Fore! Obama Skips 8th Hole To Avoid TV Cameras & Photographer

Barack Obama skipped the 8th hole rather than be filmed by TV crews at the Vineyard Golf Course on Friday.
The Boston Globe reported:

But it was later, at the Vineyard Golf Course in Edgartown, where the president’s recalcitrance was most evident. Approaching the eighth tee in a golf cart with friend and frequent golfing buddy Eric Whitaker, the president noticed three TV cameras and a Globe photographer across the street. Rather than stop and be photographed teeing off, the president skipped the hole.

But he couldn’t escape all of the cameramen.

President Barack Obama tees off while playing golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Obama is vacationing on the island with his family during the last half of August 2011. (AP/Steven Senne)

The president took his latest vacation just days after the US economy was downgraded and as the stock market continues to sink on recession, debt worries.

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • What is that man doing?He has never shown leadership. He’sgot a couple $ in his pocket now,sohe’sliving high on the hog while the US economy plummets into the second recessionof his administration. That’swhat we get for having the first…xxxxx president in history.

  • Sandy

    Suddenly Obama is worried about how it looks his playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard. There are so many pictures of Obama playing golf throughout our various crises — that another one won’t change the general impression that he fiddles while the US and the Middle East are burning.

  • karra

    I can’t help but notice the Poseur-in-Chief doesn’t look well…

  • bg


    The Obama Plan – Part Two

    “Even if it means the threat of race riots. They are willing to go that far – go down that road if need be. If the Obama team can’t guilt enough of White America into voting for them in 2012 – they are just fine with trying to scare the sh-t out of them to do it.”


  • Wbm

    As he golfs his ball into the water hazard, I can imagine that his reelection chances also joining it too……………

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I’m tellin’ you: if a nuke blew up a major metropolitan city in the U.S., Obama would go golfing.

    It’s not that he likes golf — heck, by all accounts he’s terrible at it.

    It’s that he likes the imagery. That of giving us all the finger. He knows what he’s doing.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    If he just Didn’t Give A S**t, he would just sit in his private home theater and play Tiger Woods 2012 on the Playstation, like any normal man-child.

    No, he wants to be seen Not Giving a S**t.

  • Cee

    If he is doing nothing to be ashamed of, why is he embarrassed to be photographed?

  • Militant Conservative

    When a Narcissist avoids the limelight. Oh yea, the lil ba$tard is scared to death.

    Narcissists do this in a defensive response to getting caught. they do not deal

    with reality they hide from it at all costs. Stay on his a$$, hound him at every turn.

    He has few friends and has to take more and more vacations to feel relivant.

    America wins when he is like this. Focus, polarize, freeze and make it personnal.

    Alynski tactics are working. Notice the lack of trolls lately??? The left has given up

    on the affirmative action hire. He’s toast, he’s done his damage and now they have

    kicked the colored boy to the curb once his usefullness has ended. How liberal.

    powder is dry, we’re still standing George.

  • He came into the clubhouse after playing a round with Michelle with a golf club wrapped around his neck. The club doctor was summoned and asked what had happened. He said she hit her ball and it sliced over a fence into a field where some cows were grazing. Not finding it anywhere, he finally noticed one cow whose tail seemed to be sticking out a little more than the others, so he lifted it, and sure enough, there was a golf ball stuck in her…. He called Michelle over, raised the cow’s tail and asked, “Does this look like yours?”….and she wrapped a 7 iron around his neck.

  • succotash

    #4BG…read that and am not surprised by it……things are going to get ugly real fast. Many will be intimidated and frightened by the racist crap that is about to come down,many who are not paying attention will be shocked by what is coming. We must be strong and stand together and keep our faith if America is to survive.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Or, maybe he really is beginning to realize that he is just a puppet, and has been one since he was born, and that he was born for this purpose. Maybe he reads the stories on American thinker — things which he never really was told, about himself, his conception, the totality of the manipulated upbringing from an outside perspective… and is just now beginning to put things together.

    How depressing and maddening would that be? Doubt it, but it would make a great fiction.

