A lot of conservatives bag on the President pretty hard for his dedication to his golf game.
Kevin Williamson says it’s a mistake, and I agree. There are two reasons.
There are some obvious and practical reasons not to discourage President Obama’s sporting pursuits. The most obvious of them is that every hour Barack Obama spends on the links is an hour he is not wrecking the republic, distorting its character, throwing monkey wrenches into its constitutional machinery, or appointing sundry miscreants and malefactors to its high offices. If golf is the only prophylactic we have against him, then Scotland’s second-greatest contribution to modern civilization is to be celebrated for doing work that the Supreme Court and Congress can’t quite manage.
But there is more than the consequentialist case for Obama’s golf.
And I urge you go to and read it.