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As Ebola Rages and ISIS Marches, Obama Plays 200th Golf Round

By    |   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 06:41 PM

As the second deadly Ebola case emerges in the U.S., the Democrats look to be losing the Senate, and the Islamic State (ISIS) continues its brutal march in the Middle East, where is President Barack Obama?

On the golf course.

America's duffer-in-chief notched his 200th round of golf while president on Sunday at the Belvoir Country Club, although his departure for the course was delayed by a call from Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to report on the condition of the new Ebola victim, the Washington Times reports.

The Times noted that even legendary golfer Tiger Woods has played just 269 rounds of golf since 2009, "and that's his day job," the Times exclaimed.

"So the president spent a few minutes on the phone, then five hours on the golf course," the Times opined. "So maybe Mr. Obama really has nothing to do. How else to explain a guy with an important job and two young daughters being able to pull off 200 rounds of golf in less than six years?"

Texas Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak tweeted, "Obama is closely monitoring the Ebola crisis and our war with ISIS from Gwyneth Paltrow's house and the golf course," Breitbart News reported.

Obama's golf obsession is on the increase, White House Dossier's Keith Koffler reports, noting that the president played only 28 times in 2009 and just 19 times in 2012.

"As speculation grows he's lost interest in the presidency, Obama has played 43 times [this year], putting him on track to break his personal record of 46, which he set in 2013 after being safely re-elected," Koffler wrote.

Koffler called Obama's game 200 "a milestone that for many is emblematic of a president who has frequently seemed detached from his job, his colleagues in Washington, and the American people."

Obama came under heavy criticism after he gave a speech on the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS, headed straight for the golf course, and later said, "There's no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going throughout, after the statement that I made, that you know, I should've anticipated the optics [of playing golf]," and blamed the press, Fox News reported.

By comparison, former President Dwight Eisenhower, well known for his love of golf, played golf 800 times during his eight years in office, according to Don Van Natta's book, "First Off The Tee," The Blaze reported.

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As the second deadly Ebola case emerges in the U.S., the Democrats look to be losing the Senate, and the Islamic State (ISIS) continues its brutal march in the Middle East, where is President Barack Obama? On the golf course.
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