    A man of 50 just beginning to realize he is a puppet, and just beginning to see what a great nation he is in, through living in the White House, and having access to all its stories. Then he discovers American Thinker dot com. Reads all about what they did to him — HOW THEY CREATED HIM…

    …says all the right words that they tell him to say in speeches and interviews…

    …and goes golfing during ALL the most important crises — just to slyly and defiantly show the world that he knows that he’s not the one making decisions. If he were, he’d be somewhere (prominent, not in a little chair in the corner) in a situation room.


    There ARE people in “situation rooms” all over this country, during these crises. Just not our “leader”. Our “leader” is now a hidden Politburo.

  • Militant Conservative

    The cow has a smaller A$$.

    Worked on a cow calf ranch with dad.Iin a spelling Bee Bill Clinton won,

    He was the only one that knew harrassed was two words!!

    Ba doom doom sheee!

  • CRW

    It’s not that he minds the “optic” of playing golf while Rome burns. I bet you silver dollars to doughnuts (since regular dollars are now worth less than doughnuts) that he just doesn’t want anyone to see what a lousy golfer he is.

  • Militant Conservative

    I gots me some silver. More than the average bear.

    Lots of brass, lead and copper too.

    Obama has no idea of the tool he’s been. Such a sucker one could never have hoped for.

    A true altruistic nincompoop with good reading skills (who would have thought that).

    ebonics is a second language and capitolism is a foreign language.

    We have survived worse. Woodrow wilson and FDR.

    We’ll survive lil Barry the wanna be dictator.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    When a Narcissist avoids the limelight.

    Great point. He’s running. He knows what’s coming, and who the results will be blamed on.

    Note: I, myself, do not know what is coming.

    His defeat in an election? Or a crisis planned an executed by his puppeteers? A mass catastrophe to eclipse 9/11?

    I’m leaning towards the planned-by-Maoist-Democrats catastrophe, myself, before an election can even take place.

    Many factions want to “get the Americans”, within America. People who sneer at my American Flag shirt, including:

    Union workers, anarchist college students, flashrobbery-prone ghetto punks, non-assimilating Mexicans legal or not, Muslims, and willing reactionary tools of many other sorts.

    SO, Obama knows what is going to happen, of the many dire possibilities, knows he is not the one making decisions, that he has only won what has become the biggest 4-year-have-fun lottery and shopping spree in human history, and knows that all he has to do is WAIT IT OUT.

    Only one possibility is, I suppose, not dire for us: that is his lawful removal from office via the elections of 2012. I don’t see this as a strong possibility, as I’ve said. But even if he loses a lawful election, it’s still dire for us…

    …the inevitable mass- multi-city riots and destruction and death and looting and burning and raping and killing…

    …may just destroy our nation even if he loses.


    We must elect someone with much wisdom and strength — if we even get to an election.

  • Hedgehog

    He probably did not want to have to explain how he missed that all important fourth putt on the seventh green. Headwinds, you know.

  • Francesca

    He just doesn’t want people to see what a dreadful golfer he is. That’s all. Seriously.

  • Highlander

    Avoiding the cameras – nah. That’s just affirmative action golf.

  • bg


    Breaking Free from the Constitution

    [Mr. Obama’s comments take a turn from discussing the historical
    record. Unprovoked he laments that the Supreme Court “could not
    break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding
    Fathers in the Constitution.” He further describes the Constitution
    as “a charter of negative liberties.” This is at odds with the preamble
    to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    Breaking The War Mentality

    [In 1933 the German establishment thought it could use Hitler to restore a modicum of order to the confused and confusing Weimar Republic. In fact, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment, but not exactly in the way the bankers and businessmen had wanted; and now, fifty years later, it is clear who was using whom. Nevertheless, the Western World did not complain in 1933 because Hitler, though a fascist and a totalitarian, was seen, like countless American puppet dictators today, as someone who leaves the established order in place.

    Not so the Greens. If a group of young, anti-establishment pacifists wiith unusual ideas and uncomfortable answers to hard questions terrifies us more today than Hitler, Himmler, Goering and Goebbels did back in 1933, our terror says more about us than it does about the Greens or the Germans. It indicates that we have failed to comprehend the meaning of Nazism and blind obedience to authority in their full horror, and that we, unlike the Greens, have yet ourselves to learn the democratic lesson that we have taught the Germans so well.]

    click on links & scroll for more here,
    & some other pertinent stuff here..


