Skin in the Game: Obama Books Golf Pro for $1,000 an Hour

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During the weakest recovery in modern American history, stealth one-percenter President Obama is splurging on another vay-kay with a world class golf pro at the jaw-dropping rate of $1000/hr.

As John Nolte of related, while pointing out Golf Digest’s rate for pro golf teacher Butch Harmon is $1,000 an hour:

The President’s golfing weekend at The Floridian GC in Palm City, Fla., will include more than golf on a Tom Fazio course or an afternoon of ball beating at the Harmon School of Golf on campus. The Harmons, Butch and son Claude III, are flying in to work with President Obama[.]

So the president is once again hitting the links for a round of golf, like he did over 100 times in his first term. One of the ‘historic’ aspects of his disastrous presidency: his total number of golf rounds now stands at 112.

After posturing as a man of the people preaching about  shared sacrifice and that everyone should get some “skin in the game,” the president is apparently going to be paying some serious skins while learning his golf game. Same thing, right?

President Obama has spouted repeatedly on his perpetual campaign trail, in his typically vapid air of braggadocio, that he “will not rest” until people get back to work. Since more of the potential labor force is resting instead of working than at any point in time since the early Reagan era, apparently the president thinks it’s “mission accomplished.”

The point is that President Obama has lived the life of an emperor; meanwhile lamenting he doesn’t have imperial powers. The manner in which the president dictates policy and vaykays constantly is simply obscene.

Personally, I prefer it when he’s out golfing or skeet-shooting. Maybe he should have asked Sgt. Romesha, the Medal of Honor winner who turned down becoming a prop at the State of the Union because of prior commitments, up to Camp David to teach him how to shoot clay pigeons.

But why should we begrudge the multi-millionaire who ran almost exclusively on a class warfare program against the evil one-percenter Mitt Romney? Because the media hype about the president is completely disconnected from reality, that’s why. The president could have ran on his record; he didn’t even run on his golf handicap.

Not cutting unemployment below 8% as projected under the president’s stimulus bill? A whopping $812 billion dollars. Learning how to hit little balls in a little cup? Priceless.

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