March 9, 2013 5:29 AM

The real threat to America: An African-American President playing golf


(apologies to Keith Olbermann)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

[T]he Obama administration announced that the across-the-board sequester cuts will result in the cancellation of all White House tours indefinitely. This no doubt upset ticket holders, but it also seems to have struck a nerve with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who introduced an amendment to a continuing resolution on the federal budget that seeks to block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the tours are reinstated:

None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.

By now, I have to assume that all of us are sick to death of the term “sequester,” and so I’ll spare everyone, myself included, from flogging that deceased nag. One of the casualties of the across the board spending cuts have been public tours of the White House, which no doubt (and understandably) angered ticket holders. The cancellation of White House tours seems to have rubbed the Dimmest Bulb in Congress © the wrong way. Rep. Gohmert has introduced a resolution that would ban President Obama from using federal funds for transportation to and from golf courses until the tours are restored.

Presidents have played golf throughout our history with nary a discouraging word to be heard from either side of the aisle. NOW a President playing golf is a legitimate debatable issue? It’s not enough that a President is on call 26 hours a day, 8 days a week. The Right’s fixation with the President’s occasional golf game is as ridiculous as it is hypocritical. Neither Gohmert or any other Republican said “BOO” when Captain Codpiece © tore up the links. Bush was famous for discoursing on a tee box about the justification for the war on terror, ending it with, “Now watch this drive,” played as much as, and probably more, than Barack Obama. NOW this is a problem?

Go ahead; tell me there’s no racism involved in Gohmert’s righteous indignation…. And while we’re at it, how about we begin obsessing about things that actually matter?

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