  • Taqiyyotomist


    Ain’t it grand fun, repeating history like this? Like a big, deadly Communist merry-go-round.

  • DomesticGoddess

    King Hussein has not a care in the world, especially with the re-election. He will just cheat to win.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    So what happened to that bus tour? It only lasted three lousy days before he left it behind to go on vacation?

  • DaveinPhoenix

    Avoiding responsibility – sounds familiar. Maybe Mr. Obama should try to find some his Democratic associates who recently ran away from Wisconsin to various places……

  • Taqiyyotomist


    Another mob beating in Chicago — 7 arrests.

    Ethnicities unreported.

    via the go-to souce for all things flash-robbery and flash-beating:

  • Chris in N.Va.

    A fitting metaphor for his puttering and sinking presidency — he wants to avoid any situation not completely under his tight, narcissistic, self-serving, perpetual-campaign-mode-scripted control.

    I notice his driver — did he bring Big Bertha along with him or is she back at the house with the kids?


  • Rock

    Wonder if he can play the fiddle?

  • Mietopol

    They should leave this fake POTUS alone. We dont want to see him or hear him anymore. Obama is not our President He can stay on Martha’s Vineyard. This country willbe better off without him.

  • Patty

    this is ridiculous! Presidents do vacation and need down time…but our nation doesn’t need to be downgraded. The time we live in is horrible for our economy and each an every man and woman need to get their sorry arses back to Washington and to think we are waiting for Obama after 2 years of unemployment to come back in a few weeks with his ideas for economy?
    Serious damage has been done and these are the toughest times we have faced.

    We really can’t afford four more years of him and the democrats.

  • Patty


    Lol, lots of golf metaphors.

  • bg


    #11 August 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    succotash commented:

    *sigh*, wish it were that simple..

    Obama’s minions consist of noi soldiers, prislam recruits,
    homegrown jihadists, not to mention possible imports..

    then again, we could always be in for a real surprise.. *sigh*

    #12 August 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    more like the coverup web being
    spun just in case his race riots fail..


  • Joe the Pimpernel

    President Cloward-Piven’s ONLY goal is to “overwhelm the system.”

    And everything is going according to plan.

    Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to elect somebody who promised “fundamental change” for no apparent reason.

  • Leatherhelmet

    Charles Barkley must have helped him with his swing.

  • silentcal_rox

    how tawdry! what kind of country club allows the hoi polloi, and the vermin from the press to infest their grounds . . . must be a public course!! wonder what the par rating might be!
    must be barry’s new econ play . . .play more public courses, promotes frugality, and diversity during the same round!! thhis guy’s a moron!

  • #13 MC,

    Speaking of spelling bees and national poetry contests…..

    The National Poetry Contest had come down to two, a Harvard graduate named Barry Obama and a redneck from Texas named Rick Perry. They were given a word, then allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a poem that contained the word. The word they were given was “Timbuktu.”

    First to recite his poem was Obama..drawing on his Muslim and Middle Eastern heritage. He stepped to the microphone and said:

    Slowly across the desert sand
    Trekked a lonely caravan;
    Men on camels, two by two
    Destination Timbuktu.

    The crowd went crazy! No way could the redneck Perry top that, they thought. Perry calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:

    Me and Tim a huntin’ went.
    Met three whores in a pop up tent.
    They was three, and we was two,
    So I bucked one, and Timbuktu.

    Perry won hands down!

  • bg


    #35 August 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    Opaobie commented:



  • This just in: Obama has proposed more military “cuts”…everyone with foreskins turn three of them in……groan.

  • KR
  • Pingback: Fore! Obama Skips 8th Hole To Avoid TV Cameras & Photographer … : - Learn the truth , no more lies()

  • mrt721

    He didn’t need to shoot the 8th hole.
    He just ‘deemed’ it a birdie.

  • Rock

    Now this is telling.

    Google images “obama golfing” 42,100 hits

    Google images “obama with the troops” 77 hits

    Priorities, just saying.

  • Multitude

    What’s with all the tall grass in the shot? Don’t tell me Obama’s been wee weed, stuck in the rough.

