Presidential Golf Game


Katie Van Syckle: Larry David Says Obama’s Golf Game Is Very Presidential

One of his favorite golf partners over the years has been President Obama. The pair have been spotted on Martha’s Vineyard, where David has a house and where the Obama family takes their annual August vacation. According to David, Obama’s golfing style is just what you’d expect: very chill. “He doesn’t cheat at all, he loves golf, he’s a cool customer on the golf course,” David told Vulture last night at the premiere of season nine of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. “You can learn a lot about a person when you play golf with them.”


“Like when you play golf with me, you can see what a baby I am,” David continued. “How unfit I would be to be president. But when you play with him, you say, ‘Oh yeah, that guy, I’m glad he’s president.’ He hits a terrible shot, and he just goes, ‘Oh, hey, too bad.’ And then moves on. He’s very good at handling adversity which is what you need in that office. I’m not. I freak out.”

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162 Responses to “Presidential Golf Game”

  1. 3 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Don for the gold!

  2. October 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm

  3. October 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

  4. 6 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Too good to pass…

  5. October 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    • 9 Don
      October 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Trumpelstiltskin isn’t going to like this one bit.

      • October 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Not Only Trump but all those folks who keep telling President Obama that they need him to bring in the Calvary to save the day….. when he was President …they tried so many times with their GOTCHA questions….and stuff ..i have NO time for them…and neither it seems does President Obama….THIS is what President Obama is planning to do…as always working on the long plan…

  6. October 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Who is the blond hair white woman Trump just nominee for some job in his cabinet? I guess there aren’t any qualified black or hispanics he can hire, oh that’s right Trump is a racists bigot.

    • 12 pkayden
      October 12, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Perhaps there aren’t that many qualified Blacks and Hispanics who want to work for a racist regime. I have no problem with him having an all-White cabinet to be honest. Look how he’s treating Puerto Ricans and U.S. Virgin Islanders.

  7. 13 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

  8. 17 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Congrats, Don on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thanks, NW for all you do.
    {{{ ❤ ❤ TOD ❤ ❤ }}} Community.

  9. 18 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    • 19 CEB
      October 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      As the Brits say. the Obamas are “getting on with it.” They are about building a better future, not lingering in the past. They are free, as Michelle reportedly said to Richard Branford; free to live as the choose, go where they choose, say what the wish, and work on the initiatives that they choose, and make as much money as they can and wish. So tired of people who think that they are supposed to be their puppets, slaves, do boy/girl, servants, to anyone’s will other than their own. They served their time honorably and well, and millions of trifling people did not have the sense to build on what they created, and now are reduced to begging, marching, calling, and crying out to deplorable people who do not give a shit about them. PBO and MO warned everyone, but too many refuse to listen to Black folks. Well we are all in the shit now and have to shovel it. The Obamas owe us nothing, while we own them more than we can ever repay. The least that we can do so to leave them in peace to live their lives as they please.

  10. 24 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Instead of “breaking with Trump”, I wish I read “breaks Trump!


  11. 27 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons unless the United States is attacked first. “I put this in the category of ‘urgent,’ ” Pelosi said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. “We each take an oath to protect and defend.” …
    MORE HERE — http://thehill.com/policy/defense/355186-pelosi-urges-new-law-to-limit-presidents-use-of-nuclear-weapons

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      October 12, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      If we think WE can barely sleep thinking about trump, how must Nancy Smash feel, being that close – feeling that responsible for DOING SOMETHING. This is all horrific.

  12. 29 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm


    Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.

    One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.

    The campaign, titled “Don’t Shoot Us,” offers new insights into how Russian agents created a broad online ecosystem where divisive political messages were reinforced across multiple platforms, amplifying a campaign that appears to have been run from one source — the shadowy, Kremlin-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

    • 30 Don
      October 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      But somehow all of these supposedly sophisticated tactics didn’t work on black women who overwhelmingly voted for Hillary at over 95%. I just don’t understand it, someone please help me to understand it.

      • 31 CEB
        October 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        Those who used such tactics knew how to key into the deep-seated racism, classism and misogyny that are the bedrock of our society no matter how much so-called liberals deny it public discourse, but act differently. Black women, especially those beyond their 20’s, know bullshit when they see it, will call it out loudly (think Rep. Maxine Waters) and know how to make up their own minds.
        I see white women are still tying their self-worth into white male patriarchy; WTF was Bernie Sanders selected to be the opening speaker at the Women’s March summit or whatever they are calling it. I knew that these women would show what they are really all about and this blind, tone-deaf, servile selection confirms the reservations that I held about them.

