The American media have ignored the story, but President Obama, fresh off his gum-chewing appearance at the Joplin victims memorial service continued his pattern of treating solemn occasions lightly by playing his 70th round of presidential golf while the nation mourned is fallen military heroes. No Arlington Cemetery appearance for him! He had better things to do.
It took a Brit, the great Nile Gardiner of the Telegraph, to call out the disgrace:
Does it matter if the president chooses to play golf on Memorial Day, and for the second time in his presidency (he did so as well in 2009)? I think it does, and it displays extraordinarily bad judgment, not only by Obama himself but also by his advisers. His chief of staff for example should have firmly cautioned against it. President Obama is not just any American but Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The United States is currently engaged in a major war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops on the ground, and more than 1,500 have already laid down their lives for their country.
Obama is a disgrace to his office, as were each of his Democrat predecessors, the oversexed perjurer Bill Clinton and the Mr. Rogers-like buffoon Jimmy Carter. Perhaps the fault lies not as much in the men as in the party of radicals that spawns them.