“Essentially, the bargain that any president, I think, strikes with the American people is: ‘you give me this office, and in turn, my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you.”
Who said it?
Why, Barack Hussein Obama! Before he was “President Obama,” of course.
Back in 2006, Barack seemed to hold the exact same view that most of us casual political observers hold today: when the going gets tough and the world is crumbling, it’s probably not the best time to set foot on the greens.
“You don’t make that decision unless you are prepared to make that sacrifice, that trade-off, that bargain,” Barry told C-SPAN. “I think that what’s difficult and important for somebody like myself who has a wonderful forbearing wife and two gorgeous young children is that they end up having to make some of those sacrifices with yo, and that is a profound decision that you don’t make lightly.”
While Iraq, Israel, and other hot-spots around the globe are currently blowing up, Obama happens to be on Martha’s Vineyard for his annual vacation with the family. That means bike rides, ice cream, bookstores, and of course, plenty of drives, chips, and putts. He’s so addicted to vacations that he even decided to take one while our military is bombing ISIS from the skies.
Are we to conclude that Lord Barry wasn’t “prepared to make that sacrifice, that trade-off, that bargain”?
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