variety.

    • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      So, that’s about 675 actual four letter words?