Still reeling from a campaign in which both candidates limited media access and refused to answer hard-hitting questions like "What about your gaffes?", the political press has come to realize that the president won't even answer questions such as "What about your golfs?"
The White House did not allow pool reporters to cover Barack Obama's weekend outing with Tiger Woods, prompting White House Correspondents Association's Ed Henry to issue a statement saying, "a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend."
The only people having a more sub-par day than the media were Fox Nation commenters:
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This year, unlike 2009, President Obama's inaugural committee is accepting donations from businesses and corporations. Despite looser rules about contributions, the inaugural committee is reportedly $10 million short of its $50 million fundraising goal.
What can you, a concerned citizen, do in these difficult times?
You can go shopping.
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There's something about golf that makes it a favorite pastime of U.S. presidents. Perhaps it gets their minds off their daily routine of being caddies, carrying baggage for America's wealthiest.
But did know that making lame joke about Barack Obama's golf game, as Mitch McConnell did during a speech last night, is racist? So claims MNSBC's Lawrence O'Donnell…
Well, we know exactly what he's trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the — lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth…
That's the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That — there's — these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches…
I know these people are insensitive. I know the speechwriters are insensitive. I know the way they work. They do not have the same sensitivity level that other speechwriters do. But when you get to the Tiger Woods reference, there were people in the speech writing room, I know this, without a shadow of a doubt, who said wait a minute, do we really want to go there? Do we really want to go to Tiger Woods and the vote in the room was yes, we do. Mitch McConnell agreed to do it.
To recap, Lawrence is saying that a joke about Obama's golf game isn't meant to suggest the president's indifference toward the unemployed, but is meant to evoke Tiger Woods, thereby impugning Obama's own reputation as a solid family man.
It's a very, very quiet dog whistle. Only ten people in the world — the ones watching MSNBC — can hear it.
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