        • 32 sherijr
          October 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm

          wow that is terribly disappointing- about the women’s march people. I read on Twitter that they’d picked a man to speak, but didn’t see which man. Crazy.

  13. October 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Wow. Just WOW.

  14. 35 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

  15. October 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    UGH, this guy.

  16. 41 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm

  17. 43 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    … and he is not from the Establishment! Hillary was.

    • October 12, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Not really.

      Is it sabotage? Clearly. But it’s just bullshit sabotage like shortening the Federal Exchange Open Enrollment window to 45 days instead of 3 months… (the rest of Open Enrollment lasts until Jan 1st.)

      It’s a DISTRACTION, and it’s working because 90% of the population doesn’t have a clue about insurance, or the ACA.

      • 45 Sandy1110
        October 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

        But his ignorant followers will see him sign something and jump for joy because he ‘destroyed’ Obamacare.

        They won’t be swayed by the truth…but if the sabotage works, they’ll be among the first to get rolled by it.

        And since the Asshat-in-Chief couldn’t stop himself, he now has his name on the damage that may come.

    • 46 pkayden
      October 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Wasn’t Nina Turner one of those anti-Hillary Clinton folks during the election cycle? I just cannot with them to be honest since I blame anyone who voted against Clinton for Trump’s win.

  18. 47 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    • 48 Sandy1110
      October 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Between this and the downgraded state visit – no audience with the Queen – will 45’s extreme narcissism and insecurity rise up and cause him to rehash his vulgar comments about Princess Diana? It wouldn’t be a shock.

    • 49 pkayden
      October 13, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Anyone who meets the Obamas, loves them unless they’re stone cold racists like most Republicans are.

  19. 50 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  20. 51 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  21. 53 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  22. 54 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

  23. 55 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  24. 58 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  25. October 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Seriously, WTF???

  26. 62 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

  27. October 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm

  28. 64 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm

  29. 66 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  30. 67 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm

  31. 68 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    After what Dotard said about Puerto Rico (an island surrounded by WATER), what did you expect from Rick Perry? Leave the Lenscrafters Model alone.

  32. 69 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm

  33. 70 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  34. 72 arapaho415
    October 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    GA/GE TODville.


    Of course, rumors running amok now on Twitter, but these appear to be fact-based. 😦

    And in Las Vegas shooting news, FINALLY the owner of Mandalay Bay makes a public appearance tonight (no doubt late for those on the east coast):

  35. October 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    • 78 sherijr
      October 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      I was wondering if the UN could jump in- isn’t there international laws against a country’s leaders allowing their own people to starve; etc. ?

  36. October 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

  37. October 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  38. October 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Really Seriously?

    • 84 sherijr
      October 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      and if he’d been Muslim, black or even brown making terrorist threats, no way in hell would he have remained free to then go and kill a cop.

    • 85 0388jojothecat
      October 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      YEP, white boy, acting strange, allegedly STOLE a gun, brought into campus police office, was not handcuffed, campus cop turns away, then shoots campus cop. Prior to all this, cops stop crazy gun-toting, refused to have his vehicle checked, they let him go on his merry way.

    • 86 pkayden
      October 13, 2017 at 8:15 am

      You have to be non-White to be considered a terroristic threat in this country, obviously.

  39. October 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

  40. 90 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm

  41. October 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm


    • October 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      From Silverman over at BJ:

      Adam L Silverman says:
      October 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      rikyrah :
      Military command protocols. The Commander’s flag flies when he is on post. Given that Zinke never held a senior command position in the SEALS because they ran him out because he was playing fast and lose with Navy
      this is particularly rich.

    • 94 Sandy1110
      October 13, 2017 at 1:01 am

      This has to be one of – if not THE – most toxic collections of corruption, racism, ignorance, entitlement, and insecurity ever assembled within an administration.

  42. October 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

  43. 96 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

  44. October 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

  45. 98 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

  46. October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  47. 101 arapaho415
    October 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    More on Las Vegas shooting, and why it’s important for Mandalay Bay/MGM Resorts to come clean as to what they know (see upthread for info about MGM Chair public appearance tonight).

    (Metro refers to Las Vegas Metro Police Department.)

  48. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    When will the day come when we hear that Special Counsel Mueller has indicted a number of scumbags who make up this evil corrupt and incompetent administration

  49. October 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    • 104 Sandy1110
      October 13, 2017 at 1:06 am

      They’d have enlisted their ‘Second Amendment Remedy’ brigades. For America.

    • 105 pkayden
      October 13, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Can’t imagine because it would never happen. As Mrs. Obama recently said, Trump has completely lowered the bar of what is expected of a President.

  50. October 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Attorney General White Citizens Council is saying that the Presidential Records Act doesn’t apply to him. Brief filed last Friday.

  51. October 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    The Head Doctor – who has done this kind of triage medical assistance in disaster zones all over the world for 20 years- HAS JUST QUIT BECAUSE OF THE MISMANAGEMENT THAT SHE’S SEEING IN PUERTO RICO.

    Just saw it on Maddow.

  52. October 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  53. 110 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  54. 111 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I guess there are more sexual-harassers than there are voters in the USA!

    When they don’t sexually harass women, they use tax payer funds to fly!

  55. 116 JER
    October 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm

  56. 117 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    It’s been down hill downward since November 8am 2016.

  57. 119 No Child Left Behind
    October 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    And, finally…

  58. 120 Nena20409
    October 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

  59. 121 amk for obama
    October 12, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    A well written piece on F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.


  60. 122 amk for obama
    October 12, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    what? take the high road.

  61. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea.

  62. 126 vcprezofan2
    October 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    ~ ~ 😕 ~ ~
    ~ ~
    O … Where is everybody? My brief morning look into the village is suggesting that no one was up last night?!!!

  63. October 13, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Good Friday morning, TODville. I hope everyone makes the best of their day. NW, sending you LOVE and APPRECIATION every day.

    Please share with your networks, far and wide.

  64. October 13, 2017 at 8:58 am

    And the people cry out “Who will save us?” And no one answers.
    By Liberal Librarian

    As of the writing of this essay, Politico is reporting that Moron Hitler is sticking in the knife to the ACA, ending subsidy payments to insurers. We’ll see if that actually comes to pass, but it’s quite within the realm of possibility.

    Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday, Charlie Pierce had this article. It’s a plea for Barack Obama to join the anti-Trump resistance full time. Read it. I did. And my blood boiled.

    It’s nothing but an excoriation of Pres. Obama for hang gliding, vacationing, and giving inspirational, remunerated speeches. It’s as if Pierce blames Pres. Obama for the predicament we’re in, a catastrophe of our own making.

    Dear Charlie Pierce: Fuck you.


    No, Charlie Pierce: Barack Obama owes you and your fair-weather friends nothing. (Oh, yes, I recall your bitingly critical articles on him.) He pulled the country out of a ditch with practically no help. Voters drove it back in, again and again, in 2010, 2014, and finally, and maybe fatally, in 2016. He’s not your Magic Negro. He’s not your savior. He’s just the greatest president to have served the nation in the past half-century, and faced nothing but backbiting and opposition for his troubles.

    • 131 Don
      October 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

      The balls on you Charles Pierce, the fucking balls on you. All of our pants must be custom made because how else can you walk around with a sack like that to call out President Obama and demand that he get back in the “game” of trying to save America. When he was in the game you and your “tut tut” crew gave me him shit every goddamn time to tried to do something positive. Everything he tried to do was never enough or wasn’t strong enough, you motherfuckers preferred no loaf as opposed to even half a loaf. Why don’t you call Bernie Sanders or every other elected Democrat that fought President Obama every step of the way and ask those motherfuckers to save America.

  65. 132 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Morning everyone. Made it to another Friday.

  66. 133 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Then at least these 69 have to go.

  67. 136 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:11 am

  68. 137 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Just so America is fucking clear!

  69. 138 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:32 am

  70. 139 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

    You break it, you own it. Tie that anvil around the necks of all of them that support this disgusting stunt

  71. October 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

  72. October 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Trump Is an Agent of Voter Suppression
    by Martin Longman
    October 12, 2017

    Amy Walter makes a good point:

    By now we are all familiar with the GOP formula in competitive House races. Take the Democratic candidate. Put his or her picture next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a TV ad. Warn voters that the Democratic candidate shares Pelosi’s “San Francisco values” and will be a foot solider in Pelosi’s liberal army if he or she gets to Washington. Rinse. Repeat.

    What we didn’t expect earlier this year, however, was that Democrats would make Republican leaders in Congress their own political boogeymen—their own Pelosi if you will. Past Democratic attempts to turn Speaker Paul Ryan into a political pariah by attacking the “Ryan budget” fell flat. This year, however, Democrats have a new ally in their battle to turn the GOP leadership into a political liability for GOP candidates: President Donald J. Trump. The more Trump fights with his own party, the more unpopular these members become.

  73. October 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

    IMO, Real Disaster is HERE.

    His incompetence + His Racism = Dead American Citizens in Puerto Rico as we sit here.

    Real Disaster Cannot Be Put Off Much Longer
    by Martin Longman
    October 12, 2017

    Nancy has been on a justifiable warpath against President’s Trump’s fitness for office today, so it’s tempting to find something wholly unrelated to write about. Instead, I am just going to take a different angle on what is still basically the same topic. I am going to talk about risk and damage.


    This isn’t to say that the president’s policies haven’t yet done any real, tangible, measurable harm. But it’s true that his worst policy proposals have mostly been checked or watered down. Unfortunately, we’re reaching a new point in the life of this administration where the destruction is going to be more noticeable and easier to put on a straightforward cause/effect chart.

  74. October 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    This went under the radar.

    DoJ argues Trump doesn’t have to preserve presidential records
    Rachel Maddow looks at the idiosyncrasies of Donald Trump’s legal team, as well as an argument being made in court by the Justice Department that Trump is not bound by the Presidential Records Act to preserve materials from his time in the White House.

  75. 147 desertflower
    October 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Of the World.

    • 148 0388jojothecat
      October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I hope there is no backlash for having a male boss. Most male bosses are really great and some female bosses are horrible.

  76. October 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

    This story was outrageous.

    Doctor quits Puerto Rico medical relief team over ‘spa day’
    Rache Maddow reports on a doctor who has quit her disaster response team in Puerto Rico after seeing medical workers treat themselves to a ‘spa day’ in the medical triage tents.

  77. October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Trump fails to implement Russia sanctions he signed into law
    Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s failure to implement sanctions against Russia for their interference in the 2016 election.

  78. 151 JER
    October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

  79. October 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

    The Mayor said that three towns sent out an SOS yesterday….
    The incompetence + racism is killing American Citizens.

    Mold, waterborne illness pose new threat in Puerto Rico crisis
    Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the status of her city’s recovery and new concerns about mold, waterborne illness, and bacterial infections threatening a health crisis the island is not equipped to handle.

  80. October 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    A new frontrunner in the ‘Trump’s Oddest Cabinet Member’ contest
    10/13/17 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen


    At the Interior Department’s headquarters in downtown Washington, Secretary Ryan Zinke has revived an arcane military ritual that no one can remember ever happening in the federal government.

    A security staffer takes the elevator to the seventh floor, climbs the stairs to the roof and hoists a special secretarial flag whenever Zinke enters the building. When the secretary goes home for the day or travels, the flag – a blue banner emblazoned with the agency’s bison seal flanked by seven white stars representing the Interior bureaus – comes down.

    When a cabinet secretary and the Queen of England have a flag practice in common, that’s weird.

  81. 155 Betsy
    October 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Hello everyone. I’m off twitter today to protest the way Rose MacGowen was treated by twitter in suspending her for being critical of #45 and his being a sexual predator like HW. I didn’t think it would be that hard, but it is actually quite difficult. Hoping to check in here later as I’m off to work.
    Love you all.

  82. October 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Trump hates the American people.

  83. 158 amk for obama
    October 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Over 13 million people benefited from ObamaCare. If only at least of half of them showed their gratitude …

    • 159 Don
      October 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Yep, you can best believe that some of the same people that needed and that have been helped by Obamacare voted for Trump.

      • 160 Don
        October 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

        And even those that voted for Trump need help. Sometimes your knight in shinning armor doesn’t look like what you want them to look like.

  84. 161 amk for obama
    October 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

    you get what you spite voted / spite non-voted for.

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