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California Rep Kevin McCarthy Tells President Obama to “Get Off the Golf Course”

President Barack Obama, left, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are on the first green as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011

Probably wise counsel or frustration – one or the other.
The No. 3 Republican leader in the House took President Obama to task Friday, claiming he should put the golf clubs down and get directly involved in the budget talks with Congress.

“He’s got to get off the golf course and he’s got to get engaged,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.

The No. 3 Republican leader in the House took President Obama to task Friday, claiming he should put the golf clubs down and get directly involved in the budget talks with Congress.

“He’s got to get off the golf course and he’s got to get engaged,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.

“He has a responsibility as a leader,” McCarthy said.

Although he referred to the president’s golf game, McCarthy did not address the highly publicized golf game Obama recently played with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the GOP leader with whom Obama is expected to soon meet to deal with the budget deficit and debt-limit crises.

The GOP’s third most powerful congressman accused Obama of staying on the sidelines during the budget deficit talks lead by Vice President Joe Biden.

“Look, I think we can get to the point where we solve this problem,” McCarthy said on Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital with Al Hunt. “It is never going to happen if the talks are still all going to be Biden.”

Yeah, Obama wants to stay away in case the economy turns more to crap and then he can blame Biden and Harry Reid.

No risk, no reward, Mr. President.

How did this guy ever get elected? OH! I know – George W. Bush and John McCain – need I say more?

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