Charles Boyer over at Old Man Par pointed me to Bill Maher’s column, “New Rule: A-hole in One Shouldn’t Be Obama’s Game,” in the Huffington Post today.
Barack Obama has taken up golf with a passion, playing almost every weekend for the past few months — and I feel betrayed. Golf says, “I like Lipitor and white collar crime.” And it’s not just golf — he’s been purposefully eating a lot of hamburgers in public lately, to prove he loves meat…What’s worse is that you know Obama doesn’t really wanna be golfing, he’s just doing it because he thinks it will relax the white people. “How could I be a socialist, I’m putting!”
There is also a more serious side to this, because golf, hamburgers, and religion are all things that are incredibly bad for the environment…The only sand trap I want to see you get out of is Afghanistan.
Yeah. Obama is a total phony and jerk because he has a penchant for golf, a sport only for rich white fogies with erectile dysfunction disorder. And he’s exacerbating the nation’s water shortage “problem” because golf courses drain the water supply. And he’s trying to earn the Republicans’ approval because he pretends to enjoy an upper crust sport. But worst of all, he likes hamburgers, which further contributes to the impending Apocalpyse.
So, the President should stop spending so much time on the golf course and eating red meat, and more on running the country; otherwise we’re doomed.
It’s obvious Maher’s rant is a satire. Per usual, he’s standing — rather typing — on his soapbox. Credit him for his somewhat clever analogy, not to mention play on words. But here’s the most entertaining part: Maher, a privileged white male who loves hanging out at the Playboy Mansion, is poking fun at Obama, a “perceived” privileged black male who enjoys playing a privileged sport.