    Damn this guy has it rough. I’d swear, stray dogs must follow him home. The hell with his claim that he hit a patch of bad luck. The man *is* bad luck. We’ve seen it with all of his sports picks – it’s as if the man has a gift… of picking every damn team destined to fail. To come in last. It’s the curse of Hopenchange.

  • Barack Odoacer

    At the All-Star game we saw that he threw a ball like a little girl with bursitis.

    We’ve never seen two seconds of his vaunted basketball ability, only a split lip he allegedly got on the court.

    You tell me: do we REALLY think he could hit a golf ball 200 yards with any accuracy?

    And aside from exposing even more of his all-consuming vanity, do we give two sh**s?

  • Rock

    Well as noted above the man does not look well. But then after 2 years of him, I don’t feel that great., but at least no one thinks I’m a Socialist.

  • Pingback: Fore! Obama Skips 8th Hole To Avoid TV Cameras & Photographer | Liberal Whoppers()

  • Iconoclast

    Unfortunately no gators or water moccasins on that course . . . but a meteorite would be nice.

    Otherwise, I agree with both views above – Ødoofus didn’t want images of him golfing while the economy collapses and particularly didn’t wish a photographic record of his flailing incompetence. Not that we haven’t already seen the same thing ever since he slithered into public life.

  • Pingback: 8/22/2011 Blogs Update « PresObama()

  • What a … sigh.

    BTW, your Boston Globe Link goes to Obama report.

  • Bob Z

    I’m not a golfer but that swing looks weird. I’ve heard he is a very bad golfer

  • Pingback: The Golfer in Chief: Barack Obama Skips the 8th Hole to Avoid TV Cameras & Photographer on Martha’s Vineyard | Scared Monkeys()

  • Ghostsouls

    If he is so worried about his image and what Americans think, then why do it? If ya gotta hide, you already know it’s wrong. Even children know that much The king and queen don’t care what we think, only how we vote. He already knows he has lost a majority of the black votes, enough to keep him from getting re-elected, so what does he do, he uses his position to “create” new voters to replace the ones he lost. Illegal aliens, the congress already told him NO, so once again he will do an end run around the congress. obama doesn’t see the need for congress, I don’t know why he just doesn’t dismiss them all. Maybe after a few more rounds of golf, he will do just that, he can start with pelosi, reid, dodd, fwanks, waters, rangel…I don’t see any of those people out on the golf course with him….but then again who needs the congress, or the house?

  • I thought his vacation was for family time you know before the kids start school, that would be only if his kids were his golf shoes and his 9 iron.

  • CommieJuice

    The lame duck walking.

    79 rounds of golf in 31 months of office. The average time per round for zer0bama is 5 hours. 395 hours or 16 1/2 days golfing. Someone is always so hard at work.

    31 soldiers killed in a helicopter attack, most of them were the Seal Team 6 who killed Bin Laden, zer0bama went golfing.

    Economy lost 3 trillion in assets in a few days, zer0bama goes golfing.

    Japan get hits by major earthquakes causing the deaths of over 15000 people, big news of a possible nuclear meltdown, zer0bama goes golfing.

    Tornadoes kill hundreds of Americans mostly in red states and destroys the town of Joplin, zer0bama is golfing while on vacation in another country.

    Flooding in Tennessee kills dozens of people and destroys 100’s of homes, zer0bama went golfing and waited a week before acting.

    Texas ravaged by wildfires (has been alleged that illegals aka undocumented Dimocrats started some of the fires) lead to 3 millions acres burned across 252 counties, a dozen deaths including 2 firefighters, 100’s of homes lost, 1000’s homeless and 10’s of 1000’s left jobless. Zer0bama went golfing and took his time denying Texas Governor Rick Perry’s request for assistance and having most of the state declared a disaster area.

    The BP Gulf Oil Spill that killed a dozen workers, released an estimated 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf and surrounding areas, zer0bama waited over a week to acknowledge the deaths and disaster and waited a few weeks before making a 2 hour visit to the Gulf Coast area for a photo op before going golfing for 5 hours and returning to his vacation.

    Bin Laden attacked and killed by Seal Team 6, zer0bama pulled from golf course to take credit as Leon Panetta directed and gave the so-called “gutsy” call.

    The hardest working man-child in the country.

  • bg


    “OBAMAWOOD” sneak preview..

    coming soon to a theater near you.. 😀