Greg Gutfield, libertarian and host of The Five, has a propensity for monologues. The man gives more soliloquies than a Shakespeare play, and the most recent episode of his show is no exception. Gufield, speaking directly to President Obama, accused Obama of having a “problem.”
“A problem with what?” you may ask. Well, according to Gutfield, who started the show with his monologue, President Obama’s problem isn’t with”drugs or women or booze.” Oh no, he has “a problem with golf.”
GUTFELD: When someone has a problem and it’s someone you care about, you should confront him. You’ve got to sit him down and say, this is serious. President Obama, you have a problem. Not with drugs or women or booze, it’s worse. You have a problem with golf and it’s getting weird.
Even for me, I never once cared, but now it’s strange. Think about it. You played golf after that press conference, after an appalling terrorist act. How was that possible? I have no problems with vacations and have grown to like your aloof take on our country’s decline.
I know you can’t change, but now something is wrong. You have a problem. You can’t see it, but it’s there. We all see it now. Golf is your Lewinski, it’s your bimbo eruption, it’s your blue dress, it’s your compulsion that blinds you to the hell unfolding around you.
How much of it occupies your head? How much time do you think about golf? Do you find yourself promising you’ll cut back? Do you find your life empty if you don’t a have round on the horizon? Do you see golf as your oasis in a world far beneath you?
Look, we all have compulsions, and golf hurts no one. It’s legal and relaxing. But for God’s sakes, man, it’s time to lead. Plot a course instead of walking one. Show some drive instead of making one.
After an American is beheaded, no president should be heading to the course.
He even calls golf Obama’s “Lewinski.” Does this mean the GOP will attempt to impeach Obama for playing golf? They’re certainly not at a dearth of stupid ideas that they can use to impeach Obama, what’s one more on the raging bonfire of racist lunacy? It’s not like George Bush had more vacation days while Americans were busy dying in Iraq and Afghanistan or anything.
The main thrust of the accusation is that Obama wasn’t “leading.” What was he supposed to do? I do seem to recall him giving a press conference, and he returned to Washington for the weekend to be briefed on the video despite being on vacation at the time. I guess the proper question would be this: Greg Gutfield, what does leading and plotting a course look like to you? Because it looks to me like Obama did a fine job with the hand he’d been dealt.
You can watch the discussion in the video below: