John Boehner Wants To Take On Obama (At Golf)
By Kickntrue on 1/31/11
Speaker of the House John Boehner says he'd be happy to meet President Barack Obama on the golf course, though he's sure he'd have to give strokes.
John Boehner recently turned down President Obama's invitation to fly to Arizona together, and then he declined an invitation to a State dinner. But Boehner told Fox News Sunday today that Obama has not reached out to him much since he became the House's 61st speaker. "He's been busy with a lot of things," Boehner said. However, the two men appear to have found a common ground: Boehner said he'd take President Obama up on his offer to play golf while talking over the nation's debt problems. "Of course," Boehner said. (Golf, by the way, is the same sport the RNC once criticized Obama for playing too much.) Still, Boehner quipped: "I'm sure I'll have to give him strokes!"
I'm not going to poo poo powerful men playing golf and finding common ground to move this country forward, but you have to wonder why Boehner turned down two previous invitations to get together with Obama. I guess actually sitting down and talking through their problems and differences of opinions would've been too much to ask for?

If you're playing with the President of The United States, are you allowed to beat him? I mean- I know the parties throw crap back and forth at each other constantly, but face-to-face don't you have to show the respect to the Pres by letting him clean you out?

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jdhowens says:
Eisenhower said that one thing he noticed after leaving office was that suddenly partners would give him a lot fewer putts than he was used to. One of the advantages of working in the Oval Office is that most companions develop complete faith in your ability to hole out from all kinds of distances on the green.
bkuehn1952 says:
According to GHIN, Speaker Boehner carries an 8.1 index. It could be a good match. Maybe play for competing versions of Immigration Reform.
wrhall02 says:
oob jumping into politics....oh no, please don't. Reps and Dems will never agree on anything.
I vote to keep oob free of politics.
Kurt the Knife says:
Maybe a skins game.
Start with 14 trillion bux and loser of each hole assumes a chunk of the federal debt.
Start maybe 100 billion front nine up to 15th.
500 billion 16th.
2 trillion 17th.
10 trillion "super skin" 18th.

they already takin' my skin.
Kurt the Knife says:
oh yeah,

agreed, no politics on oob. just gets folks all foamy.
Pappybro says:
"you have to wonder why Boehner turned down two previous invitations to get together with Obama"

Never play a course where your opponent has selected the pin positions.

And with that, no more politics.
patrickemerson says:
Agree with wrhall02. Politics will only divide us.
lcgolfer64 says:
[Paraphrasing the other 'famous' George speech]

"You have no idea of the magnitude of this thing if politics are allowed to infiltrate this world. You see, right now there is Politico Free-Oob. And then there is the possibilty of Politico-Oob.

See righ now there is Politico-Free Oob - golf trash talking Oob, technique rube chat Oob , chummy golf talk at the forum oob, handicap-sandbagger Oob. This is the Oob you know, the Oob you grew up with ["I love that Oob!" "So do I, Jerry. So do I..."]

"If these two worlds collide, it will kill Politico free-Oob, and the Oob as we know it and love it, will seize to exist! An Oob divided against itself ...Cannot Stand!!"
legitimatebeef says:
Boner is an 8.1? I'll take him on straight up!
bkuehn1952 says:
Ha! Good one @lcgolfer64. Can't all situations in life be found in a Seinfeld episode?

@legitbeef: I was sort of thinking the same thing. Could a politician ever actually have a legit handicap? They are either going to have a vanity cap or be a sandbagger.
Kickntrue says:
@bkuehn- i'm not sure that's what legitbeef meant... haha.
Clint24 says:
I don't like him cause of his name. How can someone tell me that Boehner is not said Boner? Doesn't make any sense, and he seems as though he should've been apart of the Clintin adminestration.
falcon50driver says:
Legitbeef ,not that there's anything wrong with that, you just do what you want.
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